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Apple updates Remote app with AirPlay support

Apple has updated its Remote app for iPhone and iPad with a handful of features just before the App Store review team takes a holiday break. New perks include support for AirPlay and better integration with various iTunes features.

Grover stars in Sesame Street iPad app

If you love Sesame Street's Grove--and who doesn't--there's a special holiday treat available this week. The Monster at the End of This Book is an iPad storytelling app starring the lovable Muppet.

Verizon launches FiOS app for iPad

You can't watch television with it, but you can set your DVR, browse shows, and search VOD offerings with the new FiOS iPad app from Verizon.

Surc case turns your iPhone into a remote control

The new Surc from Mashed Pixel is an iPhone case that turns your device into a universal remote, for use with a free app.

Peel brings wireless home-theater control to iPhone

Peel, an application that helps users find their favorite television programs, has been upgraded to let iPhone owners use the device as a universal remote

Virgin releases iPad-only magazine, Project

At a New York City press conference Tuesday, Virgin CEO Richard Branson and his editorial team showed off Virgin’s new digital publication for the iPad.

SlingPlayer Mobile app arrives on iPad

Sling Media brought its media placeshifting services to the iPhone in 2009, and now it's ready for the iPad. The new app lets owners of certain Slingboxes view and control their home media services while out and about, and unlike its sibling's debut, it isn't limited to just Wi-Fi.

TiVo Premiere app turns iPad into remote, program guide

Tivo has announced the Tivo Premiere app for iPad, which will let Tivo customers browse full-screen program guides on their iPads without interrupting playback, schedule one-time recordings and Season Pass recordings while on-the-go, and control playback with simple gestures, among other things.

Hulu updates iOS app with split-screen player, more

Hulu has updated its Hulu Plus iOS app to add a split-screen player, improved streaming performance, and better management of queues and subscriptions.

Adobe Ideas sketchbook app gets expanded layers feature

Adobe has updated its sketchbook app, Adobe Ideas, adding the ability to create more layers, a Redo function, iOS 4 multitasking support, and more.

DVPRemote 2.0 adds Instant Replay, keyboard support

This iOS remote app for Roku's Netflix and Amazon media player gains a bunch of new features and integration, from an Instant Replay button to on-device Netflix queue browsing and full keyboard support.

IMDB update brings multitasking, entertainment news to iOS app

The 2.0 version of the mobile entertainment reference guide brings support for multitasking and the iPhone 4's Retina display. The update also delivers entertainment news and showtime information for movie theaters in 13 countries.

AmpliTube update adds guitar recording to the mix

AmpliTube lets users turn their mobile device into an amp for guitar and bass; updates now allow for multi-track recordings and an array of sound effects.