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BBC News app hits version 2.0

The BBC has updated their BBC News iOS app to version 2.0. The much needed update fixes a number of annoying bug issues, including an issue where readers would sometimes see duplicate stories next to each other. As for the new features of BBC News 2.0, the app now has a number of UI tweaks to...

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BBC iPlayer to stream shows ahead of broadcast

The BBC is looking at debuting some of its programming over iPlayer before it airs on television. The projected yearlong trial will test a variety of programs, Radio Times reports, but the BBC hasn't specified whether that will include established series or new ones. The BBC says there were...

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BBC launches BBC Sport app

Following on the heels of their incredible Olympics 2012 app (no longer available), the BBC yesterday released their first dedicated BBC sports app. BBC Sport came about after the Corporation's success with its dedicated Olympics app and the fact that it noticed that up to 40 percent of its BBC...

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BBC launches clever play-along companion iOS app

The BBC has released its first play-along companion app for iOS. Antiques Roadshow Play-along is a second-screen app that lets iPhone and iPad users interact with Antiques Roadshow, a popular television show that sees antique appraisers roam the British countryside looking for valuable...

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BBC iPlayer Radio app updated, hits 1 million downloads in only two months

This morning the BBC announced that its BBC iPlayer Radio app has passed 1 million downloads in just under two months. The milestone is welcome for the BBC as it tries to keep revenue within the corporation instead of seeing users jump to other media streaming apps like Pandora and...

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BBC iPlayer gets updated for iPad, iPhone 5

One of the most popular apps in the UK received some small, but siginificant updates yesterday. BBC iPlayer for iOS has been updated to version 2.0.2. The most noticeable change in the update is that it finally brings support for the iPhone 5's screen. Now viewers can watch their favorite...

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Hands on with WiTopia's VPN service

This week, I gave WiTopia's VPN a try. And to be quite honest, it wasn't exactly the experience I was hoping for. As I discussed in my first post on this topic, Virtual Private Networking offers ways for users to safeguard their data in public situations, when looking for privacy on their...

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Daily Update for October 8, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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BBC launches BBC iPlayer Radio app for iOS

Today the BBC launched its BBC iPlayer Radio for iOS. The app builds on the popularity of BBC's iPlayer video app for iPhone and iPad. With BBC iPlayer Radio, users can listen to any BBC radio station on their iOS device over a WiFi or 3G connection. Like the regular BBC iPlayer app, the BBC...

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BBC iPlayer offline playback: More details unveiled

As we noted yesterday, the BBC's homegrown iOS media player, iPlayer, now allows offline viewing for downloaded content through its app. It is still unavailable in the US, but a year-long international rollout is currently being tested. Some additional details are now available about how the app...

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BBC now allowing iPlayer downloads to tablets, phones

The Guardian reports that the BBC is now allowing free mobile iPlayer downloads, which means the latest episodes of series such as Doctor Who and Top Gear can be downloaded to tablets and mobile phones. Unlike other streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, BBC iPlayer users will be able to...

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Daily Update for August 13, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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BBC iPlayer for iOS gets Retina display support for iPad

The BBC has just finished what was probably the best coverage of the Olympic games in the world, but the corporation is not slowing down. Today the BBC released an update to its wildly popular BBC iPlayer app for iOS. The major feature improvement in this update is support for the new iPad's...

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iPhone apps to help you follow the Olympics

The Games of the XXX Olympiad started on Friday with grandiose opening ceremonies in London, England that included a long list of notable English figures like the Queen of England, Mr. Bean and Paul McCartney. Now that the big kickoff celebration is over, it's time to start the competition --...

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Britain Parliament considering iPads for all members

That glow you see coming from the House of Commons in London may be the glow of new iPads. The BBC reports that a Commons Administration Committee has recommended a rollout of iPads and other tablet computers to save the British taxpayer money. At present, every member of Parliament gets three...

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