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Android App Pick - Twisty Hollow

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are all about taking orders and filling them as fast as we can in Twisty Hollow. This is a simple - yet challenging puzzle game that will have your twisting your way through different combinations in order to fill the orders of your townsfolk in time. Take a look and see why we've picked it as our App Pick of the Week!

Twisty Hollow

Enjoy!

Hulu Offers Free Streaming on Android for Holidays

If you want to try out Hulu, but don't want to shell out for it, Hulu is allowing Android users to stream for free over the Christmas season. This is good news for you at the moment, but Hulu is hoping that you'll get hooked and sign up for the full-service after they shut you down at the start of next month. If watching TV on your phone is your thing, check it out!

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Source: Android (Twitter), Google Play

Ford Sync 3 Minus Microsoft

Microsoft has updated their Sync system to version 3.0 and this time around it shows up with no help from Microsoft. Blackberry's QNX platform is what powers the new interface and backbone and instead of being crazy feature-laden, Ford has opted for something a bit more simple, intuitive and functional. This system won't be shipping in any 2015 models and will instead appear in 2016 units. Hopefully drivers will have to reboot their cars less often.

Striking harmony between your phone and car is something every auto manufacturer is pursuing; after all, over 80 percent of Ford customers are now carrying smartphones. Raj Nair, Ford’s CTO of global product development, said the company went out of its way to understand what customers are looking for. "It’s more research than we’ve ever done for any vehicle line, any product, any feature in our history," he said.

Source: TheVerge

Viber vs. ESET

As you've probably noticed, there is nothing I enjoy than a good social media fight. Viber (a Skype-like competitor) recently started getting flagged by ESET (virus detector) and decided the best way to deal with it was to take to Twitter and publically announce that #EsetSucks and to get a better antivirus detector. ESET offered one of the best Twitter comebacks by posting some of Viber's code and showing why they are being blocked (silent downloads and sending statistics).

You would think that companies would eventually learn that going to Twitter to "shame" other companies rarely works, I guess someone forgot to pass that note along to Viber....

Neowin has more on this 'digital upercut' that ESET sent Viber

What Viber wasn't expecting, however, was for ESET to respond, and the response was as classy as it can get. ESET tweeted back its own image, this time, however, it was an image of the Viber installer's source code showing silent downloads and silent statistics being sent back to Viber, and a message from ESET saying that their users' privacy comes first. Oh, and they also included an "#esetDOESNTsuck" hashtag at the end of their tweet.

Samsung @ CES 2013

One of the highlights of every CES is a stop by the Samsung booth and this year didn’t disappoint. Samsung has so many products on display which makes it feel like walking through a candy story wishing you could have one of each. The big product in the TV market this year at CES is 4k displays (4096x2160 resolution) and Samsung had a bunch of those on display. Right now content is pretty tough to find in resolutions that high, but the demo clips that they were showing attracted quite a crowd. 


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Samsung 4K TV
 

Also on display was one of Samsung's curved OLED TV's. The curve in the screen wasn't drastic but it was enough to give the picture a bit of a different look and thanks to the OLED technology the picture was great. 


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Samsung Curved OLED TV

Check out more of our pictures from Samsung in our CES 2013 gallery.

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