Sky+ iPhone app means you'll never miss MOTD again
Do you remember life before Sky+? Dark days, my friend, dark days. When you had to suffer television in real time, wasting precious hours watching programmes you had no interest in, just to kill time before The World's Strongest Man started? Do you recall ferreting through newspapers for details of your favourite programmes, or having to set a video recorder like a commoner?
No more. Hard-disk recording changed the way we consume televisual entertainment for good, and Sky+ led the mainstream charge. No more eyeballing crap of no interest - just flick through the EPG, set to record, fast forward through the ads - sorted. So what if it occasionally clips the end off your favourite show, or mysteriously forgets about the Series Link you added last week - the good far outweighs the bad.
When Sky released its mobile application for accessing the EPG a couple of years ago, it was akin to witchcraft. Now, an iPhone app that does the same doesn't seem nearly as impressive, but trust us - when you realise you've left the house without recording the series finale of 24, you'll be grateful.
If you haven't done so already, you'll need to set up an account at sky.com/remoterecord to use the app, and it'll only work on the iPhone and 2nd generation iPod Touch that has the v2.2 firmware update. The reviews for it so far are mixed, with several people reporting the app crashes constantly, but expect any glitches to be ironed out in future updates.