Another Tuesday without new Apple products, so you’ll have to settle for today’s Camera RAW Compatibility Update while you examine supposed iPhone 5 parts that have leaked onto the internet, all while downloading a couple of updates to our favorite iOS apps. Ready to proceed? Then here’s the latest for this terrific Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Unless you’ve invested in a universal remote, simply watching a movie can require more remotes than we have limbs to operate. But a pair of apps can help reduce that clutter by letting you run much of your entertainment from your iPhone and iPad. Apple’s Remote app (free, universal) is a no-brainer for controlling iTunes on your Mac or media on your Apple TV from your iPhone or iPad.
TiVo forever changed the way we watch TV, but its arrival on the iPad sure won’t spark a similar revolution. This app definitely delivers some killer new functionality, but it doesn’t do the one thing you probably most want it too: streaming.
Still, what it does do, it does quite well, turning your iPad into a killer remote control -- if you have the right TiVo hardware.
If you're a Tivo Premier owner, you've got a new reason for you to pick up an iPad. Conversely, if you already own an iPad, you may want to consider the purchase of a Tivo Premier. What we're driving at here is that Tivo has announced a companion app for the iPad designed to work with the Tivo Premier!
TiVo has released version 2.8.1 of their Desktop Software. In addition to just a few new settings, the software adds export support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. This update affects both Basic and Plus versions of the TiVo Desktop Software, but only the Plus version gets the added export options.
Until someone comes up with a simple, reliable, nonfiddly way to get
Hulu on our television, we’re still addicted to traditional TV. That
said, without TiVo, we’d give up on TV in a heartbeat. Back in the day,
piling on to the couch for Must See TV on Thursday nights from 8 to 10
was a given. But now, the ability to time- and place-shift television
is a crucial feature. The only problem is that our TiVo box is
frequently overflowing with content, and it really sucks to lose
crucial episodes of your favorite show because there’s a marathon of
The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo--not that we’d ever watch
anything like that.
If you have a network-capable TiVo (such as a TiVo Series3 or TiVo HD) that you’ve connected to your network via Ethernet or wireless, you can transfer recorded shows from your TiVo’s Now Playing List to your Mac—and, for the first time, from your Mac to your TiVo
There is one piece of hardware the Mac|Life staff adores
that has nothing to do with Apple. That coveted device is TiVo. Oh
Tivo, how we love your time-shifting ways. To enhance our DVR loving
lifestyles, TiVo and Mobui announced today a marriage of complete
awesomeness with the launch of TiVo Mobile.