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iBackFlip Somersault available for preorder; watch creator explain improvements

I met up with the guys behind iBackflip while at Macworld, and was impressed with their passion for design. Their first iBackflip was a pretty straightforward flip-down arm sling for the iPad. Using Velcro, it offered a basic black design and minimal extras. The new iBackflip Somersault, now...

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DISH Network updates Remote Access TV app to work with iPad

There's a new version of Dish Network's Remote Access app, and for iPad users running iOS 4 or higher it's got a killer feature. Subscribers will now not only have the ability to manage their DVR and schedule recordings away from home, but to also watch live TV on their iPad. While the Remote Access...

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Ooooo nooooo! SlingMobile for iPhone won't work on 3G

At least, that's what our sister publication is reporting. If true, there will be a tremendous firestorm of anger from iPhone customers who expected to use this app the way the Sling app runs on other devices, including some cellphones on AT&T that are able to use 3G. Using this $30.00 app on...

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SlingPlayer for iPhone getting closer to release?

SlingMedia thinks so. In a brief note on the Sling website, the company notes: "We are in close contact with our partners at Apple and are optimistic that it will be approved soon. We hope the wait won't be much longer." Hopefully the company knows something the pundits and rumor mongers don't. It's...

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AT&T says sorry

Well, that was quite an uproar. Now it seems to be over, at least for the moment. AT&T now says: "The language added on March 30 to AT&T's wireless data service Terms and Conditions was done in error. It was brought to our attention and we have since removed it. We apologize for any...

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As if things aren't bad enough... AT&T terms change targets Sling

AT&T has quietly changed their TOS (terms of service; it looks like the revision is targeted directly at the Sling software that is due out for the iPhone, and also other Sling apps that are currently running on other mobile phones on the AT&T Network. Here's the nasty little section: ...

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SlingPlayer for iPhone submitted to app store

It's something many iPhone owners have been waiting for since the iPhone first appeared 2 years ago. It was on again, off again, will they, won't they? Well, it seems they did. Sling has announced that SlingPlayer for iPhone has been submitted to the app store for approval. The company had...

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SlingCatcher to tread on iTV vapor trail?

In the first of what will probably be several moments of Macworld/CES friction, there are reports from Engadget, among other sources, of the latest Sling Media product: the SlingCatcher, a remote receiver for Slingbox streams that will work as a set top box for TVs. With wireless networking and an...

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SlingPlayer for Mac OS X (beta) lands 10/31

We've seen screenshots, and we've even seen it in action, but now Sharon R., in her first corporate blog post for Sling Media, has laid down the law by announcing a Tuesday, October 31st release date (yea, All Hallows' Eve) of their much-anticipated SlingPlayer for Mac OS X public beta. She even...

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Found Footage: SlingPlayer for the Mac in action

We've written about the Slingbox in the past. If you're not aware of what Sling does, it is a network device that streams live TV from your television (or Tivo, or DVR) to a number of different devices including PDAs, PCs, and soon Macs. This video shows off the Sling Player for OS X running on a...

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Slingbox beta client coming for Mac OS X

If you're primarily a Mac user, you probably haven't heard much about Slingbox, largely in part because it's never had a Mac OS X client. Slingbox, for those interested, is a device that attaches to your home TV/cable/DVR setup and allows you to stream your TV programming over the internet,...

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