Wireless, Battery-less Cellphone Chargers

If you’re like me, you’re probably really busy and always out and about doing whatever it is that keeps us so darn busy. If you’re that busy and always on the go, like me, you probably also use a cellphone to keep your social and business life on track. But what happens when you’re on the go and your cellphone dies? Some of us are so dependent on our mobile communication devices, that we are almost lost without them and some of us even carry car/wall chargers around too.

Recently, I was attending the Edmonton Music Folk Festival and if you have ever attended, you would know that it is a very “green” event, and hence there is no place to charge your mobile devices and you’re stuck on a hill! Well, being the sociable person that I am, I just HAD to keep all my friends up to date with where I was, what I was doing, and what it looked like so I was texting, uploading images of the venue and checking in on Facebook. But alas, I hadn’t left the house with a full battery and seeing as these tasks are battery intensive and that I have a large, bright touch screen, my battery was just about dead after 3-4 hours of use.

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Well wouldn’t you know it, I came across this nifty device that charges your mobile devices using SOLAR POWER!! This is great for all day events, camping, laying around on the beach, or even if you do not have a car charger. Not to mention, this device uses USB which is becoming widely universal and you can charge a plentiful variety of devices using it. You can purchase these solar charges anywhere between $10-$200 and the price usually just represents the type of connectors it comes with and the amount of power input it throws out. The more expensive, the more devices you’ll be able to use with it and the faster it will charge your device. However, some of them also include a flashlight torch and/or am/fm radio receiver. Here are few examples:

To be honest, I would recommend whichever fits your budget. Typically they are all about the same as far as functionality, but like I said, some come with more features than others.
If you have any other neat, wireless charging options, feel free to contact me :) info@sillytechie.com

How To Get American Netflix on Canadian PS3

I recently had a big issue trying to get the American Netflix on my Playstation 3. I would set the DNS numbers in my network settings just like all of the tutorials tell you, but all of a sudden, Netflix would tell me that I could not play certain titles as if it had reverted back to the Canadian version.

So what gives?

For those that don’t know, Netflix recently changed their Canadian application to look for your location…. so you need to change the DNS on your router.

Unfortunately, I am using Telus internet provider and their routers do not allow you to change the DNS. So my work around was to use these american netflix dns records:

Primary: 190.14.36.90
Secondary: 109.123.111.24

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On my PS3, while connecting my PS3 to a 3rd party routers. I’m using a low-end D-Link router and it works perfectly for getting around the Telus Router.

Simply connect the D-Link to the Telus Modem/Router as if it is a computer, then connect your PS3 to the D-Link router. I used a wired connection in order to get the maximum amount of bandwidth out of my connection. (Wouldn’t want any wireless interference reducing the quality of my Super HD video streaming haha)

If you are still having problems getting american netflix in canada, post your comments and I’ll give you some pointers.

Learn About Cheap and Affordable SEO Services and Packages

When it comes to search engine optimization (also referred to as SEO), there’s only a few main concepts that you really need to know. You can actually learn SEO techniques instead of searching for affordable SEO packages, and you can practically do all the work yourself. Some of the main concepts include targeting keywords, creating unique content and building links.

I am personally using these techniques to boost my own website traffic and search engine optimization. I recently became a member of The Keyword Academy where they teach people how to drive traffic to their websites through search engine optimization using keywords.

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When I talk about SEO, I am talking specifically about how Google ranks pages in a specific search. Google actually offers a free service that anyone can access and see the keywords that are most commonly searched in Google. Most large websites will use this technique to drive mass amounts of traffic to their websites.

Most search engines, especially Google will rank a webpage depending on many different factors, but unique content is very important. Unique content means that it should be something fresh that has been written by yourself or one of your authors and not copied from another location. Information that is useful and not just a bunch of ramblings is what you want to go for. I find it best to write about something that you are interested in because you will research it very well and you will most likely add your own personal experiences as well.

If your website is a large website, you may need to hire a writer/author to help you create content. You’re probably wondering what “building links” means. It simply means the amount of links on the internet that point back to your website. This is why websites that are regularly maintained typically generate the most traffic to them. The authors of such websites are constantly sharing their web pages with other people and websites, as well as creating new content and new web pages all the time.

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Google ranks web sites with continually changing and growing content higher than that of a website with content that never changes or is never updated. You can also use your own website to inter-link your pages. Linking back to your website is very important.

If you are open to learning more about this, send me an email and I can send you some great links to getting started. piastaamanda@gmail.com

Also, if you found this information useful, please share it with your friends and family.

Why You Should Have A Google Plus Account

Google+ has finally broke into the social networking scene with their new facebook-esque social networking tool called Google+. I was fortunate enough to have a Google+ account before it was even released to the general public for sign up and now it has exploded. So why should you get a Google+ account when you already have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest? Well, if you plan on marketing anything on the internet, you will reap the benefits of better SEO and networking.

For those individuals targeting online traffic, Google products including Google+ and YouTube, have become more important as they are now part of the new search algorithm. What does this mean for people marketing or networking online? It means your Google profiles are more relevant in searches as compared to your other favorites social networking sites.

Another reason is that Google+ utilizes a unique “circles” idea, where you can drag and drop your friends, family and coworkers into the appropriate circle. For example, I have ‘Friends’, ‘Family’ and ‘Work’ circles in which I place the appropriate people, sometimes they get to be placed into two circles depending on the relationship we have. The great thing about the circles is, let’s say for example, I was getting married. I would most definitely want to tell my family first and foremost so I could write up a message and send it to “Family Circle” and everyone in my family circle would receive it.
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Not only do they have all of your social relationships organized, they utilize this organization pattern by letting you arrange a “Hangout” with one or more circles of your choice. This “Hangout” tool has become very useful for businesses and networkers because it allows everyone invited to the “Hangout” to video face-to-face with each other, share youtube videos, and IM (instant message) each other all at the same time.

Added benefits to having a Google+ account:
-Your Android phone can sync automatically
-Your mobile photos can be automatically uploaded
-You can check into places easier than ever
-Your schedule can be automatically synced
-Increases your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) relevancy

Fun fact: At the time of this posting, the Google+ user with the most friends is Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook. (of course, he wouldn’t want his competition getting the one up on him)

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