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HBO Go and Max Go get Android 4.0 phone support, skip tablets for now

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

HBO Go and Max Go

Those with Android 4.0 phones like the HTC One X have been left out of watching HBO Go and Max Go on the road so far. New updates to the respective mobile apps take care of that: either premium channel will now stream directly to a phone running Google’s latest OS (assuming you’re subscribed to pay-TV, that is). Speed-ups and bug fixes are in the upgrades, too. Oddly, Android 4.0 tablets have yet to make the leap, ruling out your Transformer Pad TF300 for catching up on episodes of True Blood.

HBO Go and Max Go get Android 4.0 phone support, skip tablets for now originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 05 May 2012 11:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Foxconn builds a fanless nano PC, forgets to put someone else’s name on it

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Foxconn builds a fanless nano PC, forgets to put someone else's name on it

Two nano PCs, actually, and both expected to be announced officially this week according to FanlessTech. The first is the Foxconn AT-5300, running off a 2.13GHz dual-core Cedar Trail D2700, while the second — the AT-5600 — is powered by AMD’s popular (but last-gen) 1.65GHz E450 APU. Each one consumes around 15W idle and 24W under load, which is the equivalent of somewhere between an Ultrabook and a regular laptop and low enough to be passively cooled. What’s distinctly unlaptop-like, though, is the 190 x 135 x 38mm form factor, which should sit discreetly on your desk, below your TV or on a VESA mount, and also the price, which is expected to be under $200 with worldwide availability. As with similar mini-ATX budget barebones, you’ll need to add your own HDD (or maybe a hybrid) to that, but you do get a pair of USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, a multilingual card reader and built-in 802.11n WiFi. The only thing missing? You guessed it.

Foxconn builds a fanless nano PC, forgets to put someone else’s name on it originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 03 May 2012 11:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Zune Desktop software will no longer be able to access Marketplace

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Microsoft on Tuesday announced on its Windows Phone Blog two changes regarding its Windows Phone Marketplace that will “help pave the way for new store features and new apps in the months ahead.” The Redmond-based company will be removing the option to shop for Windows Phone apps from the Zune Desktop software and will now require handsets to be running Windows Phone 7.5 to buy and download new apps, or update existing ones. The Zune Music Marketplace will remain open, and the software will be used to back up music and photos, and to install updates on the Zune HD.

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Skype for Windows Phone sheds beta title, graduates to v1.0

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Skype for Windows Phone sheds beta title, graduates to v1.0

Skype’s fledgling Windows Phone app broke out of beta today, adding contact searching and landline calling to it’s VOIP repertoire. The update comes just shy of two months of the Beta’s introduction in February, and boasts a handful of minor improvements that should keep your calls connected. You’ll still be making those calls yourself, however, as the full version doesn’t yet have support for receiving calls in the background — if the app isn’t running, your phone isn’t ringing. Hit the source link below to update.

Skype for Windows Phone sheds beta title, graduates to v1.0 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 22 Apr 2012 16:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Xtex’s My Tablet gets you 7-inches of tasty ICS for just 150 bones

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Xtex's My Tablet gets you 7-inches of tasty ICS for just 150 bones

Tablets are are great and all, but they sure can be expensive — especially if you want one running a newer version of Android. Step in Xtex’s $150 My Tablet, a 7-inch device loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, a 16GB HDD (expandable to 48 GB via its TF card slot) and a 1.5Ghz CPU complimented by 1GB of RAM. That’s not all, though, as the device also packs a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, an HDMI output and mini and standard USB ports. That low price does mean you’ll be making due with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 and only WiFi connectivity, but you’ll get to choose from its very neapolitan-esque black, white and pink colorways. Considering the My Tablet is nearly half the price of an Andy Pad Pro, it sure does looks appetizing on paper — as long as you keep your expectations reasonable, that is. Satisfy your sweet tooth with more images in the gallery below and the press release after the break.

Gallery: Xtex My Tablet

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Xtex’s My Tablet gets you 7-inches of tasty ICS for just 150 bones originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple issues Flashback removal tool for 10.7 Lion systems not running Java

Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Apple issues Flashback removal tool for 10.7 Lion systems not running Java

The Flashback OS X trojan continues to cast a rainy shadow over Mac owners’ sense of security, and even though a fix has been released, this was only for what Apple considered “the most common variants.” Users of Lion, who don’t have Java installed, weren’t included in that initial run, but there is a new removal tool just for them. So, if you’re running 10.7 and never installed Oracle’s virtual machine, make sure you point your browser at the source link below.

Apple issues Flashback removal tool for 10.7 Lion systems not running Java originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 14 Apr 2012 09:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lenovo’s ICS, 42-inch K71 smart TV going on sale by month’s end in China

Friday, April 6th, 2012
Lenovo's ICS, 42-inch K71 smart TV going on sale by month's end in China
Similar to that K91 TV we saw Lenovo tease back in January, its K71 brethren’s also stuffed with Ice Cream Sandwich, and according to the outfit’s online shop it’s ready to hit Chinese shelves by the end of the month. Along with running a flavor of Android four-dot-oh, this 42-inch smart TV is also packing an undisclosed 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, WiFi and 3D capabilities, plus a gaming remote control (you know, to use while playing TurboFly 3D). The K71′s said to be carrying a 6499 yuan (around $1,030) price tag once pre-orders go live on April 10th, while pricing and availability for the other expected models still remains unknown. Mum’s the word on when, or if, these ICS, LED TVs will ever come to US shores, but we’ll keep you in the loop if any news pops up.

Lenovo’s ICS, 42-inch K71 smart TV going on sale by month’s end in China originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 07 Apr 2012 02:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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WhatsApp founder says he doesn’t want to hurt carriers, much

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
WhatsApp founder says he doesn't want to hurt carriers, much

Given how much the world has already noticed that instant messaging can be cheaper than SMS, it’s surprising to see the founder of WhatsApp trying to persuade carriers that he’s actually doing them a favor. In an interview with Reuters, Brian Acton said that his messaging service is “facilitating a broad movement to data plans,” from which carriers “stand to benefit quite substantially.” While it’s certainly true that smartphones and data plans make nice margins for operators, Acton’s thesis also slithers around some slightly inconvenient evidence. According to analysts at Ovum, carriers lost $13.9 billion in SMS revenues last year, and are set to lose another $23 billion this year. All the while, WhatsApp’s traffic is growing rapidly, with total messages doubling from one billion in October 2011 to two billion in February. With data costs falling around the world, and with platforms like WhatsApp running on lower-priced handsets (such as those running Nokia S40), it’s the consumer, not the carrier, who ought to be charmed.

WhatsApp founder says he doesn’t want to hurt carriers, much originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 04 Apr 2012 22:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Instagram for Android now available in the Google Play store

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

One of the most popular photography applications ever to hit Apple’s iOS platform is now available for Android. Instagram allows users to capture photos and edit them using a number of filters that give images a unique retro look. Pictures can then be shared with other Instagram users, and also shared on Twitter, Facebook or via email. Filters can be applied to images imported from a handset’s camera roll as well, and the app supports devices running Android 2.2 or later. Instagram announced during the annual South by Southwest conference that its Android app would be better than Instagram for the iPhone in a number of ways, and now Android users can find out exactly how the new build stacks up. Instagram is available immediately for free in the Google Play store.

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This Image of a Soldier Walking On Air Is Simply Awesome [Image Cache]

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Don’t bother buying Adobe Photoshop CS6 for your 32-bit Mac

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Don't bother buying Photoshop CS6 for your 32-bit Mac

Look, how many bits you choose to process in the privacy of your own home is entirely your business, but don’t expect the latest Photoshop to work on anything less than a 64-bit multi-core Mac running a minimum of Snow Leopard. Adobe’s update brings a compute-heavy ‘Mercury Graphics Engine’ as well as better 3D and video manipulation, with the sacrifice of 32-bit support unless you’re running Windows — although even then certain features will be limited. The message is clear: jump on the upgrade treadmill or sacrifice 65 user-feedback-inspired features and a new crop tool.

Don’t bother buying Adobe Photoshop CS6 for your 32-bit Mac originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 27 Mar 2012 06:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ZTE’s Tango-running Mimosa gets pictured, benchmarked

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
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If you thought ZTE’s insatiable lust for Windows Phone handsets ended with the Tania and the Orbit, then you haven’t been keeping up with the company’s plan for global domination. WPDang has revealed that the ZTE Mimosa is going to occupy the same Tango-ified strata of the market as the Lumia 610. While it shares a name with Android-powered Mimosa X, it won’t share specs. Apparently it’s only packing an 800MHz Qualcomm CPU — confirmed when the handset appeared in WPBench. Unfortunately our choice will remain binary: the Mimosa isn’t likely to be released outside of China.

ZTE’s Tango-running Mimosa gets pictured, benchmarked originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck

Monday, March 19th, 2012
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We knew good and well that Microsoft was aiming for a 2012 launch of its latest and greatest operating system, and if sources reporting to Bloomberg are accurate, it looks like we’ll have a date with Mrs. October. Purportedly, work will wrap on Win8 this summer, with PCs and tablets (!) to ship in October carrying the newfangled OS. We’re told that the initial rollout will include devices running Intel and ARM processors, and not surprisingly, this positions Microsoft to make a serious play for holiday dollars. Still wondering if it’s for you? Give the Consumer Preview a run, won’tcha?

Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Netflix reveals Android app tests that keep it running on ‘around 1000′ devices daily

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
In a quick peek behind the curtain at what life can be like as an Android developer, Netflix’s Tech Blog has posted details of the testing process for each iteration of its app. According to Netflix’s own stats, after being initially released for just a handful of phones nearly a year ago it now streams to “almost around 1,000″ different devices daily. The situation of building one app for different hardware, software (including CM7 and CM9), screen sizes and and other variations like hardware or software decoding presents many challenges, but the team has filtered down to 14 devices (10 phones, 4 tablets) that give maximum coverage for their daily tests. Add in an HTML5 frontend for the native video video player, and suddenly the staggered rollout across devices starts to make more sense. Hit the source link for more info on how it all gets put together and shaken down through both automated and human testing, while Apple fans can wait for a similar breakdown of the iOS process that’s on the way.

Netflix reveals Android app tests that keep it running on ‘around 1000′ devices daily originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft to release Windows Phone 7.5 in China on March 21st

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Microsoft on Wednesday began sending out invitations to the press for the company’s Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh launch event in China. According to Liveside, the event will be held in Beijing on March 21st. While the invitation doesn’t mention any specific handsets, HTC recently launched the Titan — becoming the first manufacturer to release a Window Phone device in China. Nokia CEO and president Stephen Elop will also reportedly host a separate event on March 28th. The company is expected to launch three Lumia devices, most likely running the refreshed Windows Phone 7.5 operating system. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, Nokia controls 16.1% of the Chinese mobile market, second only to Samsung.

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PSA: Nook Tablet can be repartitioned in-store, Android app adds comic support

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Did you take umbrage with Barnes & Noble’s efforts to hoard all your Nook Tablet storage for its own content? Well, the book seller has made good on its promise to reassign a portion of your 16GB hard drive, opening up 8GB for personal content and leaving 5.5GB for Nook Shop content. As we said before, you’ll need to physically take your Nook Tablet to the bricks and mortar outlets to get the storage tweak. Readers that decided to go for other Android-laced tablets have also been gifted with a Nook app update, adding support for comics and related graphical literature — just make sure that the slab is running Android 2.2 or higher.

PSA: Nook Tablet can be repartitioned in-store, Android app adds comic support originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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