software

Stable version of XBMC XAF custom build released for Android

If you have your eyes on an Android-powered HT PC for the living room, a stable XAF custom build of XBMC is now available for Android users. The people behind the software say that it's the first and only truly end user-friendly release of XBMC available on the Internet. If you're not familiar with XBMC, it is a media center software suite that uses third-party add-ons allowing you to access content available online in formats that are easy-to-use.

Android Key Lime Pie: What we are hoping to see

There is always going to be talk of upcoming releases of Android, and in this case we are taking a look at what we expect to arrive as Android Key Lime Pie. Google has yet to say when they would be making an announcement for Key Lime Pie, however based on previous history, it seems fairly safe to think that talk will happen in May during Google I/O. For those who may not be as familiar with those dates, Google I/O will begin on May 15 and run through May 17.

BOINC software creates a distributed smartphone computer system

If you're a computer user, you're probably familiar with distributed computing systems that take a bunch of different computers and harness their power to perform one task. One notable distributed computing system that used software running on thousands of computers around the country and the world was SETI@Home. Another example of distributed computing is Folding@Home.

Google Keep official: taking on Evernote as soon as possible

Today Google Keep has been revealed as the company's first attempt to create a fully-integrated note-taking system for all your smart devices. With Google Keep, you'll be able to quickly write down ideas on your Android smartphone, access them on-the-go with your smartphone or tablet, and grab them back at home with your desktop computer. Starting with voice transcription built-in (as it is with most Android devices and their apps these days), you'll find Google Keep working with Google Drive to keep all of your clippings, ideas, and bits and pieces safe wherever you go!

Samsung GALAXY S 4 vs GALAXY S III: What’s new?

Samsung has shared their new smartphone and all its software aspirations with the world, and this is the first thing that came to mind. Yup, you knew this was coming now that the quite similar Samsung GALAXY S 4 has been announced and shares some resemblance to the older and smaller brother. While the look and feel is largely unchanged, the hardware under the hood and software under the skin is what's new. Lets take a look.

Four pillars of the GALAXY S 4 experience

Today as I'm sure everyone knows, Samsung announced their new king of the hill flagship smartphone the GALAXY S 4. With all the rumors put to rest, information revealed, and the device in the wild we wanted to focus on four pillars of features and technology that makes up the GALAXY S 4 experience. We have an awesome 5-inch 1080p display and 8-core processor, but the software to make this device your "Life Companion" is what sets it apart.

Sky Go spreads: Streaming media for 14 new phones and tablets

Sky Go, the satellite entertainment company's Android app for streaming sports, movies, and shows, has been expanded to fourteen new devices, with new phones and tablets adding support for the service. HTC, Google, Samsung, Sony, and LG models have all been brought into the Sky Go fold, along with Android 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean OS support.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean arrives for DROID RAZR M

Late last week we shared some news that the Motorola DROID RAZR M was set to receive android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the coming weeks. Motorola stated the RAZR M would be the first of many to receive the update, followed by the RAZR HD and more. Today we can confirm the update has indeed started rolling out from Motorola and Verizon, and is arriving on RAZR M devices as we speak.
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