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Picking Up Uber Riders in a Tesla Model 3! (REACTIONS)
 
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Picking up Uber & Lyft riders in my Tesla Model 3! Best Model 3 accessories on Amazon ➡️http://geni.us/tV1EvF Order a Tesla Model 3: http://geni.us/t3sla Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com #Model3 #Tesla #TeslaModel3 Share this video! https://youtu.be/ZvKDiHo4zYs Thanks for watching my video: Picking Up Uber & Lyft Riders In My Tesla Model 3! (REACTIONS) Royalty-free music: "Let's Go Home" by Jeremy Blake https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
Views: 214986 Andy Slye
How to Record Your Screen on a Mac (Free)
 
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How to record screen on Mac for free QuickTime: http://apple.com/quicktime/download Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye In this video I’m going to show you how to record your screen on your Mac for free. So to record your screen on your Mac it’s really easy. All you have to do is use QuickTime. QuickTime is already built into Mac OS X so open up QuickTime Player on your Mac and then go up to the QuickTime Player menu bar and do “File”, “New Screen Recording”. Okay and you’ll see this little box here and click this little down arrow. It’ll show you the microphone options so you can choose to record a microphone as well or just leave it on None if you don’t want to record any microphone. And then you have this option here. It says “Show mouse clicks in recording”. If you leave that checked it will do little halo effects when you click on your mouse during that recording so I’ll leave that checked so you guys can see how that looks. So once you’re done with those settings just hit the Record button, and it’ll say “Click to record the full screen” so all you have to do is just click once if you want to record your whole screen or if you want to just record a particular part of your screen click and drag and choose your part of the screen that you want to record. So we’re just going to click and record the whole screen for now. Okay so once you click it will start recording, and you can go in here and do your thing. Record what you need to record and then up here at the top right of your Mac click the Stop button. Okay and then it’ll bring up the video here and show you what you just recorded. And you can play it. So here’s the video and you can see during the mouse clicks it will give you that little halo effect showing you when you clicked the mouse, when you right-clicked or left-clicked. And if you want to save your Mac screen recording just go to “File”, “Save” and then we’ll just save this to the Downloads. Actually we’ll save this to the Desktop, and there you go. You now have your screen recording saved on your Desktop so you can do whatever you want with it. There it is right there. So that’s how to record your screen on your Mac for free using QuickTime Player. Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/vqPbFrMhc_Q Thanks for watching my video: How to Record Your Screen on a Mac (Free) Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Views: 268483 Andy Slye
Which Mac to Buy in 2018? MacBook vs Air vs Pro!
 
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Which MacBook model to buy in 2018: my complete guide to each Apple laptop & which one is right for you. Best deals on MacBooks: http://geni.us/macBook MacBook Pro: http://geni.us/macBookPro MacBook Air: http://geni.us/macbookAir Blog post: http://mytechmethods.com/guides/which-macbook-to-buy-2018 In this video I'll explain which MacBook to buy in 2018. Apple laptops are some of the best laptops. I've owned a Mac laptop for almost 9 years. They're very high quality, from the trackpad to the software to the retina displays and more, but also usually more expensive than other laptops but it's worth it if you know what you're getting. Currently there are 3 MacBook models: MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. MacBook * Apple's 12" screen laptop; Base model starts at $1299 * Only MacBook available in 4 different colors: rose gold, space gray, gold, and silver * Base model has 7th-Gen 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 mobile processor; configurable to dual-core i5 or i7 * 8GB RAM (up to 16GB) and 256GB SSD (up to 512GB) Get MacBook if you * Care about looks more than performance (sexy; IPS Retina display with 226 ppi; colors) * Want something ultra portable and mobile; Apple's thinnest lightest laptop (2 lbs and up to 10 hours battery life) * Want the smallest screen of any Apple laptop (12" diagonal) * Only run basic applications, nothing too CPU dependent (base model has mobile processor) * Don't need a lot of ports (only 1 USB-C port for charging/input/output) * Don't mind having a crappy webcam (only 480p) MacBook Air * Base model starts at $999 * 13.3" screen; 8GB RAM; 128GB SSD (configurable to 256GB or 512GB) * 5th-Gen Intel dual-core i5 processor (can be upgraded to 2.2GHz Core i7) Get MacBook Air if you * Have the lowest budget (Apple's most affordable laptop) * Care about battery life more than anything (up to 12 hours; longest battery life of any Apple laptop) * Want a small lightweight laptop like the MacBook but with more ports (great for students and travelers) * Don't mind having a mediocre display (it's not an IPS Retina display; 1440x900 not even Full HD) * Don't mind having silver bezels (has fairly large bezels relative to its size) * Run the same basic applications that the MacBook is good for and if you know you don't need more than 8GB RAM (this is Apple's only laptop that is limited to 8GB) * Need an HD webcam (720p) * Don't need a lot of storage space on the laptop and you utilize Cloud storage or external drives (base model only has 128GB storage) MacBook Pro * MBP is special because it comes in a number of different configurations * Comes in silver or space gray and 2 screen sizes: 13.3" starting at $1299 (non-TouchBar) & $1799 w/ TouchBar. 15.4" starts at $1999 (2015 non-TouchBar model) & $2399 w/ TouchBar * All MacBook Pro models have IPS Retina displays (13" has 227ppi; 15" has 220ppi) and all MBP models can expect 9-10 hours battery life * 13" comes with 8GB RAM (configurable to 16GB); 15" comes with 16GB RAM * 13" starts at 128GB SSD (configurable up to 1TB); 15" starts at 256GB SSD (configurable to 2TB) * 13" starts with Intel 7th-Gen Kaby Lake dual-core i5 (configurable to dual-core i7) * 15" 2015 non-TouchBar comes with 4th-gen quad-core; 15" TouchBar comes with 7th-Gen Kaby Lake quad-core i7 Get 2015 15" MacBook Pro if you * Want an awesome laptop for under $2,000 (some say it's the best laptop ever made) * Want Mag-Safe * Want all the other ports besides USB-C (HDMI, SD slot, USB-A, Thunderbolt 2) * Don't mind having an older processor (4th-gen) * Want 15" size but no Touch Bar Get newest MacBook Pro if you * Want the best performance and fastest speed of all the Apple laptops (for professional work; 15" Touch Bar has the best specs out of all MBPs) * Need the most internal storage (only Apple laptop to be configured for 1-2TB of storage) * Want the best/brightest display out of all Apple laptops (The newest 13" and 15" MBPs have 25% more colors than sRGB and 500 nits of brightness; 2015 MBP has sRGB and 300 nits; 13" has the most ppi) * Run CPU-intensive or graphics-intensive applications like gaming, HD video editing, 3D modeling, CAD, virtual machines, hardcore Photoshop (For best graphics performance get 15" which has dedicated Radeon Pro GPU with up to 4GB memory) * Don't mind having a slightly bigger laptop compared to the other MacBook models (having said that, the 13" is a very compact and portable laptop) * Absolutely want TouchBar/TouchID (even though 13" MBP doesn't have it) * Are okay with having USB-C ports (USB-C to USB-A adapters are a must-have) * Have a large budget (expensive; can go over $4,000 for certain configurations) Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Share this video! https://youtu.be/darOS3kBtfQ Thanks for watching my video: Which #Mac #Laptop to Buy! #MacBook vs Air vs Pro Royalty-free music: Artist: Nicolai Heidlas Title: Real Ride
Views: 1020259 Andy Slye
12 Mac Hidden Features You NEED to Be Using
 
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For beginners or advanced Mac users: These are my top 12 favorite Mac OS hidden features that you need to be using. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Spacebar to preview One of the simplest tricks on Mac is press Spacebar to preview files. It works on a surprisingly large variety of file formats: office docs, PDFs, audio files, video files, fonts, etc. Saves a lot of time. Spotlight Cmd + Spacebar is the shortcut to Spotlight search which you can use to quickly open apps or files. This is a very simple and well-known feature and one of my most used keyboard shortcuts on the Mac. Spotlight can also perform calculations and look up other useful info like current conversion rates for currencies, the weather and flight statuses. Digitally Sign PDFs with Preview Preview app can automatically create a digital signature to allow you to digitally sign PDFs. Go to Preview, Tools, Annotate, Signature, Manage Signatures. Then hold up a signed piece of paper to the webcam and it will automatically create and save that digital signature for you so you can use anytime you need to digitally sign a PDF in the future. Emoji Keyboard To bring up the emoji keyboard in Mac OS simply press ctrl+Cmd+space Quickly hide or close apps Hold Cmd while pressing tab to scroll through your open apps. When you reach the app you want to close or hide, press either Q to quit or H to hide the app. Dictation MacOS has a built-in speech to text feature called Dictation. Instead of typing, just press the fn key twice and a microphone icon will pop up and then you can start speaking into your microphone and it will type out what you're talking and when you're done you just click Done. Screenshots Cmd + shift + 4 = Capture dragged area & save to desktop Cmd + shift + 3 = Capture entire screen & save to desktop Cmd + ctrl + shift + 3 = Capture entire screen & copy to clipboard Cmd + ctrl + shift + 4 = Capture dragged area & copy to clipboard Cmd + shift + 4 + Space = Capture a window & save to desktop Cmd + ctrl + shift + 4 + Space = Capture a window & copy to clipboard Quickly create file from selected text Select text then drag and drop to desktop or folder and it will automatically create a file with the selected text in it Change Volume/Brightness in Quarter-Step Increments Hold Shift + Option and change your brightness or volume to adjust in smaller increments for more precise control. Summarize Text Mac OS allows you to quickly summarize long pieces of text in just a few seconds. To summarize a text first select it, right click on the selection and click on “Summarize”. To enable the summary feature, click on the app name in the status bar, click Services, Services Preferences, scroll down and check “Summarize”. More Space If you own a #Mac with a Retina display you can scale the screen to create more screen space. This feature also works if you have a second monitor connected to your main Retina device. Go to System preferences, Display, Click Scale, and choose More Space. Quick Dictionary If you have a Trackpad you can select a word and do a 3-finger tap to quickly bring up the definition of the selected word. Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/osYZ9xSF3jg Thanks for watching my video: 12 Hidden Features of #Apple #macOS That You NEED to Be Using Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100499 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 151375 Andy Slye
How to Backup a Mac with Time Machine
 
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How to backup Mac: Time Machine tutorial External drive on Amazon ► http://geni.us/vveLvB Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl In this video I'm going to show you how to backup your Mac using Time Machine. So you're watching this video right now because you're serious about backing up your Mac so congratulations you're in the right place. Everybody needs to be backing up their data and their computer because there is always a possibility of something like your hard drive crashing or God forbid like somebody stealing your Mac or you know just files getting accidentally deleted. So let's go over how to backup your Mac. It's super simple, and you won’t even have to think about it once you have it set up. So the first thing you need to do is make sure you have an external hard drive that is at least the same capacity as your Mac's hard drive or preferably even larger. So I'm going to leave an Amazon link right in the description below to the best external hard drive. The one that I use is a Western Digital external hard drive. That's what I use to back up my Mac, and it’s the best. This one I’ve never had a problem with so that link will be in the description below. So once you have an external hard drive the next thing you need to do is just plug it in and connect it to your Mac using the USB cable. And the hard drive will show up on the desktop right there on the right side. You can double-click on that to enter it or you can open up the Finder and find it there. Okay so my external hard drive is connected. The next thing we’re going to do is open up Time Machine so the easiest way is to just search Spotlight for Time Machine then click Setup Time Machine. Now we’re going to turn Time Machine on real quick. Once you turn Time Machine on you’ll see your external drive here in the list so select your external drive in the list then click Use Disk. You can also choose encrypt that backup, we’re not gonna do that right now. So here is Time Machine. This is what it looks like. Shows your external hard drive name, shows you how much space is available on your external drive, shows you when your oldest backup is, your latest backup, and the next backup. Okay then I want to check this box that says “Show Time Machine in menu bar”. So that means we got a little time machine icon in the menu bar up top. We’re going to go over that just a second. So click the options tab or the options button. And this is where you can add folders that you want to exclude from the backup. Okay so I’m not going to add any because I want to back up everything on my Mac hard drive so I’m going to leave that the way it is by default. And Time Machine will start the backup automatically or you can go up to Time Machine icon and choose “Back up now”. And when you click the Time Machine icon you can see the info if it's backing up. You see mine is currently backing up right now. I can skip it. I can enter Time Machine, and I can open Time Machine preferences. The first initial backup will take a while. I have 400 some gigabytes and it took a couple hours, about 2 hours for mine. So once it’s done you can see the details. You can open up your external drive and go into the backups folder here and just see that what it backed up. And you can see that it backed up my whole entire Macintosh hard drive. That's what we want is a successful backup and if you leave that hard drive connected it will back up automatically every hour and then you can actually just turn the backup external hard drive off and disconnect it and then connect it whenever you want to back up again. So let’s enter Time Machine. Now this is the Time Machine and it shows you all the recent backups you’ve done, all the backups that you have available. So if you ever want to go and recover a deleted file you can do this so at the bottom right you can choose the backup that you want to go to and click on it and then you go and browse for a file that you want to recover. And once you find one you can just click that Restore button at the bottom right and then you can exit out. And it'll recover that deleted file so that’s just a quick overview over the Time Machine UI right there. So that's all there is to it basically guys. That is very simple. Time Machine is awesome. Once you set it up for the first time you won’t need to mess with it again. So now you know exactly how to backup your Mac. Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! Thanks for watching my video: How to backup Mac to external drive with Time Machine Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Views: 114402 Andy Slye
Best External DVD Drive for Mac & PC? Samsung SE-218CB
 
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Best external DVD drive for Mac/Windows? Samsung SE-218CB review Buy on Amazon ► http://geni.us/snBU0 Looking for a cheaper SuperDrive alternative? This right here is all you need. It's the Samsung SE-218CB/RSBS USB Ultra Portable External DVD Writer, and it's the best external DVD drive for Mac and Windows. Why is it the best? Well it's affordable, portable, recordable, and supportable. Let me explain. It's affordable because it's less than $30 with free shipping on Amazon. It's portable because it's slim (only 5.83" x 0.55" x 5.67") and it's USB-powered meaning it doesn't require a separate power cable. It's recordable because it can burn all kinds of discs such as CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-R dual layer just to name a few. It's supportable because it works right out of the box with Mac OS X, Windows 7, and Windows 8 (even works with older versions of Windows too). It comes with a USB cable, which is really all you need to get started. Just plug it in and it's ready to go. It does have some pretty fast read/write speeds too, with an average of 3MB per second read speed. I also like the way it looks. It has a sleek back design, and it's pretty lightweight. So if you're looking for one of the best external DVD drives for less than half the cost of a SuperDrive, then this is a great choice. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/5xYDK8wAs_c Thanks for watching: Best External DVD Drive for Mac & PC: Samsung SE-218CB Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Views: 42140 Andy Slye
Blue Snowball Review + Microphone Settings Test
 
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Blue Snowball review + mic test Buy on Amazon ► http://geni.us/SnowBall Pop filter on Amazon: http://geni.us/0O2d This is my full Blue Snowball microphone review video. The Blue Snowball is probably the best entry-level USB microphone that you can get for the money. It has a very nice clean sound. This is the closest you're going to get to professional studio sound quality for the value. The build quality is very solid. I've had mine for over 4 years now. It's suffered many drops, and it still works perfectly. I've never had a problem with it so far. This nice little tripod stand is included in the box with the Blue Snowball microphone along with a sturdy USB cable. The tripod stand has 3 adjustable legs. The Blue Snowball itself does not take up very much room at all. It is conveniently compact. You do have the ability to take the Blue Snowball microphone off of the tripod stand if you need to put it onto another microphone holder. Another great feature about this microphone is it's very easy to use. There's no software required. It's plug-n-play. All you do is plug the USB cable into your computer and then plug the other end into the back of the Blue Snowball microphone and you are ready to record. It's compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X. There is no power button on the Blue Snowball. Once you plug it into your computer it receives its power through the USB cable. The front red light will turn on when it is powered up. On the back of the microphone you will see that it has 3 different settings, and I will go over what those settings are and how they sound. Setting 1 is the cardioid mode which is mainly used for podcasts, vocals, vocal singing, voiceovers, and commentaries. It's suited for whenever you're speaking directly in front of the microphone. Setting 2 is a cardioid mode with a -10 dB pad which means it captures louder sounds while keeping the quality. If you're recording something loud, such as loud music or live instruments, then this is the setting that you want to use. Setting 3 is the omni-directional mode which picks up sound equally from all directions. This is best if you want to capture all the noise in a room, especially if you want to pick up all the background and ambient noises. This is suited for interviews, conferences, or nature settings. The only downside about this microphone that I found was the recording level. It's quite low when recording into this microphone. You have to be close to the microphone for it to pick up that nice sound quality from your voice. Even with the input control turned almost all the way up on the computer, you still have to be close to the microphone for it to pick up a rich sound quality of your voice. Since you do have to be so close to the microphone when recording into it I recommend putting a pop filter on the Blue Snowball. It's not completely necessary, but for only $13 it's worth it to get the absolute best quality possible. When you're talking into the Blue Snowball on setting 1 it does a great job of eliminating the unwanted background noise. That wraps up my review of the Blue Snowball microphone. Overall it's a highly recommended product by me. It's definitely something you want to get if you're creating any type of content online such as YouTube videos or sound recordings. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/MyTechMethods Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Share this video! http://youtu.be/-3rbPaJgTWA Thanks for watching my video: Blue Snowball Review + Microphone Settings Test
Views: 793155 Andy Slye
TRUE Cost of a Tesla Model 3 (After 10,000 Miles)
 
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After 10,000 miles here's how much it has cost me to own & drive a Tesla Model 3 Best Model 3 accessories on Amazon ➡️http://geni.us/tV1EvF Order a Tesla Model 3: http://geni.us/t3sla Full Model 3 Review: https://youtu.be/47OFb8786ko Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl These numbers are all based off my personal experience so it's not going to be the same for everyone but at least it will give you an idea of the costs and how much a difference it is driving a #Tesla compared to an internal combustion engine vehicle. I’m going to compare my #Model3 acquisition to what it would be like if I kept driving my 2007 Pontiac G6. The total cost of my Long Range #TeslaModel3 was $56,000. I also had to pay $3,422 for taxes. I am getting the full $7,500 tax credit but my car insurance increased by $500/year so assuming I keep my Model 3 for at least 5 years that brings it to $54,422. However we also have to calculate the cost of installing a home charging outlet. This cost heavily depends on your particular location and how difficult the install is. My NEMA 14-50 outlet cost $900 for a professional electrician to install, which is on the expensive side because my box was the furthest possible distance from my garage so they had to run cable underground which increased the price. That brings it to a grand total of $55,322 upfront cost for my First Production Long Range Tesla Model 3, assuming I keep it for at least 5 years. How much does it cost to charge & drive a Model 3 compared to buying gas? My Model 3 is at 10,400 lifetime miles and it’s averaging 233 Wh/mile. So far I’ve only spent $20.29 on four Supercharging sessions, and that resulted in approximately 700 miles of range which means the other 9,700 miles traveled were from charging at home in my garage. To find out how much it’s cost to travel those 9700 miles we need to calculate my electricity rate along with the Model 3’s charging efficiency. My off-peak electricity rate when I charge my car at home is $0.06882 per kWh. However, 100% of the electricity doesn’t make it into the car’s battery when charging at home. This is true for all electric cars. Edmund’s is doing a long-term test drive of the Model 3 and they're measuring the average wall-to-wheels efficiency. So far from their tests they’ve seen an 83.3% charging efficiency (meaning only about 83% of the electricity makes it from the charging cable into the car battery). And if we also account for the amount of battery that depletes as the Model 3 is just sitting somewhere not plugged in (I’ll make a guesstimate and say 3% is a fair assumption for vampire drain), that brings us to 80% total charging efficiency. So 9,700 miles at an average of 233 Wh/mile with an electricity rate of $0.06882 per kWh with an 80% charging efficiency equals $186.65. And if we add the $20.29 I’ve spent on Supercharging that comes to a grand total of $206.94 spent to travel 10,400 miles in my Model 3. If you compare that to my 6-cylinder automatic transmission 2007 Pontiac G6 which averages 21 miles per gallon and using the current average cost of gas in my area which is $2.77 per gallon, the total cost to travel 10,400 miles would be $1,371.81. That means I’ve saved almost $1,200 over 10,400 miles or maybe it’s better to say that’s $1,200 I’ve stopped having to give to gas stations since getting my Model 3. And I’m not driving a car that puts out any emissions which feels great. Also keep in mind there are free apps like PlugShare and ChargePoint that show you locations of thousands of public charging stations, most of which are completely free for anyone to charge their electric car which is something that just doesn’t exist with gas stations. Also I’ve saved so much time from not having to stop at gas stations during my normal weekly driving. It takes me 5 seconds to plug in my Model 3 in my garage. When I drove a gas car I had to get gas at least once or twice per week, and each stop took around 5 minutes. So over the course of a year that’s a huge amount of time saved from not having to stop at gas stations. We could also get into the money saved from oil changes and maintenance but that's another story. So far I’ve paid absolutely $0 in maintenance for my Model 3 so hopefully that continues. It’s been a fantastic car after 10,000 miles and it’s still just as much fun as the day I got it. I hope you enjoyed this detailed look into how much owning and driving a Tesla Model 3 actually costs. Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/x0MjZOR89Fk Thanks for watching: 10,000 Miles in a Model 3: The TRUE Cost of Driving a Tesla
Views: 1222162 Andy Slye
MacBook Air 2014 Review: Best Laptop for Students?
 
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MacBook Air 2014 Review 13" - Best laptop for college & travelers? Get your MacBook Air on Amazon ► http://geni.us/RLOWw This is my review of the new MacBook Air. I’m going to go ahead and quickly say in my personal opinion this is the best laptop for students or people on the go. Now let’s get into the full review so I can show you why that is. The 2014 MacBook Air is an absolute beast when it comes to portability. It’s sleek. It’s slim. It’s lightweight, but at the same time it's fast and powerful enough for the casual user. It comes in 2 different sizes: 11” or 13” and those come in 2 different variations as well. You can either get a 128GB hard drive or a 256GB hard drive, and those are both solid state drives. The one I’m reviewing is the 13 inch model with the 256GB SSD and 4GB of RAM. Now let’s start off with the processor. The Air sports a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz. That means the normal CPU speed is 1.4 GHz, but when it needs more processing power for heavy applications the Turbo Boost kicks in and it goes all the way up to 2.7 GHz. This is why you can consistently get over 11 hours of battery life on this 13" model. The ridiculously long battery life is one of the main reasons why this laptop is perfect for students who may have classes all day long. The 256 GB SSD has extremely fast read/write speeds so you can copy huge files within seconds. The 128 GB hard drive is a little slower than that, but it’s still fast because it is an SSD. The overall workflow on the 2014 MacBook Air is snappy. Apps start up quickly without slow load times. Though I did notice that when you’re booting the laptop up from a cold boot it’s slower than I expected, but the wake from sleep is instantaneous. Of course this is an Apple Mac laptop so you get all the perks that come along with that. You get Mac OS X with all the built-in iLife apps, responsive chicklet keyboard with backlights, smooth and clickable multi-touch trackpad, FaceTime HD webcam, magnetic power adapter, thunderbolt port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack, dual microphones, an SDXC card reader on the 13" model, and of course the illuminated fruit on the back. This is a MacBook Air so this shouldn’t be a surprise, but this thing is extremely portable. It's quiet because there is no spinning hard drive inside. It's lightweight, weighing in at less than 3 pounds, and the 11" model is even lighter than that. It is super thin at 0.68 inches at its widest and down to 0.11 inches at its thinnest. The built-in speakers seem pretty loud to me so you should be able to jam out to your #ThrowbackThursday Spotify playlist with no problem. Having said all that, there are a couple negatives about this laptop. I don’t like the fact that you cannot add RAM yourself. The RAM is actually soldered onto the motherboard so whatever RAM that you choose at checkout (4GB or 8GB) that’s what you're stuck with for the life of it. But for the casual user that shouldn't be a big deal. Also the 2014 MacBook Air does not have a Retina display, which is kind of a bummer. The native resolution on the 13" is 1440 by 900 which is not even full 1080p HD. Other than that, I'm a huge fan of everything else about this laptop. The pros of this laptop are it’s a good value. It’s less than $1,000 and that’s pretty standard nowadays for a nice laptop that should last you at least 4-5 years. The portability aspect is great. It’s super lightweight and small. It’s probably the most portable laptop available as of right now. Of course with an Apple MacBook you’re going to get an aesthetically pleasing design. I’ts everlasting. The battery life is extremely long. You can go all day with this and not worry about it dying. It’s high quality and quite powerful for its size. The cons for this laptop: again you can’t add RAM yourself and it doesn’t have a Retina display. Bottom line this is perfect for for college students, high school students, law school students, or just people who are on the go in general. If you travel a lot or if you frequent coffee shops, this is perfect for you. You’re going to love this laptop, highly recommended. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter: http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/HlnFSZw9L2o Thanks for watching my video: MacBook Air 2014 Review: Best Laptop for Students Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com
Views: 744137 Andy Slye
Tesla Model 3: Top 20 Tips & Tricks!
 
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Top 20 Tesla Model 3 tips & tricks for owners! 303 Protectant Spray on Amazon: http://geni.us/XPp9G Best Model 3 accessories on Amazon: http://geni.us/tV1EvF Order a Tesla Model 3 ➡️http://geni.us/t3sla Hard/Soft Reboot: Sometimes something will freeze up on the touchscreen or for example if the web browser doesn't work, you can soft reboot the touchscreen by pressing & holding both scroll buttons (can continue to drive the car while touchscreen reboots). The hard reboot involves pressing both scroll buttons while pressing the brake which reboots the touchscreen and the car itself and during the hard reboot the car cannot be driven until it comes backup. Quick App Viewer: Swipe up on App Switcher to bring up the last app that was opened. Swiping also works on music icon. Another useful way to minimize music app, tap album art to move the music player up/down instead of tapping music icon or swiping the player. Can also swipe left/right to quickly adjust climate control temperature and same with volume. Quick Navigation: Drag down or right on Navigate button to go Home/Work depending on your current location Quick Climate Control: When the defroster or defogger is enabled, instead of turning it off by pressing the defroster icon again which leaves the climate control on - you can hold down the fan icon which turns off climate control and the defroster to help you maximize your range efficiency if you don't need the climate control on. Accurate Projected Range: For a more accurate estimation of your projected range, instead of going off the Rated range next to the battery, look at the energy app and go off the projected range it shows on the average range screen based on your last 30 miles. Quick Speed Limit: When on Autopilot, tap the Speed Limit icon to set Autopilot to that speed Quick Set Speed: We all know scroll wheels can adjust set speed (1 notch for 1mph or quick scroll for 5mph). When you’re on cruise control you can press the accelerator up to a certain speed and then scroll up on the right scroll wheel and it will send cruise to that speed AutoPilot Alert Dismiss: On Autopilot, instead of nudging the wheel if it prompts you, you can alternatively toggle the right scroll button one mile up/down to dismiss the alert. Auto Park: When you are in drive and you come to a stop (Hold) the car will automatically put itself in Park if you open the door. Quick Gear Shift: To shift into reverse when you’re in drive (& vice versa) you don’t have to press the brake as long as you’re going 5mph or less Maximize Battery Life: Set charge limit below 90% for daily driving to maximize the life of the battery Windshield Wipers: Press windshield wiper button on left stalk to bring up the wiper icon on the touch screen (what I would love to see is the ability to double-press the wiper button to enable the wipers) Bug Report: Press voice activation scroll wheel and say "Bug report" and say whatever bug or software recommendation you have and it will automatically send it to Tesla's software team 12V Socket: You may not have noticed but the Model 3 does have a 12V accessory socket inside the armrest. Due to the location it’s actually hidden quite well. The port does not have power when the car is in sleep mode. AutoPilot Tip: Set your steering wheel & seat & save it to your driver profile in such a way that you can comfortably rest each of your elbows on either side for one handed Autopilot Interior Protection: Use 303 protectant spray on the dash and glovebox to prevent scratches/scuffs Turn Off Seat Warmers: When remotely turning on heat from app, hold down on drivers seat to turn off all seat warmers (they all turn on by default) Romance Mode Without Heat: If you want to activate Romance Mode but you want to turn off the heat, you can't do it from the touchscreen but you can do it from the app Phone Easter Egg: Hold down phone icon to change from "Call" to "Ahoy hoy" Quick Charge Port Unlock: Gently tap the rear door handle to unlock the charging port (This may be fixed in a software update soon) Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/I5-TG0Uc5Lc Thanks for watching my video: Tesla Model 3: Top 20 Tips & Tricks Royalty-free music: YouTube Audio Library
Views: 143594 Andy Slye
Audio Technica ATR2100 USB/XLR Microphone Review + Test
 
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Audio Technica ATR2100 microphone review & test Buy on Amazon ► http://geni.us/AT2100 Foam windscreen (Amazon) http://geni.us/7jKKB Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl You know me, I'm always looking for the best deal on the best quality products, and this is dang near the best USB and XLR microphone you can get for such a low price. This is my review and test of the Audio Technica ATR2100 microphone. As always the link to the best price on Amazon for this mic will be in the description below. In the box you have the ATR2100 microphone, a mini tripod desk stand, a threaded stand clamp, a USB cable, and an XLR cable. Let's do a quick overview of the mic then we'll do a sound quality test comparison. This is a dynamic microphone that is a great option for people who want to do voiceovers, podcasts, or even singing. Its versatility and build quality are outstanding. It's made of a nice looking and durable silver metal. It can either be held in the hand or put in the clamp and attached to any standard mic stand. It is one of the few microphones that has both USB and XLR connections. This is super convenient because it can be plugged into any computer (Windows or Mac) via the USB connection and start recording right away. Then if you ever upgrade to a mixer or need to use it on any other analog equipment you can use the XLR connection and not have to purchase a new mic. Some of the key features include the built-in headphone jack for live audio monitoring, a low mass diaphragm providing excellent frequency response, and the cardioid pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sound in the background. All of these qualities result in a smooth high-quality sound recording. So far the audio in this video has been recorded with the ATR2100 mic so now I want to show you a comparison between the ATR2100 and my webcam's microphone. I'm now recording with my webcam's mic and you can probably already tell a huge difference in quality. Let's go ahead and switch back to the ATR2100. Now I'm back on the ATR2100, thank goodness. One thing I would recommend when you order the this mic is to also get this foam wind screen. It's only a couple dollars, and I'll leave a link to this in the description as well. This slips right onto the ATR2100 mic and will improve the recording quality by eliminating the pops from your P's and S's. so you can get a clean crisp audio recoding every time. So that is my review and test of the Audio Technica ATR2100 microphone. Obviously one of the best budget microphones, and arguably one of the best microphones overall. Again the link to the best price on Amazon will be in the description below. Make sure you give this video a thumbs up if it helped you out, and subscribe to my channel for more tech reviews. Thanks for watching. Keep having fun out there, and I'll talk to you later. Twitter http://Twitter.com/MyTechMethods Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/_5KYAE-e8mE Thanks for watching my video: Audio Technica ATR2100 USB/XLR Microphone Review + Test Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Views: 47898 Andy Slye
How to Wipe & Restore a MacBook Pro/Air to Sell
 
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How to wipe a MacBook Pro/Air and restore to sell on eBay or give away. WD External Hard Drive on Amazon: http://geni.us/vveLvB How to backup a Mac with Time Machine: https://youtu.be/cqmPi3fnl4E There are some things you need to do before you sell your Mac in order to wipe your personal data off securely and reinstall OS X. You'll want to back up your computer, sign out of your Apple accounts, erase the hard drive, and restore OS X. This video shows you the steps you should follow. If you already have your new Mac, you can use Apple's Migration Assistant to move your files over. However, I don't have my new Mac yet so I'll start with the backup. 1. Create a backup Connect an external hard drive to your Mac (or you can use a Cloud storage solution if you have enough space available) and backup all your important data such as photos, music, videos, documents, etc. 2. Sign out of Apple services Open iTunes. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose Store, Deauthorize This Computer. When prompted, enter your Apple ID and password. Then click Deauthorize. While still in iTunes go to Store, Sign Out. Next sign out of iCloud. If you use Find My Mac or other iCloud features on your Mac, you should first archive or make copies of your iCloud data. After that, choose Apple Menu, System Preferences, click iCloud, and then deselect the Find My Mac checkbox. In System Preferences, click iCloud, and then click the Sign Out button. When you sign out of iCloud, you're asked whether you want to remove iCloud data from your Mac. Your iCloud data will remain on any other devices that are using the same Apple ID. If you're using OS X Mountain Lion or later, sign out of iMessage by going to the Messages app, choose Preferences, Accounts. Select your iMessage account, then click Sign Out. 3. Erase your Mac hard drive and reinstall OS X If you're transferring your Mac to a new owner, you might want to erase your built-in startup disk before reinstalling OS X. Before you erase and reinstall, make sure you have backed up your important files. If you’re using a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, make sure the power adapter is connected and plugged in while performing these steps. You can use these steps to erase the files on your startup disk and install a new copy of OS X: Before you begin, make sure your Mac is connected to the Internet. Restart your Mac. Immediately hold down the Command and R keys after you hear the startup sound to start up in OS X Recovery. When the Recovery window appears, select Disk Utility then click Continue. Select the indented volume name of your startup disk from the left side of the Disk Utility window, then click the Erase tab. If you want to securely erase the drive, click Security Options. Select an erase method, then click OK. From the Format pop-up menu, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Type a name for your disk, then click Erase. After the drive is erased, close the Disk Utility window. If you’re not connected to the Internet, choose a network from the Wi-Fi menu. Select the option to Reinstall OS X. Click Continue and follow the onscreen instructions to reinstall OS X. After you reformat your hard drive and reinstall OS X, the computer restarts to a Welcome screen and asks you to choose a country or region. If you want to leave the Mac in an out-of-box state, don't continue with the setup of your system. Instead, press Command-Q to shut down the Mac. When the new owner turns on the Mac, the Setup Assistant will guide them through the setup process. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/d6rNJBvA5yk Thanks for watching my video: How to Wipe & Restore a MacBook Pro/Air to Sell Royalty-free music: "Shoulder Closures" by Gunnar Olsen http://youtube.com/audiolibrary
Views: 527869 Andy Slye
Which Mac to Buy in 2019? MacBook vs Air vs Pro!
 
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Which MacBook to buy in 2019: Guide to each Apple laptop to find out which one is right for you (MacBook vs MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro) Best deals on all MacBook models ➡️http://geni.us/MacBooks In this video I'll explain which MacBook to buy in 2019. Apple laptops are some of the best laptops. I've owned a Mac laptop for almost 9 years. They're very high quality, from the trackpad to the software to the retina displays and more, but also usually more expensive than other laptops but it's worth it if you know what you're getting. Currently there are 3 MacBook models: MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. MacBook * Apple's 12" screen laptop; Base model starts at $1299 * Available in 3 colors: gold, space gray, and silver * Base model has 7th-Gen 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 mobile processor; configurable to dual-core i5 or i7 * 8GB RAM (up to 16GB) and 256GB SSD (up to 512GB) Get MacBook if you * Care about looks more than performance (sexy; IPS Retina display with 226 ppi; colors) * Want something ultra portable & mobile; Apple's thinnest lightest laptop (2 lbs and up to 10 hours battery life) * Want the smallest screen of any Apple laptop (12" diagonal) * Only run basic applications, nothing too CPU dependent (base model has mobile processor) * Don't need a lot of ports (only 1 USB-C port for charging/input/output) * Don't mind having a crappy webcam (only 480p) 13” MacBook Air * Comes in 3 configurations starting at $999, $1199 & $1399. Comes in same colors as MacBook: Gold, Space Gray, Silver * 8GB RAM (up to 16GB); 128GB SSD (up to 256GB, 512GB, or 1.5TB) * With the Air you have 2 main versions: the older standard display non-Retina version and the latest Retina display version with Touch ID, the latest-generation keyboard, and a Force Touch trackpad. Get 13” non-Retina MacBook Air if you: * Have the lowest budget (Apple's most affordable laptop since it doesn’t have a Retina display or latest hardware) * Want the widest variety of legacy ports (still has USB-A ports, SD card slot and MagSafe port) Get 13” Retina MacBook Air if you: * Care about battery life more than anything (up to 13 hours of use which is the longest battery life of any current Apple laptop) * Want the small thin lightweight design similar to the 12” MacBook for travel & on-the-go work but you need the better performance & features like the louder speakers and better webcam (720p HD) * Want the best display without spending more to get a Pro model (Retina Air has over 4 million pixels w/ higher pixel density than 12” Retina MacBook) * Want the newest MacBook model with the latest 8th Gen Intel processor (released Late 2018 which is the most recent release out of all the current Apple laptops) * Fine with having only two USB-C ports total for the entire laptop * Want the most environmental friendly Mac (made from 100% recycled aluminum) MacBook Pro * Comes in silver or space gray. 13" starting at $1299 (non-TouchBar) & $1799 w/ TouchBar. 15” w/ Touchbar starts at $2399 * All MacBook Pro models (13” & 15”) have an IPS Retina display (13" has 227ppi; 15" has 220ppi) and all get up to 10 hours battery life * Have 8th-Gen Intel processors; up to quad-core on 13” and up to 6-cores on 15” Choose MacBook Pro if you * Value performance over everything. The Pro lineup has the fastest speeds of all Apple laptops (for professional work) * Need the most internal storage: 13" starts at 128GB SSD (configurable up to 2TB); 15" starts at 256GB SSD (configurable to 4TB) * Want the best/brightest display & best speakers out of all Apple laptops * Often multi-task * Run CPU-intensive or graphics-intensive applications like photography, coding, HD & 4K video editing, 3D graphics, and certain gaming (For best graphics performance get 15" which has dedicated Radeon Pro GPU with up to 4GB memory) * Don't mind having a slightly bigger laptop compared to the other MacBook models * Have a large budget (expensive) Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Share this video! https://youtu.be/DKAe01DONi0 Thanks for watching my video: Which #Mac #Laptop to Buy in 2019! #MacBook vs MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro Royalty-free music: Artist: Nicolai Heidlas Title: Real Ride
Views: 151723 Andy Slye
What Is Jailbreaking? How a Jailbreak Works
 
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What s jailbreaking? How a jailbreak works Earn $$$ by using free apps ► http://abo.io/Andy Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Most people with an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch) have probably heard of the term jailbreaking. Maybe you've even jailbroken a device before. But what does jailbreaking actually mean, and what is the process behind it? Well today you're going to find out in this jailbreaking edition episode of "What Is?" To jailbreak means to gain the ability to install custom third-party apps on your device. It's completely legal, but Apple does not want you to do it because they want to control the user experience. Now before we get into the jailbreak process, let's learn how an iOS device boots up. The iOS bootup involves a series of signature checks that makes sure everything that's being ran is approved by Apple. It happens in the following order: BootROM, BootLoader, Kernel, and iOS operating system. The jailbreak itself involves obtaining control of the root and media partition of the device. This is where all iOS's files are stored. And in order to be controlled, the "private/etc/fstab" must be patched. FSTab controls the permissions of the device's root and media partition. The main problem is not getting the modified code in but getting it through certain checkpoints. Apple put in these checkpoints to verify if a file is actually legit or if it's from a third-party. Every file is signed with a digital signature, or key, and without it the file is useless. Signature checks are the main roadblocks in the jailbreak process. While the kernel is loading there are tons of signature checks happening to make sure every file has been approved by Apple. The main objective for a jailbreak is to either patch the checks or bypass them. So this brings us to the two main exploit categories. The first is the BootROM Exploit. This is done during the BootROM, and it can't be patched by a normal update. Since this is before almost any checkpoint, the modified code is put in and this creates a gateway to bypass all the signature checks or simply disable them. The second exploit is the Userland Exploit. This is done during or after the loading of the kernel, and it can easily be patched by Apple. Since it's after all the checks, it puts the modified code directly into the openings and back into the kernel. That is how jailbreaking works! If you're not worried about voiding your Apple warranty or if you don't even have a warranty, I would recommend trying jailbreaking out. It's really easy! Twitter http://Twitter.com/MyTechMethods Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Royalty-free music: "MTA" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Share this video! http://youtu.be/tYKfXNiA1wc Thanks for watching my video: What Is Jailbreaking? How a Jailbreak Works
Views: 292886 Andy Slye
Best Smart Thermostat? Nest Learning Thermostat Setup/Review
 
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Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation Review + Install Guide! Buy Nest Thermostat on Amazon ➡️http://geni.us/Nest3 Check compatibility: https://nest.com/widget/compatibility In this video I’ll explain how to install the Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd generation and I’ll go over the features along with my experience so far. After tons of research, I found that the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat was by far the most popular choice as the best smart thermostat. The main reason I wanted a smart thermostat was to save money on my electric bill because not only is it auto-programmable but it’s controllable from anywhere using a smartphone. In the box there is the Nest learning thermostat, the installation guides, a screwdriver, screws & trim kit. The installation is actually quick & easy. First, switch off power to your current system by turning off the switch on the breaker box. Remove the cover off your old thermostat (verify your old thermostat does not say 120V or 240V). Take a picture of the current wire setup in case you need it later. Peel off the included sticky labels & attach them to the matching wires. Disconnect the wires from the old thermostat. Use the included Nest screwdriver to loosen the screws. Remove the old plate while making sure none of the wires fall back into the wall. Mark where your screws will go. If your old thermostat was larger than the Nest and there are visible screw holes you can use the optional trim plate. Pull the wires through the center of the Nest base and attach it to your wall with the screws. Insert each wire into its matching connector by holding down the button & inserting the wire all the way in. After all your labeled wires are connected, make sure the excess wire length in the center are flush with the wall. Attach the Nest display by pressing it onto the base until it clicks then turn your system's power back on. The Nest should turn on automatically & it will walk you through a quick setup. To navigate, just rotate the outer ring left or right and press on the display to select. Press down on the display to bring up the menu. From here you can change the mode from heating to cooling, view recent energy usage, view or change the schedule, and adjust some settings. The Nest homescreen turns blue when cooling & orange when heating. It not only shows you what temperature the thermostat is set to but it also shows the current temperature inside & will give you an estimate of how long it will take for the current temperature to reach your set temperature. It also has a motion sensor built in so when you walk by the thermostat it lights up so you can quickly see the thermostat temperature. You can also change the setting for it to show the weather or time. One of its most compelling features is the way it learns your heating/cooling habits. After a few days, it will set an automatic schedule based on how/when you adjust the temperature. This is useful if your weekly routine doesn’t change much because with the auto schedule you seemingly don't need to adjust the thermostat each time you leave and come home. However, if your routine is very different week to week then the auto schedule won’t be as helpful. Luckily you can customize the schedule to however you want it or turn off the schedule completely. To take full advantage the features you’ll want to download the free Nest smartphone app and create a free Nest account. From the app you can change from Home to Away mode. However, the Nest Thermostat uses sensors, algorithms, and even your phones location if you choose to allow it, to automatically determine when you’re home and when you’re away to set the thermostat accordingly so you can save as much energy as possible. From the app you can quickly adjust the thermostat temperature and access settings like Mode, Eco, Fan, Schedule, History, and more. Eco temperatures are automatic temperatures that are set when your thermostat is in Away mode and it’s indicated by the green leaf. You can also create a 4-digit PIN to lock your thermostat. The only downside I’ve seen so far is how to adjust the schedule using the app. It’s not intuitive when you first start using it and took some time to figure it out. That’s what’s great about smart thermostats is that they are WiFi connected so not only can you control them from anywhere, they also download software updates as they become available. I’m happy with my Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s only been a few weeks but I’ve already seen the energy saving benefits from having a #SmartThermostat. I also love the ability to control the thermostat from anywhere with my smartphone. I hope you enjoyed this setup and review of the #Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd generation for your #SmartHome Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/ro9ef1iXw_g
Views: 52280 Andy Slye
What is 4K? The Beginner's Guide to 4K
 
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What is 4K? Beginner's Guide to 4K Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl 4K: http://mytechmethods.com/go/amazon-4k-store In this video I'm going to explain what 4K is in this 4K edition episode of "What Is". 4K seems to be the craze lately in the tech world. I was kind of confused at first, so I got myself familiar with it, looked into it, and now I'm here to explain what it is and what it means to us as consumers. 4K is basically the name for the new standardized high definition resolution for displays. 4K gets its name from the amount of pixels horizontally on the resolution. It has roughly 4,000 pixels horizontally and 2,000 pixels vertically. HD displays have an aspect ratio of 16:9. Basic HD is 720p. 720p has a resolution of 1280×720 — so 1280 pixels horizontally and 720 pixels vertically. We also have 1080 full HD. Full HD means 1080p. That's kind of the standard that you see on monitors and TVs these days. Almost everyone has one. If you go out and buy a new HD television right now, it's most likely full HD 1080p. 1080p is actually 1920 x 1080 pixels tall. Did you think that it would stop there at 1080p? No siree! So the next step up is... 4K! 4K is the next step up after 1080p. 4K is now the next high definition resolution standard for mass market displays. Why is it called 4K? 4K is named after its horizontal pixels because 4K is roughly 4,000 pixels wide by 2,000 pixels high. So what does that mean for us, the consumers? Well, when go out to buy TVs and monitors, you will start seeing these ultra HD 4K displays. That's the name. So when you see "ultra HD" that's the same thing as 4K. That's the standardized 16:9 display that you'll see in monitors and TVs. And the exact pixels for 4K ultra HD are actually 3,840 pixels wide by 2,160 pixels high. 4K is twice the width of 1080p and twice the height of 1080p, which makes it 4 times larger than 1080p! A full HD 1080p resolution has roughly 2 million pixels compared to a 4K which has roughly 8 million pixels. That's a lot of pixels. I've never seen a 4K TV live, but I've seen other people see it for themselves and I felt the excitement in the room. I could feel my own head exploding. So what's so special about 4K? Well, the name says it itself. It's ultra high definition. It's four times as high-def as 1080p. And they say it's like when you're looking at a 4K display, it's like looking out a window. You get that much detail, that much sharpness, and the image quality is just so crisp, it's like looking at a window, which I'm so excited for. And that's why everybody is so crazy about it. That's what's so good about 4K. So now you know what 4K is. It's called ultra high-definition. It's the next step up after full HD 1080p, and you're going to be seeing it come out in monitors and TVs. They're already selling TVs like this, but really the content is not there. They're not broadcasting 4K over the air and TV shows and movies yet. It's all being filmed. It's actually going to it. They're starting to record everything in 4K if they haven't already, but you'll start seeing content publishers like Netflix and YouTube and anything streaming in 2014, you will start to see them start pushing 4K content out and the people that will be able to see it will be the people who have 4K monitors and televisions and stuff like that. So if you want to be one of the pioneers of 4K content coming in, then the next TV that you go out and buy, I would definitely recommend picking up a 4K TV if you can. I wouldn't go out and just buy one right now just because it's out. The only person that should go out and buy one is if you're in the market for one. If you're going to buy a new TV even if 4K wasn't around because 2014 is supposed to be the year when 4K starts making its way into the mass market. Bottom line, 4K is the new amazing resolution standard for HD displays, and you will start seeing it come in more and more. Hopefully, more content creators will get their hands on 4K cameras and start getting 4K content out there. Then everyone will start getting their hands on 4K and make the price go down lower, so everybody can get their hands on some 4K action. So I hope you're as excited as I am about 4K! Twitter http://Twitter.com/MyTechMethods Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Share this video! http://youtu.be/qvu12Qsiv3E Thanks for watching my video: What is 4K? The Beginner's Guide to 4K
Views: 149536 Andy Slye
Best Wireless Mouse? Logitech Performance MX Review
 
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Logitech Wireless Performance MX Review: Buy on Amazon ► http://geni.us/LogitechMX Blog post: http://mytechmethods.com/reviews/best-wireless-mouse-logitech-performance-mx-review This is my review of the Logitech Wireless Performance MX mouse. For a while I was on my quest to find the best wireless mouse, and after seeing a great review from Phil V and seeing many other tech YouTubers recommending this Logitech Performance MX mouse I broke down and bought it. After using it for about a month I can say it’s one of the best wireless mice you can get. It’s rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon and the link to the best price will be in the description below. Now I almost didn’t get this mouse because it lacks Bluetooth. I really didn’t want a mouse that required a USB receiver like this Logitech MX does, but the unifying receiver isn’t so bad. Even though it takes up a USB port, it’s very small and it does allow you to connect up to 6 compatible wireless devices to it. So if you happen to get a Logitech wireless keyboard, this single receiver could handle both the mouse and keyboard. The Logitech Performance MX is the perfect mix of functionality and design. I love the looks of it with the sleek black and silver style. Kinda reminds me of a mouse that Batman would use. So I’m very pleased with the design and build quality. The first thing I noticed when I used this mouse is how well the mouse conformed to my hand. It has a very ergonomic build. The curved sides have a slight rubberized finish which gives a perfect place for my thumb. The mouse is big enough for my hand too. It takes up about the same real estate as my iPhone 6 just to give you a comparison. It also has a nice weight to it. It weighs more than expected, but it’s still light enough to be picked up easily with one hand. The only complaint I have about the build is how sensitive the right-click button is. When I just rest my hand on the mouse, the weight of my middle finger always seems to accidentally press down on the right mouse-click which is something I’ve had to get used to. This mouse is packed with features. First the scroll wheel is a normal notch based scroll wheel, but with the press of a button it turns the scroll wheel into a smooth hyper-fast scroll wheel that comes in handy if you need to scroll down long documents or webpages so you can creep on people’s tweets from 5 years ago. The scroll wheel can also be moved left and right to scroll horizontally which is nice. There are forward and back buttons on the side for when you’re browsing the web and want to go back and forward through pages. It has a zoom button and a window switcher button as well. If you download the free Logitech software you can customize almost all of these buttons which is awesome. On the top there’s the DPI and battery indicator lights. On the bottom you’ll find the power switch. It’s also equipped with a Darkfield sensor which lets you use this mouse on virtually any surface even glass. So if you have a glass desk you’re in luck. This wireless mouse comes with a rechargeable AA battery which you can charge while you’re using the mouse with the micro USB cable that comes in the box. I’ve had this mouse for about 4 weeks, and yesterday was the first time I had to charge it. So the initial charge on this mouse lasted me a long time, longer than expected. I did turn the mouse off when I wasn’t using it so that probably helped. Overall, the Logitech Performance MX is the best wireless mouse I’ve ever used. Wireless, rechargeable, great design, and useful features. You can’t go wrong with it. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Share this video! http://youtu.be/JqFGGKp9Erk Thanks for watching my video: Best Wireless Mouse? Logitech Performance MX Review Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com
Views: 118020 Andy Slye
Google Wifi Review & Setup! Worth the $$$?
 
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Google Wifi review & setup. Best wireless router? Buy on Amazon ► http://geni.us/GWiFi Google Wifi is not your typical wireless router. It’s a sleek, easy-to-use device that’s designed to be the simplest and most future proof way of filling your home with wifi. It comes in a 1-pack for $129 or a 3-pack for $299. So you can get just one if you want to replace your current wifi router in an area up to 1500 sq ft. But one of the main features of Google Wifi is the expandable mesh network which lets you have multiple Google Wifi points that work seamlessly together to fill up an area up to 4500 sq ft with no dead spots. It has a quad-core ARM CPU, blazing fast AC1200 Wi-Fi standard, simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4/5 GHz) with Network Assist Technology, and it’s backwards-compatible with your current devices (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) In the box is the Google Wifi point with two gigabit ethernet ports, a quick start guide, a 6.5 ft ethernet cable, and the power cable. To set up Google Wifi you’ll need: a free Google account, an Android or iOS device, high speed internet, and a modem. First connect your power cable to the Google Wifi point then connect the ethernet cable from your modem into the globe icon port on the Wifi point, then connect the power adapter to an outlet. Next, install the free Google Wifi app on your smartphone or tablet and make sure Bluetooth is turned on as well. When the app finds your Wifi point it will ask you to scan the QR code that’s on the base of the device or you can type the code manually. Select the location of your Wifi point so you can identify it later. The next steps will ask you to name your Wifi network and create a Wifi password. Google Wifi uses WPA2-PSK security if you were wondering. The app will proceed to create and finalize your network. Tell it how many Wifi points you have then click next and it most likely will start to install available updates. That’s another good thing about Google Wifi, it has automatic security updates. When you see that your Wifi is ready you can go to your wifi settings and connect to the new Wifi network that you just created. One of the best features of Google Wifi is the app which not only walks you through the entire setup like we just did, but it’s also the one-stop shop to easily manage your wifi network. Some of the things you can do include network checks which tests your internet download and upload speeds and keeps a history of the speeds for you to compare. You can also test the speed of the Wifi to your device to make sure you have a good base connection. You can set up Guest Wifi that creates a totally separate wifi network for guests with its own separate name and password. You can enable a feature called Family WiFi Pause which is good for parents who want to turn off Wifi access to their kids devices at certain times. You can also see all the devices that are currently connected to your network along with a list of devices that have connected in the past. You can give priority to a device for a certain period of time. You can see your network data usage. In the settings area you can change various settings of your wifi point, reset it, do some advanced tasks like setting IP reservations, UPnP, port forwarding, or changing DNS servers. Now one of the biggest concerns of owning a router made by Google is wondering if Google is spying on your data. Well here’s the clause from the Wifi app. It states in bold: "Google Wifi app and your Wifi points do not track the websites you visit or collect the content of any traffic on your network.” So I’m not too worried about Google spying on my data traffic. However some of the things I don’t particularly like about Google Wifi is the lack of ethernet ports. Most routers have at least 4 ethernet ports while Google Wifi only has 2. And for $129, it seems like it should definitely have 4 ports. I also wish they offered a 2-pack, instead of just a 1 and 3 pack. Having said that, I still think Google Wifi is one of the best wireless routers you can get right now because of the automatic updates, the simplicity of setup and management using the free app, the sleek white design, and especially the super fast expandable mesh network for future proofing. I bought it to replace my old wireless router and i’m definitely keeping it. If you want to get one for yourself the link is in the description below. My question for you is: what router do you have right now and will you be replacing it with Google Wifi? Leave a comment and let me know. My name is Andy, thank you for watching. I will see you in the next video. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/32v2CcvXUFQ Thanks for watching my video: Google Wifi Review & Setup! Royalty-free music: "Straight" by Bensound http://bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/straight
Views: 125194 Andy Slye
How to Upgrade iMac RAM for Cheap!
 
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How to easily upgrade your iMac RAM for way less money than what Apple charges. Buy iMac RAM ➡️ http://geni.us/imacram Installing iMac Memory: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201191 I love Apple products, but it’s no surprise that they overcharge for certain things. So when I was ordering the new 2017 iMac, instead of paying $200 for 16GB of RAM, I chose the 8GB option and saved a lot of money by ordering RAM separately and installing it myself. In this video I’ll show you exactly how to do that for your iMac. Step 1 is Check Compatibility On your iMac click on the Apple icon in the top left corner and click About This Mac. If your iMac RAM is user upgradeable you should see a Memory tab. Click the Memory tab to see how many RAM slots you’re currently using. Most likely you’ll have 2 slots available. Next, go back to the Overview tab and click System Report to find out your iMac Model Identifier. This info is needed for the next step. You can see mine is 18,3. Step 2 is Order Your RAM One of the best ways to get RAM for your iMac is through MacSales. Here's the link to their iMac Memory page: http://geni.us/imacram. MacSales is great because they tell you exactly what kind of RAM you need for your particular iMac model and they also offer trade-in rebates if you’re not keeping the original RAM that came in your Mac. Once you’ve visited http://geni.us/imacram click on the iMac that corresponds to your Model ID from your Mac system report in Step one. Mine is 18,3 and it’s the iMac 27” 2017 with Retina 5K display. Now you’ll choose which RAM kit you want for your iMac. Since I have 2 memory slots available I could get the 8GB kit and end up with 16GB of total RAM which ends up being $120 less than what Apple was charging. I’m actually going to get the 16GB kit so I can have a total of 24GB for my iMac. Step 3 is Install Your RAM After you have your new RAM, turn off your iMac and disconnect the power plug from the back. Find something with a small tip like the end of a headphone cable and push in the small button to eject the RAM cover. On the inside of the RAM cover you’ll see a basic diagram of how to install the RAM. Locate the two levers on the right and left sides of the memory cage and push the two levers outward to release the memory cage. Insert the new RAM sticks into the available slots and make sure they are in the correct orientation. If it doesn’t go in smoothly, flip the RAM stick around and try again. It should just go straight in and align with the other RAM sticks. When you’re finished, push the two levers back into the housing until they click and stay in place, then replace the RAM cover and plug in the power cable. Step 4 is Verify Your RAM Turn on your iMac and go back into the #Apple icon and click About This #Mac. Where it says Memory it should now show the new RAM amount and you can also go into the Memory tab to see it too. So that’s it. It’s very easy to do and it saves you a lot of money as long as the RAM in your iMac is user removable and upgradeable. The links to MacSales and Apple’s support page for upgrading iMac memory will be in the description below. Thanks for watching. My name is Andy and I’ll talk to you guys in the next video. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/baK2jwmrJjk Thanks for watching my video: How to Upgrade #iMac RAM for Cheap Royalty-free music: Fly High by Gunnar Olsen https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
Views: 47078 Andy Slye
Best Ergonomic Mouse? Logitech MX ERGO Overview!
 
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Hands-on first look at the new Logitech MX Ergo wireless trackball, possibly the best ergonomic mouse on the market today. Logitech MX Ergo on Amazon ➡️ http://geni.us/MXErgo If you’ve seen my previous videos you’ll know that I love Logitech mice. I still own the Performance MX which is a great video editing mouse, and I've always said that the M570 is one of the best ergonomic trackball mice. Well now after 7 years, Logitech has finally released a new and improved wireless trackball called the MX Ergo. Logitech was nice enough to reach out and ask if I wanted to try an early test unit so here is my hands-on first look at the Logitech MX Ergo wireless trackball. The MX Ergo costs just under $100 and I’ll leave a link to it in the description below. In the box there's the MX Ergo trackball mouse, a charging cable, a Logitech unifying receiver, and probably the most important piece, this magnetic metal hinge. This hinge snaps on to the bottom of the MX Ergo and lets you use the trackball at two different angles based on your own personal preference. This is definitely the best feature about this trackball in my opinion because the ability to switch between angles is great for improving wrist posture. The MX Ergo also claims to reduce muscular strain by 20% compared to a standard mouse. The overall design is excellent. It’s definitely made of high quality materials. It’s big enough and feels solid in my hand. The way it’s sculpted provides full support for the palm to rest on and scrolling isn’t awkward or tiring. The bulk of the mouse is made of a soft rubber which gives a nice comfortable grip. The bottom of the hinge has a good non-slip finish on it which helps the trackball stay in position when using it. It of course has left and right click buttons on top. The scroll wheel can not only scroll up and down, but it can also tilt for left and right scrolling, and it can also be pressed down to click. There’s an Easy-Switch button on top that lets you instantly switch between two computers without re-pairing, and you can also copy & paste data between the two computers with Logitech Flow. Both of these features require the free Logitech Options software. This software is not required to use the trackball, but it does give you more features and customization tools. The trackball itself has been smooth and accurate so far, and it doesn’t feel loose or anything. But for those of you who aren’t familiar with using a trackball, there is a convenient precision mode button near the ball so you can easily adjust the cursor speed and sensitivity allowing for faster and more precise control. The MX Ergo is compatible with the latest versions of Windows and Mac, and even though it comes with a USB unifying receiver that allows you to wirelessly connect up to six Logitech devices, the MX ergo does have built-in Bluetooth if you’d rather just use that instead of using the unifying receiver. It has a rechargeable battery inside that can potentially last up to four months on a full charge, depending on usage. But what’s really cool is that just one minute of charging usually gives enough charge for a day’s worth of work. That is super convenient for a wireless trackball. So that’s my first look a the MX Ergo. This wasn’t a full review because I’ve only had it for a few days, but so far I’m really impressed and it’s something that I will continue to use as my primary mouse when I’m not using my Apple Trackpad. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/a9BvHAgAdWk Thanks for watching my video: Best #ErgonomicMouse in 2017? #Logitech #MXErgo Overview! Roboskater by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com
Views: 101079 Andy Slye
Which Mac Should You Buy? MacBook vs Air vs Pro
 
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Which Mac should you buy? MacBook vs Pro vs Air NEW 2018 MacBook Buyer's Guide: https://youtu.be/darOS3kBtfQ MacBook: http://mytechmethods.com/macbook MacBook Air: http://mytechmethods.com/macbook-air MacBook Pro: http://mytechmethods.com/macbook-pro My 2014 Air Review: https://youtu.be/HlnFSZw9L2o Since I’m a Mac user and I've reviewed many Apple products I decided to make a Mac Buyer's Guide video for 2015 and help you decide which MacBook would be the best for you. MacBook Family * 3 models of the MacBook family: MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro * Go over each laptop and tell you what person it's best for to see if it fits what you want MacBook * Brand new; available in April 2015; Base model starts at $1299 * 1st MacBook to be available in 3 colors: silver, gold, and space gray (like iPads and iPhones) * 12” IPS Retina display with 3 million pixels * Intel Core M mobile processor * 8GB of RAM and at least 256GB of flash storage * MacBook is for you if you just love having the newest Apple features (Force Touch trackpad and new butterfly mechanism keyboard) * Care about looks more than performance (sexy; retina display; colors) * Want something ultra portable and mobile; Apple's thinnest and lightest laptop (2 lbs and 9 hours battery life) * Just run basic applications like web browsing, email, productivity software, nothing too CPU dependent (has mobile Intel Core M processor) * Don't use USB drives or other external devices that much: SD card, cameras, charge phone/tablet, monitor (only 1 USB-C port for charging/input/output) * Don't Skype/FaceTime much and don't need to record HD videos with the webcam (only 480p) * Want something that resembles an iPad * Most of your digital life is all wireless and on the Cloud * Have the budget for it (expensive for what you get) MacBook Air * Comes in 2 sizes: 11” starting at $899 and 13” starting at $999 * It does not have an IPS Retina display * 4GB of RAM (can be upgraded to 8GB) and 128GB flash storage (can be upgraded to 256GB) * Fifth-gen Intel Core i5 dual-core processors (can be upgraded to i7) * MacBook Air is for you if you * Want a small, lightweight, thin laptop * Always on the go (great for students and travelers) * Don't mind having a non-HD display * Like the thin compact size of the MacBook but need better performance and speed * Care about battery life more than anything (13" gets up to 12 hours; longest battery life of any Apple laptop) * Run typical everyday applications and can even handle some photo editing and light video editing * Still need access to Thunderbolt and USB ports * Need an HD webcam (720p) MacBook Pro (Retina) * Comes in 2 sizes: 13" starting at $1299 or 15" starting at $1999 * Both models have IPS Retina displays (13" has over 4 million pixels; 15" over 5 million pixels) * 13" comes with 8GB RAM (can be upgraded to 16) 15" comes with 16GB RAM * 13" has 128GB flash storage (can be upgraded to 256 or 512); 15" comes with 256GB flash storage (can be upgraded to 512) * 13" comes with fifth-gen Core i5 dual-core processor (can be upgraded to i7) * 15" comes with fourth-gen Core i7 quad-core processor * MacBook Pro is for you if you * Want the best performance and fastest speed * Run CPU-intensive or graphics-intensive applications like gaming, HD video editing, 3D modeling, CAD, virtual machines, hardcore Photoshop * Don't mind having a heavier laptop compared to the other MacBook models * Want a desktop replacement * Need as many ports as possible (HDMI, Thunderbolt, USB, SD) * Get 13" if you want long battery life, new Force Touch trackpad, and fastest read/write disk speed * Get 15" if you want the bigger display and want the best processor performance and best graphics. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Share this video! http://youtu.be/V2H7lVmC2YM Thanks for watching my video: Which Mac Should You Buy in 2015? MacBook vs Air vs Pro Royalty-free music: "Jay Jay" and "Blown Away" - Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com
Views: 1188165 Andy Slye
Tesla Model 3 Road Trip: TRUTH About Charging
 
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Tesla Model 3 road trip test: How it handles 1,000 miles! Best Model 3 accessories on Amazon ➡️http://geni.us/tV1EvF Order a Tesla Model 3: http://geni.us/t3sla This is a test to see how my RWD Long Range Model 3 does on a long road trip. Turns out it's an awesome car for traveling! 4 total Supercharging stops: Brentwood TN (36 mins) +177 miles for $3.70 Athens AL (28 mins) +127 miles for $3.90 Athens AL (20 mins) +70 miles for $2.20 Bowling Green KY (14 mins) +115 miles for $3.08 Total Supercharging Time: 1 hr 38 mins (25 mins average per stop) Total Supercharging Cost for 990 mile trip: $12.88 Avg 249 Wh/mile Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/_druzFXjZAc Thanks for watching my video: How a Tesla Model 3 Handles a 1,000 Mile Trip!
Views: 67951 Andy Slye
Zoom H1 Digital Recorder Review & Mic Test
 
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Zoom H1 review & mic test Buy on Amazon ► http://geni.us/ZoomH1 The Zoom H1 is a popular device when it comes to beginners looking to improve their audio quality. Great for a podcaster, YouTuber, musician, or journalist. It has good quality audio that you can use as a microphone or as its own portable digital audio recorder. At the end of the review we’ll do an audio quality test so you can hear what the Zoom H1 sounds like. If you’re watching this review you're probably looking for a cheap microphone or audio recorder and the Zoom H1 is one of the best that you can get for the money. It’s versatile and can be used for many different situations. It's affordable at $99, and it’s perfect for beginners or amateurs. First off, the build quality isn't great. It feels cheap because it's made out of plastic. I don’t think it’s as durable as the more expensive options, but I’ve never had a problem with mine. The good thing about that is that the plastic makes it lightweight. It can fit in your pocket. It’s small and compact, and that’s what I love about the Zoom H1. It’s portable. You can take it anywhere. It's also easy to use. It’s not too complicated. It doesn't have very many features like the Zoom H4N for example. The H1 is very basic. On the front you have the LCD display and the big record button. On the right side you have the USB port, hold and power button, delete button, play, pause, forward, back, input level buttons, and the line in so you can connect an external microphone. On the other side there's the line out for headphones and the volume up-and-down buttons for playing back your recordings. There's also a microSD slot. On the bottom there's the speaker because you can actually play back your recordings and listen to them on the device itself. On the back is the battery slot (powered by one AA battery) and three buttons: lo cut, auto level, and the recording format. It supports WAV and MP3. There’s also a tripod mount. On the top there is the X/Y stereo microphone. Now I'll show you how the Zoom H1 works and sounds. If you want record in WAV or MP3 you can adjust the format and bit rate. You can also adjust your input control (or gain). To start recording just press the record button on the front. Now here's the mic test so you can hear the audio quality on the Zoom H1. So far in this video I’ve been recording the audio with my Rode VideoMic Pro shotgun mic on my DSLR. Now let’s switch over to the Zoom H1 so you can hear how that sounds. Now you're hearing the audio from the Zoom H1 which is about 2 feet away from me with the input control set to about 60, and I'm recording in the 320 kbps MP3 format. It does sound good. I’ve used this for a lot of my videos. It does work perfectly and produces some great quality audio for $99. I do recommend the Zoom H1 accessory pack. It’s another $25 and comes with an adjustable tripod stand, padded shell case, foam windscreen that works as a pop filter, mic clip adapter, AC adapter, and USB cable so you can use this as USB microphone and you can use it to transfer all the files to your computer so you can edit in post. So that’s my Zoom H1 review. A good budget microphone that's highly recommend it. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/9Z8RwjSMVFg Thanks for watching my video: Zoom H1 Digital Recorder Review & Mic Test
Views: 100964 Andy Slye
Tesla Model 3 Amazes Kids!
 
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Watch my niece & nephew react to the "coolest" car ever: the Tesla Model 3! Best Model 3 accessories on Amazon ➡️http://geni.us/tV1EvF Order a Tesla Model 3: http://geni.us/t3sla I took my niece & nephew in their very first ride ever in my Tesla Model 3. Watch how young kids react to one of the most futuristic cars out right now. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com #TeslaModel3 #Model3 #Tesla Share this video! https://youtu.be/nJzghgh3Vq4 Thanks for watching my video: Kids React to the Futuristic Tesla Model 3
Views: 47213 Andy Slye
Best USB Microphone! Blue Yeti Review + Mic Test
 
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Why Blue Yeti is still the best USB microphone after all this time. Here's my full review + audio tests. Blue Yeti on Amazon ➡️ http://geni.us/Yeti My Video Gear: http://geni.us/YTgear Pop Filter on Amazon: http://geni.us/YetiPopFilter Best alternative mic on Amazon: http://geni.us/AT2100 For years the Blue Yeti has been referred to as the best USB microphone from many different bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers, and it has a nearly perfect 5-star rating almost anywhere you look. The Blue Yeti is currently $129 on Amazon, but some colors are cheaper than others. Blue Yeti is made of a sturdy metal and stands almost a foot tall & weighs about 3.5 lbs. It comes with a USB cable and is compatible with Mac and PC right out of the box. No drivers or software needed. Just plug it in and start recording. Even though the Yeti can fold down to make it a little better for storing or packing, it’s still mainly designed to stay put on your desk because of its fairly large size and solid build. At its price range the Blue Yeti is the best choice for most people. If you look at mics below $100 you’ll see they often lack a key feature that the Blue Yeti has, and if you want something that sounds better than the Blue Yeti you’ll most likely spend a lot more money on a complicated setup of an XLR mic with a separate audio interface. The advantages of having a USB mic like the Yeti are USB mics are cheaper & simpler. The Blue Yeti has an internal preamp and analog-to-digital converter that takes the incoming signal, amplifies it, and converts it to digital, and sends it directly into your computer. That means you don’t need any other gear to start recording. The headphones jack allows latency-free real-time monitoring of your microphone so you can make sure your recording levels are just right and you're not peaking. There’s also a standard thread mount for attaching the Yeti to a different mic stand or boom pole. The bottom of the mic stand has firm foam on it that allows the mic to stay in one place really well. Under the mesh top there are actually three condenser microphone capsules which make the Yeti versatile for almost any recording situation. It has a pattern selector where you an choose up to 4 different recording settings. Cardioid mode records sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone, delivering a rich full bodied sound. It minimizes the pickup of noise from the sides and back of the microphone. It's perfect for recording your voice, whether it's a voiceover for a video, podcast, gaming commentary, singing/rapping vocals. Cardioid mode is also great for recording solo instruments. Stereo mode uses both the left &right channels to capture a wide, realistic sound image so it's good for when you want the listener to hear the movement from one ear to another and also ideal for recording things like acoustic guitar or a choir. Omnidirectional mode picks up sound equally from all around the mic. It’s best used in situations when you want to capture the ambient noises and want the listener to have the feeling of “being there" like recording a band's live performance, a multi-person podcast or a conference call. Bidirectional mode records from both the front and rear of the microphone while the noise from the sides are not picked up. It’s good for recording a duet or a two-person interview or two-person podcast episode. It comes in handy when you don’t have multiple microphones for multiple people. Blue Yeti records in 16-Bit 48 kHz and is perfect for voiceovers, podcasts, YouTube videos, video chats, live streams, and musicians. The Yeti just does an excellent job at capturing a voice the way it sounds in real life with clarity. To get good audio quality: Be sure you’re speaking into the front of the mic (not the top) when you’re in cardioid mode. Get fairly close to the mic for it to capture that richness of your voice. If you're super close, invest in a pop filter. Set the correct gain level using the gain control knob. The more gain, the louder and more sensitive the mic will be. Also try to eliminate as much background noise as possible (if you don't want the background noise to be picked up). The Blue Yeti does a fairly good job at not picking up a lot of background noise, but no mic will absolutely eliminate all background noise. Even though I think the #BlueYeti is the best USB mic overall because it has professional studio sound quality, very solid and attractive design, multi-pattern recordings and tri-capsule microphone array, if your budget isn’t enough for the Yeti I recommend the Audio Technica ATR2100. It’s almost half the price of the Yeti and it is one of my all time favorite USB #Microphones. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/AXHI-IiBL0Q
Views: 383066 Andy Slye
Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam Review + Test
 
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Logitech C920 review HD 1080p test Buy on Amazon ► http://geni.us/Logitechc920 Best USB mic (Amazon) http://geni.us/AT2100 This is my Logitech C920 HD Pro webcam review and test video. So I’ve had this webcam for a year and I believe it is the best HD webcam you can get because of the value and quality. It has full 1080p HD video recording with autofocus for less than $70. It has a nearly perfect 5 star rating on Amazon, and the link to the best price on Amazon will be at the top of this description so you can click that and order it for yourself whenever you’re ready. Let’s quickly go over the features and what I like about this webcam, and then I’ll show you some test footage. First off, the Logitech C920 is small and lightweight. It comes with a 6-foot long USB cable, and it is compatible with both Mac and Windows right out of the box. To record HD videos with the C920 on a Mac you can use QuickTime, and on a PC you can download the free Logitech software. Some of the main features include full HD 1080p video recording, Carl Zeiss optics with 20-step autofocus, H.264 encoding for faster and smoother HD, dual stereo microphones, and it can capture 15-megapixel photos. So having all those features on this compact webcam is awesome. It is universally tripod-ready and can be mounted to any tripod that has a standard tripod screw. It also has a fold-and-go design, so you can fold it in many different ways depending on how and where you are mounting it. It has the ability to be mounted on different size monitors or laptops and the folding arm has a rubber surface to increase grip and prevent it from falling off. The camera can be tilted back and forth to customize the angle as well. I love the HD video quality that this webcam produces so let’s switch over to the C920 so you can see what it looks like. Alright so now I am recording the video and audio through the Logitech C920 webcam. You can see that the video looks great. It’s got great detail. I’m recording in 1080p HD through QuickTime on my Mac, but you can use this with Windows as well. But the audio is a little lacking. I’m not a big fan of the built-in microphone on the C920. That’s why I do recommend using a USB microphone so you can get better quality audio. And I will leave the link to my favorite USB microphone in the description below and I’ll leave a link to my review video of that microphone at the end of this video so you can check that out. So once you pair up a good quality USB microphone with the Logitech C920 webcam you’ll have a great looking video and a great sounding video. Full 1080p HD video as long as you got a decent amount of light coming in. This is a great camera to use for recording videos or going on Skype video sessions. And here’s a quick look at how well the autofocus works and how close it can focus. So if you produce web videos or participate in Google Hangouts or make a lot of Skype video calls, I highly recommend getting the Logitech C920. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/YUhZZ_YUkBo Thanks for watching my video: Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam Review + Test Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Views: 282142 Andy Slye
Apple Music vs Spotify: 2 Years Later Which is BEST?
 
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Apple Music vs Spotify: Which is better in 2018? Try Apple Music FREE for 3 months: http://geni.us/Applemusic Try Spotify for free: http://spotify.com Apple Music & Spotify are the 2 most popular music streaming services & I will compare both of them head-to-head to see which is the best music streaming app. Pricing Both offer $9.99/month for the all-access individual plan, $14.99/month for a family plan up to 6 people, and $4.99/month for student discount. Apple Music is available in many more countries than Spotify. Apple Music’s hidden $99 annual subscription: if you’re already an Apple Music member go to iPhone Settings, Apple ID, iTunes & App Store, View Apple ID, Subscriptions, Apple Music Membership, (select plan) Apple Music charges taxes which comes to $10.59/month (varies on your location). That's 60 cents extra per month compared to Spotify. Spotify offers a free plan (shuffle-only, limited, ads) but it’s still a big advantage since Apple Music does not offer a free plan. (Beats 1 radio is free to all) Music Collection Spotify: 30 million+ songs Apple Music: 40 million+ songs (Availability depends on region) Sound Quality Spotify has options of 96Kbps, 160Kbps, and 320Kbps Apple Music streams at 256Kbps Offline Listening Both Library Limit Spotify: 10,000 song limit in library Apple Music: 100,000 song limit in library Supported Devices Spotify is more cross-platform friendly. PC/Mac/Web, Spotify Connect, works with devices like Samsung Gear, Amazon devices, Alexa integration, PlayStation, Smart TVs, Roku, etc. Apple Music has a “closed” environment like most Apple products: PC/Mac (Requires iTunes; no web player), is supported on Android but works best with iOS; Integration with Siri, Apple TV, Apple Watch, CarPlay, and HomePod, Apple’s smart speaker. Exclusive Content Apple Music lands more exclusive deals with big artists where certain albums are released first to Apple Music. Some artists choose to only be on Apple Music. Both services offer their own exclusive content. (Apple Music has Planet of the Apps, and Spotify has Spotify Sessions) Lyrics Apple Music shows full lyrics of a song in the app. Spotify has integration with Genius.com, which shows some of the lyrics mixed in with fun facts about the song or meaning, but it doesn't show full lyrics and the Genius lyrics integration is only available for certain songs. Existing Library Apple Music syncs your existing iTunes library pretty effortlessly. Spotify syncs your existing iTunes library, but it’s more complicated and not as seamlessly integrated as it is with Apple Music. Radio Both radio stations created from artists are similar. However, Apple Music radio stations created from individual songs seem to be a little better than Spotify. It seems to play more new music. Apple Music has Beats 1 radio which is a popular feature, along with on-demand radio stations. I do prefer Spotify's interface with Radio because you can see the list of songs up next. On Apple Music you can only see the next song. Playlists Both have a large number of playlists based on things like Mood & Genre, but Spotify gets Playlists right since they have more experience. The 2 big advantages of Spotify playlists are Daily Mixes & Discover Weekly, which are automatic custom-made playlists tailored to your listening habits. Apple Music has the Connect feature that lets you follow your favorite artists. Spotify has better Social features. You can create, share and follow public playlists made from any Spotify user which makes their playlist selection more extensive than Apple Music. Spotify also has Collaborative Playlists which lets you and your friends add songs to the same playlist. App Experience Both app menu buttons are similar. I think Spotify has a better design and layout than Apple Music. I prefer Spotify's dark theme. Spotify shows the number of monthly listeners for an artist. I wish Spotify displayed the Featured Artist info on songs like Apple Music. Spotify's search suggestions & algorithm are better than Apple Music. Spotify saves a step because when you tap on a song in the search suggestions it starts playing unlike Apple Music. Both apps allow you to edit the queue of the current songs or playlist. Spotify's Shuffle is pretty bad. It tends to play more songs by artists you listen to a lot or have a lot of songs saved by them. Apple has a way better, more random, Shuffle. On Spotify I like how you can hold down on a song to preview it. Spotify also has convenient ways to add songs to the queue or save to your library by swiping left or right on a song. Which is the best music streaming service right now? Spotify or Apple Music? I’m staying with #Spotify as my premium music streaming service. I just prefer Spotify’s features and user experience more than #AppleMusic. #SpotifyVsAppleMusic Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Share this video! https://youtu.be/a76blT4QsmI
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Best Wireless Security Camera System: Arlo Pro Review!
 
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Best wireless security camera system? Arlo Pro Review! Buy Arlo Pro on Amazon ➡️ http://geni.us/ArloPro Arlo Pro 2 on Amazon: http://geni.us/ArloPro2 Arlo Pro Accessories on Amazon: http://geni.us/Zg3P1p Netgear Arlo Pro is one of the few security camera systems that is completely wireless. It’s a bit expensive compared to ordinary security systems, but Arlo Pro has more features since it’s "smart" and completely wireless. The free basic plan supports up to 5 cameras and has 7 days of free cloud storage. The Premier plan is $100/year, supports up to 10 cameras and has 30 days of free cloud storage. Included in the box are: the base station, base station power adapter, Ethernet cable, Arlo Pro cameras with rechargeable batteries, power adapter/cable to recharge the batteries, and magnetic wall mounts with mounting screws. The setup was very smooth. The guide was easy to follow. It doesn’t take long at all and consists of downloading the free Arlo app (iOS, Android, and Amazon), creating your free Arlo account, connecting the base station to your router, then syncing and mounting the cameras. Last week Arlo announced the Arlo Pro 2 which is the newest version of Arlo Pro and even though it is slightly better in a couple of ways, many of the new features depend on the Arlo Pro 2 camera being plugged into power and indoors. That’s why I still recommend getting the original Arlo Pro system because it is cheaper and the Arlo Pro 2 camera is compatible with it. Arlo Pro cameras are indoor/outdoor. They have a 300-ft line of sight range from the base station and are IP65-certified weatherproof so they should be fine in the snow, rain, or heat. Cameras connect to the mounts via the built-in magnets which allows you to easily adjust the camera angle and quickly remove the cameras when you need to recharge. Arlo says a battery can last 4-6 months but it really just depends on the camera settings and how much it is recording and detecting motion or sound. Mine have been installed for about 7 weeks, and they’re all right below 60% so if they continue like this they should last around 4 months total on a full charge. The way Arlo Pro works is it’s not designed to be constantly recording and saving video. Instead, Arlo Pro is meant to record short video clips only upon motion detection or sound detection. Even though it’s not constantly saving video, the cameras are constantly active and you are able to live stream any camera at any time from your smartphone or device of choice as long as your device is connected to the internet. That’s another reason I went with Arlo Pro because all the cameras can be managed and viewed via the free app wherever I am. I love that the app can be configured to log in automatically with Touch ID on my iPhone. On the Devices tab you can see all your different cameras and you can view a live feed by tapping the play button. Under the cameras there’s a button to trigger the base station alarm which is a super loud 100 decibel siren. The Library tab gives you a daily list to view any recorded clips that are stored in the cloud on your account. You can tap on any video clip to view it and on the free basic plan, you can download and save it any time within 7 days of the clip being recorded. It has 4 main modes: Armed, Disarmed, Schedule, and Geofencing. You can customize the settings however you’d like. In the Armed mode you can set the rules for each of your cameras. You can set each camera to record upon motion, sound or both or neither. You can tell it what to do when it detects motion or sound, you can configure it to turn the siren on or not upon detection, and you can set your notification settings so it will instantly notify you if motion is detected on one of your cameras. The Schedule mode lets you set a custom schedule of days and times that will automatically arm and disarm your system. Geofencing mode will automatically arm and disarm your system whenever your smartphone is within a certain radius of your base station. The camera quality is 720p standard HD resolution, and that’s where the new Arlo Pro 2 cameras have the biggest advantage because those are full HD 1080p. The cameras have a wide 130-degree viewing angle so they are able to capture a lot inside the frame. They have 2-way audio with a microphone and speaker. You can choose to enable night vision which is pretty decent quality. Grant access lets you give access to your spouse or whoever you choose so they can download and install the Arlo app and view all your cameras. After using this for over a month I think the #ArloPro system is the best wireless #SecurityCamera system for people who want something that’s easy to set up and use, and something that is completely wireless. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share! https://youtu.be/ONUUqs2EHUo #SmartHome
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FM Transmitter Tip: No More Static!
 
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FM Transmitter Hack - No more static! Get this FM transmitter on Amazon ► http://geni.us/iTrip Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Alright what's up? Today I'm just going to show you guys just a little hack, I guess you could say, that you can do with your FM transmitters that you have in your car with your for your iPod or whatever MP3 player you have. If your car stereo can go down, I'll show you, can go down past below 88.1. Mine only goes to 87.7 and 87.9, that's two. Well, these, anything below 88.1 is below US frequencies, and nothing in the U.S. will be on these frequencies so if your car can go down to 87.7 or 87.9 for example. I leave mine on 87.7 and your FM transmitter, if you can set it to international mode. For example on this Griffin iTrip I have right here I can set it to international mode by going to Function and going to Mode and holding down the middle button for about ten seconds and the Griffin, you'll see the Griffin logo pop up or drop down depending on which mode you just switched to. Now I set mine on international mode right now and I can go down to however far I want to, I think all the way down to 79 I think. So this is all below US frequencies too. So I just set mine to 87.7 and now I'll show you guys. I'll turn the volume all the way up. If you can hear that's really loud. The only reason youíre hearing that is because I got the stereo turned up all the way. Now I'll start playing some music on my iPod through the, this is through the FM transmitter right now on international mode. Ok so as you can see there's no static or anything, and it'll be like that wherever you go. It'll stay like that. You wonít have to change stations or your channels. You don't have to mess with your fm transmitter anymore. So that's a cool little thing if your car can do that and your transmitter both have those capabilities. I suggest you do that. You won't have to mess with it anymore and you'll have crystal clear audio wherever you are. If you guys enjoyed that please subscribe and I'll see you guys later. Twitter http://Twitter.com/MyTechMethods Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Royalty-free music by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Share this video! http://youtu.be/-MOb3uHmmU0 Thanks for watching my video: FM Transmitter Tip: No More Static!
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Best Ergonomic Mouse? Logitech M570 Review
 
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Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball review: Best ergonomic mouse? Buy on Amazon ► http://geni.us/JPGf7 Blog post: http://mytechmethods.com/reviews/best-ergonomic-mouse-logitech-m570-review If you're like me then you are constantly using a computer. These days it's hard not to. One of the biggest consequences of this, however, is wrist pain and even carpal tunnel syndrome caused by doing the same wrist movements over and over. I was concerned about this because I edit a lot of videos and the process of video editing can take hours and even days. So I decided to do some research and I went out and got the best ergonomic mouse I could find. This is my Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball review. This mouse is currently less than $30 and has an almost perfect 4.5/5 star rating on Amazon and the link is in the description below for when you want to check it out yourself. The Logitech M570 is not just for people who are specifically looking for an ergonomic mouse, but in my opinion everyone who uses a computer on a daily basis should own this mouse. Here’s why. It's actually not labeled as a “mouse”. Instead, Logitech calls it a wireless trackball because instead of moving your arm like with a traditional mouse, with the M570 you are rolling this ball around with your thumb to move your mouse across your screen. Having said that, I will still refer to this as a mouse and trackball throughout this video. Right out of the box, the Logitech M570 works with Windows and Mac. Just connect the unifying receiver to a USB port, turn on the trackball, and you're ready to start using it. The wireless capability is one of its best features. It can work upwards of 30 feet away from the computer. Also since the tracking sensor is built inside the mouse, it can literally be used on nearly any surface. Or no surface at all. I also love how lightweight it is and the long battery life. It comes with a Duracell AA battery and Logitech claims that one battery can last up to 18 months. I've owned this mouse for a few months and I still haven't needed to replace the battery yet, but I usually turn the mouse off when I'm not using it anyway. The ergonomics is also one of its best features. The way its designed lets your hand rest at a more natural position which should help relieve any wrist pain when using it for long periods of time. For me, the trackball was very smooth right out of the box. However if it's not as smooth as you'd like you can pop the ball out and wipe it down with a cotton cloth to make it even smoother. The rubber grips on the bottom give it a sturdy placement on the surface it's on so the mouse itself doesn't accidentally move when your hand is resting on it at an angle. The mouse feels great in the hand. On the top it has standard left and right click buttons and a scroll wheel. It also has quick access to forward and back buttons which can be programmed as custom triggers using the free Logitech software. There's also a battery light indicator as well. The bottom where the battery goes has a slot for the unifying receiver in case you are traveling and don't want to lose the USB dongle. Pretty convenient. Really, the only downside is that this trackball is only designed for right-handers, like most mouses. Having said that, for right-handers this is one of the best purchases you’ll make. The Logitech M570 is my go-to mouse when I need a break from my trackpad or my Logitech MX Performance. It is a smooth, long lasting, and comfortable wireless mouse that works great. I highly recommend it because for less than $30 you could potentially avoid long-term pain or damage to your wrists. Again, my Amazon link for this mouse is in the description below so check that out. If you have any questions leave a comment below and give this video a thumbs up if it helped you out. Thanks for watching and I’ll talk to you in the next video. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/TGrNG_6LurI Thanks for watching my video: Best Ergonomic Mouse? Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Review
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Tesla Model 3 Review: The BEST Car I’ve Ever Driven
 
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Tesla Model 3 Review: Best & most fun car I've ever driven! Model 3 is currently the most affordable Tesla. In the US it's the best-selling all-electric car & mid-size premium sedan. Ordering a Tesla Model 3? ➡️http://geni.us/t3sla Model 3 accessories on Amazon ➡️http://geni.us/tV1EvF I've been a huge #Tesla fan for a long time but the moment when my smartphone became my car key, that is when it all started to change for me and I truly realized how far ahead Tesla is, technologically speaking. The way it works is I can use the Tesla app to manage many different things on my #Model3 from anywhere - see its location, interior temperature, check if it's charging and how long it has left, view the battery range, turn on heat or AC, remotely unlock or lock the doors, open the frunk/trunk, honk the horn and flash the lights. As long as I have my smartphone with Bluetooth enabled, the Model 3 senses when I'm near the car and it will automatically unlock when I press to open the door, and it's ready to drive when I sit down. It's different than what people are used to but once you know how to do it, it feels completely natural and that's the risk and reward that Tesla took with this design. Windshield wipers can be set to Auto which will enable the wipers to automatically turn themselves on and off based on off it's raining or not. The Trip Planner is great because when you type in a destination that is more distance than your current battery range, it will show you which Superchargers you need to stop at and how long you need to charge in order to get to your destination without running out of battery. It allows music playback through Bluetooth from a smartphone but what I really love is that the Model 3 has built-in LTE connection along with music streaming via Slacker Radio which I find myself using more than Spotify Premium which I did not expect. But when you're playing music over Bluetooth from your smartphone it does display what you're playing on the touch screen and you're able to control the playback from the steering wheel and on-screen buttons in case you wondered about that. Besides the two stalks on either side that have typical controls like windshield wipers, brights, turn signals, parking button, cruise control and autopilot: the wheel itself has two scroll buttons that can be scrolled up or down, pressed left or right, and clicked in the middle. ... My hope is that Tesla can continue to push software updates that will enable more sophisticated voice controls because that's where many of our devices are moving towards and it would be great to say things like "set cruise control to 70 mph" or "open glovebox". Tesla claims this is still a BETA feature but if you're watching this you've probably already heard of Tesla Autopilot which, on certain roads, will automatically steer, accelerate, and brake as needed to stay within the lane at whatever speed you set. To enable Autopilot while driving, double tap down on the right stalk and if it's available it will pop a message saying to keep your hands on the wheel and be ready to take over at any time. On roads when Autopilot isn't available or when it's limited to a certain speed, I will enable normal cruise control with one tap down of the right stalk and it maintains that speed like any other car but if the car ahead slows down, the Model 3 will brake and speed up again to maintain that speed. Even though it's fun to enjoy the quick acceleration, there's sort of an ironic phenomenon that comes with owning a Tesla because I've found it to be a fun challenge to see if I can achieve better range efficiency than my previous drive. In the Model 3 if you need to come to a complete stop while driving like at a red light for example, all you have to do is press the brake pedal until the "Hold" icon appears and then you can take your foot off the brake and the car will stay stopped. When cruise control is enabled it keeps a steady speed even if you're going up or down a steep hill, there's no delay in acceleration compared to my old Pontiac. It's attractive while being fully electric with zero emissions, it's quick yet quiet, it's fast yet safe, it's compact yet comfortable, it's fun yet relaxing, it can travel over 300 miles on a single charge yet has a nationwide network of Supercharger stations for a quick charge when needed, and most of all: the Model 3 is the future, and it's here now. The Model 3 is like the flagship smartphone to the electric vehicle and autonomous car revolution, and once you experience it for yourself you may get a little sad and nostalgic for antiquated gasoline cars because they'll soon be forgotten in the rear view mirror of what is the #TeslaModel3 Subscribe! http://geni.us/AndySlyeYT Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/gCd4bCg9fhg Thanks for watching my video: Tesla Model 3 Review: BEST Car I’ve Ever Driven
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What is Cydia? How to Use Cydia After Jailbreaking
 
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What is Cydia? How to use Cydia tutorial Earn $$$ by using free apps ► http://abo.io/Andy Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl So you've just jailbroken your device and want to know more about Cydia. In this video I'll explain what Cydia is and how to use Cydia so you can customize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch! Cydia is basically the App Store for a jailbroken device. It's like the secondary App Store where you can get third-party custom apps after you jailbreak. Jailbreaking is the only way to get Cydia on your iOS device. Cydia is where you download, install, and manage everything for your jailbroken device. A good analogy is to look at your device as a town, and this town has a mall. This "mall" is where you get everything that you can put on your device and that mall is the Apple App Store. When you jailbreak your device it's like getting an extra mall put in that town. So now you have the old mall (the Apple App Store) and the new mall (Cydia). Cydia is where you can get everything that the old mall does not offer. The Cydia app's home screen has all kinds of different information and you can see a list of featured and popular apps for jailbroken devices that you can get through Cydia. It also has a User Guide section where you can learn more about Cydia and jailbreaking. Also from the home screen you can manage your Cyda account. The Sections area lists the categories of everything that's offered through Cydia -- all the apps, all the tweaks, and all the themes. To install an app or tweak or theme from Cydia just tap on a Section, then tap on an app and tap the Install button on the top right. The Changes section is where you can see all the upgrades and updates for all your apps that are offered by your sources that are installed on your device. It's basically like the Updates section in the regular Apple App Store. The Installed section is where you manage all your apps that are installed on your device via Cydia. Here you can reinstall or remove any app by tapping on it and clicking the Modify button in the top right hand corner. A Source is also called a Repo or repository. If Cydia is a "mall" then the Sources are the individual stores within that mall. Cydia comes with default Sources installed where you can get almost any app. But if there's an app out there that comes from a different source you can add it within the Sources section. Sources are basically the host of every app that you can install. It's where you download and install the apps from. So whatever source you have in Cydia you can get any app from that repo. The Search area is where you can search for any app or tweak or theme within Cydia. It searches any repo that you have in Cydia. If the app is in blue text that means it's a paid app. Black text means it's free. Cydia accepts two different forms of payments, Amazon or PayPal. Those are all the basic things you need to know about Cydia to get you up and running and installing apps and tweaks and themes and customizing your iPhone, iPad, or iPod! Twitter http://Twitter.com/MyTechMethods Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Royalty-free music: "MTA" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Share this video! http://youtu.be/lgvInNI3Wos Thanks for watching: What is Cydia? How to Use Cydia After Jailbreaking
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Spigen Ultra Hybrid iPhone 6/6s Case Review
 
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Spigen Ultra Hybrid iPhone 6s case review: Best iPhone 6/6s case? Buy on Amazon ► http://geni.us/5BzpdCJ This may be the best iPhone 6 case if you're looking for an affordable slim case with good protection. This is the 4.7" Spigen Ultra Hybrid review. One of the reasons I love this case is its low price and if you click the link above in the description it'll take you to the best price on Amazon where you can order this case for yourself. The reason I bought the Spigen Ultra Hybrid for my iPhone 6 is because I had the same exact case for my 5s and I loved it. My 5s is still in perfect condition thanks to that case so let’s go over the best features of this new Spigen Ultra Hybrid for the iPhone 6. It’s called a Hybrid because it’s a perfect blend of a slim bumper and a full enclosed case, so you get good overall protection for your iPhone while keeping it slim and not adding much bulkiness. This case has a transparent back and this is the crystal clear model where the bumper is clear too, but they do have other colors available for the bumper. I love having a clear back because it shows off that nice iPhone design while keeping it protected at the same time. Now if you get this case please remember to peel off the clear protective film on the inside and outside of the case. A lot people don't realize that there are 2 clear sheets on this case and they think that the case is scratched, but really it's just the clear film that needs to be removed. Once the 2 sheets are removed the case is crystal clear with no scratches. It's made of a soft yet strong thermoplastic polyurethane so it's flexible enough to be able to put the phone in easily but also durable enough to provide good protection. It has Air Cushion Technology on the corners of the case so if you drop your phone the air cushion absorbs most of the impact in order to keep your phone safe. It raises up just enough on the front so you can lay your phone face-down on a surface and not worry about it scratching the screen. It also has the same feature on the back where the 4 corners are slightly raised so you don't scratch or smudge the clear back panel of the case when you move it around on a surface. It has all the precise cutouts for the headphone jack, microphone, lightning port, speakers, and vibrate switch. The volume buttons and power button are protected and have embossed symbols so you can feel where they are. The buttons are pretty easy to press and you can feel and hear when they are pressed which is nice. The cutouts for the lightning port and headphone jack are actually big enough to support most third party accessories like certain headphones or docks. The grip is pretty good too, and it does feel nice in the hands. As far as the protection goes, it handles small to medium drops very well, just like the previous version. So if you're not careless with your phone for the most part but you have the occasional drop when getting out of your car or walking like I do, this case will provide good enough protection for that. Overall, this case is perfect for people who want something slim that offers good protection while showing off the back of the iPhone 6. Also it's a lot cheaper than the Apple case. This is my primary case and it is highly recommended. I hope this video helped you out and helps you find your perfect iPhone 6 case! Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/-eTQdDoc8Yg Thanks for watching: Best iPhone 6 Case? Spigen Ultra Hybrid Review
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Best Smart Light Switch? Ecobee Switch+ Review!
 
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(Sponsored by ecobee) Want to win the ultimate smart home? Visit http://bit.ly/2GjXDmy to sign up for your chance to win an entirely ecobee outfitted smart home treatment Buy Ecobee Switch+ on Amazon ➡️ http://geni.us/EcobeeSwitch ecobee Switch+ is a smart light switch with far-field voice technology and built-in Amazon Alexa virtual assistant voice control. The Switch+ is like a smart personal assistant and simple light switch wrapped into one. With the built-in microphone and speaker for Amazon Alexa, the Switch+ enables invisible voice control in any room it’s installed in. It also provides smart light control by detecting occupancy and daylight. Also, a software update coming this summer will enable the Switch+ to function as a sensor to manage hot or cold spots in a room when the switch is paired with an ecobee thermostat. Like all ecobee products, the Switch+ integrates with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, SmartThings, and IFTTT. Inside the box you’ll find the Switch+, a wall plate, 4 wire nuts, 2 mounting screws, and the setup guide. The install is fairly simple and only takes about 45 minutes. Even though you can follow the setup guide that comes in the box, it's probably easier to download the free ecobee app because the app will actually walk you through the entire process with helpful videos. After installing, you can use the ecobee app to finish setting up the Switch+ by creating your free ecobee account, giving your Switch+ a name & location, and connecting it to your WiFi network. Keep in mind that even though it has built-in WiFi, it does not have Bluetooth enabled at this time. Once it's fully set up you can control your Switch+ from anywhere using the ecobee app as long as you're connected to the internet. On the app home screen you can quickly turn the light on or off using the main button or you can tap the middle icon at the bottom to bring up more controls. the Smart On feature will automatically turn on the lights when someone enters the room. If you enable daylight detection, Smart On will only activate when the room is dark. Smart Off will turn the lights off when no one is in the room, and you can set the off timer to different intervals based on your preference. Another awesome feature is the built-in night light which will automatically glow when the room is dark. And if you have your Switch+ set up as an outdoor light, you can set it to automatically turn on at sunset which is nice. Amazon Alexa is a big part of the Switch+ because it allows you to perform voice commands like asking it to set a timer, read the news, give you the weather forecast, and more. This is all part of ecobee’s “Whole Home Voice” vision to deliver effortless hands-free voice control in every room without dealing with hubs or wires. To start using Amazon Alexa, first link your Amazon account within the ecobee app. Then download the free Amazon Alexa app and sign in with your Amazon account. Next, add the ecobee skill and authorize Amazon Alexa with your Switch+. Then you can ask Alexa to discover devices, and Alexa should respond with the name of your Switch+. What’s really cool is the built-in speaker that I mentioned earlier, and if you’re in the US and have Amazon Prime you can tell it to play any song that's available on Amazon Prime Music and it will play it out of the speaker. Don’t expect to use this as a high fidelity party speaker for loud music but honestly if you just want to listen to low-level background music while you’re working or studying, this little speaker does the job. You can also listen to iHeartRadio and use Tune-In Radio for audiobooks & podcasts, with support for SiriusXM & Pandora coming soon. Switch+ doesn't currently have Spotify integration but if you have an Amazon Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker, you can ask Alexa to play music on Spotify that way. I don’t have a Sonos speaker but I was able to add a skill in the Alexa app that lets me control the playback of Spotify on my iMac which is pretty cool. And that is the key, search the Amazon Alexa app for any skill that you’re interested in and if it's available you can add that skill to the ecobee Switch+. And you can also control other smart lights in your home if they’re connected to your Amazon Alexa account. I was also surprised at how well the Switch+ picked up my voice from across the room and even when I was playing music pretty loudly it heard me most of the time. Overall I think this is a pretty neat smart device that is perfect for people who want voice-control in their home without adding bulky hubs or wired speakers since this is just a small light switch basically hidden on the wall. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/YORPH3CYohw Thanks for watching my video: Best #SmartLightSwitch #Ecobee Switch+ Review! #SmartHome
Views: 22538 Andy Slye
18-Year-Old Drives My Tesla Model 3! 😮
 
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I let an 18-year-old drive my Tesla Model 3. Here's how it went! My favorite Model 3 accessories on Amazon ➡️http://geni.us/tV1EvF Order a Tesla Model 3: http://geni.us/t3sla An 18-year-old on my wife's side of the family was really eager to test drive my Tesla Model 3 so over the holidays he was able to do it. In the video you'll see that I give him a quick rundown of how the car works (he had never driven an electric car or a Tesla up to this point). He was really excited and as you can see from the video he was immediately fascinated by the Tesla Model 3. He loved the instant torque, the quickness & handling, the quietness, and overall futuristic characteristics of the car. Safe to say I think he may have the #TeslaModel3 bug now! Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/N8qMmMYmao8 Thanks for watching my video: 18-Year-Old Drives My #Tesla #Model3
Views: 15531 Andy Slye
DJI Phantom 4 Review + Test Footage (4K)
 
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DJI Phantom 4 Review + Unboxing + Test Footage in 4K Best price on Amazon ► http://geni.us/o9uqrg Phantom 4 ND Filters (Amazon) http://geni.us/KeHI0 This is the DJI Phantom 4, and it's the best drone out right now especially for beginners. It's not cheap but I think it's worth every single penny. Why, you ask? Well simply put this thing is sleek, it's high quality, it's intelligent, it takes amazing videos and photos, and most importantly, it's so much fun. If you stick around to the end of this video you'll get to see some of its best features in action and when you see the footage it can take you'll most certainly want one for yourself. When you first unbox the Phantom 4 you'll see that it comes with a foam carrying case that has a built-in latch which is really convenient. In the case you'll find the Phantom 4 itself, the remote controller, 8 propeller blades, the battery, the battery charger, quick start guides and some various cables. It also comes with a 16GB micro SD card to get you started. You'll first notice the simple design when installing the propeller blades which are very easy to put on, you just push and twist. It's also nice that the battery charger can charge the remote controller and the drone battery at the same time. At 100% charge the new Phantom 4 can fly for almost 28 minutes which is 25% longer than the Phantom 3. Now, just to be safe I only fly mine for about 20-25 minutes each time, but the Phantom 4 is a "smart" drone so it will warn you when the battery is low and it can land itself if the battery reaches a critical low level. The build quality of the Phantom 4 is pretty stunning. It feels solid but looks carefully polished. It's not too heavy, and I was glad to find out I was able to carry it easily by gripping the top with just one hand. Of course the most important physical feature of the Phantom 4 is the high performance camera. It has a newly designed lens and can capture 4K ultra HD videos at 30fps and 1080p full HD videos at 120fps for slow motion shots. It can also capture 12MP raw photos. So if the camera is Batman, that means the gimbal is Robin. The 3-axis gimbal has a specially designed u-frame structure that stabilizes the camera at all times giving you smooth cinematic video footage even in strong winds which you'll see during the 2nd half of this video. Now when you get your Phantom 4 I highly recommend getting these ND filters for the camera. These allow you to record at a slower shutter speed in bright conditions which will be necessary if you're trying to get a more cinematic film look. The Phantom 4 is only half of the main package. The other half is the remote controller which is very easy to get used to if you've ever played video games. Basically, the left stick moves the drone up, down, or turns it. The right stick moves the drone forward, backward, left, or right. The back of the controller allows you to switch between the multiple flight modes and do other things like control the camera tilt. The two antennas allow you to control the drone up to 3.1 miles away while still seeing the live preview on your smartphone or tablet. The controller has an adjustable clasp that holds your tablet or smartphone in place. The required device can be any of the supported Android devices or any Apple device with iOS 8 or later. My only complaint is that I wish it did not require a cable going from the device to the controller. I was hoping it would connect via Bluetooth. Other than that the free DJI Go app is the only thing left to get you up and flying. With the dual satellite positioning system and enhanced Vision Positioning System, flying the Phantom 4 is super easy. It will automatically avoid obstacles using its new sensors and GPS technology so beginners can start flying quickly with the new Intelligent Flight modes such as Tap To Fly and Active Track. If you're an experienced flyer on the other hand, the incredibly fast Sport Mode will get you excited. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Snapchat: @AndySlye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/NFZUbDYNw5M Thanks for watching my video: DJI Phantom 4 Review + Test Footage (4K) Royalty-free music: "Crimson Fly” & “Always Hopeful” http://youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
Views: 89488 Andy Slye
Tesla Model 3 Guide: What to Know Before Buying!
 
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Tesla Model 3 Buyer's Guide: What the Model 3 is all about, how to order & design, and how to prepare for ownership. Best Model 3 accessories on Amazon ➡️http://geni.us/tV1EvF Order a Tesla Model 3: http://geni.us/t3sla Sections: 0:37 Tesla Model 3 Overview 1:31 Designing & Ordering 7:55 EV Tax Credit 10:36 Preparing for Delivery 13:41 Driving & Traveling 18:20 Software & Touchscreen 22:36 Maintenance & Care 23:48 Conclusion Tesla Model 3 Review: https://youtu.be/47OFb8786ko Model 3 Checklist: http://www.teslachecklists.com/model-3-delivery-checklist Model 3 Overview The #Tesla #Model3 is an all-electric car & currently the most affordable Tesla. It’s one of the best selling mid-size premium sedans in the US. It’s made of aluminum & steel, scoring 5 stars in every safety category. It has the lowest probability of injury by any car ever tested by the NHTSA. It has many unique design elements including an all glass roof, minimalist interior with a 15” center touch screen that controls almost everything, and an exterior with sleek aesthetics that focuses on maximizing aerodynamics. Pricing & Options There are 3 current configurations: Rear Wheel Drive starting at $46,000, Dual Motor AWD starting at $53,000, and Dual Motor Performance starting at $64,000. The Long Range battery on both dual motor options has an estimated range of 310 miles. Mid range battery has an estimated range of 260 miles. The future 2019 base Model 3 will be RWD with a standard range battery of 220 miles for $35,000. The single motor & non-performance dual motor options come standard with 18” Aero wheels (19” Sport wheels upgrade is $1500). All Dual Motor Performance Model 3s come with 20” performance wheels. All Model 3 configurations come with black premium interior package but you can upgrade to white for $1,000. Any paint color besides black will cost at least an additional $1,500. Enhanced AutoPilot is Tesla’s partial self driving feature & costs $5000 when ordering or you can order it after delivery for $7000. All Model 3 purchases require a $1200 destination fee. I think Enhanced AutoPilot is a must if you’re buying a Tesla. I use it every time I drive and get so much use out of it. If you’re getting a non performance Model 3, I’d stick with the Aero wheels because of the slight range efficiency improvement plus you can easily take them off and reveal a nice looking rim underneath. When it comes to choosing the battery & motor, I’d choose the non performance Dual Motor just because of the 300+ miles of range without having to spend extra money for the performance. The dual motor all wheel drive will handle great and it’s plenty fast for almost everyone. I think the 300 mile barrier for range is one of the biggest advantages of the long range Model 3 which is why I chose the Long Range for mine. Federal Tax Credit (Disclaimer: I’m not a tax professional and this is not tax advice. Always consult a professional). The tax credit is like a discount on how much federal income tax you owe for the year you take delivery of your Tesla. To get the full $7500 federal tax credit you must take delivery of your Model 3 before 2019 and you must owe at least that much in federal income taxes. If you owe less than $7500 in federal income tax and take delivery in 2018 you only get credit up to what you owe. If you take delivery during the first half of 2019 you’ll get a federal income tax credit of up to $3750, and if you take delivery in the last half of 2019 the federal tax credit is $1875. Bottom line: the sooner you order your Model 3, the better. Prep & Delivery $2500 down payment. Once VIN is assigned you can apply for loan Delivery estimated anywhere between 4-10 weeks depending on your location & configuration 30 miles per hour of charge with NEMA 14-50 (most popular) 44 miles per hour of charge with Tesla Wall Connector Driving & Charging Charging at home (check w/ electric company to see about off-peak hours or special rates for electric vehicles) Scheduled charging (I set mine at 80% limit for daily driving) Supercharging for road trips (10,000 supercharges worldwide, recharge 170 miles in 30 minutes) Plugshare & Chargepoint Reduced range when driving above 65 mph, accelerating quickly & often, cold weather Software & Touch screen OTA updates Driver profiles Climate control Navigation maps Tesla account online; see supercharger history Smartphone as key Maintenance & Care Comes with basic new vehicle warranty and battery warranty, specific to the type of battery you chose when configuring. 24/7 Tesla roadside assistance during warranty Conclusion #TeslaModel3 is a fantastic car, electric or not. After owning it for over 6 months it’s still the best car I’ve ever driven.
Views: 235387 Andy Slye
Tesla Project Loveday - "Your Sun"
 
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This is my video entry for the Tesla Project Loveday contest: https://tesla.com/project-loveday Get FREE Supercharging credit when you order a Tesla with my referral link ➡️ http://geni.us/t3sla Camera gear I used to make this video: http://geni.us/YTgear Script: I read something online a few years ago that blew my mind. It said "At some point in your childhood your parents put you down and never picked you up again." Yeah, let that sink in. When I was two years old my mom and dad separated, so I didn't grow up in a picture perfect family, but I could not have asked for more supportive parents. They always made sure I was taken care of. I remember my dad saying things like "Son, you are the most important thing in this world” or my mom saying "Son, you will do great things someday." Well, now I'm 27. The coolest thing about me is probably my cat. In college I received one tiny scholarship that paid for five textbooks. And I still don't know how to drive a stick shift. However, I have this feeling that I won't ever need to. Because as the world changes, we must change with it. And as time goes by, we must take care of the things that once took care of us. So mom, dad... you were right. Your sun is the best thing that's ever happened. Your sun is the most important thing in this world. And your sun is doing great things. And it's taught me that all we ever really want in life is a brighter future. So yes, you did put me down for the very last time, but that's okay. Because it's finally my turn to start picking you up. Filming this was an adventure! Here's the story of what happened and how I almost wasn't able to get it done. As soon as Tesla announced the Project Loveday contest in March I started envisioning the story line of the video. I knew I wanted to make it a personal story that would lead into and ultimately end with the Tesla vision in the viewer's mind. However, there was one huge roadblock I faced: I don't own a Tesla yet nor do I personally know anyone who owns a Tesla. I needed footage of a Tesla vehicle or I wouldn't be able to fulfill my vision for this video. I reached out to a stranger (friend of a friend of a friend) and asked if I could meet up with him to get some footage. No response. With the deadline creeping up, I decided to camp out at my local Tesla Supercharger for a few hours on a Saturday in April and try my luck on anyone who happened to stop in and charge their Tesla. I got to the Supercharger and literally 10 minutes after arriving I spotted a blue Model X pulling in to one of the charging stations. As I looked over at it I thought "Wow, what are the odds". I had never even seen a Model X in person before that. I started to unpack my camera equipment from the backseat of my car, and while I was unloading I heard someone talking to me. I turned around and it was the blue Model X. The couple inside said "Sir, are we in your way? We saw you looking at us and we thought you were a photographer working for Tesla on a photoshoot or something." I laughed and said "No, as a matter of fact I was just about to come ask if you would be willing to help me out." I explained that I was a Model 3 reservation holder and that I was filming a video for the Tesla Project Loveday contest. I asked if they would be willing to let me get footage of their car. I thought they were going to turn me down. Nope. Not only were they willing, but they were ecstatic to let me get footage of their Model X (the one you see at the end of the video). They even let me sit in the driver seat and showed me all the cool features of the car. Complete strangers going out of their way to help me, and even if I don't win the contest, knowing that I'm joining the Tesla family with people like that is worth it in the end. I respected their wish to not be on camera, but I want to give a huge shoutout to Marshall and Chanell for making my video possible. THANK YOU! This video was written, filmed, and edited by me - Andy Slye (with some help from my girlfriend Jamie who has some super awesome handwriting and cat-holding skills, and my sister Brittney who starred as our younger mom, spot on impression if I do say so myself. THANK YOU) Obviously I couldn't have done it without my parents who have always supported and encouraged me to do what I want in life. And to anyone else who has helped me along the way, thank you. You're very much appreciated. Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://AndySlye.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/16yoUARpQCE Thanks for watching my video: Tesla Project Loveday - "Your Sun"
Views: 41335 Andy Slye
Which Apple Desktop to Buy? Mac Mini vs iMac vs Mac Pro
 
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Which Apple desktop should you buy in 2015 & 2016 Mac Buyer's Guide: Mac Mini vs iMac vs Mac Pro Which MacBook to buy: https://youtu.be/V2H7lVmC2YM Mac Mini (Amazon) http://geni.us/A3gt iMac: http://geni.us/sRah9 Mac Pro (Amazon) http://geni.us/NAK2t Apple Refurbished Macs: http://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/mac Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Snapchat: @andyslye Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Mac Mini starts at $499, $699, $999 Dual-core i5 processor, configurable to dual-core i7 500GB HD, 1TB fusion drive, or 256/512/1TB SSD on highest model 4GB RAM configurable to 16GB Decent amount of ports Built in wifi Last update October 2014 so new version should be coming soon. Can’t replace RAM; unless you get older 2012 version from Apple Refurbished. The Mac Mini is the entry-level Mac desktop. It’s the cheapest and most suitable for people on a tight budget who already own a monitor, keyboard, mouse. It doesn’t come with any accessories. I own a Mac Mini and it’s worked out great for me. Powerful and fast for such a compact machine. I highly recommend getting a fusion or SSD. Avoid 5400 RPM hard drives. iMac Starts at $1099 for non-Retina (still full 1080p HD display) Cheapest Retina starts at $1499 for 21.5” (4K) Cheapest 27” Retina is $1799 (5K) Ultra thin; just updated October 2015 Apple’s all-in-one desktop and probably their most popular desktop model. It comes with Magic Mouse 2, Magic keyboard, and a lightning cable. Best for users who want a more powerful and simple setup than a Mini and who don’t already own an HD monitor. The all-in-one setup looks cleaner and less cluttered on a desk. Incredible Retina screens. Overall a beautiful computer/monitor combo. Mac Pro Starting at $2999 for Quad-core and $3999 for 6-core Intel Xeon processors At least 12GB RAM At least 256GB flash storage Apple’s top-of-the-line desktop. The most powerful and the most expensive. Recommended for power users - people who need the fastest and most powerful Mac computer who have a very large budget (can be configured to nearly $10,000). It has a unique design that may look weird to some people but is very sleek. Con: for the high price you don’t even get a keyboard/mouse :( Share! https://youtu.be/oKzSXSmsGeY Thanks for watching: Which Apple Desktop to Buy in 2015: Mac Mini vs iMac vs Mac Pro
Views: 99062 Andy Slye
Top 3 Reasons to Buy Apple AirPods!
 
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Apple AirPods Review: Top 3 Reasons to Buy! Buy AirPods: http://geni.us/Airpods Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl AirPods are Apple's new wireless Bluetooth earbuds, and they're not for everyone. In fact, after having them for a few days and using them for multiple hours on end, I've discovered who the AirPods are meant for so in this video I'll go over my top 3 reasons to buy the Apple AirPods. AirPods start at $159 so they’re not cheap. However they do have some cool features that may justify that price tag. In the box you'll see a magnetic carrying case that doubles as a charger which most other Bluetooth devices don’t offer. Inside the case are the AirPods. There’s a Lightning port at the bottom the case for charging via the included USB-A cable. Unique Features over Audio Quality If you're not an audiophile or obsessed with super high quality audio. AirPods are tiny, I don't expect people to think that these have superior audio quality Good sounding AAC audio but still not the best when it comes to pure audio quality for the price Similar audio quality to iPhone 7 EarPods (AirPod mids seem slightly clearer) Audio quality takes backseat to the main features AirPods have a processor inside called the W1 chip which makes it “smarter” than most Bluetooth headphones; Instant pairing just open the case near an iPhone with Bluetooth enabled and a window pops up asking to pair and gives battery percentages W1 chip makes AirPods more power efficient leading to long battery life; 5 hours on single charge (My first 2 hours used 35%). The case also has its own re-chargeable battery built-in. That means if the case is charged, you can insert your AirPods into the case and it will charge your AirPods. Apple says the case adds an extra 24 hours of use. W1 chip works with small infrared sensors in each AirPod that can detect when you’ve put them in your ears so music will automatically play when you put the AirPods in and music will automatically pause when you take one or both out. The chip also tells your iPhone if you’re only wearing one AirPod at a time. Each AirPod has a built in microphone Current Apple User You can actually pair AirPods with non-Apple devices with the button on the back of the case, but I wouldn’t buy AirPods unless I owned at least 2 of the following: iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 or later, Mac with MacOS Sierra or later, or Apple Watch with watchOS 3 or later. Fit is identical to the latest EarPods They fit me and it’s a comfortable fit. They don't seem to come loose even when running at full speed. Great for working out. Syncs across all your Apple devices through iCloud after initial pairing Minimalist as Possible This is where the AirPods are polarizing. They go full out minimalist. My current Bluetooth headphones are each under $50 so they're much cheaper than the AirPods and they have actual buttons for play, pause, and skip. AirPods are completely different. Obviously no cords which means no more messy tangled wires which makes it very simple to manage and a good enough reason in itself to get AirPods if you don’t currently own Bluetooth headphones. I hate wires. However this does mean that it will be easier to lose one of the AirPods since they aren’t connected to each other. If you lose one, Apple will sell you a replacement at a special discounted rate of $69 so try not to lose one. No buttons. This means you control everything through Siri which you can activate by double tapping near the top of the AirPods; I’m so used to tapping previous earbuds for the purpose of getting them to settle into my ears but with AirPods this double-tapping gesture activates Siri where you can tell it to lower your volume or play or pause the music and many other commands; Of course the double tap gesture can be customized in your Bluetooth settings or even turned off completely; I found that voicing commands through Siri works well for the times when I can actually get it to activate; Sometimes it takes many attempts because the AirPods don’t actually have a touch capacitive surface; The double-tapping is detected by the built-in accelerometers so it takes a little more force than with a normal touch surface which can become quite annoying if you’re constantly banging your ear drum (phrasing!). I still prefer to use the controls from my device. So if you want to go on full-on minimalist, the AirPods are a good choice. I honestly think $99 would be the perfect price for the AirPods. $159 is just a bit too high even with the included battery case and the new W1 chip, but if those 3 reasons I gave resonate with you then you should look into getting them. I'll leave a link in the description below. Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/tLrMKeyzDqI Thanks for watching my video: Apple AirPods Review! Top 3 Reasons to Buy
Views: 210158 Andy Slye
Model 3 Secret: What Tesla Isn't Telling Us
 
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Let’s talk about why the Tesla Model 3 is possibly the most mind blowing futuristic car. Watch my Tesla Model 3 review: https://youtu.be/47OFb8786ko Get FREE Supercharging credit when you order a Tesla with my referral link ➡️ http://geni.us/t3sla Based off this fan theory: https://teslamotorsclub.com/blog/2017/08/15/the-model-3-needed-new-ap-hardware-but-not-for-the-reason-everyone-thinks The last Model 3 event was probably the least climactic Tesla event. It was short, some parts were awkward & they didn’t focus much on the car. Why? The Model 3 event was The Anti-Sell. Tesla does not want you to buy a Model 3 yet. Tesla doesn’t want you to think Model 3 is its best car just because it’s their newest model, even though it has some newer technology compared to the Model S which is 2x the cost. Tesla doesn’t want to sell more Model 3’s right now. With 450,000+ preorders, Tesla has a backlog. They’d much rather sell a more expensive Model S or X because they can produce those immediately & make a profit. Model 3 has new Autopilot Hardware 2.5 & provides more power for future autonomous driving, including added computing & wiring redundancy which improves reliability. Starting around July 2017 all Tesla cars have HW 2.5, and Tesla said that any previous cars with HW 2.0 that somehow may not be capable of full self driving would get a free upgrade if the customer paid for FSD. Tesla still believes HW 2.0 is capable of self driving. Why introduce HW 2.5? The Tesla Network is Tesla’s future ride sharing platform. It’s like Uber & Lyft but instead of a human the car will drive itself, pick up passengers, and take them to their destinations. From Tesla Master Plan: "When true self-driving is approved by regulators, it will mean that you will be able to summon your Tesla from pretty much anywhere. Once it picks you up, you will be able to sleep, read or do anything else enroute to your destination. You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app & have it generate income for you while you’re at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting & at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost.” The secret? Model 3 is currently the only Tesla vehicle that is capable of joining the autonomous ride sharing network. The minimalist interior is a polarizing feature of Model 3. Some people are mad that almost everything in Model 3 is controlled by the 15” touch screen, from opening the glove box to climate control, it’s all software-based controls. Why? Because autonomous ride sharing. Since it's software controlled, everything is customizable and can be remembered based on who is using the car. Model 3 answers the two biggest concerns regarding autonomous ride-sharing: What if someone steals my valuables, and what if someone damages my car? The first is addressed with software-controls. You can restrict or grant access to anything. What about damage to your car? Model 3 has something in it that the S or X don’t currently have: an interior camera. It’s built into the rear view mirror and it can see who is in the car at any given time and monitor what’s happening inside the car. But with a new camera how will the car handle the new data processing? Remember the new Hardware 2.5 has added computing and wiring redundancy? There’s your answer. But there’s one more piece to the puzzle. Model 3 doesn’t come with a car key or even a key fob. It comes with an NFC key card to unlock and start the car. But this is just the backup entry method. The real entry method is a smartphone. With the Tesla app & Bluetooth LE, it sends an encrypted signal to Model 3 as your get near it so when you have your smartphone in your pocket and walk up to Model 3 it will unlock. But not only will it do that, it will also know exactly who is getting in the car and it will set the car settings based on who the person is. Let’s recap. Model 3 has new autopilot hardware, a new interior camera, is software controlled, and has automatic entry via a smartphone. This means Tesla Model 3 is not just another electric car built for the mass market. It’s not even about a car capable of driving itself. Model 3 is the first car ever to be designed for autonomous ride sharing. #Tesla is downplaying the significance of #Model3 for now, but there’s no denying that it may be the most technologically advanced car ever. From Elon himself: “There will be a shared autonomy fleet where you buy your car and you can choose to use that car exclusively. You can choose to have it used only by friends and family or other drivers who are rated five stars. You can choose to share it sometimes but not other times. That’s 100% what will occur. It’s just a question of when.” Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/vb25sZbsFtw #TeslaModel3
Views: 757488 Andy Slye
GarageMate Review: Open Garage with Phone!
 
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GarageMate Review: Best garage door opener? Buy on Amazon: http://geni.us/otaBzMP Website: http://bluemate.com Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/r-IEF_i2vtA Thanks for watching my video: GarageMate Review: How to Open Garage with Phone using Bluetooth Royalty-free music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/groovy-hip-hop
Views: 17977 Andy Slye
How a Tesla Model 3 Handles Winter!
 
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How my Tesla Model 3 handled its first ever winter weather conditions (subzero temperature, freezing rain, snow, sleet) Best Model 3 accessories on Amazon ➡️http://geni.us/tV1EvF Order a Tesla Model 3: http://geni.us/t3sla Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Share this video! https://youtu.be/UCUBRYusWnA Thanks for watching my video: How a Tesla Model 3 ACTUALLY Handles Winter
Views: 95596 Andy Slye
How to Backup iPhone, iPad, iPod with iTunes (PC & Mac)
 
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How to backup iPhone, iPad, iPod with iTunes (PC & Mac) iTunes Backup Info: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1766 Earn $$$ by using free apps ► http://abo.io/Andy Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl This video is going to show you how to backup your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your computer using iTunes. This works on a Mac and a Windows PC. Backing up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod is an easy task, but I get a lot of questions about it so I figured I'd do a video for you guys. There are 2 main ways to backup your iPhone (or whichever iOS device you have). One way is to go on your iPhone itself, and go to Settings, iCloud, Backup. As long as you're connected to a Wi-Fi network you can back up your iPhone to your iCloud account. The second way is what I do and what most people do, and that is to back up your iPhone to your computer using iTunes so I'm going to show you that today. First, open iTunes then connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable. Most likely it'll automatically backup your iPhone when you connect it so if you click on your iPhone in the devices list on the left hand side you can see when the most recent backup was on your computer. My iPhone automatically backs up whenever I connect it. If yours doesn't do that you can manually back it up by clicking the "Back Up Now" button or you can go up to File, Devices, Back Up. Either way they both backup your iPhone to your computer. If you want to view a list of recent backups just go to Preferences and go to Devices, and you can see all the backups that it has stored on your computer. If you want to see where these backups are stored on your computer just right-click and then choose Show in Finder if you're on a Mac or Show in Explorer if you're on a Windows PC. It will open up the folder where your iOS backups are stored. What is all included in the iPhone backup when it backs up to your computer? Well pretty much everything that is not in iTunes is backed up. Now what I mean by that is your music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, apps, and ringtones are already in iTunes so those don't get backed up to that backup folder. What does get backed up is your camera roll, your saved photos on your phone, your text messages, your iMessages, your contacts, your calendar, all your settings, app data, etc. All that data gets backed up during your iPhone backup. See the official iTunes backup details here. If you want to restore an iPhone, iPad, or iPod to one of your backups all you have to do is connect that iOS device to your computer, open iTunes, and once it's connected go to File, Devices, Restore from Backup. You can choose from your most recent backups to restore the device. So that's how to backup your iPhone, iPod, or iPad to your Mac or Windows computer! Twitter http://Twitter.com/MyTechMethods Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" & "MTA" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Share this video! http://youtu.be/XcB1q1wZk3U Thanks for watching: How to Backup iPhone, iPad, or iPod with iTunes (PC & Mac)
Views: 383306 Andy Slye
Nodus Access Case Review for iPhone 6
 
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Nodus Access review for iPhone 6/6+ Buy here: http://thenoduscollection.com/pages/the-access-case Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl The Nodus Access case is a sleek wallet case for the iPhone 6 and 6+, and it is super classy. As a not so manly guy this case really makes me feel more like a gentleman. I just need a cool British accent to go along with it. The outside of the case is made of full grain Italian leather, and the inside is made up of a soft micro fiber lining. The leather does feel like a premium material. It's smooth and shiny. The micro fiber interior also feels nice, and the case is pretty thin and flexible. On the inside it has one large slot so you can store some cash and a couple of cards, but you’re not going to fit much more than that as it is a pretty tight fit. But not only does it look appealing, it has a very useful feature that I haven't seen on any other case before. And this feature is the reason why I agreed to do a review of this case for Nodus. It’s the way the case stays on the iPhone. This case is equipped with micro suction technology. Yes, little tiny suction cups. The inside of the case has a thick strip of micro suction cups that has a sticky feel to it, and when the iPhone is pressed down onto the strip it gets suctioned on and stays put. It’s pretty amazing. The iPhone does not fall out. I’ve been using this case for over a week, and it hasn’t started coming off at all. On the inside of the flap there is a smaller suction pad that allows the flap to close onto the iPhone by suctioning onto the screen. Pretty cool, so you are able to remove and re-apply your iPhone, but it is a bit difficult to remove and it does take a little bit of force. But once it’s off it doesn’t leave any residue on the iPhone because there are no sticky materials involved, just tiny suction cups. Now, the protection of the case is not as good as some of the other hardcore cases, but it provides decent protection as long as the flap is closed and stuck to the iPhone. In that case it actually gives the iPhone full front and back protection when dropped but the top, bottom, and side of the iPhone are still slightly exposed so keep that in mind. The only downside about this case is it’s kind of awkward to actually talk on the iPhone with this case on it. The flap does peel back all the way, but it’s just kind of difficult to hold the iPhone up to your ear when you have to hold the flap back like that. Other than that, this is a super good looking case that I got a lot of compliments on. People noticed the aesthetics right away, and I definitely like having it on my iPhone 6. If you want to get this case for your iPhone, the link will be in the description below. So thank you for watching my review of the Nodus case for the iPhone 6, and thanks to Nodus for the opportunity to review this case. As always, keep having fun out there and I will talk to you later. Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/Q-i8PE20RjQ Thanks for watching my video: Nodus Access Case Review for iPhone 6
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13" MacBook Pro 2016 Unboxing! (Touch Bar & Touch ID)
 
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MacBook Pro 2016 13" Unboxing ft. Touch Bar & Touch ID Buy on Amazon: http://geni.us/MBP13 Top 5 Letdowns of 2016 MacBook Pro: http://youtu.be/rpUxCpU8BgQ Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Hey guys, it’s Andy. This is the 2016 MacBook Pro, the 13” Space Gray model with a 512GB SSD and 8GB of RAM, and this is the Touch Bar and Touch ID model so we’ll take a look at both of those in this video. This model I have cost right around $2,000 US. In the box we have the most important piece of equipment, the MacBook Pro itself. Not sure why I have to tell you that but hey I ain’t gonna lie to you. There’s not much else in the box, just the quick start guide, some Apple stickers, the power adapter with the USB-C port, and lastly the USB-C cable. The first thing I noticed was that the MacBook Pro automatically powered on when I opened the lid. Now I don’t know if that’s a new feature of MacBook Pros because my last MacBook Pro purchase was over 7 years ago, but I thought that was interesting. During the setup it asked me to place my finger on the Touch ID button and it works just like Touch ID on the iPhone and my fingerprint was registered in less than a minute. What’s weird though is that after a cold boot it did not let me sign on to the laptop with Touch ID. I had to enter my password which was strange because I thought we could use Touch ID to log in, not just unlock the MacBook Pro. It’s really thin and light, something that Apple is making a priority with most of their laptops recently. However I would still prefer performance over mobility when it comes to the Pro models any day of the week. It has 4 USB type C ports, 2 on the left side, and 2 on the right side along with, oh you guessed it, a headphone jack. Apple, where’s the courage? Some of the most notable new features are the new Trackpad which is hyyuge, and the good news is while I was typing, the Trackpad did not register the palms of my hands as clicks which is something I was concerned about but it seems to be a non-issue. Speaking of typing, this has the new 2nd generation butterfly keyboard and I never owned a 1st-gen butterfly keyboard like on the 12” MacBook but I love this 2nd gen keyboard. It feels great typing on it from the short time I’ve had it. I really enjoy it which is a nice surprise. Lastly, the thing you’ve been wanting to see the most, the new Touch Bar. This is an OLED touch bar across the top of the keyboard that replaces the old physical function keys but also integrates with whatever app you have open and gives you a more customized and better experience according to its maker. I called this a gimmick in my previous video after the announcement was made, and I’ll see for sure if it is a gimmick or if it’s actually useful in the coming weeks when I’ll be sharing my full review video so be sure to subscribe to see that. From my short time with it so far it seems pretty cool. I think it will definitely be the most useful in Final Cut Pro when I’m editing videos. I’ll find out soon. Until then, this has been a quick first look at the 2016 13” MacBook Pro. Thanks for watching, I’d love if you give this video a thumbs up, and I’ll see you in the next video. Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/Ep0LrZVvkf4 Thanks for watching my video: 2016 MacBook Pro 13" Unboxing!
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Cheapest iPhone Plan: Unlimited Everything for $30/Month!
 
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How to get the cheapest iPhone plan Blog post: http://mytechmethods.com/guides/cheapest-iphone-plan Get an unlocked iPhone: http://amzn.to/2ggEdRK $30/month plan: http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/other-prepaid-plans How does unlimited data, unlimited texts, and unlimited calling sound? How does $30 a month sound? How does contract-free and upgrading your phone anytime sound? This is the ultimate guide to the best and cheapest iPhone plan. I switched to this plan because it was too good to pass up. It's best for individuals with just one line. It's a prepaid plan from T-Mobile ($30/month for unlimited web, unlimited texts, and 100 calling minutes). You may be saying "Whoa Andy, hold up. 100 calling minutes is not enough!". Here's where my tech methods (yes I went there) comes into play. I will show you a few tricks you can do to avoid going over the 100 minute limit and basically get unlimited everything. Now I'll explain how you can get this plan for yourself. You'll need the following: T-Mobile iPhone (Contract-free) OR Unlocked GSM iPhone T-Mobile Prepaid Nano SIM Card Starter Kit Once you have your unlocked or contract-free T-Mobile iPhone and the T-Mobile SIM card starter kit, visit this page to start your online activation. Select the $30/month Unlimited Web & Text and 100 talk minutes plan during activation. You can choose to activate a new phone number or transfer your current number if you have one. If you choose to transfer an existing number, it may take up to 24 hours for the transfer to complete. My number transfer took less than 12 hours. Bingo! You now have the cheapest iPhone plan. Now what about that 100 talk minutes? Here are some tips to avoid going over that limit. To stay under the 100 talk minutes limit, you'll need to make most of your calls over WiFi or your cellular data connection. To do that you'll first need to: Sign up for a free Google Voice number Install the free Google Hangouts iPhone app Using the Hangouts iPhone app you can make calls to any phone number, and it will use your data connection (WiFi or 4G/LTE) to make the calls. It won't use any of your voice minutes. Another way to get around the limit is to use FaceTime Audio if you're calling another iPhone user. It operates in the same way as the Hangouts app in the sense that it uses your WiFi or cellular data connection to make the calls. Now you're all set up on the cheapest iPhone plan and basically getting unlimited everything! Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/LpMczJNOpsc Thanks for watching: Cheapest iPhone Plan Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
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HP Envy 34" Curved All-in-One Review! (2017)
 
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Is this the best Windows All-in-One PC in 2017? Check out my review of the HP Envy 34" Curved All-In-One! (34-b010) Best price on Amazon ➡️ http://amzn.to/2oQp7Wv This review of the HP 34" Envy Curved All-in-One is sponsored by HP but all my opinions are 100% my own just like all my other reviews. If you're watching then you're either generally intrigued by this being the world's widest curved all-in-one or you're actually in the market for an all-in-one desktop. If you're looking for the best alternative to an iMac, this may be your answer. The first thing you'll notice is the huge 34" curved display. It's an ultra-wide QHD LED-backlit micro-edge display with a screen resolution of 3440×1440 Watching movies and videos, especially ones that are shot in 21:9, is an immersive experience. The slight curve to the monitor along with the thin bezels, anti-glare matte finish and how wide the display is makes you feel like you're a part of what you're watching. I'm not a gamer, but playing games that don't require an extremely powerful PC is a blast on this 34" screen. On the other hand, I edit a lot of videos and that's where the HP Envy Curved all-on-one shines. The amount of screen space I have when editing videos is so convenient. It's a Technicolor Certified Display so the colors are vibrant and bright but still true to life. Since this is a larger display, it does not have as many pixels per inch as the Retina iMac so you are sacrificing pixel density for a larger screen, but the 34" curved display is one of the best features about this computer. If you're a multi-tasker like me who always has a YouTube video on while working and doing other things, you'll love how much space this display has. Just make sure your desk will be able to fit it. The HP Envy Curved All-in-One design really stood out to me. It's impressive how elegant yet simple it is. The display is connected to the base by a sturdy aluminum stand which allows you to tilt the display forward and backwards but not left/right or up/down. A nice touch is the embedded 720p HD webcam that you can pop out by pressing down on, then press down to pop it back in to keep it hidden. It's not 1080p full HD but it does have an infrared camera that's great for signing onto Windows using facial recognition. The base is where all the computing parts live as well as the sound bar. It has a quad-core 7th Gen Kabylake Core i7 processor with 16GB DDR4 RAM, AMD Radeon RX 460 with 4GB memory, and a 256GB solid state drive alongside a 1TB hard drive. It definitely has fast performance while still having ample storage space. It has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth and comes with Windows 10 pre-installed. Updating the BIOS/drivers will help reduce the fan noise when this computer is hard at work. With the old drivers the fans seem to make quite a bit of noise during intensive tasks like gaming and rendering HD videos. But with the fast bootup, quick app loading, managing multiple browser tabs with ease, the performance is snappy. On the back there are four USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI out, one HDMI in, display mode switch, Ethernet port, power in, and security slot. On the right there is a headphones jack, memory card reader, and Thunderbolt 3 port. There's a Qi wireless charging pad on the base if you have a compatible smartphone. The built-in sound bar made by Bang & Olufsen (known for their high quality audio products) is made up of quad front-facing speakers with two passive radiators so if you position yourself in the middle you'll get a brilliant sound experience. The speakers are rich and full but most of all they get super loud. A convenient bonus is the circular touch-dial on the base to quickly adjust the volume. My biggest pet peeve is the hefty power adapter. I love the fact that with an all-in-one there is only one cable coming out of the back, but the power adapter is massive and not easily hidden. The HP Envy Curved All-in-One comes with a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. The mouse is powered by included AA batteries and despite the thin plastic top, it feels good and decently solid. The keyboard is rechargeable and can be charged via the included USB cable. It's a condensed laptop-style keyboard so if you don't need a full size keyboard, it does the job well. If you want a well-designed Windows alternative to the iMac or a fast elegant all-in-one desktop for watching movies, listening to music, playing games, or doing productive work, the HP Envy Curved All-in-One is something to consider. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! https://youtu.be/LEZYCZFFAO4 Thanks for watching my video: HP Envy 34" Curved All-In-One Review 2017 Royalty free music: Deaf KEV - Invincible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X5mJ3HDYE
Views: 27946 Andy Slye
Chromecast Setup: How to Install & Use a Chromecast
 
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How to set up Chromecast tutorial demo NEW updated setup video ► https://youtu.be/_oXyPoohiKI Buy Chromecast: http://geni.us/lQBTY Blog post: http://mytechmethods.com/guides/ultimate-chromecast-setup-guide Chromecast is one of my favorite devices, and it's something that I think everybody should own. In this video I'm going to show you the Chromecast setup process and how to install and use a Chromecast. The Chromecast is a $30 device that lets you wirelessly stream anything from your web browser, most likely video, to your HDTV. First let’s go over what you need in order to use and set up your Chromecast. You’ll need an HDTV, a WiFi network, and a smartphone or computer. When you first open the box you’ll see a quick start guide on the inside cover, and you’ll see the Chromecast itself. The Chromecast is small, about the size of a thumb drive, and it has an HDMI connector on the end. The rest of the box includes a USB cable, an HDMI extender, and the power adapter. The first step is to plug the small end of the USB cable into the Chromecast. Next, connect your Chromecast to one of your TV’s HDMI ports. If your Chromecast cannot fit into the area near your HDMI port you’ll need to use the HDMI extender to give it a little more room to fit properly. Next step is to power the Chromecast. There are two different ways to do this: one is to use a USB port on your TV if it has one. If it does, just plug the USB cable into it and it will power the Chromecast. If your TV does not have a USB port, you’ll need to plug the USB cable into the power adapter and plug the power adapter into an outlet. So once your Chromecast is powered on and connected, next step is to change your TV's input or source to the HDMI port that your Chromecast is connected to. Once you’re on the correct HDMI input you’ll see a screen like this. Now to set up the Chromecast you can use a smartphone, tablet, or computer but I’ve found it works best with a smartphone so let’s do that but the process is the same on a computer. Open your web browser and go to Chromecast.com/setup, and that will open a page with a link to the App Store so click on that. The App Store will open the Chromecast app so click on Install. It is a free app. Wait for it to download and install then open the Chromecast app. Accept the terms. It’ll scan for Chromecasts. Click Set Up a New Chromecast. Go to your phone’s Wi-Fi settings and select your new Chromecast. Look for the same device name you're seeing on your TV screen. Select it and wait for it to connect. Once it’s connected, go back to the Chromecast app and it should say it found a new Chromecast. Hit Next and make sure your input source is showing the Chromecast so that you see the code on your TV screen then hit Next. Choose your country. Give your Chromecast a name. Tap choose WiFi network and select your WiFi network from the list then enter your WiFi password. The Chromecast will connect to your WiFi network, and when it’s done you’ll see that it has been set up successfully. You can cast from your smartphone, tablet, and computer as long as they are connected to your WiFi network. It works with many different apps and to see the full list you can visit http://Chromecast.com/apps. To start casting from your computer you’ll need Google Chrome http://Google.com/chrome. Once you have Chrome on your computer, open it and search Google for “Chromecast extension” and click the first result. Add the extension to Chrome. Once it has been added you’ll see the new Chromecast icon in the top right of your browser. That’s what you’ll click to cast to your TV. So for example to cast a YouTube video to your TV, while on the YouTube video watch page you can click the Chromecast icon in the bottom right of the video or click on the Chromecast icon in the top right of your browser and choose your Chromecast in the drop down menu. Once you do that it will start to play the YouTube video on your TV. This works with any browser window in Chrome, and it works with many more different websites. Now I’ll show you how it works on your smartphone or tablet. First make sure your phone or tablet is connected to your WiFi network. Then open a compatible app such as YouTube and now you’ll see a Chromecast icon in the app or on the video that’s playing. So tap on that icon and choose your Chromecast name and it will send the video straight to your TV. To stop casting just tap the Chromecast icon again and tap Disconnect. So that is how to set up and use your Google Chromecast! Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Google+ http://goo.gl/WHzrbV Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Website http://MyTechMethods.com Share this video! http://youtu.be/xKfNTeYN3yU Thanks for watching: Google Chromecast Setup Guide & Review Royalty-free music: "Blown Away" by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com
Views: 1890379 Andy Slye
Top 8 Must-Have Tesla Model 3 Accessories!
 
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These are the best Tesla Model 3 accessories from my experience so far! Links to all items on Amazon ➡️ http://geni.us/tV1EvF My favorite car wash & wax for the Model 3 is made by Aero Cosmetics. It was recommended to me by a fellow #Tesla owner and it works great on the Model 3. The kit comes with everything you need including microfiber towels. You can use it with or without water - just spray it on the car, wipe away the dirt, then buff for wax finish, and in 30 minutes I can have a clean & shiny Model 3. The Model 3 front end is a bug magnet.This Viking microfiber bug scrubber helps get the bugs off when washing the car. This one's great because it has a mesh microfiber design that's strong yet safe to use on the car's clear coat. Plus it's washable. CarGuys Super Cleaner is one of the best all-purpose cleaners & works great for the Model 3 interior. It can clean pretty much any surface except glass. You can use it on the dash, seats, steering wheel, middle console - almost anything inside the Model 3. It comes with its own microfiber towel which is nice. ToughPro all-weather floor mats for under $100 will come in handy if you have passengers riding in your car. The mats are cut perfectly for the Model 3 & fit nicely on top of the existing floor mats or you can use them on their own. They're low maintenance & easy to clean. Another must-have for keeping the interior clean is a cordless hand vacuum. This Black & Decker is very affordable so it's not going to be the most advanced hand vac, but it's good enough for most car cleanups. It's low cost, compact, rechargeable, and gets the job done. The Model 3 center console is extremely glossy & fingerprint/dust magnet. To fix this I got this awesome DIY matte black console wrap kit. The install took about 1 hour and was fairly easy but it did take some patience. Totally worth it though and I love the way it looks and feels now. As an owner of a fully electric vehicle you'll want to minimize battery usage and this foldable sunshade helps with that. It folds into a small circle & has a convenient holder for it so it's not taking up a lot of room in my Model 3. It works great for blocking the heat from the sun which helps avoid battery drain from the fan kicking on. The August Smart Home Lock lets you turn your existing door lock into a smart lock with Bluetooth capability. As you know with the Model 3, your smartphone is basically your key so to get rid of your keys altogether you'll want a smart home lock. The August is probably the most popular option for smart home door locks and this one has worked great for me. It has an app so you can lock & unlock your door via Bluetooth or with the optional bridge you can lock & unlock it from anywhere. The next 3 products are for Aero wheel Model 3 owners. If your Model 3 has the standard 18" wheels you definitely need to get the Tesla Aero wheel cap kit if you want your Model 3 to show off the nice looking rims underneath. Many people who own the Aero wheels don't even like the look of the Aero wheels and prefer the actual rims. I'm not that person, I actually love the Aero wheels and how they look. But it's nice to change it up every once in a while. But if you get that kit you'll also want this suction cup. It's only a few dollars on Amazon but it helps tremendously when removing the center cap from your wheel when you want to put the Aero wheels back on. Last but not least if you have the standard 18" wheels, at some point you'll probably experience curb rash and it's not fun. Even with the aero caps on it's possible to curb rash these wheels which I did within a few weeks of owning my #Model3. So you'll want to get this Dupli-color touch up paint. The color is called Dark Shadow Gray and it matches the rim color almost perfectly. It's not a complete 100% fix for curb rash but it does make it look way less noticeable just by putting some of it on. I hope curb rash never happens to you but if it does, this will help big time. Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Blog post http://mytechmethods.com/tesla/best-tesla-model-3-accessories/ Share this video! https://youtu.be/ovtGOb5Ml7g Thanks for watching: Top Must-Have Accessories for #TeslaModel3
Views: 135691 Andy Slye