Google Play
Google Play Books has added some new features to its Android app, designed to enrich the online reading experience. The app now includes word translation, highlighting, note-taking functionality, as well as pop-up info cards for definitions and geographical information. It also now features a sepia-toned display option, and lets users read Japanese books the way Continue Reading →
20th Century Fox
Google’s entertainment ecosystem for Android is about to get a big boost thanks to a new deal to bring additional movies and TV shows to the catalog. Google revealed on Thursday that its new partnership with Twentieth Century Fox will bring more than 600 movies and TV shows to Google Play in the U.S. Google Continue Reading →
HTML5 is the latest iteration of the standard used by web programmers and developers. When completed in 2014, it will enable developers to write-once-run-anywhere (WORA) for consistent, cross-platform experiences across all operating systems and browsers. For example, a developer could create a single application with identical performance across Facebook, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and all other Continue Reading →
Nook Simple Touch
Barnes and Noble’s Nook Simple Touch eBook reader can play PlayStation 1 games. No, this isn’t a really late April Fools’ joke. I’m serious. You can do it too. First, you’ll need to root your Nook Simple Touch. Lifehacker has full instructions (with video). Next, you’ll need to download the Free PlayStation Emulator (FPse, which Continue Reading →
Google Play
TVCatchup, our favorite and most-used TV-watching service has brought its app over to Android. The service, which we’ve found to be much more reliable than the BBC’s live streams on our flaky connection, lets you watch nearly 60 free-to-air channels available in the UK. The ad-supported app is available for free on Google Play right Continue Reading →
Google Now
I have Android Jelly Bean on both my GSM Galaxy Nexus and Verizon Galaxy Nexus devices and just noticed an update to Google Search appeared in the Google Play Store. This update adds a few things for Jelly Bean users, in particular more control over your favorite sports teams and movie time support. You can Continue Reading →
Nikon Coolpix S800C
Nikon on Monday announced a new Android-powered compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi, the Nikon Coolpix S800c. While connected cameras with built-in Wi-Fi are nothing new, what is different is the S800c’s operating system, which uses Android 2.3 to run the camera. Android 2.3 is also known as the “Gingerbread” version of Google’s mobile operating system. Continue Reading →