The New, Award-Winning ZTE Grand X 3 Is Here

ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, customers can get a whole lot of phone for not a lot of dough, thanks to Cricket Wireless.  The new ZTE Grand™ X 3 – the latest addition to Cricket’s affordable premium device line up – will be available online and in stores for $129.99; and $79.99 for customers who switch to Cricket. As an added bonus, beginning today, customers who bring their number to Cricket will get $50 bill credit**.

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ZTE’s Grand X 3 is a feature-packed Android smartphone with a 5.5″ HD “infinity-edge” display, protected with Corning Gorilla® Glass, in a lightweight and stylish design.  From busy professionals to moms on-the-go to social media mavens, the ZTE Grand X 3 is perfect for everyone. Powered by Android Lollipop and a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, the ZTE Grand X 3 boasts front and rear cameras, Dolby Audio™, and a powerful, long-lasting 3080 mAh battery along with rapid charging to make sure it’s ready when you are.

Debuting earlier this month at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, the ZTE Grand X 3 picked up top honors, including CES Editors’ Choice from

“Our customers don’t have to cut corners to get value – we deliver it to them every day with great services and products, like the new ZTE Grand X 3,” said Janna Ducich, vice president and chief marketing officer, Cricket Wireless.  “That’s one of the big reasons more people are switching to Cricket.  In fact, together with GoPhone, we added more prepaid subscribers than any other carrier in 2015 and more subscribers than the rest of the industry combined.”

Customers can enjoy this award-winning smartphone exclusively on the Cricket network, with more 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint or Boost.  Everyday benefits for Cricket customers also include:

  • No annual contracts
  • Simple plans starting at $35/mo after $5 Auto Pay credit
  • Plan prices already include taxes and fees– no surprises.
  • Unlimited talk, text and data access — in and between U.S., Mexico, and Canada — included in Smart ($50/mo) and Pro($60/mo) plans.
  • Access to Cricket Rewards, the only customer loyalty program of its kind in the prepaid space.

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About the new Cricket Wireless

Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract.  The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 310 million people; easy and affordable plans prices that include taxes and fees – no surprises; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About.  To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit And connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter at

Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere. © 2016 Cricket Wireless LLC.  All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC.

*Price subject to change at any time.

**Limited time offer.  Req’s porting number & two qual. plan (min. $40/mo.) svc payments w/in 45 days.  Credit rec’d w/in 60 days. Device purchase not req”d to receive credit. 

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Award-winning honor 5X lands in the US on January 31

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — honor 5X, the all-essentials-packed smartphone that made a splash at International CES 2016 this month, will be available for purchase in the United States starting January 31. The device, which comes in gold, silver and grey, will retail for US$199.99 and can be purchased online at, and

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Sleek and shapely, the device was inspired by the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. It also earned seven International CES 2016 awards, and has been the subject of widespread praise in the media.

Aside from being the primary sales channel for the device, also features promotions and giveaways, serves as a community platform and offers free software updates for honor devices – a three-pronged approach that underscores the brand’s commitment to its users.

Up to 20 honor fans that visit the community of between January 29 and February 21 will be offered a chance to test and submit a written review of the 5X. Prizes, ranging from honor 5X handsets to Amazon gift cards, will be given to the participants whose reviews receive the most views, subject to terms and conditions.

Device highlights:

  • Diamond-polished aluminum alloy casing
  • Second-generation fingerprint sensor with fast 0.5-second unlocking time
  • 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x1080 resolution
  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 616, Octa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Nano SIM, Micro SIM, and microSD trays
  • Google Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

About honor
honor is a leading mobile device e-brand under Huawei. In line with its slogan, “for the brave”, the brand aims to meet the needs of digital natives through internet-optimized products offering superior user experiences, inspiring action, fostering creativity and empowering the young to achieve their dreams. honor has set itself apart by showcasing its own bravery to do things differently and to usher in the latest technologies and innovations for customers.

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Fall In Love With G-SHOCK For Valentines Day

DOVER, N.J., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Casio G-SHOCK celebrates Valentine’s Day with a pair of timepieces in a new bold red, black and white color-way.

The GA110RD-4A features a red case, black band and white accented dial while the GA201RD-4A, showcases fully saturated resin in the bright red color with a high contrast black face with black IP stainless steel bezel.

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A perfect gift idea for the G-SHOCK lover and collector, both models showcase the toughness and durability that G-SHOCK is recognized for, while offering a color-way that has found itself at the forefront of street fashion trends.

Both timepieces offer G-SHOCK’s legendary toughness including unparalleled Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance and Magnetic Resistance. Standout functionality comes in the form of an Auto LED Light, World Time (29TZ / 48 Cities +UTC), 4 Daily Alarms & 1 Snooze, 1/1000th Sec. Stopwatch (100Hr), Speed Indicator (Max1998Unit /H), Countdown Timer (24Hr), 12/24 Hr. Formats and a Mute Function. The GA110RD-4A offers a case size of 51.2mm while the GA201RD-4A is just slightly larger at 52.5mm.

The G-SHOCK Red Color Theme  will be available in time for Valentines Day,  February 2016 at the G-SHOCK NYC Soho store, select Macy’s and fashion boutiques, and range in price from $130.00 USD to $150.00 USD. The G-SHOCK GA110RD-4A will retail for $130.00 USD and the GA201RD-4A for $150.00 USD.

CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up”.

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit


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Under Armour Announces Global Partnership with Dwayne Johnson

BALTIMORE, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Under Armour (NYSE: UA) today announced a global partnership with the dynamic actor, producer and global superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. As part of the long-term partnership, Johnson will work hand-in-hand with the innovative performance brand to create a range of products across footwear, apparel and accessories as well as support Under Armour’s Connected Fitness initiatives.

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This multi-faceted partnership will include the collaborative development of original content, inspired by the actor’s lifestyle, fitness regimen, and philanthropic initiatives. Johnson will play an integral role in the promotion of Under Armour’s Connected Fitness platforms including the recently debuted Under Armour HealthBox and Record application. Additionally, the brand will develop product capsules including footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the films Johnson is currently working on. The first product capsule will feature a Rock-inspired backpack and duffle bag that will launch on and be available in select Brand Houses in the next few weeks.

Under Armour will also enroll Johnson to help support and drive awareness around the brand’s philanthropic initiative, UA Freedom, developed to inspire, honor and support members of the United States Military, first responders and public safety officials.

Following a career in the WWE that includes seven WWE Championships, Johnson has solidified himself as a worldwide box-office powerhouse, ranking number one on Forbes’s Top Grossing Actors of 2013 and being named the Top International Box Office Star for 2015. On the heels of his success in 2015, Johnson will be starring in the highly anticipated Central Intelligence this year and is currently in production of the second season of the critically acclaimed “Ballers” on HBO, for which he received a 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor.

Throughout his successful career, Johnson has remained dedicated to promoting health and fitness, with a continued mission to educate, empower and motivate people around the world through health and physical fitness.

“We wanted to empower as many people as possible to attack their goals, so we partnered with the best innovators in the health and fitness business. Together with Under Armour, we will deliver game changing products to help people get after it and chase greatness,” said Johnson.

“Dwayne has been a key partner to the Under Armour brand for many years and a key contributor to sports and entertainment as a whole. We are thrilled to have him officially join the UA Team. His values and commitment to health and fitness directly align with Under Armour’s brand mission to make all athletes better and we look forward to working with him for many years to come,” saidTodd Montesano, Senior Vice President Strategic Partnerships and Entertainment.

Johnson joins Under Armour’s all-star roster that includes Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Misty Copeland, Jordan Spieth,Lindsey Vonn, Andy Murray and Michael Phelps.

Follow Dwayne on Under Armour’s connected Fitness app UA Record™ to check out his workouts and get exclusive training tips and content. You can also follow him @TheRock on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and follow Under Armour on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @UnderArmour.

About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at

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GammaTech DURABOOK R11 Adds Broadwell Processor, Expanded Battery and Keyboard Folio

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GammaTech Computer Corp. has improved and made additions to its popular DURABOOK R11 rugged tablet based on user requests. The popular R11, now available with a powerful 5th generation Intel® Broadwell Core™ processor, expanded battery and keyboard folio, just got even better.  Featuring a vivid 11.6″ widescreen display and certification to stringent MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD- 461F, ANSI ISA Standard 12.12.01, and IP65 specifications, the R11 remains tough with multi-industry functionality.

“The upgrades we’ve made to the DURABOOK R11 are a reflection of GammaTech’s commitment to listen to its customers and provide them with built-to-order, high-performance mobile computing solutions,” remarked Tom Wang, GammaTech president.  “New 5thgeneration Broadwell processors deliver the power and performance needed in the most demanding work environments, the extended battery pack provides double the capacity and up to 14 hours of operation, and the folio keyboard case offers added ease-of-use and convenience.”

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Latest Generation of Intel® Power

The unit now features an Intel Broadwell U series CPU platform, a one-chip solution with a high-definition graphic engine, and featuring 15W low-power consumption. It supports Intel® vPro technology to meet mobility and security needs, and has a powerful Intel 5thGeneration i-Core/Pentium CPU for better graphics, longer battery life, faster video conversions and stunning graphics.

Designed for Demanding Environments

The DURABOOK R11 is survival tested to withstand the daily dose of drops, bumpy roads, moisture, and dust associated with utility projects. Its MIL-STD-810G rating assures shock, drop, and vibration protection, as well as the ability to withstand use in a wide range of temperatures. Passage of the strict MIL-STD-461F Army Ground and Air Force standard allows the unit to be confidently used in military forces. Its IP65 rating ensures the unit is sealed tight from damaging water and dust intrusion.  The unit is also certified to ANSI ISA Standard 12.12.01 (formerly known as UL1604 – Class 1 Division 2) for operation in hazardous locations.

Exceptional Features

The R11 is the lightest rugged tablet PC in its class at only 2.73 pounds including battery. It comes with a powerful 5th generation Intel® Broadwell Core™ i5-5200U 2.2GHz processor for superb visual and graphic performance. It has an 11.6″ HD (1366×768) LCD anti-reflective display with a capacitive multi-touch panel, a water-tolerant design and an array of exclusive features and options for customization.

The R11 includes built-in G-sensor, gyroscope sensors, and a light-ambient sensor; Intel high- definition audio; M2-SATA SSD 64GB/128GB storage; a Micro SD card slot that supports SDHC and SDXC; and a front-side, full HD camera as well as an integrated rear-facing 5MP camera. Intel Centrino Wireless AC 7260 NGW 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC and Bluetooth 4.0 Class 1 provide wireless communications.

A lithium-polymer battery pack provides a battery life of 6-7 hours, while the extended battery pack provides up to 14 hours of operation. Security features include computrace support BIOS, administrator password, TPM 1.2, Kensington lock, and boot password protection.

Array of Options for Customization

All GammaTech computers can be customized to customer specifications. With a wide array of options, the R11 tablet is no exception. New options include Intel® Broadwell Core™ i7-5500U 2.4GHz processor, Lithium polymer extended battery and a slim Bluetooth keyboard folio with kickstand.  Additional options include M2 SSD storage; anti-reflective (AR) and sunlight-readable display; barcode scanner, supporting 1D, 1D/2D barcodes; MSR, smart card, and dual frequency RFID (low 125khz and 13.56mhz) readers; built-in E-compass; Windows 10 Professional 32 or 64 bit; and dual battery charger.


The rugged R11 tablet is right at home in a variety of office or field settings. The DURABOOK line of rugged tablets is already used by: field service (commercial and residential), health care, transportation, field sales, retail, public safety, military, fire/EMS and hospitality. The unit is equally appropriate for any other mobile application, where real-time information is vital and is subject to constant movement, bumpy rides, or use in damp or dusty areas.


The GammaTech DURABOOK R11 tablet is available through authorized resellers nationwide and at As with all GammaTech products, units may be customized for unique customer requirements.

GammaTech Award-Winning Products

GammaTech has a well-earned reputation and a long history in producing computers for the rugged market. It has been named a multiple winner in Government Security News’ Homeland Security Awards in the Best Rugged Computers category.

About GammaTech Computer Corporation

GammaTech Computer Corporation is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of cost-effective, high-performance mobile computing solutions throughout North America. Its award-winning line of rugged and hardened notebook and tablet computers are designed and built-to-order to increase mobile productivity for business, government, healthcare, fire, public safety and a host of other entities. GammaTech offers a complete portfolio of products that delivers power and performance needed in the most demanding work environments, resulting in increased productivity and accelerated return on investment. GammaTech is headquartered in Fremont, California, which provides the final assembly, inventory, service and technical support. For more information, visit GammaTech

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All products/services and trademarks mentioned in this release are the properties of their respective companies.
©2016 GammaTech Computer Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Slip iPhone 6s Plus into Crafted Leather Protection with OtterBox Strada Series

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The latest iPhones are a great canvas for personal style and the iPhone 6s Plus provides even more real estate to flaunt sleek sophistication. OtterBox combines fashion and functionality into one sleek, elegant case with Strada Series for iPhone 6s Plus, available now.

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Strada Series wraps iPhone 6s Plus into a slim protective shell with a premium, genuine leather folio that protects the HD Retina display from harm when closed and doubles as a display stand. The elegant design emanates a classic, sophisticated style and is functional for easy, on the go use. The iPhone 6s Plus folio case is also compatible with iPhone 6 Plus.

“Leather is the most classic, timeless element of style,” said OtterBox President and CEO Pete Lindgren. “Strada Series for iPhone 6s Plus is truly a classic case that looks and feels premium while still delivering on the OtterBox promise of protection.”

Designed with sophistication in mind, Strada Series is as functional as it is attractive. The case is made of premium leather accented with tailored stitching in a nod to its Italian-inspired design. The folio flips open and closed with ease and a magnetic latch keeps the cover securely closed to protect the screen on the go or holds the cover open for easy access to the display. Plus, the folio has a vertical card slot built into the cover and a second card slot is located behind the phone when the kickstand is fully opened.

Strada Series boasts OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection, meaning the case design has undergone more than 238 hours of testing across 24 or more tests to ensure durable, long-lasting performance.

Strada Series for iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus is available now in “Saddle” (brown), with other colors coming soon on for $59.95. Strada Series is also available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and GALAXY S6. To learn more, visit

About OtterBox:

Starting in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox® has evolved into the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection.1 Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for smartphone and tablet devices is the result of precision engineering, diligent testing and continual technological advancement, giving technology users the confidence to make the most of their mobile world. OtterBox is an eight-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices inSan Diego; Boston; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.

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1 No. 1-selling smartphone case source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 9/2014 – 8/2015

©2015 Otter Products, LLC. All rights reserved. OtterBox and all OtterBox logos, trademarks and symbols are the property of Otter Products, LLC. All other logos, trademarks and symbols are the property of their respective owners.

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How to set a photo as your iPhone’s lock screen

In this short guide we’ll show you how to set one of your photos from your photo library as your lock screen image.
Your lock screen is shown when your device is locked, before you put your pin code in.

To set this to a picture:

  1. Open up your photo library
  2. Choose the picture that you want
  3. Holding your phone vertically, tap the share button (found at the bottom of your browser window with an arrow pointing upwards)
  4. Scroll down and select ‘Use as wallpaper’
  5. You can then zoom in and out to crop the picture
  6. Once you are happy with this tap ‘Set’
  7. Select whether you’d like this as your lock screen image, your home screen (behind your app icons) or both.

Hey presto, you’ve just pimped your lock screen!

Beanfield Metroconnect Launches Unlimited 1Gb Internet Service

TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Beanfield Metroconnect launched an ultra high-speed fibre-optic Internet service that is available to all our residential customers with no bandwidth restrictions, no usage caps, no overages, and no installation fees.  With 1Gbps uploading and downloading speeds, this means unlimited, bidirectional service at just $100/month.  This is yet another example of Beanfield customers getting more and spending less.

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In addition to the 1Gbps package, we have enhanced the speeds of our other residential packages, offering a 500Mbps package at$75/month and a 250Mbps package at $50/month.  All three packages come with peace of mind, a Beanfield Metroconnect promise that we are proud to stand behind.  We offer a network that was purpose built to handle massive amounts of data with unmatched performance and unbeatable support from our service team.

Not only do Beanfield Metroconnect customers benefit from affordable, ultra high-speed Internet service, they also have access to the most reliable service in the city.  We build, own and operate our own 100% fibre-optic network.  Because we are located where you work and live, we connect you to exceptional speed and reliability.

To determine if your building is part of our network and to order our ultra high-speed residential service, please visit:

About Beanfield Metroconnect:

Beanfield Metroconnect is Toronto’s only independent fibre Internet service provider.  Since 1988, Beanfield fibre has been transforming the way businesses communicate, offering Internet, phone, private line, and collocation services. Our On-Net buildings are located across Toronto, right where you work, connecting you to a world of business.

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DIRECTV Launches Severe Weather and News Mix Channel Dedicated to Coverage of Severe Winter Storm

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —


DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T (NYSE: T) family, has launched a Severe Weather/News Mix channel dedicated to coverage of a dangerous winter storm that is bringing strong winds and blizzard conditions to the mid-Atlantic and portions of the Northeastern United States today.

The six-in-one Weather/News Mix Channel will provide national storm coverage from: WeatherNation, The Weather Channel, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and a channel dedicated to local and regional coverage from select affiliates in the affected area. The channel will initially offer WJLA (ABC) in Washington D.C., and alternate with WRLH (FOX) in Richmond. All channels will appear on one screen and each channel is selectable via remote for full screen viewing. 


The Weather/News Mix channel will be available until 7 p.m. ET today on channel 361-1 and will switch to local/regional channel coverage only, on channel 361-2. The Weather/News Mix will return at 6 a.m. ET the following day on channel 361-1.


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Face Swap Live iPhone App Is Taking The U.S. By Storm

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Face Swap Live (, a new Apple iOS App, has been sweeping the nation with everyone using it to switch faces in live video. Currently #1 in over 12 countries, this app has become a phenomena all over the internet.  Already celebrities like Kathy Lee and Hoda, and World Leaders such as Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have all used the app to switch faces with hilarious results.  The app has been creating a storm on all social media channels, taking over the popular hash tags #faceswaplive and #faceswap.

Face Swap Live is currently available on iTunes App Store at and soon to be released for Google’s Android. Developed by Laan Labs, the app lets users swap their faces in real-time on live video and then record videos and photos that they can then share. Users can also pick photos to put their face in or wear it like a mask. There is also a great internet search feature so users can search and face swap with their favorite celebrity like Justin Bieber or Beyoncé. Also included a number of advanced features to set which face features are swapped from eyes, nose and/or mouth and a detailed face vertices editor so users can swap faces with objects that don’t have standard face features like pets, fruits or whatever users can think of.

“It’s been amazing to see the diversity of face swaps from friends, family, colleges all the way from Bakersfield to Bangkok,” says co-developer Will Perkins, “My favorites have been the baby/parent videos.”

“We came up with this idea, because we have done a lot with computer vision and augmented reality (AR) in the past and we saw this an opportunity to put an amazing technology to use in a way that would be fun for the whole family,” added co-developer Jason Laan, “We wanted something that would make our family get togethers more interesting.”

Laan Labs is a boutique agency based out of Berlin and New York with a number of #1 iOS Apps including, Tap DJ and iVideoCamera. The agency has also developed solutions for NBCUniversal, Nike, Prada, Vimeo, TweetDeck among others.

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