KillerApps.TV Teams Up with Andrea Smith to Feature Must-Have Tech Ideas for Back to School Shopping

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News Media Group partnered with award-winning tech expert Andrea Smith to showcase some of the must-have technology students will want this school year during a recent national satellite media tour.

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We’ve discovered some of the hottest tools that can help families prepare their kids for the school year and beyond.

With summer vacation winding down, the back to school shopping season is heating up. Technology is now a must-have purchase to ensure students gain an educational advantage. However, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate all of the technology that’s available.

"Students can really gain an edge by having the right technology on hand" said Karl Wayne, News Media Group's Executive Producer, "And we’ve discovered some of the hottest tools that can help families prepare their kids for the school year and beyond".

News Media Group, Inc. partnered with award-winning tech expert Andrea Smith and the featured brands in the media tour to showcase some of the latest technology in laptops, smartphone plans, data storage and protection while also looking at the best in educational toys for younger students. The tour is featured on the consumer technology lifestyle website

Featured ideas and products in the tour included:

The Toshiba 15.6-inch Satellite Radius 4K Ultra HD Edition is the first 2-in 1 convertible PC to offer 4K Ultra HD Screen Resolution. The device features a precision 2-axis hinge, allowing the screen to rotate a full 360 degrees, converting the device from laptop to tablet. Built for Windows 10, the device comes equipped with HD webcams and TruTalk™ dual-array microphones to enable voice apps like Cortana and Skype, plus a dedicated Cortana key. For more information, visit

Just in time for Back to School, T-Mobile is offering an upgrade to iPhone 6 for $0 down and just $15 a month with trade-in. That’s the industry’s best price on an iPhone. And with the new T-Mobile Family Plan, a family of four can get up to 10 GB of 4G LTE data each – no sharing required – for just $30 a line. Great for sharing with data hungry students. Available for purchase only in T-Mobile stores. For more information, visit

Norton by Symantec offers award-winning consumer security in an easy-to-manage subscription service that protects multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android™ smartphones and tablets, iPhones® and iPads®. To defend against today’s complex threats, Norton Security is engineered with a multi-layered approach to security, including robust behavioral and reputation-based technologies that go beyond basic antivirus. And for those interested in backup, Norton Security is also available with an optional secure cloud PC backup feature. For more information, visit

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, has expanded its mobile storage portfolio with a new wireless mobile flash drive, the SanDisk Connect™ Wireless Stick. This new drive enables easy sharing, transferring and accessing of photos and videos between mobile devices and computers. Building on its award-winning SanDisk Connect Wireless family, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick features a higher capacity, up to 128GB*, a new app and cool, compact design – all at a great price. For more information, visit *1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.

Play comes to life with Dash and Dot, award-winning robots from Wonder Workshop that introduce kids to the concepts and possibilities of coding. Using a smartphone, iPad or tablet and a suite of free apps, kids 5 and up can program Dash and Dot’s movements, behaviors and personalities. In the new Blockly app, kids will solve fun, project-based puzzles that introduce them to coding principles like conditionals, variables and sequences. Dash and Dot are used in more than 600 classrooms across the US, facilitating engaging, hands-on lesson plans into existing curriculums which align with Common Core and NGSS standards. For more information, visit

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About News Media Group Inc.
Founded in 2009, News Media Group Inc. (NMG) is a leader in organizing and producing high profile Co-Op and Exclusive Satellite Media Tours (SMTs), Radio Media Tours (RMTs) and Ground In-Studio Media Tours (GMT’s) throughout the year with Fortune 500 and other leading companies and public relations agencies. NMG shares these trends with consumers through its technology website, KillerApps.TV, and its consumer lifestyle website, InTheNews.TV and their “What’s #Trending Now” segments. Based in West Palm Beach, Fla., with studio locations in South Florida, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Visit to learn more.


Karl Wayne, Executive Producer
News Media Group Inc.
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