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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

No More Purses, Ladies - Just Your Smartphone

Starting this year, it looks like I will get to downsize my purse. Now, all I will need is my smartphone, my Kindle and my keys. I just heard that I will be able to go shopping and just wave my smartphone at the check-out terminal to pay ...for items. Japan has been doing this for multiple years. Check it out. And, ladies, without purses, I know I will have a lot less weight dragging my left shoulder down. My body won't know what to do! Here, read the article yourself: 
 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Every Superhero's Powers Ever"

I have found the perfect gift for those hard to buy "kids" ages 10 to, oh maybe, 65.  It is a 6-foot chart of all Superpowers.  Even I want one.  It could take months just to get all that information into your brain.  You would win at any trivia contest dealing with superheroes and their powers.  One of the superheroes, Crazy Jane, has 64 split personalities with each one having their own power.  How cool is that!  Follow the URL for the story and the chart. http://www.wired.com/design/2013/06/superpowers/

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend is Over...Your Cell Phone is Damaged!

Just wondering, did anything happen to your cell phone this weekend?

* Did you drop it and crack the screen?

* Did a very young family member decide to flush it down the toilet?

*Were you at the beach, your cell phone safe in your waterproof pocket, when you realized the pocket was not totally closed?

* Anything? Anything at all?

Well, we can fix that for you.  Go to the menu item "Repairs."  It will walk you through what you need to do to get your phone to us ASAP so that we can return it to you ASAP.

Remember, if your phone has water damage, the sooner you get it to us the better the chances are we can fix it for you.  As many of our customers will say, "Rice does not work."

Friday, July 26, 2013

Just in time for the weekend . . .


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Trivia Thursday

Thought I would just go with some trivia today:
 
  • There are no males living who were born before 1900.
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  • There are people who believe they are partially or completely non-human.
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  • The author of "1984" and "Animal Farm", George Orwell, was a pseudonym for Eric Blair. Those 2 books have sold more copies than any to books by any other 20th century author.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Internet Bullying - Is That You?

With the power of the internet and our constant access to the internet, courtesies same to have gone the way of the rotary phone and the black & white TV.  When talking face to face, we rely on courtesy to not purposely hurt someone's feelings or anger them outrageously.  But with our various social media, that same person feels no compunction in shaming or bullying total strangers.  Social media is just that - it is NOT private. You Share something derogatory or bullying or shaming with your friends, and they share it with their friends, and so on.  What happens when something you say gets out of control.  This is what happened to one person who got pissed off and Tweeted her displeasure...http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/07/ap_argshaming/

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What privacy?

In the past couple of months there has been a lot of talk about the NSA and their recording all our cell phone calls. Some of us care because of privacy issues and infringement on rights, but if it will save us from another 9/11, we could ...get on the fence with that one. Only the "guilty" truly care. The thoughts that someone other than a friend can hear our more personal discussions causes embarrassment (even though no one at NSA really wanted to hear it). Here's an article that shows none of us have had true privacy since buying a smartphone. Is there such a thing as "privacy" anymore? And, do our smartphones count as computers?

http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/07/the-catch-22-of-internet-commerce-and-privacy-could-mean-youre-the-bad-guy/

Monday, July 22, 2013

Did you know that most teenagers can text blindfolded? Just remember, don’t text and drive. It’s not safe for you, and it’s not safe for me. Check out the following site for some more interesting numbers: http://www.griffintechnology.com/blog/fun/mind-blowing-cellphone-statistics/