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Discover, Wear And Share Your Style With The New StyleChat App

April 23rd, 2014 by Christen Rochon

stylechatStyleChat is the brand new app that brings your entire fashion world to your phone like no other. The free app allows users to become their own stylist and find the latest fashion trends from anywhere online. Users can then create unique collections, style looks and mix-and-match pieces with items they already have. With groundbreaking new technology, users can also try on looks on their selfie, and when ready to buy, simply purchase with just one tap.

 

What makes StyleChat so unique?  It delivers a social element for consumers and fashion pros in a one-stop-shop for online shopping, augmented reality and social networking in one more app.  You get the in-store shopping experience (fitting room included) without ever having to step foot inside of a store.

YOU CAN:

· Create collections while browsing and shopping online
· Dress your selfie with your fashion finds
· Instantly remove image backgrounds, eliminating the need for applications like Photoshop
· Style unique looks by pairing new styles with existing closet items (like “Cher’s dream closet in iconic 90s film ‘Clueless’)
· Store favorite fashion sites with auto-bookmarking
· Share your style! Share with friends, chat, and get opinions
· One-tap to buy! Simply tap the item you want to make a quick purchase

 

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But wait!  There’s More!  If that wasn’t enough, the ‘StyleMe’ visualization feature allows fashion enthusiasts to discover items from anywhere online and virtually try them on, anywhere and at any time. ‘StyleMe’ will allow users to try-on jewelry and eyewear, and in the future will expand to cover additional accessories and clothing.

 

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StyleChat has just launched this week and is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD in the iTunes store for iPad and iPhone.  To discover more, connect with StyleChat online at StyleChatMobile.com - you can also get social and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today.

 

 

London Fashion Week: Burberry + iPhone 5s Slow Motion = AWESOMENESS

September 17th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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Looking for your iPhone 5s sneek peek?  You don’t have to look any further than via Burberry on your favorite social media feed.  London Fashion Week is in full swing and London fashion powerhouse Burberry took to their Instagram feed to highlight the iPhone 5s camera capabilities to thousands of it’s fashion house fans.

 

If you’ve ever been curious about the new iPhone 5S slow-motion mode, just check out Burberry’s Instagram feed. Apple lent the British fashion house the device to capture its pastel-colored Spring/Summer 2014 collection show as part of a cross-promotional partnership.  The full show of the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear S/S14 show appeared on Burberry’s YouTube page on Tuesday. Apple announced the collaboration last week, noting that behind-the-scenes footage, product details, and preparation footage would accompany shots of the London runway show.  The 15-second video received more than 20,000 Instagram likes in one day.  Take a peek at the new iPhone 5S slow-motion feature video below.

 

The iPhone 5s features the same 8-megapixel resolution of its predecessor, but Apple has given the device a slightly larger sensor in order to improve imaging in low-light conditions. It also has a reworked five-element lens wit ha larger f/2.2 aperture. Apple also swapped out the single flash featured on the iPhone 5 for a dual LED flash unit called “True Tone,” which should help keep flash-aided images from looking washed out. On the video end, the iPhone 5s also has a 120-frames-per-second slow-motion video mode and precision autofocus matrix metering.

“This collaboration celebrates our relationship and shared foundation in design and craftsmanship. We have a mutual passion for creating beautiful products and unlocking emotive experiences through technology, which has made it intensely exciting to explore the capabilities of iPhone 5s,” said Burberry CEP Christopher Bailey. “We’re inspired by what this could mean for the future as we continue to explore the merging of physical and digital experiences.”  With fashion & technology companies teaming up everyday, this trend is bound to grow bigger and better each year.  Who are you looking forward to seeing collaborate next?

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via Burberry / Mashable

The Big Surprise Found at Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores

July 19th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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Did you know that with Best Buy Mobile’s customer promise, you’re guaranteed to top quality phones with expert and unbiased customer assistance? Recently, with the upgrade announcements & rumors from major players like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile – I was curious to see how Best Buy Mobile stores would roll with the ever changing smartphone punches. So I recently stopped by one of the Best Buy Mobile specialty stores in Miami, to look into the possibility of upgrading my additional line smartphone. The staff there were knowledgeable and friendly & offered great advice for getting the biggest bang for my buck! See at Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, they don’t earn commission on what they phones, plans and features they sell – so you get an unbiased, expert opinion everytime!

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So of course when I walked in inquiring about upgrading my phone, I received expert advice & even was offered a trade in offer that I couldn’t refuse. What’s great about this discovery? These deals happen everyday and I had no idea! Did you know that those old phones you keep in a drawer somewhere could be worth cash? Get a Best Buy Gift card when you trade it in at a participating Best Buy Mobile specialty store location – and if you have a newer working phone, you could get up to a $200 Best Buy gift card. Learn more and find a participating Best Buy Mobile specialty store: http://bestbuymobile.com/promotion/tradein/

 

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Talk about a surprising experience! Now you can grab up those smartphones that have been sitting around your home & head to your local Best Buy Mobile specialty store near you. Best Buy Mobile specialty stores are found locally in malls or in your neighborhood shopping centers, and are focused on mobile devices and accessories. Shop for the latest smartphones and tablets from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, from all the top brands, along with stylish accessories to suit your lifestyle. The staff is highly trained, yet non-commissioned, so they can help determine the right phone for you, as well as compare plans across the carriers. They can set up and activate your new phone, transfer your contacts and data and set you up with the complimentary Walk Out Working™ program. To find a Best Buy Mobile specialty store, go to www.BestBuyMobile.com.

 
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Disclaimer: The review has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Got Sprint or T-Mobile? Then You’ve Got Upgrades Coming Your Way

July 13th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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There’s been a shakeup this week in the mobile carrier community caused by Sprint and T-Mobile and you may want to do something about it.

 

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T-Mobile, which recently rebranded itself as the “uncarrier” among U.S. wireless companies because of its abolishing of traditional two-year contracts, on Wednesday announced a new program called Jump to give customers on its network more freedom to upgrade their phones.  Starting July 14th, customers will be able to upgrade phones twice a year, with the first upgrade coming in no earlier than six months. Jump costs $10 a month and includes insurance for the phone. Customers will be required to trade in their old phone.

 

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Just a day after T-Mobile debuted its Jump upgrade plan, Sprint has answered with its own new plans that promise unlimited data for life. Starting July 12th, both new and existing Sprint customers can take advantage of the carrier’s offer by signing up for one of its new My Way or My All-in plans.

The new Unlimited, My Way plans features unlimited talk, text and data starting at $80 per month. However, you can opt for 1GB for data for $70 monthly if you’re looking to save money. You can also choose to add 1GB of hotspot data to your phone for $10 per month. 

And how will AT&T and Verizon respond with competing customer deals?  Hopefully we’ll hear something very soon…

 

Are you a Sprint customer & plan to upgrade to the new unlimited My Way or My All-in plans?  Why? Are you a T-Mobile customer who’s looking to upgrade devices twice a year?  Share your thoughts below…

 

via Mashable & Laptop Magazine

New T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible For A “No Contract” Refund

April 26th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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If you were one of the few people lured into becoming a new a T-Mobile customer based on the new “No Contract” ads seen on television in print, then you might be eligible for a serious refund.  According to Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson – T-Mobile has been deceptive in targeting customers with its’ “No Contract” campaign.

 

“As Attorney General, my job is to defend consumers, ensure truth in advertising, and make sure all businesses are playing by the rules. My office identified that T-Mobile was failing to adequately disclose a critical component of their new plan to consumers, and we acted quickly to stop this practice and protect consumers across the country from harm.” – Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General

Not too long ago, T-Mobile introduced their no contract or uncarrier plan that does not tie down a subscriber to a lengthy two year contract to join the network. The advertising done by the company raises red flags according to Ferguson and he wants more information to be placed on the ads so potential subscribers will know what they are getting themselves into.

In a statement released by T-Mobile the carrier said that “As America’s Un-carrier, our goal is to increase transparency with our customers, unleashing them from restrictive long-term service contracts — this kind of simple, straight forward approach is core to the new company we are building, While we believe our advertising was truthful and appropriate, we voluntarily agreed to this arrangement with the Washington AG in this spirit.”

T-Mobile on their part has agreed to change its method of marketing their plans and offered refunds to anyone who signed up for their service between March 26 and April 25.  The carrier will be contacting customers eligible for a refund or cancellation, but you can contact T-Mobile at 1-877-746-0909 or 611 on a T-Mobile phone for more info.

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What did you think about the no contract ads?  Did you believe the hype?  Are you a T-Mobile customer looking for a refund?

 

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Share A Few Smiles With The New McDonald’s Mouth Off App

March 1st, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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Looking for a little entertainment while you’re waiting in Drive Thru? Need to garner a few giggles from the kids while waiting for Happy Meals? If you’re ever in need a smile to break up your day, the new McDonald’s Mouth Off app will undoubtedly make you smile, giggle and sing “Fishy, Fishy!”

 

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mcds mouth off appFollowing the release of the catchy “Fishy Fishy” tune heard in Fish McBites commercials nationwide, McDonald’s has taken the jingle “under water” with the launch of MouthOff McDonald’s. Developed by Us Two, MouthOff™ partnered with McDonald’s to create an infectiously fun mobile application that allows users to share fish fun with friends and family through Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.

With over 107,000 downloads, this free mobile app is designed for Apple and Android users, MouthOff McDonald’s allows users to choose a variety of fish mouths, such as Frankie the Fish or a puffer fish to sing along with the “Fishy Fishy” tune. Those who want to do more than just jam to the beat, can also log onto www.mcdonalds.com/fishmcbites to mix and share their own “Fishy Fishy” jingles.

 

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Checkout McDonald’s national commercial featuring the new McDonald’s Mouth Off app and a few infectiously funny “Fishy Fishy” videos on YouTube below.

 


Have you tried the new McDonald’s Fish McBites yet? Are you Ba-da-da-da-daaaaa lovin it?

 

 

Alicia Keys Wants You To Star In Your Own Music Video With Blackberry

February 26th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

 

Blackberry’s newest Creative Director, Alicia Keys wants her fans to star in her next concert video.  In her first move as the company’s global creative director, Keys is asking fans to submit photos of themselves that will be included in music videos, which she’ll play as part of her upcoming tour.

 

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Alicia Keys is inviting fans to submit photos of themselves via BlackBerry’s Keep Moving hub. She’ll take those photos to create music videos that she’ll play when she sings her song “Hallelujah” during concerts in her “Set the World on Fire” tour, which starts on March 7. Every city on the tour will have its own unique video.   This isn’t the first time Keys has crowdsourced a video. Last year she created a video for her song “New Day” from fan-submitted Instagram photos.

 

The site also has a new video from Keys where she describes her feelings on the project. You can view it below.

 


Instagram is an iOS and Android app, and it’s not available on BlackBerry, so there’s no mention of it in the announcement. However, fans don’t need to have a BlackBerry device to participate in the contest — they can use any camera to shoot their pics. The only requirement is to submit the photos through the Keep Moving site.  (Hmmm, the app isn’t available on Blackberry – yet it’s a Blackberry led promotion….I wonder if Alicia’s still using her iPhone?)

 

Do you plan on checking out the “Set the World on Fire” tour next month?  What about the Blackberry Z10, has the excitement fizzled out?

 

What Does Your Social Media Personality Say About You?

February 6th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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If you’re on popular social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, you can probably group friends into categories based on their online behavior. There’s the vaguebooker (also known as the “sub-tweeter”). The humblebragger. The guy that won’t stop talking about politics. And the one who spoils every good scene on your favorite TV show (also known as the “spoiler”.)  So what does your social media personality say about you?

This social behavior study by MyLife, was conducted among 890 adults ages 18 and older and there’s a good chance you fit into one of these personas. In fact, if you’re a young parent, there’s a 88% chance you are posting pictures of your kids or talking about parenting at least once a month. Not to mention 25% of users are “vaguebooking” by posting intentionally vague updates which encourage people to react and inquire for more details.  (Still interested to see what your social media personality says about you?  Read more below…)

The infographic also has some interesting findings about searching behaviors on social media sites too. In fact, nearly 25% of men under the age of 35 admit to looking at a former girlfriend’s social media profile page once a month. Women do this less often (20%).   What’s your social networking persona?  Discover the truth within the infographic below…

 

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Post via Images via iStockphotoCWLawrence and MyLife.com

HTC Is Ready To Unveil The Successor To The One X, Meet The M7

February 4th, 2013 by Tech Staff

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HTC is ready to start the new year off with a bang.  They have been hard at work last year to bring us the follow-up to the One X.   Currently codenamed the M7, HTC is applying all of the specs & designs from last year’s Android devices into their newest flagship.  Slated to become available on multiple carriers unlike the One X which was an AT&T exclusive.

The rumored specs are:
  • 4.7inch 1080p HD SoLux display
  • 2nd-gen 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB of RAM/32GB of storage/2300 mAh battery
  • Running Android Jelly Bean w/ Sense 5 UX
  • 2MP f/2.0 front-facing camera capable of recording video in 1080p HD
  • 13MP f/2.0 rear-facing Cinesensor (improves video quality, adds super slow-mo & video HDR) lens also capable of 1080p HD video
  • Beats Audio w/ built-in amp + stereo speakers
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HTC sent out invites for an upcoming press event on February 19th in NYC.  We are anticipating it to be the official unveiling of the M7.  Expect more details about this device to be leaked before the actual event.  
 
Who’s ready for the next high-end Android device from HTC?

Blackberry Announces Alicia Keys As New Global Creative Director

January 30th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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Alicia Keys was named Blackberry Global Creative Director earlier today.

 

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The performer was introduced on stage during the company’s BlackBerry 10 launch in New York.

“Alicia Keys has come to BlackBerry because she believes in the product and technology, and subscribes to our overriding philosophy to ‘Keep Moving’: to empower people through mobile computing and communications,” said BlackBerry President and CEO Thorsten Heins in a statement.

He added, “We are excited she will be bringing to us her enormous capabilities, as well as a vast network of relationships in the entertainment, social media and business communities, to help shape our brand and grow our business.”

“In her new role, Alicia will work closely with app developers, content creators, retailers, carriers and the entertainment community to further shape and enhance the BlackBerry 10 platform, and inspire creative use through its remarkable capabilities and functionality,” reads a statement on Keys’ website.

It continues, “From music to books, to film, to apps, Keys will lead the charge of enhancing entertainment consumption and distribution, through the power of BlackBerry 10.”

 

 

 

It took no time for Alicia Keys to jump on Twitter and share the news with her fans…

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The new Blackberry Z10 will undoubtedly be in the palm of Alicia’s hands in her next appearances (which will include singing the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl this weekend)… but will she really get rid of her iPhone?  I’m sure the paparazzi would love to get their hands on a shot of Alicia jamming out to ‘Girl On Fire’ with her iPhone…LOL…

 

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The Blackberry Z10

 

 

Will Alicia Keys influence your next smartphone purchase?

 

 

 

 

 

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