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TiVo iPad companion app controls recordings, EPG & Twitter[Video]

TiVo iPad companion app controls recordings, EPG & Twitter[Video]

TiVo has launched a companion app for iPad, which turns the Apple slate into what the PVR company describes as "the world's ultimate remote control." Compatible with the  TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL boxes, the free app includes full control over recordings and live TV, an on-screen program guide, scheduling and social networking integration.

Video demo after the cut

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Why I can’t wait to get rid of my DVR

Why I can’t wait to get rid of my DVR

Recently, my day was over and I wanted to relax, so I took to the couch, picked up the remote, and turned on the television. Based on what time it was, I thought I’d catch the end of one of the shows I watch each week and then get to another program after that. I thought it would be a slow, relaxing night.

And then the fun began.

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TiVo Online Season Pass Manager: handling multiple DVRs gets easier

TiVo Online Season Pass Manager: handling multiple DVRs gets easier

TiVo has launched an Online Season Pass Manager, which will allow subscribers to transfer season pass subscriptions between their various TiVo boxes, as well as adding new passes and deleting old ones.  Billed as a direct request from TiVo's customers - and we can't really blame them - the new manager builds on the old system (which would allow Season Passes to be set up online) with more flexibility for multi-TiVo households and for those upgrading from an old TiVo box.

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TiVo Premiere DVRs Adding Hulu Plus

TiVo Premiere DVRs Adding Hulu Plus

Looks like the other rumors were true, too. After just hearing that the popular Hulu Plus service would be made available on the Roku boxes, TiVo just announced to the world that the Hulu service would be also made available on their TiVo Premiere DVRs, too. That means quite a bit of subscriptions to get your hands on Hulu Plus on your TV, but at least it's an option.

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TiVo Slide Remote gives the peanut QWERTY

TiVo Slide Remote gives the peanut QWERTY

Text-entry on increasingly complex DVRs is getting to be a multi-tapping headache, and it's one that TiVo are hoping to rectify with a little QWERTY keyboard action.  The new TiVo Slide Remote has, as the name suggests, a pull-out QWERTY 'board, hooking up to your TiVo unit via Bluetooth and working with the company's progressive search system.

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Cox VOD comes to TiVo subscribers

Cox VOD comes to TiVo subscribers

Cox cable is one of the largest providers in the country and the company has a lot of subscribers. some of those subscribers probably have TiVo units in their home like the new TiVO Premiere DVR that debuted a while back. Cox has opened the door to more TiVo support with its streaming VOD offering.

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5 Gadgets That Changed My World, Part 2

5 Gadgets That Changed My World, Part 2

This is part 2 of my column on gadgets that changed the world for me. These aren't necessarily gadgets that changed the world, not even the gadget world. But they all had a profound impact on my life, and were more important to me than simple technological tools or joyous little toys.

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Five gadgets that changed the world for me

Five gadgets that changed the world for me

From time to time I like to think about the idea of disconnecting from the digital world for an extended period and what I'd miss as a result. In the end, I came up with five gadgets that changed the world for me, products the descendents of which I'd rather not be without on a regular basis. What's interesting is that for me, the PC didn't make the list. Perhaps it’s an uber-gadget that just goes without saying or it's just not that important to me personally anymore.

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Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4 and Ultra 6: TiVo streaming, RAID and more

Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4 and Ultra 6: TiVo streaming, RAID and more

Netgear has outed a pair of new NAS boxes, the ReadyNAS Ultra 4 and ReadyNAS Ultra 6, packing up to 12TB of storage together with TiVo and Orb compatibility.  The new media functionality means that TiVo owners will be able to use the new ReadyNAS Ultra units to stream content stored on the mini-server, together with Orb and DLNA compliant kit.

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How to Save Mobile TV

How to Save Mobile TV

Honestly, it might be too late to save mobile TV, at least in the U.S., where the broadcast network for mobile devices has yet to catch on like it has in Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea. The competition is fierce, and growing almost daily, and mobile broadcast TV service offers few benefits over its competitors.

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Best Buy deal puts TiVo software (but no DVR) into Insignia HDTVs

Best Buy deal puts TiVo software (but no DVR) into Insignia HDTVs

You'd think injecting a TiVo box into an HDTV and doing away with the set-top box would be an obvious plan of action, but Best Buy's partnership with the DVR company to produce TiVo-running Insignia TVs won't actually get DVR functionality.  The companies have announced that they're working on a range of Insignia HDTVs that will run "the latest TiVo non-DVR software and advanced television service," basically squirting online content to your big-screen without needing to pick up a separate TiVo box.

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TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter helps Premiere cut the cord

TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter helps Premiere cut the cord

TiVo have outed their latest peripheral for the newest TiVo Premiere, and if you've been regularly tripping over a stretch of ethernet cable running between your router and the DVR then the TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter should save your knees.  Backward compatible with WiFi b/g, the 802.11n adapter is all about speed: whether that be faster video-on-demand downloads, transferring HD files between multiple TiVo units, or speedier exporting to portable devices.

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