Skifta App from Qualcomm Turns Androids Into Media Remotes
Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, today announced a new Android application that turns smartphones into media remote controls. Skifta 1.0 lets Android smartphone users access and control their home- or cloud-based media via 3G or Wi-Fi. The software is DLNA certified and includes desktop plug-ins for Windows, Apple, and Linux computers. It includes a feature called the Channel Library, which lets it access content from Facebook Photos, Picasa, Flickr, Photobucket, Soma.fm, Napster, ShoutCast, Revision 3, TED Talks and more. The application is a free download from the Android Market.
Verizon Updates Cloud App with Smart Albums
Verizon Wireless has improved the Verizon Cloud app for Android devices with new features called Smart Albums and Print Shop. Smart Albums can automatically select the best photos and videos to create albums based on events and locations.
Google Releases Android TV App for iPhone
Google recently made a remote control app for Android TV available to the iPhone. The app allows iPhone owners to access and control their Android TV device.
Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS Debuts in App Store
Google today published a version of its Chrome Remote Desktop application on the App Store for iOS devices. The app allows iPhone and iPad owners to remotely access their home computers.
Facebook to Require Moments App to Sync Photos
Facebook plans to stop uploading users' photos automatically unless they download and install the Facebook Moments app. Facebook has long offered to sync smartphone photos automatically in order to promote sharing.