Archive | January, 2014

250 free GrabNGo bands for you!

29 Jan

Check out our review and claim you free GrabNGo Band !

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Grab it N use it!

27 Jan

Grabngo band
Sometimes it’s the most simple idea that makes the best products.
How many times have you leave home and forget your keys, wallet, credit card, cash, … ?
It won’t happen anymore with the Grab N Go!
Grab N Go is born and will allow you to bring together your phone (the thing you have in your hand 24/7) and your keys, wallet, credit card, cash, …

But you can be creative, my friend uses it to stop losing her reading glasses and guess what, it then makes a stand for your phone!

Useful, light and colourful (you can pick your GrabNGoBand, from a choice of 10 different colours) and cheap ($5.00 for 5) once you try it you won’t do without it!
The first 250 of you guys will receive a free GrabNGo Band, you just have to sign in (only valid if you are US-based).

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More infos
. Follow @GrabNGoBand
. official website GrabNGo

No more Safari on my iPhone!

23 Jan

imageI love my iPhone.
I can do so much stuff with it: working, playing, writing my blog, … I help my friends and contacts with its use, choosing the right apps that will answer their needs but sometimes all goes very wrong.

And it did for my friend who didn’t have Safari installed on her brand new out-of-the-box iPhone 5S and this was weird, very weird!
Because Safari, Music, FaceTime, iTunes Store, in-app purchase, Siri, AirDrop are all built-in whatever-you-do apps that are always installed on your iPhones, iPad.

We went to the Mothership, also called AppleStore, and discussed this with genius Daniel who introduced us to the Restriction menu.

The Restriction menu is an option you can active and disable by a code to select the built-in apps you want to use or not.

Let’s say you are offering an iPhone to your child and don’t want him/her to buy in-app purchases. You can turn it off and no more pop ins during games asking if you want to buy an extra pack …
All you have to do is create a 4 digits code (that you have to remember) to trigger the option or not.

Now, like us, you know how to solve this and Safari is back on the phone!

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Don’t need my frog anymore!

20 Jan

imageIt’s the fourth day in a row that Melbourne is suffering a heat wave (more than 40C or 114F).
Couldn’t be a better time to test my brand new premium anodized aluminium edition Thermodo!image
Thermodo is a tiny portable thermometer shaped as your best friend keyring.

Launch the free Thermodo app downloaded on iTunes and twist your Thermodo open and stick it in the imagejack entry of your iPhone or Android phone.
Let the magic begin as the Thermodo allows your iPhone to read the temperature.
Basically, Thermodo sends an audio signal through the built-in temperature sensor.
No need for battery as your iPhone powers the Thermodo!
The Thermodo is a usefull complement to your weather app as it will give you the temperature wherever you are (indoor or outdoor). Easy, clever, instructive and fun!

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Notice, Thermodo is not compatible with every protection cases (because of diameter of the jack), it has been designed to work on a bare iPhone BUT you can buy an extension cable (a 4-pole extension cable) with a thin jack that will work with your case.
The cable will also help eliminate the heat of your device that could interfere with the measurement of the temperature.

Thermodo is made for iOS7 and won’t work with iOS6.

You can pre-order Thermodo for the price of $29.99 (black, white or red edition) and $44.98 for the premium edition.

More infos on Thermodo
. Follow @thermodo
. Official website Thermodo.comPS: I was among the 8,776 backers that funded the project on Kickstarter.

Harmony is in the air!

13 Jan

Logitech Harmony TouchHow many remotes do you use daily at home ?
One for the TV, one for the satellite, one for the DVD player, on for the home cinema, …
Ok let’s say at least 4, and it’s way too much!
We need a extra table just to put them on and we never know which one to pick.

Of course, Universal remotes exist for a long time but Logitech brings it further with the Harmony Touch remote!

Before Universal remotes were difficult to program
. you had to find codes for your TV, VCR, DVD play, …
. then tap keys in a specific orders, …
. a little bit of a pain with no guarantee that it would work … But that’s over.

Now, what you need is a computer (Mac or PC), then
. you link the Harmony Touch to your computer,
. and follow the steps on the site myharmony.com
. take the booklet, and write down the number for each of your devices
Then go back to the computer with those precious infos and follow the step by step on the screen, can’t be easier! Synchronize your remote and you are all set!

With the Harmony touch you can do much more than switching channels and volume, you can create “Activities“.

An Activity is a combination of actions you replace by one imagetap on your remote control touch screen.
For example, when I tap on the Activity called “Watch TV“, the remote switches the TV on, the satellite on and also my sound bar on.
With one tap, 3 devices on! This is clever!

When I tap Activity called “Bluetooth“, my soundbar switches to pairing mode and I can connect my iPhone to listen to my music.
The Activity called “AppleTV” will switch the tv on, switch to HDM3 and switch the AppleTV on. Can’t be more useful!

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The touch screen gives access to my favourite channels (up to 50), just scroll them down to select the one you want to watch.

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Want to turn the volume down ? But don’t want to tap the volume down key ? Just slide down on the touch screen while in the gesture screen (up to 11 gestures are supported).

With the Harmony Touch, you can control up to 15 devices. It’s compatible with more than 225.000 devices.

PS: Charging your remote is easy with its remote cradle.

More infos
. Logitech Universal remotes website
. Follow @logitech

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