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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apps’

Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, Says Developer

Wednesday, when asked on Twitter whether he’d ever put Flappy Bird back in the App Store, the games creator Dong Nguyen responded with the answer that many former addicts wanted to hear: Yes. Of course, this all rests on Nguyen and him, you know, not lying and stuff–but as far as straight from the horse’s mouth, you can’t get any …

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Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports

Amazon’s long-awaited video streaming device will hit stores next month, according to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The streaming device, which has been rumored for years, will reportedly hit Amazon.com as well as a handful of brick-and-mortar retailers like Best Buy and Staples in April. Amazon was originally planning on launching said device before the big 2013 holiday …

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Shaq Says He Spends $1000 a Week on Apps

“I’ve always been a techie,” said Shaq in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal as SXSW. ‘I’m not ashamed to say I’m a geek at heart.” Shaq does love his tech–especially social media. Not only is he incredibly active on Twitter and Instagram (and has been for years), but he’s on the advisory board of a video startup …

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Amazon’s Streaming Box Will Reportedly Launch with Netflix, Hulu Apps

Amazon’s still unconfirmed set-top streaming device will launch with third party apps, according to sources quoted by GigaOm. We’re talking a couple of big names here–Netflix and Hulu Plus–meaning that Amazon is choosing to make the device more appealing to more people by not just offering up its own content and streaming service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. But according to …

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Instagram Says It’s Now Much Faster on Android

Instagram for Android users are being treated with an app update today, one that the photo-sharing service claims will boost overall speed and simplify visuals that will benefit both smaller and larger devices. “Today, we’re excited to announce improvements to the way Instagram for Android looks and feels,” says the company in a blog post. “These changes mean a faster, …

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Roku Debuts New $50 Streaming Stick

Roku has just announced a new streaming device that is clearly aimed at competing with the highly-popular Google Chromecast and the like. It’s called the Roku Streaming Stick, and it’ll run you $49.99. Oh, the Streaming Stick already exists? True. Roku first unveiled their Streaming Stick back in 2012. At the time is cost $100 and plugged into the MHL …

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HBO GO on the PS3 Finally a Reality, Still Waiting on a PS4 App

In oh, really, that wasn’t a thing already? news, today is the day that HBO GO, HBO’s on-demand streaming video app, finally lands on the PS3. “Watch every episode of every season of the HBO’s best shows, including True Detective, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Speaking of Game of Thrones, with the season 4 premiere airing on April 6th, …

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Set-Top Boxes Will Get Apps, Eventually

Though most Americans still get their TV through traditional methods, streaming and downloaded media is beginning to make a strong impact on the industry. Streaming boxes from Roku and Apple are popular ways to access such content, as are video game consoles and smart TVs. Most of these devices, however, share living room space with a set-top box, most often …

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Yahoo Reportedly Working On New App Project For Homepage

More Yahoo sports-themed-codenamed project news from Kara Swisher… Professional Yahoo internal chatter sharer and memo leaker Swisher, of Re/code, recently reported that Yahoo has a couple projects codenamed “Fast Break” and “Curve Ball,” which are designed to help wean Yahoo off of its Microsoft partnership. Now, she’s reporting that there’s another (apparently non-search related) project in the works called Touchdown: …

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Sprint Brings Push-to-Talk to More Smartphones

The push-to-talk walkie talkie-type feature of many feature phones of old may seem antiquated, but such capabilities were once highly valued by certain people and professions. Because of this, many Nextel phones were mainstays of many construction sites and manufacturing facilities. When Nextel was bought by Sprint, however, the focus quickly shifted from push-to-talk as Nextel was gradually subsumed within …

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Foursquare Adds Grubhub Seamless Food Delivery

Foursquare not only wants to makes it easier to find the food you crave, but has now taken steps to help you get it to your face with the most minimal effort. The company just announced that they have added GrubHub Seamless integration to their iOS and Android apps, as well as Foursquare.com. GrubHub Seamless is the product of a …

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Forgotify Wants to Get All Those Unplayed Spotify Songs a Listen

Back in October, music-streaming app Spotify published a blog post celebrating its 5th birthday. That post contained a bunch of stats about the first 5 years of operation, and one in particular struck a chord (or failed to, I guess). We looked through the data and saw that Spotify claimed only 80% of the over 20 million songs available on …

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