HiSense Google TV box now available for $99 via Amazon

Yet another affordable Google TV alternative is set to hit Amazon with a low price of $99. The HiSense Google TV box is essentially similar to the VIZIO Co-Star if you all remember that one. Here’s what the HiSense offers:

  • True plug-and-play versatility, easy set up and connectivity right out of the box.
  • Supporting 480i up to 1080p, as well as H.264, MPEG-4 and AVC formats, the Hisense Pulse with Google TV brings users the most flexible platform available.
  • Picture-In-Picture and Picture-Outside-Picture you can simultaneously watch while searching the web or social networking.

Google TV hasn’t exactly started off in a successful rate, but with these low prices it may just entice the right customers. Hit up the source link below to get yours!

source: Amazon

New Flipboard update adds tablet optimization

Are you a Flipboard user who is a little disappointed with the lack of a tablet-specific interface for your favorite news application? Well, we’ve got some good news. Flipboard updated their popular application with newly added tablet optimization today. Any screen size over 7 inches gets a new tablet interface that includes four stories per “page” of tiles to make flipping through news stories even quicker and more convenient. That’s a great improvement for folks on the higher end of the market with 10 inch screens. Hit the links below to get your tablet optimized news fix.

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Springpad gets update with added tablet support

Looks like developers are really giving Android tablets some love today. Springpad has updated their application with new tablet support, giving some new life to all that extra screen space on your larger Android devices, great for organizing things in a visual way. In addition to tablet support, there’s a few other small improvements and bug fixes with this update:

- Now you can use the Springpad Board on your Android Tablet, perfect for organizing your notebooks in a more visual way (requires Android 3.1 and higher)
- Improved syncing with web, scroll performance and app speed
- Fixed an issue that prevented some Jelly Bean users from using the app
- Fixed a crash that prevented users with version 2.1 of Android OS from using the app
- Fixed a bug that prevented the widget from showing item thumbnails
- Learn more here: http://ow.ly/geEH0

Any Springpad users with a tablet excited about this update? Check out the download links below.

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ARCHOS Video Player released for Android phones and tablets

ARCHOS just released a Video Player for all Android tablets and phones with Android 4.0 and higher. ARCHOS has always been one of the leaders for personal media players so it’s no surprise they would jump in with an app. This one isn’t just any media player. Yes it plays just about every format, but it also can play content from your local network (SMB and UPnP) or from an external USB storage device. It even automatically retrieves Movie and TV show information with poster and backdrops. It’s priced at $4.99, but seems reasonable based on what they are offering. The full list of features include:

  • Hardware accelerated video decoding support for most devices and video formats;
  • Ability to play content from any computer/network storage in your local network (SMB and UPnP) or from an external USB storage device
  • Automatic online retrieval of Movie and TV show information with poster and backdrop for both local and network content
  • Integrated subtitle downloader
  • Network indexing: import remote shared folders (SMB) in your multimedia library
  • Video browsing with either folder or library based navigation
  • Ubiquitous access to TV shows sorted in a series/season/episode hierarchical view
  • Multi-device network video resume
  • TV friendly: Keyboard/remote control compatible
The only thing I would like to see added is “play to” DLNA support and a Google TV app, but hopefully these wishes will arrive in the near future.


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“Last Chance” sale for new T-Mobile devices starting December 21st

If you were hoping to pick up a new T-Mobile device for yourself or as a gift for someone, T-Mobile is launching a new “Last Chance” sale starting on Friday, December 21st. Running through the end of the year, T-Mobile is offering buyers the opportunity to get their hands on a new 4G device for $0 down with a qualifying Value plan and Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan. Some of the devices available for no down payment include the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Google Nexus 4. If you are willing to spring for a $100 down payment, you can get your hands on a new Samsung Galaxy Note II.

source: TmoNews

ZTE launches Avid 4G on MetroPCS, costs only $149

ZTE has always been able to make quality devices on a budget, and their latest offering on MetroPCS is no exception. $149 gets you a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 4 inch screen, a 5 megapixel rear camera, and most importantly, 4G LTE. It also runs Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Anyone thinking about picking up one of these for a holiday deal? Hit the break below for the press release.
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“Press” is a beautiful new RSS reader that syncs with your Google Reader account

If you’re looking for a beautiful RSS reader that syncs to your Google Reader account, look no further. “Press” is a gorgeous new app released by TwentyFive Squares that features a heavy emphasis on good design and simplicity. The app was built using Android’s new design philosophy so it already looks natural on your Android phone or tablet, but TwentyFive Squares took the design language a step further and added some nice textures, shadows, icons and typography to really push the app over-the-top when it comes to great design. Press is simple and easy to use and utilizes the two panel navigation that has become so popular with Android apps as of late. Articles look great and you can change the article layout and font if you so choose. The only flaw in the app is that once you are reading an article, there is no easy way to navigate to the next (via swipe gesture or otherwise), so you have to back out to the main menu. The developer has acknowledged this issue and is working on a solution. There is also no widget in the current release, but we’re sure that will be addressed soon as well. The app is $1.99 in the Google Play store for a limited time. Hit the break to see a video, screenshot gallery, and QR code to get the app.


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