Posts tagged: streaming

How the late Yogi Berra defines the product roadmap for streaming media players

Alan Bullock
 Oct 15, 2015
To paraphrase the legendary Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra,
“If you come to a 4K in the road, take it.”

September and October have been busy with product announcements from leading manufacturers of streaming digital media players. But despite the surging popularity of 4K Ultra HD video, there is a mixed bag of support for the new high-resolution format. Some of the new streamers support it, but others conspicuously do not. Read more »

Streaming Personal Content to TV is Getting Easier

Alan Bullock
 Mar 6, 2014

When Google introduced its Chromecast streaming media player in the summer of 2013, it was unique in its simplicity: no user interface and no built-in apps. Read more »

Google Chromecast: Turning the Connected TV Market Upside-down?

Alan Bullock
 Aug 7, 2013

If it’s possible to disrupt a still-emerging market, Google Chromecast has the potential to do just that for Connected TV. Read more »

Apple Unveils iCloud at WWDC 2011

Other Posts
 Jun 6, 2011

Apple held their much-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference this morning in San Francisco. Steve Jobs’ keynote address discussed the new features of Lion, iOS 5, and the release of their cloud offering called iCloud.

After much deliberation over what the iCloud will offer, Jobs finally gave answers. First, Apple iCloud will be free and (surprise) simple. iCloud replaces Apple’s $99-a-year MobileMe service, and similar to MobileMe, all of the content stored (like email, contacts, and calendars) in the iCloud is automatically synced to all of a user’s devices. Most importantly, however, data within iCloud is backed up through a Wi-Fi connection once a day. Read more »

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