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SyFy Updates iOS App To Stream Full Episodes And Sync Watchlist Via iCloud

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Syfy announced today that its iPhone and iPad apps have merged into one mega-nerd monster app called Syfy Now.

The new app now gives both iPhone and iPad users access to full episodes of favorite Syfy shows, with new episodes available the day after they air. You can add new shows to a watchlist to view episodes later or track a season, and Syfy Now syncs your watchlist across multiple devices via iCloud, so can pick up where you left off with any series on any device.

A cable subscription is required to view all the shows, but there are a select number of full episodes and clips you can still view without it.

The free app is available now in the App Store.

The Mac Media Mini Bundle: Turn Your Mac Into An Entertainment Powerhouse [Deals]

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The Mac has become a media hub for many people. But even it could use some extra help now and again to make sure it stays organized and streamlined so that it can be a true entertainment powerhouse. Cult of Mac Deals has assembled 3 top-notch apps that aim to boost your Mac’s reputation as a media center with The Mac Media Mini Bundle.

Featuring Musictube, Minitube, and Musique, The Mac Media Mini Bundle has the ability to further innovate how it handles YouTube and simplify your music experience – which is no simple feat. During this limited time offer, you can get The Mac Media Mini Bundle for just $14.99 – a savings of 53%!

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Shatoetry: It’s An App, Jim, But Not As We Know It [Review]

Shatoetry: It’s An App, Jim, But Not As We Know It [Review]

Shat that! If you say so, Bill

Readers of a … certain age. Will remember. The way William … Shatner. Used to talk. On Star Trek. Few of you will have … wished to make poetry that sounds. Like. That. On your iPhones. But now … you. Can. My God, Bones. My God.

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WWE Puts The SmackDown On Your Mobile Device With Official WWE App For Android And iOS

WWE Puts The SmackDown On Your Mobile Device With Official WWE App For Android And iOS

The WWE is ready to bring the pain, with its up close and personal WWE app for Android and iOS. Get in the ring with your favorite WWE Superstars, with instant access to profiles, biographies, social media feeds and more. Relive thousands of face smacking matches thanks to a video library consisting of thousands of clips. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for a little nostalgia, the WWE app has it all.

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Which Companies Will Still Thrive When The iPad Rules The Earth

Which Companies Will Still Thrive When The iPad Rules The Earth

Which industries will thrive in an iPad-dominated world? Which will fail?

Led by the iPad, tablet sales are now expected to overtake laptop sales within four years. Given how disruptive the iPad has already been to many industries, it’s almost impossible to read reports like that without wondering which industries the iPad will topple or transform over the next five to ten years.

A new Morgan Stanley report identifies some of the likely winners and losers in an iPad and tablet dominated world. The industries expected to succeed include a couple of surprises – at first glance.

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DirectTV CEO: Apple HDTV Not A Threat, Won’t Have Superior User Interface

DirectTV CEO: Apple HDTV Not A Threat, Won’t Have Superior User Interface

DirecTV chairman claims Apple won't deliver a better experience or content for viewers.

The entertainment industry may be bracing for further disruption by Apple when the company finally unveils its HDTV and related television plans, but at least one major player in the field is refusing to show any sign of fear.

In a move sure to be followed by other industry executives, DirecTV chairman Michael White downplayed the potential for an Apple television during a conference attended by other cable and satellite company leaders late last week. While other executives were fairly noncommittal about an Apple HDTV and what it could mean for the entertainment industry, White was emphatic in deriding the idea that Apple could deliver a better user experience to viewers.

Speaking at the Sanford Bernstein Strategic Decisions conference, White specifically called out two of the most anticipated features of an Apple television – a superior user interface and a better selection of content – and described them as unrealistic and unimportant to his company’s customers.

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NimbleTV Lets You Take Your TV Subscription With You Anywhere You Go

NimbleTV Lets You Take Your TV Subscription With You Anywhere You Go
Ever been half way around the world wishing you could watch your favorite local sports team as they go up against their longtime rival? NimbleTV hopes to grant that wish by offering a subscription-based TV platform that would allow users to access all of their television from anywhere in the world, on any device. NimbleTV will host your TV subscription plan and deliver it to you using their cloud-based software. The NimbleTV service is a global platform that features:

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Select Cities Can Now Live Stream Popular Sports Channels Using The Time Warner TV App

Select Cities Can Now Live Stream Popular Sports Channels Using The Time Warner TV App
Time Warner recently added the ability to live stream national and regional sports networks from the TWC TV app for the iPad, iPhone, Android 4.0 smartphones and tablets, and TWCTV.com. Any Time Warner Cable video subscriber living in New York, Dallas, or Charlotte will now have the ability to live stream their favorite sports channels at no extra cost by using the TWC TV app.

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Valve’s Official Steam App Now Available For Android And iOS

Valve’s Official Steam App Now Available For Android And iOS
It looks like Valve threw a few extra coals into their engine after hearing about the 3rd party Steam app that was released earlier this month. They were not going to let any other app take their steam and so they have now released the official Steam app onto both Android and iOS. I’d like to say users are ecstatic, but there seems to be a catch.

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Sony CEO: We’re In A Race Against Steve Jobs’s Legacy To Revolutionize The TV Set

Sony CEO: We’re In A Race Against Steve Jobs’s Legacy To Revolutionize The TV Set

Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson he had “finally cracked” the television set, sparking more rumors his team in Cupertino are on the cusp of launching a revolutionary new television that will change home entertainment forever.

Apple won’t be the first to attempt this, however. Sony’s CEO Sir Howard Stringer says he is competing against Steve Jobs to change the traditional television set.

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