TiVo's latest DVR line, the Roamio, is now a little more functional for mobile users.
The company announced on Thursday that Roamio Pro and Roamio Plus owners can now stream and download their live television and recorded programming to iOS-based devices. The feature works whether they're home or away, but requires a Wi-Fi connection.
TiVo's offering is available to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch owners running iOS 5.1 or higher. The streaming is available only to one device at a time, according to TiVo.
In addition, TiVo said some copyrighted content might not be available to … Read more
Censorship problems are nothing new to Apple and iOS' App Store, so the fact that a comic called "Sex Criminals" got even one issue into the App Store is something of a minor miracle.
The mature readers book, which publisher Image Comics describes as a "sex comedy," was not available from the iOS version of the Comixology comics bookstore app on Wednesday as expected. However, the comic was available from Comixology's Android app, the Comixology Web site store, and DRM-free from ImageComics.com.
Microsoft mouthpiece Frank Shaw penned a blog post Wednesday about Apple's new iPad, which for the first time comes with free iWork and iLife software. Shaw's post is titled "Apple and oranges," but it appears to also include some sour grapes.
Microsoft has taken the iPad to task since the introduction of its own Surface tablet, pointing to features like the Surface's optional keyboard-type covers and built-in Office software as things that set the Microsoft slate apart. Now that Apple has addressed some of that criticism by introducing free iWork and iLife, Microsoft is still … Read more
When Apple first introduced the native emoji keyboard in iOS 5, it had neglected to bring the same user-friendly shortcut to OS X. Sure, there were ways to get to the emoji keyboard and enter special characters, but it wasn't a button (or in this case, a keyboard shortcut away).
With OS X Mavericks, Apple has accounted for this oversight and given Mac users running the latest operating system a shortcut to bring up an emoji board, primed for picking.
The tip comes from Steve Streza via a tweet:
Mavericks pro tip: Press Command-Control-Space to bring up the new ( … Read more
Apple's iDevices famously -- make that infamously -- rely on fixed storage. If you need more space, well, too bad.
Granted, you can try a utility like PhoneClean, which can reclaim some space, but that gets you only so far. For any kind of significant storage boost, you have little choice but to upgrade to a more capacious iPhone, iPod, or iPad.
Actually, you do have one other option. A growing number of devices give you extra space for music, movies, photos, documents, and other data, and some of them are surprisingly affordable.
I'm talking about wireless card … Read more
Apple has refreshed a couple of its core apps to get them on board the iOS 7 bandwagon.
Released on Tuesday, Podcasts version 2 has a new paint job and fonts that take on the simple style found in iOS 7. The app also has rejiggered some features. For instance, the Podcasts Store now can be found in the Featured tab, and Search has its own tab to allow you to find your favorite podcasts.
Moreover, the Top Charts window now displays a simple list of podcasts separated by audio and video. You can organize and view your stations either … Read more
With today's surprise release of the free OS X 10.9 Mavericks update, Apple's Maps app makes its way from your smartphone to the bigger screen of your Mac laptop or desktop.
Version 1.0 of the app features the smartphone app's soft color palette, 3D building data with the option for satellite imagery overlays, and more. Dig deeper and you'll also find syncing with your Mac's address book, integration with the new OS X calendar app, and the ability to quickly send addresses and routes to an Apple iOS device with just a single … Read more
Alongside new iPads and Macs, Apple on Tuesday quietly released an iOS update that brings new features and fixes others.
iOS 7.0.3, which went out as a free update today, brings back iCloud Keychain -- a feature that was originally slated to launch with iOS 7, but did not make it into the final release.
iCloud Keychain stores information like log-ins and credit card information synced up and available between devices. That comes with a new feature in Safari for iOS that can generate complex passwords.
Alongside the new feature, Apple also beefed up an older one that … Read more
It has been one month since I encountered Oyster, a startup company that offers buffet-style selections of books to iPhone owners for a monthly fee. Since the initial product rollout, the service has been slowly expanding with new titles. With a free, one-month trial and the introduction of its iPad app, Oyster makes reading that much more accessible. My inner bookworm and outer cheapskate couldn't help but take Oyster up on its offer.
My first reaction to Oyster's service was that it would be painful to do any long reading on the iPhone's tiny screen. Even with … Read more