Hint: They don't leap tall buildings with a single bound, and they don't make more money than God, and they aren't superheroes nor supervillains. (Thanks to Terry L. Spencer, Utah lawyer for the graphic)
Execupundit.com: Why?. Why is it that, in large organizations, inertia is the first option? Because there are so many interests to consider that no one wants to be the first to break tradition? In a one man operation, decisions are made instantly. Of course, that is no guarantee that the decisions are wise. And, there is no group to fall back on if you screw up. But, it is entirely possible, without strong leadership, for a large vessel to sit in the water, and nobody will have the courage to say: Why?
Google Search update knows when you're traveling to better serve you. And, in the two edged sword competition, Google Search is the winner. New updates track the user's location, and suggest local eateries and sight-seeing opportunities. However, in the event a user needs an alibi, the Google Search tracking information might make a good source of data, as long as the user can establish that the phone was on his person the whole time. Just as location data might save an innocent person, that same data might be interesting discovery material for a divorcing spouse, or a nosy employer. Is the tracking, in fact, to "better serve you... (with process?)" So, is the convenience of always on location monitoring worth the risk to you? You be the judge.
How to set a reminder on Android Wear | Android Central. One of the most useful things I do with my new Gear Live watch, which runs Android Wear, is talk to it. I don't have to make lists or reminders anymore. I can be typing, as I am now, and just say: "OK Google", and my watch lights up. Then, I can say "Remind me at 2 P.M. to go to Home Depot and buy some drop ceiling panels". Then, 10 minutes before 2 P.M., my watches, and my phone will all vibrate, and remind me. Very cool. Very Android.
Samsung launches 7-inch phone under the Tab name in China | Android and Me. Like the author of this article, I thought my 5.7 inch Note 3 was a big phone. But, theTabQ, now launching in China, is as big as my Nexus 7, with a huge 7 inch screen, and is more tablet than phone. I think that is too big for a phone; and, not just for the obvious reason that you would never hold this thing up to your ear to make a call. I have practical experience with the 7 inch tablet size, and I can tell you that in 90% of the situations I find myself every day, the smaller Note 3 is plenty large enough for just about everything. The only time I use the larger tablet is reading newspapers at breakfast while out with SWMBO. She has a Galaxy Tab 2 that she uses primarily as a web browser and ereader as well. So, thanks for the choices, Samsung. But I think I have to pass on this one.
In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America | Raw File | WIRED. This is a great article, highlighting some of the ridiculous laws that our State legislators have favored us with over the years. Of course, laws prohibiting men with moustaches from kissing women, and prohibiting ice cream cones in your pocket, seem ridiculous to us. However, who knows what dastardly deeds moustached men were committing when that law was passed, and who knows what America's dry-cleaning bill might be if ice cream cones were regularly placed in pockets? Be careful out there. You might be a criminal.
Google should leave Samsung alone until it can do a better job | Pocketnow. I have been getting some flack for wearing two Smart Watches. To all the critics, I say: Mehhhhhh! Now that I have your attention, this photo isn't real. It is a prop to highlight the article. In fact, Google has never been very good at hardware. It should stick to software. While my Android Wear device, the Google Gear Live, is a great SmartWatch, I actually prefer the lighter, more functional Samsung Gear 2 Neo. I wear them both because I like the voice activated Google Search, and the Google Now native notifications. I also do it because I am FutureLawyer, and you would expect no less. Four on one arm, however? NOT.
Beware that hotel Wi-Fi connection. I can remember a time when I chose hotels based upon access to the Internet. I once held an cool part time job teaching computers on cruise ships. I can remember taking a class on a walking tour of cities in Alaska looking for an Internet connection. How far we have come, with Internet access available free or for a daily fee at most hotels and motels you might find in your travels. However, many of those Internet connections consist of a router or routers with open WiFi. No security protocol in place, no passwords. Just connect me, baby. The problem with open WiFi, of course, is that it is easy to be on the same network with a sniffer program or keylogger, and get every keystroke, and personal information, which is then used to steal from you. Either do what I do, and bring a shared WiFi connection from your phone or dedicated MiFi device, or use separate VPN (Virtual Private Network) software, which creates a private tunnel that is password protected. An added bonus is that a VPN is anonymous, and your web activities cannot be easily tracked. There are many other travel scams listed in this article that every traveler should know about. Be safe out there.
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