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Thursday, April 18, 2013

#music by Twitter

It's now online. You can get to it by heading to j.mp/TwitMusic on the browser or if you're on iOS you can grab the app via j.mp/TwitterMusicIOS.

Just a note that if you do decide to link your Spotify account to it, it needs to be a premium account. Otherwise you can link it with a rdio account which is free (for 14 days).


Update: now that my rdio account has reached the end of it's 14 days trial and don't have a premium Spotify account, I've decided to remove Twitter Music altogether and gone back to SoundCloud. Not as many or wide range of trending music but at least it's free.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Google Search by voice is now available on iOS


The Siri-like update to Google's Search (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id284815942?mt=8) app for iOS is now available for download at the iTunes store & iDevice. I have just tried it on my iPhone 4 and it's fantastic! As shown in the video above, it's really snappy with the search and voice recognition; even with the fourth generation iPhone (non-Siri iPhone). Now if you're located outside of the States or your default language is not set to English (U.S.) then the when you use the Voice Search, you won't get the answers spoken directly back to you.

To turn this on, first tap on the Settings icon located top right.

In the Setting page, tap on the Voice Search label.

In the Voice Search page, turn on Voice Search, select your language to English (U.S.), and then you'll see the option for Speak answers back is now available.

Turn it on, tap on the Done button and that's it. You now have Voice Search fully loaded.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Twitter Updates

Removed my Twitter feed from the blog today as the old version of the api is now deprecated and the new version forces you to use their own widgets and it just looks ugly. If you want to check out my Twitter timeline just head over to @robintay.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

AMD AppZone Player (Android emulator for x86)

AMD AppZone Player, Powered by BlueStacks is able to connect to Android user's Google Play accounts and run Android-targeted software on a Windows-based desktop, laptop or tablet. Similar to the Wine compatibility layer - which allows Windows applications to be run on Linux - the emulation is invisible to the user, although not every Android package is guaranteed to work.


There’s also native support for AMD’s OpenGL drivers as used in the company’s APUs and GPUs, along with support for Cloud Connect. That works with an app on your Android phone to allow your computer to sync apps and SMS, and run software on your phone on your PC’s display.

You can download the player directly from here (http://cdn.bluestacks.com/public/bstkappsonpc/amdapps/Downloads/bluestacks_appplayer_AMD_Installer.exe). Once installed, you can click the home page button to get the player home screen. From there, discovering new apps is easy! You can use the top buttons to browse recommended apps, use the search button to find apps across app stores or click one of the suggested apps along the right side that are recommended based on the apps you have previously downloaded.