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Activision announces release of new Pitfall! Mobile App - Revamped 1980's Classic Video Game

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(Best Syndication News) - Remember the 1980’s? Back in 1982, Activision had captivated video game players with Pitfall! on the Atari 2600 game console. This video game had Pitfall Harry swing across crocodiles, jump over logs, and avoid falling into pits in the jungle. Today, Activision announced that they have released a new version of the classic video game with their Pitfall! App that will work on the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The video game was developed to work with the new technology at Activision's new Leeds, UK-based studio The Blast Furnace™. With the new technology, the Pitfall! game will be revamped for today’s gamers, but will keep elements of the classic game, such as the crocodiles, rope swings, gold bars, cobras, and diamond rings. The new version of Pitfall! will have 3D visuals with the ability to shift camera perspectives. There also will be vehicles and mine carts with a variety of challenges that the player will face.

Amazon Cloud Player expands on Supported Devices and Features

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(Best Syndication News) - New features were added to the Amazon Cloud Player software app. Amazon also has reached many licensing agreements with music companies for their Cloud Player. Amazon will soon be adding Roku and Sonus to the supported devices offering their service.

Amazon announced today that they have reached licensing agreements with Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and over 150 independent distributors, aggregators, and music publishers for their Cloud Player service.

A new feature in the Amazon Cloud Player includes a history of MP3 purchases made with Amazon. Any Amazon MP3 purchases will automatically be saved to the Cloud Player at no extra cost to the customer.

Bank of America Mobile App gets new Banking Features

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(Best Syndication News) - Bank of America has released a new mobile app for banking with new features including Mobile Check Deposit, Person-to-Person Email, Mobile Transfers, and Mobile App Alerts. The new banking app will make it possible for Bank of America customers to do their banking all from their mobile phone.

The Mobile Check Deposit feature works by having the customer take a photo of the check and then they follow the prompts to complete the bank deposit. Currently this feature is only available on the Apple iPad, but will support the Apple iPhone, Google Android devices, and Microsoft Windows Phone in a few more weeks. The app is designed to work on Smartphones and tablets that can connect to the Internet.

NBC collaborated with Adobe to create Mobile Apps to Live Stream the 2012 Olympic Games

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(Best Syndication News) - The 2012 Olympics are scheduled to start on Friday, July 27, and will end on Sunday, August 12. NBC will be covering the sporting events on their TV network, but will also provide two mobile apps to watch them on the go. NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, had Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) build the two apps; NBC Olympics Live Extra App and NBC Olympics App.

NBC Olympics Live Extra will work for cable, satellite, and telco customers to provide live-stream Olympic coverage. Adobe estimates that over 3,500 hours of coverage will occur. There are 32 sports and 302 medal awarding events.

Panasonic Lumix SZ5 WI-FI Digital Camera lets users transfer Photos Wirelessly

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(Best Syndication News) - Panasonic announced the features of their LUMIX DMC-SZ5 digital camera today. The new camera has Wi-Fi connectivity and a 10x optical zoom. Panasonic created the SZ5 so that it would be convenient like a Smartphone, but at the same time keep the photo quality expected with digital cameras.

Sharing family photos would be easier with this camera. Instead of having to plug in a cable, you could connect via Wi-Fi to share your memories on social networking websites such as Facebook or Picasa.

The camera can connect to a Smartphone device so the user would not need to find a Wi-Fi hotspot to share photos online. The Smartphone can also be used as a remote viewfinder for the camera when it is using the LUMIX LINK app. The app also lets the Smartphone user control the zoom, focus position, and tag location information of the camera. The software is available for iOS and Android devices.

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