Additional details for the Motorola Droid 3 are circulating ahead of the handset's expected June launch. The Droid and Droid 2 successor will feature a slightly larger 4-inch qHD display, likely running a 960x540-pixel resolution, according to a TechnoBuffalo source. If true, the screen is larger than its predecessors, with a higher resolution as well. Further, the source adds that the back of the Droid 3 bears an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and has a secondary front-facing camera of indeterminate resolution.
Amazon's cloud music servers cut out for a brief period yesterday after the world's "little monsters" flooded the site to download Lady Gaga's new album "Born This Way" for just 99 cents. Jeff and Wilson are two such fans, and we love it when Wilson gets all righteous about piracy because we get to throw it back in his face.
Today's episode of The 404 deals with Jeff's addition to Reddit, digital projectionists in Boston AMC theaters purposefully making 2D movies dimmer than usual, and the debut of everyone's favorite PB&J in a can. Yes, the Candwich.The 404 Digest for Episode 827 Amazon's key weapon in cloud music wars: Lady Gaga. Many theaters misuse 3D lenses to show 2D films, squandering brightness, color. The Candwich finally goes on sale! Check out The 404 Podcast SubReddit! Episode 827 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Apple's mobile devices are dominating the wireless video-viewing marketplace, a new report from video service provider FreeWheel has found.
According to the company in its Monetization Report, which tallies over 10 billion video views, 30 percent of all videos FreeWheel analyzed during the first quarter were watched on the iPhone. Another 30 percent of viewers used the iPod to watch video content while on the go. Apple's iPad secured 20 percent market share, bringing the company's total video viewership in the first quarter to 80 percent.
Android accounted for 20 percent of the market during the period.… Read more
It's not much of a stretch to say that the Amazon tablet has become one of the worst-kept secrets in the Android universe. These last few months have seen rumors and hints coming from all angles, including a coy statement from CEO Jeff Bezos.
As we move into the second half of the year, when the tablets are expected to launch, additional details are beginning to fall into place, and over the past few days, we've gone from expecting a single tablet to various reports indicating that Amazon is working on both a 7- and a 10-inch tablet. … Read more
May 21 came and went, and we're glad the rapture didn't happen before Jeff gets his bits glittered! It's almost a sure thing now that his opponent Peter Ha is only 15 followers away from 4,000--which means a pejazzling is in Jeff's immediate future.
After a little more teasing, we move onto today's stories from the world of technology, including yet another Sony hack, this time to the company's Greek music site that exposed even more user accounts and sensitive data. Also, Apple is rolling out its Apple Store 2.0 that now features iPad 2 kiosks and "call for help" buttons, and stick around after the break for Firefox vs. Chrome wars and a Bluetooth Super Nintendo controller for Android gaming!The 404 Digest for Episode 826 Apple rolls out retail store 2.0. Harold Camping had a tough weekend, but we're not laughing. Sony BMG site hack exposes user data. Firefox 5 beta starts rapid-release cycle for Mozilla. Bluetooth Super Nintendo controller for Android gaming. Episode 826 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
If you visit maps.google.com in your Android or iOS browser right now, you might notice something's different. That's because today Google went live with its latest Maps update, which offers a significantly more feature-rich browser experience than before. In fact, once you opt in to share your location, the site feels very much like an app or like the desktop version. It feels familiar. And therein lies the reason for the update: a much more consistent Google Maps experience across platforms. No matter how you access Google's incredible database of geographical information, the company wants … Read more
It's been my personal experience that that nerds love their room in the basement, which tends to be kinda dark even during daytime, where they have fast Internet access and lots of gadgets. And I have to admit that it's nice down there here, where you I can do all kinds of fun things, such as playing games, programing, playing more games, or just quietly enjoying the sound of crunchy Cheetos while pondering over the prospect of some romantic date...without being bothered.
But it's not true anymore that you can only have fast Internet at home.… Read more
The right to browse without businesses tracking your every move has just come to the latest Firefox beta for Android.
Mozilla released the new mobile browser beta today with a Do Not Track feature that will keep business from issuing tracking cookies. The update comes almost a month after Mozilla took the wraps off of its official Firefox for Android release, and .
Just mosey on over to the browser settings to turn on Do Not Track before surfing with the certainty of not being watched. To do so, slide the option "Tell sites not to track me" to … Read more
If you've tried Seesmic, Twitdroyd, TweetDeck, the stock Twitter-type application on your phone, or the official Twitter app, but continue to search for that "one," why not try another? On Amazon's Appstore for Android you can download the full, ad-free version of TweetCaster Pro for Android (normally $4.99) by Handmark, for nada, niente, rien, nichts, gratis.
A lot has been improved upon since our review back in March 2011. With a new feature, Zip It, you can remove users or trends from your feed without unfollowing them. Instapaper support lets you save long articles to read later. Use Color Coding to personalize your own tweets and @replies with a custom color of your choosing. At the top of the list are five tabs for your full tweet list, tweets that just mention you, direct messages, your favorites, and any lists that you follow or follow you. Gone are the small yellow dot indicators for new tweets or mentions--we now see the number of tweets, mentions, and direct messages on the appropriate tabs. TweetCaster allows you to add a picture or video from galleries or directly from your mobile device's camera. Built-in URL shortening is also available, and you can quickly add geotag information or the usernames of your contacts to a tweet. Linking your Facebook account to TweetCaster will update that profile as well. The feature list goes on.
It's not perfect, but it is one of the better, simpler, and cleaner Twitter-based apps out there for Android users.
TweetCaster Pro will be Amazon's free App of the Day until 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT tonight. Try it out. There's always the option of uninstalling if it doesn't suit your needs, and free is free. … Read more
Our buddy Peter Ha is back on the show to tell us what's new over at The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only newspaper. Unfortunately, halfway through the show we find out that Macho Man Randy Savage passed away today, so RIP to one of our favorite WWF athlete. To get us back in good spirits for the rest of the episode, Jeff and Peter make a Twitter wager, and the loser has to...well, you'll have to listen to find out what's going to happen when Peter gets to 4,000.The 404 Digest for Episode 825 Creepy dude installs a streaming camera in a Starbucks bathroom. Playboy for iPad skirts Apple's nudity rules with Web trickery. Add Peter Ha on Twitter so Jeff can pejazzle his future. Episode 825 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more