June 15, 2010

PadLock Embarrasses iPad Thieves

We like nothing better than freeware here at NAV and think that the Padlock deserves a NAVi award. When your iPad, iPhone or iPod becomes unattached from your Mac (whether on purpose or by some nasty thief,) a loud noise disturbs you and everyone else around you at that WiFi café. To disable, simply plug your device back in or turn off internally. You can download PadLock at Kitchen Budapest.

Via Kitchen Budapest

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May 6, 2010

Loop Price Lowered for Dads, Grads

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This is your chance to get a Loop pointer at half price. Hillcrest Labs is offering the deal on the in-air wireless mouse in honor of Father's Day and graduation ceremonies. While we think this is a good idea, we would have liked it even more if it had also been in honor of Mom's Day, too.

(Thanks, Jeremy)

Via Hillcrest Labs Loop

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May 3, 2010

Online Channel EpixHD Offers Freebie

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Epix is a new online cable channel that also streams movies. Selections include cult classics such as the original "Friday 13th" and "Blood Simple" to recent films like "The Cove" and the first "Iron Man." Request an invite code and you might receive a 7 day pass. They say that the codes are available on a first come, first serve basis, but we expect it will be like the Netflix free trial for all. The service varies in price, depending on your TV provider.

Via EpixHD

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April 27, 2010

FloTV Offers 6 Mos. Service Freebie

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If you have been considering owning a FloTV, maybe now is the time. The company is offering a free 6 month subscription with purchase, a $90.00 value. If that isn't enough to tempt you, think of the kidlets being able to watch TV no matter where you have to go. That kind of quiet is priceless.

Via FloTV

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April 20, 2010

Free TV Browsing With Kylo

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Hillcrest Labs recently launched Kylo, a free Mozilla-based browser that can be used to connect to a TV via PC or Mac via HDMI, component, VGA or S-video cables. CEO Dan Simpkins came up with the idea and says that set-top boxes are really only alternate displays for the computer. Kylo has the ability to visit any website, zooms and pans, works with any mouse and an onscreen keyboard appears when there is the need.

(Thanks, Jeremy)

Via Kylo

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April 7, 2010

NY TW Subscribers to Get Free WiFi

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About one million lucky New Yorkers will be receiving free WiFi. Time Warner Cable paired with Comcast to offer the service to RoadRunner High Speed Internet customers at Cablevision hotspots. About 2 million have already used them and hopefully TW will expand the service to other areas as well. Check out their hotspots via the link.

Via Time Warner Cable

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March 23, 2010

HP Releases MediaSmart Expander

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TiVo owners and those with HP MediaSmart Servers can now take advantage of the free Expander. With it you can transfer media from TiVo to the HP Server and back, manage TiVo recordings stored on the Server and watch TiVo recording on a PC. The software is compatible with Server model EX490/EX495, DataVault X510, TiVo DVR Series II, Series III, TiVo Premier and desktop software.

Via HP

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March 15, 2010

B&N to Release iPad eReader

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Clever Barnes & Noble. Not only are they cleaning up with their own nook, they are putting out a free app around the time that the iPad will be released. You can access their eBooks, newspapers and magazines as well as a transfer content that has been downloaded on your nook, if you are one of the lucky ones to own one. The company also plans on updating free eReader software for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod touch and Blackberry.

Via Barnes & Noble

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February 26, 2010

HP to Release Pocket Cam

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Okay, it's purple but it is also amazingly priced at $109.00. HP's entry into the mini-camcorder category is the V1020h with 720p recording, SDHC card reading, a built-in USB plug and HDMI port for uploading. It has only 128MB of memory but has the advantage of a 2x zoom. The pocket cam should be out this summer, along with a couple of budget-friendly point and shoot cams.

Via I4U News

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January 1, 2010

Freakin' Friday! Bose Goes on Sale

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The first time we were introduced to Bose we were in a mall many years ago and looked at the price then looked away, but it truly is a remarkable sounding system in its mini-form. The company is offering its 3·2·1 GS Series III DVD Home Entertainment System at a 10% discount through January 16. The media center includes a progressive scan DVD/CD player with HDMI output and AM/FM tuner, two Gemstone speakers with 2.1-channel sound and an Acoustimass module. All necessary cables and a remote are included in the package.

Via Bose

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