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Dec

Revol Wireless hangs up on industry; Boost Mobile steps in for customers


Revol Wireless is going out of business effective January 16, 2014. If you are a current subscriber, however, you may still be in luck. Select Revol stores will be turned into Boost Mobile stores and the new carrier will have something to help the transition. Starting today and running through December 24, you can head to a Boost Mobile store and pick up a free phone and a free month of service. You will also, of course, get to keep your current phone number.

For more information, head to Revol’s website. You’ll be able to check to see if your local store has become a Boost Mobile location.

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18
Dec

Amazon Gold Box Deals: Up to 65% off Sony flash memory, accessories


Looking to pick up some additional storage for your Android smartphone or tablet? You could do much worse than to swing by Amazon’s Gold Box Deals for today, December 18, 2013. You’ll be able to score special savings on select microSD cards, SD cards, and mobile accessories from the trusted brand. Some of these deals are downright incredible – the lowest ever, for a few.

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18
Dec

Samsung to introduce a 10.5 inch tablet at CES?


Yesterday, we learned about some new rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and now it’s time to hear about the tablet Samsung is planning to introduce at the CES 2013. Back in May, we heard about the ‘flexible’ tablet Samsung is planning to introduce, but is it really what Samsung is planning to introduce? Well, ETNews believes that Samsung will introduce a 10.5-Inch tablet with an AMOLED display. We will hopefully see it at the CES next month.

Also the first ever AMOLED tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, didn’t do well in the market. And on the other hand, Samsung smartphones are doing really well, so Samsung has decided to focus on their tablet strategy this year.

What do you think Samsung is planning to unveil at the CES? Tell us about it in the comment box below.

Via: Sammobile

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18
Dec

Amazon Storybuilder beta puts your screenplay ideas in the cloud


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Aspiring screenwriters don’t have many great choices for simple, purpose-built apps: What exists is frequently expensive, overkill or both. Amazon may shake things up with its new Storybuilder beta, though. The free web app lets auteurs outline movie and TV screenplays using a virtual corkboard accessible from any device with a modern browser; if you think of a clever plot twist while on your phone, you can drop it in. Writers can add images, notes and tags, and they can invite critiques from other readers. Storybuilder won’t replace a full set of scriptwriting tools, but it and the existing Storyteller app may get the ball rolling on your next big drama.

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Via: Amazon, The Next Web

Source: Amazon Storybuilder

18
Dec

Sweden fines pirate $650,000 for illegally sharing a single film


Sure, it’s no Somalia, but Sweden’s been fighting plenty of its own battles against piracy — of the digital variety. The former home of Pirate Bay, the infamous online repository for everything the RIAA and MPAA stand against, has just fined an unnamed 28-year-old man 4.3 million krona (about $650,000) for uploading a single film to a torrent site. Granted, an anti-piracy group called Rights Alliance described the man as the country’s “worst ever” pirate, according to a BBC report, so just because this fine covers only one film, he’s likely responsible for ripping off plenty more. In fact, the same court that assigned the fine also convicted the man of sharing 517 other flicks — that charge brought a rather tame punishment, including a suspended jail sentence and 160 hours of community service.

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Via: BBC

Source: Rights Alliance

18
Dec

Microsoft releases standalone Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows Phone 8


Xbox Music and Xbox Video for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft appears to be taking a page from Google’s approach to core software updates: It just launched standalone Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows Phone 8 users. The music app (currently deemed a preview) is largely what we’ve seen in Microsoft’s integrated software, but it also lets you edit playlists and sync radio stations. A completed version is due in 2014, the company says. The video client, meanwhile, resurrects functionality that hasn’t been a part of the OS since Windows Phone 7; you can now download or stream Xbox Video content directly from your handset, with playback syncing between phones, PCs and game consoles. There’s no certainty that Xbox Music and Xbox Video represent the first steps toward OS-independent media apps in the rumored Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade, but you can at least try them today.

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Via: The Verge

Source: Windows Phone Store (1), (2)

18
Dec

App Store coming to Pebble smartwatch early next year


There’s no shortage of apps and watchfaces specially made for the Pebble smartwatch, but the experience of finding your favorites can be a rather frustrating (and confusing) one. Current users have to hunt through a litany of apps and third-party websites like mypebblefaces.com to customize (or download) the perfect watchface — and perhaps a game or two — and once you’ve unlocked that achievement, it’s on to the official Pebble app to get it installed. The watch needs a centralized App Store to restore peace and order to such chaos, and Pebble’s officially announced that such a service is in the works and should be available to consumers in early 2014.

The new App Store will be included as part of the official Pebble App and will come with seven categories: Remotes, Games, Notifications, Tools & Utilities, Watchfaces, Sports & Fitness and Daily. Of course, none of that matters if they’re all empty, so to ensure that the nascent Store has a solid number of options when it launches, Pebble is now inviting developers to submit their apps as of this morning. Since the App Store won’t support older apps, devs will need to make sure their apps run on version 2.0 of Pebble’s SDK, which launched a couple months ago. And if you’re particularly endeared to a certain third-party site or service that isn’t available in said App Store, you’re still covered — Pebble will continue to allow you to install apps the traditional way.

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18
Dec

Twitter’s story coming to a TV near you, thanks to ‘Hunger Games’ producer


In a world where history changes 140 characters at a time, what’s the above message if not the recipe for a bonafide Television hit? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hunger Games producer Allison Shearmur is teaming up with Lionsgate Television to get all The Social Network with the best-seller Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal. The details are pretty scant beyond that for now, though the term “power grab” is used at least once in the writeup, which always makes for compelling TV. Lionsgate’s recent production credits include the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Perhaps we’ll be seeing the world’s first big budget Vine-based TV show, six-second power grabs at a time?

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18
Dec

LG Unveils New Chromebase Desktop


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The Chrome OS jumps from the laptop to the desktop, as LG unveils a new all-in-on desktop with a new version of Chrome called Chromebase on it. LG plans to make this desktop affordable for those out there who do not want to spend a ton on a new desktop, and they plan on showing it off in January at CES 2014. Here are the specs to the new desktop:

  • Processor: Intel® Celeron® CPU
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Display: 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16GB iSSD
  • Ports: HDMI-in, USB 2.0 x3, USB 3.0 x1, LAN
  • Accessories: Keyboard, Mouse, Cable Organizer
  • Webcam: 1.3 M 720 HD

Not too bad if you aren’t looking for anything extravagant. Hopefully we will run into LG’s booth at CES, so we can give the new desktop a run. Let us know your thoughts about the new desktop. Would this be something you would get?

Source: Droid-Life

18
Dec

T-Mobile to usher in 2014 with Uncarrier 4.0


Get ready for yet another set of features for T-Mobile’s Uncarrier strategy. As if it was not already helping the carrier grow its base, T-Mobile’s Uncarrier initiative is about to get even better. The wireless provider’s CEO, John Legere took to Twitter late last night to tease something for the new year.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show gets started in early January so it makes sense that they announce something that week. As to what they’ll be rolling out remains unclear at this stage. And, really, what else is there that needs improvement? What’s this particular pain point?

Oh, and how about that #Randall? Wonder if that’s a shot at AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson. Yeah, it probably is.

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