Archive for December, 2011

informitv – Apple TV talks

Apple executives have been discussing their vision for the future of television with media executives at several large companies. The Wall Street Journal reports that Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet software and services at Apple, has been among those involved in the recent meetings. The report will add to speculation that Apple is planning to transform the television experience.

via informitv – Apple TV talks.

Understanding Carrier IQ: The Most Detailed Explanation So Far

The controversy over Carrier IQ, a diagnostic program installed on millions of mobile phones all over the world, continues to heat up, especially after a class action lawsuit targeted the company together with several mobile manufacturers and carriers.

Although it already offered several explanations of what it does, Carrier IQ now decided to publish another document, with the most detailed analysis of the software and its impact on its users yet.

via Understanding Carrier IQ: The Most Detailed Explanation So Far.

WordPress 3.3 Now Available for Download

Self-hosted WordPress users, get your update engines running: WordPress 3.3 is now available.The culmination of five months of hard work, WordPress 3.3 offers a number of new updates and tweaked features.

via WordPress 3.3 Now Available for Download.

The Hermes Project: WebOS thrown to the open source wolves

After much deliberation, Hewlett-Packard HP have finally decided what to do with the WebOS operating system they acquired with the USD$1.2bn purchase of Palm last year – and which chief executive Meg Whitmans predecessor was keen to close down.

The software and consulting firm is to turn the mobile operating system over to the open source community for enthusiasts to develop it further in the near future, along with tools to aid developers – ending rumours that they were instead going to sell it off, as they intended to do with their PC division until they changed their mind on that too.

via The Hermes Project: WebOS thrown to the open source wolves.

LoveFilm launches digital streaming-only service – Tech News – Digital Spy

LoveFilm, the Amazon-owned movie rentals service, has launched a new digital-only package aimed at anyone who just wants to stream films and TV shows.

The company launched in 2002 as a provider of postal DVD rentals, but in more recent years has seen its online streaming business grow, as users access content on multiple different devices.

Yesterday, LoveFilm launched a subscription package exclusively offering digital streaming on PCs, laptops, internet-connected TVs, iPads, the PS3 and also now on Microsoft’s Xbox 360.

via LoveFilm launches digital streaming-only service – Tech News – Digital Spy.

DTG :: News :: Fetch TV apps introduced to Connected TVs

IP Vision has unveiled the first two FetchTV apps for connected TVs. The FetchTV app for Panasonic Smart VIERA TVs is now live while the app for Samsung’s Smart TV platform will launch during Q1 2012.

Customised versions of the FetchTV content portal for other connected TV platforms will be announced next year.

via DTG :: News :: Fetch TV apps introduced to Connected TVs.

The Hermes Project: 90% of Three customers on smartphones by 2012

Mobile operator Three 3 say that they expect 9 in 10 of their customers to be using smartphones by the end of 2012 – a statistic that shows why the company is being so visible in advocating that Ofcom gets on with their 4G spectrum auction in to facilitate the additional capacity that 3G providers need to keep up with the growth in demand.

via The Hermes Project: 90% of Three customers on smartphones by 2012.

ESPN: A Mobile Example to Emulate

When both my young niece and my not-so-young husband enthusiastically praised ESPN’s push notifications in the same week, I took notice. These are regular people — a teacher and an architect — not marketers or techies. I already knew from my son, a super fan, that of the myriad sports publishers, ESPN is the alpha and omega. So I was delighted to learn that ESPN would be presenting at the Mobile Marketing Association Forum in L.A.

The more I learned about ESPN’s approach to mobile, the more I felt it really got it right.

via ESPN: A Mobile Example to Emulate.

16 best TV streaming services | News | TechRadar

Within the last few years theres been a new explosion of TV in our lives. Before, we were content to watch television on a schedule dictated by the broadcasters, but things have moved on a long way since then.We now have a huge range of services that let us to get our fix of programmes and movies at any time and through a multitude of devices. No longer are we confined to the living room – the internet lets us watch TV anywhere in the house, while portable media devices like smartphones and tablets keep us entertained on the move.

via 16 best TV streaming services | News | TechRadar.