Awards season is in full swing and continues in February with the 85th Academy Awards, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is already preparing fans with its Oscar companion app, which keeps film lovers in the know before, during, and after the broadcast. Now with Android support and Facebook integration, users can create an interactive Oscar ballot, then play along with online friends. The free app is now available for iOS, Android. The Academy Awards begin at 7 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 24, on ABC.
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Infographic: Who is more social, Android or iOS?
When it comes to smartphone or tablet operating systems, which is more social? There are 500 million activated Android devices compared to 410 million activated iPhone devices. Android also has more downloads to popular social apps. Although, iPhone has Facebook and Twitter integrated into your contacts on the new iPhone 5, creating new ways to stay connected. Check out the infographic below for more information.
2004 was the blog election. 2008′s presidential race was the social media election and this year’s is certainly the mobile election. EngineYard.com created the below infographic that breaks down how the U.S. has used mobile apps, in both sending and consuming information, during the 2012 election season so far.
Are you using any apps to stay informed for the upcoming election? Reblog this post and tell us about them!
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You know it’s fall when there is a whole month devoted to celebrating apples and caramel (bonus: it is also national dessert month)! Planning on making candy apples for Halloween? Practicing those apple pie skills for Thanksgiving? Search some of our favorite recipe apps and get cooking!
You can find these apps and more in the Google play store for Android
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), VZW wants to give you the Día de Tus Sueños. Are you a fashionista? Love to cook? Enter to win one of two grand prizes—an all-expense-paid trip to hang out with famous Latino trailblazers—Julissa Bermudez & Adrienne Bailon, “fashionistas” from the Style reality series Empire Girls or restaurateur and famous chef, Jose Garces! Winners will also get an Android 4G LTE tablet to help record and share the experience and $1,000 to jump start their dream!
This highly anticipated season of X Factor features the arrival of judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, as well as the return of veterans Simon Cowell and LA Reid. Fans with Verizon Wireless smartphones can download the Xtra Factor app presented by Verizon for the latest news and action from the show. The App offers exclusive behind-the-scenes content, news, videos, photos and more. It also allows users to engage in real time to earn reward points that can be redeemed for prizes.
Verizon subscribers with Android devices also have exclusive access to Verizon Touch Voting through The Xtra Factor App. Verizon Touch Voting enables customers to cast votes from within the App by simply selecting the image of their favorite contestant during the voting window directly following the live performance shows.
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In just five years, the global Internet population has grown from 1.319 billion to 2.26 billion thanks to people searching, emailing, instant messaging, social media-ing, gaming, shopping and banking. However, with increased activity - and mobility - comes increased risk of spam and malware, among other things. Many smartphone user do not realize they are susceptible to some of the same security and privacy threats that plague laptops and desktops.
Check out the below infographic to see what we mean and click here to read more about how VZW has expanded its security protection products with the introduction of Verizon Mobile Security, an application that helps customers secure and protect Android smartphones against digital and physical threats.
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If you ever wished to live like an actress or world-renowned chef, your dream is about to come true. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), VZW wants to give you the Día de Tus Sueños. That’s right, you’ll be able to live the big dream with an all-expense-paid trip to hang out with a famous Latino trailblazer. Vive como los famosos!
Two lucky dreamers will win:
Click here to visit Verizon Insider for additional details and to enter!
Additionally, VZW’s new National campaign “The Power to Share Unites Us” features one of the top Hispanic celebrities in the U.S. – Jennifer Lopez. The campaign emphasizes how our Share Everything Plan, our diverse ecosystem of devices and our Apps help customers connect on our 4G LTE network.
If you have ever misplaced a smartphone, you know the sinking feeling that sets in after you empty the contents of your bag and have someone call your phone repeatedly only to realize that it is really and truly lost.
One study found that U.S. consumers lose their smartphones about once a year, meaning an annual blow to both their bank accounts and privacy if the loss is permanent. Thankfully, there are multiple tools consumers with Android smartphones can use to help locate their device.
Click through to find out the best ways to keep your devices safe. Reblog this post and let us know if you have any other tips.