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  • TWC TV Android update with live TV streaming away from home now available

    TWC TV Android update with live TV streaming away from home now available

    Just as promised, Time Warner Cable has delivered a new version of its TWC TV app for Android users that includes access to live TV streams of certain channels while away from home. That new feature is accompanied by several other tweaks, including TV mini guide filtering and expanded device support for devices running Android 2.2 and higher. Out of home streaming is still more limited than that provided by solutions like Slingbox or Cablevision’s Optimum, and streaming over cellular connections are restricted to Verizon only (for now.) Despite the restrictions, the app is out now and will hopefully see them loosened in the future, subscribers can grab it now at the link below.

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    Source: Google Play

  • Philips Hue just got a little brighter with 1.1 app update

    Philips Hue just got a little brighter with 11 app update

    “What’s new with Hue?” Philips’ connected light bulb just picked up a bounty of fresh tricks, thanks in no small part to the Hue 1.1 app update. The refresh, available for download today on iOS, brings a variety of additional features. Most significant, perhaps, is a partnership with IFTTT, which lets you create macros (called “recipes”) for an unlimited number of functions. For example, if the forecast calls for rain, Hue can glow blue when it’s time to leave in the morning. You can set visual notifications (a flashing light or change in color) to remind you of calendar appointments, let you know there’s a new post on your Facebook wall, you name it.

    The new app also uses your smartphone’s GPS for geofencing, so you can program the system to flip on lights as you approach your home, or turn everything off after you walk out the door. An alarm tool can wake you at a specific time, while the timer function will tweak the lights when the clock hits zero. The LED bulbs will run you $60 a pop, or $200 in a pack of three that also includes a (compulsory) wireless bridge. You can snag the updated app for free at the source link below, then join in on some pun-filled fun in the video after the break.

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    Source: Philips, Philips Hue (iTunes)

  • Facebook finishes rolling out 'Sections' to people's profiles, brings ratings, activities and apps to your timeline

    Facebook finishes rolling out 'Sections' to people's profiles, brings ratings activities and apps to your timeline

    In mid-March Facebook announced that it would be updating its Timeline design with a focus on users’ interests and app activities. Now the the new “Sections” are finished rolling out and you should be able to find them in the left-side of your profile. Now users can rate books, shows and movies in addition to curate personal content from other apps. As a bonus to developers that are integrating their services (such as Goodreads, Spotify and Endomodo), Facebook is offering a new App Insights tool to track user engagement through the Sections section of people’s profiles. So head on over to your profile right now to get a tweaking — you probably don’t want people to see how much you love that Bruno Mars album.

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    Source: Facebook

  • Sony Xperia SP review: lights, camera, performance

    Sony Xperia SP review lights, camera, performance

    Sony’s Xperia Z took the company into the big leagues this year: the company finally has a handset that turns heads and can compete with the established Galaxy and One brands. The Z and its plainer ZL variant weren’t the only bullets in the Xperia revolver for 2013, though. Back in March, the company announced the Xperia SP and Xperia L handsets to fall in line behind its flagship. While the L is undoubtedly targeted at the low end of the Android spectrum, the Xperia SP sits in a strange middle ground, with a 720p display and internals that rival the flagships of 2012. It’s not some kind of Xperia S and P fusion, either. The design is vastly different from the sum of its moniker, although the transparent element that defined those devices makes a comeback here.

    And thus, with intrigue, we must put the Xperia through its paces the Engadget way. Is it just another Android handset put out so there’s something with the Sony name available at a lower price point than the Z? Is there anything other than a transparent piece of plastic to set it apart from the plethora of other touchscreen rectangles that live in the shadow of their top-tier peers? Instead of pondering the answers to those questions yourself, save time by heading past the break for our full review.

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