Motorola moto g tips and tricks
One of the few weak bits of the Motorola Moto G is that it doesn’t have all that much RAM – just 1GB. Once you have a load of apps installed, many of which may be sucking up system resources in the background, the phone can start to chug a little.
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How to determine what is using battery power on a galaxy tab
...Keep an eye on the battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is smart enough to know which of its features use the most battery power. You can check it out for yourself:
At the Home screen, touch the Apps Menu icon button.
Choose About Tablet.
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...A backup is a safety copy of information. For your Galaxy Tab, the backup copy includes contact information, music, photos, video, and apps you’ve installed, plus any settings you’ve made to customize your Tab. Copying that information to another source is one way to keep the information safe in case...
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...Required. You can also view full desktop versions of websites, instead of the default--and minimalist--mobile versions that the Kindle Fire normally delivers. And you can add several gigabytes' worth of music to your device without hogging valuable storage.
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How to reset the samsung galaxy tab to factory settings
...The Erase Everything button to confirm.
All the information you’ve set or stored on the Samsung Galaxy Tab is purged. That includes apps you’ve downloaded, music, synchronized accounts, everything.
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Microsoft announced on Tuesday at an event in San Francisco Windows 10, the next major upgrade to Windows. And it marks the return of the start menu. Windows 10, which skips a number in its sequential order (many believed it would be called Windows 9), is the first major update since Windows 8, which was considered a failure by many.
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Posted: 30 September 2014
Tip of the Week!
Every wonder what you can ask Siri?
Below are some more examples of some things you can ask!
Siri Commands: Music and Videos
“Play The Light of the Sun”
“Play Taking Back Sunday shuffled”
“Play Alicia Keys”
“Play some blues”
“Play my party mix”
“Shuffle my roadtrip playlist”
Ask Siri to Create and Find Notes
“Note that I spent $12 on lunch”
“Note: check out that new Alicia Keys album”
“Find my restaurant note”
“Create a reading list note”
“Add Tom Sawyer to my reading list note”
Ask Siri to make a Phone Call
“Call Jennifer Wright mobile”
“Call Susan on her work phone”
“Call 408 555 1212″
“Return missed call”
“Redial last number”
Ask Siri about Voice Mail
“Do I have new voice mail?”
“Play voice mail from mom”
“Play my last voice mail”
Ask Siri to make a FaceTime Call
“Make a FaceTime call to Michael”
Ask Siri to set a Reminder
“Remind me to call mom”
“Remind me to call my mom when I get home”
“Remember to take an umbrella”
“Remind me take my medicine at 6am tomorrow”
“Remind me to pick up flowers when I leave here”
“Remind me when I leave to call Jason”
“Remind me to finish the report by 6″
Ask Siri to check Stocks
“What’s Apple’s stock price?”
“What is Apple’s PE ratio?”
“What did Yahoo close at today?”
“How is the Nikkei doing?”
“How are the markets doing?”
“What is the Dow at?”
Ask Siri about the Weather
“What’s the weather for today?”
“What’s the weather for tomorrow?”
“Will it rain in Cupertino this week?”
“Check next week’s forecast for Burlington”
“What’s the forecast for this evening?”
“How’s the weather in Tampa right now?”
“How hot will it be in Palm Springs this weekend?”
“What’s the high for Anchorage on Thursday?”
“What’s the temperature outside?”
“How windy is it out there?”
“When is sunrise in Paris?”
Ask Siri to search the Web
“Search the web for Bora Bora”
“Search for vegetarian pasta recipes”
“Search the web for best cable plans”
“Google the war of 1812″
“Search Wikipedia for Abraham Lincoln”
“Search for news about the World Cup”
“Bing Alicia Keys”
“Search Twitter for Tech Blog Tv“
“Google What’s happening in France”
“Yahoo What’s happening in Chicago”
Ask Siri to search the Web for Images
“Search for images of dogs”
“Search for images of Washington DC”
“Search for images of Microsoft Surface”
Ask Siri to Launch an App
“Play Angry Birds”
Ask Siri to Change Phone Settings
“Turn on airplane mode”
“Turn on Wi-Fi”
“Turn on Bluetooth”
“Turn on ‘do not disturb’”
“Turn on flashlight”
“Turn up brightness of display”
“Display privacy settings”
“Is Bluetooth on?”
“Open Phone Settings”
Ask Siri to Change App Settings
“Open music settings”
“Open mail settings”
“Open Twitter settings”
Ask Siri to Post to Facebook
“Post on Facebook ‘On my way to the beach’”
“Write on my wall ‘Having a great time in Florida’
Ask Siri to Post to Twitter
“Tweet visit tech blog dot tv”
“Tweet I love Kindle Fire hashtag kindle”
“Post to Twitter ‘Windows Tablet PC Blog is great!’”
“Tweet ‘Who are you voting for this election’ hashtag politics”
“Tweet my location ‘Having fun at the beach!’”
“Search Twitter for best windows 8 tablet”
“What’s trending on Twitter”
Ask Siri about Movie Theaters
“What movies are coming out this weekend?”
“What movies are playing near me?”
“Find movie theaters near my office”
“What are the best movies playing right now?”
“What R-Rated movies are playing?”
“What action movies are playing”
Ask Siri about Movies
“Show me reviews of the movie ‘Finding Nemo’”
“When was the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’ released?”
“Who starred in the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’?”
“What movie won best picture in 1998?”
Ask Siri about Restaurants
“Show me reviews for Cheesecake Factory in Arlington”
“Show me good seafood restaurants near me”
“Table for four in Washington DC Friday Night”
Ask Siri about Sports
“Show me football scores from Sunday”
“When do the Philadelphia Eagles play next?”
“Which NFL team has the most yards?”
“Show me the roster of the Denver Nuggets”
“Show me career statistics for Peyton Manning”
Show Accessibility Settings
Turn on Voice Over
Turn Off Voice Over
Ask a question using Wolfram Alpha
“How many calories in a bagel?”
“What is an 18% tip on $86.74 for four people?”
“Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?”
“How long do dogs live?”
“What is the Gossamer Condor?”
“What’s the square root of 128?”
“How many dollars is €45?”
“What was the Best Picture of 1983?”
“How many days until Christmas?”
“How far away is the Sun?”
“When is the next solar eclipse?”
“Show me the Orion constellation”
“What’s the population of Jamaica?”
“How high is Mt. Everest?”
“How deep is the Atlantic ocean?”
“What’s the price of gasoline in Chicago?”
|Date: Jul 28, 2014, 5:37 PM|
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The “YOU HAVE TO BE IN THESE” podcast directories and how to get in them!
Being in the best podcasting directories will make your show more visible to potential listeners… and we all want more potential listeners, right?
Below is a list of the best podcast directories (places where you will want to submit your show). I can do this for you, for a one-time $75 fee (contact me if you’re interested) or you can do it yourself. The only exception is that I cannot submit you to iTunes because it has to be done from your computer using their software - that's in their user agreement. But below I’ll point you to a link showing you how to do that.
Here’s my list of top podcast directories:
iTunes – Your submission to iTunes has to go through your own iTunes store account if you’ve already set one up, which you access through Apple’s iTunes program. If you aren’t using iTunes you’ll have to download it here. No matter how many directories pop up over time, or how you feel about the growth of the “Apple monster”, iTunes is still the number one place podcasts are found. In my humble opinion, iTunes is the very first place you should go to submit your podcast. If it seems intimidating, you should watch this video from Ray Ortega of the Podcasters Studio. It will show you how to submit your show to the iTunes store. (How To Submit a Podcast to iTunes)
Windows Phone 7/8 – This used to be known as “the Zune marketplace.” Yes, Zune is that now-defunct mp3 player that microsoft tried to market for a while. But they are still into podcasting, believe it or not, and are working hard to distribute quality shows. Rob Greenlee is the guy in charge of it, and he asks that you do this: Email your Show title and RSS feed url to him at firstname.lastname@example.org to get listed in the podcast store. And here’s a bonus tip for Windows users: If you want a good podcast listening device, you can download and use the Zune Media Player software to browse, subscribe and listen to podcasts (http://support.xbox.com/en-US/music-and-video/zune/software/download).
Miro - is a great media player that also has its own community, including a directory of podcasts… and it’s open-source (meaning it’s “free” and openly developed). Lots of tech oriented folks are into the “open source” thing and frequent the Miro marketplace and directory often. The software is available for users on most major operating systems (Mac, Windows, Linux), which means that anyone who uses a tech device can get access to your show through Miro. You should make sure your podcast is listed in their directory. (http://www.getmiro.com/publish/guide/)
Stitcher - is a mobile podcast app which streams audio of various kinds, including podcasts. It’s a growing service (over 20,000 shows listed as of now) and is offering another great platform where your great content can be found and heard. They are also working to get their service into more and more new cars (like Sirius radio). If you do not get your show on Stitcher, you are going to be missing out on expanding your audience. (http://stitcher.com/contentProviders.php)
Tune In – is an app that allows you to listen to all kinds of audio (music, sports, news, podcasts) from almost any device! It’s also already available in certain new cars (Ford, Chevy, and Tesla). To submit your podcast to their catalog, email email@example.com, and include the following: Show Title, Location, Cover art (Attach to email a 600×600 pixel JPG or PNG file), XML or RSS Feed URL, Website URL, Genre, Your Email, Your Twitter Handle (if you have one).
Player FM – is an up and coming podcast directory that sports its own app… so you can have their player right on your smart phone or tablet through which you can subscribe to shows listed in their directory. Like I said, it’s “up and coming” and growing all the time. I’d suggest you do what you can to get into their directory. If you want to “suggest” your podcast, go to the link at the end of this paragraph and fill out all the information asked for. From my experience, it’s pretty quick and painless. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGRaV2x2MzREU09QTmZDUGR6QjFLZXc6MQ)
DoubleTwist is a popular, free software similar to iTunes and it’s quickly gaining ground in the marketplace. One of the coolest things about Double Twist is that not only do they offer your podcast for download like iTunes, they also offer podcast streaming for free on mobile devices. Here’s how you can submit your show: Either go to their website contact page and choose the “submit a podcast” option (link at the end of this paragraph), or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: your show title, your podcast-only RSS feed, and the categories you would like your show submitted to. (http://www.doubletwist.com/contact/)
Blubrry is a media hosting company, like Libsyn. However, they are more than that. They also host a podcast directory that is widely used in the podcasting community. They can even get your show listed on some of the streaming video boxes like Roku and Boxee. Here are the guidelines for getting yourself listed with Blubrry. A) You need to have at least seven episodes in your feed. B) Create an account with Blubbry and login. C) Add your podcast and include the following podcast information as it relates to your show: podcast title, podcast keyword (for Blubrry tracking), category, podcast-only RSS feed, and website address. On this one you’ll have to wait for approval. (http://www.blubrry.com)
Libsyn podcast source - Like Blubrry, Libsyn is a media hosting company. But Libsyn has an additional little perk that is really cool. They provide podcast apps for some of the folks who host their media on Libsyn (those who pay for it). What does that mean for you? It means that Libsyn has their own directory of shows that can be automatically pulled into their podcasting app, and your show can be included in their directory. Here’s the scoop:
✔ If you host your media with Libsyn, you may already be included in their app directory. You can search to see if your show is included in the Libsyn Podcast Source Directory here (http://directory.libsyn.com/).
✔ your show’s media is not hosted with Libsyn, you can submit your show to be included in the Libsyn Podcast Source Directory by completing the form found here (http://www.libsyn.com/podcast-source-submit/).
If you’d like me to make these submissions for you (with the exception of iTunes), check out my submission service under the “Bells and Whistles” section of the home page! (www.podcastfasttrack.com)
I hope that’s helpful! Get your podcast out there by submitting to these directories!
#podcasting #podcastdirectories #podcast
|Date: Aug 12, 2014, 8:56 PM|
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How Google Used Motorola To Smack Down Samsung -- Twice
"Motorola Mobility was bought for $12.5 billion in cash by Google." Do you think Google was serious to beat any competition? "They also had acquired more than 20,000 mobile patents." This clearly shows you who is the bigger fish. Weigh your opinion.
"Samsung is giant. It employs 427,000 staff, has an annual turnover in excess of $270bn and assets of $600bn spread across over 80 business units. And Google GOOG +0.2% just floored it twice using Motorola as a baseball bat."
"On the surface having 81 per cent of Android marketshare would seem to make Google and Samsung best buddies. Samsung has been the driving force behind Android’s meteoric growth and put Google mobile devices in pole position."
"The problem is Samsung wanted too much credit. It wasn’t enough for Samsung to make the most popular Android phones and tablets, it had to hide Android – and consequently Google’s role in its achievement. It did this using ‘TouchWiz’, the company’s proprietary skin which painted over all aspects of Android leaving it unrecognizable. To the casual consumer they were buying ‘a Samsung’, Google’s role was largely unrecognized."
"Then things got worse. Samsung began degrading Android performance by switching out vast parts of the software – phone dialler, calendar, email client, contacts, notification center, music and video player, voice control and much more – for its own apps. Reviews were largely negative with TouchWiz and its bloatware slowing down Android, wasting storage space and the replacement apps were seen as inferior or, worse still, needless gimmicks."
Read more at: http://goo.gl/F1upmy
#businesstip #businessmarketing #google #samsung #motorola
|Date: Feb 16, 2014, 5:47 AM|
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