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Apple watch is sexist once again with Apple watch series 4 pricing.

Apple watch is sexist once again with Apple watch series 4 pricing.

Apple has been under fire for being sexist when it comes to work environment for woman and lots of apps aberrantly but this time it is different. Apple is punishing the man and plus size people this time by making them pay more for Apple watch. Its no secret that most men have bigger hands than woman in most cases and if you are overweight you most likely have gained a little on your wrist. This time it actually matters to your wallet because if you have big hands then expect to pay as much as $50 extra.  The cheapest version is $30 extra for 10mm gain and premium bands are $50 extra for 20mm gain.

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Apple Watch series 4 Disapointment

Apple Watch Series 4 Disappointment .

Apple has finally announced a redesign Smart watch called “ Apple Watch Series 4”. One major key feature that apple points out is that now its  a Health Watch.  Capable of detecting a hart attack and capable of dialing emergency services if you fall. This is nothing new as some companies already have this feature in the watches. Another issue we have is the pricing that starts at $399 which is slight increase from last year model and once again you will pay premium for colors.

The only one thing that grabbed are attention that might get us to upgrade to a new watch is the edge to edge display and improved microphone and sound.

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Galaxy S7 Battery Drain After Oculus VR Update

Galaxy S7 Experiencing Heavy Battery Drain After Oculus VR Update

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In late September 2016 Many carries sended out a Software update to that turned many phones into heaters. Most Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users are experiencing short battery life and phone gets worm to hot. Without any interaction with the phone, S7 is currently discharging from 100% to 0% in about 3 hours.

Many users have reported that Oculus VR Update might be to blame for this event, Oculus VR has not come up with any software updates ti fix the issue, The only thing you can do for now is to uninstall Oculus VR from you Samsung Galaxy S7. You will be able to reinstall it after a fix is available but till then you can can keep your phone connected to a charger or uninstall it. Note that you may loose some of your saved data when you uninstall the App. It has not been determined yet if any settings or data will be lost.

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Next time a Carrier Software update is available it is wise to wait at least 2 weeks to make sure all bugs have been fixed.

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Unboxing Gear VR – Box Content

Unboxing Samsung Gear VR

If you Pre-Ordered Your Galaxy S7 you are entitled to free Samsung Gear VR. If like me you ordered online you might have gotten it already in the mail with you Galaxy S7.

Hear are photos of what you can expect

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Unboxing Samsung Galaxy S7

Unboxing Samsung Galaxy S7

If you Pre-Ordered your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge you might have already got it in the mail or you will get it soon before the official release day. Companies did that so that they will not be over run by demanding customers.

Well I got my Galaxy S7 in the mail today so check out what you can expect for content of the packaging.

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Galaxy-S7-Box Content

Galaxy-S7-Box Content

 

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Best Buy Galaxy S7 Best Pre-Order Deal

Galaxy-S7-EdgeBest Buy Galaxy S7 Best Pre-Order Deal of the Year.

Best buy did it. They managed to offer the best deal when it comes to getting the new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

The Deal losers are AT&T and Sprint which has not offered anything extra besides the Gear VR Headset.

Best buy is not really the winner of the best deal on Galaxy S7, T-Mobile is and Verizon comes in second. But there is a reason why we chose Best Buy as are winner.

We chose Best buy because they offer additional Free + 64Gb microSD ($30 Value) to the current pre-order deal of free Gear VR headset with Galaxy S7. But that is not all, they will also attempt to ship it all at the same time as your Galaxy S7. We were unable to verify this yet but that’s what we have been hearing. We chose Best Buy because this deal is not exclusive like Verizon or T-Mobile is. This deal is available to anyone if they pre-order by 3/18/2016

T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and At&t offer Free Gear VR but you will have to provide proof of purchase to Samsung and wait up to 6 weeks to get it. Where Best Buy will likely get it to you a lot sooner.

T-Mobile offers Gear VR Headset with purchase of Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge but they also offer free 1 year streaming subscription to Netflix ($100 Value). But they are exclusive to T-Mobile new and old customers.

Verizon offers even bigger deal, you can choose to get Samsung Gear VR or Samsung Gear S2 Watch ($350 Value). Unfortunately only available on device payment plan which means you will likely have to pay for it in a way, and you will be subject to 2-year contract. Also only exclusive to Verizon customers.

Best Buy Free Bonus Items

Samsung – Gear VR for Select Samsung Cell Phones – Frost White

Available for Gear-VRpre-order online or immediate purchase in store.

Samsung Gear VR for Select Samsung Cell Phones: Mobile virtual reality is finally here. Watch movies in your own private cinema, be at the center of your favorite games, and socialize with friends in a virtual world all your own. The lightweight design and intuitive touchpad drop you right in the action and allow for hours of immersive entertainment.

 

 

samsung-microSD-evo+Samsung – EVO+ 64GB microSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card – Red/White

Store plenty of files on your action camera, smartphone or tablet by adding this Samsung EVO+ MB-MC64DA/AM microSDHC memory card, which features a generous 64GB capacity. A water-, temperature-, x-ray- and magnet-resistant design offers protection.

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Samsung Releases Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Waterproof Smartphone – Available March 11

Samsung-Galaxy-S7-And-Galaxy-S7-EdgeSamsung Releases Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Waterproof Smartphones – Available March 11

So it looks like Samsung did listen to the consumers as Galaxy S6 was a little disappointment when they announced that the Smartphone will no longer be waterproof, have SD Card and have removable battery. Well Samsung has changed that, well most of it. The new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are almost identical to S6 but now they are Waterproof and they accept microSD card to store up to 200GB of photos and videos. Unfortunately battery is still not removable but it did receive a upgrade to 3000mAh. INternal memory will stay at 32GB which should be sufficient. As we know 16GB was simply not enough to work with.

We did see drop in megapixel of the front camera but Samsung promises that it will take batter pictures.  To those that take photos for a living know that Megapixels are just a number and the quality is what matters. In addition to better pictures Motion Photo was introduced. This takes photo of moving objects, it captures a few seconds of video each time you take a picture and allows you to go thru the stills of the video and choose the best one to keep as photo.

Lets also not forget that if you Pre-Order the new Galaxy S7, Samsung will give you VR Headset with Games for free. So if you are planning a upgrade you may want to do it early.

 Prices vary by carrier but you you can expect to pay around $694 for Galaxy S7 and $794 for Galaxy S7 Edge. Some carriers like T-Mobile will add a Year of Netflix for free to the pre-order deal.

Key Features:

Operating System:          Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Galaxy S7 Display:            5.1-inch 2560×1440

S7 Edge Display:                5.5-inch 2560×1440

Processor:                           Quad-core Snapdragon 820

Storage:                               32GB:

Expandable:                       microSD up to 200G

RAM:                                     4GB

Rear Camera:                     12MP f/1.7 1.4-micron pixels OIS

Front Camera:                   5MP f/1.7

Connectivity:                     Wi-Fi 802.11 ac MIMO, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC,Wi-Fi 802.11 ac MIMO, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC

Charging:                             micro-USB, Fast charging, Qi wireless, Powermat wireless            micro-USB

Battery:                                 3000 mAh

Water resistance:               IP68 rating

Security                :                 One-touch fingerprint sensorSamsung KNOX

Dimensions:                       142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm                     S7 Edge: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight:                                                152g                       S7 Edge: 157g

In The Box
  • Galaxy S7
  • USB Cable
  • Smart Switch USB Adapter
  • Start Guide

Samsung-VR-Headset-GearSo the specs are a lot better on Galaxy S7 then the specs on Iphone 6S but is it better?. We know its better than 6S because its newer but there is no real comparison as Iphone 6S is older and Apple Iphone 7 will most likely be extremely competitive to make sure they don’t lose customers to Samsung. But will it become waterproof like Galaxy S7 is unlikely.

So if you are a Galaxy S5 owner, this is really good time to upgrade as it is a major upgrade from Galaxy S5. If you are a Galaxy S6 owner then you may want to think twice about upgrading as there is not that much change to make you want to upgrade. Unless you already managed to get you phone wet, then upgrading is another story.  Don’t forget to Pre-Order to get your VR Headset. For more information about Samsung VR Gear Bundle Visit Samsung Website

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ASUS Thinnest 3x Optical Zoom Smartphone is ZenFone Zoom Available Feb. 1st

New phone from ASUS, The ZenFone Zoom has the smallest Optical zoom lens

New phone from ASUS, The ZenFone Zoom has the smallest Optical zoom lens

ASUS Thinnest 3x Optical Zoom Smartphone is ZenFone Zoom Available Feb. 1st

Asus announced it newest phone The ZenFone Zoom which features thinnest 3x Optical zoom in a Smartphone. This is a nice addition to ASUS flagship phones even if it is one year behind the schedule, I guess it was worth the wait.
ZenFone Zoom has nice hardware under the hood comparing to Apple Iphone 6S and Samsung Galaxy S6.

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

  • Intel Atom Z3590 Processor 2.5GHz

  • 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage w/ microSD card support up to 128GB

  • 5” FHD IPS (1920×1080) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4

  • 3,000 mAh battery (non-removable)

  • 13MP Camera with f/2.7-f/4.8, dual flash, laser auto-focus with 3x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization

  • Single SIM with 2G/3G/4G support

  • Dimensions: 158.9 x 78.84 x 5 ~ 11.95mm

  • 11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, BT 4.0, and NFC

Now the specs look really good and we are sure this is nice competition to Galaxy and Iphone, but unfortunately Samsung Galaxy S7 will be announced soon and we don’t know what it will bring to the table. The one thing that we know for sure the ZenFone Zoom will turn heads especially since its price tag is only $399. The down side why it will not become to popular is because it is going to be sold exclusively by B & H Photo. This exclusive deal will attract photographers rather than all users. I don’t think photographers will complain at all. Yet we all know that photographers stick with pro gear, so will they pick up the ZenFone Zoom? Time will tell.

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Why Not To Order Flowers Online – Proflowers vs. Florists

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When it comes to getting flowers for your loved ones it seems like ordering online will save you few bucks but at the end you will be more satisfied with flowers purchased from a Local Flower Shop. I always advice to shop online for best deals but when it comes to flowers you may not get what you pay for.

The two of the biggest reasons to buy local:

  1. You see exactly what you are buying.
  2. You support your local businesses; most flowers sold online are imported from other countries.

Whether it is a Birthday, Holiday or Valentine Day, many of us buy flowers for family, friends or loved ones. Many of us shop at a local floral store and some just like me, had ordered their flowers online. Right before e Valentine’s Day I ordered 2 Dozen Roses from Proflowers.com.  I am sure by now you heard their ad on the radio or even received emails from them promising great looking flowers and a bargain price. Compared to other Online and local businesses it appears to be a better deal. Unfortunately once you have chosen your flowers that you wand the ordering process begins as well as additional costs and fees.  Proflowers.com does offer lower prices at first, but there are additional cost that follow.

In my case I ordered Two Dozen Long Stemmed Valentine’s Roses with Cherry Red Vase for $39.95. Then came standard delivery of $12.99 that apples to deliveries that are made 3 days before or after Valentine’s day, Deliveries made on Valentine’s day are up to $30.00. After that we have $2.99 Care & Handling as well as state tax. My total came to $50.15 which compared to the same flowers at my local Flower store is only $6.00 cheaper. So I guess you can say I saved $6.00 and I dint have to leave my house but in reality I did not and here is why.

The flowers came in a box wrapped in plastic; it included a vase and two plant food packets. The person that receives the flowers needs to cut 1-3” off the step and place them in a vase with water and plant food. Once you do that you are all done. Flowers will look like in the picture, ok maybe not.

This may not apply to everyone but if you live in a cold part of a country like I do which is New England I would highly recommend not to order flowers online. Because the flowers need to be delivered to you via Fedex or UPS there is 90% that the flowers will freeze and will die shortly after.

I got the flowers few days before Valentine’s day, I unpacked them, cut 2” of the stem,  placed them in a vase, added water and plant food as mentioned in the instruction.

First Day, the flowers looked ok, Not like in the picture as advertized but who really expects that.

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After 4 days:

 

Proflowers Roses - Day 5

Proflowers Roses – Day 5

Proflowers Roses - Day 5

Proflowers Roses – Day 5

Proflowers Roses - Day 5

Proflowers Roses – Day 5

I called Proflowers on the 5th day and I complained that the most of the flowers have died and that I would like them to fix it. The customer representative told me that I should have called earlier because the flowers are expected to die within 7 days. I mentioned again that they state on their website that they have 7 day guarantee but she told me once again that they have 7 day guarantee but I should have called earlier. She dint even try to help me in any way.

I was extremely disappointed but then I remembered that I have gotten Free Google protection when I ordered because Proflowers is Google trusted store. I contacted Google Protection Program that was offered to me for free. I filled out Google short explanation of my problem and the next day I received a email from Proflowers that they have fully refunded me the whole amount.

Lesson learned: Buy from your local Florists and you will be much happier with your purchase and the person that received the flowers will enjoy them longer.  Don’t forget to add Google Protection when available.

 

 

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At&t brings Back Rollover, This Time for Your Data!

att-rollover-dataAt&t brings Back Rollover, This Time for Your Data – Now you get all Data that you payed for.

At&t has announced this Wednesday that it is launching Data rollover. Current At&t customers will see the change automatically and it cost nothing more, that is if you already have a data plan.

So what is Data rollover?, When you purchase a Data plan either for yourself or a Family Data plan. Any unused Data gets carried over to the next month. So if you have 10GB plan and you only used 8GB of data, the rest will be carried over to the next month and you will have total of 12GB to use the next month.

This is a great news for consumers because it cost nothing more. Now that you get unlimited Minutes with purchase of the data plan, rollover minutes would not help you. Data plans on other hand are expensive and keeping your unused data is a huge plus since we often use more data on certain months, and barely any on some.

At&t will not be the only one with rollover data plans. T-mobile has also launched Rollover Program that will also go in effect this month. Verizon has nothing like that but will most likely introduce rollover or will create more attractive data plans to compete with At&t and T-Mobile.

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