Archive for Rik Henderson

Watch first run cinema releases on Apple TV? Steve Jobs predicted it six years ago

Watch first run cinema releases on Apple TV? Steve Jobs predicted it six years ago

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Last week, Apple was reported to be in talks with major movie studios to bring first run cinema releases to iTunes, to be rented and watched in the home and on its mobile devices.Bloomberg claimed that 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros and Universal Pictures... >>

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

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Amazon's The Grand Tour is reported the most illegally downloaded TV show of all time, beating Game of Thrones to the unwanted pinnacle of the piracy charts.Data analyst Muso told the Daily Mail that the first episode alone had been illegally downloaded... >>

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

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Twenty-First Century Fox has been in talks to buy Sky before but it seems there is a breakthrough in the acquisition of the satellite broadcaster and entertainment company.After a new approach by the movie studio and media firm, and subsequent negotiations,... >>

Super Mario Run cannot be played offline, the non-mobile mobile game

Super Mario Run cannot be played offline, the non-mobile mobile game

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Super Mario Run will be released on iOS Thursday 15 December and it has been generating a lot of interest. After all, it's Mario's first outing on a mobile phone or tablet.However, it might not be as mobile as you'd hoped.Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto... >>

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

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The rise of streaming services has continued at a swift pace over the last year, with many platforms available offering multiple kinds of entertainment for all manner of different tastes.However, there are two that remain the most talked about: Netflix... >>

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

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Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is finally ready to make her bow in the UK.As well as a major update to the existing Android app in the US, Microsoft has made it available to UK Android device owners for the first time. It is available to download... >>

The Last Guardian review: Well worth the wait
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The Last Guardian review: Well worth the wait

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There are few games that have been as hyped as The Last Guardian over the years. The spiritual follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus has been in development for almost 10 years and made its debut at the E3 games show way back in 2009.But issues... >>

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

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One of the biggest bugbears we have about the ITV Hub is the proliferation of adverts that play before each catch-up show. Yes, the channel needs to make money somehow and is a commercial enterprise, but there's so many of them you can be forgiven for... >>

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

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There's a lot of talk about Mario's mobile debut at the minute, with Super Mario Run to be released for iPhone and iPad on Thursday 15 December, but there's one games character coming to smartphone that has us even more excited.Not content with giving... >>

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

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Although the Virgin TV V6 box was far from a surprise when it was announced in London in November, not least because the company itself had tweeted teasers, a partnering 14-inch tablet device most definitely caught us off guard. Virgin Media has never... >>

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV box has been around for more than a year but is still the flagbearer for Android set-top-boxes. It was the first media streamer to offer Netflix in 4K and with HDR, and its Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM ensured that it zipped through... >>

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

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Sonos and Spotify have long been associated with each other, but the relationship has become even closer as you now control your connected music system from the Spotify app.Initially available on select devices and as part of the Sonos Public Beta 7.0,... >>

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

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It's almost Christmas and that means there's a stack of amazing TV shows coming up on the old gogglebox.All of the major channels will be hosting specials and festive fun, with some major returns and debuts along the way. There's also one or two old faves... >>

Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent

Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent

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An Apple patent has been unearthed that suggests the company is working on a round version of its Apple Watch. Or, at least, that it has mulled it over in the past year.The patent, titled "Electronic Device Having Display With Curved Edges", shows a circular... >>

NES Classic Mini controller problem solved, add this Bluetooth adapter

NES Classic Mini controller problem solved, add this Bluetooth adapter

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There's no doubt about it, the NES Classic Mini is a fantastic little games console - hence it's sold out almost everywhere.We've loved revisiting the 30 Nintendo Entertainment System games that come pre-installed. What we don't love, however, is having... >>

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

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Apple supports the (Product)Red campaign all year round, but in honour of World AIDS Day will offer special editions of popular iOS apps on the App Store for the coming week. It has also announced four new (Product)Red products, including a couple of... >>

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

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There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... >>

Virgin TV V6 TiVo box is 4K HDR ready and joined by a 14-inch Android TellyTablet

Virgin TV V6 TiVo box is 4K HDR ready and joined by a 14-inch Android TellyTablet

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Virgin Media has unveiled not one device, as expected, but two. The Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo, is now official, but so too is a 14-inch HD TellyTablet that enables you to watch live TV, on demand content and your Virgin TV recordings in any room... >>

Sky Mobile will let you roll over your unused data for up to 3 years

Sky Mobile will let you roll over your unused data for up to 3 years

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Sky has officially announced its entry into the mobile network market with Sky Mobile, its first 4G service.It is initially offered with 12-month contracts and SIM only, although phones, such as Samsung devices and iPhones, will become available in 2017.... >>

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

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Final Fantasy 15 (or XV, as it's officially designated) makes its long awaited debut tomorrow, 29 November, and Sony Japan has crafted some special edition audio products to celebrate.The daddy of three limited edition devices is a Final Fantasy 15 Sony... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

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We've had the Black Friday weekend and now Cyber Monday is upon us, so you still have a few hours to snag a games bargain. And not only can you get the best games, you can also get yourself a shiny new console for a song.That's why we've put together... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

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With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially with Black Friday and now Cyber Monday upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty... >>

Huge No Man’s Sky Foundation update makes it well worth visiting again

Huge No Man’s Sky Foundation update makes it well worth visiting again

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No Man's Sky polarised opinion on launch like few games in memory. We loved it, but many didn't feel they got the game they were promised.It was hampered by issues on the PC version and plenty of PS4 gamers found it lacking in gameplay or variety.We were... >>

Amazon goes Black Friday mad with cheap PS4 and Xbox One S consoles from £200 with free games

Amazon goes Black Friday mad with cheap PS4 and Xbox One S consoles from £200 with free games

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Amazon has been offering some great deals on games and consoles over the last couple of weeks but you'd have to go some to better it's special discounts for Black Friday itself.Throughout 25 November, you can nab a 500GB PlayStation 4, a copy of Uncharted... >>