TravelCard Charger Review for iPhone 5/5s

This is the TravelCard charger: a portable backup battery charger for your smartphone. There are both Android and iPhone versions, but today I’ll just be reviewing the TravelCard for the iPhone. It’s available in 4 different colors: black, silver, blue, and red. It gives your iPhone an additional 50% charge, give or take a little depending on your phone. So that’s roughly 5 hours of talk time, 4.5 hours of internet usage, or 98 hours on standby.

To charge your phone just pop out the TravelCard’s Lightning connector, plug it into your iPhone, and press the power button on the TravelCard. It’s that simple. I’ve found it charges my iPhone a little over 1% per minute which is pretty dang fast. It’s pretty small too, the size of a credit card: only 4.77mm thick and weighs just 2 ounces. So yes it can fit in your wallet, but I’m going to just keep it in my front pocket because for some reason I don’t want to sit on a battery being that close to my rumpty.

It comes with a USB cable so to recharge the TravelCard you simply connect the USB cable to a USB port on your computer or into your iPhone’s power adapter. So if you need a small and lightweight portable backup battery charger for your smartphone then the TravelCard is something to check out. Big thanks to Go Design for letting me review it, and thanks to you for watching. Be sure to subscribe and like this video for more tech reviews in the future. Keep having fun out there, and I’ll talk to you later.

By Andy Slye

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Unboxing

This is my quick unboxing of the Panasonic Lumix GH4 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera.

I’m looking forward to shooting all my future videos with this beast. 4K here I come.

By Andy Slye

Top 10 Best Free iPhone & iPod Touch Games 2014

Check out the top 10 best free iPhone and iPod Touch games of 2014 (so far). Thanks to Jonathan for sharing his apps with us. In no particular order:

QuizUp: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quizu…

2048: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/2048/…

Jupiter Jump: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jupit…

Smash Hit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smash…

Paperama: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper…

Jump 50: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jump-…

100 Balls: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/100-b…

Dark Lands: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dark-…

Bill Killem: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bill-…

Go Go Ghost: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/go-go…

Desk Tour – Tech Setup (Mid 2014)

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How to Install Windows 8 on Mac – Parallels 9 Tutorial

In this video I will be showing you how to install Windows 8 on your Mac. So this method of installing Windows 8 on your Mac requires two programs: Parallels and Windows 8. Both links to these programs will be in the description below. So right in the description below you can click links to these programs where you can get these. Parallels is an application for the Mac that allows you to run Windows or other operating systems virtually right inside your Mac. It works perfectly. I love it. It’s the best way to run Windows on your Mac. Also you’ll need a copy of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. I’ll leave the link to the Amazon product page on Amazon for the Windows 8.1 Pro full version where you can get that.

Once you have Windows 8 and also once you have Parallels installed on your Mac you can go ahead and get started. So let’s open up Parallels on my Mac. I already have Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 installed virtually. Now I’m going to show you how to install Windows 8 from a clean slate using Parallels on your Mac. So let’s go to the plus sign and hit “New”. Then we’re going to choose the one that says “Install Windows or another OS from DVD or image file”. Hit “Continue”. On this screen you choose where you want to install it from so if you have Windows 8 on a disc, on a DVD disc you will choose DVD. Load it into your DVD drive on your Mac then hit “Continue”. If you have an image file you can choose image file. So choose whichever one you have.

On this screen you’ll enter the product key that came with your Windows 8 version or Windows 8.1 whichever one you have. On this screen you will choose how you want Windows 8.1 to perform. I always choose “Like a PC” because I like it to just be a separate entity from my Mac with some integration as well. You can still copy and paste from your Mac to your Windows virtual machine, but you can also choose “Like a Mac” where it lets you run Windows programs right from the Mac desktop, all that good stuff. But I just like to keep it separate and I just choose “Like a PC”. Here I just choose “Like Windows 8” so you don’t have to mess around with any other external programs, third party programs. Hit “Continue”.

On this screen just give your Windows Virtual Machine a name so whatever it is: Windows 7 or Windows 8, Windows 8.1, just give it a name then hit “Continue”. Alright and Parallels will start to install Windows 8 on your Mac in this little box. And just let it run depending on how fast your computer is, your setup, what kind of processor you have, that will determine how fast this will go. It should go by pretty quickly though. And during the setup it will ask you what version of Windows 8 you have: if you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro. Choose whatever one you have. Hit “Next” and then it will start to install Windows 8 on your Mac. Now I’ll probably speed this portion up for the sake of this video.

Okay after the setup completes Windows will automatically restart. Alright after Windows 8 gets done doing all its automatic installation and setting everything up it’ll bring you to the Windows 8 Start screen and then you can actually maximize the Parallels window to make your Windows 8 full screen like you’re on a Windows 8 system. And you can go in here and start playing around and setting up your Windows system. That’s how easy it is. Parallels makes it super easy to get everything set up automatically for you so you can get right into Windows 8 and start doing your thing. So that’s how to install Windows 8 on your Mac using Parallels. I hope this video helped you out. If you have any questions just leave a comment down below. I’ll try to get back to you. Thank you so much for watching. Keep having fun out there and make sure you subscribe to this channel as well and give this video a thumbs-up. I’ll talk to you guys later. Bye.

By Andy Slye

How to Install Multiple Mac Apps Automatically

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What’s up? It’s Andy with MyTechMethods. In this video I’ll be showing you how to install multiple Mac apps at once automatically using a free web app. So if you’re a Mac user and you want to install multiple apps at once, and you want to save a lot of time, a lot of effort, this website will help you out. It’s called GetMacApps.com and it lists a bunch of the most popular free Mac Apps on here, and you can go down here and just select any app that you want to install. You can select all of them if you want to and then once you select all the apps that you want to install on your Mac you just click this button called Install These. And the instructions for this website are right here on the left if you want to just follow those but for this video I’ll just show you how to do it really quickly. So if you go through here select all the ones that you want, I’m just going to select an app that I don’t have on my system currently which is, I don’t have Audacity so I’ll just select that. But you like I said you can select all the apps that you want and then click this little button here and it’ll give you this code here. What you want to do is just copy this code then open up terminal on your Mac. Okay now once you’re in terminal you’re just gonna paste that code into your terminal that you just copied and then hit enter. It’s going to install all the apps you selected in the background automatically, and you can go get your coffee, get your caffeine in for the day, come back and it’ll be done. The time it takes will depend on how many apps you selected to install. This one went pretty quickly because it was only one app so there you go it’s done. And then once I close Terminal out I can go and search for my apps and there it is. Audacity has been installed and there it is. So that is an awesome website for Mac users. Bookmark that. It’s called GetMacApps.com. It’ll definitely come in handy if you get a new Mac or you had to reinstall for some reason. You can just reinstall all those apps all at once automatically. I hope this was helpful to you. If you’re a Windows user as well you can use a similar site called Ninite.com which is really awesome. It does the same thing for Windows. It’s probably is a little easier actually so check that out. I did a video on that. You can click that little annotation. It’ll take you to that video if you’re a Windows user. Make sure you give this video a thumbs-up and subscribe to my channel. Thank you so much for watching. Keep having fun out there and I will talk to you later.

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Audio Technica ATR2100 USB/XLR Microphone Review

Audio Technica ATR2100 Microphone Review & Test

You know me, I’m always looking for the best deal on the best quality products, and this is dang near the best USB/XLR microphone you can get for such a low price. This is my review and test of the Audio Technica ATR2100 microphone. As always the link to the best price on Amazon for this mic will be in the description below. In the box you have the ATR2100 microphone, a mini tripod desk stand, a threaded stand clamp, a USB cable, and an XLR cable.

Let’s do a quick overview of the mic then we’ll do a sound quality test comparison. This is a dynamic microphone that is a great option for people who want to do voiceovers, podcasts, or even singing. Its versatility and build quality are outstanding. It’s made of a nice looking and durable silver metal. It can either be held in the hand or put in the clamp and attached to any standard mic stand. It is one of the few microphones that has both USB and XLR connections. This is super convenient because it can be plugged into any computer (Windows or Mac) via the USB connection and start recording right away. Then if you ever upgrade to a mixer or need to use it on any other analog equipment you can use the XLR connection and not have to purchase a new mic.

Some of the key features include the built-in headphone jack for live audio monitoring, a low mass diaphragm providing excellent frequency response, and the cardioid pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sound in the background. All of these qualities result in a smooth high-quality sound recording. So far the audio in this video has been recorded with the ATR2100 mic so now I want to show you a comparison between the ATR2100 and my webcam’s microphone. I’m now recording with my webcam’s mic and you can probably already tell a huge difference in quality. Let’s go ahead and switch back to the ATR2100.

Now I’m back on the ATR2100, thank goodness. One thing I would recommend when you order the this mic is to also get this foam wind screen. It’s only a couple dollars, and I’ll leave a link to this in the description as well. This slips right onto the ATR2100 mic and will improve the recording quality by eliminating the pops from your P’s and S’s. so you can get a clean crisp audio recoding every time. So that is my review and test of the Audio Technica ATR2100 microphone. Obviously one of the best budget microphones, and arguably one of the best microphones overall. Again the link to the best price on Amazon will be in the description below. Make sure you give this video a thumbs up if it helped you out, and subscribe to my channel for more tech reviews. Thanks for watching. Keep having fun out there, and I’ll talk to you later.

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10 Awesome iPhone Apps You Probably Don’t Know About

Inspired by this Reddit thread, here are 10 awesome iOS apps that you probably don’t know about! (in no particular order)

  • FastCustomer - With a single tap, FastCustomer will navigate the phone tree to nearly any company’s department – like tech support or billing – then it will ring your phone once it has an agent on the line for you.
  • NextDraft - Dave Pell, Internet wit and news addict, provides a smart summary of the day’s 10 most fascinating news stories.
  • Places I’ve Pooped – A little gem that helps you track all the places you’ve pooped in the world. Expand your territory, mark everywhere you’ve visited – bombs away!
  • RunPee - Tells you the best time to take a bathroom break during your favorite movies without missing the best scenes. Also provides a synopsis so you know exactly what you missed.
  • Zombies, Run! – An immersive running game and audio adventure. Delivers a story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings while you are on your run – and when you get back home, you use the supplies you’ve collected while running to build and grow your base.
  • Songza - Working? Relaxing? At the gym? Songza plays you the right music at the right time.
  • SongPop - Fun music guessing game. It plays a clip from a song, and you must answer it as fast as you can to beat your opponent. Pretty addicting.
  • Aviary - A fun & simple way to make beautiful photos in seconds. Use professionally designed filters, creative stickers and frames, touch-up tools and more to create amazing pics.
  • CamScanner - Takes pictures of documents and converts to PDF. Helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various contents across smartphones, iPads, tablets and computers.
  • TuneWiki - Great lyrics app. Play your music or radio with scrolling lyrics.

What’s your favorite app that almost nobody knows about?

By Andy Slye

Best Over Ear Headphones – Audio Technica ATH M50 Review

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This is my review of the Audio Technica ATH M50 headphones – the best over ear headphones for the money. So before you go out and drop this month’s rent on a pair of Beats headphones, you’ll want to consider buying these instead. So as always, the link to the best price on Amazon is in the description below. Why are these the best headphones for the money? Well currently they are the #1 Best Seller for DJ Headphones on Amazon and you can get a pair for just over $100, and at such a low price you get amazing sound quality, comfort, portability, and design. The M50′s come in 3 colors: black, white, and this limited edition red. First off, the most important aspect is the sound quality which is nearly flawless. They have a super clear and crisp audio that exemplifies a very natural sound. The bass is not overbearing, and the mids and highs are smooth. They do a great job at blocking external noise as well so they are good in the noise cancelling department. They are very comfortable, with a good bit of padding on the top and soft cushioning on the ear cups as well. So you can wear them for an extended period of time without worrying about them getting uncomfortable. The build quality is also fantastic, and they are extremely adjustable. You can adjust them to fit any head size or shape, shout out to Arnold. They excel in portability as well with the collapse-and-fold feature, and they also come with a nice carrying pouch which is pretty convenient. They come with a coiled or straight cable, whichever you prefer. The cable has a 1/4″ adapter which can be unscrewed to reveal the regular 3.5mm connector that can be plugged into all the common headphone jacks found on smartphones and computers. So if you’re looking for some affordable high quality over ear headphones for any type of audio and video editing or even just casual music listening then the Audio Technica ATH M50′s are a must-have. Again the link to buy these at the best price will be in the description below. If this video was helpful please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. My name is Andy, thank you so much for watching. Keep having fun out there and I will talk to you later.

By Andy Slye

20 iPhone Apps That Will Change Your Life

Here are 20 iPhone apps (in no particular order) that will change your life!

20 iPhone apps that will change your life!
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In no particular order these are 20 iPhone apps that will change your life!

Google Maps (free) – Turn-by-turn GPS app that makes navigating your world faster and easier.
Waze (free) – a fun, community based mapping, traffic & navigation app. With millions of drivers from across the globe joining forces to outsmart traffic, save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.
Alien Blue (free or paid) – a feature packed client for browsing Reddit. It has been developed from the ground-up for an intuitive touch-screen experience.
Pocket Casts ($3.99) – a powerful Podcast manager for iPhone and iPad.
Feedly (free) – The more you read, the more you know. Feedly delivers all your favorite sites in one place.
Google Voice (free) – Access your Google Voice account right from your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Send free text messages to US phones and make international calls at very low rates. Access your voicemail messages with transcription.
Full Fitness ($1.99) – Becoming and staying fit has never been easier with the help of Full Fitness. Hundreds of exercises are explained with clear pictures, videos, and text instructions. Fantastic workout tracking app.
MyFitnessPal (free) – the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter app. With the largest food database of any iOS calorie counter (over 3,000,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, it’ll help you improve your weight and hit your fitness goals.
Pocket (free) – Over 10 million people use Pocket to easily save articles, videos and more for later. With Pocket, all of your content goes to one place, so you can view it anytime, on any device. You don’t even need an Internet connection.
Evernote (free) – an easy-to-use app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards, record voice reminders–and it makes everything searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
Balanced (free) – Struggling to make time for all the little things that matter? Join over 100,000 others who use Balanced to stay motivated & focused on what’s really important in life.
Lift (free) – Lift provides personal coaching for any goal by giving you daily motivation, expert instruction, reminders, and celebrations.
Dropbox (free) – Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad, and the web. With Dropbox you’ll always have your important memories and work with you.
Musi (free) – Musi lets you stream audio directly from YouTube, build playlists, and share music with your friends. You can even stream and listen to music when your device is locked.
Mint (free) – Mint.com allows you to track, budget and manage your money all in one place, so you can see where you’re spending and where you can save. Open an account, add your bank, credit, loan and retirement accounts and Mint will automatically pull in and categorize your transactions. It’s safe, secure and easy to keep your personal finances organized.
Udemy (free) – Udemy is the world’s largest destination for on-demand, online courses. Whether you want to get promoted, break into a new industry, start a company, further a passion, or just accelerate your life, Udemy has a course to help you get there and get there faster.
RetailMeNot (free) – The RetailMeNot Coupons app makes it easy to save in store and online with thousands of coupons and deals to the places you love to shop.
Relax Melodies (free) – Can’t sleep? In 20 minutes you will, or less. Introducing the most popular sleep aid app. Start sleeping now and enjoy full nights of sleep like you haven’t in a long time.
1 Second Everyday ($0.99) – Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life.
GasBuddy (free) – Find the cheapest gas near you.

What is one app that has changed your life for the better?

By Andy Slye

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