Catch all the Top Summer Blockbusters with Help From These Movie Apps
Cool off and check out your favorite summer blockbusters of 2013. But how can you get the most out of your cinematic experience? Look no further than your Verizon smartphone and these hot movie apps.With the Fandango app, you can check out the latest trailers, read reviews, find the best show times and purchase tickets—all from your mobile device. Additional goodies include voice searches, fan alerts to keep you posted on your favorite movies and Next Hour, which will find you the closest additional showing in case you’re running late to the theater.Flixster’s app lets you get info on your favorite flicks, check show times and purchase tickets for that big midnight premiere of The Next Big Thing, Part IV (now in 3D). With Flixster, you can stream your digital copies straight to your device, showing your friends once and for all who shot who first.“Isn’t that the one guy from that one movie? No, not THAT movie, the other one.”We’ve all been through a conversation like this at least once in our lives. Thanks to the IMDb app, it’s not a conversation you’ll have to deal with again. Instantly search through IMDb’s database of more than two million movies and TV shows, as well as more than four million celebrity listings to find who starred in what, quick trivia facts and the latest in Hollywood headlines.Check out the rest of our favorite movie apps here.

Catch all the Top Summer Blockbusters with Help From These Movie Apps


Cool off and check out your favorite summer blockbusters of 2013. But how can you get the most out of your cinematic experience? Look no further than your Verizon smartphone and these hot movie apps.

With the Fandango app, you can check out the latest trailers, read reviews, find the best show times and purchase tickets—all from your mobile device. Additional goodies include voice searches, fan alerts to keep you posted on your favorite movies and Next Hour, which will find you the closest additional showing in case you’re running late to the theater.

Flixster’s app lets you get info on your favorite flicks, check show times and purchase tickets for that big midnight premiere of The Next Big Thing, Part IV (now in 3D). With Flixster, you can stream your digital copies straight to your device, showing your friends once and for all who shot who first.
“Isn’t that the one guy from that one movie? No, not THAT movie, the other one.”

We’ve all been through a conversation like this at least once in our lives. Thanks to the IMDb app, it’s not a conversation you’ll have to deal with again. Instantly search through IMDb’s database of more than two million movies and TV shows, as well as more than four million celebrity listings to find who starred in what, quick trivia facts and the latest in Hollywood headlines.

Check out the rest of our favorite movie apps here.

Hampstead Academy Students Win National Mobile App Design Competition

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A team of eighth grade students from Hampstead Academy in NH are winners of a national competition to develop mobile applications that address a need or problem in their school and community. Their ‘Chow Checker’ app concept is one of 10 winning designs. The app will help people with food allergies avoid foods and ingredients they are allergic to – such as milk, eggs, peanuts and shellfish.

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge was created by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with the Technology Student Association to help boost student engagement and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab will continue to work with the Hampstead Academy “Chow Checker” team to refine their project. Verizon will provide the teams with professional support and training to help bring their concepts to market. The final products will be made available for download from Google’s Play Store. In addition, Hampstead Academy will receive a $10,000 Verizon Foundation grant to advance STEM education at their school, and each team member will receive the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, courtesy of Samsung Mobile.

More than 470 student teams from across the country submitted concepts for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The Hampstead Academy Chow Checker team consists of seven students who will be invited to present their app at the National Technology Student AssociationConference in Orlando, Fla., in late June if they build the app by June 7.

For more info on the App Challenge, click here.

2013 Awards Season Goes Social With Backstage-Pass App

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: Kids Go Gaga Over Tablets

More than half of children between the ages of five and eight have already used tablets to play or learn, according to research. Tablets are permeating family life, too; in households that own a device, kids 12 and under get their hands on it more often than adults. Check out the infographic below to see what kids are using them for most

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When setting your kids up with their new gadget, don’t forget to research your options for parental controls to ensure safe and appropriate use. To learn more about VZW’s offerings including content filters, family locator and usage controls, click here.

Apps for New Grads Managing Finances

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College graduates have one final lesson to learn before entering the real world:  managing your finances can be tough. The time between graduation and finding or starting a first job is a crash course in managing time and balancing a budget.

Just like they relied on their smartphones to help with studies, there are dozens of apps available to help ease the adjustment process and get organized. Click through to view a great list of available apps.

Verizon Wireless And Color Introduce Live Video Sharing On Facebook

Verizon Wireless customers can use their smartphones to share live video broadcasts of life’s special moments with their Facebook friends using Color for Facebook, a free social camera application. 

Color for Facebook highlights the power of video on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, giving customers with a wide range of smartphones the ability to broadcast up to 30 seconds of live video and share the important moments in their daily lives at blazing speeds. Verizon Wireless customers will also have access to an exclusive audio feature to add sound to their broadcasts.

Verizon Wireless customers can dial “**COLOR” to download the app, or download it from a number of app stores. The app is free, and other charges will apply according to a customer’s data package. To learn more click through.

Smartphone Apps Can Help Ease Pain At The Pump Ouch!
Anyone driving a motor vehicle in the United States has experienced pain at the pump lately. Luckily, help is just a click away on your smartphone thanks to some great applications designed to steer you to some serious savings.
To help get you back on the road and give your wallet a break try:
Gas Buddy: Locates gas stations near you and shows current gas prices.
Gas Mileage Calculator: This free app helps drivers figure out their cars’ gas mileage and cost per mile.
For a full list of apps click through!

Smartphone Apps Can Help Ease Pain At The Pump Ouch!

Anyone driving a motor vehicle in the United States has experienced pain at the pump lately. Luckily, help is just a click away on your smartphone thanks to some great applications designed to steer you to some serious savings.

To help get you back on the road and give your wallet a break try:

Gas Buddy: Locates gas stations near you and shows current gas prices.

Gas Mileage Calculator: This free app helps drivers figure out their cars’ gas mileage and cost per mile.

For a full list of apps click through!

Introducing Verizon Wireless’ Small Business Advisor: Dynamic Database Guides SMBs To The Best Apps To Run Their Businesses

 Check out Verizon Wireless’ Small Business Advisor, a free, interactive tool that provides quick and easy recommendations for mobile solutions. The new service is designed to help customers find small business solutions that help boost productivity, protect information and use wireless technology to grow their business.

Verizon Wireless’ Small Business Advisor is now available for free at http://smallbizadvisor.verizonwireless.com.

Today VideoSurf announced new mobile application that is now
available on millions of smartphones from Verizon Wireless.
VideoSurf’s innovative app lets customers discover, search and
identify video available on any device – including TV episodes,
movies, music videos and video clips – by doing a visual and audio
search using a smartphone or by typing a query directly into the app.