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image | Box Offering 50GB of Free Cloud Storage to Users Installing a Free Android App


Box some time offers really sweet deals. Last year they offered 50GB of free cloud storage space to the iOS users and now this year they are offering the similar deal to the And

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roid users! What Android users have to do to get this 50GB space is to install the updated Box app from the Market and log-in to the application. This deal is valid until March 23, 2012. So if you want to avail this deal hurry-up! 50 GB of storage space that is provided this way to the users is accessible from everywhere – not only Android. Also this package will bump the max file size upload limit to 100 MB.


This promotion ends on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:59pm PST, so grab your free 50GB on Box by following these steps:


1. Visit the Android Marketplace and download Box for Android
2. Log into your account or register for a new one directly from the app
3. Start sharing and collaborating in the cloud
4. (optional but recommended) Tell the world how you’ll use your 50GB with the hashtag #Box50GB



While it will still not provide the very useful syncing feature that get with Dropbox but its still a lot of online space that can be used for some backup/archival purposes. One of the useful features in the updated Android app is bulk-upload feature as well as adding collaborators to the shared folders. Hers is a detailed list of features of the Box app for the Android:


* Access, create and view content on your Android phone or tablet
* Upload multiple images, videos and files from the SD card
* Save files to your SD card for offline access
* Easily share files and folders with links
* Invite colleagues to shared folders and leave comments on files for them (note that you’ll need to grant permission for the app to access your contacts – we only use this permission to quickly retrieve email addresses when you want to invite collaborators, and we do NOT store any contact information on Box’s servers)
* Find content fast with built-in search
* Save files you edit or create in other Android apps to your Box account
* Add a widget to your home screen to see updates on files by colleagues



You can get the Box for the Android from Market here to avail this deal.




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Do you like boating? I suggest that you can go boating when you are free. I like boating. When I was young, I always have time boating. I used to go to a pond and lie on my back against the seat of a boat, lazily drifting from shore to shore while the ducks dipped around me. I like these sunny hours...
Go Boating
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How to Gift an iPad App is a post from: My iPad Games


The iTunes store has a lot of entertaining, useful apps and awesome games in store for everyone, but did you know that iTunes also has an built in app gifting tool where you can pay for someone’s download and send them a link to receive their app? This is perfect for gifting on holidays, especially if that someone is passionate about apps and games.


Out are the days of the iTunes cards and in is the age of app

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gifting!


 


How to Gift an App? Let me Show you!

First, you should go to the iTunes page of the app you want to gift. For obvious reasons, you cannot gift free apps.


Next, tap on the GIFT THIS APP option on the page.


How to Gift an app How to Gift an iPad App


 


iTunes will ask for your iTunes username and password, so please tap on continue and supply the needed information.


iTunes will give you information about the app, click continue and you will be prompted to supply the recipient’s information, such as name and email, plus a personal message, just in case you want to say something sweet. Tap on Next.


Howtogiftapp How to Gift an iPad App


 


You would just have to confirm the purchase on the next page. Click Buy Gift.


After that, the recipient will receive an email with the unique link for the download.

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fortunately push notifications are still not included in this latest update. Here’s the story from Iconofactory regarding the situation.

We know that users are patiently awaiting the addition of native push notifications for Twitterrific. With Twitter’s help we have begun the preliminary work on this most anticipated feature. It’s still very early and we don’t have a planned release date.

This isn’t the news I was hoping for with this update, but despite the lack of push notifications, in this new update media embedded in tweets is now displayed inline, except for Instagram photos which are now displayed fullscreen using the new in-app web browser, which is a cool addition. Furthermore, the photo viewer no longer renders a frame around the images, which again is a nice touch.

There are a ton of added features, so here’s the full list of changes for you to enjoy.

Twitterrific update 5.0.2 changelogNew Features

• simplified reading mode for the in-app browser using Instapaper or Readability/> • find tweets in all timelines via ‘History’ search (new search tab)/> • image previews are displayed directly in the timeline/> • photo viewer now displays images without a frame

Improvements

• in-app web browser now uses the entire screen on iPad/> • Twitterrific now loads 100 tweets while refreshing or loading more/> • new gesture: Tap and hold the RT icon on a tweet to quickly retweet with a comment/> • when user avatars are hidden in the timeline, tap on a username to open a profile/> • VoiceOver now uses a relative date/time on tweets instead of an absolute one/> • added VoiceOver accessibility to the Load More button/> • searches and Lists in the sidebar are now ordered alphabetically/> • tapping outside of popup navigation on iPad now dismisses view/> • visual improvements to popup navigation and views/> • other minor interface improvements

Bug Fixes

• fixed an issue where empty Twitter accounts in iOS Settings could cause a crash/> • adjusted scroll to top area so it’s less likely to be tapped by accident/> • foreign keyboards no longer cover up the bottom of the compose screen/> • fixed a bug that prevented some of your friends/followers from being displayed/> • replying to your own reply no longer loses the conversation thread

The App is optimised for iPhone 5 and is currently only $2.99 with 50% off the regular price, so with the updates it is a great time to buy. Click this title="twitterrific" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitterrific-5-for-twitter/id580311103?mt=8" target="_blank">link to grab your copy now.href="http://www.tapscape.com/twitterrific-update-brings-cool-new-features/twitterrific/" rel="attachment wp-att-34339">/>

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Microsoft Surface is one of the most talked about Windows 8 tablet in the market today. It has been almost a month when the Surface tablet was launched coinciding with the Windows 8 launch. It is ironical that it has had to compete with many other tablets such as Google Nexus and Mini iPad launched [...]
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    Check out the new Xperia Z with a razor sharp and super bright 5″ Full HD Reality Display, Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, a 13 megapixel camera with Exmor RS™ for mobile – the world’s first image sensor with HDR video for smartphones and a sleek design that resists both water and dust, Xperia [...]
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PlugBug World


Stylish Apple accessory manufacturer TwelveSouth, the company behind the BookArc stand for MacBooks and the HiRise for iMac, has taken the wraps off their latest product. The PlugBug World is a cha

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rging accessory for Apple users who have both a MacBook (Pro or Air) and an iDevice such as an iPhone or an iPad. The PlugBug is a dual charging solution for both types of device and the World version is specifically designed for those people who go traveling with their Apple devices and wish to charge them from a single electrical outlet.


The World version of the PlugBug comes with five different charger plugs that are compatible with outlets in the US/Canada/Japan, UK/Hong Kong/Singapore, Europe, Australia/New Zealand and China. You simply slip out the existing adapter from your Mac power brick and put in the PlugBug to give yourself a dual charging solution for all your devices. This not only saves valuable space by reducing the number of chargers that you need to carry, but also means that you no longer have to rely on the USB ports in your MacBook to charge your iDevices when traveling.



Apple does offer something similar in the World Travel Adapter Kit ($39), but TwelveSouth has taken this one giant step further and completely eliminated the need for extra chargers, whilst offering compatibility with electrical outlets in a number of countries. The idea behind the PlugBug is utter genius and it wouldn’t be surprising if Apple themselves considered making such a change to their own power bricks.


The PlugBug World is available now for $44.99 and the original, compatible with outlets only in the US, Canada and Japan is $34.99. Check it out now.


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When Imangi Studios originally launched Temple Run [Free] in August of 2011, the small indie developer had no idea the kind of phenomen

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on it would go on to be. In fact it wasn't even a success right off the bat, and only after a switch to free-to-play about a month after release did it start to build up some momentum before flourishing late in the year and all throughout 2012. The latest tally is that Temple Run has been downloaded and played by more than 170 million people across all platforms. That's just insane.


Now with Temple Run a household name and the kind of bona fide success that can spawn a successful spinoff game with a major Disney movie in Temple Run Brave [$0.99], a proper sequel has stealthily landed in the App Store. Not a lot has changed in Temple Run 2 on a fundamental level, it still plays very much like the original game you know and love, but it has received a massive upgrade in the visual department along with a few new tweaks to the formula that make it a substantial improvement over the first game in just about every way. It feels like a fresh start, a new Temple Run that's geared towards the future.



I'm sure most everyone is familiar with how Temple Run works, but just for kicks let's go over the basics. You follow your perpetually running character from a third-person perspective as they're being chased by a humongous demonic primate. You see, your adventurer swiped the beast's precious idol and that didn't seem to go over too well, so now you've got to run for your life.


Control of your character is handled by swiping up or down to jump over or slide under obstacles, and swiping left or right to turn when necessary. Tilting your device moves the character back and forth inside the lane for collecting coins and avoiding additional hazards. That's about all there is to it, and it works great. Temple Run 2 is one of those perfect games to play with just a single free hand, for just a few minutes at a time or for hours on end as you tirelessly try to top your best run. Nothing has changed with the sequel in that regard.


The biggest improvement in Temple Run 2 is in the graphics department. The game has been built from scratch in Unity and boasts gorgeous lighting and colors as well as extremely fluid animations. My one gripe is that the draw distance isn't the best, which means environmental elements will pop-in right in front of your eyes. It doesn't really bother if you're focusing on not dying like you should be, but it's still kind of disappointing considering what iOS devices are capable of.


The original Temple Run didn't have that great of a draw distance either, but it was masked quite ingeniously using a fog effect that worked well with the dank jungle theme. In Temple Run 2 you're running in a temple in the sky, so everything is right out there in the open. This new sky temple is great though, offering a much more dynamic feel to the level design. The track will curve, dip and elevate in ways that the rigid straightaways of the first game never did. It feels like a more organic environment, and it also keeps you on your toes just a tad bit more since you never really know what's coming around the next bend.


Like I said before Temple Run 2 is a beautiful game, and there's a greater variety to the types of scenery you'll see, like various temple ruins architecture and forests with sunbeams poking through the leaves. There's a couple of new environmental elements too, like a zip line to ride and mine cart sections. These parts aren't drastically different from the rest of the game's normal running, but they do add some additional drama and excitement to your adventure.


Temple Run 2 brings back 4 playable characters from the original, and each one is associated with a specific power-up. As you unlock the additional characters beyond the default Guy Dangerous, their associated power-ups become unlocked too for any character. There's the standard set of upgradeable attributes too, like a Head Start boost and a coin value increaser, which are also shared across all characters.


The power-up you choose for your character can be activated with a double tap once you've collected enough coins to fill up the associated meter on your screen. The power-up itself can be upgraded too, using the game's premium gem currency. Both coins and gems are available as IAP and are also earned through play. The coins come at a relatively fast clip, especially if you splurge on the IAP coin doubler, but the gems are typically few and far between. It still feels balanced though as the number of gems needed for normal upgrading is gradual.


One other use for the premium gems and something that's a huge change in Temple Run 2 from its predecessor (as well as a point of contention with some of its fans) is the ability to continue your run after a death by spending gems. This essentially sullies the scoring as in theory you could drop enough cash on IAP gems that you could just continue on forever.


The cost to continue doubles in gems each time, and it's possible there's a limit to how much you can continue that I just haven't seen yet. Even so I'm not super interested in the leaderboards anyway so it doesn't really bother me, I just have fun playing for the sake of it. Still, adding a special "sudden death" leaderboard where continuing with gems isn't allowed would be a nice compromise. Really what's more annoying to me is the un-skippable continue countdown that plays after a run ends. It would be nice to be able to immediately retry.



If you weren't a huge fan of the first Temple Run then I doubt the sequel will drastically change your mind. Though, it's free, so I'd say just try it anyway just in case it clicks differently for you this time around. You don't have anything to lose. If you loved the original game then I think you'll love Temple Run 2 just as much or more so. Granted the continuing aspect is kind of suspect and there's some minor technical issues, but Temple Run 2's improvements far outweigh its flaws.


There are plenty of more complex runners out there, and the beauty of the App Store is that you're free to play any and all of them to suit your tastes. But Temple Run 2's simplicity and intangible "something" is what made its predecessor a game that I always went back to even in the face of a smorgasbord of alternatives, and it's what will keep this on my device easily within thumb's reach for a long time to come.


App Store Link: Temple Run 2, Free (Universal)


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