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My Samsung S Health makes me feel good about myself

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My Ookla Speedtest result

Check out my Ookla Speedtest result. What’s your speed? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/1143582314

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Best Google Easter Eggs

Google doesn’t shy away from a joke, and always make an appearance on April Fool’s Day. If you know where to look you will discover treats the company has hidden around the web. They have left many throughout the years, but only a few have stuck around.

Google Search

Google has the answers to any question you could possibly have, but sometimes the search engine itself likes to have a little fun.

Askew: When you search for the word “askew” or “tilt,” your window will do just that.

Barrel roll: If you ask Google to “do a barrel roll” your screen will do a 365 degree turn.

Bacon number: Kevin Bacon has done so much work in Hollywood that any actor can be connected to him in five steps or less through their work. Going through all the work every actor has done can be tedious, which is why Google took care of it for you. When you type in a celebrity’s name followed by “bacon number” you will see how connected that person is to the Footloose star.

Blink search: Cheeky searches don’t end there. Search for “blink html” and the results will blink at you.

Atari: This is the perfect way to play a game at work while pretending you’re just looking for an image. Google image search “Atari breakout” and find yourself in the middle of a game.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: If you query Google about the “answer to life, the universe and everything” you’ll find the answer as defined by author Douglas Adams at the end of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series: “42.” Someone at Google is apparently a huge Hitchhiker’s Guide fan because they also added a joke to the back of the Chromecast. In small print it says “H2G2-42,” which makes a reference to the title and the answer to the meaning of life.

The Loneliest Number: If you ask Google what the loneliest number is, it answers with the number one. Sigh. The same thing happens when you type “the number of horns on a unicorn,” and searching for a baker’s dozen brings up the number 13.

Retro Google: Take a step into a time capsule and see what Google looked like in 1998. Search for “Google in 1998,” and you can see what life was like almost 2o years ago.

Recursion: For those who don’t know, recursion is the process of repeating things in a pattern. Search for recursion and Google will ask you if you meant to say “recursion.” Get it?

Festivus: Jerry Seinfeld’s favorite holiday gets a shout out on the search engine when you type in Festivus. The plain aluminum pole will appear on the side.

Blue Moon: The phrase “once in a blue moon” means something only happens every once in awhile. Google figured out how often that actually is.

Nag a ram: An anagram is when you rearrange the letters in a word to create other words. When you search for the word, Google suggests you also look for “nag a ram.”

Language changes: Never to be outdone by Facebook, Google added humorous language changes. You can now search in Pirate or Swedish Chef language.

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Bluetooth Speaker Packed Full of Features on the Cheap

It’s no bank-breaking accessory for a smartphone or tablet, but one that I at least could not do without.
It’s loud, and sounds great; great-quality while loud, and has a solid-built quality touch to it- And it’s the iHome iBT16 mini Bluetooth speaker.

You can play audio using different connection methods with this speaker- and I’m going to go over them in this overview because everything else that needs to be said about the speaker, is all stated in the first two short sentences the begin this review, which earn it my 5/5 star rating.

iHome Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker Cube - Purple (iBT16UC)

iHome Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker Cube – Purple (iBT16UC)

Let’s start off with the coolest method of connecting; using NFC. My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has NFC capabilities, as do many other phones and tablets. NFC (Near Field Communication) can be used for lots of other things, but in this case it’s basically just a shortcut to connecting to the speaker by pairing your phone to the speaker using Bluetooth. You can use NFC by holding the phone over the speaker for just 3-5 seconds. Then obviously there is just the Bluetooth connection method.

There is an AUX port so you can plug anything into its 3.5mm jack, and it’s bi-directional.
This is understated but importantly awesome!
Examples: Smartphone plugged into AUX port on speaker using a basic male-to-male 3.5mm cable plays whats on the phone; -AUX audio-in. But when I have my phone paired through Bluetooth to this speaker, I can then connect this speaker to my stereo with a 3.5mm to RCA (red & white) audio cable. So now it plays through this speaker but also through my home audio speaker system; -AUX audio-out.

The cable it comes with, 3.5mm and USB jacks on one side, and a micro USB jack on the other, adds another audio playback method. Plug the cable into your computer, laptop, etc, using the 3.5mm (headphone jack) and the USB to a free port, then the micro USB jack into the speaker and it not only charges it but plays audio from your computer through the speaker.

This all might not sound amazing but you’ve got at least 5 ways to connect, utilize, and/or get your music playing through this. NFC, Bluetooth, AUX-in, AUX-out, micro USB (When using the provided headphone jack and USB cable).

Favorite Feature: using the NFC to easily and quickly pair my phone and it’s Bluetooth to the speaker.

Best Utilization: This basically can and will make anything you have (older care stereo, home theater system, any stereo, or anything that can play audio and audio out to a 3.5mm jack) a wireless reviver. I plug this into my ancient, but great, TEAC receiver -and now its a wireless AND Bluetooth capable stereo system, with this as one extra little speaker!

What iHome has to say about their iBT16:

Rock with the Block | Bring the party where ever you go with the iBT16 mini Bluetooth speaker. Stream wireless digital audio via Bluetooth from your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. The iBT16 also has an aux line-in jack, as well as a line-out jack for an expandable audio experience.

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth wireless audio

    Wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled phone, iPad, PDA or computer

Rechargeable Battery

  • Built-in rechargeable battery

    Long-lasting internal lithium ion battery gives speakers plenty of power up to 8 hrs. (Initial charge 3-5 hrs.)

Sound Beyond Size

  • Single speaker

    Specially designed high-end driver delivers astounding clarity, depth and power in single speaker

  • Supplied cable for charging speakers and connecting to audio source

    2 -in-1 cable has a USB plug for charging speaker and audio plugs for connecting to audio source so you can charge speaker while listening

  • Aux line out jack to connect additional speaker

    Use single speaker for mono sound, or connect multiple speakers for a “wall of sound”

  • NOTE

    *NOTE: Additional cable required if using two speakers.

Additional

  • Durable rubberized cabinet finish

App and hardware review: ‘Klick’

I love my gadgets, smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc, are great, v but the cheap little things that are unusual are what get me excited. So in comes Klick.

Klick is a 3.5mm ‘dust cap’ plug for your smartphone or tablet’s headphone jack, and works in conjunction with an app for Android.

Now, there are a few others, iKey, KeyCut, Quick Button (more listed below with Amazon links) and the most expensive, Pressy.

Pressy is almost $30 on Amazon and seems to have done clout since need the registration key from the product packaging to activate and even use the app.

Meaning it’s not cross compatible with other plugs even though they’re all basically the same hardware. However, the reviews are still around 2.5 of 5 stars with the same complaint of the item just not working.

Here is what it says about Klick on the app store, after translating it to English:

Quick button forAndroid devices is a smart shortcuts, just plug it into the headphone jack, you can quickly start favorite functions via the default gestures. Powerful, compact. To provide users with fast, free interactive experience. Try their hands smartphone. If you want to use a feature, you need to wake up the phone -> to unlock the phone -> to find the appropriate application -> click to open the Applications -> find the function you need. Complicated the whole process rather than directly, such inefficiencies have been far unable to meet the needs of people use mobile phones speed up. Fast button is also based on this consideration, giving a physical smart phone keys, from optimizing the completion of the fundamental human-computer interaction, and that the proceeds are simple and direct, fast intelligent thought.

The review, well, is short. Klick is great, that’s because my hardware works, but seems many people are receiving non working units, and generic knock offs.

www.helloklick.com/

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Amazon Appstore for Android – 31 Free Apps worth $100+ Right Now!

..Nope; no ‘Free App of The Day’… but how about 31 apps, free (retail $100+), for two days?

If you use an android device, you SHOULD know about the amazon app store. If you don’t know, Amazon Appstore for Android is awesome, but don’t look for it in the play store, its not available from Google’s play store, go to amazon.com/appstore and follow the steps

It’s convenient cuz its tied to your already existing amazon account; but that’s not the point, the best is the featured ‘Free App of the Day’, and randomly; on special occasions, and/or on holidays they do some crazy sh*t.

Today through tomorrow; Saturday, June 28th, they have a selection of Android apps ranging from games, utilities, and more, worth over $100 buckaroos all free; already on my phones and tablet ;] check it out: bit.ly/amazon-apps-100-offer