- Hipster Zombies -Shoot Pabst Cans at the Ironic Undead!
- Verizon Eyeing Acquisition of Canadian Carrier Wind Mobile
- Rockmelt, the literal Internet browser, comes to Android
- Nokia to stream July 11th event, may introduce 41MP Lumia Windows Phone handset
- Boost Mobile to Offer The LG Optimus F7 on June 27th for $299.99
- Verizon discounting the Droid DNA and Incredible 4G LTE to make room for the HTC One
- Mobile Home: The driving tool that gives Siri a true purpose
- HBO GO, ESPNWatch Now Available on Apple TV
- Google should acquire Canonical and merge Ubuntu with Android
- Huawei looking to ship 10 million Ascend P6 units
Sharkbomb's recently released mobile game might be the ultimate stress reliever. Hipster Zombies pits you against huge mobs of hipsters who constantly attack, new wave after new wave. You'll defend your side of the screen from your arrogant attackers in a similar way to Plants Vs. Zombies. Oh, and they're zombies too, so it's OK to shoot them. There are different hipster types such as obnoxious pipe guys, sunglasses and blazer jerks and headbanded neo ravers. Players strafe up and down the side of the screen using different ammunition, such as LPs, glasses and Pabst cans in their garbage cannon. It's free to play but extras can be purchased with micro transactions. Hipster Zombies is available on iTunes and the Google Play Store From the Play Store:
When hipsters turn themselves into zombies and haunt the living it's time to fight back. Ironically. Fight against legions of pretentious undead in this light-hearted arcade action game. ********************************************** At night the hipsters leave their hiding holes, walking towards you looking for brains. Brains and vintage clothes. Now it's your job to stop them from infecting and plundering your neighborhood. Granted, it's not that bad a job if you ignore the lethal risks. After all you get to frag some zombies. * Wield a variety of different ironic trash-weapons * Collect coins to upgrade and add to your arsenal * Defend different locales of your neighborhood against the hipster horde * Freely move in 2 directions! "It's just like plants vs zombies without plants. Instead you have Instagram hipsters and direct control. So awesome!" - Frank Wiener, huge fan.Be sure to check out the trailer below! [Via: Google Play Store] Hipster Zombies -Shoot Pabst Cans at the Ironic Undead! originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T20:28:45Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Verizon is looking to expand its network north of the U.S., according to a report from Bloomberg. Verizon is eyeing the acquisition of Canadian carrier Wind Mobile. The purchase of Wind Mobile isn't the only option Verizon is looking at for its expansion north, according to Verizon spokesman Bob Varettoni. Varettoni stated, "We constantly evaluate a wide variety of business opportunities. This is just us dipping our toe in the water.” Wind Mobile purchased some spectrum in 2008, when the Canadian government auctioned off portions of the spectrum to increase competition in the wireless sector. Currently the Canadians airwaves are dominated by the likes of Rogers Communications Inc., BCE. Inc. and Telus Corp, who have control over approximately 90 percent of Canada's mobile market. While Verizon is considering other options for their expansion into the great white north, acquiring Wind's almost 600,000 Canadian subscribers wouldn't be a bad start. [Via: Bloomberg] Verizon Eyeing Acquisition of Canadian Carrier Wind Mobile originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T20:28:11Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Rockmelt, formerly a social web browser, has a new product and goal after deciding to ditch the browser project back in April. Its new aim is for total content consumption and Android users will finally be able to dig in thanks to the release of Rockmelt on Android today. Rockmelt's mission is to help people discover the best online content by bringing it to a single view. It is literally an Internet browser. People can use the service on the website, rockmelt.com, through the iOS app, and now through the new Android app too. The Android app features a new navigation bar that disappears as you scroll to let content dominate the display, buttons for jumping up to the top or back down to where you left off, and a two-column view in landscape mode. I find those jump-to buttons particularly interesting because you can go up to the top when new content is added, and then jump right back down the list if you want to continue scrolling from where you left off. Very cool. The app is also free to download and ad-free, and there's built-in social network sharing as well for the interesting content you want to pass along. You can grab the app in Google Play right here. [via Rockmelt] Rockmelt, the literal Internet browser, comes to Android originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T19:39:19Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Nokia is holding a press event on July 11th in New York City, and the star of the show is expected to be a 41-megapixel Lumia handset with PureView technology. The Finnish handset maker is doing all it can to stir up this speculation with several teases that hint at this powerhouse camera phone, hich has been dubbed the PureView Lumia EOS in previous leaks. The first official hint was in the original invite itself which was headlined with the phrase "Zoom Reinvented" and asked people to zoom on in. Now, the latest post on its Conversations Blog tells people that there are 41 million reasons to follow along during this July 11th announcement. Though you may not be able to attend the NYC event in person, Nokia did confirm that it will be broadcasting a live stream of the event on it Conversations blog. Be there or be square. [Via Nokia Conversations Blog] Nokia to stream July 11th event, may introduce 41MP Lumia Windows Phone handset originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T19:17:03Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Boost Mobile is expanding its 4G LTE options by announcing the launch of the LG Optimus F7 on their pre-paid network. The device will be available on June 27th for $299.99, and will take advantage of Sprint's ever-growing 4G LTE network.
"The LG Optimus F7 is the ideal smartphone for customers looking for a premium, high-performance Android device without a contract. In addition to a high-speed 4G LTE experience, Boost Mobile rewards each monthly unlimited customer with shrinking payments for simply paying on time.” - _Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile._The LG Optimus F7 is a solid mid-range device that comes running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and sports a 4.7-inch 720p HD IPS screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4) coupled with 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 8GB of expandable memory and a decent 2,540mAh battery. The Optimus F7 also comes with some LG-exclusive software, such as the VuTalk app and QuickMemo app. If you're looking for a 4G capable phone on Boost mobile for a bargain price, check out the LG Optimus F7 when it hits the carrier on June 27th. Press release follows below.
Create, Share And Inspire With LG Optimus F7 Smartphone From Boost Mobile Boost Mobile offers Shrinking Payments and LG’s powerful hardware with the launch of its fourth LTE device this year IRVINE, Calif.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry and ranked “Highest in Purchase Experience among Non-Contract Wireless Providers” by J.D. Power and Associates1, and smartphone powerhouse LG Electronics USA today introduced the LG Optimus F7. Available June 27 for $299.99 (plus tax), the premium Android™ smartphone will operate on the Sprint 3G and 4G LTE networks, with blazing fast 4G LTE available to Boost Mobile customers in 110 markets and counting. “The LG Optimus F7 is the ideal smartphone for customers looking for a premium, high-performance Android device without a contract,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “In addition to a high-speed 4G LTE experience, Boost Mobile rewards each monthly unlimited customer with shrinking payments for simply paying on time.” “Packed with features that enhance productivity and creativity, the LG Optimus F7 allows Boost Mobile customers to create and share content with speed and ease,” added Georg Rasinski, director, mobile phones brand management, LG Electronics USA. “Whether you’re multitasking with QSlide 2.0, creating and sharing content with QuickMemo™ or collaborating with VuTalk™, this smartphone has everything you need to stay on top of your game.” The LG Optimus F7 is the latest 4G LTE addition to Boost Mobile’s growing lineup of smartphones. The smartphone is loaded with Android 4.1 Jellybean operating system and features designed to help users create and share content like never before. QSlide 2.0 allows users to overlay up to two application windows on an existing open application, adjusting size and transparency as needed for greater multitasking functionality. Pictures and videos can be captured and shared easily with Optimus F7’s large, 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, speedy and powerful dual core, 1.5GHz processor and rear-facing 8MP BSI camera with 1080p Full HD video capture. In addition, thanks to the powerful battery, users can experience up to 17 hours of talk time. Exclusive to LG and available on the Optimus F7 are innovative features that enhance the user experience. With VuTalk, the LG Optimus F7 lets users brainstorm with friends and colleagues, sharing fun and productive notes and images visually with each other in real time between compatible devices. Collaborative creations are then automatically saved in the Notebook app for later use. QuickMemo lets consumers take screenshots and add personalized notes, drawings and messages, then share them via social media, text or email – perfect for a spur-of-the-moment thought or just to add some fun commentary to photos or screenshots. For example, pull up a map and with the swipe of a finger, circle the meeting spot, write in the meeting time and immediately share it with friends so everyone knows exactly where and when to meet. The Optimus F7 also features a dedicated QuickMemo button on the side of the phone to quickly pull up the feature and begin capturing and sharing notes. Additional key features of the LG Optimus F7 include: Dual Mode 3G/4G LTE 1.5GHZ Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor 1.3MP Front Facing Camera Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi and GPS enabled Instant Alert with LED Home Button The LG Optimus F7 and 4G LTE are combined with Boost Mobile’s no annual contract2 $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web3, email and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone. Please visit Boost Mobile LTE Markets for more information. About Boost Mobile Boost Mobile offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments no-contract service, where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, email and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 279 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets ranging from entry-level to Android™ smartphone devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, Kmart-Sears, RadioShack, Target, Family Dollar, Walgreens and Walmart, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® Cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com. About LG Electronics USA LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in mobile communications, consumer electronics and home appliances. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com. 1 Boost Mobile received the highest numerical score among non-contract wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Non-Contract Wireless Purchase Experience StudySM – Vol. 1. Study based on responses from 3,533 consumers measuring 7 non-contract wireless providers and measures opinions of consumers who purchased a wireless product or service within last 6 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-December 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. 2 Service on Boost Mobile is subject to acceptance of certain terms and conditions. 3 Includes 2.5GB per month of high-speed data. Adaptive protocol video limited to 3G speeds.[Via: Phone Dog , Boost Mobile] Boost Mobile to Offer The LG Optimus F7 on June 27th for $299.99 originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T18:36:20Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
According to Droid-Life, Verizon Wireless is kicking off a fire sale to move its existing inventory of the Droid DNA and the Incredible 4G LTE. The phones are now labeled "close out" and inventory of the two models will not be replenished as units are sold. At this time, no other handset is slated to replace the phones, leaving a wide open gap for the HTC One to fill when it finally arrives on Big Red. Though Verizon has confirmed it will carry the HTC One, it has not set a concrete sale date, only giving us the target time frame of "later this summer." Fingers crossed that this means early July and not late August. [Via Droid-Life] Verizon discounting the Droid DNA and Incredible 4G LTE to make room for the HTC One originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T18:30:55Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Driving while using your phone is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous ways to cause an accident. So automakers have put a huge emphasis on preventing such unfortunate situations, as car models are now leaving the lot with Bluetooth built-in to let folks use their phone hands-free. Unfortunately, for the millions of people who own an iPhone, there’s no intuitive way to connect your device. Thankfully, the folks over in Plano, Texas thought this inconvenience through with the creation of its Mobile Home product. It’s very simple how the Bluetooth device hooks up to your car system, as it only needs to detect and pair with your iPhone. Once both devices are paired, Siri becomes a hands-free tool to use at your disposal. Moreover, the iPhone sees it as a Bluetooth keyboard, which means you can’t use the on-screen one when it’s connected. What is this Mobile Home, you ask? Well, it’s a small rectangular black box with a button that mimics the iPhone’s Home button. And of course, much like how it looks, it acts just the same as the one built into your iPhone device. To be clear, this is only works for a factory or aftermarket car stereo, or a hands-free system like I stated earlier. Mobile Home comes with a CR2450 battery and two different optional mounting methods for your car, including a metal visor clip and the company’s VELCRO brand “Sticky Back” fasteners. Truthfully, I didn't bother using the Sticky Back fasteners as I found the metal visor clip to be more than adequate during my usage. When you clip Mobile Home on your visor, it instantly makes your phone more accessible without taking your eyes off the road. Similar to the functionality of the iPhone, all users have to do is long press the Mobile Home to bring up Siri, double-click to activate lock screen audio controls, and single-click to wake the display. Conclusion My only real complaint with the Mobile Home Bluetooth system is that it relies on Siri alone as a voice controlled, personal assistant. Anyone who owns an iPhone or iPad knows how inept Siri can be when performing simple searches and commands. Had the maker of Mobile Home, Beanco Technology, made the Bluetooth device use other personal assistant services such as Google Now (Voice Search) -- it would have been awesome. Besides that, what potential customers stand to get is a product that lacks appeal but makes up for it with solid performance all for just $59. Again, Mobile Home isn't at all flashy, but it does what its supposed to do. Mobile Home: The driving tool that gives Siri a true purpose originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T17:47:37Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Apple TV users will soon be able to watch their favorite HBO shows on the device, as Apple has announced the availability of HBO Go and WatchESPN. Also available for Apple TV are content providers Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello, who provide live news and sports programming. HBO GO and WatchESPN are some of the top downloaded apps for iOS, and will surely be a welcome addition to Apple TV's content lineup. In addition to the new content coming to Apple TV, Apple will be rolling out its new iTunes Radio service beginning this fall, which will provide Apple TV owners with personalized radio based on iTunes purchases and listening history. While Apple hasn't announced any big updates for Apple TV, these additions will have surely make Apple TV fans happy. Press release follows below.
HBO GO & WATCHESPN COME TO APPLE TV ITUNES VIEWERS NOW PURCHASING OVER 800,000 TV EPISODES & OVER 350,000 MOVIES PER DAY CUPERTINO, California—June 19, 2013—Apple® today announced that HBO GO and WatchESPN are now available directly on Apple TV® joining the great lineup of programming offered to customers. iTunes® users have downloaded more than one billion TV episodes and 380 million movies from iTunes to date, and they are purchasing over 800,000 TV episodes and over 350,000 movies per day. “HBO GO and WatchESPN are some of the most popular iOS apps and are sure to be huge hits on Apple TV,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We continue to offer Apple TV users great new programming options, combined with access to all of the incredible content they can purchase from the iTunes Store.” Apple TV users can choose from an incredible selection of programming including over 60,000 movies and over 230,000 TV episodes, as well as the world’s largest collection of music on the iTunes Store®. Apple TV also offers great content from Hulu Plus, Netflix’s streaming catalog, live sports from MLB, NBA and NHL as well as Internet content from Vimeo, YouTube and Flickr.* In addition to HBO GO and WatchESPN, three new content providers* are also available today on Apple TV including Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello offering live news, sports and current TV programming. HBO GO users get unlimited access to their favorite HBO shows, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, documentaries, comedy specials and more. This includes full seasons of the best of HBO, plus bonus features and special behind-the-scenes extras. HBO GO on Apple TV requires a subscription to HBO through participating television providers. WatchESPN on Apple TV delivers a one-stop video destination for sports fans with live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line to those who receive ESPN’s networks as part of their video subscription from affiliated providers. Popular sports and fan-favorite shows include college football and basketball, Monday Night Football, MLB, NBA, major golf tournaments, all four Grand Slam tennis events, SportsCenter, PTI and more. Additionally, curated on-demand video featuring the most recent and relevant content—including highlights and news clips from ESPN.com as well as short-form segments from programs such as E:60, Outside The Lines, SC Featured, Sport Science and others—will be accessible through WatchESPN for the first time via Apple TV to all users. Sky News on Apple TV delivers a live 24/7 news feed to users in the US, UK and Ireland, including breaking news and headlines from business, politics, entertainment and more. In addition to the live feed, users can catch up on specific stories at any time via the extensive on-demand news library. Crunchyroll, the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media, will allow subscribers worldwide to watch the latest HD shows one hour after they air in Japan. Qello, a leading on-demand streaming service for HD concerts and music documentaries, offers free or paid subscriptions to music fans worldwide. New users can sign up for Crunchyroll and Qello instantly on Apple TV. Apple TV makes it easy to enjoy iTunes video and music right on your HD TV. Coming this fall, iTunes Radio™ will offer you an incredibly personalized music experience directly on Apple TV based on your listening history and past purchases from iTunes. And with iCloud®, you can buy movies and TV shows on Apple TV and watch them on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® or PC. iCloud also stores photos and pushes them wirelessly to all your devices including your Apple TV. iCloud is an incredibly easy way to get instant access to all of your content, no matter which device is being used. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can use AirPlay® to stream music, photos and videos from their devices directly to their HD TV with Apple TV. iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini, fifth generation iPod touch and Mac users can use AirPlay Mirroring to show the screen of their device right on their HD TV, allowing them to stream web pages, spreadsheets or even games.**[Via: Techno Buffalo] [Image: ubergizmo] HBO GO, ESPNWatch Now Available on Apple TV originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T17:31:32Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Ubuntu could easily emerge as a force to reckon with in the mobile industry. Perhaps a stand-alone Ubuntu platform won't succeed (cause it lacks major backers), but Ubuntu for Android definitely has a chance. Just imagine using your regular Android smartphone as a full-blown Linux computer when you connect it to a bigger screen. Powerful stuff… That said, I would like to see the upcoming Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie shipping with a similar capability. Google is already targeting laptops with its Chrome OS but at one point in the future, we expect to see the two platforms merging. If we can take Eric Schmidt's words that won't happen and we'll likely see Android getting its own desktop UI. We do hope to see something like that, but I would suggest it would be wiser for the search giant to simply acquire an existing Linux company. How about Canonical, which makes Ubuntu, one of the world's most popular Linux distributions? Presuming that happens we would be able to get all the benefits of Ubuntu for Android by the end of this year, maybe even in the next few months. Google definitely has the cash to pull this off, but on the other side - it also has the brain power to make its own Linux distribution and make it sing along Android. In any case, we do like the capability and can't wait any longer for a true converged device… Google should acquire Canonical and merge Ubuntu with Android originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T11:55:41Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Huawei is bullish on the prospects of its newly announced Ascend P6 smartphone, with plans to ship some 10 million units across Europe, Asia and perhaps Latin America. North Americans will likely have to wait for this phone a little longer because its lack of LTE connectivity support makes it less appealing to the US carriers looking to promote data traffic use on their networks. To reach the "10 million milestone," the Chinese company has allocated some 90 million Yuan (about $11 million) for P6 marketing in China, and another $30 million for promotion in Europe. In its own backyard, Huawei will sell the P6 for 2688 Yuan (327 Euro), while RRP in Western Europe will be higher - 449 Euro. While these figures may sound impressive, they are like nothing compared to the budgets and expected units shipped of the main players like Samsung, HTC and LG. Still, it's a step in the right direction for Huawei which hopes to rebrand itself as a maker of higher-end devices in the West. Personally I believe the Chinese company is onto something with its super-slim P6 and can't wait to try it out. Sure, it lacks the horse-power of modern quad-core chipsets like Samsung Exynos 5 Octa and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, but it should deliver the great user experience on a 720p HD screen, nonetheless. We're hoping to get our review unit ASAP when we'll get back to you with all the details. Stay tuned in the meantime, k? [Via: Unwired View] Huawei looking to ship 10 million Ascend P6 units originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-06-19T11:54:34Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j