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Back that thing up: Lifetime of iDrive unlimited encrypted mobile backup only $19.99 (Deal of the Day)

Imagine the horror of a bricked or water-damaged phone and the sudden realization that all of your valuable photos, contacts, and sensitive information are drifting away in the digital wind. We think that years worth of collected data is invaluable. Luckily for you, iDrive does, too.

Our Deal of the Day aims to put your fears at ease with a lifetime of mobile cloud backup through iDrive. Priced at only $ 19.99, you can backup data from up to five devices. Mix and match your phones, tablets, desktops, etc.; it doesn’t matter where it comes from. Be it media like pictures, video, important documents, or even social media files, iDrive will host it for you.

Features

  • 256-bit AES encryption with an optional user defined key
  • Back up your iOS device and restore it to your Android and vice versa
  • Access backed up files from any mobile device, or through the web
  • Share your files with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and email
  • IDrive features Facebook & Instagram backup

Where to Buy

Normally you’ll spend about $ 50 for a lifetime account like this, but we like you. AndroidGuys readers can order a license for only $ 19.99 through our Deals store. Hurry, though, it won’t last long!

Save even more!

In addition to the savings above, when you buy through AndroidGuys Deals, for every $ 25 spent, you get $ 1 credit added to your account. What’s more, should you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $ 10 credit in your account.

If this is your first time buying, then you are also eligible for a further 10% discount when you subscribe for email updates.

How about a freebie?

Not looking to spend any money today? That’s alright, we understand. Why not visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and take something anyhow? Go ahead, grab two!

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Five essential back to school apps for iOS (Video)

For many of you, the new school year is just beginning. Others have just a few days or weeks before they’re back in the classroom, as well.

Fortunately, the transition back into the school year doesn’t have to be so hard. Education and productivity applications are available in droves. There are literally hundreds of note taking applications, task list managers, calendar apps, and more. There are even applications where you can go to ask questions about your homework, or knowledge engines to reference, right from your phone.

If you’re after help inside or out of the classroom, we have a nice little helping of overpowered, extremely useful back to school apps for iOS! Watch the below video and tell us what your essential schooling apps are in the comments!


Pocketnow

Motorola courts Moto X holdouts with free wooden back

We’re probably little more than two weeks away from Motorola’s announcement of its Moto X follow-up, the phone we’ve been looking forward to as the X+1. And while that will mean new hardware, new features, and likely some new Moto Maker options, for the moment the year-old Moto X remains the star of the manufacturer’s lineup. Even with the next big thing so very nearly within reach, Motorola is still hoping to churn-up some last-minute interest in the Moto X, and its latest offer to land hopes to hook buyers up with a free wooden backplate.

It took a few months for wood backs to become available, but last December we saw Motorola start giving shoppers the ability to customize their Moto X handsets with a bamboo back panel, for a steep $ 100 premium over the regular Moto X. By January, three new wood options had arrived, and the price for each had taken a nose-dive down to just $ 25. From now through Thursday, August 21, Motorola is letting you create a Moto X with a wooden back for the same price as its plastic options.

This is far from the first deal we’ve seen Motorola run on the Moto X, and it feels like this summer has been sale after sale. Honestly, this isn’t even one of the best Moto X offers we’ve seen (just last month there were bigger savings), but the pushing of the wood back options is still interesting here; maybe Motorola fears ending up with too much leftover stock as interest dies out in the wake of the X+1 launch?

Anyone inclined to take Motorola up on this offer?

Source: Motorola
Via: Android Central


Pocketnow

Apple’s 2014 Back to School promotion is now live

Apple’s historically made back-to-school promotions available for students during the summer season, and this year is no exception. There are deals to be had in the 2014 Apple Back to School promotion on iPads, iPhones, and Macs, so listen up to find out just how much you’ll be able to save.

Let’s talk iPhone first, as that’s always a hot topic among students. You’ll get a $ 50 Apple Store gift card (not the iTunes kind), with no further discount — that’s not to say that’s a bad deal, though.

If you’re buying an iPad, you’ll receive the same $ 50 gift card, but you will be able to couple that with up to a $ 30 discount through education pricing.

Mac purchasers get the best deal, with a $ 100 gift card right off the bat and up to $ 200 off your purchase through education pricing. Not bad, though you’ll have to buy premium hardware to get the full $ 300.

To be clear, these back-to-school promo deals require that you are affiliated with an educational instution. To elaborate further, “you must be a college student, a student accepted to a college, a parent buying for a college student, or a faculty or staff member from any grade level.”

If you are off to college (or have ties with a school through other means), though, you may find savings of a pretty penny. As for where to purchase hit up Apple’s Online Store for Education or a retail location nearby. For a link to the first choice, check the source link below.

Anyone taking advantage of one or more of these offers? Let us know which ones down in the comments section below.

Source: Apple


Pocketnow

Apple’s 2014 Back to School promotion is now live

Apple’s historically made back-to-school promotions available for students during the summer season, and this year is no exception. There are deals to be had in the 2014 Apple Back to School promotion on iPads, iPhones, and Macs, so listen up to find out just how much you’ll be able to save.

Let’s talk iPhone first, as that’s always a hot topic among students. You’ll get a $ 50 Apple Store gift card (not the iTunes kind), with no further discount — that’s not to say that’s a bad deal, though.

If you’re buying an iPad, you’ll receive the same $ 50 gift card, but you will be able to couple that with up to a $ 30 discount through education pricing.

Mac purchasers get the best deal, with a $ 100 gift card right off the bat and up to $ 200 off your purchase through education pricing. Not bad, though you’ll have to buy premium hardware to get the full $ 300.

To be clear, these back-to-school promo deals require that you are affiliated with an educational instution. To elaborate further, “you must be a college student, a student accepted to a college, a parent buying for a college student, or a faculty or staff member from any grade level.”

If you are off to college (or have ties with a school through other means), though, you may find savings of a pretty penny. As for where to purchase hit up Apple’s Online Store for Education or a retail location nearby. For a link to the first choice, check the source link below.

Anyone taking advantage of one or more of these offers? Let us know which ones down in the comments section below.

Source: Apple


Pocketnow

FiftyThree’s “Surface Pressure” pencil brings back joy of drawing to iOS 8 devices

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Drawing with a digital stylus can hardly replicate real pencil tips, but artists and pencil lovers might find the new technology behind FiftyThree’s Bluetooth Pencil as close to the real thing as digitally possible. All you have to do is angle the stylus and line thickness is matched. It’s like using a real drawing tip, but with a digital stylus, which typically does not register 3-dimensional pressure:

Pencil’s tapered tip was inspired by the expressive richness of real pencil points, which allow creators to change the character of the line with the angle of the tip. With Surface Pressure you’ll be able to control the lines you create based on how much of Pencil’s tip or eraser is in contact with your iPad. Use the point for fine details or the angled edge for broad strokes. Surface Pressure unlocks new capabilities for each of Paper‘s tools—fill faster as you draw, shade as you sketch, or carve away in varying widths as you erase.

Stay in the flow and change drawing styles simply by changing the way you hold Pencil—no stopping to fuss with the settings menu. This new feature is unique to Pencil and will be unlocked for all existing Pencil users with an update to Paper this Fall.

For users already familiar with FiftyThree’s beautifully designed Pencil stylus and Paper app, the new update to Pencil cannot come sooner, but you still have to wait for the release of iOS 8 this fall.


Inside Mobile Apps

GoMo attempts to back Derby winner by mobile

Not having much luck with these betting apps

at least this app worked

Besides viewing porn, of course, the one activity which mobile subscribers would persist in attempting to use the mobile internet for was placing bets. Hence, ever since the earliest days of WAP, the crew here at GoMo Towers have attempting to discover just how easy it currently is to place a bet on a horse race. And what better day to do it than today [June 7th 2014] when just down the road on Epsom Downs one of the UK’s most famous horse races will take place – the Derby. Did we find it any easier this year? No, we didn’t.

Our first attempt involved the turf accounting firm of Ladbrokes which we regard as having striven to make up ground in the mobile area which it had lost to rivals.

For testing purposes we decided to stick with a regular Android handset – our trusty Motorola Moto G. We tried Google Play and the Ladbrokes app weren’t anywhere to be seen.

So we went onto 1Mobilemarket.com and downloaded the Labrokes app from there.

Although using Paypal to secure the funds to bet would have seemed logical for a mobile phone user, we don’t trust that company because it isn’t regulated as a UK bank.

Instead we tried to sign up with a regular debit card from HSBC. Would the app accept our details? No, it wouldn’t.

So we tried downloading the Ladbrokes “Sport” app instead. Why the company has at least two UK apps we don’t know but again it wouldn’t accept our debit card.

In the end, GoMo News decided to try an alternative Android app from Betfred and we were impressed with the payment options which this app offered.

In addition to the usual credit/debit card options, the Bfred app also supports Ukash (a prepaid Mastercard); Moneybookers; and Neteller.

The Betfred app which is actually listed on Google Play as “Bfred Mobile App” and can be downloaded from here.

Unlike the Ladbrokes app, we were able to sign up to Betfred using an HSBC debit card but found the process somewhat confusing.

The app actually takes you onto the mobile Net using the browser of your choice and somehow during the complicated sign up process we lost the free £10 bet to which we were entitled as first time mobile users.

Not that impressive. We also couldn’t make the £5 each way bet * on the horse Kingston Hill which we wished to do with our deposited £10 of funds.

*SILLY US. a £5 EACH WAY BET IS £10! We’re real amateur gamblers.

The idea was to use the other £5 to place on Geoffrey Chaucer to win. However, the app simply place the whole £10 on the first bet for Kingston Hill.

So. At least in 2014 we managed to place a bet without having to make any phone calls to help centres, for example.

However, in terms of user friendliness these apps need improving. We suspect these betting firms only test the apps on hardened gamblers.

For example, the Bfred app listed the Epsom races. But we had to guess that the Derby was actually the race it listed as happening at 4pm.

How difficult would it have been to put the single word ‘Derby’ against that particular entry?

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


GoMo News

GoMo attempts to back Derby winner by mobile

Not having much luck with these betting apps

at least this app worked

Besides viewing porn, of course, the one activity which mobile subscribers would persist in attempting to use the mobile internet for was placing bets. Hence, ever since the earliest days of WAP, the crew here at GoMo Towers have attempting to discover just how easy it currently is to place a bet on a horse race. And what better day to do it than today [June 7th 2014] when just down the road on Epsom Downs one of the UK’s most famous horse races will take place – the Derby. Did we find it any easier this year? No, we didn’t.

Our first attempt involved the turf accounting firm of Ladbrokes which we regard as having striven to make up ground in the mobile area which it had lost to rivals.

For testing purposes we decided to stick with a regular Android handset – our trusty Motorola Moto G. We tried Google Play and the Ladbrokes app weren’t anywhere to be seen.

So we went onto 1Mobilemarket.com and downloaded the Labrokes app from there.

Although using Paypal to secure the funds to bet would have seemed logical for a mobile phone user, we don’t trust that company because it isn’t regulated as a UK bank.

Instead we tried to sign up with a regular debit card from HSBC. Would the app accept our details? No, it wouldn’t.

So we tried downloading the Ladbrokes “Sport” app instead. Why the company has at least two UK apps we don’t know but again it wouldn’t accept our debit card.

In the end, GoMo News decided to try an alternative Android app from Betfred and we were impressed with the payment options which this app offered.

In addition to the usual credit/debit card options, the Bfred app also supports Ukash (a prepaid Mastercard); Moneybookers; and Neteller.

The Betfred app which is actually listed on Google Play as “Bfred Mobile App” and can be downloaded from here.

Unlike the Ladbrokes app, we were able to sign up to Betfred using an HSBC debit card but found the process somewhat confusing.

The app actually takes you onto the mobile Net using the browser of your choice and somehow during the complicated sign up process we lost the free £10 bet to which we were entitled as first time mobile users.

Not that impressive. We also couldn’t make the £5 each way bet * on the horse Kingston Hill which we wished to do with our deposited £10 of funds.

*SILLY US. a £5 EACH WAY BET IS £10! We’re real amateur gamblers.

The idea was to use the other £5 to place on Geoffrey Chaucer to win. However, the app simply place the whole £10 on the first bet for Kingston Hill.

So. At least in 2014 we managed to place a bet without having to make any phone calls to help centres, for example.

However, in terms of user friendliness these apps need improving. We suspect these betting firms only test the apps on hardened gamblers.

For example, the Bfred app listed the Epsom races. But we had to guess that the Derby was actually the race it listed as happening at 4pm.

How difficult would it have been to put the single word ‘Derby’ against that particular entry?

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


GoMo News

GoMo attempts to back Derby winner by mobile

Not having much luck with these betting apps

at least this app worked

Besides viewing porn, of course, the one activity which mobile subscribers would persist in attempting to use the mobile internet for was placing bets. Hence, ever since the earliest days of WAP, the crew here at GoMo Towers have attempting to discover just how easy it currently is to place a bet on a horse race. And what better day to do it than today [June 7th 2014] when just down the road on Epsom Downs one of the UK’s most famous horse races will take place – the Derby. Did we find it any easier this year? No, we didn’t.

Our first attempt involved the turf accounting firm of Ladbrokes which we regard as having striven to make up ground in the mobile area which it had lost to rivals.

For testing purposes we decided to stick with a regular Android handset – our trusty Motorola Moto G. We tried Google Play and the Ladbrokes app weren’t anywhere to be seen.

So we went onto 1Mobilemarket.com and downloaded the Labrokes app from there.

Although using Paypal to secure the funds to bet would have seemed logical for a mobile phone user, we don’t trust that company because it isn’t regulated as a UK bank.

Instead we tried to sign up with a regular debit card from HSBC. Would the app accept our details? No, it wouldn’t.

So we tried downloading the Ladbrokes “Sport” app instead. Why the company has at least two UK apps we don’t know but again it wouldn’t accept our debit card.

In the end, GoMo News decided to try an alternative Android app from Betfred and we were impressed with the payment options which this app offered.

In addition to the usual credit/debit card options, the Bfred app also supports Ukash (a prepaid Mastercard); Moneybookers; and Neteller.

The Betfred app which is actually listed on Google Play as “Bfred Mobile App” and can be downloaded from here.

Unlike the Ladbrokes app, we were able to sign up to Betfred using an HSBC debit card but found the process somewhat confusing.

The app actually takes you onto the mobile Net using the browser of your choice and somehow during the complicated sign up process we lost the free £10 bet to which we were entitled as first time mobile users.

Not that impressive. We also couldn’t make the £5 each way bet * on the horse Kingston Hill which we wished to do with our deposited £10 of funds.

*SILLY US. a £5 EACH WAY BET IS £10! We’re real amateur gamblers.

The idea was to use the other £5 to place on Geoffrey Chaucer to win. However, the app simply place the whole £10 on the first bet for Kingston Hill.

So. At least in 2014 we managed to place a bet without having to make any phone calls to help centres, for example.

However, in terms of user friendliness these apps need improving. We suspect these betting firms only test the apps on hardened gamblers.

For example, the Bfred app listed the Epsom races. But we had to guess that the Derby was actually the race it listed as happening at 4pm.

How difficult would it have been to put the single word ‘Derby’ against that particular entry?

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


GoMo News

GoMo attempts to back Derby winner by mobile

Not having much luck with these betting apps

at least this app worked

Besides viewing porn, of course, the one activity which mobile subscribers would persist in attempting to use the mobile internet for was placing bets. Hence, ever since the earliest days of WAP, the crew here at GoMo Towers have attempting to discover just how easy it currently is to place a bet on a horse race. And what better day to do it than today [June 7th 2014] when just down the road on Epsom Downs one of the UK’s most famous horse races will take place – the Derby. Did we find it any easier this year? No, we didn’t.

Our first attempt involved the turf accounting firm of Ladbrokes which we regard as having striven to make up ground in the mobile area which it had lost to rivals.

For testing purposes we decided to stick with a regular Android handset – our trusty Motorola Moto G. We tried Google Play and the Ladbrokes app weren’t anywhere to be seen.

So we went onto 1Mobilemarket.com and downloaded the Labrokes app from there.

Although using Paypal to secure the funds to bet would have seemed logical for a mobile phone user, we don’t trust that company because it isn’t regulated as a UK bank.

Instead we tried to sign up with a regular debit card from HSBC. Would the app accept our details? No, it wouldn’t.

So we tried downloading the Ladbrokes “Sport” app instead. Why the company has at least two UK apps we don’t know but again it wouldn’t accept our debit card.

In the end, GoMo News decided to try an alternative Android app from Betfred and we were impressed with the payment options which this app offered.

In addition to the usual credit/debit card options, the Bfred app also supports Ukash (a prepaid Mastercard); Moneybookers; and Neteller.

The Betfred app which is actually listed on Google Play as “Bfred Mobile App” and can be downloaded from here.

Unlike the Ladbrokes app, we were able to sign up to Betfred using an HSBC debit card but found the process somewhat confusing.

The app actually takes you onto the mobile Net using the browser of your choice and somehow during the complicated sign up process we lost the free £10 bet to which we were entitled as first time mobile users.

Not that impressive. We also couldn’t make the £5 each way bet * on the horse Kingston Hill which we wished to do with our deposited £10 of funds.

*SILLY US. a £5 EACH WAY BET IS £10! We’re real amateur gamblers.

The idea was to use the other £5 to place on Geoffrey Chaucer to win. However, the app simply place the whole £10 on the first bet for Kingston Hill.

So. At least in 2014 we managed to place a bet without having to make any phone calls to help centres, for example.

However, in terms of user friendliness these apps need improving. We suspect these betting firms only test the apps on hardened gamblers.

For example, the Bfred app listed the Epsom races. But we had to guess that the Derby was actually the race it listed as happening at 4pm.

How difficult would it have been to put the single word ‘Derby’ against that particular entry?

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.


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