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It's hard not to picture the twin titans of youth rap, Kriss Kross, singing their classic song "Jump" while reading about T-Mobile's latest shakeup of the U.S. wireless market, which allows customers to upgrade their handset up to twice per year. But if that makes you want to jump, jump, stay seated long enough to get through the rest of today's recap, which is sure to make you wanna jump even more.
Leave it to T-Mobile US to go in the opposite direction from Verizon and AT&T, announcing a new program called Jump! on Wednesday which allows customers to upgrade their handset up to twice a year, rather than waiting a full two years. Available July 14th, the plan costs $10 per month but requires a six-month wait for the first upgrade as well as trading in your existing handset in order to get the "same great price as new customers." The program also includes Premium Handset Protection and Mobile Security, which ought to help customers feel like they're getting something for their 10 bucks a month while they wait out the first six months.
Adobe announced Wednesday that the first changes to this year's Creative Cloud are here with a July 2013 update for Premiere Pro CC, the company's flagship video editing software. The update, which can be installed directly from the new Creative Cloud Desktop application, adds support for Adobe Anywhere, which allows teams of video editors to access the same media, but also offers a list of 24 other changes across the entire application, which are detailed in a lengthy blog post on the Premiere Pro Work Area portal.
We doubt anyone thinks that Amazon won't update the Kindle Fire this year, but BGR is reporting that the e-tailer has three new models on the way for the 2013 holiday season, all of which are upgraded versions of the existing seven-inch, HD and HD 8.9 tablets. So what's new? The refresh will be all about screen resolution, with sources claiming the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will get a juicy bump from 1920 x 1200 to 2560 x 1600 -- just enough to dethrone the fourth-generation iPad as the king of the hill.
9to5Mac is reporting that Apple retail stores have started a promotion on printers from HP and Epson this week, with an instant $50 off on select HP printers in particular through September 6th. The deal harkens back to the days when Apple would offer Mac customers $100 off certain printers with a mail-in rebate, although in the case of the current deal, no additional purchase appears to be necessary to grab the savings.
While most of the focus this week has been on the fifth anniversary of the iOS App Store, the folks behind Growl are celebrating their own milestone as the software originally called Notifications Center turns nine. Now with support from more than 400 applications, the team is hard at work on new versions as well as a developer SDK, so what better time to celebrate with a sale? Growl for Mac 2.0.1 is currently a mere 99 cents on the Mac App Store, so grab it for cheap while you can.
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