Television – you either love it or hate it. Or love-hate it? Anyway, we all have a deep, if sometimes ambivalent relationship with our TV sets. We use TV to relax, to get informed, to stay in touch, to learn things, to lose time, to forget about problems, and the list can go on and on. It’s no wonder that many have tried (and mostly failed) to offer a truly portable TV-watching device.
And then the smartphone came along, bringing the brains of silicon and the looks of hi-res screens to the mainstream consumer. The increasingly-large smartphones these days can double as TVs without problem, provided you have the right apps. So, for all of you TV maniacs, we [...]
There may be tons of apps on the Android Market that allow streaming videos from your computer to your Android phone, but most of them come with a price. If you’re the type of person who likes to be able to stream videos to your Android phone without spending a cent, we’ve put together a list of five of the best free apps for you.UPnPlay
UPnPlay allows streaming from your computer to your mobile device via the DLNA media server. The user interface is rather simple and straightforward, and the configuration is easy to understand. Some of UPnPlay’s features include:Streaming music via media servers Support for various video and audio [...]
For just a short period of time, BuddyTV’s web service has already gained the interest of the public. They have been known as the source of a wide selection of TV programs, sports, and news activities. Because of the success they have gained, the only logical thing to do was to come up with a multi-platform mobile client for the use of its smartphone and tablet users. To which, BuddyTV did not fail by coming out with BuddyTV Guide, which is now available for Android.
With the help of the app, users get to view a full detailed list of the scheduled TV programs available. In addition, they get to explore BuddyTV’s digital TV guide as well as set reminders for their [...]
Lenovo has announced that they will be launching the very first TV based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system in the world. Unfortunately, the TV set will be initially sold in China only. The TV is available in two versions: 42” and 50”, they are not using the TV software of Google because it was still based on an earlier Android version called Honeycomb.
With the CES 2012 just a day away, the K91 Smart TV is all set for its public launch in Las Vegas. Along with other TV sets in its range, Lenovo will be joining the likes of LG, Sony and Samsung. An earlier report showed that Lenovo TV will be using a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and providing 1GB [...]
With so many new apps coming out into the market, it is only expected to find a new Android app every once in a while. TiVo is the latest company to join the army of Android apps as it launches its own DVR-controlling app.
Through this app, users get to manage their TiVo devices using their smartphones. The app boasts of usable functions including record and season pass functions and have channel and episode guide support. Even while on a smartphone or a tablet, the app looks the part of an actual TiVo remote from its button layout up to its like/dislike buttons. This is through ‘a TiVo remote replica’ selection. However, you users can also opt for the ‘gesture-based [...]
A lot of people like to download stuff from the Internet using torrents or Internet download managers because even if you turn your computer off, you can just pause your download and resume downloading the next time you open your PC. This is an advantage especially if you are downloading a large file, which often takes much time to download. Instead of leaving your computer on for a long time just to finish your file download, you can just pause the download and resume it later.
Now, this convenience can now also be enjoyed by Android users. An application called aDownloader is a torrent application for Android–and it supports resumable downloading, which means [...]
Even with its ongoing legal battle with big TV networks, internet-based TV provider FilmOn managed to launch a compact ATSC TV receiver dongle for Android devices as well as PC and Apple products. Called FilmOn AIR, it is a promising mobile streaming and recording of free-to-air US TV shows. Interested parties may either buy the dongle for a $95.95 retail price or choose a $149.95 yearly subscription.
The dongle will give its users access to more than 120 HD channels. Apart from this, a new update in February will provide an add-in support for a portable ATSC tuner. Along with video-on-demand options, this could revolutionize the way people watch [...]
Great, another reason to be lazy! If there’s one thing that Adam Sandler’s previous movie, Click, taught us is to value time—especially the little things. Okay, I’m going a little bit overboard with this introduction but the fine analogy I was making here is between the remote control used in the movie and a new app called Dijit.
If you have an Android smartphone or tablet that has an IR port, you can use Dijit to convert your gadget into a universal remote control—for all your electronics at home. All you have to do is download the free app and set up the remote control functionality according to each of your device and your local satellite or cable [...]