Rob’s Tech Tip: How to Cap Your Data Usage on Your Android

Rob's Tech Tip

This week, I’ve got a quick tip for all of you Android users! An issue we all face in our digital lives is the data limits on our smartphones. I am constantly streaming music while I’m out and about, and it seems that, in no time, I’ve maxed out my data plan!

Luckily, with an Android device, it is easy to set a cap on your data usage to ensure that you don’t exceed your limit. Simply go to “Settings”, and then select “Data Usage”. Here you can set a mobile data limit, as well as a warning that will alert you when you are getting close to your limit.

That’s all for now, have a great weekend!

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Rob’s Tech Tip: Fotor, A Free Easy-to-Use Photo Editor!

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Editing photos is something that the average person has not time for. Most people take pictures and dump them into iPhoto, Picasa or some other photo organizer and just leave them there. Photo editing can be tedious, complicated, and frustrating. Fotor makes that process a bit easier!

Fotor has a desktop and mobile version that allows for organization and tons of cool editing features, including a tilt shift that allows you to keep one part of a photo in focus while shifting the rest of it out of focus, creating a really artistic effect. What’s best of all is Fotor has a web based version of the editor. Simply select a photo to edit, edit it right in your browser, and then choose what online photo gallery to share to (Picasa, Flickr, etc.). And it’s FREE!

Check it out at http://www.fotor.com/

Tech Tip: Garmin Heads Up Display – Your Best Option for a Safer GPS

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I recently read that the most popular GPS unit on the market is your smartphone. Every smartphone has a decent native maps application, and there are dozens of 3rd party apps out there that provide excellent navigation solutions. The issue with using a smartphone, however, is that it is illegal to use a smartphone while driving, and the repercussions of getting caught include a hefty fine and 5 points on your license. Not to mention that smartphone are typically tossed in a cup holder and require you take your eyes off the road to look at your next junction.

However, Garmin has created a product that alleviates the need to risk 5 points on your license and possibly a severe accident! The Garmin Heads Up Display is a GPS unit that projects its map and directions onto the windshield, no longer requiring you to take your eyes off the road. You can literally look at your directions and the road simultaneously. And at a price of $150, driving safely won’t break the bank. So take a look into Garmin’s Heads Up Display so you can drive safely WITHOUT getting lost!

Rob’s Tech Tip: Westchester Businesses, Check Out Workflowy to Stay Organized!

ImageI have been struggling to find a very simple and effective to do list solution that I actually use. The problem is that I have many different things going on at once, and my to do list gets super cluttered. WorkFlowy is a good solution for my needs. With WorkFlowy, I can create an item on my to-do list, and then zoom in on it and create subtasks within that one item, then zoom in on any subtask and create items within THAT. It works wonders for me because I can set up an item called The DAE, and underneath that, I can have “Marketing”, “Facility” etc. I can then zoom into “Marketing” and create items like “Social Media,” “Video,” etc. Then, within each of those, I can create subtasks.

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It’s like a detailed outline for running my business, but it doesn’t get overwhelming because I can look at only one, focused set of tasks at a time!
Definitely check it out!
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Rob’s Tech Tip: Evernote Web Clipper

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Evernote has added some extraordinarily powerful features to its Web Clipper! Firstly, if you are a Gmail user, clicking the Web Clipper icon with an email open will clip only that email and not the entire email window. Clicking the icon in any other scenario will automatically screenshot what you are looking at. The coolest new features allow you to edit and annotate that screenshot!

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For example, if there is someone’s name or personal information included in an email that you are clipping, you can use a pixelate tool to blur out that info. There are a number of annotation tools that allow you to highlight sections of the clipping and add comments as well. Best of all, using the new, simple Web Clipper tool bar, you can easily select which notebook you want your clipping to go into and add any necessary tags.
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Rob’s Tech Tip: Google Now

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If you are a Google user, Google Now is a great way to stay on top of everything you have going on in your live. From a single window, you can see what’s coming up in your schedule, check weather in your current location, see that status of your stocks, check the traffic on the way home and much, much more. What’s even more amazing is if you use Chrome and set up your user account, when you Google something, say tracking a flight, the status of that flight will automatically show up in Google Now. Google Now comes integrated right into an Android phone, and has an app for iPhone. With Google now, you can manage all of the important info in your digital life in one single window!

Rob’s Tech Tip: YouTube Tricks!

Rob's Tech TipYouTube has some really cool little tricks built in that are very simple to use.

For example, let’s say you want to send someone a video via email, but you really only want them to see the video from halfway through. Simple! Just include #t=XmZs at the end of the video web address and replace the “X” with the minute and “Z” with the seconds of where you want the video to start. For example, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbC5A7QqWDw#t=30s will link to the video and automatically start 30 seconds in.

How about if you want to loop a youtube video a certain number of times? Simply add &loop=1 to the end of the URL. For example, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rpnCaQcjXE&loop=15 will play this video 15 times.

These are just some of the built in tricks that YouTube has to offer. For more info, shoot us an email at info@thedae.com!