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Friday, January 30, 2015

Reclaim life for your old iPhone

Firstly, swapping your old iPhone with a service provider for a new device is a terrible investment — your iPhone 5 is worth much more than its trade-in value.

But until that dark day, don’t stuff your old friend in a drawer. Put it to work with one of these five great ways to use your old iPhone:

Create a permanent dash-mounted navigation system
Admit it, your old phone still works great, and on most cellular carriers, you can add it to your wireless plan for just $10 more per month. That price will let you use data and make calls, just as it always has. Now slap it into a car dashboard mount and you’ve got a dedicated GPS device and in-car music system, to boot.

You’d be right to point out that your new phone can do that for $120 per year less, but that’s only true if you leave your phone in the car. This method gives you a Lojack and On-Star on the cheap, letting you track your vehicle via “Find My iPhone.” And it lets you keep your phone in your pocket or purse — and out of your hands — while you drive.

Set up a home security camera
Wi-Fi connected security cameras were on many Christmas lists this year, and while solutions like Dropcam work great, they’ll still set you back at least $100. Your iPhone’s camera is perfectly suited to keep your home safe, it just needs the right software to capture the scene.

Presence, a free iOS app, lets users stream video from their iPhone (new and old) to multiple, simultaneous viewers, and it even offers control of the phone’s backside LED light for nighttime viewing. Also free, Manything is a highly customizable solution that can stream video and record it to the cloud, while offering top end features like motion alerts. It works great, unless you just stuff your old iPhone in a drawer.

Turn it into a “home phone”
According to a 2014 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of U.S. households only have cellphones now. (And these guys know, because in case of emergency, you hope they’ve got your number.) But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a “home phone.”

With iOS 8’s Wi-Fi Calling feature, unfortunately only available in the U.S. at present) you can set your old iPhone up to still ring if you’re home with your new iPhone and they’re both on the same Wi-Fi network. This means you can dock your old iPhone in the kitchen, by the bed, or anywhere you used to have a cordless phone. And it only works when you’re home, so you don’t have to worry about missing any calls.

Wall mount it as a smart home controller
With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and access to all the latest apps, iPhone 5s are still very powerful tiny computers. This in-wall charging dock by Savant Systems can be connected into your home’s electrical system next to a light switch and serve as a permanent smart home controller.

So, if you’ve got app-powered lights, Bluetooth or Airplay music speakers, or other connected devices in your home, anyone from your babysitter to your house guests can access them without asking for your personal iPhone.

Make it a safe space for kids
Touchscreens are like catnip for kid’s fingers. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, you should not let children under two watch television or play with your phone. But try arguing that point with a toddler and you’ll lose every time. Fortunately, you can severely limit the amount of things they can play with if you set aside a device specifically for them.

Developed for businesses looking to give their employees iPhones while limiting the things they can do with them, Apple Configurator is a professional level app, but anyone can download it for free. Letting you easily create and install configuration profiles for each phone in your house, you can install authorized apps, filter out certain web content (sorry Sally, no YouTube for you), and even shut off the camera. Though a couple of years old, this post from Ars Technica shows you how to turn your iPhone into an iToy with Apple Configurator.

Phill  "Lucky" Smith
Phill Smith - Director Central Insurance Brokers
I agree with the author, rolling the old phone back to the service provider is a terrible waste of your resource.   I've put my old iphones to work using the remote downloaded the HOME SECURITY APPS Presence and Manything and report great results.

The idea of permanent GPS in my car was not a priority, instead i make sure I have a charger installed with dual socket to charge 2 x Iphone and or an ipad which can also be used by passengers.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

10 Steps To Becoming A Millionaire By 30

Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy. It shouldn't be taboo and it is possible.
At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in debt, and by the time I was 30, I was a millionaire. Here are the ten steps that guarantee you will become a millionaire by 30.

1. Follow the Money. 
In today’s economic environment, you cannot save your way to millionaire status. The first step is to focus on increasing your income in increments and repeating that.
My income was $3,000 a month and nine years later it was $20,000 a month. Start following the money and it will force you to control revenue and see opportunities.

2. Don’t Show Off – Show Up.
 didn't buy my first luxury watch or car until my businesses and investments were producing multiple secure flows of income.
I was still driving a Toyota Camry when I had become a millionaire. Be known for your work ethic, not the trinkets you buy.

3. Save to Invest, Don’t Save To Save.
The only reason to save money is to invest it.  Put your saved money into secured, sacred (untouchable) accounts. Never use these accounts for anything – not even an emergency.
This will force you to continue to follow step one (increase income). Still to this day, at least twice a year I am broke because I always invest my surpluses into ventures I cannot access.

4. Avoid Debt That Doesn't Pay You. 
Make it a rule that you never use debt that won’t make you money.  I borrowed money for a car only because I knew I could increase my income.
Rich people use debt to leverage investments and grow cash flows. Poor people use debt to buy things that make rich people richer.

5. Treat Money Like a Jealous Lover.   
Millions wish for financial freedom, and only those who make it a priority have millions. To get rich and stay rich, you will have to make it a priority.
Money is like a jealous lover. Ignore it and it will ignore you, or worse, it will leave you for someone who makes it a priority.

6. Money Doesn't Sleep.
Money doesn't know about clocks, schedules or holidays and you shouldn't, either. Money loves people that have great work ethic.
When I was 26 years old, I was in retail and the store I worked in closed at 7 pm; most times you could find me there at 11 pm, making an extra sale. Never try to be the smartest or luckiest person; just make sure you outwork everyone.

7. Poor Makes No Sense.
I have been poor and it sucks. I have had just enough and that sucks almost as bad. Eliminate any and all ideas that being poor is somehow okay.
Bill Gates said to a group of college grads, “It’s not your fault if you were born poor; it is your fault if you stay poor.”

8. Get a Millionaire Mentor.
Most of us are brought up middle class or poor and then hold ourselves to the limits and ideas of that group. I have been studying millionaires in order to duplicate what they did.
Get your own personal millionaire mentor and study him or her. Most rich people are extremely generous with their knowledge and their resources.

9. Get Your Money to Do the Heavy Lifting.
Investing is the Holy Grail in becoming a millionaire and you should make more money off your investments than your work.  
If you don’t have surplus money you won’t make investments. The second company I started required a $50,000 investment. That company has paid me back that $50,000 every month for the last ten years.
My third investment was in real estate where I started with $350,000, a large part of my net worth at the time. I still own that property today and it continues to provide me with income.
Investing is the only reason to do the other steps, and your money must work for you and do your heavy lifting.

10. Shoot for $10 million, not $1 million.
The single biggest financial mistake I've made was not thinking big enough. I encourage you to go for more than a million.
There is no shortage of money on this planet, only a shortage of people thinking big enough.
Apply these 10 steps and they will make you rich. Steer clear of people who suggest your financial dreams are born of greed.
Avoid get-rich-quick schemes, be ethical, never give up and once you make it, be willing to help others get there, too.
Let me know when you get there.

Be great. Nothing else pays.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Best interesting and creative ads !

alpika-Most-creative-and-interesting-advertisements-for-2011It is always said that first impression is the best impression so to grab public attention towards their products the agencies and the large conglomerates stick to the creative advertisements. 

These advertisement techniques and unique idea helps you to spread your product or services successfully. 


Whether the ad is about cars, cool drinks, electronics anything which you think off; with its hilarious and creative ideas will either impress you or makes you look twice. We will take you to an excursion into the world of stunning creative ads enjoy!