Archive for February, 2011

40 best free Android apps | News | TechRadar UK

OK, so the Android Market is more akin to Lidl or Asda than the iPhone’s enormous, indulgent Selfridges-at-Christmas time approach, but the open source nature of Google’s OS means there are plenty of apps for Android to be found.

via 40 best free Android apps | News | TechRadar UK.

Google Nexus S with Android 2.3 (‘Gingerbread’): the 60-day internment review | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Let’s get something out of the way first, and then we can get into the review proper. Ready?

Better than the iPhone 4. That’s my review in a nutshell: the basic version of the Google Nexus S is better than the basic version of Apple’s iPhone 4, assuming both are on a data contract – and that you have a Google account, which is pretty much essential to use an Android phone. That’s based on nearly two months’ use of the Nexus S, enough to have prodded around all its little foibles and either gotten used to them or remained frustrated by them, and comparing it for some time in parallel to an iPhone 4 (generously loaned by 3) and the rest of the time to an iPod Touch.

via Google Nexus S with Android 2.3 (‘Gingerbread’): the 60-day internment review | Technology | guardian.co.uk.

Digital TV – News – InView, SeaChange unveil new VOD service – Digital Spy

SeaChange International and InView Technology have teamed up to launch a new video on-demand service on connected TVs across Europe, offering content via subscription and pay-per-view.

InView, which supplies electronic programme guide (EPG) services to millions of Freeview homes in the UK, will provide its NEELiX platform for the new service, offering integrated EPG data, media browsing and video streaming.

via Digital TV – News – InView, SeaChange unveil new VOD service – Digital Spy.

HOW TO: Develop Ideas That Will Disrupt Your Industry

In 2003, Jonah Staw was having dinner with some friends in a trendy restaurant in San Francisco when the discussion turned to what he calls “disruptive business ideas.” Suggestions were flying left and right, and at one point, someone asked, “How crazy would it be if some company started selling socks that didn’t match?”

via HOW TO: Develop Ideas That Will Disrupt Your Industry.

Facebook Phone Maker: Heres Whats Wrong With Android

Frank Meehan has a message for makers of Android handsets and tablets: Stop focusing on elite early adopter customers and start thinking about what the cool kids want.“If you go to a nightclub in any city in the world, the pretty girl has an iPhone or a BlackBerry,” Meehan told Mashable at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “She doesn’t have an Android phone. She has no emotional attachment to an Android phone. It’s too complicated. It’s a geek device, it’s all wrong.”

via Facebook Phone Maker: Heres Whats Wrong With Android.

HTML5 Will Be Done in 2014, What Comes Next? | Webmonkey | Wired.com

Web developers were given a green light Monday to start using HTML5.

Even though many are already using the still-unfinished language to code complicated web apps, the web’s governing body made the transition official by announcing that HTML5 will be complete by 2014.

via HTML5 Will Be Done in 2014, What Comes Next? | Webmonkey | Wired.com.

The full list: The Twitter 100 – News, People – The Independent

Its 200 million users share 110 million messages a day – and if you don’t know who rules the twittersphere, you don’t understand the 21st-century world. This guide is a definitive who’s who of the UK’s tweet elite.

via The full list: The Twitter 100 – News, People – The Independent.

Android 2.4 coming April, leaving 2.3 dead on arrival – not Ice Cream – Pocket-lint

Viewsonic has exclusively told Pocket-lint that its recently announced ViewPad 4 smartphone will be packing Android 2.4 when it launches in April. And the update will produce an OS that has the ability to work with Honeycomb apps.The news, aside from confirming the new handset’s release date, confirms that Android’s 2.4 OS will be out earlier than we previously expected.And there’s a reason for that.According to our source, the release date of version 2.4 has been brought forward to ensure that dual-core apps designed for Honeycomb v3.0 will be able to work with single-core devices running v2.4.

via Android 2.4 coming April, leaving 2.3 dead on arrival – not Ice Cream – Pocket-lint.

Open Letter from CEO Stephen Elop, Nokia and CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft | Nokia Conversations – The official Nokia Blog

GLOBAL – Today in London, our two companies announced plans for a broad strategic partnership that combines the respective strengths of our companies and builds a new global mobile ecosystem. The partnership increases our scale, which will result in significant benefits for consumers, developers, mobile operators and businesses around the world. We both are incredibly excited about the journey we are on together.

via Open Letter from CEO Stephen Elop, Nokia and CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft | Nokia Conversations – The official Nokia Blog.

BBC to Launch Native iPlayer Apps for iPad and Android Later This Week | InteractiveTV Today

In a posting on a BBC blog, Tuesday, the corporation’s general manager of Future Media & Technology, Daniel Danker, confirmed that it will launch native iPad and Android apps for its BBC iPlayer online catch-up service by the end of the week (note: a BBC employee leaked news of the pending launch of an iPad iPlayer app, which he said would take place Thursday, earlier this week–see the article published on itvt.com, February 7th). Currently, iPad and Android users have to access the iPlayer over their browser.

via BBC to Launch Native iPlayer Apps for iPad and Android Later This Week | InteractiveTV Today.