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Motorola eyes cloud-based media streaming, acquires ZumoDrive maker

December 22nd, 2010

Motorola announced Wednesday that it has acquired Zecter. While Zecter is perhaps best known for its original ZumoDrive service — a cloud-based file storage and sync product that emerged in a cluster of similar services following the success of Dropbox — Motorola appears to be far more interested in the service’s ability to store and …

Winamp 5.6 gets official, improves Android support and adds wireless music synchronization

November 30th, 2010

Today, Winamp announced a new, desktop version of its popular music management software, Winamp 5.6. When paired with Winamp for Android, the company boasts that its software is a “complete end-to-end music management solution for your desktop and Android device.” As the press release explains: Winamp 5.6 features a new device management interface that supports wireless syncing …

Facebook has 200 million active mobile users, improves iOS and Android applications

November 3rd, 2010

Today, at the company’s mobile media event, social networking giant Facebook announced that it has roughly 200 million active users on its Facebook mobile products; up from 65 million last year. Capitalizing on that momentum, Facebook announced several updated mobile offerings for two specific mobile platforms, iOS and Android. The iOS Facebook application will get …

Winamp beta comes to Android Market

October 21st, 2010

We recently dedicated a Throwback Thursday to Winamp and, as many of you were quick to point out, the product is still alive and quite awesome. Today, via a blog post, Winamp maker Nullsoft reminded us just how awesome their product is with the release of a Winamp beta for Android. The media player, which …

Apple's website outs iLife '11, new Macbook Air, mystery product

October 20th, 2010

Ahead of its “Back to the Mac” media event scheduled for this afternoon, Apple’s own discussion forums have outed several of the company’s new products set to be introduced later today. Categories for iPhoto ’11, Garageband ’11, and iMovie ’11 all but confirm the existence of the company’s next iLife suite. A category with the heading “MBA” would — …

Motorola posts known issues list for DROID X running Android 2.2

October 14th, 2010

To be honest, we haven’t heard all that much complaining from DROID X users running Android 2.2, but apparently Motorola has. In a forum post, Motorola listed several issues being experienced and reported by DROID X users who have upgraded their devices to Android 2.2. The list includes: stuck on Motorola logo after boot, random …

Apple holding 'Back to the Mac' event on October 20

October 13th, 2010

This just in: Apple will be holding a media event titled “Back to the Mac” on October 20. The invitation seems to indicate that the focus of the meeting will be on/around Mac OS X 10.7 — maybe to be called “Lion”? — and the Mac. That’s all we have for now. Let the speculation …

Microsoft holding press event in U.K. October 11

September 27th, 2010

If you want to know more about Windows Phone 7, you might want to mark October 11 down on your calendar. Microsoft has been sending out invitations to media outlets for an October 11th event, in London, that should give us a better idea of what the company’s European, Windows Phone 7 roll-out plans look like. The …

Plex and LG to challenge Apple TV, Boxee, and others

September 3rd, 2010

Plex, for those not familiar, is a software company whose former creed was to: “bridge the gap between your Mac and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media.” Today, the company has announced that it will be partnering with electronics maker LG to “integrate …

Bloomberg: Apple to hold media event September 7th in San Francisco

August 25th, 2010

Bloomberg has updated their report, filed yesterday, on Apple’s plans to launch a 99-cent, a la carte style, TV-show rental service for their AppleTV product. The updated report states that, “Apple plans to hold a San Francisco event Sept. 7, two weeks ahead of the start of the new prime-time TV season, to unveil the …