Author Archives: Eric Abent


MediaMonkey launches Android beta

We already had a smattering of Spotify news today, but now we've going to shift gears and look at an entirely different music player. The makers of MediaMonkey have launched an Android beta, so if you're a MediaMonkey user, you can now test it out on your Android device. There are few reasons to use MediaMonkey over the competition, as the player's tagging and syncing features allow for some deep organization.

Spotify hits 1 million paid subscribers in US

We have a feeling that some of you like Spotify just as much as we do, because today the company announced a rather big milestone for the music streaming service. Today Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced that the service has 1 million paid subscribers in the US, which is a pretty big achievement. It gets even better though, as Ek also said that there are 5 million paid subscribers worldwide.

Jelly Bean update now rolling out to Archos 101 XS

If you happen to own a Archos 101 XS tablet, then today is a good day. That's because Archos has started rolling out updates to Android 4.1.1 to 101 XS users, so it shouldn't be too much longer before you have Jelly Bean running on your tablet. No, it isn't Android 4.2, but considering that this tablet has only been around for a few months, this is pretty great news.

US Army brings SGT. STAR app to Google Play Store

Joining the Army is a big decision and a life-changing event for many people, so it makes sense that you might have a lot of questions if you're thinking about enlisting. Normally, heading off an Army recruiter is a good idea if you have some questions to ask, but starting today, you can get at least some of the answers you're after on your phone. The US Army has released an app on Google Play called SGT. STAR, and it's intended to help you get the answers you need about the Army.

Skype video messaging outed in updated Terms of Service

We've heard that Skype is planning some kind of video messaging service a few times in the past, but today the rumored feature is rearing its head once again. This time around, it's Skype's Terms of Service that hold the details, confirming video messaging and going into detail about what users will be able to do. Needless to say, Skype's premium members will enjoy more freedom when it comes to video messaging.

Just 25 app developers took in 50% of revenue in November

As much as we hate to say it, we've got some bad news for aspiring app developers: there may be 1.4 million apps between the App Store and the Google Play Store, but according to independent analyst firm Canalys, only a select few developers are truly making bank. According to a Canalys study, which took place over the first 20 days in November, just 25 developers pulled in 50% of app revenue between the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Verizon celebrates two year anniversary of 4G LTE launch

Mobile technologies advance at a pretty alarming rate, with some of them becoming more popular than others as time goes. One of the technologies that seems to have stuck is 4G LTE, with carriers racing to expand their 4G LTE networks to get an edge on the competition. One of the carriers that has been pushing for 4G LTE the hardest is Verizon, and today it's celebrating the two year anniversary of its 4G LTE launch.

Dropbox for Android now lets you move folders in-app

For many, Dropbox is an essential tool that gets used every day. It's free and easy to use, and the fact that it's on so many different platforms makes it to go-to choice for cloud syncing and storage for a lot of people. The Dropbox Android app is a handy little tool with a lot of different features, but one feature it's always been missing is the ability to move folders around within the app.

5-inch HTC M7 rumored for Q1 2013 with Snapdragon S4 Pro

HTC has made a pretty big push for the high-end market with the DROID DNA, but if new rumors are to be believed, the company isn't stopping there. Apparently HTC is planning to launch another high-end device called the HTC M7, which comes equipped with a 5-inch screen. That's the same screen size as the one on the DROID DNA, so it seems that five is the magic number for HTC.