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AppSpy and Pocket Gamer are streaming the best mobile games ever, for charity, for 12 hours

Posted by Peter Willington on February 20th, 2015

EndlessTV Turns Web Videos into TV Channels

Posted by Carter Dotson on May 13th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

EndlessTV is a series of apps that are designed to make internet video into an experience more like watching TV. Fire up one of the EndlessTV apps, like the Sports app, and start watching sports videos - with different video 'channels' available to watch, sourced from different internet video providers, set to an endless playlist, so there's always something to watch, with the ability to change channels and videos on a channel at will.

There's the main EndlessTV app and various apps dedicated to different categories as well, all available to download for free.

Infuse from Firecore Gets DLNA and UPnP Streaming with Other Tweaks in Version 2.3 Update

Posted by Carter Dotson on May 2nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SMART AND BEAUTIFUL :: Read Review »

Infuse version 2.3 is now available. This video app from Firecore (known for their Apple TV jailbreaking work) now has UPnP and DLNA streaming for easily watching video from a media server on iPhone or iPad from XBMC, Plex, and other similar utilties. As well, handy gesture-based controls for playback are now available, along with a variety of other tweaks meant to make the experience better. See the whole list here.

You can download the latest version of Infuse for free right now.

148Apps Live at 4:00pm Eastern Streaming Galcon Legends, Eliss Infinity, and More

Posted by Carter Dotson on February 6th, 2014

It’s one of the biggest release weeks on iOS in 2014 yet, and 148Apps Live is here to run down some of the big games of the week on our Twitch channel.

Carter Dotson and Rob Rich will be going live at 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific, covering releases like Galcon Legends (with special guest Phil Hassey), Eliss Infinity, Platforms Unlimited, and more.

Join us on our Twitch channel, or watch the broadcast when it goes live below:

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Missed the show? Watch the highlights below:

Galcon Legends: Phil Hassey chats about why he decided to resurrect this little-known entry in the Galcon series.

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Eliss Infinity: Continuing the theme of App Store hits being resurrected, Carter goes through this resurrection of Eliss, with discussion of other topics like premium games and the fallout of controversial free-to-play games.

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Platforms Unlimited: XperimentalZ Games' new ultra-challenging, procedurally-generated platformer works out a bit better with some tips and tricks from the developer who joined in the chat while Carter played.

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As well, catch the whole show below!

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Sonos Play:1 Review - Top Streaming Music System Gets Affordable and Maintains Amazing Sound

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jeff Scott on November 21st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar ::
The Sonos system is the number one choice for music playing in the home. It's super flexible, sounds great, and can go in any room in the house.
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Phorus App Allows Users to Stream Their iOS Device to the New Phorus Speaker and Receiver For In-Home Audio Control

Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 27th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Phorus has become available on the App Store, allowing users to stream audio from their iOS devices to the new Phorus PS1 speaker and PR1 receiver. This provides them with easy access and full control to a perfectly synced whole-home listening experience through the use of their iOS device.

“We are honored to be selected by RadioShack to help them further build out their wireless audio category, especially given the focus on audio in RadioShack’s new store formats,” said Dannie Lau, general manager at Phorus, in a press release. “The PS1 Speaker and PR1 Receiver are the perfect solution for RadioShack customers looking for an unmatched whole-home listening experience at an affordable price point, especially going into the holiday season.”

Quik.io HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Angela LaFollette on November 16th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: NO CLOUDS HERE
Quik.io is a fast and hassle-free way to instantly access media files and documents from a PC or Mac on an iPad thanks to its streaming and downloading capabilities.
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How To: Use iTunes Home Sharing to Stream Music and Video

Posted by Carter Dotson on October 22nd, 2012

Your computer is a powerful piece of technology, and it usually has a lot of storage space on it, enough to store band discographies that you’ve never even listened to one track off of. Your phone and tablet are great mobile devices, but they’re also great for listening to music and watching videos while at home. So, you’re sitting on your couch or laying in bed, and want to listen to that one album from that band that you’ve never really listened to all the way through. However, you’re too lazy to get up to your computer to actually put it on there. Or maybe you downloaded season 5 of Breaking Bad but your storage space is best measured in kilobyes, not gigabytes. If only there was a way to stream the media from iTunes to your iOS device!

Well, there is, and it’s called iTunes Home Streaming. This streams media from an iTunes library over a local wi-fi network to any iOS device.

Set it up on iTunes first. Log in with the Apple ID of your choosing – it’s best if this is the same Apple ID that was initially set up on the device, and is logged in to iCloud, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be. To manage the Apple ID that is logged in to Home Sharing, go to Settings -> Music or Video and tap Apple ID.

To access music from a local iTunes library, go to the Music app. Tap More, Shared, the name of your iTunes library (configurable from iTunes’s preferences), and then the standard music listings will instead show what is available from the remote library, which can then stream the music to your iOS device.

Now here’s the kicker: it also works for video. As long as the video in the iTunes library is compatible with iOS, then it will play. DRM-protected content purchased from iTunes plays back via Home Sharing too. These videos can also be streamed from AirPlay to an Apple TV. It’s the ultimate in high technology being used for new levels of laziness.

Now, the only real downside to Home Sharing is that it only works over local wi-fi. There are plenty of ways to stream music and video over the internet, but that would fill up a completely different article. Until then, enjoy using thousands of dollars of technology to stream video to TV without getting up to your computer.

Radio Comes To Spotify iOS

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 21st, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Regular users of the Spotify app have just been given yet another reason why the service is the best music product out there. Radio functionality has just been added in the latest update.

It's a feature that's been available for PC/Mac users for quite a while and allows users to create stations based on their favorite artists, albums or playlists, with only a single tap saving the track for future reference.

For those who want faster access, the Radio tab makes it possible to view and listen to other stations. Give a favored song a thumb up and it all goes towards Spotify's personalization system which recommends ideal stations for the user. It should ensure that there's never a time where you'll be stumped for what to listen to next.

The service is currently available for free in the US while other countries will require a premium subscription to access the functionality.

Get the update now and enjoy!

Amazon Cloud Player now on iPhone and iPod touch

Posted by Lisa Caplan on June 15th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

How many music cloud storage apps does it take to fill an iPhone or iPod touch? We're not sure; they roll out so often it’s hard to keep track. On Tuesday there was a noteworthy addition - Amazon Cloud Player arrived on the App Store. It didn’t get much attention from Apple, but that’s likely because the service is very much like iTunes Music Match.

If you are a U.S. subscribers to Amazon’s music service you can now access your cloud-locker to stream your collection of MP3’s to your device. You can also download music to save bandwidth when you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection or for offline listening. Cloud Player also allows you to upload your existing music collection and access your iPhone or iPod touch music library. You can create and edit playlists, but you have to buy the songs and albums, or own them already, to store them in Amazon's corner of the sky.

Cloud Player devotees get 5GB of free stooge. Add-on storage plans start at $20 a year for 20GB. Be sure to enable automatic downloads if you want your collection to stay current - the default setting is “off.”

The only limitation to Amazon Cloud Player on iOS is that Amazon doesn’t want to give Apple a 30% take on all sales, so like their Kindle app, content must be purchased on Amazon.com and then it gets synched to your device. Look for an iPad release soon.

You can get the app here.

WahWah.FM Lets Users Broadcast Personal Radio Stations

Posted by Kevin Stout on May 17th, 2012

What happens when a location-based service like Foursquare and a radio streaming services like Pandora are mashed together? We end up with something like WahWah.FM. WahWah.FM, a German-based start-up, is a music service that lets users create their own radio stations by picking music on their own iPhones and simultaneously listening and streaming those songs to anyone else who'd like to listen.

Unlike Pandora and other services that may use algorithms and recommendations to pick songs for stations, every user is their own DJ and can choose which songs they will listen to and broadcast to their listeners. Users can tune into to other users all over to world to check out what they're listening to. Stations can be posted to Facebook to let friends know that music is being broadcasted. And there are even ways to interact with the listens to the stations each user has created.

WahWah.FM is a free service and is now available on the App Store. Check it out and start streaming.

Personal Cloud Service, PocketCloud, Released

Posted by Kevin Stout on April 18th, 2012

With the rise in popularity of “cloud” services like iCloud, Dropbox, and Box, another category of cloud services has started to pop up describing themselves as “personal clouds” or “private clouds.” PocketCloud, and it’s iOS app PocketCloud Explore, is one of those services.

These personal clouds often provide access to a remote computer instead of uploading all files to a “cloud” server in possession of the service. With the free version of PocketCloud Explore, users gain access to one remote computer, have 2GB of actual cloud storage, are limited in upload/download size, and audio and video streaming are restricted to 30 seconds. Subscribers can use ten remote computers, the upload/download limit increases to half a GB, and video and audio streaming becomes unlimited in length (Windows only, Mac coming soon).

PocketCloud comes with a companion program that must be installed on the remote computers users wish to access on the fly. The program is available for both Mac and Windows, but the Mac version is unable to stream audio and video as of now.

A PocketCloud subscription will cost $5 per month, but it’s currently on sale ($7.99 for three months and $23.99 for the year).

GDC 2012: PC Games Streaming Via iSwifter Coming Soon

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 6th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

Remember iSwifter and its impressive capabilities in terms of bringing Flash to the iPad? That same cloud-based technology has gone one step further now, with news coming out of GDC, that the firm will now be offering a licensing program for PC-based gaming applications to be streamed to iOS devices.

As co-founder of iSwifter, Rajat Gupta, explains "It is virtually impossible for developers to bring PC games to mobile as quickly as we can through our lowest cost streaming cloud service, and to provide a native-like user experience with automatic enablement of touch gestures," so this is potentially huge news for iOS device owners. The lofty ambition, according to co-founder and Chairman, Peter Relan, is to "do to applications what Netflix™ did for movies."

As always, we'll keep up to date on the latest progress with such a move. While waiting for companies to embrace this concept, why not check out the current iSwifter app?

Free Movies To Stream From Popcornflix

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 20th, 2012

Movies are great, right? How about free ones streamed directly to an iOS device? No, I'm not talking about a subscription service like NetFlix but an entirely free ad-supported service.

Popcornflix promises hundreds of free full length movies all at the tap of the screen. These films aren't going to be huge blockbusters, but that's not to say the quality is dire. Plenty of different tastes are catered for with the ability to browse according to genres such as Action/Thriller, Comedy, Romance, Horror and Family. All films are professionally mde and full of (sometimes vaguely) familiar stars.

In particular, I'd personally recommend quirky indie film Lymelife starring Alec Baldwin but there are sure to be other hidden gems out there. The makers of Popcornflix promise that at least one new movie is added every day so users should struggle to ever run out of options.

Popcornflix is out now, it's an Univeral app and completely free to use.

NPR Updates Official Music App for the iPad

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on February 17th, 2012

Today is a good day for fans of music like the indigenous folk rock music of southern Papua, New Guinea as NPR has launched an updated version of their music app for the iPad. The newly launched NPR Music is a one-stop listening shop for iPad users, providing free access to basically everything NPR has to offer. Users have access to extensive music collections from a variety of genres, all organized by category for easy perusal. Furthermore, you can check out news, signature NPR programming, listen to live events or even stream entire stations all with a couple taps and swipes.

In a move that will really please audiophiles, NPR Music allows you to save playlists for later offline listening, a free service which normally locked away as a "premium" features in apps like Spotify. We do however assume that at some point the app will bombard you with endless pledge drives until you find some way to insert $20 into your iPad. But isn't that a small price to pay the first time you whip out your iPad, load up your NPR app and completely blow the minds of your hipster friends?

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