MediaFire has launched a new app for Google’s Android platform, and the cloud storage service is offering users of the app 50GB of free storage, the app is also available for Apple’s iOS platform.
The MediaFire service is supported by adverts and there is a limit on file sizes of 200mb, and you can send your files stored on the service to other apps and view certain files types from within the app.
MediaFire provides a complete and easy to use service for managing your digital stuff. Whenever and wherever you go, MediaFire makes sure that your files are always with you.
Never be away from your important files again! With 50GB of free storage, MediaFire lets you access all your documents, photos, and videos from anywhere. Securely store, organize, and share all your data on the web and through your Android device
You can download the MediaFire app for free from the Google Play Store.
Microsoft’s promise to bring a SkyDrive app to Android devices a few days ago has been kept. The folks in Redmond have announced that the aforementioned mobile software is now available for those who fancy Google’s operating system. As you might expect, the list of features follows suit with the existing iOS and Windows Phone applications — including multiple photo or video uploads, file sharing, opening stored files and file management with the ability to sort folders. While the app was built to work best with Android 4.0, it’ll play nice with any handset that runs Gingerbread and above. If you’re ready to install, a few clicks will do just that via the Google Play link below.
Flickr’s Android app is about a year old so it is due for a good update. Now it has one. You’ll find some useful changes like a retooled UI with a new navigation menu and the Explore section does a better job of sorting pictures according to nearby location and level of interest.
Notifications, profile, camera and upload options fill out the rest of the main menu’s options. A pull down to refresh function keeps the most recent notifications and uploads at the top of the window, which is very useful. Tap the camera tab and you’ll be prompted to choose your camera or camera app of choice to capture the shot.
There is also an improved overall search, the ability to edit details and metadata on pictures and HTML content in comments and descriptions. Some big changes and all needed.
Chinese web titan Tencent and TCL Multimedia have torn the wraps off the Ice Screen, a jointly developed 26-inch smart TV with a 1,366 x 768 display that allows users to browse the web, access videos, music and games through QQ services. Under the hood, the Android-powered television houses a dual-core Cortex A9 1GHz processor, a Mali 400 GPU, 4GB of RAM and support for a memory card of up to 32GB in size. An IR remote and an app for devices sporting version 2.2 or higher of Google’s OS can be used to control the tube, which can sit horizontally or vertically in its stand. On the connectivity front, the panel packs Wi-Fi, a pair of USB ports, HDMI and a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can plunk down ¥1,999 (roughly $315) for an online pre-order before its September 3rd launch. More details await in the press release after the jump.
First ooVoo opened up four-way video chats on Facebook, and now the video calling service is doing the same for its Android and iOS apps. The company just updates both applications so that you can view up to four video streams at once, though you can carry on text chats with as many as 12 people. That’s true of both platforms, though the Android version is admittedly getting a few more changes. The newest version of the app brings deeper integration with Google services, plugging into the native Android address book to show missed calls, as well as a list of which friends are available to chat. To that end, Android users get not just the app, but also a widget that displays these tidbits at a glance. Rounding out the list of improvements, the updates introduce push notifications as well as the ability to text chat in the middle of a video call.
It’s been known for some time that an Android version of the popular VLC Player has been in development for some time. With an unofficial beta version of the VLC Player being made available towards the end of February, beginning of March of this year.
However it is now likely an Android version of the awesome VLC player could be arriving imminently. After a tweet was sent out from developers VideoLan via Twitter account stating “Android here we come!”.
No other details have been released as yet for the new VLC player, but as always whenever any new information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
Source: Android Central
This week Sony have launched their Music Unlimited on the new PS Vita gaming console via an application that can now be downloaded from the UK PlayStation Store.
As well as launching the new app for Muisc Unlimited Sony have also announced that their Android Music unlimited application how includes a new feature that will enable users to playback music offline.
The new playback feature now enables you to create offline playlists. When downloading a song the titles icon will change to from spinning green arrows to a solid green image when all the songs in that playlist have been downloaded. Sony explains:
“Now you can download your Music Unlimited playlists and play the songs you’ve added to those playlists wherever you go, even places where you can’t get a mobile signal like airplanes or the back room of your relative’s house where you’re hiding because hey, you love them, but you just need a little peace and quiet before your aunt asks another question about how your dating life is going.”
Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Android-running hardware has had access to HD resolution YouTubestreams since launch (as seen above), but an update to the app that rolled out yesterday finally brings HD to some devices running Froyo or Gingerbread. The catch is that YouTube HD res won’t work on every Android 2.2 or 2.3 phone or tablet, as we’re told it is set dynamically based on screen size and resolution. Another quirk is that some devices still won’t install the updated version directly from the Market, like our Epic 4G Touch. Still, assuming you can snag the update — through official or unofficial means — if you have the pixels to spare you should see upgraded video quality from now on.
Dropbox normally provides 2GB of free storage with its accounts as a free incentive to check out their services and features. If you are coming close to your 2GB limited and fancy earning a little more. Dropbox is offering a nice 4.5GB of data storage to users who would like to beta test their. The beta testing update will provide you with 500MB of free space when you hit the automatic upload option, then 500MB more each time you hit the limit up to 4.5GB more total.
Dropbox David E explains:
“Another day another build. We’re trying to snipe all the most common bugs. Keep plugging in those cameras!
During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you’ll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 4.5GB total. [Update: To clarify, you can get up to 5GB of free space with this feature, if you count the initial 500MB space for the first photo import].”
Dropbox is also running a beta testing of their official Dropbox Android app with other enticing data giveaway, to test the release of an experimental beta Dropbox Android app v2.0.9 that includes a brand new automatic Camera Upload feature.
Acer unveiled so much hardware this week that it’s easy to forget it also teased a cloud-based storage service. In brief, AcerCloud, allows you to remotely access whatever’s on your Acer laptop, even if it’s asleep or in hibernation mode, and even if you’re not connected to the same WiFi network. Storage is unlimited, and you can upload music, photos, videos and documents. Also, it’s free.
So how does this work, if not over WiFi? Whenever possible, AcerCloud will try to create a peer-to-peer connection between your laptop and phone, but when that fails a security token inside the laptop allows the cloud service to play matchmaker between the notebook and the app, which is of course tied to your account. At launch, there will be separate mobile applications for music, photos, et cetera. It will be Android-only, though Acer reps tell us they intend to to create versions for Windows Phone and even iOS (assuming Apple approves it). They also say they’re considering developing a file manager where you can access all your content, and not just music or pictures. For now, at least, the discrete apps are intuitively designed, and the best part is that you can play back media inside of them. Good news for anyone not satisfied with their Android phone’s native music player.
Expect this to start rolling out in North America and China in the second quarter, followed by a worldwide release sometime in Q4. It’ll also become an eventual staple on Acer PCs, including things like all-in-ones, but in the beginning it will be exclusive to Acer’s Ultrabooks. Until Q2 rolls around, though, you can head past the break for a short demo of the music app. We hope you’re not too sick of Lady Gaga
After being purchased by Nuance, the fast text input company Swype has now rolled out its first Android application that is linked directly with Nuance’s Dragon Dictate software.
The new Swype Beta now incorporates Nuance’s award winning Dragon Dictation technology, together with support for 50 language downloads. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The new beta version of the Swype is equipped with Advanced Language Modelling, a feature that has been designed to increase prediction accuracy by 40 percent and will automatically learn new words as you type them.
If you would like to give the new Swype Beta a try, you can download it directly from the Swype website. But if your phone came pre-installed with Swype, do not download the beta software as it will not work. Also Android 1.6 and WQVGA resolution are no longer supported but the Swype application.
The other day Google updated their Google+ app for Apple’s iOS devices, and added a range of new features to the app, and now Google has released an update for the Android version.
The new Google+ Android app comes with a range of new features, which include, search, +1 photos, +1 comments, the ability to upload high resolution photos from you Android device and much more.
You can find out more details of what is new in the latest version fg Google+ for Android over at the Android Market, where the app is available as a free download.
When we heard Microsoft was holding a press event called “Give Hotmail a Second Look,” we wondered if a full-on redesign was in store. The answer happens to be a resounding “no,” but the software giant is rolling out a raft of new features to its 365 million-some-odd users. This includes an Android app with two-way email, contact and calendar syncing (!), along with a slew of updates to Hotmail’s web interface. First up, you can now automatically categorize incoming mail as newsletters, and then either trash ‘em or sweep them to a folder. Additionally, an “Unsubscribe” feature lets you do just that, with Hotmail handling the dirty work of blocking future newsletters from that sender, as well as asking the company to kindly stop spamming you. Moving along, flagged messages will now sit at the top of the inbox so that they don’t get lost in the morass of incoming mail. If you like, you can program Hotmail to automatically flag messages with a particular subject line, from a certain sender, et cetera. Meanwhile, “Scheduled Cleanup” automatically deletes messages after a certain number of days have passed — a good way to cut through that pile of unused Groupon alerts. Other updates include the ability to manage and edit folders and apply categories to individual emails — all inline. And, last but not least, you’ll now see so-called Instant Actions (e.g., “delete,” “flag”) when you hover over messages. We’ve got a few screenshots below, and you can also hit the source link for some extra details, straight from the horse’s mouth.
Google’s new social network Google+ seems to be becoming more popular every day, and Google has now released a new version of Google+ for Android brings a range of new features to your Android device as well as some bug fixes.
With the latest version of Google+ for Android it now features improved notifications, the ability to share stream posts with individual people, and much more you can see full details of everything that is new in the Google+ for Android app below.
New in Google+ for Android 1.0.5
Improved notifications reliability
“_add to circle” notifications shown in bulk
Share stream posts to individual people
Clicking a +mention takes you to the person’s profile
+mentions now autofill from your Circles
Stream no longer resets to top when screen is rotated
Start a 1:1 huddle from a person’s profile or a group huddle from a circle profile
Hide 1:1 huddles
Clickable links in huddles
Improved autocomplete when adding a person to a huddle
The Google+ for Android app is available as a free download from the Android Market.
It looks like Motorola might be prepping to give the Nike+ SportWatch a run for its money. An intrepid tipster sent along a screenshot from a recent survey showing off what looks like a tricked out nano watch. Described as an “all-in-one fitness and music personal fitness device” (redundant much?) that packs a GPS for “accurate performance tracking,” the as of yet unnamed gadget also sports a “smart music player” that compiles a list of songs based on the tunes that help you sweat your best. It also lets you wirelessly sync to your PC for workout analysis, and apparently does the same for Android devices. Among the possible names listed in the survey is the MotoActive, hinting at, but certainly not pinning down, Motorola branding. Of course this is just an online survey, so we wouldn’t get too excited about your new running mate just yet.
Having a hard time juggling your full-cast reproduction of Harry Potter masquerade Twitter accounts? No worries, the firm just sent out an update to its Android app that will let you switch between multiple accounts with ease. It’s almost magical. Not saddled with the burden of weaving a complex narrative across multiple online identities? That’s okay, there’s something here for everyone; this update includes push notification, updated home screen widgets, and assorted bug fixes. Version 2.1.0 is live today, assuming you’re rocking Android 2.1or higher.
Tired of content providers bossing you around, telling you what you can do with your own phone? Good, because Netflix is sick of telling you kids to keep off its lawn. Following a recent update, the outfit’s Android app now officially supports the LG Revolution, Motorola Droid, Casio G’zOne Commando C771, and any unsupported device that just happens to work on its own. In addition to adding official support for the aforementioned trio (and of course, some minor bug fixes), the stream king removed a device check that previously blocked unsupported handsets from attempting playback. Your mileage may vary, but the folks over at Droid Life are reporting success with both the Droid X and Droid X2, as well as the Xperia Play. That’s no guarantee for you and your unsupported device, but at least you have the freedom to fail. That’s nice, isn’t it?