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RATED – The BBC iPlayer Radio app

Welcome to the first in a series of articles celebrating apps which are an example to others on how things should be done. I’m probably preaching to the converted, but I wanted to talk about the BBC iPlayer Radio app. It’s available for iPhone,, Android and Kindle. For …

Bored? Like Doctor Who? Wanna be an artist?

Yes? well, you are in luck! Scary Beasties have launched an application aimed at adults who are wanting to colour in everything from Daleks to Cybermen. Out now for Android devices and iOS devices. The application has 45 images ready to be coloured in regardless of your sense …

BBC go 360 for Rio 2016

Tonight is the opening ceremony for the Olympics in Rio, Brazil, which promises lots of excitement just like London 2012. BBC have embraced the modern era of VR technology by bringing various key events over the course of the Olympics in glorious 360 degrees. The coverage can be streamed …

BBC iPlayer viewer? You’ll need a TV licence.

For the last few years, if you watched everything on demand using the BBC iPlayer rather than tuning in live, it meant you didn’t have to pay the age-old subscription – the TV Licence fee. The British government and the BBC have wanted to close this so-called “iPlayer …

BBC+ app launches

Today the BBC have launched a new app on both IOS and Android, the BBC+ app. Every day the BBC generates massive amounts of content, be it news, TV programmes or the radio shows, and to be honest all this fantastic content is scattered throughout the internet, and …

BBC launch iPlayer Kids app

If, like me, you have a little one in the house, you’ll know what a minefield it is keeping them safe while letting them having access to the internet. My little boy loves to watch people gaming on YouTube, but sometimes what appears to be a suitable clip …

New BBC iPlayer features announced.

iPlayer is one of the most popular apps out there. The BBC has had great success with it, with a staggering number of downloads per month. To its credit, the BBC routinely updates the app (albeit not the Windows Phone variant). The most recent version brings a series …

BBC News on your wrist.

The latest update to the BBC Worldwide News app version 3.2 sees the inclusion of Android Wear support, meaning short news snippets will be sent to your wrist. Articles are presented in a RSS style layout, with the ability to swipe horizontally and vertically: go up or down …

Is technology going to kill the BBC?

Over 1000 jobs are to go at the BBC – far more than originally thought – because “more than one million fewer people had a television set than was predicted in 2011”. What? Are people throwing their TV’s in the bin? No, no they’re not. Whether you like …

BBC Playlister can now export to iTunes

BBC Playlister is a service that lets you save the tracks you hear on BBC radio so you can find them with your favourite streaming service. When it launched in October it had support for Deezer, Spotify and YouTube, this has now been expanded with iTunes so the …

BBC iPlayer update for Android & IOS

Not long after we had the news about Windows Phone getting a nice update to BBC iPlayer, we see another press release from the BBC to tell us about the updated Android and iOS version. This seems to follow on from the smart TV update in March, so …

BBC iPlayer Radio downloads coming soon

  For those desperate to catch up on the latest episode of the Archers on BBC Radio 4, but unable to listen to it on the tube because there is no signal, your dreams have finally come true.  Announced via its twitter feed, the BBC have finally revealed that …

Just give me five minutes..

Hello. I’m going to borrow your eyes for a minute. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it brief, but today it’s Children in Need. If you’re not aware, this is the BBC’s big charity event and it supports disadvantaged children all across the UK. As an example, just up the …

BBC iPlayer finally coming to Windows Phone

One of the most popular apps on Android and iOS has been really conspicuous in its absence so far on Windows Phone – the BBC’s iPlayer. Well we won’t have to wait much longer, as Auntie has just announced that they have done a deal with Microsoft to …

BBC Sport App now available on Android

The BBC Sport app has finally been released for those on the Android platform. The app which is optimised for devices 7″ and below contains all the latest news and videos from the world of sport. Google Play describes the app: The official BBC Sport app is the …

BBC Sport App launches for iOS

The BBC have today launched an app for iOS specifically for their extensive sports coverage. Unsurprisingly called BBC Sport, the app is curated by the top BBC sport journalists and is “the sports fan’s guide to live sport news, stats, fixtures and results” The BBC’s Head of Interactive’s …

Developer Profile: Apposing

Great Britain has been at the forefront of technology for hundreds of years.  Since the industrial revolution the British have led the way with technological innovations that have improved the quality of life for billions of people around the world. From the steam engine to the television to …

BBC iPlayer now available on Jellybean devices

When Google decided to withdraw support for Adobe Flash player there was one obvious casualty…..BBC’s much used and much loved iPlayer. After some alleged pressure from the BBC, Adobe restored access to iPlayer on the Play store but it was still not natively supported for Jellybean devices and …