NOTRECOMMENDED: Google pixel — factory reset

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sorry but I had to do a factory reset on my Google pixel phone.

It forgot my pin. I remember it. But it was lost.

Argh!

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SOFTWARE: Google’s PhotoScan app RECOMMENDED

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

https://www.google.com/photos/scan/

“Get the photo scanner from the future”

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OK, I’m a sucker for apps, phones, and all technology gadgets and tchotchkes (NB: I’ve been criticized all to often for using big and or strange words so now I am linking to their meaning. OK?) (NB: A “gadget” becomes a “tchotchke” when it: (a) doesn’t work as advertised; (b) breaks; (c) gets purplanted by a better gadget; or (d) I lose a part of it — usually the power supply. I have an old digital video camera waiting for me to find the power cord to it.)

I read about the app somewhere — I’d have thought Google would let me know about it … … personally — and downloaded it BECAUSE I have a ton of old framed pictures that I was considering HOW to digitize. It’d be a lot work to take them out of the frame — if they’d survive that — scan them and put them back.

So this holiday, I tried it on two framed pictures. 

Judge for yourself the results.

2016 00xxx xx shore group

and

File Dec 26 10 17 47

Very impressive, no?

Anyway, I’m impressed. 

As usual, FWIW and YMMV.

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NOTRECOMMENDED: QuikCheck sub

Friday, December 16, 2016

Last night, for dinner, because I’d stopped at Quik Chek #quickchek http://quickchek.com/StoreHome/89 for some Half & Half, I bought a ham sandwich with lettuce and russian dressing. It was almost inedible. In comparison to the sandwich I usually get at Wawa (#wawa Wawa #912), there was no comparison. Wawa allows you to get just the bread toasted. Quick Chek toasts something but I couldn’t figure out what; it was cold. The meat on the Quik Chek sandwich was just plopped on it as a mass; Wawa places individual slices. In fairness, Quik Chek does offer russian dressing; I don’t think Wawa does. I know Quik Chek charged me more than Wawa does, but I don’t have the receipts from each. Sigh! So FWIW, I won’t be buying subs from Quik Chek again. YMMV!

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NOTRECOMMENDED: MAILCHIMP free no good

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sorry, but MAILCHIP snagged my alumni news letter for some type of spam. It’s been months since I replied to their support about it. No response. 

But plenty of sales emails.

Be forewarned. “Free” isn’t; “paid” may be treated just as bad.

Argh!

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RECOMMENDED: LIFELOCK

Monday, November 10, 2014

http://www.lifelock.com/refer/52005227/Ferdinand/

I use it. And, if you sign up, I get 10$.

Laugh!

Use offer code RUSH for a discount.

Argh!

Seems like a good service.

Given all the repeated hacks lately seems like common sense.

YMMV FWIW 

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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NOTRECOMMENDED: BounceBack drive

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CMS Products <http://www.cmsproducts.com/>

A new post has been created in the topic “Bought new BounceBack drive” <http://www.cmsproducts.com/boards/topic/712/bought-new-bounceback-drive#1910> at “All Issues (Current Versions)” <http://www.cmsproducts.com/boards/forum/28/all-issues-current-versions> forum.

Click here <http://www.cmsproducts.com/boards/topic/712/bought-new-bounceback-drive#1910> for more info.

Post author: Support
Post body: Unfortunately we no longer sell or support BounceBack software for Mac. The only products available for download are only supported in Windows.

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Maybe that might have been mentioned BEFORE I bought it.

Guess I’ll send it to the College “young lady” who has my WINDOZE laptop. 

ARGH!

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NOTRECOMMENDED: LIVESCRIBE

Monday, August 4, 2014

The products — livescribe3 and sky wifi — are both “interesting”!

My use of them was “disappointing”.

And, the “customer service” is 1 for 3 in successful uses.

Also, the “technical support” was slow to respond and very formulaic.

I will be consigning these to the “dust bin”.

Yell, if you want to borrow or buy them.

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