Tag Archive: Mobile


Dish Network signs deals with ESPN, Disney to enable mobile content streaming

Using apps found in Apple’s App Store, Google Play, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows store, viewers will be able to watch live programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel and Disney XD, as well as live network streams of ABC, which are currently available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham.

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Boost Mobile now offering International Minute Packs

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Boost Mobile customers who wish to make international calls might be interested in checking out the carrier’s new International Minute Packs. Priced anywhere between $ 10 and $ 20 the bundles include up to 1,000 minutes of calls to various countries. There are 22 of these “grab ‘n go” bundles with most of them offering around 80-150 minutes of calls. The rub is that you’ve  [Read More…]

Sprint calls up new MVNO, Ciao Mobile

Sprint’s latest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Ciao Mobile is up and running with no-contract service plans. With plans that range from $ 35-$ 60, the prepaid carrier joins Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile in offering service through Sprint’s network.

At $ 35 customers can score unlimited voice,  text, and MMS; the $ 45 plan tosses in 500MB of data. Go all-in for $ 60 and you’ll have unlimited data on your device. So what’s the  [Read More…]

Microsoft sets Office Mobile free on Android

Microsoft has updated its Office application for Android and iOS making the productivity suite free for home users. Whereas it previously required a subscription to the Office 365 service it is now free for all. As one might expect, Office Mobile lets users create, edit, open, and save documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint format. Those on Business accounts still need to subscribe to Office 365 if they wish to access Office on their smartphones.

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Twitter enhances photo experience for mobile apps

Twitter this week is updating its mobile apps for Android and iOS with enhanced photo features. First, users can now attach up to four images to a tweet when composing a status update. What’s more, users can also tag up to ten friends in a photo; friends will be notified if tagged. For what it’s worth, tagging pictures does not affect your 140-character status limit. Feel free to upload and tag away! Whereas the iOS version of  [Read More…]

Freemium Rising: Mobile game developers on the ‘freemium’ trend

“I think everybody’s happy with free-to-play for now.” That’s Kyu Lee, founder of Gamevil, a veteran mobile game developer with more than a decade of experience. They’ve been churning out freemium games — free to download and play, but full of in-app purchases — at a solid clip for years now, resulting in plenty of players and a well-known RPG series.

Will Stallwood, founder of Cipher Prime, is on the other side of  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile offering LG Optimus F3

Boost Mobile on Monday announced the arrival of its latest Android smartphone, the LG Optimus F3. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the handset is Boost’s most affordable 4G LTE ready device to date. Features include a 5-megapixel rear camera, 4-inch display, 4GB internal storage, and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. Rounding things out are a front-facing VGA camera, NFC, DLNA, and a 2460mAh battery.

Over on the software front, the Optimus F3 comes with a host of  [Read More…]

GDC 2014: Zenonia Online updates classic mobile RPG as an MMO

Gamevil was at GDC 2014 showing off a whole bunch of upcoming Android games, including the next iteration of their well-known RPG series, Zenonia. Zenonia Online, as you might expect, adds a whole layer of massively multiplayer mechanics to the core action gameplay. In addition to hacking and slashing your way through a rich fantasy world, players can now party up co-operatively to take on particularly challenging raid bosses, or turn on each other in player  [Read More…]

Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile to clamp down on data in May

Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile are expected to introduce new data restrictions starting in May. According to Wireless Week, both carriers will throttle customers who go above 2.5GB of 3G/4G data per month. If, or when, a user crosses the threshold, the two MVNOs will dial speeds back to 2G, or less than 256kbps.

“This change comes about because of the enormous data usage driven by the increasingly sophisticated smartphones we make available, and the more extensive uses customers are  [Read More…]

Humble Mobile Bundle 4 expands by 3 games

Now you can pick up 9 games in total if you donate over the average, currently still under $ 4

The Humble Mobile Bundle 4 has been available for a few days now, and that means it’s time for an expansion of the number of games available. As it regularly does, Humble Bundle is adding three more games to the list, all of which will be available if you make an above-average donation for the group. Adding to  [Read More…]