If you recall around the same time last year, people all around the world were complaining about their alarms not going off, and they were eventually reassured by Apple that the problem would resolve itself. Similarly, according to Engadget, the problem is occurring for many users this year who are either stubborn to update to iOS 5 or simply aren't able to and are stuck with iOS 4.2.1.
While syncing my iPod just now I noticed, when navigating to the music app, that there was apparently “No Content”. However, on my computer, it said that I had my some 400 songs. Weird, huh? After syncing and syncing, it was contantly displaying the message, so I decided to experiment
Just a reminder that CNBC's "Planet of the Apps: A Hand-Held Revolution!" special will be airing tonight at 10PM ET/PT. According to CNBC, it's a one-hour documentary about how mobile applications are changing our everyday lives. From the clips we've seen, it looks like the documentary focuses heavily on app developers and their stories. We've also heard that "Heroes" actor Greg Grunberg, who's also an app developer, will be talking about his experience with the iPhone and the App Store.
In short, it's probably worth setting your TiVo over if you can't find the time to watch when it airs. And for those who like to try before they buy, two preview videos follow 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.
Discovery Communications has released an official Discovery Channel app in the App Store today. The new app contains video excerpts from several Discovery Channel shows, a TV schedule showing air times for the various programs, links to purchase episodes in the iTunes app, and other goodies like quizzes and photo galleries.
AppleInsider says "people familiar with Apple's training program" tell them that new self-guided training materials are being distributed to AppleCare agents teaching them about the features in iPhone OS 3.0, and they "definitely covered" the direct downloading of movies and TV shows to the device itself.
CBS has just launched a new app that lets users stream video from TV.com. The interactive app lets users watch full episodes of Dream On, Night Gallery, Star Trek and C.S.I right on their iPhones over either Wi-Fi or 3G. You can view channels, shows, or collect a group of your favorites. The app is available as a free download, but only in the U.S. App Store. [via Techmeme]
Makayama Software has released Television, a new app that lets you watch pre-recorded TV right on your iPhone and iPod touch, offering 50 shows on 30 different channels from the USA, UK, France and Germany, all available on-demand over Wi-Fi, with new content uploaded daily.
Livestation, a service claiming to be "Slingbox without the box," says they are working on an app that would let users watch live streaming TV programs on their iPhone or iPod touch. The service would let you view video being streamed to your computer from anywhere with an internet connection.
A new Apple patent application has been found that shows that Apple may be looking to either build or support a hardware add-on for the iPhone and iPod lines that would allow it to directly receive streaming Radio and/or TV. The device pictured in the patent would attach directly to an iPod or iPhone, and would accept signals from one or more formats, including AM, FM, HD or satellite radio, or TV standards such as cable, satellite, over-the-air or IPTV.