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Wednesday, 27.11.13
DISAPPEARED: What happened to Zattoo on Google Play?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:43 CET under 04 - Android News

I'm sure, many European users know Zattoo, an - if not the biggest - European linear TV IPTV service, broadcasting in seven European countries. In addition to Germany and Switzerland, where Zattoo started back in 2006, the Switzerland-based company is also offering its service in Spain, France, Denmark, Luxembourg as well as a small channel line-up in the USA and the UK. Each country offers a specific, regional linear TV channel portfolio. As Zattoo says on its own web site, "every user can access Zattoo on all devices on which the service is available". And so far, Zattoo supported Android, iOS, Windows, Windows 8 and Windows RT as well as Windows Phone through the respective app stores.

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Tuesday, 26.11.13
PROMOTION: Nokia gifts 20 Euro Windows Phone Marketplace Vouchers to new Lumia Customers
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:05 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Nokia wants to convince its Lumia Windows Phone 8 users to to try the Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace and is currently giving away free Windows Phone Store vouchers to new customers - worth £20 (in the UK) or 20 Euro (for instance are Germany and France confirmed). This promotion is for new customers of a Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia Lumia 925, Nokia Lumia 625 or Nokia Lumia 1520 but users need to act fast – the clock's ticking on this unmissable offer. To apply for the app voucher, you have to be a new customer of one of the above mentioned phones, go to Nokia's promotion page by 15 January 2014, claim your purchase and Nokia will send you an E-Mail with your unique PIN code within 48 hours to redeem your free gift within 30 days.

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QUICKVIEW: Hands-on with David Koma's Limited Edition London Fashion Week HTC One mini
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:55 CET under 08 - Reviews

HTC definitely loves special editions, doesn't matter if they are 24-carat Gold or designed by some of the world's most recognized fashion designers. And do you remember the HTC One mini by David Koma, who is one of the rising stars of British fashion? For the recent London Fashion Week, HTC and Koma joint forces and the British designer created an exclusive special edition of the HTC One mini. This limited run of 10 handsets features two different unique artworks from the designer, which was created to celebrate HTC's "change" concept. One of the unique abstract designs was inspired by David Koma's Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, while the other gave a flavor of what was to come in the Spring/Summer 2014 show.

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UTILITY: App Ops allows to Control App Access Rights on Android 4.3 and Android 4.4
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:40 CET under 04 - Android News

Privacy is a hot topic nowadays and apps privacy even more. There are countless apps in all the app stores which have countless rights to access personal data. From location to personal information like calendar, contacts, etc. entries to to messaging like SMS and more. And while all these access rights often make a lot of sense, too often these rights don't make sense at all. I'm not going to say that all these apps are fraudulent, often enough developers don't pay enough attention to the rights they request, but sometimes it leaves a bad feeling to know that a certain app has read/write rights it doesn't need at all. "Apps Ops" is a new and a clever app which allows Android users to control some of the permissions, an installed or preinstalled app has.

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FOOTBALL: HTC releases HTC FootballFeed - Live Updates for the UEFA Champions League and Europe League
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:11 CET under 04 - Android News

Following last year's news that HTC became the "exclusive phone supplier of the UEFA Champions League and Europe League" and many activities around the matches, including a couple of promotions, HTC Europe has just launched its "HTC FootballFeed" app for Android (but sadly not for Windows Phone). The HTC FootballFeed delivers official, play-by-play updates from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, direct to your phone - which doesn't have to be an HTC phone at all. The HTC FootballFeed is said to provide live and customizable facts and stats, as well as a wide variety of great news and content. Main features include designed for an efficient, unique user experience.

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