The big players in the music downloading business are of course Apple iTunes and Spotify and Microsoft is hitting back by making its Xbox Music service available on iOS and Android devices, to try to close the gap.
If you were one of the many who missed watching Downton Abbey live, then you could have been in for a shock if you tried to catch up online as many of us do, as the ITV player crashed for several hours last night, as thousands of people tried to catch up.This is not the first time that the catch up service, has struggled to cope with demand before, most notably during the 2010 football World Cup is meant to be undergoing to a revamp as it prepares to charge viewers for access to certain piece of content via ITV Player by the start of next year. Adam Crozier, ITV’s chief executive, has publicly said several times that ITV’s online proposition has been neglected and that he was seeking to invest in it and improve the service so it was on par other catch up players, such as the extremely popular and successful BBC iPlayer.
The Flip camcorder has been a sensation since it first hit the market and its newest device is set to be one of the must have gadgets this Christmas. The Flip UltraHD brings High-Definition videos to the masses with a minimum of fuss and sports a 2 inch TFT display and 120 minutes of record time.In keeping with the other devices in the Flip range, The Flip UltraHD measures just 107 x 56 x 30mm and weighs 170 grams, comes with a built-in speaker and easy press buttons for recording and skipping between clips. The unit takes just 4 seconds to power up meaning that you can capture spontaneous videos at an impressive 1280×720 resolution and the 2x digital zoom means that you can get even closer to the action.The Flip UltraHD come with a rechargeable battery which is charged via the power adaptor or any USB slot and is capable of around 2.5 hours of capture time; a full charge takes around 6 hours via USB and 3.5 hours via the power adaptor.The video editing software that comes with the Flip UltraHD is pretty basic, but does allow you to set start and end points, splice multiple videos together and add titles and music to the finished flick. The device can also upload videos to Myspace and YouTube.The Flip UltraHD is available now for around £139.99 in either black or white colour combinations.
Hyundai has released a portable media player that not only plays music and video files, it also has a built-in FM radio and digital TV tuner; ideal for those long journeys during the festive periods. The Hyundai HM-T4300E features a 4.3 inch LCD display and dedicated touch sensitive channel and volume buttons, all encased in a sleek and compact black/silver design.The Hyundai HM-T4300E also boasts 1GB of internal storage and a MiniSD card slot for storing your pictures, music and videos on. Transferring files to and from the device is easy with the integrated USB 2.0 connection, and a standard 3.5mm headphone socket is onboard so you can use your favourite earphones.The device measures a pretty small 127 x 78 x 12mm so it will easily fit into a pocket or bag and the rechargeable Li-Polymer battery is capable of delivering up to 3.5 hours in DVB-T mode, 42.5 hours in MP3 mode and 7.5 hours of video playback.Bundled in with the Hyundai portable DVB-T TV is an AC/DC adapter, earphones, user manual and installation CD as well as a carry case, USB cable and stand.The Hyundai HM-T4300E portable digital TV is available now from major retailers for around £120.
As Christmas is coming, we thought we would showcase what we feel are going to be the most popular and most wanted presents this year, starting with the iPod Touch.
As many of you will know, the iPod Touch is the flagship media player from Apple, able to play various music and video files as well as browse the web, all through its large 3.5 inch touchscreen display.
My Tunes has released an interesting MP3 speaker that will have your music playing like a real rock stars. The My Tunes Mp3 speaker is styled like a traditional guitar amp and even has three control knobs for volume, treble and bass just like the real thing.
Archos have announced the flagship to their new media player range, the Archos 5. Billed as an Internet Media Tablet, the Archos 5 lets you enjoy the internet, TV and your media file in one device.
Welcome to the Panasonics latest offering the HDC-SD5 claimed to be the worlds smallest full HD Camcorder.
Not only is this unit small but its ultra light too and has great high definition to boot. Measuring at 2.6 x 2.6 x 5.3in and weighing in at just 0.75lb.
Set to change how people view TV forever the BBC launched its online service last Friday allowing people to download programs from the last week’s line up.
The new BBC online service is available at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and is free. Certain restrictions apply though and people will not be allowed to save permanent copies of the programmes to their harddisk.
This bone shaker of a system is likely to take off as TwinMOS launch a new speaker docking station to fill the requirements from iPod followers.
It’s looking good as it will work with all dockable iPods and the BooM1 is a 2.1 audio system delivering 8watts per channel.
“Curved geometry of sheer excellence, slim in profile is exhibited here.”
A great phone that is a picture of radiant beauty with quad band, wifi enabled and bluetooth.