Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Modern Combat 3, Gangstar Rio and N.O.V.A. 3 on sale for $0.99 at Play Store

Nothing like some of Gameloft’s best games on sale for just $0.99! That’s right, Modern Combat 3, Gangstar Rio and N.O.V.A. 3 are all on sale so get your trio of Gameloft’s finest for under $3!

I haven’t tried any of these games, but from the looks of it the graphics and game play look amazing. Go ahead and take advatange of this deal to keep you busy in this Labor Day weekend! If you decided to jump the gun, let us know how the game play is.

Links and QR codes will be available after the break.

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Modern Combat 3 – Play Store Download Link

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Gangstar Rio – Play Store Download Link

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N.O.V.A. 3 – Play Store Download Link


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Google Play Store launches end of summer promotion, several big titles participate

Google Play Store launches end of summer promotion, several big titles participate

Even though Google has yet to officially unveil its latest promotion in the Google Play Store, it appears many major Android App developers have lowered the price on their apps for a limited time.

The End of Summer Sale, which coincides with Labor Day Weekend, is taking place as a search in the Play Store for “****End of Summer Sale” yields 53 results of discounted apps.  I believe the page will soon populate with even more apps as developers begin to discount their apps.

Some of the major titles that are currently discounted at 99 cents include SwiftKey 3 Keyboard, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, N.O.V.A 3 – Near Orbit, and Gangster Rio – City of Saints.  Feel free to browse the search query below to see if any other titles interest you.

[Google Play Store] [AndroidCentral]

 

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Stellar will launch on September 6 for $99 on contract

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Stellar will launch on September 6 for $99 on contract

After seeing Best Buy prematurely post a product page for the Samsung Galaxy Stellar, we now have information on a target launch date coming from Verizon’s internal system.  The date in question is September 6, which would make the Galaxy Stellar an affordable back-to-school smartphone option.

The leaked information also confirms its 4 inch display, Android 4.0, 3.2MP rear facing camera, 1.3MP front facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.  There is also mention of a Starter Mode, which we have previously seen.  The Starter Mode will likely make the device easier to handle for Android newcomers.  According to a previous rumor, the Galaxy Stellar is set to launch for $99 on a two year contract.

If the September 6th leaked date for the Galaxy Stellar pans out, then I imagine we will see an official Verizon announcement come Monday or Tuesday.

[Engadget]

 

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Huawei introduces the mid-range tablet MediaPad 7 Lite

Huawei has unveiled their mid-range tablet dubbed as the MediaPad 7 Lite. As the name suggests, the tablet has a 7″ screen and sports a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor. You can also expect a 1024 x 600 resolution IPS multi-touch 1080p high-definition display along with a 3.2MP rear camera.

The MediaPad 7 Lite will start shipping to South Africa, China, Russia, Philippines and Taiwan from end-August; Indonesia and Malaysia from September.

You can hit the break for the full press release.

Huawei Unveils Ultra-Portable
Fashion-Forward MediaPad 7 Lite

Shenzhen, China, August 31, 2012 – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, launched the HUAWEI MediaPad 7 Lite, the latest addition to the Huawei tablet family. Ultra-portable and housed in an 370g sleek metal unibody shell, the MediaPad 7 Lite is powered by Google Android 4.0 and a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor. Its super-clear 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS multi-touch 1080p high-definition display is complemented by its 3G cellular voice function. The MediaPad 7 Lite will start shipping to South Africa, China, Russia, Philippines and Taiwan from end-August; Indonesia and Malaysia from September.

“Good things come in small packages. The MediaPad 7 Lite is our answer to consumers’ demands for a good-looking, portable high-performance tablet at a price that makes sense for them. The MediaPad 7 Lite is consumers’ perfect entertainment and communications companion,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device.

The MediaPad 7 Lite makes staying in touch easier with its 3G and WiFi cellular, SMS and MMS capabilities. It is compatible with nearly all multimedia formats and also features a 3.2 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device’s focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a “Business-to-People” (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. As at the end of 2011, Huawei Device serves more than 500 operators all over the world. For more information, visit Huawei Device online:www.huaweidevice.com


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Max Payne, Crystal Defenders, SwiftKey 3 and others on sale at Google Play Store

 

Today brings great summer sales to some of Android’s most popular apps. Some of the most well known apps that are currently on sale includes Max Payne ($.99), Crystal Defenders ($1.26) and the popular 3rd party on-screen keyboard app SwiftKey 3 ($.99). Other notable apps that are on sale (but not limited to) includes The Lorax, Vignette, Star Chart and Super Dynamite Fishing Premium.

If you love sales and would like to own some of these great apps, now is your chance! You can find some of the links and QR codes after the break.


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Max Payne – Play Store Download Link

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Crystal Defenders – Play Store Download Link

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SwiftKey 3 – Play Store Download Link

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The Lorax – Play Store Download Link

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Vignette – Play Store Download Link


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Behind the Curtain: An interview with iSign Media

Time for another round of good ol’ fashioned peeking behind the curtain. Sometimes we like to give you guys an inside look at what happens within a developer or service provider. Once in a while, though, we like to learn a bit about where things might be headed in terms of how we use our devices. Such is the case with our latest interview, Alex Romanov of iSign Media. These guys are on the front of a new way of advertising and mobile shopping that we think you’ll appreciate. That said, we don’t want to spoil anything.

Thanks for taking the time to speak with us!  Please, introduce yourself and briefly describe iSIGN Media

I’m Alex Romanov, Chief Executive Officer at iSIGN Media. I’ve been a serial entrepreneur over
the years – I have a knack for spotting growth opportunities and capitalizing on them, mainly
in the consumer electronics, communication, digital imaging, e-commerce and video gaming
space. I was CEO and President of Alpine Electronics for 15 years and a major shareholder at
Royal Oak Marketing. I was also a co-founder of Spherex Inc., which developed and sold an
Xbox gaming audio system. I’ve been with iSIGN since 2007.

We enable retailers to provide messages, discounts and coupons while customers are in the store.
iSIGN provides a unique multiplatform advertising solution using BluetoothTM, mobile, WiFi and
location-aware technologies. We help retailers deliver rich media, permission-based messages
to consumers. Our proximity marketing solution benefits consumers by delivering relevant offers
and helps merchants by driving huge marketing ROI and providing valuable consumer insights.

Alright, sounds interesting, but how would you pitch yourself to an Android user?

As users of a sophisticated smartphone platform like Android know, the line between physical
and digital experiences is becoming blurred. People use their Android devices to stay in touch,
stay entertained and stay up to date. They also use them to find products and services they
need. iSIGN can help with that because we enable retailers to provide messages, discounts and
coupons while customers are in the store. It costs the customer absolutely nothing, and their
privacy is 100% assured.

Are we talking about ads and offers pushed to users within a specific vicinity?

That’s how it works: iSIGN’s in-store digital signs detect Bluetooth signals and send a message
that Android users can either accept or decline. Either way, no names or phone numbers are
ever collected, and the customer isn’t charged for a message. Instead, they can choose to
receive an free offer to make a purchase and save money on a product they may have come in
to the location to purchase anyway.

Is it text-based only or might these be interactive, video, etc?

iSIGN supports rich media, so the message is whatever the merchant wants it to be – a digital
coupon, an interactive game or a video.

Do consumers need to worry about data or privacy?

Since iSIGN uses Bluetooth, the only information that is detected is the hardware signature on
the device. It’s very important to us to protect customer privacy 100%. We never collect or store
sensitive data.

Are there any specific companies using the service now that we might recognize?

Mac’s Convenience Stores – Canada’s largest chain and the second-largest convenience store
chain in North America – is rolling out a proximity marketing strategy using iSIGN technology. It
has been extremely successful so far. iSIGN is the largest owner and operator of in-store digital
media in Canada with 5,600 digital signs in 1,400 locations, and we’re growing quickly.

How are you getting the word out? Who are you talking with?

Mac’s has been a great partner and have supported us with an ad campaign in-store where the
technology is in front of shoppers. We have Canadian gold medalist, Ashleigh McIvor as our
sponsor and PR has been a tool which we’ve utilized quite a bit to speak to the business side
and as more stores go live, the consumer side as well.

How do consumers tend to respond to this sort of advertising?

Consumers have responded very positively. People who are in close proximity to an item
tend to have a high response rate to relevant offers. Unlike other digital marketing strategies,
proximity marketing doesn’t reach out to customers randomly; customers who receive our
messages have already showed an interest in the merchant by coming to the location, and they
choose whether or not to view the message. When our transmitters were rolled out at Mac’s
locations in Toronto, we didn’t receive a single complaint.

Has anything in Bluetooth technology changed over time that impacts your service?  In other words, was this not possible before?

Today unlike 4 years ago Bluetooth range has gone from 30 feet to 300 and iSIGN has made it possible to adjust the range from as little as 1 foot to 300 feet. Bluetooth is capable of rich media such as music, videos as well as SMS text and able to be interactive with devices to capture. Logs all metrics and responses to offers and messaging all in set proximity making all messaging relevant and free to recipient.

Are there any places where we might see this in the United States today?

Currently operational in the city of Safety Harbour Florida and in Marathon convenience stores and gas bars in the Fort Wayne Indiana.

Great stuff, can’t wait to see this in our neck of the woods.  Let’s assume a company or retail is reading this, how would they get in touch with you to learn more?

I can be reached at Alex@isignmedia.com and call 416 407 1035.

Thanks again for everything, we certainly appreciate your time!

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HBO Go App Now Supports Jelly Bean Devices, Including the Nexus 7

The HBO Go app received an update yesterday that originally stated it supported Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, along with “performance enhancements and bug fixes”. Unfortunately, many of us who own Jelly Bean devices such as the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7, discovered the app actually didn’t work.

Luckily HBO updated their app quickly, most likely changing permissions in the Play Store to allow devices actually running Jelly Bean, and the app is now available to download on the Nexus 7. Hit the break for download links.

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Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera users can receive 50GB of free Dropbox storage

Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera users can receive 50GB of free Dropbox storage

Owners of the Galaxy S III may be familiar with Samsung’s partnership with Dropbox that allows owners to register for 50GB of free storage space.  According to a recent report, the promotion will continue for Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera owners.

If you plan on purchasing either one of these devices, then it would be a smart idea to sign in with your Dropbox credentials or create an account.  As soon as an account is signed in, it will receive 50GB of complimentary storage for two years.

Since both devices lean heavily towards media consumption and production, especially the Galaxy Camera, being able to sync your latest media and documents is a great feature.

[ZDNet]

 

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