Verizon Mini Stories

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As I sit at battery park city I’m very pleased with Verizon’s service. It has never failed me. I’m usually all Over the city, with 5 to 6 bars of reception. Many tourists in the area were complaining of phone signal issues. I even had to lend my phone to a few people who had to call their families who got lost in NYC, which for me was we a pleasure. They complimented the phone case and the clarity of the call and reception. I also added that I was Verizon’s Digital Ambassador so of course, it was a win-win for me. The tourists are from Spain and it was their first time in the city. They had a prepaid service and literally had no reception (only 1-2 bars). They said they were going to recommend the service to family members here.

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Another of my stories is when I was walking the Brooklyn Bridge, a newly married couple who have visited the city on a few occasions needed directions around their way in Dumbo. I first asked what was wrong with their cell service (of course the New Yorker in me) then responded and said the data was very slow. I told them you’re in the middle of a bridge and thousands of people are crossing it as we speak it happens with the other guys. I told them Verizon’s data capabilities speeds are one of the nation’s best, with speeds of download of  79Mbps and uploads of 20Mbps.

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On a hot summer day while in at Fire Island, I decided to stream music from my Samsung Edge 7. My Brothers all have different competing networks. Luckily for me, I have the fastest one. We streamed Pandora and took photos while spending the whole day at the beach. But one by one each phone started to drain or overheat. My phone kept up to standards and it’s also IP68 water and Dust Resistance, which is a huge advantage for many reasons. Overall I’m completely satisfied with my Verizon service. I’m proud to be part of their team!

Disclosure: As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received accessories from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own!

October Blues

Hey, Everyone!

I hope all of you are enjoying the Fall and the beautiful weather that it has to offer. I’m trying my best to catch up with a few shows this season since it’s been a hectic one for me. Thank goodness for FiOS DVR

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I have to say the selections of shows this season is phenomenal! We have so many options to choose from. Family, Drama to Comedy are among of the few genres of T.V. series this season. Those who personally know me, know that I’m a huge fan of Shark Tank, it’s super addicting if you’re into business or marketing. What’s your favorite T.V. series you are currently watching?

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Join me this Thursday, October 20th at 9pm E.T. along with the FiOS NY team as we chat about Halloween. Remember those precious times and movies you watched as a kid to celebrate Halloween? Now you can share it with us and also have a chance to win a really cool prize! Spread the news and don’t forget to RSVP for the chat!

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Disclosure: I am part of a very cool team of influencers sharing experiences about Verizon FiOS services and received a promotional fee. All opinions, are my own.

Fast Growing NYC

Fast Growing Companies Based in NYC

New York is the largest city in the United States and it’s the center of the North American business world. Therefore, it should not be surprising that New York is also the base of operations for many of the fastest-growing companies on the planet. Many of these companies are in the tech industry. There seems to be new and exciting startups that are being launched every day. Here are a few of the companies based in New York City that are growing substantially.

 

 

  1. StartApp   screenshot-2016-09-27-14-54-54  

This is a company that specializes in creating advertisements that can be found in various tablet and smartphone mobile apps. There are many other competing companies in this particular industry. Facebook and Google are both heavily involved in it. However, that has not stopped StartApp’s overall revenue from increasing by almost 22,000 percent during the previous three years. One of the reasons this company has been able to grow at such a rapid rate is the fact that it was the first company that focused on creating advertisements that were made only for a mobile device. Ad companies had previously just made desktop banner ads smaller.

 

  1. Handy newhandy

Handy is a company that has revolutionized the cleaning industry. The company has a large staff of professional cleaners who can clean your office or home. Appointments can be made for the next day. Clients do not need to wait for several days or a week for a cleaning crew to show up. They also take great pride in the work they perform. They will refund money to clients who are not totally satisfied.

 

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Eyeview is also part of the booming adtech industry. However, this company’s specialty is creating ads that are completely video. The demand for video ads has increased significantly during the past several years. Eyeview has been one of the leading companies when it comes to meeting this demand. Revenue for the company increased 55 times from 2011 to 2014. This company shows no signs of slowing down because video ads are becoming more popular every day.

 

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This is a marketing company. They offer their clients different methods than the ones that are usually utilized by other marketing companies. This new approach to marketing has attracted some of the largest companies in the world. They now have Hewlett Packard, Visa and Pepsi among their impressive list of regular clients.

 

  1. AdTheorent  screenshot-2016-09-27-15-10-34

This NYC company makes advertisements that are specifically for mobile devices. They use a special system that ensures ads are only shown to the target audience of the company that is doing the advertising. This type of technology uses a data mining system that has become the envy of the adtech industry. Their list of clients continues to grow because of the very positive word of mouth they have received.

Edge 7

 

So after 6 months with the Samsung Edge 7, I will finally  review it. Talk about perfect timing with the release of the iPhone 7 just last week 🙂 I feel to really give a review you should test it for a certain amount of time and not within a few days or weeks.

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The Edge 7 offers a beautiful curved 5.5in Super AMOLED screen 1,440 x 2,560 Quad HD resolution. It includes an Octa-core 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 8890 processor. It has a pixel index of 534ppi compared to iPhones 6s which has 401ppi. Converting from an iPhone to an android device can be a bit tricky in the beginning. Being accustomed to a certain OS takes a bit of time to get unused to. The transferring of data from my iPhone to the S7 Edge was a breeze. One of the advantages of a Droid device is you can access any file and actually control the phone (themes) and its features. Unlike the iPhone where your abilities to maneuver or personalize your phone are restricted.

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One of the features I fell in love with was, of course, the rear 12megapixel lens with f/1.7 dual pixel sensor and phase-detect autofocus. Every picture you take is crisp clear. The ability to take photos in a low lighted area is a brilliant feature that iPhone 6s don’t have yet. Samsung also included a sweet Pro mode feature, which enables you to fully control every aspect of your photo.  I boosted my storage space to 256gb using a sd card. I can also record in 4K quality . Did I mention it’s dust and water-resistant (IP68) . The advantage with storage SD cards is that you can interchange them as soon as they are filled up. The fast charge or wireless charging can juice up your 3,600mAh battery in about an hour and a half.  More details HERE.

 

 

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Overall I think the S7 Edge is a fine piece of technology and investment. With Virtual Capabilities (not yet tested by me). Smartphones are only going to get much more sophisticated and are being pushed to the limit. Please check for my future posts which will include the Virtual Gear from Samsung!

 

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Low Lighting feature

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Disclosure: As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received accessories from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own!

FiOS Mobile TV

Hey, Everyone!

It’s summer and that means time for outdoor activities! So maybe your kids didn’t go to summer camp and need a few activities for them. That’s alright… FiOS has you covered!
Listen, I get it. As an uncle, I know what it’s like to take care of kids for extended amounts of time, and the summer heat doesn’t help it. I tend to not use air conditioning during the summer because I get chronic headaches out of it. So that could only mean one thing, heavy circulation with fans and many outdoor activities with me 🙂

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But, on days that the temperature reaches over 100 degrees and more;
I’m sorry to say I don’t like to leave my apartment. It’s not safe for anyone, especially kids and the elderly along with pets too. This is where Mobile TV comes to play. Mobile TV is available for all your Mobile devices. Sometimes kids and adults need some TV time, whether that’s with the family or alone you can get a really great service with our strong 100/100 Mbps. If you’re on the go you can always DVR a show and watch it when connected with Wifi (recommended)

 

Please note: When you’re “Home” using the FiOS Mobile app you’ll have access to all your channels just like on your TV set. But if you decide to stream outside your home note that some channels won’t be available. Here’s a quick list of what you can view.
Join us Tomorrow, Thursday, July 21st for our monthly twitter chat at 9pm ET. As we discuss more in depth the FiOS mobile app and also register to win really cool prizes! See you then!

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Disclosure: I am part of a very cool team of influencers sharing experiences about Verizon FiOS services and received a promotional fee. All opinions, as usual are my own.

Tile

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I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s constantly misplacing keys.
Or better yet, your smartphones or tablets.
TILE is your answer to this problem!
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It uses a powerful Bluetooth range of 100 feet. So finding your devices in your house is a breeze.

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Now with the ability ring your phone and see where you had it.  It also records the last time you used it along with real-time map views.Screenshot 2016-06-16 22.46.17
Extend your search within the TILE community and it’s 100% private.
Update 🙂
After 3 weeks of personal use, I can say that Tile is one of the best tech devices to have of 2016 hands down!
At first, I didn’t really understand the concept of the device, but after using it constantly I began to realize how powerful Tile really is. It even saved me money and time just last week while I was jogging.

Losing my keys or devices can be a pain. Nothing’s is worse than being in a rush to go somewhere and you can’t seem to find it on time. I’m guilty of doing this at least 4-5 times a month, But thanks to Tile those days are long gone. I simply go to my Tile App and click connect on the device I’m looking for. BAM! You’ll hear it loud and clear. Also, note that your phone can be on silent or vibrate mode and Tile automatically enables the sound of the ringer. Please MAKE SURE you have any of the devices with the Bluetooth on so they can communicate with one another! Tile has a very loud ringer built in which makes it easier to find what you’re looking for.

Not to long ago I went for my normal morning jogs. I lost my keys somewhere along my running route. I needed to find them asap or call a locksmith! So quickly I turned on the App and saw the last location it picked up. I ran to the location and turned the built-in ringer. Voila! I saved myself a huge hassle along with money. I was surprised how loud the ringer was for a small device.
Roaming around the internet I stumbled upon a few success stories in which Tile has been used. This is one from Japan, where someone lost their wallet at a bar and quickly recovered it.

Disclosure: As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received accessories from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own.