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Daily App: Brian Cox's Wonder of Life provides an awe-inspiring look at nature's complex beauty

Professor Brian Cox is back again with a followup to his popular book, TV mini-series and companion iPad app, Wonders of the Universe. In his latest title, Wonders of Life, Cox, along with BBC Head of Science Andrew Cohen, explore the globe to reveal the secrets of life in the most unusual and...

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The game is on with Sherlock: The Network

I am a huge fan of BBC's Sherlock, and I immensely enjoyed the new series that completed its run on BBC One a couple of weeks ago, and is currently airing on PBS in the states. Coinciding with series 3, an official app was released featuring exclusive video footage of stars Benedict Cumberbatch,...

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Daily news roundup for January 7, 2014

Good morning! Welcome to the morning news roundup for January 7, 2014. Pebble introduces the Steel watch. Can't wait for the rumored iWatch? Pebble has got you covered with their new watch that won't look anything like Apple's. Broadcom SDK eases Apple AirPlay implementation. Chipmaker...

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Rare Beatles recordings launching exclusively on iTunes this week

A set of rare Beatles recordings will be released exclusively on iTunes this week. Titled The Beatles' Bootleg Recordings 1963, news of the exclusive album was first reported on WogBlog and confirmed by NME. The Beatles' Bootleg Recordings 1963 will consist of 59 rare and unheard recordings from...

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BBC Sport comes to iPad

BBC has updated its wildly poplar BBC Sport app to finally add iPad support. BBC Sport for iOS originally launched way back in the first week of January 2013. The app quickly went to the top of the UK App Store charts, but many lamented the fact that it did not natively support the iPad. With BBC...

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BBC Weather app comes to iPad

Back in June the BBC released its first weather app for iPhone. It got off to rave reviews, but many bemoaned the lack of iPad support. But no longer, as today the BBC has introduced version 1.1 of BBC Weather with full support for the iPad. In addition to iPad support, the new BBC Weather app...

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BBC iPlayer Radio gets Playlister support

The BBC has released an updated version of its BBC iPlayer Radio app that adds Playlister support. BBC's Playlister is a new service that allows users to add any song they hear across the BBC's properties to a Playlister playlist. The playlists can then be exported to other music services like...

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Two lost Doctor Who serials released as iTunes exclusives

The BBC has discovered 11 Doctor Who episodes from the late 1960s in Nigeria. Nine of those episodes were originally lost after the BBC junked the original tapes in the '60s. The newly discovered episodes have been released as iTunes exclusives as part of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary. The...

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BBC iPlayer Radio adds podcasts downloads

The BBC has added a long-requested feature to its iPlayer Radio app: podcast downloads. Version 1.2 allows users to download a podcast over WiFi and listen to it any time they want, even without an internet connection. The podcast download feature follows in the footsteps of a feature in the main...

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BBC iPlayer for iOS updated with AirPlay for downloads, improved search

Our big sister site Engadget is reporting today that the BBC iPlayer for iOS received a big update that will make it easier to watch your favorite shows even when your internet connection is on the fritz. The app update is limited to the UK version of the BBC iPlayer, but now supports AirPlay...

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BBC Three to premiere new shows on iPlayer

In a sign of the times, BBC Three announced this week that the second series of Jack Whitehall's Bad Education will air on its mobile iPlayer about a week before it airs on TV. Other scripted comedy programs from BBC Three will also follow the same format. BBC reported yesterday: Kicking off with...

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BBC iPlayer Radio app adds Glastonbury coverage

The BBC has updated its popular iPlayer Radio app with Glastonbury coverage. From the app's release notes: It's summer festival time! This update adds access to the BBC's extensive Glastonbury coverage, which will include live video streams throughout the event, as well as live performance video...

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BBC releases iOS Weather app

The BBC has just launched its first official BBC Weather app for iOS. The design of the app takes its cue from the elements of BBC's weather website: flat icons, clean text and muted color tones. Here's the full rundown of the feature according to its iTunes app listing: Simple and clear...

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BBC Radio 4 show highlights challenges for 'appreneurs'

The entrepreneurs among you who develop iOS apps might want to check out the podcast of this weekend's The Bottom Line show on BBC Radio 4. In a roundtable discussion titled "The App Industry," Evan Davis spoke with three iOS developers about the challenges of being an "appreneur" -- an...

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For first time ever BBC iPlayer watched on more tablets than smartphones

The BBC has released its March 2013 BBC iPlayer Performance Pack, which breaks down the viewing habits of those using the company's iPlayer video streaming service. For the first time ever, BBC iPlayer views on a tablet, like the iPad, outpaced views on smartphones, like the iPhone. Though...

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