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Verizon to launch new Share everything package

Verizon to launch new Share everything package

Verizon had saddened hearts when they had announced the death of their “unlimited package”. Now they have launched their new “Share Everything Package”. The package allows upto 10 devices on a single account, while sharing unlimited voice minutes and text messages. Initial smartphone access runs $40 a month.Data is shared with as many as 10 devices with the following breakdown. 1GB shared data – $50 2GB shared data – $60 4GB shared data – $70 6GB shared data – $80 8GB shared data – $90 10GB shared data – $100 The good part is that  Wifi hotspot access is included, so basically the network will be used from the original data package only and no additional charge will be required for this privilege.  This plan will come into effect from June 28th. So any body up for this offer? This will give you a better idea. Source:...

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Sony introduces portable hand-cranked USB charger with 4000 mAh battery pack

Sony introduces portable hand-cranked USB charger with 4000 mAh battery pack

Let’s admit the fact that when it comes to smartphones technology, there is one area that hasn’t moved nearly as fast as it should, it is on the battery side. Phones with bigger screens and faster processors mean that you’re lucky if you get a whole day’s of use out from your phone. Another trend of integrated batteries means that it can be a challenge to manage battery life. Luckily Sony has an answer in the form of the CP-A2LAKS USB charger. However, this isn’t any old regular charger. This is a hand-cranked USB charger, which means even if you have forgotten to power the USB charger at home you can easily do it on the move. Don’t go thinking this will solve your energy crisis though, it should only be used as an emergency back-up. Turning the handle for three minutes will give you only one minute of smartphone talk time, turn it for five minutes and you get one minute of browsing. It can also be charged via a traditional AC outlet which would see the 4,000mAh battery capacity good enough for two full smartphone charges. Sony gives the example that it should around 130 minutes to charge the Xperia acro HD using its 1.5A output. The Sony CP-A2LAKS USB charger will be released in June for around $100...

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Android Lovers Rejoice with this Hoodie

Android Lovers Rejoice with this Hoodie

Have you ever wanted to be like the little Android Bot, well now’s your chance,Google Store (not Google Play Store) is giving away a lot of cool Android apparel like T-shirts, key chains, stickers, hoodies etc. If you want people to know from a mile away, your love for Android, then there is a hoodie which screams to be worn. Its green and fuzzy, with a set of antenna and eye balls atop the  hood. The hoodie is available for $51.75  at the store, so show the world your love for Android and go get it, mine is already on its way.  The hoodies are limited edition so hurry up, as stock will not last long. Walk like an Android, talk like and Android, and now, dress like one too. You can look like the green guy in one of these warm and cozy green hoodies.   Source : Google...

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Word Press 2.1 beta update adds new features

Word Press 2.1 beta update adds new features

Good news for bloggers and writers who prefer writing their blogs on their device while they are on the move. WordPress just released a beta version of its much used blogging app bringing with it some very nice changes. For starters, you can now edit comments via mobile. An autosave timer will autosave your post every 60 seconds (thank god), UI improvements, the ability to resize the length of linked images, and more. The beta is available in APK form at this link, or you can scan the QR code over at WordPress’s website in the source link. See the full list of changes below and be sure to visit their site and leave feedback about the new release. [WordPress] Autosave timer while editing posts. Every 60 seconds the post will be autosaved. Edit comments! You can edit comments while on the go now. You can now set the width for linked images. All new WordPress.com reader. Navigating posts is much faster and you can add comments to posts that you are reading. You can also share the post to other Android apps! Small improvements to the UI, most notably that the delete post button has been moved to a less prominent spot to prevent accidental taps on it. Reliability improvements Translation updates...

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Angry Birds gets updated with 15 new levels

Angry Birds gets updated with 15 new levels

Since the launch of Angry Birds Space, everyone has seemed to have forgotten about the original Angry Birds which started it all right ? Well that is not true at all. Rovio has just thrown that notion in the trash. They’ve come out with yet another new update for the original game. The update is being called Surf and Turf and it brings with it 15 new levels. As the name implies, you’ll be killing pigs on beach-themed levels just in time for the summer. Source: Google Play...

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Google announces Q1 2012 profits along with a 2-for-1 stock split

Google announces Q1 2012 profits along with a 2-for-1 stock split

Google has released its first-quarter 2012 earnings results and as expected, there are a lot of zeros in them just to say the least. According to the report, Google’s revenue was at $10.65 billion for Q1 2012, 24 percent higher than in Q1 2011. Cash on hand at the end of March was $49.3 billion, and Google added about 600 jobs in Q1. Additionally, Google announced what essentially is a 2-for-1 stock split, creating a new class of non-voting capital stock that will be awarded via a dividend to existing stockholders in a one-to-one manner. Q1 Financial Highlights at a glance Revenues – Google reported revenues of $10.65 billion in the first quarter of 2012, representing a 24% increase over first quarter 2011 revenues of $8.58 billion. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting TAC. Google Sites Revenues – Google-owned sites generated revenues of $7.31 billion, or 69% of total revenues, in the first quarter of 2012. This represents a 24% increase over first quarter 2011 revenues of $5.88 billion. Google Network Revenues – Google’s partner sites generated revenues of $2.91 billion, or 27% of total revenues, in the first quarter of 2012. This represents a 20% increase from first quarter 2011 network revenues of $2.43 billion. International Revenues – Revenues from outside of the United States totaled $5.77 billion, representing 54% of total revenues in the first quarter of 2012, compared to 53% in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 53% in the first quarter of 2011. Excluding gains related to our foreign exchange risk management program, had foreign exchange rates remained constant from the fourth quarter of 2011 through the first quarter of 2012, our revenues in the first quarter of 2012 would have been $79 million higher. Excluding gains related to our foreign exchange risk management program, had foreign exchange rates remained constant from the first quarter of 2011 through the first quarter of 2012, our revenues in the first quarter of 2012 would have been $67 million higher. Revenues from the United Kingdom totaled $1.15 billion, representing 11% of revenues in the first quarter of 2012, compared to 11% in the first quarter of 2011. In the first quarter of 2012, we recognized a benefit of $37 million to revenues through our foreign exchange risk management program, compared to $14 million in the first quarter of 2011. A reconciliation of Google’s non-GAAP international revenues excluding the impact of foreign exchange and hedging to GAAP international revenues is included at the end of this release. Paid Clicks – Aggregate paid clicks, which include clicks related to ads served on Google sites and the sites of our...

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