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We’ve seen Airplay work its way into Android phones thanks to apps before, but what if you to reverse the equation? What if you want to stream not from, but to a desert-flavored player. Well, it’s little more than a proof of concept at the moment, but Airtight does just that — turns your Google TV into an Airplay-compatible receiver. You’ll obviously have to be running the latest OS update to enable Market access, and the you’ll pay $0.99 for the privilege of tinkering with the still rather rough app. For the moment there is no support for streaming music (only videos), anything with DRM is wont play and mirroring is but a dream. But, it works, and that’s all that matters… right? Hit up the source link for more details and to purchase it now.
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Looks like LogMeIn Inc. has suddenly cottoned on to the freemium business model, deciding to offer its basic remote desktop app for iPhone and iPad entirely gratis. Previously, you had to hand over $29.99 for the simple pleasure of accessing your PC and Mac desktops via LogMeIn Ignition, but the new free version (simply ‘LogMeIn’) amply provides for that barebones service, while bells and whistles are reserved for those who buy an in-app subscription to LogMeIn Pro at $40 per year — including things like HD video and sound streaming, file transferring and integration with cloud storage services . Confusing matters slightly, the old Ignition app won’t die. It’ll live on in the App Store with a massively inflated price to support old Ignition customers and — most importantly — give them grandfather rights to Pro features, so they don’t feel left out and start sniffing around the competition. There’s a full PR after the break, and it also mentions that Android update is on its way in 2012.
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Find yourself something Apple-flavored underneath the Christmas tree yesterday? Need some gentle coaxing into using iTunes? Well, you’re in luck; Cupertino’s annual download giveaway starts today and runs through January 6th. The free gifts kick off with some Coldplay tracks and videos from the band’s latest Apple-sponsored festival appearance. But don’t let that put you off; we expect to see more music, some apps and even books over the next few days. Each one’s available for just 24 hours, so it could be worth checking the dedicated app daily. It’s up for grabs at the link below.
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It’s time to show your iPad who’s boss – that is, your iPhone, naturally. The Tizi Remote app is presently available for free via iTunes, letting you use your iPhone to change channels, record shows and pause live TV on iPads connected to the Tizi or Tizi Go TV receivers — and if you happen to have a 4S, you can harness the power of Siri to change channels for you. Sadly, neither of the aforementioned pieces of hardware are available stateside at the moment, so for now, you’ll just have to watch TV shows on your iPad the old fashioned way.
It’s been a long December for RIM, and there’s reason to believe this year won’t be any better than the last. This month, the company was sued for its use of the BBX trademark and was forced to change its name to BlackBerry 10; then, it all hit the fan when co-CEO Mike Lazaridis broke the news that phones running the aforementioned OS won’t arrive until late in 2012. And let’s not even get started on the quarterly earnings report. Sadly, it’s not over: BBM Canada, a Toronto-based broadcast industry group that has used the BBM moniker in one way or another for six decades, wants to reclaim its name — used and made popular by RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger service — and has filed a lawsuit against the phone maker for trademark infringement. BBM Canada CEO Jim MacLeod says he’s made several attempts to resolve the matter with them in hopes of avoiding the courtroom — even to the extent of offering to rebrand his own company as long as RIM footed the bill — to no success.
MacLeod told The Globe and Mail that “I find it kind of amazing that this wouldn’t have been thought about before they decided to use the name — the same thing goes for BBX.” And according to court documents, it actually was: in February 2010, RIM attempted to apply for the BBM trademark with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, was told that it wasn’t registerable, and still went ahead and used it for its BlackBerry Messenger service anyway. We’ll see what kind of explanation the company has for going ahead and using the three-letter acronym in a couple weeks, since a hearing has been scheduled for January 11th.
Here’s the reply statement from RIM:
Since its launch in July 2005, BlackBerry Messenger has become a tremendously popular social networking service. In 2010, RIM started to formally adopt the BBM acronym, which had, at that point, already been organically coined and widely used by BlackBerry Messenger customers as a natural abbreviation of the BlackBerry Messenger name. The services associated with RIM’s BBM offering clearly do not overlap with BBM Canada’s services and the two marks are therefore eligible to co-exist under Canadian trademark law. The two companies are in different industries and have never been competitors in any area. We believe that BBM Canada is attempting to obtain trademark protection for the BBM acronym that is well beyond the narrow range of the services it provides and well beyond the scope of rights afforded by Canadian trademark law. RIM has therefore asked the Court to dismiss the application and award costs to RIM. Further, for clarity, RIM’s application to register BBM as a trademark with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is pending and we are confident that a registration will eventually issue. The inference by BBM Canada that CIPO has refused RIM’s BBM trademark application is quite frankly very misleading.
Google itself has just affirmed on its own social networking branch that Android 4.0 will begin to hit GSM / UMTS (yes, that means no Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S 4G from Sprint) Nexus S devices over the coming month, with the luckiest few to get it starting today. Outside of that, there’s no more specific time table to be had, but if you’re able to suck it down in the coming hours, definitely sound off on the improvements in comments below. For T-Mobile Nexus S owners, you’ll be able to get the download package from here.
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Merely a day after Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Nexus was gifted with v4.0.2, Google itself is announcing Android 4.0.3, a so-called ” incremental release of the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform.” We’re told that the new release includes a variety of optimizations and bug fixes for phones and tablets, as well as a small number of new APIs for developers. For those curious, the new API level is 15, and some of those new ones include social stream API in Contacts provider, Calendar provider enhancements, newfangled camera capabilities (apps can now check and manage video stabilization and use QVGA resolution profiles where needed) and accessibility refinements (improved content access for screen readers and new status and error reporting for text-to-speech engines). Moreover, we’re promised minute improvements in “graphics, database, spell-checking, Bluetooth, and more.” Finally, the company makes clear that going forward, it’ll be “focusing its partners on Android 4.0.3 as the base version of Ice Cream Sandwich,” with rollouts expected for both phones and tablets in “the weeks ahead.”
Yes, this phone is real, as real as it gets. LG has announced at its London press event the new LG Prada 3.0. The dual-core OMAP 4430 processor is clocked at 1GHz, with a high definition screen showing off a classy monotone Android skin, lying over Gingerbread version 2.3.7. The spec sheet also reveals 8GB of storage, expandable by microSD, with an eight megapixel auto-focus camera peering out from the textured backing. Interestingly, the slab with style will also pack NFC according to the info given.
Google’s reportedly pulled 22 malicious apps after two security firms tipped them off that the malware was tricking users into sending SMS messages to premium-rate phone lines. Android.RuFraud poses as popular games like Angry Birds, Assassins Creed or Tetris and can affect users across Europe and Russia. Fortunately the apps are easily spotted and deleted, but were downloaded 14,000 times before being pulled — so if you see anyone experiencing similar issues, you can let ‘em know how to solve it.
SOURCE via Ars Technica
Go ahead and take that holiday and even some time to celebrate because Espoo’s ushering in the new year with the stateside bow of its Lumia 710. This lower-hanging Mango phone, which we first met at Nokia World, has already begun rolling out to markets worldwide in recent weeks and, now, is poised to enter the U.S. brandishing a Magenta banner and $49 on two-year contract price. That’s right, T-Mobile has snatched up exclusive rights to the 3.7-incher, which is mostly unchanged from its initial unbranded incarnation, with the same 800 x 480 ClearBlack LCD display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB of storage, 5 megapixel rear camera with single LED flash, WiFi and Bluetooth on board. Naturally, both parties have loaded the device up with a fair share of pre-installed apps like Drive, MS Office, ESPN, T-Mobile TV and Netflix, but you don’t have to let that clutter up your clean live-tiled look — it’s all uninstallable. The mid-range handset also runs along the operator’s HSPA+ 14.4Mbps network, so you’re in store for some heady “4G” speeds should you decide to take the plunge this January 11th when it hits stores.