WWE releases official app with on-demand video, second-screen viewing

This one should make millions of wrestling sports entertainment fans happy. WWE (yes, they’re very much alive), one of the largest sports entertainment corporations in the world, has announced a mobile app that will appeal to the WWEaholics out there. Not only will the app give users access to videos and tons of other content, it’ll provide a nice second-screen experience. In layman’s terms, you can read about John Cena while you watch him lose to whoever is beating up on him these days. They’ve also throw in some social media functionality, so users can see what all the WWE superstars are tweeting about as well.

But wait, there’s more! The WWE team has even added the ability to purchase merchandise and event tickets from within the app. Users can also connect with other locals that share their WWE enthusiasm, and take part in live polls while events like Monday Night Raw are happening.

Ideally, WWE hopes this app will provide a centralized experience for fans to get all the information they need without going to multiple sources. But of course, only you can be the judge of that. So if you’re a big WWE fan, you can download the official app from the link below. Enjoy!

Download the official WWE app

For those of you that have already tried it out, what do you think? Are there any major bugs or missing features? Let us know in the comments!

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Get the Jelly Bean keyboard for your ICS device running 4.0.3 or higher

If you're running ICS, at least version 4.0.3, on your Android device, then you should really check this out. A developer by the name of "Beansoft" has released a beta port of the Jelly Bean keyboard - and its prediction engine - that runs on Android 4.0.3 and above. According to the app in the Play Store, here are some details:

Limitations
* Full next word prediction and auto correction of missing spaces only supported for English. (Normal word prediction/correction and bigram prediction is working for all other supported languages though)
* Only English, German, French, Spanish, Portugese (Brazil) and Russian supported
* FC issue on some devices when adding a word to the user dictionary

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

The installation procedure consists of 2(!) steps.

In the "language and input" settings of the general Android settings:
1. Check "Jelly keyboard" or "Rapid Keyboard" (for the new version)
2. Select "Jelly Bean keyboard" (or "Rapid Keyboard" for the new version) as your new default input method in the "Default" option (Alternatively, you can select the keyboard icon in your notification bar and switch to the keyboard. Note that the keyboard icon only shows up when a input method is active)

In other words, you're looking at a standard installation of a new keyboard. I personally downloaded this keyboard and have been using it for the last 24 hours, and the prediction engine is amazing, and can easily compete with the best of them.

Hit the source link below to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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NBC teams with Adobe to launch two London Olympics apps

If you're a big fan of the Olympics, today might just be your lucky day. NBC and Adobe have announced the release of two great new apps that will help users get the best content during the big events.

The first is named, creatively enough, NBC Olympics. It gives users news, featured highlights, athlete profiles, results and schedules for all 32 sports, push notifications, and even a feature called Destination London, which gives users a tour of London, the city in which the Olympics will take place this year. As if that wasn't enough, the app has some social functionality, so fans can interact with others all over the country during the Olympics.

NBC and Adobe apparently didn't think one app was enough, so they released NBC Olympics Live Extra, which does exactly as its name suggests. This app gives users a more "as-it-happens" approach, with live streams of every Olympic event, alternating camera angles for specific sports, and even DVR capabilities. NBC is hoping that it will provide the ultimate user experience for Olympic fans.

Both apps are free from the Play Store, so if you're looking for a more in-depth Olympic experience, you can download either (or both) of the apps for yourself. Obviously the Live Extra app will use a lot of data, so we recommend using it over WiFi. The full press release can be found below.

So who else is excited for the Olympics? What's your favorite sport? Drop a comment below!

Press Release

NEW YORK – July 12, 2012 – NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, is launching two apps today, both built by and powered by Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE), as part of its comprehensive coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games.

NBC Olympics Live Extra, will allow cable, satellite and telco customers to live stream more than 3,500 hours of content, including all 32 sports, every athletic competition and all 302 medal events. The second app, simply titled NBC Olympics, will provide short-form highlights, TV and online schedules, live results, columns and the new Primetime Companion feature -- the ultimate complementary, second-screen experience for NBC's nightly primetime Olympic broadcasts.

“NBC Olympics Live Extra puts the London Olympic Games into the hands of America’s tablet and smartphone user, enabling us to once again use advances in technology to provide the broadest possible access to the thousands of hours of Olympic competition,” said Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics. “The NBC Olympics app will be the definitive and most up to date source of information from the London Games, and the exclusive mobile source in the U.S. for London Olympic video highlights. It will also feature live results, dynamically served TV and online listings, and - during NBC primetime - a second screen for enhanced viewing and social interaction for when America again gathers each night for 17 nights to share in the incredible stories from London.”

NBC Olympics partnered with Adobe, which built both apps and is powering them through the conclusion of the Games. The NBC Olympics Live Extra and NBC Olympics apps are available on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play, and on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

“It’s been great working with NBC Olympics to change the way live sporting events are experienced by consumers. NBC is now able to create, deliver, monetize and measure the Olympics across mobile devices – using tools and technologies that make up Adobe’s video solutions.” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media Business at Adobe. “We’re working closely with NBC Olympics and others to ensure viewers have a seamless viewing experience with two easy-to-navigate apps.”

Zenkel added, “NBC Olympics is confident that Adobe, a proven technology leader and longtime partner, will deliver the best mobile event application experiences America has ever seen.”

The entire Olympics mobile and tablet experiences were built by and are powered by technologies that make up Adobe’s Project Primetime, enabling NBC Olympics to create, deliver, verify, monetize and measure the Games across mobile and tablet devices.

To learn more about Adobe technology powering the apps and for a behind-the-scenes video, go to http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalmedia.

NBC OLYMPICS LIVE EXTRA

The NBC Olympics Live Extra app will live stream every athletic competition for the first time ever. In all, the app will live stream more than 3,500 total programming hours, including all 32 sports, the awarding of all 302 medals and event rewinds. NBC Olympics Live Extra will also live stream the Olympic content that airs on the four NBCU cable channels -- NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo.

In another first, NBC Olympics Live Extra will provide multiple concurrent streams for select sports, such as gymnastics (each apparatus), track and field (each event), and tennis (up to five courts). For example, during a session of track and field, instead of viewing only a single feed that moves from event to event, a user can choose to watch a stream dedicated to a specific event, such as the long jump or javelin.

The vast majority of live stream content on NBC Olympics Live Extra will only be available to verified cable, satellite or telco customers. In order to access the live stream content, existing cable, satellite and telco customers should follow these verification procedures (note: customers must subscribe to a video tier that includes both CNBC and MSNBC):

1. Download the NBC Olympics Live Extra app

2. Open the app

3. Tap the “Touch Here & Get Ready” callout

4. Select your cable, satellite or telco provider

5. Enter the username and password that corresponds with your account

6. You are signed in throughout the Games on that device!

Customers with multiple devices should repeat the procedure on each device. Access to this content is free for customers as part of their video subscription -- there is no additional charge. For customers who do not have a username and password, they should contact their cable, satellite or telco provider to create one. More information about the process, including contact information for cable, satellite and telco providers, can be found at: www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/help.

NBC Olympics Live Extra is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. It is also available for free from Google Play on select Android devices or at www.play.google.com.

NBC OLYMPICS

While NBC Olympics Live Extra will be the mobile and tablet home for live stream content, the NBC Olympics app will be the home for everything else Olympics, including short-form highlights, event schedules, TV and online listings, results, athlete profiles, columns and the new Primetime Companion feature.

The Primetime Companion is the ultimate complementary, second-screen experience for NBC's nightly primetime Olympic broadcast. Users can go deeper into the broadcast with trivia, polls, slideshows, videos and athlete bios all synced with what is being presented on NBC. The companion will also allow users to share the primetime experience with friends and family through a series of social tools connected through Facebook and Twitter. Synched to each device’s clock, the Primetime Companion will automatically appear when a user opens the app during NBC’s primetime broadcast.

NBC Olympics is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. It is also available for free from Google Play on select Android devices or at www.play.google.com.

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

Having produced every Summer Olympics since Seoul in 1988 and every Winter Olympics since Salt Lake City in 2002, the networks of NBCUniversal are synonymous with the Games in the United States. In 2011, NBCUniversal acquired the U.S. media rights on all platforms to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and the 2020 Summer Olympics. At the conclusion of the 2020 Games, NBCUniversal will have presented 17 total Olympic Games and 11 consecutive, the most for a U.S. media company in both categories.

NBC has won an unprecedented 91 Emmy Awards for its Olympics coverage, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award for its presentation of the Beijing Opening Ceremony in 2008, which USA Today said was “the best overall Olympic experience ever provided by a U.S. network.”

In addition to its unsurpassed heritage and award-winning production, NBCUniversal is known for aggregating large Olympic audiences, as nine of the top 11 most-watched U.S. television events of all time are Olympic Games presented across the networks of NBCUniversal. The Beijing Summer Olympics rank No. 1 with 215 million viewers.

For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the London Olympics, please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/

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Gameloft releases The Amazing Spider-Man for Android for $6.99

I know, I know. You just can't wait for The Amazing Spider-Man to come out. In the meantime, though, Gameloft has released the game on Android. It's available now in the Play Store, with a not-so-light price tag of $6.99.

FREE NEW YORK CITY
• Explore the city through its five distinctive districts (Central Park, Business, Downtown, Pier and Residential)
• An exciting and enjoyable fighting system with melee, ranged, combo attacks and much more
• A wide selection of upgrades to customize your style, attacks and skills

Are you game enough to save the city? Be sure to check it out in the Play Store. Link is below.

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Viggle for Android out of Beta, earns you rewards for being a couch potato

Viggle is an app that lets you check in from your couch to what TV show you're watching. It's been a great success on iOS, and is now out of beta for Android and ready to reward your TV watching.

The app works by listening to your TV audio on command, detecting what show you're watching by comparing the audio to a database, and then rewarding the user for watching said show. Some promoted shows will get you even more points. The points are then redeemed for things like Starbucks cards, HULU Plus subscriptions, movie tickets, and more.

To make things even better, Viggle is celebrating its launch by giving away a million points... enough for 133 Starbucks cards, 46 movie tickets, or over 300 RedBox rentals. You'll have to be quick, however, because that contest ends today.

Be sure to check Viggle out in the Play Store here.

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Firefox for Android out of Beta, promises to upgrade your Android browsing experience

The folks over at Mozilla have been tinkering with Firefox for Android for some time now. Old versions always seemed to be very "beta" in the way they handled, with slowdowns being a norm and unhappy testers being the same. However, with the new version, we can see some massive improvements, shown here in a comparison video:

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Along with an overview here:

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So be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. You can find Firefox in the Play Store by hitting up this link.

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Flipboard for Android now officially available in the Play Store for free

We've seen leaks of Flipboard for Android ever since the first dump of the Galaxy S III software. After that, Flipboard was available in limited betas to specific users. Now, however, Flipboard has finally hit the Play Store, and you can head on over and pick up your copy.

Flipboard is a beautifully done app for Android built specifically for passing time on the can reading online articles magazine-style. I personally have been using it for a little while now, and absolutely love it. Be sure to hit up the source link below to pick up your copy - absolutely free. Let us know what you think of Flipboard in the comments.

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The Dark knight Rises for Android to be released my Gameloft this summer

 

With all the hype around the upcoming Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises", it really comes as no surprise that we're seeing a game released on mobile platform to go along with it. Warner Brothers and Gameloft have teamed up with DC Comics, and they will be bringing the official game of the movie to our beloved Android devices.

Are there a lot of details out right now? Well, if we have to ask, then - of course - the answer is no. All we have for a release date is "summer", but fret not. To wet your gaming whistle, what we do have is a game trailer from IGN. Check it out:

Yea, I'd say that looks pretty awesome. Let us know your opinion in the comments.

source: ign via androidcentral

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VirusTotal app hits Android, checks your apps against over 40 antivirus sources

Mobile security is becoming more and more important every day. With the number of fake apps, viruses, malware, and general information stealing apps there are in the wild, we users have to be more and more careful with what we do.

As an I.T. professional, I'm constantly on the lookout (pun only partially intended) for good security apps, and it looks like we may have found one: VirusTotal. The app has actually been around for awhile, but only in a desktop environment. Until now, VT was a simple web interface where you could upload files to be scanned against different AntiVirus engines. Now, however, it has come to Android. According to Android Police:

As mobile devices are often data-limited, VirusTotal for Android instead checks an identifying hash of each application installed on your mobile device against the website's database. If your applications have already been uploaded to VirusTotal by someone else, you will get results based on that. If an app crops up that has not been scanned before, you then have the option to upload it for an on-demand scan.

This is truly an innovative way to keep your mobile device safe. While it may not be the prettiest app out there, the functionality certainly seems great.

If you want to pick this app up from the Play Store for free, just hit up this link, and let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

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Mozilla Firefox native version hit Android in beta, comes with mouth-watering features

Right now the browsing war is going on between Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Mostly people consider Mozilla and Google as the top competitors, and no doubt they are. Recently, Google launched the Google Chrome beta version for their very own Android OS, and now it seems Mozilla Firefox don't want to stay behind, that's why they are back with the Firefox 14 Beta version. Mozilla Firefox app is already available in the Android Market, and to compete with Google Chrome, Mozilla brought the new browser which comes with a native user interface that uses Android design elements, and the biggest thing here is the support for Adobe Flash.

The application is right now available at Google Play store for download, it's already downloaded 500,000+ times and the reviews are good so far. The browser requires Android 2.2 or higher devices. As we already told you, the biggest update is the new UI and Flash support; it's faster, text zooming is smoother, and it comes with a new API that prevents the screen from sleeping. That's pretty impressive.

Folks, the application is available for download, so do give it a try. I downloaded it on my phone, and I have to say that it's pretty impressive, so give it a try and tell us about it in the comment box below.

Source: CNet

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