Tag Archives: iPad
Apple has rolled out iOS 6 to the masses. After completing successful and trouble-free over-the-air upgrades on my iPhone 4 and iPad 2, I noticed the redesigned App Store for the iPad featured the recently-updated “TV Time” collection front and center. Let’s see which and what types of apps made the latest version of Apple’s [...]
I stumbled upon an interesting iPad application last week, the CBS Fall Preview app. I say “stumbled” because I have not seen any promotion for it, but happened across it while searching for a “Survivor” show app — something apparently only available on Sprint for the HTC Evo phone. It was also mentioned on ITVT. [...]
The HBO GO service is a game changer. HBO has made a significant investment in steering customers to its new streaming video service with the idea that HBO is available almost anywhere. Yes, this means you can watch “Game of Thrones” while sitting on your own throne. Or “Taxicab Confessions” while riding in a taxi. [...]
The Masters Tournament offered two versions of video-rich apps to go with this year’s golf tournament. Which scored the best value for users? Read on. The Masters Tournament app was available as a free version for the iPhone/iPod Touch and a $1.99 version for the iPad. The user expectations go up dramatically in my book [...]
The Weather Channel was the latest network to try the Nielsen Media-Sync platform for iPad with last week’s premiere of From the Edge with Peter Lik. After spending a few weeks trying ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy app from Media-Sync (see reviews of the first, second and third enabled episodes), it was interesting to see another network’s [...]
The ABC Oscar Backstage Pass was an ambitious effort and interesting display of a convergent, universal app for iPhone and iPad. The app had five phases: Pre-arrival video playlists leading up to the live coverage Live red carpet camera coverage Live cameras in the Kodak Theatre during the award ceremony Live cameras in the post-ceremony [...]
The third episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy enabled with Media-Sync for iPad increased the use of social media with more opportunities to comment, check in and interact. The producers appear to be tweaking the content feed and timing. The synchronized content feed worked well, but there were some oddities in the non-synchronized photo and video galleries served from the Web.
I finally had a chance to try the second Media-Sync enabled episode with ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy iPad app four nights after it aired on 2/10/2011. I was not expecting any new features without an app update since last week’s premiere, but there were some pleasant surprises in the synchronized content feed.