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HBO and Amazon partner to deliver some HBO shows in Prime Instant Video, HBO Go launching on Fire TV later this year
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 23, 2014

HBO and Amazon have entered into a rather unique partnership. For the first time, people will be able to access some HBO shows through an online-only subscription. The keyword there is "some."

Bitcasa Chromecast support enables streaming from the cloud to the TV
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Cloud storage service Bitcasa today announced that its Android app now supports the ability to stream media content to Chromecast, allowing subscribers to share their media from the cloud to their televisions.

Google tweets screenshot showing new Dialer design
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Google is clearly in the midst of another change across its suite of Android apps, injecting more color along the way. Someone from the official Google Nexus Twitter account may have prematurely revealed that the Dialer app is going to get a new tweak soon.

Google Hangouts introducing merged conversations, widgets, and better quality video calls
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

Moving towards its goal of making Hangouts the unified solution for all communication formats on a mobile device, Google has announced an upcoming update for its Android app that will improve performance and introduce new features like a streamlined view for conversations.

Apple and Google "arms race" fuels exclusive games on some platforms
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

Exclusive titles on gaming consoles have inspired consumers to choose a PlayStation or Xbox based on the appeal of certain titles, and smartphone makers are increasingly employing that strategy in mobile gaming.

Sony hops on the Google Play app update train
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 18, 2014

If there's one trend every Android users should be very happy to see taking hold, it's the growing popularity of manufacturers putting their apps in Google Play in order to make the update process faster and smoother. Sony is starting to embrace that trend.

LG's Connect is the One Ring to rule Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, webOS, and Smart TV streaming
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 17, 2014

My living room currently has three different options for streaming web content to the big screen, and LG today announced that it wants to be able to control all of the major options with a Connect SDK that developers can use to control multiple platforms.

Apple looking to incorporate Shazam into iOS for song identification
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 17, 2014

In my recent comparison of Cortana to Google Now and Siri, I noted that Apple iOS was the only tool that didn't have song identification built into its search tool. That may change in the next version of iOS. According to Bloomberg, Apple is partnering with Shazam to let users listen to a song and discover its title and artist. Launching Siri and saying "What song is playing" will identify the song and then use Apple's music services to purchase the song or create an iTunes Radio station.

Samsung and Amazon build a custom Kindle app for Samsung phones and tables
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 17, 2014

One would think reading an eBook would be straightforward and universal across devices, but Samsung and Amazon have partnered to create a unique experience strictly for Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets.

Chrome Remote Desktop lets Android users control Windows or Mac OS
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

In the event that someone is away from his or her computer and needs to access files on it, Google has released an app to make that possible. The Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android connects to software on the desktop that makes it possible to remotely control a Windows PC or Mac OS machine. An Android 4.0 or later device and this Chrome browser extension are required to use the app.

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