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By: Digital Home  09-12-2011
Keywords: Content Management, Mobile Devices, Video Game

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The global BBC iPlayer App, a unique video on demand (VOD) pilot subscription service available on the iPad, is now available in Canada.

Now available in sixteen countries outside of the U.K, the subscription services lets viewers watch shows from an extensive archive of award-winning classic and contemporary British TV programming.

California based Netflix has announced that its “Just for Kids” section is now available to Netflix members in Canada on the Wii game console.

The child friendly category, created in August but only available through the Netflix website until now, caters to the almost 50% of Netflix members who have watched at least two movies or shows made for kids in the last 90 days.

Health Canada in conjunction with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and Best Buy yesterday recalled the Rocketfish Model RF-KL12 Battery Case for the Apple iPhone 3G/3GS.

According to the safety commission, the battery case can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. The CPSC and Best Buy have received about 14 reports of the battery cases overheating in the United States, including three reports of minor burns to consumers and four reports of minor property damage. No incidents have been reported to Health Canada.

In September, 20.1 million Canadians ages 13 and older used mobile devices according to recent estimates by research firm comScore.

The researchers, who extrapolate the ownership numbers using responses gleaned from online surveys, estimate that 40% of Canadian mobile users owned a smartphone, an increase of 7% in the past six months.

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The HTC Amaze 4G smartphone, currently a Telus Mobility exclusive, will be available from Wind Mobile beginning Friday, December 2nd.

The Android 2.3-powered device, which will sell for $569 outright and $249 on the Windtab, features a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 4.3-inch super LCD HD (960 x 540 pixel) capacitive touch screen, 1GB RAM, microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional storage 8 megapixel camera, and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.

Sony this week is releasing new firmware (Version 4.0) for its Playstation 3 video game console which will enable the device to act as a content management server the Playstation Vita.

The PlayStation Vita, also known as “PSVita” or “PSV,” is the upcoming handheld game console from Sony which is set to be released in Japan and parts of Asia on December 17, 2011 and in Europe and North America on February 22, 2012.

Sonos, makers of wireless music systems for the home, announced today the release of Sonos System Software 3.6 along with a new Sonos Android Controller app which supports Android tablets and the Kindle Fire.

In addition to taking advantage of the tablet’s larger screen size, new features of the app include alarms, music library management and Twitter support.

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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Capacitive Touch, Content Management, Content Management Server, Game Console, Mobile Devices, Music Systems, Video Game, Video Game Console, Wireless Music,

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