Saturday, July 13, 2013

4 Smart Phone Tips You Have Not Heard Yet

You may think you know everything about using your smart phone, but there may be a few nuggets of wisdom that you haven’t come across yet. Rescue a drowned phone. An accidental dunk in the sink or a puddle often means the end for any cell phone. But…

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Microsoft signs Android and Chrome patent deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

Microsoft signs Android and Chrome patent deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai (via The Inquirer)
SOFTWARE LICENSING OPERATOR Microsoft has signed a licensing deal with Foxconn's parent Hon Hai Precision Industry as part of its long-running Android licensing scheme. Microsoft has been steadily licensing software patents to Android device makers for years and has managed to get firms like HTC and…

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DirecTV Dispute Is Frustrating Customers

More than 20 million DirecTV subscribers are frustrated as more than 20 Viacom channels are blacked out during a contract dispute. Just a few months ago, South Florida customers lost one of their local channels for several days during a previous contract dispute during the Super Bowl season.

DirecTV Drops Viacom Channels In Contract Dispute
NEW YORK -- DirecTV subscribers are losing access to "The Daily Show" and "SpongeBob SquarePants." DirecTV Group Inc. stopped carrying channels owned by Viacom Inc. because of a contract dispute.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sprint Starts Shutting Down Nextel Towers

If you are a Nextel cell phone customer currently using the Sprint network you have probably noticed a degradation of service in many areas throughout the United States. This is because Sprint is shutting down the Nextel service and has provided those affected customers with a letter asking them to switch over to Sprint.  You will need to get a new phone and sign a new 2-year commitment. Many cell phone providers require a commitment to help defray the cost of providing phones at a substantial discount. 

It seems that now is an appropriate time to re-evaluate your cell phone needs as there are a variety of great deals out there and even some great no-contract service providers. To find the best cell phone plans to fit your needs, visit where you can upgrade with your current provider or shop for new phones and service plans.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Almeda University Is A Non Traditional Solution To A Typical Problem

      For some individuals the conventional path from high school to college is not working.  Even with good scores, a great number of students will not have the means  to enroll in the college or university of their choice.  The fact is, college costs have increased in excess of 50% at a number of institutions.  In today's difficult economic climate, a great many students simply cannot afford to shell out $45,000 to take classes at college.

As a result of today's unemployment figures, graduating high school seniors can not presume their parents to help pay college expenses.  Additionally, there are many working class people that would like to get a university degree but are not able to as a consequence of other personal responsibilities. They sometimes wonder, why doesn't my life experience mean anything?

Life experience degrees from Almeda University, as an example, is an innovative answer to a common dilemma. These are real university degrees from an accredited institution. This provides those that are disenchanted with other schools a fair shot in the labor pool. What everyone want most these days is an opportunity to work.

A large amount of employers nowadays will only interview candidates that have a college degree. Although life experience degrees are still less than equal footing from others with a classic degree, at least it gets you an opportunity. It is up to future hiring managers to decide which  interviewee stands out as the best one for the job.

A life experience degree is not anticipated to become a equivalent for conventional college degrees.  As in the medical field, you have a choice from traditional and homeopathic treatments. Until recently holistic health care practitioners were ridiculed by the medical community and were referred to as witch doctors.  Today, they are on equal footing with the medical community. One is not better than the other.  It is about having alternatives.  The same should go for educational institutions.  With time, life experience degrees will become as commonplace as a customary degree as more adults choose these studies to enrich their lives.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tablets Are The New Textbooks

When the final numbers are in for 2010, U.S. consumers will have purchased 10.3 million tablets in the last year alone, according to Forrester Research Inc. As high school students prepare to graduate this spring, many moms and dads are already thinking about graduation presents, specifically, what their teens will need to succeed on campus.

The iPad has become the best selling gadget ever. Tablets ranging from the Superpad to a new version of the Galaxy Tab are soon to launch - which makes now the perfect time for parents and students to think about the role e-devices play in higher education, and decide whether to invest in a tablet over the more traditional laptop. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nintendo Drops Price And Introduces New Wii Package

Wii with Wii Sports Resort - BlackNintendo is dropping the suggested retail price of its Wii™ system to $149.99 and including a Mario™ game with the Wii hardware. Starting May 15, the newly priced Wii system will come in either black or white with the Mario Kart™ Wii game and a matching colored Wii Wheel™ accessory, replacing the previously included Wii Sports™ and Wii Sports Resort™ games. 

Also on May 15, Nintendo launches the new Nintendo® Selects collection of Wii games, a set of popular games that millions of people have already experienced, at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The four must-own games in this collection are The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing™: City Folk, Mario™ Super Sluggers and Wii Sports, which is available for the first time as a separate software purchase.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Top Mother's Day Gifts - 2011

With over 80 million moms to shop for, Mother's Day is second only to Christmas when it comes to gift giving. Skip the same old bouquet of flowers and mystery box of chocolates this year. Why not get mom  something she'll actually love. Help her stay in touch for less, grab memories on the go or find more time for herself. 

Our top three Mother's Day gifts this year are:
Sodastream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Starter KitSodastream- The Sodastream is our pick for innovative product of the year.  Mom can create her own fresh sparkling water or seltzer in less than a minute.  The reusable water bottles last for three years. 

Olympus Stylus 5010 - This 14 megapixel camera is one of the most popular digital cameras this year. Mom will be able to create lasting memories with this gift.

Nokia Astound - This is a 3G-enabled smartphone with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and free voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation. You won't have to worry about Mom getting lost with this phone.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Pirate Discovery App

HTC Thunderbolt
The Pirate Discovery App, the official mobile app for Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directed by Rob Marshall, is now available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers.

The Pirate Discovery App has exclusive content  including character stills, character bios and movie artwork. When the movie is available in theaters, the Pirate Discovery App will let customers browse local show times, find nearby theater locations and purchase tickets directly through the app. Moviegoers can also share their Pirate experiences by creating Facebook® and Twitter™ posts from within the app.

The Pirate Discovery App is free to download for Verizon Wireless customers with select 3G and 4G Android mobile devices by texting “AHOY” to 52011 or by accessing it directly from Android Market™.

Learn more about the HTC Thunderbolt or shop all Verizon Wireless phones

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The New DROID Charge

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announces the Droid Charge by Samsung.

The Droid Charge is designed with Samsung’s 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus display, setting a new touch screen standard for brightness, clarity and outdoor visibility. The Droid Charge is equipped with both a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for both stills and video chatting. The smartphone’s 1GHz application processor and HTML 5 Web browser maximizes high-speed 4G LTE connectivity for faster downloads and graphics processing.

DROID Charge Features:
• Android 2.2 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services
• Adobe® Flash® Player compatible
• Mobile Hotspot capability – share 4G connection with up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices or a 3G   connection with up to 5 devices
• Samsung Media Hub – Samsung’s own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically   acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase
• Virtual QWERTY Keyboard featuring Swype Technology

Learn more about the Droid Charge.