I have 3 kids, 2 of them that would love to have an iPad and 1 that still sees in shapes. (newborn).
I was thinking to myself today...what would be an ideal case for them?What would make me as an iPad owner feel ad-ease if they were to drop it or spill something on it. I came across 3 products by 3 separate companies that I feel would make the cut, but in no way have I tried any of there products. I have requested to all 3 companies a review unit, but I await a response. (contacted today)
1. iPad Case that can with stand a fall or drop.
2. iPad Case that can with stand a spill from milk, juice, or any other type of liquid
3. iPad Case that is at the same time still safe for a child.
Ok so is this asking for to much? Personally I thought it was, and it would shock me to think that if any of these products could with stand number 2. Well here we go, here are 3 iPad Case and Holders for Kids that I can suggest, but not recommend since I have not tried them myself.
1. iGuy Standing Cover for iPad and iPad 2 Fun, free-standing kid-friendly iPad and iPad 2 case Lightweight foam protection with plenty of personality Fits both iPad and iPad 2
2. Trident Kraken Hybrid Case for iPad iPad Unsurpassed Level of Protection Ergonomically Designed for Comfortable Hold Anti-Scratch, Anti-Glare, Anti-Moisture Clear PET Screen Protector Anti-Dust Design with Dust and Silicone Covers for All Openings
3. Otterbox iPad 2 Defender Case OtterBox APL2-IPAD2 accommodates Apple iPad 2 INNER LAYER: Hi-impact polycarbonate shell, OUTER LAYER: Durable silicone skin Access for docking accessories through integrated dock door, Inner coring in silicone absorbs additional impact Memory foam pads cradle the iPad inside case and provide additional shock absorption Integrated shield fits on both back and front of case. Shield stand provides two angles for easy viewing and typing.
If I had to choose from the 3 it would have to be the Otterbox. Only because I have seen an iPhone encased in one, and run over by a SUV, but right now it is hard for me to make a recommendation since I have not tried any of them. Has anyone else?
Hi guys I don't usually or ever post game glitches on my blog, but since this has happened to me twice in one day for the past few weeks I figured it's worth it. I do apologize to my readers if this is off topic on what I usually publish.
On God Finger on the iPad, there is currently a Free Gold Glitch. I experienced this when I was playing the game, and zoomed outside of my planet by using the pinch and zoom out. When you do some, you will get certain planets. (not really planets) That stated"
1. Free Awe
2. Free Gold
I noticed so long as that you are playing the game you can always go back to these and replenish your awe or gold infinitely. My problem is doing this back to back.
For example of the Free Awe & Gold Rust Glitch
1. When I zoom out to other planets and I notice Free Awe. I click on it, view the advertisement and get refreshed back to where I was...but when...
2. I then click on the gold planet that states free bold. Click on it, and view the advertisement I get refreshed out and soon view my planet with everything maxed out with all gold turned to rust!
Seriously, everyone on my planet is either exhausted at 0 or on the verge of being exhausted! Keep in mind that all gold that was coming to you is now presented and not rusted. I replenished all buildings with Awe, did the steps above 1 - 2 and boom. RUST!
So with that in mind, do not get greedy! If you go for the awe planet, do so...but do not go for gold. If you do, you will experience your people maxed out and your incoming gold to rust.
- GodFinger All-StarsBy ngmoco, Inc.
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Calling all Google Plus users out of San Antonio, lets all share our knowledge and have some fun in San Antonio! Lets create a San Antonio Google Plus Group!
I think if we all contibute we can have a great way to meet new people with interests just like us, plus its a great way to explore and share on Google Plus. Here is a way I think we can get started.
1. Login to Google Plus
2. Add me to your Google Plus Circle
3. I have created a Spark called San Antonio Google Plus Group add yourself there as well.
Should you have any trouble, simply post a comment or if you like, add your name so that we can easily search for you and add you to a circle.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is currently available for pre-order and has been announced to be released on June 8.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have a 16GB Tab at $499.00 and a 32GB Tab for $599.00.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is said to pack incredible speeds into a super-sleek, ultra-slim package. The Galaxy Tab is said to be 8.6 millimeters, and will be running Google's Android 3.1 Honeycomb.
Other features include:
• Ultra-slim 8.6 mm thick
• Dual-core 1 Ghz Processor
• Android™ Honeycomb Platform
• Brilliant 10.1" HD screen
Google, Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google inc. 4G LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
*Updated 8:29pm hacksden.com has been hacked and finalize 10 out of 10 domains as said by Contra located on Twitter @ContraHax out of Stockholm, Sweden. Seems as though some sys admins and web developers are going to have some work to do in the morning.
Seems as though SEO.com and numerous other websites were was hacked recently by a hacker group calling themselves Contra. I found this out looking for a SEO company that my full time job uses. So sure enough I type in SEO company into Google, and what do you know...SEO.com...
According to their Twitter account they are located out of Stockholm, Sweden and have gone on a hacking rampage possibly finding a flaw in a CMS or vulerability in PHP, current details are unknown.
Some of those hacked websites by Contra include:
The add on the hacked website a video of Dance Floor Dale, and leave a message: From Sweden with <3, along with a link to their Twitter Account. Seems as though the internet is on a hacking frenzy. Here is a .FLV of a video that they have posted.
1. Dance Floor Dale
Disclaimer: I would like to make every one aware that I am in no way affiliated directly, or in directly with any hacking groups. I am a small time blogger that posts technology related news, nothing more, nothing less.
Yes I was totally geeked to see a Google Car in San Antonio Texas! I was one of the lucky ones to see the Goog Car during my lunch hour. Yeah, sure everyone seems to see them going up and down all over the country, but to see and know what it is pretty damn cool.
This afternoon I took at late lunch, probably around the hours of 2:30pm to 3:00pm or so when a co-worker and I noticed something funny pass us up as we were in a Bill Millers drive through. I made the assumption immediately that it was a Google car, and laughed, and he said yeah it is!
Doing my best to catch up and making some abrasive maneuvers, I finally was able to pull up right behind the Googler in the Google Car. My location was at Wurzbach Pkwy and Perrin Beitel here in San Antonio, Tx. My co-pilot (no longer my co-worker) took some video footage on my iPod Touch, and the video below is what we have.
I made a few edits, not many...and removed our audio, and replaced with with Party Ben's Mashup - Every Car You Chase. I felt the music was only appropriate, being we were chasing it down.
Did you know:
1. The Google Street Car can driven by it's self.
2. The Google Street Car is monitored (driven) by an engineer.
3. The Google Street Cars are usually Toyota Prius hybrids and an Audi TT's.
4. The Google Street Car has multiple video cameras, radar and laser technology.
5. Google has developed a Google Trike for Parks and Trails.
6. Google has also developed a Street View Snowmobile that was used in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
7. Google has even developed a Street View Trolley used to examine museums.
1. Location at Wurzbach Pkwy and Perrin Beitel Road
2. Autonomously Driving Google Car by Robert Scoble
3. Google's Driverless Car: The Next Alternative Vehicle?
Does any one else have any footage they would like to share, or any cool experiences?
Stella Service which used a network of full time mystery shoppers to evaluate, and rate each Internet retailers customer response times. They made over 1,200 interactions via phone, and email to these companies regarding a product or service and here are the results of
1. Sierra Trading Post located at sierratradingpost.com ranked 1st when it came down to the shortest amount of time that customers had to wait on hold. 6 seconds!
2. Office Depot located at officedepot.com best at getting back to emails. 48 minutes!
3. Barnes and Noble located at barnesandnoble.com gets the worst support customer hold time 8 mins and 3 seconds.
4. Crate and Barrell located at crateandbarrel.com gets the worst email response time at 88 hours to get back to you. Keep in mind these are the averages.
Only one company made it in to the top 10 for the speedway email and phone support and that was The Disney Store, at disneystore.com 12 seconds to answer the phone, and 1 hour and 47 minutes to respond to email.
Would any one agree that response time under 1 hour is not bad to receive an email response? I know at where I work, we do our best to respond in the first 10 to 15 minutes.
Top Response Times from the Top 100 E-Retailers
Entry remarks on the decline of text messaging in 2010 and how telecommunication companies plan on making that money back.
A CTA report says that texting only grew 8.7% in the second half of 2010. That's the smallest increase in a really long time. If people aren't texting what are telecommunication companies to do?
Will they just add data caps, and charge like crazy for that data? Will the make the consumer join a substadiesd plan? Would they introduce a data only plan that includes texting and increase rates? The answer is yes, yes, and yes. In fact you may already be
experiencing limitations like these. So what can you do? Try finding another provider, use an instant messenger! Bits are bits, and paying for texting is the most expensive data plan out there.
I have yet to experience texting outside of Google Voice, and refuse to pay for it. Guess I'm cheap like that.
Most of us are probably thinking right now. FINALLY! Microsoft is going to adopt standards into it's platform. But developers are saying, "we have decades of experience in .NET, Windows platforms, in Silverlight, and now you want us to throw away all of that? None of us have done scripting languages before!"
Your thoughts? I was so happy to hear about Microsoft going HTML5 to stay compliant, but now I understand all of those that are hurt by it. Is it time for a change? Does all software need HTML5 scripting? Who cares if the UI is pretty, I am more concerned with it working and functioning at 100%, but is this possible? I suppose we will have to wait for the Microsoft Build Conference in September for developers.
Microsoft confirms its Windows developer conference is named BUILD
Did you have the latest Simple Touch Reader by Barnes and Noble? If so you might be interested in knowing that it has a web browser.
The Newest Nook, The Simple Touch Reader has a web browser in side of it's system, and you don't have to root it. Barnes and Noble does not list the browser has a feature. I do not have one but it is said you can navigate to websites using the search bar. Reviewers have been stating that the browser is a little buggy, so I suppose that is why Barnes and Noble does not list it as a feature.
But is this the reason to get the Nook Simple Touch Reader? Black and white screen, with a slow refresh rate at 1 frame per second? Is the Nook cheaper than Amazon, or the Apple Bookstore? I guess if you want a reader, and browser you should get an iPad or Android Tablet.
This morning Gmail Now Allows Pasting Images into Email.
So how does this work? Well first off you will need Google Chrome, so the idea is to simply copy the image from an email or from the web and paste it right into the message.
It is also said that you can even post screenshots. If you are on an Apple iOS device. simply hitting:
Apple iOS Devices
Command-Control-Shirt-4 will save the screenshot to your clipboard.
Windows Operating Systems
Print Screen, CTRL+C CTRL+V
Gmail states that while this currently only works in Google Chrome, they plan on releasing this features for other browsers. This is a great feature, and I can't wait to share it for others around the office.
This entry explains How to Optimize Your Mobile Devices (iPad, iPod, iPhone, and Android Devices) for Efficiency and Productivity.
The trick in doing this is limiting the amount of slides or pages on your mobile devices. The less you move around your mobile device, the more time you have to do other things, like typing up a correct TPS report.
To do this simply create folders or directories and name them properly. When organizing I always keep my names generic. The only exception are the apps the I use constantly. (eg: mail, settings, contacts, calendar, and all first slide items.
Slide one is reserved for those apps that I use constantly. When I turn on the devices, 9 times out of 10 I am choosing one of these apps. (This also includes the lower dock items.) Slide two is for all entertainment, productivity, and all other multimedia consumption apps, this includes but is not limited to Coms, Deals, Education, Entertainment, Finance, health, Lifestyle, Music, News, Photography, and so on. Finally the third slide is for games. Notice that the game folders that I have created are based on category, and not brand or games I play the most. The reason I do this is so I can find things easily with less hand gestures and eye movement.
Keep in mind that the iPad, iPod, and iPhone search feature is there, but that will not limit your hand movements. I mean, we do our best to to type on these devices only when necessary right?
To those of you like me who have more than one mobile device stay consistent! All slides should be the same and all directories should stay organized from one device to the other. This is how I effectively save time and increase my daily productivity at work and at home.
I hope this helps you.
Are you on iOS? Do you use Game Center, Plus+, or Open Feint? Well come share your username and give a list of games that you play, perhaps if we all share our usernames we can have a social group of friends playing Apple Game Center games.
Why don't we all share each others usernames / profiles so that we can share in the gaming iOS experience?
I have a great list of games that I play on a daily bases. Some of them include games such as:
1. We Rule
2. We City
3. Fruit Ninja
4. Infinity Blade
So what is your Game Center & Plus+ Username? I will be happy to add you to my friends list. Personally I believe this is a great way to play and interact with each other. If you play with in game gifts such as We Rule, expect more gifts. I don't know. I figured this would be a great way to share, and meet others in the gaming community. I don't mind being a guinnee pig since I live in public anyways. (being a blogger)
Please list your credentials as:
1. Game Center Username:
2. Plus+ Username
4. Games that you play
I think if every one participates we can have a good list of gamers here.
Rovio to Release Angry Birds on the Roku Box? Yep, and it's coming sooner than you think.
In the later part of the summer Angry Birds is to be released on the Roku Box. Personally I can't imagine playing Roku on my TV, but I think it would be pretty cool as a family game. Now is this anything like the Nintendo Wii with out the body movement?
Well either way, I think if the game gets released it should be free, but will it be ad-supported? Lots of questions, not many answers...I suppose we will have to way and see.
If you have a Roku Box be sure to check out the Channel Store every now again for the release!
Roku bringing Angry Birds to the TV!
Recently I have experienced an issue with my Google Chrome Cr-48 Chromebook, and I feel that their may be others are experiencing this problem as well.
During the past 4 weeks or I set my Cr-48 down in replacement of my iPad 2. Keep in mind that I recieved my iPad 2 on the release date, but I continues using the Cr-48 for day to day use.
On one of these days I noticed after I authenticated myself in Google (logged in) on the Cr-48, and my tabs were loading, I was getting a message a few seconds later that stated.
Kill Pages or Wait were my options, and being the guy I am I decieded to wait. Well I waited for about 10 mins, and I recieved to log off my profile, and restart the Google Chrome Cr-48. After the 15 second reboot I logged back in to my profile, and I had the same issue. I tried another profile, (my daugthers) and I had the same problem, pages unresponsive. I logged off, and logged on as a guest, and what do you know. Pages unresponsive.
I decided to look around the Google Chrome Cr-48 forums and i found that I was not the only one experiencing these problems. Many of them (like myself) placed our Chromebooks in Dev Mode, but apparently this wasn't the issue.
A googler stated on the forums to disable the about:pages by simply entering about:pages in the address bar of the Google Chrome Cr-48, but this did'nt help either.
Others mention disabling flash, and other add-ons, but by then I was more interested in how to restet and recover my Google Chrome Cr-48 back to the day I received it.
How to Reset & Recover Google Chrome Cr-48 Laptop
1. Power down the laptop
2. Remove battery using the slide lock
3. Remove the small rectangular piece of black tape on the edge by the power prongs. (It's tuff to see, but it's there)
4. Once take is removed, slide the switch from the left to the right, then back to the left again.
5. Insert the battery that was removed from the Cr-48.
6. Now boot the Cr-48 Up
After that you should be good to go. The Cr-48 will reinstall it's self from it's partition and in a min or less you will be back to the welcome screen.
Here is a video to better help you with this, if you have any questions leave me a comment below and I will be happy to assist in any way that I can.
Reset & Recover Google Chrome Cr-48 Laptop Video Walkthrough
A brief entry regarding Twitters new imaging service.
All thing D has confirmed that Twitter will be releasing an official Twitter sharing service this week at the D9 Conference. Twitters image sharing service will compete with other image sharing services such as twitpic.com and yfrog.com.
So what can we expect? Perhaps an easier image uploading service, video, or even image and video manipulation? Kind of like picnik.com? I guess we will have to see, but I am thinking more shadow boxing like Facebook integrates photos / videos in their newsfeed.
Just a guess.
Finally Duke Nukem Forever is supposed to be released some time this summer. Actually, I have the release date as June 14, 2011 according to the official website .
Did you pre order Duke Nukem Forever at any time in the last 14 years. If so (with a reciept) Game Stop is honoring all pre orders so long as you still have a receipt. Gamestop owns other companies like, EB Games, Babbage's, and Funco Lands. So if you do have that receipt from long ago they will indeed honor the amount that you reserved the game for.
I do hope your receipt is not as faded to fail as mine is.
Duke Nukem Forever Official Website
Today I received an email / voice mail from CPS Energy stating that they are testing a new system that will be used for system-wide emergency power outage notifications.
I'm glad CPS Energy is stepping up the efforts on customer notifications. Hopefully we never will receive these types of notifications as consumers.
Voice Mail added below:
Transcription: (kinda funny)
Information This is a test message for customers from the new C P. S, Energy alert system. There is no emergency at this time this new system will be used for system wide emergency power outage notifications, only. This message was sent to the contact information listed for your account. More information about the new system and customizing your contact information is available on our website. Yo, center left the following contact information. Your phone number 210. Yeah 353. Yeah 6079 yeah if you thanks bye.
I was listening to Leo Laporte today and the discussion was on AT&T Capping DSL and U-Verse and evening imposing overages. Below is the break down of the caps.
AT&T Caps DSL and U-Verse and Adds Overages
This all starts on May 2nd (Tomorrow), and overage fees start at an additional $10.00 for every 50GB that you exceed.
My recommendation is if you are an AT&T customer and are afraid of these overages when streaming movies, music, and viewing all other types of media...seek out another provider. There are smaller companies (ISP's) that offer internet services with no data caps.
A great community that I have been going to for years is dslreports.com | Go check them out.
As stated by AT&T:
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A friend on Facebook posted this image of an hardboiled egg over boiled. I thought it was only proper to post it for the Easter Holiday. This has nothing to do with tech, but a lot to do with science.
For more on this topic read at The Food Lab: Perfect Boiled Eggs At Serious Eats.
Elevations Approximate Temperature of boiling water
Happy Egg Boiling, on this Easter Sunday.