IntoNow’s New Social TV / Audio Detection App Breaks New Ground

Say hello to IntoNow everyone. It's a new Social TV app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (soon for Android, Web, etc.) that features a proprietary audio detection component called SoundPrint that can identify the TV show or movie you're watching — pre-recorded, place-shifted, or live — with a press of a button. It's actually pretty [...]

Is Apple TV Just a Glorified Netflix Box?

GigaOm has posted a short op-ed wondering if Apple TV is nothing more than a Netflix box (and I'll add: for the Apple user base)? The argument for that conclusion comes from the fact that the new, second generation Apple TV device is most often used to stream Netflix content to one's TV — a capability that [...]

Digital Magazine Sales via iTunes Take a Nose Dive is reporting that digital magazine sales purchased on iTunes for reading on the iPad have taken a nose dive. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Wired has gone from 100,000 copies sold in June (its debut) to an average of 31,000 copies a month, Vanity Fair went down to 8,700 copies in November from averaging [...]

Will Apple’s AirPlay Cause a Rift in the Connected Home Universe?

It appears that AirPlay is more than just a trick feature that can zap video content from your iDevice to the new Apple TV. Apple a has page up showing a list of hardware partners who will support the new spec. so users can select a device that they want their iTunes music to play on [...]

Rumor: Apple Negotiating for 99¢ iTunes Streaming TV Rentals

God, I really dislike reporting on rumors that come from unnamed, unidentified sources (all it does is boost Apple's stock, in this case, and provides free positive press), but NewTeeVee is reporting that "sources say" Apple is trying to negotiate with TV programmers to let it rent TV episodes via iTunes for 99¢. Presently, iTunes [...]

Rumor: Apple’s Upcoming ‘Cloud’ Play Will Include Media Streaming to iDevices

BGR is reporting that a reliable source has informed them that Apple's upcoming cloud-based media streaming service will provide the ability for customers to 1) stream music and movies purchased through iTunes directly from Apple's servers to their computers and other iDevices; 2) stream stored media from their home computers (possibly also from Apple's Time [...]

TuneUp for Windows Media Player Released

For all those who were a little jealous of TuneUp for iTunes, Windows Media Player users can now leverage the service to update each song in their music collection with the proper metadata and cover art. In addition, iTunes and Windows Media Player users can now share music favorites with friends on social networks individually [...]

Apps for iPad Now Available on iTunes

If you haven't heard already, you can now browse and purchase apps "for iPad." Yup, these are apps designed for the iPad — not scaled up iPhone apps that are compatible with the iPad (a previous gripe of mine). As you'll see after looking over the selection, the iPad apps are being sold at a [...]