Twonky Gets Personal with Recent Releases

twonky_android_appIn a recent spate of product releases, PacketVideo have extended the Twonky range to bring cutomized media content to its users in what they say is a natural method of discovery. What does that mean? Well the beta release of myTwonky, the Twonky Video app and the Twonky Music app allows access to your existing [...]

Spotify’s Big News? It Wants to be an App Platform

spotify_daniel_ek_previews_rolling_stone_appAfter a big fanfare last week, CEO Daniel Ek announced yesterday that Spotify was becoming a platform. They will allow third party developers to build music based apps that utilize the core of the service. It seems like everyone is jumping on the platform bandwagon at the moment, Sonos made a similar announcement eariler in [...]

Indigo 5.0 Released by Perceptive Automation

perceptive_automation_indigoThe top supplier of Mac-based home automation software, Perceptive Automation, has announced the instant accessibility of Indigo 5, an upgrade to the company’s automation server and intelligent home control for Mac OS X. With Indigo, users are able to easily monitor and control lawn sprinklers, thermostats, appliances and lights, as well as dozens of other [...]

Couch Commerce at Your Fingertips

ebay_ipad_appMoney talks and nowhere does it talk louder at the moment than eBay and PayPal, give or take the odd chat about the federal budget deficit. That's not putting off these two giants of the online marketplace and online payments, both of whom have leading roles too in mobile commerce and payments. The new trend, known [...]

Blip in the Zeitgeist for WoW?

Is MMORPG World of Warcraft in danger of plunging to its doom from the top of a burning ziggurat, or will the heroic fantasy rise up to slaughter the legions of Undead scrabbling to consign it to the tomb? Recent reports are that WoW's subscriber base dropped by 800,000 this quarter, a massive jump on the [...]

WHS 2011 gets Add-In ISO Mounter from electrongoo

A new software add-in for Microsoft Home and Business server has been launched by Nevada-based software techno electrongoo. The add-in lets you mount ISO files that are stored on your server, so you can view them directly through the server's folder share. The images can be viewed on all your laptops and PCs. The ISO Mounter [...]

Yahoo iPad App Attack on the Media Stack

First it was the smartphones for Yahoo's neat IntoNow app and now it's launched for the iPad to aim at the ever-increasing media-stacking audience. The original app was launched for Android and iPhone early in 2011 and so Yahoo says, has had well over 1.5 million downloads. The move onto iPad seems like a good [...]

Miso Social TV + DIRECTV = Awesome

Miso DIRECTV IntegrationLooks like Miso gained some integration love from DIRECTV for their social TV app. According to Miso, their iPhone app is now able to synchronize with TV content shown through a DIRECTV box, thus enabling "real-time social features that change based on what you’re watching." It's kind of like IntoNow, but with tighter integration with [...]