Avoid Overload Podcast Episode #8 ?>

Avoid Overload Podcast Episode #8

This is the Avoid Overload Podcast Episode #8.  We cover Apple, Star Wars, Wink and BlackBerry this week.  Let us know what you think about this weeks news! Please rate us on iTunes and like us on Facebook! Grab the show notes HERE!

Avoid Overload Podcast Episode #4 ?>

Avoid Overload Podcast Episode #4

Avoid Overload Podcast Episode #4 is live! We cover Facebook M, Broken Note 5’s, Amazon Underground and much more. Find us on iTunes or your favorite podcast aggregator! Avoid Overload Podcast Episode #4 show notes.  

M by Facebook ?>

M by Facebook

With personal digital assistants being all the rage these days, I guess Facebook felt the need to jump into this space too.  This week Facebook announced their new service M, which is said to be a Siri-like personal digital assistant.  The difference is that it works through Facebook Messenger (which I loath.) To use the service you send a message to M through Messenger and it will respond with the answer to your question.  You can have it make reservations,…

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North Korea’s International Airport Internet Room ?>

North Korea’s International Airport Internet Room

The – disconnected – internet corner at Pyongyang airport. Photograph: Dita Alangkara/AP Did you know that North Korea’s International airport has an internet room? There is one small or large problem with it according to The Guardian On arrival passengers see coffee and well-stocked souvenir shops, a DVD stand, information desk and a slickly produced billboard showing a crew of the nation’s flag-carrier, Air Koryo, looking sharp in their blue and red uniforms. There are even two chocolate fountains. One…

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Amazon Underground ?>

Amazon Underground

Amazon has announced a new app (sort of) called Amazon Underground for android users. This app is supposed to function similarly to their Amazon Mobile shopping app.  The difference is that Amazon Underground will also have over $10,000 worth of apps, games and in-app purchases available for free. Underground will replace the free app of the day program. Now you won’t need to check daily to see what’s free instead, these apps will remain free until the developer decides to remove…

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Android Wear coming to IOS? ?>

Android Wear coming to IOS?

Android Police is reporting on rumors that Android Wear may be making its way over to IOS in the near future.  This story was based on a recent Amazon product listing for the new Huawei Watch.  In the product description, it noted that the watch would have support for IOS.  Android Police also stated that they had an off the record report from another source that this ability would be coming to Android wear soon. They believe that this ability may be…

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Baby Anakin ?>

Baby Anakin

Well, it finally happened Anakin is now a common baby name…. Well, not exactly.  Anakin did crack the SSA list of top 1000 baby names for the first time(957th).  And no thanks to my wife, we aren’t ahead of the trend on this one.  As much as I tried she wouldn’t let me name our first born after Darth Vader.  I am a little surprised that it took this long to get Ani on the list. I guess there aren’t…

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The Martian by Andy Weir is $1.99 on Amazon and Google Play Books ?>

The Martian by Andy Weir is $1.99 on Amazon and Google Play Books

You can pick up The Martian by Andy Weir for $1.99 from Amazon and Google Play Books. This is a great deal since this book typically retails on these services for $9.99.  So you can grab this and read it before the movie comes out on October 2nd. Here is the synopsis from Amazon: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there….

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Anker Quick Charge 2.0 for $7.99 ?>

Anker Quick Charge 2.0 for $7.99

Android Police posted a great deal on an Anker Quick Charge 2.0 charger for $7.99(after coupon code QPPAQPP5) from Amazon.  This drops the cost of the charger by almost 50%.  Here is some info from their Amazon listing: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Technology: Charges compatible devices up to 75% faster than a standard charger, and other smartphones or tablets at their normal speed (up to 5 volts / 2 amps). Guaranteed Safety: Premium materials and built-in fail-safes keep you and…

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Instagram goes landscape…. or portrait ?>

Instagram goes landscape…. or portrait

In an interesting TURN of events, Instagram has announced that they will now allow landscape or portrait photos and videos.  Haha get it…. TURN of events sorry I have kids, that joke kills in my house.  Instagram is finally acknowledging some of their issues, like unfortunate cropping of pictures and video. Here is how Instagram will work now: Now, when choosing a photo or video, you can tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of…

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Portal for iOS ?>

Portal for iOS

PushBullet announced some great news for iOS users today.  Portal is now available for all of our Apple friends!  Portal allows users to transfers files from their mobile device to computers on the same wifi network. So now you will have a simple reliable was to pass files from your phone to your (or someone else’s) computer. Here are some reasons to use Portal: No file size limits Transfer as many files as you want Transfer entire folders at once No…

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