Paying with Isis Mobile Wallet

My coffee break was easy peasy with Isis.

Verizon Wireless asked me to take a look at their Isis mobile payment and loyalty card app on my Verizon Galaxy S4. They gave me a small stipend to go shopping, so I could properly check it out. But all opinions are my own, not theirs. My coffee break starting by looking up where in the neighborhood I could grab a cup of joe using my Isis mobile app. That was easy with both the mobile app (since it could identify my current location) and on my desktop (since I could enter my zipcode.) Seeing the merchant icons popup on my screen, I thought for a moment about running to the local … [Read more...]

Isis Mobile Wallet: A First Look

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Verizon Wireless asked me to take a look at their Isis mobile payment and loyalty card app on my Verizon Galaxy S4.  They gave me a small stipend to go shopping, so I could properly check it out.  Woo hoo!  But all opinions are my own, not theirs. Task one was to download the app, and link it to a couple of credit cards. First off,  I noticed really terrible ratings in the Google Play app store. Ouch!  But the version I am downloading is just a couple of days old, so hopefully things will go better now. The app downloaded and opened,  exactly as expected.  After agreeing to some terms, I … [Read more...]

What is a CDN?

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A Content Distribution Network (CDN) is an easy way for busy websites to make their site both faster to load and cheaper to run. And with MaxCDN and the free WordPress plugin W3 Total Cache it also VERY EASY to implement. I've been using MaxCDN since April, 2010 ... and it was probably just a few months after that I discovered the W3 Total Cache plugin for my WordPress sites. How a CDN Works A CDN makes your website faster by taking static files (such as images, CSS, and Javascript) and distributing copies of these frequently used (and often very large) files on their worldwide … [Read more...]

FreeTime Unlimited

Wow!  For kids 8 and under, a subscription service with unlimited parent-approved apps, videos and ebooks.  WHEEE!

I am over-the-moon excited by Amazon’s new Kindle Fire content subscription service for kids 3 to 8. FreeTime Unlimited offers a nearly unlimited supply of apps, videos and ebooks for a low monthly fee of just $2.99 for Prime members. (You already are a Prime member, right?) The service includes Parental Control over content and the amount of time spent on the device, and can accommodate multiple kids with separate profiles (this requires a family subscription for $6.99 a month.) Content providers include all the big names such as Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS, Sesame Street, and more. This means … [Read more...]