There's no shortage of weather and news widgets for Android, but if you're using a Telstra SIM in your phone, Telstra's TelstraOne app might be tempting.
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ABC News 24 went live last night, and computer users can get in on the action by watching it via the ABC's iView service as a live stream. However, contrary to some expectations (ours included), the streaming channel will count towards your download cap even if your ISP otherwise offers unmetered iView service.
So much for the ABC's plans plans to expand the range of unmetered providers for iView -- right now, watching shows through iView will chew through your bandwidth no matter which ISP you use.
Further details on the Internode/Tivo unmetered downloads arrangement, which we first reported on at the beginning of the month, have finally emerged. The good news is that the deal isn't just restricted to new accounts: any existing Internode customer with a Tivo can access the Tivo EPG software updates and the 'Blockbuster Movie Of The Week' without it counting against monthly cap totals, and with no special setup required. Internode has also said that further unmetered content will be offered later in the year; there's no details, but with iView already on its list, unmetered iTunes would probably be top of most people's lists.
The biggest roadblock to legal movie and TV downloads remains the huge amounts of bandwidth they consume, which can punch a huge hole in your monthly download cap (even without taking HD into consideration). The ideal solution would be cap-free ISP accounts, but since that's never going to happen deals between ISPs and content providers are the next best thing. Lara Sinclair at The Australian reports that Seven and Internode have done a deal which will see Tivo downloads excluded from the total for customers who sign up for a new Internode/Tivo bundle. No word yet on whether Internode's existing customers will also get similar benefits if they purchase a Tivo, but that would seem a likely outcome. The nature of the deal (which apparently kicks off in late March) suggests other ISPs aren't likely to get a bite at the Tivo cherry. But there are other cap-free content options. If you favour iTunes for movies, iiNet remains your best bet, while there are now plenty of cap-free choices for the ABC's iView, and BigPond Movies for Telstra customers.
Seven leading in race to deliver movie downloads