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G2 Help / Re: Can I manually add a number to the call reject list on G2?
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:41:34 PM »
Why not just add the number to the call list...and then block it.  Would have the same effect, right?

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(Hint, it's much more than just digital money)

Up until a few months ago, like a lot of people I'd heard of 'Bitcoin' and 'cryptocurrency' but frankly while it seemed mildly interesting, I didn't feel any overwhelming urge to figure out how to get some or use it.  It sounded like a less secure, new fangled, roundabout way of paying for things 'electronically' and since so few places accept them for payment vs. the dollar...I didn't see the point. Why bother, right?

Wrong. Boy was I wrong. Because what I didn't understand...and most of you reading this probably don't either...is that many of these new 'cryptocurrencies' that we see in the news are not 'currencies' at all...they are actually a new technology utilizing a structure called the blockchain that are creating the next version of the internet, an internet 3.0 right now...and the vast majority of people have no idea this is going on.  How is that you ask?  Because many of these digital 'coins' are actually more like programming languages that let you build decentralized applications.  What the heck is that you ask?  Let me explain.

Let's say you want to buy a product off of Ebay, or Amazon like a pair of shoes.  Or perhaps you want to rent a room for a weekend through Airbnb, or get a car ride to the airport through Uber.  All of these businesses utilize a middleman that you have to pay a fee to for their service.  Think about it. You buy something from Ebay or Amazon and they take their little cut out of the seller's gross.  You book a room through airbnb or a car from uber and again...they take a little cut out of the seller's piece or charge a fee to the buyer...either way there's a middleman.

But what if you could get rid of the middle man?  What if there was some kind of company that did each of these things...sold goods..rented homes...drove you around....and there was no middle man?   What if transactions were peer to peer...you to the seller direct...without the middle man's fee?  Well that is exactly what the blockchain allows programmers to do.  Create decentralized applications, businesses, markets, etc.  It does this by utilizing the blockchain as a way of keeping everyone honest.  How?  Well, this video does a nice job of explaining it. 

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0</a>

But the important thing to realize is that what we are looking at here is basically the dawn of a brand new internet.  Just like in 1992-94 nobody could have predicted that Amazon or Uber or Facebook or Google could become the behemoths we see today.  Twenty years from now people are going to look back and say the same thing about decentralized, blockchain based companies that will be just as big...or bigger.

It's very likely we'll have decentralized search engines without advertising, we'll have decentralized selling with brand new 'amazons' or 'ebays'. We'll have decentralized banking without the bank taking fees and we'll have virtually every kind of business you can imagine from insurance to education to manufacturing to distribution and it will be done through decentralized applications and companies that basically 'live' on the internet and don't require a middle man taking a fee.

Once you understand this concept the next thing to understand is that the cryptocurrencies that we see today...and the new ones being introduced...are all representative of different kinds of decentralized  businesses and these digital 'coins' are being used to fund the development of these businesses. Now there are some like Bitcoin and Litecoin that are still just digital money.   But others like Ethereum, Golem, Stratis, EOS, Factom and others each represent a new type of decentralized company or platform that are part of this new internet 3.0.  And in order to use any of these companies or platforms you'll have to know how to use these new 'digital currencies'.

Some of these new kinds of decentralized companies are already in operation.  For instance http://steemit.com is a hybrid of reddit and facebook where you use Steem coins as a way of rewarding content.  Instead of Zuckerberg and staff at FB choosing what to show you...it's more democratic and the use of Steem coin rewards content makers.

So how do I begin getting into this world?  What's the first baby step I can take? Open a Coinbase account.   

Coinbase is the oldest and most reliable and safe of the online wallets to start buying your first digital 'coins' with.  You can buy a bit of Bitcoin or Ethereum or Litecoin...the three coins they currently support...and begin to learn how to use them.   For example, you can purchase some 'Steem' at Steemit.com by opening an account there and sending some Bitcoin to yourself from Coinbase to Steemit.  Then you'll convert that Bitcoin to Steem to use.

As you become more comfortable with these currencies you might want to open a trading account on a site like Poloniex...which just like a stockmarket trading site allows you to buy, sell or just watch all kinds of digital coins and see their values fluctuate just like a stock.

But frankly the very first step you should take, just so you can get started and start to explore is to open a Coinbase account.

Right now Coinbase has a promotion where they're offering $10 in free Bitcoin to you* if you open an account with just $100, which is exactly what I did to start.  Then you can start playing with it. 

Want to learn even more and become a cryptocurrency expert?  Start reading sites like Cointelegraph.com and Coindesk.com and TheMerkle.com to learn more about all these new currencies and what they do. 

Look, I know it seems intimidating at first.  But trust me, this is not just the future of money, it's the future of the internet being built right in front of our eyes.  This is an amazing opportunity.  Don't miss out like you did the last time.  Just think how many times you've told yourself 'if i had just invested in Facebook or Netflix or Amazon back in 199x...well this is your next chance...because the next version of the internet...the decentralized internet is happening right now, today.  Open your Coinbase account and take your first step into that world today.  You'll thank me later.





*I get a referral bonus but you get your $10 in free Bitcoin and it's the place I recommend to start on your journey to learn about this brand new internet 3.0

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We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!

Now that the holidays are here, many major retailers are holding their annual'After Holidays', 'End Of Year' and 'New Year's' deals and specials for online shoppers for anything related to technology and for non-tech categories as well such as household items, clothes and more.  These are some of the deepest discounts and sales of the year as stores try to clear inventory before Dec 31st.  This is a great chance get great deals on all sorts of gifts and items you've been putting off to buy, just waiting for those 'best of' sales and discounts.  We've included links below to some of the most well-known large online sale participants so use these links to check out the great deals and enjoy saving some cash!. 








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So you're a faithful G4 or G3 owner that's been ogling the new G5 and wondering when the time is right to make the leap to LG's latest flagship?  Well this is it folks!   Time to jump!  LG's groundbreaking modular flagship, the LG G5 is on sale right now for only $439 for the 16GB model and $492 for the 32GB.   Both are available in multiple color choices including silver, pink, gold and grey.  Featuring the Snapdragon 820 CPU with the powerful Adreno 530 graphics processor, Gorilla Glass 4 for phenomenal screen protection, a QXGA 1440 x 2560 5.3 inch display, MicroSD card slot of easily expandable memory, fast battery charging and so much more including all those optional G5 'Friends' like the 360 camera module, B&O Sound module for amazing sound, CAM Plus module with extended battery and manual controls and even a home monitor rolling 'bot' that let's you roam around your home and see what's going on from anywhere in the world with your G5.  Of course Shipping is also Free so don't wait!  Grab one below while these prices last!




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Now's a great time to pick up a Chromecast and Chromecast Audio.  Google has them on sale 'everywhere' for $5 each.  Most places have free shipping (including our links below).  Grab a few Chromecast Audios to breathe new life into your speakers or pick up a Chromecast for every tv in your home and ''cast" movies, games, apps and the internet to the big screen from your phone and tablet.  It really changes the entire way you use your tv and it's pretty amazing.  Definitely a 'must have' for all Android and iPhone users alike.   



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Amazon's Gold Box Deal Of The Day is Sandisk Memory cards including 'lowest price ever' deals on many MicroSD Cards such as the 200GB for only $59.99...a full $40 less than a month ago and $20 less than the sale price just 2 weeks ago.  You can also get a 64GB MicroSD Sandisk Ultra for just $17.99 and a 32GB for just $9.99 or a 128GB for just $34.99.  These are great prices folks so stock up.  200GB for just $59.99 is insane!  Link below.


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G5 General Discussions / It's here! What do you think of the LG G5?
« on: February 22, 2016, 09:20:58 PM »
Now that it's been introduced what do you think of the new G5?  Did it live up to your expectations?  How does it compare to the G4?  Will you be buying a G5 when it's available?

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LG introduced their new flagship phone, the G5 this week which features a complete redesign from last year's model.  With a new cutting edge modular design the G5 let's you add different specialized modules that LG calls 'friends'.  There's a camera grip with manual controls and extra battery, a B&O speaker and 32DAC, a rolling robot like home security camera, a 360 degree view camera and more.  In addition the G5 itself includes a dual lens camera system that allows for extra wide shots using an 8 MP lens and then a 16MP f1.8 lens for regular and macro shots.  With a new super high end aluminum chassis and fingerprint scanner on the back the G5 ticks all the boxes to compete with any phone out there.  The product videos above and below give us a quick look at the LG G5 and some of its 'friends'.  We'll have plenty more info, pics and reviews of the G5 soon.  Let us know what you think of LG's new flagship device in the comments below.

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The Android ecosystem has a nearly limitless number of apps, games, movies and music to enjoy through Google's Play Store.  But wouldn't it be nice if you can have all that fun on your living room or bedroom television all the time, even when you're not using your phone?  Play games, use apps, watch movies...all on the big screen and without having to use your phone to stream.  use the Nexus Player to stream to all your mobile devices.  It's a great compliment to all your Android devices and you can get a dedicated game controller for that arcade experience as well. 

Now you might be wondering...well what's the difference between Chromecast and Nexus Player?  Well while Chromecast can just 'cast' what's on your phone or tablet onto a larger screen it doesn't have it's own custom user interface like the Nexus Player.  The Nexus Player is much more akin to Amazon's Fire TV or Apple TV and lets you access Android TV on your television with the Google Play Store.  You can  also use Nexus Player with its own remote control and have custom recommendations come up as well as view your entire library of content on your big television screen as well as play multiplayer games which you can sync across multiple devices.  It's also much more powerful than Chromecast on the inside.

The Nexus Player is powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor, Imagination PowerVR Series 6 graphics and 1GB of RAM, and it has 8GB of storage. There's support for the lastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, plus an HDMI output for connecting it to your TV.   It's a great addition to any Android household and normally it's $99 on the Google site.  You can also find it in some other stores for $89.99 but for just today Best Buy has it as a daily deal at only $49.99.  That's a screaming deal and a great opportunity to pick up a Nexus Player at half price.  Use the link below and get yours before the price goes back up!




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How many times have you had your phone or tablet with you and found you really wished you had a portable keyboard to write out a long message, email or perhaps even get some work done while at a cafe.  You struggle to compose your work on the touchscreen and you've thought of buying one of those wireless bluetooth keyboards but always felt they were almost as big as a traditional keyboard...so why bother?  Well here's a great option that is both small enough to leave in your bag, backpack or purse without ever feeling like you're lugging around a keyboard, while also providing a quality typing experience that is very similar to the high quality Microsoft Surface keyboard that is widely acclaimed.

Microsoft's foldable portable keyboard gives you just about everything you'd look for in such a device...portability as well as tactile physical keys and great battery life.  What Microsoft has done is split the keyboard into two sections, with an inch wide middle canyon that it folds across.  Now some of the reviews mention that the key size has been slightly altered in order to fit this configuration and that it does a take a bit of adjustment to get used to it.  But after using it for a little while you quickly become accustomed to the modified layout and are able to type quite handily on it...certainly a great improvement to typing on a tiny screen of a phone or tablet.  Normally the Microsoft foldable keyboard lists for $99 and if you look around you can find it in the $70-$80 range, nut just for today Best Buy has it as one of their 'Daily Deals' for only $49.99.  That's a bargain and the lowest price we've ever seen this cool device.  If you're been looking for a quality, super portable keyboard to use with your phone or tablet that gets up to 3 months battery life between charge...grab one at the link below before the price goes back up.  It's cross compatible too so works with Android, Windows and iOS devices.



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What new feature would you MOST like to see in the LG G5?

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/yJ0tg8rEbIs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/yJ0tg8rEbIs</a>

Mobile Tech Review's Lisa Gade put the LG G4 against Motorola's newest Moto X, the Moto X Pure also called the Style outside of the U.S.  Both phones feature similar processors, the Snapdragon 808 as well as large QHD screens with the G4 at 5.5 inches and the Moto X at 5.7 inches.  So what did Lisa think?  Well it's a tough call to be honest.  While Lisa seems to prefer the G4 in more areas, there were a point or two that went to the Moto X.  Let's start off with the negatives of the G4.  The Moto X did have a slightly brighter screen and the screen size is .2 inches larger for those that like that.  The Moto X also features some of Moto's trademark gimmicks such as starting the camera with a shake of the camera as well as the nice optional wooden back. Lastly the Moto X features almost pure android...so a very, very light customization that isn't nearly as in-depth as LG's skin. 

So what about the G4?  Well just about everything else came out ahead. Starting with the phone itself, the G4 is lighter and has a slightly smaller footprint, and is easier to hold.  Next, the battery of the G4 lasted a good 45 minutes longer of screen on time even though both sport the same 3000mAh size battery.  Another win was with the camera with Lisa noting the G4 takes better low light photos and also better video, making good use of the optical image stabilization that the Moto X lacks.  The manual mode on the camera also is a boon for the G4.  Finally, the button placement on both phones really comes down to preference with the G4's on the back and the Moto X a more traditional side placement.  Overall, however it seems that Lisa prefers the camera so much on the G4 that it takes the prize for her, but frankly it's pretty close and if screen brightness is of paramount importance the Moto X could be a solid choice as well.



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