Yahoo Screen, Yahoo‘s video streaming service, was released to Android today. Yahoo is already offering an iOS version of the app, and today it was finally brought to Android.
The video streaming service puts a larger focus on small clips rather than full episodes, and it offers a mixture of comedy, sports and music. It even has some original programming. Yahoo Screen, for example, offers a huge backlog of Saturday Night Live sketches, all for free. Hit the break for screenshots and the Play Store download link.
For the past several months, there have been some pretty intense rumors surrounding the possibility of Sprint buying out T-Mobile. Sprint has publicly stated that they’d like to at least try to make a bid for T-Mobile, and banks have clarified that a deal would definitely be possible and priced at around $50 billion.
Here comes the next wave of Chrome OS devices. On Tuesday, May 6, Google and Intel will be co-hosting a Chrome OS event once again. Google’s vice president of product management Caesar Sengupta will be joined by Intel’s Navin Shenoy, the vice president and general manager of the mobile computing group. A panel will also join the two at Tuesday’s event.
What will be going down aside from the panel’s Q&A session? Brand new Chrome OS devices will be announced. This means we will see new Chromebooks and likely new Chromeboxes. This event is only the start of what should be a fun month of May. Following Tuesday’s event, Motorola has something scheduled for May 13 and LG for May 27.
Any kind of Chrome OS device you are looking forward to in particular?
One of the more controversial aspects of Google’s Glass experiment has been the $1500 price tag that Explorers have to pony up to get their hands on the hardware. Most people expect Google to lower the cost by a significant amount when a final version for public sale is finally available. Just how low Google can go on their pricing and still have a profitable product may have been partially answered by a new teardown of Glass completed by TechInsights’ Teardown.com division. They have estimated the costs of the components to be less than $80.
The LG G3 will be announced on May 27 when the company holds a few press events across the globe. While we have not seen the entire device, we have been able to get a glimpse at the user interface and the back of the handset. And now we have an image that puts both of those pieces together.
The image above is purportedly the LG G3 sitting inside of a rugged case. The UI matches the one previously leaked and the rear button setup also matches the one leaked recently. Interestingly enough, the UI shows London as the location and that is also where LG’s main event will be held. While it could have easily been a placeholder, it sure is nice to see what the G3 may look like.
Are you excited for the LG G3?
We have all experienced it before. You have to login with your Facebook account and it accesses all of your personal information. It does not matter whether you are just testing something. No matter what, Facebook’s third-party applications need to get inside. That all ends today, though. With Anonymous Login, users can try an app without ever having personal information handed over.
Changes are also being made to the regular Facebook login system. Upon logging in with your account, you have full control over what information different applications can access. And the App Control Panel has been redesigned to easily see what apps have access.
So think twice before deciding whether or not you want to give Candy Crush Saga the keys to your profile.
Source: Facebook Newsroom
Today Google’s gaming hub for Android, Google Play Games, was updated, with a few tweaks to the software. These tweaks include a redesigned slide-out nav bar, notifications for gifts and requests, and the fact that “Matches” is now located in the Inbox. Hit the break for the QR code and Play Store download link to download the updated app for yourself.
Super-developer Koushik Dutta is back with another awesome update to his AllCast application.
According to a Google+ post on his page, in the app’s next version, root users will be able to cast to any device that AllCast supports, through Google Music. The Fire TV is on such device.
The Google Music app will be able to see all of the user’s casting devices, which can be selected and streamed to from there.
Dutta said that the update is “coming soon.” Hit the break for his demonstration video.
Gameloft’s Modern Combat series is one of the better known first person shooters available on mobile devices. Its combination of storylines and revolutionary mobile graphics have made the series a hit.
“Modern Combat 5: Blackout” is due to come out some point this year, but there are a lot of unknowns about the game.
However, Gameloft has provided some information today regarding the next installment of the MC series.
We previously reported on Huawei’s upcoming Ascend P7 device and provided a couple pictures of the phone, but thanks to the trusty evleaks Twitter account, an even closer up picture of the device is now available. By the looks of the rendered image, it seems to give off the effect that the P7 is made of a nice aluminum or some type of metal body frame. The Ascend P7 will come with a 5-inch 1080p device powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor.
The now previously rumored parking assistance feature has been added to Google Now with the latest Google Search app update. The app will use your location to pinpoint where you left your car and provide a card in Google Now with the option to receive the route to get back to that spot. Aside from that feature, you can now add nicknames to contacts. For example, labeling someone as your best friend and wife can be attached to their card. Modifications to reminder cards have been tweaked as well.
Hit the break for download links.
Verizon’s tablet lineup could be getting a lot bigger. According to @evleaks, Big Red is going to be adding two tablets from Samsung and an additional two tablets will come from Amazon. From Samsung, the brand new Galaxy Tab 4 line will be featured on Verizon with the 8.0 and 10.1 models. On Amazon’s end, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9 models will make their way to Verizon.
No word on pricing or a release date just yet as Verizon has not made anything official.
It looks like LG will not be the only company holding a press event for a new smartphone next month. Motorola has just sent out invitations for an event being held in London on May 13. The event is being used to announce Motorola’s next smartphone, one that is “made to last” and “priced for all.” So durability and affordability are at the forefront.
Since it was released, Google’s Drive app has been a centralized place to store, edit and share all of your documents. Google has decided they want to split it up, and create individual apps for each Drive feature. Google just released standalone Docs and Sheets apps for Android and iOS, each with offline support built in, with Slides on its way in the near future.
If you don’t update yourself, Google will force you to update if you plan on editing any documents. Find download links past the break.