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Oct

The Pure Watch Face app gives you exactly what it’s moniker implies: A simple watch face [‘Watch’ This App]



If you’re someone who is currently looking for a plain smartwatch face, then it could just be time to take a look at the Pure Watch Face app. It provides you with a watch face that can be either analogue or digital, but only displays the time and date, and only comes in a grey color… Read more »

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Oct

Google Play Store now shows in-app purchase prices and developers address


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Recently there’s been quite a stir going on regarding Google’s new requirement for developers to provide an address for any paid apps to be displayed on the app page in the Play Store. Now it seems app pages have been updated to display the developer’s address, along with a price range for in-app purchases.

The issue with displaying developer’s addresses isn’t big until you get to the developers that are just a single person working out of their home. While you’ve always had access to these addresses in Google Wallet after purchasing said app, it was not out in the open for the whole world to see. So now, John Smith who created a new paid game in the Play Store has to provide his home address for it to be displayed on his app’s page.

However, the range of in-app purchase prices is a nice touch. Now you can be ready for whatever temptation may arise after downloading that free game, but with in-app purchases costing $15. No more excuses.

What do you think about the address debacle? And are you glad you can now see in-app purchases?

via Android Police


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Oct

Verizon: We can do double data, too!


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As if we didn’t expect this to happen, Verizon on Wednesday got into the whole double data promotion, too. A post on the carrier’s newsroom tells us that effective October 2, subscribers of the MORE Everything plans will get twice the normal allotted data. It, like the deal offered by AT&T and Sprint, is a limited time gig that will be offered through October 31.

“We know our customers – from families to businesses — crave more data to help them keep up with their busy lifestyles, and these new promotions, together with other offers like our industry-leading trade- in program, give them even more during the month of October.”

Plans of 12GB or higher will get more data for the money; however, those at 20GB and above will see double data.

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Oct

Sprint goes for the “Double Data” promotion, also runs through October 31st



Just the other day AT&T announced that they are offering up double data for the same price on their Mobile Share Value plans.Their promotion runs through October 31st for new and existing customers. Not to be out done, Sprint has announced a similar deal for their customers that starts today and runs through October 31st as well.

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The double data promo will take your 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB shared packages and doubles them. Well mostly. The 32GB package only jumps to 60GB instead of 64GB. The others jump to 80GB and 120GB. Sprint is also going to extend the offer to business customers starting October 3rd. To top off the promotion Sprint is also going to be waiving the line access charge per-line through 2015. Not that 3 months is a heck of a lot of time, but it still saves a little more money until after the new year.


“This is yet another example of Sprint standing behind its commitment to offer the best value in wireless,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO.

As I mentioned before, you have through October 31st to take advantage of the double data deal. Sprint won’t just “put it on your account’ you will need to swing into a store or give them a call to sign-up. Once you have gotten things rolling they say you will be able to keep it as is until you change your plan or alter the data offering. In a nutshell, get it now and don’t ever make a change to your account again.

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Oct

Sony reminds us what the PlayStation TV can do ahead of its US launch


If you need a video refresher of just exactly what the PlayStation TV is capable of ahead of its US and Canadian release, Sony has something to take care of that. The video we’ve embedded below reinforces that Sony’s micro console is a device for families with kids and touts its ability to do more than just Remote Play PlayStation 4 games or stream some of Sony’s back catalog via PS Now — it’s a low-cost media-streaming gizmo as well. Perhaps best of all, it gets the point across in under 90 seconds. What the clip doesn’t tell you, however, is that while the PlayStation TV can play PS Vita games natively, some of the handheld’s best releases (think Tearaway and Wipeout 2048) aren’t yet compatible because of that system’s use of touch controls. Will that caveat make you reconsider plopping down $100 come October 14th? Let us know in the comments.

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Oct

California limits schools’ social media monitoring


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In California, school officials are now required to be more transparent when tracking a student’s online activity. Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this week requiring parents to be notified when a school is peering at their kids’ online activity. What’s more, schools have to delete collected social media posts within a year of the student leaving or their 18th birthday. The law comes in response to the Glendale Unified school district hiring an outside firm to monitor Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds in 2013 — without informing students or their parents that they were being watched. “I believe that as the world changes and this type of monitoring becomes more commonplace, legislation like this is critical to protecting the privacy of our children,” said California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Glendale Unified says it doesn’t keep posts that it’s alerted to via the monitoring service.

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Oct

Google+ now lets you lock down posts based on age and location


So, making your Google+ posts available for viewing only to people in your circles isn’t enough. Maybe you routinely post risque stuff you don’t want minors to see, or things you’d rather share only with your countrymen. It doesn’t matter what your reason is for wanting tighter restrictions — what matters is that you can now do so, thanks to the latest Google+ update. All you need to do is go to Profile Settings and find a new section called Audience. Within that section, you can put an age limit (say, make your posts available to people older than 18 or 21 only) on your content or show it only to folks from select countries. You can even set different age restrictions for each country, if you want to be extra thorough, whether you have a personal profile or run a business page. Couple this with an update from July that lets you use almost any name you want on the social network, and Google+ is looking mighty customizable these days.

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Oct

Beats sues headphone startup CEO for saying he’s a co-founder


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Beats isn’t happy that ROAM CEO Steven Lamar is taking credit for co-founding its headphone business and demanding extra royalties — it’s firing back with a lawsuit of its own. The Apple-owned company claims that Lamar “deliberately misrepresented” his involvement in its early days. He didn’t have an ownership role in the company, Beats says, and Jibe Audio (which Lamar once ran) reportedly wasn’t responsible for any aspects of its initial headphone designs. We’ve reached out to ROAM for Lamar’s response, although we can’t imagine that he’ll take the lawsuit lying down. Much of ROAM’s credibility is based on the connection to Beats, and it becomes just another audio company if it loses those bragging rights.

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Oct

The Windows 10 Technical Preview arrives


If you can’t wait to put Windows 8 behind you (and you’re the adventurous type) you can now download the Windows 10 Technical Preview. As we saw, Microsoft has made the “Modern UI” all but disappear on the desktop and moved it to the resurrected start menu. That gives users a more familiar, almost Windows 7-like, experience. This also marks the first time virtual desktops have been baked into Windows, and you can switch between via a thumbnail in the taskbar. Some features from the mildly loathed previous version, like charms, were retained, but Microsoft said that pretty much everything was subject to change before it launches late next year. If you’re ready for a long download an no doubt plenty of bugs, have a go here. And if you’re still unsure, check out the quick guide to the preview, though be warned, it’s a sizable PDF file.

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Oct

Sprint Responds to AT&T’s Promotion With Its Own Double Data Deal [iOS Blog]


Sprint today announced it is increasing data plan allowances for higher-tier customers in an attempt to compete with AT&T, which recently launched a new promotion that doubles the data available to some subscribers. Sprint also is waiving its existing monthly device access fee until 2015 for new customers. Sprint’s double data promotion is available to new and existing customers who sign up by October 31.

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Sprint’s offer extends to its existing 32GB, 40GB and 60GB Family Share Packs, which cost $130, 150 and $225, respectively. Starting today, customers who sign up for the promotion will receive 60GB, 80GB, or 120GB of data at no extra cost. Similar increases are available to corporate customers on a Business Share plan. Customers can call Sprint customer care or visit a retail store to take advantage of this offer.

Sprint recently introduced its new Sprint Family Share Pack that allows customers to share data across multiple devices. Customers pay a fixed price for an allotment of data that is accessible by up to 10 devices. Besides the monthly data fee, customers also pay a monthly access fee for each device connected to the account. Each plan includes unlimited calling and messaging.




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