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Android App in Live Wallpaper Series Released By Tabus Nine

The Game of Life Live Wallpaper, an interactive and customizable Live Wallpaper, is based on Conway’s Game of Life April 2, 2012 (Ann Arbor, MI): Tabus Nine Computing (http://www.tabusn ine.com), a mobile application developer for the Android operating system, has announced a new Live Wallpaper for Android devices. The Live Wallpaper, Game of Life Live Wallpaper, is based on Conway’s Game of Life, and its aesthetics will appeal even to users who may not be familiar with the cellular automaton. In Conway’s Game of Life, “cells” exist in a grid, which live and die depending on how many neighbors they have. The rules that govern the cells can produce mesmerizing patterns over time. Game of Life Live Wallpaper renders the cells fading in an out as they live and die, with many options for coloring the cells. “Game of Life Live Wallpaper was distributed with a free and paid version” said Austin Mueller and Ben Oztalay, co-owners of Tabus Nine. “The full version features five different display modes, which each allow the user to customize how the cells are colored and displayed.” The first, and simplest, display mode colors the living cells a solid color of the user’s choosing. The second colors the cells differently depending on how long they’ve been alive, picking colors from a palette. Users can select, edit, and create their own palettes. The Time of Day display mode uses a special palette of colors associated with times of the day to change the color of the cells as the day progresses. Another display mode turns your wallpaper into a battery indicator, coloring the cells from green to red depending on the phone’s battery level. Lastly, the By Touch display mode changes the color of the cells whenever the screen is touched. Android was listed as the best-selling smartphone platform worldwide in Q4 2010 with over 300 million Android devices in use by February 2012.According to Google’s Andy Rubin, as of February 2012 there are over 850,000 Android devices activated every day. Google Android Mobile Applications can be downloaded from third-party sites or through online stores such as Google Play, the app store run by Google. Tabus Nine Computing is currently developing other features to add to the Game of Life Live Wallpaper, including other display modes, and an in-app store where users can purchase palettes and other display modes. About Tabus Nine Tabus Nine Computing was founded in 2011 to create Android applications, as well as perform artificial intelligence research by Austin Mueller and Ben Oztalay. Both company founders are Computer Science and Engineering majors at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can connect with them through various social communities at: Facebook: http://www.faceboo k.com/TabusNineCom puting Twitter: http://twitter.com /#!/TabusNine Google+: https://plus.googl e.com/b/1111306990 11280790755/  (Apr 1, 2012 | post #1)

Birmingham, MI

Inspectors Are Eyes and Ears On The Street At CheckItOutU...

New website is an online meeting place for people who have made an online purchase or transacting business in a remote location with qualified agents located nearby who can check it out for them. March 14, 2012 - A new website, http://www.checkit outupfront.com , will provide “eyes and ears, feet-on-the-street ” for buyers, who cannot, physically, check out an item themselves before making a online purchase. The site will be an online meeting place for people who are interested in making an online purchase or transacting business in a remote location with qualified agents located nearby who can check it out for them. "I might be interested in an armoire being sold by an art & antiques auction site,” says one frustrated buyer, “but a thumbnail photo and short description just doesn’t tell me all I need to know about its condition. I need someone to look it over for me before I finalize my bid.” Checkitoutupfront. com will target buyers in four primary categories: industrial equipment auctions, art & antiques auctions, auto auctions and private sales, real estate auctions, private sales and rentals. The site is also set up to help people who are considering an online transaction and need to have an item “checked out” upfront, such as vacation properties and timeshares, personal property and collectibles, even pets. Checkitoutupfront. com can become an important source of income for professional appraisers, freelance consultants or students. Since the site will aggregate requests from all over the world, opportunities will exist to check out, and report on, an auction for dozens potential buyers in one visit. For example, a qualified Service Provider will be able to find 30 shoppers on checkitoutupfront. com and charge each $100 to check out a large auction. Checkitoutupfront. com is now actively encouraging those who have experience and expertise in these areas to visit the site to register. Potential service providers need to complete a short application, listing their credentials and experience in their field. Later on, buyers all over the world will be invited to post requests for service, detailing what they need to have checked out, where it is located and what information they need to help with their purchase decision. Checkitoutupfront. com will then notify potential service providers to respond to the request for service. The two parties use the site to agree on the services to be performed and the price to be paid. The purchaser needs to establish contact with the seller to assure that the provider has access to the item to be checked out. The agent, or service provider, then checks out the item, files a report on checkitoutupfront. com, and payment is transacted on the site. For privacy purposes, the purchaser and service provider remain anonymous to each other. For more information, go to www.checkitoutupfr ont.com. We invite inspectors and appraisers to visit http://www.checkit outupfront.com to become Bloodhounds for the online auction industry.  (Mar 14, 2012 | post #1)

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Inspection And Appraisal Industry Welcomed At CheckItOutU...

New website targets online auctions that require Inspections or Appraisals from professionals in the local area of the seller. CheckItOutUpfront. com welcomes the Inspection and Appraisals industries. January 23, 2012 (Internet Industry): Industrial auction sites have become a booming sector on the Internet during the past decade, but many buyers still are skeptical. “If you are interested in a piece of equipment, how do you know if the darn thing still works, and if it has all the cables, connectors, parts, pieces, manuals, discs, etc. that you will need?,” says one reluctant purchaser. Now, a new website, checkitoutupfront. com, will serve as a bridge between online buyers who are physically separated from goods they are considering purchasing and agents who can “check it out” for them. It’s easy enough when one wants to buy a sweater from reputable online retailers, but buyers who need validation of condition have, until now, been left without viable options. The new site will target buyers in four primary categories in online auctions: industrial equipment auctions, art & antiques auctions, auto auctions and private sales, real estate auctions, private sales and rentals. The site is also set up to help people who are considering an online transaction and need to have an item “checked out” upfront, such as vacation properties and timeshares, personal property and collectibles, even pets. Checkitoutupfront. com can become an important source of income for professional appraisers, inspectors, freelance consultants (referred to as “Bloodhounds” on the website). Since the site will aggregate requests from all over the world, opportunities will exist to check out, and report on, an auction for dozens potential buyers in one visit. For example, a qualified Service Provider may be able to find 30 shoppers on checkitoutupfront. com and charge each $100 to check out a large auction. Checkitoutupfront. com is now actively encouraging those who have experience and expertise in these areas to visit the site to register at no charge. Potential service providers need to complete a short application, listing their credentials and experience in their field. Later on, buyers all over the world will be invited to post requests for service, detailing what they need to have checked out, where it is located and what information they need to help with their purchase decision. Checkitoutupfront. com will then notify potential service providers to respond to the request for service. We invite inspectors and appraisers to visit http://www.checkit outupfront.com to become Bloodhounds for the online auction industry.  (Jan 24, 2012 | post #1)

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