Walmart offers free trial of its service delivery

Walmart wants to receive a package in your home or work more convenient.

The retail giant announced Wednesday that its ShippingPass service, free delivery of products in two days and whose subscription costs $ 50, will offer people who choose to get the advantage of a free 30-day trial. At the end of that period, Walmart will charge annual subscription. People who already had registered will also enjoy this promotion.

Not all products are immediately available Walmart by the ShippingPass service. Initially you can buy popular products like household items, clothing, electronics and other health and beauty products. Eligible products will be labeled on and mobile app, with the phrase “ShippingPass”.

If the service sounds familiar it is because Amazon, Walmart rival, already offers something similar with its Amazon Prime subscription service, only Prime costs $ 99 a year. However, the service includes access to Amazon Prime Video, Prime Music and some free books for your Kindle.

Unlike Prime, Walmart does not allow ShippingPass be shared with others in the same household -at least for now and as a spokeswoman for the retailer.

Walmart just started sending invitations to ShippingPass in May 2016, although in 2015 the company had announced that it would launch the service this summer.

15 things you need to know about ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’

Still half missing year waiting to finally meet Star Wars: Battlefront, retitled for video game consoles that transports us to the universe of Star Wars one of the most important sagas and liked by their level of action, reality and attachment to the stories of the six known episodes.

As a highly acclaimed and highly anticipated game, questions related to Star Wars: Battlefront abound. Therefore, we present 15 interesting facts and curious to entertain you while you wait for your arrival.

November 17, 2015: 1. its release date was confirmed.

2. It’s been 10 years since his debut Battlefront 2.

3. It is expected that Star Wars: Battlefront band between 9 million and 10 million copies.

4. The game was created by DICE, and is produced and distributed by EA. Uses the Frostbite Engine 3 – present in other DICE titles like Need for Speed ​​and Battlefield 4.

5. Star Wars: Battlefront will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

6. EA already released the first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront and you can see here below

8. The trailer also reveals something about the vehicles. Walkers or AT-Ts, speeder bikes (speed bikers) and even the Millennium Falcon are some who appear in the video, so be sure that you will sit at its helm during the game.

9. There will be an unexplored planet: Sullust.

10. You will be able to choose between being a hero or villain in the history of the game.

11. Some of the characters to choose from are Darth Vader and Boba Fett also have other known characters from the Star Wars saga.

12. Star Wars: Battlefront will view between first and third person, depending on the user’s taste and can be changed at will.

13. You will support online multiplayer.

14. The user decides whether to be part of the Empire or the Rebellion.

15. When buying pre-game, you can have access to battles on 1 December, a week before the rest of the users.

Using Goodreads to find bargains e-books

Suppose you are a fan of Game of Thrones, so familiar to you the name of David Benioff, who is one of the executive producers of the popular television series. Someone mentions that Benioff wrote the novel City of Thieves. You are looking at Amazon and you realize that the Kindle edition costs US $ 11.99 and as you spent the money to subscribe to HBO Now to just watch Game of Thrones.

Sure, sometimes electronic books or e-books go on sale, but how you can keep track of the price of City of Thieves or any book you want to read?

Using Goodreads to find bargains …

The solution is to use Goodreads. The management tool and suggestion books owned by Amazon just added a new feature: Deals Goodreads. (Fortunately, thanks to Amazon, bids are not limited to Kindle; Goodreads supports Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo Google Play Books).

Goodreads now also saves you money.

You can take advantage of Goodreads Deals in different ways. If you go to the account settings page and clicking Deals tab, you’ll see three options

If you are a user of Goodreads, you probably have added some books to your bookshelf that you want to read. If you enable this option, Goodreads will notify you every time one of those books are on offer or have a discount.

Similarly, if you follow the authors on Goodreads, you will be notified of the offers of any of the books authored by these writers.

The gender option lets you choose from four categories: best sellers (bestseller), romance, mystery and suspense, and fantasy and science fiction. So you will receive daily notifications to offers in these categories.

You can also specify which of the above stores want to include in the notifications. That’s not much point to receive notifications Kobo deals mainly if you use Kindle. But I give you some advice: do not limit yourself to a single e-book store. It is easy enough to have several apps on your phone or tablet, and various shops offer with frequent different bargains. Why not take advantage of them all?

And that’s it. If you are a user of Goodreads, it makes total sense that these notifications serves advantage of offers. If you are not a user of this tool, I say it’s worth you subscribe you. It is useful to keep track of the books you’ve read and you would like to read.

Beaming PlayStation games on your PC or Mac

It’s happened to everyone. You want to play with your PlayStation 4, but someone else is using the TV. No need to make tantrum or start a fight. Sony has released an update for the PS4 that allows you to stream games directly to your PC or Mac. It is similar to the transmission function of the PlayStation Vita.

The Remote Play, or remote play feature should work with most laptops and desktops. It is compatible with computers running Windows 8.1 or newer versions and OS X Yosemite or newer versions. In addition, your computer should have at least 2GB of RAM, screen resolution of 1,024×768-pixel or higher, and at least one Core i5-520M 2.4GHz processor.

Sony recommends that for best performance also have to have an internet connection with download speeds and upload documents of at least 12 Mbps. You can check how fast you get here.

This is how the Remote Play is installed on your PC or Mac

5 signs that that fabulous discount coupon is false

Target offers you a fabulous coupon promising you 50 percent off your purchase? Of course not. That coupon is 100 percent false, but this has not prevented thousands of people have already shared on Facebook.

There are a couple of reasons to worry about fake coupons. First, the linked coupons you see in your timeline Facebook and Twitter are not coupons – even false. They are just pictures of bait, when you click on them, either (a) install malware on your device, (b) make spam on all pages of your friends with ads fake coupon, (c) you are asked to complete the least 352 surveys and 16 you register for services you do not want to finally get the coupon (which never receive), or (d) all of the above.

Your Facebook friend published, but does not take you to the site of the manufacturer

Second, if you really end up with a fake coupon at hand, and take it to a store if the store accepts as real, the store loses money. This does not make a big difference in your life (except for the sweet deal you just get through the blissful ignorance of the cashier), but if enough fake coupons are accepted as real, the store finally decide it makes more sense to stop accepting coupons completely. So, no more sweet deals or real or false to you.

If you’re not sure if the coupon on the wall of your friend is false, here are some signs that could help detect

It is on this list

Most coupons are about to see this holiday season and offers will come from a source that you have a lot of confidence: your Facebook friends. If you see a fabulous offer from Walmart on the wall of your friend, slide on the link and see where it takes you (you will be able to see the address or full in the bottom corner of your browser URL). Does it take a trusted site or another big name like Coupon Cabin or Does it take you to a page of type

If it’s anything like the last page, do you click. Forget this. Insurance is false.

It seems to be false

The center specializes in coupons known as Coupon Information Center maintains a comprehensive list of fake coupons Coupon Alerts on your page (in English, US only) If the coupon you are seeing on this list, it is definitely false – beam a quick search on Google to see if it appears in a list of alerts of fraud or any news.

Look at the coupon good. Has it been altered in any way? The most common disorders are on the percentage or the amount of money that involves the discount (eg a coupon with a discount of US $ 10 could be changed to one of US $ 40 discount) or the expiration date. Does the coupon looks like something real? Do you have a barcode? Is the expiration date included? Large stores like Walmart and Target have the means to make coupons that look very well, so if something you think looks suspicious, it is very likely true.

It’s too good to be true

Does it look that coupon too good to be true? At shops and manufacturers like to make money – and if you are launching a loquísima offer, the type of “too good to be true”, rest assured that you will work to earn it. (It is for this reason that people formed in long lines and endure the cold or rain to buy things during the happy Black Friday). If the coupon in question is a huge discount (as discounting more money than it is worth itself a product) or that gives you a product without having to make any purchase separately, it is almost certainly false.

This point is thorny, because buying coupons is not always something fraudulent. In fact, I occasionally buy coupons from companies like eBay, and many others sell or insert coupons to save money. It’s okay if you pay to buy coupons, but you need to verify that what you’re really buying are coupons. I tend to trust eBay sellers based on their qualifications and criticisms, as in my experience with coupons (for example, if I know that Victoria’s Secret is giving cupoens of US $ 10, buy a few for US $ 1 each. but I will avoid buying the coupon of $ 50 because as far as I know, that’s something that Victoria’s Secret does not offer right now).


You have to pay for it

But when I say “pay for them,” I do not mean to buy physical coupons – I mean “pay” for a coupon if you fill out a survey (which ends up being 28 surveys), register to receive a product (unless you’re signing to be on the mailing list of the store, the coupon is false) or giving the number of your credit card for some reason. No legitimate company will ask you to register to receive an estimate of car insurance or club watches the month just to give you a coupon.

5 signs that that fabulous discount coupon …

Foursquare awards your app adds location Swarm

The Swarm app will start giving awards most dedicated users.

With all the times that the Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, use the app Swarm to tell his followers on Twitter where it is, it could be many prizes this summer will give the app.

Foursquare Swarm’s parent company, said Tuesday the US launch of Swarm Perks, a number of challenges and sweepstakes that will give users the opportunity to win prizes of different types.

The first challenge is to introduce three summery places and add your location to the app, your location, highlight the rules of the game must be a summer place as a beach, a pool, amusement park or a park. The award of this first challenge is the entrance into a drawing to win US $ 10,000 for your vacation.

The user could also win tickets to concerts or sporting events, trips and products. The challenges change and sometimes they have to do the check-in as well.

With Swarm, the person who visits a place becomes the virtual “mayor” of a restaurant, bar or shop, for example. Some days the app records up to 8 million check-ins. In just over two years since we launched Swarm they have joined 9.000 million check-ins.

This is the first time Swarm presents the opportunity to win prizes beyond badges and “mayor”.

Apple releases iOS 9.3.2 with enhancements for iPhone SE

Apple released iOS 9.3.2 on Monday, a small update for the mobile operating system iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

iOS 9.3.2 includes the solution to the problem that causes failures have Bluetooth accessories audio quality to be linked with an iPhone SE. the problem that prevented write e-mail when using the Japanese keyboard in Mail and Messages apps are also solved.

This version also includes the solution to the problem of VoiceOver using Alex’s voice, in which the device switches to a different voice to announce spaces or punctuation.

To download and install iOS 9.3.2 via OTA (Over The Air, or wireless), just go to Settings on your device (or Settings)> General> Software Update. Hence, the device scans the update and start downloading. To download from iTunes, connect your device to your computer, make a backup of your information and section of the device, choose Software Update.

iOS 9.3.2 comes just a month and a half after iOS 9.3,1, which was released in late March. This update was most important, because correcting operation problem link.

IOS 9 release is the latest for Apple’s mobile platform. Released in September, this version already has 84 percent of the entire base adoption of mobile operating systems Cupertino giant.

Will the Apple Watch more countries? Some say yes, others not

The Apple Watch will reach more countries from May 8, according to the Italian site iSpazio. However, the specialized site 9to5Mac says it is not, because Apple is still struggling to supply units to countries where the Apple Watch is available from April 10.

Currently, the Apple Watch is available in presale in nine markets: US, UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan. The presale began on April 10, but the clocks begin to deliver the first buyers on Friday, April 24.

The own site 9to5Mac said recently that Angela Ahrendts, vice president of online stores and physical Apple, told employees of Apple Stores that invite consumers to buy the clock through the online store, preferring to it is in this way so that there are no lines of people waiting outside stores and to prevent consumers want to buy directly in stores – no appointment or without pre-purchase.

Ahrendts said that this process of buying online and not in stores will remain effective until at least early June, perhaps referring that to date Apple will just have units to supply orders online and in physical stores.

The Cupertino giant usually launch their products in several waves. First, the products reach a handful of markets, which are usually the same nine above. In a second wave reaches more countries in Europe and Spain. In a third wave, the products reach countries in Latin America, almost always one of the first is Mexico.

The wave period is usually a few weeks or a month, and if the official availability date is April 24, the Apple Watch will come to a second round of countries from late May – just like Ahrendts said employees in stores. close operations next week

Gawker Media said today, Thursday, the portal, the venerable gossip and news site founded 14 years ago, will close operations next week. The announcement, which was released by a blog post on Thursday comes two days after the beleaguered company sold its assets – though not – the Hispanic media giant Univision Communications Inc.

The sale of these assets for US $ 135 million was part of an auction ordered by the courts. In addition to Univision, the US publishing company Ziff Davis also made a bid for Gawker Media, although this was about US $ 90 million, according to Re / Code.

In Thursday’s announcement, CEO and founder of Gawker Media, Nick Denton, she told staff members they will have to take on other roles within the organization, either in one of the other six sites Gawker Media or within Univision itself, including Lifehacker and Gizmodo.

The decision comes following the successful campaign co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, against Denton and Thiel paid for a court case that ultimately led to both the disappearance of Gawker and fall of Denton, citing “the unique and incredibly harmful way to get the attention of people through intimidation” Gawker as their reason for “fend”.

Gawker wrote an article in 2007 in which he publicly presented Thiel as a homosexual.

USA ICANN gives power over Internet domain names

The 20-year role played by the US government in a crucial part of the Internet is about to end.

From October 1, USA .. no longer have power over the domain name system (DNS for short), said the Department of Commerce of that country in a blog post this week.

DNS is one of the basic components of the Internet, because every Web address linked to servers using a commonly known single set of numbers as an IP address. The control system will change hands, from the US government to a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN, for its acronym in English).

For Internet users in the world, the transfer will go largely unnoticed, as the use of everyday Internet will not be affected. Instead, the transfer has been designed to ensure the DNS remains a strong and reliable pillar of the Internet in the coming years. Proponents of the measure, including the Obama administration, believe that privatization will help maintain international support for the system and prevent the Internet from becoming a point of controversy.

However, some US politicians, including former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, have criticized the decision to transfer control DNS US government. In a speech last month at the Republican National Convention, Cruz said he feared that the system will now be open to interference from foreign governments after being stored safely for years by US

The change does not come as a surprise to anyone, however. In fact, it has been going on for many years now. Care system by the US government was always supposed to be a temporary measure and its association with data ICANN since 1998.

The agreement to complete the transition was made in 2014. As of Tuesday this week, the government is satisfied that ICANN is ready to take over the system, said Lawrence Strickling, assistant secretary for communications and information, blog Department of Commerce.

“Over the past 18 years, the United States has been working with the global Internet community multiple stakeholders to establish a stable model and secure Internet governance ensuring that the private sector, not governments take the lead in the establishment of Internet domain names in the future, “Strickland said.