Beats Music app for Windows Phone arrives in the US

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Beats Music app

Beats Music app

The official Beats Music app just arrived for Windows Phone 8, and is worth a listen. Download it now. The app, for now available only in the United States, includes a free seven day trial and charges $9.99 a month thereafter. I liked its clean design and some of the creative ways it tries to suss out your musical tastes—like “The Sentence” feature, pictured below. Once you’ve selected a handful of artists and genres you like, Beats Music does the rest, delivering a playlist full of songs suited to your tastes. If you want to get more hands on, you can also search for your favorite songs or artists. The Beats Music catalog contains more than 20 million songs from every genre.


Boost Mobile Unveils Boost MAX, First No-Contract Phablet Priced Under $300

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Boost MAX

Boost MAX

Boost MAX! Priced at $299.99, the Android-powered smartphone comes loaded with a 5.7-inch HD IPS touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass and 8-megapixel camera. The large screen size brings the best of a smartphone and tablet together which takes the experience of playing videos and games to a whole new level. In addition, Boost MAX is the first prepaid U.S. smartphone with the latest Dolby Digital Plus audio technology, providing a surround sound mobile experience through the built-in speakers and headphones, enhancing audio clarity and dialogue, and amplifying volume for entertainment on the go.

The Boost Max is the only phablet, or smartphone, currently available to come with SmartView, a technology that allows the consumer to open and operate any two applications at the same time.  It also comes equipped with support of the blazing fast 4G LTE support along with a 1.2GHz dual core processor.  As a result, the Boost MAX makes browsing and performing multiple tasks easier and faster than ever before. Sprint 4G LTE is now available in 300 markets including such major cities as Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles and San Juan Puerto Rico.

Boost Max can be paired with Boost Mobile’s no annual contract $55 Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web1, email and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.

 Coverage and offers not available everywhere. Additional terms and other restrictions apply.

Other key features include:

 •       Android 4.1, Jelly Bean OS

 •       Dual mode 3G/4G LTE

 •       8-megapixel camera with 1-megapixel front-facing camera

 •       Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 LE (low-energy profile)

 •       Long-lasting battery, 3200 mAh

 •       Swype for fast and easy text entry

 •       Services: Boost Zone, Mobile ID, Google Mobile Apps

Boost Max is available now at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at www.boostmobile.com/max with free shipping.


Facebook Introduces Paper Application

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Facebook Paper Application

Facebook Paper Application

Today, Facebook introduces Paper, a new app that helps you explore and share stories from friends and the world around you. Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts. They’ve also made it easier to craft and share beautiful stories of your own. Your Paper is made of stories and themed sections, so you can follow your favorite interests. The first section in Paper is your Facebook News Feed, where you’ll enjoy inspiring new designs for photos, videos, and longer written posts. You can customize Paper with a choice of more than a dozen other sections about various themes and topics—from photography and sports to food, science and design. Each section includes a rich mix of content from emerging voices and well-known publications.

Storytelling and sharing have been reimagined in Paper to show stories at their best:

  • Everything responds to your touch so you can pick up or thumb through stories with simple, natural movements
  • You can tilt your phone to explore high-resolution panoramic photos from corner to corner, and see faces and other important details up close
  • Fullscreen autoplay videos come to life and bring you deep into the action
  • Beautifully detailed covers make it easy to spot articles from trusted publishers and decide what to read or watch.· Articles unfold in the app and appear fullscreen for a focused reading experience
  • When you’re ready to tell your own story, you know exactly what your post or photo will look like because you see a live preview before you share it

 Paper is the first product from Facebook Creative Labs, where they’re crafting new apps to support the diverse ways people want to connect and share. The app will be available for the iPhone in the US on February 3rd. For an early look, you can take a tour of Paper.


Facebook for BlackBerry 10 Updated

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Facebook for BlackBerry 10 Updated

Facebook for BlackBerry 10 Updated

BBM team has updated BlackBerry 10 to OS 10.2.1 and has been cooking up some exciting announcements. The Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 v10.3 receives some nice improvements to help me get the most of the Facebook experience on BlackBerry 10 device.

Facebook v 10.3 Highlights:

  • Inline Tagging in Status Posts – Easily tag friends in a status post or a shared post. Your friends list automatically appears as you type.
  • “New Stories” active link in newsfeed – Get notification as new stories are posted. Notifications appear when in the newsfeed, and instantly refreshes the newsfeed when selected.
  • Deleting/hiding posts on your own timeline – Second thoughts about that post… not to worry, you can now delete or hide posts on your own timeline.
  • View content when offline – Improved caching means that you can now see all content downloaded prior to going offline, when you are offline.

Other improvements include the ability to comment on comments. Download Facebook for BlackBerry 10 and give these features a try.