Amazon's Cloud Player for iOS is now available in Ford Sync AppLink-equipped cars, a few months after the Android version hit the market, the Internet giant said Wednesday.
Ford owners can wirelessly connect the Amazon MP3 app on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to the Sync connectivity system to access their entire music library using voice commands or dashboard controls.
Android users have been able to use the app in Ford cars since February.
Carmakers have pushed infotainment as one way to attract new buyers, and it allows app makers to reach consumers in more locations. Ford earlier … Read more
Google's Android platform has grown exceptionally well over the years, with tons of new apps added to the Google Play store every day. BlueStacks for Mac offers a solution for users who want to download and enjoy their favorite Android apps on their Mac, too.
BlueStacks for Mac comes as free software that is supported by ads. Download takes a bit longer as the app is 112MB in size. The installation, however, is quick and easy. After the installation process completes, users can start searching for their favorite apps using the search bar or browse though more than 750,… Read more
For some reason it's a common belief that Android devices and Macs just don't get along. This misconception may have been true back in Android's infancy, but nowadays there's a long list of methods, apps, and services that let you use your Android device with your Mac. It's impossible to cover every app and service available, but I'm going to share the best of the bunch.
Most of the services listed below rely on the cloud to make the process of moving data between devices painless, while other methods require the tried and true … Read more
Many users watch their favorite TV shows on their mobile devices using apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Crackle. XFINITY TV Player, designed for use by Comcast subscribers, is the latest addition to the premium video-streaming genre. It makes a great attempt at being a valuable experience but lacks many key features that make both cable and mobile video great.
At 12MB the player is not excessively large for an application of its magnitude but nevertheless users should be cautioned if they are on a limited data plan and are not connected to Wi-Fi. The installation progresses smoothly and … Read more
There are quite a few music apps for the iPhone - apps that allow you to play your music, create playlists or download music differently than you would in iTunes or the Music app. However, few of those apps offer anything unique or different from Apple's built-in tools. iTagPlayer manages to do so, albeit in a limited package. However, despite its limitations, iTagPlayer is worth checking out because of the unique way it presents your music.
When you turn on iTagPlayer for the first time, it starts scanning your music for tags related to the genres of that music. … Read more
Android's built-in video player is fine, but it doesn't support all of the formats you probably use. QQ Player supports more formats and has a few standout features, as well, but the video and audio quality aren't stellar and the app's menus can be tough to navigate, too.
The app's language is a mix of Chinese characters and broken English, which makes it difficult to understand at times. It gives you an annoying message every time you try to exit, too. When you first use the app, it can take a while for it to … Read more
Is there a Kindle TV box on the horizon?
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the answer is yes. Amazon is said to be readying its own streaming-TV box to take on the likes of the Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation -- and every TV manufacturer that now builds smart-TV apps like Netflix and Vudu directly into televisions.
The Seattle-based e-tailer already has an ambitious home video strategy. Amazon Prime customers get thousands of free movies and TV shows (in addition to free shipping of real-world goods) with the $79-per-year membership, and the company is ramping up production of original series as … Read more
While MIDI files can't compare to the MP3 for sound quality, they have tons of uses and can be tons of fun, too. MidiGlassPlayer is a free player that doesn't look like much but handles any type of MIDI files.
We never judge a book by its cover or a program by its skin, but not much about MidiGlassPlayer's user interface, from the purple fade to the scattered player buttons, appeals to our visual senses. Dragging resizes the window but not the control area (it stays the same size) and shading makes the toolbar difficult to see. … Read more
Still renting, buying, and/or owning movies on shiny silver discs? Believe it or not, I suspect most people are doing at least one of those.
And shiny silver discs require a shiny-silver-disc player, hence today's deal. Until the clock strikes midnight (ET), and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the refurbished Samsung BD-E5400 Blu-ray player for $45 shipped. It sells new for $99.99.
Update: Looks like it's sold out.
Like any good Blu-ray player, this one features built-in Wi-Fi, and can stream from a handful of services: CinemaNow (is that still a thing?), Netflix, Pandora, and … Read more