Posts Tagged ‘ Android ’

Should You Get Your Child an iPhone?

October 19, 2014
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Should You Get Your Child an iPhone?

With my daughter entering middle school this year, my wife and I thought it was time to her to have a cell phone. My daughter thought this should have happened eons ago but now there was a legitimate need with after school activities and pick-ups. Before we went forward with the purchase, I had...

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Verizon – Redbox Video Service Potential Features

February 6, 2012
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Verizon and Redbox - Coinstar Join Forces

Today, Verizon and Redbox (Coinstar) announced a new joint venture to be a potential one stop shop for video needs of consumers. The service will include Redbox’s current Kiosks which rent DVDs, Blu-rays and video games as well as a streaming video catalog from Verizon. The to-be-named service (I like Red Verizon) is supposed...

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TiVo’s Tablet and Smartphone Streaming Demo (Video)

January 11, 2012
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TiVo iPad App with Streaming Option

Today at CES, TiVo gave Tech of the Hub a detailed walk through of their new streaming functionality for tablets and smartphones. The functionality lets you stream video from your TiVo to an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone via the TiVo app. Yes, so be it an iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire...

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Sony’s Foldable Tablet P

January 10, 2012
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Sony Tablet P

Since the launch of the iPad, all of the tablets on the market are variations of the iPad’s form factor. Sony breaks the model with its new foldable “Tablet P” made up of two dual 5.5″ touch screens. While it was first revealed a few months ago, I had not seen or heard of...

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Netflix iPad App Version 2 Hands-On

December 20, 2011
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Netflix iPad App Version 2 Hands-On

Excited about the iPad you’re getting for Christmas? If you’ve been good this year, one app you should load up is the new Netflix app released last week. A similar version of the app had already been deployed to Android tablets such as the Nook and the Amazon Kindle Fire a few weeks ago....

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iPhone 5 Rumor Round-Up

October 3, 2011
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Apple will finally reveal the latest and greatest iPhone(s) tomorrow, October 4th, at their headquarters. I’ve been waiting since March to make the move to the newest iPhone. While I’ve been happy with my LG Optimus V, it’s time to part ways. It’s a great budget Android smartphone, but I’m looking forward to a device...

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LG Optimus V On Sale and Netflix Update

September 11, 2011
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LG Optimus V On Sale and Netflix Update

Our budget smart phone, the Android LG Optimus V is on sale at Amazon and Best Buy again. You can purchase the phone for under $130 at both places. The Best Buy sale is valid through September 17th. The phone comes with Virgin Mobile’s no contract wireless service which uses the Sprint network. Follow...

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Netflix Ends Embargo on 1080P

July 26, 2011
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Netflix Ends Embargo on 1080P

For some time, the Sony Playstation3 was the only Netflix device that could play a 1080P video stream. Other Netflix devices that could display HD content were limited to 720P. The embargo is now over. The new Roku 2 that was just released includes a new Netflix client that supports 1080P video as well...

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Installing Netflix on Android – LG Optimus V

June 22, 2011
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Installing Netflix on Android – LG Optimus V

Netflix has been pushing to quickly release their client for Android phones. The Hub has been waiting for Netflix on our favorite budget phone, the LG Optimus V. The folks over at Rock That LG Optimus V discovered the Netflix client now works without hacking the phone. Last week, Netflix released a new version that...

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Essential Android Apps

May 25, 2011
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Essential Android Apps

I’ve had my LG Optimus V for over a month now and been loving it. I especially love that it only costs $25 a month on Virgin Mobile for unlimited web and texts. The only issue is that occasionally, the data connection hangs and drains the battery quickly. I usually experience the problem when...

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LG Optimus V: First Impressions of Android

April 6, 2011
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LG Optimus V: First Impressions of Android

Recently, the Hub was wondering how to wait for the iPhone 5 and decided to go with the LG Optimus V smartphone on Virgin Mobile’s network in the meantime. So far, so good! The Android 2.2 phone comes with almost every feature you could imagine: 3.2 megapixel camera/camcorder, 3.2″ color touch screen, WiFi, Bluetooth...

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