T-Mobile Tuesdays Celebrates One Year with a Thankathon (ARCHIVED)

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T-Mobile customers, get ready for a thanking. T-Mobile Tuesdays is celebrating it’s one year anniversary by bringing back some of it’s best deals. T-Mobile customers can pick up a free T-Mobile trucker hat in their stores, get $0.25 off per gallon at Shell, and two free movie or game rentals from Redbox (one for you and one to give to a friend). They will also be giving away a lot, including 100 LG G6’s.

In addition to that, anyone (even if you aren’t a T-Mobile customer) can get thanked with a 12 hour thankathon. During the thankathon, T-Mobile will be giving away prizes every hour starting at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT). The list of prizes is on the T-Mobile Tuesdays site.

Look out for a reminder that will be up closer to this tuesday. Until then, T-Mobile also gave some statistics for the prizes they gave out and organized them into a nice infographic:

The New Adobe Scan App Is Great For Students! (ARCHIVED)

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Adobe released a new app on Wednesday, Adobe Scan. It will scan documents, and that’s nothing new, but after you scan something the app turns it into an editable PDF file. This is something I wish they released at the beginning of the week, because I know what it’s like to do this manually. I had to take the pictures on my phone, wait for them to upload to Google Photos, run the pictures through a web-based Optical Character Recognition software, then copy the text into a Google Doc. I had to do that for about 30 pages and it took an hour or so.


Adobe Scan does the same thing, it’s just automated and all in one place. When you open the app and go the the scanner, it automatically recognizes and scans your page. After you scan the pages you want, it will give you the option to edit the photos and crop them if you need to.

After you crop them, Adobe Scan uses OCR to figure out what’s in the document, turns it into a PDF file, and then suggests opening it in the Adobe Acrobat app, so you will need to download that too. In the Adobe Acrobat app, you can search the scanned document or copy and paste the text into something like Google Docs or Word to edit it.

You can search your PDF and copy the text into Google Docs or Word to edit it.

This app is something that will be going on my home screen because of it’s functionality, ease of use, plus it’s free! What are your thoughts on Adobe Scan? Let me know in the comments below.

 

This Is Essential (ARCHIVED)

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Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, has released his new smartphone: Essential PH-1. It features a 5.7″ QHD edge to edge display that uses an interesting method to fit everything on the front. There is a little “U” shaped cutout on the top of the screen that makes room for the camera and a few sensors.

 

Essential uses an interesting method to fit the camera and sensors on the front of the phone.

Essential’s camera is the world’s thinnest dual camera system built for a phone and is optimized for low light performance. Both cameras can record in 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps. That means that you can use the rear camera and the front facing camera to record slow motion video, something I haven’t seen yet. The rear camera is 13MP while the front camera is 8MP.

A closer look at the cameras on Essential.

 

The Essential phone will ship with 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor and a 3040 mAh battery. Something that I didn’t mention yet is the accessory pins. Andy Rubin doesn’t want the Essential to become outdated every year, so he added a magnetic connector that can be used to connect accessories to. Right now they have a 360 degree camera that will snap right on.

 

The Essential’s magnetic connectors allow you to add stuff, like this 360 camera, to the phone.

 

 

You can reserve the Essential PH-1 right now at the Essential Store. There is no cost to reserve one. Currently, you can only reserve it in Black Moon and Pure White, but the Essential will also be available in Stellar Grey and Ocean Depths. You can see all the colors below. I have emailed the PR team at Essential and I am hoping they send me a review unit. Check back for an update or new article when the phone starts shipping out.

 

How to Make a Free Website (Part 1) (ARCHIVED)

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This is part one of a two-part series on how to make a free website. In this article and the matching video, I will be showing you how to get a free domain and signup for free web hosting. You can check out the video for more detailed instructions and screenshots here.

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