Thursday, October 7, 2010

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus Now Available for iPhone

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Gameloft has announced Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch

In Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus, complete the mission unveiled in the first opus of one of the most acclaimed FPS games on the iPhone, this time on fronts all over the globe. Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus further improves the exemplary gameplay of the first Modern Combat for an astounding immersion in a modern war experience and the one of the most complete FPS multiplayer games on the iPhone.

AN IMPECCABLE PRODUCTION ENHANCED BY THE MOST TENSE GAMEPLAY YET
- The original control modes (Default, Screen Tap, Virtual Sticks) have been further refined for an impressive gameplay fluidity.
- A new full gyro advanced control mode has been added for even more gaming comfort.
- Gyro-based QTEs and improved headshot sensations add to the stunning intensity of the gameplay.

A STUNNING DIVE INTO THE HEART OF A GLOBAL MODERN CONFLICT
- Embody one of the 3 playable characters and throw yourself into 12 battlefields set in the Middle-East, Eastern Europe and South America.
- Facial animations and instant-kill slow-motion create a breathtaking sense of immersion.
- 15 weapons from real military forces that you can gather directly from your enemies and upgrade with several accessories.
- Blur effects when taking fire and dynamic lightning on your weapon contribute to the realism of the war experience.

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE FPS MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE ON THE APP STORE
- Engage in 10-player online and local confrontations.
- Choose between 4 multiplayer modes: Battle, Team Battle, Defuse the Bomb & Capture the Flag.
- XP progression through 72 ranks, reward messages, unlockable weapons and leaderboards ensure heated multiplayer competition.
- Gather your squad and face your favorite foes through Gameloft LIVE!

You can purchase Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus from the App Store for $6.99.














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iRealSMS 3.0.4.5 Brings Retina Display Support and Much More

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iRealSMS 3.0.4.5 has been updated with Retina Display Support, Faster Loading of Contact Pictures, Double Tap Options for QuickReply/QuickSend, and more.

What is included in the new update is a large list of bugfixes, long awaited Retina Support for the iPhone4 and a couple of cool features and performance improvements.

What's New In This Version:
● Retina Support: iRealSMS now brings full retina support for iPhone 4 users. Every graphic has been redesigned for the high resolution display. The contact images have also been optimized for the iPhone 4 so every QuickReply, Conversation and such show your pictures the way they are meant to be displayed. While on the topic of Retina support I want to give a shout out to my friend Bryan Minear (Bryanminear.com) @bryanminear whom designed our new iRealSMS icon.

● Faster Loading of Contact Pictures: No lag while scrolling though your conversations anymore, and no more waiting for the list to stop scrolling before the pics will load…. scroll away, the pics will load almost instantly.

● Double Tap Options for QuickReply / QuickSend: Designed for those of us that have many a times accidentally sent a message prematurely, or accidentally closed a message while typing a reply because the keyboard seems to be too close to the Command Buttons on the QuickReply. Designed as a sort of "Confirm to Send," it requires a double tap of any command(CLOSE VIEW REPLY) before it will be executed. A simple solution to a major annoyance.

● Conversation Recents: Ever needed to view a certain conversation but didnt want to leave your current app? Ever received a QuickReply and forgot what was said previously and wish you could take a quick peek at a recent message? Now you can! With our new Recents feature you can quickly and easily browse the conversation from the contact your texting without launching the iRealSMS application. In QuickSend or QuickReply just simply access the Recents icon in the Camera/Smiley menu or in the QuickReply you can simply Double-Tap the Contact Pic for immediate access.

● QuickQueue Support now on SpringBoard: Love the Queue system but wish you could use it in more than just the lockscreen? We did too, and now its possible. The Queue is now available system wide! Easily access all your unread QuickReply messages and view and reply to them in any order you want. Please note that the Queue is ONLY availible in portrait mode. There are 2 activation methods:
1. Tap the Queue Notification Badge in the upper right corner of the QuickReply
2. Install ACTIVATOR and setup an activation method/gesture

● Privacy Options Added for Queue: 2 options were added for the Queue System.
1. Queue AutoHide: Same thing as the QuickReply Autohide but in regards to the Queue. This is useful for those that want to utilize the Queue but dont want it to show for either privacy reasons or because you dont want to see it on lockscreen because you have another lockscreen SMS manager such as the LockInfo SMS plugin or Intelliscreen. To unhide you would use your designated Activator method.
2. Queue Preview: This setting will allow you to disable the message preview. So it will only show the sender name & contact picture.

● Full localization support for SpringBoard: this is useful to those whom werent able to get their QuickReply, QuickSend and Text to Speech to translate properly into their language.Also notable is the fact that as per user request we changed voice service dialog from "you got a new message from…" to read a shorter "new message from…"

● a lot of bugfixes to improve performance of the application

You can download and purchase iRealSMS from the Cydia Store for $14.99.










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Energizer Announces Rechargeable iPhone 4 Case

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Energizer has introduced the AP1201, a rechargeable iPhone 4 case with built-in battery that supplies nearly twice the power of the iPhone, while offering protection that you never need to remove, providing a continuous power source.

The AP1201 has "smart" battery technology that auto senses the iPhone 4 battery power status which is indicated through "hidden" LED's on the back of the case. For efficient power management, two charging options provide either high speed quick charge direct to the iPhone 4, or get simultaneous pass-through charging of the iPhone and AP1201 case. The AP1201 is rechargeable up to 500x and comes with a USB charging cable.

The AP1201 is a one piece case, manufactured with form-fitting recycled silicone rubber that is durable, extremely thin and lightweight. The low profile case is silky smooth to the touch, yet non-slip and fingerprint resistant. The AP1201 also features an integrated bumper that eliminates the signal loss and antennae interference issues that many iPhone 4 users have experienced.

Through the use of patented lithium polymer battery technology, the AP1201 extends battery life of standby time, Internet, music, video and talk time, providing nearly twice the power of the iPhone 4. The Energizer AP1201 is available now for an MSRP of $69.99 at major retailers nationwide.







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WD Photos Adds iPad, Retina Display Support

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WD Photos, an iOS that lets you view photos stored on your WD network drive, has been updated with iPad, Retina Display, and Facebook support.

View all the photos stored on your WD network drive with your iPhone or iPod Touch. Turn your Apple device into the ultimate photo album. Get quick access to all the photos stored on your Western Digital My Book Live, My Book World Edition or WD ShareSpace network drive using your iPad, iPhone, iPhone 4, or iPod touch.

Features:
● Show off your entire photo collection without taking up tons of space on your Apple device.
● View all your photos at once or filter them by folder or album.
● Search by file name, folder name, or date using the built-in search options.
● Access previously viewed photos even when you’re offline.

What's New In This Version:
● iPad support with 1024 x 768 resolution
● iPhone 4 and iPod touch high-resolution screen support
● Upload photos to Facebook
● Pinch and zoom
● Additional slideshow transition effects
● Product onboarding guide

You can download WD Photos from the App Store for free.

























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Sony Announces First 16.41MP CMOS Image Sensor for Mobile Phones

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Sony today announced the commercialization of two new "Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS image sensors with dramatically improved photographic performance including significantly high sensitivity and low noise. In addition, Sony will launch two new lens modules equipped with these image sensors, which also include the smallest and thinnest model for mobile phones. This is also the first time that "Exmor R" is commercialized for the use in mobile phones.



"IMX081PQ" is world's first type 1/2.8 back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which realizes 16.41 effective megapixel resolution, and adopts the industry's smallest unit pixel size of 1.12μm. "IMX105PQ" is a type 1/3.2 back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which realizes 8.13 effective megapixel resolutions for higher sensitivity and adopts a unit pixel size of 1.4μm. By embedding these highly sensitive sensors into mobile phones, including those without camera flash, users can capture high quality photos and videos even in low light settings.

Furthermore, Sony will commercialize "IU081F" and "IU105F2" compact auto-focus lens modules which include the two new "Exmor R" back-illuminated CMOS image sensors. These down-sized modules are suitable and efficient for mobile phones with relatively limited space and are equipped with high performance lens which maximize the image sensors' respective performances. "IU081F" is the industry's smallest and thinnest auto-focus lens module (W10.5 X D10.5 X H7.9mm) and is equipped with the 16.41 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor. "IU105F2" adopts the 8.13 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor, and belongs in the industry's smallest and thinnest size class (W8.5 X D8.5 X H5.67mm).




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WSJ Offers More Info About Verizon iPhone

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The WSJ has updated its article about the anticipated Verizon iPhone with some more information.

First, they confirm that the CDMA device is indeed going to be sold through Verizon.

They also note that in earlier discussions, Verizon had balked at Apple's requirement that Verizon not allow its retail partners to sell the phone, people familiar with the discussion said at the time. Verizon also declined to give up its ability to sell content like music and videos through its proprietary service, these people said.

This time around, Apple considered a dual-mode phone that would let users roam on GSM-based networks, one of the people briefed said. But the company ultimately went with a device that would only work on a CDMA network. Qualcomm Inc. is providing a key chip set for the new iPhone, according to a person familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for Qualcomm declined to comment.

The Journal also notes that Verizon has been meeting with Apple to test and add capacity in an attempt to head off the issues faced by AT&T.




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Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I is Now Available in the App Store

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Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I is now available in the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch.

The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here - Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I! Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off.

2 EXCLUSIVE LEVELS!!!
Two exclusive levels build specifically for the iPhone & iPod touch using the accelerometer.

NEW MOVES
All of Sonic's classic moves are available, including the newer Homing Attack which will add a new level of control and excitement.

CLASSIC SONIC STAGES
Race through 4 unique zones containing 4 acts each as well as 7 special stages.

SPECIAL STAGES RETURN
A staple of the Genesis-era games, the special stages return allowing fans to collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock Super Sonic.

REVAMPED CLASSIC BOSS BATTLES
Dr. Eggman returns with new and improved mechas and will go berserk when he accumulates damage.

You can purchase Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I from the App Store for $9.99.














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Cellphone concept charges itself from body heat while in your pocket

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Keeping a phone charged can be a pain, especially at the end of the day when you're out of the house and dealing with a sliver of battery life. If only a phone could stay charged up all day without you ever having to think about it.

That's the idea behind the Nokia E-Cu concept, a slim phone that uses an integrated thermogenerator that converts heat into energy. That means it could get a slight charge while sitting in your pocket against your leg and an even bigger charge while placed on top of a radiator.

Just how realistic is this? Probably not so realistic that you'll see this in stores next year, but I don't think it's so out of the realm of possibility that we'll never see something like this implemented. At least I hope so, as there are few things more annoying than being out and about with a dead cellphone.



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Motorola Droid Pro: is this the face of a BlackBerry killer?

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Motorola, energized by the success of its Droid smartphones, is taking on some big fish. The company's just-announced Droid Pro is clearly targeting RIM's BlackBerry phones and their vast business user base, and Moto thinks it has the key ingredient to do it: security.

The Droid Pro has a number of features that make it more secure than other smartphones: First, you can remotely wipe the phone — not exactly a new feature for smartphones, even for Android, but the Droid Pro has the added bonus of being able to wipe the memory card as well. On top of that, the Pro will offer device encryption, starting next year, which means that even if the phone is stolen and the password hacked, evildoers still won't be able to read the contents.

BlackBerry devices do much of the same, even going so far as to add another layer of encryption on the network side, ensuring intercepted messages can't be read either. The Pro doesn't offer this feature, but if a company wants it, there are third-party solutions.

Will businesses go for the Droid Pro? They might — a big weakness of BlackBerry in the smartphone market is its dearth of apps, with only 10,000 or so in BB App World to the Android Market's 80,000 (still, no one comes close to Apple's App Store at 250,000). And the candybar form factor is nice too, sporting a reasonably big screen (3.1 inches) and a full QWERTY keyboard (most BB phones with a full keyboard are 2.5 inches). There's also a speedy 1GHz chip running Android 2.2 (with Adobe Flash) and an autofocus camera with LED flash.

What do you think? Would you rather do your business on a BlackBerry or the Droid Pro? Is Android that much of a draw?










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What other tablet makers get wrong about the iPad

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There's something not quite right with the tablet PC business. As it did with digital music players and touchscreen cellphones, Apple has created a viable gadget market where none before existed, fortifying droves of copycats. But has it occurred to anyone that perhaps Apple's iPad didn't so much create a market for tablets as much as it created a market just for Apple iPads?

There's this scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn (warning: geek drooling ahead) where Kirk is trying to thwart Kahn's initial attempt to steal the Genesis device by punching in Reliant's prefix code number. A skinny Kirstie Alley as Vulcan navigator trainee Saavik asks Kirk what he's doing, and Kirk wisely replies, "You have got to learn WHY things work on a starship."

Apple's iPad competitors have to similarly understand WHY iPad is such a runaway success, and why their initial efforts seem… wrong.

First off, other tablet makers, including the recent oddly named BlackBerry PlayBook (RIM pronounced it a "professional tablet," yet the name "PlayBook" is completely antithetical to that contention in the "drive on a parkway, park on a driveway" way), have focused on comparing macho technical endowments and iPad's lack thereof. iPad doesn't do Flash. iPad doesn't fit into a pocket. iPad doesn't multitask. iPad doesn't have USB jacks. iPad doesn't have a camera, front or back. iPad doesn't have expandable memory. iPad doesn't this. iPad doesn't that.

Obviously consumers don't care what iPad can't do, only what it does, to the tune of nearly 3.5 million iPads sold so far and around 1.3 million iPads sold a month.

PlayBook will do all the things iPad can and can't, and yet: what will it do that a BlackBerry or competing tablet can't?


Connection Dependence

PlayBook is not quite a true BlackBerry. PlayBook will run all of RIM's familiar BlackBerry Enterprise secure email and messaging functions, which you'd think requires a constant connection to BlackBerry's secure servers. But the first PlayBooks will be Wi-Fi only, with 3G and possibly 4G versions for follow. Conversely, Samsung's Galaxy S Tab, a more mainstream consumer device, will be available first for 3G only, meaning a killing-a-fly-with-an-anvil second cell subscription commitment. (Apple and AT&T understand the lesser importance of constant connectivity for iPad, so let you buy 3G connectivity on a month-to-month as-needed basis.)

PlayBook will allow 3G tethering to a BlackBerry, but that'll put a serious strain on the phone's battery. You'll also be able to use PlayBook as a BlackBerry magnifier via a secured Bluetooth link. But both of these co-dependencies call into question why you'd need a PlayBook in the first place if you already have a BlackBerry.

Which raises an additional tablet screen size gap. iPad's 9.7-inch screen is nearly eight times the area of an iPhone's screen; PlayBook's is just a bit more than three times the area of a BlackBerry Torch, and the Galaxy S Tab screen is just 2.5 times the size of the Galaxy S smartphones. What does PlayBook — or any 7-inch Android tablet — bring to the party other than a slightly larger screen? They are basically larger cellphones, yet aren't even cellphones.

RIM hasn't said whether PlayBook will run any of the current third-party App World apps because PlayBook will not run the current BlackBerry OS 6, but a new OS called QNX. Developers will obviously rush to develop QNX apps — several, including Amazon Kindle and Kobo e-readers, already have announced PlayBook versions, but there'll obviously be a dearth of third-party playthings at launch.


It's Not Just the Apps

The app gap between iPad and other tablet makers is huge, but iPad was never about its specifications or even its apps. iPad is all about its ecosystem comfort level. Even though it was brand new, iPad seemed as safe and familiar as home, thanks to consumers' nearly decade-long exposure to and adoption of iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone and especially iTunes, the country's largest music store. Apple makes things easy, and consumers will first and always be attracted by convenience.

But even more, the weaknesses in the current BlackBerry and Android ecosystems will be more exposed in the tablet world. Without voice and messaging, a tablet is far more reliant on its "fun" content than a cellphone. And without an easy way for consumers to acquire and sync these fun things, the tablet will be no more than a silicon-filled plastic slab with a screen.

For instance, I constantly quiz Android owners about what's on their phones and find many, if not most, have no photos on their phone, no video, no music, no games, no personal content of any kind because they haven't figured out how to do it (sharp DVICE readers excepted). That's because Android mystifyingly still lacks an official desktop client (DoubleTwist works, but it's not nearly as seamless or fast as iTunes). And there still is no way of buying Android apps online. And all that is fine because you can still make and receive phone calls and do occasional texts and emails, and that justifies the cost of the device and the monthly service.

But if RIM wants PlayBook to appeal beyond its core base — or even TO it's core base — it'll have to revamp its BlackBerry Desktop Manager desktop app to make it iTunes easier, not only sync contacts and email and music, but all the fun content RIM is boasting PlayBook can play in its first PlayBook promotional video.

It is these comfort, screen size, ecosystem and app gaps — along with Apple's indefinable cool factor — that separate iPad's success from the potential of these other me-too tablet attempts. Whether or not BlackBerry and Android tablets can bridge these Grand Canyons remains to be seen.


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Sharp unveils a smartphone wrapped in an electronic wallet

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The feature that was originally supposed to keep the iPhone from winning in Japan--lack of an electronic wallet function common to most Japanese phones--proved to be meaningless in the end. Nevertheless, KDDI is hanging the fortunes of its new Sharp IS03 on the fact that it is the country's first smartphone with an electronic wallet feature.




Using the Android operating system, the phone also includes other Japan-specific features such as a 1Seg television option, and a business card reader. KDDI's Takashi Tanaka told the press, "All the smartphones available until now lacked these features, and it was conventional wisdom that a user would have two phones to cover all their needs... We finally have one phone that will do everything." Whether this more market-specific smartphone will topple the iPhone in Japan may ultimately depend more on the power of Google's Android operating system versus Apple's IOS and established brand cool, rather than a few extra features.



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Online Apple Store Is Selling Bumpers Once Again

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The online Apple Store began selling Bumpers once again today. The Bumpers had been removed for sale during the iPhone 4 Case Program which ended at the end of September.

Made of durable rubber and molded plastic, the two-tone iPhone 4 Bumper fits snugly around the edges of your iPhone 4 and gives it a splash of color. It’s a fun and unique way to personalize your iPhone 4.

The Bumpers cost $29.99 and ship within 24 hours.




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Verizon Announces Its 4G LTE Network is Rolling Out This Year

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Verizon has announced that its 4G LTE network is rolling out to 110 million Americans by the end of the year.

Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon, detailed the company’s major network launch in 38 major metropolitan areas, covering more than 110 million Americans, by the end of the year. In addition, the company is launching 4G LTE in more than 60 commercial airports coast to coast – both the airports within the launch areas plus airports in other key cities.

McAdam said, “We are driven by the vision to provide ubiquitous wireless broadband connectivity and mobility to rural and urban Americans alike. With our initial 4G LTE launch, we will immediately reach more than one-third of all Americans where they live, right from the start. And, we will quickly introduce 4G LTE throughout the Verizon coverage area.”

McAdam highlighted the metropolitan areas for the initial launch, which include:
● Large sections of the Northeast Corridor, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. as well as Rochester, New York
● Throughout Miami and south Florida, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and New Orleans as well as Charlotte, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee
● Chicagoland, St. Louis, the Twin Cities, Pittsburgh and major cities in Ohio
● Major population centers in California as well as Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas

Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments. These speeds are significantly faster than Verizon Wireless and other wireless providers' current or promised 3G network speeds.

Interestingly, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg speaking to investors at a Goldman Sachs conference discussed the possibility of getting the iPhone for its 4G network. At that point in time it was thought that Verizon's 4G network would be rolled out in 2011 or 2012.




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Facebook Announces Groups, Download Your Information, Dashboard

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Facebook has announced three new features: Groups, Download Your Information, and Dashboard.

Groups:
It's a simple way to stay up to date with small groups of your friends and to share things with only them in a private space. The default setting is Closed, which means only members see what's going on in a group. From this space, you can quickly post photos, make plans and keep up with ongoing conversations. You can also group chat with members who are online right now. You can even use each group as an email list to quickly share things when you're not on Facebook. The net effect is your whole experience is organized around spaces of the people you care most about.


Download Your Information:
An easy way to quickly download to your computer everything you've ever posted on Facebook and all your correspondences with friends: your messages, Wall posts, photos, status updates and profile information. If you want a copy of the information you've put on Facebook for any reason, you can click a link and easily get a copy of all of it in a single download. To protect your information, this feature is only available after confirming your password and answering appropriate security questions. You'll find it under your account settings.


Dashboard:
In your Facebook privacy settings, you will have a single view of all the applications you've authorized and what data they use. You can also see in detail when they last accessed your data. You can change the settings for an application to make less information available to it, or you can even remove it completely.




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Rogers Announces First LTE Wireless Network Trial in Canada

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Rogers Communications Inc. today announced the launch of a comprehensive Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network technical trial with Ericsson Canada in the Ottawa area.

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LTE is a fourth generation (4G) wireless technology that enables lightning-fast HD video streaming, gaming, communications, transactions and other connected experiences through mobile Internet. LTE allows significantly more data to pass through a network at speeds of up to 150 Mbps and it will become the foundation in a world defined by connected experiences.

"Our customers increasingly want anywhere, anytime access to information, communications, entertainment and transactional experiences on their device of choice," said Nadir Mohamed, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rogers Communications Inc. "LTE is the next generation platform delivering superior mobile speed and functionality similar to what Canadians currently experience at home and at work. This technical trial is significant because it builds on our industry-leading networks and it sets the groundwork for our customers to do even more in the future."

Ericsson, in co-operation with Rogers, has been conducting LTE lab testing at its Ottawa Research and Development facility comparing speeds and performance of LTE technology in multiple frequency bands. Rogers will expand on this testing and move to a comprehensive technical trial of LTE on both low and high band frequencies across the Ottawa area.

"Through this trial we will validate how LTE technology will perform in real world situations across a variety of spectrum frequencies in urban, suburban, and rural environments," said Bob Berner, EVP, Network and Chief Technology Officer, Rogers Communications Inc. "Furthermore, we will verify LTE data throughput speeds, performance quality, and interoperability of LTE with our existing advanced HSPA+ network ensuring that future commercial deployment enables the best customer experience.

The technical trial will initially use recently auctioned AWS spectrum. Rogers is also working with Industry Canada to secure a development license to use 700 MHz spectrum for the trial.




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Vitamin-R Adds Noise Machine Integration

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publicspace.net has released version 1.31 of Vitamin-R, its productivity tool for creative professionals. Vitamin-R is a collection of tools and techniques designed to overcome the biggest productivity challenges facing today's creative professionals: managing attention and maintaining motivation.

This latest versions adds an integration with Noise Machine, our new white noise and soundscape generator designed to block out distracting workplace noise. Vitamin-R can use the full range of the soundscapes included in Noise Machine and synchronize them with the user's "time slices". Noise Machine is free for all registered Vitamin-R users.

Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. The objective, time frame, concentration level and completion status of each time slice is logged automatically to the user log. Furthermore, the Vitamin-R Log Book also maintain hyperlinks to tasks in Cultured Code's Things and OmniGroup's OmniFocus to do list managers.

During a time slice Vitamin-R keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.

Vitamin-R concentrates on getting started which allows you to break through the resistance of procrastination and creates a positive feedback loop of small achievements that get you closer to your ultimate aims. This greatly reduces the stress caused by looming deadlines and a lack of a clear direction, thus enabling you to enjoy guilt-free breaks in which you can pursue other interests.

Vitamin-R provides you with the "Now & Later Board", complete with FastType magic, to give you a place to quickly dump all those things that go through your head and allows to get back to the task at hand.

While Vitamin-R assists you in getting on with your work, it also keeps a customizable record of your progress that can help you detect positive, os well as negative work patterns thus allowing you find the way that suits you best.

Vitamin-R plugs into your life rather than trying to take it over. You can use it occasionally to overcome procrastination or mental blocks or re-organize your entire working life around the concepts that it embodies. It integrates with rather than trying to replace traditional to-do list managers, such as Things or OmniFocus.

Pricing and Availability:
Vitamin-R may be purchased for $19.95 (USD). Family, Business and Enterprise licensing is also available. Customers may chose to include a "forever upgrade" with their purchase. Each Vitamin-R purchase includes a free license for its companion product, Noise Machine, which is also available separately starting at $9.95.




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Logitech Revue With Google TV is Now Available for Pre-Order

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The Logitech Revue with Google TV is now available to pre-order for $299.

Revue comes with an easy to set up companion box and an intuitive companion keyboard controller. Simply connect your TV, cable or satellite set-top box, and your Internet connection to the Logitech Revue, and you’ve got Google TV. As long as your TV has an HDMI port, you are ready for Google TV.

Future-ready
The TV you already own is now the TV of the future, and it will only get better. Revue is a companion to your TV and not a TV itself. So it will work with your current TV and any HDTV you get in the future. Plus Google TV is an open platform, with developers creating more apps and functionality, so your TV will do more as Google TV does more.

Built-in expandability
A growing selection of accessories means a growing Revue experience. From video cameras that let you share your TV watching experience to a smartphone app that gives you full control over your entire entertainment experience from your phone, your Revue has room to expand.

Apps for your TV
With Revue, you get a cool selection of preinstalled apps created just for your TV, including Netflix, NBA.TV, and Pandora . And with a huge community of developers creating apps for the upcoming Android Market , there’s no telling what your TV will be able to do.

Not your average keyboard
The keyboard controller that’s included lets you find your shows, surf the web, or turn up the volume. By combining a compact keyboard, a touchpad, and a remote in a sleek, living room-worthy design, Revue gives you full wireless control over all your entertainment without leaving the couch.

Smartphone remote
Revue has the brains of our most advanced Harmony remote built right in, so with a simple software download, you can control your Revue with your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Wired and wireless
To make sure your content is streaming as fast as possible, Revue comes with your choice of fast 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity, giving you high-quality audio and video whether you’re connecting to your high-speed Internet wirelessly or with a cable.

Sleek, powerful, and expandable
Your Revue companion box is equipped with the latest audio, video, and Internet connectivity, so when you sit down in front of the TV, you’ll have a high-quality experience.

You can pre-order the Revue at this Link for $299US.




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