iOS Apps on an Apple TV

A gentleman by the name of Troughton Smith has hacked his Apple TV to run fullscreen iPad apps - not streamed across AirPlay, but straight off the box. It may not be entirely practical, entirely pretty, or indeed released to the public, but it's an intriguing look at what's possible when you bend Apple's rules. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3A5vfML100] via Wired

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 [...]

Orb Live for iPhone Released, Brings PlayOn Style Entertainment to Your Phone without Fees

Orb Live ScreenshotsIf you remember back in November 2010, the folks at Orb decided to get into the hardware biz and released Orb TV, a $99 TV adapter that streamed media from your home PC running the company's Orb Caster software. Well, now Orb is out with Orb Live [iTunes - different than the free version], an app for [...]

Dijit Wants to Be Your Smartphone’s Universal Remote App and More

Dijit with Griffin Beacon GraphicLast week I had the opportunity to visit Dijit's San Francisco headquarters. The small startup in a nutshell wants to turn your smartphone or tablet into a customizable universal remote. Sure, we've seen this kind of tech before, but Dijit has an interesting twist. The company has partnered with Griffin to sell a $79 Bluetooth IR [...]

1remote iOS App for Kaleidescape Movie Servers Now Available

1remote for KaleidescapeDid you put down your hard earned cash to purchase a high-end Kaleidescape DVD / Blu-ray movie server? Well, you'll be happy to learn that a third-party developer has just released a new iPhone and iPad app called 1remote that will allow you to navigate through your movie collection like all the cool kids are doing [...]

Olion Just Stole Some of Apple’s Thunder; Startup Unveils a WHDI Case for the iPhone

Olion Moov Case DiagramOh my.... Everyone knows the next big thing for smartphones is wireless display, where one duplicates their phone's screen to a TV. Seeing an opportunity here, Olion has set out to bring this future tech to current generation phones — initially with the iPhone. As you can see in the attached demo video, Olion's Moov [...]

Why AirPlay Functionality Integrated into HDTVs Is Both Good and Bad

Apple AirPlay Toy Story 3Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is considering licensing AirPlay to TV manufactures for use in the their 'net-connected TVs. If you're an Apple fan, this is obviously good news — being that you'll be able to zap movies, TV shows and other video content from your iDevice to a TV without an Apple TV in the [...]

Google TV Remote for Apple iOS Devices Finally Makes an Appearance

Google TV Remote for iOSIf you're one of the one percenters out there who owns a majority of Apple products and felt compelled to buy a Google TV-powered Logitech Revue or Sony Internet TV over an Apple TV, good news. Starting today you can load the official Google TV Remote app for iPad, iPhone, and the iPod touch. As [...]