One of the cooler things you can do with an Android Wear smartwatch is remotely control media-playing apps on your connected Android device. SoundCloud is a great example of this, using the watch to display the cover art of what you're listening to and some basic volume and playback controls. Netflix's latest Android update sounds like it would do the same, with the company promising to let you "play" videos using the watch, but it's actually much narrower in functionality.
Roku is the latest streaming service playing fill-in-the-blanks with its video content. An FCC filing reveals that the company has finally secured a deal with Comcast to allow subscribers of the world’s largest cable company access to HBO Go and Showtime on Roku’s devices.The document was spotted by Recode and states that while Comcast has condescended to "authenticate" these two apps in a deal on November 25th, there’s no explicit start date for when the content will be up and running. ...
The search engine's yearly round up of what was hot and what was not saw Apple dominate tech searches, men get to grips with the concept of the selfie and obsession over the Flappy Birds iPhone game hit fever pitch.
Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.