Roku owners, rejoice! An official app is now available in the Market that lets you use your Android device as a remote control for your Roku box as long as both are on the same Wi-Fi network.
The app allows you to navigate your Roku box from afar, including launching channels, control media playback, and finding new channels. It also offers text entry via your devices on-screen keyboard, as well as back and options buttons.
The first update since November to both tablet and phone variants of the official YouTube app arrived today, bringing the Android 3.2+ compatible version to v3.5.5 and the versions for other devices to 2.4.4. The changelog seems to indicate that both of these received multiple bug fixes as well as the ability to sign in with a Google account. In addition to that, the version for older devices (2.4.4) received HD playback:
Android 3.2+ devices: v.3.5
Sign-in with Google account
Multiple bug fixes
Earlier Android devices: v.2.4
Sign-in with Google account
HD playback (on capable phones)
Multiple bug fixes
This update is confusing and irritating for a few reasons.
Before I got my Galaxy Nexus, I was a die hard user of GO Launcher EX. I was actually reluctant to try it at first, but a good friend of mine basically forced me to use it for a day, after which, I never looked back (Thanks, Chris!). I can't imagine having a pre-ICS phone without installing GO.
Now, the GO Team has brought the goodness of GO Launcher EX to Android 3.0+ tablets by way of GO Launcher HD.
The official press release said "This sale will begin Friday at 12PM EST," but they actually meant 12 PM CST.
To say that Poweramp is a major fan favorite music player is to put it mildly; the app has over 10 million downloads, and with over 146,500 ratings, checks in at an impressive 4.5 stars (out of 5). That's probably thanks in part to an impressive feature list:
Key Features: - plays mp3, mp4/m4a (including alac), ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff (* some wma pro files may require NEON support) - 10 band optimized graphical equalizer for all supported formats, presets, custom presets - separate Bass and Treble adjustment - stereo eXpansion, mono mixing, balance - crossfade - gapless - replay gain - plays songs from folders and from own library - dynamic queue - lyrics support, including lyrics search via musiXmatch plugin - embed and standalone .cue files support - support for m3u, m3u8, pls, wpl playlists - OpenGL based cover art animation - downloads missing album art - 4 configurable widget types - configurable lock screen with optional Direct Unlock - headset support, automatic Resume on headset and/or BT connection (can be disabled in settings) - scrobbling - tag editor - visual themes, including support for external/3rd party skins - fast library scan - high level of customization via settings
In celebration of their success, the developers are dropping the price for 48 hours (from Friday at 12PM CST to Sunday at 12PM CST), from $4.99 to $2.49 - and they "might drop that to $1.99 if [they] get enough people excited for this sale." What are you waiting for?
Baseball season 2012 is rapidly approaching and fans of America's past-time are gearing up to watch their favorite teams hit the field early next month. If you're one of those fans, then you probably want to keep up with all the latest info and developments before and throughout the season; for that, there' the MLB.com At Bat 2012 app.
The app allows you to quickly check what's going on with your favorite team throughout Spring Training, as well as listen to radio broadcasts of games, follow along batter-by-batter; search players, teams, or keywords; and grab the latest headlines.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by having to keep up with multiple social networks? Seesmic Ping brings a much needed sigh of relief by allowing you to post to multiple Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts with just one update, effectively making your online social life much easier to handle.
In addition to being able to post to all of your accounts with one single tap, this app will also let you schedule your posts or status updates for future times and dates.
We first discussed the impressively-featured, but somewhat ugly, CloudAround Music Player when it was released about two months ago. The developers promised a "slick new interface" was coming soon, and boy have they delivered - as well as brought some new, even more impressive features.
Let's start with the features first:
Full settings section including:
Ability to toggle hiding duplicates
Force album/artist art scan
Prevent artist metadata scanning
Wifi only settings
Artist art download quality
Completely new beautiful UI based on user feedback
We've had easily a hundred emails of requests
default background images that are easy on the eye
default art covers
New mini player on the songs listing page, with control as well as progress
Enhanced for tablet sized interfaces
Landscape and portrait mode for player pages
Artist Image Backgrounds
Fixed foundation layer to provide for a more reliable player under OS stress
Improved stream times
Ability to hide/unhide artists/albums/songs from user view
Performance boosts, which were critical for massive cloud accounts
When they say brand new interface, they really mean it.
Popular synchronization software and Dropbox competitor SugarSyncreceived and update earlier today that brings a slew of enhancements and bug fixes to the app, including support for Android 4.0. Here's a look at the full changelog:
Easily share files and entire folders to your friends on Facebook, email, SMS, and more.
Select multiple items at once. We support batch operations!
Ever since its unveiling at CES 2012, Splashtop THD has been eagerly awaited by owners of (the admittedly few) Tegra 3 devices. And fortunately, they have not been waiting in vain: Splashtop THD has just been released – and as promised, the ability to stream smooth, high-res video and audio from PCs and Macs alike is included.
Unlike its predecessor, Splashtop Remote HD, THD is capable of streaming content at 60 frames per second with a sub-30 millisecond latency, meaning you’ll be able to play all the 3D PC games you want (Skyrim, anyone?).
OnLive, the company that has already revolutionized gaming is now gunning for making the same kind of splash in OS virtualization. And not just any OS virtualization, but Windows 7 in the cloud, for free - a set of words I never thought I'd write in the same sentence.
Something worth pointing out right off the bat is OnLive's "groundbreaking video compression technology" that is used to stream the Desktop cloud to your tablet.