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With the recent release of The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray, there is also an app you can download that unlocks exclusive content from the disc – we take a look at it.

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This is how the app is described:

Become one of Gotham’s Most Wanted, put yourself in the Camo Tumbler and add the Tumbler to your own personal video! Share with friends via Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Put the Camo Tumbler in your video
- Shoot your own video and have the Camo Tumbler to drive through it. Share your video with friends!

Photo Opps
- Put yourself in the Camo Tumbler in a photo
- Place yourself in The Dark Knight Rises “RISE” poster

Gotham City’s Most Wanted
- Place the mask from Batman, Bane or Catwoman mask onto your photo and share with friends

And more!

You can use the app without syncing it to your Blu-ray disc, but you won’t get the exclusive content, but if you don’t have a Blu-ray player that is connected to your network then you should still try the app.

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Syncing is very simple – just select the Second Screen menu option and wait.

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Once you are in the app you have a number of different options to choose from, including looking at the characters and locations in the film, a number of featurettes you can watch, and even a scene explorer – the choice is yours.

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You can select any of the main characters to learn more about them and see exclusive behind the scenes content – personally I like Selina, I wonder why?

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The featurettes are really interesting too.

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One of the really cool features is the ability to either sync the app to the movies or sync the movie to the app. What this does is enable you to jump straight to a scene in the film if you are looking at it on the app, or look at it in the app if you are watching it in the film, all at the press of a button. The film automatically pauses and continues so that you don’t miss anything.

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You can examine lots of the vehicles and gadgets from the film too.

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And learn a lot about the behind-the-scenes activities.

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And you can even make a video that includes a Camo Tumbler from the film.

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This is quite fun, so you should give it a try – here the tumbler is about to drive over my carpet.

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You can also use the camera on your iPad or iPhone to take a picture of yourself wearing one of the masks if you fancy yourself the next Batman or Catwoman.

Overall I was very impressed with the app, especially because it was free. Yes, once you have gone through all the videos, taken some pictures and made a video with the tumbler you have pretty much done everything, but there is a lot to do with around 130 syncable events to got though. I can easily see a lot more movies coming with Second Screen abilities in the future, and I look forward to them.

Just make sure you have actually watched the film first before playing with the app – you don’t wait any spoilers now do you?

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Brian has just released version 1.92 of My Movies for Android.

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My Movies for Android is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using our high quality movie database of more than 350,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.

What’s in this version:

NOTICE! This update contains new data on your titles, and therefore needs to upgrade the collection from our online service. Your data is safe on our servers, and should you have any problems, contact us on support@mymovies.dk.

1.92:
Fixes various minor issues.

You can find My Movies for Android in Android Market in two editions, My Movies for Android Free and My Movies for Android Pro – the applications are identical with the exception that the free version is limited to maximum 50 titles, and only 10 items in trailers and title release lists.

The Pro version is available for £3.99 in the UK. The free version allows you to fully evaluate the software before buying the pro version – if your collection already contains more than 50 titles, the free version simply only lets you synchronize the first 50.

Click here to open the pro application on Google Play.

Click here to open the free application on Google Play.

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Brian has just released version 1.91 of My Movies for Android.

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My Movies for Android is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using our high quality movie database of more than 350,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.

What’s in this version:

NOTICE! This update contains new data on your titles, and therefore needs to upgrade the collection from our online service. Your data is safe on our servers, and should you have any problems, contact us on support@mymovies.dk.
1.91:

This update contains too many new functionalities, changes and fixes for us to post the changes here.

See complete changelog here:

http://www.mymovies.dk/products/my-movies-for-android/change-log.aspx

You can find My Movies for Android in Android Market in two editions, My Movies for Android Free and My Movies for Android Pro – the applications are identical with the exception that the free version is limited to maximum 50 titles, and only 10 items in trailers and title release lists.

The Pro version is available for DKK28 (~$5) + VAT in Europe. The free version allows you to fully evaluate the software before buying the pro version – if your collection already contains more than 50 titles, the free version simply only lets you synchronize the first 50.

Click here to open the pro application on Google Play.

Click here to open the free application on Google Play.

Brian has just released version 1.90 of My Movies for Android.

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My Movies for Android is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using our high quality movie database of more than 350,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.

What’s in this version:

Added: Extended watched functionality to keep track of watch dates and who watched.
Added: Extended functionality for use with My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011.
Added: Option to save filters.
Added: List customization option to specify yourself which information to show on the lists.
Added: New sort options to sort by genre, director and other options.
Added: Additional movie details, and additional filter options.
Added: Out icon on titles that are lend to others.
Added: Title text on wall and cover view for titles without a cover.
Added: Wodden wall graphics in Interface Customization section.
Added: Option to have personal details section open all the time through collapse personal details setting option.
Added: Don’t use sort title option, to sort titles by their title and not sort title (The Title vs. Title, The).
Added: Links to Mac and Windows software on settings page.
Added: Link on settings page to rate app on Play Store.
Added: Letter seperator on lists to avoid onscreen letter while scrolling on Android 4 devices.
Added: Coverflow view option on tablets.
Added: Swipe option on movie details page to swipe between titles.
Added: Title and person count stamps are now back for Android 4 devices under “Interface Customization” section.

Update: Various UI updates aimed at Android 4 devices.

Change: Interface customization put into separate area in settings.
Change: Title in collection opened from an a search result in the Add dialog now opens the movie details page, and not a search result page.
Change: Autodiscover function update for Windows Media Center remote.

Fix: Some trailers did not work after an update on YouTube.
Fix: Better support for interface on Kindle.
Fix: Incorrect sorting with umloud for German users.
Fix: Barcode scanner did not work on HTC Desire HD after a firmware update for it.
Fix: License check changes, allowing for the device to remember up to a month that it’s license have been confirmed. Avoids license issues on offline usage.
Fix: Interface did not look correct on Nexus 7.

Many additional minor fixes!

You can find My Movies for Android in Android Market in two editions, My Movies for Android Free and My Movies for Android Pro – the applications are identical with the exception that the free version is limited to maximum 50 titles, and only 10 items in trailers and title release lists.

The Pro version is available for DKK28 (~$5) + VAT in Europe. The free version allows you to fully evaluate the software before buying the pro version – if your collection already contains more than 50 titles, the free version simply only lets you synchronize the first 50.

Click here to open the pro application on Google Play.

Click here to open the free application on Google Play.

Brian has just released version 1.85 of My Movies for Android.

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My Movies for Android is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using our high quality movie database of more than 350,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.

What’s in this version:

- Fixes a few incoming crash logs.
- Resolves an issue with scanning barcodes when set to “All countries”.

You can find My Movies for Android in Android Market in two editions, My Movies for Android Free and My Movies for Android Pro – the applications are identical with the exception that the free version is limited to maximum 50 titles, and only 10 items in trailers and title release lists.

The Pro version is available for DKK28 (~$5) + VAT in Europe. The free version allows you to fully evaluate the software before buying the pro version – if your collection already contains more than 50 titles, the free version simply only lets you synchronize the first 50.

Click here to open the pro application on Google Play.

Click here to open the free application on Google Play.

Brian has just released version 1.84 of My Movies for Android.

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My Movies for Android is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using our high quality movie database of more than 350,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.

What’s in this version:

- Fixes a crash when resuming application on Android 4.

You can find My Movies for Android in Android Market in two editions, My Movies for Android Free and My Movies for Android Pro – the applications are identical with the exception that the free version is limited to maximum 50 titles, and only 10 items in trailers and title release lists.

The Pro version is available for DKK28 (~$5) + VAT in Europe. The free version allows you to fully evaluate the software before buying the pro version – if your collection already contains more than 50 titles, the free version simply only lets you synchronize the first 50.

Click here to open the pro application on Google Play.

Click here to open the free application on Google Play.

Brian has just released version 1.81 of My Movies for Android.

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My Movies for Android is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using our high quality movie database of more than 350,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.

What’s in this version:

- Added: Facebook login option.
- Update: Updates for Android 4.0 interface.
- Various bug fixes.

You can find My Movies for Android in Android Market in two editions, My Movies for Android Free and My Movies for Android Pro – the applications are identical with the exception that the free version is limited to maximum 50 titles, and only 10 items in trailers and title release lists.

The Pro version is available for DKK28 (~$5) + VAT in Europe. The free version allows you to fully evaluate the software before buying the pro version – if your collection already contains more than 50 titles, the free version simply only lets you synchronize the first 50.

Click here to open the pro application on Google Play.

Click here to open the free application on Google Play.

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Earlier in the week we told you that Toshiba had announced a new all-in-one PC called the LX830. We had some hands-on time with it so here are our thoughts.

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The LX830 is a 23” freeview enabled HDTV with a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

It has HDMI inputs for connected various devices and comes with optional Blu-ray.

The audio is provided by ONKYO speakers and SRS Premium sound.

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The screen was very clear and the touch screen was very responsive. The sound was very good, although we were in a very noisy area at the time of playing with the LX830, so we expect it to be even better in a home environment.

I think Toshiba may be on to a winner with the LX830 and I will look forward to testing it in depth later in the year.

The LX830 will be available during Q3 2012 and the price will start from £599 for the base model.

As well as an update to the iPad version of My Movies, Brian has also released version 1.80 of My Movies for Android.

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My Movies for Android is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using our high quality movie database of more than 350,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.

What’s in this version:

  • Users with My Movies for WHS 2011 can now connect to the home server and download movies onto the device.
  • The movie wall view can now be configured to a wooden look.
  • Various minor adjustments and fixes.

You can find My Movies for Android in Android Market in two editions, My Movies for Android Free and My Movies for Android Pro – the applications are identical with the exception that the free version is limited to maximum 50 titles, and only 10 items in trailers and title release lists.

The Pro version is available for DKK28 (~$5) + VAT in Europe. The free version allows you to fully evaluate the software before buying the pro version – if your collection already contains more than 50 titles, the free version simply only lets you synchronize the first 50.

Click here to open the pro application on Android Market.

Click here to open the free application on Android Market.

As well as an update to the iPad version of My Movies, Brian has also released version 1.74 of My Movies for Android.

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My Movies for Android is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using our high quality movie database of more than 350,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.

What’s in this version:

  1. Fixes various incoming crashes.

You can find My Movies for Android in Android Market in two editions, My Movies for Android Free and My Movies for Android Pro – the applications are identical with the exception that the free version is limited to maximum 50 titles, and only 10 items in trailers and title release lists.

The Pro version is available for DKK28 (~$5) + VAT in Europe. The free version allows you to fully evaluate the software before buying the pro version – if your collection already contains more than 50 titles, the free version simply only lets you synchronize the first 50.

Click here to open the pro application on Android Market.

Click here to open the free application on Android Market.

Today saw the release of version 1.64 of My Movies for Android.

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My Movies for Android is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using our high quality movie database of more than 350,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.

What’s in this version:

    1. Adds tablet interface for Honeycomb based tablets.
    2. Changes cover view to a shelf based view.
    3. Fixes various minor issues.

You can find My Movies for Android in Android Market in two editions, My Movies for Android Free and My Movies for Android Pro – the applications are identical with the exception that the free version is limited to maximum 50 titles, and only 10 items in trailers and title release lists.

The Pro version is available for DKK28 (~$5) + VAT in Europe. The free version allows you to fully evaluate the software before buying the pro version – if your collection already contains more than 50 titles, the free version simply only lets you synchronize the first 50.

Click here to open the pro application on Android Market.

Click here to open the free application on Android Market.

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Today finally saw the release of all 6 (or 3 if you are a purist) Star Wars films on blu-ray.

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Back at CES in January we told you about Star Wars coming out, and in a blink of an eye we are here already.

Both the UK and US release was the same day (today) and last night in the UK, the BT Tower was turned into a huge lightsaber!

I am on holiday in the US at the moment and this very cool stand at Best Buy (shown above) greeted me this morning when I visited!

And in honour of Star Wars being released today, I paid a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios here in Florida and rode the newly updated Star Tours ride. Well, ok, I rode it several times!

If you haven’t been on it in a while it has just reopened and is now in 3D, plus there are several variations of the ride, including a pod race, being chased by Boba Fett, visiting the Death Star and much more. I liked the ride before but the new one is very cool!

Anyway, have you got Star Wars on blu-ray yet? I am curious as to whether people will buy the original 3 or all 6? What did you do?

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