TV3 has finally realised that they are behind the 8 ball and have done their best to respond to the huge success that the TVNZ app has received.
The TVNZ app remains very close to the top of the free app list (currently 3rd for iPhone) and has received great feedback!
Following the launch of the TVNZ app, I mentioned in a post that TV3 will be surely working on something to avoid losing a significant number of viewers, well they have… sort of.
TV3 has not released an app but they have done the next best thing. If you visit the TV3 ondemand website from your iOS device you can now watch the shows. Previously you couldn’t watch anything because you were notified that you need to install flash.
When you visit the site from your phone you will also notice the following message at the top
We have detected that you are using a mobile device. Please be advised that a minority of videos are unavailable to view on mobile devices due to licensing restrictions.
As far as I can tell, 90% of the shows are available to watch which is great, if you find any that are not available please comment below.
I hope that this move by TV3 means that they are working on an app as well but there has been no word. Being the first to bring out an app has worked very positiviely for TVNZ – TV3 is now playing catchup, this competition is great for the consumer. You can now watch a massive range of shows from the comfort of your own device.…Read More
I mentioned last year that TVNZ were planning to release an iPad and iPhone app for their on-demand service, well it’s here!
The app is already New Zealand’s number two free app in the app store.
First impressions, it looks great! The quality is good, in terms of resolution. the load time appears to be very quick (on my internet anyway). The clever thing is, the app automatically checks your internet connection and decides the best quality of video for you. This is also a bummer because you can’t chose a higher or a lower quality like on the website, you just have to deal with what you’re given……Read More
Siri is a popular feature of the iPhone internationally but not so much in New Zealand, unless you are good at imitating an American accent. A few weeks ago I asked our Facebook fans whether they can use Siri in New Zealand, the results were very mixed but the general consensus was that the Kiwi accent was just too good for Siri.
That being said, it looks like Siri could be coming to Mac OS X, read on to see the details……Read More
Believe it or not, the Super 15 rugby season is less than a month away! Just when we’re getting into the best part of summer the Super 15 rugby schedule has been finalised.
Now that all of the dates and venues have been confirmed, you can add them into your personal iPhone calendar. Today SANZAR Rugby posted on their website about how you can do it.
It’s very easy, all you have to do is visit the SANZAR site here, follow the prompts, click on the calendars that you want to add and scan the QR code or opt for an email. Once you get the email or scan the QR code you will get a notification that the dates have been added.
Even though it’s still super early to be thinking about rugby, having the dates in your phone is great. You can now be that annoying person who knows exactly who is playing every night, your welcome
Go the Crusaders.…Read More
If you are a University student or a teacher/staff member at a school, you can save money when buying Apple computers and even receive gift vouchers!
Its nearly that time of year again, where parents are running out of ideas to keep the kids busy and the kids are begging for all the latest gadgets and stationary for school. Well if your heading to uni or back to school as a teacher, head over to the Apple Store and check out the discounts that you can get. Read on to hear about the other discounts.…Read More
The Google Maps app has just arrived onto the app store but it has quickly jumped to the number one ‘free’ app on the charts. This is on the back of gaining over 10 million downloads in the first 48 hours after it was released last week.
The Apple Maps app has surely been hidden away on the last page of the home screen for a lot of users. Maybe cutting Google Maps out of iOS 6 wasn’t such a great idea?
The Apple Maps developers will be working over time to bring their app back from the shadows, but in my view they have left it too late……Read More
I was reading a post on osxDaily today and they were talking about how you can easily switch your iPhone into ‘field test mode’ to see the true strength of your signal. You can see this in the picture above.
It’s a little bit pointless but its quite interesting to see the actual readings and understand how it all works. Read on to see how you can do it.…Read More