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Is hating on the new Galaxy the new hating on the new iPhone?

 Is hating on the new Galaxy the new hating on the new iPhone?

The vicious cycle of rumors, upgrades and lofty expectations.

We have a problem. By we, I mean all of us. The media, the carriers, the manufacturers, and the customers. That problem is expectations, how we pump them up, and how we react when they aren’t met.

The rumor cycle leading up to recent device launches has been particularly vicious. I can’t tell you how many times I saw “bigger” thrown out there in anticipation of the iPhone 5s launch, or how insane the rumors were of a 2K display for the Samsung Galaxy S5 (I had a 1500-word editorial in the waiting just for the occasion).

We were spoiled by the first few generations of the modern smartphone...

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Learn ASL On Your iPhone Or iPad From Marlee Matlin

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You probably recognize Marlee Matlin.  She is an award winning actress who I first got to know as Joey Lucas in The West Wing, but is currently a regular on Switched at Birth on ABC Family.  Fun fact: Marlee Matlin is the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which she won for Children of a Lesser God (Wikipedia).

Marlee has developed an app that teaches American Sign Language.  This app, Marlee Signs, is currently only available on iTunes for the iPhone and iPad.  The app itself is free, but there are in app purchases for specific lessons for $ 1.99.

 Learn ASL On Your iPhone Or iPad From Marlee Matlin

Because of the visual nature of sign language, it is much more difficult to learn from a book.  Marlee knows this, because this is how she communicates...

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Walmart Slashes Price on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S

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Walmart is aggressively lowering the price on Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Beginning Saturday, the iPhone 5 will sell for $ 129 (down from $ 189) and the iPhone 4S will sell for just $ 39 (down from $ 89). To get the devices at that price will require signing a new two-year contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint.

This isn’t the first time Walmart has offered drastically lower prices for Apple devicesIn December, the company offered the iPhone 5 for $ 127 and the iPhone 4S for $ 47 as part of a holiday promotion.

We asked Walmart if the new pricing is temporary and were told that no, this is in fact the permanent price of the items. The new price is only available in Walmart stores and is not available online. Read more…

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Hands On With Office For iPhone

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Microsoft Office has finally made its way to iOS.

Free to download, the app only works for those who has subscribed to Microsoft Office 365 (at a cost of about $ 10 a month of $ 100 a year), and for now there’s only an iPhone version — iPad users still only get Office web apps via the browser.

Using Office for iPhone you can edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents right on your phone’s screen, andyou can also create new Word and Excel documents on the fly. Everything you create or edit is synced via Office 365’s cloud capabilities to other devices, regardless of platform. Read more…

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