Tagged With streaming media

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If you stream videos or listen to music over a mobile connection, you probably want to keep your data usage down, so that you don't end up with an ungodly phone bill at the end of the month. Luckily, the most popular streaming apps all have settings that can help. As an added bonus, you can probably save some battery life too. Here's exactly how to stop Netflix, YouTube, Spotify and other popular streaming services from eating up you precious mobile data.

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After Game Of Thrones, we'd say The Walking Dead is fairly high on the list of shows viewers would like to be able to watch on legal streaming services. Foxtel just announced that it will be presenting the zombie favourite on Presto — but how long will you have to wait?

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The AirPlay wireless streaming system makes sharing stuff between your phone and TV incredibly easy — but only if you stick with Apple gadgets. Try to share content from an Android and suddenly you're out of luck. But with these third-party streaming apps, Airplay and Android can finally speak the same language.

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According to an FCC filing, Apple has a smaller Apple TV in the works. What's weird is that it's not that much smaller than the current Apple TV — the small version would be 93.78sqmm as opposed to the current version's 98sqmm. Everything else about the FCC filing on the Apple TV looks identical to the current one.

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Quickflix is the closest thing Australia has to a Netflix competitor, but setting up a system to stream movies isn't cheap. Quickflix has actually been suspended from trading since mid-November while it seeks new investors. In a market update today, it revealed an interesting factoid: merely acquiring a new customer costs it $60, which means you'll have to be using its $14.95 a month WatchNow service for at least five months before it makes anything at all.

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Everyone really likes AirPlay, Apple's Wi-Fi streaming standard that lets you send movies and music from, say, your iPhone to your speakers or Apple TV. Now there's a new standard out to do pretty much the same thing for everyone else. But how is it different from previous attempts?