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Netflix app now supports Picture in Picture on compatible iPads

Netflix on Tuesday pushed out an update for its iOS app, brining the client to version 8.7. It’s a minor release, with just a few items mentioned in the change log, but there’s one significant new feature that’s going to really please iPad fans: Picture in Picture support. That’s right, folks with a compatible iPad can now […]


FireOS 5.1.4 Rolling Out

My trusty Amazon Fire tablet updated over the air this week and the new version number of FireOS is 5.1.4.

FireOS 5.1.4 Rolling Out

FireOS is Amazon’s operating system, based on Android, which is built to run on the range of Amazon Fire tablets. It definitely has a different look and feel to Google’s Android experience, but you can still see a lot of Material Design shine through the orange and dark grey UX.

FireOS 5.1.4 Rolling Out

The FireOS 5.1.4 release brings with it two new features for the latest generation of Fire tablets: On Deck and the capability to download books and periodicals to your SD card.

On Deck is a feature which preemptively downloads content to your device: Amazon Videos are downloaded in the background so even when you are offline you can have content to watch. You don’t have to do anything, it all runs in the background and saves the content to your preferred storage location (internal memory or MicroSD).

In the release notes Amazon make it clear that On Deck will not affect your experience with your Fire tablet: if you need extra space On Deck will quietly delete its content in the background so as to allow you download your latest Jennifer Paige album or TV Series.

The other feature added with the FireOS 5.1.4 is the ability to save books and magazines to your SD card. With the cumbersome DRM Amazon content ius wrapped in, this was not an option until now.

These two new features make the Fire tablets even better value for money. John and I were raving about how good they are in the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone podcast. Want to hear more? Why not subscribe to the Coolsmartphone Podcast in your preferred podcast app and follow @CSP_Podcast on Twitter.

Do you have a Fire tablet running the latest update? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • Apple releases iTunes 12.4.1 with bug fixes and improvements

    Apple released a software update for iTunes on Thursday that has been made available via the Mac App Store. The update comes with some minor improvements to the software. Bringing the software up to version 12.4.1, this update is mostly a bug fix release and is recommended for everyone who uses iTunes.... Read the rest […]


    MacID for iOS and Mac updated with a slew of new features and fixes

    The popular app for iPhone and iPad that lets you unlock your Mac with your Touch ID sensor over a low-energy Bluetooth connection has received an important update on Tuesday that adds a number of new features to the app and fixes a number of previously-known issues. The update is free for everyone who owns […]


    Tweetbot for Mac updated with new Topics feature, Collections support and more

    The Tapbots on Thursday issued an update for Tweetbot for Mac, bringing the popular Twitter client to version 2.4. The release brings the new Topics feature over from the recent iOS update, Collections support and other enhancements. As you’ll recall, A Topic is a way to let you quickly Tweet a group of related Tweets without having […]


    How to manually check for Flash updates on your Mac

    Flash is among one of the most targeted web platforms for injecting computers with malware, including Macs, and that’s why Adobe is always turning around with updates for Flash all the darned time. If you’re like me, then your security is important to you, and you may not trust automatic updates to deliver updates to […]


    Apple updates GarageBand with new sounds to celebrate Chinese music

    Apple on Monday issued updates for GarageBand on both iOS and Mac, bringing the apps to version 2.1.1 and 10.1.2 respectively. The release notes for the updates mention various bug fixes and other improvements, but Apple points to some bigger changes in a press release. Many new Chinese sounds were also added in today’s GarageBand updates, to “celebrate the rich history of […]