Electronics

DIRECTV Customers can now watch STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY Online

screenshot of Starz Play

(Best Syndication News) - Starz Entertainment launched STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY online support for DIRECTV customers on December 21, 2012. DIRECTV customers who subscribe to STARZ and ENCORE will be able to enjoy the online service at no additional cost.

The service was previously only available to COX and AT&T U-verse TV subscribers. Dish Network, Verizon, and Xfinity presently have other online-viewing options available for STARZ or ENCORE.

Two Million Apple iPhone 5 units sold in three Days after China Launch

Apple iPhone 5 - credit: Apple Inc.

(Best Syndication News) - Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), announced today that their launch on December 14, 2012 of their Apple iPhone 5 in China has generated over two million units sold in just three days. By the end of the month, the Apple iPhone 5 mobile phones will have been made available in over 100 countries.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said that the demand for their iPhone 5 in China is incredible. It has set a new record for the company selling in China. He reiterated how important the Chinese market is for Apple.

The United States launch of the Apple iPhone 5 was also a record setter. The company reported they have sold over 5 million iPhone 5 devices in just three days after the launched on September 21, 2012.

Amazon Cloud Player now supported on Roku boxes and Samsung SmartTVs

Music and Speaker - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced new support for their latest Cloud Player service that will allow customers to play their music collection on Samsung SmartTVs and through Roku boxes. Amazon Cloud Player is also supported on the Amazon Kindle Fire, Sonos Music Players, Google Android OS mobile phones and tablets, Apple iPhones, and Apple iPod Touch players.

The Roku box connects to the Internet to stream video and music to the TV set. Amazon Instant Video is also currently supported on the Roku. To use the Amazon Cloud Player, Roku users can add it to their channels by browsing either the featured channels or Music category in the Roku Channel Store. The Amazon Cloud Player channel is free to add on the Roku. The Roku supported with the Amazon Cloud Player are the Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS, Roku LT, and the Roku Streaming Stick.

KODAK collaborates with On Demand Books

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(Best Syndication News) - Eastman Kodak Company announced in September, a new collaboration with On Demand Books and ReaderLink. The partnership will have in-store On Demand Books’ Espresso Book Machine deployed at retail locations that have the KODAK Picture Kiosks. The combination of services will offer consumers a full-service digital-to-print media. With the partnership, consumers will be able to get photo books and custom/local self-published titles, educational supplements, and more at retail locations.

Vision-Impaired accessibility features to be on more Amazon Kindle Fire devices

(Best Syndication News) - Amazon announced that they will be adding “Voice Guide,” and “Explore by Touch” to their Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD 7” models early next year. The two accessibility features for the visually impaired and the learning disabled are already available on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9” model.

In addition to the newly added features supported on the Kindle Fire devices, Amazon has already incorporated text-to-speech and font size and color adjustments. However, with the new features, it will make it easier for visually-challenged people to navigate menus. It will also help them to enjoy books, audiobooks, and music.

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