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BBC Weather gets updated, but is it any good?

Of all the weeks for the BBC to relaunch the weather section of their website, perhaps this wasn’t the best. A quick search of Twitter for the hashtag #uksnow will reveal the fact that there’s been a touch of snow falling in the UK this week. A quick search of any number of news sources […]

BBC Helps Push Adobe Air Mainstream

When the BBC initially launched the iPlayer, it was a Windows only service that used Windows DRM to baffle its users.  At the time, the BBC stated, and then retracted, and then was forced into restating that a download version of the iPlayer would be available on OSX and Linux machines before the end of […]

BBC Launches Topics – Friend Feed for Stuff

The BBC have announced a new service called /topics. It aims to provide a one-stop shop for all news relating to either a person, place or subject, with the news gathered from the BBC News Website. So how does it hold up?

BBC Redesign – A Mixed Bag

The BBC recently launched a fairly major revamp of its web site and it ended up as a bit of a mixed bag. There are some real triumphs, but the effort seems disproportionally distributed resulting in some major failures.

iPlayer on iPhone, Bravo!

After being critical of the BBC in the past, particularly in relation to their iPlayer project, I’ve got to hold my hands up and say they’ve done quite a nice job in porting it to the iPhone. Despite some long-lingering usability problems which just got much worse.

iPlayer Flash – Review

Today, the BBC launched a Flash version of the controversial iPlayer. So how does it stack up given the all round beating the download based iPlayer took? The first thing is that the iPlayer is now cross platform. Well, cross platform in as much as it uses Macrodobe’s Flash technology which, while still proprietary, at […]

Common Sense Prevailing? iPlayer in Flash?!?

I’ve been highly critical of the BBC’s iPlayer in the past.  Not only did it have some very obvious failings, including the interface and confusing DRM, but it was also tied to Microsoft Windows XP.  Well, not any more.  Mashable is reporting (without a source I might add) that the BBC have signed a deal […]

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