Monday, September 13, 2010

Walmart Introduces Its Own Unlimited Wireless Plan

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Walmart today announced it will launch Walmart Family Mobile powered by T-Mobile, a new brand of post-paid cell phone service that offers the best value for unlimited talk and text.

Walmart Family Mobile is a monthly post-paid plan available without a contract or multi-year commitment. The service will be provided by T-Mobile over its nationwide network, and will be sold exclusively by Walmart in nearly 2,500 stores starting Sept. 20.

Every line has Unlimited Talk & Text, so customers can be assured of no surprise overages when they receive their bill each month. The first line of service is just $45 per month, and each additional line is only $25 per month. In addition, Walmart Family Mobile has phones for the whole family from Samsung, Motorola and Nokia, including phones with the Android Operating System, QWERTY keyboard, touch screens and other features. Since there is no annual contract, customers can upgrade anytime by purchasing a new handset with no extra fees or contract commitment.

Data plans are also available. Activated accounts come with a free preloaded 100MB WebPak -- which provides access to the internet -- for every line of service. The WebPak is shared among all lines on an account and unused data never expires. Additional WebPak refill cards are purchased upfront in stores or online at www.walmart.com/familymobile, ensuring there are no overage fees or monthly data fees. The WebPak can also be used to make international calls to several countries for as low as 5 cents per minute, as well as download ringtones, games and other apps.

This news follows several rumors which suggest that T-Mobile will be the next US carrier to get the iPhone.




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iTunes Instant Created By 15 Year Old

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Stephen Ou, a 15 year old entrepreneur has created "iTunes Instant", a new tool to quickly search iTunes as you type.

"Why did I build this? Search within iTunes.app is extremely slow and cluster, I've never used it. So I use Apple's Search API instead, and develop this app in less than 3 hours that will make your life better.

Another "Instant" app? Yes, Google is leading off the instantization of the web, and I believe this will become a hot category in the tech scene.

Monetization? I use Apple's Affiliate links. If you click on a link and buy an item in iTunes, I will earn 5% commission. I won't make loads of money, but it does always help."

Check out the iTunes Instant site at the link below.



iTunes Instant[iTunes Instant]


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Boxee Box to Be Available for Pre-Order Today

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Today at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), D-Link and Boxee announced the upcoming Boxee Box by D-Link is now powered by the Intel Atom processor CE4100. Additionally, starting today, US customers will be able to pre-order the device through Amazon. Units will begin shipping in November 2010 in the US, Canada, EU and Australia.

The Boxee Box uses the Intel Atom CE4100, Intel's system-on-a-chip designed for TV and Internet integration. It provides performance, audio visual and graphic capabilities to enable Internet-driven applications, video, personal media, advanced user interfaces and electronic program guides. The new chip lets the Boxee Box deliver a wide range of applications and ensures support for 1080p content, no matter the source.

Features:
● TV on Your Schedule. Nearly 40,000 TV episodes available from your favorite networks, ready to watch any time you want.
● Huge Movie Library. Enjoy a vast range of free movies and new releases in stunning HD from premium movie services.
● Plays All Your Digital Stuff. Access videos, music, or pictures from your computer or home network.
● Tailored to Your Couch. Internet TV should be more than just Internet on your TV. The Boxee Box and two-faced QWERTY remote are designed to transform the Internet into something you'll love watching on your HDTV from the couch.
● See What Your Friends Are Watching. Follow what your Facebook and Twitter friends are watching, and share your favorites too.
● Give Your Wallet a Break. Why pay for stuff you don't watch? The Boxee Box lets you watch tens-of-thousands of popular TV shows and movies -- you choose what you pay for!
● Try Boxee Now. Since its launch two years ago, Boxee has added well over one million users. The service is available for free and you can use it now! When you want to shift the viewing experience from your PC to your HDTV, the Boxee Box by D-Link automatically imports your account, bringing your favorite TV shows, apps, and friends with you.

Pricing and Availability
The Boxee Box is expected to be available in November 2010 at an average street price of $199 in North America. Prices may vary in other regions.





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mix.dj HD Now Avaliable for iPad

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DigitalDeejay has announced mix.dj for iPad. mix.dj HD for iPad is an application which gives you access to thousands of DJ Mixes from DJ's around the World in one click. Giving you the opportunity to listen to more than 25,000 mixes straight from your iPad streaming whenever and wherever you want, all via WiFi or 3G. A paradise for those wishing to discover thousands of DJ mixes and DJ's in one click.

A single click for hours of non-stop music. Perfect for parties, this app will play hours and hours of uninterrupted music, as if you'd brought a DJ in your pocket. Choose from 25 pre-programmed moods and genres; One choice and mix.dj HD takes care of the playlist for you. Want more control? No problem. This app allows you to create your own playlist simply by selecting your favorite mixes for playback.

Online DJ Community:
Mix.dj is primarily a website where around 100,000 mix.dj community member Dj's, pro and amateur, upload their mixes 24/7 and make them available for free via our streaming technology. The platform is free and allows members to have storage space on mix.dj website to upload their own mixes and share them with all users of the mix.dj application.

David Vendetta, DJ Pierre, Mark Farina, Ralf Gum, Dim Chris, Superfunk, Benjamin Braxton, Alan Master T, Michael Kaiser... and hundred's of other DJ's can be found instantly via mix.dj on your iPad. So why not you ?
Upload your own mix on mix.dj website and find them in the mix.dj database.

Once the application is installed, you can:
* Listen to over 25,000 DJ mixes instantly at your fingertips
* 25 moods and genres pre-programmed to start your evening with one click
* Navigate the 70 styles of music with ease
* Find mixes, artists or particular songs via the search function
* Create your own playlist as many times as you want with the Favorites feature
* Browse any playlist mix 'track by Track' with ease
* Buy your favourite tunes directly through the iTunes Store

Pricing and Availability:
mix.dj HD 1.0 is $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.




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Physics Game Tests Balance and Reaction Time

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Heavy Six Entertainment has announced Fire! Fire! 1.2 for iPhone and iPod touch, an update to their whimsical game testing balance and reaction time. Featuring high camp graphics and animation, stick figure people jump from atop a burning building, and the player must maneuver a pair of firemen to catch them in the trampoline they hold. After bouncing back up, the jumper may release the water from one of the fire buckets held aloft by helicopters, dousing the flames, and then be caught again. Gameplay is enhanced by sound effects, quips made by the fleeing jumpers, the fine tilt adjustment necessary to position the safety net, and the rapid acceleration required to impart counter spin to the jumper so he will bounce back up at an angle.

Intentionally foregoing the realistic graphics of most iPhone games, Fire! Fire! employs highly simplistic, though expressive stick people, and 2D, scrawled objects. At the start of the seven level game, played in portrait orientation, there is a seven story building partially viewable at the extreme left with red flames coming from the windows. Five helicopters, each carrying a bucket of water, hover at the top of the screen. Another building, not on fire, is partially viewable on the extreme right. Stick figures jump from the roof of the burning building on the left, hoping to be caught in the safety net held by two stick figure firemen wearing red helmets standing on the sidewalk below.

The challenge for the player, who is in control of the firemen, is that jumpers often fall far from the safety net. By observing their trajectory from the rooftop, the player must tilt the device precisely to catch the jumper in a small circular, net/trampoline the firemen hold between them. Jumpers who are not caught create red splatters on the sidewalk and offer asides in chipmunk-like voices such as "Oh, I'm dead!" or "Ah, my pancreas!" Those who bounce off the net perform doodle acrobatics in mid-air, and may reach one of the five water buckets overhead. When they do, the entire screen is covered in blue water and the fire is quelled on one floor of the burning building. The game then continues until everyone in the burning building has jumped.

Feature Highlights:
* 100 points for initial safety net catch
* 200 to 500 points for second safety net catch
* 100 to 1,600 points for hitting a water bucket
* 100 points for bouncing against a building wall
* 1,000 points for completing each level
* Extra life every 10,000 points!
* Each jumper must be caught twice, with points awarded each time
* Score for each round is displayed at the bottom of the screen

Fire! Fire! introduces an additional challenge by awarding extra points for having jumpers carom off buildings on their bounce back up toward the water buckets. This requires a quick flick of the wrist to send the jumper back up diagonally. To complete a level, all five buckets of water must be dropped onto the burning flames. Scores are recorded and a leaderboard is displayed.

"Fire! Fire! is a hilarious game that requires real skill to master," stated developer Mark Greenfield. "We make full use of both the iPhone's tilt sensor and accelerometer to create dynamic, fun gameplay."

Pricing and Availability:
Fire! Fire! 1.2 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.




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