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Got Money In The Cayman Islands? SpotCayman Helps You Find It And More

SpotCayman  
Developer: Conch Pearl Media Inc.  
Price: free   Download

Looking through the app store for a useful app to a destination can be daunting. With a slew of apps touting to be the most definitive and comprehensive it can be a real pain to download an app and see that it has very minimal information and lots of generic pictures. Conch Pearl Media Inc, the developers of the SpotCayman app for the Cayman Islands, guarantees you that this won’t happen when you download their app. With over 300 MB of information, every user is going to have all of the information they need with just a few taps.

SpotCayman has over 200 restaurants to choose from, over 55 wifi hotspots, all in Cayman, shopping, island attractions, tours, doctors, banks, churches, car rental agencies, grocery stores, gas, liquor stores and the list goes on. They are full of information for your stay in the Cayman Islands. Further, they have a in their app that works like the most popular search engines on the internet.

Lisa Butcher, President of Conch Pearl Media Inc. says, “With thousands of spots in our app, far surpassing our competition, this allows a user easy accessibility to all of them. We have an advanced search capability that allows you to search by district, name, phone number, address or even keywords. This is where the power really is in SpotCayman. Search anything from vegetarian, gluten free, budget restaurant, water view restaurant, seafood, webcam, news, breakfast, banks, events, dive sites, gyms, the list is endless and our search engine provides you with all of the results you need. No other app for the Cayman Islands incorporates keywords like SpotCayman.”

Additionally, SpotCayman is the only app for the Cayman Islands who has implemented exclusive technology that allows it to update with new spots and exclusive content daily. Conch Pearl Media can add a place or make a change in less than 5 minutes, without submitting to the app store.

SpotCayman maps have street detail! They are the ONLY app for the Cayman Islands with this feature. Users can map one spot or map hundreds at the same time on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac or Little Cayman. Users can also view a location and see their location with GPS tracking capability. All maps are available both online and offline and all are zoomable. When they say they upgraded for iOS 6 – they really did!

Lisa noted that one of the main features of mobile app development is to make sure the user can utilize all of the features on their iOS device. “If a user has their location settings on, they want to be able to see where they are and where they are going! If the maps don’t have street names and details, the app is going to be useless to the user. It is important to note that apps are not website regurgitation – they are the new revolution of information and functionality.”

The SpotCayman app is not affiliated with any organizations, nor do they provide bias commentary or reviews in the app about any business. They do not have a vested interest in any business in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac or Little Cayman. All businesses have been put into the app for free and are randomly listed, each time, without any favouritism to maximize discoverability.

Features:
* Telephone a Spot with just a single tap (on iPhone) to make inquiries or reservations
* Go to the website of a Spot with just a single tap for more information
* Send quick and easy emails to a Spot directly with one tap
* Easily save the Spots you are most interested in to your “Favourites” for quick access later

Avoid expensive roaming fees:
SpotCayman works online and offline. All content can be viewed instantly, from anywhere, without an internet connection – even the maps. Compare the size of SpotCayman to other apps, there is a reason SpotCayman is over 300 MB.

SpotCayman 2.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.

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“Got Money In The Cayman Islands? SpotCayman Helps You Find It And More” originally appeared on AppCraver.com.

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Dailymotion app updated with new UI and features

Dailymotion

Dailymotion Streaming Video, an app that is the second largest video provider on the internet, has just updated its app substantially in both design and functionality. This newest version — 3.0.1, to be exact — has a completely overhauled UI that fits nicely into Android 4.0 and above's holo design, taking advantage of the new tabbed interface, overflow settings button and UI fragments.

As if that wasn't enough, there's also a lot of new behind the scenes fixes to improve overall responsiveness of the app. The video player is quicker, there's a new offline mode and improved search suggestions. The latest small update brought many bug fixes to keep everything smooth as well. If you want to know a little more about Dailymotion you can take a look at the press release after the break, or just head straight to the app at the Play Store link above.

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Proxy service keeping The Pirate Bay alive in the UK taken offline

the_pirate_bay_logoThe UK-based proxy server provider UK Pirate Party has pulled the plug on its popular proxy for Pirate Bay. No explanation was given but many people think that the main reason was mainly due to the fear of incurring the wrath of Britain’s music industry. Six of the Pirate Party members received a letter from the music industry previously, threatening to escalate the case to the courts. Additionally, Pirate Party also decided not to continue their legal battle fundraiser campaign.

The Pirate Bay website is currently blocked by ISPs in the UK after a group of music labels brought their complaints to the court. The court order was handed earlier this year.

This pushed users of Pirate Bay to access the site via proxy services like the one provided by Pirate Party. As millions of users visits the site every month, Pirate Party quickly became a hot hub in the region.

Britain Phonographic Industry (BPI) complained about the new alternative to the Pirate Party members but the music industry group’s objections were ignored. After knowing that Pirtae Party did not intend to take down their proxy servers, BPI took the legal step of sending its lawyers to the six members of the party last week.

The move seemed to have affected the party’s willingness to stand for their ideals. It is clear that the party members in question will not only be fighting for their ideals anymore, but also for their  personal belongings as they face a potentially protracted legal battle against the music industry.

Initially, Pirate Party showed defiance as they seemed to be determined to take the issue to court to keep their proxy online. However, they surprisingly took down their service on Monday evening. When a user loads the site, a redirection page would say that more information would be released later.

TorrentFreak has been trying to contact the key people in the party since Monday evening, but they all said that they were told not to talk to their solicitors. The party announced that an official statement would be made on Tuesday, but no word has came out from the group since then.

The shutting down of the proxy is most probably due to the looming legal battle between the two groups. However, it is unclear at this point whether Pirate Party will take the issue to court, since its fundraised campaign had also been taken off the air.

TorrentFreak suspects that both parties are probably in negotiations how to deal with the issue in a peaceful way.

The current clash between Pirate Party and BPI is not the first between them. According to TorrentFreak, UK Pirate Party changed its robots.txt file several weeks ago to contain instructions for Google not to index the site in searches. Pirate Party did not respond to inquiries from TorrentFreak why it changed its instructions to Google, but it is easy to assume that it was meant to minimize the party with takedown requests from rightsholders.

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Vudu launches movie streaming / downloads to Android tablets, Xbox 360 app supports 1080p

Vudu launches movie streaming  downloads to Android tablets, Xbox 360 app supports 1080p

Coming about a year after its launch on iOS, Walmart-owned Vudu has opened up access to its (UltraViolet-connected) movie library on Android. Interestingly, it’s included a key feature not currently available in the iPad and iPhone Vudu Player app: users can download videos for offline viewing just like they do on PCs, not just streaming over WiFi in the browser. A free app ready for download to “select” Android tablets, there’s no word on when or if it will appear on phones, but we’re told the list of supported devices will continue to grow.

Vudu also notes in the press release (included after the break) that as of last month, its Xbox 360 app has been updated to support 1080p HDX streaming video. Do you really need another reason to give it a shot? If so, try this one on — all new users who activate an UltraViolet account between now and March get 10 free movies. There’s still the pain of creating multiple logins for the virtual locker, but between Vudu and Flixster offers you should be able to snag a bunch of free flicks watchable anywhere on your Android device without spending a cent (or hunting through torrents and the like, your choice).

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ForeverMap2 now available in Amazon App Store for Amazon Kindle Fire owners

While many people were occupied in recent days with news of Google Maps return to the iOS platform, owners of Amazon Kindle Fire devices continued to make do without a pre-installed mapping app. Yesterday, skobbler announced the availability of ForeverMap2 (Kindle Tablet Edition) through Amazon’s app store. ForeverMap2 is free to download and install for Kindle Fire owners. ForeverMap2 provides the expected map functions like routing and search. skobbler claims to provide an excellent visual experience and due to the map database, the product is especially strong when off major roads according to reviews.

ForeverMap2 is based on the OpenStreetMap database, a crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia. The OpenStreetMap project boasts 900,000 contributors using a variety of methods to update the database. In addition to the free app, users can buy downloadable maps. Doing so provides users with the ability to use the app online or offline. Hit the break for the full press release and a download link (just for Amazon Kindle Fire users).

ForeverMap 2 Arrives on Amazon’s Kindle Fire™

Friday, December 14th 2012
skobbler | New York, NY

Popular Mapping Solution is Poised to be the Standard on Kindle Fire Tablets

—skobbler (www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions, today announced that ForeverMap 2 is now available for Amazon’s Kindle Fire for FREE by visiting Amazon’s App Store. Through a series of impressive features including seamless online-offline functionality, and a unique integration with the OpenStreetMap database, ForeverMap 2 delivers the most detailed and versatile digital map service today, and is poised to become the standard map app on the Kindle Fire—which has no preinstalled map solution, like Google Maps, available on the device.

A worldwide crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap—a free and editable map of the world built by over 900,000 voluntary contributors using data from satellites, GPS logs, local knowledge, and other sources of geographic information—provides users with constantly evolving information about their surroundings and is simply unmatched in terms of detail—especially beyond road networks. As a result, by harnessing OpenStreetMap’s vast dataset, ForeverMap 2’s hyperlocal information is a key differentiator when compared to other mapping platforms.

In addition, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps on the Kindle Fire that can offer “hybrid” functionality, allowing users to switch between online or optional offline map access through in-app purchases of downloadable maps. Optional offline map upgrades store locally, allowing for fast and reliable results and providing a flexible mapping service without the constraints of cellular carriers and excessive data or roaming fees. Meaning, whether you’re trying to find directions to the nearest supermarket or are off to take in the sights from around the world, ForeverMap 2 delivers worldwide map data to your disposal, making traveling a breeze—anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps in the Amazon App Store that offers unlimited offline functionality upon purchase of a downloadable map upgrade, meaning routing and essential search capabilities, including local and category or point-of-interest search, are all provided. Other map offerings on the Kindle Fire currently don’t deliver this degree of map functionality or use while offline.

Users can download ForeverMap 2 for FREE on Kindle Fire (first and second generation), Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with continuous free software and map updates provided and absolutely no restrictions while online with the option to install the downloadable map upgrades for full offline use. Users can purchase nearly 1,000 in-app upgrades of city ($0.99), state ($1.99), country ($2.99) or continent ($5.99) maps. They can also purchase a worldwide map ($9.99), which includes access to all available in-app map upgrades. Each purchase is a one-time payment, no subscriptions required.

OpenStreetMap data also provides ForeverMap 2 users with unmatched information that goes beyond just their desired route, making it ideal for itinerary changes, or outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping. Intuitive map interactions and cutting-edge visuals, plus a user interface that quickly adapts to the Kindle Fire screen, are powered by skobbler’s advanced NGx map engine for mobile and make it easier than ever to interact with the map. Various search modes, car and pedestrian routing information, Wi-Fi positioning and optimal synchronization capabilities with skobbler.com, combine to make ForeverMap 2 one of the easiest and most reliable mobile map resources within Amazon‘s App Store.

“Amazon’s devices do not include pre-installed maps and Google Maps isn’t even available,” said Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of skobbler. “By coupling unlimited ‘hybrid’ functionality with OpenStreetMap data, we offer Kindle Fire users a solution that’s second to none in the Amazon App Store. From its unmatched hyperlocal detail, to its constantly evolving data and incredible affordability, ForeverMap 2 is not only the go-to map service on the Kindle Fire, it is Kindle Fire’s standard mapping service, bar-none.”

For further information on recent developments at skobbler, please visit http://skobbler.com, http://blog.skobbler.com, http://fb.skobbler.comor http://twitter.com/skobbler.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler’s development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.

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ForeverMap2 now available in Amazon App Store for Amazon Kindle Fire owners

While many people were occupied in recent days with news of Google Maps return to the iOS platform, owners of Amazon Kindle Fire devices continued to make do without a pre-installed mapping app. Yesterday, skobbler announced the availability of ForeverMap2 (Kindle Tablet Edition) through Amazon’s app store. ForeverMap2 is free to download and install for Kindle Fire owners. ForeverMap2 provides the expected map functions like routing and search. skobbler claims to provide an excellent visual experience and due to the map database, the product is especially strong when off major roads according to reviews.

ForeverMap2 is based on the OpenStreetMap database, a crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia. The OpenStreetMap project boasts 900,000 contributors using a variety of methods to update the database. In addition to the free app, users can buy downloadable maps. Doing so provides users with the ability to use the app online or offline. Hit the break for the full press release and a download link (just for Amazon Kindle Fire users).

ForeverMap 2 Arrives on Amazon’s Kindle Fire™

Friday, December 14th 2012
skobbler | New York, NY

Popular Mapping Solution is Poised to be the Standard on Kindle Fire Tablets

—skobbler (www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions, today announced that ForeverMap 2 is now available for Amazon’s Kindle Fire for FREE by visiting Amazon’s App Store. Through a series of impressive features including seamless online-offline functionality, and a unique integration with the OpenStreetMap database, ForeverMap 2 delivers the most detailed and versatile digital map service today, and is poised to become the standard map app on the Kindle Fire—which has no preinstalled map solution, like Google Maps, available on the device.

A worldwide crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap—a free and editable map of the world built by over 900,000 voluntary contributors using data from satellites, GPS logs, local knowledge, and other sources of geographic information—provides users with constantly evolving information about their surroundings and is simply unmatched in terms of detail—especially beyond road networks. As a result, by harnessing OpenStreetMap’s vast dataset, ForeverMap 2’s hyperlocal information is a key differentiator when compared to other mapping platforms.

In addition, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps on the Kindle Fire that can offer “hybrid” functionality, allowing users to switch between online or optional offline map access through in-app purchases of downloadable maps. Optional offline map upgrades store locally, allowing for fast and reliable results and providing a flexible mapping service without the constraints of cellular carriers and excessive data or roaming fees. Meaning, whether you’re trying to find directions to the nearest supermarket or are off to take in the sights from around the world, ForeverMap 2 delivers worldwide map data to your disposal, making traveling a breeze—anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps in the Amazon App Store that offers unlimited offline functionality upon purchase of a downloadable map upgrade, meaning routing and essential search capabilities, including local and category or point-of-interest search, are all provided. Other map offerings on the Kindle Fire currently don’t deliver this degree of map functionality or use while offline.

Users can download ForeverMap 2 for FREE on Kindle Fire (first and second generation), Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with continuous free software and map updates provided and absolutely no restrictions while online with the option to install the downloadable map upgrades for full offline use. Users can purchase nearly 1,000 in-app upgrades of city ($0.99), state ($1.99), country ($2.99) or continent ($5.99) maps. They can also purchase a worldwide map ($9.99), which includes access to all available in-app map upgrades. Each purchase is a one-time payment, no subscriptions required.

OpenStreetMap data also provides ForeverMap 2 users with unmatched information that goes beyond just their desired route, making it ideal for itinerary changes, or outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping. Intuitive map interactions and cutting-edge visuals, plus a user interface that quickly adapts to the Kindle Fire screen, are powered by skobbler’s advanced NGx map engine for mobile and make it easier than ever to interact with the map. Various search modes, car and pedestrian routing information, Wi-Fi positioning and optimal synchronization capabilities with skobbler.com, combine to make ForeverMap 2 one of the easiest and most reliable mobile map resources within Amazon‘s App Store.

“Amazon’s devices do not include pre-installed maps and Google Maps isn’t even available,” said Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of skobbler. “By coupling unlimited ‘hybrid’ functionality with OpenStreetMap data, we offer Kindle Fire users a solution that’s second to none in the Amazon App Store. From its unmatched hyperlocal detail, to its constantly evolving data and incredible affordability, ForeverMap 2 is not only the go-to map service on the Kindle Fire, it is Kindle Fire’s standard mapping service, bar-none.”

For further information on recent developments at skobbler, please visit http://skobbler.com, http://blog.skobbler.com, http://fb.skobbler.comor http://twitter.com/skobbler.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler’s development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.

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ForeverMap2 now available in Amazon App Store for Amazon Kindle Fire owners

While many people were occupied in recent days with news of Google Maps return to the iOS platform, owners of Amazon Kindle Fire devices continued to make do without a pre-installed mapping app. Yesterday, skobbler announced the availability of ForeverMap2 (Kindle Tablet Edition) through Amazon’s app store. ForeverMap2 is free to download and install for Kindle Fire owners. ForeverMap2 provides the expected map functions like routing and search. skobbler claims to provide an excellent visual experience and due to the map database, the product is especially strong when off major roads according to reviews.

ForeverMap2 is based on the OpenStreetMap database, a crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia. The OpenStreetMap project boasts 900,000 contributors using a variety of methods to update the database. In addition to the free app, users can buy downloadable maps. Doing so provides users with the ability to use the app online or offline. Hit the break for the full press release and a download link (just for Amazon Kindle Fire users).

ForeverMap 2 Arrives on Amazon’s Kindle Fire™

Friday, December 14th 2012
skobbler | New York, NY

Popular Mapping Solution is Poised to be the Standard on Kindle Fire Tablets

—skobbler (www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions, today announced that ForeverMap 2 is now available for Amazon’s Kindle Fire for FREE by visiting Amazon’s App Store. Through a series of impressive features including seamless online-offline functionality, and a unique integration with the OpenStreetMap database, ForeverMap 2 delivers the most detailed and versatile digital map service today, and is poised to become the standard map app on the Kindle Fire—which has no preinstalled map solution, like Google Maps, available on the device.

A worldwide crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap—a free and editable map of the world built by over 900,000 voluntary contributors using data from satellites, GPS logs, local knowledge, and other sources of geographic information—provides users with constantly evolving information about their surroundings and is simply unmatched in terms of detail—especially beyond road networks. As a result, by harnessing OpenStreetMap’s vast dataset, ForeverMap 2’s hyperlocal information is a key differentiator when compared to other mapping platforms.

In addition, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps on the Kindle Fire that can offer “hybrid” functionality, allowing users to switch between online or optional offline map access through in-app purchases of downloadable maps. Optional offline map upgrades store locally, allowing for fast and reliable results and providing a flexible mapping service without the constraints of cellular carriers and excessive data or roaming fees. Meaning, whether you’re trying to find directions to the nearest supermarket or are off to take in the sights from around the world, ForeverMap 2 delivers worldwide map data to your disposal, making traveling a breeze—anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps in the Amazon App Store that offers unlimited offline functionality upon purchase of a downloadable map upgrade, meaning routing and essential search capabilities, including local and category or point-of-interest search, are all provided. Other map offerings on the Kindle Fire currently don’t deliver this degree of map functionality or use while offline.

Users can download ForeverMap 2 for FREE on Kindle Fire (first and second generation), Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with continuous free software and map updates provided and absolutely no restrictions while online with the option to install the downloadable map upgrades for full offline use. Users can purchase nearly 1,000 in-app upgrades of city ($0.99), state ($1.99), country ($2.99) or continent ($5.99) maps. They can also purchase a worldwide map ($9.99), which includes access to all available in-app map upgrades. Each purchase is a one-time payment, no subscriptions required.

OpenStreetMap data also provides ForeverMap 2 users with unmatched information that goes beyond just their desired route, making it ideal for itinerary changes, or outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping. Intuitive map interactions and cutting-edge visuals, plus a user interface that quickly adapts to the Kindle Fire screen, are powered by skobbler’s advanced NGx map engine for mobile and make it easier than ever to interact with the map. Various search modes, car and pedestrian routing information, Wi-Fi positioning and optimal synchronization capabilities with skobbler.com, combine to make ForeverMap 2 one of the easiest and most reliable mobile map resources within Amazon‘s App Store.

“Amazon’s devices do not include pre-installed maps and Google Maps isn’t even available,” said Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of skobbler. “By coupling unlimited ‘hybrid’ functionality with OpenStreetMap data, we offer Kindle Fire users a solution that’s second to none in the Amazon App Store. From its unmatched hyperlocal detail, to its constantly evolving data and incredible affordability, ForeverMap 2 is not only the go-to map service on the Kindle Fire, it is Kindle Fire’s standard mapping service, bar-none.”

For further information on recent developments at skobbler, please visit http://skobbler.com, http://blog.skobbler.com, http://fb.skobbler.comor http://twitter.com/skobbler.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler’s development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.

Amazon App Store Download Link

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ForeverMap2 now available in Amazon App Store for Amazon Kindle Fire owners

While many people were occupied in recent days with news of Google Maps return to the iOS platform, owners of Amazon Kindle Fire devices continued to make do without a pre-installed mapping app. Yesterday, skobbler announced the availability of ForeverMap2 (Kindle Tablet Edition) through Amazon’s app store. ForeverMap2 is free to download and install for Kindle Fire owners. ForeverMap2 provides the expected map functions like routing and search. skobbler claims to provide an excellent visual experience and due to the map database, the product is especially strong when off major roads according to reviews.

ForeverMap2 is based on the OpenStreetMap database, a crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia. The OpenStreetMap project boasts 900,000 contributors using a variety of methods to update the database. In addition to the free app, users can buy downloadable maps. Doing so provides users with the ability to use the app online or offline. Hit the break for the full press release and a download link (just for Amazon Kindle Fire users).

ForeverMap 2 Arrives on Amazon’s Kindle Fire™

Friday, December 14th 2012
skobbler | New York, NY

Popular Mapping Solution is Poised to be the Standard on Kindle Fire Tablets

—skobbler (www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions, today announced that ForeverMap 2 is now available for Amazon’s Kindle Fire for FREE by visiting Amazon’s App Store. Through a series of impressive features including seamless online-offline functionality, and a unique integration with the OpenStreetMap database, ForeverMap 2 delivers the most detailed and versatile digital map service today, and is poised to become the standard map app on the Kindle Fire—which has no preinstalled map solution, like Google Maps, available on the device.

A worldwide crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap—a free and editable map of the world built by over 900,000 voluntary contributors using data from satellites, GPS logs, local knowledge, and other sources of geographic information—provides users with constantly evolving information about their surroundings and is simply unmatched in terms of detail—especially beyond road networks. As a result, by harnessing OpenStreetMap’s vast dataset, ForeverMap 2’s hyperlocal information is a key differentiator when compared to other mapping platforms.

In addition, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps on the Kindle Fire that can offer “hybrid” functionality, allowing users to switch between online or optional offline map access through in-app purchases of downloadable maps. Optional offline map upgrades store locally, allowing for fast and reliable results and providing a flexible mapping service without the constraints of cellular carriers and excessive data or roaming fees. Meaning, whether you’re trying to find directions to the nearest supermarket or are off to take in the sights from around the world, ForeverMap 2 delivers worldwide map data to your disposal, making traveling a breeze—anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps in the Amazon App Store that offers unlimited offline functionality upon purchase of a downloadable map upgrade, meaning routing and essential search capabilities, including local and category or point-of-interest search, are all provided. Other map offerings on the Kindle Fire currently don’t deliver this degree of map functionality or use while offline.

Users can download ForeverMap 2 for FREE on Kindle Fire (first and second generation), Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with continuous free software and map updates provided and absolutely no restrictions while online with the option to install the downloadable map upgrades for full offline use. Users can purchase nearly 1,000 in-app upgrades of city ($0.99), state ($1.99), country ($2.99) or continent ($5.99) maps. They can also purchase a worldwide map ($9.99), which includes access to all available in-app map upgrades. Each purchase is a one-time payment, no subscriptions required.

OpenStreetMap data also provides ForeverMap 2 users with unmatched information that goes beyond just their desired route, making it ideal for itinerary changes, or outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping. Intuitive map interactions and cutting-edge visuals, plus a user interface that quickly adapts to the Kindle Fire screen, are powered by skobbler’s advanced NGx map engine for mobile and make it easier than ever to interact with the map. Various search modes, car and pedestrian routing information, Wi-Fi positioning and optimal synchronization capabilities with skobbler.com, combine to make ForeverMap 2 one of the easiest and most reliable mobile map resources within Amazon‘s App Store.

“Amazon’s devices do not include pre-installed maps and Google Maps isn’t even available,” said Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of skobbler. “By coupling unlimited ‘hybrid’ functionality with OpenStreetMap data, we offer Kindle Fire users a solution that’s second to none in the Amazon App Store. From its unmatched hyperlocal detail, to its constantly evolving data and incredible affordability, ForeverMap 2 is not only the go-to map service on the Kindle Fire, it is Kindle Fire’s standard mapping service, bar-none.”

For further information on recent developments at skobbler, please visit http://skobbler.com, http://blog.skobbler.com, http://fb.skobbler.comor http://twitter.com/skobbler.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler’s development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.

Amazon App Store Download Link

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ForeverMap2 now available in Amazon App Store for Amazon Kindle Fire owners

While many people were occupied in recent days with news of Google Maps return to the iOS platform, owners of Amazon Kindle Fire devices continued to make do without a pre-installed mapping app. Yesterday, skobbler announced the availability of ForeverMap2 (Kindle Tablet Edition) through Amazon’s app store. ForeverMap2 is free to download and install for Kindle Fire owners. ForeverMap2 provides the expected map functions like routing and search. skobbler claims to provide an excellent visual experience and due to the map database, the product is especially strong when off major roads according to reviews.

ForeverMap2 is based on the OpenStreetMap database, a crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia. The OpenStreetMap project boasts 900,000 contributors using a variety of methods to update the database. In addition to the free app, users can buy downloadable maps. Doing so provides users with the ability to use the app online or offline. Hit the break for the full press release and a download link (just for Amazon Kindle Fire users).

ForeverMap 2 Arrives on Amazon’s Kindle Fire™

Friday, December 14th 2012
skobbler | New York, NY

Popular Mapping Solution is Poised to be the Standard on Kindle Fire Tablets

—skobbler (www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions, today announced that ForeverMap 2 is now available for Amazon’s Kindle Fire for FREE by visiting Amazon’s App Store. Through a series of impressive features including seamless online-offline functionality, and a unique integration with the OpenStreetMap database, ForeverMap 2 delivers the most detailed and versatile digital map service today, and is poised to become the standard map app on the Kindle Fire—which has no preinstalled map solution, like Google Maps, available on the device.

A worldwide crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap—a free and editable map of the world built by over 900,000 voluntary contributors using data from satellites, GPS logs, local knowledge, and other sources of geographic information—provides users with constantly evolving information about their surroundings and is simply unmatched in terms of detail—especially beyond road networks. As a result, by harnessing OpenStreetMap’s vast dataset, ForeverMap 2’s hyperlocal information is a key differentiator when compared to other mapping platforms.

In addition, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps on the Kindle Fire that can offer “hybrid” functionality, allowing users to switch between online or optional offline map access through in-app purchases of downloadable maps. Optional offline map upgrades store locally, allowing for fast and reliable results and providing a flexible mapping service without the constraints of cellular carriers and excessive data or roaming fees. Meaning, whether you’re trying to find directions to the nearest supermarket or are off to take in the sights from around the world, ForeverMap 2 delivers worldwide map data to your disposal, making traveling a breeze—anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps in the Amazon App Store that offers unlimited offline functionality upon purchase of a downloadable map upgrade, meaning routing and essential search capabilities, including local and category or point-of-interest search, are all provided. Other map offerings on the Kindle Fire currently don’t deliver this degree of map functionality or use while offline.

Users can download ForeverMap 2 for FREE on Kindle Fire (first and second generation), Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with continuous free software and map updates provided and absolutely no restrictions while online with the option to install the downloadable map upgrades for full offline use. Users can purchase nearly 1,000 in-app upgrades of city ($0.99), state ($1.99), country ($2.99) or continent ($5.99) maps. They can also purchase a worldwide map ($9.99), which includes access to all available in-app map upgrades. Each purchase is a one-time payment, no subscriptions required.

OpenStreetMap data also provides ForeverMap 2 users with unmatched information that goes beyond just their desired route, making it ideal for itinerary changes, or outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping. Intuitive map interactions and cutting-edge visuals, plus a user interface that quickly adapts to the Kindle Fire screen, are powered by skobbler’s advanced NGx map engine for mobile and make it easier than ever to interact with the map. Various search modes, car and pedestrian routing information, Wi-Fi positioning and optimal synchronization capabilities with skobbler.com, combine to make ForeverMap 2 one of the easiest and most reliable mobile map resources within Amazon‘s App Store.

“Amazon’s devices do not include pre-installed maps and Google Maps isn’t even available,” said Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of skobbler. “By coupling unlimited ‘hybrid’ functionality with OpenStreetMap data, we offer Kindle Fire users a solution that’s second to none in the Amazon App Store. From its unmatched hyperlocal detail, to its constantly evolving data and incredible affordability, ForeverMap 2 is not only the go-to map service on the Kindle Fire, it is Kindle Fire’s standard mapping service, bar-none.”

For further information on recent developments at skobbler, please visit http://skobbler.com, http://blog.skobbler.com, http://fb.skobbler.comor http://twitter.com/skobbler.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler’s development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.

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ForeverMap2 now available in Amazon App Store for Amazon Kindle Fire owners

While many people were occupied in recent days with news of Google Maps return to the iOS platform, owners of Amazon Kindle Fire devices continued to make do without a pre-installed mapping app. Yesterday, skobbler announced the availability of ForeverMap2 (Kindle Tablet Edition) through Amazon’s app store. ForeverMap2 is free to download and install for Kindle Fire owners. ForeverMap2 provides the expected map functions like routing and search. skobbler claims to provide an excellent visual experience and due to the map database, the product is especially strong when off major roads according to reviews.

ForeverMap2 is based on the OpenStreetMap database, a crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia. The OpenStreetMap project boasts 900,000 contributors using a variety of methods to update the database. In addition to the free app, users can buy downloadable maps. Doing so provides users with the ability to use the app online or offline. Hit the break for the full press release and a download link (just for Amazon Kindle Fire users).

ForeverMap 2 Arrives on Amazon’s Kindle Fire™

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Popular Mapping Solution is Poised to be the Standard on Kindle Fire Tablets

—skobbler (www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions, today announced that ForeverMap 2 is now available for Amazon’s Kindle Fire for FREE by visiting Amazon’s App Store. Through a series of impressive features including seamless online-offline functionality, and a unique integration with the OpenStreetMap database, ForeverMap 2 delivers the most detailed and versatile digital map service today, and is poised to become the standard map app on the Kindle Fire—which has no preinstalled map solution, like Google Maps, available on the device.

A worldwide crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap—a free and editable map of the world built by over 900,000 voluntary contributors using data from satellites, GPS logs, local knowledge, and other sources of geographic information—provides users with constantly evolving information about their surroundings and is simply unmatched in terms of detail—especially beyond road networks. As a result, by harnessing OpenStreetMap’s vast dataset, ForeverMap 2’s hyperlocal information is a key differentiator when compared to other mapping platforms.

In addition, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps on the Kindle Fire that can offer “hybrid” functionality, allowing users to switch between online or optional offline map access through in-app purchases of downloadable maps. Optional offline map upgrades store locally, allowing for fast and reliable results and providing a flexible mapping service without the constraints of cellular carriers and excessive data or roaming fees. Meaning, whether you’re trying to find directions to the nearest supermarket or are off to take in the sights from around the world, ForeverMap 2 delivers worldwide map data to your disposal, making traveling a breeze—anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps in the Amazon App Store that offers unlimited offline functionality upon purchase of a downloadable map upgrade, meaning routing and essential search capabilities, including local and category or point-of-interest search, are all provided. Other map offerings on the Kindle Fire currently don’t deliver this degree of map functionality or use while offline.

Users can download ForeverMap 2 for FREE on Kindle Fire (first and second generation), Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with continuous free software and map updates provided and absolutely no restrictions while online with the option to install the downloadable map upgrades for full offline use. Users can purchase nearly 1,000 in-app upgrades of city ($0.99), state ($1.99), country ($2.99) or continent ($5.99) maps. They can also purchase a worldwide map ($9.99), which includes access to all available in-app map upgrades. Each purchase is a one-time payment, no subscriptions required.

OpenStreetMap data also provides ForeverMap 2 users with unmatched information that goes beyond just their desired route, making it ideal for itinerary changes, or outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping. Intuitive map interactions and cutting-edge visuals, plus a user interface that quickly adapts to the Kindle Fire screen, are powered by skobbler’s advanced NGx map engine for mobile and make it easier than ever to interact with the map. Various search modes, car and pedestrian routing information, Wi-Fi positioning and optimal synchronization capabilities with skobbler.com, combine to make ForeverMap 2 one of the easiest and most reliable mobile map resources within Amazon‘s App Store.

“Amazon’s devices do not include pre-installed maps and Google Maps isn’t even available,” said Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of skobbler. “By coupling unlimited ‘hybrid’ functionality with OpenStreetMap data, we offer Kindle Fire users a solution that’s second to none in the Amazon App Store. From its unmatched hyperlocal detail, to its constantly evolving data and incredible affordability, ForeverMap 2 is not only the go-to map service on the Kindle Fire, it is Kindle Fire’s standard mapping service, bar-none.”

For further information on recent developments at skobbler, please visit http://skobbler.com, http://blog.skobbler.com, http://fb.skobbler.comor http://twitter.com/skobbler.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler’s development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.

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ForeverMap2 now available in Amazon App Store for Amazon Kindle Fire owners

While many people were occupied in recent days with news of Google Maps return to the iOS platform, owners of Amazon Kindle Fire devices continued to make do without a pre-installed mapping app. Yesterday, skobbler announced the availability of ForeverMap2 (Kindle Tablet Edition) through Amazon’s app store. ForeverMap2 is free to download and install for Kindle Fire owners. ForeverMap2 provides the expected map functions like routing and search. skobbler claims to provide an excellent visual experience and due to the map database, the product is especially strong when off major roads according to reviews.

ForeverMap2 is based on the OpenStreetMap database, a crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia. The OpenStreetMap project boasts 900,000 contributors using a variety of methods to update the database. In addition to the free app, users can buy downloadable maps. Doing so provides users with the ability to use the app online or offline. Hit the break for the full press release and a download link (just for Amazon Kindle Fire users).

ForeverMap 2 Arrives on Amazon’s Kindle Fire™

Friday, December 14th 2012
skobbler | New York, NY

Popular Mapping Solution is Poised to be the Standard on Kindle Fire Tablets

—skobbler (www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions, today announced that ForeverMap 2 is now available for Amazon’s Kindle Fire for FREE by visiting Amazon’s App Store. Through a series of impressive features including seamless online-offline functionality, and a unique integration with the OpenStreetMap database, ForeverMap 2 delivers the most detailed and versatile digital map service today, and is poised to become the standard map app on the Kindle Fire—which has no preinstalled map solution, like Google Maps, available on the device.

A worldwide crowdsourced project similar to Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap—a free and editable map of the world built by over 900,000 voluntary contributors using data from satellites, GPS logs, local knowledge, and other sources of geographic information—provides users with constantly evolving information about their surroundings and is simply unmatched in terms of detail—especially beyond road networks. As a result, by harnessing OpenStreetMap’s vast dataset, ForeverMap 2’s hyperlocal information is a key differentiator when compared to other mapping platforms.

In addition, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps on the Kindle Fire that can offer “hybrid” functionality, allowing users to switch between online or optional offline map access through in-app purchases of downloadable maps. Optional offline map upgrades store locally, allowing for fast and reliable results and providing a flexible mapping service without the constraints of cellular carriers and excessive data or roaming fees. Meaning, whether you’re trying to find directions to the nearest supermarket or are off to take in the sights from around the world, ForeverMap 2 delivers worldwide map data to your disposal, making traveling a breeze—anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps in the Amazon App Store that offers unlimited offline functionality upon purchase of a downloadable map upgrade, meaning routing and essential search capabilities, including local and category or point-of-interest search, are all provided. Other map offerings on the Kindle Fire currently don’t deliver this degree of map functionality or use while offline.

Users can download ForeverMap 2 for FREE on Kindle Fire (first and second generation), Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with continuous free software and map updates provided and absolutely no restrictions while online with the option to install the downloadable map upgrades for full offline use. Users can purchase nearly 1,000 in-app upgrades of city ($0.99), state ($1.99), country ($2.99) or continent ($5.99) maps. They can also purchase a worldwide map ($9.99), which includes access to all available in-app map upgrades. Each purchase is a one-time payment, no subscriptions required.

OpenStreetMap data also provides ForeverMap 2 users with unmatched information that goes beyond just their desired route, making it ideal for itinerary changes, or outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping. Intuitive map interactions and cutting-edge visuals, plus a user interface that quickly adapts to the Kindle Fire screen, are powered by skobbler’s advanced NGx map engine for mobile and make it easier than ever to interact with the map. Various search modes, car and pedestrian routing information, Wi-Fi positioning and optimal synchronization capabilities with skobbler.com, combine to make ForeverMap 2 one of the easiest and most reliable mobile map resources within Amazon‘s App Store.

“Amazon’s devices do not include pre-installed maps and Google Maps isn’t even available,” said Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of skobbler. “By coupling unlimited ‘hybrid’ functionality with OpenStreetMap data, we offer Kindle Fire users a solution that’s second to none in the Amazon App Store. From its unmatched hyperlocal detail, to its constantly evolving data and incredible affordability, ForeverMap 2 is not only the go-to map service on the Kindle Fire, it is Kindle Fire’s standard mapping service, bar-none.”

For further information on recent developments at skobbler, please visit http://skobbler.com, http://blog.skobbler.com, http://fb.skobbler.comor http://twitter.com/skobbler.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler’s development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.

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Comcast Xfinity TV player app can now download offline content

Comcast customers are in for some good news today. The company updated its mobile Xfinity TV Player app on Google Play with some cool new stuff. Users of the app can now download content directly to the device. This means that you can catch up on TV shows even if your device does not have access to the Internet. This should be perfect for owners of Wi-Fi only tablets.

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The app is available to download now. Comcast customers are able to download shows from many popular channels such as Showtime, Starz, Encore, and Movieplex, plus many others. The app can be downloaded on both tablets and smartphone devices.

If you spend a lot of time commuting, this update should be perfect for you. Even if you have a tablet with mobile data, you might find that it drops service on the train, and with the content already downloaded, that will not be an issue. Some of the most popular shows from premium channels like Showtime are available to download, so you can watch Dexter and Homeland while on the go.

Of course, it’s not just TV shows in the app. Users can download full movies like Cars 2, The Muppets, and others. The content is available for download over Wi-Fi connections for all users. That being said, Comcast and Verizon have teamed up to offer users the ability to download and stream content to their mobile devices over the Verizon 4G LTE network.

[via SlashGear]

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Twitterrific 5 for Twitter going live for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users

Twitterrific 5 for Twitter going live for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users

Twitter’s API rules haven’t exactly made life grand for third-party clients, but that’s not stopping one of the larger names in the sector from pumping out a redesigned version of its famed app for iPhone 5 and iPad. The Iconfactory’s Twitterrific 5 for Twitter (yes, that’s the full name) is now available in regions where it’s official December 6th, with the rest of the world expected to see it in the coming hours. It’s a completely overhauled and redesigned effort, boasting a unified timeline, support for Apple’s newest iOS devices, “robust” VoiceOver support, custom themes, pull to refresh, and plenty of other power options for those who’d be willing to pay for such luxuries. Heck, there’s even offline support for posting, favoriting and following. Early adopters should be able to snag a copy for under $5, but the introductory fare is slated to expire at an undetermined point in the future.

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TomTom updates its Android app to make it, you know, work

TomTom updates its Android app to make it, you know, work

We’ve journeyed with the TomTom Navigator app for Android and it’s been great — except for one brake-punching problem. Version 1.0 was only compatible with phones that happened to have a display width of 480 pixels (WVGA or FWVGA), which meant that our Galaxy S IIIs, Nexus 4s and other favorite handsets all had to be left at home. That issue has now been fixed in v1.1, along with some other, less fundamental niggles. In particular, you can now download the large offline maps to microSD rather than filling up internal storage, and TomTom also says map downloads can be completed with the app running in the background — although there’s no mention of downloads being resumable. One thing that certainly hasn’t improved is the price — if you want to travel across the USA and Canada, for example, you’ll find that Navigator for Android is precisely $50 more costly than Google’s offline offering or Nokia Drive for Windows Phones.

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Bing Translator gets updated for Windows Phone 8, available now in the Store

Bing Translator gets updated for Windows Phone 8, available now in the Store

The Bing Translator app has been helping Windows Phone users avoid cross-cultural mishaps since April of last year, adding augmented reality and offline capability along the way. Naturally, Microsoft has updated this utility for Windows Phone 8. The latest version of Translator supports six languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) and features a new “lens” for translating text via a smartphone’s camera. The app is available as a free download in the Store. Head past the break to see it in action.

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Skobbler Launches ForeverMap2, Google Maps Shows Phantom Island on Pacific

Google Maps finds some competition with the launching of start-up mapping app ForeverMap2 on Android devices. Developed by Skobbler, ForeverMap2 allows users to provide information even if it’s offline so data plan won’t get eaten up.

ForeverMap2 was developed using the open-source project OpenStreetMap, a software application that allows everyone to freely use, edit, and contribute geographical data collaboratively.

Skobbler co-founder-and chief marketing officer Marcus Thielking that OneStreetMap-powered ForeverMap offers users better map resolution and accurate information.

Still, ForeverMap2’s best feature is its capacity to provide information even if it’s offline. Users can search and zoom in location even without an internet signal while Google Maps only

“Google Maps is mainly used online,” said Marcus Thielking, co-founder and chief marketing officer for Skobbler. “It has some minor offline capabilities. But Google is inclined to keep users online for as long as possible. We give people a choice so you as a user can interact with maps either online or offline.”enables users to view map information when a phonies offline.

The apps is available for only 99 cents while the company allows used to purchase the downloadable maps for offline use within the application. For now, only Android users can enjoy ForeverMap2 but an iOS version could soon be available on iPhone 5.

On other related news, Australian scientists discovered that Google Maps and other navigation charts are actually showing a ‘phantom island’ west of New Caledonia on South Pacific.

A team of scientist from the University of Sydney tracked the coordinates of the island provided Google Maps and found a vast ocean with no nearby island or islet.

“It’s on Google Earth and other maps so we went to check and there was no island. We’re really puzzled. It’s quite bizarre.

“How did it find its way onto the maps? We just don’t know, but we plan to follow up and find out,” said geoscience postdoctoral fellow Maria Seton.

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3 RSS Applications You Should Try

If you follow a lot of websites and are on the go a lot, you may want to consider looking into an RSS application that will allow you to keep all of the websites you follow in one place. I personally stick with Google Reader on my phone due to how laid back and easy to navigate it is. There are other RSS applications out there though, and some of them are worth taking a look at it you want to ditch Google Reader. I’ve listed out three RSS apps that I personally think are worth giving a try (including Google Reader):

Google ReaderGoogle Reader is one of my favorites mainly because of how clean it is and the fact that I know Google is able to make and maintain a reliable product fairly easy. I haven’t been disappointed with it yet and it seems to work really well when you have 20+ subscriptions. If you’ve ever used Dolphin Reader, you will most likely know what I’m talking about here. In short, I love using Google Reader because its reliable, can handle multiple subscriptions easily and it formats text a whole lot better than most readers do.

RSSDemon: This might be a huge turn-off for you due to the app being priced at $4.99 for the full version. If you’re wanting to shell out some money though, RSSDemon is something that you are going to want to take a look at. The app is very reliable and has some awesome features that might help you out when trying to sort your applications. Sorting in general is something that a lot of RSS readers just don’t do, so it is a welcome feature in RSSDemon, especially when they are asking for $4.99 for the app.

RSSDemon has a lot of features, which you can view over on the Play Store. Some of the more notable ones is the ability to sort your subscriptions, enable offline reading and automatically download new articles. It’s an overall easy to use, functional and reliable app. If you don’t mind throwing down $4.99 for a RSS app, this might be something you would want to look into.

Reader HD: This RSS app is basically another rendition of Google Reader, but has a few extra features like different themes to choose from. These different themes make it easier to reader your articles at night when the lights are off. Reader HD has a lot of features, some which are similar to RSSDemon while others aren’t. You have the ability to download articles for offline reading, subscribe to podcasts and even read in different layouts (magazine or classic). Reader HD is still going to cost you some money though. If you choose to get it it will set you back by a mere $1.99. You might find that to be a bit more reasonable than RSSDemon’s $4.99.

Those are the three RSS readers that I am highly impressed with. If you have a lot of websites that you try to keep up with, you should definitely check one of these out.

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Comcast Xfinity TV Player update adds downloads for offline viewing on iOS, Android

Comcast Xfinity TV Player update adds downloads for offline viewing on iOS, Android

Comcast has brought video on-demand streaming to subscriber’s mobile devices since early last year, but now an update has added the option to download (some) content for offline viewing. Arriving simultaneously on iOS and Android, the Xfinity TV Player apps support downloads from premium channels Showtime (which was also one of the first up for streaming when that launched), Starz, Encore and MoviePlex. We downloaded the app on both platforms and found it to work in similar fashion, assuming you’re already logged in (and have any of those channels in your package) the option to download is right next to the usual stream button with options available for two different levels of picture quality. The high quality option wasn’t quite HD quality to our eyes, but certainly passable for viewing on a flight or subway. We did run into a hiccup on Android however, with an “unknown error” stopping us from downloading files to our Galaxy S II running ICS. If there were more content available it would be a decent no-additional-hardware-needed matchup for solutions like TiVo’s Stream or DirecTV’s Nomad, while we wait for that you can get a taste of the apps for each platform at the source links.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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Nokia Here arrives for iOS, brings Navteq-powered offline maps and voice guidance

Nokia Here arrives at the App Store

If you’ve been keeping up with the news of Nokia’s cross-platform mapping service, then you’ll know it’s designed to offer access to all of that Finnish cartographic expertise even if you’re holding something other than a Windows Phone or Symbian device. To that end, the iPhone and iPad version of Nokia Here has finally landed at the App Store, promising to make you “feel like a local anywhere you go,” through traffic and public transport overlays, voice-guided in-car and on-foot navigation and community-based updates. It also integrates with Nokia’s other new service, Collections, which lets you save your favorite places to a personal account. Crucially, the app allows you to download one geographical area of your choice as an offline map — although a 10MB cap means that the more square miles you try to grab, the less detail you’ll see.

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Xfinity TV Player App Updated, Now Allows TV Shows And Movies From Certain Channels To Be Downloaded

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If you’re a Comcast subscriber, there’s a good chance you’re already using the Xfinity TV Player app. The problem is, though, if you’re not around a Wi-Fi connection and want to watch something, you’re just out of luck. Well, you were out of luck anyway – the app was just updated to allow certain content to be downloaded and viewed offline. That’s awesome.

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Among the downloadable content, you’ll find TV Shows and movies from Showtime, Starz, Encore, and MoviePlex. Sure, it’s not a huge list, but it’s a good start – and more offline content than before.

The update also brings “enhanced support for varied device sizes and orientations,” so if you’ve had issues with the app on device x  in the past, you may want to give it another shot.

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Box updates to version 2.0, adds ability to save entire folders for offline viewing and much More

Box pushed out an update to their cloud based service today, moving it to version 2.0 for most devices. It adds in a whole host of new features that are sure to make many of you Box users happier.

You can now preview your documents in the Box app without having to open another application to see it. You can download and view entire folders for offline viewing. there is a brand new transfer manager. Box can now handle shared link URL’s and Files and Folder descriptions are viewable and editable. Looks like Box keeps plugging away at making users lives a little bit easier.

As always, you can click or scan the QR code below to go snag the update directly from the Play Store if checking your “My Apps” section is a bit to complicated. Let us know how the new additions work out and what else Box needs to do to keep you using their service.

Application: Box
Developer: Box
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Box 2.0 for Android Introduces In-app Previews of Files, Offline Folders, and More

I love Box. The app. Mind out of the gutter, people, I’m talking about the cloud storage app, which was just updated for Android. In version 2.0, users can preview items from within the app, so you no longer have to exit to a 3rd party application to see what you are working with. This [...]

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Box for Android 2.0 brings file previews, offline folders and more

Box for Android 2 brings file previews, offline folders and more

Cloud storage provider Box seems to be in overdrive lately, with a new Windows 8 app out and having announced improvements to its cloud platform and speedier uploads for businesses. Turning its attention now to Android users, Box has bumped up the app on Google’s mobile OS to version 2.0, bringing in features like file previews for 75 different file types, offline folders that indicate when they’re out of sync, and a feature-rich transfer manager. In addition, you can jump straight to the app when you tap on Box shared links, instead of having to fiddle around with the sign-in process on your mobile browser. The ability to add descriptions to files and folders should also come in handy for those with a meticulous streak. Convinced? The source link has the goods.

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Nokia announces new location cloud service for iOS, Android and others: It’s Here (update)

Nokia launches new multidevice, multiplatform location cloud service It's Here

Nokia’s revealed the next stage in its cartographic future and it involves a new cloud-based service. Titled “Here”, it’ll tap into Nokia’s map expertise and better still, work across multiple devices and operating systems — CEO Stephen Elop, attending the event in San Francisco, also referenced recent purchase of Earthmine, a 3D mapping company that will help the company offer StreetView-style digital vistas. The new web-based map (that’s live now) will work on any PC running Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome and Macs using Safari, Firefox or Chrome. On mobile, it’ll run on iOS 4+ and Android 2.2′s (or above) internet browser. According to AllThingsD, a free iOS app has already been submitted to iTunes, pending Apple’s approval in the ‘next couple of weeks’. Additionally, Nokia will have a Here SDK for Android and a web version of Here maps for Firefox OS ready by early next year

Gallery: Nokia Here event

Behind the glossy HTM5 exterior, Nokia reckons its “capture, compute, experience” system, and its cloud-based processing will offer a more potent offline experience. Nokia’s not stopping there, however. The Finnish phone-maker has apparently seen 75 times more use of its mapping data compared to last year, and it’s looking to tap into user-submitted data. A new Map Creator tool will let people assign more specific information and detail to Nokia’s original maps and satellite photos. The phone-maker’s already launched its own site for the new location service, Here.net, and aims to fold in users’ submissions into its own official map offering. Collections will let you store and share your favorite locations, while Explore (replete with its own map button) will let you know what’s available in the immediate vicinity. The maps will also contain all of the previous Nokia functionality, including live traffic information and transit directions.

Here appears to encompass most of Nokia’s previous mapping services and apps — take a look for yourself at the source below.

Update: We’ve got a few more tidbits about Here to share with you. It turns out, the iOS app will provide offline maps, voice guided walking directions and public transportation directions at launch. Additionally, Nokia revealed the name for the technology powering its City Lens app. Called LiveSight, it’s a 3D map technology that Nokia claims “provides the most precise and intuitive augmented reality experience” that we presume will find its way into other applications. PR with full details of all the cartographical goodness await after the break.

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Google Play Music adds gapless playback, automatic Instant Mixes

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Google is expanding its media umbrella to cover more countries, and it’s marking the occasion with a new version of the Google Play Music app for Android and Google TV. While there’s no explicit mention of the newly opened regional access, the update does add long-requested support for gapless audio playback: Jelly Bean users will hear smooth transitions between tracks, although it works best when all the music is offline. The tweak also turns listening into more of a hands-off process, as it now automatically generates Instant Mixes (instead of requiring input) and lets us cache free, purchased, recently added and thumbs-up songs. If you’ve refused to sully that DJ set or Pink Floyd album by playing it through Android’s stock music player, it’s time to give the app another chance.

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Channel 4 announces video services coming to Android

Channel 4 has announced a great deal of improvements to its mobile offering, which should make fans of the channels rather happy. First, Channel 4 bringing its full range of mobile services to Android, which is great news for everyone. Currently, Channel 4 is available on iOS and some other mobile platforms, but starting in 2013, Channel 4′s on-demand service called 4oD is coming to Android.



Besides bringing the service to Android devices, Channel 4 is making some strides to improve the quality of its digital video offerings. Most notably, Channel 4 is bringing offline viewing to its customers. This means users can watch download and watch many of their favorite channel 4 shows without the need to have a data connection on their phone. The shows are free, but they are ad-supported.

The improvements also add the ability to watch many of Channel 4′s main channel live on mobile devices. Plenty of TV channels offer shows on demand, but watching live as if you were on a TV is not overly common. They expect this feature to come early in 2013.

4oD is also adding play and pause across platforms. So if you are watching a show in one place, and you need to get up and go somewhere else, you can pause the show and pick it up right where you left off. This update definitely adds some cool stuff for fans of Channel 4 in the UK. Of course, we will have to wait until next year to use it on our Android devices, but it looks like it could be worth the wait.


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Spotify Premium for Android can be Added to Carrier Billing for Sprint Customers Starting 11/11

If you’re unfamiliar with Spotify music streaming, check out our previous coverage on it. Well, if you’re an Androidian on Sprint and use or are interested in using the Spotify Premium service, paying for it just got a little easier. Starting tomorrow (11/11), anyone with the aforementioned criteria will be able to pay for the Spotify Premium via carrier billing for $10 a month. Spotify Premium differs from regular Spotify, per the Play Store description:

Spotify Premium features

• Instant access to millions of songs
• Stream online
• Listen offline – no mobile connection needed
• Share music with your friends
• Star your favourite tracks
• Wirelessly sync your own music to your Android
• Create and sync playlists
• Send the music you’re enjoying direct to Last.fm & Facebook

Application: Spotify
Developer: Spotify Ltd.
Cost: FREE


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Nokia Maps Updated to Version 3.0, Only Supports Lumia 920/820

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Nokia Maps is hands down one of the best Maps applications out there along with Google Maps. With its array of features and offline support, it is something loyalist Nokia Lumia owners can proudly brag about. The fact that it’s exclusive to just Nokia Lumia Windows Phones, tells us a lot about what it means to the company. And the popular app has now been updated for Windows Phone 8 with Nokia Maps 3.0. This isn’t merely an incremental upgrade over the existing version, but comes with a few new features.

Directions have been improved, venue based maps have been added (malls etc) and the UI seems to have been slightly tweaked. These goodies come bundled only if you’re a Lumia 920/820 user mind you, so if you plan on getting the HTC 8X, you might as well forget about these features. That brings us to the sad news. Well, this new update is only for the Windows Phone 8 devices and not for the entire Lumia lineup as one would have imagined. But it is believed that Nokia will have some minor upgrades made to its apps for WP7.x running Lumias.

Along with Nokia Maps, the Finns also updated the Transit/Nokia Transport app. If you haven’t heard of this app before, it basically helps you find the next bus/train/subway near to your location with minute by minute updates. The update to the app comes in handy, helping out Lumia users with their daily commute. So these are the updates Nokia has in store for its users. The company has uploaded a video explaining the functioning of the new Nokia Maps 3.0.

Maps is an area where manufacturers pay much emphasis. Be it Google in its Android operating system or Nokia/Microsoft with the Windows Phone operating system, Maps always has a special place. This is something Apple needs to improve on, in order to sustain in the long run. The Apple Maps fiasco is still being discussed widely around the internet, so one would imagine something different to come from Apple in the forthcoming updates. Let’s hope Apple takes some inspiration from Nokia and Google.

Download the Nokia Maps 3.0 from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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Via: WP Central

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Ultimate Downloader Pro – Downloading Made Simple for iPhone and iPad

Ultimate Downloader Pro – the best download app for videos, movies, music, pictures and files  
Developer: Jan Heiermann  
Price: $1.99   Download

Made for Use is pleased to introduce Ultimate Downloader Pro 1.0 for iOS, the most reliable, intuitive and easy to use downloader available with an enhanced and management system. The app enables users to download the files they need and store them on their device allowing them to work with documents, view videos and movies or listen to music whenever they want – no matter whether they are online or offline.

The app consists of mainly two parts: The Safari-like web-browser with integrated history and bookmark-functionality and the system where the user can simply folders, rename, organize and delete files as well as unzip compressed zip-folders.

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Rhapsody for Android now sports personalized recommendations

Rhapsody, the streaming music app, has released an update to it’s Android app. You’ll now find personalized recommendations on the home screen based on what you’ve listened to in the past. A UI overhaul and performance improvements to offline playback are also included with this latest update. Additionally, you’ll find full screen album art, swipe to skip, shuffle and repeat features, and queue enhancements as part of the update. All of the old features that you’ve gotten used to and like are all still there. I personally don’t use Rhapsody, but do we have any readers that do? What are your thoughts?

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