Look – its Apple’s new TV ad spot, extolling the virtues of its camera-free (like anyone really needs one) iPad. Look in wonder as those hands lovingly caress the digital revolution. Ask yourself how often you’ll see one pulled out for playback on the tube or bus…is this a computer for some of us from the people who made the Mac for the rest of us?
Apple’s iPad is ‘exciting and scary’ a senior New York Times executive working on that newspaper’s digital strategy told an Australian digital media conference this weekend.
Marc Frons is the NYT’s chief technology officer, and he calls Apple’s new iPad a “revolutionary” and “exciting” proposition for publishers. He says the system will combine the best of print and digital in one “thing”, promising “’exquisite typography” and ”dynamic page layout”, according to Stuff.co.nz.
He was speaking at Fairfax Digital’s Media 2010 conference in Sydney. ”It’s both very exciting and scary for us,” he said, confirming the move to create content for the device is deeply linked by his newspaper’s decision to put up a pay wall around its online content in 2011.
The Boxee team have held good to their promise, delivering their first hardware partner (D-Link) and an all-new Beta of the Mac, PC and Apple TV-friendly multimedia service for digital lives.
Perhaps the big news delivered at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night is that of the Boxee Box by D-Link, the first of what the team hopes becomes a family of products using the Boxee software. We’ll take a quick look at the new beta later in this report.
D-Link has been named first choice as the hardware partner to release a Boxee branded device for the living room (an Apple TV-killer?) the Boxee Box by D-Link.
This promises access to tens of thousands of movies & TV Shows, organisation and playback features for home movies and photos, and music playback from their home network or from Internet sources like Pandora.
The BBC and Nintendo UK today introduced a new version of the popular BBC iPlayer on Nintendo’s Wii.
First made available through the console’s Internet Channel in April 2008, BBC iPlayer will now be available as a dedicated Wii Channel to provide Wii users with a new, richer experience of the BBC’s TV and radio on-demand catch-up service. The new Wii Channel is expected to be available from 12.01am on Wednesday 18 November.
The battle for iPhone sales in the UK has begun, with incumbent carrier, O2, offering free Sky Mobile TV to UK iPhone users.
The Sky Mobile TV app allows you to watch Sky Sports 1,2 and 3 as well as Sky Sports News, Sky Sports Extra, Sky News, At The Races and ESPN.
“In less than a year we’ve already seen millions of downloads of Sky’s various iPhone apps,” said David Gibbs, the general manager for mobile at Sky. “Now, by launching our new Sky Mobile TV app, we are able to combine the demand for great live TV on the move with the quality of experience offered through the iPhone and iTouch.”
The Sky Mobile TV app currently works over WiFi. All iPhone tariffs include unlimited Wi-Fi access at over 7,500 BT Openzone and The Cloud Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK (including most Starbucks).