News Corp. doesn’t just own a load of newspapers, it also owns Sky – and it looks like it intends introducing iPad-compatible Sky TV subscriptions, beginning with a roll-out in Germany later this month.
Sky Deutschland, News Corp.‘s German pay-TV provider will introduce its Sky Anywhere TV viewing service for the iPad in mid-May. The iPad application was created locally within five weeks.
“It will start with sports content, but there’s no reason why it can’t extend to everything Sky has to offer, both on a linear basis and in on demand. Most importantly for our customers with have the rights to do that, which means we can provide the services to them on either a low incremental cost, or in some cases no cost,” said Sky Deutschland CEO, Brian Sullivan. Read the rest of this entry »
Once again, with the technology so obvious that developers are already creating such solutions, there is a future for the Apple TV, as a low cost console for the television that aggregates all your iTunes media, offers internet access and surfing, a full selection of HD or upscaled iPhone apps and higher capacity.
Oh, and the new Apple TV system is controlled by your iPod touch, iPhone, or future low-cost touch sensitive remote control that will ship in the box with the new product… Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s the latest soon to be gigantically viral iPad-related video clip – Chinese pianist Lang Lang walked onstage in San Francisc to perform the encore playing Flight Of The Bumblebee on an iPad. He used the Magic Piano app, apparently. Read the rest of this entry »
We think the date sounds about right – after all, the company should be almost set to ship iPad in all its major international markets by then, assuming it gets to sort out its display production problems.
So, here’s the situation: Seems Apple’s hired the Yerba Buena Center for Arts for June 22, which is (you guessed it) a Tuesday, generating instant optimistic expectation the new model iPhone will be introduced on that day. Plus the date coincides with everybody’s expected dates for WWDC 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
Some say it isn’t where you’re going nor where you’ve been that counts, it’s just precisely where you’re at as you join your life’s internal dots. So let us now speculate on the meaning of the latest location-focused iTunes promo, as spotted by TechCrunch.
iTunes right now is featuring the top five location-based services via its iTunes Store, both on the Web and the iPhone. And we think the promo is a table-setting deal for future Apple ads-serving solutions. Read the rest of this entry »
The latter have published the Apple iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, “a secretive document that requires its signatories to agree to a gag order on the terms of the deal.” The EFF got its hands on the document by filing a Freedom of Information Act request to NASA. EFF Senior IP Attorney Fred von Lohmann thinks it is a pretty poor deal for devs…
We’ve talked before about Apple’s hobby product, the Apple TV. Tim Cook even characterised the product as that once again during a recent analysts call – but we suspect Cupertino’s being cunning once again, and one day the Apple TV will morph into something completely different – a games console.
At least one games industry analyst agrees (video below) and it really isn’t a massive stretch right now to imagine how such a step could take place:
First, use an iPad or iPhone or iPod touch as the game controller(s);