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Mobile World Conference 2017: Soracom launches IoT connectivity services in Europe

BARCELONA, Mar-2-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Soracom announced this week at Mobile World Conference its launch of IoT connectivity services in Europe and confirmed commitment to growing IoT by eliminating the barriers related to security, price, speed-to-value and scalability that currently limit IoT development.

The Internet of things offers endless possibilities. With IoT adoption growing quickly, developers are finding that security and scalability remain key challenges. For start-ups and developers, typical enterprise-grade solutions are out of reach, and more affordable solutions often lack crucial security features.

“We offer low start-up costs, no binding contracts and a flexible pay-as-you-go model for every use case, from garage-level prototyping to massive industrial deployments,” said Parag Mittal, Chief Commercial Officer of Soracom. “We need a sustainable Internet of Things. A smart meter that consumes lot of power for onboard encryption and data transmission to the cloud is not that smart. By reducing power and data consumption on the device side, and delivering a private network as a service for everyone, we ensure a secure, scalable, sustainable ecosystem for IoT.”

“Soracom aims to use its platform to contribute to the overall growth of the IoT industry,” said Ken Tamagawa, Chief Executive Officer of Sorcom. “Current IoT connectivity providers do not really offer secure and swift delivery of services that are affordable and available for everyone in a democratized way. Connecting devices to the internet or the cloud is the easy part. Securing devices and data is the most critical. If it’s on the public internet, it’s hackable. Our customers connect their devices directly to the cloud, using a private network provided by Soracom instead of public internet.”

Widely recognized as one of Japan’s leading IoT technology providers, Soracom uses a unique approach and architecture to provide secure data transfer at lower costs for its global customers and brings this technology to users across all industries. Canon, Konica MinoltaSafecast, Komatsu, Omniflow, and Enerbrain are just a few among the 5,000 clients Soracom connects today.

Soracom’s SIM cards are tailored for IoT devices and can be managed through APIs and a web console that allow convenient, real-time activation/deactivation of SIMs, traffic monitoring, network configuration and visualization, storage and management of data, and many more detailed operations.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Inovar Announces the Availability of its Portfolio of Mobile Solutions on Virtualized Environments

BARCELONA, 27-Feb-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — An industry leader for over 20 years in delivering innovative and differentiated solutions to help mobile operators grow through seamless convergence, Inovar is excited to announce the availability of its entire portfolio of mobile solutions on virtualized environments. Inovar’s success in testing its suite of modular mobile solutions on HPE’s Virtualized NonStop promises mobile operators seeking to take advantage of the many benefits of virtualization, more flexible business models as well as a rich portfolio of proven solutions designed to enhance revenue and maximize agility and growth.

Inovar’s new virtualized service offerings will help mobile operators proactively respond to immediate challenges they are facing today—adjusting quickly to the growing and rapidly changing ranges of customer needs, and determining how best to adapt their network architecture to preserve existing revenue and grow in the new digital era. With this new virtualized portfolio, operators can transition modularly to virtualization and benefit from faster time-to-market for services, accelerated new services enablement, greater agility, and lower acquisition and operating costs.

Inovar’s successful demonstration of how the technology can work together with different systems, including commercial, off-the-shelf systems, ensure Inovar customers will have a variety of options available, complementing strategic network roadmaps for those mobile operators looking to embrace hybrid, converged and/or hyper-converged architectures moving forward.

In today’s “now” environment where downtime is not an option, Inovar’s virtualized suite of mobile solutions only enhances the security, reliability, and scalability mobile operators have enjoyed in the past and need for continued growth moving forward. “Inovar is excited about offering our portfolio of mobile solutions on virtualized environments,” Arshad Syed, CEO of Inovar stated. “Our goal is to empower customers by offering an array of business models so they reap the benefits of virtualization and get the most out of their core investments, without sacrificing availability and performance.”

“Our joint solution with Inovar, based on HPE Intelligent Network Server (HPE INS) that enables customers to rapidly deploy new telecommunications services, is now enriched with a virtualized NonStop deployment option running on any COTS (commercial off the shelf) hardware. HPE is excited about the business opportunities created by this combination with Inovar. The HPE Virtualized NonStop deployment option will help lower initial costs and create more flexible business models for both companies without sacrificing vital NonStop functionality desired by our customers.” Randy Meyer, VP & GM, Mission Critical Segment Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Inovar, founded in 1996, and based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of mobile solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. For more information about Inovar’s latest solutions deployed on virtualized environments, its cloud offerings, and/or its new flexible business models, visit www.inovar.com, email marketing@inovar.com, or call +1.972.664.0711.

Plusnet Achieves Third Consecutive Which? Recommendation

Plusnet, the UK home phone and broadband supplier, has received its third consecutive recommendation from Which? – the largest independent consumer body in the country.

Plusnet broadband has been given a four star rating for connection reliability, value for money, customer service and ease of set up and has been named as a “Which? Recommended Provider”.

To become a “Which? Recommended Provider” a product must receive an overall score of at least 70% in their consumer survey and get an average or above ratings for all other aspects of service. Close to 600 Plusnet customers were questioned in the survey and gave Plusnet broadband an overall score of 73%. This is a hat-trick title for Plusnet who has previously gained the status in August 2011 and March this year.

Jamie Ford, Plusnet CEO said: “It is great to be recognised for the combination of value for money and high quality service which we consistently offer our customers. To get this recommendation for the third time running, based on genuine customer feedback, is testament to the improvements we have been making at Plusnet.

“We continue to offer 24/7, free phone UK support and in the last year we’ve set up specialist teams that focus on the most common customer concerns. Whether it is enabling someone to get the best connection speed or prevent latency on time sensitive services such as on-demand TV, we can now give specific and individual advice to ensure the best possible experience.”

Plusnet has already won four uSwitch Broadband Awards this year, claiming the ‘Best Customer Rated Broadband Provider’, ‘Best Value Home Broadband’, ‘Most Reliable Service’ and ‘Most Likely to be Recommended’ categories. It has also gained industry accolade this month winning ‘Best Consumer Fixed Broadband’ at the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) awards.

With 24/7 call centre support based entirely in Sheffield and free to call from a UK landline, all advisors are technically trained, do not work from scripts and look to resolve any problems first time. For more information on Plusnet, go to www.plus.net

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CompareBroadband.com.au Poll Finds Broadband Connection Important to House Hunters

A new survey carried out by leading broadband comparison site Compare Broadband (comparebroadband.com.au) has found that house hunters consider a reliable, fast home broadband connection to be high on their list of priorities.

The site polled users and found that 78 percent of 300 respondents factor broadband access into the equation when they are looking into renting or buying a new property.

Sarah McDonald, Compare Broadband spokesperson, commented: “We regularly field calls from people who want advice on installing a home broadband connection and we often advise them on the best provider such as SpinTel broadband on the website. Sometimes people find that they have unknowingly moved from a place where they had access to fast a range of broadband plans to a place where they have no broadband choices at all.”

“We’re able to advise people on mobile broadband packages in these cases, but for someone self-employed working from home for example it can be a problem. They prefer solid, reliable connectivity.”

As the National Broadband Network (NBN) goes on connecting all the regions of Australia, the variance between types of internet connectivity available could well increase. Some places will receive speeds of up to 100Mbps and others will remain tied to mobile broadband or basic ADSL.

Specialist comparison websites like Compare Broadband are able to screen regions and addresses for quality of ADSL connection on a preliminary basis – though this is not guarantee of service.

Tips for house hunters
1. An area’s name or reputation does not guarantee quality broadband connection.

2. Speak to previous tenants or occupiers about their own internet connection or provider.

3. Call Compare Broadband on 1300 764 000 or get online to source impartial advice on ISPs

4. Greenfield developments advertised as fibre optic ready can deliver broadband connectivity at speeds of up to 100Mbps.

5. NBN offers a map online to see which areas of the country are in line for next generation broadband rollout.

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Signature Capture from Mobilize – More Efficient Mobile Workforce Management

Electronic signatures work just like a signature on paper, indicating that a person agrees with the content, or confirming that they wrote the message. In the age of e-commerce and mobile workforces digital signatures are incredibly important, but the concept is nothing new. Telegraph signatures were being used in the nineteenth century and faxed signatures were all the rage in the 80s. Today mobile devices are able to capture signatures digitally, and it’s a great development for mobile workers who need to get signatures from customers, partners or clients on the go.

It’s just one of the features offered by MoCo Software Solutions in their Mobilize mobile workforce management system. Moco were established in 1985 as a mobile phone solutions company, and Mobilize is their complete solution for mobile workforce management, offering users access to a range of services including signature capture, job scheduling, timesheet administration, asset management, barcode scanning and a full reporting suite.

Using a mobile workforce management system enables managers to keep a closer eye on remote workers, as the device can even report on signal outages and time changes.

Mobilize was designed to help business improve service levels and reduce cost, and is being used by many different types of organisations who see the value in terms of efficiency and cost-saving. Mobilize takes paper-based processes and integrates them into one, paperless system, improving real time communication and reducing the amount of duplicate work and form-filling for everybody involved.

The division between business and consumer IT applications and devices is shrinking, and an increasing number of people are using personal electronic devices for work, including tablets and smart phones. Mobilize is an ideal way for managers to ensure the security, immediacy and accuracy of data.

MoCo are offering a free one month trial to those who want to try out the Mobilize system. The MoCo Group are experts in bespoke mobile solutions for blue chip clients, with over twenty five years of experience in delivering tailor made software solutions, surpassing client expectations.

To find out more about the Mobilize free one month trial visit http://www.gomobilize.co.uk.

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Latest DiscountVouchers.co.uk Survey Shows Mobiles Essential Tech Gadgets to Brits

Online voucher codes specialist DiscountVouchers.co.uk has polled its users to uncover what the most popular technological gadget is in the UK today. The money-saving website found that a staggering 88 percent of Brits say they can’t leave the house unless their mobile phone is in their possession.

The voucher codes website conducts research on a regular basis to gauge its users’ views on a wide range of topics. This week the site discovered that Brits are simply unable to function without their mobile phone.

Gerard Doyle, CEO of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, said: “It’s always interesting to find out what our users think about consumer issues, and this time our research focused on tech devices. It was quite amazing to find so many people won’t leave home without their mobiles these days!”

The top ten gadgets are: 1. Mobile phone. 2. MP3 player. 3. e-book. 4. Sat nav. 5. Laptop. 6. Digital Camera. 7. Tablet. 8. Headphones. 9. Nintendo DS. 10. None of these.

For more information on the latest online codes and vouchers visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

Compare Mobile Plans Supports ACMA Plan for Clarity of Comms Industry Terminology

Australian mobile users can look forward to less confusing mobile industry terminology if industry regulator Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) gets its way. The body has warned ISPs and mobile providers to clear up the various buzzwords they use such as ‘cap’ to help consumers enjoy more clarity of pricing plans.

ACMA is also targeting other industry terms in a bid to make consumers’ lives easier – the regulator wants to see a voluntary code of conduct in place to which ISPs will commit. Other industry terms are on the ACMA hitlist as it seeks to make the sector clearer and simpler for consumers.

‘Unlimited Plans’
Any companies which claim to offer ‘unlimited’ plans now need to clarify what they are supplying to subscribers. Many consumers remain confused about contractual details as small print often contains nuances about what is actually covered in their ‘unlimited’ contract, such as heavy charges for calling 1300 numbers.

ACMA wants all providers to remove the misleading word from promotional materials to help reassure consumers. In recent times some operators have taken steps to do this, including Vodafone removing ‘Infinite’ from plans and Amaysim including 1300 and 1800 numbers in Unlimited plans.

Sarah McDonald, spokesperson for Compare Mobile Plans, says: “We are really pleased to see ACMA taking this step, and it can only benefit consumers and the industry in general. Those providers which promise ‘Unlimited’ plans must deliver on that commitment or remove the term from their plans.”

Cap and Included Value
ACMA is also targeting misuse of the term ‘Cap’ in plans, unless providers are truly promoting plans which genuinely limit subscribers on what amounts they can spend on calls and data usage.

In its recent clarion call ACMA included a demand for providers to issue a ‘unit price’ for two-minute voice calls, unit prices per text and a standard cost for 1MB of data usage.

Flagfall
Visitors to Australia from outside the country regularly find themselves confused by the term ‘Flagfall’, which is linked to call connection charges – something which no longer exists in other western telecoms markets like the USA and Europe.

“There isn’t really any justification any longer for Australian ISPs to be charging for flagfall. This is another area where providers could help both the
industry and subscribers out by getting rid of it,” Sarah McDonald went on.

In recent times fledgling provider Amaysim took a stand and launched a range of no contract SIM only plans for Australian subscribers which don’t include any flagfall charges.

Included data
ACMA is also targeting included data contracts which can mislead consumers, in response to the high levels of smartphone penetration today enjoyed in Australia – the country is at 37% penetration right now.

“While ISPs and operators may find it easy to distinguish between ‘included data’ and ‘excess data’ plans, many consumers remain a bit baffled by them and need more clarity,” Sarah McDonald goes on. “Roaming charges is another area which consumers are still pretty puzzled by and they are fed up of getting charged huge sums simply for travelling – providers must address this.”

Comparing mobile phone plans
The variety of confusing industry terms around can make it hard to source and purchase the right subscription – but websites are here to help. Comparison specialists such as Compare Mobile Plans offer simple ways to calculate your needs and how much you want to spend on voice and data before signing up to a deal. The website carries all the latest offers from providers including Telstra, iPrimus, Westnet, InternodeTPG Internet and many more. Users can also compare the latest handsets and mobile devices on the site.

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Lebara’s Leading Mega Plan Gets Additional Boost Of Free Data

Lebara Mobile, Australia’s leading telecoms operator for migrant communities, has launched its new and improved Mega Plan service, providing unlimited standard calls and SMS in Australia as well as 1GB of mobile internet at no extra cost. As before, the Mega Plan continues to include an amount of call credit for low-cost international calls.

“We believe this new Mega Plan offers the best value package for customers who make both national and international calls, as well as those who access the internet from their phones.” said Warren Hardy, managing director of Lebara Mobile in Australia. “With this offer Lebara Mobile is further bolstering its position as the number one provider of high quality, low cost mobile services for migrant communities in Australia.”

The Mega Plan gives customers 30 days access to unlimited calls to any standard fixed line or mobile number in Australia*, calls to 13xx and 18xx numbers, calls to/from voicemail and standard ‘free call’ numbers. Now with the addition of 1GB of mobile internet included at no extra cost, customers can surf the web, send emails, social network and more from their Android, iPhone or any other data-ready handset. As before, customers will also get $10 included call credit to use for international calls or international SMS, video calls, MMS or any additional data over their included 1GB.

Two other versions of The Mega Plan are also available, and both include unlimited standard calls and SMS, 1GB data and an amount of included call credit. To top-up during their 30-day access, customers can choose between two Mega Recharge values which gives them additional included credit for their extra international call and data needs.

After 30 days, customers can renew their Mega Plan, and any unused call credit will roll over – a feature which most other unlimited packages exclude.

The latest Lebara Mega Plan can be purchased from all Lebara Mobile retail partners including Allphones, Australia Post, 7-Eleven, Coles & Coles Express, Woolworths Supermarkets & Petrol, Dick Smith and independent retailers, or see online for special offers at www.lebara.com.au.

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Mobile Workforce Management Made Simple with a Free Trial from GoMobilize

This increasing mobilisation of the workforce will bring changes to the way we think about mobile workforce management solutions.

The gap between business and consumer IT applications will continue to shrink and virtually everything will become optimised for mobile use, with more and more employees using their own devices for business and pleasure, rather than employer provided hardware.

This change to the use of personal devices (or consumerism) will mean that security will be a very high profile area, as the focus moves from securing a tightly controlled, office based network to multiple employee controlled devices handling sensitive data.

Locking down the network and banning personal devices will only have to effect of eventually reducing security, as employees seek to find ways around the rules, so It departments will have to become more flexible.

Because of this, cloud based solutions will become more and more important and cloud security will be also firmly in the forefront of IT department’s minds.

Business focused social networking – not necessarily social networking as we know it – but specific business applications designed to behave like our favourite social networking sites and primarily used for business rather than leisure functions will become the norm. These would have the advantage of being similar to the social sites employees are already using, making them easy to use and understand, and probably requiring less user training and support.

Smart businesses will take full advantage of existing systems and devices by using easily adaptable solutions like Mobilize from MoCo Software Solutions.

This mobile workforce management system allows users to take advantage of existing mobile phone technology for proof of attendance, paperless form filling and signature capturing and much, much more.

To find out more about the Mobilize free one month trial visit www.gomobilize.co.uk.

Mobilize is a mobile workforce management and data capture system designed to use tried and tested handset or smartphone units. Mobilize is a trading name of MoCo Software Solutions Limited. The MoCo Group are leading experts in bespoke mobile solutions for blue chip customers, with over 25 years’ experience of delivering and exceeding client expectations.

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Results Are In: Revel Systems’ David and Goliath Story Continues

On January 31, 2012 Revel Systems was officially announced as the winner of the Business iPad App of the Year Award. This weekend at Macworld | iWorld, it was clear early on that the Best Business iPad App awards came down to two remarkable companies: Square, led by Jack Dorsey, and Revel Systems, led by female entrepreneur Lisa Falzone. Both of the nominees were a hit with the crowd, and both were in the payment industry, which is the fastest-moving market for iPad apps. Even though voters were presented with an impressive field of nominees, the battle was clearly dominated by these two competitors.

While competition was fierce between Square and Revel, here’s a breakdown of the vote: First of all, users chose Revel Systems as the most useful business iPad app. Revel was also found to help with a wider array of business functions, with seven to Square’s four. Square was found to have over 100,000 users, while Revel Systems has fewer than 100,000. As far as which offers the simplest user interface, both companies were tied. Finally, users chose Revel Systems as the company with the best customer support.

In the end, Macworld users declared Revel Systems iPad POS the winner. Lisa Falzone, CEO and co-founder of Revel Systems, told iPad Biz Apps today that “Revel is honored to have won such an award, and thanks all of the voters at Macworld | iWorld for voting for them.” A wide range of powerful apps were represented, but Revel’s sophisticated level of functionality and wide range of applications led to its selection as the best iPad business app.

Even though Square has been nominated for a Crunchies award, and has over 100,000 customers, users found that it only supplies a payment app. On the other hand, Revel Systems offers a fully functional Point of Sale system to manage every task that store owners encounter on a daily basis. This can explain why Revel has landed deals with many heavy-hitters like Popeye’s Chicken in Georgia (popeyes.com), Illy Coffee in San Francisco (illy.com), U-sushi in San Francisco (u-sushi.com), Camille’s Sidewalk Café in Oklahoma (www.camillescafe.com), and other big franchises. On the other hand, Square’s clientele is largely restricted to businesses that only require a few simple operations, including farmers’ markets, taxi cabs, and street vendors.

Now that the competition is over, Ms. Falzone is back to leading Revel Systems to the top of the Point of Sale marketplace. She has raised $3.7 million in her “A” round of funding last year and is gearing up for her “B” round. The recent victory of Revel Systems has cemented Ms. Falzone’s place among today’s top women entrepreneurs, and she looks forward to the future of what Revel Systems will accomplish. Moving forward, the company hopes to facilitate growth through its open API, which allows all companies to integrate into Revel—creating new opportunities for local commerce to thrive into the future.

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HeroUp Skateboarding Game Now Available in the App Store

Joom Tech Ltd, the team behind the criminal offences reference app known as iJail, announced today that its HeroUp game is available in both the iTunes Store and the App Store. Releasing the most adrenaline-fueled skateboarding game just in time to battle the cold weather blues, HeroUp delivers creative level gameplay that takes skaters to new heights (literally).

“We wanted to develop a game that surpassed the typical skateboarding game in every possible way,” said Ovais Ahmed, Joom Tech Ltd’s Director. “We wanted to create a casual game that takes skateboarding to a whole new level. From boarding through space to buying killer ramps, we wanted the player to be able to enjoy skateboarding from his or her iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.”

In HeroUp, players catch some serious air from skateboard ramps and literally soar through levels. By navigating their way through exhilarating skate challenges, players will collect coins and medals that unlock rad perks.

Levels, guns, new ramps and even special skateboard upgrades can be purchased from the in-game store using the collected coins and medals. Players will need that extra boost while shredding through space!

HeroUp utilizes the stunning display and features of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch to deliver a thrilling skateboarding experience. The relaxed yet addictive gameplay ensures players will never get tired of skating through amazing levels, such as Jungle and Ski Resort.

The HeroUp lite version, which is absolutely free, is available in the App Store and in the iTunes Store. Visit www.itunes.co.uk/appstore or www.itunes.co.uk to download your copy today.

The HeroUp paid version, which has added features and bonuses, is also available in the App Store and the iTunes Store for only $0.99. Visit www.itunes.co.uk/appstore or www.itunes.co.uk to purchase your copy.

For additional information on HeroUp, please visit the Joom Tech Ltd website at www.joomtech.co.uk/heroup!

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MoCo Touch Proves Security Guard Attendance on Vulnerable Construction Sites

The only thing standing between thieves and expensive plant and raw materials on a construction site is a fence. As the price of plant machinery and raw materials continues to spiral, thieves are increasingly targeting building sites, considering them to be easy targets, especially those in more remote or rural areas.

Recent research by security CCTV providers Netwatch estimated that the cost of crime to the UK construction industry could be as high as £1.6 billion a year once costs such as replacement plant hire, business interruption and increased insurance costs are taken into account.

Commenting on the study, Founder and Technical Director of Netwatch, Niall Kelly said: “This is a major problem for the construction business. It is an astounding amount of money for the industry to be losing each year”.

He went on to say that the value of construction raw metals like copper, aluminium and lead has seen a huge rise over the past twelve months thanks to the fluctuating economy, warning that security is an issue for all firms, and pointing out that: “… even the best security guards can only be in one place at a time, making it very difficult to deter thieves and vandals.”

As a sector which is still being hit hard by the worsening economic climate, construction companies cannot afford to risk incurring any extra costs, let alone at these levels. They, and their insurance companies, will have no choice but to demand increasing performance and value for money from all of their contractors, but especially their security guards.

The onus is firmly on security guarding companies to ensure that patrols are effective, and perhaps even more importantly, that guard attendance can be monitored and proven to clients.

The MoCo Touch security guard tracking solution enables security companies to prove that every guard checkpoint has been visited, on time, and agreed actions have been taken. This data can then be instantly updated centrally without the guard having to be back at base.

This affordable technology allows guarding companies to prove beyond reasonable doubt to clients and insurance companies that their patrols have been on-site and that all required location checks have been made.

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The Hottest Full Scale 3D Action Adventure Role Playing Game to Hit iPad, iPhone and Android Devices

Game Scorpion Inc. enters the App market with their first video game titled Melina’s Conquest, a 3D Role Playing Action Adventure Game that’s not only fun and challenging but also won’t break the bank!

Easy, Fun, Budget Price, Graphics, Music – As prices of mobile devices have been falling, more and more people have been purchasing apps for their new devices. What was not possible on mobile devices just several years ago has now become a reality. 3D graphics and high quality gaming at a budget price for the masses was once a dream on these small pocket gadgets. Many new developers usually did not stand a chance against console style games, but the new app markets have changed that completely to allow for mobile developers to create their games for the masses. Now the mobile app gold rush has been booming and jumping onto that band wagon is newcomer Game Scorpion Inc. with their first offering called Melinas Conquest, a full 3D action adventure role playing game (RPG) for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices.

“We developed Melinas Conquest with one thing in mind…FUN!”, says Abhinav Gupta, Lead Developer and CEO of Game Scorpion Inc.

“Gameplay was a major item that we looked at with this game. I have personally seen many games out there that have high end 3D graphics and look ‘pretty’ on the screen, but when it came time to play the game, it was either boring or very confusing to play.”

Melinas Conquest features easy to use controls and an easy to manipulate camera. A single button is given for attacking enemies and a simple timer and ranking system.

“The goal of the game is simple, you just need to run from one end of the level to the other side without getting killed by all the various traps and enemies that pop up. At the same time along the way you will have to defeat major bosses and can follow along with an interesting storyline that ties into our future games.”

So what makes this game different from others in the market? “Price, levels and gameplay!”, says Gupta, “Many games that feature 3D graphics in the App Store or the Android Marketplace usually go for around $4.99 for their full versions. We are at a mere $2.99 price and offer 20 levels of gameplay which in most cases is far higher than what others are offering. We also make our game easy for players to play. You get value for your money and a high quality game at the end of the day that will satisfy even the most frugal shopper! Also, no two players will play the game the same way as the levels are auto-generated.”

It took Gupta and his team approximately six months to develop the game from the ground up. “There were times where I even thought we were not going to be able to get the game done…it was 16-20 hour days for myself every day for the past six months, praying daily hoping that our game would release and would be successful.”

A lot of small independent game developers like Gupta do not earn any money during development. This can be quite a challenge to have no income hoping that an app will hit off. In this market, apps can be made over a weekend and make millions or can take months and make nothing at all. “It’s a coin toss”, says Gupta, “but I personally believe that if we focus on quality games, sooner or later our players will pay for that quality and our games will start to increase in popularity.”

As a Computer Science Graduate from Ryerson University Gupta took the leap of faith into the app world at the beginning of 2011 and has finally made that dream come true. “It was a lot of hard work, a lot of faith in God and a great team behind me. Lots of support from my wife and family really helped out.”

Melinas Conquest is now live on the Apple App Store and on the Android Marketplace and can be purchased as of October 15th, 2011, for just $2.99.

http://www.gamescorpion.com

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Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs 5.0/4.3.5 and Unlock Using FastRa1n

After the release of latest iOS 5.0 and iOS 4.3.5 folks start asking about that they can unlock and untethered jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs 5.0/4.3.5/4.3.4/4.3.3 devices on latest released iOS.

After some time of bomb questions we got a good news from Jailbreak and unlock iPhone 4/3Gs ios 5.0 community that this new update of iOS is still jailbreak and unlock able with fastra1n, this time this news is come from the www.FastUnlockiPhone.com Team.

To Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone Using FastRa1n Visit The Official Websitewww.FastUnlockiPhone.com

Well its not mean that you can jailbreak your iPhone right now, to jailbreak your iPhone to get untethered jailbreak and unlock you have to visit the fast unlock iphone team website and get the new versions of their tool FastRa1n. The FastUnlockiPhone.com released FastRa1n to support untether jailbreak for all devices (except iPad 2) on iOS 4.3.5 and 5.0 firmware.

We have already covered extensive how-to tutorials for jailbreaking iOS 4.3.5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod touch 4G/3G. In case you are still facing problem, follow the well explained instructions in the official website below to jailbreak your compatible iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod touch untethered on iOS 4.3.5/5.0 using Redsn0w.

Apple is pretty good about getting the latest versions of iOS onto the streets in an effort to sooth consumer gripes and make the platform better than ever. However, while they make their usual round of plugging bugs and other security exploits they usually plug the exploits used by jailbreakers to actually perform a jailbreak. Luckily, this doesn’t seem to be the case with iOS 4.3.5 as already a jailbreak and unlock method as been made available with the name of fastra1n.

Just the other day we let you know that fastra1n had been updated to unlock / jailbreak Apple’s latest iOS 4.3.5 and ios 5.0 release. However, it’s been made known today that this same jailbreak can also be used to perform an untethered jailbreak for the system. For those not aware, an untethered jailbreak allows you to jailbreak your device once and then be done with it – even when you reboot your device. A tethered jailbreak, on the other hand, requires a user to perform the jailbreak every time the device is turned off or otherwise loses power.

So this is great news for iPhone owners running iOS 5.0 and 4.3.5 as they now have an easy way to perform an untethered jailbreak. Unfortunately, it’s also been made known that fastra1n still does not include support for the iPad 2 so you’ll still have to wait tight for that. On the bright side of things everyone from iPhone to Apple TV owners can now perform the jailbreak.

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Worldwide Roaming Information A Fraction Of The Usual Cost Thanks To Abroadband

Abroadband have become one of the few operators who offer roaming broadband at extremely low rates when compared to well known providers. Users can gain access to the internet for only €0.59 per megabyte. This flat rate global data roaming service has attracted many travellers to change their sim card when abroad. Until worldwide regulation is introduced to force other providers to lower their prices, abroadband will march ahead and gain more custom.

The operator began life earlier this year and looks set to post a healthy profit come the end of 2011. Abroadband was launched by Austrian telecoms giant ‘Telekoms Austria’. The idea was in response to the many complaints by travellers fed up with high data charges when using the internet abroad – hence the name ‘abroadband’. From the get go the service has been designed to counter ever increasing charges on roaming rates imposed by many other operators.

A revealing article that was published by the online magazine ZDnet in March this year showed that the reasons behind high data charges are simply down to profit. As many operators tend to offer many deals and bolt-ons in the domestic markets, many tend to take advantage of the unregulated roaming sector to gain back money. The reaction to this has led to new regulations being introduced in Europe that impose a cap on the amount of data customers can use in a month when travelling. This only applies to countries throughout the EU and abroadband offer their flat rate outside of Europe. So far the service extends to over 50 countries world wide and there are plans to increase this to more by the end of 2011 and into 2012.

Negative reaction to roaming rates outside of Europe has led to calls for other continents and countries to impose caps on other operators to force them to reduce their data charges. Abroadband has already left the competition behind though. The flat rate service is not the only benefit they offer customers. Being aware of the different ways people access the internet, the operator has offered three simple options to meet all connection needs. A worldsim card, a micro sim card and a dongle are all available on initial subscription to the service. With business travel on the increase, dongles and micro sims are becoming more popular. The BBC recently published a report on their website illustrating the different ways people are using to avoid roaming headaches when travelling (source: BBC). Abroadband have taken these methods into consideration and have acted accordingly on their website allowing customers access to connection options to suit their needs.

The abroadband service has been positively reviewed by Mobile Industry Review and looks set to attract more attention before the year is out. According to Ewan MacLeod – the entrepreneur editor of the online magazine – abroadband’s mobile roaming solution is half the cost of the Vodafone roaming plans.

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The Multi Facet officially launched their new website for iPhone news updates

The Multi Facet has recently launched a new global website catering to iPhone lovers with everything about iPhone and Apple apps. The new website, iphone456s.com is now officially live and providing exclusive news and information about various features of all iPhone versions, i.e. iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4iPhone 5 and interesting apps from Apple.

The Multi Facet is based in India and providing services of Content writing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), Website Designing and Development, Graphic Designing, Software Development, Social Media Marketing and other to the clients, in India and across the globe; more details can be found on themultifacet.com.

“We are a team of young, energetic and experienced writers and developers, and are sharing a common motto of providing excellent services to all our clients; so as to sustain in the highly competitive market and help our clients get maximum ROI.” Stated jointly by Bhargav & Kamlesh, founders of The Multi Facet.

iphone456s.com is aim to provide authentic and real information and news about Apple’s various products, i.e. iPhone 3GS iPhone 4iPhone 5, iPod, iPad and apps. Purchasing Apple products is a status and using its high technology and smart look gives you real pleasure, hence you make sure that you have collected as much information about the product as you can; these is where iphone456s.com comes into the picture by providing you real time news and information about Apple’s all products.

“We have done an extensive research on various blogs/sites delivering similar information and news, but we found scope of improvements and this is how an idea of launching iphone456s.com generated. We are providing information and news basis on the authentic resources, and soon after its launching, this site becomes a benchmark of trustworthy news and story about Apple and its products.” “We are highly pleased to see a great response from our users”. Indicated by Bhargav and Kamlesh, the brains behind iphone456s.com.

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BT and Heineken Partner To Offer Wi-Fi To London Pubs

Drinkers at nearly 100 London pubs and bars are to get fast Wi-Fi, following a new BT and Heineken partnership with plans to extend the wireless internet service to a further 200 pubs across the UK by the end of 2012.

Through Wi-Fi, customers can access a special area of the internet, the Heineken Hub, for which the UK’s newest newspaper, i, the quality daily and sister paper to The Independent, is supplying exclusive content.

Customers can get online quickly with any wireless PC, tablet or mobile phone at any of the Wi-Fi hotspots and will also receive exclusive, location-specific content including the best stories from news, views, features, business, culture and sports. It is the first time this content has been available online and it will be updated daily.

The pubs boost BT’s hotspot numbers to more than three million – the largest network in the UK. More than 200,000 sites have been added in the last three months.

Rick Lawrence, Marketing Manager at Heineken UK said: “The partnership with BT reinforces the brand’s reputation as a leading player in the development of technology. The Wi-Fi initiative will provide excellent exposure for Heineken among its key target audience and build greater affinity between the brand and its consumers.”

Chris Bruce, CEO, BT Openzone, said: “Using Wi-Fi to deliver free and exclusive content, Heineken is engaging and exciting pub goers and will undoubtedly increase business. It’s an exciting time to be involved in hospitality marketing.”

Wi-Fi access is completely free to over five million BT Broadband customers, plus users of iPads, iPhones, iTouch, Android, Samsung and Blackberry devices and smartphones through other BT partnership agreements.

In further developments to the UK’s largest Wi-Fi network, BT has also added Wi-Fi access at John Lennon Liverpool, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield and Teesside regional airports.

BT Wi-Fi is also available at 13 Shepherd Neame hotels in Kent, Starbucks, major hotel chains including Thistle, Guoman and Ramada Jarvis, Welcome Break and Roadchef Costa motorway service areas, Network Rail stations, airports and thousands of homes and independent businesses.

BT also extended its relationship with Hilton in June to provide a fully managed suite of Wi-Fi internet services to more than 17,000 bedrooms, public areas and meeting and conference spaces in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

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Rohde & Schwarz Topex Presents Its New Equipment Called Topex Callmebridge

Being permanently preoccupied to improve its products, its services and the technical support provided to its partners, starting with the first of September, Rohde & Schwarz Topex introduces to the worldwide market its new equipment named Topex CallMeBridge Topex CallMeBridge is a high performance audio conference platform which provides meet-me conference service for medium enterprises.

The conference bridge enables secured access to the virtual conference rooms from any telephone device including mobile phone, analogue/digital phones of VoIP terminals. You can create your own virtual meeting room by defining multiple conferences with several participants reaching up a total of 60 users. The maximum number of users can be distributed in a single conference with 60 participants, 3 conferences with 20 participants or any other possible combination. The secured access is enabled through the IVR module which requires the user to insert the conference number and associated conference ID in order to join a certain conference. The IVR enables the name announcement to the current attendants of each user who joins the respective conference

Main Features:

  • PBX transparent for the end user
  • Secured access from anywhere – mobile, VoIP, digital or analogue
  • Identification through conference ID and PIN number
  • Name identification for each participant
  • Name announcement when joining or leaving a conference room
  • Start and end time for each conference
  • Definition of maximum number of participants for each conference
  • Recurrent conferences – daily, weekly, monthly
  • Between 1 and 10 recurrences for a certain conference
  • Automatic verification of a conference PIN number
  • Comprehensive languages for IVR
  • Participants alert with 2 minutes before the conference end time
  • User friendly web based GUI
  • Edit, copy, delete conferences from the web based GUI
  • Web interface filters for existent, expired and all conferences

“By launching this new product, we intended to keep pace with the latest telecommunication technology so that all our customers enjoy more high quality services and better communication experiences.”, declared Mr. Constantin Dumitrescu, Sales and Marketing Director at Rohde & Schwarz Topex.

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Research Shows Brits Still Not Comfortable Paying with Phones

New research conducted by DiscountVouchers.co.uk, the money saving website, has revealed that British shoppers are not yet at home using their mobile phones to pay for shopping and goods. Brits would still much rather use cash or credit and debit cards says the specialist website.

Of UK shoppers polled, in excess of 70% of people confessed that they do not like to use their phone as a payment mechanism, still preferring cards and cash – the security aspect of phones being cited as a major concern.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says: “People obviously still do not feel at home using their phones as a tool for shopping and paying, though this need not necessarily be the case. Security levels on phones are now quite high so people don’t really need to worry quite so much.”

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BT Business Direct Advises Mobile Businesses to Embrace 3G Products for Connectivity on the Move

UK business technology provider, BT Business Direct, has been promoting the use of 3G mobile broadband accessories to help travelling workers remain productive and in touch around the clock.

With signal reception constantly being developed and expanded, BT Business Direct recommends that small and large businesses alike investigate how this technology could help them increase their productivity.

Neil Hale, Category Manager at BT Business Direct commented, “3G speeds that most mobile networks now operate at have helped make many things possible when out of the office that many travelling employees traditionally had to return to base to do, such as sending bulky emails or updating databases.

“3G products such as mobile broadband dongles are not only an essential piece of business kit, they are now included in many laptop purchases or actually built into the computer itself.

Neil also added, “There are even products that allow you to to share a 3G connection with colleagues or other Wi-Fi devices, this should interest businesses as it may mean that they can reduce their number of mobile internet contracts and further cut costs by removing the need to pay for sometimes costly offsite Wi-Fi facilities. Here at BT Business Direct we stock a wide range of 3G products that businesses would be wise to invest in if they need fast anywhere, anytime internet access.

Companies can also get in touch with an advisor to discuss how 3G and other essential mobile computing equipment could benefit their business, getting honest answers and recommendations on the latest and most advanced business technology products.

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