Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Android Market to get BBC iPlayer App

Another new app comes to Android, this time from the BBC. They have officially announced the BBC iPlayer will come to the Android Market later this week. We know we can currently use this service on our Android phones in a web browser, but this new app makes it much better. You will be furnished with a snazzy user interface, and better touchscreen experience.

The app will let you stream live TV and radio, which is not possible with the web interface. You can also play catch-up-TV, which we all need today in our busy lifestyles. To enjoy the BBC app you will need at least Android 2.2, and Flash Player 10.1 on your device.

BBC iPlayer will be free in the UK to all TV fee payers, but here in North America and other countries BBC will launch a subscription-based version of their service. 

All this information being placed in the palm or our hand must be making us all much smarter, right?

Unlimited Calling to any Mobile Carrier Starts Tomorrow at AT&T

Well it appears that Sprint starting to sell the iPhone has opened up some serious competition between itself and AT&T! That's great news for AT&T customers!

Who says tomorrow never comes? AT&T will start their plan tomorrow to allow for unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling, regardless of what carrier the person has you are calling. Yes folks, February 10th, 2011 is a big day for AT&T customers. Doesn't this sound like a plan already available by another carrier?

On the down side, this won't come free. I found out you will have to subscribe to a $20 unlimited texting plan to be eligible. I'm still not sure if that's all it will cost or whether AT&T plans to have pricing for the unlimited mobile calling itself. Let's hope not, a $20 increase on your monthly mobile phone bill seems like enough.

Zip Sweet Honeycomb to your Nook Color

When it was announced several days ago that you could now put Android 3.0 Honeycomb on your Nook Color's internal memory, the methods were quite difficult. You will be happy to find out a much simpler method has come to light. The latest version of deeper-blue's Android 3.0 port can now be flashed as a zip file in ClockworkMod Recovery.

I haven't tried this myself, but based on the comments it sounds like a go. We can all thank samuelhalff for putting this zip file together for us. You can use this complete how to guide to install Honeycomb to your Nook Color's internal memory. (both old & new method) Please be aware, you will be erasing everything that is currently on your internal memory of your Nook.

Love this very inexpensive way to have a pure Honeycomb tablet, especially considering the price of $799.99 just announced for the new Honeycomb Motorola XOOM tablet. Gotta love those smart developers. Now get busy, so you can enjoy your sweet Honeycomb Nook Color tablet!