With so many blockbuster movie hits this summer, it’s always nice to see our favorite movie database app updated with a plethora of new features. The Internet Movie Database has updated their Android app with several new features including:
- Sharing – check in on Facebook & Twitter to share what you’re watching
- Recommendations – discover other titles you might be interested in
- Mobile IMDb message boards – join in the discussion on your Android phone or tablet
- Filming locations & soundtracks – learn even more about the movies you love
- Similar titles – discover new movies and TV shows
- Metacritic – now see both the IMDb user rating of a title as well as how the film critics scored it
- Amazon login – log in using your Amazon account
The IMDB app is a wonderful and feature filled app that you can grab for free at the Play Store. Hit the break for download links.
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Due to HTC’s success in their current “One” lineup such as their HTC One X and HTC One S, perhaps it was only amount of time before HTC released the next iteration in their “One” lineup. According to benchmark data that was published today over at GLBenchmark, HTC is already working on another phone that sports the model number PM63100, which also goes by the code-name “Evitareul.” The PM63100 will run a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, although unlike the 1.5GHz One X, this will be clocked up to 1.7GHz. The phone will have a 720p HD display and currently ran Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich during the benchmark test. However once the phone is released, I expect HTC to release it with Jelly Bean.
Not much else is known about this device, although it looks like HTC is prepping this phone for AT&T and pair it with their LTE network. If you passed on the HTC One X and you’re a fan of HTC, this just might be the device for you.
NBC and Adobe announced two new apps today that will take the Olympic experience to a new level. Their NBC Olympics Live Extra app and NBC Olympics app will enable Olympics fans to access a whole slew of content, including live broadcasts of all – yes, all – Olympic events on mobile devices, including select Android devices.
Qatar Airways latest commercial aircraft, the Boeing-787-800 Dreamliner, accompanies 22 business class seats and another 232 economy class seats. To an airplane enthusiast, there’s many aspects of the Boeing 787 to be excited about such as the all new noise-reducing technology Boeing used in the jet engine, all the way down to the sleek new aerodynamic design it was built upon. For us smartphone enthusiasts, the coolest thing by far about the plane is that its IFEC (In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity) system is actually powered by Google’s Android!
A user on Reddit by the name of Aria226 recently spoke to a high level Google support tech and was given information regarding the Nexus 7 shipment dates. According to the Google support tech, “Google and UPS are way over-capacity with shipping and can only move an estimated 10,000 units a day initially. They are organizing the shipments by doing it in batches.” Depending on when you pre-ordered your Nexus 7, Aria226 was told the following regarding when the Nexus 7 would be shipped:
We previously reported of Sprint’s plan to release a white HTC EVO 4G LTE on July 15th. Our report was spot on as Sprint has now released an official statement regarding their white EVO 4G LTE that will debut on that exact date. The white version will be available in stores and online for $199.99 with a 2-year contract. The specs of this newer white version is the same as the black version. In case you’ve forgotten the general specifications of the phone, the EVO 4G LTE includes a 4.7-inch HD (720p) Super LCD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8MP rear camera (1.3MP front-facing camera), 16GB ROM, 1GB of RAM, all while touting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If you’ve been anxiously waiting for Sprint to release a white version of this phone, now is your time to get one! Head over to the official press release after the break for more information.
Earlier this week we reported that a leaked document suggested an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Sprints Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch was due out sometime this week. Sprint has officially announced the pending update, and Epic 4G Touch users should expect ICS to start rolling out today. According to Sprint, here’s a short list of some of the new features that we should expect with the ICS update:
There are a few automation apps in the Google Play Store, but MacroDroid is a fairly new one that looks to make things a little simpler. In speaking with the developer, he sees it as having the power of Tasker, but it’s simple enough for your Mom to use. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty good to me.
Apps like MacroDroid are useful to every Android user because they can automate tasks. It makes you more productive, and in many cases can prolong your battery. For example, you can easily program your phone to turn off your Bluetooth or Wifi depending on your location or even if you launch a particular app. You can also make things easier like for example, you can set your phone to upload the last photo to Facebook just by shaking your device or even respond to an incoming text message by sending your current location. Not only that, if your phone has NFC, you can utilize NFC tags to trigger certain actions.
I know there are a lot of you that might want to get into rooting and utilizing custom ROMs, but just don’t know where to start. Although it’s always best to do things the manual way, we can understand why some of you might want something that’s quick, simple, and has everything in one place. That’s exactly what toolkits do. They allow you to unlock and root your device as well as flash custom recoveries and a whole bunch of other stuff.
Well XDA member mskip has a toolkit available for the international Galaxy S III (i9300) as well as 3 of the 4 U.S. Galaxy S III’s (AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint). Obviously Verizon isn’t included since the bootloader is locked. The U.S. variants get one universal toolkit, while the international version has its own. Hit the break to see a list of all the features, download links, and forum links.
It might have a locked bootloader, but Verizon is likely to sell a lot of Galaxy S III’s. After being available at AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile for a few weeks now, it’s finally available at Big Red. You can order it online with free shipping or go to the store and see it for yourself in person. It’s priced at $199 for the 16GB version and $249 for the 32GB version. Let us know if you pick one up.