BBEdit – Award Winning Product Helping you to Edit, Search, Code, and More

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Tons of people do their writing in Microsoft Word, but did you know that tons of people also use formats other than Word and Pages? Those who are in the know, work in editors, and then format in word processors.

Well, BBEdit 12 was just released in October this year.

For a while, BBEdit has been the go-to tool for people working on Macs since the early nineties. If you don’t know it, you should and you do now.

BBEdit is a tool that people work in when they have something to write, whether it’s schoolwork, software, or anything in between. This tool is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Did we also mention it’s an award-winning product that provides an ABUNDANCE of high-performance features for editing, searching and manipulation of text.

BBEdit is great for coding, building websites, making shopping lists, crunching numbers, and more! It’s also lightweight, quick, and powerful.

Use this tool to manipulate data that you have to work with to do mailings or any other task. It’s a performance-tuned machine that’s reliable and filled with powerful and unique tools.

One of our favorite tools is searching. Wish you could look for all the documents in a folder for a word or phrase? With BBEdit, you can.

So, if you like what you’re reading, go ahead and download BBEdit and check it out, and then buy a license anytime.

Head over to barebones.com/love to see more BBEdit love and get your copy.

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Ecobee4 – Smart WiFi Thermostat

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Being one of the most popular trends in technology over the past few years is home automation. These days, we can control different aspects of our home using phones, watches, and voices.

Well, the latest innovation in this space is the ecobee4. ecobee4 is a voice-controlled smart Wi-Fi thermostat.

This smart gadget is the first thermostat that has Amazon’s Alexa built in, allowing users to control the temperature of their home by simply asking – from anywhere in the room may we add.

In addition, ecobee4 lets you monitor and control the temperature of multiple rooms from your smartphone, tablet or Apple Watch by using the ecobee app.

Other features ecobee4 contains is compatibility with ecobee room sensors that measure both room temperature and occupancy. The purpose of this is to regulate multiple rooms intelligently and help manage hot or cold spots for better comfort and lower energy costs.

With the ever-growing list of Alexa skills, the ecobee4 can complete commands such as setting a timer, predicting your commute or reading the news.

And while voice and remote controls are important, the ecobee4 will help you save up to 23% a year on your energy bill. So, if you’re yearning to save money and control your home temperature with your voice, pick up your very own ecobee4 today.

Available for $249 in the US online and in stores at Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, Amazon, and ecobee.com. ecobee4 comes with one room sensor in the box.

And if you’re interested, you can purchase additional room sensors in packs of two for $79.

For more information, visit ecobee.com.

Plugable – All the Ports You Need All in One Place

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Having started in a garage just one mile away from where Jeff Bezos created Amazon, Plugable was made.

Its creators consisted of a small, but mighty group of nerds, developing cutting-edge USB products. One of their latest and most anticipated projects is the Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Power Delivery.

With Plugable, you get more USB ports, support for HDMI and DisplayPort monitors, wired audio and network ports, and of course, the power to charge your device – all through one cable.

This dock is flexible and is able to connect to additional displays and devices with no performance interruptions. Plugable is also compatible with the newer Mac and Windows systems, the Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Power Delivery has the best balance of features and price of all the Thunderbolt 3 Docks on the market today.

But what if you don’t have a Thunderbolt 3 enabled system? Luckily, for USB-C laptops, Plugable has a Triple Display Docking Station, which contains wider compatibility plus the ability to connect up to three displays. And if your laptop doesn’t have USB-C, Plugable’s best-selling Docking Stations is the UD-3900, the #1 Docking Station sold on Amazon.

With Pluable, your one-stop upgrade for your Windows tablet, laptop, or desktop. All you have to do is connect two additional monitors and nine accessories through a single USB cable.

Don’t let the limited ports on your laptop or tablet hold you back! You can purchase the Thunderbolt 3 for $249 by heading to amazon.com/plugable today.

Trade Ideas – Manage Your Stocks Through the Power of A.I.

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There’s a lot of talk when it comes to Artificial Intelligence – these days it could mean for the advancement of not just technology, but the way we carry out our daily lives. In the world of investing, there’s a lot of interest in what’s known as Robo investing.

Fortunately with Trade Ideas, a San Diego-based company, has one-upped Robo investing by creating a unique AI that can play the stock market.

The AI, known as Holly, looks for statistical advantages in real-time and provides signals to users, letting them know which stocks to buy and how to manage the investment properly. Furthermore, Holly elaborates on how to achieve significant gains or as they call it in the finance world, “Alpha.” Just think of it as the NFL on draft day, except to Holly, every day is draft day.

And after the market closes, she uses different and specific algorithms, comparing them to each other to determine “which players to draft” or which stocks are better. This is known as “The Quantitative Combine.”

Trade Ideas has been claimed reliable in the most intense markets that some have had to operate in. It also brings a whole new view of the market. Instead of asking what symbols you wish to see, their flagship platform shows you the situations you wish to know about.

If you’re intimidated by investing, don’t be! Holly makes it easier. If you’re ready to take the plunge, head over to trade-ideas.com for more information.

Qi Wireless – Simply Charge Your Smartphone Devices

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So, if you’ve recently purchased the new iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus, you’re probably looking for some accompanying accessories – that is if you haven’t completely emptied your account from purchasing the phone itself.

However, everyone needs a charger and if it’s wireless, well, that’s even better. So without further ado, enter the Qi Wireless Charger and PQI Smart i-Charger PD 41W by brandzone.

QI Wireless

First up, we’ll talk about the 2 Coil Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Stand. This charger allows you to wirelessly charge your phone. It comes with two coils built into the stand, which means no blind spots and a wider charging area.

Qi Wireless Charger charges the following: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus/S7 edge/S7 edge Plus/S6 edge plus/ Galaxy Note 5/ Nokia Lumia 950/950xl and all Qi-enabled devices.

The stand it comes with can be placed horizontally or vertically so you can be given the option to listen to music, watch a movie, or take a facetime or call while your phone charges.

Next on the list is the PQI Smart i-Charge PD 41 W. This charger works with the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8/8+, MacBook 2016, iPad Pro 2016, Nintendo Switch, and several more items.

This nifty charger charges your phone by 50 percent in less than 30 minutes and has a ton of safety features. These features ensure that your phone or tablet doesn’t overheat or short circuit while charging.

If you are thinking of a gadget kind of gift to give a friend this holiday season, head to gmyle.com or pqi.com today. You can also purchase both chargers during the holidays for $29.99, nearly $10 less than their regular price.

 

GO CLIP – Get Your Earbud Cords Straight

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Chances are you have a pair of headphones that you enjoy wearing whether it’s for music or to take/make calls. Chances are that you also retrieve your headphones in a tangled mess. Whatever the case may be to get your headphones, we can all agree that nobody’s got time for untangling cords.

That’s why GO CLIP was invented to keep your earbuds carefully intact.

This magnetic earbud organizer is specifically designed for iPhone EarPods, whether they use the 3.5 mm jack, lightning connector, and the 3.5mm to lighting port adapter. So in case you’re wondering, yes, it will work with the newly released iPhone 8 and X.

The idea is quite simple.

Lead the GO CLIP connected to your earbuds, even when plugged into your iPhone. It installs in SECONDS and you’re required to only do it once. So rest assured that you never have to look for it when you need it.

When you’re done using your earbuds, simply place the buds near the GO CLIP and let the powerful magnet secure the bud into place. The earpod wires can be wrapped around the GO CLIP to achieve maximum cord management. Once earbuds are engaged with the magnet, grab the wires and wrap them around the GO CLIP and loop the remaining “U” section around the audio jack.

With this easy U-wrap of the wires around the GO CLIP, you’ll be sure to secure a full proof way for the wires not to get tangled.

Once you’re done using the earbuds, simply pinch the audio jack connector and the GO CLIP simultaneously and pull out your earbuds. And if they happen to get caught by your keys, sunglasses or other objects, they’ll stay fastened in the GO CLIP.

If you wish to purchase the GO CLIP, you can by selecting from your color of choice in either blue, orange, pink, white, or yellow for $9.99. And I mean, hey, if you’re looking for a stocking stuffer for the holidays, that’s a prime present.

So start leaving the mess behind and head to go-clip.com today.

EngageMore – Getting Personal with Your Gym

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Did you know that about 36% of people who want to lose weight while there are countless others who just want to be healthier? In addition to that, 58 million Americans spend $21 billion a year on gym memberships while 38 million of those Americans never even go.

Alright, so if that’s the problem, then we have a solution. That solution is EngageMore.

EngageMore is a software that helps gyms to engage more intelligently and efficiently with their members. Instead of just warm bodies walking into the gym with no identity, EngageMore makes it a much more personal experience.

How Does it Work?

Once members sign in, their pictures appear with relevant information that includes whether they are a new member or not.

Staff can then use this software to record wellness goals and conversations they have with the member.

EngageMore focuses on a true and genuine understanding of each member. In turn, this can facilitate staff to recommend programs that may better assist them to reach their goals.

Not only does this prove more conducive for member and staff relationships, but include better member retention that will increase revenue.

Benefits of EngageMore

  • Extremely user-friendly – online training videos in conjunction with one-on-one onboarding to ensure your organization has a successful launch.
  • Taking the Guess Work Out – staff no longer has to guess who they should engage with. EngageMore labels new and high-risk members as well as Flag members who match current program offerings
  • Makes Your Job Easier – staff can provide quality service to members every day all while allowing you to focus on the big picture. EngageMore’s back and reporting site offers up to the minute stats on usage and performance so you can utilize the data for specific marketing tactics and custom member solutions.

If you’re wondering how staff can truly keep an eye on all its members, EngageMore offers gym leaders real-time stats and graphs showing how focused staff engagement is impacting member experience.

If you’re interested in learning more about EngageMore, head on over to engagemore.com and request a demo!

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