Sign Up For Apple TV If You Have Broadband

Apple is known for great devices like the iPad and iPod but one of the best devices that they’ve released in the last two years is the apple TV. With this device you have the ability to watch hundreds of television shows on demand without having to deal with the hassle of commercials that come with cable television or satellite TV.

A Flexible Alternative to Cable

Besides the obvious benefit of not having to waste time watching commercials, Apple TV also offers flexibility like the ability to rent single episodes of your favorite TV shows for just $0.99 cents for a single episode. After you complete your rental, you have thirty days to finish watching the movie or television episode that you rented. In total, you have two days to watch a complete episode from start to finish after it has become available to you.

More Viewing Options than Cable

With the Apple TV you can watch video content from YouTube, Netflix, and Flickr plus listen to radio programs from your favorite internet radio stations as well too.

If you’ve ever come home and found that there was nothing on TV, even though you had hundreds of channels to choose from your broadband plans. You won’t have to worry about this problem ever again when you buy an Apple TV. With this device you can choose from over 7,000 movies and television shows, sometimes as soon as they come out on DVD. This means no more waiting for disks to arrive from Netflix or standing in line at your local video rental store.

Where Can You Buy Apple TV?

One of the best places to buy the Apple TV is online through websites like amazon.com. Prices online are typically cheaper than local stores and best of all, you can have one shipped to your house. Once you receive it, make sure your Apple TV 3 gets jailbroken to access more.

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Posted by on Jul 25, 2014

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Apps That Keep Track of Finances

So how are your finance skills?  If you are like most individuals, your finance skills range from okay to mediocre to poor.  Of course, there are those individuals that have absolutely zero finance skills.  And there are those that have someone else, with excellent finance skills, to do their finances for them. I Don’t Need Help from Any Computer! Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone else in charge of your finances?  Someone who could keep track of that bad credit loan you set up to establish new credit, after the last financial crisis?  Someone who knows the in’s and outs, ups and downs, tax deductions and all the other happiness that goes into income, expenditures, property taxes, tax deductions and all the incidentals that may complicate your financial existence?  Fortunately this is the age of the Internet.  And where many of us are not completely and totally computer savvy, some of us at least have some type of understanding of their laptops, iPhones (Jailbreak iPhone 5), iPads and whatever else they use, to stay in touch with the world around them.  This is where Internet and finance can enter into a beautiful relationship.  That relationship can actually assist those who are not entirely computer savvy and/or financially astute. If You Are Interested in Financial Software… Let’s do a little  five-star comparison of the top five financial software’s that are most popular today:

  •  Ace Money for Windows – this program is nothing special and rates an average of three stars all the way across the board, for its platform, features, support and ease-of-use.  Its general, overall rating is exactly what would be expected… three stars out of five.
  • YNAB Pro for Windows -  everything is basically the same here, but poor YNBA actually got docked one star, in the support category.  And you don’t want any software lacking for support, particularly when it is involved in something as dire as your finances.
  • Fortora Fresh Finances for Mac and Windows – like the software before, it scored a very average three stars for ease-of-use and only two stars for support, which is bad.  The good news however is that it got four stars for features and as an overall rating.
  • iCash for Mac and Windows -  the only average three-star rating here was in the features department.  Four stars were given for an overall rating and support, which is better than two stars.  And a whopping five stars was given for ease of use, which is good news for you computer illiterate individuals.

Finally, we have Quicken Personal Finance for Mac and Windows – far be it from any one product to score 5 stars all across the board and this software is no exception… But it comes pretty darn close.  Not only it’s rating overall but specifically features and that all important support all received five stars.

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2014

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Is it Safe to Smoke Around Your Gadgets?

1395108_robotNo doubt, you have plenty of electronics in your life.  Since these fun gadgets can be expensive, you want them to last as long as they can.  There are plenty of hazards that can attribute to your electronics’ shortened lifespan and smoke is one of the big ones.  For many who have a home office, smoking in their office is almost a perk of staying at home and even those that only use their electronics for personal reasons may not consider the damage they are doing to their gadgets just by lighting up.  If you want your expensive electronic toys to last as long as they possibly can, you will want to stop smoking around them.

 

Bad Habit

 

Smoking is never good for anyone.  The Surgeon General’s warnings on the cover aren’t just for show.  The fact is that cigarettes contain plenty of harmful chemicals and additives that have been proven to be harmful to the smoker and anyone who happens to be unfortunate enough to be around someone who lights up.  This smoke and the chemicals contained therein leave a film or a residue as it settles.  If you are a smoker, you likely smoke in your car, and have the problem of removing this film from the inside windshield from time to time in order to see, so you know exactly how annoying the film can be.  That same smoke snakes its way into every nook and cranny that it can, including into your gadgets, leaving that same film on vital electronic components in your favorite gadgets, which can lead to damage or just flat out make the gadget in question stop working completely.

 

Safer Alternatives

 

If you want that nicotine fix but also want to keep your gadgets at peak performance, you do have a few alternatives.  Nicotine gum is a great way to get that nicotine fix without annoying the people around you and since there is no smoke, the safety of your gadgets is better preserved.  Many smokers, however, have a tough time breaking the habit of smoking and a better option than gum may be an electronic cigarette.  Electronic cigarettes provide smokers with a healthier alternative to smoking without having to break their habit.  You still go through the same motions of holding a cigarette and inhaling and exhaling, and the vapor that you inhale can be customized so that it feels almost identical to taking a drag of your favorite brand.

 

SEE ALSO: VapeXhale Cloud Evo Reviews

 

Electronics really can last for a very long time if cared for properly.  Make sure that they do not get overheated, keep them as dust and dirt free as possible, and keep them away from smoke.  Otherwise, you are just wasting money.

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2014

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The Wonderful World Of The Apple Community

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Even before ‘Sex And The City’s’ Carrie Bradshaw introduced her laptop with the little apple on the cover, Apple was already making leaps and bounds in its stride for Internet and online superiority and dominance.  With the iPhone 6 coming out soon it’s amazing to think that this struggling computer company has grown into the behemoth it is now.

There are an indeterminate number of online communities within the Apple community itself, the least of which is not of course the gaming community.  Professional online communities, as well as gaming communities, can all keep in touch with each other now thanks to a little organization/website known as ‘TAGthink’.  Never heard of it?

 

 Even If You Don’t Live In Georgia…

… Chances are, if you have anything to do with the online communities in general, you have no doubt heard of TAGthink.  It is an online crowdfunding community for professionals to share ideas.

Of course the fact that this is not an all-exclusive Internet connection site, its influence far exceeds Georgia’s boundaries. Professionals from all walks of life can utilize the discussions and forums on this website, for any number of uses, all the way from the possibility of finding professionals for hire to a TAG education collaborative involving businesses, professionalism, technologies, healthcare and more.

 

The Significance Of An Apple In History

If of course you are a believer, you already know that an apple influenced humanity overall in its very beginnings from the Garden of Eden.  In legend, William Tell shot this influential piece of fruit off of his son’s head – or something to that effect.  In theory, one of these particular choices in fruit each day keeps the proverbial doctor away.  And an Apple, as a conglomerate and a fruit, continues to influence the world today. It has in fact changed the Internet and communication in general forever., the conglomerate of course, not the fruit.

iPads, iPhones and iPods are in every home, pocket, office, college and dorm room all over the world. Even if you can’t afford to buy an iPad outright, there are iPad rental services available to help keep your business costs down. Or try using the iPad POS system in your business.

And whether you are an Apple user or a fan of some other line of communication product we can all become more familiar with what is going on in the technological world around us thanks to sites such as TAGthink and industry pioneers such as Apple.

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Posted by on May 31, 2014

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Never Get Locked Out Again

1399470_girl_with_mobile_phoneNo one can deny the greatness of the iPhone.  I know that I was in line the day that they hit the market and I wasn’t the only one!  Since I travel overseas so often and my carrier’s international roaming rates are so high, I went with the unlocked iPhone option, so that I can use any provider’s SIM card, giving me the option of using an overseas carrier with lower rates, while I am in Europe. Of course, the office does pay for a portion of those calls, since we are there on business, but the lion’s share of those expenses are paid by the employees who made the calls.  Little do my coworkers know just how easy it is to unlock the iPhone to get those lower rates.

 

Why Unlock Your iPhone?

 

For the most part, people don’t realize why they would have a need to unlock their iPhone and the general public tends to stick with the plan that their provider offers.  Well, I’ve never been the type who likes to be boxed into the first contract that is put in front of me.  Perhaps it has something to do with my fear of commitment…At any rate, having an unlocked iPhone means that I don’t have to just take what cell phone service providers are offering, to anyone who walks through the door.  An unlocked iPhone means that I can pick and choose which provider I want to use, even giving me the power to switch between carriers for different situations, simply by switching out the phone SIM card.  In other words, unlocking your iPhone gives you the freedom to make your own decisions, when it comes to your service.

 

Unlocking The iPhone

 

Now that you know why you should unlock your iPhone, you probably want to know how.  Don’t worry, I didn’t know how at first either!  It’s actually pretty easy and if you go through the official routes, it won’t void your warranty or interrupt any service.  The best way to get an officially unlocked iPhone is simply to buy one from Apple directly.  A few years back, iPhone started offering unlocked iPhones, for purchase directly from their stores and websites.  Your phone’s serial number is added to a database that keeps track of unlocked phones, so that the phone isn’t tethered to a specific provider.  This really is the best way, but there is also software available that will help you unlock the phone.  These unofficial “hacks”, however, may limit your warranty, so keep that in mind.

 

Unlocking your iPhone means unlocking its potential.  Isn’t that what the iPhone is all about?  It’s easy and there’s no reason to ever be locked out again.

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Posted by on Jul 1, 2013

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Gadgets to Keep You Kentucky Derby Wise

1225930_mobile_phone_1We are living in the future we dreamt about when we are kids.  No, we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards quite yet, but we are getting there!  We use our phones more for surfing the internet and using apps than we do for making calls.  Even our telephone calls have become futuristic with the invention of the video chat.  Since we live in the future, there is no reason that you can’t stay informed of any subject you want, 24 hours a day, and that includes the Kentucky Derby.

 

Gadgets Galore

 

One of the great things about living in the future is that we have an electronic gadget for pretty much anything.  If you want to stay on top of your favorite subjects, including full details on Kentucky Derby 2013, you can easily do so from pretty much anywhere.  If you are in line at the grocery store, you can check Kentucky Derby odds right from your phone.  If you have an e-reader (and these days, who doesn’t?), you are likely able to connect to the internet directly through the reader to get up to the minute information on the Kentucky Derby 2013 contenders, anywhere you decide you want to stop to check.

 

Tracking Down Information

 

Since we live in the future, one of the great tools available to us is the internet.   You can find information on pretty much any topic just with a quick search.  It is no different when it comes to staying informed about the Derby.  By conducting quick searches, you can find the most read information, but if you want to limit your search to only new information, you can even adjust your search to include only news from the past day or so.

 

If you are someone who is looking to bet on the Kentucky Derby, you definitely want to be up to date on all of your Derby information.  Luckily, it is easy to do in this day and age.  If you are planning on betting the race, you need to be as informed as possible, and as often as possible.

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Posted by on Apr 30, 2013

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Use Your Cell Phone to Watch Cricket In India

Many people use their cell phone to keep track of the live cricket scores in India.  Enthusiasts enjoy looking at their favorite IPL fan site or IPL betting site on their phone.  Watching cricket on the cell phone can be a great way to pass the time, while relaxing in India.  Many people are often surprised to hear that cricket is the most popular sport in India.  In contrast, cricket barely goes unnoticed in mainstream US markets, as it is building an American fan base.

You Need Quality for Cricket

It’s important to have a phone with 3G or 4G in order to get the best reception of a live game.  Take the time to call your cell phone provider and speak with a representative that can help ensure the network will support live streams of sportscasts.  Finding the right apps is also an important component for people that are serious about getting live cricket games to broadcast in their Android Mobile phones.  Depending on the area you live in, you may need to have a contract with the local cable company as well.

Know Where to Look for Cricket

ESPN Cricket news is one of the most popular choices for people that are interested in watching cricket matches, from their smartphone.  During 2012, the IPL was actually the first major sporting event to be broadcasted live over YouTube.  There really are many different options available; mostly dependent on the area you are located in, the type of cricket match and the type of wireless plan you are currently on.   Watching cricket matches on your phone probably isn’t the most appealing option, but many times it certainly can be the most convenient.

It’s important to consider all your options for getting cricket on your cell phone, before making any final decisions.  Dependent on the type of match you want to watch, getting the stream on your phone could be free and easy.  The wireless OS that your smartphone uses will also dictate how easy or difficult it will be to get cricket games on your cell phone.  Always be sure to check the internet for the latest reviews, before making any final decisions about which is the right service to choose.

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2013

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Will The New iPad Mini Be Under Your Christmas Tree This Year?

The new iPad mini created by Apple, Co. is a much sought-after product and is sure to be on many people’s wish list. It is sleek and so thin that it can be held in one hand. It’s built to compete directly with the Amazon Kindle Fire, Google tablet and other 7-inch tablets. The advantage is the iPad mini has hundreds of amazing apps ready for download. This new innovation from Apple is sure to be a coveted Christmas present this year.

How Can I Afford It

The new iPad mini starts at around $300, and that is for the base model. This gorgeous iPad is sure to be on someone’s list on your family this year, so what are some options for making their wish come true? One way is by taking out a personal loan. This type of loan is perfect for short term emergencies or spending sprees at Christmas time. You can apply for a personal loan at your local bank or credit union, and other financial institutions as well. The lender will take a close look at your income and credit history before they lend you the money. When you apply for a personal loan, the lender will also take into account how well you’ve paid your debts in the past. Also, another thing they check for is your debt-to-income ratio. If you have good credit and can afford to take on another loan, they will happily loan you the money. This process is easy and the interest rate is much lower than what you’re paying on your credit cards.

Borrowing a little money for the holidays is quick and painless if you take out a short-term personal loan. It can really help boost your holiday budget so you can put more presents under the tree, including that sought after iPad mini! So talk to your spouse about the possibility of taking out a personal loan to help finance a great Christmas; and then go get that new iPad mini before the stores run out. You’ll be a hero this holiday season, and your budget will stay intact.

 

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