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November 9, 2013

Updated WatchESPN app for Android sports new features and Monday Night Football for tablet users

This includes on-demand clips of news and highlights and a revamped interface designed for Android smartphones and tablets. The clips are also easier to get at since now you don't have to be logged in to your cable provider to access them. 

And exclusive to tablet users – you can now use the WatchESPN app to watch the live broadcast of Monday Night Football games (though that is a feature that does require a cable login).

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November 6, 2013

Instapaper app gets makeover, should now run better on your iPad

The app, now on version 5.1, looks only slightly different to the previous version but sports an array of new features.

Aside the new color scheme, it’s now easier to browse and organize videos and you can order articles based on factors like length, date and popularity.

The app has also been boosted with some performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Instapaper, which was bought by BetaWorks in April, is now available for $3.99 from the App Store.

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September 12, 2013

ABC exec knocks second screen apps as non-essential and a distraction

“It was interesting to viewers, but not essential,” said Albert Cheng, executive VP at ABC-owned Disney Digital.

And when engagement did happen it took away from people’s attention on the show’s story. “Second screen becomes a distraction,” Cheng said at the Next TV Summit in San Francisco. “It’s not a game that we want to be in." 

While he conceded second-screen apps can work for certain kinds of content, such as sports, news, reality programming and awards, it's not clear ads can be sold or the apps monetized effectively.

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September 9, 2013

Aiptek bolts pico projector onto new Android tablet

BERLIN, GERMANY: The company announced the new "Projector Pad P100" tablet at the IFA convention fair and described it as a 7-inch Android tablet with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, a 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display, 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.

The tablet sports dual-facing cameras and a connectivity port for micro SD, and is able to beam content wirelessly to the DLP projector over Wi-Fi or with a HDMI cable. The projector itself can be removed to be used as a standalone product if desired.

All of this comes for a reasonable €399 (approximately $525), with the P100 tablet set to debut internationally sometime in October or [...]

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September 5, 2013

Google spiffs up Drive for iOS with new layout, improved list view of files

The new of Drive for iPhone and iPad sports the card-style design and also adds several smaller upgrades that make using the service on mobile a bit easier.

If you have a lot of files in your Drive account, you’ll appreciate that the list view now groups files a bit more intuitively and doesn’t just mix them all together. Also new is the ability to get links for any Drive file you want to share over email or in a text message (or store in a note).

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September 4, 2013

Higher res Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition Android tablet arrives

That resolution means the new Galaxy Note has four times the pixel density of the current Galaxy Note 10 introduced about a year ago. 

But the Galaxy Note also includes set of unique features including Multi Window for running separate instances of the same application. And the 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 sports an enhanced S Pen which you can use to drag and drop content from one window to another.

You can also use the S Pen to take handwritten notes. And with Pen Window, Samsung says you can draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or calculator. 

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September 4, 2013

Touchdown! Chicago Bears ditch cash registers for tablets

Installed by contractor Aramark as a replacement for ageing cash registers, the Sports Business Journal (subscription required) reports that the tablets have been put in place to improve the customer experience by allowing fans to monitor the progress of their order, all while establishing a points system which rewards them for making a purchase.

In future, the contractor hopes to take this a step further by removing the tablet from its cradle so that people towards the back of the line can place their orders. There is even talk that fans may be able to order from their seats using customized smartphone and tablet apps.

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August 19, 2013

Samsung’s Mega phablet set to land in the U.S. later this month

The Korean company didn’t expand on that information with specific price and availability deals, although AT&T did later announce that the model will become available on August 23 and starting at $150 on a two-year contract.

Announced back in April, the Galaxy Mega has a 6.3-inch 1280 x 720 screen, runs Android 4.2.2 and sports a dual-core 1.7Ghz processor.

It also has some very unique features that won’t find on Samsung’s other devices, namely the ability to use the phablet as an infrared remote controller for a TV and ‘S Translator’ for instant language recognition and translation.

There is also Samsung’s Group Play [...]

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August 9, 2013

Hisense’s Android tablets now start from just $79

Both tablets have dropped from $99 and $149 respectively and can be found immediately at Wal-Mart stores. The two Android tablets offer native support for Google Play.

The Sero 7 LT was previously available for $99 and features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution display, a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of memory and 4GB of storage, while there are connections for micro USB and micro HDMI.

The device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The Sero 7 Pro has a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, double the memory (8GB) and an improved 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display.

The Android tablet also runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, sports dual-facing cameras (5MP on the [...]

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July 25, 2013

Yahoo updates Fantasy Sports app so mobile users can draft on iOS devices

Yahoo! Fantasy Sports version 5.0 finally includes the mobile drafting feature  that users have been requesting. With the updated app, players can pick players, manage their queue, check draft results, and participate in live chats while on the go.

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