Archive for November, 2013

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To manage your photo albums, tap Albums, swipe right to view the list of albums, and tap Edit.  To rename an album, tap the album name and enter a new one To rearrange albums, tap and drag the album where you want it To delete an album, tap , then tap Delete  Note: You can’t delete your Camera Roll or, if enabled, Photo Stream.
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If you’ve signed in to your Twitter account in iOS 7, Safari can display all the links tweeted by your friends. Tap , and then tap  to view Shared LInks. Note: Sign in to Twitter in  Settings.
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postheadericon Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal at FlashRouters

Two things that should be on all of your minds: eating like a death row prisoner on Thanksgiving, and gearing up for the holiday gift-giving season.

There’s not much we can do to enhance the former – though we’ll certainly do our part in our own respective celebrations – but on the latter front, we have a lot to offer. After all, Black Friday is impending, and we at FlashRouters want to get in on the major discount fun.

But rather than diving heedlessly into the melee that is in-store Black Friday shopping, we encourage you to stay indoors, enjoy your food hangover, and get deals online.

And since, we know no one likes waiting, we’re are starting the deal right now! You can call it a pre-Black Friday sale or a pre-Cyber Monday sale but we call it savings. Just add the upgraded and enhanced router of your choice and get Free shipping inside the US via USPS Priority or a $ 25 discount to all customers outside the US. No coupon codes or hoops to jump through.

Add any router and the discount will show up right in the cart after you make a shipping quote (it has to figure out where you are to provide the correct discount. Get ready for the FlashRouters experience!

Note: This offer can not be combined with any other offer or discount code.

The Mission of FlashRouters

At FlashRouters, our primary goal is to provide our customers with devices that strengthen their wireless networks in terms of power, speed, and security. We work tirelessly to ensure that every router we sell is versatile and high-end. In fact, we just created a new animated video to explain what FlashRouters does and how it can benefit you that we are proud to reveal today!

We achieve this mission by flashing/upgrading all of our routers with open-source firmware (hence our name). Every FlashRouter is flashed with either DD-WRT or Tomato firmware, replacement firmwares that boost the functionality of already superior routers. Using a FlashRouter, you’ll be able to extend your wireless network and access advanced security options.

In fact, a FlashRouter will particularly come in handy this season when all of those Xbox Ones,iPad Airs, Roku 3s and Playstation 4s start getting unwrapped. Using a FlashRouter, you can even control the allocation of your bandwidth, which means you can prioritize activities that require more bandwidth, such as gaming and streaming movies & television (Netflix, Hulu and much more).

If you’re going to pay top-dollar for these gaming systems, you might as well ensure that they’re running the best they can. A FlashRouter will handily achieve that goal.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Savings

The Netgear R6300 Wireless-AC DD-WRT FlashRouter

Netgear R6300 Wireless-AC DD-WRT FlashRouter

So we’ve told what a FlashRouter can do for you; why don’t we finally get to the deals? That’s what you’re here for, right?

We’re doing something rarely if ever do. We’re happy to announce that we will be officially suspending costs of USPS Priority (2-3 days) and slashing $ 25 off of international shipping costs on any FlashRouter during our Black Friday sale.

That’s right free USPS Priority shipping on any of our routers. Whether you go in for any of our new lightning-quick Wireless-AC devices, or perhaps if you prefer to buy one of our new basic economy Tomato models like the E1200 & E2500 or some popular favorite somewhere in between like the E4200 DD-WRT– our all-time best seller or the Netgear WNDR3700. This also applies to any VPN provider specific model on site.

Unlike many other companies, we do not just figure shipping costs into an item price and jack it up. We provide the best price per unit we can on a router while keeping a premium to properly pay a highly-trained, US-based expert tech support staff to help you with any problems or issues you may have. Then we get direct rates from our shipping carrier and have them included in our cart with no handling or added charges.

This deal won’t last forever (and can’t be combined with any other offers). In fact, it runs now through Cyber Monday Dec. 2. So if you value the best possible network centerpiece for your tech toys to come, act now.

Have a happy Thanksgivings from all of your friends at FlashRouters, and we’ll see you at the checkout page!

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postheadericon MetLife puts customers first through the power of Office 365

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 21, 2013 — MetLife Inc., a leading provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs serving more than 90 million customers, has selected Microsoft Office 365 to offset the challenges that can accompany a rapidly expanding global workforce and the company’s global presence. MetLife has begun deployment to its 64,000 employees and expects to have Office 365 fully implemented by November.

“As we expand our global presence, we had to start thinking differently about how to get things done more quickly while still putting our customers first. This absolutely affected the way we evaluated our previous technology investments,” said Jim O’Donnell, senior vice president and chief technology officer, MetLife. “As a whole, the insurance industry can be challenging for consumers to navigate, so getting all of our global employees onto one standardized platform helps us collaborate more effectively and efficiently. In turn, we can ensure the customer experience is as smooth and consistent as possible.”

The move to Office 365 will allow MetLife to reinvest cost savings into mission-critical technologies, which will enable MetLife to further strengthen its focus on customer-centricity. In an increasingly competitive industry, the ability to strongly differentiate the brand as customer-centric will help MetLife face competition from other insurance companies head-on.

“The opportunity to take advantage of Outlook and the other tools included in the Office 365 suite will ultimately help us mitigate the time and distance factors that can be detrimental to customer service. Office 365 supports and enables our strategy of customer-centricity,” O’Donnell said.

More information about how organizations are turning to Microsoft technology is available on the Microsoft Customer Spotlight newsroom.

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Use Control Center to access your iPhone camera quickly from any screen, even if your iPhone is locked. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to reveal Control Center. Tap to open Camera.
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To delete an app you downloaded from the App Store, touch and hold its icon on the Home screen until it starts to jiggle. Tap  to delete. If you delete or drag all apps out of a folder, the folder is automatically deleted too. When finished, press the Home button. Note: Deleting an app also deletes all of its data. You can redownload any app you’ve purchased from the App Store, free of charge. You can’t delete built-in apps.
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Touch and hold any app on the Home screen until it jiggles, then move apps around by dragging them.  Drag an app to the side of the screen to move it to another screen.  Drag an app onto another app to create a folder. Tap the name field to give the folder a different name.  Press the Home button to save your arrangement.
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postheadericon Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and new accessories available for purchase

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REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 21, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that its newest Surface models — Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 — as well as an expanded portfolio of new Surface accessories are now available for purchase at Microsoft retail stores,, select third-party retailers and authorized commercial resellers in 21 initial markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The new Surface products will be available in China in early November.

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are the most productive tablets on the planet, and they each benefit from significant updates, including improvements to processing power and battery life, display and camera resolution, and the kickstand — now featuring a second, wider angle so it’s more comfortable to use Surface on your lap or at your desk. Enhancements in Windows 8.1 RT and Windows 8.1 Pro make Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 even more powerful and customizable.

Knowledgeable staff are on hand at all Microsoft retail store locations to answer questions and help with Surface setup, so customers have a great out-of-box experience and walk out the door with a product that is personalized for them. Customers can visit to find a Microsoft retail store nearest them.

Each new Surface comes with built-in value

To help people get the most out of Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, customers who purchase either device will receive free Skype calling to landlines in more than 60 countries for one year, unlimited Skype Wi-Fi on their Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 at more than 2 million hotspots worldwide for one year, and 200 GB of free SkyDrive storage for two years.[1]

Surface 2

Surface 2 is the most productive tablet for personal use. It offers all the entertainment and gaming capabilities you expect from a tablet, along with the ability to get work done. Surface 2 is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, making apps run faster and smoother and increasing battery life to up to 10 hours for video playback. The 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display now renders 1080p video for enjoying shows and movies, and its full-size USB port has been upgraded to USB 3.0 for up to four times faster file transfers. Camera resolution has also increased, with a 3.5-megapixel front camera and 5-megapixel rear camera, both capable of capturing 1080p video and featuring improved low-light performance, making face-to-face conversations with your favorite people crisp and clear. Even with these and other upgrades, Surface 2 is slightly thinner and lighter than its predecessor.

Surface 2 ships with Windows 8.1 RT, bringing improvements in key areas, such as personalization, search, multitasking, built-in apps, the Windows Store experience and cloud connectivity. The new Xbox Music allows you to stream millions of songs for free, and an updated Video app and great games from the Windows Store such as “Halo: Spartan Assault” will help ensure you never run out of ways to play. When it’s time to get serious, Surface 2 is preloaded with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT and Outlook 2013 RT; simply click in a Touch or Type Cover and get to work.

Surface 2 is available in 32GB and 64GB configurations2 and starts at $ 449.

Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a true laptop replacement, capable of running virtually all your Windows software, including the full Microsoft Office suite[3] and apps from the Windows Store. Surface Pro 2 offers the portability and simplicity of a tablet when you want it and the power and flexibility of a laptop when you need it. It is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor that, combined with other improvements, delivers increased performance and up to 75 percent longer battery life than Surface Pro. Starting at $ 899, Surface Pro 2 is offered in 64GB and 128GB configurations with 4 GB of RAM and in 256GB and 512GB configurations with 8 GB of RAM.[2] Full specs are available at

New accessories

Microsoft also released seven new accessories that will make Surface even more flexible, more portable and more productive:

• Touch Cover 2. Thinner and lighter than the original Touch Cover and measuring just 2.75 millimeters thin, Touch Cover 2 features backlit keys for even better readability. Touch Cover 2 is more rigid, registers keystrokes with greater accuracy and features updated sensors that support a variety of gestures across the keyboard. Touch Cover 2 is available Tuesday for an estimated retail price of $ 119.99.

• Type Cover 2. Type Cover 2 features the same superthin, lightweight design of the original Type Cover, but it’s now backlit and available in Cyan, Magenta, Purple and Black. It’s also more rigid, providing a better lap-typing experience, and it was designed to be noticeably quieter when striking the keys. Type Cover 2 is available Tuesday for an estimated retail price of $ 129.99.

• Power Cover. Power Cover delivers the same great typing experience you get with Type Cover but adds up to 50 percent additional battery life to your Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 to help you make it through that late-night meeting or an international day of travel. Power Cover will have an estimated retail price of $ 199.99 and has a projected release date of early 2014.

• Docking Station for Surface Pro. The Docking Station for Surface Pro lets you quickly connect Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 to desktop PC peripherals in a single step, taking you from laptop to desktop in an instant. While Surface Pro or Surface Pro 2 is docked, it can connect with up to two 4K external monitors, Ethernet, speakers and power supply. PC peripherals connect via its one USB 3.0 port and three USB 2.0 ports. The Docking Station for Surface Pro will have an estimated retail price of $ 199.99 and has a projected release date of early 2014.

• Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers. The Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers connects magnetically to any Touch or Type Cover, letting you type from anywhere in the room using Bluetooth technology, so it is even easier to connect Surface to a TV or monitor[4] and type from another location, such as the couch. Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers is available Tuesday for an estimated retail price of $ 59.99.

• Car Charger with USB. Car Charger plugs into most cars’ power or lighter ports and charges Surface without the need for an additional adapter. It also features a USB port to allow simultaneous charging of a phone or other device. Car Charger will have an estimated retail price of $ 49.99 and has a projected release date of early 2014.

• Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition. This special-edition Arc Touch Mouse has been updated to match the look of Surface. Like other Arc Touch mice, it is designed for comfort and flattens for portability. It connects via Bluetooth 3.0, freeing Surface’s USB port for use by other devices. Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition is available in the U.S. and Canada Tuesday for an estimated retail price of $ 69.99. Distribution in additional markets is projected to begin in the coming months. More information on Surface and the new accessories is available at

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

The information contained in this press release relates to pre-release software products that may be substantially modified before their first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the software products when first commercially released. The press release is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the press release or the information contained in it.

[1] Skype offer not available in China. Internet access fees may apply. Skype offer excludes calls to special, premium and non-geographic numbers. A fair usage policy and Skype’s Terms of Use apply; see for details. For Skydrive offer terms and conditions, see

[2] System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. See for more details. Initial quantities of Surface Pro 2 with 512 GB will be limited.

[3] Office sold separately.

[4] Adapter required and sold separately.

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