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GlobalSCAPE and the TappIn App for Kindle Fire-Up the LD MICRO Conference!

Greetings fellow TappIn fans. It’s great to be a part of the GlobalSCAPE family and have an opportunity to speak directly with customers, prospective customers and investors. Last week both Chris Hopen, president of TappIn, Inc. and Jim Morris, CEO of GlobalSCAPE were speaking at the LD MICRO conference in Los Angeles and giving a demonstration on the new Kindle Fire’s TappIn app – on the day of our announcement. Jim and Chris were a big hit and had to relocate to the hallway so the other presentations could continue! If you would like more information on this presentation or would like to listen to the webcast, you can check it out at http://www.globalscape.com/company/ir.aspx

If you haven’t seen the new TappIn on Kindle Fire you can download it free at TappIn Free from the Amazon Appstore for Android. Check it out!

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GlobalSCAPE’s TappIn Launches New Remote Access App for Amazon’s Kindle Fire

TappIn, Inc. announced today the launch of its new Kindle Fire personal cloud service app. The new app is TappIn’s first product release since becoming a subsidiary of secure information exchange leader GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GSB) earlier this month.The application turns the world’s most popular e-reader into a secure portal to obtain content safely and securely when connected to any wireless network. Social functions include access to mixed media playlists and the ability to share and manage unlimited distribution of locally stored files on Facebook.

Unlike remote access products that consume mass amounts of storage, TappIn makes content available through a secure cloud pathway, thereby allowing users to “tap in” to their storage location, wherever that may be. TappIn’s unique cloud access portal means users can obtain content without having to download, save, and manage it on their mobile device. This method of delivery not only saves storage space, it ensures content remains secure and private on the user’s home or work computer or other storage device. The new app for the Kindle Fire platform includes all of TappIn’s latest capabilities, including security features already available on the iOS and Android platforms.

Key features include:

  • TappIn SecureShare™: Users can easily customize TappIn’s enhanced SecureShare™ authentication capabilities to protect sensitive information by providing selective access and requiring specific recipients to login securely before viewing private files. Users can choose to authenticate via login or share files via public access with a link to the photo, file, or folder. Using the app, users can also easily import contacts from Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, and other email providers directly into TappIn, providing one-click sharing.
  • SocialShare™: Share photos, files, or folders from your device directly to Facebook. A link to the file and a thumbnail of the photo is posted to the user’s Facebook wall, along with any comment to Facebook “Friends.” Files are not uploaded to Facebook, but rather remain securely stored on the user’s computer, allowing for easy control and removal.
  • Enhanced A La Carte Playlist™: With TappIn, Kindle Fire users now have full access to their entire music library. TappIn’s A La Carte Playlist™ capability allows Apple users to generate playlists from multiple iTunes and MP3 libraries. With one click, the TappIn app populates a list of all folders that contain music files, and allows users to select from those folders to create a single, unique playlist. TappIn’s Now Playing™ feature enables users to stream music or browse photos or documents while simultaneously using other applications. Streaming access also eliminates the need to download and manage the content on your mobile device, saving time and storage space, and safeguarding privacy.

“The Kindle Fire device is blurring the lines between the e-reader and tablet, allowing us an even greater convergence of our personal and professional lives,” said Chris Hopen, president of TappIn. “TappIn’s new app allows users to maximize the innovative multitasking capabilities, social, and collaboration features of this device by providing access to remotely stored digital content, regardless of system, file type, or content location right on their Kindle Fire.”

TappIn’s app for the Kindle Fire is available in two editions designed to cater to the needs of individuals and businesses. The TappIn Light version is available free of charge from the Amazon Appstore for Android, while the TappIn Standard edition is available for $23.99/year and offers consumers unlimited access to any digital file, regardless of size.

TappIn in “50 Best Free Apps for Windows Phone 7″

Access your PC files anywhere on your phone. Show off your photos and videos, listen to music, or grab files for work or school. Sign up for their service, install the agent program on your PC, and access your stuff on the phone or on the web. You can even setup sharing to give others access.”

Get On TappIn!

Have you converted your account from HomePipe to TappIn?  Are you afraid something might stop working, it’s going to be a big hassle, or you just really love the little white picket fence on the green grass background?  Don’t worry.  It’s easy to do, it works great and it happens really fast.

What’s in it for you?

  • All HomePipe Lite Edition accounts become TappIn Lite and receive a free upgrade to Standard Edition for the next 3 months.
  • All HomePipe Standard Edition accounts become TappIn Standard and receive an additional year free.  That’s right, when your current annual subscription ends we’ll give you another year of service – free!
  •  TappIn is now available in six additional languages including French, Italian, German, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
  •  We have dramatically improved the product interface.  We’ve enhanced the web app and every mobile platform to make sure you can quickly and easily connect and share your digital content – from anywhere, anytime.

Here’s how to update your app:

Just go to the home page on www.tappin.com and select Support from the top navigation. and it will take you to our Support page.  See below

Now, select the Desktop App that is appropriate for your computer.

You will see an application dialog from TappIn.  Just select ‘Run’ and follow the instructions.

All done!

As always, should you have any problems, just contact us at:  support@tappin.com
We look forward to seeing you on the new TappIn platform.  Enjoy!

The TappIn Team

Yahoo! Video is Shutting Down; HomePipe Networks to the Rescue!

Yahoo! Video is “changing” or closing down after March 14, 2011 and according to the service, any videos uploaded on the service will be deleted, along with user profiles, ratings, favorites and playlists. Yahoo! Video subscribers are advised to retrieve their videos before the March 14 deadline.

Yahoo! Video users may upload videos to another site, but often these sites require users to manage content or content is subject to storage limitations or restrictions. Users can save time and the hassle of uploading, downloading and managing content by using HomePipe.

HomePipe is a free online file sharing and access service that is easy and convenient. With HomePipe, users eliminate the hassle of uploading and managing content. HomePipe is not platform or device dependent–working on any PC, Mac, Apple iPhone or iPad, RIM BlackBerry, Google Android or Windows 7 mobile phone. There is no storage limits or file restrictions. Users have ultimate control over their content and can share files with friends, family and/or colleagues. It is easy and quick to stream audio and video, share photos, documents or any file anytime, anywhere.

Yahoo! Video users can install HomePipe for free in seconds, and it works with any Internet or broadband-connected device, across multiple platforms:

  1. Go to https://app.homepipe.net/signup?plan=limited.
  2. Enter your email and a password and click “Go!”
  3. You’ll receive an email with an activation link.
  4. Click on the link. In seconds you’ll be HomePiping!

To register for HomePipe, visit: https://app.homepipe.net/signup?plan=limited.

HomePipe Selected as Global Top 500 App

From Angry Birds to Zagat, The Sunday Times Top 500 App List recognizes the world’s best mobile apps.

Compiled by experts in the relevant fields and regular Sunday Times app reviewers, the App List covers all the most popular devices including Apple® iPadTM and iPhone®, RIM® BlackBerry®, Google® AndroidTM, Nokia® and Amazon® Kindle®.

We are excited that HomePipe’s industry leading digital content sharing and access service was selected to the Top 500.Whether it’s sharing a photo, document, music or video, reviewers found that HomePipe lets you easily access and share files online from any Internet-connected device with friends, family and colleagues—anywhere, anytime. That’s just what we wanted to hear…well, read.

So, whether you are a techie who is first in line for the latest smartphone, or a newbie still finding your way around that tablet you got for Christmas, check out The Sunday Times App List and check out HomePipe.We have a free version to get you started.

17.7 Billion Downloads for 2011

According the latest reports, Apple just passed its 10 billionth app download. Industry pundits at Gartner Research see many more billions for Apple, Android and BlackBerry in 2011. The forecaster sees 17.7 billion downloads for 2011, 117% over its 8.2 billion download estimate for 2010. HomePipe can help you share files on your mobile devices easily and conveniently! Plus, it’s free! Download HomePipe today!

HomePipe Networks is growing too!  We have big news coming – stay tuned.

Important Update Regarding HomePipe Services

As you know, the HomePipe service is currently available for free or at a minimal cost depending on your preferences for advertising and mobile device platform. Soon, we will take the next major step in our evolution and introduce two new service levels: HomePipe Limited and HomePipe Premium.

HomePipe Limited – (Still) Free!
Our great free service will continue to be available, but on a monthly limited-use basis of 10 “Uses” per month. We have a generous definition for what we consider to be a “Use” of our service:

  • A “Use” of the HomePipe service is started when a HomePipe user accesses(views/downloads) his or her files. A period of inactivity of two or more hours ends the “Use” of HomePipe. Any future file access counts as the next “Use.”

At the beginning of each month, your HomePipe Limited account will reset to 10 uses for the new month. Once your uses are consumed, you must either purchase the HomePipe Premium service or wait for the next month to reset your usage credit to 10.

HomePipe Premium – $23.99/year!
With a HomePipe Premium account, you will get unlimited use of the HomePipe service and have an ad-free experience on the web interface and all mobile devices.

If you previously purchased a HomePipe Premium mobile application (for iPhone or Android) for the purpose of removing advertising, don’t panic! HomePipe will turn off ads automatically for you, even though you are using it with a HomePipe Free limited-use subscription. However, new HomePipe users will only be able to disable the ads by purchasing the HomePipe Premium service.

Apple® iPad Users
The HomePipe iPad application will continue to be a $7.99 purchase with no advertising, even with a HomePipe Limited account.

Once we make these changes, you will be able to find additional details on the new service levels.

We appreciate all the help and support you have provided HomePipe throughout 2010 and look forward to increasing the value of our service and applications in 2011.

– The HomePipe Team
support@homepipe.net

HomePipe in “50 Best Free Apps for Windows Phone 7″

“Access your PC files anywhere on your phone. Show off your photos and videos, listen to music or grab files for work or school. Sign up for their service, install the agent program on your PC, and access your stuff on the phone or on the web. You can even setup sharing to give others access.” Read more!

Microsoft Selects HomePipe as a Showcase Select Application

HomePipe Application for Windows Phone 7 is here! One of the first thousand applications for this brand new mobile operating system! HomePipe was selected by Microsoft as a Showcase Select application. And, it’s one of the best productivity apps for Windows Phone 7 according to Dan Sung of Pocket-lint!