Watching TV isn't quite what it used to be. With DVRs, DVDs (and Blu-rays), downloads, and apps, it's rare that we gather together as a group to watch our favorite shows -- even on the off-chance that we're watching something as it airs. But with Zeebox, you'll always have somebody to watch with, whether they're on your couch, up the block, or halfway around the world.
While stage and screenwriters can now pen their latest opus using a laptop at any Starbucks instead of being chained to a desk, the creators of Final Draft are trying to modernize the experience even further by empowering a new generation of scribes armed with only an iPad. Final Draft Writer expands on the company’s earlier Reader app, a read-only offering that disappointed many screenwriters and playwrights. With Writer, words can now flow straight out of a writer’s head and into the iPad while remaining fully compatible with Mac and PC versions.
"What's on TV tonight?" isn't quite as easy of a question as it used to be. With so many ways to watch our favorite shows and movies, just about anything can be on whenever (and wherever) we want -- it's just a matter of narrowing down the options. Filtering through it all just got a whole lot easier with NextGuide, a dramatic reimagining of the classic TV guide. Instead of an unwieldy list of unwatchable channels, you get vivid programming squares that span many common sources of entertainment, like cable TV, iTunes, Netflix, and even Hulu Plus.
The summer is starting to heat up. We just got off the All Things Digital Conference and we're winding up for the final stretch before WWDC 2012 crushes out the news cycle. Is it the calm before the storm? Not quite, as a few news waves were made and we found a few apps worth your notice. Plus, you could have bid on these killer shades.
Apple is notorious for its product placement. Unlike most companies, Cupertino doesn't pay for placement--it offers product instead. Sometimes it's subtle, and other times writers (who are oftentimes fans themselves) create entire episodes centered around a devotion to Apple. From vintage Apple to the iPad, here are 10 shows that feature Apple computers.
Anyone over the age of 30 can remember a time when watching television wasn’t the delightful experience it is today; rather, it was a frustrating, tedious task involving dials and antennas. We’d forgotten just how awful the whole ordeal was until we spent time with TiviFlow, an app about as worthwhile as a pair of foil-wrapped rabbit ears. TiviFlow hails itself as a sort of souped-up iTunes library for TV shows that isn’t limited to QuickTime and MPEG-4 files. Unfortunately, the app never came close to working well enough to actually consider it as an iTunes replacement.
No, it’s not a yogurt that makes your Mac, um, run more smoothly. But McTiVia could dramatically improve how much you enjoy your Mac by wirelessly beaming your Mac’s display to your TV. There’s a catch or two, but just take a moment to think about how awesome it’d be to slap your OS X Desktop on your big screen and watch videos, surf, or even check email while your Mac hums away efficiently in another room.
What may have once been a "hobby" for Apple, could begin to turn into something more than, if a new rumor from a former executive is to be believed. Reportedly Apple would team up with a major OEM to begin to distribute iOS-powered, Apple-branded television displays.
Video technology has evolved quickly over the last ten years and, to keep pace, Apple has had to change out the video ports on Macs with roughly the same frequency that Lady Gaga changes outfits. The general state of things currently is that older standards like VGA and DVI (and their variants) are being phased out and replaced by HDMI and DisplayPort (including its variants, Mini-DisplayPort and Thunderbolt). There are still plenty of peripherals with the older ports, however, and finding the correct adapter to suit your needs can be tricky.
While the concept of being able to watch the Entertainment and Sports Network on your mobile device might not necessarily be new, one could only watch an "ESPN-lite" of sorts with "ESPN Mobile TV." However, sports junkies can now watch the gang from Bristol on the iPhone with the new WatchESPN app. But as with most wonderful things, there is a catch. You have to be a Time Warner Cable, Bright House, or Verizon FiOS customer.