Be Together. Not the Same. Part 2

About 4 months ago I posted an article as to why I am going to purchase the iPhone. After a lot of thinking I have decided...

Cord Over Wireless Charging

Tuesday night you could find me in a Verizon Wireless store playing with a wireless charger while deciding if I NEED one or not. My first thought was will I sit my phone down long enough to let it charge?

Be Together. Not the Same. Part 1

I have been a dedicated Android user since 2009. I have always enjoyed the capabilities it possessed such as the open environment. My Android screams hack me, manipulate me, do cool stuff with me' and I say yeah, Yeah, YEAH!

3 Things You Never Thought a Smart Watch Could Do!

In anticipation of the soon to be world wide smart watch hype, I decided to get a Pebble Watch just to get an idea what it was like to have my phone notify me of things on my wrist. Instead I learned much more than that!

5 Ways to Maximize Productivity Using 1 Key

Many times when I show users shortcut keys using their keyboard they are very excited to have learned it so I thought I would pass it on. On a daily basis I use a number of keys on the keyboard to navigate different functions quickly without touching the mouse...

November 22, 2012

Windows 8 Tips n Tricks

For those of you who now own a Windows 8 computer and those of you getting one for Christmas, bookmark this. ComputerHope.com has the top 10 tricks for Windows 8. 






-Shansheezy

Happy Thanksgiving!

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For via Lifehacker
I was browsing new Lifehacker articles and found this one interesting. At the top of the list is one of my favorite and most used for catching up on interesting articles, Pocket (formally known as Read It Later).
Happy Thanksgiving!

-Shansheezy

November 15, 2012

Who needs cashiers anyways?


The name of the game now is to get your money.... Faster! Now that Bank of America has jumped in, what does this mean for business owners with a Bank of America account? Handy or costly? 




Bank of America gets into card swiping with Mobile Pay on Demand, because 29 can play at that game

ENGADGET | NOVEMBER 13, 2012

http://pulse.me/s/fkeIL


To call the mobile-based card processing business crowded would be a slight understatement -- launching a reader is nearly an instinctual reaction for... read more


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-Shansheezy 

November 5, 2012

New Laptop for Christmas?

Here's some tips coutesy of Computer Hope. Enjoy :)

http://www.computerhope.com/btips/laptop.htm

-Shansheezy

Samsung: The Leader in Innovation (UPDATED)




UPDATE

This article is a bit old but maybe this helps put the pieces together as to why the CEO said what he said....
EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Take On Apple 2013 CES Reveal For New Samsung Brand
By David Richards | Sunday | 04/11/2012

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Electronics is set to undergo a radical brand makeover with a complete new look set to be unveiled at the 2013 CES show in Las Vegas in January.
More 
Via ChannelNews

November 2, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 Tips & Tricks - I have found my Valentine....

Awesomeness....



Samsung Galaxy S 3. My next phone. ::Evil grin::

-Shansheezy

October 12, 2012

This is a PSA: ALL HDMI CABLES ARE THE SAME!


Please spread the word: All HDMI cables are the same and expensive cables are a rip-off. Here's why:http://cnet.co/R1gbb5



Courtesy of CNET

-Shansheezy

September 13, 2012

In case you missed it. Here's the Apple Conference.

Check out Apple.com. Click on Watch Keynote.http://www.apple.com/

-Shansheezy

The question the ponders current iPhone owners minds...



iPhone 5 - is it worth upgrading?




Now that the iPhone 5 is official, many iPhone 4S owners will have troubles sleeping at night as they will be wondering whether upgrading to the latest model is worth it. After all, we can't deny that the smartphone looks awesome on paper and has more than a few features that make it better than its predecessor. But on the other hand, an iPhone is an expensive investment, especially if one has to pay a fee in order to upgrade early. That is why we decided to give these iPhone 4S owners a hand with our post. We have collected all of the iPhone 5 major upgrades in one place and compared them to what the iPhone 4S has to offer. First things first, let us discuss the iPhone 5's design.


-Via Phonearena.com read more

-Shansheezy

September 12, 2012

New Stuff in iPhone 5 in Under 3 Minutes [Lifehacker]


Everything You Need to Know About iOS 6 in Under Three Minutes [Video] LIFEHACKER | SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 http://pulse.me/s/deE6q

iOS 6 is packed with a lot of great new features and it can be a lot to take in. We'll show you everything you need to know in under three minutes so ... read more


-Shansheezy

Old vs New


iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: what's changed?
ENGADGET | SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

Its name is enough to send CEOs into cold sweats, which is why the rest of the mobile world spent last week announcing their hardware back-to-back to ... read more


-Shansheezy

The New iPhone 5!

So the new iPhone 5 was announced today. Pre orders will begin on Sept 14 and will begin shipping on Sept  21st. Are you getting one?



Apple takes wraps off iPhone 5, 4-inch screen and all CNET | SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 http://pulse.me/s/desWU

Apple's Phil Schiller showing off the new iPhone 5. (Credit: James Martin/CNET) As expected, Apple has announced the iPhone 5. The object of much a... read more


-Shansheezy

September 5, 2012

Tips n Tricks #1:Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Helpful tips and tricks from Computer Hope.

"Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Top 10 keyboard shortcutsUsing keyboard shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity, reduce repetitive strain, and help keep you focused. For example, highlighting text with the keyboard and pressing Ctrl + C is much faster than taking your hand from the keyboard, highlighting the text using the mouse, clicking copy from the file menu, and then putting your hand back in place on the keyboard. Below are our top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use."

Read more




-Shansheezy

It's all coming together now......

Is this the way of the future?




-Shansheezy

September 3, 2012

Why is the iPhone THE device to have?


First to put it simply, the iPhone is one phone. There are several generations of it but there is always one current version of it. The previous devices are still well known and are milestones in mobile technology today. 

Unlike Android, Windows, or BlackBerry, the iPhone is just one phone. So when someone says mentions the iPhone there's usually no guessing game. Apple is the company that created the iPhone. Apple, the same company that almost went bankrupt if it wasn't for their iPod. Apple realized what it was that consumers wanted. Have you ever noticed that many times before the smart phone generation that when someone wanted to do something on a computer for the first time normally they would touch the computer screen in an attempt that it would cause something would happen. A reaction is what we look for from an unknown device. Yes computers are stupid but we are the ones that control them. The problem we face, as consumers, is that we do not know how to give the computer these commands and we do not understand what it is capable of. The interface that the iPhone uses is called iOS. The iPhone allowed users to touch what they wanted and more likely received a response they wanted. Users knew how and what to touch because......almost all of the apps look the same! This can be a good thing for someone that has never used a device similar to this. For any problems the consumer has that is beyond what they can resolve themselves they turn to Apple Support. When they need something to add color or style they turn to the large array of accessories to add personality. iOS can be considered the most stable interface for a mobile device. Part of this reasoning is because users are limited to what they can do on their devices. For some people this is a good thing, this does 3 things to ensure the user experience is at the quality to ensure customer satisfaction for the user. 
  1. It enables Apple support to be able to assist users with their device problems in a quick and timely manner.
  2. The user cannot create software damage to their own device.
  3. It prevents the iOS interface from crashing completely therefore increasing the stability of the software.

Consumers have found a reason to put in extra hours at work, pull a few more dollars from their kids college fund, cut back on a few more bills, and other sacrifices just to own this phone and to pay the bill. Average consumers would have never spent their much money before on something that helps them check their emails and browse the internet. Heck We're still recovering from our recession in an era that is referred to the "new normal" Apple has come out on top of anyone else in business.

So where does this leave a company like BlackBerry that had the same popularity before the iPhone? BlackBerry did not have good support (that went down the drain with the Storm) for their devices on a consumer level, on the business side it required a lot of maintenance for it's BlackBerry Enterprise Server system. When consumers are left astray they try something new. What more can we do? We all want to know that someone cares about us. BlackBerry didn't.....or at least not as much as Apple did.

In closing I applaud Apple with their success in re-branding their company. Though I do not use nor own an iPhone I can only say 3 words that describe it. In the words of the late Steve Jobs, "it just works." 

We all have our opinions. Feel free to leave comments.  :)

-Shansheezy

August 27, 2012

The State of Android



If you don't already know Samsung lost the case against Apple over the numerous patents that Apple sued for. Some of those patents pertain to the software built into the phone. The first thought in my head was what does this mean for the Android community? On one side many manufacturers are at risk of being sued as well for the same allegations on the other side this would create more innovative technology to compete with. This is the perfect time for the Windows Phone to shine and make ground with their technology which is great but it just needs more support. Which side are you on? Apple or Android or Neither? More to come.


Google Releases Statement on Samsung Vs. Apple, Says the Patents Involved Don’t Relate to Core Android – Droid Life http://www.droid-life.com/2012/08/27/google-releases-statement-on-samsung-vs-apple-says-the-patents-involved-dont-relate-to-android/

-Shansheezy

August 21, 2012

Youtube On My Mind

Have you ever heard a song on Youtube and wanted it to play over and over? Computer Hope has some tips and tricks to help you accomplish that without you even having to press play again.




How to repeat YouTube videos

YouTube does not allow you to repeat your favorite YouTube video, but there are plenty of third-party services that will allow you to repeat a video. Follow the below steps to repeat any of your favorite YouTube videos. Read More
Via Computer Hope

-Shansheezy

August 13, 2012

Verizon's HopeLine for Domestic Violence Victims


Find your Hope with HopeLine from Verizon. Read More.


BASKING RIDGE, NJ — HopeLine® from Verizon today launched a new mobile tool, the HopeLine app, to further aid in its ongoing mission to support victims of domestic violence.  Through this new app, individuals suffering from domestic violence will have quick access to resources and assistance in a time of need.  Users can connect directly to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) for crisis intervention, information or referrals using #HOPE. 
In addition, the HopeLine app will serve as an online community for those looking to share their inspirational stories of survival and volunteers looking to discuss their own outreach efforts.  Photos and videos can be directly shared through the app, giving users the ability to engage with others who are involved in domestic violence awareness. -Via Verizon Wireless
-Shansheezy

New iPhone is September? We shall see.....


Always remember, it's always a rumor until Apple says so....



AT&T planning for iPhone launch in late September, clearing schedules through October
BGR: THE THREE BIGGEST LETTERS IN TECH | AUGUST 13, 2012

According to a trusted AT&T (T) source, the carrier is currently planning to launch Apple's (AAPL) next-generation iPhone during the third or fourth w... read more


August 10, 2012

I'm getting a case of Dejavu.....

This reminds of me of the multiple times the Play station Store got hacked.  :-\


Blizzard's Battle.net Hacked; Company Recommends All Users Change Their Passwords [Mac Blog]
MACRUMORS: MAC NEWS AND RUMORS - ALL STORIES | AUGUST 9, 2012
http://pulse.me/s/c4rOQ
Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo, today informed customers that their internal security network had been brea... read more

More Breaking News!

Just kidding but this article does make you step back and think.

EXCLUSIVE: Area Woman Reads Newspaper
TECHCRUNCH | AUGUST 9, 2012
http://pulse.me/s/c5doO
While we usually bring you photos of the iPhone 5 or Google Glass spotted in the wild, I’ve seen something much more rare. This morning, I saw a woma... read more - via Techcrunch


-Shansheezy


August 9, 2012

They say the first ones are the best ones

HTC G1 Never Says Die, CM10 Up and Running on the First Android Phone
DROID LIFE: A DROID COMMUNITY BLOG | AUGUST 9, 2012
http://pulse.me/s/c4QMr

"In the latest episode of “This phone has Jelly Bean before my phone?” we have the HTC G1, otherwise known as the ... read more " - via DROID Life
-Shansheezy

1st Gen iPhone for Sale!

For $10,000.... How you like that? The 1st Gen iPhone is apart of the foundation for what smart phones are today....but I wouldn't pay $10,000 for it, even if it wasn't still sealed...

"Someone Is Selling An Unopened Original iPhone On eBay For $10,000 (AAPL) 
SAI | AUGUST 9, 2012
http://pulse.me/s/c3OVw 

An original, unopened 8 GB iPhone has surfaced on eBay. The asking price? Bids will start at $10,000. iDB first noticed the ... read more" via  Business Insider 

-Shansheezy

Breaking News! Pulse is now everywhere


Good News! You can read Pulse online!  The best way to describe Pulse is in their own words, "Pulse takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic."


I have known Pulse for being a good mobile RSS reader app for Android and other mobile platforms. I use Pulse to help me keep up with my favorite sites and to me it's to help me keep up with 'what's going on' in the world. Experience Pulse today....any way you'd like. Enjoy!  -Shansheezy

 -via Pulse