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Television on-demand streaming media app for iPhone & iPod touch

Television on-demand streaming media app for iPhone & iPod touch

Makayama have released a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, intended to make finding video content from broadcast TV channels more straightforward.  The plainly-named Television claims access to fifty shows from thirty channels on-demand (rather than live).  However, Television doesn't actually host the shows; instead, it " is designed to help you find videos and information that resides on sites not owned or controlled by Makayama".

 

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Apple extends trademark to hand-held gaming devices

Apple extends trademark to hand-held gaming devices

Last year we saw Apple dive head-first into a market that was altogether new to them. This year's MacWorld didn't have any big announcements that would have Apple venturing into another new market, but that may not be true for next year's event, or the year after. According to a new trademark filing, the Cupertino-based giant is considering a leap into the gaming market.

Apparently NBC wanted a bigger slice of the (Apple) pie

Apparently NBC wanted a bigger slice of the (Apple) pie

Surely by now you've heard of the big split-up between NBC and Apple. I think it's actually getting more attention than when Brad and Jennifer broke up. You'd think that by now that the waters would have calmed down, but sadly the mud-slinging seems to have only just begun.

Apple’s patent – A Peek On How iTV works

Apple’s patent – A Peek On How iTV works

Apple filed a patent on August 2005 called “Apparatus and method to facilitate universal remote control”. Many media outlet suspected this is the patent for Apple set-top box iTV. The patent was for a method to use a single universal remote to control multiple home A/V appliances.

The patent reveals that the new remote will work with a plurality of appliances which includes one or more of a television, a video tape player, a video disk player, a stereo, a home control system, and a computer system with remotely controllable software (for example: a DVD player, a CD player, an MP3 player, or slideshow presentation software). The patent notes that this application is not restricted to only electronic appliances, but could also be used to control programs and functions that run on a computer system.

Patent office reveals Apple’s iTV inner workings [via gadgetell]

DirecTV channels Siri-style speech for smartphone controller

DirecTV channels Siri-style speech for smartphone controller

Shouting at your TV will soon have more of an impact than just raising your blood pressure, with news that DirecTV expects to update its smartphone remote app with voice-control this summer. Capable of searching through live TV and on-demand content, and - like Apple's Siri - recognizing natural language rather than requiring the viewer memorize specific controls, CNET reports, the functionality will not only allow you to chatter to your DirecTV box in the living room, but remotely command it while out and about.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. With the new year coming up shortly, a couple of companies took a look back at the year we're leaving behind, with Facebook posting its Year in Review and Google Zeitgeist 2012 going live. A video of an L-series BlackBerry 10 device hit the Internet today, and you can now have a look at SlashGear's calendar using UpTo on iOS or Android. Facebook was named the best place to work at in 2013, while Google revealed that it doesn't have any plans to develop apps for Windows 8.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 11, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today Angry Birds celebrated its third birthday with a slew of new levels for players, but that wasn't the only thing announced for the celebration. As it turns out, there's an Angry Birds movie slated for release in 2016, with Despicable Me's John Cohen attached to produce. Yes, this is really happening, but the question now is whether or not people will still be playing Angry Birds in another three years. Verizon confirmed the Samsung Galaxy Camera in cobalt black today, while Twitter looked back on its highlights of 2012.

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iPhone 5 called “biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history”

iPhone 5 called “biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history”

If you were looking to get pumped up about how gigantic the launch of the upcoming iPhone 5 device was going to be and you've got stock in Apple, you'll be glad to hear what Topeka Capital analyst Brian White has to say this week. With what's easily the highest target for APPL stock in the analyst universe, White has gone what Forbes calls "uber-bull" with $1,111 USD for what he says will likely be the "biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history." The iPhone 5 is likely to be announced on the 12th of September (this Wednesday) and White has just about split his computer open typing furiously about how amazingly gigantic Apple's launch of the smartphone will be.

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Sharp and Hydis announce LCD license agreement

Sharp and Hydis announce LCD license agreement

There have been rumblings in the past that Hydis’ FFS LCD technology would make its way into certain tablets, and now the Korean manufacturer has signed a license agreement with Sharp that will see the two companies using each other's technology. The agreement will allow Sharp to make use of Hydis’ Fringe Field Switching LCD technology, which is similar to IPS technology but allows for higher brightness and a superior color gamut.

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iPad Mini to borrow iPod touch style tip prototype insiders

iPad Mini to borrow iPod touch style tip prototype insiders

Apple's iPad Mini takes styling cues from the 4th-gen iPod touch rather than the new iPad, sources supposedly familiar with the latest tablet prototypes have claimed, with production expected to kick off in September. Sales of the slate will begin in time to monopolize the holiday shopping season, Macotakara's insiders say, complete with WiFi-only and 3G/4G models. Even at the rumored price premium over the Nexus 7, meanwhile, analysts reckon Apple would have a multi-million seller on their hands by the end of the year.

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Does an iPad Mini add up, Retina style?

Does an iPad Mini add up, Retina style?

Apple's iPad Mini is the rumor that refuses to die, with several high-profile sites lending their support to speculation that a "tweener" iOS tablet is indeed in the pipeline. Such a slate would presumably instantly help Apple better compete with the Kindle Fire juggernaut, as well as the freshly announced Nexus 7, but that's assuming it can keep up its end of the bargain. Namely, does Apple - and its suppliers - have the technical capabilities to deliver a screen good enough to bear the Retina Display branding?

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