Ex-Apple, Samsung executive hired to run Disney's upcoming streaming video app

Back last August, we told you that Disney is planning to compete with Netflix by launching an app that will offer subscribers streaming videos consisting of TV shows and movies. The House of Mouse has a large library of live action and animated content that it can share with users of the app. To head up the new service, Disney apparently wanted someone who has worked with mobile devices and on streaming apps. According to Variety, Disney’s BAMTech Media division will announce the hiring of Kevin Swint to first build, and then run the unit. 

Swint, who will reportedly be given the titles …

From Samsung Brazil comes a hint that Android Oreo will soon run the International Galaxy S8/S8+

If you own the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Samsung Galaxy S8+, you’ve been patiently waiting for all beta testing of Android Oreo to end so that the final version of the new Android build can be installed on your phone. Samsung has said that a stable version of the update would be disseminated for beta testing by the end of this month. A sign that the delicious creme filled cookie will be soon on its way to Sammy’s 2017 flagships comes from the tech giant’s Brazilian website.

Samsung Brazil has posted revised manuals for both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. This is a very good sign for those …

Apple confirms 65% of iPhones and iPads run iOS 11, less than 30% are still on iOS 10

Google releases monthly updates concerning the distribution of various Android versions, but Apple doesn’t have to do that. From time to time, the US giant releases statistics that offer us a look at the iOS distribution at a macro level.

Today, Apple published statistics about the iOS 11 adoption, as well as how the previous versions of the operating system performed in comparison. It’s true that fragmentation exists in the world of Apple as well, but not at the same level as Google’s Android.

But let’s not compare apples and oranges, and get straight to the point. According to Apple, …

'She would absolutely do it': Stedman Graham fuels hopes for Oprah's unlikely presidential run


Could Oprah Winfrey have just made the first speech of her political career? Not at all, but we can dream.

That’s what many people have decided on Twitter anyway, and Winfrey’s longtime partner Stedman Graham played along with their hopes.

This has all stemmed from Winfrey’s upon accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award at this year’s Golden Globes. And while she didn’t explicitly say that she would run for president in 2020, many people are still pretty keen for her to do so. Read more…

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Nintendo announces Super Mario Run has 200 million downloads, but it's not too profitable

Super Mario Run is Nintendo’s first foray into the mobile gaming industry. Even though the game proved to be pretty popular among Android and iOS users, it didn’t reach the level of profitability Nintendo expected.

During Nintendo’s latest earnings report, the Japanese company announced Super Mario Run now has more than 200 million downloads on both Android and iOS platforms. However, Nintendo claims that despite this impressive numbers, the game “had not yet reached an acceptable profit point.”

Super Mario Run is a free to download game but requires players …

R-U-N to this 'Stranger Things' hotel room


Whether you’ve yet to start or already finished Stranger Things 2, you’ve got some time to kill before the story continues. New York’s Gregory Hotel has just the thing: A Stranger Things-themed hotel room, just in time for Halloween.

The hotel package, described as “ex-stream-ly” cozy (this may be a missed opportunity for “eggs-stream-ly” and a partial Eggo pun), starts at $249 per night and includes in-room streaming via Chromecast for Stranger Things and more. The snacks and drinks are all Stranger Things themed – including plenty of Eggos – and there’s a cute, complimentary “Friends Don’t Lie” mug. Read more…

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Nike+ Run Club big new update brings audio guided runs, exclusive Apple Watch features and more

Nike+ Run Club, one of the most popular activity apps on both iOS and Android, has received a major new update.
The patch, which was highlighted during Apple’s September announcement event, arrives just two days before the commercial launch of the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 3 – a special model which comes with a custom band, watch faces and preloaded version of the sports app itself. 
The update is centered primarily around the Apple Watch which means that owners of the intelligent timepiece will …

Jaybird Run hands-on

Jaybird is the latest big-name player to enter the truly wireless Bluetooth headphones market with its upcoming Jaybird Run true wireless sport headphones. Slapped with a $179.99 price point, the Jaybird Run takes everything you love about Jaybird’s recent Bluetooth headphones, like the Freedom 2 and X3, but they’re cut the cord entirely to deliver untethered music listening with independent earbuds. And in the short time we’ve been using them, we’ve been impressed! 
Similar to the design of other true wireless earbuds, like Samsung’s Gear IconX, the …

Super Mario Run now on sale for 50% off, new update brings many new features

Nintendo has just unleashed a new version of its highly-acclaimed Super Mario Run game on Android and iOS platforms. On top of that, the mobile game has been discounted by 50% for a limited time, which means iOS and Android users can purchase it for just $4.99.

One of the most important updates that have been released since the launch of Super Mario Run brings a new mode, a new character and a new world with lots of new levels to visit.

Daisy, the new playable character introduced in this update, brings a new double-jump skill with her. In order to unlock …

T-Mobile Tuesday hits a home run next week with MLB gear, free prints and Dunkin Donuts

Today is Wednesday, which means that you have nearly a full week before receiving the next series of freebies from T-Mobile. But we just so happen to have a list of the giveaways and contest prizes for next week’s exciting installment of  T-Mobile Tuesdays. Let’s start with the giveaways. How would you like to snag 10 free 4 x 6 prints from your phone’s camera roll? Starting on Tuesday, drive to a local CVS and pick up for free the ten free prints from the Photo Prints Now app. The prints can be picked up inside CVS stores only.

Also next Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers will get a $2 …