New ads for the Apple iPad Pro are released

Apple has released some new television ads for the Apple iPad Pro that continue to use the same format as its most recent spots for the tablet. For example, one ad shows a tweet that reads, “Laptap died halfway through the flight…#sigh #longnightahead. But as Mr. Voice Over announcer tells us, the battery on the iPad Pro stays charged all day making traveling a lot less painful.

The next spot features a tweet that states, “My laptop weighs five million tons.” While a bit of an exaggeration, Apple says that the iPad Pro weighs about one pound. But Apple is being tricky here, because only …

The Alcatel A30 is a $99 Android Nougat phone (or just $59 with Amazon ads)

Besides adding the Motorola Moto G5 Plus to its Prime Exclusive offer, Amazon today also started taking pre-orders for the Alcatel A30, a brand new smartphone that costs less than $100 and will be released on April 19.

Amazon Prime members can purchase the handset for just $59.99, but they’ll get Amazon offers and ads on the home screen. If you want to buy the Alcatel A30 without Amazon ads, you’ll have to pay $99.99 – that’s still not a bad price for what the device has to offer.

Running Android 7 Nougat, the Alcatel A30 sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered …

The Google Assistant has turned into a virtual salesman with the introduction of ads

It’s something that was bound to happen sooner or later. Google is the king when it comes to online advertisements, and it’s one of the largest sources of revenue for the company as a whole. Ads are what allow entities such as Google to exist, so I suppose it should only make sense that they appear to have made their way over to the Google Assistant.

Between multiple users on Reddit and a video on Twitter from Bryson Meunier, we have solid evidence that Google is now running an ad for the new Beauty and the Beast remake when you ask the Google Assistant “what’s my day like?” …

'The Americans' lucks out with its ads in the New York Times


After Russia re-entered the news, The Americans knew its fifth season would be relevant. But nobody could’ve known just how relevant it would actually be. 

Days before the show—which follows two Soviet spies living deep undercover near Washington, D.C. in the 1980s—returns for its new season on FX, the series got some prime ad placement on the New York Times website. 

well that’s one way to take out an ad

— Ross Neumann (@rossneumann) March 3, 2017

FX took out major advertising for the show just as news broke that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with a Russian ambassador, lied about it during his confirmation hearings, and would recuse himself from any inquiry into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election. Twitter users noticed the fortuitous timing.  Read more…

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Apple releases two more ads for the iPad Pro

Last month, Apple released four commercials about the Apple iPad Pro. Each ad was centered on a real-life tweet that had the profile picture changed for obvious reasons. The solution for each problem mentioned in each tweet is the Apple iPad Pro. The features noted include support for Microsoft Word,  LTE connectivity and the iPad Pro’s proclivity not to catch any viruses.  Today, Apple released two more ads in the series.

One spot opens with a sleepy student in class. She tweets, “My math notes are a mess since I’m half asleep.” The answer is the Apple iPad Pro combined with the …

New pair of Apple ads portray the iPhone 7 Plus' 'Portrait mode'

Apple and advertising goes together like peanut butter and jelly, so it’s no surprising that the Cupertino gang has masterminded a new pair of ads. They are focused on the iPhone 7 Plus’ coveted ‘Portrait Mode’ feature, which blurs the background to come up with that “professional photo” look at zero manual effort involved.

Seeing the feature in practice and the results it’s capable of producing is enough of an advertisement by itself, hence the ads are entirely about that. They follow up on another pair of ads which Apple outed earlier in February. The 15-second works are available for …

T-Mobile releases two risque but hilarious ads you must see "if you're into that sort of thing" (UPDATE)

Whoa! We know that T-Mobile CEO John Legere is irreverent, but the carrier’s two new ads might have set new bars for the industry. One of the spots, featuring Snoop and Martha (and we don’t mean Snoopy and Martha Washington) makes plenty of references to Snoop’s well known love of weed. In the kitchen is Martha while Snoop is laying back in a couch in an adjacent room. Let’s just say that he appears to be a bit wasted.

Martha starts talking about T-Mobile One and the unlimited data subscribers receive without paying fees and taxes. Snoop answers that it is “all that and a bag of…” But …

T-Mobile, Sprint to run ads during Super Bowl 51

Lost in the shuffle during the week was a brief announcement made by T-Mobile CEO John Legere on his Twitter account. It turns out that T-Mobile will shell out the big bucks to advertise during next week’s Super Bowl game between New England and Atlanta. Last year, the carrier’s Super Bowl ads starred Drake. For the 2014 game, you might recall that Tim Tebow (obviously the first name that comes to mind when you think smartphones) was the focus of the carrier’s spots.

Fox is charging between $5 million and $5.5 million for a 30-second ad. Considering that approximately 115 million will be …

Instagram Stories has more than 150 million daily users, new update introduces ads

Since its launch back in August, Instagram Stories has grown considerably, as Instagram announced the application has now more than 150 million daily users. That many users in just five months is a great achievement, one that will most likely become even great in the coming months.

Along with the announcement that Instagram Stories has more than 150 million daily users, the company also confirmed a couple of new features that will be available in the coming weeks.

For example, the Instagram Business Tools will offer users insights on stories. Businesses converted to a business profile …

Microsoft Lumia 640 U.S.A ads star Cortana

The Microsoft Lumia 640 launched in the U.S. today and is now available from Cricket for $129.99. That price is for the whole kit and kaboodle. The phone is expected to soon be available at AT&T and T-Mobile. With the handset now available in the states, Microsoft has produced a series of four 15 second ads for the device that not only feature the Lumia 640, but also star Windows Phone personal assistant Cortana.

One ad shows how Cortana can give you a timely reminder so that you don’t look foolish in front of investors looking to fund your start-up company. Another spot shows what could happen without Cortana giving a reminder to a forgetful husband. The virtual voice activated personal assistant can also make sure that there is cake for your kid’s birthday party so that she doesn’t have to blow out candles on an oven-cooked ham. Cortana says that she will nudge you about picking up a birthday cake when you go past any bakery. The last ad features a late arriving weatherman showing the effects of rushing in to work late, something that would not have happened had Cortana given him an update about the traffic on the roads he takes to the studio.


The Nokia Lumia 640 features a 5-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. That works out to a pixel density of 294ppi. The Snapdragon 400 SoC is inside featuring a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 305 GPU handling graphics. 1GB of RAM is inside with 8GB of native storage. Those requiring additional memory can turn to the 128GB capacity microSD slot. An 8MP camera is on back (with an aperture of f/2.2) and a .9MP camera is on front. A 2500mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Besides the Lumia 640, AT&T plans on offering the Microsoft Lumia XL. The latter features a larger 5.7-inch screen; but thanks to the same HD resolution, the pixel density is lowered to 259ppi. The same Snapdragon 400 chipset is on board. Besides the screen, among the major differences is the 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This should allow you to capture quality pictures even under low-light conditions. There will also be a 5MP snapper adorning the front of the phone. With the larger screen comes a larger 3000mAh battery.