From the uncontrollable allure of the game to the stylish vector styled graphics, NeoDefender 2 is an all-in-all good time-killing experience. It’s intense, it’s exciting, and it involves a whole lot of shooting. With only one survival game mode, NeoDefender 2 is a simple shmup derived, asteroids-esque game from iPhone
According to a report today on the Wall Street Journal [subscription required], CBS and ABC and preparing their TV shows to be available on the iPad free of charge. ABC plans to stream its shows — with commercial breaks — in a dedicated iPad app, while CBS plans to offer content via an iPad formatted web page.
Apple's MobileMe cloud could become that much more useful as Apple is said to have been in negotiations with various major film studios to offer streaming video content to members. According to CNET, Apple has offered a plan wherein iTunes users will be able to access video from Internet-capable devices. Apple would, of course, prefer that users access video from the iPad, the company's upcoming tablet computer according to sources close to the story. The move seems planned around the iPad as a mobile video device with up to 64 gigabytes of onboard storage.
Apple has made recent inroads towards streaming content via its acquisition of LaLa media and its North Carolina data center, although previous rumors had centered on the idea of Apple advancing its music streaming efforts.
Lilliput Labs announced a neat little application yesterday called WebPresenter [App Store, Free] which lets you broadcast a website on your iPhone to any computer using VNC. It's made for iPhone web developers to show off their stuff on a big screen, but it's pretty cool to play with even if you aren't a developer.
It's free to try out as long as you don't mind the watermark, and I highly recommend giving it a go. I can't really see any uses for it, but it's just too darn cool to ignore. And for those tho actually want to use this for presentations, it's $14.99 to remove the watermark using in app purchase.
A screenshot of what it looks like follows below.
Hulu is in the process of developing a dedicated application for the iPhone. Described as "badass", the info allegedly comes from an unnamed industry executive who would be in a position to know about it, and it provides the same functionality and features as the Hulu website. It will also supposedly stream over both Wi-Fi and 3G.
Albeit the mobile digital tv standard is now official, there remains an absense of cool items to go with it. Developer Tivit has indicated that it plans to change this by releasing a device at CES which weighs in at lighter than a deck of cards capable of streaming digital televion to WiFi-enabled devices such as Windows laptops, Android phone, WiFi-equipped BlackBerry units and Apple's iPhone 3G, 3GS and third generation iPod touch.
Elgato, makers of EyeTV for streaming TV programs on your iPhone, have come up with a novel solution for streaming content over your 3G connection. Their app in the App Store is restricted to only streaming over Wi-Fi, but they recently launched their own workaround in the form of a web application.
Following the announcement of the Ustream streaming video application being approved for the App Store, Qik has announced that they have submitted their Qik streaming client to Apple for approval. Much like the Ustream app, the Qik client would allow users to stream live video from their iPhone's camera directly to their Qik page online.
Last week we learned that Apple had acquired music streaming service Lala. Now information is out saying how much they paid for it, and it was no small sum, to be sure. According to multiple sources, Apple paid no less than $80 million for their acquisition of Lala. The sum is less than half of what investors valued the company at in 2008, yet it's more than the $35 million Lala brought in during their existence.
Both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have confirmed that rumors of Apple acquiring music streaming service Lala Media to be true. Lala media scans your hard drive and creates a mirror library in the cloud from their catalogue of 7 million songs, offering an incredibly easy way to stream songs you already own from anywhere with internet access. To listen to a song you didn't own an unlimited number of times would cost $0.10, or $0.79-$0.89 per song.