The war on data throttling has been raging on for what seems like forever, with many users left furious that their carrier would slow data speeds to a crawl after X amount of gigabytes (usually two). While most carriers draw a clear line as to when throttling will occur, AT&T has taken a rather shady approach with its unlimited customers in the past, simply stating that "the top five percent of users" will be throttled.
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!
Sony brought some sleek new devices to MWC, but we were surprised to see nothing truly groundbreaking - specifically, a lack of quad-core CPUs. CNET Asia got a few minutes with Stephen Sneeden, product marketing manager for Sony Mobile, and he clarified the companies stance, saying that we likely won't see quad-core phones from the company until early 2013.
"We're going to join quad-core when we feel that the performance matches the battery efficiency," he said.
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.
Back in the early days of Android, HTC's Sense UI really stood out as a much-needed step up in the UI department, compared both to stock Android and to competitors custom UIs. Like a hard-partying rock star, though, it just didn't age well; it went from sleek, helpful, and attractive, to bloated and borderline obtrusive. Sense 4.0 - which we spotted slapped atop of Ice Cream Sandwich - was definitely a step against that direction in some ways, but still offended some people - Cameron included.
Avira, a "worldwide leading supplier of self-developed security solutions," has thrown its hat into the Android security ring, releasing Avira Free Android Security to the Market today. The app offers a bevy of familiar anti-theft functions, including remote lock, scream, GPS tracking, and device info monitoring, among others.
Though Avira's solution offers the old standbys as far as anti-theft functionality, the app also has a few unique touches and key features that make it worth checking out.
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4.65" 720x1280 Super AMOLED display
5MP rear camera and 1.3MP front shooter
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
TI OMAP 4460 Dual-core processor at 1.2GHz
1750 mAh battery
16GB internal storage
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