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UK satellite TV provider Sky, finally launches Sky Go for iPhone and iPad

After promising that it would be available on July 6, UK satellite TV provider Sky TV has finally released its new app to allow users to access content while on the go. The app called Sky Go will offer users access to all five sports channels as well as a select number of Movie and news channels.

The app is the successor to Sky’s previous app Sky Mobile TV. The new app seems to offer a larger amount of channels but you are now restricted to only using it with two devices; which have to be registered. None of Sky's entertainment channels such as Sky One are included which is very disappointing.

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Adobe TV now available to view on iPad, iPhone

Adobe has just launched its Adobe TV Mobile portal which is now optimised for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Adobe TV is a great source of tutorials for Adobes catalogue of products. With this update you can now watch the how-to videos on your iOS devices. Adobe claim that a mobile version of the site was the number one request from its audience so Flash arguments aside, Adobe has gone ahead and delivered the content to iOS users.

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BBC iPlayer app finally getting close to release

The BBC iPlayer mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is finally close to being released according to a report by Paid Content. The app was announced twelve months ago but needed the approval of the BBC Trust which was granted six months ago. The report suggest that the app will be released by the end of next month, coinciding with the departure of Erik Huggers, the BBC’s future media and technology director; who is leaving to join Intel.

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SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad walkthrough [video]

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad is finally getting near to release. A short video walkthrough of the new app has been posted on Sling's official YouTube account. The video emphasises that the app is all about the quality of the video, due to Apples excellent H.264 streaming capabilities. The interface looks very similar to other recent versions of Sling Player Mobile.

Now here is the bad news, Sling Player Mobile for iPad will be a separate app, no universal binary love here. If you already have the iPhone version you will have to pay again for the iPad version. It will cost another $30, the same price as the current iPhone version.

Also, Sling point out that the iPad version will only work with Slingbox PRO-HD and Slingbox SOLO equipment. Legacy versions do not have the hardware capability to stream at the iPad’s higher resolution.

No word on when this is going to hit the app store; but you can sign up now, to be kept up to date on availability information.

Are you are looking forward to this app? Do you think it is fair that you will have to pay again for the iPad version? Let us know in the comments!


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Video now online for Bloomberg Present Game Changers: Steve Jobs

Bloomberg has aired their Game Changers special featuring Steve Jobs and now the video is available online. In it, you will learn many things about Steve Jobs, Apple, iPod, iPhone, iPad and everything else that comes with starting one of the most influential technology companies in the world.

Check out the video via the link below and then let us know your favorite (or least favorite!) parts in the comments.

[Game Changers: Steve Jobs - Video]

by Brian Tufo

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Steve Jobs special on Bloomberg this Thursday

Bloomberg will be airing a one-hour special on Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple and the man who helped bring us the Apple II, Mac, iPod, iTunes, Apple Retail, Pixar, iPhone and iPad. The special airs this Thursday, October 14 at 9pm ET as part of their Game Changers series:

How did this college dropout create what has been called the most admired company in the world? This week’s episode of “Bloomberg Game Changers” reveals the many layers of the intensely private Steve Jobs – from his style of leadership and management to his creative process. From the start-up years in the Jobs’ family garage to his recent transplant surgery and release of the revolutionary iPad, Bloomberg Television’s one-hour special examines Job’s early success and subsequent exile from Apple, his failure at NeXT, his redemption at Pixar and his triumphant return to the company he created. Featuring interviews with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; former Apple CEO John Scully; journalist turned venture capitalist Michael Moritz; Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg; former Apple “Mac Evangelist” and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki and Robert X Cringely, technology journalist and former Apple employee.

Check out the video after the break and let us know if you'll be tuning in.

[Bloomberg via 9to5Mac]

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Netflix app on TV via iOS 4.2 AirPlay? Ohellsyeah!

Netflix streaming from iPad or iPhone to your TV via iOS 4.2 AirPlay? That's what Mark Gurman is showing off.

We connected some speakers to an Airport Express and the audio from the Netflix film wirelessly streamed and played perfectly with absolutely no hiccups. When the new Apple TV launches, you’ll be able to wirelessly stream both the video and audio to your television set; that’s right, I said television.

Now if only they let Hulu Plus do that...


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Updated: Apple event September 7, return of the $0.99 iTunes TV show rental rumors?

Chad says we buried the lede: Bloomberg also claims Apple's annual special music -- and this time TV -- event will be held September 7. That's not official, of course. We'll only know for sure when Apple sends out the invitations.

Remember those rumors of $0.99 iTunes TV show rentals? They're back. This time with word that FOX-owner Newcorp is in "advanced talks" over the service. CBS and Disney (which has Steve Jobs as their largest share holder) are also rumored to be involved.

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Verizon app to allow FiOS subscribers to watch linear TV on iPad

Verizon today announced they're working on an app that would allow FiOS subscribers to watch the same linear TV shows on their iPad as they do on their current set top boxes. What does that mean?

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