Working out of a home office, the husband and wife development team has successfully mimicked the game physics of Angry Birds to create a projectile-launching game set in medieval times.
In the game, barbarians invade the royal lands of the South, and are determined to loot and pillage a wide range of castle constructions with their trusty (and apparently very powerful) slingshot. A variety of projectiles can be launched, including spiked balls, bombs, and rocks, with some very Angry Birds-like features, such as 3-in-1 rock splits when the screen is tapped.
Created on a shoestring budget of a few hundred dollars, Barbarian Revenge shows that you don't need a million dollar budget to create a high-quality app. You just need the right tools, a solid design, and some programming know-how.
A "lite" version of Barbarian Revenge, which is free, is also available. The free version contains all the features of the paid version, but is limited to 8 levels.
iPhone and iPad (free version):https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/revenge-lite/id763672902
Android (free version):https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tufat.barbarianrevengelite
is launching a competition for Android and iOS app developers, aimed at discovering and rewarding new talents. The $45,000 prize will drive more developers to create and market app source code, bringing out the best of their creativity and coding skills. The 2013 Chupamobile App Developer Competition
, sponsored by leading companies in the mobile industry, is starting on December 10th and will end on January 28th 2014.
Games, full apps and components are all welcome to the competition and will be reviewed by the Chupamobile team. Multiple submissions are accepted as well and will, of course, get more chances to win the prize. The $45,000 rewards will be assigned to the authors of the three best projects. Additionally, creators will also get 70% revenues on the sales generated by their products through Chupamobile.
"This is a big challenge for mobile developers, an opportunity to get great prizes and to showcase their projects on the largest online marketplace for mobile app source code. Every mobile developer should participate!
", says Stefano Argiolas, co-founder of Chupamobile.
A Special Social Prize
will be drawn between all the developers who follow Chupamobile
: They will get a chance to win $500 cash by sharing the competition page with the hashtag #Chupamobile2013 on their Facebook and Twitter profiles.
"With this competition, we want to attract the best iOS and Android developers around the World. We want everybody to join the competition, we are sure that there are many talents who deserve to be discovered and this is their chance to prove their skills and capabilities. Chupamobile is the right place to achieve this: in less than 2 years we have aggregated tens of thousands of developers, and some of them are already making thousands of dollars per week by selling their code on Chupamobile"
, says Paolo De Santis, co-founder of Chupamobile.
The initiative is supported by key players in the mobile development and applications industry, including Revmob
, Magic Solver
who are the main sponsors, together with the Chupamobile media partners. The backing of this companies, makes the 2013 Chupamobile App Developer Competition
an incredible opportunity for developers to get visibility and recognition.Join the competition now!
Submit your best app source code to Chupamobile marketplace before January 28th 2014, tag it with competition2013 and get your chance to win one of the prizes. You can read more about the 2013 Chupamobile App Developer Competition and become a Chupamobile member here
. Good work and good luck!
"To see the Northern Lights dance across the Arctic sky is a 'once in a lifetime experience'. We want to enable more people to experience the Northern Lights in Norway this winter by making it more accessible," says Per-Arne Tuftin, Director of Tourism at Innovation Norway. Today he launches a brand new mobile app, Norway Lights, making it easier to predict the appearance of the Northern Lights.
According to scientists, 2013 is said to be a record year for the Northern Lights. Now researchers predict the winter season of 2014/2015 to be another good year for spotting the Northern Lights as well.
"Arctic Norway is the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights," according to the director of tourism in Norway, Per-Arne Tuftin. He promises a spectacular display this winter.
If the conditions are right, you can experience the Northern Lights all over Norway; however, the northern lights appear much more frequently across the Arctic Circle in the northern parts of Norway.
"Norway is in the centre of the Northern Lights zone, so the probability of seeing the lights are very likely on any cloud-free night between October and March. Though the Northern Lights are visible in other countries, Northern Norway's easy accessibility and optimal conditions make it one of the best places on Earth to see them," Tuftin claims.
"Accessibility and climate conditions make Northern Norway a great destination for experiencing the Northern Lights. There is no other place in the world where chances are higher," adds Per-Arne Tuftin.
During the last decade it has become easier to predict the weather and upcoming Northern Lights conditions. VisitNorway wants to make this knowledge available to anyone interested in experiencing the Northern Lights for themselves and launches a brand new free mobile app, called NorwayLights
"We are happy to see that an increasing number of tourists are coming to Norway to chase the mysterious Northern Lights for themselves. We hope that our new free app, NorwayLights,
will make it even easier to spot the northern lights this winter," says Tuftin.Download the free app here:http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Games-and-more/New-app-from-visitnorway/
Personal Neuro Devices Inc.
), a developer of mobile neuro applications, has launched Neuronauts, the first ever mobile multiplayer game powered by neurofeedback.
Neuronauts is a free, fast-paced race game that combines the classic look and feel of 1950s science fiction with modern and exciting gameplay.
Players control the speed and actions of their space ships with the power of their minds. In addition to touch and tilt controls, the game uses a process called neurofeedback, with a Bluetooth headset that picks up a player's neural activity.
"Neurofeedback is an excellent way to train the brain to increase mental control, self-discipline and self-regulation," said Chad Veinotte, Director of Neurogaming at Personal Neuro Devices
. "Neuronauts makes this brain training fun, social and competitive with its multiplayer capabilities."
Neuronauts has three gameplay modes: Solo, Local Multiplayer and Online Multiplayer.
The Online Multiplayer mode is a mobile gaming first. It allows players to sign in to a Google account and get matched up with the next available opponent. Any two brains from anywhere in the world can compete brain to brain.
Local Multiplayer mode allows two players to compete with each other on the same mobile device, using two Bluetooth headsets, the first time this capability has ever been available for a neuro app.
In both modes, players go head-to-head in a two-minute race, vying for the highest score. They can also grab powerups to boost their speed and their score.
Neuronauts is free to play. The game includes Personal Neuro Devices's proprietary algorithms that enable in-game neuro-advertising. PND's neuro-advertising technology allows ads to be tailored to an individual based on mood, emotional state and cognitive analysis. This pioneering system allows for information to be displayed to the player that is uniquely relevant to them. Ads appear only on the main menu and never interrupt game play.
The Neuronauts team is already hard at work on the next iterations of the game, which will include obstacles such as asteroids and rogue ships to shoot down, and online leader boards.
Gameplay requires NeuroSky's MindWave Mobile headset
, which uses Bluetooth to transmit real-time electrical impulses via strategically placed electrodes to allow players to control their ships.
"We are very please to collaborate with Personal Neuro Devices to bring Neuronauts to market," said Stanley Yang, CEO of NeuroSky
. "It's very exciting to be part of this whole new world of online mobile game play."
Neuronauts is available for Android in Google Play
. An iOS version will soon be available.
Emu™ today announced immediate availability of its free Google® Android® smart texting app, Emu Messenger, at http://emu.is/download
Emu is an SMS app with a contextual assistant, combining the power of artificial intelligence with location awareness to enhance your conversations with in-line, relevant information and actions. Emu puts coordination at your fingertips, eliminating the need to leave the conversation.
Texting with friends about going to see Gravity? Emu will give you movie times at the theater closest to you. Not sure which movie you're in the mood for? Emu will show you what's playing near home.
Thinking about lunch at Evvia? Emu gives you Yelp reviews, OpenTable info, and can automatically add it to your calendar. Running late? Emu can send your real-time location through its convenient Marco Polo feature. Get a text while you're watching TV reminding you to finish your expense report? Snooze it until you get back to the office – Emu will bring it up when you get to your desk.
And, there's no need to spam your friends or give out a new number. Emu simply replaces the built-in Messages app for all your SMS and MMS needs – then takes them to a whole new level of convenience and cool.
Founded by a team of industry veterans that include the former VP of Product at Siri® (acquired by Apple®) and the former user experience director of Yahoo!® Messenger™, Emu has the DNA of both these technologies and products, blended in a new and unique way.
HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTC One max, a super-sized smartphone that brings the award-winning design, functionality and performance of the HTC One to fans of larger handsets. A new Fingerprint Scan feature takes convenience to a new level, and acclaimed features including HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, combined with the new HTC Sense 5.5, are all enhanced to continue delivering the best overall smartphone experience, now on a larger screen.
"The addition of the HTC One max means that we now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The family has been built on quality and game-changing innovations and the HTC One max is certainly no exception," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The upgrade to HTC Sense 5.5 will provide our most amazing mobile experience yet, with the HTC One max delivering the size and power required to do everything you want, and more, without compromise."
Big and powerful
The HTC One max's 5.9-inch full HD1080p display is perfect for enjoying photos, videos and movies on the go. Smooth and efficient performance comes courtesy of a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor featuring a 1.7 GHz CPU that enables jaw-dropping performance, ultra-vivid videos and booming sound. Whether you're watching videos in HD, playing games or checking out what's hot online, the HTC One max sounds amazing, looks sharp and keeps working when you need it.
The 32GB onboard memory can be expanded, thanks to a microSD™ card slot with a massive 50GB of additional free Google Drive online storage being offered exclusively to HTC One max owners.
The large 3,300mAh embedded battery means this level of performance will last and last. Even the most intensive users will find the HTC One max is up to the challenge with the optional HTC Power Flip Case, a stylish 1,150mAh battery expansion for your HTC One max, which offers both protection and extra juice when you need it most.
Maximum convenience at your fingertips
The average person checks their phone multiple times a day, so the HTC One max's built-in Fingerprint Scan feature welcomes a new era of convenience and advanced functionality. Located on the back of the device, the fingerprint scanner allows users to lock or unlock the screen and quickly launch up to three favorite applications by assigning an individual finger to each.
More content than ever before
The HTC One max's Sense 5.5 upgrade comes with a more social, personalized HTC BlinkFeed that you can further refine by customizable topic categories and new integration with premium content providers, including Instagram and Google+. Up to 120 articles can also be downloaded for offline viewing, making BlinkFeed even better for snacking on information wherever and whenever.
Featuring HTC's UltraPixel camera technology, HTC Zoe mode, that brings your photos to life, and a 2.1MP front-facing camera, the HTC One max will capture stunning photos and full HD 1080p videos whether you're the photographer, the subject or both. Dual Capture means you can now snap memorable moments and your reactions to them in one extraordinary photo or video by simultaneously shooting with the front and rear cameras.
Improved imaging is also introduced through Video Highlights, which combines your photos and videos to create a mini movie complete with the soundtrack and visual theme of your choice. And with the HTC One max, your Video Highlights can now be any length you want.
Design at its Best
Available in Glacial Silver, the HTC One max shares the same premium design credentials as the rest of the HTC One family, providing an all-around exceptional experience.
The HTC One max will begin shipping across the globe as early as mid-October, and it will be available in the United Statesfrom Sprint and Verizon Wireless this holiday season.
BLU Products, one of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world announced today an addition to their popular STUDIO series of Android smartphone devices, with the Studio 5.5, now currently shipping, making way to dealers and retailers.
"We love making big phones, and making them affordable to the mass market," said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO, BLU Products. "We believe in the trend for larger screens, it lets you see and do everything on your smartphone as a heightened experience, and at the same time it's becoming a fashion statement. We are doing it in style with plenty of colors for our loyal fans to choose from, in addition to our dedication and focus on performance."
The STUDIO 5.5 features a 5.5 inch FWVGA LCD and slim profile of just 9.5mm which makes handling the device extremely comfortable. In addition, the STUDIO 5.5 is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor with 4G HSPA+ 42Mbs connectivity, 5.0 Mega Pixel autofocus camera with LED Flash and 1080p HD video recording, along with an expandable micro-SD slot up to 32GB, 1GB RAM, and Dual SIM functionality. Future software updates and upgrades will be automatically downloaded through BLU's over-the-air Wireless Update Feature.
Running on stock Android Jelly Bean v4.2, The Studio 5.5 smartphone device will be available in 5 different colors at just$179.00 retail, as the company focuses on assisting the "Bring Your Own Device" no-contract movement in the U.S. and will be sold unlocked at major retailers such as Amazon.com and Best Buy, as well as thousands of Operator and MVNO Dealer stores throughout the U.S.
Furthermore, the Studio 5.5 will also be available throughout 30 countries in Latin America, including Brazil and Mexico with several operator and retailer partners.
Full Specifications Include:
- Network: 2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1900, 850/2100
- Display: TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, with 5.5 inch 480 x 854 pixel LCD
- Processor: MediaTek MT6589 Quad-Core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU
- OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
- Camera: Rear – 5.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, Front – VGA, Video Record 1080p @ 30fps, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, image stabilization
- Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
- Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro
- Memory: 4GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 32GB, 1GB RAM
- Dimensions: 157 x 79.5 x 9.5, 184 grams
- Battery: Li-Ion 2250mAh
- Colors: Slate-Grey, Cyan-Blue, Neon-Yellow, Fashion-Fuchsia, Ceramic-White
A new mobile app, Instamour
, has completely disrupted the online dating space with its revolutionary video platform that allows users to finally see and hear their potential matches before meeting in-person. The app boasts several key features that help members communicate easier as well as a beautifully designed interface. With three modes of communication, and zero harassment tolerated, Instamour is the next evolution in mobile dating.
Unlike other dating apps, the sign up process takes less than 60 seconds using email, and just one button click with Facebook. Users can create unique and fun videos for their profiles, and enjoy watching other member videos to begin selecting Mr. or Mrs. Right. After expressing interest, users can communicate via video chat, instant chat, and email, creating a safe environment to ease first date jitters. Instamour offers more privacy than most apps, and has a zero tolerance for harassment or spam.
The app is free to use, and will have a paid upgrade in the next version within the next few weeks that will give members the option to add video filters, profile picture borders, custom ringtones, and more. It is currently available on the Apple App store
, and coming soon on the Google Play marketplace.
There is some very exciting news coming out of Florida today! PengPod, the company who brought the first commercial dual booting tablet has done it again with the PengPod1040. The PengPod1040 can now TRIPLE boot. This powerful 9.7" ultra high resolution tablet can run Android, GNU/Linux and now UBUNTU
TOUCH. Ubuntu touch is made so one can have the same friendly Ubuntu experience, but is touch friendly which has the ability to navigate the Ubuntu desktop without having to use a mouse and keyboard.
This unique product will transform the PC and Tablet world by merging both elegantly together to fit any lifestyle. Use the high-powered quad-core processor to play a favorite Android game or watch a favorite movie on PengPod's brilliant Hi-Def screen. After playing the game and wanting to get back to work, just switch over to Linaro OS (Ubuntu arm) or Ubuntu Touch. Now the capability to do anything work-related that would need a PC is right on the tablet like creating excel sheets, presentations, etc. The consumer can now have the best of both worlds thanks to the PengPod.
Why choose an open source tablet? Because this device is free from restrictions it lends itself to a world of possibilities. On top of being on the lower end in price, open source is completely customizable. The consumer can tweak the software to do exactly what they want it to do. Run all the office programs or even set it up as a POS amongst several other commercial uses. The possibilities are endless with the Pengpod 1040
, the only limitations are those of the mind. Own Your Device!http://pengpod.com/products/pengpod1040
There is a twist though, this tablet will not go into production unless the PengPod 1040 Crowdfunder
is met on Indiegogo
. Once the goal is met, the funds are released to the company. The quicker the goal is met, the quicker they can start the full production run on the PengPod 1040, which means the consumer will be able to get their hands on one sooner.
The Crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo is $349,000, with the tablets starting at $249. There is an Early Bird special for the first hundred customers, the PengPod 1040 is just $220.
Why Crowdfunding? PengPod wants to be able to offer PengPod 1040 Tablet with the best software possible, at the best price possible and produce a quality product with an experienced, open source friendly contract manufacturer. To meet the hardware goals and guarantee quality, the need is volume. Furthermore, this is the second time to market for this company and they are now familiar with the demands of delivering the perks. Open software is the lifeblood of the PengPod and what makes it so versatile. There are many exciting, evolving touch based Linux platforms they would like to offer with the PengPod. Each of these will require time and effort, and with funding, will be able to make more of these available.
LINE Corporation, owners and operators of the free calling and messaging app, LINE, announced that it has added two new features, Video Call and Snap Movie, to its platform.
The Video Call function is compatible with iPhone, Android devices, and PCs (Windows/Mac), enabling free 1-on-1 video calls between supported devices. Video calls will be supported over both Wi-Fi and 3G networks. Users can also switch between video and voice anytime during the call, allowing them to enjoy face-to-face conversations with family and friends.
Snap Movie lets users take short 4- to 10-second video clips and arrange them with their choice of background music. They can then share the clips with members of their LINE friends list and groups via smartphone, giving them a simple and fun way to communicate with peers.
In addition, by leveraging the Home and Timeline features on the LINE platform, users can share their most recent happenings and life stories with one another by posting pictures, videos and location information on their own space. Furthermore, users can choose from 9 different background songs to assign to their video.
LINE also recently added soccer clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and US Open Champion Rafael Nadal, to its growing list of Official Accounts. Users are able to follow updates from Official Accounts and interact with them in real-time during "On Air Mode", when the Official Accounts can read and respond to messages from users. There are currently 118 corporate accounts worldwide (as of August 2013).
Since its launch in June 2011, LINE has grown to become a service enjoyed by users all over the world, reaching from Japan to as far as Taiwan, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, the Middle East, Spain, India, and South America. As of August 2013, LINE has exceeded over 230 million registered users globally, up by 460 percent from August 2012.
OverDog, a new mobile sports app that connects professional athletes and their fans to play video games together on Xbox and PlayStation announced today its official launch on iOS and Android devices. Ushering in a new era of connectivity in the sports world, the head-to-head video gaming service co-founded byformer Chicago Bears Linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer features over 200 Official OverDog Athletes and is free to download and play against the athletes. Athletes levy Challenges online to take on their fans in a variety of games including Madden NFL, FIFA 14, Call of Duty and NBA2K, along with many other multi-player games.
"OverDog provides an experience to both fans and athletes that they can't find anywhere else," said Hillenmeyer
"For fans, they get unprecedented access to their favorite athletes. For athletes, it turns a favorite hobby into a way to interact with fans that is more engaging than an autograph line and a lot less invasive at the same time. We're really not sure whether our fans or athletes enjoy it more."
"I was pretty fired up to hear what Hunter and his guys had built. I've played with a bunch of Bears fans, and it's been pretty fun so far," said NFL All-Pro Matt Forte
. "I told Hunter to put some stats in the app, because people need to see how serious I am in Call of Duty and Madden."
"I like to compete, I think all athletes do, but so do our fans. It's a really cool thing with OverDog for both sides to be able to game together, but that doesn't mean we don't both want to win," said NFL All-Pro and Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice
. "I play Madden, NBA2K, and Call of Duty. When I play Madden, I'm the Ravens and #27 gets the ball A LOT."
OverDog also features Athlete vs. Athlete gaming events, the first of which took place on Sept. 12 in advance of yesterday's battle between NFC West rivals the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. The Madden NFL 25 match-up pittedSeahawks running back Christine Michael against 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver; with Michael and the Seahawks prevailing 21-14
. Highlights from the game
With its official launch today on iOS and Android devices, OverDog's roster of Pro-Bowlers, Cy Young winners, Olympians and MLS All-Stars can now challenge their fans directly, and within three minutes one lucky OverDog fan will be gaming against professional athletes from the world of football, baseball, soccer, basketball and MMA (see accompanying list of participants). OverDog beta-tested on iOS systems in May with 75 athletes, including OverDog Board Members David Price
(Tampa Bay Rays), Chris Kluwe
(NFL Punter) and Hank Baskett
(Retired NFL WR).HOW IT WORKS
- Athletes and fans download the OverDog App on their iPhone or Android device
- Both log-in via Facebook and Twitter, with fans providing info on when they game to help customize their Athlete Challenge notifications
- The Athlete then records a quick Challenge video, giving fans three minutes to accept the Challenge
- One lucky fan is then chosen and, using gamertag information, OverDog auto-friends the athlete and fan via their gaming console and auto-disconnects them post-game. Athletes traditionally play multiple games against their fans.
- Customized Notifications: Fans get notifications only from the teams and athletes they are interested in playing against
- Social Share: Bragging rights are key – OverDog allows fans to share via their social media that they played a Pro-Bowler, a Cy Young Winner, an Olympian or any of their Pro Athletes, with automated Tweets and Facebook posts
- Fan vs. Fan Challenges: Fans can compete against each other to game with fellow fans or challenge their rivals while they wait for the next Athlete challenge
OverDog plans on expanding its roster into NBA and NHL by the start of their respective upcoming seasons. Additionally the app will be launching in South America and the EU by the end of 2013, prior to the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games.
According to classesandcareers.com,
the average college student has an annual food budget of $2,800 a year including beverages. Do the math. It’s not pretty. That comes out to about $54 a week. Campus Special
thinks this budget is a crime against good eats, good stuff, and fun, so they are introducing a new upgraded app that helps bridge the budget gap by providing hundreds of dollars of savings at great places to eat and shop, whether it's on premises or online. There’s even a feature that helps students find off-campus housing.
Campus Special CEO Chau Nguyen says, “You can only eat so many ramen noodles
. We want to help students to get off campus now and then afford a meal without breaking their budget. We want to provide students with a way to quickly order great food for delivery on our app while they are cramming for a test. Our coupon books also offer the same big savings at restaurants and stores. But did I mention the app? Get the app,” said Nguyen.
The upgraded app has a fresh new look and includes great features like:
- Alerts for special offers via push notifications
- Order food online for delivery from your favorite restaurants
- Digital punch card for deals at your favorite restaurants
- Social media integration with Facebook and Twitter
- Apartment finder
- Photos and videos of businesses with hours/directions
- Browse local restaurant takeout menus
The Campus Special app
provides students with tons of new deals and immediate access to great delivery, take-out, and get-off-campus meal deals. No smartphone? Then check out the deals on our website. And if students would rather go retro and see the savings on paper, Campus Special distributes printed coupon books at university bookstores for the price of – free. Because what’s the point of paying money to save money if you only have $54 dollars a week to spend on food and beverages?
Getting better deals for fellow students and herself is what drove University of Kentucky Junior Beth Guinn to earn the #1 over-achiever spot out of 600 Campus Special interns across the country. “We have doubled the number of deals available this year to students on our campus. For upperclassmen, this means there is a great deal to be found at all the great places we already love. For freshman, the deals available in our coupon books, online food court, and the app are like a Campus 101 about where to eat and shop. Plus, the GPS feature on the app can help you find your way around,” said Beth.
Campus Special has been named four times in a row to the Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies in America. In the past year, 150 colleges and universities have been added to the network for a total of 500 schools nationwide. “That’s a 45 percent increase. The high adoption rate tells us that the network we are building for students to save money is filling an important niche,” said Chau.
As students start arriving on campus, they will not likely find that food prices have begun magically going down. It’s a challenge to live on a student budget. Campus Special is dedicated to helping students find bargains on food, shopping, and entertainment to stretch the college experience.
A talented group of long standing friends in Atlanta, Georgia are seeing their dreams coming true thanks to their fundraising success on Kickstarter
The aptly named product, juiceBee
, is an innovative 2-in-1 battery backup pack and wall charger that can solve a myriad problems for frustrated owners of smartphones and other rechargeable electronic devices.
Their Kickstarter campaign has received an enthusiastic amount of support from consumers nationwide.
Raising over $25,000 in pledge money, juiceBee is more than halfway towards their startup goal.
The inspiration behind the product came from the need to keep a smartphone or game console charged and backed up without having to carry multiple cords and chargers.
Thus, the idea of juiceBee was created. Consisting of a battery backup and wall charger dock together via a built-in USB port, juicBee can be used separately for one electronic device, or together, allowing consumers to power up their mobile phone and battery backup pack simultaneously, a plus for those who tend to forget to recharge their backup pack. This new solution allows users to utilize either an electric wall outlet, computer or any other device with a USB port.
A fully charged juiceBee stores enough power to load an iPhone 5 from dead to fully charged with lots of power to spare (Whereas a typical backup carries 2200 mAh, juiceBee carries 3000 mAh.)
Additionally, it is lightweight, fits in the palm of your hand and can be used anywhere in the world, even while traveling by car or plane. As a final touch, the design team gave it a built-in LED light for those occasions when lighting is less than adequate.
JuiceBee’s dual 2-in-1 power solution system still needs starter funding, but with so many features and an enthusiastic development team behind it, Kickstarters from across the country are hurrying to get in line to back it up themselves.
Lots of people have been making a big stink on the Internet today about how Amber Alerts popping up on phones have been waking people up at 2am. While I'm a big fan of Amber Alerts, and think they help, I'm also a proponent of being able to have your device behave exactly how you want it to behave. Here are some screenshots that will help you disable emergency alerts on the Nexus 4 (which is the phone I use) and most likely other Android devices. The one thing that really caught my attention is that you can't turn off alerts from the President. How weird is that?
If you asked global phone makers if they could create a new quad core Android 4.2 phone for less than $170, they'd say you were dreaming. However, that's exactly what one company is offering.
China Android phone makers are leading the world again for sub $200 phones with the capabilities of devices twice their price with the release of a record breaking phone by China Android seller Chinavasion recently.
Wholesale smartphone retailer Chinavasion recently announced the global launch of the 4.5 inch ThL W100 Android phone
with a quad-core processor and the low price of US$169, marking the first time a quad core phone has been offered internationally for less than $200. This offer has been made possible after forming a strategic alliance with the rising smartphone manufacturer ThL in China.
While Android tablet makers have reduced the price on some tablets to below $200, phone makers have puzzled commentators by keeping prices high according to China android maker Chinavasion PR manager, Rose Li.
In fact, Li says some of the best known Android phones will cost gadget lovers more than $200 even when they're locked into a contract.
"If you wanted an unlocked quad-core phone from one of the international brands you can expect to pay upwards of US$500," says Li. "That's absolutely ridiculous when you consider how little the componentry used to make the phone costs."
Li says the world's best Android phone
, which costs $400 - $500 to buy uses the Android 4.1 operating system, has an 8MP camera and 1GB of RAM.
The new ThL Android phone in comparison comes with the latest version of Android and a MediaTEK chip that is proving to be faster than Qualcomm alternatives.
"The MTK6589 chipset is so good that it is rumored that tech giant Lenovo is in talks with Mediatek to supply processors for their media devices," says Li.
It is no surprise that the W100 ThL phone uses the same technology as that of one of the leading electronic manufacturers, says Li given the company's growing reputation.
"More and more people recognize ThL smartphones for what they are, cutting edge tech at the right price," says Li. "This ThL smart phone will only further enhance the company's reputation of one to watch."
Chinavasion is the only official international reseller of ThL smartphones through their online electronic store
. Visit here to find more: http://www.chinavasion.com
MiKandi announced today a sizzling update to the MiKandi Adult App Store, Theater, and web portal. Redesigned from the ground up, the new and improved MiKandi boasts a complete interface overhaul, faster performance, broader device support, and showcases content from the world’s most popular adult brands - Hustler, Elegant Angel, Brazzers, Private and much more.
“Today’s announcement represents our long term vision of becoming the premier adult mobile content delivery platform,” shares MiKandi CEO Jesse Adams. “That means providing unmatched customer convenience, selection, and service. With over 7,000 adult apps and millions of users, this latest release makes it even faster to find the adult content you desire.”
The new MiKandi app store and web portal offers significant improvement in browsing, downloading apps, and watching unlimited mobile adult videos. Content delivery has been dramatically improved by upgrading to SendFaster, the latest in network acceleration technology. Users are now seeing more quality content at up to 500% faster delivery rates with less jitter and less buffering.
In addition, MiKandi partnered with a groundbreaking Seattle startup to power their customer service engine, enabling users to reach MiKandi support directly within the application. “Our commitment to a higher standard of service resonates with our customers,” remarks co-founder Jen McEwen. “We answer every support inquiry personally and swiftly, and offer a no-hassle refund policy. As a result, our chargeback rate is one of the lowest in the industry, and our customers purchase sooner and more frequently than ever before.”
Starting today, customers can enjoy MiKandi Version 4 on their Android devices by installing the latest version of the MiKandi app, available as a free download on http://mikandi.com
. Non-Android customers can access the MiKandi HTML5 Theater at http://mikandi.com/theater
People everywhere are turning into coffee zombies because they cannot find coffee shops in their area.
There is still hope however, Find Me Coffee
has released the ‘Coffee Zombie' edition of the Find Me Coffee app, just in time for Halloween.
The Find Me Coffee 'Coffee Zombie' version of the app provides all the tools needed to avoid becoming a coffee zombie.
The app provides maps and information on every local coffee shop. Find Me Coffee detects a user's location and serves up suggestions for nearby cafes, along with user-generated reviews, ratings, store hours and amenities (like WIFI, nearby parking, late hours, etc.). Users can also save their favorite locations, share maps with friends and even add new coffee shops.
A local survivor Danny, had this to say about the app "Without this app I would be a complete zombie. Thankfully, I was able download the app in time and with just a tap of the screen I had my survival path to the coffee cure mapped out."
Coffee shop owners, how can fellow citizens find coffee shops with the cure?
Easily: Make sure a listing exists with Find Me Coffee
. The directory is comprehensive and free.
With the Find Me Coffee 'Coffee Zombie' edition app the closest coffee shop and a great cup of java are just a click away. Coffee of course, is the only known cure for ‘coffee zombieism’.
This app was created by a renegade group of coders and marketers who have so far survived the coffee zombie outbreak. The group known only as 'Triple Data' is a company that creates data and directory driven websites and accompanying user-friendly apps that build buzz for local and small businesses. They have worked tirelessly to get this app out to the public, giving the human race a fighting chance to find coffee.
Currently the Find Me Coffee 'Coffee Zombie' edition is available at:Google Play for Android
, iPhone 'Coffee Zombie' version coming soon.
The original version of the app for Android and iPhone is available here (just as effective against 'Coffee Zombieism'):Android
and Apple App Store
modulR, the leader in mobile iPad solutions, today introduced ionSwipes, a new weapon in the fight to stop the spread of germs. ionSwipes long-term antimicrobial wipes eliminate 99.9% of germs, viruses and bacteria on your devices for over two weeks.
“We live in a touch screen world, and those screens are highly effective at transmitting germs,” said Josh Beatty, founder of modulR. “In fact, cold and flu viruses can survive for up to 18 hours on our devices. Think about how many times you handle your phone throughout the day. ionSwipes offer the most advanced germ defense for all your devices – perfect for offices, schools, hospitals, and anywhere else screens are shared.”
With flu season on the way, the transmission of germs poses a potential public health hazard. Seventy-two percent of people admit to working sick and spreading germs, and it is the surfaces we touch that are the major causes for transmission.
Other screen cleaning products may disinfect, but only ionSwipes eliminates germs and prevents them from coming back. The core technology of ionSwipes is based on decades of university research, development and experience. Harnessing silver, copper and zinc ions at the nano-scale, ionSwipes is able to provide broad-based infection control that is completely safe, natural and long lasting.
To help spread the word about spreading germs, ionSwipes has started a campaign for clean screens everywhere at RememberToWipe.com
. The site includes "viral" videos and educational infographics through a partnership with Keeping It Kleen – a health education resource.
ionSwipes is also offering a free sample to visitors on their website.
For more information, visit ionSwipes.com
The Transfluent API for Apps
is the world’s first professional language translation service that can be embedded directly into the application build process. This means that every time the developer makes changes to the application, all of the different language versions also get updated at the same time.
Mobile applications are a truly global market, and localizing an application typically increases sales significantly. Despite the growing need for app localization, there has not been an efficient method of translating the apps into multiple languages until now.
The Transfluent API makes it possible to develop applications directly in multiple languages (as opposed to translating once the development has been completed). This shortens the time-to-market, increases the quality of the localized versions and lowers the cost of maintaining the multiple language versions.
Transfluent’s backend is powered by a network of more than 15,000 professional translators in over 60 languages. Each translation task is assigned to two independent translators – one does the translation and another proofreads the text. The API helps the developer specify context for the translation task, including screenshots taken from the application.
“For the best results, we recommend starting the translation process early on in the development of the app. Developing the app and testing it in multiple languages throughout the process guarantees that the localized versions work and feel as native as the original. Loyal users who are native speakers of various languages can be a great resource in making sure all the terminology is spot-on!” comments Jani Penttinen, founder and CEO of Transfluent.
Transfluent keeps track of the previous translations so that only changes and additions are translated. If required, the text can be sent to translation dozens of times a day, but translation will only performed where needed.
Transfluent has quickly become a trusted partner for prominent application developers, such as DocScanner developer Haave Inc., Recoil, NonStop Games and Kapu Toys.
Tommy Incrosnatu, CEO of Kapu Toys
commented on Transfluent: "Kapu Toys is developing new kinds of mobile games for children. Transfluent has supplied us with comprehensive translation solutions which have helped us in production and marketing. Our co-operation with Transfluent has worked well; the service is quick and knowledgeable. Now, with the new API, updating new translation versions is even easier and more trouble-free."
Today Transfluent also published a white paper, detailing the typical problems and suggested solutions when localizing mobile applications. The white paper can be downloaded from Transfluent for Apps
website in English, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
A leading Android news website is warning smartphone and tablet device users to take precautions when downloading apps from third party app stores following the discovery of new malware that has so far infected at least 100,000 mobile devices.LimitlessDroid.com
, the leading independent news and updates site for Android devices, warns that the MMarketPay.A Trojan is infecting devices in the guise of several fake applications that bear close resemblance to a number of popular weather and travel apps.
So far, LimitlessDroid.com said that the malware has been identified in nine different app stores – all of them based in China.
Dan Lim, editor of LimitlessDroid.com
, explained how the new malware works, and how it can cost users financially if their device becomes infected:
“The MMarketPay.A Trojan is quite different from others that we have seen, as it takes control of the infected device and downloads paid content and applications from the M-Market, which is the unofficial app store of China Mobile.”
“The Trojan gets past the need to log in by sending its verification code via SMS to ensure that its purchases are validated. The result is that unwitting consumers who have been infected can expect to be hit by a substantially higher phone bill.”
Dan said that the new Trojan was so advanced that it could even circumvent Captchas, which require users to input the letters displayed in an image to verify their purchases. MMarketPay.A is able to upload its own images to a remote server, which are then reviewed and accepted as legitimate.
Users can protect themselves from this new threat in a variety of ways, says Dan.
He strongly recommends that users download well known mobile antivirus software and run this whenever they download applications.
In addition, he recommends that users only use those third party marketplaces that are hosted on legitimate, well known vendors
. Finally, he warns that users should always read user reviews carefully before downloading.
Dan continued: “Furthermore, users should always pay careful attention to the creator’s name.
especially when downloading what seems to be a popular app from a well known creator, check that it is indeed made by that creator and doesn’t have a different author’s name listed. If it does, then this is a definite red flag.”