Archive for the 'multimedia' Category

AirPlay alternative mirrors and streams to TVs and PCs

December 11, 2013

AirTame is developing an AirPlay-like protocol for PC-to-PC content streaming and screen mirroring, plus a Linux-based dongle for AirTame rendering on TVs.

R.I.P. Boxee Box: 2010-2013

January 27, 2013

[Updated Jul 10, 2013] — When Boxee announced its new Boxee TV product last October, it also stated that the original Boxee Box, which had already ceased being manufactured, would soon transition into “maintenance mode.” Additionally, the company promised one last firmware update, which would “update the Flash player and fix some key bugs.”

Vizio Co-Star Google TV box review and tweak

January 15, 2013

Google has promised a world of entertainment with its Google TV platform, claiming it can bring most any multimedia content to users’ TVs, through thousands of user-installable Android apps plus a full-featured Web browser. In this in-depth review, we’ll see how close Vizio’s Co-Star Google TV adapter box comes to meeting those high expectations.

Vizio Co-Star Google TV box screenshot tour

January 7, 2013

This screenshot tour was created to accompany’s detailed review of the Vizio Co-Star streaming media player device, based on Google TV firmware v3.2.

Netgear NTV300 streaming media player

December 25, 2012

Netgear recently updated its “NeoTV” streaming media player family, which competes head-to-head with Roku’s similar line of players. Compared to last year’s NTV200, this year’s NTV300 series is smaller, adds the ability to stream multimedia from USB files and DLNA shares, supports Intel’s “WiDi” screen mirroring technology, and includes QWERTY text input buttons on the high-end model’s remote, among other enhancements.

Netgear NeoTV NTV300 screenshot tour

December 23, 2012

This screenshot tour was created to accompany’s detailed review of the Netgear NeoTV NTV300 streaming media player device, which competes head-to-head with Roku’s popular streaming media players. The tour showcases the NTV300’s user interface, content channels, and apps for streaming video and audio to your TV from the Internet, networked DLNA devices, and USB media.

An in-depth Nexus 10 review

December 14, 2012

Google recently introduced its first 10-inch Nexus branded tablet, the Nexus 10, which boasts a stunning 2560×1600 (300ppi) IPS display and a slim/light/comfortable design. This in-depth review examines the Nexus 10’s hardware and user interface, and compares the Nexus 10 both to its smaller sibling, the Nexus 7, and to its 10-inch Android tablet competition.

An in-depth Galaxy Note 10.1 review

December 12, 2012

[Updated Jan 24, 2013] — I recently spent a month using Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, running Android 4.0. Let’s find out what the tablet’s “Note” rather than “Tab” designation means, and how it compares to its less-expensive sibling, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and to Google’s Nexus 10.

Nexus 10 vs Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Galaxy Note 10.1

December 5, 2012

To find out which 10-inch Android tablet is best, we compare key features and specs of four of today’s most interesting Android tablets: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1; Google’s Nexus 10 (also manufactured by Samsung); and Lenovo’s IdeaTab S2110.

Favorite Android tablet apps

November 27, 2012

This continually updated screenshot tour demonstrates more than 50 of DeviceGuru’s favorite Android tablet apps. They span device customization and management; text, voice, and video communications; productivity; news, weather, maps, and navigation; music, video, games, and e-books entertainment; and more.