Seesmic went ages without a significant update, and it’s been almost a year since that tablet-optimized version of the app we raved about was shown off briefly before being thrown into a digital dungeon. But the social media company has made some important changes to Seesmic for Android that users may want to see.
First of all, Seesmic now supports thumbnail and image viewing within the Twitter app. Photos posted to Twitter, as well those imported from Instagram, now appear as thumbnails for quick previews, and open up within Seesmic rather than launching the browser. All signs point to an imment Instagram Android app launch (for realsies this time), so this will be a welcome change soon.
Advertisements are the next noticeable change. The latest version of Seesmic displays mobile ads within the timeline of the free version. Users can opt-out of seeing such ads by purchasing Seesmic Pro, a $2.99 upgrade key that removes the ads and offers a new “combined view” premium feature. Rather than access one social media account at a time, combined view can add a mode that imports tweets/updates from a different Twitter or Facebook accounts.
Hit up Google Play to install the updated version of Seesmic and then purchase the Pro version if this is still your Android app of choice. Here’s the full changelog.
Updates to this version include the following added features:
Someone at Adweek.com must be huge fans of the iPhone like us. They lovingly compiled all 84 iPhone ads into a single post. The ads start with the "Hello? teaser ad that aired during the Oscars in 2007, and end with the Siri Road Trip ad that came out earlier this month. We obviously won’t share all of them for space-saving reasons, but we have included the first and the last and a link to all the rest at Adweek. These ads were created by the agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab over the last five years. Enjoy!
Source: 9to5Mac and Adweek
An Arab League observer in trekking through the seething city of Homs steps into a mosque and spots the tiny “martyr,” one of thousands who have been slain throughout Syria for more than nine months.
Google TV is not a cord cutters one stop solution because resistance from networks and online video providers makes it so. However, the recent addition of Android apps has unlocked more video options other than YouTube and vimeo. Redux TV is a clever Google TV app for users looking to fill in programming gaps with noteworthy online video.
Redux TV doesn’t hunt down television shows or online web series. Instead, it crawls the web for interesting videos, documentaries, and displays them in channels centered around a certain topic. For instance, the Tech channel has TED talks and interviews by Digg founder Kevin Rose. The Dress Code channel is all about fashion, home life, and style; Caught on Tape has unbelievable home video and closed-caption clips; Adrenaline is about extreme sports; Underground Comedy has funny skits, Music Backstage has performances and behind-the-scenes footage; and Street Level has documentaries on subcultures and interviews with tastemakers.
All channels on Redux are curated by a humans, an interesting change of pace from the algorithm-driven apps that have passed through Androinica HQ in recent months. On some channels, like Tech and Dress Code, it’s a winning formula because there’s a steady stream of great content that would appeal to all viewers. That’s not always the case with Comedy and Music channels because both artforms are so subjective. What curators find funny may make me laugh, but it may be a massive dud for others. Likewise, bands featured on the Music channel may lead me to do a lot of skipping while you’re still enthralled with a concert performance.
The curated stream of Redux is a risky but overall favorable strategy. Redux TV focuses on pressing play and leaning back to not put in any effort. Would it be nice to be able to find specific videos or have a central navigation menu? Sure. But then it would just be another YouTube. Instead, Redux goes out and finds interesting online videos, skits, short films, and docuseries that will keep your Google TV constantly broadcasting entertainment.
Just in case you might actually want to read the user manual of a device for once, you can now grab the one for the Droid Incredible 2. Although nothing really exciting is contained within, it’s still a great way to learn the basics of HTC Sense if you’re unfamiliar and looking to pick one up. One thing to note about the Droid Incredible 2 however, is the fact it comes loaded with HTC Sense 2.1 — something that not even the still fresh HTC Thunderbolt has currently. [Download via Droid Life]
Droid Incredible 2 user manual now available for your viewing pleasure posted originally by Android Central
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Zen Viewer HD for iPad is a really elegant-looking file viewer and file management app from The Skins Factory which basically unifies all your favourite content in one location. You can use the app to read documents, PDFs, eBooks, user manuals, and comic books, as well as using it to listen to audio and music files, watch videos, and view images and photos. And that?s not even all: you can also use the app to store, organize, rename, compress and password-protect your files and folders. The impressively designed app has already caught Apple?s eye and been flagged in the New & Noteworthy section of the App Store. The app is so comprehensive it even includes a built-in audio recorder and professionally designed themes. Seems like a total bargain at the limited-time-only price of $2.99.
"Consumers have come to expect a higher level of aesthetics and sophistication when interfacing with consumer electronics and today’s technologies. Trends across numerous markets have proven that the modern consumer now places as much value on form as they do function. So it was imperative from day one, to create equilibrium between the usability and aesthetic elements for Zen Viewer HD.," says Jeff Schader, CEO of The Skins Factory, Inc.
Click here to download the app: Zen Viewer HD for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Source: The Skins Factory
Yesterday during the Web 2.0 summit we got a brief look at Google CEO Eric Schmidt showing off Gingerbread — Android 2.3 as well as, the now infamous "unannounced" device also known as the Nexus S. While it’s time on stage was brief, it was more than enough to have us wanting to see more. A few goodies were noted after Eric stepped off stage as well. Remember that "blink off" video of the screen we previously saw powering down? It’s pretty awesome. What’s even more awesome is that it’s still included, as noted by the folks over at Engadget. Hit the break for the full embed of the video. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
Nexus S teaser video now available for your viewing pleasure posted originally by Android Central
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