Amazon’s movie streaming service is about to hit Android.
Formally known as LoveFilm, Prime Instant Video is Amazon’s attempt at cementing its place in your living room. Up until know, if you wanted to sign up to the service your choices were fairly limited, with Prime Instant Video only available for Kindle Fire devices, iPad and a select number of smart TVs.
Speaking to PC Advisor, Marketing Director at Amazon Instant Video, Russel Martin, has said an official Instant Video app is ‘immenent’. Despite strong competition from the likes of Netflix, the Android launch for Prime Instant Video would open it up to millions of potential new users.
There’s no concrete release date, or information on if we’ll see the app working on both smartphone and tablet, but we’ll update once we know more.
Source: PC Advisor
A new update to the Dot View app has made the innovative HTC One (M8) Dot View case even smarter with a range of new features
A new update to the Dot View app has made the innovative HTC One (M8) Dot View case even smarter with a range of new features.
Already able to show users the time, the weather and display notifications for texts, emails and calls at a glance, the update adds flexible settings and the option for users to create their own dot-matrix wallpapers via the app.
The ‘redial’ function is now activated with a simple upwards swipe, allowing swift connection to the three most recent calls, and left/right swipes navigate smoothly through email, text, voicemail and call notifications. Settings can also be tailored to individual preference, allowing you to decide whether to display the last three calls or opt to ‘skip security’ completely for quick access. With 18 default themes and the option to select a photo from your gallery or camera, you can create your own Dot View wallpaper to reflect your personal style.
Sony are releasing the first selfie phone.
It seems Sony are well and truly on the selfie bandwagon with the new Xperia C3. The device comes with a ‘PROselfie’ cam that in essence is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with some unique tweaks to help retouch the photos you take.
Other specifications include:5.5″ HD IPS display Snapdragon quad-core 1.2 GHz processor 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash Memory Dual-sim compatible
The Sony Xperia C3 will be available in black, white and mint and will be shipping from August 2014 starting in China.
Nexus 4 users can now check out the delights of Android L.
After it was announced that both Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 users will have access to the Android L preview, it seems that the Nexus 4 is not far behind. Over at XDA, the L preview has been made fully available for all Nexus 4 users.
The installation process might be a little different to what you’re used to, but they’re easy enough to follow. Follow this link to the official forum thread and download source.
Via: XDA [sykopompos]
Experimental software Cider brings the Apple experience to Android
Experimental software Cider brings the Apple experience to Android.
Is this the future of your Nexus 7? Cider is a new program that enables users to run iOS apps on any Android device – and have access to all their Apple content.
A day where Android users can have full access to Apple’s App Store may be with us sooner rather than later. Six students at Columbia University have developed Cider, a piece of software that enables users to access a wide library of iOS apps across their Android devices. You can watch a demo video here.
Got a Chromecast? Here are some apps you need to check out.Stevie for Chromecast
Social media addicts will no doubt love the Stevie app. It brings together your Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts into one place and creates a virtual TV show of each account for you to look through on your TV. On top of that, Stevie also brings together social media content from bands, magazines and other public figures and creates another TV channel where you can see what they’ve been up to or search for additional content using hash tags.