by George Heymann

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook debuts for $899 in North America

by John Roberts

Technology Market

Acer America has announced the North American availability of its first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3-951. The featherweight Ultrabook powers on instantly, connects to the Web in seconds and provides up to 50 days of stand-by time, or 6 hours of continuous usage.

As slim and easy to carry as a magazine, it includes a powerful Intel Core i5 Processor, speedy solid state drive for quickly booting the operating system, roomy hard drive, and essential USB and HDMI ports.

“The combination of extreme mobility and affordability found in the Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook will undoubtedly change the way people think about mobile computing,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “Consumers are going to love the value they find in the freedom and capabilities it offers.”

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T-Mobile Celebrates Fathers Day with free data for a year promotion

This years T-Mobile fathers day promotion will be to offer free data for one year (200 MB per month plan) worth $10 per month for customers sign up for a new qualifying talk, text and data plan.

Customers that need more data can choose to apply the $10 per month credit toward other qualifying 2GB, 5GB or 10 GB high-speed data plans. In addition, customers who activate a qualifying mobile broadband plan on a two-year contract can also receive a $10 per month credit on their bill for 12 months.

The Fathers Day promotion is available nationwide on June 18 (one day only) at participating T-Mobile stores

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Preview: CrossTxT send and receive text messages from any internet connected PC

by George Heymann

CrossTxT is an Android application that allows you to send and receive text messages from any Internet connected computer. Once you set up your CrossTxt account, you will be able to send and receive texts and optionally synchronize your contacts to the CrossTxt database.

If you are familiar with texting through your Gmail account with Google Voice, it’s similar with some additional features and caveats.

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Preview: NoLED provides persistent notification for missed calls or messages

by George Heymann

I have a recurring problem missing SMS messages. I’m frequently in the field, in noisy environments, and can’t hear the one-time message alerts at times. NoLED has provided a workable solution for this problem.

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