Media streaming AudioGalaxy bought up by DropBox

Hopefully there aren’t too many diehard AudioGalaxy fans out there, as it looks like Dropbox has bought up the music streaming service and has closed it to new subscribers. Existing users will be able to use the music streaming until sometime next year, but that’s not going to be around forever. Since AudioGalaxy isn’t a direct competitor to Dropbox, hopefully we’ll see this great music streaming service given new life as a new Dropbox feature. Music streaming is extremely popular, and cloud storage is extremely popular. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the popular Dropbox team try to tackle combining the two.

source: Android Police

BBC iPlayer updated with Android 4.2 support, fresh UI and improved video quality

After unleashing a breadth of information regarding future plans for its iPlayer Android app, the BBC has released an official update, bringing numerous fresh features to the radio and TV-streaming application.

Users can now experience a polished UI, keeping in line with Google’s very own Holo style guidelines. Support has also been added for Android 4.2 in version, something that many fans had been complaining about since the initial release of the Nexus 4. Perhaps one of the biggest changes, though, is much improved video quality, which should help soothe the eyes of visually picky viewers.

The app is available to download now from Google Play via the download link below.


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Nexus 10 Pogo Charger Might Have Maybe Been Spotted In The Wild


A user over at Android Central posted a picture he is alleging is the magnetic pogo charger for the Nexus 10. The user, known as jstevenkim, went on to say the charger will be available on Amazon and eBay within the next 10 days for around $19.95 to $24.99 USD. There’s no way of telling if this is legit (other than waiting 10 days to see what happens) but, like Mulder, I want to believe. I want to believe the Nexus 10 pogo-pin connector will get more use than the similar port on the Galaxy Nexus.

Sadly, this is closer than the Nexus 7 has come to getting a pogo charger. Although, we did see a dock which uses the pogo pins for charging, and possibly audio output, pop up on ASUS Japan but it’s yet to be made available for sale. I’m not sure if the pogo charger will really charge a device that much faster than micro USB, but it seems cool. Why should Apple be the only one with a magnetic attachment for their (Mac) chargers anyway?

Source: Android Central

Google Calendar gets an update with some important features

Google fanatics everywhere rejoice! Google Calendar has an update waiting for you in the Play store. This update has some pretty useful new features in tow, such as: making calls or opening maps directly from the notification, auto suggest while adding an address, and quick event creation from month view. These features should make interacting with your Google Calendar even faster than it already is. The app is up and available for download right now if you’re running Android 4.0.3 or later. Find the QR code or download link after the break.

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Football Manager Handheld 2013 hits Google Play Store

Football fans, the global kind not the American football kind, may want to check out Sega’s latest update to their Football Manager Handheld series. Released yesterday, the new 4.0 version of the game is ready for the 2013 season. Football Manager Handheld 2013 has two different modes, a full career mode and a “Challenge Mode.” The challenge mode provides a series of short-term scenarios with very specific goals to be achieved. Full career mode gives players the ability manage any club from a choice of leagues in 14 different countries over the long haul. Players control their team’s player transfers, training, tactics, and overall management of the selected team.
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Google helping users avoid bad ad clicks with confirmation feature

“Fat finger” users can breathe a tiny bit easier this evening as Google has introduced a new confirmed clicks feature. According to Allen Huang, Product Manager for Google’s Mobile Display Ads team, the new feature will be active for all in-app image ad banners. The new functionality will prompt users to confirm their intent to follow an ad link.
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Specs Leak For High-End ZTE Grand S

We already knew ZTE was planning to release a whole series of new phones but we’d yet to hear much about the ZTE Grand S. CNET discovered the device, which will be unveiled next month at CES, will feature a quad-core processor and 5-inch FHD display. The design could be quite interesting as the housing will be purportedly made of ceramic and will be in a “traditional Chinese style.

ZTE may not have a long history of exciting high-end devices but neither did LG and the Nexus 4 seems to be doing just fine. ZTE’s Grand S announcement is scheduled for 1:30PM Pacific time on Tuesday January 8, 2013.

Source: CNET

The front and back screen YotaPhone makes its debut on YouTube [Video]

Remember the YotaPhone that we covered yesterday? Well it’s made its debut on YouTube for all of us to check out it’s dual-screen functionality. This phone definitely has me on the curious side and I’m sure you all would love to see it in action and what the e-ink screen has to offer. The front display holds a 4.3-inch 1,280 x 720 (720P) display, while the rear one can display a full e-ink content which can be used for displaying key information about your every day life such as weather or calendar events.

The YotaPhone is still relatively far from release and is expected around Q3 in Russia. No word whether it’ll make its debut anywhere else. Check out the video after the break!

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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III finally getting upgraded to Jelly Bean tomorrow

The day has finally come Verizon Galaxy S III users. By tomorrow you should be expecting your device to be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean! Verizon users cane expect the popular Google Now feature as well as several new camera features and enhancements. Also to be included in the update is the all new ISIS mobile payment application that several carriers are lobbying to push. Perhaps this is what Verizon wants their users to use instead of Google Wallet?

Anyone excited about this update? For more information check out the source link!

source: Verizon

Featured Android Game Review: Prehistoric Park [Casual]

If you like games where you build things like cities and roller coasters, than I have a good one for you. It’s called Prehistoric Park, and if you can’t tell by the name, it’s set in the Flinstones era. In this game you create a theme park for the stone age. If only our friendly cavemen could have had theme parks so nice, they probably would never go back to their caves.

This game works much like other builder type games in that you start with a certain amount of money and some land. The beginning tutorial helps you get started by buying your first ride and gives you all the advice to guide you to creating a “Six Flags” type of park for the stone age. It’s not all about rides in that you have to maintain them and you have to make sure your customers are happy with food, drink, and other amenities. You also have to dress up your park with items such as trees, flowers, and temples.

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