Apps, Websites, Fun! 231 – iPhone Is New – And Expensive Too – Kid Friday Podcast

iPhones – iPhones – iPhone (YO – One New iPhone is Missing?)

BEST iPhone – Android Tips, iPhone XS. iPhone XS MAX, iPhone XR Release Date, Sony Playstation Classic, Google Chrome, browser update, Fix an iPhone 5S, Nintendo Switch Online, iWatch, Watch iOS 5, and a whole lot more!

Hosted By: Dave Swerdlick - kid friday kids, tween, teen, technology, tech, podcast

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Hosted By: Dave Swerdlick

Podcast Awards:

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Top 10 “People’s Choiceand “Best Education

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 230 – Back To School Special with a REAL Teacher – AND A No See Feature! – Kid Friday Podcast

TEACHER

Special Guest: The BEST 8th grade teacher in the World: Lori

Lori Rodgers Mallory - 8th Grade teacher featured on Kid Friday - Kids Tech podcast

We talk middle-school, Apple announces date for new iPhone, bullet-proof backpacks, Inside excuses to tell your teacher, Facebook takes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, YouTube in school, iPads for students, no-phones in class, Yahoo Mail, Instagram, smart-boards, school apps, Notability, Schoology, school districts, school districts, AVID, Advancement via individual determination, prices of school supplies, lazy teachers, jazz music, wireless charging, and a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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View / Listen on:

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 229 – iPhone Battery Tales You Thought Were True – We UNDO! – Kid Friday Podcast

BATTERY

Share the Kid Friday Love – @kidfriday

iPhone battery rules YOU should consider, Bulletproof backpacks, 6-year old goes on Amazon shopping spree, McDonald’s kiosk ordering, Android phone tracking, Australian teen hacks Apple, Electro-Voice 635A microphone, Cell phone voice mail, Steve and his new years resolution, Amazon shipping, Amazon photo of delivery, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Hootie and the Blowfish, Darius Rucker, Spotify student discount, Audio quality, push notifications, location services, flip-phones, OLED, Studio “C”, Catch Me if You Can, Leonardo DiCaprio, The Idolmaker, movies, and a whole lot more.

Special Co-Host: Steve from the “Weapon of self distraction” podcast.

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You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 228 – MacCoin, iOS 12, Video Group Chat, Studio C, Ebay… – Kid Friday

STUDIO “C”

IOS 12 icon, iPad Pro, Face ID, Spotify, Ramen Noodle restaurant, Amazon Rapids, WhatsApp group video chat, Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, Minnesota, McDonald’s MacCoin, MacCoin prices on eBay, 50 years of the Big Mac, McDonald’s kiosks, eBay completed sales, AC/DC shirt, Fixie bike, Studio C, Record album artwork, Greg Turco Photography, food trucks, Electro voice RE27, Aphex 230 master channel, BBE Sonic Maximizer, Apogee Duet, Cox Cable copyright lawsuit, Facebook dating app, Apple TV, PBS Newshour

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Kid Friday Studio "C" Tween - Teen Technology Podcast for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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The Kid Friday Podcast is a technology information show and news source for kids, tweens and teens. We talk smart phones, social media, iOS, Android, computers, tablets, steaming music and video, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events. Viewed in over 200 countries, we talk tech, but always end up somewhere else. Podcast Awards: Top 10 “Best Education” and “Peoples Choice”.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! – 227 – It’s Fortnite – Alright?? – Kid Friday

FORTNITE

Fortnite, History of Adidas, Puma, Dogs…

Special guest: Connor

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 226 – How to get tech gadget repairs for free + New iPhone Colors For Me! – Kid Friday


Podcast 226 includes coverage of the New iPhone models, colors, and prices, Amazon Toy Catalog, Smart TV’s stealing your data, Facebook Exposes User Data Again, Netflix removing written reviews, Sonos files to go public, iOS, Android, Firestick, AirPods, How to get reimbursed for tech gadget repairs, New McDonalds Kiosk Ordering, iOS 4.1 update, and a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 225 – Instagram Better – Facebook is for Old People In Sweaters. – Kid Friday Tech Podcast for Kids.

Instagram ITV , YouTube, Facebook app exposes your data, net neutrality, iOS 11.4, iOS 12, iPhone, Android, scams, iPad with broken jack on headphone input, Apple, Google, and a whole lot more…

Do you own an iOS device? iPhone or iPad?

Want to test out iOS 12 – the NEXT iOS operating system?

Here’s a link and download directions for iOS 12 BETA.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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View / Listen on:

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Hosted By: Dave Swerdlick

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 224 – Amazon Gets Tough – If You Return Too Much – Kid Friday

Amazon Bans Shoppers, New Amazon Track your package app, Dave’s bikes, New warranties for Nintendo, XBox, and Playstation in the USA, Spirit Airlines, Wi-Fi, YouTube reminder tool shows how long you’ve been watching, Echo Dot for Kids privacy concerns, iPhones, Waffle Bar, Tea, Starbucks, Brookwood Camps in New York, and a whole lot more!

Special guest: Sofie

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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View / Listen on:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kid-friday-apps-websites-gadgets-games-fun/id344979790?mt=2

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 223 – Record Store Day – Wear Your Seatbelt – O.K.?


7 Ways to Get Your iPhone Battery To Charge Faster, Record Store Day, Nintendo Labo, Google Chat, SMS, iMessage, Teen Hacker Gets Jail Time, Dave switches back from Android to his iPhone, Winston, Poodle, Poochcam.com, WEAR YOUR SEATBELT.

Special Guest: Gene.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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View / Listen on:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kid-friday-apps-websites-gadgets-games-fun/id344979790?mt=2

Website: https://www.kidfriday.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KidFridayMedia

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 222 – Facebook in Doubt and High School’s Out – Kid Friday

apple, chromebooks, ipads, facebook privacy, google buys tenor, gif, android, samsung, i7prime, school, school, school…and a whole lot more.

From the casual couch – Special Guest: “Gary”

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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View / Listen on:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kid-friday-apps-websites-gadgets-games-fun/id344979790?mt=2

Website: https://www.kidfriday.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KidFridayMedia

TuneIn:  https://tunein.com/podcasts/Kids–Family-Podcasts/Kid-Friday—apps-websites-gadgets-games-fun-p1133841/

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Hosted By: Dave Swerdlick

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 221 – Toys R Us Is Done, Android AR Releases A Ton – Kid Friday


Toys R Us Closes, Samsung Galaxy 9 with In-display fingerprint sensor, Facebook and how to protect your data, Changes to your Instagram feed, Send money to your contacts via Google Assistant, Siri reading hidden notifications, Just released – dozens of augmented reality apps for Android, and a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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View / Listen on:

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kid-friday-apps-websites-gadgets-games-fun/id344979790?mt=2

Website: https://www.kidfriday.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KidFridayMedia

TuneIn:  https://tunein.com/podcasts/Kids–Family-Podcasts/Kid-Friday—apps-websites-gadgets-games-fun-p1133841/

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Hosted By: Dave Swerdlick

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Apps, Website, Fun! 220 – My Nintendo Was Scooped Up By A Bot – Kid Friday

Online bots bought up holiday toys,

Apple buys Shazam and is called out on iPhone 6 battery issues.

Bitcoin – tell me more. Is Bing really better?

The new Tesla Semi Trucks look awesome.

We share a big secret how YOU can score killer concert seats, and a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 219 – What Did You Buy! – Kid Friday

Cyber Monday Record Sales, Fun-cheap stuff on Ebay, Google and Amazon battle, High Sierra Update/Features, Sumo Wrestling, plus a whole lot more…

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 218 – Black Friday 2017 Tech Deals – Kid Friday

It’s our annual “Black Friday” Special with special co-host – former Webkinz Webcast and Kid Friday peep: Hannah.

Black Friday 2017, TV deals, iOS 11.1, XBox, playstation, drones, groupon, mall of america shopping, iPhone battery saving tips, and a whole lot more. Watch – Enjoy – Share!

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 217 – Spotify is MIGHTY Good! – Kid Friday

Mighty Spotify Player – Best deal to buy an iPhone 8 – iPhone 8 – iPhone 8 – iPhone X or iPhone 10? –  iPhone X parts shortage – iPhone X pre-order and release date – iPhone glass issues – Apple Watch Series 3 – iOS 11 – Apple update – Taylor Swift and UPS,plus a whole lot more.

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We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 216 – Seems FAIR To Me – Kid Friday

Kid Friday Goes to the State Fair!

Deep Fried Twinkies, Milking machines, Scam charging cord, Grooming animals, Giant slide, Baby Pigs, 1400 pound Boar, Cute Bunnies, Geese, Deep Fried Olives, Pony Pal and more!

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We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

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Podcast Awards: Top 10 “People’s Choice” and “Best Education”.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 215 – Go Ride Your Bicycle

SmartBoards, Mighty – Spotify Music Player, Essential Android Phone, iPhone 8, one of Dave’s bicycles, and a whole lot more!

SmartBoards, Mighty – Spotify Music Player, Essential Android Phone, iPhone 8, and a whole lot more!!

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Join our Kd Friday Facebook Page and post a question, comment, your favorite website, tips.or just say hi!

Viewed in over 200 countries, thanks for making Kid Friday™ the number one technology show for kids.

Podcast Awards: Top 10 “People’s Choice” and “Best Education”.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 214 – This Guy Hates Kids? – Kid Friday

Glitter Case Recall, Microchip in your hand to pay for everything, RFID, RSS, the end of the iPod Shuffle and Nano, Spotify app for XBox, Amazon cable problems, the world’s Halloween capital of the world,

Awesome fun in the new Studio “C” Special guest Steve.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 213 – The iPod Touch is Alive

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Update on fixing headphone jack on an iPad, Faux Real Shirts, Costco electronics including, the iPod Touch, Awesome Drone with 4K Video, and Rotisserie Chicken.

Facebook Octulus, Rover raises 65 million for dog walking service, Rumor: iPhone 3D Laser rear facing camera, Safety first when you post on the web, Apple HomeKit, Phillips Hue, and cheaper alternatives,

PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE!

Apps, Websites, Fun! 212 – Apple’s Got A Lot Of Stuff


Rumors on the next iPhone.  PLUS announcements on iOS 11, Apple iMac Pro, Giant iPad, OLED technology, High Sierra operating system, Amazon comes to AppleTV, Apple Watch OS4, iPhone turns 10-years old, MacBook Air warranty, Apple HomePod, and a WHOLE LOT MORE!

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Thanks for making Kid Friday™ the number one technology show for kids.

Coverage of new websites, apps, gadgets. computers, mobile phones, iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, and more.

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 211 – Don’t Steal Toilet Paper

iOS Update, New CarPlay features, Zinio App, Stealing Toilet Paper, Vinyl Records, Movie Theaters and a whole lot more.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 210 – He’s Sleeping – But Not A Beauty


This shows coverage: Consumer Electronics Show, PS4 Update, Jyro Hoverboards, Las Vegas, Gondola Rides, iPal Robots, Fisher-Price Circle Cycle, Mobile Phone Cases, Wal-Mart 2-Day Shipping, Cable TV, Adopted.

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Coverage of new websites, apps, gadgets. computers, mobile phones, iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, and more.

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

PODCAST AWARDS: TOP 10 “Best Education” and “People’s Choice”

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 209 – The Kid Is Enraged

Make a free boombox for your phone or tablet, Black Friday Deals, Nintendo Classic Edition, Nintendo Switch, app recommendations, and a whole lot more.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 208 – It’s Rotisserie Chicken Time

Special Guests: Steve and his son Alex (Van Halen?).

Rotisserie Chicken,Samsung Galaxy Tablet – S7 Phone Ban,YouTube,Xfinity,Data Caps,Verizon PopData,Streaming Plans,Throttling,PS2,iPhone 7,Jeep,Rubik’s Cube,Tulips,Facebook Live,Costco,Ignition Coil Repair,Original iPhone,Retro Phones,Retro iPods,Click-wheel,Qwerty Keyboards,Phone Scams,Call Centers,Email Scams,Custom Guitar Picks and a whole lot more.

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Podcast Awards: Top 10 “People’s Choice” and “Best Education”.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 207 – The Hottest Phone Available


Our friend Steve is back as co-host with Dave.

Samsung Galaxy S7, New S8, iPhone 7, IOS 10 Update, TV, AutoblogVR, Guitar Tuna, Boss Tuner App, Xfinity, Comcast, HBO, Wifi, Presidential Debate –

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 206 – It Was The App…”Scout’s Honor”

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Mountain Dew, NBA, Lebron James, Playstation, XBox, Boy Scouts, Rubiks Cube, LG Mosquito TV, Costco, Tunafish, Basketball, Black Ops, Spotify, Netflix, Steve is funny, Maybe, Sometimes, File Sharing, Zika Virus, iFunny, Netflix, Crackle, Haystack App, Website recommendations, App recommendations, app reviews, best apps and MoRe!!

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 205 – Stu Who?

You’re A Kid In A Digital World.

Special co-host: Stu

Coverage includes: OnePlus Phone, Vintage iPhone prices, Sony Cassette Walkman, Amazon, Ebay, Tesla p90d Test Drive, Tesla X, What Are Vinyl Records, Turntables, Consumer Electronics Show, Grimes, Audio Research Factory Tour, Tube Audio, Viewer Mail, Samsung Flexible Phone, oled, Phablets, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S.

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Podcast Awards: Top 10 “People’s Choice” and “Best Education”.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 204 – iPhone Gets Smaller – Kids Get Bigger

iPhone SE, Amazon Tap, Bad USB-C cables, Apple Lightning cables, Amazon Warehouse Deals, Interrogating Steve if he “Read” or “Heard” something, Learn how to podcast mis-communication, iCade Arcade for iPad, U.S. States, Names of the month that are also the first names of people, and a whole lot more.

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Podcast Awards: Top 10 “People’s Choice” and “Best Education”.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 202 – Watch This Apple

Apple watch, Zoe’s App favorites, Papa’s Freezeria and Soundcloud. How we discover new music, technology at Hannah’s work, school’s out – almost, iPhone chargers and cables, how to fix your broken iPhone screen on the cheap…

Apps, Websites, Fun! 197 – It’s Not Easy Getting An iPhone 6


New Seaworld Kids Apps, including – Penguin’s Playground, Polar Bear Playground, and Baby Animals: Cute and Cuddly Animal Babies. Trivia Crack app, We got new iPhone’s and an iPhone 6 Plus and talk Slate Gray and Gold colors. You’ll learn about how difficult it was to get the phones. Had to go to Verizon Store, Target, and Best Buy to get it all done. Extra Charges include: Plan Access Fee, Line Access Fee, and Activation Fees. New iPhone 6 cases, iPhone Mini rumors. A $6,000 Smartphone, Viewer E-Mail and Zoe goes to the Hospital, and the most expensive car license plate ever. Cyber Monday results, and more. Don’t forget all the random stuff, too.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 193 – No More Fart Apps


SeaWorld Kids Apps, iPhone 6, iOS 8, Wipreout App, Chromebooks, Wipreout App, Plastc Credit Card, Fart Apps, New iPad and Macbook Announcements, Middle School, Door Knobs…and a whole lot more.

Kid Friday 189 – Gimmee Google Glasses – April 17th, 2014

Saving battery life on your iPhone, iPhone 6, Google Glasses, Best Free iPad Apps, and a whole lot more.

Here you go…70 best free iPad games 2014

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Kid Friday 188 – Hannah Hates Everything

iOS 7.1, Sneak Peak at iOS 8, iPhone 5C price drop outside the U.S., Twitter, ToneFone, Sony Smartwatch 2, Motorolla Moto 360 Watch, NailSnaps, Starbucks App, Kohler Shower Speaker, and a whole lot more.

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Kid Friday 185 – Mash this Tag


MashTags, Ask.FM App, Candy Crush App, 8Tracks App, Talking Angela, Xfinity Go App, Billy the Exterminator, iWatch, WhatsApp, and a whole lot more. Zoe has a special guest in-studio.

 

 

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Kid Friday 181

SnapChat, QuizUp, One Direction, Target, Apple, iWatch, Clothing for Dogs, Gift Cards, Smartphones, Galaxy, Mac Jacobs, Cycloramic, Panoramic, Mancala, Gif, 3D Printing, Photo Reflection, Funny Movie Maker, Twitter, EOnline, Stress Check, Tumblr, Instagram, Instafollow, Keezy, Gilly Hicks, Top Shop, Lush, Yoga, YouTube

Show 180 – Best Apple Tip Ever


TimerCamera App, SheepLauncher App, Scooter XL App, Starbucks App, GS Preschool Games App, Funny Movie Maker App, FaceStealer App, Metronome App, and a whole bunch more. Plus our best iPhone, iPad tip ever.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 179 – You Can’t Get Everything On Amazon

Black Friday recovery, Mall of America, Funny Movie Maker app, iTube app, Amazon Drone, Spotify, iTunes, Annoying Orange, plus a whole lot more.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 177 – Snap Me Four Billion


Sony Playstation 4, Keexy App, Snapchat, Coin Credit Card, Target iPad Promotion and Black Friday Deal, and a whole lot more.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 176 – I’m Targeting An iPad

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Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Target Trade-in Program, Black Friday, Amazon, Walmart online, iPad models, Twitter, Facebook, Cyber Monday, Sign Language, Ematic Genesis tablet, and a whole lot more!

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 176 – I’m Targeting An iPad

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Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Target Trade-in Program, Black Friday, Amazon, Walmart online, iPad models, Twitter, Facebook, Cyber Monday, Sign Language, Ematic Genesis tablet, and a whole lot more!

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 175 – Your Cupholder Is About To Get Lucky

iPhone 5C best app, Playstation beats up XBox, New,iPads on the way, GameStop Black Friday deals, KFC Go Cup, PoochCam in the green-room, the first computer mouse, Sony Android,watch, Flipcase app, Stresscheck app, how to make froth, HTC One Max Android phone, and a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World ℠, so why don’t you learn something. 

Apps, Websites, Fun! 174 – Enough of the Starbucks!

iPad 5, Starbucks app, Nifti app, Flu shots, Wal-Mart price match gone wrong, Moscow, Our favorite apps, Viewer mail, a Webkinz Webcast flashback, and a whole lot more.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 174 – Enough of the Starbucks!

iPad 5, Starbucks app, Nifti app, Flu shots, Wal-Mart price match gone wrong, Moscow, Our favorite apps, Viewer mail, a Webkinz Webcast flashback, and a whole lot more.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 173 – Mayday Tablet Emergency

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iOS 7 is making people dizzy and we’ll show you how to fix it, a couple of 6-year old girls rack up a large bill playing on the iPad, Amazon‘s new Kindle HDX tablet that includes an extra-special feature, YouTube Music Awards show, and a whole lot more.

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Websites, Apps, Gadgets…Fun! Hosted by 15-year-old Hannah, 12-year-old Zoe, Dave, and Winston the poodle.

Coverage of new websites, apps, gadgets. computers, mobile phones, iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, and more. We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Listener email from around the world, and the infamous “PoochCam”.

Thanks for making Kid Friday the number one Educational Tech show for kids.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 172 – Are We In France?

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Zoe has special guests.  We talk mobile phones, favorite apps, Quickoffice App, SeatGuru.com, new Facebook feature, the worlds largest chicken, fake restaurants in China, Netflix 1080HD for everyone, and a whole lot more.

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Websites, Apps, Gadgets…Fun! Hosted by 15-year-old Hannah, 12-year-old Zoe, Dave, and Winston the poodle. Coverage of new websites, apps, gadgets. computers, mobile phones, iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, and more. They talk tech, but always end up somewhere else. Listener email from around the world, and the infamous “PoochCam”.  Thanks for making Kid Friday the number one technology show for kids.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 171- iOS 7 Love Hate Relationship

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Listener email, iOS 7 overview of new features including the camera, settings, app icons, and messaging, Man gets stung by bees 1200 times, PoochCam, and a whole lot of TAFFY.

You’re A Kid in a Digital World℠

Websites, Apps, Gadgets…Fun! Hosted by 15-year-old Hannah, 12-year-old Zoe, Dave, and Winston the poodle. Coverage of new websites, apps, gadgets. computers, mobile phones, iPads, iPhones, Android, tablets, and more. We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 169 – Who Needs A Smartwatch

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch, Tech in School, New iPhone, IOS 7, The Space Needle, Stratosphere Roller Coaster,Las Vegas, Siri, Sky Jump, Vine, Apple, Hard Reset, listener email and a whole lot more.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 168 – One Direction 3D Headache

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One Direction Movie Review, iOS 7 Features, iPhone 5S Release, PoochCam, New Instagram Feature, VMA Awards, Vine, MixBit, Samsung Gear Smartwatch, Apple Store Visit, Genius Bar,

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 167 – Who Needs A Watch

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Squaready app, Tugg.com, One direction movie, Smartwatches, Sony smart watch 2, Samsung smart watch, Hot smart watch , YouTube , iPhone 5S, PoochCam, and a whole lots more.

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Kid Friday 166 – Tap Tap Dad!

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Beso App, Split Pic App, Secret Box App, Tunein Radio, Spotify, Map My Ride App, How Google got it’s name, PoochCam, and a whole lot more including email from viewers just like YOU.

Kid Friday 164 – PoochCam on Mars

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Google Glasses ban in U.K., Apple iPhone 5C, Netflix Profile Feature, Camera Apps, $6,000 Virtual Jewelry Set, New PoochCam Logo, Bib + Tuck, Action Movie FX, and a whole lot more.  Some of the Best App recommendations for kids.

 

Kid Friday 163 – We Saw 1D

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We saw One Direction, How to get rid of annoying ads in apps, Drum Master app, Google Chromecast Dongle, Bib & Tuck, PoochCam, Clothes and handbag hauls, plus a whole lot more.

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Kid Friday 163 – We Saw 1D

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We saw One Direction, How to get rid of annoying ads in apps, Drum Master app, Google Chromecast Dongle, Bib & Tuck, PoochCam, Clothes and handbag hauls, plus a whole lot more.

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We discuss how products are licensed and why your favorite bands and characters make lots of $$ selling merchandise. Apple’s latest news including iOS 7. App talk includes: Knock On Wood, ClapBox, and SpinVid. Plus, Fab.com, Instagram, Vine, the World Famous PoochCam, listener email from around the world, Angry Birds Soda, and a whole lot more.

Kid Friday – 159 Apple is up to something

App review of SpotQRemote, otherwise know as SpotQueue. Plus a LOT of APPLE news and rumours, including: iRadio, the NEW iPod Touch, iPhone 5S, iPhone trade-in program, the iWatch, and an iOS update. Of course, all the other stuff mixed in about, well…about something.

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Kid Friday 158: The Mood Ring Goes Tech

Get the #1 app for FREE, a player uses his iPhone to protest a call during a tennis match, next gen, “Mood Bracelet”, some history of Adidas and Puma, MyRadar app, PoochCam, listener email, Ebay deal on iPhone 5 charging cords, we announce a giveaway, and so much more.
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Kid Friday 156: Play Me Some Music!

Music Apps and Websites including; Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, Amazon Cloud Player, Soundhound, and Twitter Music.  Plus, Marina and the Diamonds, Vine app, Clear app, PoochCam, PoochCam.com, and a whole lot more.

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Kid Friday 155: Holding Out For The iPhone 7

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On this show, #155: Vinci Tablet, Dave’s recent tip, Google Earth, Fake Beats headphones, , iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, CamWow, SeeThis App, the Famous Pooch Cam, and a whole lot more.

Special guest…Ben

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Kid Friday 155: Holding Out For The iPhone 7

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On this show, #155: Vinci Tablet, Dave’s recent tip, Google Earth, Fake Beats headphones, , iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, CamWow, SeeThis App, the Famous Pooch Cam, and a whole lot more.

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Kid Friday 155: Holding Out For The iPhone 7

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Kid Friday 154: I use my iPad in the Bathroom ALOT

Kid Friday Show 154

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On this show, #154:
PoochCam, Listener email, Social media addiction, How much YouTube pay for views, Increase in TSV while in the bathroom, The best way to make money on an App, Shout ’em App Maker, Latest iPhone Rumors, and a whole lot more.

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Kid Friday 154: I use my iPad in the Bathroom ALOT

Kid Friday Show 154

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On this show, #154:
PoochCam, Listener email, Social media addiction, How much YouTube pay for views, Increase in TSV while in the bathroom, The best way to make money on an App, Shout ’em App Maker, Latest iPhone Rumors, and a whole lot more.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 146

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Win stuff from us! Gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. A new website recommendation from Hannah, Tech in the airport, Listener email, and a WHOLE lot more.

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How to Check for Dead Pixels on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

Do you have any dead pixels?  A few dots on your iPad?  How about your iPhone or iPod Touch?

Apple has no definitive guidelines on what they consider an egregious number of dead or stuck pixels on any of their products. However, it seems as if you need 3-5 dead pixels and be under warranty to even be considered for a replacement.  If you live near an Apple Store, your best bet is an appointment at the Genius Bar.

So how do you check to see if you have any dead pixels?

Instructions:

  1. If you’re not already, view this page on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch
  2. Tap and hold each of the images above and select “Save Image”
  3. Open Photos from your iPad’s home screen and scroll down to find the colored images
  4. View each image full screen (the images are large enough to fill your iPad screen without zooming). The contrast provided by each color should allow you to see any dead or stuck pixels.

Source: http://www.theipadguide.com/content/ipad-dead-pixel-test-how/7171269

iPod Touch 5th Gen Only A Few Weeks Away

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Just a few weeks after the release of Apples iPhone 5, word is spreading that the fifth generation of the iPod Touch is already on its way.The new iPod Touch release date is slated for late October, according to Slash Gear.When the iPod Touch announcement was made during Apples iPhone 5 launch, the only information given about the iPod was that it would be released in October. Slash Gear reported that Australian users are now seeing a ship date of three weeks on Apple‘s website. The new iPod Nano reportedly has the same release date as the iPod Touch.Pre-order is currently available through the U.S. online store, but the ship date is simply stated as “October.”The new iPods are in scant supply, CNET reported Friday, via a report from Japanese Apple blog Macotakara. Shipments of the new iPod Touch are due in Japan next Tuesday, and there are “considerably few numbers of the initial shipment.”On Friday, MacRumors reported that early pre-orders of the Touch had moved to “Preparing for Shipment.” One customer even reported that his credit card had been charged.In Australia the expected delivery date is Oct. 29, while in New Zealand the release date is slated for Nov. 2, according to MacRumors.

via New iPod Touch Release Date Slated For Late October: Report.

iPod Touch 5th Gen Only A Few Weeks Away

New iPod Touch

Just a few weeks after the release of Apples iPhone 5, word is spreading that the fifth generation of the iPod Touch is already on its way.The new iPod Touch release date is slated for late October, according to Slash Gear.When the iPod Touch announcement was made during Apples iPhone 5 launch, the only information given about the iPod was that it would be released in October. Slash Gear reported that Australian users are now seeing a ship date of three weeks on Apple‘s website. The new iPod Nano reportedly has the same release date as the iPod Touch.Pre-order is currently available through the U.S. online store, but the ship date is simply stated as “October.”The new iPods are in scant supply, CNET reported Friday, via a report from Japanese Apple blog Macotakara. Shipments of the new iPod Touch are due in Japan next Tuesday, and there are “considerably few numbers of the initial shipment.”On Friday, MacRumors reported that early pre-orders of the Touch had moved to “Preparing for Shipment.” One customer even reported that his credit card had been charged.In Australia the expected delivery date is Oct. 29, while in New Zealand the release date is slated for Nov. 2, according to MacRumors.

via New iPod Touch Release Date Slated For Late October: Report.

PlayStation Mobile Now Open For Business

PlayStation Mobile Now Open For Business

PlayStation Mobile – Sony’s cross-platform mobile gaming service that allows players to experience PlayStation Mobile games across Sony’s devices and select Android-based smartphones and tablets – is now live.

PlayStation Mobile can be accessed through Sony’s PlayStation Store and purchases are tied to users’ PlayStation Network IDs. Users will only need to buy a PlayStation Mobile game once and it will be playable on any PlayStation Certified Device and PlayStation Vita.

The service launches today in Japan, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia, with more countries to follow.

via PlayStation Mobile goes live today with ‘Super Crate Box’, ‘Wipe!’ and ‘Samurai Beatdown’ | The Verge.

PlayStation Mobile Now Open For Business

PlayStation Mobile Now Open For Business

PlayStation Mobile – Sony’s cross-platform mobile gaming service that allows players to experience PlayStation Mobile games across Sony’s devices and select Android-based smartphones and tablets – is now live.

PlayStation Mobile can be accessed through Sony’s PlayStation Store and purchases are tied to users’ PlayStation Network IDs. Users will only need to buy a PlayStation Mobile game once and it will be playable on any PlayStation Certified Device and PlayStation Vita.

The service launches today in Japan, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia, with more countries to follow.

via PlayStation Mobile goes live today with ‘Super Crate Box’, ‘Wipe!’ and ‘Samurai Beatdown’ | The Verge.

PlayStation Mobile Now Open For Business

PlayStation Mobile Now Open For Business

PlayStation Mobile – Sony’s cross-platform mobile gaming service that allows players to experience PlayStation Mobile games across Sony’s devices and select Android-based smartphones and tablets – is now live.

PlayStation Mobile can be accessed through Sony’s PlayStation Store and purchases are tied to users’ PlayStation Network IDs. Users will only need to buy a PlayStation Mobile game once and it will be playable on any PlayStation Certified Device and PlayStation Vita.

The service launches today in Japan, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia, with more countries to follow.

via PlayStation Mobile goes live today with ‘Super Crate Box’, ‘Wipe!’ and ‘Samurai Beatdown’ | The Verge.

Is Bing Really Better Than Google?

Is Bing Really Better Than Google?

Today Microsoft announced that its ‘Bing It On Challenge‘ has scooted past the 5 million visit mark. According to its blog post, that figure is in excess of its projections. I would certainly think so.The number of visits should be not be taken to indicate user discontent with Google however; the brazenness of the challenge led to a very large, and somewhat positive press cycle, which drove the traffic. As TNW reported previously:Microsoft is making a bold move today, launching a new blind test that pits Bing against Google in efforts to show how useful its search results are compared to the old standard. Microsoft explains on its blog that this is a “non-scientific test,” but claims upfront that research shows “people prefer Bing web search results over Google.”

via Bing Claims Victory in Blind Taste Test.

Is Bing Really Better Than Google?

Is Bing Really Better Than Google?

Today Microsoft announced that its ‘Bing It On Challenge‘ has scooted past the 5 million visit mark. According to its blog post, that figure is in excess of its projections. I would certainly think so.The number of visits should be not be taken to indicate user discontent with Google however; the brazenness of the challenge led to a very large, and somewhat positive press cycle, which drove the traffic. As TNW reported previously:Microsoft is making a bold move today, launching a new blind test that pits Bing against Google in efforts to show how useful its search results are compared to the old standard. Microsoft explains on its blog that this is a “non-scientific test,” but claims upfront that research shows “people prefer Bing web search results over Google.”

via Bing Claims Victory in Blind Taste Test.

Is Bing Really Better Than Google?

Is Bing Really Better Than Google?

Today Microsoft announced that its ‘Bing It On Challenge‘ has scooted past the 5 million visit mark. According to its blog post, that figure is in excess of its projections. I would certainly think so.The number of visits should be not be taken to indicate user discontent with Google however; the brazenness of the challenge led to a very large, and somewhat positive press cycle, which drove the traffic. As TNW reported previously:Microsoft is making a bold move today, launching a new blind test that pits Bing against Google in efforts to show how useful its search results are compared to the old standard. Microsoft explains on its blog that this is a “non-scientific test,” but claims upfront that research shows “people prefer Bing web search results over Google.”

via Bing Claims Victory in Blind Taste Test.

Top Toys for the Holidays According to Wal-Mart

Are you ready Kid-Friday fans?

Tech is very much a part of the top picks from Wal-mart for 2012.  It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza….this list proves that kids and technology rule.  Is this list the real deal?

We’ll talk about all of them on the next Kid Friday podcast, show 131.

Hmmmm.

YouTube Releases New App For iPod Touch and iPhone

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For all you diehard YouTube fans out there who can’t get enough YouTube on your mobile, we’ve got some great news: starting today, you can download the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store, bringing you more of the videos you love and more ways to share them with the people you care about.

via YouTube Blog: Introducing a new YouTube app for your iPhone and iPod touch.

Secrets of Working at The Apple Store

Secrets of Working at The Apple Store

Have you ever dreamed of working for Apple some day?

You can start your training right now.

Gizmodo got a hold of the Apple secret training handbook for employees.

Now we know why they have to be so nice!

Print out this article and bring it with you the next time you visit your local Apple Store.

See if the employees have the correct response!

via How To Be a Genius: This Is Apples Secret Employee Training Manual.

Mini iPad Coming In October

Mini iPad Coming In October

According to a new report from AllThingsD, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Apple will pull back the curtain on a new, smaller iPad during a special event in October. Meanwhile, all signs still point to an iPhone unveiling on September 12, so rabid members of the tech press and Apple’s fan club should have plenty of time to dig into one new product before another takes the stage.

Rumors of a smaller iPad have been making the rounds ever since Apple’s 10-inch tablet first hit the market, and those rumblings have only grown in intensity since companies like Amazon and Google entered the fray. At this point, there’s still hardly any concrete information about Apple’s smaller iPad (unless you’re the type to read too much into sketchy Chinese cases), but there’s little question that Apple’s tiny tablet would mean plenty of trouble for those two players in particular.

Amazon’s pint-sized Kindle Fire has been one of the only tablets to give the iPad line a run for its money in terms of sales, and the company is expected to unveil the Fire’s successor at a press event on September 6. Meanwhile, Google worked with Asus to produce the impressive Nexus 7, and recent speculation seems to indicate that Nexus 7 sales could easily outpace Google’s own expectations. Considering the iPad’s tremendous popularity though, we may soon see Amazon and Google’s momentum take a nosedive should Apple push out a product to compete in the same niche those companies’ devices currently occupy.

via Apple’s New Mini iPad Expected To Take The Stage At October Event | TechCrunch.

Mini iPad Coming In October

Mini iPad Coming In October

According to a new report from AllThingsD, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Apple will pull back the curtain on a new, smaller iPad during a special event in October. Meanwhile, all signs still point to an iPhone unveiling on September 12, so rabid members of the tech press and Apple’s fan club should have plenty of time to dig into one new product before another takes the stage.

Rumors of a smaller iPad have been making the rounds ever since Apple’s 10-inch tablet first hit the market, and those rumblings have only grown in intensity since companies like Amazon and Google entered the fray. At this point, there’s still hardly any concrete information about Apple’s smaller iPad (unless you’re the type to read too much into sketchy Chinese cases), but there’s little question that Apple’s tiny tablet would mean plenty of trouble for those two players in particular.

Amazon’s pint-sized Kindle Fire has been one of the only tablets to give the iPad line a run for its money in terms of sales, and the company is expected to unveil the Fire’s successor at a press event on September 6. Meanwhile, Google worked with Asus to produce the impressive Nexus 7, and recent speculation seems to indicate that Nexus 7 sales could easily outpace Google’s own expectations. Considering the iPad’s tremendous popularity though, we may soon see Amazon and Google’s momentum take a nosedive should Apple push out a product to compete in the same niche those companies’ devices currently occupy.

via Apple’s New Mini iPad Expected To Take The Stage At October Event | TechCrunch.

Mini iPad Coming In October

Mini iPad Coming In October

According to a new report from AllThingsD, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Apple will pull back the curtain on a new, smaller iPad during a special event in October. Meanwhile, all signs still point to an iPhone unveiling on September 12, so rabid members of the tech press and Apple’s fan club should have plenty of time to dig into one new product before another takes the stage.

Rumors of a smaller iPad have been making the rounds ever since Apple’s 10-inch tablet first hit the market, and those rumblings have only grown in intensity since companies like Amazon and Google entered the fray. At this point, there’s still hardly any concrete information about Apple’s smaller iPad (unless you’re the type to read too much into sketchy Chinese cases), but there’s little question that Apple’s tiny tablet would mean plenty of trouble for those two players in particular.

Amazon’s pint-sized Kindle Fire has been one of the only tablets to give the iPad line a run for its money in terms of sales, and the company is expected to unveil the Fire’s successor at a press event on September 6. Meanwhile, Google worked with Asus to produce the impressive Nexus 7, and recent speculation seems to indicate that Nexus 7 sales could easily outpace Google’s own expectations. Considering the iPad’s tremendous popularity though, we may soon see Amazon and Google’s momentum take a nosedive should Apple push out a product to compete in the same niche those companies’ devices currently occupy.

via Apple’s New Mini iPad Expected To Take The Stage At October Event | TechCrunch.

Toys R Us Ripped Off In $2 Million Scam

Michael Pollara got a few unexpected goodies that came with his Toys “R” Us rewards card, such as an arrest for allegedly stealing more than $2 million in toys from the nationwide retailer.Pollara and his mother, Margaret, were arrested in Florida after allegedly visiting 139 Toys “R” Us stores in 27 states and putting expensive items into large boxes containing inexpensive goods. The two remain in jail on multiple theft charges.

Store executives say that while the 70-year-old Margaret served as a lookout, Michael, 46, would find a cheap item in a large box, remove it and hide it somewhere in the store. He’d then stash expensive goods in the box—Leapster Pads at $99 each, electronic toothbrushes or pricey Lego sets worth up to $150, reports CBS Miami—and check out, paying the price for what was supposed to be in the box. Authorities say that the less expensive items cost the pair about $7,000, but they made more than $2 million by reselling the big-ticket products on eBay.

After a South Florida employee noticed a couple of Lego boxes go missing during a shift in May, officials checked the surveillance video and found Michael moving the boxes from the shelf. Since then, authorities have followed the pair from store to store—tracking their movements through the Toys “R” Us rewards card Michael used to make all his purchases.

And they’ve certainly been worth following. The Pollaras ventured as far as California, North Dakota, New York and even Hawaii on their shopping spree, logging nearly 8,000 miles.

via Toys “R” Us Scam: Mother and Son Steal $2 Million in Toys | NewsFeed | TIME.com.

Sony PS3 and Vita: Buy One Get The Other Free!

 

Sony PS3 and Vita:  Buy One Get The Other Free!

PlayStation 3 owners who purchase SuperBot Entertainment’s new mascot fighter PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale will also get the PlayStation Vita version at no additional cost, Sony announced today. The buy one, get one free deal is part of Sony’s new Cross Buy initiative, which will soon extend to other games.

Sony also announced that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault — known as Ratchet & Clank: Q Force in Europe — will also support Cross Buy, a roundabout way of announcing that the next Ratchet & Clank game is also coming to Vita. Buying the PS3 versions of Thieves in Time and Full Frontal Assault will get you a Vita copy at no additional cost.

via Sony announces Cross Buy: Buy a game on PS3, get Vita version for free | The Verge.

 

New Details on the iPad Mini – One Big iPod Touch!

There have been a number of tips over the last few weeks from sources that 9 to 5 Mac believe hold knowledge about Apple’s plans on the upcoming iPad mini. A recurring theme of late is that the iPad mini will “look like a big iPod touch” with smaller bezels along the sides in portrait mode and separate volume buttons and not a “rocker” and a mic on the back. 

In addition, they received a number of different iPad mini back plates with the best quality being these from case maker Devicewear.

Who wants a iPad Mini?!?

via iPad mini will look like a large iPod touch with smaller side bezels [Gallery] | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence.

iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Set To Go On Sale September 21

iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Set To Go On Sale September 21

According to iMore, Apple is planning to Debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21. This information comes from sources who have proven accurate in the past.

The iPad mini will be announced at the same September 12 event, as will the new iPod nano. We haven’t heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September 12 as well, though we haven’t heard any specific information about that yet either.

Last year, the iPhone 4S was announced on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, and released 10 days later on October 14. The event included minor updates to the iPod line, notably a white iPod touch 4. This year, the iPad 3 was announced on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, and released 9 days later on March 16. The event included a 1080p Apple TV.

via Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21 | iMore.com.

iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Set To Go On Sale September 21

iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Set To Go On Sale September 21

According to iMore, Apple is planning to Debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21. This information comes from sources who have proven accurate in the past.

The iPad mini will be announced at the same September 12 event, as will the new iPod nano. We haven’t heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September 12 as well, though we haven’t heard any specific information about that yet either.

Last year, the iPhone 4S was announced on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, and released 10 days later on October 14. The event included minor updates to the iPod line, notably a white iPod touch 4. This year, the iPad 3 was announced on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, and released 9 days later on March 16. The event included a 1080p Apple TV.

via Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21 | iMore.com.

iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Set To Go On Sale September 21

iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Set To Go On Sale September 21

According to iMore, Apple is planning to Debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21. This information comes from sources who have proven accurate in the past.

The iPad mini will be announced at the same September 12 event, as will the new iPod nano. We haven’t heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September 12 as well, though we haven’t heard any specific information about that yet either.

Last year, the iPhone 4S was announced on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, and released 10 days later on October 14. The event included minor updates to the iPod line, notably a white iPod touch 4. This year, the iPad 3 was announced on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, and released 9 days later on March 16. The event included a 1080p Apple TV.

via Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21 | iMore.com.

Alert! Ice Cream and Computer Keyboards Don’t Mix

Don’t Try This At Home!

One night last week, Dave was working at his computer and enjoying a “Drumstick” ice cream cone.  Then…he dropped it on his keyboard.  Ouch!  A sticky, gooey, mess in between the keys has forced him to abandon the mission and get another one.  Luckily, this one only cost $4.99.

Will The iPhone 5 Include A Taller, Thinner Case?

New iPhone 5 Rumors Show Taller, Thinner Case

With the launch of the iPhone 5 presumably coming in the next few months we’re seeing a lot of leaks showing us what the phone might look like. This time is a collection of cases that are already on sale.

CydiaBlog found the cases that are on sale at TVC-Mall.com. The cases are just basic silicon, and cost only $1.58 a piece. These aren’t the cases we’d see in retail stores after the official launch, they’re more of the cases that will sell on eBay or in mall kiosks for just a few dollars.

The cheap cases show the same design for theiPhone 5 that we’ve seen over the past few months. The phone that fits inside these is slimmer than the iPhone 4S, and a bit taller. It also has a smaller dock connector, larger speaker grilles, and a headphone jack on the bottom.

via iPhone 5 Cases Appear Online as Manufacturers Prep for Release.

Will The iPhone 5 Include A Taller, Thinner Case?

New iPhone 5 Rumors Show Taller, Thinner Case

With the launch of the iPhone 5 presumably coming in the next few months we’re seeing a lot of leaks showing us what the phone might look like. This time is a collection of cases that are already on sale.

CydiaBlog found the cases that are on sale at TVC-Mall.com. The cases are just basic silicon, and cost only $1.58 a piece. These aren’t the cases we’d see in retail stores after the official launch, they’re more of the cases that will sell on eBay or in mall kiosks for just a few dollars.

The cheap cases show the same design for theiPhone 5 that we’ve seen over the past few months. The phone that fits inside these is slimmer than the iPhone 4S, and a bit taller. It also has a smaller dock connector, larger speaker grilles, and a headphone jack on the bottom.

via iPhone 5 Cases Appear Online as Manufacturers Prep for Release.

Kid Friday Theme Song!

We talk about this video on show 119 of Kid Friday.

These two girls created the video over 2-years ago and it’s always fun to watch.  Great job!

No, this is NOT Hannah and Zoe.  Who are they?  Our guess is a couple of listeners.

Do YOU like the Kid Friday theme song?  Check this out!

Facebook Groups – See Who’s Viewed YOUR Post

Facebook groups are spaces where you can share things with the people who care about them most. You can use groups to connect with important sets of people like your family, soccer team or book club.

Starting today when you visit a group, you can view who’s seen each post. This way you can stay updated on the group’s activity.

For example, in your soccer group you can post the new practice time and then see who got the update.

via Update to Facebook Groups – Facebook Newsroom.

Microsoft Surface To Offer Cover That Turns Into A Keyboard

Microsoft Surface To Offer Cover That Turns Into A Keyboard

Microsoft Surface is a planned series of tablet computers designed and marketed by Microsoft Corporation. The Surface will be available in two versions, “Surface” or “Surface Pro”. “Surface” will run the Windows RT operating system and use an ARM CPU. “Surface Pro” will run the Windows 8 Pro operating system and use an Intel CPU.  The display is a 10.6″, 16:9 widescreen HD Display (Surface), or Full HD Display (Surface Pro), The product was announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event on June 18, 2012, at Milk Studios. No specific release date was announced at the product introduction.

The Microsoft Surface line features VaporMg, pronounced “VaporMag”, the molded magnesium casingthat houses Surface’s components paired with a PVD finish, which is a manufacturing process that produces a durable finish. VaporMg allows magnesium to be melted down and molded to the details needed for Surface and allows Surface to weigh 1.5 pounds. Also included in both Surface models is a USB port, a micro-SD slot, and a magnetic strip to attach accessories such as the ‘Touch Cover’ and ‘Type Cover’. There are also two cameras, front-facing and rear-facing. The rear-facing camera will be angled at 22 degrees to allow proper framing of another person while the “kickstand” is in use. The “kickstand” is a .77 mm thin built-in stand that spans the width of the device and allows Surface to be propped up at an angle in landscape orientation for a hands-free viewing experience. Surface Pro has perimeter venting which allows air to flow out the sides, and helps avoid airflow being impeded by hands holding the device.

For the CPUs, the Surface with Windows RT will use a Nvidia Tegra CPU. The Surface Pro, running Windows 8 Pro, will utilize an “Ivy Bridge” Core i5 quad core chip, which is comparable to chips in current Windows laptops,

The Surface device demoed in the Microsoft Surface Events had a new connection port with five pins. This was acknowledged as a magnetic charging connector during Microsoft’s presentation event by

Display

Surface and Surface Pro both have screens of 10.6″ with a 16:9 aspect ratio, with the Pro version having a resolution of 1920×1080 and the RT version having a resolution of 1366×768. Both tablets use Microsoft’s ClearType HD display technology and support an ultra-wide viewing angle and auto-adjusting screen intensity.Surface has an HD Display and Surface Pro has a Full HD Display. In announcement talk, Michael Angiulo said that when Surface Pro is held at 17″, the eyes will not be able to distinguish between individual pixels.

Touch Cover and Type Cover

Microsoft will offer two keyboard covers for Surface: Touch Cover and Type Cover. Both, when folded up, serve as protective covers that connect to the Surface via a magnetic strip. When opened, the covers are keyboards. The Touch Cover is 3 mm in thickness and has a touch-sensitive keyboard. The Type Cover is thicker and includes a tactile keyboard. The keyboards have gyroscope and accelerometer sensors to determine, based on position, whether or not to accept input. Both also include a multitouch touchpad.

Availability

No shipping/availability date has been announced

 

via Microsoft Surface (tablet) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Microsoft Surface To Offer Cover That Turns Into A Keyboard

Microsoft Surface To Offer Cover That Turns Into A Keyboard

Microsoft Surface is a planned series of tablet computers designed and marketed by Microsoft Corporation. The Surface will be available in two versions, “Surface” or “Surface Pro”. “Surface” will run the Windows RT operating system and use an ARM CPU. “Surface Pro” will run the Windows 8 Pro operating system and use an Intel CPU.  The display is a 10.6″, 16:9 widescreen HD Display (Surface), or Full HD Display (Surface Pro), The product was announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event on June 18, 2012, at Milk Studios. No specific release date was announced at the product introduction.

The Microsoft Surface line features VaporMg, pronounced “VaporMag”, the molded magnesium casingthat houses Surface’s components paired with a PVD finish, which is a manufacturing process that produces a durable finish. VaporMg allows magnesium to be melted down and molded to the details needed for Surface and allows Surface to weigh 1.5 pounds. Also included in both Surface models is a USB port, a micro-SD slot, and a magnetic strip to attach accessories such as the ‘Touch Cover’ and ‘Type Cover’. There are also two cameras, front-facing and rear-facing. The rear-facing camera will be angled at 22 degrees to allow proper framing of another person while the “kickstand” is in use. The “kickstand” is a .77 mm thin built-in stand that spans the width of the device and allows Surface to be propped up at an angle in landscape orientation for a hands-free viewing experience. Surface Pro has perimeter venting which allows air to flow out the sides, and helps avoid airflow being impeded by hands holding the device.

For the CPUs, the Surface with Windows RT will use a Nvidia Tegra CPU. The Surface Pro, running Windows 8 Pro, will utilize an “Ivy Bridge” Core i5 quad core chip, which is comparable to chips in current Windows laptops,

The Surface device demoed in the Microsoft Surface Events had a new connection port with five pins. This was acknowledged as a magnetic charging connector during Microsoft’s presentation event by

Display

Surface and Surface Pro both have screens of 10.6″ with a 16:9 aspect ratio, with the Pro version having a resolution of 1920×1080 and the RT version having a resolution of 1366×768. Both tablets use Microsoft’s ClearType HD display technology and support an ultra-wide viewing angle and auto-adjusting screen intensity.Surface has an HD Display and Surface Pro has a Full HD Display. In announcement talk, Michael Angiulo said that when Surface Pro is held at 17″, the eyes will not be able to distinguish between individual pixels.

Touch Cover and Type Cover

Microsoft will offer two keyboard covers for Surface: Touch Cover and Type Cover. Both, when folded up, serve as protective covers that connect to the Surface via a magnetic strip. When opened, the covers are keyboards. The Touch Cover is 3 mm in thickness and has a touch-sensitive keyboard. The Type Cover is thicker and includes a tactile keyboard. The keyboards have gyroscope and accelerometer sensors to determine, based on position, whether or not to accept input. Both also include a multitouch touchpad.

Availability

No shipping/availability date has been announced

 

via Microsoft Surface (tablet) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Microsoft Surface To Offer Cover That Turns Into A Keyboard

Microsoft Surface To Offer Cover That Turns Into A Keyboard

Microsoft Surface is a planned series of tablet computers designed and marketed by Microsoft Corporation. The Surface will be available in two versions, “Surface” or “Surface Pro”. “Surface” will run the Windows RT operating system and use an ARM CPU. “Surface Pro” will run the Windows 8 Pro operating system and use an Intel CPU.  The display is a 10.6″, 16:9 widescreen HD Display (Surface), or Full HD Display (Surface Pro), The product was announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event on June 18, 2012, at Milk Studios. No specific release date was announced at the product introduction.

The Microsoft Surface line features VaporMg, pronounced “VaporMag”, the molded magnesium casingthat houses Surface’s components paired with a PVD finish, which is a manufacturing process that produces a durable finish. VaporMg allows magnesium to be melted down and molded to the details needed for Surface and allows Surface to weigh 1.5 pounds. Also included in both Surface models is a USB port, a micro-SD slot, and a magnetic strip to attach accessories such as the ‘Touch Cover’ and ‘Type Cover’. There are also two cameras, front-facing and rear-facing. The rear-facing camera will be angled at 22 degrees to allow proper framing of another person while the “kickstand” is in use. The “kickstand” is a .77 mm thin built-in stand that spans the width of the device and allows Surface to be propped up at an angle in landscape orientation for a hands-free viewing experience. Surface Pro has perimeter venting which allows air to flow out the sides, and helps avoid airflow being impeded by hands holding the device.

For the CPUs, the Surface with Windows RT will use a Nvidia Tegra CPU. The Surface Pro, running Windows 8 Pro, will utilize an “Ivy Bridge” Core i5 quad core chip, which is comparable to chips in current Windows laptops,

The Surface device demoed in the Microsoft Surface Events had a new connection port with five pins. This was acknowledged as a magnetic charging connector during Microsoft’s presentation event by

Display

Surface and Surface Pro both have screens of 10.6″ with a 16:9 aspect ratio, with the Pro version having a resolution of 1920×1080 and the RT version having a resolution of 1366×768. Both tablets use Microsoft’s ClearType HD display technology and support an ultra-wide viewing angle and auto-adjusting screen intensity.Surface has an HD Display and Surface Pro has a Full HD Display. In announcement talk, Michael Angiulo said that when Surface Pro is held at 17″, the eyes will not be able to distinguish between individual pixels.

Touch Cover and Type Cover

Microsoft will offer two keyboard covers for Surface: Touch Cover and Type Cover. Both, when folded up, serve as protective covers that connect to the Surface via a magnetic strip. When opened, the covers are keyboards. The Touch Cover is 3 mm in thickness and has a touch-sensitive keyboard. The Type Cover is thicker and includes a tactile keyboard. The keyboards have gyroscope and accelerometer sensors to determine, based on position, whether or not to accept input. Both also include a multitouch touchpad.

Availability

No shipping/availability date has been announced

 

via Microsoft Surface (tablet) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Apple Employees Get Great Discounts. Got Any Openings?

Apple Employees Get Great Discounts.  Got Any Openings?

In late January, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to employees that a new major Mac and iPad discount program for employees would kickoff at some point in late June of this year. Keeping that promise, Apple, today, has started the new employee Mac and iPad discount program. Apple employees are able to purchase Macs with a $500 discount (excluding the Mac mini) and iPads with a $250 through Apple’s internal employee portal. These discounts come on top of the already-existing 25% discounts. (By the way, bad news for employees: Retina Display MacBook Pros apparently aren’t on the purchase list at this time)

As we reported in January, employees are able to take advantage of this offer every three years, and employees must be with the company for at least three months. Separately, as we previously reported, Apple has moved up scheduled retail raises from September to late June. Some store employees have already been rewarded their raises and we are hearing of raises up to 30% of current salaries. The general average seems to be between $2 and $4. This average changes depending on store performance and the performance of individuals within each stores.

via Apple starts $500 off Macs, $250 off iPads employee discount program | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence.

Apple Employees Get Great Discounts. Got Any Openings?

Apple Employees Get Great Discounts.  Got Any Openings?

In late January, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to employees that a new major Mac and iPad discount program for employees would kickoff at some point in late June of this year. Keeping that promise, Apple, today, has started the new employee Mac and iPad discount program. Apple employees are able to purchase Macs with a $500 discount (excluding the Mac mini) and iPads with a $250 through Apple’s internal employee portal. These discounts come on top of the already-existing 25% discounts. (By the way, bad news for employees: Retina Display MacBook Pros apparently aren’t on the purchase list at this time)

As we reported in January, employees are able to take advantage of this offer every three years, and employees must be with the company for at least three months. Separately, as we previously reported, Apple has moved up scheduled retail raises from September to late June. Some store employees have already been rewarded their raises and we are hearing of raises up to 30% of current salaries. The general average seems to be between $2 and $4. This average changes depending on store performance and the performance of individuals within each stores.

via Apple starts $500 off Macs, $250 off iPads employee discount program | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence.

Apple Employees Get Great Discounts. Got Any Openings?

Apple Employees Get Great Discounts.  Got Any Openings?

In late January, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to employees that a new major Mac and iPad discount program for employees would kickoff at some point in late June of this year. Keeping that promise, Apple, today, has started the new employee Mac and iPad discount program. Apple employees are able to purchase Macs with a $500 discount (excluding the Mac mini) and iPads with a $250 through Apple’s internal employee portal. These discounts come on top of the already-existing 25% discounts. (By the way, bad news for employees: Retina Display MacBook Pros apparently aren’t on the purchase list at this time)

As we reported in January, employees are able to take advantage of this offer every three years, and employees must be with the company for at least three months. Separately, as we previously reported, Apple has moved up scheduled retail raises from September to late June. Some store employees have already been rewarded their raises and we are hearing of raises up to 30% of current salaries. The general average seems to be between $2 and $4. This average changes depending on store performance and the performance of individuals within each stores.

via Apple starts $500 off Macs, $250 off iPads employee discount program | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence.

ALERT: Leaked Documents Show What Could Be The Next Xbox

ALERT: Leaked Documents Show What Could Be The Next Xbox

While it’s clear Microsoft isn’t planning to introduce its next-generation Xbox console this year, all signs indicate that a 2013 launch is in the cards. A newly leaked 56-page document sheds some light on the company’s plans, for what it calls the “Xbox 720.” The presentation appears to be from August 2010.

Microsoft outlines a competitive differentiation for its next-generation Xbox, including support for Blu-ray, native 3D output and glasses, concurrent apps, and additional sensor and peripheral support. Alongside a promised 6x performance increase, there’s also mention of true 1080p output with full 3D support and an “always on” state for the console. A slide on core hardware indicates that the next Xbox will be designed to be scalable in the number of CPU cores and their frequencies. Microsoft appears to have been debating whether to use six or eight ARM or x86 cores clocked at 2GHz each with 4GB of DDR4 memory alongside three PPC cores clocked at 3.2GHz each for backwards compatibility with existing Xbox 360 titles.

Microsoft positions its Xbox 720 as the only box needed for living room entertainment in the document, providing background recording functionality for TV content and a unified Windows 8 foundation to make it easier for application developers to build apps that target Xbox, PC, and Windows Phone. Illustrations of the Xbox 720 throughout the presentation make it comparable in looks to an old set-top box, but appear to be just a concept design used in 2010. Microsoft rounds off the document with a promised price point of $299 with its Kinect 2 hardware and a prediction of a 10-year lifecycle with more than 100 million units sold.

via Xbox 720 document leak reveals $299 console with Kinect 2 for 2013, Kinect Glasses project | The Verge.

ALERT: Leaked Documents Show What Could Be The Next Xbox

ALERT: Leaked Documents Show What Could Be The Next Xbox

While it’s clear Microsoft isn’t planning to introduce its next-generation Xbox console this year, all signs indicate that a 2013 launch is in the cards. A newly leaked 56-page document sheds some light on the company’s plans, for what it calls the “Xbox 720.” The presentation appears to be from August 2010.

Microsoft outlines a competitive differentiation for its next-generation Xbox, including support for Blu-ray, native 3D output and glasses, concurrent apps, and additional sensor and peripheral support. Alongside a promised 6x performance increase, there’s also mention of true 1080p output with full 3D support and an “always on” state for the console. A slide on core hardware indicates that the next Xbox will be designed to be scalable in the number of CPU cores and their frequencies. Microsoft appears to have been debating whether to use six or eight ARM or x86 cores clocked at 2GHz each with 4GB of DDR4 memory alongside three PPC cores clocked at 3.2GHz each for backwards compatibility with existing Xbox 360 titles.

Microsoft positions its Xbox 720 as the only box needed for living room entertainment in the document, providing background recording functionality for TV content and a unified Windows 8 foundation to make it easier for application developers to build apps that target Xbox, PC, and Windows Phone. Illustrations of the Xbox 720 throughout the presentation make it comparable in looks to an old set-top box, but appear to be just a concept design used in 2010. Microsoft rounds off the document with a promised price point of $299 with its Kinect 2 hardware and a prediction of a 10-year lifecycle with more than 100 million units sold.

via Xbox 720 document leak reveals $299 console with Kinect 2 for 2013, Kinect Glasses project | The Verge.

ALERT: Leaked Documents Show What Could Be The Next Xbox

ALERT: Leaked Documents Show What Could Be The Next Xbox

While it’s clear Microsoft isn’t planning to introduce its next-generation Xbox console this year, all signs indicate that a 2013 launch is in the cards. A newly leaked 56-page document sheds some light on the company’s plans, for what it calls the “Xbox 720.” The presentation appears to be from August 2010.

Microsoft outlines a competitive differentiation for its next-generation Xbox, including support for Blu-ray, native 3D output and glasses, concurrent apps, and additional sensor and peripheral support. Alongside a promised 6x performance increase, there’s also mention of true 1080p output with full 3D support and an “always on” state for the console. A slide on core hardware indicates that the next Xbox will be designed to be scalable in the number of CPU cores and their frequencies. Microsoft appears to have been debating whether to use six or eight ARM or x86 cores clocked at 2GHz each with 4GB of DDR4 memory alongside three PPC cores clocked at 3.2GHz each for backwards compatibility with existing Xbox 360 titles.

Microsoft positions its Xbox 720 as the only box needed for living room entertainment in the document, providing background recording functionality for TV content and a unified Windows 8 foundation to make it easier for application developers to build apps that target Xbox, PC, and Windows Phone. Illustrations of the Xbox 720 throughout the presentation make it comparable in looks to an old set-top box, but appear to be just a concept design used in 2010. Microsoft rounds off the document with a promised price point of $299 with its Kinect 2 hardware and a prediction of a 10-year lifecycle with more than 100 million units sold.

via Xbox 720 document leak reveals $299 console with Kinect 2 for 2013, Kinect Glasses project | The Verge.

E3 Highlights The Future Of Gaming

E3 Highlights The Future Of Gaming

If the demonstrations on the E3 show floor this week were any indication, the next 12 months will be a great time to be a gamer.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) placed a spotlight on games, not hardware, as developers took the opportunity to strut their stuff. If you asked 15 people at the convention what game they enjoyed the most, you’d probably get 15 different answers. There were so many to choose from.

via My 5 favorite highlights from E3 – CNN.

iOS 6 Coming This Fall

ios6

ios6

ios6

Today at Apple’s WWDC keynote, far and away the most exciting product announced has to be refreshed and replenished mobile operating system. The days of iOS 6 are upon us, and the platter of 200 new features Apple is serving up is more than enough to make any fanboi’s mouth water.

Up until now, we’d swallowed down a hearty rumor stew, complete with trusted source claims, leaked beta sites, rumors, and pure speculation. We’ve more-than expected Apple Maps, iCloud features, and Facebook integration, but the rumor mill had taken us further than that, with hopes of Siri APIs, Siri for iPad, and even deeper customization, with live apps not unlike the live tiles seen in Windows Phone’s metro UI.

via Apple Introduces iOS 6, Coming This Fall | TechCrunch.

The Next Wii Officially Announced

Wii U

It was just yesterday that Nintendo unveiled the Wii U Gamepad, but today is the big announcement. Everybody welcome the Wii U.

The new console, coupled with the Gamepad, will change gaming entirely, according to Nintendo: “at its core, Wii U changes gaming, how you interact with your gaming friends, and it changes the way you enjoy your TV.”

That means Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Video and YouTube, along with the brand new form of gaming brought about by the marriage of the Wii U and the Gamepad.

The Gamepad sports a pressure-sensitive touchscreen along with traditional buttons and directional pad. Nintendo also packed an NFC reader/writer and a gyroscope/accelerometer.

The Wii U will support two different Gamepads.

The new controller will allow for viewing multiple screens (one on the TV of course, and one on your Wii U Gamepad), which the company showed off at their keynote this morning at E3. For example, in PikMin3, the Gamepad will display a three-dimensional map, allowing for a little added perspective.

via Nintendo Announces The Wii U At E3 | TechCrunch.

Kid Friday Podcast Featured Tonight On Local CBS TV WCCO

If you live in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas of Minnesota, tune in to CBS/WCCO Channel 4 tonight at 11:05 for “Life To The Max”.

The Kid Friday Podcast will be featured as part of the program.  They visited the studio, taped some of the podcast, and even interviewed us!

If it’s on a little late for you, DVR it or…

For all of the rest of you in the United States and around the world, we will be able to link to the video and share it with you at some point, hopefully soon.  We’ll keep you posted.

 

New Details On The Next iPhone?

new iphone

Apple plans to use a larger screen on the next-generation iPhone and has begun to place orders for the new displays from suppliers in South Korea and Japan, people familiar with the situation.

The new iPhone screens will measure 4 inches from corner to corner, one source said. That would represent a roughly 30 per cent increase in viewing area, assuming Apple keeps other dimensions proportional. Apple has used a 3.5-inch screen since introducing the iPhone in 2007.

via Apple to bring ‘wow factor’ back to iPhone.

Kid Friday Taped by CBS TV For Upcoming Feature

Hey, is that your new logo above?  Cool.

Anyway, while recording the latest Kid Friday Podcast (show 113), Hannah, Zoe, and Dave weren’t the only ones in studio 1A.

The local CBS television crew were visiting us for a story that will run sometime next month.

They shot Hannah and Zoe using tech in Hannah’s room

 

They even taped Hannah and Zoe with our family pet, Winston the standard poodle.

Hope the story turns out good!!  They were super-nice and it was a fun experience.

We’ll keep you updated and make sure it’s available to view for all Kid Friday listeners.

Facebook Introduces Their Own App Store

Facebook Introduces Their Own App Store

Facebook is rolling out its own app store in the coming weeks to give developers and users another way to promote and discover apps from multiple mobile platforms.

acebook is rolling out its own app store in the coming weeks to give developers and users another way to promote and discover apps from multiple mobile platforms.

 

The Facebook App Center, will let users search for Facebook apps, regardless of where they run — on the Web, iOS, or Android. The only stipulation is that the app has to have some tie to Facebook (details here).

 

Users will be able to browse the selection of apps by category and ratings, and just like with Apple’s AppStore, the App Center will recommend certain apps and spotlight the most popular apps.

 

The real innovation of the App Center though is its social component. Rather than just have a single list of top or recommended apps seen by all users, Facebook will recommend apps to each user based on what their friends use.

 

Developers will also be able to charge for apps — in-app purchases were previously available, but developers didn’t have a way to charge for downloading an app through Facebook. Now they do.

 

The App Center is currently available in beta and will be rolled out to all users in the coming weeks.

 

 

via Facebook Is Launching Its Own App Store – Business Insider.

Facebook Introduces Their Own App Store

Facebook Introduces Their Own App Store

Facebook is rolling out its own app store in the coming weeks to give developers and users another way to promote and discover apps from multiple mobile platforms.

acebook is rolling out its own app store in the coming weeks to give developers and users another way to promote and discover apps from multiple mobile platforms.

 

The Facebook App Center, will let users search for Facebook apps, regardless of where they run — on the Web, iOS, or Android. The only stipulation is that the app has to have some tie to Facebook (details here).

 

Users will be able to browse the selection of apps by category and ratings, and just like with Apple’s AppStore, the App Center will recommend certain apps and spotlight the most popular apps.

 

The real innovation of the App Center though is its social component. Rather than just have a single list of top or recommended apps seen by all users, Facebook will recommend apps to each user based on what their friends use.

 

Developers will also be able to charge for apps — in-app purchases were previously available, but developers didn’t have a way to charge for downloading an app through Facebook. Now they do.

 

The App Center is currently available in beta and will be rolled out to all users in the coming weeks.

 

 

via Facebook Is Launching Its Own App Store – Business Insider.

Facebook Introduces Their Own App Store

Facebook Introduces Their Own App Store

Facebook is rolling out its own app store in the coming weeks to give developers and users another way to promote and discover apps from multiple mobile platforms.

acebook is rolling out its own app store in the coming weeks to give developers and users another way to promote and discover apps from multiple mobile platforms.

 

The Facebook App Center, will let users search for Facebook apps, regardless of where they run — on the Web, iOS, or Android. The only stipulation is that the app has to have some tie to Facebook (details here).

 

Users will be able to browse the selection of apps by category and ratings, and just like with Apple’s AppStore, the App Center will recommend certain apps and spotlight the most popular apps.

 

The real innovation of the App Center though is its social component. Rather than just have a single list of top or recommended apps seen by all users, Facebook will recommend apps to each user based on what their friends use.

 

Developers will also be able to charge for apps — in-app purchases were previously available, but developers didn’t have a way to charge for downloading an app through Facebook. Now they do.

 

The App Center is currently available in beta and will be rolled out to all users in the coming weeks.

 

 

via Facebook Is Launching Its Own App Store – Business Insider.

More Info On Google Glasses!

Google is teasing us about the future of its “Project Glass“, the glasses that will help you navigate the world, or just take really awesome pictures.

Google Glasses

The team is asking you to suggest the type of photos that you’d take with Project Glass, so head on over:

We announced Project Glass in part to let our team start testing prototypes outside the office. +Sebastian Thrun, one of our project leaders, tried one out last weekend and we just had to share the result.

We’d love to hear about the types of moments you’d capture if you didn’t have to wait to pull out a camera or your phone. Please share your thoughts in the comments!

via Google Shows Off a Project Glass Photo.

More Info On Google Glasses!

Google is teasing us about the future of its “Project Glass“, the glasses that will help you navigate the world, or just take really awesome pictures.

Google Glasses

The team is asking you to suggest the type of photos that you’d take with Project Glass, so head on over:

We announced Project Glass in part to let our team start testing prototypes outside the office. +Sebastian Thrun, one of our project leaders, tried one out last weekend and we just had to share the result.

We’d love to hear about the types of moments you’d capture if you didn’t have to wait to pull out a camera or your phone. Please share your thoughts in the comments!

via Google Shows Off a Project Glass Photo.

More Info On Google Glasses!

Google is teasing us about the future of its “Project Glass“, the glasses that will help you navigate the world, or just take really awesome pictures.

Google Glasses

The team is asking you to suggest the type of photos that you’d take with Project Glass, so head on over:

We announced Project Glass in part to let our team start testing prototypes outside the office. +Sebastian Thrun, one of our project leaders, tried one out last weekend and we just had to share the result.

We’d love to hear about the types of moments you’d capture if you didn’t have to wait to pull out a camera or your phone. Please share your thoughts in the comments!

via Google Shows Off a Project Glass Photo.

Target Stores Stop Selling Amazon Kindle

Target Stores Stops Selling Amazon Kindle

Target, signaling its growing irritation with its rival Amazon, announced on Wednesday that it would stop selling the online retailer’s Kindle e-readers.

Target, with almost 1,800 stores, is one of the bigger carriers of Kindles in the offline world, though most of the devices are sold at Amazon’s Web site.

Like other big retailers, Target has been trying to figure out how to stop Amazon shoppers from visiting Target stores to check out products, and then buy them online from Amazon.

Target dropping the Kindle, of course, won’t stop Amazon shoppers from checking out other products at Target, but analysts said it would send a message to Amazon about Target’s alliances. Target, for example, will continue to carry Apple’s iPad, Ms. Snyder said, and it is testing expanded displays of Apple products. Target will also sell other e-readers and accessories, from Barnes & Noble’s Nook to rather obscure ones like the Aluratek Libre.

Starting at $79, and selling at $199 for a color version, the Kindle is the dominant e-reader in the market, although Amazon does not release sales figures.

via Target, Upset With Amazon, Will Stop Selling Kindles – NYTimes.com.

Smaller Apple iPad Could Be Coming To A Store Near You!

Smaller Apple iPad Could Be Coming To A Store Near You

There’s a constantly spinning mill of rumors about Apple products, most of which turn out to be untrue. What’s unusual this week is that talk has revived of a smaller iPad model, an idea company founder Steve Jobs derided publicly a year before he died.

Apple and its suppliers aren’t commenting. Rumors of a smaller iPad, or “iPad mini” have percolated ever since the first iPad was launched two years ago. This time around, they’re fed by media reports from South Korea, China and Taiwan, saying Apple has ordered Samsung screens that are 7.86 inches measured on the diagonal. That would make the screen about two-thirds the size of the current iPad, which has a diagonal measurement of 9.7 inches.

WHY IT’S A GOOD IDEA:

A smaller tablet would help Apple further its lead in the tablet market.

“From a competitive standpoint, we believe an iPad mini with a lower price point would be the competition’s worst nightmare, says Shaw Wu, an analyst at Sterne Agee. “Most (competitors) already have a tough enough time competing against the iPad 2, as well as the new iPad.”

Apple has successfully fended off competitors who have tried to sell tablets in iPad’s size range. But last year, Amazon.com Inc. figured out how to crack Apple’s stranglehold on tablets by making a half-size, no-frills tablet. The result was the Kindle Fire, which sells for $199 –basically, the cost of production. Amazon has sold millions of them.

Apple sells the iPod Touch for $199, but its screen is about a quarter of the size of the Kindle Fire — a big disadvantage for people who want to enjoy books, movies and games. It also sells the older iPad model for $399. It has nothing in between.

Price isn’t the only reason customers might prefer a smaller tablet. A 7-inch model would fit in many handbags, unlike the current iPad.

via Rumors swirl of smaller iPad, which Jobs detested | Fox News.

With Microsoft’s Zune Gone , Here Comes Woodstock!

Microsoft will offer a sneak peek at its Zune replacement during E3 2012, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans. The new music service, codenamed Woodstock, will continue Microsoft’s shift away from the Zune brand towards the well known Xbox one. Insiders have revealed to us that Woodstock will be a cross-platform play, available to Windows 8, Android, iOS, and Xbox users — playable from a browser.

Previously described as “Spotify-like”, the service won’t require any browser plugins and is said to integrate deeply with Facebook, allowing friends to build group playlists and share tracks. An additional “scan and match” function, similar to iTunes Match, is also being tested as part of Woodstock to allow users to identify their existing music collection in the service. Although Microsoft will preview the service at E3 — barring any last-minute changes in its plans, of course — it is not expected to launch until later this year alongside Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices.

 

via Exclusive: Microsoft to preview ‘Woodstock’ Xbox music service at E3 | The Verge.

With Microsoft’s Zune Gone , Here Comes Woodstock!

Microsoft will offer a sneak peek at its Zune replacement during E3 2012, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans. The new music service, codenamed Woodstock, will continue Microsoft’s shift away from the Zune brand towards the well known Xbox one. Insiders have revealed to us that Woodstock will be a cross-platform play, available to Windows 8, Android, iOS, and Xbox users — playable from a browser.

Previously described as “Spotify-like”, the service won’t require any browser plugins and is said to integrate deeply with Facebook, allowing friends to build group playlists and share tracks. An additional “scan and match” function, similar to iTunes Match, is also being tested as part of Woodstock to allow users to identify their existing music collection in the service. Although Microsoft will preview the service at E3 — barring any last-minute changes in its plans, of course — it is not expected to launch until later this year alongside Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices.

 

via Exclusive: Microsoft to preview ‘Woodstock’ Xbox music service at E3 | The Verge.

Who’s Got The Hottest Ticket: Apple’s Developer Conference or One Direction?

Who's Got The Hottest Ticket:  Apple's Developer Conference or One Direction

Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference was announced earlier this morning, at 5:30am PDT, with a ticket price of $1600… and it sold out in less than 2 hours.

It took Apple 10 hours to sell out last year, so this is five times faster. Though it’s an apples-to-oranges comparison, it took only 28 minutes to sell out Google IO 2012.

For paid developers, a ticket gives entry to the keynote, the non-disclosure covered lectures, and most importantly, the labs where Apple engineers can help with problems and get and give feedback on issues.

That’s pretty impressive and a very expensive ticket for all the Apple app developers.

But…

Stories like the one below show that demand for the new kings of boy-bands isn’t too bad either!  Similar stories about the One Direction tour are happening all around the world.  This is by far, the hottest music event ticket.  If you want to go, good luck!

(from News.com/AU)

The band’s second tour from September 11 to 29 next year, including concerts in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne Adelaide and Perth, was announced at the end of their last tour on the eve of their departure from Australia on April 18.

Ticketek announced on Twitter yesterday that One Direction would now do two extra shows on the tour, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne, and tickets would be available from 5.30pm AEST.

Fans took to the site and to Twitter, with some saying they’d had success, others saying the site froze and others appealing to people not buying tickets to get off the site.

Not that it’s stopping the One Direction fans.

They’re now calling for extra shows to be scheduled in Brisbane.

via WWDC 2012 sells out in 2 hours. At $1600 a ticket. At 5:30am Pacific time. | iMore.

Parents Suing Apple Over In-Game Purchasing

Parents Suing Apple Over In-Game Purchasing

A group of concerned parents has now been given permission to sue Apple for “manipulating” their kids into spending large amounts of real-world cash on virtual in-app objects (mostly Smurfberries) in various iOS games. Led by attorney Garen Meguerian, the group is alleging that the “addictive” nature of some iOS games drives their kids to buy in-game items without really knowing what’s going on.

This isn’t the first time parents have voiced concerns over in-app purchases made by their kids. After 8 year-old Madison Kay managed to run up a bill of $1400 in record time on Smurfs’ Village last year, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that games like Smurfs’ Village must warn parents and children that those $99 Smurfberries do cost actual, real, non-Smurf cash.

However, Apple’s in-app purchase protocol has changed since then. When Madison went a little crazy for the Smurfberries, she was able to do so because all that stood between her and the berries was her mother’s iTunes password. These days, kids like Madison have an extra few steps to jump through before being able to make an autonomous purchase, including an extra, app-only password. Additionally, Apple says that iOS games featuring in-app purchases now come with an option that allows parents to switch in-game buying off altogether.

via The Escapist : News : Parents Suing Apple Over In-Game Purchasing.

Parents Suing Apple Over In-Game Purchasing

Parents Suing Apple Over In-Game Purchasing

A group of concerned parents has now been given permission to sue Apple for “manipulating” their kids into spending large amounts of real-world cash on virtual in-app objects (mostly Smurfberries) in various iOS games. Led by attorney Garen Meguerian, the group is alleging that the “addictive” nature of some iOS games drives their kids to buy in-game items without really knowing what’s going on.

This isn’t the first time parents have voiced concerns over in-app purchases made by their kids. After 8 year-old Madison Kay managed to run up a bill of $1400 in record time on Smurfs’ Village last year, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that games like Smurfs’ Village must warn parents and children that those $99 Smurfberries do cost actual, real, non-Smurf cash.

However, Apple’s in-app purchase protocol has changed since then. When Madison went a little crazy for the Smurfberries, she was able to do so because all that stood between her and the berries was her mother’s iTunes password. These days, kids like Madison have an extra few steps to jump through before being able to make an autonomous purchase, including an extra, app-only password. Additionally, Apple says that iOS games featuring in-app purchases now come with an option that allows parents to switch in-game buying off altogether.

via The Escapist : News : Parents Suing Apple Over In-Game Purchasing.

Parents Suing Apple Over In-Game Purchasing

Parents Suing Apple Over In-Game Purchasing

A group of concerned parents has now been given permission to sue Apple for “manipulating” their kids into spending large amounts of real-world cash on virtual in-app objects (mostly Smurfberries) in various iOS games. Led by attorney Garen Meguerian, the group is alleging that the “addictive” nature of some iOS games drives their kids to buy in-game items without really knowing what’s going on.

This isn’t the first time parents have voiced concerns over in-app purchases made by their kids. After 8 year-old Madison Kay managed to run up a bill of $1400 in record time on Smurfs’ Village last year, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that games like Smurfs’ Village must warn parents and children that those $99 Smurfberries do cost actual, real, non-Smurf cash.

However, Apple’s in-app purchase protocol has changed since then. When Madison went a little crazy for the Smurfberries, she was able to do so because all that stood between her and the berries was her mother’s iTunes password. These days, kids like Madison have an extra few steps to jump through before being able to make an autonomous purchase, including an extra, app-only password. Additionally, Apple says that iOS games featuring in-app purchases now come with an option that allows parents to switch in-game buying off altogether.

via The Escapist : News : Parents Suing Apple Over In-Game Purchasing.

The Current Top Apple Apps….

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Draw Something by OMGPOP (OMGPOP)

2. Angry Birds Space (Rovio Mobile Ltd.)

3. Clear Vision (17+) (FDG Entertainment)

4. Flick Home Run ! (infinity pocket)

5. Voice Assistant – Just use your voice (QuanticApps)

6. Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick Studios)

7. Lock My Screen (Triple A Apps)

8. “Free Music Download Pro” – Downloader and Player (BSOSoft)

9. Skylanders Cloud Patrol (Activision Publishing, Inc.)

10. WhatsApp Messenger (WhatsApp Inc.)

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Top Free iPhone Apps:

1. Kick the Boss (Game Hive Corp.)

2. Instagram (Burbn, Inc.)

3. Draw Something Free (OMGPOP)

4. Slide to Unlock ? (The Falco Initiative)

5. Oldify (Apptly LLC)

6. Viddy (Viddy, Inc.)

7. Flick Home Run ! New Free (infinity pocket)

8. Bike Race Free – by Top Free Games (Top Free Games)

9. Battle Duty: Modern Field 3 (Imba Entertainment)

10. Ringtone Maker – Make free ringtones from your music! (Zentertain Ltd.)

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Top Paid iPad Apps:

1. Angry Birds Space HD (Rovio Mobile Ltd.)

2. Draw Something by OMGPOP (OMGPOP)

3. Skylanders Cloud Patrol (Activision Publishing, Inc.)

4. Where’s My Water? (Disney)

5. Pages (Apple)

6. iPhoto (Apple)

7. Max Payne Mobile (Rockstar Games)

8. Clear Vision (17+) (FDG Entertainment)

9. Angry Birds Space (Rovio Mobile Ltd.)

10. Infinity Blade II (Chair Entertainment Group, LLC)

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Top Free iPad Apps:

1. Draw Something Free (OMGPOP)

2. Ice Age Village (Gameloft)

3. Skype for iPad (Skype Software S.a.r.l)

4. The Lorax HD (Miniclip.com)

5. Bike Race Free – by Top Free Games (Top Free Games)

6. Blokus HD (Gameloft)

7. Instagram (Burbn, Inc.)

8. iBooks (Apple)

9. Facebook (Facebook, Inc.)

10. Curious George at the Zoo for iPad (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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(copyright) 2012 Apple, Inc.

PlayStation Vita Now Has Three New Free Apps

PlayStation Vita Now Has Three New Free Apps

Sony has presented three new applications for its recently launched PlayStation Vita console that will be released for free in the near future and provide some interesting activities for owners of the device.

The PlayStation Vita came out back in February and, since then, Sony’s been launching many new games for the portable console, while continuing to hype up future releases.

Now, in between presenting some new games for the Vita, the Japanese company has revealed three apps that will be released onto the device for free.

The first, and the one that’s already available via the PlayStation Store, is called Paint Park. This app allows owners of the Vita to turn it into a virtual sketch pad and draw whatever they want by interacting with the touchscreen.

 

via PlayStation Vita Gets Three New Free Apps – Softpedia.

PlayStation Vita Now Has Three New Free Apps

PlayStation Vita Now Has Three New Free Apps

Sony has presented three new applications for its recently launched PlayStation Vita console that will be released for free in the near future and provide some interesting activities for owners of the device.

The PlayStation Vita came out back in February and, since then, Sony’s been launching many new games for the portable console, while continuing to hype up future releases.

Now, in between presenting some new games for the Vita, the Japanese company has revealed three apps that will be released onto the device for free.

The first, and the one that’s already available via the PlayStation Store, is called Paint Park. This app allows owners of the Vita to turn it into a virtual sketch pad and draw whatever they want by interacting with the touchscreen.

 

via PlayStation Vita Gets Three New Free Apps – Softpedia.

PlayStation Vita Now Has Three New Free Apps

PlayStation Vita Now Has Three New Free Apps

Sony has presented three new applications for its recently launched PlayStation Vita console that will be released for free in the near future and provide some interesting activities for owners of the device.

The PlayStation Vita came out back in February and, since then, Sony’s been launching many new games for the portable console, while continuing to hype up future releases.

Now, in between presenting some new games for the Vita, the Japanese company has revealed three apps that will be released onto the device for free.

The first, and the one that’s already available via the PlayStation Store, is called Paint Park. This app allows owners of the Vita to turn it into a virtual sketch pad and draw whatever they want by interacting with the touchscreen.

 

via PlayStation Vita Gets Three New Free Apps – Softpedia.

Going To Yellowstone? Get This App!

Going To Yellowstone?  Get This App

CHASING CRITTERS: New smartphone apps enable people to pinpoint where they’ve recently seen wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. People who drive to those locations can — at least in theory — improve their odds of seeing wildlife.

CONCERNS: As it is, the crowds that stop to gawk at roadside wildlife in Yellowstone can grow to hundreds of people.

TECHNICAL CHALLENGE: The vast majority of Yellowstone doesn’t have cellphone coverage.

via Summary Box: New apps help Yellowstone visitors.

YouTube Offers 15,000 Music Tracks For Your Videos

YouTube Offers 15,000 Music Tracks For Your Videos

Need something to fill in the awkward silence between your vlog’s unscripted stuttering? YouTube’s got your back.  In yet another attempt to make your crummy videos just a little better, the streaming outfit has revamped its audio editing suite, giving users access to over 150,000 tracks and a simple sound mixer, to boot. Sure, YouTube’s tracks may not be as catchy as your favorite Flaming Lips single, but at least you won’t have to worry about copyright infringement.

via Engadget.

New Video Gives Glimpse Into How iPad Is Made

New Video Gives Glimpse Into How An iPad Is Made

Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz is only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor at Apples Chinese producer Foxconn. In this exclusive video, see highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn campus and facilities to see what living and working conditions are like for the hundreds of thousands of workers there.

via VIDEO: Watch an iPad get made from the Foxconn factory floor | Marketplace from American Public Media.

Warning: Free Wi-Fi May Contain More Than You Think

Free Wi-Fi Could Include Extras You Don't Want

Justin Watt, a Web engineer, was browsing the Web in his room at the Courtyard Marriott in Midtown Manhattan this week when he saw something strange. On his personal blog, a mysterious gap was appearing at the top of the page.After some sleuthing, Mr. Watt, who has a background in developing Web advertising tools, realized that the quirk was not confined to his site. The hotel’s Internet service was secretly injecting lines of code into every page he visited, code that could allow it to insert ads into any Web page without the knowledge of the site visitor or the page’s creator. He did not actually see any such ads.Mr. Watt posted about the discovery on his blog, and that soon spawned a conversation on Hacker News, a discussion site for tech topics, about the ethics of this technique. One commenter described it as “icky,” and another asked, “Why aren’t they putting ads in my pillow?”Mr. Watt had strong feelings about it himself. He said in an interview that he had never seen an Internet provider modifying Web pages that a person visits. “Imagine the U.S.P.S., or FedEx, for that matter, opening your Amazon boxes and injecting ads into the packages,” Mr. Watt said.A test of the Courtyard Marriott’s wireless network on Friday verified Mr. Watt’s claims. The code was embedded in the pages of several Web sites visited, including Reddit, GigaOM and TechMeme.The lines of code include references to “rxg,” which stands for Revenue eXtraction Gateway, a service aimed at generating money from Internet access points. On its Web site, a company called RG Nets, which makes Revenue eXtraction Gateway, explains that its system rewrites every Web page on the fly so that it can include a banner ad. “As you can see, the pervasive nature of the advertising banner on all Web pages guarantees banner advertising impression,” a narrator says in the video.

via Hotel’s Free Wi-Fi Comes With Hidden Extras – NYTimes.com.

Instagram Breaks Android Record

Instagram

Instagram’s Android launch has been a successful one, with the company hitting the 1 million downloads mark in less than 24 hours since it became available on the Google Play Marketplace.

This app had been a long time coming. The company opened registration for its Android variant on March 24, attracting 430,000 pre-registration signups before its launch yesterday.

That interest was translated into actual downloads when the app finally emerged on Google Play, with the service seeing 2,000 sign-ups a minute, ensuring that it has become one of the biggest app releases on the platform in its history.

via Instagram For Android Hits 1m Downloads in Under 24 Hours.

Who Wants Google Glasses? We Do!

Google Glasses

Google has taken the wraps off its long-rumored augmented reality glasses project, officially dubbed “Project Glass.”

A concept video, titled “One day…,” shows how Google’s glasses might work. In the video, the user performs tasks commonly handled by smartphones, such as scheduling meetings, taking pictures, checking the weather, getting directions, and placing a video call. The information simply hovers in the user’s field of view, and the interface is controlled by voice or other inputs.

Google says it is gathering feedback from users on Project Glass, according to a post on Google+ by Babak Parviz, Steve Lee and Sebastian Thrun. The post contains a few “design photos” of people wearing augmented reality glasses. These glasses have a small second screen–presumably for the video output–above one of the lenses, with an extra thick arm that extends back to the ear.

“We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input,” they wrote. “So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.”

This is the first time Google has publicly acknowledged its augmented reality glasses project. In February, the New York Times reported that Google was planning to release the glasses later this year, in a price range of $250 to $500. The glasses reportedly emerged from “Google X,” a secret lab where the company experiments with futuristic projects. In the Google+ post, the lab is referred to as “Google[x].”

 

via Google’s ‘Project Glass’ Teases Augmented Reality Glasses | PCWorld.

Google Gets Into The Tablet Game

Google Gets Into The Tablet Game

Google’s long-awaited tablet might finally be on the way to becoming a reality. For at least two years, there have been reports that the search giant was working on something that could compete with Apple’s iPad. A Google employee briefed on the project now says it will be out later this year. The employee declined to be named because the product has not been announced.

Google’s target audience, however, seems to be as much those who use Amazon’s Kindle Fire as people who favor the more expensive iPad. The device, which would naturally run Google’s Android operating system, would compete not only with Apple and Amazon but also with other tablet makers using Android.

via With Tablet Plan, Google Goes After Apple and Amazon – NYTimes.com.

Google Autocomplete Search – Not Always Nice!

Google Autocomplete Search Not Always Nice!

The Tokyo District Court approved a petition demanding that Google Inc. suspend its autocomplete search feature for Internet browsers after a man alleged that it breached his privacy and got him fired, his lawyer said Sunday.

Google is refusing to suspend the feature, saying that its headquarters in the United States will not be regulated by Japanese law and that the case does not warrant deleting the autocomplete suggestions related to the petition under its in-house privacy policy, lawyer Hiroyuki Tomita said.

The case, which was adjudicated on March 19, is believed to be the first to order the suspension of the Web search feature, which attempts to instantly anticipate and list the words or phrases a person will type into a browser’s search box, Tomita said.

The man, whose name was withheld, decided to seek a court injunction after learning the autocomplete feature likely played a role when he suddenly lost his job several years ago and caused several companies to subsequently reject him when he applied for new jobs, Tomita said.

The man discovered that when people type his name into Google’s search engine, words suggesting criminal acts, which he is unfamiliar with, appear. If the computer-suggested words are selected, more than 10,000 items defaming or disparaging him show up in a list, Tomita said.

via Google ordered to suspend autocomplete function over cyber-harassment | The Japan Times Online.

Why Spotify Sells Music

If you’re a Kid Friday listener, you know that I (Dave) like to listen to music on vinyl.  You know those “records”, 33 1/3, black laquer….O.K., perhaps you’ve never listened to a record, but you should give it a try.  Kid Friday co-host Hannah bought her very first vinyl record a year ago, when she was 12.  It was Owl City.  Now she owns the new Adele album, 21.

We bought a premium membership to Spotify last December because Hannah has a Sonos system that demands the membership to listen on the device.  Whatever.

About the same time, I started listening to music in my office.  I’ve had a turntable sitting in there for a couple of years, but just wasn’t into using it.

After I started using Spotify, it inspired me to listen to more music.  So much so that I ended up bringing in my “better” hi-fi set-up.  A McIntosh amp, tube pre-amplifier with 1962 RCA clear-tops, B&W speakers and a Thorens TD 160 turntable.

Gone were my Sansui receiver, Acoustic Research speakers and Dual turntable.  They just weren’t cutting it.

I fell in love with music all over again.

I now listen to records every day in my office.  This is a good thing for many reasons, the best being that it gets me out of my chair to flip the disc every 15 minutes or so.  I get a little stretch in while I’m at it.  Previously, I’ve been known for working non-stop for up-to 9 hours stuck in my chair.  Not recommended.

Because of Spotify, I’ve spent more money on music in the past month than I have in the last 10-years.  We live in a digital “singles” world.  You get to know a band or artist because of 1 song.  You may buy it as a digital download.  You might even buy the next single that is  released.  Great!  You like 2 songs from the same band.

Because I like to listen to vinyl, I want to know if there are several good songs on an album, not just the single.  As I’m out at record stores looking for music, I always pull out my iPhone 4S, open the Spotify app, and listen to a good portion of all the songs on an album I’m interested in purchasing.  If I like, I buy.  It’s that simple.

Unfortunately there have been several albums that I’ve wanted to listen to that are not available on Spotify.  I usually skip buying those because I really want to hear a good sampling of the songs.  Most of the time, it’s more than the small previews that are available on iTunes.

What kind of music do I like?  Have you ever heard of “Hard-Bop”?  Here’s the link to Wikipedia.  Look at some of the great jazz artists and check a few of them out for yourself.  I have a wide taste in music, including alternative and punk-rock from the late 70’s and early 80’s.  180 gram vinyl?  Let’s say I’ve got some great stuff on 200 gram.  They are like a thicker cut of french fries.  A lot of people think these heavier weight records sound better.

So now I’m buying albums to add to the 1,000 plus I already own but haven’t listened to in at least a decade.

What have I bought recently?  Mostly old albums that have been re-issued (many Blue Note) with a few used ones thrown in.

Big Star “#1 Record”

Sonny Clark “Sonny’s Crip”,  “Sonny’s Crib” and “Dial S For Sonny”

Joe Jackson “Look Sharp” and “I’m the Man”

The Hold Steady “Stay Positive” and “Heaven is Wherever” 180g

The Black Keys “The Black Keys” 180g

Lee Morgan “The Sidewinder” 180g

Syd Straw “Surprise”

Pete Townshend “Scoop 2” and “Scoop 3” 200g

The Real Kids “The Real Kids”

Horace Silver “Song For My Father” 180g

Art Blakey “Moanin'” 180g

Nirvana “Nevermind” 180g

My spending money on music is 100% attributed to Spotify.  I know it’s a small, unusual example.  But as the saying goes,  “You’ve got to give credit where credit is due”.

Let’s hope Spotify survives.  I’ll save that mess for a future post, but music royalties is the killer of models like this.

After it’s all shuffled out, I see the music industry combining resources and starting their own service.

Just like the airlines did with Orbitz.

6 New Apps You Need To Know About

6 New Apps.  Do YOU Have Them?

This week brought with it a ton of new apps. The most notable of this week’s app additions is Rovio’s newest installment of Angry Birds, which takes our favorite birds into space where they once again battle their mortal enemies: the pigs.

Also among our favorites from the week is an app that helps you find cool events and sights to see based on where you are right now using real-time information and photos from FoursquareInstagram, and Facebook.

Once you find out where all the fun is, another app that launched this week will let you invite all your friends to join you and see what they’re up to, and another will help you share photos of the event with your friends via email, text, or social networks complete — with added text.

If you’re not up for going out, a new app allows you to watch high-definition video of full concerts from popular artists on your smartphone or tablet. If you decide to stay in and watch a concert tonight rather than hit your friend’s birthday party, another app will let you send a real box of chocolates, bottle of wine, or even a cab ride home to your friend via SMS, email, or Facebook without needing to know his or her address.

via 6 Apps Worth Downloading This Week.

Rare Look Inside Foxconn, Apple’s Largest Supplier In China

Did you every wonder where your iPad was made?  You might know it was made in China, but by who?

Foxconn is the largest maker of Apple products.  We here at Kid Friday always thought that it looked cool seeing that your Apple device was “Designed in California”.  Perhaps Apple engineers were inspired by the sun to design great products.  We don’t live in California, but the name gives a perceived “coolness” to everything they produce.

Designing a product is one thing, but making it is another.  Kid Friday’s own Dave Swerdlick has been to Shenzhen, home to Foxconn.  He traveled from Hong Kong to Guangzhou..  Right in the middle sits Shenzhen, the electronics capital of China.

So why go all the way to China to make an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, just about any Apple product?  Because according to the New York Times, the average Foxconn employee is paid $2.50 an hour.  Much less than most places around the world.

Anyway, it is very rare to get an inside peak where a lot of  Apple products are made.

We highly recommend taking a look at the ABC Television exclusive: Apple Foxconn Inside Look

Rare Look Inside Foxconn, Apple’s Largest Supplier In China

Did you every wonder where your iPad was made?  You might know it was made in China, but by who?

Foxconn is the largest maker of Apple products.  We here at Kid Friday always thought that it looked cool seeing that your Apple device was “Designed in California”.  Perhaps Apple engineers were inspired by the sun to design great products.  We don’t live in California, but the name gives a perceived “coolness” to everything they produce.

Designing a product is one thing, but making it is another.  Kid Friday’s own Dave Swerdlick has been to Shenzhen, home to Foxconn.  He traveled from Hong Kong to Guangzhou..  Right in the middle sits Shenzhen, the electronics capital of China.

So why go all the way to China to make an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, just about any Apple product?  Because according to the New York Times, the average Foxconn employee is paid $2.50 an hour.  Much less than most places around the world.

Anyway, it is very rare to get an inside peak where a lot of  Apple products are made.

We highly recommend taking a look at the ABC Television exclusive: Apple Foxconn Inside Look

Walmart Loves The New “Angry Birds Space”!

Angry Birds Space, Rovio’s next big game in the phenomenal mobile game series, launches on Thursday with some major promotions from Walmart.Angry Birds Space will debut in a variety of app stores, but this event marks Walmart’s first in-store promotion with a mobile app. Game clues will be hidden in select limited-edition Angry Birds Space merchandise — including apparel, mobile phones, plush toys, snacks, and more — in more than 3,000 Walmart stores starting March 25.

via Walmart steps up with Angry Birds Space promotion | VentureBeat.

Walmart Loves The New “Angry Birds Space”!

Angry Birds Space, Rovio’s next big game in the phenomenal mobile game series, launches on Thursday with some major promotions from Walmart.Angry Birds Space will debut in a variety of app stores, but this event marks Walmart’s first in-store promotion with a mobile app. Game clues will be hidden in select limited-edition Angry Birds Space merchandise — including apparel, mobile phones, plush toys, snacks, and more — in more than 3,000 Walmart stores starting March 25.

via Walmart steps up with Angry Birds Space promotion | VentureBeat.

60TB Drive Allows You To Save Even More Unneeded Files!

seagate 60tb hard drive

Seagate has demonstrated the first terabit-per-square-inch hard drive, almost doubling the areal density found in modern hard drives. Initially this will result in 6TB 3.5-inch desktop drives and 2TB 2.5-inch laptop drives, but eventually Seagate is promising up to 60TB and 20TB respectively.

To achieve such a huge leap in density, Seagate had to use a technology called heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). Basically, the main issue that governs hard drive density is the size of each magnetic “bit.” These can only be made so small until the magnetism of nearby bits affects them. With HAMR, “high density” magnetic compounds that can withstand further miniaturization are used.

via Seagate hits 1 terabit per square inch, 60TB hard drives on their way | ExtremeTech.

Consumer Reports Says New iPad Is Hot…Really Hot!

ipad hot

Following up on reports from earlier today that the outer shell of the iPad 3 gets warmer than the iPad 2, Consumer Reports found that their iPad 3 reached temperatures up to 116 degrees after running Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes.

The piece did note that the iPad felt “very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period” during the testing process. In a statement earlier today, Apple said that the iPad was “operating well within our thermal specifications.”

via Consumer Reports Finds New iPad Gets Warm, Can’t Charge Under Heavy Loads – Mac Rumors.

New Angry Birds SPACE out March 22nd

Fans of Angry Birds are counting the days to the March 22 release of the new game that pits the feathery pig-seeking missiles against their porcine arch-enemies in the hostile environs of outer space.

Finnish game developer Rovio has been steadily doling out Angry Birds Space news and teasers for the past several weeks, even enlisting NASA flight engineer Don Pettit to demo the new game from his lofty and weightless perch aboard the International Space Station, in orbit about 243 miles above the earth.

Short glimpses of the new game for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android haven’t revealed a ton of details, but we do know that for the first time, it introduces “gravitational fields,” which will influence both the trajectory of the birds themselves, as well as how they fly through space.

via A Sneak Peek at the New-Look Stars of Angry Birds Space | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man…Kinda

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man...Kinda

A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana in the US attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerky and the video game Angry Birds that he played on his mobile to keep his wits.

David Weatherly said that his 4WD vehicle became stuck in the snow on Sunday afternoon on a back road in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, where he had gone to take photographs of the scenery and wildlife.

After discovering he had no phone reception and concluding that nobody else would brave the remote road in the blustery weather, the 42-year-old postal employee took stock: He had a pouch of beef jerky, some water and a little coffee.

via Angry Birds game kept stranded man sane.

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man…Kinda

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man...Kinda

A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana in the US attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerky and the video game Angry Birds that he played on his mobile to keep his wits.

David Weatherly said that his 4WD vehicle became stuck in the snow on Sunday afternoon on a back road in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, where he had gone to take photographs of the scenery and wildlife.

After discovering he had no phone reception and concluding that nobody else would brave the remote road in the blustery weather, the 42-year-old postal employee took stock: He had a pouch of beef jerky, some water and a little coffee.

via Angry Birds game kept stranded man sane.

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man…Kinda

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man...Kinda

A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana in the US attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerky and the video game Angry Birds that he played on his mobile to keep his wits.

David Weatherly said that his 4WD vehicle became stuck in the snow on Sunday afternoon on a back road in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, where he had gone to take photographs of the scenery and wildlife.

After discovering he had no phone reception and concluding that nobody else would brave the remote road in the blustery weather, the 42-year-old postal employee took stock: He had a pouch of beef jerky, some water and a little coffee.

via Angry Birds game kept stranded man sane.

New iPad Cost More To Make

New iPad Cost More To Make

Apple appears to be making less of a profit from each new iPad than it did when it launched the previous model a year ago, according to a research firm’s analysis.

IHS iSuppli took apart a new iPad on Friday, the day the device went on sale in the U.S. and nine other countries, and found that the components are more expensive than those of the iPad 2.

via New screen, battery mean new iPad’s more expensive to make than iPad 2, research firm says – The Washington Post.

New iPad Cost More To Make

New iPad Cost More To Make

Apple appears to be making less of a profit from each new iPad than it did when it launched the previous model a year ago, according to a research firm’s analysis.

IHS iSuppli took apart a new iPad on Friday, the day the device went on sale in the U.S. and nine other countries, and found that the components are more expensive than those of the iPad 2.

via New screen, battery mean new iPad’s more expensive to make than iPad 2, research firm says – The Washington Post.

New iPad Cost More To Make

New iPad Cost More To Make

Apple appears to be making less of a profit from each new iPad than it did when it launched the previous model a year ago, according to a research firm’s analysis.

IHS iSuppli took apart a new iPad on Friday, the day the device went on sale in the U.S. and nine other countries, and found that the components are more expensive than those of the iPad 2.

via New screen, battery mean new iPad’s more expensive to make than iPad 2, research firm says – The Washington Post.

New iPad Out Today

iPad New

We could tell you Kid Friday followers all about the long lines at the Apple Store and that Apple had sold out of on-line inventory, but you probably already knew that.

So instead, how about a few facts about the new iPad:

Apple’s 3rd generation iPad was announced on March 7, 2012. While the new iPad looks like last year’s iPad 2, it has a better screen, processor, optics, and networking that combine to make it an impressive upgrade.

Key features: 2048×1536 264dpi Retina display, Apple A5X processor, 5 megapixel/1080p video iSight camera, HSPA+ 42mbps/LTE 72mbps networking.

Pricing: Wi-Fi $499/16GB, $599/32GB, $699/64GB; Wi-Fi + 3G/LTE $629/16GB, $729/32GB, $829/64GB

Availability: Today in USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands.

 

China Loves Angry Birds!

china angry birds

There just seems no stopping those Angry Birds from taking over China — The next move in Rovio’s China take-over plan is to open up shops in Beijing and Shanghai, and the company aims to hit $100 million in retail sales in China in the first year of store operations.

According to comments made to local media by Huang Zesen, sales manager of the authorized reseller of Rovio in China, Rovio plans on opening Angry Birds stores in Beijing and Shanghai, and the company is choosing locations at the moment. The company is well on the way to opening the stores between July and August. The retail space of the Angry Birds store in China will be designed at around 200-300 square meters, similar to Rovio’s first store in Helsinki, Finland.

China is Rovio’s largest and fastest growing market

via Rovio Opening Angry Birds Store in Beijing and Shanghai » M.I.C. Gadget.

Apple’s Siri Kinda Stinks

Apple's Siri Kinda Stinks

Kid Friday thinks Siri stinks.  Well, most of the time.  Sometimes it works.  Most of the time it doesn’t.  So much so, that we rarely attempt to even try and use Siri.

We’re not mad.  Just a little disappointed.

So is this guy, according to the WSJ…

“A New York man represented by Robbins Geller is suing Apple for false advertising, alleging that the company’s commercials convey a “misleading and deceptive message” about Siri’s capabilities.”

via So Sirious: iPhone User Sues Apple over Voice-Activated Assistant – Law Blog – WSJ.

Angry Birds Space Launches March 22nd

Rovio Entertainment has confirmed the details of its new Angry Birds Space game, which will launch on 22 March on iPhone,iPad, Android, PC and Mac.

The company has been working with NASA on the launch to spectacular effect, getting flight engineer Don Pettit to introduce the game from the International Space Station, in a video posted online.

The game will launch with 60 levels, six new characters and superpowers, and gameplay features based on its zero-gravity setting. Rovio says new levels will be added as free updates, as in previous Angry Birds games, but also as in-app purchases.

National Geographic Books will publish an official companion book for Angry Birds Space, while there will also be animation and retail elements to the launch. Rovio says information on other gaming platforms beyond those listed above will be available “later”.

RU Ready??

Confirmed: Apple’s Next iPad Out March 16th in the U.S.

ipad 3

Apple has today announced its new third-generation iPad, which comes packing a new high-resolution Retina display. “Until you see it you can’t understand how amazing it is”, said CEO Tim Cook.

The new iPad is priced at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. And $629, $729, and $829 for 4G. It will be available on March 16th in the US and available for pre-order today. It will be available from March 23 for 32 other countries. The iPad 2 will continue to be sold for $399 in a 16GB flavor and $529 for a WiFi + 3G 16GB model.

via Apple Introduces New iPad.

Nintendo 3DS Sales Strong In The U.S.

Nintendo 3DS Sales Strong In The U.S.

Nintendo Co. has sold 4.5 million units of its latest hand-held device, the 3DS, in the U.S., setting what the company said was a strong pace and potential momentum for its next big product, the Wii U console.

The 3DS’s sales — $1.2 billion including software — mark an important milestone for the company and its dual-screen portable 3D-game system, which had a bumpy start in the first half of its initial year of sales.

via Nintendo Sells 4.5 Million 3DS Units in U.S. – Ian Sherr – News – AllThingsD.

Nintendo 3DS Sales Strong In The U.S.

Nintendo 3DS Sales Strong In The U.S.

Nintendo Co. has sold 4.5 million units of its latest hand-held device, the 3DS, in the U.S., setting what the company said was a strong pace and potential momentum for its next big product, the Wii U console.

The 3DS’s sales — $1.2 billion including software — mark an important milestone for the company and its dual-screen portable 3D-game system, which had a bumpy start in the first half of its initial year of sales.

via Nintendo Sells 4.5 Million 3DS Units in U.S. – Ian Sherr – News – AllThingsD.

Nintendo 3DS Sales Strong In The U.S.

Nintendo 3DS Sales Strong In The U.S.

Nintendo Co. has sold 4.5 million units of its latest hand-held device, the 3DS, in the U.S., setting what the company said was a strong pace and potential momentum for its next big product, the Wii U console.

The 3DS’s sales — $1.2 billion including software — mark an important milestone for the company and its dual-screen portable 3D-game system, which had a bumpy start in the first half of its initial year of sales.

via Nintendo Sells 4.5 Million 3DS Units in U.S. – Ian Sherr – News – AllThingsD.

Zynga.com Open For Playing Top Games

zynga

Zynga.com’s games platform is now live in beta mode — and you can find it here.

The platform is launching with just five Zynga games: CityVille, CastleVille, Hidden Chronicles, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker. When entering any of these games from the platform, the user is prompted to connect with Facebook. A quick tutorial walks new players through platform features regardless of which game a new user enters.

We took a quick test drive of CastleVille and found our kingdom exactly as we left it on Facebook. We observe that the game loaded approximately in the same amount of time it takes to launch CastleVille on Facebook (from the point of clicking “Play” to the point where we’re actually playing the game). Also of note, the right-hand chat and live feed bar that distinguishes gameplay between the two platforms is also apparently not viewable in full screen mode on Zynga.com.

via Zynga games platform is now live in beta.

Zynga.com Open For Playing Top Games

zynga

Zynga.com’s games platform is now live in beta mode — and you can find it here.

The platform is launching with just five Zynga games: CityVille, CastleVille, Hidden Chronicles, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker. When entering any of these games from the platform, the user is prompted to connect with Facebook. A quick tutorial walks new players through platform features regardless of which game a new user enters.

We took a quick test drive of CastleVille and found our kingdom exactly as we left it on Facebook. We observe that the game loaded approximately in the same amount of time it takes to launch CastleVille on Facebook (from the point of clicking “Play” to the point where we’re actually playing the game). Also of note, the right-hand chat and live feed bar that distinguishes gameplay between the two platforms is also apparently not viewable in full screen mode on Zynga.com.

via Zynga games platform is now live in beta.

HTML5 Makes For Faster Game Play, But Where?

car

HTML5 is the new lingua franca of the internet, but games that are written in the format tend to run too slow.

The platforms that run HTML5 faster are likely to have an advantage in running a whole new wave of applications and games. So Spaceport.io, the cross-platform mobile game development tool maker, ran a study to find out whether iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) is faster than Android at running HTML5 games. Hands-down, iOS won.

If HTML5 games run sufficiently fast, then a lot of benefits accrue. For instance, a game could be written in HTML5 for one platform and then work perfectly fine in another.

iOS performed three times better at running HTML5 games than Android, according to the new study. Spaceport.io created a benchmark dubbed PerfMarks to test performance at running HTML5 code.

The benchmark tested a device’s ability to animate image movement — a key measure of game performance. The report measures the number of moving images on a screen at 30 frames per second (FPS), a frame rate which provides a near-native user experience.

Repeated tests show that iOS performed far better at running animations than Android. The newest iPhone 4S scored 252 PerfMarks and the iPad 2 score 327. That compares to just 53 for the iPhone 3GS from 2009. By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone scored 147 and the Kindle Fire scored only 25.

via Apple’s iOS runs HTML5 games three times faster than Android | VentureBeat.

No iPad 3? How About iPad HD!

ipad hd

CNET has learned that Apple’s next tablet will be called the iPad HD instead of the iPad 3.

A developer who’s previously provided reliable information with respect to things Apple and otherwise tells us the next iPad uses the HD moniker instead of going with “iPad 3.”

That matches up well with a report from Gizmodo last week (and an item just posted on VentureBeat) that included an alleged list of upcoming cases from Griffin, listing the product as “iPad HD (3)”, as well as corresponding usage reports from an application called Tapatalk that included “iPad HD” among the list of devices using it.

One big remaining question is whether that name is already in use. Apple owns the rights to the iPad name in the U.S. and other countries (though that’s being debated in courts in China right now), but have others already beaten it to the punch online?

via Next iPad will be the iPad HD, not the iPad 3 | Apple Talk – CNET News.

25 Billion Apps Downloaded in Apple’s App Store

Apple iTunes Apps

Go to Apple’s website right now and you’ll be greeted by a colorful graphic that says, “A billion thanks. 25 times over.” Yes, another important milestone in the history of the App Store has been reached: the 25 billionth app has finally been downloaded.

Just a couple of weeks ago Apple announced that it was fast approaching this milestone by launching a contest that would award the person who would be so lucky as to be the downloader of the 25 billionth app delivered through the App Store. And just moments ago that lucky person, whose name is as yet undisclosed, has won the offered prize of an App Store gift card worth $10,000.

It’s interesting to note that this event comes just eight months after the 15-billion app mark was reached by the hugely successful iOS app distribution system and just over a year after the 10 billionth app was downloaded. More noteworthy is the fact that the App Store is not even four years old yet, resulting in an amazing average of 18,768,768 apps downloaded per day since the App Store opened on July 10, 2008.

via Apple App Store: 25 Billion Apps Served — AppAdvice.

iPad 3 To Keep Same Pricing

ipad 3

Earlier this week, we heard rumors from Chinese news blog Sina Weibo that the upcoming third generation iPad would also come with a hefty price increase, due to the high resolution display.

The tablets were expected to go up approximately $80, giving the baseline 16GB WiFi iPad a price tag of $579 instead of $499. That price increase? Not true, says 9to5Mac.

In fact, Apple’s iPad prices won’t be shifting at all – not exactly a surprise, since Apple doesn’t often do price hikes. The entry level 16GB WiFi model will cost the standard $499, while upgrading to 32 or 64GB of storage adds $100 and $200, respectively.

The WiFi + 3G models are also the same price, at $629 for the base model and $729/$829 for the upgraded models.

As a side note, it appears storage configurations will remain the same, without the introduction of an 8GB iPad that DigiTimes claimed was in the works this week. It looks like it will be the standard 16/32/64 setup.

via iPad 3 ‘HD Tax’ Unlikely, Prices to Remain the Same | PadGadget.

iPad 3 To Keep Same Pricing

ipad 3

Earlier this week, we heard rumors from Chinese news blog Sina Weibo that the upcoming third generation iPad would also come with a hefty price increase, due to the high resolution display.

The tablets were expected to go up approximately $80, giving the baseline 16GB WiFi iPad a price tag of $579 instead of $499. That price increase? Not true, says 9to5Mac.

In fact, Apple’s iPad prices won’t be shifting at all – not exactly a surprise, since Apple doesn’t often do price hikes. The entry level 16GB WiFi model will cost the standard $499, while upgrading to 32 or 64GB of storage adds $100 and $200, respectively.

The WiFi + 3G models are also the same price, at $629 for the base model and $729/$829 for the upgraded models.

As a side note, it appears storage configurations will remain the same, without the introduction of an 8GB iPad that DigiTimes claimed was in the works this week. It looks like it will be the standard 16/32/64 setup.

via iPad 3 ‘HD Tax’ Unlikely, Prices to Remain the Same | PadGadget.

Latest iPad 3 Predictions

Latest iPad 3 Predictions

As Apple has scheduled an event on March 7, sources from its upstream supply chain pointed out that the company is expected to launch two iPad 3 models – a 16GB version and 32GB version.

In addition to iPad 3, Apple is also expected to unveil an 8GB iPad 2, allowing the tablet PC series to cover different segments and to defend against Windows 8-based tablet PCs, the sources noted.

Since Apple has put high hopes on its new iPad 3 and has been aggressively placing orders, iPad 3 shipments in the first quarter of 2012 are expected to double from original estimates.

The iPad 3 is expected to have a 9.7-inch Full HD QXGA panel with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 (264dpi) and its backlight module will adopt two LED light bars.

via Apple expected to unveil 16GB and 32GB iPad 3 as well as 8GB iPad 2 on March 7.

Latest iPad 3 Predictions

Latest iPad 3 Predictions

As Apple has scheduled an event on March 7, sources from its upstream supply chain pointed out that the company is expected to launch two iPad 3 models – a 16GB version and 32GB version.

In addition to iPad 3, Apple is also expected to unveil an 8GB iPad 2, allowing the tablet PC series to cover different segments and to defend against Windows 8-based tablet PCs, the sources noted.

Since Apple has put high hopes on its new iPad 3 and has been aggressively placing orders, iPad 3 shipments in the first quarter of 2012 are expected to double from original estimates.

The iPad 3 is expected to have a 9.7-inch Full HD QXGA panel with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 (264dpi) and its backlight module will adopt two LED light bars.

via Apple expected to unveil 16GB and 32GB iPad 3 as well as 8GB iPad 2 on March 7.

Latest iPad 3 Predictions

Latest iPad 3 Predictions

As Apple has scheduled an event on March 7, sources from its upstream supply chain pointed out that the company is expected to launch two iPad 3 models – a 16GB version and 32GB version.

In addition to iPad 3, Apple is also expected to unveil an 8GB iPad 2, allowing the tablet PC series to cover different segments and to defend against Windows 8-based tablet PCs, the sources noted.

Since Apple has put high hopes on its new iPad 3 and has been aggressively placing orders, iPad 3 shipments in the first quarter of 2012 are expected to double from original estimates.

The iPad 3 is expected to have a 9.7-inch Full HD QXGA panel with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 (264dpi) and its backlight module will adopt two LED light bars.

via Apple expected to unveil 16GB and 32GB iPad 3 as well as 8GB iPad 2 on March 7.

Playstation Vita Selling Like….Well It’s Selling A Lot

sony playstation vita

Sony said today that its PlayStation Vita gaming handheld has sold more than 1.2 million units worldwide. The Vita went on sale last week in the U.S. and Europe, and it has been on sale since December in Japan.

The Vita crossed that sales number on Feb. 22, the day it went on sale in the U.S. and Europe. The company has also sold more than 2 million software units. The Vita is Sony’s bid to remain relevant in portable games in an age of smartphones and tablets.

Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a statement, “PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction we’re seeing from consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling.”

via Sony’s PlayStation Vita sells more than 1.2M units worldwide | VentureBeat.

Now It’s Our Turn To See Who’s Watching US!

FireFox

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs took the TED stage Tuesday morning to introduce Collusion, a Firefox browser add-on that lets you track who’s tracking you across the web for behavioral targeting purposes.

Describing the medium as “an area of consumer protection that’s almost entirely naked,” Kovacs argued that the price we’re now being asked to pay for connectivenss is our privacy, and in turn, it’s “now time for us to watch the watchers.”

Collusion looks to offer more transparency to users by creating a visualization of how your data is being spread to different companies as you navigate the web. Each time it detects data being sent to a behavioral tracker, it creates a red (advertisers), grey (websites) or blue dot on the visualization and shows the links between the sites you visit and the trackers they work with.

via Track Who’s Tracking You With Mozilla Collusion.

Here Comes The iPad 3! Press Event Scheduled March 7th

As expected, Apple on Tuesday announced an event to show off the company’s next generation iPad.  The event will take place at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

While nobody knows for sure what changes the iPad 3 will have, it is widely expected the device will have a faster processor, improved graphics processor and a Retina Display.

All of us here at Kid Friday think that the iPad 3 will be released VERY soon after this announcement.  We’re sticking by our March 9th prediction for release in the U.S.

via Apple announces iPad event for March 7 in San Francisco.

What Do You Get When You Combine A Kinect With A Shopping Cart?

Kinect Shopping Cart

This.

The quest for a high-tech “shopping cart of the future” is nothing new, but Whole Foods is planning to test a new spin on the concept, using Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Windows. The motorized cart identifies a shopper with a loyalty card, follows the shopper around the store, scans items as they’re placed inside, marks them off the shopping list, and even checks the shopper out in the end.

Microsoft showed the very early prototype, being developed for Whole Foods by a third-party developer, Austin-based Chaotic Moon, during an event on the Redmond campus today, hosted by Craig Mundie, the company’s chief research and strategy officer.

The company says the project is literally weeks old, and that was apparent in the demo, which included a couple of false starts where the sensor didn’t precisely the shopper. The technology will need to be ironed out before it’s deployed, lest our shopping trips turn into destruction derbies.

But it’s an interesting application that shows what outside developers can do now that a Kinect software development kit has been released for Windows, expanding the sensor beyond the Xbox 360 game console.

via Whole Foods prototype puts Kinect on shopping cart, follows people around store – GeekWire.

What Do You Get When You Combine A Kinect With A Shopping Cart?

Kinect Shopping Cart

This.

The quest for a high-tech “shopping cart of the future” is nothing new, but Whole Foods is planning to test a new spin on the concept, using Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Windows. The motorized cart identifies a shopper with a loyalty card, follows the shopper around the store, scans items as they’re placed inside, marks them off the shopping list, and even checks the shopper out in the end.

Microsoft showed the very early prototype, being developed for Whole Foods by a third-party developer, Austin-based Chaotic Moon, during an event on the Redmond campus today, hosted by Craig Mundie, the company’s chief research and strategy officer.

The company says the project is literally weeks old, and that was apparent in the demo, which included a couple of false starts where the sensor didn’t precisely the shopper. The technology will need to be ironed out before it’s deployed, lest our shopping trips turn into destruction derbies.

But it’s an interesting application that shows what outside developers can do now that a Kinect software development kit has been released for Windows, expanding the sensor beyond the Xbox 360 game console.

via Whole Foods prototype puts Kinect on shopping cart, follows people around store – GeekWire.

Best Buy Discounts iPad 2 As iPad 3 Gets Ready For Release

Best Buy Discounts iPad 2 As iPad 3 Gets Ready For Release

Alright Kid Friday peeps.  According to CNET, the iPad 3 may already be in the United States.

It’s probably more exciting news for our U.S. listeners/readers, so sorry to rub it in for all you kids who live elsewhere around the world.

A shipping document revealed by Chinese forum site WeiPhone (English translation) allegedly details iPad 3 units hopping on board flights from China yesterday bound for airports in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City.

As translated by 9to5Mac, the report shows that initial deliveries from Apple supplier Foxconn to the U.S. will begin March 9. To no surprise, the shipments are said to be under tight security.

“In order to prevent the cargo from being dragged on the airport ramp for too long, as well as shortening the time the cargo stay on the airport ramp, we hereby require XXXX to schedule all the XXX cargo planes from Feb. 26 to Mar. 9. to XXX slot,” according to a translation of the shipping document offered by a Chinese-speaking 9to5Mac reader.

The iPad3 is most certainly coming soon, which means the iPad 2 is already considered old technology.

What do you do with old technology?  You put it on sale!

You can now get $50 off the iPad 2 at Best Buy.  They have all models currently discounted.

We here at Kid Friday think the real “best buy” is to wait for the iPad3.

Vimeo iOS App Updated Today – Oh, And It’s Free

Vimeo

Here’s the scoop on Vimeo.  Kinda like YouTube with lots of video available to watch on most digital platforms including the iPod Touch and iPad.  They’ve released an updated version of the app in Apple’s iTunes Store that brings better quality to the iPad as well as smarter functionality across the board.

You can search Vimeo in the iTunes Store for more information.

 

 

 

Apple’s iPad 3 Could Include A6 Chip

Apple iPad Chip

Typically, when Apple’s product launched approaches, many industry watchers offer conflicting views on the features the new products might sport. Fifth-generation iPhone rumors mostly conflicted in terms of the product’s design, but industry watchers seemed to agree on features like an improved camera and a dual-core processor. With the upcoming iPad 3, most industry watchers agree on a design similar to the iPad 2′s design and a Retina Display. Notably, publications are disagreeing on the new iPad’s processor; some are pointing to a quad-core A6 chip and others are calling for an improved A5 dual-core chip

via Apple working on enhanced A5 chip (A5X) AND completely new chip (A6) | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence.

A Purse That Charges Your Phone!

British fashion designer Richard Nicoll wanted to create an electric atmosphere at his catwalk show at London Fashion Week this weekend. He did that, in part, by debuting a rechargeable handbag that can power your cell phone.

Richard Nicoll Vodaphone bag insideThe cutting-edge accessory merges style with practicality, and gives fashion-conscious cell phone users the freedom to zip between fashion shows and boutiques without worrying that their smartphones will run out of juice.

Designed in conjunction with Vodafone, the battery-powered bag can, when fully charged, provide energy for iPhones, iPads, Androids and BlackBerry devices for several days. Users simply plug their gadget into a discrete pocket inside the bag. A Bluetooth-enable LED “charm” hangs on its exterior, and flashes to indicate incoming calls. The bag itself does not ring, so ushers needn’t worry about asking people to turn off their handbags.

A $300,000 Hamburger?

hamburger

Scientists have long agreed that farming methods for breeding animals has not been able to keep up with the demand for meat, and that our current path is likely unsustainable. What this means is that sooner or later, there simply won’t be enough meat to fill demand, and also, that the environmental toll on raising so many animals will place strain on the Earth in other ways.

Of course, one solution would be to eat less meat, but the more obvious one, apparently, is to produce in vitro, or lab grown meat (meaning that it was never part of a living animal). Various scientists have been working on this project for a while now, but one researcher, at Maastricht University in the Netherlands has managed to produce a 2-centimeter by 1.5-centimeter piece of muscle in a lab, bringing new hope to the project.

via Scientists working on lab-grown, $300,000 hamburger | The Verge.

A $300,000 Hamburger?

hamburger

Scientists have long agreed that farming methods for breeding animals has not been able to keep up with the demand for meat, and that our current path is likely unsustainable. What this means is that sooner or later, there simply won’t be enough meat to fill demand, and also, that the environmental toll on raising so many animals will place strain on the Earth in other ways.

Of course, one solution would be to eat less meat, but the more obvious one, apparently, is to produce in vitro, or lab grown meat (meaning that it was never part of a living animal). Various scientists have been working on this project for a while now, but one researcher, at Maastricht University in the Netherlands has managed to produce a 2-centimeter by 1.5-centimeter piece of muscle in a lab, bringing new hope to the project.

via Scientists working on lab-grown, $300,000 hamburger | The Verge.

Student Ends Up In Jail For Facebook Hack

facebook

The next time you get caught hijacking your friend’s Facebook, remember it could be worse. On Friday, British Student Glenn Mangham was sentenced to eight months in not-so-social jail, for hacking deep into Facebook’s servers. Apparently no user details were taken, with Mangham heading straight for “invaluable” intellectual property instead. Facebook alerted the authorities after it discovered the breach last May, the FBI then followed the digital thread back to the Briton’s UK address. It’s believed Mangham gained access to the inner sanctum after hacking into a Facebook employee’s account, though it’s not known if the comedy status update and embarrassing profile picture were also part of the attack.

via Student hacks into Facebook, gets eight months in prison, twelve likes — Engadget.

Student Ends Up In Jail For Facebook Hack

facebook

The next time you get caught hijacking your friend’s Facebook, remember it could be worse. On Friday, British Student Glenn Mangham was sentenced to eight months in not-so-social jail, for hacking deep into Facebook’s servers. Apparently no user details were taken, with Mangham heading straight for “invaluable” intellectual property instead. Facebook alerted the authorities after it discovered the breach last May, the FBI then followed the digital thread back to the Briton’s UK address. It’s believed Mangham gained access to the inner sanctum after hacking into a Facebook employee’s account, though it’s not known if the comedy status update and embarrassing profile picture were also part of the attack.

via Student hacks into Facebook, gets eight months in prison, twelve likes — Engadget.

Student Ends Up In Jail For Facebook Hack

facebook

The next time you get caught hijacking your friend’s Facebook, remember it could be worse. On Friday, British Student Glenn Mangham was sentenced to eight months in not-so-social jail, for hacking deep into Facebook’s servers. Apparently no user details were taken, with Mangham heading straight for “invaluable” intellectual property instead. Facebook alerted the authorities after it discovered the breach last May, the FBI then followed the digital thread back to the Briton’s UK address. It’s believed Mangham gained access to the inner sanctum after hacking into a Facebook employee’s account, though it’s not known if the comedy status update and embarrassing profile picture were also part of the attack.

via Student hacks into Facebook, gets eight months in prison, twelve likes — Engadget.

PlayStation Vita Wants To Be Your Next New Friend

playstation vita

The North American launch of the PlayStation Vita is almost here. If you pre-ordered the expensive bundle, you’ll be getting it this week, but for everyone else, the magic starts on February 22nd. While our friends at The Verge have gone into exhaustive detail regarding the Vita as a piece of consumer hardware, we’re here to talk about the Vita’s reason for being: play.

via Vox Games PlayStation Vita buyers guide | The Verge.

Like Google? Like TV? Then You’re In Luck!

Like Google? Like TV? Then You're In Luck!

Rumors have been flying about some big changes for Google TV, and now it looks like we’re going to be hearing something official tomorrow — Google posted cryptically on the Google TV Facebook page this weekend, saying only, “Get ready for Monday, we have some big announcements!” We won’t know for sure until tomorrow what Google has to unveil — we’ve heard rumblings of a Google-branded home entertainment device, though it could also be the yearly update Google promised back in January. Of course, we’ve also heard that LG is going to be the hardware manufacturer in a halo device partnership for Google TV — could we be seeing the first Nexus TV tomorrow? We’ll be on the lookout for whatever Google has to show, but regardless it certainly looks like Google’s making good on its promise to keep working on Google TV.

via Google TV ‘big announcements’ coming on Monday | The Verge.

Like Google? Like TV? Then You’re In Luck!

Like Google? Like TV? Then You're In Luck!

Rumors have been flying about some big changes for Google TV, and now it looks like we’re going to be hearing something official tomorrow — Google posted cryptically on the Google TV Facebook page this weekend, saying only, “Get ready for Monday, we have some big announcements!” We won’t know for sure until tomorrow what Google has to unveil — we’ve heard rumblings of a Google-branded home entertainment device, though it could also be the yearly update Google promised back in January. Of course, we’ve also heard that LG is going to be the hardware manufacturer in a halo device partnership for Google TV — could we be seeing the first Nexus TV tomorrow? We’ll be on the lookout for whatever Google has to show, but regardless it certainly looks like Google’s making good on its promise to keep working on Google TV.

via Google TV ‘big announcements’ coming on Monday | The Verge.

Like Google? Like TV? Then You’re In Luck!

Like Google? Like TV? Then You're In Luck!

Rumors have been flying about some big changes for Google TV, and now it looks like we’re going to be hearing something official tomorrow — Google posted cryptically on the Google TV Facebook page this weekend, saying only, “Get ready for Monday, we have some big announcements!” We won’t know for sure until tomorrow what Google has to unveil — we’ve heard rumblings of a Google-branded home entertainment device, though it could also be the yearly update Google promised back in January. Of course, we’ve also heard that LG is going to be the hardware manufacturer in a halo device partnership for Google TV — could we be seeing the first Nexus TV tomorrow? We’ll be on the lookout for whatever Google has to show, but regardless it certainly looks like Google’s making good on its promise to keep working on Google TV.

via Google TV ‘big announcements’ coming on Monday | The Verge.

FarmVille Gets Real With Hasbro

FarmVille Gets Real With Hasbro

Zynga has partnered with Hasbro to develop a wide range of toy and gaming experiences based on Zynga’s most popular Facebook games and characters.

In other words, we could see a board game of FarmVille, Words With Friends or CityVille in the not too distant future. In addition, we could potentially see action figures based on some of its game characters.

Merchandising around videogames is not new, and has recently spread like wildfire to mobile and social gaming with rising stars like Rovio’s Angry Birds or ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope.

In a press release, Zynga says Hasbro has obtained the license to develop and distribute a wide range of product lines based on Zynga’s game brands, but does not get into too many details.

It also says the deal covers opportunities for co-branded merchandise featuring a combination of both Hasbro and Zynga brands, it said. Could we see a co-branded Words With Friends Scrabble game?

Hasbro already has a long-standing relationship with Electronic Arts, which publishes such titles as Scrabble and Monopoly across many platforms.

via Zynga Inks Deal With Hasbro to Bring FarmVille Into the Real World – Tricia Duryee – Commerce – AllThingsD.

FarmVille Gets Real With Hasbro

FarmVille Gets Real With Hasbro

Zynga has partnered with Hasbro to develop a wide range of toy and gaming experiences based on Zynga’s most popular Facebook games and characters.

In other words, we could see a board game of FarmVille, Words With Friends or CityVille in the not too distant future. In addition, we could potentially see action figures based on some of its game characters.

Merchandising around videogames is not new, and has recently spread like wildfire to mobile and social gaming with rising stars like Rovio’s Angry Birds or ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope.

In a press release, Zynga says Hasbro has obtained the license to develop and distribute a wide range of product lines based on Zynga’s game brands, but does not get into too many details.

It also says the deal covers opportunities for co-branded merchandise featuring a combination of both Hasbro and Zynga brands, it said. Could we see a co-branded Words With Friends Scrabble game?

Hasbro already has a long-standing relationship with Electronic Arts, which publishes such titles as Scrabble and Monopoly across many platforms.

via Zynga Inks Deal With Hasbro to Bring FarmVille Into the Real World – Tricia Duryee – Commerce – AllThingsD.

Apple Demo Close As iPad 3 Set For March Release

Apple Demo Close As iPad 3 Set For March Release

Now that the beans have been, mostly, spilled with regards to the early March announcement of the iPad 3, more information is coming forward about Apple’s preparations for the event. Sources with knowledge of the matter have informed The Next Web that the company is in ‘crunch mode’ when it comes to lining up apps both to demonstrate on-stage and to show off in new advertisements for its third iPad.

Apple has a long history of hand-picking apps that it thinks are exemplary or really show off the hardware of a device to demonstrate during iPad presentation. The iPad 2 saw demo segments with Apple’s own Garage Band, iMovie and Photo Booth apps, while the recent ‘Let’s Talk’ iPhone event saw game title Infinity Blade 2 demoed in order to show off the graphics capabilities of the new iPhone 4S.

Apple’s pre-event weeks are often spent soliciting demonstrations from many app developers and preparing demonstrations of those apps for the live event. Our sources tell us that this selection process is continuing at an increased rate as Apple looks to finalize the lineup for the iPad 3. There is also emphasis on graphics-oriented applications with high-definition assets, which appears to be in line with the new iPad featuring a ‘Retina’ display.

via Apple Rushes to Finalize App Demos for iPad 3.

Google Wants To Play Music In Your Home

Google Wants To Play Music In Your Home

Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company’s own brand, according to people briefed on the company’s plans.

The effort marks a sharp shift in strategy for Google, which for the first would time would design and market consumer electronic devices under its name. The company has mainly focused on developing the Android operating system that powers devices such as smartphones, tablets and televisions. It has also allowed other companies to build and brand the hardware that uses it.

via Apple vs. Google: The Stakes Are Rising – WSJ.com.

Google Wants To Play Music In Your Home

Google Wants To Play Music In Your Home

Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company’s own brand, according to people briefed on the company’s plans.

The effort marks a sharp shift in strategy for Google, which for the first would time would design and market consumer electronic devices under its name. The company has mainly focused on developing the Android operating system that powers devices such as smartphones, tablets and televisions. It has also allowed other companies to build and brand the hardware that uses it.

via Apple vs. Google: The Stakes Are Rising – WSJ.com.

Xbox Boss Starts New Game Company

Xbox

Seamus Blackley, the co-creator of the Xbox, passionately believes that gameplay will triumph in the game business. That is why he and his new startup are relying on a team of famous designers from Atari to make a series of games for the Apple iPhone and iPad.

The idea that he and his partner, chief executive Van Burnham, have dreamed up is to use the creators of the best arcade experiences from the golden age of Atari in the 1970s and 1980s to create games for the “new arcade” on iOS devices.

“We are looking at the new arcade, and 99 cents on the iPhone is the new quarter,” Blackley (pictured above), president of the startup Innovative Leisure, said in an exclusive interview with VentureBeat. “People are playing on all these new devices and are finding the joy of the arcade games.”

via Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley launches mobile-game startup with Atari arcade veterans | VentureBeat.

Warning: Fake Apps in Apple’s App Store May Take Your Money

pirate

Temple Jump, Tiny Birds, Numbers With Friends. These are not the apps you love. They’re fakes designed to scam you out of $1.99 when you go to buy Temple Run, Tiny Wings, or Words With Friends. Today Apple took a stand against plagiarism, kicking these rip-offs out of the US App Store. Good riddance, but how can platform owners stop these developers before they rob users of thousands or even millions of dollars?

via Apple Kicks Chart Topping Fakes Out Of App Store | TechCrunch.

Warning: Fake Apps in Apple’s App Store May Take Your Money

pirate

Temple Jump, Tiny Birds, Numbers With Friends. These are not the apps you love. They’re fakes designed to scam you out of $1.99 when you go to buy Temple Run, Tiny Wings, or Words With Friends. Today Apple took a stand against plagiarism, kicking these rip-offs out of the US App Store. Good riddance, but how can platform owners stop these developers before they rob users of thousands or even millions of dollars?

via Apple Kicks Chart Topping Fakes Out Of App Store | TechCrunch.

KidFriday Show #100 Coming….Soon

O.K.  If you’re a listener of the KidFriday Podcast, you know we usually deliver 1 kickin’ new show each week.  We wanted show 100 to be special in some sort of way, but it might not go down like that.  #100 is too easy.  SO, stay tuned for show 100 while we take more time to see how show 101 could actually be the big show.  At least that’s our excuse for now.

Do you realize that we could have just done the podcast in the amount of time it took to write this?  Remember.  Show #101.

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Confirmed: New Wii U To Be Released Later This Year

Confirmed: New Wii U To Be Released Later This Year

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has told reporters that the Wii U will launch in the US, Japan, Europe, and Australia for the end of 2012. While the system was previously pegged for a 2012 release, this is the first time we’ve got confirmation that it’ll make it in time for the holiday season in all major markets. The 3DS launched last year in February in Japan and March elsewhere, meaning it likely got off to a slower start than if it had been available before Christmas. The announcement also means we are likely to see much more finalized details of the Wii U’s software lineup at E3 in June — so far, hands-on time with the console has been limited to tech demos.

via Wii U to launch in US, Japan, Europe and Australia by end of 2012 | The Verge.

Confirmed: New Wii U To Be Released Later This Year

Confirmed: New Wii U To Be Released Later This Year

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has told reporters that the Wii U will launch in the US, Japan, Europe, and Australia for the end of 2012. While the system was previously pegged for a 2012 release, this is the first time we’ve got confirmation that it’ll make it in time for the holiday season in all major markets. The 3DS launched last year in February in Japan and March elsewhere, meaning it likely got off to a slower start than if it had been available before Christmas. The announcement also means we are likely to see much more finalized details of the Wii U’s software lineup at E3 in June — so far, hands-on time with the console has been limited to tech demos.

via Wii U to launch in US, Japan, Europe and Australia by end of 2012 | The Verge.

Next XBox May Not Be Available Until Late 2013

Next XBox May Not Be Available Until Late 2013

According to IGN, sources close to the next Xbox project have told them the new console will have six times the graphics processing power of the Xbox 360, and will have 20 percent more performance than Nintendo’s Will U.

Sounds pretty awesome right? Too bad it’s not expected to ship until October or November of 2013.

via The Next Xbox Could Be Six Times As Powerful.

iPhone Mania Continues

Apple Mania

For the first time, the device that changed how people use mobile phones, accounts for more than half of the behemoth company’s sales.

Apple Inc. on Tuesday said it sold 37 million iPhones in the last three months of 2011, vastly exceeding analyst estimates and propelling the company to record quarterly results

via Apple doubles iPhone sales in holiday quarter, sailing past analyst estimates 

iPhone Mania Continues

Apple Mania

For the first time, the device that changed how people use mobile phones, accounts for more than half of the behemoth company’s sales.

Apple Inc. on Tuesday said it sold 37 million iPhones in the last three months of 2011, vastly exceeding analyst estimates and propelling the company to record quarterly results

via Apple doubles iPhone sales in holiday quarter, sailing past analyst estimates 

Be Warned: Google Is Following You

google

Google Inc. is overhauling the way it treats user data, linking information across its array of email, video and social-networking services so that information gathered in one place can be used in another.

For example, if you spent the last hour logged into Google to search the Web for skateboards, the next time you log into YouTube, there’s a good chance you’ll get recommendations for videos featuring Tony Hawk.

The changes take effect March 1 and remove some of the legal hurdles that Google faced by having more than 70 different privacy policies across various services. Now, there will be one main policy covering services such as Google Plus, Gmail, search, YouTube and Maps, with separate ones covering sensitive services such as Google Wallet.

via Google has an offer you can’t refuse | StarTribune.com.

Illegal File Sharing Could Land 15-Year-Old In Jail

A 15-year-old boy in Sweden is facing up to two years in jail because the head teacher at his school reported him to police for illegal file downloading.

The piracy came to light when a technician at a Gothenberg school traced the introduction of a virus on the school network back to the boy’s computer. On scanning the drive he located 24 movies including The MechanicThe Social Network, and The Fighter. He proceeded to report the finding to the head teacher.

Rather than call the boy in for a chat and discuss punishment for both introducing the virus and downloading illegal files, the head teacher instead called the police and had the kid arrested. Apparently, the policy of the school is to call the police if a crime is committed.

Now the boy is facing a rather severe punishment of up to 2 years in jail, although if he’s lucky his parents will just have to find the cash to pay a large fine.

The case is unique because no one this young has ever been targeted for prosecution before, but that doesn’t mean it will be thrown out. The Swedish Pirate Party obviously disagrees and believes it should never have got as far as the courts in the first place.

Someone is Watching A Lot Of YouTube!

Someone is Watching A Lot Of YouTube!

YouTube, Google Inc’s video website, is streaming 4 billion online videos every day, a 25 percent increase in the past eight months, according to the company.

The jump in video views comes as Google pushes YouTube beyond the personal computer, with versions of the site that work on smartphones and televisions, and as the company steps up efforts to offer more professional-grade content on the site.

According to the company, roughly 60 hours of video is now uploaded to YouTube every minute, compared with the 48 hours of video uploaded per minute in May.

via Exclusive: YouTube hits 4 billion daily video views | Reuters.

Apple’s Digital Textbooks Off To A Strong Start

350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple's iBooks in Three Days - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD

Apple’s new textbook initiative appears to be gaining lots of momentum — and quickly, too. Within days of its debut, Apple’s iBooks textbook store had already racked up a significant number of downloads. Same thing with the company’s textbook authoring tool.

According to Global Equities Research, which monitors Apple’s iBook sales via a proprietary tracking system it doesn’t much care to discuss, more than 350,000 textbooks were downloaded from the company’s iBooks Store within the first three days of availability.

via 350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple’s iBooks in Three Days – John Paczkowski – News – AllThingsD.

Apple’s Digital Textbooks Off To A Strong Start

350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple's iBooks in Three Days - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD

Apple’s new textbook initiative appears to be gaining lots of momentum — and quickly, too. Within days of its debut, Apple’s iBooks textbook store had already racked up a significant number of downloads. Same thing with the company’s textbook authoring tool.

According to Global Equities Research, which monitors Apple’s iBook sales via a proprietary tracking system it doesn’t much care to discuss, more than 350,000 textbooks were downloaded from the company’s iBooks Store within the first three days of availability.

via 350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple’s iBooks in Three Days – John Paczkowski – News – AllThingsD.

Apple Sets The Standard For Textbooks, But Maybe Not For Everyone

Apple Sets The Standard For Textbooks, But Maybe Not For Everyone

When Apple announced its textbook initiative on Thursday, there was a rush of excitement among educators. Textbooks from major publishers, which can cost $40 to $75 dollars in print, would be available as interactive e-books for $15 or less. The new iBooks Author application could turn anyone into a publisher, with its simple interactive e-book creation tools.

But then there was the small print: In order to buy and read these textbooks, each student will have to own an Apple iPad. No computer, off-brand tablet, or even iPhone or iPod touch will work. Books made with the new iBooks Author application are only viewable on iPads in the iBooks 2 app, can only be sold through Apple’s iBookstore (where the company takes its customary 30 percent of the sales cost), and cannot be exported as ePubs, the standard open format for all e-book files.

For the schools that can afford iPads, Apple’s new apps and partnerships are brimming with potential.

via How schools are reacting to Apple’s entry into education | VentureBeat.

Nintendo Allows 3DS Fans A Chance To Demo Games

Nintendo Allows 3DS Fans A Chance To Demo Games

Nintendo has announced that game demos will be made available via the Nintendo 3DS eShop from tomorrow, with Capcom’s Resident Evil Revelations kicking off proceedings.

The 3DS eShop launched in June last year, allowing Nintendo 3DS gamers to download original 3DS digital titles and DSi titles, along with a number of special apps for use with the handheld.

Demos of Resident Evil Revelations — the full game due for release next month — and Cooking Mama 4 will be made available for free download tomorrow, while demos for other titles such as Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure are due to appear “periodically,” says Nintendo.

 

via Gamasutra – News – Nintendo 3DS eShop game demos launch with Resident Evil Revelations.

Nintendo Allows 3DS Fans A Chance To Demo Games

Nintendo Allows 3DS Fans A Chance To Demo Games

Nintendo has announced that game demos will be made available via the Nintendo 3DS eShop from tomorrow, with Capcom’s Resident Evil Revelations kicking off proceedings.

The 3DS eShop launched in June last year, allowing Nintendo 3DS gamers to download original 3DS digital titles and DSi titles, along with a number of special apps for use with the handheld.

Demos of Resident Evil Revelations — the full game due for release next month — and Cooking Mama 4 will be made available for free download tomorrow, while demos for other titles such as Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure are due to appear “periodically,” says Nintendo.

 

via Gamasutra – News – Nintendo 3DS eShop game demos launch with Resident Evil Revelations.

Nintendo Allows 3DS Fans A Chance To Demo Games

Nintendo Allows 3DS Fans A Chance To Demo Games

Nintendo has announced that game demos will be made available via the Nintendo 3DS eShop from tomorrow, with Capcom’s Resident Evil Revelations kicking off proceedings.

The 3DS eShop launched in June last year, allowing Nintendo 3DS gamers to download original 3DS digital titles and DSi titles, along with a number of special apps for use with the handheld.

Demos of Resident Evil Revelations — the full game due for release next month — and Cooking Mama 4 will be made available for free download tomorrow, while demos for other titles such as Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure are due to appear “periodically,” says Nintendo.

 

via Gamasutra – News – Nintendo 3DS eShop game demos launch with Resident Evil Revelations.

Tool-Box That Brings Tech Into Your Garage

Craftsman Toolbox

Gone are the days when a rolling toolchest only held tools. At CES Craftsman (which really should be updated to Craftsperson) unveiled its new Contour Powered Series Tool Storage that adds a charging station and a Bluetooth connected sound system.

A set of 220W speakers lets mechanics pipe their music from an iPod or Bluetooth enabled audio device, but also answer and place hands-free calls when they’re otherwise unable to handle their phone. Because the speakers on the toolchest are powered, it does have to be plugged in, limiting its mobility around your shop. But as a consolation prize Craftsman has included a charging station for tools, batteries, and other devices.

via Craftsman’s Bluetooth Toolchest Lets Grease Monkeys Keep In Touch.

IPad 3 Now Slated For March With HD Screen

IPad 3 Now Slated For March With HD Screen

Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s next iPad, expected to go on sale in March, will sport a high-definition screen, run a faster processor and work with next-generation wireless networks, according to three people familiar with the product.

The company’s manufacturing partners in Asia started ramping up production of the iPad 3 this month and plan to reach full volumes by February, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. The tablet will use a quad-core chip, an enhancement that lets users jump more quickly between applications, two of the people said.

via IPad 3 Said to Have High-Def Screen, LTE – Bloomberg.

IPad 3 Now Slated For March With HD Screen

IPad 3 Now Slated For March With HD Screen

Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s next iPad, expected to go on sale in March, will sport a high-definition screen, run a faster processor and work with next-generation wireless networks, according to three people familiar with the product.

The company’s manufacturing partners in Asia started ramping up production of the iPad 3 this month and plan to reach full volumes by February, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. The tablet will use a quad-core chip, an enhancement that lets users jump more quickly between applications, two of the people said.

via IPad 3 Said to Have High-Def Screen, LTE – Bloomberg.

IPad 3 Now Slated For March With HD Screen

IPad 3 Now Slated For March With HD Screen

Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s next iPad, expected to go on sale in March, will sport a high-definition screen, run a faster processor and work with next-generation wireless networks, according to three people familiar with the product.

The company’s manufacturing partners in Asia started ramping up production of the iPad 3 this month and plan to reach full volumes by February, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. The tablet will use a quad-core chip, an enhancement that lets users jump more quickly between applications, two of the people said.

via IPad 3 Said to Have High-Def Screen, LTE – Bloomberg.

Don’t Feel So Bad For Microsoft – The Xbox Ruled In 2011

Don't Feel So Bad For Microsoft.  The Xbox Thrived In 2011

Microsoft dominated the videogame industry last year, with the Xbox capturing nearly half of all consumer spending from physical sales in 2011.

According to NPD data released today, about $6.7 billion, or 40 percent of consumer retail spending, was spent on the Xbox, breaking down into two categories: $2.1 billion on consoles and $4.6 billion on games.

The figures take into account U.S. retail sales of new physical videogame content, including portable and console hardware, games and accessories.

In all, those sectors generated revenue of $17.02 billion in 2011, an 8 percent decline over the $18.6 billion generated last year. (Yes, I repeat, Microsoft got 40 percent of that in 2011.)

via Xbox Accounted for 40 Percent of All Videogame Sales in 2011 – Tricia Duryee – Commerce – AllThingsD.

China iPhone 4S Release Not So Smooth

iPhone 4S China

Apple has announced that it will halt the sale of the newly launched iPhone 4S in China after reports of pandemonium at some locations due to high demand, reports Reuters.

An Apple spokesperson said that they were “unable to open our store at Sanlitun due to the large crowd,” adding, “to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees, iPhones will not be available in our retails stores in Beijing and Shanghai for the time being.”

The halt is likely due to problems faced when chaos erupted at the Sanitlun store in Beijing. Large crowds, including huge numbers of scalpers, had gathered at the store previous to the device’s release. When it was announced that the store would be closed, shoppers pelted the location with eggs.

via Apple halts sale of iPhone 4S in Beijing and Shanghai.

One More Music Choice For Your IOS Device

Apple users probably have more than enough media on their iDevices to keep them entertained on the go, but Sony Network Entertainment President Tim Schaaff thinks there’s room for another media service on iOS. According to VentureBeat, the company’s Music Unlimited streaming service will land on iOS some time in Q1 2012.

via TechCrunch.