Month: November 2012

Black Friday Bargains: Deals that you should not afford to miss

Some of the most attractive deals and discounts happen on Black Friday. And with 2012 Black Friday drawing closer, every e-commerce website and departmental store is busy rounding up all possible tech deals, making this year’s Black Friday surprisingly exciting for their customers. Admits the super bargains that every retailer is throwing to magnetize its customers, it becomes really hard to choose the deal that is actually worth getting excited about. And if you, like many others, are braving the crowd for a Black Friday deal and are still figuring out on which gadget your should try your hands on, then we’re here to help you. Check our list for some of the hottest door-buster tech deals in the town: Tablets Most people will not be surprised to hear that tablets are topping the list of best tech deals this year. Some of the hottest deals and bargains in this category include: •    Samsung galaxy Tab 2 for $180 – at Best Buy •    Apple iPad 2 (16GB with Wi-Fi) for $399 — at Walmart •    Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch for $79  — at Barnes & Noble Cameras Looking for a camcorder or a low-cost point-and shoot snapper, here are the best deals available: •    Nikon Coolpix S3100 camera (14MP/720p video) for $99 — at Best Buy •    Samsung Smart ST195 Digital Camera for $99 – at...

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BBC rolls out Earth Unplugged: The first original content channel on YouTube

BBC is the most savored channel of many when it comes to nature documentaries. If you are a die-hard fan of films and documentaries on wild life and nature but find it difficult to follow all the programs, then we have some good news for you. BBC has unleashed its much-awaited original-content channel on YouTube. Known as Earth Unplugged, this YouTube-only web portal is for BBC’s natural history division, BBC Earth, and will feature new and original content on nature that’s unavailable elsewhere. Earth Unplugged will showcase a slew of new films created for their digital audience, and the corporation says that their channel will become viewers most sought after destination for wild life and nature. Through this channel, BBC Worldwide’s Earth Productions division will host seven new programs every week. The new, web-centric offerings will include: Earth Juice: A weekly news magazine that will discuss the latest discoveries in the world of nature. Walking with Dinosaurs: Exclusive dinosaur videos for Earth Unplugged, containing new sketchosaurus. Meet My Planet: A program that will feature interviews with people who have been inspired by wild life and nature. Deadliest…: A YouTube spin-off of the BBC’s popular TV show – Deadly 60. It will feature a close look at the planet’s deadliest animals and their inhospitable habitats. Amazing Animal Babies: A program that will showcase short feature films on baby animals. Zoo...

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AT&T makes travelling cheaper: Rolls out new international roaming plans

If you are fed up of paying hefty phone bills while on international roaming, then we have some good news for you. AT&T, the world’s leader in telecommunication services, has rolled out its new global add-on packages that will make your travelling more affordable. The wireless carrier has announced several new calling, texting, and Wi-Fi data transfer plans for its mobile phone users on the go. Effective from today, these ‘Europe and rest of the world’ options will join the Canada and Mexico plans that were launched by AT&T in June, earlier this year. The AT&T’s three all-new ‘talk + text’ plans offer much better rates and more choices for overseas yappers. Called as the Travel Minutes packages, the plans provide a block of fixed voice minutes in three different geographical regions of the world: Canada and Mexico, Europe, and the ‘rest of the world’. The plans, priced at $30, $60, and $120, offer different usage time in different regions of the world. For Canada and Mexico, Travel Minutes offer 30 minutes for $30 per month, 200 minutes for $60 per month, and 500 minutes for $120 per month, with a $0.50 per minute overage charge. For Europe, Travel Minutes packages allow 30 minutes for $30 per month, 80 minutes for $60, and 200 minutes for $120, with a $1 per minute overage charge. Whereas, for the rest of...

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Selective Sync comes to SkyDrive: Sharing files and folders made easy

Does your SkyDrive looks like a jumbled collection of videos, family photographs, business and personal documents, music files, and more? Do you always wish to sync only important business documents to your office computer, but end up syncing all that’s stored on your cloud? Now with Microsoft’s recent update, you can sort out this mess and keep your files and folders in complete control. Microsoft has finally launched its much-awaited Selective Sync feature on its popular cloud storage solution that empowers you to selectively sync files and folders of your choice. With this new addition, you can store all your files, folders, and documents in your SkyDrive, but sync only the folders of your choice to your laptop, your tablet, or your personal computer, while syncing the entire set with your desktop. So, while your business computer focuses only on work-related documents, your personal laptop can focus on music and video files for your entertainment. The feature is simple to set up and use. All you need to do is to go to the SkyDrive’s desktop program’s settings menu to discover the selective syncing options. However, this update is limited to the Windows desktop application only and is not a feature of the Metro-style app or any other mobile version of SkyDrive. Also, In addition to selective sync feature, SkyDrive has also made it easier to share SkyDrive content...

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Yapp: Welcome to the Era of DIY App Creation

Heading toward the most important day of your life? Or planning to host a reunion with long lost school friends, a college event, a conference, or any other group or gathering? Whatever be your need, this all-new smartphone app will offer you the easiest way to communicate and discuss events with your friends, family, and guests anytime, anywhere. Though there are more than 700,000 apps available on iPhone and Android phones, none seems to be working exactly the way you want. But all that seems to be the thing of the past. Yapp, a ‘free app that makes app’ helps iOS and Android users to create and publish mobile apps that can be customized the way they desire. Instead of designing a full-fledged website to organize your events, you can now use Yapp to design your own planners and invitations. Select from a range of templates with different colors and backgrounds by visiting yapp.us and customize them to design a complete new mobile experience. You can easily modify the existing templates to put in your schedule, photos, event invitations, news feeds, as well as bios of the guests and attendees. Another benefit of Yapp is that your customized app will not feature in Google Play or Apple’s App Store; instead, you can keep your app private and share it only with your friends and guests by sending a unique...

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