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Thursday, February 27, 2014

A list of who's nominated & YOUR chance to vote on the #Oscars.....

And the winner is......

According to you >>>

We ALL, I believe, like the Motion Pictures and most watch the #Oscars every year on TV! By now a lot of you maybe are awards show fed up, aka my brother-in-law, but the Academy Awards are something different when it comes to the numerous awards shows. All the beautiful people come out dressed to kill with there designer gowns and black tie and tales to honor themselves for a job well done!

They vote for themselves each in there own category who they thought was the best of the best for the year gone by in motion pictures.

We ALL enjoy seeing what they are "Almost" wearing and hearing those spontaneous excepting speeches!

Al kidding aside it really is a great night of entertainment and celebration of movies across the world.

Hosted once again by funny lady  Ellen Degeneres its a night, all be it LONG, filled with special moments and great drama, and some sore losers! :-)

BUT now its your turn. If you had one of those #OSCAR ballets who would you vote for? (comment


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Apps you need for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Let the games begin!

And YES , There's an App for that!

The 2014 Sochi XXII Winter Olympics are ready to open February 6 to February 23 and in this digital world there are many Apps to help you enjoy and follow along better with the games!

Here are some:

NBC Olympics Highlights and Results(FREE) Experience the best of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games with Highlights and results app. During the Olympics you can follow every event including real-time results & schedules, medal counts and TV and Online listings.
Also during the prime time show on NBC the app will feature a second screen experence that makes a great companion to the on-air broadcast! Available for IOS and Android

NBC Sports Live Extra(FREE) Watch every event during the 2014 Winter Olympics LIVE for FREE with NBC Sports Live Extra, and set push notifications for event start times.
A true MUST HAVE! Restrictions apply! The vast majority of live streaming content on NBC Sports Live Extra will only be available to authenticated cable, satellite and telco customers via TV Everywhere. Further instructions are provided in the app settings section.Available for IOS and Android 

The official Sochi 2014 Results(FREE) application provides full details of the sports program of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games.
Follow the medal races in real time.
Get quick and easy access to the competition schedule and results.
Choose the country you’re supporting, compile your information ticker of selected topics and be alerted with the latest news of your favorite athletes! Available for IOS and Android

Sochi 2014 Medal Alert(FREE)
Welcome to the Olympic Medal Alert App. Simply select your favourite sports and the teams you’re cheering for in the preferences and you will be notified each time a medal is awarded during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games! Available for IOS and Android

Olympic Athletes' Hub(FREE) Discover and follow the verified accounts(if there NOT verified there NOT here try #TeamUSA and #TeamCANADA) of Olympians across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

-Search by “Athlete”, “Team”, “Sport”, and “Game” and get a unique overview of Olympians.
-Discover their individual profiles which aggregate all of their updates in one place. Available IOS and Android

The Everywhere Cam from Visa(FREE) Experience the Winter Olympic Games in a whole new way with this interactive 360° panoramic video from Visa.
Feel what it’s like to ski the giant slalom, or ski jump across a football field. Experience the thrill of the halfpipe. Dance across the ice or score a hockey goal — you’ll get closer to Team Visa athletes by getting “in their shoes” during training. 

Move the camera a full 360 degrees using your device’s gyroscope, or swipe the screen to shift the focus — look up, down, behind and to the side of the athlete and see what he or she sees while training, and hear in their own words what goes through their mind as they train for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Toggle between cameras to change the point of view, then cheer for the athletes by sharing to your social profiles.This sounds very cool! Available for IOS 

CBC Olympics (FREE) The CBC Olympics app provides you with full, wide-ranging, dynamic and real-time coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, including live streaming of all Olympic competitions.

It is available in English and French. The displayed version corresponds to the language that you have selected in your device settings. 

* All events streamed live in their entirety and in real time with enhanced stats. Events available as video on demand afterwards
* Simulcast of 20 daily hours of CBC Television Olympic programming
* On-demand video highlights, news, analysis, blogs
* Results, medal count and Canadian athletes’ performances in real time AND MUCH MORE. Available for IOS and Android 


  I will try them all, don't know how well I can with the CBC app since I live in the USA not Canada, and let you know my opinion. 

  If you want to add to this list any additional ones I have not or comment your reviews of what you think of all the Sochi Winter Olympic apps!




Thursday, September 19, 2013

How to fix iOS7 Problems

Ok, I usually wait any time the bitten Apple comes out with an update but this time I was somewhat excited about the latest iOS upgrade 7!

Little did I know or I should've that there would be problems!

Just a few quick ones I have found. I'll keep posting any more troubles, complaints, solutions and yes even praise!Lets go over a few and some fixes:

BATTERY LIFE: One new feature the "App Background Refresh" feature, which keeps apps running and refreshing in the background, is a REAL drain on your battery. To turn that off, head to: Settings > General >Background App Refresh and toggle the setting to off.

MAILBOX: One of THE most annoying ones for me! Before if you had 1 or 10 e-mails you could set the mail app to only show the first 50 emails! Not anymore. It now shows ALL emails you've received and are still in your box!

OTHER APPS NOT READY: Not an Apple problem since these many developers had many months advanced notice and beta use but still some aren't ready yet. Some of the ones I use CNN, BreakingNews & AP can no longer send Push notifications or can I tweet out links inside there App. I'm sure there hard at work but the clock is already past midnight!(IT WAS AN APPLE PROBLEM! WHEN I UPDATED TO iOS7 IT WHIPED OUT MY TWITTER PASSWORD. GO TO SETTINGS.SCROLL DOWN CLICK ON TWITTER,YOUR USER NAME, MAKE SURE YOUR PASSWORD IS TYPED IN!)

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Speaking of Push notifications this was one of the most complaints I found on the web! It would tell you to "connect to iTunes" to use! It was a total loss of receiving ANY notifications from any app installed on your iPhone. I noticed this today when the NY #Mets were playing a day game and my ESPN #Sportscenter app wasn't telling me what was going on.

The fix is time consuming but I did it, with a call to Apple support and the guidance of a nice gentleman Chris. You have to first back-up your phone in iTunes, then do a total restore, then restore from iTunes the back-up you did before. Worked like a charm.

ICONS & FOLDERS: Ugly, grey and whats with the bar at the bottom.

If anyone wants to add there experiences do so in the comments section.
Just a few quick ones I have found. I'll keep posting any more troubles, complaints, solutions and yes even praise!One thing, I DO LOVE iTUNES RADIO!