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Articles tagged with: subscription

Attention Fans Of ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’

STAR WARS’ video game franchise has seen a number of top rated games as well as some flunks but it never loses the wind of excitement.

Video gamers love this franchise. The latest attraction is the widely anticipated upcoming MMORPG of the franchise abbreviated as SWTOR which is likely to boost a lot of energy in the gaming circles.

Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking 120K iPad Subscribers

A 26 year old man has recently pleaded guilty to writing code used to steal e-mail addresses and information from over 100,000 Apple iPad subscribers from AT&T computer servers.

His name is Daniel Spitler and he resides in San Francisco. Spitler surrendered to authorities in January and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers connected to the Internet and guilty to one count of identity theft.

Apple Changes In-App Subscription Pricing

Apple has recently changed its guidelines on the pricing of In-App subscriptions through the App Store, but haven’t publicly commented on the recent change. The new changes include that there are no longer any requirements that a subscription be at the same price or less than it is offered outside an app, meaning that the app store can charge $10 for an app that costs $2 somewhere else.

Furthermore, there is no guideline about price, at all. App Store subscriptions were first introduced this past February, and the introduction of the service had opened the door to a wide range of in-app subscription services such as magazines and newspapers.

Wired iPad Subscriptions- Now Available

Tech blog, Wired, launched an iPad app just last year and promised that they would soon offer subscriptions. Wired has just announced a reasonable pay model for subscribers, and a free addition to current subscribers. The company summarizes the model as a “subscribe once, read anywhere, anytime” kinda deal.

Wired also wants to let consumers know that they will roll out entirely different interfaces for users to enjoy articles on both cellular devices, tablets, and full-screen computers such as notebooks and desktops. If you already subscribe to the print edition, you can download the Wired iPad app and tap through the instructions for full access.

DISH Network Offers 3 Mo. Free Blockbuster

The well known satellite television operator, Dish Network has just announced that it will be giving new customers three months of Blockbuster by Mail, after the television giant purchased Blockbuster for $320 million. Dish will be making the offer at is competes with DirecTV and cable operators one one hand and Internet streaming services like Netflix on the other.

New customers will have access to over 100,000 movies, TV shows, and games with new titles arriving 28 days before they arrive on Netflix or the kiosk rental system, Redbox. How do you think Blockbuster execs felt after hearing that the company that bought them will be offering three months of free rentals.

Let This Gadget Find Music For You, For Free

What I am about to say is no secret, we live very busy lives. Although there are excellent Internet radio solutions like Pandora out there, people will notice that they are often bound to a particular channel, not literally of course. It is just that when you are hard at work, it’s not very feasible to “play DJ” and switch back and forth through particular channels on a platform such as Pandora. The new RM50 is an Internet Radio that brings a modern influence to a traditional FM radio. For about $160, you’ll be able to access a multitude of music stations, news stations, local, and specialist radio stations.

No More Subscription Needed for Wall Street Journal iPad App

The Wall Street Journal has announced they will offer single issue downloads of its morning edition for $1.99. This will be available through their existing app, which is free. Previously, they only offered bundles and subscriptions, such as the “Now Edition,” which provides regular new updates for $18 a month. The “Digital Bundle” offers full access to WSJ.com and its digital products for about $17 a month.

The option to just get a paper without subscribing will be tested on the iPad first, and then move on to the Android. The single-issue downloads are a way for users to try out the both the content and format of an iPad newspaper, for relativley little cost.