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  • 05Feb

    Show support for indie game Pingo

    Pingo is a new puzzle game created by Eve Park, an indie games developer. In Pingo, the player earns points by creating poker hands along any direction. There are a two modes, Casual and Speed mode and for players that aren’t familiar with Poker can go through the tutorial levels. Pingo is part of the OUYA Create contest which runs from January 23- February 18th. Check out Pingo (which is also looking for playstesters) by checking out the video above and sharing it. Check it out and support Indie Female game developers!

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  • 03Aug

    PowerA releases Star Wars iPhone cases

    At first I thought this was just a regular product pitch from a company using an IP that I’m in love with to make something cheap that I won’t want. But then I looked into PowerA and what they are offering and I have to say, I’m stunned at the quality of these cases! Darth Vader and C-3PO (which looks amazing) is now available on PowerA.com. These are the second cases in the series. The R2D2 and Chewbacca (omg so cute) cases were released in June and sold out in days. But now all four cases are available for purchase on the site. The Star Wars Collector Case Series for iPhone 4/4S are sculpted in incredible detail. If you want something more than the individual characters, the Star Wars Saga Cases for iPhone 4/4s have original poster art from the classic films.

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  • 18Jul

    Symantec’s Identity Safe helps keep me sane

    Have you ever noticed how many different passwords we have for the various different accounts we have over the Internet? Are you like me and can’t seem to remember all those passwords for all those accounts, so you do the one thing you’re told you should never ever do (HINT: write them down on a piece of paper that you keep in that long drawer of your desk with all those random pens and pencils)? Fear not, fellow CRSs! Norton is here with their new app/program Identity Safe! With Identity Safe, Norton has created a vault that will keep all that personal information you use on a regular basis on websites safe and secure. Some of the other features the Identity Safe program has are an auto-fill (auto-fill your addresses, credit cards, frequent flyer numbers, etc.), the ability to securely save notes and quickly find them when you need them,

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  • 08Jul

    Snap App Sunday: Instagram

    ​Welcome to the first installation of Snap App Sunday, where I will give you all the information you need to know about photography based applications. Personally, I’m Team Droid, so controls and functions may be specific to my oft used smartphone, but I’ll make sure I predominantly write about apps on both Apple and Droid operating systems. If you have a Blackberry, I’m sorry that you have a Blackberry. Today we’re going to start with the most popular photography app out; Instagram.​ I’m sure you’ve heard that two seconds after their Droid app was released, Instagram was acquired by Facebook for one. billion. dollars. Since then the app has gone through a few updates, most notably a recent redesign, to improve functionality and finally make room for the kabillions of infiltrating Droid users. When Instagram launched on Droid, I immediately downloaded it to see what the fuss was about (I was using the now defunct

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  • 27Jun

    Confessions of a Gadget Junkie: Caving to the New iPad

    I was an iPad early adopter when it released in early 2010. I bought it the week I was leaving for E3 as something to use for taking notes, writing articles, and playing time waster games in line. There are always lines to sit in at E3, that’s for certain. Despite how much I was afraid I would have buyer’s remorse, that debut week in LA proved that I had made a sound investment. Not only did it do what I needed it to on the E3 showroom floor, but with it, I was able to check in to work and answer any questions that came up from my boss. My husband made fun of me for getting it, but it wasn’t long before he got one too. Even though I am a huge, admitted gadget junkie, I was able to pass up on the iPad 2. As time wore

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  • 12Apr

    Two thirds of all tablet minutes occur while watching TV

    Every time I watch HBO GO or Showtime, they talk about how you can interact with other fans on your tablet during the show. I always wonder, why would I do that? I want to actually watch the show. Turns out they know their audience. According to a study from MultiMedia Mentor and GfK Analysis, among adults 35-49 almost two thirds of their tablet time occur in front of a tv. For adults age 18-34 the percentage is 39%. “Tablets are the new ‘second screen,’ thanks to their size and inherent connectivity,” said Robert DeFelice, Vice President (Media) at GfK Knowledge Networks. “Our research suggests the potential value of ad campaigns and other applications that take advantage of the roles smartphones and tablets play as ‘co-located’ technologies; these might include researching advertised products, texting friends about plot twists, visiting TV program websites, and dozens of similar uses.” When comparing the

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  • 09Apr

    Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion

    According to Reuters report, Facebook is going to pay $1 Billion in cash for Instagram. Instagram is gaining in popularity with the company just launching the Android version of the program. We used Instagram to give an inside look at PAX East this past weekend. Facebook says that it will keep Instagram running and will also build features for it within Facebook. “This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a blog post. “We don’t plan on doing many more of these, if any at all.”

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  • 04Apr

    Astro Gaming headsets are the official PAX East selection this year

    At PAX East this weekend in Boston, Astro Gaming headsets will be the official choice of the show. This is the fifth consecutive PAX event to use Astros as the official headset. To get your hands on a pair to try out, head over to the PC Free Play area, where computers will be outfitted with 350 Astro A30 headsets. Of course, if you want to buy a pair, that’s also going to be pretty easy at the show. Over at Booth #1018, you’ll even be able to get a discount. Astro will be premiering their brand-new booth for the 2012 convention season, and there, you’ll also be able to try out A40s, A30s, A*STAR in-ear headsets and also wireless MixAmps. To try out more Astro products, you can visit the following booths:   Perfect World Entertainment (Booth #736) Red 5 Studios (Booth #536) Riot Games (Booth 690)  Sega (Booth #448, 548)  Square Enix (Booth

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  • 03Apr

    Sign up for Instagram on Android

    Taking pictures on your phone has become a new artform. Instagram is so popular there are businesses around various ways to print your Instagram pics. Sadly when I walked away from Apple iPhone, I also said goodbye to Instagram. Currently there is no program for Instagram on Android and really there isn’t a fit substitution. It looks like Instagram is looking to change that by offering signup for Instagram on Android. There is no official date on when the program will be released. Also no information on what you are signing up for. It can be an email when Instagram for Android is released or it can be signups for a beta program. Either way…I’ve already signed up.

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  • 21Mar

    Would you give up your Facebook password for a job interview?

    I heard about this on the radio and thought I was going crazy. It seems that some companies are asking job seekers for their Facebook or Twitter passwords. The reason given is so that employers can look over their page before hiring them. While I know the job market has become very competitive because of the amount of people looking for a job, it makes no sense for companies to ask for your password. Companies have so many ways to do background checks and most social media is open to the public. There is an app called BeKnown that can scan Facebook pages to create profiles. To ask for a password to personal space before you are hired is ridiculous and can be dangerous for identity theft. At current time, no one is challenging the legal aspects of asking. Unfortunately some job seekers are handing over their information because they

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