A few months ago our family experienced Hurricane Irma. We prepped for everything from water to food. One last item to consider was the loss of power. No way to charge our devices, phones, and reach the outside world since we do not have a traditional home phone. Charging blocks are effective but those too need power to be fully charged and when those ran out of juice, what were we to do if the power was out? Continue reading “Powercore Charge Tabs for Instant Power”
Hands Free Fitness iPhone Armband
Sweaty machines and unknown treadmill neighbors are a gym rat’s worst nightmare. During and after my workout I struggle leaving my phone on and around equipment as I am unable to access in an easy or smegma free fashion. I am always terrified that I am either going to drop my phone or when I walk away, to retrieve the anti-bacterial wipes, that I will forget my phone and someone swipes it. Continue reading “Hands Free Fitness iPhone Armband”
Power On the Go with Go-Go Juice from JellyFish
Ladies, have you ever noticed that all the gadgets are geared towards men? As if we cannot have a handle on the latest in high tech innovations. The industry might as well lump us into the category that says we don’t understand horsepower or pound foot of torque. Moreover have you noticed the gadgets are masculine in nature, they lack curves, styling, or even a pop of color? NO MORE! Now you can have the latest in gadgets, even gadget accessorizing with Jellyfish. Continue reading “Power On the Go with Go-Go Juice from JellyFish”
iCookbook for iPad and Android
The holidays are creeping up on us and with them fast approaching some of us are scrambling for those perfect holiday meals, treats, or even alternatives. Furthermore, even after the holidays families struggle to find meals for their families or even for functions such as potlucks, a get-together, or just because they want to make that one meal.
A great holiday gift is one that is affordable, one you are able to use year after year, and for people like our family, one that is green and economical. So a great gift for anyone in your family is the iCookbook for iPad, Android, and coming soon to the iPhone. With access to over 2000 recipes, color photos of all the mouthwatering recipes, personalize the recipes by adding your own notes and reminders, and the app even provides a substitution list for those recipes that you may want to tweak. But the recipes don’t stop there, with diet specific recipes like gluten free, diabetic desserts and holiday recipe favorites, and fun recipes the kids are sure to love. Plus this is one of the most affordable gifts that keeps on giving for your loved one, your family, their family.
The firstÂ cookingÂ app with voice activated instructions keeping your screen clean while your hands are messy.
My family has been enjoying the app, especially with my husband taking the reins at home and is such a gentleman with making dinners for our family that are fun, tasty, healthy, and everyone loves. No more griping and complaining from my three kids, plus with work being extra busy trying to plan meals together is nearly impossible so we can scan together on his iPad and my iPhone and make decisions in a snap while messaging one another.
Great for a stocking stuffer or as a fun gift for the amateur chef in your family, now available on iTunes for $4.99 where you can add it to your iCloud so it is available on all your Apple devices and available on the Android market and Amazon.com Marketplace to download to your Android products.
Mr Fish Speaks: Apple to the Rescue
Hello there bloggy world!
Karie has wanted me to write a post or two for some time now but, until now, I have not had the right inspiration. This is a follow up to this weekâ€™s Wordless Wednesday picture of my destroyed iPad. First let me explain what happened to the little guy. I was casually browsing iTunes for some old Pink Floyd I had just discovered was missing from my music library when I was hit with the motivation to rip the 100+ CDs Karie and I have collected over the last several years. Now these CDs are all in one box and really have not been touched due our extensive digital content, and due to this I had no idea how heavy the box was. So, realizing I would need both hands, I placed my iPad in the box and gave the box a clean and jerk motion to pick it up. As I was so graceful, my iPad was thrown from the box in a fluttery, flippy kind of way and impacted our hardwood floor from a peak height of about 6â€™. Needless to say, when it made contact with the floor it made a sound that could not be mistaken for anything else. In fact, it almost sounded like it yelled, â€œNice going dumbass!â€ That of course could have been my own thoughts in my head.
So I told you all of that to tell you thisâ€¦
Karie and I Googled what it would cost to repair the glass and found some people had posted on the Apple support forums talking about how their local Apple store had replaced and or repaired their iPads for free due to the same type of moronic carelessness. So, with hope in my heart and fully ready to admit my wrong doing, Karie and I set out to the Apple store in the Chandler Fashion Mall.
Once we arrived, the first thing I noticed was the literal sea of blue shirted employees. Most of who were 20 something tattooed, pierced, Generation Xâ€™ers but all looking very happy with their work environment. I was approached by what I can only call a maitre-de who exhibited genuine sorrow when I showed him the damage to my iPad. He then made me a tech appointment for 15 minutes later for their Genius bar to have my iPad diagnosed. Karie and I quietly waited our turn browsing the Macâ€™s and techy stuff we would love to max out my credit cards on. Our name was called and we meet with a tech named Eric who was very nice and seemed extremely knowledgeable regarding Apple products. I explained to him what happened and that I was hoping there was a â€˜dumbassâ€™ clause in their warranty he laughed and said that unfortunately there was not such a clause. Well, he started typing away at his computer and came back to me about five minutes later with,
â€œI have good new and some bad news. The good news is your iPad is still under warranty, the bad news is this isnâ€™t covered under the standard warranty.â€
I replied, â€œWell doesnâ€™t that bad news kind of negate the good news?â€
He laughed again and said, â€œYes I guess it does, but there is more good news. I am going to cover it anyway as a onetime deal.â€
I was FLOORED. I didnâ€™t have to fight, argue, lie, or do anything sexual. They just covered it! He then explained that not only was he going to cover it, they were not going to fix it; they were going to replace it with a brand new unit. No mailing off my iPad and waiting 6-8 weeks to get it back repaired. It was as easy as just swapping it out. Of course, since it was an iPad 1 not a 2 he had to order it for me but 2 days later I have my brand new replacement.
So to close, I say, Great job Apple! Customer service like this doesnâ€™t happen anymore and I for one will be voting for Apple with my dollars in the coming months and years.