Samsung Closes Video Hub – suggests to move to yet another online movie store

iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, UltraViolet, XBOX Video, Sony PSN Video, B&N Nook Movie Store, Blackberry Movie Store, Amazon Movie Store, just to name a few online locations where you can go to watch the latest movies instantly. For a fee not much less than that of an actual DVD/Bluray, you can conveniently “purchase” a movie and watch it instantly on whatever device you use to purchase it on. Unfortunately,

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Facebook and Privacy

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that for one week in 2012, it performed a study on some of its users. https://www.facebook.com/akramer/posts/10152987150867796 The study’s intention was to get an idea how posts on the Facebook time-line would affect people’s moods. By changing the amount of positive and negative reactions towards a users post, the following responses of those users were taken into account.   After the announcement, an “outcry” followed on

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Steam Summer Sale over

Today marks the final day of the Steam Summer Sale. At the time of writing, it has about 30 minutes left (edit, done now). For the people who never heard of Steam (wikipedia link), I guess one way of describing it is that it is like Apple’s iTunes Appstore and Google’s Playstore, but for PC and Mac computers. It offers a quick and easy way to purchase the latest and greatest

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30 Free Apps on Amazon, Plex, Room2, Sonic, Root Explorer, Fri & Sat Only

Since its original release, Amazon has been offering a “Free App Of The Day”, however, today (June 27 2014) and tomorrow Amazon is upping the ante by offering 30 premium apps for free.   If you have an amazon.com account, use this link to access the collection, for amazon.co.uk users, this link will get you there.   With the majority of “Free App Of The Day” releases Amazon has posted up recently, I

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(not so) new Apple iPod Touch

After almost 2 years of being ignored, Apple finally updated the iPod Touch. Unfortunately, the update is only for the cheapest model. With most generations of the iPod Touch, the cheapest model always lagged behind a little in terms of specifications, so my guess is that Apple decided to update in order to merge the production lines. By making the hardware identical to that of the other models in the same

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New from Google

Today, Google had its yearly “GOOGLE I/O” seminar, where, as usual, the next Android version is announced. Rather than following along with the line of flavors, currently the successor of Android KitKat is called Android “L”. Slashgear has a few interesting articles on their website covering what is currently known and shown on Android L. In particular this post has a lot of info regarding the styling and the reasoning

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Games That Run On Handheld And Console

While reading through the daily tech news. I ran into this article on Slashgear: http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/24/nintendo-cross-compatible-consoles/   The article mentions one of the top people from Nintendo thinking about a future where there wouldn’t be different versions of a game for handheld and console systems.   To me, the article shows why Nintendo has been lagging behind Sony and Microsoft. Even Sega, long before the XBOX and even the Playstation were

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Thoughts on the Amazon Fire Phone

Last week, Amazon announced the Fire Phone, Rumors of its existence have been floating around the web for a couple of years now, but, after a surprise release of the Fire TV earlier this year, it finally came out.   Fire Phone and Video Catalyst: Before I start, while at the time of writing Video Catalyst (4.5.1) doesn’t have an “Amazon Fire Phone” profile, of course if you want to

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MovieGallery Free 2.4.2 Update

MovieGallery Free has been updated on Google Play to match the features of the paid MovieGallery 2 version. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tools4movies.moviegallery.free   All the features and functionality of the paid version, including the build-in cover-image search, custom backgrounds for folders and even individual video backgrounds, are now also available in the free version. Actually at the time of writing the free version has some additional functionality, not found in the current paid

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MKV Shrink 0.9 Beta 519

MKV Shrink is a software application created to make it easier to make MKV files smaller. Some of the most popular MKV creation tools make it easy to backup videos, however, because they perform a full duplication of the video (and audio) content, the created MKV files end up really large. This is where MKV Shrink comes in. MKV Shrink enables you to perform compression/format/resolution change on MKV Files.  

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