TiVo's latest DVR line, the Roamio, is now a little more functional for mobile users.
The company announced on Thursday that Roamio Pro and Roamio Plus owners can now stream and download their live television and recorded programming to iOS-based devices. The feature works whether they're home or away, but requires a Wi-Fi connection.
TiVo's offering is available to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch owners running iOS 5.1 or higher. The streaming is available only to one device at a time, according to TiVo.
In addition, TiVo said some copyrighted content might not be available to … Read more
Apple's iDevices famously -- make that infamously -- rely on fixed storage. If you need more space, well, too bad.
Granted, you can try a utility like PhoneClean, which can reclaim some space, but that gets you only so far. For any kind of significant storage boost, you have little choice but to upgrade to a more capacious iPhone, iPod, or iPad.
Actually, you do have one other option. A growing number of devices give you extra space for music, movies, photos, documents, and other data, and some of them are surprisingly affordable.
I'm talking about wireless card … Read more
Some would say I'm easily impressed, because I still get a thrill every time I stream music from my smartphone or tablet to a Bluetooth speaker.
I mean, sure, an FM radio also produces music straight out of thin air, but somehow this is way cooler.
Of course, there are lots of great home stereos, boom boxes, speaker docks, and the like that lack Bluetooth capabilities, meaning you're stuck with (horrors!) wires if you want to play music from your mobile device.
Apple will live stream today's launch event, during which the company is expected to unveil the new iPads and a host of other updates.
The stream will air on Apple TVs, according to MacRumors, which said that some of its readers noted the return of the "Apple Events" channel. Apple will also stream the event via its Web site, though you can only view it via Safari 4 or later on a Mac running OS X 10.6 or later or an iOS device running iOS 4.2 or later.
The event will kick off at 10 … Read more
The relationship between HBO and Netflix has been less than cordial, but now the streaming provider may have a leg up.
Netflix may have ended the third quarter with 30 million paid US subscribers, analyst firm Needham & Co. revealed to Bloomberg on Monday. Market researcher SNL Kagan told Bloomberg that HBO ended the quarter with 28.7 million paid US subscribers.
HBO and Netflix have butted heads since the latter started up its streaming service. Netflix had hopes of bringing HBO programming to the service, but HBO has balked at such a move, deciding instead to go with its … Read more
Hulu might soon have a new, permanent CEO.
The streaming-video company is currently in talks with Fox Networks Group president of distribution Mike Hopkins to be its next chief executive, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of Hulu's plans.
Hulu, which is owned by Fox, Walt Disney Co., and Comcast, has been searching for a new chief executive since earlier this year when former CEO Jason Kilar announced his resignation. Andy Forssell has been filling in for Hulu as its interim CEO until a replacement is named.
Hulu declined CNET's request for comment.… Read more
When shared iCloud Photo Stream albums first launched on iOS, they were a one-way street. Only the person who created the album and invited others to view it could add photos to the stream.
During the iOS 7 announcement last June, it was briefly mentioned that shared iCloud Photo Streams would soon have the ability for both the creator and the subscribers to contribute to the same album.
Fast forward to the release of iOS 7 and the revamped iCloud Photo Stream service, which now also allows for video uploads, and it's not far-fetched to assume subscribers are automatically … Read more
Most times when I share a deal, I have no idea how many units the vendor has in stock. This time I do, and while it's a decent quantity, I can guarantee you they won't last long. Here's hoping you're able to grab one before they're gone.
Today only, and while supplies last, DealFisher has the refurbished Roku 2 HD streaming media box for $34.95 shipped. That's the lowest price I've ever seen for any Roku box -- hence my expectation of a quick sell-out.
There's probably not much I can … Read more