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Genius LuxePad A110 microUSB keyboard enhances Android typing
Accessory manufacturer Genius today has revealed the the LuxePad A110 which provides a convenient way to write quickly and comfortably on most Android tablets. Combined together, a tablet and the LuxePad A110 weigh less than 2 pounds. The A110 includes a stand that lets users position their tablet at an angle that suits them best. Ten specific keys on the MicroUSB keyboard are designed specifically for handling media, Internet and settings options. The LuxePad A110 is currently available in North America for the suggested retail price of $20.
Technology allows multiplexing of LTE bands, faster downloads
Sprint announced it will begin delivery of Samsung Galaxy S 4 with the enhanced LTE Sprint Spark to its sales channels in the next few weeks. Sprint Spark allows tri-band devices, like the Galaxy S 4, to support active hand-off mode between 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz and provide data session continuity as the devices move between spectrum bands.
Remarks about subsidy future, upcoming market targets made in NYC
Addressing a friendly crowd of investors in New York City, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson noted that with cellphone adoption at 75 percent and climbing, that networks would soon stop offering large subsidies for devices. The move comes on the heels of AT&T's new pricing plan that offers customers to save $15 per month, if users retain an older device, rather than upgrade a device after two years of use.
MacBook Pro, iPad Air and more
On sale at BestBuy.com is the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro which has been reduced from $1,199 down to $999. That $200 discount makes this the best price we've seen on this Mac model by about $50. FREE shipping is included and sales tax applies for residents of most states. This MBP features a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. A one year limited warranty on parts and labor is included from Apple.
MacBook Air from $849
Today at Apple's online store save up to 27 percent off refurbished MacBook Air models. The 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.3GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage has been reduced to $849. A $170 discount is offered on the 13.3-inch MacBook Air with a 1.3GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAm and 128GB of flash storage from June 2013, now priced at $929.
restoring lost mail messages in Mavericks
All has been rather quiet this week in the MacNN forums, however there are still unresolved issues plaguing many users. Yesterday, one Forum Regular realized that a bunch of e-mails that had been stored on iCloud have gone missing, after using Time Machine they discovered 500GB of lost messages, but they are unable to restore them. One frustrated forum goer turned to the forums looking for help with ongoing Drop Box issues.
New Google Play editions of LG tablet, Sony phablet
Google on Tuesday revealed two new additions to its Google Play Editions line of devices, the Z Ultra from Sony and the G Pad 8.3 from LG. The two new devices sport the same hardware as their normal counterparts, but they run an unskinned, "pure" version of Android and will receive updates to Google's operating system faster than the standard manufacturer versions. Google also showed off a white version of its new Nexus 7 tablet.
New plans range from $75 per year to $250 a year for individuals
SugarSync, a premium service that lets you back up, access, sync and share all files and folders across all your computers and mobile devices, announced today that it will transition to a paid-only service model beginning on February 8, 2014. Customers can still try the SugarSync service with a 90-day 5GB trial or a 30-day trial with upwards of 60GB.
New version adds tighter OS X integration, Mavericks support
ProgeCAD has unveiled the new version of iCADMac 2014, an AutoCAD alternative tailoring to OS X users. The software provides full compatibility with DWG files, the CAD standard format recognized officially worldwide, as well as a vast range of tools and features to enhance 2D design and 3D modeling. Additionally, drawings created with iCADMac can be visualised and edited on iOS devices in both the DWG and PDF file formats.
Amberlight released at introductory price on App Store
Escape Motions has announced the official release of Amberlight for Windows and Mac OS. Amberlight is intended to be accessible to beginner artists as well as useful for advanced users. Described as similar to fractal programs, the software is equipped with original mathematics and an easy-to-use interface. Featuring unique math algorithm, Amberlight can produce complex visual patterns and gradients for one's images. The art tool can create high resolution picture for print media, and possesses a high performance renderer.
EliteDisplay complements compact desktops
HP has added several new computers to its business-oriented Elite series, introducing the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1, EliteBook Revolve G2 and an EliteDesk compact desktop. The 14-inch EliteBook 1040 notebook is said to be significantly thinner and lighter than its predecessor, measuring 15.9mm thick and weighing 3.3 pounds, with an aluminum unibody design that is claimed to be ruggedized to protect against drops or other abuse.
Yahoo snaps up another app team for video features
Internet giant Yahoo has acquired yet another small company, this time QuikIO, which provided cross-platform video streaming services, as well as an app for Apple's iOS platform. Pando Daily confirmed the acquisition this week, pointing out that the service will be shutting down by December 31 of this year. The acquisition is the latest in a string that has seen Yahoo snapping up smaller companies as it attempts to retool for a push to regain mindshare in the coming months.
How does the Pure i1 Lightning and 30-pin dock hold up to testing?
￼The half moon design speaks about what to expect overall from the Pure Contour i1 Air Dock. It is a speaker that looks to blend into surroundings while being an everyday tool in your home or office environment. Compatible with a large range of Apple products, one is left to wonder if Pure was throwing the dock out to see who it might stick to. Will the Contour earn its place on the desktops and workstations of the world? Or will it fall to the pressure of delivering a satisfactory stereo experience while charging your iPhone or iPad? Read our review of the speaker set and find out.
Aereo-style service from NimbeTV requires cable service authentication
A startup offering cable TV streaming over the Internet has opened its service to everyone in New York, following a successful test period in the city. In a similar manner to Aereo's service, NimbleTV will offer cable subscribers access to the same channels but over the Internet, along with the ability to record programs via the cloud-based DVR.
Updated DataMan Pro offers improved Smart Forecast, usage prediction
DataMan Pro, a data usage app for iOS, has released an updated version today. DataMan Pro learns its user's usage trends, and can notify how much one can use each day without surpassing a data cap. Version 8.3 features an improved Smart Forecast, allowing users receive notifications on their usage based on trended information.
Hire hints at further push into streaming audio
Apple has reportedly poached an advertising executive, Michael Pallad, from Cumulus Media, unnamed sources have told Ad Age. After serving as executive VP of sales at the second-largest owner of FM radio stations, Pallad now is said to be tasked with overseeing international ad sales for Apple's iTunes Radio service.
RealPlayer, Vevo, Red Bull.TV, more now Chromecast compatible
Google's Chromecast streaming dongle now has compatibility with 10 new apps, greatly expanding the range of compatible content for the diminutive TV attachment. Google's Chrome Blog made the announcement on Tuesday, revealing that Chromecast was compatible with Vevo, Red Bull.TV, and a number of other services. Along with an expected Android app-mirroring feature, the new announcement demonstrates the increasing attention Google is giving to its small streaming device.
Issues in securing funding by Gigabit Squared puts fiber network at risk
Seattle's plans to have its own gigabit Internet service may be delayed longer than expected, according to the outgoing city mayor. Mike McGinn, the current Seattle mayor being replaced at the end of the year, revealed that current attempts to get the Gigabit Squared fiber network going have allegedly been hampered by issues in securing funding for the project.
Firefox 26 brings click-to-play, MemShrink
Mozilla has announced the release of version 26.0 of its popular Firefox browser. The update adds a number of new features, and it is one of the more significant updates to the browser in some time. Chief among these updates is the ability to exert greater control over plug-ins and memory usage, including the ability to have plug-ins only begin playing when a user chooses directly to have them do so.
Microsoft-created social network gets its own mobile apps
Microsoft's own work-in-progress social network now has its own mobile apps, something the other large social networking sites have already implemented. Apps for Socl, the site opened for testing by Microsoft's Future Social Experiences Labs (FuSE Labs) this time last year, are now available to download on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Patent hints at curved device development
The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple patent protection for a manufacturing process that focuses on curved touchscreens. Patent No. 8,603,574, spotted by AppleInsider, describes a fabrication method that attempts to minimize a curved touchscreen's substrate and film thickness without distorting or damaging the integrated components.
Super-sized stylus phone sees quick sales
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is off to an even faster sales pace than its predecessors, selling 10 million units in just two months since its release. A post from Samsung placed the Note 3 in a line with 13 other 10 million unit-selling devices reaching back to 2002. The announcement also marks the Note 3 seventh consecutive Samsung flagship device to ship 10 million units, a trend that began with the original Galaxy S.
Bluetooth LE continues retail push
Less than a week after Apple began deploying its iBeacon technology inside US retail stores, Qualcomm has launched its own alternative. Known as Gimbal, Qualcomm's proximity beacons also take advantage of low-power Bluetooth LE to help retailers optimize their smartphone-enhanced shopping experience as customers move throughout a store.
Five ways to read and watch beyond the storage of the iOS device itself
(This is the first of a new series to showcase apps the staff at MacNN and Electronista use and recommend) This house was an early adopter of iOS, seeing it on first-generation iPod Touches. At the time, it was more of a novelty than anything else -- and of little actual value to us other than as a slick interface to play back our iTunes music and the limited amount of video we owned. Fast-forward six years, and the house is now replete with iDevices and users, ranging from toddlers to senior citizens. As the years have passed, one of our principal uses of iOS is now as a media extender for remotely stored media and files: PDFs, music and video alike. Here are our five apps that make sharing, viewing and enjoying mixed media easier.
Smaller Nokia tablet retains 1080p IPS display of Lumia 2520
More details for Nokia's rumored 8.3-inch tablet have surfaced, suggesting that the Lumia 2020 will ship with a 1080p-resolution IPS display. The device, a smaller form of the Lumia 2520 tablet, was spotted alongside its larger stablemate on import entries to India, which if true would see both tablets aiming to be released in the country in the future.
Platform for interconnected devices based on Qualcomm Toq app software
A group of companies have banded together to help foster the adoption of interconnected devices, also known as the "Internet of Things" or the "Internet of Everything." Announced by the Linux Foundation, members of the AllSeen Alliance hope to work together on building a software platform for all of the devices to connect and communicate across.
Amazon updates Cloud Drive Photos for iOS with video support
The Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app for iOS has received an update, bringing support for videos. Appearing on iOS months after Android, TechCrunch reports that the app allows for videos up to 2GB or 20 minutes in length to be uploaded, with the Cloud Photos Auto-Save also updated to allow existing videos on an iPhone or iPad to be automatically uploaded to the service. Other tweaks include a "large upload mode" that disables the iOS lock screen to let uploads finish, and an indicator in the Settings screen showing the usage of Cloud Drive by media.
Screen video recording app from CyanogenMod team enters beta
The latest build of CyanogenMod brings Android 4.4 to a number of devices, including a number that have yet to receive the KitKat treatment. The team has also announced that it is adding automatic encryption of text messages to its builds, as well as introducing a new app that records a video of actions performed on the smartphone's display.
Buyers prefer iPhone 5s over 5c by 3-to-1 margin, but both doing well
Confirming widely-held beliefs that the iPhone 5s is outselling the iPhone 5c -- but upending the conventional wisdom that the iPhone 5c isn't doing as well as the iPhone 5 did a year ago -- the latest numbers from mobile analytics company MixPanel show a healthy and growing market for both models, though the iPhone 5s is the more popular -- and, roughly three months after introduction, now accounts for 10 percent of all iPhones.
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