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Times Square Official Ball app updated to add Twitter integration for tonight

times-square-ball-drop-app-androidIt’s New Year’s Eve, and perhaps the biggest end-of-year celebration deals with that big ball dropping in Times Square. Gone are the times that you have to be either in NYC or sitting around your television to join the festivities, however. For the second year, there’s an official app for the Times Square ball, and it’s been refreshed for 2013/2014.  The app allows users to watch the official show which features musical performances, celebrity appearances, reveler interviews and hourly countdowns.

The update adds Twitter integration, and “much better video stream compatibility.” The design has also been simplified and streamlined. The app is currently at version 3.0.0 and with support for devices running Android 2.3.3 or later. Click past the break for download links.

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Times Square Official Ball App refreshed ahead of the big celebration

For many, celebrating on New Year’s Eve means watching the ball drop at midnight. In the past that meant either being in Times Square or sitting in front of a television. But thanks to mobile tech, those same rules no longer apply. This isn’t the first year there has been a mobile Times Square Ball Drop app, however the official app from Countdown Entertainment has been updated for 2013/2014.

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The app is called “Times Square Official Ball App” and as one would expect given the name — it can be used to watch the ball drop at midnight. Along with watching the ball drop, the app also offers some other goodies. Users with the app will be able to watch the official show which features musical performances, celebrity appearances, reveler interviews and hourly countdowns.

This most recent update for the app includes new Twitter integration as well as what is described as being “much better video stream compatibility.” The design has also been “simplified” for 2014. That all being said, the app is currently sitting at version 3.0.0 and with support for devices running Android 2.3.3 or later.

Aside from the relaunch of the app, Countdown Entertainment, along with Times Square Alliance and Citi have announced that the Pedal Citi Bike bicycles will help power the Times Square Ball this year. This was a program that started a few days earlier and will end before the ball officially drops. Basically, these companies have set up six Citi Bike bicycles that will be ridden to collect kinetic energy to help power the lights on the New Year’s Eve Ball.

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LG places Samsung look-alike billboards in Times Square

While much of the tech press is focused on Samsung and their upcoming Galaxy S4 announcement, LG has made a rather surprising move to try and steal some of that attention. Basically, they have placed some billboard advertisements in Times Square. But more to the point, they have placed some Samsung look-alike billboards in Times Square.

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You can get a look at the billboards in the above image, and while this seems to be a rather bold move on the part of LG, we do have to question one bit. Those looking fast may not necessarily see the LG part at first. In other words, the billboards look very much alike at first (quick) glance.

The left sides are both white while the right sides are both black. Not to mention the bit about them all having a big number 4 in the center. The real difference here is that the LG boards are stating that the LG Optimus G is here, whereas Samsung is still asking folks to be ready for the next Galaxy.

Anyway, we are not sure this will have any affect on which smartphone someone decides to buy, but we do have to commend LG for taking such a bold stance. With that, the time to remember is 7PM EST as that is when “The Next Galaxy” event will kick off in Times Square.

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LG sticks it to Samsung with Times Square billboard

This one made us chuckle. Samsung has been busy taking over Times Square in the lead up to their big Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement to take place at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. With either a sense of humor or desperation, LG has taken the opportunity to post their own billboard in the busy NYC district.

The sign reads “LG Optimus G is here 4 you now,” an obvious play on Samsung’s “Be Ready 4 the Next Galaxy.” The LG ad is even stylized to look like Samsung’s. We’re not sure it will help the company sell any more phones, but it’s nice to see the maker of the Optimus series step it up a bit and put the screws to their homeland competitor. Well played, LG. Well played.

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LG Trolls Samsung With Well-Placed Optimus G Billboards in Times Square

Someone on LG’s marketing street team is a genius. This morning, new billboards went up in Times Square, directly over Samsung’s “The Next Galaxy” ad that reads, “LG Optimus is here 4 you now!” We know that Samsung spent $400+ million dollars on marketing Galaxy last year alone, but it’s starting to look like they [...]

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LG trolls Samsung’s Times Square billboards with Optimus G ’4′ ads

LG trolls Samsung's Times Square billboards with Optimus G '4' ads

The press is headed to Radio City Music Hall for Samsung’s Galaxy S IV event in a few hours, but the company has also taken up consumer-focused presence in Times Square — where rival LG is waiting. As shown in the pic, LG has refashioned its billboards (which it already occupied for 20 years before the new neighbor moved in below last year) to mock Samsung’s “4″ themed advertising, touting that the Optimus G is “here 4 you now”, among other messages. They’d probably have a better chance of grabbing our attention if the upgraded Optimus G Pro were here 4 us instead, but that’s not an option yet. Still, we have to appreciate a prank pulled off well enough that it even scores some screen time in a Samsung promo video (at :49 and 2:04) embedded after the break.

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Samsung tells everyone in Times Square to ‘Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy’

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When it comes to Android phones and marketing, Samsung is the reigning king. A lot of people are already aware of a certain event that Samsung has planned for next week, but for those that just aren’t in the know, Samsung wanted to make sure they do. Throwing up a huge billboard in the center of Times Square could help that cause in a major way, and that’s what Samsung did.

Samsung is the only Android manufacturer that could pull this off and kudos to them. They earned it, and there is nothing wrong with going big. The Unpacked Galaxy S IV launch event will be one of the biggest Samsung Mobile events ever and TalkAndroid will be there to give you all the information as it happens.

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Samsung to live stream Galaxy S IV event in Times Square

Samsung Galaxy S IV eventIf you would rather be standing in Times Square checking out Samsung Announcement of the Galaxy S IV, you sure as heck can. Samsung put out the nifty little image via a tweet this morning letting you all know about it. The event is scheduled to go live on March 14th at 7P.M. It might be a bit cold for some, so don’t forget you can sit in the comfort of your own home and watch the live stream as well. That link is at YouTube.com/SamsungMobile. Feel free to book mark it and add the link to your calendar so you don’t forget where to find it.

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Samsung invites the general public to “be ready 4 the next galaxy” at Times Square in New York

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It’s no surprise that Samsung plans on introducing its “Next Big Thing” in just two weeks from now, but many of you have been a little blue because select members of the press will only be able to attend the anticipated unveiling… or so you think. Samsung is has unleashed one heck of a marketing strategy by using Twitter to invite the general public to Times Square in New York to “Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy”. The event will be streamed and likely allow the public to see Samsung share something special which is pretty much the biggest signal that we should be ready for the next Galaxy S iteration.

Of course if you can’t make it to the big event out in New York, you should stay tuned with Talk Android as we’ll be there giving you guys all the juicy coverage you can handle.

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Samsung wants fans to be at Times Square for Galaxy S4 unveiling March 14th

Samsung is really drumming up a lot of noise of the announcement of the Galaxy S4. The company scheduled an event in New York City on March 14th (at quite the major venue, I might add) to hold the press conference live. The general public wasn’t invited to that particular venue, but they will be able to watch a live stream via YouTube. Now, Samsung has announced another big way to keep up with all that will be going on that day.

Samsung has announced on Twitter that it would at Times Square with open arms for any fan who wants to get in on the fun. It sounds like they have something pretty big planned, though we could just as easily be getting a simple video board unveiling.

Either way, if you are going to be in New York City that day and want to feel like you’re part of the action then why not make a stop by Samsung’s place to take it all in for yourself? In the meantime, we’ll be right around the corner bringing you live coverage of everything Samsung has to show! Things kick-off 7pm local time.

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Samsung Invites You to Times Square for the Galaxy S4 Unveiling

On March 14 at 7:00PM, Samsung wants you to join them in Times Square for the unveiling of the Galaxy S4. As they take the stage nearby at Radio City Music Hall at that same time, they are giving you a chance to experience all that their new flagship phone has to offer. Well, we [...]

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Samsung invites public to Times Square for its Galaxy S IV unveiling

Samsung invites the public to Times Square for its Galaxy S IV unveiling

So, what are you up to on March 14th? If your idea of a good time is seeing a new smartphone unveiled, Samsung’s arranging just such a party at Times Square in New York for the upcoming Galaxy S IV, according to a recent tweet. We’d guess that revelers will get to watch a livestream of the recently announced Samsung Unpacked 2013 shindig for the new handset on the block’s famous big screens, while the event itself happens at Radio City Music hall. There’s no other details other than the @timessquare Twitter handle, but if you’re not in the big apple, you’ll be able to catch it right here instead, of course.

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Times Square Official Ball App updated to bring in 2013

Times Square has just updated their official application for their ball app to count down to 2013. It’s a pretty basic app, but cool nonetheless, and the early reviews say it’s improved over last year. And even if the app isn’t the same as actually being there, it’s better than nothing, right? The app lets you livestream the event and also lets you upload pictures to possibly be shown on the big-screen on New Year’s Eve. Interested? Hit the download links below to go ahead and get your phone prepared for 2013.

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Times Square Official Ball App updated to bring in 2013

Times Square has just updated their official application for their ball app to count down to 2013. It’s a pretty basic app, but cool nonetheless, and the early reviews say it’s improved over last year. And even if the app isn’t the same as actually being there, it’s better than nothing, right? The app lets you livestream the event and also lets you upload pictures to possibly be shown on the big-screen on New Year’s Eve. Interested? Hit the download links below to go ahead and get your phone prepared for 2013.

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Times Square Official Ball App updated to bring in 2013

Times Square has just updated their official application for their ball app to count down to 2013. It’s a pretty basic app, but cool nonetheless, and the early reviews say it’s improved over last year. And even if the app isn’t the same as actually being there, it’s better than nothing, right? The app lets you livestream the event and also lets you upload pictures to possibly be shown on the big-screen on New Year’s Eve. Interested? Hit the download links below to go ahead and get your phone prepared for 2013.

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Times Square Official Ball App updated to bring in 2013

Times Square has just updated their official application for their ball app to count down to 2013. It’s a pretty basic app, but cool nonetheless, and the early reviews say it’s improved over last year. And even if the app isn’t the same as actually being there, it’s better than nothing, right? The app lets you livestream the event and also lets you upload pictures to possibly be shown on the big-screen on New Year’s Eve. Interested? Hit the download links below to go ahead and get your phone prepared for 2013.

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Times Square Official Ball App updated to bring in 2013

Times Square has just updated their official application for their ball app to count down to 2013. It’s a pretty basic app, but cool nonetheless, and the early reviews say it’s improved over last year. And even if the app isn’t the same as actually being there, it’s better than nothing, right? The app lets you livestream the event and also lets you upload pictures to possibly be shown on the big-screen on New Year’s Eve. Interested? Hit the download links below to go ahead and get your phone prepared for 2013.

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Times Square Official Ball app updated to ring in 2013

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The official Times Square Ball app has just been updated to help you count down to 2013. Not everyone has a chance to be in Times Square for the new year, but at least with this app everyone can (assuming device compatibility) get part of the experience. It's not the smoothest or flashiest thing ever, but the app serves its purpose. You get a nice countdown to the new year, a livestream viewer of Times Square (you can watch the 2012 party currently) and you can even upload a photo to be shown on the big screen if you're lucky.

Sound interesting? You can grab a download for free at the Play Store link above. It probably doesn't do you much good over 10 days out from the party, but you'll have it installed and ready to go for New Years Eve. 

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Enjoy New Years with the official Times Square Ball Drop app for 2013

Just like years past, Countdown Entertainment and Toshiba have released their brand new and updated Official Times Square Ball Drop app for Android. They’ve completely updated and redesigned the app for the new year, and as expected supports the latest versions of Android and more. To learn how to get your picture on the big screen live in New York this year read on below for all the details.

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If you’ve never been to New York City on New Years Eve it’s a site worth seeing at least once. Same goes for my little town here in Las Vegas!! Today Toshiba and Times Square have tossed their latest edition of this popular app in the Play Store. The update is available as we speak and looks rather nice, as always.

Just like last year, Toshiba has their massive screen right in the middle of Town Square. Using their official Ball Drop app users on Android and iOS can upload their photo right to the app, and if you’re lucky your face will be shown right on the big-screen for the entire world to see. Better make it a New Years kiss with that lucky someone. I’ll be doing a toast myself.

The app will be streaming all of the NYC live performances by tons of popular artists, there’s a Times Square wedding this year they’ll be showing, as well as the countdown and ball drop of course. Don’t forget to stay up til midnight to watch the Crystal ball drop in all its glory. Bust out the champagne and enjoy yourself. Get the official Times Square Ball drop app right now from the Google Play Store.

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Nokia takes over Times Square for Lumia 900 launch event (video)

Nokia takes over Times Square for Lumia 900 launch event

We’re still not exactly sure what Nicki Minaj has to do with Nokia’s new Lumia 900, but the company put her at the center of its promotional efforts in a launch event Friday night that took over Times Square. Oh, you missed it? For just the visual effect of what went on including CGI dancers on massing LED displays and coordinated effects on the tourist destination’s many video boards (been there, done that) you can check out our gallery of pics from the event, or look below for the video. If you’re all about the phones, Nokia is pushing its Windows Phone 7 flagship with new “the smartphone beta test is over” ads — there’s also one of those embedded after the break. So, is anyone concerned Nokia might not be doing enough to promote this new phone?

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Bring in the New Year with the Times Square Official Ball app

What’s New Years Eve without Times Square? Even though there will be approximately one million people in Times Square tonight to celebrate the arrival of 2012, we can’t all be there. If there is a must have app for today, it’s the Times Square Official Ball app. It’s available right now in the Android Market for free.

Features:

  • Participate in the celebration by submitting your New Year’s photo for friends, family and other revelers to vote on.
  • Their favorites may be selected to be seen on the Toshiba Vision sign atop One Times Square directly beneath the Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball on December 31st! The selected photos will also be featured on the LIVE Show.
  • Discover everything you need to know about the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration including the history, news, weather, photos, relevant maps and LIVE Show schedule.
  • Send New Year’s Eve kisses and share photos with friends and family.
  • Watch live streaming of the events in Times Square leading up to New Year’s Eve throughout December as well as the highlight promo and other exclusive video content.
  • Customize your Toshiba Countdown Clock with your personal photo and time zone.
  • Check-in via Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter to find out how far away you are from Times Square.
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Official Times Square App Hits Android, Next Best Thing To Not Being There On New Year’s

Taking the whole “there’s an app for that” to a whole new level, Countdown Entertainment has provided a way for us to be fully in the know-how this year when everyone’s favorite New Year’s event kicks off.  If you can’t make it to Time Square this year to watch the ever famous Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball drop, we’ve got the next best thing for you.  The official release of the Time Square app allows you to read up on the history of the event, share photos and even stream the event live all from your smartphone.  You can “check in” via the app, use a customizable countdown clock and even send a virtual kiss to a loved one while ringing in the new year.  If you’re ready for the download, you can head on over to the Android Market or check out the QR code below as well.  Hit the break to check out some extra screen shots, grab the download links and to check out the video of the app in action.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.  

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Celebrate New Years with the Official Times Square Ball Drop App

Celebrate New Years Eve in New York City and Times Square live right from your phone this year with the Time Square Official Ball App. Everyone celebrates the new year a little different but I’m sure everyone’s watched the NYC Ball drop a time or two. I used this last year and today the application has been updated with full support for 2012 in just 11 short days. The countdown has already started. Who is ready for 2012?

In 2012 we’ll be seeing tons of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich quad-core phones and tablets — it will be a fun time for the world of Android that is for sure. What better way to celebrate then watching the NYC Ball drop right from your Android smartphone or tablet since we can’t all be lucky enough to live in the Big Apple.

I’ll most likely be out on the streets of the Las Vegas Strip with a warm jacket and a few friends but I’ll be sure and watch this from my shiny new Galaxy Nexus. The official app allows for sharing of photos, sharing your location, watching the ball drop live, reading up on past New Years Eve events and more. A few lucky uploaded photos will appear on the Toshiba super-screen so be sure and upload a few.

For those that love to get into the seasons and the mood this would be the perfect application. Get it today from the market link below and bring in the New Year with ease.

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Watch the Ball Drop from Your Android Phone with the Official Times Square App

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People across the globe ring in the new year in a variety of ways, but one of the most iconic celebrations occurs in New York’s Times Square as the Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball descends at the stroke of midnight amid a teeming crowd of revelers. It’s a moment no one should miss, and thanks to the release of an official app in the Android Market, no smartphone owner will be left out. With the app, users can read up on the history of the event, share photos that could be selected for display in Times Square, and stream the ceremony live. Those attending the event can check in via the app, and for the rest there is a customizable countdown clock. You can even send a virtual kiss to your New Year’s sweetie. Head over to the Android Market to download the app now.

Android Market Link: Times Square Official Ball App


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TripAdvisor Brings New City Guide Apps to Android

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Our friends at TripAdvisor have finally launched a bunch of City Guide apps in the Android market. Selections include Barcelona, Paris, London, Las Vegas, New York, Amsterdam and a whole lot more. Check out this long list of features you’ll be able to enjoy upon downloading:

FREE
Need we say more? Download the app now, there’s absolutely no risk, and we’re sure you’ll love it!

WORKS OFFLINE
There is no need for a live data connection while using this app, as everything is stored on your phone, after you do an initial update. This means you won’t be charged for expensive data roaming, and the app is super fast to use. You can update user reviews periodically when you are on WiFi.

RESTAURANTS, ATTRACTIONS, HOTELS
All places that are listed on TripAdvisor.com in this city are included in the app.

THOUSANDS OF USER REVIEWS
TripAdvisor’s community of millions of worldwide travelers ensures that content is fresh, plentiful and honest. With over 50 million reviews and thousands more added daily, City Guides offer the best and most recent content.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS
TripAdvisor members and destination experts have handpicked the best itineraries in the city for you, enabling you to explore interesting neighborhoods, famous landmarks and hidden gems. Using the phone’s GPS, you can follow along and read about the interesting sights along the route.

POWERFUL YET EASY TO USE
Searching for pizza around Times Square? Coffee near the Eiffel Tower? Or do you just want to find a highly recommended place near you? With this app you can easily search any way you want, and find exactly what’s best for you and your travel companions.

POINT ME THERE
Once you have selected a restaurant or attraction, this app will guide you there using the fun & useful "Point Me There" screen, which uses the phone’s GPS and Compass.

CITY FACTS
Written by TripAdvisor members and edited by professionals, City Facts articles provide helpful information for when you plan your trip, such as when to go, how to get around in the city, what neighborhoods to visit, etc.

GPS-BASED
This app leverages the GPS in the phone to show you the best restaurant, attractions etc nearby. The app also uses the compass to guide you to a place once you selected it

I know my biggest problem when going to a new city is having an easy way to find hotspots for food, entertainment and sight-seeing so this would help out tremendously. We’re hopeful they’ll add more cities over time. Check the full list of cities out in the Android market.


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Lenovo K1 IdeaPad Honeycomb tablet at Office Depot already

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Pop quiz: What is 10.1 inches in diagonal, sports a Tegra 2 processor and Android’s Honeycomb tablet OS, and is sitting in an Office Depot in Times Square? If you answered the Lenovo K1 IdeaPad, well, pat yourself on the back. Because sure enough, the Android tablet that doesn’t actually have a release date yet is just sitting in a New York City Office Depot, ready to get your greasy fingerprints all over it.

Specs are about what you’d expect for a $499 tablet — 10.1-inch screen at 1280×800, 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and it weighs 1.65 pounds. OK, those are the specs for just about every other Honeycomb tablet, but there you go. The one you see above was charged and would turn on, but was password protected.

So, we’ve got price. No word on if you can actually walk out of the store with one.

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Google Maps Transit Navigation beta for Android hands-on (video)

Earlier this afternoon, Google pushed Maps v5.7 to the Android Market. The app’s Transit Navigation (beta) feature brings GPS stop-by-stop nav to public transit systems in over 400 cities around the world, helping you find the subway or bus stop, then letting you know exactly when to get off as you ride. There are obvious benefits to using this in a foreign city, where alert-enabled (English!) directions could potentially save you hours of frustration. We left our office to brave the daylight in NYC, walking a block to the nearest subway station en-route to Times Square. The app worked well up until we reached the bottom of the first staircase, where it lost cell reception and its GPS fix. Jump past the break to see how it fared above ground, and check out our hands-on video for a Google Maps-led adventure through New York City’s public transit system.

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