April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
BubbleUPnP: Streaming Media Made Easy
In the mobile market, applications like Netflix and Pandora have brought streaming media to the forefront of our everyday use. Fully functional, mobile media server appplications though, are few and far between. BubbleUPnP looks to change that.
Designed by XDA Senior Member bubbleguuum, BubbleUPnP is a fully functional UPnP/DLNA control point and a UPnP media renderer. Designed to allow streaming media to and from your Android device, BubbleUPnP allow you to:
•stream music and videos from your UPnP/DLNA Media Server (Twonky, Asset UPnP, any NAS with UPnP, …) to your android device.
Codecs supported for audio: MP3, AAC (without DRM), WMA, Ogg Vorbis (with system decoders) WAV, FLAC, ALAC, LPCM (with custom decoders).Video playback is delagated to an external app (VPlayer highly recommended)
•stream music/videos from your UPnP/DLNA Media Server to your UPnP renderers (software or hardware) on your network with regular playback controls (play, pause, seek, volume, …).
•Internet streaming/downloading over a mobile or WiFi connection with BubbleUPnP Server
•UPnP tethering with BubbleUPnP Server (makes Media Servers from a LAN visible on another LAN)
•UPnP renderer: control audio playback of your android device from another UPnP Control point
•Download tracks, full albums and videos from your Media Server to your android device (with covers if available), to make them available in your favorite Android music and media player
•Now Playing screen with regular playback controls
•Editable playlist to queue tracks for playback
•Load and save playlists
This list continues on, so head on over to the thread here and set it up. Just remember to turn the bass down.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
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