Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New mobile site allows users to check in on the go.
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is offering a new mobile optimized website, specifically aimed at smartphone users across the country. People visiting the agency’s website, via smartphone (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows devices) will be redirected to the agency’s new mobile-friendly site. Once there, visitors can access a mobile version of Social Security’s Frequently Asked Questions, an interactive Social Security number (SSN) decision tree to help people identify documents needed for a new/replacement SSN card, and mobile publications which they can listen to in both English and Spanish right on their phone. "We are committed to meeting the changing needs of the American …
Friday, May 3, 2013
All hardware services for the original iPhone will be discontinued June 11.
The original 2007-era iPhone will be categorized as obsolete beginning June 11, according to an internal memo from Apple, published online Tuesday. "Obsolete" status means people will no longer be able to have their devices serviced through an Apple store. But don't fret. AppleCare and third-party authorized service centers have a different word for the older models: "vintage." They'll still help out users with those devices, according to Business Insider. Other Apple products set to be minted as vintage in June: mid-2007 models of the iMac, the late 2006 model Xserve, and the original Mac Pro, Mac Rumors reported. Apple reportedly sold 6.1 million first generation iPhone units in the year or so before the iPhone 3G was launched in 2008, …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
New app, KillSwitch, launches on Feb. 14.
Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, KillSwitch launches in the App Store and GooglePlay today, Feb. 14. According to Mashable, KillSwitch "makes it easy to eliminate your ex's entire presence on your Facebook timeline," however, you must still be Facebook friends with your ex. Identify the Facebook user from your friends list and the "app then crawls your profile for content." You can choose to delete all status updates, photos, videos, everything of your ex or just specific posts and pictures. All deleted pictures are saved "in a hidden album on your Facebook" according to the KillSwitch website. Learn more about KillSwitch here.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Plastic chassis parts may be key to bringing down the price for the gold standard of smartphones.
Saturday, January 19
Do you covet an iPhone but shy away from the high-end smartphone's price tag? A solution may be on its way. Rumors of a new, lower-cost iPhone continue to swirl, despite denials from the top of the Apple food chain. Watch the video the learn more.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The grand opening was on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Apple Store in Willow Grove Park held its grand opening over the weekend and handed out T-shirts to the first 1,000 customers. The store is packed with Apple products for you to test-drive, training sessions and free workshops, and great people who can answer all your questions. The 8,300 square foot store is located on the second level of Willow Grove Park. They also offer convenient ways to shop with Apple. With Personal Pickup, you can buy online and pick up your order at the Apple Store. And when you’re in the store, you can use EasyPay on the Apple Store app on your iPhone to quickly purchase select accessories. Come check out the new Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Or meet with the Business Team.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Rovio's 'Bad Piggies' set to be released Sept. 27.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds, will release it's latest game, Bad Piggies on Sept. 27. According to Daily Tech, unlike the bird-flinging original, Bag Piggies is expected to be a completely different game, "gamers, which are playing as the pigs, create shelters out of various materials in hopes of gaining protection against the projectile birds." Gamer will build shelters, vehicles and flying machines to protect the pigs against the flying and dive-bombing birds. According to a report in Mashable, creating the perfect vehicle for your pigs to make it through each level is key to the game. Bad Piggies will be available for iOs, Android, PC and Mac.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The American Red Cross is offering a free app to help keep you safe just as hurricane season peaks.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Whether you have an iPhone or Android, the American Red Cross wants to make it easy for you to be prepared during hurricanes. The nonprofit announced today that its new "Hurricane App" is available for free download in both the iPhone App Store and the Google Play Store for Androids — simply by searching American Red Cross. You can also get the app by dialing **redcross from your mobile phone to generate a text message with a download link. “This app gives you important information and tools to use before, during and after the storm,” said Mario Bruno, CEO of the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “With Hurricane season heating up, this is a great time to download our free app to check your readiness and add one more …
Monday, May 21, 2012
With Cellpig's new protective iPhone case, the company will replace your phone for free if it breaks while inside the case
A company called Cellpig has a new iPhone protective case called Cellhelmet - and if you drop your iPhone 4 or 4S, and it breaks, Cellpig will replace if for free. According to a Mashable article, Cellpig and its concept began as a Kickstarter project. Cases are not available for retail sale. A spokesman for Cellhelmet said over the next two weeks they will be pushing up to various retailers across Pennsylvania. The only place to order one at present is at this link. Even jailbroken phones are covered under Cellpig's promise. According to its website, Cellhelmet includes accidental damage coverage, new, used and unlocked iPhones are covered too. It will not cover water-damaged iPhones, unfortunately. The case is backed by a New York-based…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Patch goes where you go with mobile apps for iPhone and Android phones.
Taking a new mobile device for a spin today? Love how Patch makes it easy to find details on local businesses, school news or weekend fun for the kids? Then definitely add this to your must-have app list: Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones that make it incredibly easy for you to stay connected. Here are a few ways you can take Patch with you: Patch for iPhone The Patch app's useful features include: Plus, you can save anything from favorite articles to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy offline access. Have an opinion on our app? We love feedback, so let us know what you think at email@example.com. Patch Places for Android Patch Places is the go-to directory of local businesses in 800+ Patch towns. Any …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Apple servers can't handle the amount of downloads for the new operating system upgrade
Having problems with your iPhone or iPad OS 5 update? Chances are, you're not alone. One problem: You need to update to iTunes 10.5. According to The Huffington Post, you need to update iTunes to the newest version in order to properly update your iPhones to the new operating system. People across the world attempting to update their phones are met with a message "Internal Error 3200." It has even become a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and Google. It's not a problem with your phone; this means there is a problem with Apple servers being unable to handle the influx of updates. The best advice is to wait it out a couple days. Some iPhones and iPads won't turn on and others won't work at all. Most likely, a simple reboot will fix the …