We take you through some of the top tech trends and controversies of 2011.
Passive Aggressive
Is the iPad replacing the touch panel?
Flex Theaters
Android Catches Up with iOS
Netflix Bombs
Apps for Every Component
Smarter and More Social TVs
Big Affordable TVs
Streaming vs Stored Music
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Apps for Every Component

It seems every week another major control company was launching another app. Every piece of AV equipment now has a corresponding app to operate it or enhance the functionality. A smart phone or tablet is now as much a piece of your home AV gear as the Blu-ray player. We predict that it won’t be long before manufacturers stop supplying remotes for their TVs or receivers and instead just offer an app download. Maybe that won’t be such a bad thing after all. Pictured is the Android app for Onkyo home theater receivers.

Read Verizon Offer My FiOS App to Combine Other Apps

Read Essential Android Home Theater Apps

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