Tag Archive: Local


Watch local TV news from around the US with the NewsON app

If you live away from your hometown, or even if you are just going on a trip, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with local news. The just launched NewsON app may offer users a way to keep in touch with all the happenings from their hometown, as it offers both live and on-demand video of newscasts from over 100 local US TV stations.

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Amazon Echo gets friendly with local businesses thanks to Yelp integration

The Amazon Echo continues to add to its capabilities, and it can now tell you where to find exactly what you’re looking for. Now featuring integration with Yelp, Echo can give you the name of the top-rated local pharmacy, or the hours of the closest pizza shop.

YouTube expands its global reach with new local versions in seven more countries

YouTube can be accessed nearly everyone on the planet, but the number of countries with localized versions of the video service continues to increase as well. Google announced seven more countries and territories (The Adriatics, the Baltics, Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Belarus) that can now access local versions of the service.

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Soon you’ll be able to get Cricket Wireless at your local Target

For those interested in switching to Cricket Wireless, we have some good news for you. Within the next month, starting October 25th, Cricket Wireless will start rolling out to a Target near you.

We all know that trying to find the right place to get our wireless devices can be a pain, but when they are located in large retail chains like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target, the search is lessened. Cricket is planning to bring their wireless plans and devices  [Read More…]

Rdio introduces new curated stations from local influencers and record labels

Rdio has announced a new feature addition to its streaming service, curated stations from local influencers and record labels. With this, subscribers will be able to discover new music with little effort.

Use the Google Drive desktop app to save local copies of your Google Photos library

Google Photos is primarily an online experience, but you can take things offline for your own backup with Google Drive.

One of the best features of Google Photos is that you can access your pictures from any device that has a web browser or a Google Photos app, but the fact that it’s kind of a black box and you don’t know where exactly your photos are can be a little bothersome. Sure you can download  [Read More…]

Amazon starts offering Prime Now deliveries from local stores in Manhattan

Amazon today announced that the Prime Now one-hour delivery service will now be offered from local stores, in addition to the wide range of products already available trough the company’ website.

Cyanogen setting up an office in India, mulls acquisition of local talent

Cyanogen is setting up a 50-member team — a third of the company’s current employee base — in India that will work on localizing Cyanogen OS for the country.

Part of Cyanogen’s latest $ 80 million funding round — led by India’s Premji Invest — will be used toward establishing an office in India, as well as any potential acquisitions of local startups.

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Expedia makes finding local activities and booking car rentals much easier in latest update

Expedia has updated its Android app today with new sections for booking local activities and ground transport.

In today’s Expedia for Android update, the popular trip-planning service has added the ability to browse and book tickets to shows, themeparks, and tours, as well as secure transport from the airport to a hotel through the new “Activities” and “Cars” sections.

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AC Editors’ Apps of the Week: Disney Infinity 2.0, Illustration Faces 2, Amazon Local, and more!

Our weekly app picks

Appday Sunday is upon us and as we do every week, we have a handful of great apps to share with everyone. This week we have a good mix of apps for phone and watch alike, from old standard-bearers and new favorites developers.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all  [Read More…]