Roku has just announced that its Roku Android app has just gotten a new talent: streaming videos from phones to TVs via the Play on Roku feature. The update comes just a month after Roku announced the addition of video streaming to its iOS app, promising an Android version for selected devices to come later.
Most Android users will tell you in a heartbeat that the Facebook app for their OS of choice isn't quite up to par. In fact, it can pretty much be classified as terrible, while the iOS version provides an example of what the Android app should be. Facebook knows this, and as a result, it has started forcing its employees to use the Android app in an attempt to bring it up to snuff.
Those of you out there still using the Symantec product pcAnywhere, an application which allowed you to access your computer remotely in a relatively early version of "cloud" computing, should immediately cut it out. Symantec has issued an announcement saying that the hacking and theft of several of their security products several years ago has finally caught up with them, so to speak, and the pcAnywhere software you may still know and love has become too dangerous to use as a result of it. On the other hand, they do mention that they're working on fixes for the security holes that pcAnywhere now presents and will be passing those out to consumers sometime in the future.
Ion Audio, the makers of the iCade iPad arcade machine and Piano Apprentice devices you've probably seen at Best Buy are back with their latest and greatest. They've developed a full-sized guitar nicely rounded out with a built-in iPad (sold separately of course) that will teach you to strum those chords like Jimmy Hendrix and Van Halen.
Apple unveiled the completely revamped Final Cut Pro X back at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in April. At the time, the industry's top-pick film editing software was said to be rebuilt as a 64-bit application using Apple's Cocoa framework and boasted a multitude of new enhancements. It was scheduled for a June release, and now with only two more weeks left before July, Macotakara.jp suggests the software will land on the Mac App Store starting next week.
We mentioned before that Apple may be making a "jaw-dropping" announcement at the SuperMeet during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event in Las Vegas this week. And now our dreams have come true. Apple just unveiled Final Cut Pro X, a much needed update to the industry's flagship film editing software. It's been rebuilt into a 64-bit application on Apple's Cocoa framework with a brand new interface and support for full background rendering.
In an interesting move from Microsoft, the company has officially released OneNote Mobile for iOS. The Redmond-based company is trying to get the notebook-like software, with its note-taking functionality, on as many devices as possible -- and for Microsoft, making it available on Apple's iOS mobile Operating System (OS) was an obvious move for the mobile worker or student.
Google celebrates random things, especially when it has to do with applications or software they've created. For example, Google Translate has officially been available in the Android Market for one whole year now this month. Which means that it is the application's birthday. To celebrate this, Google has updated the application with a massive feature set, now including what they're calling Conversation Mode.
Audio recognition programs have been around for a few years now allowing users to listen to a song and then have a program analyze it and push out the track information. Now this is possible with video. Ranging from recorded TV to movies, VideoSurf allows the user to determine exactly what's playing just from five seconds of captured video.
Twitter for Mac, which is one of the most popular Twitter applications for Apple=branded computers, is rumored to be getting an upgrade in just a matter of hours. With Apple announcing that the Mac App Store would launch on January 6th, people are already getting excited to see what's coming down the pipe from the digital storefront. While we already know there will be plenty of productivity applications available, we've yet to see what could come from the "other side" of the development process. If you're a fan of Twitter, or Tweetie/Twitter for Mac, then you'll be happy to know that Twitter for Mac is launching tomorrow with the Mac App Store.