Apple Would Like Universal Remote

apple_universal_remote_blueprintAn intriguing and innovative patent application, which was registered by Apple in September 2011, has appeared.  The patent app explains a new universal remote control program that appears to be unique to Apple. Named Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal Remote Control, the application proceeds to describe a universal remote control that has a user-friendly UI [...]

Apple-Based Automation Control Systems Showcasing at CES

savant_ipadAn announcement has been made by Savant Systems LLC declaring that they are going to be presenting a media, automation and control system at CES 2012 in relation to Savant's scalable SmartMedia answer, which is aimed at an extensive customer market section.  As well as managing security cameras, climate, lighting and more, the adaptable SmartMedia [...]

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

UK Broadband Bills: Don’t Get Caught Out by Downloading Christmas Films

LG Broadband HDTV with NetflixUK families that are fed up of watching the same Christmas shows and films on TV could find themselves footing unexpected bills if they decide to rent movies online instead. Huge names including Apple and Google, as well as several DVD rental organizations such as Amazon owned Lovefilm, encourage people rent the most recent TV shows [...]

Siri Flaunts its Home Automation Magic

siri_logoApple Siri is an intriguing piece of technology and it comes as no surprise that it has returned to demonstrate its home automation magic. What exactly is it that people are referring to? The answer to this question is the Siri Proxy written by Pete Lamonica. This small bit of code is allowing Siri to tackle [...]

LifeVibes CineXPlayer Delivers Home Theater Experience

cinexplayer_2-5NXP Software has announced a new launch of its widely well-known LifeVibes CineXPlayer at Apps World Europe. CineXPlayer 2.5 is the first video player for iPod, iPhone and iPad devices that can support Dolby Digital Plus. Obtainable through the Apple App Store, CineXPlayer 2.5 offers the experience of a living room movie practically everywhere. "NXP Software [...]

Apple’s Smart TV Project – What we Understand up to Now

Apple TV Set Controlled by SiriIt is widely recognized within the technology market that Apple is focusing on a smart internet-connected TV gadget. What do we actually understand about the 'iTV' up to now? [caption id="attachment_22485" align="alignright" width="480" caption="Image: New York Times"][/caption] There has been lots of speculation traveling about regarding an Apple TV set for many years, and it has often [...]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? No, Google Music!

google_music_screenshotWelcome once again to the show that never ends; the battle of corporate giants Google and Apple. Google has launched music services for its Android handset users while Apple has launched a new service, iTunes Match. It's a big step for Google, as not having a music purchase service was reckoned to be something of a [...]