Monday, April 16, 2012

Give your old Music CDs to Amazon & Get Gift Card

Hey Guyz, Now Amazon is waiting for your old Music CDs to give you its Gift Cards.

You can See Details to find the Value your CD can offer to Amazon . Then You need to send your CDs to them and in return a Gift Card will be deposited to your account. That's interesting, isn't it ??

Some of the sample albums with their worth are:
Madonna's MDNA = $5 Credit
The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond = $2.95 Credit


Click Here to See if there is a place for your CD

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/16/4416722/trade-old-music-cds-for-amazon.html#storylink=cpy

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Latest iPad Gets Top Marks from Consumer Reports Despite Heatgate

Apple's third-generation iPad is hot, but this time in a good way, says Consumer Reports. The consumer reviews magazine created a stir two weeks ago when it said the latest Apple tablet could get as hot as 116 degrees Fahrenheit in some spots when running games. Despite that finding, CR on Monday gave the new iPad the top spot in the magazine's tablet ratings.

CR's decision is in line with many gadget critics who have lauded the iPad for its 2048-by-1536 display, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 4G access. PCWorld in mid-March ranked the new iPad as the top tablet money can buy giving the tablet 4.5 out of 5 stars.

As for that sweltering 116 degree heat Consumer Reports reported, the magazine says the "new iPad is warmer in its hottest spots than the iPad 2. But we didn't find those temperatures to be cause for concern." During the iPad's purported heat controversy, PCWorld's tests found heat levels in the new iPad were comparable to Android tablets. PCWorld's tests did find, however, that the new iPad runs "hotter than the iPad 2, [but] the difference wasn't great."

One interesting difference between Consumer Reports' findings and PCWorld's was in the device's battery life. CR said the "iPad still has longer battery life than all other tablets." PCWorld's tests, however, found the third-generation iPad's battery life couldn't match other tablets including the iPad 2, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, or the Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Apple's newest iPad is the first iOS slate to feature 4G connectivity, the device also has a dual-core Apple A5X chip with enhanced graphics capability, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture at 30 frames per second. The iPad (third generation) ranges in price from $500 to $830 depending on storage and connectivity options.

source: Pcworld.com

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New App Offers Free Conference Calls Worldwide


SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Socialdial, Inc. today announced the release of CrowdCall, a new, free mobile app for both iPhone and Android that lets you instantly create free conference or group calls with up to 20 people anywhere on earth. Users simply select the people they want to include in their conference from their contacts list, touch the call button and everyone on the list is called and connected to a group call. You can include anyone in your contact list in the call, they don't need to have the app to participate. The free app can be downloaded at http://socialdial.com/crowdcall/download.php .

"We wanted to make it easy for anyone to create a conference or group call right from their iPhone or Android phone," said Randy Adams, CEO of Socialdial, Inc. "It's great to connect with friends, family or business associates in a group call, but it has always been complicated and expensive to set up a call, especially from your phone. We are changing all that with CrowdCall, the easiest, free way to stay in touch. No dial-in numbers, no PIN codes to remember, just touch one button and everybody gets connected."

Instead of creating a dial-in number and PIN codes, CrowdCall simply calls everyone on the conference list when the user presses the call button. Participants receive a call from the user and simply answer and press the "1" key and are instantly connected to the conference. CrowdCall is ideal for families spread out across the world, especially for those with loved ones in military service abroad. CrowdCall is also great for connecting with your friends at any social event or to invite them over for a party. And of course CrowdCall is great for businesses interested in setting up a quick ad hoc conference call at a moments notice.

Socialdial offers CrowdCall free to everyone on iPhone and Android and is available in the Apple App Store and Android Market. The only cost incurred in using CrowdCall is a local call from the user to the CrowdCall server which simply uses local minutes on your phone plan.

Company Description

Founded in 2012, Socialdial, Inc. is a next generation communications company, developing and deploying software and services which provide innovative solutions to consumer communications (text, voice, video and data) across the social graph. Socialdial specializes in free conference calling and identity-based interconnections for voice and data, circumventing traditional legacy-based numeric identities (telephone numbers) and instead allows consumers to connect via their unique social identities (email address, LinkedIn, Facebook identities, etc.).

source: marketwatch.com

Easter Gifts Under $25 for 2012

Americans are expected to spend more on candy, flowers and little trinkets this year as they celebrate Easter, according to a survey by BIGinsight on behalf of the retail industry trade group, the National Retail Federation.

Spending on the holiday is expected to rise 11 percent from last year to about $16.8 billion. This means the average person celebrating will spend $145.28 on everything from candy to food to new Easter outfits.

That’s no small sum, especially when you consider that most Americans are paying more for gasoline these days.





“Though the price of gas is on everyone’s mind, Easter is one of the few holidays some consumers are willing to stretch their budgets, especially because many children look forward to treats and new outfits on Easter morning,” said Matthew Shay, the federation’s president and CEO.

source: cnbc.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tablet game revenue to hit $3.1B by 2014

 Tablet games are expected to grow to $3.1 billion worldwide, according to a new report from analyst firm Juniper Research.

The spending on tablet games is expected to account for a third of all mobile game revenues by 2016, when total mobile game revenues are expected to top $18.3 billion.

For 2011, Juniper estimated that tablet game revenues to be $491 million. The report says that the large screen size and outstanding graphics will motivate users to buy games and in-game items such as virtual decorations. The tablets are particularly appealing for fans of hardcore games.

Tablets such as the iPad are selling for $500 or more, but the prices are dropping. In 2011, tablets sold 55.2 million units, up from 17.6 million, according to Juniper.


Revenues from games for tablets are coming from a variety of business models, including pay-per-download, free games with ads, free games with brand presences, free Lite versions upgradeable to paid, and a free-to-play games with in-app purchases.

Charlotte Miller, author of the report, said, “The tablet is the perfect device for playing mobile games – the screens are large enough for the user to see the action, no matter how big their hands are. Tablet owners also tend to have a larger disposable income, as tablets are often bought outright rather than subsidised by operators. Higher user satisfaction with games and a bigger wallet mean that tablet games look to be highly lucrative.”

The report also identifies challenges. Those include overcrowded app stores, tiered data plans that discourage heavy usage, operating system fragmentation, partial network coverage, piracy, and content regulation.

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