Author Archives: James DeRuvo

James has been blogging about mobile technology, photography and video for about 10 years. He's the associate producer of the Leo Laporte Tech Guy Show with Premiere Radio Networks and lives in Southern California.

FCC wants your input on the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

With the upcoming $39 Billion AT&T/T-Mobile USA merger, it's quite understandable that users of both networks are concerned how it will affect them. The FCC is concerned as well and has started a new commentary portal for users concerned with the mega merger. Users can go to the FCC ECFS Site here, and look for proceeding number 11-65 with the title “In the Matter of applications of AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG for consent to assign or Transfer Control of licenses and Authorizations. ” Then you can fill out the form and follow the prompts to have your voice heard.

TuneIn Radio Pro adds stream recording

Who knows how long this will last, but RadioTime has released an update to it's popular TuneIn Radio Pro for Android app which allows for recording of radio streams. Users can simply tap on the red record button and the app saves the stream as an .m4a file. There's also a DVR function that allows users to pause and backup. Users can then play back the file through the TuneIn Radio app, upload it to DropBox, or even email it to a friend.

Wuala takes Android safely to the cloud

Android users looking for a safe and secure cloud storage option may want to check out Wuala. This online storage service uses an encryption method where the files on your Android handset are encrypted. Then when users upload them to the cloud, not even Wuala knows what they are. Users can also use Wuala to sync across multiple platforms and computers, so files are up to date everywhere.

Fring Mobile Group Video out of beta

Earlier this month, we reported that Fring was beta testing a group video app which would allow users to make video chat calls. At the time, the App was available by invitation only. Now, as of today, Fring's group video chat is now out of beta and is available for download. The Group video calling feature users to hold a group video chat with 3 other friends, even over 3G.

Motorola Atrix update now official

Well that didn't take long. AT&T has announced that the Motorola Atrix update we reported this morning is now official and out of Beta. Not only that, but there's not one, but two updates. Firmware updates 4.1.57 and 4.1.83 offer improved battery life, multimedia with Bluetooth and other headsets, 2G/EDGE mobile hotspot capability, better data speed, Yahoo e-mail over WiFi and numerous other tweeks. The Atrix display will also now turn off while charging from a wall charger.

HBO to GO now in the Android Market

A few weeks back, we reported that HBO to GO would be coming to the Android Market. The we didn't know when it would be coming to Android, although it was strongly hinted at May 2nd in their commercials. Well, HBO has released it early and the app is now live. Users who subscribe to the PayTV service can download it to most Android devices.

Motorola Atrix gets an update – unofficially [UPDATED]

UPDATE: AT&T has released it officially and it includes a second update as well. Go here for more information. There's a new update for the Motorola Atrix that's been quietly sitting in Motorola's Software update page. Why hasn't Motorola made it widely known? Apparently, the update, known as 4.1.83, it still in the beta test stage, but there's no stopping users from downloading and installing it anyway. Here's how to get it ...

GameStop embraces Android for Streaming Games

GameStop is diving in the deep end of the mobile game streaming, having recently purchased Spawn Labs. Their plan is to go head to head with Steam, and do it with Android leading the charge. With Spawn Labs, GameStop will provide game streaming to any internet connected device, and the mobile market in particular. Why did they choose Android? Control.

TouchWiz 4 ported to Samsung Galaxy S

The gang at XDA can't be stopped. This time, taking TouchWiz 4 and they've ported it to the Samsung Galaxy S. Now before you think, "oh cool, I've been wanting to do the whole rooting ROM thing," give it a second thought. The average user just cutting their teeth on custom ROMs may want to stay clear or at least wait on this one, it's not for the faint of heart.
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