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BlackBerry updates BBM with stickers and group photo sharing

Admit it: sometimes what you need to say is best expressed through the image of a WWE character. Now you can send that wrestler, or a picture of Shaun the Sheep (if you’re feeling a little less hostile) to friends via BBM. Following rumors we heard a few weeks ago, today BlackBerry launched stickers for the messaging app, similar to what all some other messaging apps have been doing for a while now. The company is opening a new BBM Shop where you can pick up a variety of sticker packs (with 20-25 icons each) now for $1.99 or less a pop, with more expected to come on a regular basis. If the addition of stickers isn’t quite enough for you, today’s update also brings the ability to share photos with friends in multi-person chats, so you can make sure whole crew gets that #groupie at the same time.

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BBM 2.1 for Android brings support for stickers, larger file transfers

BBM 2.1 for Android brings support for stickers, larger file transfers

BlackBerry is continuing its streak of coming up with constant improvements to the BBM client for Android (and iOS), and with the latest update, the Canadian company is jumping on the stickers bandwagon to make the messaging experience more visual than it has been before, following in the footsteps of other popular messaging apps like Line and WeChat.

The stickers will be available in both free and paid packs through BBM Shop, with each pack containing 20-25 stickers for brands such as WWE and Shaun the Sheep or a theme or character like CosCat, Gilbert’s Tales or Bubble Bots, and we’ll likely see new additions to these stickers as new trends develop. Apart from stickers, the update also adds support for sending and receiving pictures in multi-person chats and larger file transfers of up to 16 MB (it was limited to 10 MB in previous versions.)

The latest version doesn’t seem to be live just yet, but when it does become available, you will be able to download the update from Google Play.

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Hangouts on iOS gets more exclusive features: video messaging and animated stickers

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It was all the way back in October of last year that Google gave iOS users a nice little update to the Hangouts app. As pointed out in a previous post, Hangouts on iOS gave its users the ability to make phone calls (using their Google Voice numbers) over WiFi — whether their devices had a SIM card/cellular service or not. It was a pretty nice update, one that set many an Android fanboy raging over the seemingly preferential treatment given to iOS users. Well, I hate to get your panties in a bunch, but it looks like it’s happening again…

Last week, Google finally updated the iOS app and once again — it’s a doozy. This time around, Hangouts finally adheres to iOS 7 guidelines and adds new features that not only catch it up to its Android counterpart, but surpass it in some ways. iOS users can, not only send cute animated stickers in Hangouts, but short, 10 second video clips as well.

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Okay, so animated stickers isn’t too big a deal, but video messaging? Holy crap. This would virtually eliminate the need for other services like Snapchat. Where voice calling likely has numerous technical hurdles keeping the Hangouts team from bringing it to Android devices, we’re hoping video messaging (and animated stickers) will soon be making its way to the Android version.

Nothing has been confirmed by Google, but expect at the very least animated animated stickers soon making their way to Hangouts for Android in a future update. We’ll keep an eye out.

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3 things we can learn from LINE’s planned IPO

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The messaging space is a lucrative industry today, with apps like Whatsapp, LINE, WeChat, Viber and the like growing to hundreds of millions of users in a span of months. In fact, LINE — an app developed by Korean search company NHN Naver and its Japanese subsidiary NHN — reportedly earns upwards of US$ 10 million a month in sticker sales alone and US$ 27 million monthly from in-app purchases on its gaming platform.

LINE is reportedly planning an initial public offering (IPO), and analysts report that the company could launch as a publicly-traded firm either on the Tokyo Stock Exchange or NASDAQ in New York. The bigger news is that LINE is said to be likely to open at a US$ 28 billion, which is even bigger than Twitter’s planned IPO.

While The Next Web Asia editor Jon Russell says the valuation “seems more than a little on the steep side,” the company has been lauded as being more than just a messaging company. In fact, LINE has established its core messaging business as a platform for communications and content distribution. This gives it much more value than simply running a cross-platform IP-based texting service.

This brings us to the question. If LINE could build a lucrative business on top of a core messaging app, then why can’t an already-established company with an existing user-base capitalize on its platform in order to sustain and expand its business? This brings three lessons to mind.

1. Stickers can be hot

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The sticker business is certainly not new, and is not an original creation by LINE. In fact, stickers initially became popular in select markets, particularly among the youth in Asia (such as Japan and Korea). Who would’ve known that you can earn tens of millions monthly from a product that can otherwise be described as cute and trivial?

Now, most popular chat apps, including Facebook Messenger, Viber, WeChat and WhatsApp are offering their own stickers and sticker stores. Another Korean firm, Kakao Talk, has even gone as far as launch television ads with stickers and sticker characters as the main focus.

The lesson here is not necessarily that your company should launch a sticker-based business. However, what’s good to note is that stickers are only part of what makes LINE popular and lucrative. Again, LINE’s core business is its messaging service, and stickers only add value to the app. Once you have built a solid platform, then you can expand on this, in order to enhance interest in your platform.

2. Go beyond the walled garden

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Credit: Mactrast

At the outset, LINE launched as a communication platform that spans several OSes. This included, of course, Android and iOS. But LINE also has an app for Windows Phone and BlackBerry. It even works on Nokia Asha feature phones. Going beyond mobile devices, however, LINE also extended its service to desktop users, with standalone clients for OS X and Windows. Running a platform-specific messaging service, after all, is considered the kiss of death for this kind of application.

Sure, you might say that Skype actually beat LINE to the punch when it came to having cross-device communication capability. But LINE offered cross-device syncing from the start (meaning what you read on one device does not appear as “new” on another), and of course it offered additional content like games and stickers. In fact, LINE can be used as a social network, where users can share updates, photos and connections, much like Facebook.

The lesson here is that if you operate in a cloistered environment, then you may not be able to grow your audience. For instance, BlackBerry Messenger could have reached hundreds of millions if it went ahead with its Android and iOS launch. It may have missed the opportunity for growth when it delayed the release amid much excitement over the official launch.

On the downside, however, this platform thinking might have a negative effect for the likes of BlackBerry and even Microsoft if big developers choose not to release apps because of a lack of potential user base, perceived or otherwise. If you ever wonder why Instagram for BlackBerry and Instagram for Windows Phone are not likely going to happen as official app releases anytime soon, it’s because Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom himself said this is not within the company’s priorities: “in order of priority, the way we evaluate where to expand to is really simply where our users are, and where the growth is.”

But if you’re looking for growth, you know where to find it: in platforms.

3. You can find opportunities in challenges

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Tragic and catastrophic incidents can be difficult and painful, but what can be trouble for some may be considered an opportunity for others. LINE actually rose in popularity when it launched in Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, which claimed more than 15,000 lives and an economic cost of US$235 billion. The event also caused nuclear meltdowns, the effects of which are still being contained to date.

Communication facilities became unreliable during disasters, as telephone-based systems became overloaded. At the time, LINE engineers were able to communicate using the platform — which was then an internal messaging service — and envisioned that their messaging app can facilitate communication during disasters.

You don’t necessarily have to wait for another catastrophe or disaster before you can find an opportunity to build something. But behind any difficulty can be an opportunity to rise up to the challenge. Is your startup or business faltering? Pivot and start anew. Is your app or platform not gaining any traction with your target audience? Perhaps you need to focus on something different.

Now, what?

The lesson for developers, entrepreneurs and even users is to think outside the box, and to also work outside the box. LINE deserves to have a successful multi-billion dollar IPO because it has proven to be a great platform for communication and information exchange. It’s not only for chats and instant messages, but has also expanded to games, premium content and social networking. The best part is that it’s not only limited to one mobile OS. This is one company we will keep an eye out for.

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Facebook for Android Beta Updated, Brings Animated Stickers and Music Controls for Home Users

Not too long ago, Facebook introduced a beta program for Android users who want the latest and greatest builds of Facebook on their devices. Today, a new update is available, bringing a few new features and loads of fixes. As for the new stuff, Messenger users will see a few animated stickers, which should hopefully […]
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Facebook Beta update brings animated stickers, music on lock screen for Home

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Beta track continues to get quick and useful updates

The beta track for the Facebook app has been updated today with a few useful features, showing once again that it intends on iterating quickly with its beta fixes. This update brings one new feature to the Messenger function, and that is animated stickers for some of the categories — Pusheen, Beast and Anooki are listed — which has been the case on iOS devices for some time now, but stickers don't seem to be animating properly for us at the moment. A new feature for those using Facebook Home is the ability to control music playback on the lock screen.

Also included is a fix for a bug that caused album covers to show rather than a specific photo you tapped, as well as a bug that crashed the app when viewing photos in full screen mode. Naturally, various bug fixes and speed improvements were made as well.

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Layerizer, The Different Photo App

Layerizer  
Developer: Jeff Dehaes  
Price: free   Download

Appsolutely introduces Layerizer 1.0, a new patented photo specialty app for iOS. Layerizer is a unique photo app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. As you maybe know, all photo apps of this kind in the app store, are focused on changing/editing the pictures after you took them.

This app works completely different. It comes pre-loaded with over 600 words, sports graphics, holiday cards and more nice and funny “stickers”. The app lets you put stickers like OMG, Cool, BFF, YOLO to the screen before you take a photo. You can enlarge, reduce, rotate, move the sticker to the spot on the screen you want, then point and shoot! The sticker will be on the photo you just took.

You can shoot Christmas cards, photos for your business with the company logo or banner on it, or just photos with all kinds of fun sayings, expressions or text messages on it. No editing after you took the photo. Take the photo, find it in the camera roll, and it’s ready to show to your friends by email, Facebook, Twitter or messaging.

The possibilities are endless, especially because you can create your own stickers, logos, frames or whatever you want and use them in the app. You can even insert yourself, and take that nice photo with you in it.

The app links to the Layerizer website where you can see samples of “Layerizered” pictures, learn tips and tricks on how to become a power user and download even more stickers to your iPhone from the download page which gets updated with new stickers every day. You can also use the FAQ’s page or shoot us an email if you have questions or suggestions.

Check it out at Layerizer online or find Layerizer in the iTunes App Store.

Layerizer 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

“Layerizer, The Different Photo App” originally appeared on AppCraver.com.

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LINE messenger has more than 150 million users, because we all love stickers

LINE messenger has more than 150 million users, we all love stickers

Four months since the Korean-Japanese messaging app broke through the 100 million user mark, LINE has added another 50 million — not bad for an app that only launched in June 2011. In another testament to people’s unabated love for stickers (or giant emoticons), LINE has launched in 11 languages and about 230 countries. New growth has apparently centered around the Middle East and Asia, with Taiwan, Japan and Thailand currently its most popular locales. The company is still looking to compete with incumbents like Whatsapp and Facebook in the US and Europe, however, with a little help from all those LINE-hosted games and apps.

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Facebook Messenger app update brings stickers to Android

With details coming by way of a previous app update, Facebook had said they would have Chat Heads and stickers available for everyone over the next few weeks. Those stickers were later found to be hidden and available for those willing (or able) to tap a tiny little spot next to the plus button. As of today though, Facebook has once again updated the Android Messenger app and this time they have added the sticker support.

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Basically, stickers are now available and users can send them as they see fit. When in the Facebook Messenger app, a tap of the smiley face icon will allow you to send what Facebook is describing as a “playful kitten or another cute critter.” The stickers can be accessed by tapping the smiley icon, which sits in the ‘write a message’ box, just to the left of the location arrow.

Not much to the stickers aside from the bit about them now being readily available as opposed to being hidden and hard to access. Otherwise, in addition to the release of stickers, this Facebook Messenger app update also took care of some unspecified bugs. All that being said, we offer this — not everyone will see that smiley icon just yet.

In fact, it seems that quite a few users are saying they are not able to access them. Rest assured though, if you are not seeing them just yet, you will soon and you are not alone. That aside, we can confirm the stickers are available and in fact, you can get a look at some of the options in the above screenshots.

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Facebook Messenger app update brings stickers to Android

With details coming by way of a previous app update, Facebook had said they would have Chat Heads and stickers available for everyone over the next few weeks. Those stickers were later found to be hidden and available for those willing (or able) to tap a tiny little spot next to the plus button. As of today though, Facebook has once again updated the Android Messenger app and this time they have added the sticker support.

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Basically, stickers are now available and users can send them as they see fit. When in the Facebook Messenger app, a tap of the smiley face icon will allow you to send what Facebook is describing as a “playful kitten or another cute critter.” The stickers can be accessed by tapping the smiley icon, which sits in the ‘write a message’ box, just to the left of the location arrow.

Not much to the stickers aside from the bit about them now being readily available as opposed to being hidden and hard to access. Otherwise, in addition to the release of stickers, this Facebook Messenger app update also took care of some unspecified bugs. All that being said, we offer this — not everyone will see that smiley icon just yet.

In fact, it seems that quite a few users are saying they are not able to access them. Rest assured though, if you are not seeing them just yet, you will soon and you are not alone. That aside, we can confirm the stickers are available and in fact, you can get a look at some of the options in the above screenshots.

[via Google Play Store]

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Facebook Messenger Android App Updated With Stickers

FBSince the last few years, the application store of Android has been flooded with numerous new applications. Now, Android has something for everyone. Whether you’re an engineer, a student, a doctor or otherwise, you can download some of the most useful applications from the Google Play store and utilize them accordingly. The Facebook messenger application has been one of the most popularly used applications until now.

Well, to add to its popularity, a new feature is now available. Yes, the feature that we are referring to is the availability of ‘Stickers’. Stickers are basically large and funny emoticons that one can send to different people. They are used quite a lot because of the ease and convenience through which you can express a particular emotion. For example, you can use the ‘Sad’ sticker to convey that you’re unhappy about something or the ‘Big teeth’ sticker to convey your excitement.

Just a few days back android users were looking for ways to download smileys on their android devices but looks like the management of facebook messenger noted the requirement and acted accordingly. In order to have access to these stickers, all you need to do is update your messenger from the Google play store.

So there is no need to go through any other hassle. The use is simple. Just open up a chat box once you have upgraded your messenger, tap on the smiley which is there on the right hand side, select the sticker you want to send and hit send. It must be understood however, that these stickers are meant for the FB messenger and not for SMS. Because this feature is relatively new, there is a possibility that certain bugs and errors are still present.

 

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Facebook updates messenger app, adds new stickers

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Today, Facebook has updated their Messenger application to include stickers. Yes, you read that right. Emojis are boring, let’s start using stickers. There’s also support for new sticker packs and a sticker store. So if you’ve been enjoying using Messenger’s chat heads, you can now spice up some of your conversations with some stickers. Is it a huge update? No. But who doesn’t like stickers? Hit the download link below to check it out.

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Facebook updates messenger app, adds new stickers

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Today, Facebook has updated their Messenger application to include stickers. Yes, you read that right. Emojis are boring, let’s start using stickers. There’s also support for new sticker packs and a sticker store. So if you’ve been enjoying using Messenger’s chat heads, you can now spice up some of your conversations with some stickers. Is it a huge update? No. But who doesn’t like stickers? Hit the download link below to check it out.

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Enable hidden facebook stickers on your android phone

 

Love the new Facebook sticker?

Post facebook home launch the company have been rolling out a new version of Facebook messenger with a new feature known as the Facebook chat head. The new version also comes with some cool new emoticons known as Facebook stickers which are way bigger and funnier than what we had seen earlier on the messenger.

The new version was already available on iOs since last week; however the android version was not yet updated with this feature. We are guessing the company is still testing them on select devices before making the release public to every android phone in the market.

 

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Finally, today we have found a new update from the company and updating it will enable facebook stickers on your phone. Facebook stickers are basically emoticons which are much bigger than the normal emoticons. You get a number of such stickers like Bun, Mango, Napoli (and many more which you can download from the fb sticker store) which you can use while chatting with your friends.

But many of the users were reporting that even the new update did not bring facebook stickers to their phone. A bit disappointing, right after all this wait? But we have found a trick to enable it on your phone. I am not sure whether it will work on all the android phones but it is worth a try.

In order to enable fb stickers on your phone, first head on to the app store and check whether you have a new update for messenger. Now, if you have got one, update it to the latest version but if you don’t then head back to the app. Now, open up your fb messenger and go to a chat. Now, on the left you have the plus icon for adding smileys to your chat. Click on the left portion of the plus icon. There’s a small space on the left hand side of the plus icon, click on it (there is nothing there, just a blank space) and it will open up the hidden fb stickers on your phone. Every time you want to put a sticker on your chat, just click there only! This trick seems to be working only when using the chat head and hence make sure you try this on the chat head and not on the messenger app.

 

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The trick is quite easy and hence we think many of us could use it until Facebook makes it official. But for others, Facebook confirms that they would make fb stickers and the new messenger available on all phones pretty soon and hence if you can wait for a while, you will get it in some time.

 

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For others who have no clue about fb stickers, here is some basic info about the new feature.

Basically when you get a new message, you will get a small circle with your friend’s dp on your home screen. You can drag these on the homescreen wherever you want and clicking on it would open up the messenger for you. When you get a new message, you will get a chat head on the homescreen and you can chat via that chat head itself. But if you want to access the messenger, just clicking on the option in the chat head would take you to the messenger app. The chat head is a kind of a lite version of the messenger app itself, so it will be easier for you to chat when you are doing something else. And if you would like to close it, just drag down the chat head and you would get a trash icon at the bottom.

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Facebook Messenger gets official sticker support

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Previously hidden, stickers are now accessible using an actual button

Sending stickers in Facebook Messenger was possible before today's update, but only using an invisible button that was located just to the left of the "+" button. It looks like Facebook is finally ready to reveal this feature, and has added a smiley face button to access the sticker screen. Multiple pages of smiley face and critter stickers are included in the app, with an optional sticker store that has even more cute critters you can download. Also listed in the change log is a batch of bug fixes, which is always good to see.

This version is available now in the Play Store for all your adorable smiley and critter needs.

    

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Path update hits Android with messaging, stickers and ‘The Shop’

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Path has just been updated to add private messaging, stickers and "The Shop" to fall in line with the update that hit iOS yesterday. If you're not familiar, Path is a social network that is limited to a set number of friends, which is meant to enhance the relationships you build with the smaller group. This latest update is hoping to help with that by offering private messaging between users, as well as "stickers" that can be sent back and forth. Some of the stickers are free, but others are paid — in the range of $0.99 to $1.99. If you want to make a sticker purchase, you'll have to head to The Shop, where you can also buy filters for photos you post (a la Instagram) at $0.99 a piece.

The update certainly adds a useful feature in the form of private messages, but still leaves us scratching our heads over paid stickers and photo filters. If you haven't checked out Path in a while, maybe the new update is worth it for you to give another look. You can grab a download from the Play Store link above.

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Smart stickers for your smart phones

Tired of losing those car keys or your wallet? You missed the start of that fantastic new movie because you couldn’t find your car keys! Your bank closes in ten minutes and you can’t find your checkbook! With smart sticker tracking technology you never have to moan the loss of any article ever again!

stick2The technology is simply brilliant and brilliantly simple. Paste smart stickers on items that constantly elude your touch and track them with your Smartphone. Stick-N-Find Technologies has found a fool proof, easy and affordable method to track your most troublesome articles. The concept works on radio signals that help track an item the sticker is pasted on. The company uses what is called Bluetooth Low Energy which reduces battery power to a large extent when a signal needs to be broadcast. The small disc that adheres to the surface of traceable items is powered by a button cell, the kind used in watches and lasts for up to two years without recharge.

Wonderful new technology much applauded by those constantly losing household items, the sticker-tracker technology has a flip side. First, it is quite expensive, given that just 2 stickers cost $50. This is not immediately affordable to all consumers. Second, very few phones like the iPhones and high end Samsung phones can pick up on Bluetooth Low Energy radio signals. This means, in addition to the already expensive stickers, a top end phone model is required which makes it even more expensive for a consumer. And lastly, the concept works more on the “you’re getting warmer” and “you’re cold” system rather than giving the seeker the exact directions to the lost item.

Stick-N-Find is working on issuing better directions to consumers so that they do not have to walk around in circles looking for an object. All future phones, including mid range phones will be incorporating Bluetooth Low Energy which should be a relief to buyers.

It is no doubt a fantastic new technology making its way into 2013.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/smart-stickers-let-things-phone-080542172.html

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StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone (hands-on video)

StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone handson video

We’ve all misplaced keys, gadgets and occasionally even children. Well, no more. StickNFind is a nifty, inexpensive solution for tagging and locating electronics, keys and pets. For roughly $25 a pop (estimated retail), you get a small adhesive disk that can be affixed to any flat surface or attached to a keychain. Inside, there’s a replaceable CR2016 watch battery that’s said to last more than a year, a Bluetooth module and antenna, an LED-lit ring and a piezoelectric speaker. A free Android or iOS app then lets you hone in on any stickers within a roughly 100-foot (line of sight) range. The current version can only display distance, but an update, set to hit before StickNFind ships, will add direction, leading you directly to your target. You can also activate a (fairly faint) beeper, and an LED ring around the perimeter of the sticker, further helping you to find the device, even in a dark room. The app will offer several other features, including a “Virtual Leash” that alerts you when the sticker goes out of range — a “Reverse Virtual Leash” will make the device (perhaps attached to your keys) beep, letting you know you’ve left your smartphone behind.

The product designers will also be offering an SDK, so developers can even create their own apps for StickNFind. For example, you could write an app that uses the stickers as triggers — apparently one museum plans to affix the device to art, so as visitors approach, a text notification will pop up describing the piece. Another company is considering using stickers at an upcoming conference, and with Bluetooth transmitters placed around a venue, they can track the precise location of attendee badges (and the individuals wearing them), and even send “pages” by triggering the beeper and light. During our hands-on, StickNFind worked quite well, though as we mentioned, the current alpha version of the app only displays distance, not direction. The device is currently available for “pre-order” on Indiegogo, with an estimated March ship date. You can snag a sneak peek of it in action though, in our hands-on video after the break.

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Win one of five AndyTags NFC Sticker combo packs courtesy of AndyTags and TalkAndroid

A couple of days ago we told you about AndyTags NFC Stickers. If you already own an Android phone with NFC, and you haven’t gotten into NFC stickers or tags yet, then you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Speaking of fun, the folks over at AndyTags were gracious enough to hit us up with 5 combo packs to give to our awesome readers.

We are going to keep this contest simple. All you have to do is head over to our forum post and reply to it with what you want most this Holiday season. You have until Friday, December 14 at 11:59pm EST to enter. On Saturday, December 15, we will pick five random winners and announce them. Each pack is a little different so we are going to reward them in the following order:

  • 10-Pack multi-color
  • 10-Pack multi-color
  • 5-pack multi-color & 5-pack ICS Blue
  • Combo pack – 8 regular, 2 anti-metal
  • Combo pack – 8 regular, 2 anti-metal

**Note: Only Mifare Classic stickers are included in these packs, which won’t be fully compatible with the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10. AndyTags does offer stickers that are more suited for those devices, so check their site for more information.

Click here to enter

Good Luck!!!

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Win one of five AndyTags NFC Sticker combo packs courtesy of AndyTags and TalkAndroid

A couple of days ago we told you about AndyTags NFC Stickers. If you already own an Android phone with NFC, and you haven’t gotten into NFC stickers or tags yet, then you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Speaking of fun, the folks over at AndyTags were gracious enough to hit us up with 5 combo packs to give to our awesome readers.

We are going to keep this contest simple. All you have to do is head over to our forum post and reply to it with what you want most this Holiday season. You have until Friday, December 14 at 11:59pm EST to enter. On Saturday, December 15, we will pick five random winners and announce them. Each pack is a little different so we are going to reward them in the following order:

  • 10-Pack multi-color
  • 10-Pack multi-color
  • 5-pack multi-color & 5-pack ICS Blue
  • Combo pack – 8 regular, 2 anti-metal
  • Combo pack – 8 regular, 2 anti-metal

**Note: Only Mifare Classic stickers are included in these packs, which won’t be fully compatible with the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10. AndyTags does offer stickers that are more suited for those devices, so check their site for more information.

Click here to enter

Good Luck!!!

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Win one of five AndyTags NFC Sticker combo packs courtesy of AndyTags and TalkAndroid

A couple of days ago we told you about AndyTags NFC Stickers. If you already own an Android phone with NFC, and you haven’t gotten into NFC stickers or tags yet, then you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Speaking of fun, the folks over at AndyTags were gracious enough to hit us up with 5 combo packs to give to our awesome readers.

We are going to keep this contest simple. All you have to do is head over to our forum post and reply to it with what you want most this Holiday season. You have until Friday, December 14 at 11:59pm EST to enter. On Saturday, December 15, we will pick five random winners and announce them. Each pack is a little different so we are going to reward them in the following order:

  • 10-Pack multi-color
  • 10-Pack multi-color
  • 5-pack multi-color & 5-pack ICS Blue
  • Combo pack – 8 regular, 2 anti-metal
  • Combo pack – 8 regular, 2 anti-metal

**Note: Only Mifare Classic stickers are included in these packs, which won’t be fully compatible with the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10. AndyTags does offer stickers that are more suited for those devices, so check their site for more information.

Click here to enter

Good Luck!!!

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Sticker Time Out Now for iPad and iPhone

Sticker Time!  
Developer: Peter C TUCKER  
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Sticker Time 1.0 for iOS is the latest app from cat head studios. Grow your child’s creative with Stickers as they learn about Animals in their Natural Environments. Sticker Time is a fun interactive Sticker Book with over 300 Unique stickers to play with! Choose from Dinosaur Friends, Puppies and Kitties, Jungle Friends, Farm Friends, Underwater Friends, and more.

With multiple ways to play, Stick Stickers on every picture you have in your photo library. Or take pictures right inside Sticker Time and put your new Animal friends all over. Or better still use any of the 20+ beautiful HD backgrounds to stick your new sticker friends! The possibilities are endless with Sticker Time.

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New Features and Greeting Cards for eCard Express iPhone and iPad App

eCard Express – Greeting Cards and Frames  
Developer: Bartsoft Inc  
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Announcing that Bartsoft Inc., a Canadian based company, has released the biggest update yet for both the and iPad versions of eCard Express and eCard Express HD. The update includes new features and two new in-app purchases – Anniversary Cards and Stickers and Text Templates. eCard Express now offers a total of more then 300 greeting cards and frames in 19 categories. All cards can be shared via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Evernote and Flickr at no extra cost!

eCard Express application enables users to create and customize greeting cards with high quality stickers, frames, pre-written text templates, and personal photos or images from the iPhone / iPad photo library or camera. The app also allows users to save their creation to “My Cards”, which is essentially an in-app library of all user-saved creations and a very convenient way to put together eCards for iPod users on the go, since it does not require a network connection until actually sending the cards.

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TecTiles: programmable NFC stickers for select members of Samsung’s Galaxy

Samsung TecTiles programmable NFC stickers for your Galaxy S III

NFC’s a curious thing. That once heavily buzzed about feature’s found a home in many of the handsets that occupy Android’s swiftly rotating throne, but eager users wielding those enabled devices haven’t been given much to do with it. Visa’s payWave aside, Samsung’s finally cooked up a means of making the near field tech a more integrated and efficient aspect of our modern lives — well, the lives of other Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II (T-Mobile only), Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G and Galaxy S Blaze 4G owners, to be precise. Enter: TecTiles. In tandem with its flagship’s impending US launch, the company’s going to be offering packs of branded NFC stickers at retail that can be programmed with useful actions and placed wherever adhesive is welcome. Need to set up a seamless Foursquare check-in for your place of business, leave a message on the fridge for members of your family, effortlessly transfer your contact info or even silence your phone automatically at a meeting? That’s where Sammy’s stickers come in handy, sidestepping the multitude of taps it normally takes to enter data or navigate a mobile UI with a simple close encounter of the NFC kind. If the implementation sounds eerily familiar, that’s because you may have seen it before in the form of Smart Tags – Sony’s own spin on the communication tech.

As you might imagine, there’s an app to manage each individual TecTile’s settings that will be made available after an initial pairing. And, according to one of the company’s reps, each unlocked sticker can be programmed up to 100,000 times, a high enough ceiling that should get you plenty of mileage, glue willing. Naturally, there’s a limit to this initial rollout’s NFC-love and that’s where things could get pricey, given that each TecTile can currently carry only one function at a time. Plans are underway, however, to expand beyond this limitation by enabling multi-functions in future iterations of the tacky tech — whenever version 2.0 touches down. For now, though, you’ll have to make frugal use of the stickers, considering they’ll be marked at $15 for a pack of five. So, if you’re still standing undecided on a Galaxy S III purchase despite its litany of capabilities, then this long-overdue feature could very well prove to be the wallet-tipping point.

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TecTiles: programmable NFC stickers for select members of Samsung’s Galaxy originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Photobooth For Android Now Available – Make Fun and Easy Photostrips Without All The Fluff

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What happens when you combine clean, no-nonsense UI with a fun and easy-to-use photo app? The result is Photobooth, the lovechild from the mind of Clarklab. Photobooth was just released into the Android Market and it’s quickly become one of my favorite photo apps. Just like a real-life photobooth, the app allows you to combine multiple photos into a single photostrip for easy sharing on all of your favorite social sites.

At only 158k, Photobooth is light, functional and very much to the point. Photobooth gives its users a few select options for taking photos. You can choose a photostrip that’s either vertical or horizontal, adjust how large you want your image and adjust the order of included pics. You wont find the usual app bloat like fancy filters or “stickers” here. No, sir. Clean and simple is the name of the game.

Seeing how the developer (who just so happens to be the editor-in-chief at AndroidandMe.com) knows a thing or two about privacy concerns, you can leave your tinfoil hats at home knowing the app only requires two permissions: local storage (for saving pics) and network connection (for reporting crashes).

So, what are you waiting for? Photobooth is available right now for free from the Android Market.

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Androidify Me prints your Androidify avatar on stickers or posters

I’m sure many of our readers know plenty about the popular Androidify App from Google that lets you dress and design your own Android avatar as yourself, or anything else you have in mind. One of the best parts of Mobile World Congress 2011 was the Androidify print station Google had set up where users were able to print their own Androidify avatars and create stickers. Sadly not everyone was able to make it to MWC and partake in the fun. If you want your own Androidify Avatar as a sticker for your phone, laptop, tablet or anything else check out this new kickstarter project below for all the details.

With the same print station idea from MWC we present you with Androidifyme.com, a kickstarter project by Aleksandr Peredereyev that is looking for a few backers that can help get this project and awesome idea off the ground and into flight — or print I should say. So if you’d like to help by donating a few bucks all of the details can be found at kickstarter.com where a contribution will get you a set of stickers or your own t-shirt and more.

The image above is an actual picture of what to expect. Users create their Androidify avatar and the new Androidifyme project makes as many stickers as you’d like and sends them right to your door, how awesome is that? Like all kickstarter projects, you pledge a certain amount of money into the idea and will only be charged if the goal is met — in this case that goal is $4550. If the goal is not met you will not be charged a cent and will just move on to the next big thing.

For more pictures and all the details visit the Kickstartker page and Androidifyme.com for more information. — Thanks Aleksandr!

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Google TV 2.0 update hitting Sony devices now, Logitech Revue coming soon

We have seen plenty of the new and improved Google TV (Android 3.1 Honeycomb) in the news lately and users have been patiently awaiting this update. Today it appears Sony Google TV hardware has finally started to receive the over the air update to Google TV 2.0 just like we expected. Get ready for some Honeycomb GTV users.

Last week Google announced devices would start to see the updates at some point this week, but bright and early this Monday morning Sony device are already enjoying the update. Sadly those with a Logitech Revue will have to wait a few more weeks. You should be able to manually check for updates just like usual and hopefully pull down the new GTV 2.0 and give it a try, otherwise it should hit your Sony devices shortly.

We’ve already seen plenty of Google TV apps in the Android Market and the list just keeps growing. We recently spotted Logitech Revue boxes claiming Android 3.1 and the Android Market, but they were later confirmed to just be stickers placed on boxes that will start rolling out once the Revue has received the latest OTA update. Once the Sony updates are completed (and if all goes well) Logitech users can expect to see the same update here very shortly, hopefully by the end of next week.

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T-Mobile retail stickers show off possible 4G Windows Phone future

A Windows Phone 7 handset on T-Mobile is the stuff of last year’s news. Add a dash of AWS bands to that Redmond-made OS, however, and you’ve got our tongues wagging in anticipation. Thanks to a pair of leaked shots over on TmoNews, we have some sticker-based confirmation that WP7 and HSPA+ are soon to be bosom buddies. As the pic above clearly shows, there’s a conspicuous difference between the magenta-splashed 4G sheet on the left and its vanilla Windows Phone iteration. While we’re not exactly sure which device will get the 4G honors, we can safely assume it’ll be Mango-flavored when it hits.

T-Mobile retail stickers show off possible 4G Windows Phone future originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Sat, 30 Jul 2011 08:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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IntoNow is like GetGlue with a heavy dose of Shazam [Hands On Video]

Yahoo just released IntoNow, which is another TV and Movie social sharing service, but with a nice twist. When you are watching a show or movie, you can hold your phone up, and within a few seconds it will tell you the name of show with season and episode information so you can share exactly what you are watching on Facebook or Twitter. It even gives you the link to IMDB so you can get more information. This is reason enough to download the free app just to see it work its magic. I tested it on 4 different shows/movies in our hands on video and you can see how impressive it really is. It is as efficient as Shazam is with music.

Get Glue already is one of the leaders here so the question is if you should be switching? I think there is a lot of promise with this app, but I am not ready yet because there isn’t an option to actually type in the movie or show. The listening engine is the only way, so in a movie theater it might be annoying to people around you if you whip out your bright phone to check in after the movie starts. I would like the option to be able to type it in before the movie actually starts. Honestly, I doubt a lot of people are going to find this a hindrance since most viewing is on the TV at home. GetGlue fans that love the stickers will have a hard time moving to this as there is no reward system in place.

Correction: Apparently IntoNow is not meant to be used for new movies in the theater. It is only meant to be for anything that has run on TV in the last 5 years. I still think it should let you type in shows or movies because it is possible that it won’t recognize something even if you are actually watching it on TV.

On the plus side, it does have a notification feature that lets you know when your friends are watching the same episode and it lets you see what is popular right now with all users. I will be keeping  an eye on IntoNow to see how it develops. Consider me intrigued.

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