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Google purchases SageTV. Will place-shifting of video come to Google TV?

Looking no doubt to boost its Google TV offering, the search giant has purchased yet another company, in this case SageTV, which provides an alternative software option to Windows Media Center. At first blush, it may seem like a redundant exercise, since being the hub for your digital media is the whole point of Google TV already.

June 20, 2011 by

Verizon launches Flex View movie streaming app for FiOS subscribers' Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile devices

Verizon's FiOS TV service is branching out to mobile devices, just unleashing the Flex View video on demand app for Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile handhelds. It gives FiOS subscribers the ability to rent or purchase movies from FiOS's collection of titles (the app itself is free) and watch them not only on phones, but also on your PC or your HDTV.

October 7, 2010 by

Internet TV goes live on Windows 7 Media Center

One fascinating detail almost got lost in the shuffle of last week's Windows 7 launch. Microsoft flipped the switch on some partner deals that turned its ho-hum Internet TV feature into something worth watching. I've got the details and a gallery of images to show what you get..

October 28, 2009 by

Internet TV in Windows 7 Media Center

When Microsoft launched Windows 7 on October 22, it also flipped the switch on a new Internet TV feature. Here's what you'll find.

October 28, 2009

Apple confirms malware protection in Snow Leopard (Updated)

Apple has confirmed reports that Mac OS 10.6 includes File Quarantine technology to scan for malware in files downloaded by Safari, iChat and Mail. As it turns out, it's been around since 2005. Anyone else find it ironic that Apple's latest television ads knock Windows' "viruses and headaches?"

August 26, 2009 by

New Apple ads target Windows viruses and headaches

Apple has released two new television commercials that take coordinated swipes at Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 without ever actually mentioning Windows by name."Top of the Line" features comic actor Patrick Warburton, best known for his portrayal of David Puddy, Elaine Benes' boyfriend in 10 episodes of Seinfeld.

August 25, 2009 by

Former Microsoft MacBU chief now running entertainment client software

Craig Eisler, the former head of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (MacBU) has a new job heading up "entertainment client software" for the company. Eisler -- who is now Corporate Vice President for the TV, Video and Music business -- will lead "the planning, design and development of client software across Windows, the Xbox video game system and Windows Mobile."

April 18, 2009 by

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