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If you need something better for your daily note taking, there’s an app for that, and it’s toda more...

If you need something better for your daily note taking, there’s an app for that, and it’s today’s Data Doctors Tech Tip.

If you’re old school and still use lots of post-its, you likely have different colors for different activities. You write all your notes of the day on each individual post-it for each individual category, for each individual day of the month. (exhausted breath)

Sounds like a lotta work... but it’s pretty dang organized, isn’t? Well that’s what the powerful note-taking app ThingList does for you. You take notes, it organizes and categorizes it for you!

The categories are everyday activities. Movies you wanna watch. Books you wanna read. Food or Restaurants you wanna try. Ideas you may have had that day. People you met, places you wanna go, products you might wanna try... anything you need to remember, ThingList remembers it and categorizes it.

If you have an iPhone, a bunch of things floating in your head and two bucks to spend on an app, ThingList will instantly make capturing those random thoughts a snap!

I’m Brandon

And I’m Ken

Got Tech Questions?

We’ve got the answers at facebook.com/datadoctors.

http://getthinglist.com

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip Taking medication can be a bit of a hassle... es more...

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip

Taking medication can be a bit of a hassle... especially when you have more than one type of medication to take at different times of the day

If you or anyone in your family has a complicated pill taking schedule, there’s an app that could literally be a life saver... It’s called Mango Health and currently available on the iPhone.

This app not only alerts you when it’s time for medication based on a schedule YOU set, but it also gives you the info you need to prevent you from eating or drinking something that might negatively interact with your medication.

Or worse, taking medications that have negative interactions with EACH OTHER!

So. just install it. create your schedule. and Mango Health will do the rest. it’ll be nice not having to constantly set an alarm or guess what you can and can’t eat.

So if you’re like me and forget to take your memory pills, but never forget to grab your smartphone, the Mangohealth app may be just what the doctor ordered!

I’m Ken / Brandon.

And I’m Spanky.

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

http://www.mangohealth.com

A Better Map from Google Aired: 06/19/2013
It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip Alright, for years now Google Maps has been the more...

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip

Alright, for years now Google Maps has been the go-to place for directions.. but it’s been a while since we were wowed by anything new.

Get ready to experience it and to travel with it on a whole new level. Google rebuilt Google Maps as it says, from “the ground up.”

Remember wanting to travel somewhere and hopping back and forth between “Street Views” in Maps and “Google Earth” to get a good sense of something you wanted to include in your travel?

Google is kicking it up serveral notches with lots of new improvements that will make using the desktop version of Maps a lot more detailed than anything we can get on our smartphones.

Along with a lot more custimization of your searches, Google Earth and street views will all be on one screen for an amazing view of your destination.

You’ll also be able to view a restaurant, the best route to get there, reviews of the restaurant and the menu all in one place.

And as always, Google will be focusing on relevance to make smart recommendations tailored to how you are using their mapping data.. The more you use it, the more you’ll find yourself discovering new and exciting places that you never knew existed!

It’s slowly being rolled out by invitation only, so if you want to get on the list, just go to Google Maps on your computer and click the blue Find out how’ button on the left column!
I’m Ken

And I’m / Brandon.

We’ve love teaching others about technology

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http://maps.google.com

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip If you’re like most consumers, your wallet has b more...

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip

If you’re like most consumers, your wallet has become a bulging behemoth! Credit cards, debit cards, membership cards, loyalty cards, insurance cards and the worst part is, you rarely use any of them.

If you’re ready to lighten the load, take a look at the Lemon Wallet app! It’s a quick way to securely store digital copies of all your cards right on your smartphone.

Getting started is a snap, because it uses your camera to scan the cards, asks you to verify all the info and then adds it to your secured account.

Lemon Wallet’s scanning capabilities extends to your paper receipts as well, so you can keep them digitized and organized...great for you road warriors with expense accounts!

Most people are frightened of having id and credit card info stored on their smartphones, but if you think about it, it’s actually a lot more secure than your wallet!

If you want to extend the services to include balance and transaction info of your bank cards and a time saving lost wallet service, its only 5 bucks per month!

The app itself is free and works on iPhone, Android and Windows Phones, so what are you waiting for???

I’m Ken

And I’m Brandon

If you’ve got a tech question, we’ve got your answer!

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

http://lemon.com

Preparing for the Worst Aired: 06/17/2013
It’s time for another Data Doctors Business to Business Tech Tip You know the old quote, “Ho more...

It’s time for another Data Doctors Business to Business Tech Tip

You know the old quote, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”? Well, when it comes to your business, you know that mantra all too well.

Which is why you need to make sure you review your Digital Disaster Recovery Plan at least once a year.

For some of you, it might be “create” a disaster recovery plan.

So how do you get started? Simple, start by asking yourself what would happen if one of the most likely disasters were to hit your business:

Fire, Flood, Theft, Virus infection, human error, sabatoge, equipment failure or a major data breach.

The process for recovering from each of these scenarios is quite different and likely require different recovery processes.

Most businesses do a great job of creating a backup process, but don’t put a lot of effort into the actual steps required for the restoration process. It’s like never having a fire drill in school and hoping everyone knows what to do when it happens!

The worst time to develop your disaster recovery procedures is during a crisis, so consider this a wake up call and get it on your schedule today!

I’m Ken

And I’m Brandon.

Need help with your disaster planning?

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

The New Flickr Aired: 06/14/2013
Take a picture... it’ll last longer... It’s time for another Data Doctors’ Tech Tip. If you more...

Take a picture... it’ll last longer... It’s time for another Data Doctors’ Tech Tip.

If you love digital photography as much as we do, a recent acquisition on the Internet is a welcome change to an old friend.

Yahoo! and Flickr are under the same umbrella now and the changes are significant.

Not only can you now share your images in full resolution, you get1 terabyte of storage with their free accounts. That’s enough space for over half a million pictures!

They’ve also updated their mobile apps so that you can easily upload those awesome images from anywhere you happen to be. Shoot, edit, add geo-tags and filters right from the app and then upload the picture in its full glory of pixels!

If you are already a Flickr Pro customer, you now get unlimited storage nd the ability to check viewer statistics on each photo and video you post. Real analytics that tell you what your audiences really likes!

If you’ve never looked at Flickr before, you’d be crazy not to check it out now! Just go to F L I C K R .com (they couldn’t afford the E) to get started

I’m Ken.

And I’m Brandon

Got a digital photography question?

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors

http://flickr.com

The Joy Of Google Calendar Aired: 06/13/2013
It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip. With everything going on in your life it’s toug more...

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

With everything going on in your life it’s tough to remember it all... the events, the meetings, even leisure time... schedule it... ALL of it... with the Google Calendar.

Keep everything in one place AND share it with your family, friends, and even co-workers... though, depending on what’s in your schedule you might want to be careful with that last one.

You also don’t have to wait to schedule or view your Calendar. The Google calendar has two-way syncing to your phone’s already built-in calendar so you can view, update, schedule and share while you’re on the go - putting YOU in charge of YOUR time.

Speaking of being on the go... ever get caught up in the middle of a project or task and forget that you had lunch with a friend? Use Google Calendar’s reminders to keep you on track and on time. Get a reminder email or text from Google, and never miss an appointment.

There’s no way it gets better, right? It does. Sync with the Calendar of your choice - Microsoft Outlook, your Apple iCal, whatever you want... you don’t even need internet access to view your Google Calendar while you’re on the go!

So go out and buy Google Calendar today... oh wait... you can’t... it’s completely FREE!

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-calendar/ejjicmeblgpmajnghnpcppodonldlgfn?hl=en

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip. Last week we told you about Adobe's new subscri more...

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

Last week we told you about Adobe's new subscription model for their popular software like Photoshop.

But if you don't need the tools very often, you probably have no interest in paying $50 a month.

And buying even an older version can cost hundreds of dollars, so how about a light-weight option that's free!

Pixlr is a full featured photo editor that works right in your web browser, no download, no wait and no money!

It’s got lots of the same tools and functionality as Photoshop, so you’ll feel right at home.

You can jump in and start using Pixlr in just a few seconds, and there's no registration required.

So, what are some of the tools that come with a free photo editor? Red eye reduction, spot healing, drawing tools, clone tools, sharpen and blur tools... and did we mention it’s free?

It even has filters that mimic HDR, glamor glow, tilt-shift, blurs, vignettes, and noise.

Of course you can control the all important Levels, Curves, Hue, Saturation, Brightness and Contrast.

If someone tosses you a PSD file from Photoshop, no sweat. It can open them too.

Sound interesting? Check it out at Pixlr.com that's P I X L R.com

I'm Ken

And I'm Brandon

Want to learn more?

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

http://pixlr.com

It’s time for Data Doctors Warning Tech Tip. It's happening again...the Microsoft tech suppo more...

It’s time for Data Doctors Warning Tech Tip.

It's happening again...the Microsoft tech support scammers are dialing for dollars and you could be next.

It starts with a very scary phone call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft that proclaims that they have detected an infection in your computer.

If you stay on long enough, they will tell you that they can prove you have a problem if you run a few tests on your own.

They walk you through what appears to be a technical process and ask you if certain things show up on your screen.

These certain things that are built into all Windows computer will always appear, but if you aren't technical, you won't know this.

If you bite on the bait, the next thing you know, they are walking you through the steps that allow them to remotely access your computer.

Not only are you risking malicious activity from an untrusted source, you will be asked for a credit card number so they can properly fix your computer.

The simple fact is that Microsoft or any other legitimate company would never call you out of the blue to tell you that you’re infected.

The good news is that avoiding this scam is pretty simple. Remote service is completely legitimate and completely safe but only when YOU initiate the request for help.

So if you ever get this friendly call that’s offering to help you from out of the blue, you now know what to do: Hang Up On Them!

I’m Ken

And I’m Brandon

We’ve got more details on how to sniff out this scam at Facebook.com/DataDoctors

http://www.datadoctors.com/help/question/21891-How-to-Sniff-Out-the-Microsoft-Phone-Call-Scam

We’ve told you for years why Gmail is our favorite web-based mail service, but how can you use more...

We’ve told you for years why Gmail is our favorite web-based mail service, but how can you use a web service when you have no Internet connection?

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

If you use Gmail, you’ll know why we’re such big fans: great management tools and great spam filters.

But, sometimes you don’t have an Internet connection, but still need to answer those emails or check through a bunch of unread messages.

That’s where Gmail Offline comes in.

Gmail Offline is an app that allows you to access and work with your account, even when you’re not connected to the internet.

You can even respond to emails and search your archives, but how is that possible?

After you do a quick install of the Chrome plugin, Gmail Offline will automatically synchronize messages anytime an Internet connection is available and Google’s Chrome browser has been opened.

More than just an offline app, the user interface is much like the tablet version of the app. It’s extremely fast and focuses on the one thing you need, your email and contacts.

To use Gmail Offline, simply sign into your Gmail account, open a new tab in Chrome and click on the blue envelop icon. You’re now up and running!

And it’s not just for Gmail either; checkout the offline capabilities of Google Calendar and Google Docs as well!

So now, the next time you fly cross country, you don’t have to buy that expensive in-flight internet service to be productive!

I’m Ken

And I’m Brandon

We’ve got this and a lot more tips waiting for you

All you have to do is connect with us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gmail-offline/ejidjjhkpiempkbhmpbfngldlkglhimk/details?hl=en

Are you a Tabaholic? Aired: 06/07/2013
Have you noticed that surfing the web seems to be a lot slower than it used to be? You may be more...

Have you noticed that surfing the web seems to be a lot slower than it used to be? You may be a tabaholic!
It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.
One of greatest features of today's web browsers is the ability to open separate websites in separate tabs.
You know, no more need to hit the back and forward buttons, just click on the open tabes but this awesome feature can also be the piano on your computer's back.
Each tab you open eats up a chunk of memory as if it were another stand-alone browser…the more tabs you open, the more memory you chew up.

Today's nugget of knowledge can help improve your computers performance instantly and that is…keep the tabs to a minimum!

Even programs that have nothing to do with the Internet get punished when you overload your browser, because the working memory (better known as RAM) is shared by everything you run.

If you can’t seem to control your tab appetite, you might want to checkout a cool little add-on for Google’s Chrome browser called OneTab.

It takes 5 seconds to install and using it is just about as simple. The next time you notice you’ve gotten out of control with tabs, just click the OneTab icon and whamo! the tabs are consolidated as a list on a single page.

OneTab will instantly clear a ton of memory from all those idle tabs that’re open, but allow you to easily reopen the tabs when you need them.

It’s free and available at one-tab.com, that’s O N E – T A B .com

For more details on this cool tool, check in with us on Facebook

That’s facebook.com/datadoctors

http://www.one-tab.com

Cloud, cloud, cloud…it’s about all you hear these days. And of course lots of cloud controvers more...

Cloud, cloud, cloud…it’s about all you hear these days. And of course lots of cloud controversies!

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

Recently the folks at Adobe made a radical change in how they offer their extremely popular creative programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom.

Instead of plunking down money and getting a disk with a license for each of the products they sell, they are going to a pure subscription model for virtually everything they sell.

For $50 a month, you have the ability to install over 30 of their programs and use them on two different computers, as long as it isn’t at the same time.

Now that sounds like a lot of money, especially if you only use one of the products, but if you use a couple different products or would like to use more of their really expensive stuff, this could be a really great deal.

Adobe is trying to transition its business model to reflect the changes in the computing world and fight one of their biggest problems: piracy!

Because their software has always been so expensive, it’s always had a problem with people trying to find a way around paying for it.

If you’re happy with an older version of their software, you don’t have to do anything, but if you want the new stuff going forward, you gotta become a subscriber!

Adobe wasn’t the first to go this route and they won’t be the last, so expect to see more software companies make this announcement throughout the year!

Want to learn more about this change?

Connect with us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html

There are shopping apps for nearly every store these days, from big box to mom and pops... but more...

There are shopping apps for nearly every store these days, from big box to mom and pops... but now theres an app that aims to be the ONLY one you’ll need.

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

When it’s time to shop, lots of us go right to our smartphones. Ordering items on a mobile device however, isn’t always an easy process.

Many of us research extensively online for the best price they can find, then go buy the item from another place and pay for it using an app or a credit card, that’s a bunch of steps just to buy a pair of undies.

There’s an app called Clutch that hopes to eliminate the need for multiple shopping apps, and give you one app that takes care of everything you need to complete a purchase.

The Clutch app is available for both iPhone and Android and it works pretty much like any other online retailer.

The app has a Shopping Feed where users can “window shop” for items on sale, and its recommendation engine highlights items it thinks you’ll really like.

Shoppers can create a collection of items they're interested in, as well as follow the collections of their friends.

Once you find something you like, Clutch has a built-in price comparer to help you find the best price.

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

http://mashable.com/2013/05/09/clutch/

3D Printers Have Arrived Aired: 06/04/2013
We feel like visionaries. We have to gloat! Now our prediction is reality. It’s time for ano more...

We feel like visionaries. We have to gloat! Now our prediction is reality.

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

OK, we knew that this was one of the biggest things at CES and we told you about them here 3D printers.

Staples will begin selling 3D printers in select stores and online at the end of this month... That was easy!

We told you about all the great uses for these amazing printers, in case you forgot, lets recap.

You can create replacement parts, tools, toys, puzzles, even the highly debated handgun.

Until now 3D printers have been out of the price range for most of us, but now they are coming down in price, and showing up on the shelves.

Staples is rolling out Cube 3D printers... these suckers are just under $1,300 bucks, still not cheap enough to make juniors Christmas list, but it’s a far cry from the $25k price tag not too long ago.

Doesn’t matter if you're a Mac or Windows user. The Cube 3D Printer works with both and includes lots of templates.

Staples is one of the first retailers to offer a 3D printers, and you can expect the prices to drop into the hundred of dollars in under a year.

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

http://www.zdnet.com/cube-3d-printer-goes-retail-at-staples-for-1299-7000014876/

Have you ever forgotten your password? Of course you have. We all have. It’s time for anothe more...

Have you ever forgotten your password? Of course you have. We all have.

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

The next time you're locked of your Facebook account, one of your friends can loan you the key.

Facebook recently launched a security feature called "Trusted Contacts" as an optional way for people to recover their passwords with the help of their closest friends.

With Trusted Contacts, you can pick three to five friends you trust to help you get back into your account the next time you're having trouble logging in.

If you do get locked out, the social network will send security codes to the friends on your list. Those friends can then pass along those codes to you.

You'll need a total of three security codes to recover your account, so no one single friend holds the key to your Facebook account. If you only have one friend, you’d better make some more.

Now you don’t have to worry about remembering the answer to your security question or filling out long web forms to prove who you are, you’ve got trusted friends for that.

You can choose your Trusted Contacts in the security settings section of your Facebook account. Your friends will then receive notifications that they've been entrusted with your Facebook security.

Remember it’s important to only pick friends who you'd trust with a spare key to your house.

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57582549-93/facebook-puts-account-security-in-the-hands-of-your-friends/

How To Go Almost Paperless Aired: 05/31/2013
Are you storing half a forest of paper in your filing cabinet at home? Perhaps you've been thin more...

Are you storing half a forest of paper in your filing cabinet at home? Perhaps you've been thinking about how to tackle those piles of papers.

Many of us are trying to eliminate paper in our lives, but it’s a daunting task if you’ve ever opened your filing cabinet. So, how and where do you begin?

First... Sort and sift with a vengeance! That mountain of paper includes old manuals from your VCR, tax documents from 20 years ago, and old credit card receipts and pay stubs from a job you don’t do anymore. Why are you keeping it?

Step Two... Shred and Recycle it! Lots of important docs are online, so the need to have all these copies is a waste. Build a recycle pile.

Step Three... If it’s not online... scan it! Group important papers together and scan them.

Step Four... Stop killing trees! Your bank and almost every company you deal with offers the paperless option. Click it, and stop collecting piles of kindling.

Step Five... (this is the last one) If you’re a business user, you can get a service like Earth Class Mail. They’ll virtualize your snail mail, by scanning everything that normally piles up on your desk.

No more paper… No more paper cuts!

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2036838/five-easy-steps-to-going-almost-paperless.html

What Is Email Bankruptcy Aired: 05/30/2013
Once in awhile, we all get behind. Some of us get so far behind that we need a fresh start. more...

Once in awhile, we all get behind. Some of us get so far behind that we need a fresh start.

While it's hard enough to stay on top of the plethora of emails you get every day, if you fall a couple of days behind, it can be nearly impossible to catch up. You could have hundreds of messages in your inbox that haven't even been read.

If you’ve become submerged under a pile of email in your inbox, the only way out may be to declare email bankruptcy. That means deleting everything in your inbox. Just like financial bankruptcy, email bankruptcy involves writing off the losses and starting over.

The most tactful way of declaring email bankruptcy is to send a message to people you care about explaining that you have filed email bankruptcy and they need to resend any message they are waiting on a response from.

If you do this in a group message, make sure you put all the addresses in the BCC section, that’s Blind Carbon Copy so you don't expose all those email adresses.

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

Everyone wants free Internet service, but $20 bucks a month ain't too bad either. It’s time more...

Everyone wants free Internet service, but $20 bucks a month ain't too bad either.

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

FreedomPop is now available nationwide, and their offering is unique.

They’re goal is to provide fast, wireless internet, anytime, anywhere, for FREE!

When you sign up for FreedomPop’s wireless internet service, you get 500 megabytes of data for free!

You can also sign up for their 2 gigabytes service for just $20 bucks a month. That’s cheaper than most smartphone data plans, plus you can use it with any device.

Now that level of service is great for an average, casual user. Not for you hard core music streamers and YouTubers.

The Premiere service gives you 4 gigabytes for under $30 bucks. That’s 1/2 the price of AT&T or Verizon.

They’ve formed wholesale partnerships with companies that provide 4G Wimax and 4G LTE mobile broadband. These networks deliver high speed Internet and keep you mobile.

If you’re a check email, look at Facebook and do your banking kind of person, FreedomPop could replace your Cable or DSL at home.

The hotspot device will set you back $30, you can use it at home or take it with you and there are no contracts. You can cancel it anytime.

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors

http://www.freedompop.com/

Lather Rinse Reboot Aired: 05/28/2013
How many times does this happen in your home? You hear... “Honey, I can’t connect” or “sweethea more...

How many times does this happen in your home? You hear... “Honey, I can’t connect” or “sweetheart, my email’s not working” or my FAVORITE... “I can’t connect to Facebook”.

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

When you have nagging issues with your technology, whether your desktop, laptop computer, smartphone or tablet, instead of struggling with “how do I fix this?” remember what the shampoo bottle says.

Lather, Rinse, Reboot! OK, it’s really lather, rinse, repeat, but Lather, Rinse, Reboot, makes it easy to remember.

If the email program on your smartphone is stuck, or you can’t seem to find your WiFi connection even though it says you should be connected... Lather, Rinse, Reboot!

If your laptop is running like molasses, or if the spreadsheet you’re trying to edit isn’t adding up... Lather, Rinse, Reboot!

When your desktop PC can’t seem to connect to your favorite websites or the screen goes to sleep randomly... Lather, Rinse, Reboot! You starting to smell a pattern here?

In all computing devices, resources get used. The longer it’s on, the more you do with it, the more resources get sucked up.

When you kill an app or resource, it gives up most of its memory usage, but a fraction remains and over time, your resources run dry.

So the next time your laptop acts lousy, your desktop is declining, or your tablet it tardy, before you call your IT guy remember this first.

Lather, Rinse, Reboot!

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors

Tech To Know If Fido Is Fit Aired: 05/24/2013
Is your puppy porky? It your fido fat? If your dog makes a better rug than running part more...

Is your puppy porky?

It your fido fat?

If your dog makes a better rug than running partner, you might want to listen to this Data Doctors Tech Tip.

Do you sit and wonder if your dog sits around too much? A new device for your dog called FitBark can let you know if he’s lazy.

The device keeps track of how active your dog is, and then gives you something called a daily BarkScore.

Until now there have only been fitness options for humans — RunKeeper, NikeFuel, FitBit but nothing for our four legged friends.

Through a small device on your dog's collar, FitBark can let you know how your dog is doing at any given moment.

If you’re out of town, you can see exactly when the dog sitter took your furry friend for a walk, and even how long the walk was.

If fido feels under the weather, you can give your vet exact details about your dog’s activity over the past few days, including how long your pooch has been sleeping.

The BarkScore lets you quickly see how much activity your pooch has gotten during the day, and they need a little more. That should keep his tail wagging!

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is bark at us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip. Many of us hold on to our cars these days. They more...

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

Many of us hold on to our cars these days. They run longer, the don’t break down as often and we know everything about them.

The problem is, our technology has evolved, but your car hasn’t. So how can you connect today’s smartphones to yesterdays cars?

The Smartini BT, may be just the tech you need to pimp out your old ride.

The Smartmini plugs into a 12-volt power port in your car. They used to be called cigarette lighters for you old timers.

The device does 2 things... it talks to your phone or tablet via bluetooth, and transmits the signal to your FM radio.

Now, if you’re wanting to hear your music, the Smartmini is able to make a wireless, one way connection by broadcasting to an open frequency on the FM radio, you just tune in to listen. Like you do right here!
?The best way to get a clear signal is the let the Smartini do it for you.

You don’t need a bluetooth device to play your tunes, there's also a standard input jack. The Smartini BT even has an output for cars that have a mini jack.

On the other side, you'll find a powered USB port. It’s able to charge a smartphone, but not your tablets. As an added bonus, the device also features a Bluetooth 2.1 connection which adds hands-free calling.

We’ve got the answers to your technology questions.

All you have to do is ask us at facebook.com/datadoctors.

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