October 4, 2012

Netflix Android App Simplified


Netflix has updated its user interface for its Android app, hopefully making it a simpler user experience. Its new home screen look has search, browsing, recently viewed and recommendations, just like its big brother interface. A simple tap on a film brings up information while a double tap means play. The app works for any device with Android 2.3 or later and is free to subscribers.

Via Google Play

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May 8, 2012

Sirius XM Updates Android App


Sirius XM has just released a free update for its Android Internet Radio App. Tune Start allows listeners to restart a current song and Live Radio can be paused and continued or skipped forward to catch what is coming up. Start Now lets the user go back up to 5 hours on various channels. Show Finder is a programmable guide to set reminders up for an entire week and organize favorites. Current subscribers should receive it automatically and newbies can get the app from Google Play.

Via Google Play

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May 3, 2012

Mitsubishi Monitors Support Smarphones


Mitsubishi has made a move towards easier networking with their new Diamondcrusta WIDE monitors. Available in glare and non-glare models, both have a 1920×1080 resolution, 23" screens and a LED Backlight IPS panel with a 3.5mms (GTG) response time and a 178 ° view angle. They feature an ECO mode for reduced power comnumption up to 35%. Best of all it has Android and iOS support for your smartphone via HDMI with its GigaClear Engine II.

Via Akihabara News

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March 7, 2012

DI Dock For Android Devices


Digital Innovations has what they say is the first Docking Station for Android. Available with remote, the speaker/dock provides 2.1 stereo sound and a free app with functions such as play/pause, skip/back and volume control. It accommodates your device in both portrait and landscape mode. Micro USB and 3.5 mm audio connectors allow for simple plug-and-play.

Via Digital Innovations

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October 12, 2011

Pogoplug Goes Mobile


Just as the original Pogoplug turned a USB hard drive into a NAS server,
can do the same or use an SD card for storage. Stream music, video and photos to your iPhone, iPad or Android device with one button. There are no storage limits and no need to download to multiple devices. For Android users, back up is automatic and wireless and it goes without saying that the device is compatible with the company's desktop software. Pre-order for a mid-October delivery with an affordable $79.99 price.

Via PogoPlug

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August 22, 2011

Google To Acquire Motorola Mobile


Google has designs on Motorola Mobility, knowing that with the purchase of the company, they can better integrate cell phone usage with the Android applications. Motorola has been around for 80 years, and it certainly doesn't hurt that it was a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance. And then there is that little thing called competition, while Microsoft and Apple try to weaken Android, Google will try to make it a winner in the public's eye.

Via Google

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July 27, 2011

Netflix Updates Android App


Taking a cue from Hulu Plus, Netflix has added support for 25 more devices with an updated Android app that includes access to Thunderbolt and Atrix. It links to HTC Droid or EVO, Motorola Droid, Samsung Galaxy and other smartphones. The app is free from the Android Market, works on both wired 3G and WiFi systems, and includes search.

Via Android Market

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July 25, 2011

Sonos Play :3 Compact Tunes


Sonos Play :3 (named for its 3 internal speakers) is a compact music player that conveniently hooks up via app to iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Connect with iTunes, Internet radio, Spotify, Sirius and almost any other music source. A second Play:3 can be attached in another room or, if you already have Sonos products, it can be conveniently synced. Versatile enough to work both vertically and horizontally, the company promises "wall-to-wall HiFi sound."

(Thanks, Jill)

Via Sonos

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April 25, 2011

HBO Go to Become Portable


HBO subscribers can look forward to an app for their portable devices as well as their PCs. HBO Go will soon stream the channel's movies and TV episodes to iPad/iPhones/Android smartphones and is unlimited and instant, with plenty of HD content. Reportedly any season is available for free, as well as bonus features and extras, giving us another excuse to never leave the house for entertainment. Look for the portable service to come out early next month.

Via HBO Go

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April 7, 2011

Mobile Payments Coming Soon From NFC


Another faction is making it possible to make mobile payments. The WSJ reports that Google, Citigroup and MasterCard have teamed with NFC to create the function on Android smartphones. The service is Google ad and discount supported and the other two companies make their bucks from retailer credit fees. Look for the service sometime this year.

Via Wall Street Journal

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April 5, 2011

AMEX Serve Mobile Payments


American Express has set up a payment system similar to PayPal. 'Serve' users create an account and can send or receive payments. Access includes the company's iOS, the Interweb, Facebook and Android apps. The bad news is that there is a $2.00 ATM fee and a 2.9% and $0.03 per deposit discount for cash, debit and ACH. The good news is that if you get it now, the first six months are free and your first withdrawal for the month is free.

Via AMEX Serve

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February 18, 2011

Freakin' Friday! Archos 70c eReader


It's Archos' turn to release an e-book. The Android run 70c eReader has a 7" TFT display, 4 GB memory, accelerometer, a 600MHz processor and SD card slot and built-in WiFi. The screen rotates in portrait or landscape mode, decodes HD, plays and stores video, music and text. You can preorder now and look forward to 10 hours of ePlaying before needing a charge.

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February 17, 2011 Goes Premium

lastfm.jpg now has a premium subscription service with better quality than their ad-supported version. For $3 per month, users of iPhones, Android smartphones, Sonos products, Logitech Squeezebox and others can receive those clear tones. Click the link for a full line of covered devices and an option to subscribe.


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