Monday, August 29, 2011

It's Time For "That" Talk

Having a few things put away for a rainy day is never a bad ting. It's Time For "That" Talk

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Michael Bunker Radio show

I just added a sidebar widget for a radio show that I really like to listen to. This guy has written a few books and has opened my mind to quite a few issues I have with organized religion and taking things back to the roots. If you'd like to participate in the show feel free to go listen live and call into the show.

The Michael Bunker Radio Show

Monday, August 15, 2011

Downloading YouTube Videos To Your Android

Yes, we have another post about the android phone. I figure since there are multiple android phones in the household including the one my wife uses with wifi access only I might as well include info about them here, especially if it's something that can benefit others.

How many times have you been watching a video on YouTube only to go back to it later and find it removed either by the user or YouTube itself? There are a number of utilities you can put on your desktop or laptop machine to download and save these movies, but what if you find the movie while you're browsing around on your phone? Or better yet, you want them on your phone to watch later?

I tried a lot of different apps and found that they either didn't work completely or not at all. I finally found one that worked and you guessed it, it was removed from the app store. I really do understand the benefits of having people come back to YouTube for advertising and brand recognition, but does Google really need to be that worried about videos being downloaded? I should have the option when I post my videos to allow online only or available for download. This would eliminate their need to "protect" my copyrights. But that's a whole other subject for a different blog. If you're reading this I'm sure you just want to know how to save the videos to your phone.

TubeMate is the answer to your needs. Since it is not in the app store you will need to change the settings in your phone to allow installation of apps from unknown sources. Don't worry about the security of your phone, it will not open it up to random downloads. You still maintain control of what you install. Once the app is installed, use it instead of your regular YouTube app and when you tap the video to play it will give you the option to play it or download it.

That's it, nice an simple and easy to use until Google changes the YouTube code around again, but the guys at TubeMate have been pretty good about keeping it updated.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to install ringtones on your LG Optimus M

OK, I know this is supposed to be a blog about country life and simpler ways, but there is no reason you can't have technology too. They can never make things easy and since you bought the phone, you should be able to put anything on it you want. Putting your own ringtones on this phone is a pain so I thought I'd write out the steps and have them archived here if anyone needs them.

While some people may find something usable amidst the pre-installed options on the LG Optimus M, others might prefer a wider selection.

Fortunately, it couldn't be easier to install custom ringtones and notification tones on your LG Optimus M.

First, you'll need to find some ringtones you like.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Just Another Mobile Test

Changed phones again. The previous one was one that I had hacked to work with metropcs but had issues if I was too far from my home area. They had a sale so I got this one. The camera resolution isn't as high but it should work for here. The advantage is I can give the other one to Deb and she can use it without phone service but still have internet access if she's near a wifi connection.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New phone to blog from

Got a new phone that will let me blog out in the field. This is my view for lunch today

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