Newlaunches.com: The coveted Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has managed to stay in the forefront of streaming standards that people have grown to rely upon and trust. While right up until now, everything that was certified has been hardware. Now, Skifta for Android has become the first application to become DLNA Certified, for both smartphones and tablets. This free app enables any Android device to share multi-media that is stored onboard with any other DLNA device. It also allows consumers to access and play their digital media from their phone or remotely from home and stream this media to DLNA Certified consumer electronics such as TVs, IP-connected stereos, Windows 7 PCs, PlayStation3 game consoles via their Android smartphones and tablets.
The Skifta application beta is currently available as a free download in the Android Marketplace for smartphones running Android version 2.2 and higher.
Pioneer.eu: This week Pocket-Lint.com interviewed Dom Feeney, Pioneer Product Executive, resulting in a video tour of Pioneer’s new iControlAV app for iPhone & iPod Touch. The free application can be used to control Pioneer’s new AV receivers and Blu-ray Disc Players.
The iControlAV application provides iPhone and iPod touch users convenient integration of their devices with their home cinema system. The free app turns an iPhone and iPod touch into a fully functioning remote control for the VSX-920, VSX-1020, and VSX-1025 receivers. When the receivers are connected to an existing wireless router via Ethernet, the app allows wireless control of the receivers and includes graphical representations of the following controllable elements:
- Control– Allows users to adjust the main volume, mute, select and switch inputs including multi-zones and display audio/video status information with a slight touch of the screen.
- Precision – Allows users to turn on/off two of Pioneer’s proprietary sound enhancements, PQLS which achieves jitterless signal transmission via HDMI from compatible Pioneer Blu-ray Disc players, and Phase Control which permits precise phase control of multi-channel speakers.
- Balance – With a roll and hold motion users can adjust the output balance of their speakers for 360 degree sound levelling to match their present listening position.
- Emphasis – With a tilt and hold motion users can adjust dialogue and bass levels of the centre speaker and subwoofer for optimum clarity of soundtracks with dynamic vocals or video games with extra bass.
In addition the iControlAV app is a fully functioning remote control for the BDP-LX53 and BDP-330. When they are connected to an existing wireless router (via Ethernet or Wireless LAN), the application allows wireless control of playback and navigation functions.