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Google Wallet Will Give You $10 Just For Trying It

1 Nov

Google Wallet, the company’s NFC solution that lets people use phones to make payments, is going on tour and offering people $10 just to try it out.

Unfortunately, you’re only in luck if you live in NY, D.C., LA, Chicago, or San Fran.

But they’ll be at Jamba Juices, Walgreens, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Duane Reade, Foot Locker, Fat Witch Bakery in Chelsea Market and more… so demo Google Wallet and GET $10!

Try Out Google Wallet in Your City | Google Commerce.

Calendar of Events:
All event times, regardless of location, are in Eastern time, and events are subject to change. We’ll be in each city during the following dates:

  • New York: Oct. 17 – Nov. 13
  • Chicago: Oct. 17 – Nov. 13
  • Washington, DC: Nov. 15 – Dec. 12
  • San Francisco: Nov. 15 – Dec. 12
  • Los Angeles: Dec. 14 – Jan. 12

RunKeeper is the BEST app to track your run, and it just got updated with auto pause, heart rate monitoring, and more for iOS and Android. Plus, it’s FREE.

31 Oct

Probably the best app for running, RunKeeper for iOS and Android, just got a really helpful update. And it’s FREE! One problem it had was that it continued logging your time even if you’d stop at a light or to tie your shoe. A new update fixes that and adds some new features including heart rate zone monitoring!

This running app WILL help you lose weight and get in top shape. It’s your personal running coach.

iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/runkeeper/id300235330?mt=8

Android: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro

via RunKeeper Updates With Auto Pause, Heart Rate Zones, and More.

Click here to get $2 FREE MP3 Amazon credit. #teechy

28 Oct

Click here to get your free $2 FREE Amazon MP3 Credit: http://amzn.to/vVZltD

Free $2 credit to Amazon MP3 Store!

PLEASE NOTE:

This credit can only be used towards album purchases and will expire at 11:59 p.m. PST on October 31, 2011.

via Amazon.com MP3 Store: Tweet and Get a $2 Credit.

Forget Xzibit. Pimp out your bangin’-hot Prius with the automotive industry’s first integrated and mirrored smartphone-car system from Toyota.

26 Oct

Called this one too. It’s coming. And fast. The next step for Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc. after your cpu, phone, tablet, and TV/living room?

Your ride.

If you’re looking to get your smartphone more in-sync with your car, you may want to consider a new Toyota with the Touch Life “infotainment” system. Given a compatible smartphone / app combo, it can mirror the phones display on its 7-inch touchscreen for access to navigation, music or social networking services. Nokia owners can connect their Symbian Belle devices by way of MirrorLink, developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium, in its first deployment by the automotive industry.

Apple iPhone and iPod faithful will have to install Application Launcher in order to sync up with the infotainment system. If driving distractions are a concern, steering wheel controls play nice with the tech as well — its not quite SYNC Applink, but well take it. Toyota promises features and smartphones will continue to be added, but for a current list of compatible cars, devices and apps, check the press release on the website below.

via Toyota introduces Touch Life smartphone mirroring system, your Prius and iPhone can become one — Engadget.

The best iPad alternative just got priced and dated for US: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus (Nov 13, $400)

23 Oct

Samsungs Galaxy Tab 7 Plus Priced and Dated For the U.S.

The 16GB version of the seven inch tablet, which runs on a 1.2GHz dual core processor and packs a 3MP camera capable of capturing 720P video, will officially be available starting November 13th at select retailers including Best Buy and Amazon for $400. But if you don’t feel like braving the inevitably long lines that morning, pre-orders will actually begin tomorrow with select, but unspecified, partners. As for the larger 32GB version, expect that later this year, or early next.

Like the Sony Tablet S, the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus features a built-in infrared transmitter and thePeel remote application, nixing the need for the extra hardware usually required for other supported devices. And 7 Plus users will not only be able to ditch the remotes for their TV, cable box, Blu-ray player and other AV gear, but they’ll also be blessed with social media capabilities, letting them share their embarrassing TV habits on Twitter and Facebook. [Samsung]

Steve Jobs Was Ready For “Thermonuclear War” Against Android for Stealing Apple’s Ideas #teechy

21 Oct

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apples $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs said. “Im going to destroy Android, because its a stolen product. Im willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”Jobs used an expletive to describe Android and Google Docs, Googles Internet-based word processing program. In a subsequent meeting with Schmidt at a Palo Alto, Calif., cafe, Jobs told Schmidt that he wasnt interested in settling the lawsuit, the book says.”I dont want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I wont want it. Ive got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, thats all I want.”

via Steve Jobs Was Ready For “Thermonuclear War” With Google.

Barometers to be the new features in mobile handsets #teechy

19 Oct

The Unforeseen Awesome

Heres the other thing: once devs get their hands on Ice Cream Sandwich and its barometric possibilities, who knows what they might come up with? The most obvious secondary benefit might be to gaming developers, who could use the altitude measuring to improve control schemes in games. But whats most exciting are the possibilities we cant even dream of yet. And its something no one else has right now.

via Why the Barometer Is Androids New Trump Card.

BlueStacks Runs Android Apps on Windows. Test apps before installing #teechy

11 Oct

Test out Android apps before installing them on your device or download if you just want to use the same apps on both your Android device and your computer

via BlueStacks Runs Android Apps on Your Windows PC.

The best iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android tablet, Kindle Fire stylus out there: by Griffin #teechy

10 Oct

http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Technology-Stylus-iPhone-touchscreens/dp/B0041D0K1Q

At $10.82 with free Prime or Super-Saver shipping from Amazon, this is the best stylus for capacitive touchscreen products (a stylus that conducts the current from your body onto the tablet’s screen in order to make the tablet think that your finger is touching the screen, when your stylus actually is instead) . Thinking about using Noteshelf, PenUltimate, or any other note-taking app? Or just want to draw? Use this.

Pros:

  • CHEAP! I bought mine at $20+ when it first came out, and it’s still worth it!
  • Very soft stylus tip allows easy, smooth writing and drawing on capacitive touchscreens. Your handwriting will actually look like your handwriting. Those <$5 styluses on Amazon don’t glide as easily as Griffin’s does, leaving your handwriting looking elementary, but leaving your drawings looking normal. (Good for drawing, not writing if you buy the non-Griffin stylus)
  • Super-light. But feels like a sturdy, durable pen/pencil.
  • High-sensitivity, omni-directional point won’t scratch or smudge your touchscreen
  • Great for right- and left-handed writers
  • Use with any app for greater comfort and control

Cons:

  • I wish I had bought it at $10 instead of +$20
  • The cheap <$5 ones on Amazon aren’t nearly as good, but tend to come in bundles with other styluses, allowing easy replacement should you lose one.

Griffin Technology Stylus for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and other touchscreens

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