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Sonos Controller for Android updates app with tablet UI

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Sonos owners finally have the ability to control their music players from a proper tablet app. While the Sonos Controller for Android has been compatible with Android for some time now, it was only functional b…

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Sky launching Now TV, a Netflix & Lovefilm rival for now, a more diverse streaming option later

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Netflix or Lovefilm not getting the job done? Perhaps you ought to try Now TV, a new on-demand video rental and subscription service that’s launching tomorrow. Created by the folks at Sky TV, Now TV is a di…

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Multimedia

XBMC ported to Android, will soon offer yet another home entertainment media player option

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XBMC is coming to Android, and not in just a remote control app like we’ve seen in the past. “Not a remote, not a thin client; the real deal,” the team announced in a blog post. “XBMC can b…

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NBC Olympics live streaming app launches for Android 2.2+, watch Phelps and Bolt live from your phone

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The 2012 Olympic Games in London are only a couple of weeks away, but NBC has already released a pair of official apps for the games. Available now for Android 2.2 and higher users in the United States, the apps mak…

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Android App Reviews

Songza re-ups with expert Music Concierge playlists, lockscreen controls, and new Holo-like design

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One of my favorite music streaming apps on Android is Songza for tablets (formerly Songza HD) because it factors in actual humans to craft music playlists rather than rely on algorithms. If you remember from my…

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Accessories

Nexus Q Review: another cool Google product that’s destined to fail

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Google can do pretty much anything. It’s the company with the most popular mobile operating system, most used search engine, and can even host a video conference with a bunch of skydivers hurtling down i…

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HBO GO adds support for tablets running up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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HBO has finally made its popular HBO Go application compatible with Android tablets. The premium cable outlet added support for the Amazon Kindle Fire last month but didn’t extend the same courtesy to o…

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VLC Android app beta hits Google Play, doesn’t play with U.S. and Canadian phones

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VLC has a reputation among desktop apps for being the media player capable of playing practically anything. No matter what file format or media codec, open it in VLC and there’s a good chance that it will p…

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Accessories

Nexus Q – a home Android & cloud audio/video streaming solution for $299

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Google is jumping feet first into the home entertainment system with the all new Nexus Q, a “social streaming media player” that is launching next month. Nexus Q is Google’s second play, af…

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Android App Reviews

Viggle, a Foursquare for TV that rewards viewers with prizes for checking-in, lands in Google Play

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There’s always some kind of app to check-in to some kind of activity, but what’s the payoff for all of these activities? Sure, it can be useful to alerting friends to what you’re doing or find…

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Android News

Color launches promotion to send free macro lens to repeat video broadcasters [U.S. only]

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Color started out as a photo-sharing app, but it has since transitioned into a live video-sharing app that has been picking up steam thanks to a partnership with Verizon. Now the company is seeking to reward tho…

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TiVo for Tablets comes to Android with remote control, guide, and recording manager built in

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TiVo has finally made its way to Android tablets. Sure, the phone app released back in January was accessible on 7-inch tablets, but that was of little comfort to all of the people who wanted a tablet UI on their Xo…

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Multimedia

Stitcher Smart Radio adds personalized station recommendation and lock screen album art

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Stitcher Smart Radio has pushed another update to its popular radio, podcast, and news application. Following up on the recent introduction of topic hubs and smart tagging, the app has redesigned to be more fu…

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Spotify adds faster Android 4.0 design, widget, Last.fm scrobbling, and higher quality in new update

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Spotify has made its completely redesigned Android app available in Google Play. The new app, which has been rebuilt with the Android 4.0 design guidelines in mind, offers a new slide-out navigation that make…

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Soundhound speeds-up song ID process, adds new features to revamped music discovery app

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SoundHound, an Android app that can listen to music playing in the background and identify the artist and name of a song, has made some important feature changes in an update now live in Google Play. Launching So…

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