Nest today updated its Android application to allow you to add up to 18 Nest Protects — those are the $ 129 combination smoke and CO detectors — to a single home.
Again, that’s up to $ 2,300 worth of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in a single home. Just in case.
Also in the update: Bug fixes and enhancements.
The LG G Flex is expected to receive Android 4.4 KitKat very shortly, and a dive into the strings of the User Agent Profile reveal that the update will unlock the capability to support 4K video capture.
With a 13-Megapixel camera on the LG G Flex, the hardware seems perfectly capable of 4K video capture and it seems the capability is only currently disabled in software, waiting for the impending 4.4 KitKat update to unleash it.
Streaming control will be available for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac
Although there hasn’t exactly been a flood of new services supporting Chromecast after the official SDK was announced, Vudu is ready to throw its hat into the ring. Vudu, if you’re not familiar, streams TV shows and videos just like its competitors such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant, and a whole grouping of others.
Unfortunately there actually isn’t a whole lot [Read More...]
It looks like the Near Field Communications revolution is finally getting underway. After over a year of NFC chips being available in several different models of Android devices, major third-party developers are finally starting to incorporate the technology into their apps. Scanning tags is fun and all, but using NFC to share information in popular apps between devices is where NFC really shines. An update to the Foursquare app allows you to [Read More...]
Pulse News is currently rolling out their latest update to the masses. (That would be us.) This release will bring some much needed supported for articles written in international characters as Pulse previously sometimes jumbled things up a bit on that front. It also includes some bug fixes for tablets, if you’ve been having issues with that. Personally, I’ve not seen any issues with tablet mode, but apparently enough users have to [Read More...]
Sony Ericsson is updating its “Bridge” application for Mac users, adding the ability to apply OS updates to Xperia smartphones over USB. This functionality has been available in SE’s PC Companion tool for Windows for some time, but until now Mac users have had to wait for updates to roll out over the air.
If you’re rocking the Xperia/Mac combo, you can grab the current version 1.2 of the SE Bridge app [Read More...]
The week is half over and that means the ref’s whistle just sounded and the first annual Android Bowl has officially reached halftime! If you have not been keeping up, we’ve paired with @NVIDIAtegra to give away three Transformer Prime tablets, complete with quad-core processing power and a keyboard dock to boot.
The bad news is that a bunch of you guys seemed to miss the theme- nay, the spirit of [Read More...]
Mint.com ranks as one of the best personal finance management services around. I said as much when I first reviewed the Mint.com Android app back in 2010, and I’m more convinced of it now. [Read More...]
There’s no denying that the Sony Xperia S was one of our favorite Android phones at CES. The handset’s unique design certainly makes the phone stand out, but apparently Sony wasn’t ready to reveal all the handset’s secrets at this month’s trade show. According to a recent post on the company’s Facebook page, the Xperia S features an “anti-stain shell,” something we’ve already seen on the recently released Droid RAZR from [Read More...]