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Orange makes ‘smartphone as remote’ app open

Orange is making software that turns smartphones into remote controls open source as it looks to make the technology available to other operators. The operator’s OCast software can be added…

Lego launches AR app

Lego launches AR app

The Lego Creative Play Lab is launching a new – and free – augmented reality (AR) app, entitled Lego AR-Studio. The app allows users to explore and control virtually enhanced animated…

Ofcom: Kids more aware of YouTube, Netflix than BBC

More than half (54 per cent) of UK 12- to 15-year-olds use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, to access online news, making it the second most popular…

Adobe: Single sign-on drives TVE numbers

Adobe: Single sign-on drives TVE numbers

According to digital experience specialist Adobe, the adoption by TV Everywhere (TVE) providers of single sign-on (SSO) functionality has boosted TVE consumption significantly. Writing in the Adobe Blog, Blake Elmquist,…

Consumer group warns of pirated content risk

Consumer group warns of pirated content risk

US consumer-orientated coalition the Digital Citizens Alliance has launched new efforts to educate law enforcement, regulators, and parents about the dangers of pirated content, releasing a new video demonstrating the…

HbbTV Application Discovery Service

RadioDNS and HbbTV have announced that RadioDNS has implemented support for HbbTV’s “Application Discovery over Broadband” specification. This new functionality is intended to benefit consumers that live in markets where…

UK IPO issues Kodi box guidance

UK IPO issues Kodi box guidance

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued guidance on illicit streaming devices (ISDs) aimed at helping consumers understand why so called ‘Kodi’ and other illegal IPTV set-top boxes and…

We Are TV app reports 100,000 users

New-York based startup We Are TV, an IOS and Android AR app that launched in October, has reported 100,000 users. Available in both France and the US, We are TV…

Taplytics launches TV app testing support

Taplytics, a product experiment solution, has announced the introduction of TV app testing support for Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV Devices. Taplytics now enables companies to test…

Report: Illicit streaming devices pose safety risk

A series of product safety tests on popular illicit streaming devices entering the UK have found that 100 per cent fail to meet national electrical safety regulations. The findings are…