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Previously only available for the iPad, TED is now available for iPhone and the iPod touch courtesy of this new official app.
TED, for those not already in the know, is a global collection of conferences that focus on new and innovative ideas.
The app allows users to browse and watch TEDTalks, videos ranging from 3 minutes to 18 minutes in length, offering a great bitesized explanation of some very cool ideas from speakers on everything possible from genetics and geopolitics to sculpture and creativity. It's a great way to learn about something new and get thinking.
The iPhone app has been tailored specifically to the mobile user's needs with the option to simply listen to TEDTalks rather than watch the videos. TED Radio also exists to stream curated audio 24/7, for whenever the user wants to check in.
Also new to the app is the Bookmarks feature, allowing users to flag and save talks they don't have time to watch/listen to just yet. It means it's easy to access again later and with no need to wait for the TEDTalk to download either.
All in all, TED is an interesting way of discovering new things at any time and anywhere.
It's out now.
TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) is a twice-yearly free conference that focuses on spreading ideas. “We’re building ... a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired leaders,” writes TED, “and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.”
Now, TED is available on the iPad App Store. The applications supports videos of TEDTalks (18 minute speeches from those with ideas) in high or low resolution, online or offline; as well as a ‘tag’ search facility to make it easy to find specific ideas. Speakers include Al Gore to Jane Goodall to Sir Ken Robinson. And everything’s free - from the download to the watching.
The iPad presents a thrilling new platform for delivering a TED experience,” said June Cohen, Executive Producer of TED Media. “We rethought the user experience to take advantage of the portability, the touchscreen and the focused media time people have when they travel or settle in for an evening. We think TED fans will particularly love the “Inspire me” button, which creates a custom playlist to fill the exact amount of time they have free.” Available now, with or without subtitles.