We’ve heard of ‘backgrounding audio’ before, (a feature which allows that app’s audio to remain playing, even if the app itself is backgrounded by the user), but ‘AirPlay Multitasking Capability’? … not so much.
If you just so happen to own a Google TV, you may want to head to the App Store and pick-up Google’s brand new Google TV Remote app. The completely FREE download, launching today, has been solely designed to turn your iPhone into a fully-functional digital remote for your Google TV unit.
That’s not us trying to be cool or hipster with that headline up there — that’s actually the title of Samsung ‘s new iPhone (and BlackBerry)-bashing TV commercial. The new ad focuses specifically on the enterprise market, and how both the iPhone and BlackBerry are largely considered by the company as ‘inferior’ for business usage.
Picture this: You’re having an argument with your married partner in the private of your own home, when all of a sudden an advert for marriage counseling pops up on your TV. Coincidence? – Well, in the future, likely not … as this patent published by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office on the behalf of U.S-based television provider Verizon at the end of last month, appears to highlight.
Those of you who happen to follow me on Twitter, may have noticed that I really want Apple to build a TV show guide into Siri. Just like ‘Movies’ are handled by the virtual assistant today, I honestly think it would be kinda’ cool if Siri could tell me when the next episode of, say … Homeland, or Revolution, is set to air in my region.