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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March 8, 2011

Plex Releases Android App


Plex comes to Android with a new $4.99 app. Their media center allows those with the smartphone to stream movies, TV shows, music, photos and videos from the Interweb. With its open framework, developers are encouraged to create new Plex channels, 200 of which are already available, including iTunes, Netflix and YouTube.

Via Plex App

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March 1, 2011

DIY Patriot Missile App


Want to learn how to operate a Patriot Missile? There's an app for that. C2 is working on a training application that shows how to ready the system to launch and fire. It works in the field and accesses current information at the same time. There will eventually be a total of 7 apps along with Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) training lessons for classrooms. This would not be a good thing to lose during warfare.

Via C2

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February 16, 2011

Sonos to Release Android Controller App

Rock the house (as they say) with Sonos' Controller for Android, a free app that promises to turn your smartphone into a device that provides unlimited music, advanced control and great sound from any of your Sonos products. Due out late March, you can sign up now to be notified when it becomes available.

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February 1, 2011

VOICES Speaks to Those Without Internet


Father of the Internet Tim Berners-Lee has a new project in the works, the World Wide Web Foundation's VOICES. This will give those who do not have ability to access the Net to do so with voice-enabled apps. VOICES CEO Steve Bratt says that billions of new users will find the love online. It will provide tools, technique and training and will include the areas of agriculture and health. The organization relies on donations, so if you need an extra tax credit...


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January 31, 2011

California App Fetches Medical Aid


Think you are having a heart attack? There's an app for that, kind of. The San Ramon Valley Fire Department has one that is available if someone calls 911. That iPhone call is rerouted to a person who is trained in CPR and can find the person in distress via GPS. It also transmit's the location of the nearest defibrillator. The same app is being developed for Blackberry and Android devices.

Via San Ramon FD

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January 27, 2011

Samsung Smart TV App Hits Two Million


Samsung claims that it has reached the two million mark with its Smart TV app. This is almost double what it had received in November when it hit 1 mill. The company's App Store has almost 400 applications available worldwide, with 259 freebies, so reaching this number is not really so surprising and gives us incite into the fact that lots are lovin' that which is Samsung.

Via Samsung

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January 25, 2011

Nuance Speech and Voice Kit


Nuance Communications now has a speech and voice recognition development kit. Supporting several languages, developers can use the technology that is available in Dragon Dictation, search applications and Vocalizer, a text-to-speech app. The SDK can be used for smartphone connection to cars, online i.e. Dictionary.com and for use in Apple iOS and Android phones.

Via zd net

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January 14, 2011

Mac Store Opens


The Mac App store is open for business and already has about 1,000 downloads available. A one-click installation, it is a software update for Macs that run OS X Snow Leopard. A press release from Apple states that a million apps were downloaded the first day of its operation.

Via Mac Store

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January 12, 2011

VLC Dropped From App Store


VLC is now out of Apple's App Store as it may have a conflict with the General Public License and copyright infringement. However, when you read one of the application's developers Remi Denis-Courmont's web log, he explains that he doesn't know exactly why they pulled it, but thinks it possible that "Apple would remove VLC simply because it cannot stand software distributed under the GPL on its stores."

Via VideoLAN

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