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Instagram: Photo sharing with just a click

by George Heymann |@techeadlines

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

Instagram is a free, easy to use photo-sharing service.

Using Instagram, photos snapped with cameras, smartphones, tablets or other devices can be quickly edited and posted to Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare or Tumblr.

(A Flickr version is expected soon.) What has garnered Instagram so much attention is that its creators have found a way to let users take advantage of photo filters and borders, keeping the program simple and functional.

The first step is to download and install the app, which is available as free downloads from the Apple App Store @ http://itunes.com/apps/ instagram/ or the Google Play market @ http://goo.gl/ZDZfk. The Instagram application is compatible with the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 3.1.2 or above or any Android device running Android 2.2 or above.

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Android App Round-Up!

Android Apps worth a look!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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I wanted to share some of my favorite Android applications that have made it to my smartphones homescreen. I’ll try to make this a regular feature and highlight apps you might not have noticed that are worth a look:

Spare Phone: Spare Phone formerly gVoice is a $1.99 Android VoIP app developed by guidology that allows you to use your data connection (WiFi, 3G, 4G,EVDO) to place voice calls using a Google Voice Account. gVoice essentially turns your phone or tablet into a free wireless phone when using the application over WiFi.

Plume: Plume formerly Touiteur is highly customizable Twitter client that has many desirable features including the ability to colorize your timeline, pull to refresh your timeline, handle multiple twitter accounts, picture preview, autocomplete Twitter hashtags, the ability to mute select users and much more it is my current Twitter client of choice. There is a free ad-supported version of Plume as well as a premium ad-free version of Plume available for $4.99.

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Imangi Studios to bring Temple Run for Android to Google Play March 27

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Imangi Studios announced the official release date for its incredibly popular title Temple Run for Android today. Temple Run should be available for download from Google Play on March 27 according to the Imangi Studio press release.

“We are excited to finally share the Android release date with our fans who have been so enthusiastic and supportive of Temple Run,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. “By expanding to more mobile devices, we hope to provide the same addictive and fast-paced gameplay to an entirely new group of players.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Unlock Your iPhone With a SIM card, Tweeticide: Allows iOS users to delete all of their Tweets at once.

Smartphone Briefs

By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

The Gevey Ultra S is a now up for preorder for $55 and will unlock your iPhone without the need for a jailbreak. Unfortunately this sim unlock only works for GSM phones meaning only users of AT&T and TMobile will be able to use the Gevey Ultra S. Verizon and Sprint users have to figure out another option. The Gevey Ultra S will begin shipping March 3rd.

The Gevey Ultra S boasts the following feature set –

  • GEVEY™ True Plug-and-Play Unlocking SIM Interposer
  • No Need to Dial International Emergency Number 112
  • Untethered Unlock with no Jailbreak Required
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Gameloft signs on with GetJar, releases Asphalt 6 for free on GetJar Gold

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

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We’ve featured GetJar before on technology-headlines.com, GetJar is a third party App Store that features a growing selection of paid Android applications for free download. Today GetJar announced that Gameloft a premier mobile game publishers has signed on and will distribute their first title Asphalt 6 for free on GetJar.

To download the GetJar AppStore to your phone go to m.getjar.com , select quick download at the bottom of the screen and enter the code they provide. Once installed, you will be greeted with an easy to navigate screen with clearly labeled categories that highlight the most popular selections of apps and games for your phone.

GetJar has now made over $250 worth of premium apps a available for free download. Asphalt 6 is just one of over 100 free premium titles now available for download on GetJar Gold.

Asphalt 6 game trailer after the break.

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Moneto prepaid NFC mobile wallet service compatible with Android and iPhone

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

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Yesterday DeviceFidelity, Inc and Spring Card Systems LLC, announced Moneto a prepaid mobile wallet service utilizing Near Field Communications (NFC) in conjunction with MasterCard PayPass technology.

The innovative service enables NFC on previously incompatible smartphones by utilizing a custom Moneto microSD card for Android and a custom case for iPhone.

According to its press release “Users can fund their Moneto prepaid account through direct deposit, ACH transfer or cash/credit/debit card-enabled third-party money transfer services such as MoneyGram, Western Union, PayPal or GreenDot.

Moneto also comes with a companion prepaid MasterCard to give users the ability to access cash at ATMs and make online purchases, pay bills or shop at merchants that do not accept contactless payments. Moneto also enables card-to-card and wire-fund transfers from a secure internet portal accessible via moneto.me.”

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Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, borrow books for free including bestsellers with no due dates

by George Heymann

Technology-Headlines

Amazon recently introduced the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library that allows Amazon prime members who own a Kindle device to borrow from over 5,000 titles, including 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers, as frequently as a book a month, for free with no due dates.

There are just two requirements in order to use the lending library, own a Kindle device (does not work on the Kindle app) and be an Amazon Prime member which also entitles you to free two-day shipping on Amazon stocked items as well as unlimited streaming of a growing library of movies and TV shows.

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CobraTag your items with a trackable Bluetooth tag

by George Heymann

Technology-Headlines

A Cobra Tag is a compact rechargeable bluetooth sensor approximately 2.5”L x 1”W x .5”D that pairs with your smartphone to prevent you from losing keys, purse, computer bag, or any other item you want to protect from loss. The sensor communicates with an app currently available for Android and Blackberry that will remind you with an audible alarm if you leave your phone or other item behind.

The Cobra Tag also acts like a two-way finder, tap the button on your Cobra Tag to ring your phone or conversely use the phone app to make the tag ring to help locate your other items.

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Social virtual goods revenues generated via mobile devices to reach $3b in 2011 rising to $4.6 billion in 2016

by Anna Schmidt

Technology Market

A new report from Juniper Research finds that soaring usage of social gaming – driven largely by the sharp rise in smartphone adoption – will push the global market for virtual goods bought from mobile social media services from $3 billion this year to $4.6 billion by 2016.

The report found that sales of virtual goods via mobile social media services are flourishing in Japan and China; as social gaming familiarizes consumers with virtual goods, this trend will quickly become global. Increasing tablet usage is also expected to provide further momentum as these devices offer a significantly better user experience for social gaming than smartphones.

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

by George Heymann

Technology-Headlines

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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