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Oct

Amazon Underground app giving away $70 worth of apps for free


 

amazon-underground-102915Amazon is offering a total of 37 paid Android apps and games for free. This totals out to a value of $70. The offer is available today, and will last until October 31st at midnight. 

In order to have access to this great offer, you will have to download the Amazon Underground App and install it on your device. You can download the app here from your Android smartphone, and all you have to do is enter your email and you will receive a download link.

Titles of the free apps and games include; Bloonds TD 5, Bridge Constructor, Doodle God, LEGO Star Wars Microfighters, Photo Lab Pro, AVG AntiVirus Pro, Runtastic Pro and many more.

Source: Amazon
Via: Droid Life

 

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29
Oct

Apple Pencil to Ship With Adapter for Charging With Lightning Cable


Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro accessory, the Apple Pencil, will now ship with an adapter that will allow it to charge using a standard Lightning cable, reports 9to5Mac. The Apple Pencil, which has a Lightning connector on the end for charging, was originally designed to charge by plugging into the bottom of the iPad Pro.

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With the adapter, which will fit over the Apple Pencil’s Lightning connector, it will also be able to charge using a regular Lightning cable. This will expand the number of ways the Apple Pencil can be charged and it will alleviate concerns about potential damage to the Apple Pencil from being knocked or bent while plugged into an iPad Pro.

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The iPad Pro appears to be on track for a launch in the first weeks of November. AppleCare employees and retail staff are currently receiving training on the new larger-screened tablet, with the training completion deadline set for November 6.

Apple’s iPad Pro is the company’s new flagship 12.9-inch tablet. It includes an A9X processor, 4GB RAM, and according to Apple, is as fast as many desktop class machines. Pricing on the iPad Pro starts at $799 for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model and goes up to $1,079 for a 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

The Apple Pencil, which allows for pressure-sensitive drawing on the iPad Pro, is a standalone purchase that will be available for $99. Apple is also selling a Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro, priced at $169.

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Tag: Apple Pencil
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29
Oct

Apple TV 4 Deliveries Begin as Apple Releases Final tvOS Build and App Store Goes Live


Customers who pre-ordered the Apple TV and opted for one-day shipping have begun receiving their devices in New Zealand, where it is just after 9:00 a.m. local time. Deliveries will begin soon in Australia and countries in Asia, before expanding to Europe and the United States.

Those who pre-ordered their Apple TVs on Monday can expect to begin receiving them at the end of this week and the beginning of next week, as not choosing one-day shipping largely offered delivery estimates of November 2 to November 4.

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Apple’s retail stores will also begin selling the Apple TV on Friday, October 30. The first customers in Australia should be able to pick up an Apple TV in the next few hours.

As customers begin receiving their Apple TVs, Apple has officially launched the tvOS operating system for the device to allow those with developer and review units to update to the publicly released version. Following the update to the official tvOS software, users are able to access the App Store and search function to locate and install apps on the device.

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The Apple TV is available for purchase from the Apple online store. It’s priced at $149 for 32GB storage and $199 for 64GB storage.

(Thanks, Scott!)

Related Roundup: Apple TV
Tag: tvOS
Buyer’s Guide: Apple TV (Buy Now)

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29
Oct

Apple TV Apps: Alto’s Adventure, Crossy Road, Plex and More


With customers around the world beginning to receive their new Apple TVs over the coming days, developers have been busy readying the first apps and games for the set-top box. Below, we have rounded up some of the more interesting tvOS apps that are or will be available through the App Store on the new Apple TV. Some apps are still under review and may not be available immediately at launch.

Airbnb

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Airbnb, a website for people to list, find and rent lodging in 190 countries, ranging from a New York City studio apartment to a Tokyo penthouse, has developed an app for the new Apple TV that lets travelers swipe through destinations and lodging choices using the Siri Remote. Airbnb for Apple TV focuses on immersive pictures with limited text. Listings can be synced with iPhone and iPad.

Alto’s Adventure

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Snowman has announced that Alto’s Adventure, a beautiful endless runner snowboarding game featuring physics-based gameplay, procedurally generated terrain, fully dynamic lighting and weather effects, six unique snowboarders and more, will be available on the new Apple TV shortly following its launch. The game can be played with a Siri Remote or a third-party controller, and universally supports the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV for $2.99 on the App Store with iCloud syncing.

Crossy Road

Hipster Whale has brought its endless arcade hopper Crossy Road, an Apple Design Award Winner at WWDC 2015, to the new Apple TV. Choose from characters such as Chicken, Mallard, Emo Goose and Giddy Goat, and use the Siri Remote touchpad to dodge cars, leap across logs and jump past fast-moving trains. The popular game is also available on iTunes for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone.

Mr Jump

Mr Jump is a popular platformer runner game where you guide a hero named Mr. Jump as he jumps his way through several increasingly challenging levels in multiple worlds. The new Apple TV version of the game requires the Siri Remote to control your character. Mr Jump is free on the App Store with in-app purchases available.

Ookla

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsOokla has developed a version of its popular Speedtest tool for the new Apple TV, allowing users to test their Wi-Fi network’s download and upload speeds from their TV set. The app has a simplistic design that displays your internet service provider alongside a scrollable list of servers to choose from. Ookla plans on adopting a similar design for its iOS and Android apps in 2016. Read more »

29
Oct

T-Mobile will reportedly give you free data for streaming video


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T-Mobile is known for making bold moves at its Uncarrier events, and it appears the next one might be the biggest yet. According to the often-reliable @evleaks, T-Mobile will soon start offering unlimited, high-speed data for select video-streaming services, including Netflix. He also mentioned HBO, but it’s not clear whether that’s referring to Go or Now. Either way, the announcement is expected to happen at Uncarrier X, which is scheduled for November 10th in Los Angeles. Interestingly enough, T-Mobile tweeted about the event and mentioned there was “no reason to hit pause now,” in what could be considered a hint about the network’s upcoming plans. If the rumor’s true, this would be huge for people who have capped data services, as it would let them stream movies and TV shows free of worries — similar to what T-Mobile’s been doing with Google Play Music and others.

Source: evleaks (Twitter)

29
Oct

‘Titanfall’ is going mobile


Titanfall, the mech-based multiplayer shooter from the creators of Call of Duty, will land on iOS and Android in some form in 2016. Titanfall studio Respawn Entertainment has partnered with free-to-play publisher Nexon and mobile developer Particle City in a multi-year, multi-game deal. There are no details about the mechanics or style of the coming Titanfall mobile games, but considering Nexon’s involvement, it’s a good bet that they’ll be free with in-app payments. “Nexon’s unrivaled publishing network and free-to-play expertise will allow Titanfall to reach new global audiences. And with Particle City, we are closely collaborating to create all-new standalone games with original gameplay experiences that expand the Titanfall universe to players everywhere,” Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella says in a press release.

29
Oct

Sony’s CD rootkit fiasco marks its inglorious 10th anniversary


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Here’s one product anniversary that Sony probably wants you to forget. It’s the 10th anniversary of security researcher (now CTO for Microsoft Azure) Mark Russinovich publishing details of the Sony BMG rootkit, a CD copy protection system that compromised the security of Windows PCs and was near-impossible to safely uninstall. The music label was initially dismissive, but it soon had to change its tune — it paid millions to settle charges and recalled legions of discs. To top things off, the discovery made Sony a punching bag for anyone unhappy with digital rights management (DRM) and other heavy-handed uses of copyright.

Via: NetworkWorld

Source: FSFE

29
Oct

Apple Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Guilty Verdict in E-Books Antitrust Case


ibooks-iconApple is asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn the 2013 U.S. Appellate Court ruling that found the company guilty of conspiring with publishers to inflate the prices of e-books, reports Reuters.

Apple’s petition comes following the loss of a June appeal where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the guilty verdict and maintained Apple violated antitrust laws and colluded with five publishers – HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Hachette Book Group, Macmillan, and Penguin – to fix e-book prices and unreasonably restrain trade.

Apple in its petition said the June decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York contradicted Supreme Court precedent and would “chill innovation and risktaking.”

“The Second Circuit’s decision will harm competition and the national economy,” Apple wrote.

Should the U.S. Supreme Court uphold the lower court’s verdict, Apple will be forced to pay $450 million as part of a settlement with class action lawyers and state district attorneys, with $400 million of that amount earmarked for consumers. Apple reached the settlement in June of 2014 to avoid a lengthy damages trial, but the payout hinged on the outcome of the company’s appeal.

Though Apple was found guilty, the company has maintained its innocence throughout the dispute. In its appeal, Apple said its efforts “kick-started competition” to deliver “higher output, lower price levels, and accelerated innovation.”

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29
Oct

$70 of free apps land on the Amazon App Store today



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While a lot of 4 letter words are deemed as swear words, there is one 4 letter word that makes everyone jump with joy, FREE. Amazon has had a fairly decent track record over the years of offering free apps to users fairly regularly. Prior to the current Amazon Underground program that routinely offers up a slew of ‘actually free’ games and apps, the company used to have a free app of the day. Mixed in periodically was a crazy sales day where a huge number of apps were all free for a limited time. While the collection found in the Amazon Underground usually produces a number of great titles, a fairly good sale starting today is locking you into $70 worth of games and apps for free.


The list brings in titles like Lego Star Wars Microfighters, Splash Top Remote, Doodle Devil, Doodle God and others. The sale is for a limited time, which Amazon lists as October 31st. So, if you are needed of a few more games, a remote desktop service or photo editor, bounce on over to the Amazon App Store and start snagging the free titles you desire before they are gone. Direct yourself over to the Amazon App Store to start snagging these deals.

Via Amazon

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29
Oct

OnePlus’ new Icons earphones will put high-quality sound in your ears for just €50


OnePlus Icons

Just a few hours ago OnePlus announced its new affordable Android handset, the OnePlus X. Not only does the X seem like a pretty decent mid-tier smartphone so far, the big news here is its low $249 price point. Even though you’ll still need to purchase the phone with an invite (well, sort of), $249 is one heck of a deal for this device.

Low price points seem to be the theme with OnePlus as of late, as the company has just announced a new pair of earphones called the OnePlus Icons. The Icons are in-ear headphones that feature a 51-degree angle design to help better fit in your ear, and they also come with three different sizes of silicone ear tips to suit your needs. As for the earphones’ specs, they come with 11mm dynamic drivers and feature a three-chamber design that OnePlus says will help to change the intensity of low-frequency sound.


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To show you just what these earphones can do, OnePlus did a blind sound test with a few random folks at the Helsinki Music Center in Finland. The company put the Icons up against a pair of €100 and €300 earphones, and the results, unsurprisingly, came out in the Icons’ favor. Take a look at the video below to see for yourself.

The OnePlus Icons will be available sometime in the near future for just €49.99, which seems to be a pretty low price for what they’re offering. OnePlus hasn’t told us when we can expect sales of the Icons to go live, but we’ll be sure to let you know once they do. To learn more about the OnePlus Icons, head to the link below for more information.

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