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by George Heymann

Serious about Sirius!

SiriusXM satellite radio is music — and much more — to your ears.

This story was featured in the Business section of todays Pueblo Chieftain

by George Heymann| @techeadlines

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Sirius is over 140 channels of commercial-free music, news, talk, sports and entertainment as well as traffic and weather, all available where you want it, whether it be your car, home, smartphone or laptop.

Sirius was officially launched in July of 2002 but what makes Sirius XM worth having is its premium audio content. Sirius XM Radio has content relationships with a diverse group of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey and others. For the sports fan, Sirius XM Radio is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball, Nascar, NBA, NHL, PGA Tour and major college sports.

You can download a channel guide with a complete list of programming at http://www.sirius.com/channelguide .

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Nearly half of U.S. Mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, 48 percent are on Android

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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According to the most recent Nielson report, 49.7 percent of U.S. Mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, an increase of 38 percent over last year. The trend is continuing to grow as more than two-thirds of those who acquired a new mobile device in the last three months chose a smartphone over a feature phone.

In the U.S. Android continues to lead the way with a 48 percent market share, Apple has a 32 percent share, Rim follows with 12 percent, with everyone else making up the remaining 8 percent. If you would like to get additional information check the  full Nielsen report.

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Reminder: Angry Birds Space to launch March 22

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Last week Rovio in cooperation with NASA broadcast a video from the International Space Station to announce the latest version of the Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Space.

Angry Birds Space features 60 new levels and will include new characters, new superpowers and new gameplay. Additional levels will be available as free regular updates, as well as in-app purchases. The game will launch simultaneously on iOS, Android, PC and Mac.

Video after the break

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iOS 5 tethered and untethered Jailbreak now available for iPhone 4S and iPad2, Seidio Extended battery for Galaxy Nexus available for order.

Smartphone Briefs

By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

On January 20th, Greenpois0n released their tool to jailbreak (unlock) the iPhone 4S or iPad 2. The jailbreak will support iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1 according to Greenpois0n, however the tools were only available for the Mac. The Greenpois0n team has now released the Windows version, which can be found by following this link.

Whited00r , a well known iOS community modding site has come forth with a way to get some features of iOS 5.0 on your older generation iPhones and iPods. For those who have an iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch and are interested in basking in the glory of i0S 5.0, Whited00r has your back. Make sure to follow this link and from there, simply pick your device. Sound off in the comments after the break with what you think of iOS 5.0 being on old-generation Apple products.

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10 Things I love and Hate about iTunes

by Laura Backes

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iTunes, like so many other great parts of our digital world, has things we love about it and things we hate about it. Sometimes the things we love, we also hate. Here’s my list of things I love and hate about iTunes.

  1. Love: It’s easy to buy songs – Your credit card or your iTunes gift card are attached to your account, so that all you have to do to purchase songs is click ‘Download’ and it transfers the song to your computer or your iPhone instantly. It’s wonderful!
  2. Hate: Too easy to buy songs – The other side of that story is the fact that it is so easy to do download songs that you do it more often than you would if you were purchasing at a store. It is so easy, that you don’t put as much thought into it and probably buy a lot of music that you wouldn’t have otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gameloft ringing in the New Year with a .99 cent app sale for Android iOS, and Mac

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

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If you love playing games, you’re really going to enjoy playing them for just .99 cents. Gameloft is offering a selection Android, iOS and Mac games on sale for a limited time.

The limited time offer includes 21 iOS games for iPhone, iPad or Mac. Not all of the selections are available on each platform. Some of the popular titles available for iPhone or iPad include Avatar, Iron Man 2, The Settlers, Assasin’s Creed, Gangstar Rio and 9MM. Some of the featured Mac titles include Real Golf 2011, Modern Combat, Asphalt 6, Nova 2 and Starfront.

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TECH the HALLS

Electronics gifts don’t have to be budget-busters

by George Heymann

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Despite the downturn in the economy, early polling indicates that a majority of consumers — 52 percent — plan to spend the same or more for gifts this holiday season, according to a recent ICM Research report.

Last year, nearly a third of U.S. consumers’ holiday gift-spending budget went to consumer electronics.

I don’t know who the folks are that participated in the ICM poll, but most of my friends and associates have a more conservative budget this holiday season. Keeping in mind that many of us will need to spend less, I wanted to share my picks for hot tech gifts that won’t break the bank or your budget. Happy Holidays!

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Shopping choices get easier

by George Heymann

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Expect to see big crowds out shopping for e-readers or tablet computers this holiday season.

The flurry of product announcements from Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble is revving customer interest in devices that already are hot sellers.

I get asked all of the time for recommendations for both e-readers and tablets.

My answer usually begins with at least two additional questions:

What do you want to do with it?

How much money do you want to spend?

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For individuals and many small businesses, it’s hip to be Square

by George Heymann

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Square is a mobile payment system that features an app and a compact ‘square’ card reader that plugs into the 3.5 mm headphone jack that allows iPhone and Android smartphones to accept credit card payments. When I first heard of Square back in May of 2010, my first thought was what a great concept!

Square seemed to be the next evolutionary step in mobile payments. Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey stated his goal for his startup Square was that “it become a simple payment utility for everyone.” Accepting credit card payments everywhere without requiring a merchant account, monthly fees or minimums will revolutionize credit payments for individuals.

According to Square you can accept credit card payments using Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover for 2.75% per swipe, that’s it, no additional fees. If you enter credit card numbers manually, your cost is 3.5% +15 cents per transaction. The funds are direct deposited to your bank account the next business day. With Square, the app and card reader are both free.

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Game Insight’s My Country maintains top position in App Store

by A. Montaqim

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Game Insight, one of the world’s leaders in mobile and social games making, announced today that their iPad version of the game “My Country” has maintained the #1 position in Top Grossing Games apps for iPad and earned over $300,000 during the first two and a half weeks of being live in the AppStore. “My Country” has repeated the success for its Android twin-sister, which has also kept top position in the Top Grossing list for over 2 months.

With “My Country”, Game Insight continues to dominate the free-to-play mobile games market by reaching #1 position once more on the top grossing app chart. Though “My Country” had to compete for its place as #1 against other popular games for iPad, the top was achieved by earning over $300,000 during the first two and a half weeks of being live.

Game Insight prides itself for the achievements of the past several weeks, despite the fact that the success of “My Country” did not come as a surprise. Game Insight is confident in their creation of another worthy game that brings city-building games to the next level of user entertainment.

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