Thursday, September 27, 2012

Having Trouble Setting up Google Voice with your Galaxy Nexus?

Scenario: Google calls you and asks you to verify your code when you are setting up the phone you are forwarding your Google Voice number to.

If it's a Galaxy Nexus, for some reason Google wouldn't recognize the tones when you push the keypad buttons on screen.

So, when the code is on screen that you are going to enter when Google calls, visit this website:

Example: 44 is my verification code. Enter '4  4' to generate that code. There are two spaces there for pauses.

Generate it and have it ready to play. When Google calls, hold your phone to the computer speaker and play the clip.

Yeah, it's a pain in the rump but you shouldn't have to do it much.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Free P90X Workouts with the Free App

Ok, this is HUGE and AWESOME and might end today.

FREE P90X Workouts! 

And if even if you have the DVDs already, now the app is free for a LIMITED time so you might as well get it to track your sessions better.


1. Go to and create a FREE account by clicking Join. Then the Free option.

2. If you have an account already, great. You're set.

Now, go to the Apple Store via this link:

and download the P90X App. It comes with a Fitness Test AND Ab Ripper X, which is part of P90X. It will also track your workouts online.

3. Sign in via the app by going to the "More" tab and "Settings" and using the account you set up in step #1.

That's it. Now you've got mini Tony Horton guiding you through a pleasant Ab Workout, and a free fitness test if you've wondered how you stack up.

You can shop in the app too, but please contact me before you order. There are package discounts, and recurring discounts available. I'll make sure you get the right program at the right price for you.

PLEASE share and pass this on via messages, Wall Post, etc.

I always tell people this is a cheap way to get and try the workouts, and now it's FREE.
Some people never buy the DVDs they just use the app because it has video and audio to guide you through the same workout.

Monday, September 24, 2012

An open Letter to Samsung and Google

I bought a Samsung Nexus that turned out to be defective. No problem, it's still under warranty, right?


This phone is from the UK. The warranty on Samsung cell phones is only valid in the UK. I think this is the only category of consumer electronics that you don't get a world warranty from Samsung with.

Samsung USA won't warranty it, and Samsung UK won't ship phones they've done service on OUT of the UK. So I can't ship it to them.

Google won't do anything because they only handle the first 14 days of warranty.

So if you bought your phone in one country, and move to another, you just lost your warranty.

This is not a small investment: it's about a $400 phone off contract.

Unless you are willing to ship it to someone in the country of warranty, they send it in, send it back to you, etc.

Two problems: that gets pricey with international shipping and I don't know anyone in the UK.

I'm pretty sure if I had an IPHONE, I could walk in to any Apple store and get a replacement.

Google and Samsung: are you listening?

If you've read this far, please +1 this article using the Google+ button, share it on your status on Facebook, Twitter, etc. The only way this is going to get fixed is if people put pressure on companies to handle consumers fairly.

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