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Dave 07-04-2009 05:09 PM

Only for setup, I think

EagleSE24 07-04-2009 05:53 PM

Has anyone tried/ is anyone planning on getting this http://www.slingmedia.com/go/iphone ?

Television transmitted direct to your phone...

Ferris Bueller 07-04-2009 08:13 PM

Some great recommendations on this thread! I just found Glyder which is awesome, only $1.99 here so I expect it's also cheap in the UK. Kinda like a chilled out Pilotwings style flying game.

Dave 08-04-2009 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave
Only for setup, I think

sky have a single server for enabling remote record, it's being totally swamped because of the iphone app, anyone had any success

wickham_eagle 09-04-2009 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave
sky have a single server for enabling remote record, it's being totally swamped because of the iphone app, anyone had any success


no have been trying constantly for last couple of days to set it up but still no luck at all :(

Dave 09-04-2009 08:20 AM

let me know how you get on

Baloo 09-04-2009 09:33 AM

Isn't the Sky+ app just the same as the Sky website remote record facility?

James 09-04-2009 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EagleSE24
Has anyone tried/ is anyone planning on getting this http://www.slingmedia.com/go/iphone ?

Television transmitted direct to your phone...

Definitely. I have a Slingbox and will be first in the queue when this one arrives.

James 09-04-2009 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave
sky have a single server for enabling remote record, it's being totally swamped because of the iphone app, anyone had any success

TV Plus for the iPhone has been around since October 2008 and it works perfectly. I have used it many times and it has never let me down.

OK - Dave won't use it because, er, someone might maliciously programme his Sky Plus box if his password is compromised - but for the rest of us, why bother with the definitely inferior Sky+ official release?

EagleSE24 09-04-2009 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
Definitely. I have a Slingbox and will be first in the queue when this one arrives.

Wonder what it will do to the battery life. Need an app to improve that.

Dave 09-04-2009 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
Definitely. I have a Slingbox and will be first in the queue when this one arrives.

02's 3G is too shitty to make this worthwhile

Dave 09-04-2009 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
TV Plus for the iPhone has been around since October 2008 and it works perfectly. I have used it many times and it has never let me down.

eh? That is just a frontend to sky remote record, which is what we are trying to set up.

Kevin T 09-04-2009 02:28 PM

I downloaded TV Plus a while back, then tried to setup Remote Record on the SKY website. Server down. Tried a few other times in the following days. Fail. Gave up after a while and forgot all about it until this thread.

Kevin T 09-04-2009 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FraserH
im now up to 82 on flight control :D

You bastard. I'm at 70

Kevin T 09-04-2009 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Niceaction
105 on flight control now!

You must have been nearly having a coronary trying to keep the plates spinning at that level. Jeez

EagleSE24 09-04-2009 02:33 PM

I got 126 on Flight Control last night.

It may have been a glitch though as it didn't seem like there were ever too many planes on screen. Never got above 80 before or since...

hong_kong_hg 09-04-2009 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EagleSE24
Has anyone tried/ is anyone planning on getting this http://www.slingmedia.com/go/iphone ?

Television transmitted direct to your phone...

Oh yes. Sky+ on my iphone in Hong Kong... you betcha.

hong_kong_hg 09-04-2009 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave
sky have a single server for enabling remote record, it's being totally swamped because of the iphone app, anyone had any success

Yes works fine for me

Dave 09-04-2009 07:55 PM

when did you activate your box, today?

James 09-04-2009 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave
eh? That is just a frontend to sky remote record, which is what we are trying to set up.

Oh I see.

Sorry, I had assumed that everyone who knew about these things had set up their Sky Remote years ago. I had the Sky + remote record set up on my Nokia.

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 09-04-2009 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EagleSE24
Has anyone tried/ is anyone planning on getting this http://www.slingmedia.com/go/iphone ?

Television transmitted direct to your phone...

Cant wait. My mate works for Slingmedia and has promised a great app.

Kevin T 10-04-2009 02:22 PM

I'm gonna try and activate ours again now

Dave 10-04-2009 02:25 PM

Don't bother, I have been trying over and over

Kevin T 10-04-2009 02:36 PM

You get the technical difficulties screen I guess? The same one I've seen for months. Shall I pop round there?

Dave 10-04-2009 02:38 PM

Round where?

Lizzy 10-04-2009 02:39 PM

To Sky.

Kevin T 10-04-2009 02:40 PM

It's next door to my gym - although I've just come back from there.

Dave 10-04-2009 02:46 PM

I rang them, they said they have a single dial up server and the whole of the UK is trying to register their boxes to use it with the jeebus phone,

Wankers

Kevin T 10-04-2009 03:07 PM

I have no problem dialling in to connect to the server to register my phone from the tv. I can't activate the service on the website.

Dave 10-04-2009 03:45 PM

All working now

hong_kong_hg 10-04-2009 06:55 PM

You were correct(ish) Dave, I had registered my Sky box just the day before.

Kevin T 11-04-2009 09:06 PM

1 Attachment(s)
This has been like this every time I've tried in 2 months

Blind_Eagle 13-04-2009 09:24 AM

Worked ok for me but to be honest I can't really see me using it much.

Finally bought wundaradio on the recommendation of James. It's excellent.

I've downloaded GPSLite which seems a far more flexible sat nav that the built in one but not tried it in anger. I will report back.

Dave 13-04-2009 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin T
This has been like this every time I've tried in 2 months

at what point do you get that?

Isle of Wight 13-04-2009 09:33 AM

After the National Rail debacle London Underground are having a go but at least are doing the decent thing with an intro price of .59p. Gives you the map, best routes, est journey times etc. 59p well spent

thehound 13-04-2009 09:33 AM

Solitaire is quite addictive and cheap.

Highbury Eagle 13-04-2009 10:27 AM

Scramble is good and cheap at 59p

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 13-04-2009 10:28 AM

Virtual Pool is superb at 59p

oz_da II 13-04-2009 10:31 AM

If you are into golf video games "Let's Golf" by Gameloft is very good.
Seems to be the best golf app out there. Has killed quite a few hours.
$6 here so I'd imagine it would be 2-3 quid over there.

wickham_eagle 13-04-2009 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oz_da II
If you are into golf video games "Let's Golf" by Gameloft is very good.
Seems to be the best golf app out there. Has killed quite a few hours.
$6 here so I'd imagine it would be 2-3 quid over there.


agree bought this game ages ago and is one of if not the best games I've seen for the iphone and the graphics are top notch and the hard level will keep you playing for ages and price over here for it is £3.49

another good game for the iphone is real football 09 made by the same company as Lets Golf brilliant graphics and easy controls

zonin2000 13-04-2009 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight
After the National Rail debacle London Underground are having a go but at least are doing the decent thing with an intro price of .59p. Gives you the map, best routes, est journey times etc. 59p well spent

What's it called?

El Aguila 13-04-2009 12:04 PM

The one for the Madrid metro is sadly, not much cop.

Isle of Wight 13-04-2009 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zonin2000
What's it called?


London Tube :) by Presslite

GodstoneEagle 13-04-2009 12:09 PM

Wunderradio is great :)

James 13-04-2009 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CPFC Cheerleader Observer
Cant wait. My mate works for Slingmedia and has promised a great app.

I am not happy as I have one of the original Slingboxes:

Quote:

Sling Media has announced that the first few models of the Slingbox won't work with new Sling software, including the much-anticipated SlingPlayer for iPhone.

The company, which is now owned by EchoStar, informed Slingbox owners on the Sling Media Web site Wednesday, saying that owners of the original Slingbox, Slingbox AV, and Slingbox Tuner were encouraged to upgrade to either a Slingbox Pro, Slingbox Pro-HD, or Slingbox Solo and that the company would offer those owning discontinued boxes a $50 discount to upgrade. (The Solo is the entry-level product and costs $180).

The reason? Because "software like SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone and future services yet to be announced" will only be supported on Solo, Pro and Pro-HD, and EchoStar SlingLoaded products.

The notoriously vocal and tight-knit Sling community wasn't pleased, with more than 120 comments on the topic in the SlingCommunity.com forum as of this posting, most of which expressed disappointment and anger. Since the upgrade offer was actually posted Wednesday, many Sling owners mistook it for a prank.

"I just hope this is one sick April Fool's joke - if it is it's not very funny," wrote one member of SlingCommunity.com. Others chimed in with similar hope, until it became clear this was all rather serious.

While a Sling representative didn't immediately return a request for comment Thursday, the company did note in the same blog post that the older versions (Slingbox, AV, and Tuner) will still function normally on their own, but won't be able to take advantage of new services.
From Cnet.

Dave 13-04-2009 02:39 PM

A heads up for anyone using the sky app to remote record that your sky remote record account is linked to your viewing card, not the box itself so if you get a new box it will still work.

Highbury Eagle 22-04-2009 06:20 PM

MyHighStreet is a free app which tells you the nearest shop to you. Fast and easy to use with a wide range of shops.

KingsleY 22-04-2009 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight
London Tube :) by Presslite

London tube is AWFUL

Put in the journey planner London bridge to Old street. 2 or 3 stops, but instead it takes you the other way round the Northern line!

This happens a hell of a lot.
I changed to TubeDeluxe. Much better :)

Riccardo 23-04-2009 03:54 PM

Is 8gb going to be enough for all the various applications and pictures and videos, music etc etc ?

Dave 23-04-2009 04:17 PM

NO

cpfc4ever 23-04-2009 04:56 PM

I have 16gb and that's enough for me ;)

KingsleY 23-04-2009 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight
After the National Rail debacle London Underground are having a go but at least are doing the decent thing with an intro price of .59p. Gives you the map, best routes, est journey times etc. 59p well spent

Also, nothing to do with London Underground as far as I'm aware

mrsilly 24-04-2009 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
I am not happy as I have one of the original Slingboxes:



From Cnet.

It's a shocker isn't it. No excuse, they need to come clean and admit it's a money making scheme.

Voldo 27-04-2009 10:22 AM

I heart Blocked

FraserH 27-04-2009 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Voldo
I heart Blocked

i have just completed it. hours of fun for 59p

Voldo 27-04-2009 10:35 AM

how many levels are there? i got it Thursday night and have played on and off all weekend, currently on level 58...

The great thing is you can start all over again

FraserH 27-04-2009 10:39 AM

100.

Voldo 27-04-2009 03:12 PM

"You Shall Not Pass..."

Says level 64...

I will not cheat either, to be honest i have only given it 5 minutes but noticed on here people said it was a tough one....

MatthewT 27-04-2009 03:18 PM

New free game called Flood it which I am liking at the moment

Gollum 27-04-2009 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Voldo
"You Shall Not Pass..."

Says level 64...

I will not cheat either, to be honest i have only given it 5 minutes but noticed on here people said it was a tough one....

Yep, I can't crack 64 either.....it's a pig...

Gollum 27-04-2009 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin T
You bastard. I'm at 70

Just recorded a 107 on Flight Control.

It's a freak score though.....never got beyond 88 before or since....

hoopsmccan 27-04-2009 03:39 PM

"My Football" isn't bad.

cpfc4ever 27-04-2009 03:42 PM

Anyone had a go on TNA?

James 27-04-2009 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin T
Ok - finished Mitchell Pack v1

On to pack 2

Did you ever crack Pack 2?

James 27-04-2009 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Voldo
"You Shall Not Pass..."

Says level 64...

I will not cheat either, to be honest i have only given it 5 minutes but noticed on here people said it was a tough one....

I did Level 64 almost by accident - however, there is a cheat available on YouTube if you really can't get past it.

FraserH 28-04-2009 12:39 PM

i didn't get stuck on 64 but there was a couple in the 70's and 90's i got stuck on for a day or two

montstar 28-04-2009 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
I did Level 64 almost by accident - however, there is a cheat available on YouTube if you really can't get past it.

ive clocked blocked was stuck for a while on 64 and really tried very hard and suceeded not looking at that cheat:p

has anyone played trace? cool idea for a game basically platform but you draw your own platforms where you think you need them!

wickham_eagle 29-04-2009 06:35 AM

CashFinder - Handy application which gives you details of all cash points in your present location and informs you of any nearby which charge you for their use handy to have IMPO

James 29-04-2009 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by montstar
ive clocked blocked was stuck for a while on 64 and really tried very hard and suceeded not looking at that cheat:p

has anyone played trace? cool idea for a game basically platform but you draw your own platforms where you think you need them!

Trace is one of the first games I recommended in this thread. It's an excellent game - although the controls are a little fiddly.

Blind_Eagle 29-04-2009 12:31 PM

9-Tollbox is a handy group of mini apps including currency conversion, units conversion, worldwide public holidays, spirit level etc etc.

Ive used it enough that it is now on my home bar.

Baloo 30-04-2009 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle
9-Tollbox is a handy group of mini apps including currency conversion, units conversion, worldwide public holidays, spirit level etc etc.

Ive used it enough that it is now on my home bar.

Looks good - I trust your daily use is not related to the "My Girl's Day" tool!

Blind_Eagle 30-04-2009 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baloo
Looks good - I trust your daily use is not related to the "My Girl's Day" tool!

:D

cpfcmazz 08-05-2009 02:52 PM

WunderRadio is great, you can listen to 1000's of radio stations from around the world, including Palace radio in digital quality when its broadcasting.

Voldo 08-05-2009 03:08 PM

complete blocked after about a week - some were really easy other had me for ages..

Always loved being stuck and coming back to it hours later and finding my way through the level withini about 10 seconds..

jimos_uk 08-05-2009 10:36 PM

I really enjoyed Touch Physics, but you can get around the tricky bits a touch too easily.

Has anyone tried that USonar thing? It's populated by utter *******, I tell thee.

James 08-05-2009 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpfcmazz
WunderRadio is great, you can listen to 1000's of radio stations from around the world, including Palace radio in digital quality when its broadcasting.

I used to be able to do this - but since Palace Radio started encrypting again, it has not been possible.

thehound 09-05-2009 07:53 AM

The Sun printed the following yesterday as the definitive 16 games every iPhone or itouch user must own. Anyone got any of these:

Drop 7
Adrenaline Pool Online
Word Fu
Real Football Online 09
Siberian Strike
Crayon Deluxe Physics
Myst
Metasquares
Cooking Mama
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
Tap Tap Revenge
Warfare Incorporated
Flight Control
Fieldrunners
Rolando
Wolfenstein 3D

I have Flight Control and Real Football 09. Tap Tap Revenge, Rolando Crayon Physics look really good.

montstar 09-05-2009 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thehound
The Sun printed the following yesterday as the definitive 16 games every iPhone or itouch user must own. Anyone got any of these:

Drop 7
Adrenaline Pool Online
Word Fu
Real Football Online 09
Siberian Strike
Crayon Deluxe Physics
Myst
Metasquares
Cooking Mama
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
Tap Tap Revenge
Warfare Incorporated
Flight Control
Fieldrunners
Rolando
Wolfenstein 3D

I have Flight Control and Real Football 09. Tap Tap Revenge, Rolando Crayon Physics look really good.

Tap tap revenge is free at the moment I think

Ill have to check the others out! Cheers fror the list:p

jimos_uk 13-05-2009 09:40 AM

So I've started playing this RockStars LIVE game - it's free and all - but, I'm meant to recruit people to do stuff.

I know it's a bit of a pain, but if anyone already has it, would they mind tapping in my code - V2VT1.

Cheers!

Niceaction 13-05-2009 01:46 PM

The slingbox app is finally here. It's £17.99. I have got it, but it only works over wifi at the moment, so cant use it yet. I’m a bit disappointed they haven't got it for 3G.

Teemo 13-05-2009 01:54 PM

Is slingbox the app that allows you to watch freeview channels?

Is it any good? Smooth?

Niceaction 13-05-2009 01:57 PM

You need the slingbox hardware connected to your tv. The app allows you to watch and control that tv over the net.
If your using the app over wifi then the picture quality should be very good, but as I said, I haven't tested yet.

Teemo 13-05-2009 02:10 PM

Oh right, thanks for the info. All sounds a bit too much for me. I'll stick to my TV for the time being.

paf 13-05-2009 02:26 PM

Want to get an ipod touch for Leo to stop him hammering my phone all the time, dont spose anyone works near an 02 shop as they are clearing out 1st Gen's for £90?

James 13-05-2009 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Niceaction
The slingbox app is finally here. It's £17.99. I have got it, but it only works over wifi at the moment, so cant use it yet. Iím a bit disappointed they haven't got it for 3G.

£18 for the application is ******* ridiculous.

It's also ridiculous that Slingbox isn't supporting the 'old' hardware.

hong_kong_hg 13-05-2009 09:10 PM

The old hardware isn't officially supported but it does work. Price is steep and lack of 3G is disappointing, but I have a classic and it works fine, other than the aspect ratio having to be letterbox and not as big on the screen as it could be.

Kevin T 13-05-2009 09:28 PM

I can't believe I got excited about Palace Radio and then had my hopes dashed within 10 seconds. Meh.

I often go to bed listening to crazy shock jocks from across the pond. The other day I listened to some New York radio station ripping into Jaqui Smith. Made me laugh that she was getting both barrels even in the US media. And they use language you'd never hear on radio over here. I was chuckling to myself as they were labelling her a witch and a ******.

Ferris Bueller 13-05-2009 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Niceaction
The slingbox app is finally here. It's £17.99. I have got it, but it only works over wifi at the moment, so cant use it yet. Iím a bit disappointed they haven't got it for 3G.

Without 3G its pointless. I have had it running fine on my BB Curve even over the Edge network. Anywhere I would use it with 3G, (hotel, airport etc) I have my laptop anyway!

Niceaction 13-05-2009 11:11 PM

I've been playing with the Slingbox app all night. It's very nice and has no stutter. The Man U Wigan match tonight flowed very nicely without any lag.
If you have a jailbroken phone, you can download Tricker3G to make the iphone believe it is using wifi when you are using a 3g connection.
This makes it really worthwhile in my opinion. The picture quality deteriorates slightly as you might expect, but it is still highly watchable.

The only downside is the long pause between scrolling channels. I have now set up a bunch of favourites to make that much quicker.

£18 is expensive for an app, but for me it is worth it.

James 14-05-2009 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Niceaction
I've been playing with the Slingbox app all night. It's very nice and has no stutter. The Man U Wigan match tonight flowed very nicely without any lag.

Me too - you persuaded me to try it. This is the Review I have just submitted to the Application Store:

Quote:

So - at long last we have the application for the Slingbox. First - the price. How can Slingmedia justify a price tag of this magnitude (£17.99 in the UK at the time of writing)? I appreciate that the Application has taken a while to develop, but every user will already have purchased a Slingbox (which is not cheap), so to be asked for this amount more is outrageous. Compare this to the Orb Live application at £5.99 for example (which streams media from your PC - including live TV if you have a tuner) and the contrast is stark.

Once installed it does work very well over a Wireless Network - but that's it. The second problem is that the Application will not work over 3g (note that Orb Live works fine over 3g).

I should also mention that I have tried this application using my old Slingbox Classic, and it works perfectly - although the Classic is not supported officially. Cynics might suggest that the lack of support for the 'old' hardware may be designed to encourage upgrading. It's not too hard to draw this conclusion, as the Sling Media website urges those with the old systems to 'upgrade' - and offers discounts for those willing to fork out yet more cash.

I am giving the Application three stars, because it functions very well in its limited capacity over the Wireless Networks. It would obviously get more if it was priced a little more keenly and - crucially - if it worked over the 3g Networks.

Niceaction 14-05-2009 07:04 AM

That pretty much sums it up for me. 3G is absolutely necessary, and the price is off putting for most.

It is very nice once you've got it going though!

Dave 14-05-2009 09:16 AM

Slingbox are literally having laugh

Hopng sky will port anytime to iPhone soon

James 28-05-2009 03:09 PM

Has anyone else tried the new Print n Share Application? It's not cheap, but so far as I am aware, it's the only really easy to use print application for the IPhone. It works very well - although even if you have a network printer (as I do), you still need your PC (or Mac, or Ubuntu or whatever) switched on to use it. You may print from any source on the IPhone, including web pages, pictures and documents.

montstar 29-05-2009 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
Has anyone else tried the new Print n Share Application? It's not cheap, but so far as I am aware, it's the only really easy to use print application for the IPhone. It works very well - although even if you have a network printer (as I do), you still need your PC (or Mac, or Ubuntu or whatever) switched on to use it. You may print from any source on the IPhone, including web pages, pictures and documents.

Surely this will be in the update later in the year though? Might wait and see if it is

jimos_uk 29-05-2009 04:09 PM

Speaking of Slingbox, I went and got one of these yesterday. Works fine with 3g signal on a jailbreak (broke?), phone with Tricker3g.

Actually, really quite impressed.

It's madness that they haven't (initially), released it to work over 3g. I'm assuming it's more to do with the 'unlimited / fair use' contracts that mobile operators chuck around?

Highbury Eagle 29-05-2009 08:55 PM

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Kevin T 29-05-2009 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimos_uk
Speaking of Slingbox, I went and got one of these yesterday. Works fine with 3g signal on a jailbreak (broke?), phone with Tricker3g.

Actually, really quite impressed.

It's madness that they haven't (initially), released it to work over 3g. I'm assuming it's more to do with the 'unlimited / fair use' contracts that mobile operators chuck around?

How good is this in reality though, seeing as I can't even get a radio station to play for more than a couple of minutes whilst on the move.

wickham_eagle 01-06-2009 01:22 PM

just downloaded the free Sky News Application seems quite good with up to date news items just need then to know do one for Sky Sports News

paf 01-06-2009 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin T

I often go to bed listening to crazy shock jocks from across the pond. The other day I listened to some New York radio station ripping into Jaqui Smith. Made me laugh that she was getting both barrels even in the US media. And they use language you'd never hear on radio over here. I was chuckling to myself as they were labelling her a witch and a ******.

listen to Red Bar Radio, they call everyone *******.

thehound 04-06-2009 05:07 PM

Anyone play lemonade tycoon?


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