Milk Video Review

Milk Video Review

Feb 20, 2015

The internet is a wonderful place.

It’s all about the content. Meme videos. Music clips. Technological reviews. News analysis. Satire. And a whole, whole lot more.

Yep… it boils down to so much content, and so little time. Samsung’s Milk Video looks to be the bridge in the process, a service that pulls in video from a host of sources, and gets smarter as it goes.

Opening up the app the first time gives an idea of the breadth of offerings; off the bat, one gets to see an interesting swathe of options with regards to channels to pick from: Jimmy Kimmel Live, Laugh or Die, The Tonight Show, NBA, HuffPost Live, Engadget, Android Authority, VEVO and a whole lot more. The basic concept is to “follow” milk2channels, and said channels will then show up in the users feed.

Then in the feed, the channels are stacked upon each other vertically, and tapping on any video makes it play embedded in the feed. Switching to landscape allows the app user to consume video full-screen, which is a nice feature. Also, videos can be acted upon from the feed; long-pressing (or tapping the three-dot menu at the top right) a video gives one the options of saving a video, formally “liking” it, or even sharing using on-device utilities like email or social networks. To do any of these operations though, one must have a Samsung account, Google account or a Facebook account.

Altogether, it works well as an aggregator, with videos playing smoothly. Content providers continue to increase, and for music lovers, the presence of genre-specific VEVO channels is huge. Sadly, the ad-free goodness is restricted to owners of specific Samsung devices — no tablets — and as such, this is an unabashed exclusive directed at a specific set users. Still as an anchor service, it does resonate surprisingly well.

For folks who do a lot of video — and who doesn’t — it is a more than just an enjoyable diversion.

“Honey, Do I Look Fat?” – FatBooth For Android Says “Yes!”

“Honey, Do I Look Fat?” – FatBooth For Android Says “Yes!”

Mar 18, 2011

Ever wonder what you would look like if you ate one-too-many cheesburgers? No? Me neither. Or maybe you already know the answer to that question and feel like punching the developers of this next app in the face.

Anyways — Shallow Hal’s evil twin brothers Pivi & Co have ported over their popular iOS app FatBooth. While I realize this app is for “entertainment” purposes only, I almost feel like an ass writing about it.

[Truth: Obesity is no laughing matter and can be considered an epidemic in the U.S. /publicserviceannouncement]

Looking For March Madness Tickets? Try StubHub For Android

Looking For March Madness Tickets? Try StubHub For Android

Mar 18, 2011

If you’ve ever gone searching for tickets to a sporting event, chances are you’ve come across StubHub. StubHub is an online marketplace where you can buy and sell tickets for sporting events, concerts and other live entertainment events. Now with StubHub’s recently released Android app, users can search, buy/sell and manage their event tickets on-the-go, wherever they may be. SubHub’s official app offers many popular features such as:

Comcast XFINITY TV App Now Available

Comcast XFINITY TV App Now Available

Mar 1, 2011

Some of you may remember the disappointing Comcast XFINTY Mobile App that Comcast released back in December. Well, guess what? Comcast has done it again. Comcast released yet another disapointing app that seemingly does the same thing as the first (I’m as confused as you are).

From what I can tell, the only thing the new XFINITY TV app has that isn’t in the Mobile app is the ability to act as a remote control. Why they decided to create a separate app for one feature is beyond me but hey, it’s Comcast. They really should have just added this feature to the Mobile app through an update. To add insult to injury, the ability to watch TV is still missing! Does this mean Comcast will be releasing a third app to pollute our Android devices?

Androidify Yourself

Androidify Yourself

Feb 15, 2011

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in the shoes (if he had shoes) of our favorite little green robot? Well — now you can! Thanks to Google and a little app called Androidify you can now create, customize and share your own personal Android (think Nintento Mii meets Android).

Androidify is great for creating personalized Android contact photos of your friends and family or to build your own little Android army (get on it game developers). There are over a hundred customizations to choose from such as:

Comcast XFINITY Mobile App Available For Android

Comcast XFINITY Mobile App Available For Android

Dec 9, 2010

Comcast, Xfinity, whatever they are calling themselves, has finally got around to releasing an app for Android. I happen to be a Comcast customer (no Verizon fios in my area) and couldn’t wait to download this app and see what features I would be getting. I soon realized that while it was something, it wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for. I was hoping for the ability to watch TV or On Demand on my phone but I was once again disappointed by Comcast (go figure). I guess I will have to continue to use my Slingbox/Slingplayer combo to watch TV on my phone. There are however some useful features to take advantage of if you happen to be a Comcast subscriber.

With the XFINITY Mobile app you have one easily accessible inbox for your Comcast email and voicemail. Email and Voice features also include:

Food Fight! Children’s Book Review

Food Fight! Children’s Book Review

Dec 8, 2010

Technology is forever changing the way children experience and learn fundamental skills such as language and reading. “Food Fight! Children’s Book” by developer Jelly Biscuits takes the next logical step by bringing innovative and interactive reading to our handheld devices, which more than often end up in the clutches of our children’s tiny hands. “Food Fight! Children’s Book” features original illustrations and text from Glenn Melenhorst’s popular children’s book “Little Boys.” In a collaborative effort this re-released version has been remastered with over 80 interactive elements and can be found on both Android and iOS. Since I have 2 young reviewers at home, I decided to hand it over to them for some testing for this Android Rundown.