Virgin Media customers can now access the Sky Movies Android app

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While Virgin Media customers have been able to access Sky Movies and Sky Sports on their iPhone or iPad for over three months now, Android users have been left twiddling their thumbs. Luckily, that wait is now over, for film fans at least, after a new update to the Sky Movies Android app unlocked access to the broadcaster's bumper collection of motion pictures. If you subscribe to the M+ Virgin TV package or above, then you should be able to log in with your Virgin account details. However, if your device is running Android 5.0 Lollipop, then you'll have to wait until early next year to get your streaming on. There's currently no word on when the Sky Sports Android app will get the same treatment, but Virgin Media says it's "working hard" to get it ready.

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Via: Virgin Media

Source: Sky Movies (Google Play)

Amazon Black Friday Deals: Savings on Kindle, Fire Phone, Fire TV and More!

kindle-paperwhite-1Amazon’s got so many Black Friday deals its hard to sort through them all. But if you’re looking for a new Kindle, Fire Phone or Fire TV Stick look no further. Of course these deals are only going to run until stock runs out so be sure to be ready this Friday! Here’s the rundown…

32GB Amazon Fire Phone is just $199 Off-Contract and Unlocked for Black Friday

firephoneNot that you’d want one, but the Amazon Fire Phone is being discounted for Black Friday. Amazon is now offering the 32GB unlocked GSM model of the Fire Phone for just $199 off-contract. In case you were wondering, a year of Prime is included in this deal so there’s that too. The Fire Phone has…

Twitter will track which apps you use on your phone

Twitter for Android on a Nexus 5

It's no secret that Twitter has been looking for ways to put more targeted ads in your social feed, but its latest approach may make you uncomfortable if you jealously protect your privacy. The service has revealed that its app will start tracking which apps you have installed on your device in order to improve the relevance of both ads and other content that slips into your tweet stream, such as favorites. Twitter is adamant that it's not collecting data from within apps, and will let you know when the monitoring kicks in. However, those safeguards are offset by the feature's opt-out nature -- the service will automatically scoop up that info unless you explicitly tell it otherwise.

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Via: Recode

Source: Twitter Help Center

Grab a Pebble or Pebble Steel for Cheap From Best Buy

pebble5If you’re looking to spice up your wardrobe with a smartwatch this season than you’re going to want to check out Best Buy soon. The electronics retailer is offering some pretty amazing deals on the Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches. The Pebble is available for just $80 with the promo code “PEBBLEDEAL” and the Pebble…

OnePlus is opening a retail store in China

OnePlus' store in Beijing

Still haven't scored an invitation for a OnePlus One, and missed out on the rare public sales? You may want to book a flight to China. OnePlus has revealed its first-ever retail shop, which will officially open in Beijing on December 20th. As you might imagine, the product selection is fairly limited -- it'll offer the One smartphone, of course, but you'll mostly find accessories like cases and headphones. To make up for this, OnePlus is positioning this as an "experience" with a water bar as well as plans for both customer training and get-togethers. More stores are expected to roll out in China, although you shouldn't expect them abroad. OnePlus only just teamed with Amazon to launch Indian online sales, so the company has a long way to go before it can even consider a worldwide retail empire.

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Via: FrAndroid (translated), Phone Arena

Source: Mobile.zol.com.cn (translated)

CHECK THIS OUT, ANDROID FANS: 5 awesome Lollipop features you’ve probably never heard of

Android 5.0 Lollipop Best New Features

By now we're all very familiar with the big features Google added to Android with its Lollipop release, highlighted by the addition of its gorgeous Material Design user interface. Droid Life, however, has dug below the surface and has unearthed some lesser known gems in Lollipop that we think are really worth highlighting.

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Motorola Cyber Monday Deals: Off-Contract 2nd Gen Moto X $359 Plus Much More!

moto_x_cyber_mondayCyber Monday is just around the corner, and Motorola’s celebrating with some hot deals on the most revered Android devices of the year. There is a bit of a catch though – you’ll have to head here and register on December 1st at 11AM CT to receive a code for the discounts. Once you’ve got…

Xperia Z3 proves to be a photo pro

Don’t ask me quite how I do it, but I can easily make any low-light photograph look like a hideous mess. The resulting images are either pasty white faces or blurry dark ones, so to see such stunning photos from a phone is always a strange thing for me.
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These images were taken on the Xperia Z3 and, despite me saying, “Really? Really, really?” a lot to the PR people, they assure me that no additional Photoshopping has been done to these.
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The images were snapped by professional British photographer Greg Funnell, who’s a “passionate visual explorer” which, by the same logic, makes me a “passionate ale explorer”. He used the Z3, which has ISO 12800 sensitivity, to grab these night time London scenes.
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More detail on the press release below. Don’t forget that the Z3 has a 20.7b megapixel shooter with an Exmor RS mobile sensor, BIONZ mobile processing engine and a 25mm G Lens too. Even with all that, I’ll bet I could muck it up :)
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Xperia Z3 proves to be a photo pro is original content from Coolsmartphone.com

Tuesday Deals – 11/25: Pebble Steel Smartwatch just $149.99 with Free Shipping

pebble5It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means Black Friday is just around the corner. Why wait until then to get a great deal on a hot new toy? We’ve got some hot handpicked deals for you below. Our Faveable deal of the day is the Pebble smartwatch. Featuring an e-ink display, waterproof design and Bluetooth connectivity, this…