Author Archives: Christen McGregor


Samsung Apps offering 16 free titles for Galaxy devices

Samsung Apps offering 16 free titles for Galaxy devices

In an attempt to raise greater awareness for Samsung Apps, Samsung is offering Galaxy device users 16 free games. The goal, according to Samsung, is to make Samsung Apps an exclusive destination for it's users. The App Store to iOS users is what Samsung Apps is to Samsung smart device users. What better way to raise awareness than offering free stuff?

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Sonic CD available for iOS tomorrow, Android and WP7 must wait [UPDATE: Android version live now!]

Sonic CD available for iOS tomorrow, Android and WP7 must wait [UPDATE: Android version live now!]

The blue hedgehog we grew to love in 1993 is back again and pocket-sized! Both players who have loved the blue hedgehog from the early 90's and those from the younger generations can expect some new features and familiar faces. Starting tomorrow iOS users will be able to play Sonic CD, according to an announcement made by Sega. Other mobile device users will have to wait until into the new year.

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Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliance will be free-to-play

Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliance will be free-to-play

Yet another Electronic Arts game will join the free-to-play category. Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, announced today, is a new massively multiplayer online strategy game in EA's real-time strategy series. Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances will be the first in the series to be MMO style and free-to-play. Players can expect "a completely interactive and dynamic gameplay experience", according to EA.

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Satechi BT Portable Speaker Now Available

Satechi BT Portable Speaker Now Available

For those shopping for a tech enthusiast this holiday season, take a gander at Satechi's latest product. Satechi, a leading mobile accessories manufacturer, is pleased to announce their newest addition - the BT Portable Speaker. With a Bluetooth enabled device, you can listen to high quality audio or make phone calls, sans messy cables! The BT Portable Speaker works with most smart phones and tablets including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android phones, MacBooks and more.

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Google giving back to Education, Technology and Anti-Slavery

Google giving back to Education, Technology and Anti-Slavery

With the Holidays quickly approaching, Google has reminded us of other ways for achieving technological growth and innovation. This week Google listed the organizations that were recipients of $40 million in grants. The four causes that were recipients were science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; girls education; empowerment through technology; and fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

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App Developers believe iOS will beat out Android this holiday season

App Developers believe iOS will  beat out Android this holiday season

iOS hit big this past October by surpassing 18 billion total downloads. But the Android Market has 10 billion total app downloads so far, and is growing at a rate of 1 billion a month. Who will turn out to be the victor in the smartphone category? At the Le Web Conference, Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, made a sweeping declaration that “Android is ahead of the iPhone now.”

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Title 6 Update Live Now

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Title 6 Update Live Now

MW3 fanatics, I am talking to you! Well, if you're a fanatic you should know this by now. For those who haven't logged into XBOX Live in the last few days, an update awaits you! The sixth title update for Modern Warfare 3 focuses on exploits in multiplayer matches, as well as balancing out certain weapons. So far the update has come to XBOX and Playstation 3.

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Android Market has 22 apps pulled by Google to prevent fraudulent charges

Android Market has 22 apps pulled by Google to prevent fraudulent charges

Security vendors have tipped off Google to 22 applications that trick users into accepting fraudulent charges. This "SMS toll fraud", as Lookout Mobile Security has coined it, will trick users into accepting charges via SMS. The applications will appear similar to well-known software gaining trust of the user so the user accepts the ToS and, unfortunately, the hidden charges that come with it.

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Intel to aid smaller companies to increase Ultrabook production

Intel to aid smaller companies to increase Ultrabook production

Intel is aiming to bridge the gap between manufacturers and smaller brands, in an effort to build more ultrabooks. The manufacturers Intel is targeting include Pegatron, Compal, Quanta. Since bigger brands - Dell, Acer, and Asus, have already dabbled in the manufacturing of ultrabooks, Intel will focus on bridging the gap between brands such as Viewsonic, Motion Computing, and Epson.

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