Mediafire is without a doubt one of the most successful cloud storage solutions out there—thanks to its 30 million user base (and counting). To celebrate this momentous occasion,it has announced that it has completely revamped its its native media player,which is now being rolled out to Android devices everywhere. The aim is for the media player to allow users to stream video and music content through MediaFire’s mobile and web based applications—effectively giving us a sweet alternative to other streaming media players out there now. Coupled with 50GB of free lifetime storage,the new media player will give us the capabilities to stream our music and vids on our devices anytime,anywhere.
The update should be hitting devices any minute now. But while you wait for it in the meantime,you’ll find more details once you check out the press release after the break.
With 30 Million Registered Users Worldwide,MediaFire Launches Native Streaming Video and
Music Playback Support For iOS,Android,and Web,Enabling Users to Share,Store,and Play Their Media Through Their Browser and Mobile Devices.
For a limited time MediaFire offers fifty-percent discounts on yearly storage plans,starting at 24.99 a year for 100 gigs of online storage.
HOUSTON,TX –(5/22/2013) –MediaFire,a leading online storage and collaboration provider,today
announced that the company has reached a major growth milestone of 30 million registered users. In order to celebrate,MediaFire is rolling out their native media player update,enabling users to play streaming video and music through MediaFire’s mobile and web based applications.
Available today,the update enables MediaFire users to store,share,and play their media,wherever they happen to be.
The announcement comes only a few months after the launch of MediaFire’s critically acclaimed online storage application for Android,as well as a significant overhaul of the companies web interface. With up to 50 GB of free lifetime storage,MediaFire lets users keep all their content in one place without the worry of running out of space. From everyday users looking to store and share their photos,to creative professionals looking to collaborate and create,MediaFire is the most complete and easy-to-use solution for managing your digital stuff.
“Over the past year,MediaFire has experiences incredible user growth,due to the incredible success of our free Android application,as well as our creative outreach initiatives,”said Derek Labian,CEO of MediaFire,“With the addition of native media streaming music and video support,MediaFire is looking to become the best online storage solution for creative people looking to store,access,and share their digital music,videos,and documents.”
For a limited time,In order to thank their loyal customers,MediaFire is offering fifty-percent discounts on our yearly professional storage plans! Starting at 24.99 per year for 100 gigs of online storage,MediaFire is the best value in online storage on the market. To sign up or upgrade your MediaFire account,visit:https://www.mediafire.com/upgrade/#space
In addition to MediaFire’s online interface,MediaFire applications are available for Android and iOS devices.
For Android Users:To download the new Android app,visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mediafire.android
For iPhone Users:MediaFire devices can be downloaded at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mediafire/id555646196?mt=8
MediaFire is an online storage and collaboration company focused on providing regular people with a complete and easy-to-use solution for managing their digital stuff. Available for iPhone,Android and Web,MediaFire is the only online storage solution to offer unlimited downloads,download resuming,zero wait times and more,all for free. Every month,more than 30 million
people use MediaFire to quickly and securely store,organize and share all their personal and work data.
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And just like that,HTC has formally has announced its Desire 600 smartphone—a device we only heard about a little less than a day ago. The device is a mid-ranger and features some attractive specs including a quad-core processor coupled with a 4.5-inch LCD2 display,8MP camera,BoomSound speakers and is topped off by Sense 5. Additionally,the new toy will utilize true dual-SIM capabilities,allowing for individuals to toggle between compatible networks,if necessary.
No word yet on the cost of the device just yet,but it’ll be available in Russia,Ukraine,the Middle East and Africa by sometime in early June. You’ll find more details and information once you hit the break and check out the presser.
HTC Desire 600 dual sim boosts the acclaimed Desire series
Quad-core processor,true dual SIM convenience and HTC BlinkFeed™ bring premium performance and versatility to the mid-range market
HTC,a global leader in mobile innovation and design,has today unveiled the new HTC Desire 600 dual sim,the first mid-range handset to offer HTC’s latest Sense 5 experience;HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound,most recently launched as part of the award-winning HTC One. Taking full advantage of Android Jelly Bean,the new model also offers super-fast quad-core performance,while the advanced Video Highlights feature enables maximum creativity at a more affordable price tag.
“People rely on their smartphones every day to be their news channel,email inbox,social network and music player,” said Peter Chou,CEO of HTC Corporation. “The HTC Desire 600 dual sim combines speed and easy multitasking with the truly innovative HTC BlinkFeed home screen. The result is an affordable mid-range phone that sets the standard for its class,keeping the busiest user up-to-date at a glance and offering them the power and range of features to switch between work and play.”
A smartphone designed to keep pace with life
Sporting a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor,the HTC Desire 600 dual sim is able to support even the busiest of lifestyles. Capable of high-speed multitasking,super-fast web browsing and graphic-intense gaming,it offers exceptional performance whatever the task.
Dual SIM card holders give you the freedom of having two phones in one,making it easy to switch between multiple mobile accounts and keep you up to speed with all the elements of your world. Running the “dual active” system,the HTC Desire 600 dual sim allows you to have two SIM cards active all the times,enabling you to receive a call on one line,even if you are already using the other.
HTC BlinkFeed:Your favourite content live on your home screen
The HTC Desire 600 dual sim brings HTC’s acclaimed BlinkFeed to the Desire range. Transforming the home screen into a customisable stream of live information,HTC BlinkFeed is displayed on a stunning 4.5”,super LCD2 display and aggregates social streams and news,providing the freshest content at a glance.
Drawing on local and global content from more than 1,400 media sources,BlinkFeed draws on more than 10,000 articles per day from some of the world’s leading media companies including AOL,ESPN,MTV,The Financial Times and Reuters.
Video Highlights:Bringing your moments to life
HTC Video Highlights allows you to turn a day out into an entire experience that you can keep forever. Taking images captured on either the 8MP rear-facing or 1.6 MP front-facing camera,the HTC Desire 600 dual sim automatically creates professional-looking 30-second show reels without the need for advanced editing software. Simply select a music theme,alter the sequences and share your life movie with friends,family and social networks with a single tap of the screen.
HTC BoomSound:Sound you’ll want to share
The dual front-facing speakers of the HTC Desire 600 dual sim allow you to experience mobile entertainment as it is meant to be enjoyed. Complete with exclusive built-in amplifiers,whether you’re listening to music,watching movies or playing games,the speakers,which minimise distortion,offer a sharper,richer,wholly immersive smartphone sound. Beats Audio™ integration also takes the audio quality to the next level guaranteeing an experience as intense and high-powered as the device itself.
The new HTC Desire 600 dual sim will be available with mobile operators and major retailers in Russia,Ukraine and MEA from early June 2013. For more information visit www.htc.com.
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Considering Samsung cleaned house in the first quarter of 2013,it comes as no surprise that Samsung has sold over 10,000,000 Galaxy S 4s since April 26th. Unsurprisingly,this puts the S 4 at the top of the list for the years highest selling phones,easily beating the S 3s record of 10,000,000 units in 50 days.
As if the world needs more reasons to buy the S 4,Samsung has announced four new colors for the device for release this summer. In addition to Blue Arctic and Red Aurora (pictured above),Samsung also has plans for a Purple Mirage and a Brown Autumn variant. The S 4 will also be available in 45 more markets by the end of the year,making the wildly popular handset available in 155 countries.
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What if you could have your smartphone greet customers while they’re shopping in your store or have a tablet work as a babysitter?
That’s the idea behind R.bots Synergy SWAN,a telepresence robot with that works with any Android or iOS device. To make the robot work,you attach your smartphone or tablet. The device charges while its docked,and the robot interacts with the world around it.
The robot is still a prototype,but R.bots was able to show me a few use cases for the device on the show floor at CTIA Wireless conference this week in Las Vegas
The robot was able to see that I was there and interact with me in a pretty minimal way,much like you might interact with Siri. The difference here,of course,is that you’re interacting with something that looks like a robot with a digital human-like face. Read more…
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It seems like everyday we are posting about a leaked or rumored Samsung device. Man they have a lot of devices out there. But at least they update them all quickly now. We’ve been hearing about the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for quite a while now. You probably remember earlier this week when the tablet’s price got leaked by mistake by Adorama. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is now appearing in a 5-minute long hands-on video which has been posted on YouTube by coolblue. In the video you can see some performance of the tablet,it looks rather lightweight,similar to most of Samsung’s devices. It’s sleek and very responsive. At least that’s what the video would have you to believe.
Remember the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is said to feature:
- 7-inch 1024×600 resolution display (probably either AMOLED or TFT)
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB or 16GB internal storage
- 3MP rear camera
- 4000mAh battery
- 1.2GHz processor (said to be an Intel chip)
- Android 4.2.2?
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 should be hitting the market later this year. So far we have no details on when it’s going to launch and where. And as far as the pricing goes. I really hope Samsung can price this cheaper than the Nexus 7,or they may have trouble selling it. Wait,I forgot I was talking about Samsung here. Consumers like us,and those of you reading this,may decide to grab the Nexus 7 instead because of the better specs,but average consumers who like Samsung’s products will probably not even hesitate to pick up the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.
Check out the video down below. But be warned,the reviewer is speaking Dutch,so you’ll probably have trouble understanding them. Let us know what you think of the video in the comments below. Would you pick up the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0?
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What kind of experience do you have in the field? Who are your references? What’s your Facebook password?
If the Password Protection Act becomes law,it would make it a crime for employers to ask that third question.
The PPA was introduced in the House of Representatives Wednesday by Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.). It would make it illegal for employers demand current or prospective employees hand over access to their social media accounts
“People have an expectation of privacy when using social media like Facebook and Twitter. They have an expectation that their right to free speech and religion will be respected when they use social media outlets,”said Perlmutter in a statement on the bill Read more…
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What’s it like to drive a snowmobile off a cliff? Thanks to B.A.S.E. (Buildings,Antennas,Spans and Earth) jumper Erik Roner and his trusty trio of GoPro cameras,we get to experience just that without having to risk our necks.
Roner performed this exhilarating jump in honor of his late friend,Shane McConkey,who suffered a fatal accident while ski-B.A.S.E. jumping in 2009. That’s Shane’s snowmobile you see getting this grand sendoff,with a GoPro camera mounted on board that somehow survived the plunge from such a dizzying height.
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The Boy Scouts of America’s governing council voted on Thursday to allow openly gay scouts to join local troops for the first time in the organization’s 103-year history. Gay adults still can’t serve as troop leaders,but many see the decision as a significant step for forward for gay rights in America
As with many issues surrounding gay rights,online reaction to the decision was passionate and divided. Big name celebrities and ordinary citizens alike took to Twitter to voice their support or opposition to the decision —as well as,of course,to crack jokes. We’ve collected a handful of responses from around the Twitter web here Read more…
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It wasn’t all that long ago that Huawei only manufactured low-end,ugly phones. They got almost no recognition outside of China. They weren’t even trying to sell most of their products in the US,mostly because nobody here wanted them.
They’ve certainly stepped their game up lately,way up! It really started with the Ascend Mate,a massive 6.1 inch phablet(maybe more like a phone capable tablet.) While it initially garnered headlines primarily for its gigantic screen,the largest at the time,recently it has garnered tons of positive reviews. Users have raved about its remarkable battery life,surprising lightness and all around usefulness.
One thing that didn’t exactly get much appreciation was the Mate’s style. While certainly not ugly,it was definitely more utilitarian than most would’ve liked. It seems like Huawei listened as their newest phone looks to be a major step up in the looks department.
The Huawei Ascend P6 has been kicking around the rumor mills for a little while now. First we heard about how remarkably thin it would be. A while later we got the expected blurry shots. Taken,of course,by an apparent first time camera user (or perhaps a company trying to build buzz for a product?) Now it appears the official renders have leaked and it is pretty sexy. Not HTC One sexy,but still worth a second glance.
Huawei has their “Beauty”event on June 18th and it would be logical for them to release this little beaut at the show. If their was any doubt Huawei Chairman Richard Yu actually told his followers that the phone in the leak was indeed a member of the P series. Then he went on to confirm that yes,indeed,the phone would be released on the 18th. The post was immediately deleted,(Totally not a strategic move to buzz the phone or anything) but it was captured by the internets for all to see.
With HTC’s apparent internal crash and burn,will Huawei be able to edge into the US market? Its certainly a possiblity,especially if they can get our government to let them sell their phones as they’re a Chinese company. I know its a matter of national security and all,but come on Obama,haven’t you seen the Oppo Find 5?
How do you guys feel about Huawei? They certainly make some interesting phones,would you ever be interested in one? Let us know in the comments below?
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Are the images in your Pinterest feed not quite manly enough for you? If you think the virtual pinboard site is a little too feminine,you’re not alone
In a recent Pew study of social media users,25% of women said they used Pinterest,compared to a meager 5% of men.
Since Pinterest’s creation,a number of similar websites have popped up that offer pins in what they consider manlier topics. While the men who use these sites abandoned Pinterest because of what they saw as a lack of subjects they could relate to,a number of Pinterest’s power users are actually men.
If you look hard enough,you can find everything from power tools to men’s fashion on Pinterest. Some of the site’s most popular categories,like food and drink,also have broad appeal across genders. Read more…
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It’s World Turtle Day,hooray! Today,we finally get to celebrate the awesomeness of the shelled reptiles of the planet. These chill dudes really don’t get the recognition they deserve,constantly being out-cuted by puppies and cats and singing goats
But we know what’s up —turtles are just swell with their rock-hard shells and affinity for helping lost fish
Image courtesy of Tumblr,50-shades-of-sassiness.
Throughout time,several things have tried to imitate the greatness of the turtle but have failed miserably. Here are 10 things masquerading as part of the turtle genealogy that really can’t live up to the reptile. Read more…
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Can an airplane flying during the day and night really cross the United States running only on solar power? The team at Solar Impulse is setting out to prove it’s possible —and Mashable spoke with one of the pilots live as he flew from Phoenix to Dallas.
Solar Impulse pilot AndréBorschberg talked with us via in-cockpit satellite phone about keeping focus during the approximately 18-hour stretches of flight. We also chatted about the alternative power revolution that he and fellow pilot Bertrand Piccard want to inspire with their potentially record-setting aeronautical quest.
Borschberg landed in Dallas-Fort Worth Thursday morning after an 18 hour,21 minute flight from Phoenix,Ariz. The 832-nautical-mile trip was the second in Solar Impulse’s five-leg odyssey from California to New York. Read more…
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Movies with game tie-ins are pretty common now,and it’s not surprising to see Fast and Furious 6 keep up that tradition. The game features incredible graphics,tons of challenges,and quite a bit of in-depth car customization. Aside from that,it features many of the popular characters from the movies. If you’re into multiplayer,there are also competitive tournaments and leaderboards to challenge your friends. No word on if those use Google’s new multiplayer servers and leaderboards. In the app description,it isn’t listed as using Play Services,but some apps still don’t display those correctly. Either way,the game is free to try out. Hit the link below to give it a spin.
Play Store Download Link
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We’ve been hearing rumors all week about HTC possibly working on a “Google Edition”or “Senseless”version of the HTC One. In fact,the rumors date back to the Google I/O keynote last week. Which a HTC executive immediately shot it down. We saw rumors from a certain HTC developer on Twitter,but we didn’t post about it because it didn’t look trustworthy. But today,our friend Russell Holly from Geek.com posted about it. So you might ask,what makes Russell trust worthy? Well he was the one that brought out the rumor about the Galaxy S4 Google Edition the night before Google I/O.
According to Geek.com,multiple sources are claiming that HTC is working on a HTC One running Android 4.2.2,and that would be vanilla Android. We’ve talked before about how HTC has tried to get on developers and modders good side. In fact,they’ve made the HTC One very easy to unlock. I haven’t unlocked the One myself,but I’ve heard it’s as easy as unlocking a Nexus device. Right now it’s still unclear whether this stock Android HTC One is going to be sold in the Play Store or from HTC. But my guess would be the Play Store,unless they aren’t working with Google on this device. Sources are also stating that the device will be in the US first,similar to the Galaxy S4 “Nexus”.
What would be interesting about a vanilla Android HTC One is how well the camera,boomsound,and other features would work with AOSP. Since the software for the camera and the speakers are part of the Sense framework. I certainly hope that HTC could get it into AOSP,even without Google’s help. What I think would be a better idea for HTC,is instead of creating a new HTC One with stock Android,is to release a stable,working build of Android 4.2.2 for the HTC One. So those with HTC One’s already can just flash the ROM and have fun. Instead of buying a new One. It would make customers happy,and drive even more sales. Because you’d basically be subsidizing a stock Android device. Which no one else is doing.
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Millions of online activists,signing some 124 different petitions,helped to end the Boy Scouts of America’s century-long ban on gay members.
According to online petition platform Change.org,1,866,000 signatures were collected on petitions advocating the Boy Scouts change its policy. To celebrate this milestone,Change.org created this infographic,which is a timeline of the advocates work leading up to the milestone decision.
The largest petition,garnering nearly half a million signatures,was started by Karen Andresen,the mother of a 12-year Boy Scouts member who was denied his Eagle Scout badge for being gay. Read more…
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Since the Verizon S 4 is officially available today,we’re also getting the official bootloader unlock method today. Dan Rosenberg,who has been responsible for unlocking many Snapdragon powered devices lately,was waiting for Verizon to drop their variant of the S 4 before releasing his work so Verizon couldn’t work a patch in. This method works on the Verizon and AT&T models,but now that the exploit is out in the open,a patch may come in updates down the road.
Right now,the tools aren’t really easy to use. Fortunately though,we can probably expect some friendly tools to show up for the less tech savvy soon. In case you do want to get your hands dirty and unlock your new S 4,you can check out the links below to download the tools.
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Google is now making it easier for users to find their own photos using Google Search.
On its Inside Search blog,the company explained that users can now search for and through their photos hosted in Google+ Photos.
Searching for the query “my photos”offers up this result,personalized with your own Google+ photographs.
But it gets better. The system actually uses machine learning so that you can target your queries to be more specific. Searching for “my photos of food”or “my photos from Orlando”will provide results tailored for those specific instances
You can also search these photos directly from Google+ Photos. Read more…
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Actor and prominent startup investor Aston Kutcher took the stage at CTIA Thursday to talk about mobile,and specifically mobile apps.
During a fireside chat at the wireless trade show Kutcher talked about how he discovers the apps that he uses and invests in,as well as how he currently sees the wireless industry.
“Most of the apps that I discover come from founders of companies I’ve invested in,or from being at conventions,or personal social networks,”he says.
Some of Kutcher’s favorite apps include Spotify,Flipboard,Couple and Path. Kutcher is an investor in the last three,making those pretty obvious choices. He also admits to being a heavy user of Facebook and Twitter. Read more…
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Hisense,a popular Chinese manufacturer has just announced a $149 competitor to the Nexus 7,that should be selling at Walmart soon,alongside its cheaper $99 brother,the Sero 7 Lite.
The Sero 7 Pro comes with a quad core Tegra 3 processor,just like Nexus 7,although it appears to be slightly faster,with 1.3 Ghz clock speed per core. It also has the same 8 GB of storage,1 GB of RAM,1280×800 resolution IPS display,a 5 MP rear camera,a 2 MP front-camera,and a 4,000 mAh battery It’s also running Android 4.2.1,which is just slightly behind the Nexus 7 (Android 4.2.2).
So far so good,especially when you consider the $149 price,which is $50 less than the Nexus 7 for the same specs. Now,you should also consider that a next-generation Nexus 7 should be announced soon (possibly July),and it should have a significantly faster CPU,GPU,higher resolution,and possibly more RAM and storage,too,for the same $199 price as before. So now the choice between this Sero 7 Pro and the (new) Nexus 7 is not as easy as before.
A higher quality Nexus 7 with a 1080p screen (and possibly slightly bigger screen –or so I hope) could be well worth the extra $50,and more. Let’s not forget that Nexus 7 is also running stock Android from Google,and it’s going to be updated at least a few more times. The fact that it’s getting all the latest features from Google for the next few releases,and on time,would easily be worth $50,in my opinion.
However,if you’re strapped for cash,and only care for something “that works”right now,then the Sero 7 Pro might interest you. If you,there’s even the cheaper $99 version,although no specs have been announced for that version. If I were to guess I’d say it will have a significantly slower processor,so you might want to compare the two at Walmart before choosing one.
If you think the build quality is not as good as it should be,then you might want to hold off for that next-gen Nexus 7 instead.
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