Harking back to the days of GCSE science, I tend to consider of the term ‘application’ generally meaning ‘practical usage’ as a particularly annoying section of these seemingly endless worksheets we had to fill out, now so we might set ablaze to a bit. The ‘application’ part was the spot where you needed to say what (if any) world, realistic value your experiments had, which, because it seems, was not usually a lot in my case. I remember a classmate rather maliciously drenched a spider in hydrochloric acid once, but I doubted, even at age 15 and three quarters, that it could become a well-liked form of pest control.
As Led Zeppelin have been telling us since the 70’s, you realize sometimes words have two meanings. In the case of software design and programming, additionally, there are a lot of words that have now been co-opted so as to denote something, usually only partially similar, to what the word actually means. So, applications, or ‘apps’ as we hip, swinging cats refer to them, don’t have anything whatsoever to do with GCSE science and all to do with leading edge consumer technology.
An app is basically a computer program developed to help the parent device perform a unique purpose. Applications are like mini programs that were originally designed for portable devices like iPods, Smartphones and Pc tablets. Apps range from the sublime, (such as the app that can track migratory whales in real time or the one that shows you the exact place of all the stars and wonderful bodies from anywhere on the earth) to the completely stupid, but amusing anyways (the app where you can punch a cartoon cat in the face, Angry Birds). Apple customers alone have access to on 60,000 downloadable applications, the majority of them are totally free to use.
Smart TV, obviously, has its own set of downloadable apps. I should indicate now that these aren’t as esoteric as a wide-ranging applications available for the phone or Tablet, yet. Thus far Smart TV’s list of apps can be a typically practical one. Here is a look at some of the apps you’ll be capable of acquire for your Smart TV (NOTE: Different apps are certified to different manufacturers – so when you’re distinctively after a TV for its applications, it pays to do your homework, that is, in its own way, somewhat like GCSE science).
Netflix – The extension of the on line film rental business (and proud sponsor of the iFanboy comic book conversation show, I hasten to include) is an app which supplies you the choice to stream ‘rented’ movies over the Internet for a small cover fee.
Amazon – From Amazon, you can download content. So when you’d rather purchase a film or Television show, you can simply click on the link and it will be sent directly to the hard drive. It’s cheaper than buying discs and far easier to store.
BBC iPlayer – This is a small version of the iPlayer site; there’s also a BBC News and sports app.
Youtube – You’ll also find other video sites accessible as apps. Dailymotion and Vimeo have become properly accessible from your TV.
Along with these applications, you will find Sports apps that’ll record every game and applications for particular channels, making them accessible as individual networks as opposed to a part of a cable/satellite package.
Whichever applications you want, make sure they are doing what you think that they do and that they are available for that TV you choose, before you buy. That way you may avoid disappointment.