Kindle Android app updated to work better on tablets

Amazon have issued an update for the Android version of the Kindle software. The update is designed to improve the page reading experience on Android tablets by improving the margins and line spacing. The app is free from the Android Market What’s in this version: v3.4.2: • Tablet users –…

iPad 3 launch event March 7th

As rumoured Apple have announced that the iPad 3 will be launched March 7th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10am PST.  Interesting timing as Microsoft release the consumer preview of Windows 8 tomorrow, the tech press is going to be full of speculation…

Currys and PC World to launch movie streaming service

  Currys/PC Word are launching a movie streaming service in the UK. The service called KNOWHOW Movies will offer movie rentals at £3.99 and movie purchases at £12.99, they say the service will offer full HD playback and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1. The press release says that the service will…

Raspberry Pi to go on sale tomorrow?

I was a bit reluctant to share this info in case you all beat me to it and the boards sell out but if you want to get hold of a Raspberry Pi you will need to get up early in the morning. According to their blog they have a…

XBMC 11 Eden RC1 released

XBMC 11 Eden release candidate 1 is available to download. There are a few changes since beta 3 (see below), they have also said that XBMCbuntu has been delayed for a while.   XBMC 11 Eden: RC1, ready for take off. Today we are excited to announce Eden Release Candidate…

Standard MCE remote control – DVD button to launch My Movies!

I’ve wanted to be able to do this for along time but never figured it out and then I switched to using Logitech Harmony universal remote controls. But I had a requirement this week to be able to press the DVD button on a standard MCE remote control and for…

Ford SYNC and AppLink coming to Europe

Back in June last year I visited Ford in Detroit and was really impressed with Ford’s SYNC and AppLink features and today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Ford announced SYNC and AppLink are coming to their European vehicles . Starting with the newly announced B-Max vehicle and rolling out…

Samsung announce the GALAXY S WiFi 4.2 (updated)

Samsung have updated their Android media player line with the Galaxy Wifi 4.2 (not the 4.0 as I said before). The wifi only device has a 4.2 inch screen, Android 2.2 with 2.3 coming at launch (not ICS unfortunately) and has a 800×480 screen. It’s going up against the iPod…

Samsung launch GALAXY Note 10.1

Samsung seem to be trying to make a Galaxy in just about every form factor conceivable. The latest addition to their range is a 10.1 version of the Galaxy Note, the Note is an Android tablet with 10.1 screen with pen input so you can draw and write on the…

BBC iPlayer for Android updated, adds 3G streaming

The BBC have issued an update for the Android version of their iPlayer app. The main change to this version is the ability to stream over 3G so you can watch BBC content while on the go. Also part of the update is improved playback experience. Now all we need…

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