And indeed, there are quite just a few specialized applications right here. For starters, there’s a brand new Watch Now app that allows for stay Television-viewing (cable subscription required), with the choice to “check into” reveals and share feedback on Facebook and Twitter. In the meantime, Sony added a Guest Mode that lets you create customized user profiles, forbidding the use of sure apps — a handy parental control software, we say. Naturally, Sony additionally threw in Music and Video Unlimited, the place you can buy content from Sony’s vast film and tune catalogs. Finally, the pill comes with 5GB of house in PlayMemories, Sony’s new cloud storage service.
For probably the most part, the days of frustrating Bluetooth pairing are over, and the Zik is no exception. Whether or not we connected an iPhone 3GS, Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S III, iPad 2, Nokia Lumia 900, ASUS PadFone, HTC One X or a MacBook, we by no means had to enter a particular pairing mode or enter any ge remote codes list. It’s as simple as choosing “hook up with gadget” from the device. This convenience does come at a value, nevertheless — the headset cannot pair with multiple gizmos without delay. That is burdensome in case you are likely to juggle gadgets, as you may have to manually disconnect earlier than trying to pair with one other system. Then once more, we don’t count on this to be an issue for many consumers. Making Skype calls with the Zik on a computer is solely out of the question, unfortunately. As we talked about, the Zik is geared up with an NFC sensor on its left earcup for Bluetooth pairing.
New features embrace McAfee App Alert™, which offers essential details about what apps are doing with customers’ private data. Call and SMS filtering block unwanted numbers and spam texts. The app is also powered by the McAfee Global Risk Intelligence network, which continually analyzes world risk information to identify and shortly block new threats with over-the-air app updates. John Thode, government vice president and normal manager, Consumer, Cellular and Small Enterprise at McAfee.