been flying for a while now, but it just became official. Big Red announced a partnership with popular vending machine rental company RedBox, with the aim of creating a "New Consumer Choice For Video Entertainment". Details are thin on the ground, but the new service will be subscription-based (as opposed to RedBox's current pay-per-play model) and is scheduled to launch in the second half of this year. Language in the press release hints at an online video service complimented by access to RedBox's kiosks scattered at locations around the United States.
Android Market and it only shows a few small bug fixes and ICS support. This is just in time because I'm sure many are picking their Nexus up at this very moment.
Nook Color tablet-reader. The bookseller just released a huge update to the Nook Color's software, well over a year after its original release, and almost a month after the Nook Tablet relegated it to the second tier of Barnes & Noble's hardware offerings. Customers who weren't swayed by the incremental updates in the Nook Tablet will no doubt be appreciative.
a new version of the Android app sporting a completely revamped UI showed up in the Market. The new user interface appears to be contingent upon screen resolution, not operating system, so those of you rocking a Froyo or Gingerbread tablet can get in on the action as well. In a few days the new UI will be showing up on the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire.
Android Market with "official" Android 3.0+ support. This isn't anything new but at least now it's official. The update back in June worked on most Honeycomb tablets already and last month it came to all 2.2 and 2.3 devices. Now Netflix officially supports Honeycomb.
increasingly vigilant when it comes to non-Market apps and hacks. Nowhere is this more true than unofficial versions of the Netflix app. Security firm Symantec has documented a fake version of the video streaming app that steals users' log in data in a nasty Trojan exploit.
Back in May it was updated with like 5 new phones supported and many weren't impressed then in June Netflix added Gingerbread support.