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

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 .

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Windows Phone 8 to become third platform on Verizon, Galaxy S III makes cameo appearance in Vietnam?

Smartphone Briefs

by Chris Coleman@PhoneKnack

After garnering some additional attention from carriers for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is teaming up with Verizon Wireless to help promote Windows Phone 8, which is due out later this year. Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer, Fran Shammo said that Verizon is looking to make Windows Phone their third platform behind iOS and Android.

“We’re really looking at the Windows Phone 8.0 platform because that’s a differentiator. We’re working with Microsoft on it”

While the Windows Phone platform continues to grow it will be interesting to see what other interest they can garner as time gets closer to Windows 8.0 holiday release.

Rumors are constantly flooding the web, its part of the technology world. But what we just stumbled upon may be more then just a rumor. A Vietnamese site has just posted a video of them playing around with the new Samsung Galaxy S III.

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Another new Droid device, Nokia Lumia 900 up for preorder in Canada and Switzerland, Samsung Galaxy Beam re-released.

Smartphone Briefs

by Chris Coleman| @PhoneKnack

A new Motorola Android phone has surfaced and we can agree that this is a work of art. The Droid Fighter as it is being called is a 4.6 inch beast.

Reports are surfacing that the Verizon bound Droid Fighter will feature a HD Display and will run on Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich. Something that has been stressed by Motorola has been improved battery life for its upcoming devices. This is pure speculation but we could see a similar battery to that of the Droid RAZR MAXX. We can expect for an official announcement from both Verizon and Motorola in the coming weeks.

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Voice Share: Send Voice Messages via SMS and Facebook

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

Our friends at Base 2 Applications, LLC have released their latest creation Voice Share. Voice Share is a smartphone app that simplifies sharing “voice notes” with your friends and family through SMS messaging and Facebook available for Android and Windows Phone.

Using the app is a breeze, you tap on the big microphone icon to record your voice message, then tap another to share via SMS or Facebook. You can also attach “gifts” (colorful icons) both free and premium versions to your voice recordings to send with your recordings. Please note you are limited to 1 of each type of gift per day. Premium gifts require you to unlock Voice Share premium a 99 cent in app purchase.

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According to a Purdue University study 65-75% of energy in free apps is spent in third party advertising modules.

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

Smartphone battery not getting you through your workday? According to a Purdue University study published in conjunction with Microsoft Research approx. 65-75% of energy used in free apps is spent in third party advertising modules.

So if you’ve been wondering why your smartphone battery has been running down prematurely the answer could lay with the free apps you have installed and are running on your smartphone.

The study utilized a specially designed “energy profiler” (Eprof), on two mobile platforms, Android and Windows Mobile to detail how apps use energy by analyzing its power behavior.

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Reminder: Angry Birds Space to launch March 22

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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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Battlefield 3 sells 5 million units in first week, becoming fastest-selling game in EA’s history

by Maria Santiago

Technology Market

Electronic Arts has announced that based on internal estimates, Battlefield 3 has sold through 5 million units in the first week globally, making it the fastest-selling game in EA’s history. The outstanding retail performance is driven by critic’s reviews averaging above 85 on console and above 90 on PC.

Word-of-mouth from gamers is also driving sales — Battlefield 3 now has more than 2.5 million “likes” on Facebook.

Following the tradition of all games in this storied franchise; Battlefield 3 includes a superior multi-player experience. Consumers have logged-on in unprecedented numbers to team up and join the battle. Server stability was solid in the first weekend, delivering EA’s highest-ever usage rates.

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Adobe Flash Player 11 and Adobe Air 3 hits the Android Market

by George Heymann

Adobe Flash Player 11 and Air 3 hit the Android Market today. With the launch, Adobe is introducing its next generation ‘Stage 3D’ architecture that promises 1000x faster rendering performance over Flash Player 10.

This release incorporates features that support theater-quality HD video, native 64-bit optimizations, and high quality HD video conferencing. The architecture is designed to leverage native device and platform capabilities including Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry Playbook, Windows, Mac as well as select TVs.

According to the Adobe Flash Platform blog, The next generation console has arrived! “Today, approximately 70% of web games are powered by Flash, along with 9 of the top 10 games on Facebook, about 70% of the games on Google+, and the top social games from companies like Zynga and EA. Games at their best are fluid, immersive experiences, and the unmatched consistency of Flash Player allows game developers to focus on making great games rather than fight fragmented technology. Games just play. And play big: Flash Player brings an audience over 11 times larger than that of the best-selling current generation game console.

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Review: Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition

by George Heymann

I recently made the move from a desktop to a laptop as my main personal computer. One of the compromises I had to make when moving to an ultraportable laptop with SSD drive was storage space.

My first impulse was to purchase an external hard drive (HD). All I needed to do was decided between buying a USB 2.0/3.0 drive now or waiting for a reasonably priced Thunderbolt capable external drive later.

After weighing my options, I came across a solution I hadn’t initially considered, a network-attached storage drive (NAS). The NAS drive commonly referred to as Cloud Storage drives operates as a secure file server on your home or office network.

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Microsoft previews “Windows 8” at Computex

by George Heymann

Microsoft previewed the next version of Windows, codenamed “Windows 8” to hardware partners at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan today.

As part of the technical preview Mike Angiulo, Microsoft corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem, demonstrated how “Windows 8” is optimized for touch-centric hardware.

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