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No Comment: CBS iPad app just needs you to sign right here

Really, CBS app? We understand the pride that comes with being "America's Most Watched Network," but one set of terms and conditions is plenty for most network applications that let you watch full episodes -- two at the most. Not for you! Four separate user agreements that nobody will bother to ...

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CBS News added to Apple TV

Apple TV has added another news station to its repertoire. A new update has brought the CBS News channel to the service. The channel should show up in your options the next time you turn on the set. The channel offers a mix of streaming news content from the brand-new CBSN streaming news chann...

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NFL to stream playoff games to Macs, tablets for first time in history, but blackouts still apply

Despite all of the technology available to us, streaming sporting events is expensive and often difficult. You've got to pay exorbitant subscription fees, make deals with cable providers and/or buy an expensive gaming system. Why can't we just stream a game online once in a while? Well football f...

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CBS Sports app updated for iPad, adds live video

Finally catching up to the tablet generation, CBS has released an updated version of its CBS Sports app that comes complete with full iPad support. On top of that significant upgrade, the app now also features live video for a variety of sports including NCAA basketball, college football and the PGA...

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CBS launches iOS streaming TV app

US television network CBS has launched an app for the iPhone and iPad that offers streaming access to select programming. CBS will add new episodes of daytime shows within 24 hours of their initial air time, and prime time episodes will appear after eight days. The network also noted that the ap...

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HBO confirms negotiations with Fox and Universal for iCloud video streaming

You may recall that after last week's introduction of the new Apple TV, we noted that Fox and Universal weren't providing iCloud video streaming content due to existing contractual obligations with HBO. Well, that's a temporary situation, as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that HBO is working ...

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Siri guest stars on CBS's Big Bang Theory

The most recent episode of CBS's sitcom The Big Bang Theory rather prominently features Siri in its "B" storyline. Astrophysicist Raj, one of the show's main characters, buys an iPhone 4S and spends most of the episode interacting with the voice-activated "personal assistant." As is typical for the...

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CBS forces developer to pull DiagnosticPADD app

CBS is using trademark and copyright violations to force the removal of a Star Trek-themed diagnostic application from the App Store. DiagnosticPADD uses an interface similar to the fictional computer operating system showcased in select Star Trek series to display details such as IP address, a...

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VersionTracker.com officially 'absorbed' by CNET

Have you been to VersionTracker.com lately? If you try today, you'll be redirected to the CNET site, where you'll get a brief explanation that the venerable VersionTracker site is now a branded part of the CNET empire. VersionTracker Pro, a paid feature, will be discontinued after the current sub...

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News Corp reportedly holding back iTunes rentals

With all of the speculation flying around about tomorrow, a few people are poopooing any idea that Apple will mention the iTV at all. The invitation doesn't say anything about it being "show time." Images like the guitar are usually reserved for iLife and the iPod, and it's unlikely that Apple will ...

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In Brief: Woz' Big Bang Theory episode airs September 30th

I'm looking forward to the Big Bang Theory episode with Steve Wozniak, both because I'm a fan of the show, and because who doesn't love the Woz? A post on the CBS forums says that the episode with the Apple co-founder is coming up on September 30th, just the second episode of the show's new season. ...

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26% of Web video is ready for the iPad

Here's an interesting stat -- 26% of the video on the Web is iPad-ready, according to Mefeedia, a firm that supposedly monitors online video around the Internet. You may think that's low (that means 74% of the web can't be seen on the iPad), but that number actually represents a good amount of grow...

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CBS will roll out HTML5 compliant portal for iPad

Watching TV on an iPad is a joy. Prop it up, plug in some speakers, turn it on its side and sit back. You can carry it with you as you move about and the epic battery life permits episode after episode. The only drawback right now is the lack of content (I'm looking at you, Hulu). Fortunately, netwo...

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CBS planning HTML5 videos for iPad compatibility?

A few readers have sent up tips about odd "iPad - test" video links showing up on CBS.com. MacRumors did some digging and discovered that if you click on the iPad-test links in your computer's browser, you'll be taken to the normal Flash versions of the video. However if you're on the iPad SDK Simul...

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WSJ: Apple likely to push TV subscription option in 2010

The WSJ and the New York Times, among other outlets, are reporting that Apple is in preliminary discussions with ABC and CBS (at a minimum) about a possible subscription plan arrangement for broadcast and cable TV channels. This idea was noted by All Things D in November, which cited a target price ...

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