Archive for April, 2010

5 FREE BlackBerry Applications to Keep You Productive

Posted by on April 8, 2010 at 15:00 pm

P.C. Richard & Son has a variety of app-ready Verzion BlackBerry smartphones available. With thousands of downloadable applications from BlackBerry App World, it’s difficult to find the perfect app to suit your needs. Here are 5 high-quality apps to increase productivity, and they’re free!

Viigo
If you could only download one app for your BlackBerry, Viigo should be at the top of your list. This free application has something for everyone and gives you one-click access to news, weather, entertainment, live sports scores/schedules, markets, stock portfolios, flight schedules/status, movies, shopping, Twitter and more. You can also wirelessly browse, subscribe to, download and listen to your favorite podcasts on the go. Your days of typing URLs and waiting for your browser to load your daily sites are over.

Download Viigo from BlackBerry App World


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How to: use the different modes on your digital camera

Posted by on April 6, 2010 at 14:22 pm

Our “How To” series of blog posts are tips and tricks on getting the most out of your products available from P.C. Richard & Son. For an archive of past How To guides, click here.

So, you have a point-and-shoot digital camera and like to take pictures while you’re out on the town, at family functions, and on vacation, right? I’m sure you’ve seen, either on your camera’s dial or in the menu system, a range of photo-taking modes. Do you know what each mode does? Do you use them? If not, you may want to explore these features to get the most out of your digital camera. Here are some automatic settings you’d usually find on your camera and how best to use them.

Automatic Mode
This should be the mode you’ve been using if you haven’t fully explored your other options yet. Automatic mode is just that—automatic. It determines the best focus, flash, white balance, etc. based on the environment lighting. This is generally acceptable in most situations, but your camera misses some key points of information in this mode. Are you taking pictures of a sporting event with fast movement? Are you taking pictures of fireworks? These specialized situations are when other modes come in handy the most.


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FLO TV: Personal Television on the Go

Posted by on April 5, 2010 at 17:29 pm

Do you commute, have small children that need a distraction on long trips or at the grocery store, or need a new device for the gym? Have you heard about FLO TV, the personal, portable TV?

This sleek digital handheld device lets you view TV on the go with a 3.5 inch touchscreen and easy-to-use program guide. With integrated speakers and a built-in adjustable stand its easy to put on the counter while you’re making dinner, on the vanity while you’re getting ready, or at your desk while you’re working. It includes a unique variety of live, simulcast, and time-shifted programming on channels that include ABC Mobile, Adult Swim Channel, CBS Mobile, CNBC, COMEDY CENTRAL, The Disney Channel, ESPN, FOX Mobile, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, MTV, NBC 2Go, and Nickelodeon that stream via a dedicated nationwide network. Note, though, that because this is a nationwide service that you will not be able to view local TV affiliates. To view all of the channels supported by FLO TV Personal Television, click here and select “FLO TV Personal Television” from the View by Product drop down menu.


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Sweepstakes of the Century April Giveaway: Win a Houseful of Electronics from Sony!

Posted by on April 2, 2010 at 14:08 pm

We’re continuing our celebration of 100 years of P.C. Richard & Son by offering a sweepstakes every month this year. This month, enter to win over $10,000 in Sony electronics for your home, including a slew of TVs, Blu-Ray and DVD players, cameras and camcorders, and more. You could probably open up your own P.C. Richard & Son with all of the stuff you’ll receive!

This contest is open to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania residents over the age of 18 and the winner will be randomly selected from the entry pool. The lucky winner will receive 12 Sony electronics, amounting to a $10,120.00 value. These electronics include:


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Performance Recap: Usher at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater

Posted by on April 1, 2010 at 16:24 pm

Usher celebrated the launch of his new album “Raymond vs. Raymond” by singing songs new and old at our P.C. Richard & Son Theater in TreBeCa on March 29, 2010. There were 200 fans in attendance who won tickets through the radio, our theater website, and our Twitter and Facebook contests. Our Facebook ticket winner had this to say about Usher’s outstanding performance: “The show was great. Usher did several of my favorite tunes including There Goes My Baby from his new album. I really enjoyed myself.”


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