5 Android Apps All Drivers Should Know About

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Smartphones can be quite distracting while driving. The issue comes from the multitude of Android apps that are useful for drivers but are not optimized to be safe to use while driving. The icons are small, the text is hard to read and there is too much on the screen. Luckily, there are a few Android apps descargaraplicaciones.pro that were designed to make things easier, practical, and safer for drivers. It is difficult to tell which is the best Android app for driving but there is a handful that stands out. These apps are a must for all drivers that get into the habit of using their smartphones a lot while driving.

Android Apps All Drivers Should Know About

Google Assistant

Google Assistant is free and while it may not be specifically designed for driving, it can work quite well. What makes it so useful is the fact that it can understand voice commands. The app has speech recognition that can be used to find Google Maps directions, play music, respond to messages, and many more. It does not change the way apps work but it is a great option for the ones that need to interact with their phone while driving but without using their hands.

Google Maps/Waze

Google Maps and Waze are the same things. They are both owned by Google and have the same features. The main difference is their interface and some design choices. While these two apps do not cover all the needs of a driver, they make navigation quite easy. These two apps have the biggest market share in terms of usage in the navigation category.

Navigation and GPS are not the only useful features of these two. Both support integration with different third-party apps such as Spotify to make it easier to switch songs and browse playlists without switching between apps. Also, Google Maps has one small advantage as it allows for offline maps. Maps can be downloaded so that navigation works even when there is no mobile network coverage.

Drivemode

Drivemode is a paid app but it also has a free version with ads. What makes it a better choice is the fact that on its own it does not do much. What it does is to work as a full-screen dashboard with large buttons and integration with plenty of third-party apps.

What Drivemode does well is to work with vocal commands. It works a bit better than Google Assistant. It also has very large buttons for apps such as Waze, Google Maps, Spotify, the weather, and so on. It supports hands-free messaging, voice calls, and many more.

Car Dashboard

Car Dashboard is a mix between Drivemode and Android Auto. It is also a paid app and has plenty of useful features. The app will prove useful the most to users that do not have a modern car that supports Android Auto.

The app itself is very simple in terms of concept. It takes the entire screen and fills it with very large icons to use things such as contacts, music, navigation data, speed, messaging apps, and many more. It also supports voice commands that work very well. It allows the driver to take calls without touching the phone. It can also read out loud different types of notifications and messages or …

HostGator Review

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For being in the industry for many years, we can conclude that HostGator is one of the oldest web hosting canada providers that still operates until now. Even though they are the oldest, they still make a lot of improvements. One of the improvements they made is their uptime that increased for up to 99.98 percent.

HostGator Review

HostGator offers different basic shared hosting mexico plans with an SSL certificate and domain for free, unlimited bandwidth, and unmetered storage. Another great thing about them is that they are composed of excellent customer teams with knowledgeable and highly-educated professionals. They answer your questions immediately through a live chat.

One of the drawbacks we noticed on HostGator is that they have a quite slow page loading time with an average speed of 1191ms. Additional features, such as security and backups, are not free. You need to pay an additional cost to avail of it.

The Pros and Cons of HostGator

HostGator isn’t perfect. Just like a machine, it also has some minimal defects that you need to know. In this section, you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of working with the HostGator web hosting españa company.

So, without any more ado, let’s get into it.

Pros

Good Support

As we mentioned earlier, HostGator stands out when it comes to customer support. They have the best and highly professional customer support teams that reach out with the customers through live chat, email, and phone calls. But, if you want to answer your questions regarding their services quickly, consider connecting with them through live chat.

To try their customer support, we asked them with different questions about a topic and jumped into another topic. We are surprised that they did not get pissed. They treat us with a high level of professionalism. With that, we can conclude that their staffs are friendly, well-trained, and knowledgeable about their work.

Stable and Strong Uptime

For the past year, HostGator’s uptime had improved for up to 99.98 percent. They maintain a strong and stable uptime of 99.98 percent to 100 percent uptime for the past months. They are confident with their current uptime and promise to maintain or improve it in the future. According to them, they are ready to give their customers a month credit if their uptime dropped to 99.90 percent or below.

45-Day Money-Back Guarantee

HostGator’s confidence amazed us. Apart from a typical 30-day refund policy that is being followed by most of the web hosting providers out there, HostGator added two weeks, enabling you to have 45-days to decide whether or not their services worth your penny.

User-Friendly and Beginner-Friendly

HostGator is a good web hosting provider that is good for beginner webmasters and bloggers. When you visit their site, it is packed with thorough tutorials that will give you a glimpse of their services and how the site works.

Aside from that, they also provide additional features that are very useful for the starters who want to build a site without the need to hire other individuals for managing, building, and designing.

Cons

Slow Page Speed

For the past few years of working with HostGator, we did not experience any issues maintaining the high-performance of our website. One of the problems we noticed is that they have a slow page speed. …

Bloody News Sells Best

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A horrible accident on the highway where bodies are sprawled out on the roadside ties up traffic for miles. It is not because the road is blocked but only because drivers want to slow down and take a peek. Most drivers find the gruesome scene entertaining and would love to park their car and get a better look at the blood trickling out of the crushed bodies but the traffic police forces them to move on. It is no different when a person passes a newsstand and sees a headline describing mass murder or mayhem. They stop and purchase the newspaper and are then entertained by the blood curdling photos and stories. The events in Gaza where civilians and children are being killed while mothers are weeping is so entertaining to the lovers of grief and death that the media is now harvesting a fortune by displaying it to the public. It is wrong to label MSM as being biased because they focus on the dark side of life. They are only in the entertainment business giving the public what it enjoys most and that is a clear view of death and destruction.

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Be Careful when You Watch the News

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In the course of a 24-hour news cycle, the consumer is bombarded with breaking news flashes. As media outlets compete for ratings with early reporting and provocative coverage, stories which leave first impressions are not frequently fully explored in subsequent rotation. Unfortunately, this ratings-centric approach may drive public opinion in unintended directions.

As the issue du jour has swirled around airport security in all its guises since the Christmas underwear bomber was thwarted by a faulty fuse and suspicious travelers on his way to Detroit, lapses in vigilance at any transportational hub have been ghoulishly pounced upon as sensation outweighs solid reporting. Media outlets have leapt forward with various videos depicting lax and incompetent procedure in several airports. Unfortunately, at least two of these incidents were not fully researched or explained in counterpart script paired with the clips aired.

Recently, MSNBC covered a story involving a commuter who, having missed his connecting flight in Pensacola, opted to sleep in the terminal while waiting for the next available. He was videotaped doing just that several times over the night hours, when Pensacola, a small limited service facility was ostensibly closed.

As the Pensacola event was described as a major failing of Homeland Security or TSA or some combination of agencies tasked with the safety of air travel in the US, the actual truth is somewhat more mundane. It may even be classified as boring and commonplace. In a clarifying and elucidating interview with a Pensacola official on MSNBC sometime one afternoon, it became evident that the reporting was skewed.

It turns out that the Florida airport actually was closed at the time of the videotaping and was under the watch of a contracted security outfit, which regrettably missed the presence of the waylaid international traveler in the locked terminal. Of course, the passenger was entirely unaware that Pensacola is so small that it offers no services at night. He meant no harm, certainly took no action that would have raised alarm, and probably feels a bit of embarrassment at being at the center of an outcry such as the one taken up against TSA and its ilk.

Granted, the thought that this man went without detection is bizarre. There is no explanation for the oversight except that nothing, absolutely nothing, that transpired in this incident was worthy of a raised eyebrow. A sleeping straggler is not inclined to bring doom upon anyone in a deserted airport. Except perhaps he'll bring on the media sensationalists in crusade against the failure of security.

This has been nothing more than a case of hysterical exaggeration, as well as shoddy reporting lacking rational objectivity. Unfortunately, this curious overrepresentation of apocalyptic air travel protection doom is not the only incident. There is another clip blared out incessantly over the past week or so that depicts a man taking advantage of the absence of the assigned TSA officer from his post to jump the dividing rope. He proceeds to embrace his girlfriend.

In what respect is this action particularly menacing. Are we threatened by the regrettably ill-advised actions in pursuit of a human demonstration of affection? Are these types of incidents unusual or shocking when considered from the perspective that we are human? Would the media avoid the bloviation!

Both news items are alarming. Each is capable …

New York Newspapers and Information Outlets for Sports Fans

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In the New York area, there are several great newspapers for sports fans. The New York City area has 3 major newspapers: NY Times, NY Post, and Daily News.

New York Times is a world famous newspaper and its sports section is huge, especially its Sunday news section. The NY Times newspaper has a high level of journalism writing and its staff is quite large. Not only does the NY Times cover local sports, but it usually covers national and sometimes international sports as well. The website for the NY Times sports section is: http://nytimes.com/pages/sports/index.html

The link for the New York Times pro football section is: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html

New York Post contains some great tabloid news and a lot of gossip but not necessarily correct factual news. I enjoy reading the NY Post for its great headlines that are witty, funny and creative. The website for the NY Post newspaper is: http://www.nypost.com/sports/sports.htm

The New York Post does have an exact link to a special sports section featuring the New York Giants which is: http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants/giants.htm
The top Post reporters are Peter Vescey and Steve Serbey who cover the Giants football team.

Daily News newspaper was rated by New York City sports fans as having the best sports section. They have great columnists including Mike Lupica who appears frequently on the show, "The Sports Reporters" on ESPN. There is another show on ESPN called "Daily News Live" in which sports reporters from the Daily News discuss New York sports and national sports on a live television show. The website link for the newspaper is: http://nydailynews.com/sports/index.html

The Daily News also has a special football section: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/index.html

As far as New York Sports coverage goes, the newspapers can very quite harsh on the Giants and other New York sports teams when they aren't playing well or after they suffer a big loss. However, when the Giants are doing well, there is no better newspaper that celebrates the success of the team.

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So Have You Heard the News About Trey Songz Kissing a 15-year-old Girl?

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According to BlackPlanetNews.com, Trey songz, who was performing at the Summer Jam, brought reportedly 15-year-old, Shamika, on stage and kissed her right in the mouth. Afterward, he decided to give her a face a shower by pouring water in her mouth like a over running tub.

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Newstead Abbey – Nottingham, England

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As your train leaves the platform you must step onto a paved road that seemed it seen better days. In one direction it leads to Newstead, a quaint village roughly ten miles from Nottingham and in the other Sherwood Forest. Station Avenue leads you through the forest to find the medieval Newstead Abbey. A splendid display of Gothic beauty, Newstead Abbey stands at the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, England. Founded as an Augustinian cloister in 1170 by Henry II, it grew in fame under the ownership of Lord George Gordon Byron in 1540. Newstead Abbey stands now as a romantic reminder of the dedicated lives that passed through it’s doors.

The distance is little over a mile and could be driven, but for the walk is much more enjoyable. It is a slow pace on level ground. As you travel the road you can witness time slowly drifting away with each landmark. At first structures hint of new life and growth, but the long fields and gnarled trees speak of another time. There are few homes along the way and a couple weathered farms. Then ever so cleverly you are led amongst the ancient trees on a path a bit darker and more worn than before.

Once you emerge the fields have been replaced by the Upper Lake and the first glimpses of your destination. Following the lake, you will find remnants of two scaled down forts. These were built by Lord Byron, who enjoyed pretending to have great naval battles on a miniature scale. As you continue on toward the Abbey your paved road molds into historic parkland. All together, the Abbey and grounds cover about 300 hundred acres with lakes, waterfalls, ponds, and magnificent gardens.

Newstead Abbey is available year round, but should you wish to see inside the house you will need to come between April and September. When you do visit, plan to make a day of it; possibly two. The gardens alone can take an entire day to to investigate. Take time to do a little research on Newstead Abbey’s history before you arrive. It will help you to understand Lord Byron’s eccentric ways and lead to finding hidden treasures placed all along the grounds. Keep an eye out for friendly peafowl and deer along your way, as they are very familiar with guests.

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How to Start Your Own Community Newspaper

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So, you have decided that your community needs a newspaper. Most often this decision came about due to public misconceptions and a lack of information that you were made aware of. This article will detail the steps that you need to take into account. It will show you how to start your own community newspaper so that the very first issue is complete and appears professional.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED;

Computer with a word processor
Large volume, high speed copy machine – (a small computer printer will be too expensive to use)
At least one ream of low grade paper
Two full black ink cartridges
One full color ink cartridge
Stapler and staples
Scissors
Glue stick
Advertisers
Digital camera

YOUR PUBLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE:
(Your first publication may not include each of the items listed here. However you will want to make note of the fact that future issues will include these items.)

  1.  A business of the month.
    You will generate more advertising by featuring a local business on the cover of each publication. It will encourage these businesses to support your efforts and can inform the public of services they may not have been aware of. Be sure that you do not exclude industrial businesses. They will often place employment advertisements in your publication or will donate funds for a small block of text and/or a logo, that credits them with their support.
  2.  An interview with the Mayor of your community.
    This will also be a monthly column.
  3.  Council news.
    You will need to attend the city council meetings. Take notes on the topics that arise and report them. You can also take advantage of the time before and after meetings to arrange personal interviews with each council member.
  4.  Attend any meetings of the local PTA and any other non-profit or volunteer organizations in your community. Take notes and report the events and topics of these meetings.
  5.  Ask your mayor to list for you any community projects that may exist. Make appointments with the people that run these projects for interviews. These can also lead to monthly informational columns. If for example your community has a nutrition center you may find that there is a menu that you can publish each month for your readers. Our example paper included this item and the local nutrition center’s business tripled in less than three months. Many farmers took advantage of the noon-time delivery of meals for their workers.
  6.  An about column. This column should detail the intentions of this publication. It should list details about the organization of the newspaper, who works on it, contact information, advertising rates and a disclaimer. Your disclaimer should clearly state that the opinions of the writers are not necessarily endorsed by the sponsor organization, the city/community or educational leaders.
  7.  An editors column. This column can carry any title of your choice. The topics covered are at the discretion of the editor. It can include personal observations, humor, experiences of the editor or issues that the editor, you, encounter on a daily basis.

This writer started a community newspaper in a farm community of less than 500 people. It included articles such as; My Embarrassing Moments, I Know It’s Monday When…, (this article commented on the liter that was more prevalent on Monday mornings.)What Our Community Lacks, …

More Super Hero Movies News, Captain America 2?

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Yes I have some more super hero movie news for you. Anyone who reads my articles know that I do reviews on some of the latest movies as well as super hero movie news.

I do not review a movie the way most established reviewers do. I review movies on pure entertainment value. If its a movie that puts me to sleep I feel more than likely it will put most of you to sleep as well. If it is tasteless trash not suitable for family viewing I will let you know that as well.

I have seen movies that some of the established critics turned their thumbs down on and I and a lot of other movie goers loved it, one such example was Battle LA. Based on some of the reviews I read and saw on TV you would have thought the movie was the worst thing since hiccups on a first date.

If you want the truth in movie and video game reviews look no further and come here and see what the peoples choice in news and reviews has to say. The next movie I will be reviewing will be Scream 4 which I will post here early Sunday morning 4/17/11.

With that said let me get to the latest in super hero movie news. It seems they are already working on a Captain America 2 film and there is talk it will take place again in the WWII time frame. I personally would like to see the movie take place in the present but what do I know? We'll see what happens when the first movie debuts this summer.

Next up, there is a Lone Ranger movie in the works, a lot of younger people might not have heard of the Lone Ranger but he was a very popular radio character in the 40's and a popular TV character as well in the 50's and 60's. With a great cartoon series that aired in the mid to late sixties. I have a huge DVD collection of the 50's TV show. The role of Tonto has already been cast and it seems Johnny Depp has secured that role, so far the role of the Lone Ranger has not been cast yet.

I would love to see this movie succeed because it might help bring Westerns to the big and little screens again. There was a time back in the 50's and 60's when there were some really good Westerns on TV now they don't exist anymore. I would rather watch a good Western than the lousy reality shows that the networks are feeding us. With Johnny Depp maybe this movie just might be a success, but even with Johnny the script would have to be good as well.

Well that's all for now….Talk to you soon…

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Bad News Bears – Remake of the Old Movie

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Bad News Bears is a remake of the 1976 comedy. I went to see this movie thinking I was going to get a huge laugh and I did, because the personalities never changed among the children. In a good comedy, you need to know when to say the right stuff at the right time for it to be funny, and this movie does that very well. Parents might want to keep there youngsters away from this movie though, as it does have a lot of vulgar language in it, and being a PG-13 movie, most young children wouldn’t see it without an adult anyway.

Thorton plays an alcohol-loving baseball coach, who has to coach a group of untalented baseball players. I mean when I say untalented, I mean untalented. All of the kids have there own funny moments, which make this a true comedy. There are whites, african americans, armenians, fat people, skinny people, girls… Talk about a mixed bunch of people. Thorntons attitude towards his group of youngsters is very negative, so when it comes down to crunch time he must get serious and does.

With the championship being only a few weeks away, the kids practice and practice, until they can’t practice anymore. Getting better and better everyday, they pick up a girl, the daughter of ButterMaker(Thornton). She can pitch harder than most guys her age, so being an improvement to the team, the kids feel relieved to have her.

While the kids hitting is improving, they still don’t have the offense they need, so a juvenile deliquent named Kelly who rides a dirtbike, and always likes to get into trouble comes across ButterMaker. He originally isn’t interested in playing for the Bears, so he declines, until ButterMaker gets his daughter to make a deal with him. She fails on doing so, so ButterMaker and his daugher are back to step one.

One day, where ButterMaker is forced to hand out Jockstraps to the kids, Kelly shows up and joins the team. With the big game only a short time away, the Bears must get to work. Practicing everyday still, Kelly is the Bears best hitter, and helps them win game after game. With Kelly’s power hitting, and Buttermakers daughters pitching, can they help the team get to the championship game and win? Well I will leave that one up to you to watch it!

Overall this movie is a great friends type of movie, where you can go get yourself a bucket of popcorn, and a drink, and sit back and laugh your rearend off. For the family… I am not sure if this is the type of movie you want to take your kids to. Funny comedy that will make you laugh is the best way too put it. I give this movie a 3 out of 5.

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