AirPlay

  • Apple Wants The Link Between Your Devices To Be You, Not A Shared Wi-Fi Network

    Apple Wants The Link Between Your Devices To Be You, Not A Shared Wi-Fi Network

    Apple has made some changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols in iOS 8, including AirPlay and AirDrop. AirDrop, the simple file sharing mechanism introduced in OS X Lion and iOS 7, now works between Macs and iOS devices; and AirPlay, the video and audio streaming protocol that plays back music and movies from iPhone, Macs, etc. on Apple TV and approved accessories, will apparently… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Lip Sync

    Gillmor Gang: Lip Sync

    The Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — Boy, the way Glenn Miller played, those were the days. The Gang was a deck stacked against the Gillmor young versus old, Lorde versus The Stones. Just when we finally convinced everybody Beatles was spelled with a Capital T. The talent drought continues. Sure, there are great artists. And… Read More

  • Libratone Loop Review: The AirPlay Speaker That Looks As Good As It Sounds

    Libratone Loop Review: The AirPlay Speaker That Looks As Good As It Sounds

    For AirPlay speakers, there’s a lot of choice out there. Often that can result in the feeling that there are essentially a lot of people sticking to an easy formula and churning out virtually interchangeable devices, but Libratone is a speaker-maker that makes AirPlay sound ware that stands out, and the new Loop is no exception. Read More

  • Android Remote Application Framework Provides True Multi-Screen Experiences For Mobile

    Android Remote Application Framework Provides True Multi-Screen Experiences For Mobile

    Android doesn’t really have an AirPlay equivalent – its Miracast and Mirrorlink technologies are similar, but lack the kind of opportunity Apple’s tech provides to build second screen experiences that work independently of what’s being shown on the original. That’s why Solution57 created their Remote Application Framework (RAF for short), which goes even… Read More

  • Add AirPlay To Your Old 30-Pin iPhone Dock With The Auris Skye Kickstarter Project

    Add AirPlay To Your Old 30-Pin iPhone Dock With The Auris Skye Kickstarter Project

    Old iPhone docks are a depressing sight in this world of Lightning cables and connectors, sitting with their 30-pin connector exposed and lonely. There are a number of Bluetooth accessories that you can use with those devices, including one from accessory-maker Auris called the freeDa. But their latest project is a similar attachment that brings AirPlay and DLNA streaming to those docks. The… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrate Google’s gift to StreamTV. ChromeCast is cheap, small, simple, and extensible, just in time to kickoff the run up to Apple’s big move to the Big Screen. It’s a win-win for everybody involved, except maybe Microsoft and its XBox offering. Suddenly 3 screens and the cloud… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: IBeacon & Eggs

    Gillmor Gang: iBeacon & Eggs

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb filter across our head. Television is going streamland in a big way, and the Emmy nominations of Netflix’ House of Cards are but the most obvious indicator of the transformation. And what Apple has in store for us is becoming tangibly… Read More

  • Cambridge Audio’s Minx Air 200 Earns The Crown For Best Home AirPlay Speaker

    Cambridge Audio’s Minx Air 200 Earns The Crown For Best Home AirPlay Speaker

    If you’re a high-end audio fan, you’ve probably heard of Cambridge Audio, the London-based firm that makes some of the best equipment in the business. The brand is currently undergoing some changes that involve targeting the growing number of users who are looking for wireless in-home and portable speaker solutions. Hence the new Minx line of devices, which borrows its name… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Mo' Beta Blues

    Gillmor Gang: Mo’ Beta Blues

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — welcome the summer solstice with a dip in the gene pool. With Google Glass two months new and iOS7 in developers’ hands, the stage is set for the unification of app notifications across OS and device. Microsoft releases Office for the iPhone, and Facebook Snapchat’s Instagram. But to… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Wake Up Call

    Gillmor Gang: Wake Up Call

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — recorded early on a Thursday morning, flush with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s read-between-the-lines performance at D11. Cook took some 80 minutes to say very little, or so say the pundits and Wall Street spinners. But the Gang found plenty to decrypt, including thoughts on Apple TV… Read More

  • Ohio-Based Entrepreneur’s SketchParty TV Shows AirPlay’s Gaming Power, But The Tech Needs A Spotlight

    Ohio-Based Entrepreneur’s SketchParty TV Shows AirPlay’s Gaming Power, But The Tech Needs A Spotlight

    Apple’s AirPlay streaming media technology has a neat trick up its sleeve for game developers, enabling them to create multi-screen experiences that allow a player to interact with an interface on a portable device like the iPad or iPhone, and see something different broadcast through their television attached to an Apple TV. One game that takes advantage of this is from Toledo… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Speculation, Music, Death

    Gillmor Gang: Speculation, Music, Death

    The Gillmor Gang — Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — spared no expense to bring you the finest in up-to-date tech commentary. In other words, we tore into Twitter Music, ignored Facebook Home, dissected the internals of AirPlay, and cashed our Bitcoin checks. Our attention is a zero sum game, and whether it’s West Wing or Twitter pointers into… Read More

  • Raspberry Pi Hack Turns The Ultra-Affordable Computer Into An AirPlay Receiver

    Raspberry Pi Hack Turns The Ultra-Affordable Computer Into An AirPlay Receiver

    What can’t the Raspberry Pi do? Well, it definitely can operate as an AirPlay receiver for Apple’s Wi-Fi audio streaming protocol, it turns out. Cambridge engineering student Jordan Burgess managed to convert one of the $25 open computers into an AirPlay receiver along the lines of Apple’s AirPort Express, using open source software, a USB Wi-Fi adapter, an SD card, a micro… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Bowers & Wilkins A7 Wireless Airplay Speaker

    Gift Guide: Bowers & Wilkins A7 Wireless Airplay Speaker

    Short Version Bowers & Wilkins Wireless A7 speaker system is as good as it gets when you’re looking for big sound out of a compact design. Setup is incredibly easy thanks to Airplay, which lets you connect and control content wirelessly through your iOS devices. Yes, it’s relatively expensive, but it can essentially play the role of a complete music experience on it’s own. Read More

  • Zapstreak Goes Global With Public SDK Launch For Its AirPlay For Android Solution

    Zapstreak Goes Global With Public SDK Launch For Its AirPlay For Android Solution

    Poznan, Poland-based startup Zapstreak has just brought its AirPlay-style media streaming solution for Android out of beta, making the SDK it provides available to developers worldwide after a six-month extended testing period. The company’s tech allows Android developers to build music, video or picture-streaming right into their app. But will new options change Zapstreak’s chances… Read More

  • Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy Brings Four Player Split-Screen To iOS Gaming Via AirPlay

    Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy Brings Four Player Split-Screen To iOS Gaming Via AirPlay

    Some iOS games have done some pretty cool stuff with AirPlay, including Real Racing HD 2, but it’s always seemed like there’s so much more possible from the technology, especially when it comes to gaming. A new update for Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy from Namco Bandai adds split-screen gaming via AirPlay and the Apple TV. Up to four players can dogfight at once now, each playing… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Libratone Zipp AirPlay Speaker

    Gift Guide: Libratone Zipp AirPlay Speaker

    Libratone’s speakers are normally crazy expensive. This one is just temporarily insane. Plus it’s got a direct mode for when you’re outside of Wi-Fi range, and a built-in battery, two things rare on an AirPlay speaker. Read More

  • Airtight Is Airplay For Your Google TV

    Airtight Is Airplay For Your Google TV

    Proof of concept though this is, Airtight purports to be the first app that will enable Apple’s Airplay on the Google TV. Priced at a mere 99 cents, the app allows you to stream non-DRMed movies to your TV via any Airplay-enabled device like an iPad or iPhone. Music and mirroring are not yet supported and you have to have an update Google TV with the Android Market available. Read More

  • Gilmor Gang - Down with Apps

    Gillmor Gang 12.24.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took a WiFi stroll through the forest that is Hollywood’s attempt to lock down our TVs. It’s really too late, what with SOPA boycotts, reverse engineering of the Apple AirPlay bus, and Microsoft’s slow fade from CES underway. But that doesn’t stop the Cartel from trying. It may… Read More

  • Going shopping

    Going shopping

    Something about the juxtaposition of things reminds me of the politics of disruption, the emotional spring of the social generation. By themselves, interesting, intellectual perhaps, but not of the parallel land of hope and acceptance. I read an interview with Noel Gallagher, the supposedly sane one of the Oasis brothers. Something about Oasis being in the Top 10 of bands. He ducked the… Read More