Glider Gloves 20% off pre-season sale

It's definitely no longer summer.  We still hit the 20s during the day in Thunder bay, but the leaves have started to turn and the surrounding areas are starting to get frost warning (gotta watch out for our pumpkins).

You know, frost eventually means snow... and with snow, well ewe'll need to be getting out the winter wear.

One thing I don't go without for mine is a pair of Glider Gloves (while temperature permits).  Glider Gloves have been covered time and again on our site here, and they're just awesome.

If you're thinking of getting a pair this winter, or need to replace something from a few years back, now's the time to pick one up as they have them on sale for 20% off at the moment (until the 25th).

Remember that the gloves come in either an 'urban' (lighter) or a 'winter' style (heavier) and they can even come with an Ingress edition.

Plus, they're a cool Canadian company... support your fellow citizens (shop 'local').

Naruto - Ultimate Ninja Blazing

Naruto - Ultimate Ninja Blazing is a wildly addictive game that I haven't been able to put down for the past 2-3 weeks. If you're a fan of Naruto, you're going to love this game even more.

Samung updates the 8.4" TabS to Marshmallow

If you have the Samsung SM-T700 your Marshmallow update is on the way!

How to fix your Allo blues [video]

Okay, so there's a lot of support and a lot more butthurtedness over the Allo issue.

I see both sides of the fence, but you can tell probably which side I'm more edging towards.

Anyways, there may be a solution.  Maybe you overlooked it...

Yes, submit feedback.

Okay, maybe it won't fix it right away... but it will help in providing a better overall experience.

I'm not going to use Allo day to day... yet.  But now and again I'll pop in and make a suggestion.  Someday they'll get to the feedback and implement it and it'll be something I will use.

What feedback do you have?

Getting jacked by Jackery TITAN S will have you pump for more juice!

Jackery wanted me to take the TITAN S for a spin, they've got a good reason for throwing this beats my way. Have you seen this monster? With 3 ports to deliver 20100 mAh, there's no shortage of power for anyone. The average consumer may want to opt for a solution that provides bountiful amounts of power while they're on the go. Our power consumption is increasing; smartphone, tablet, smartwatch and who knows what other devices we have around that will need to be juiced up.

Jackery TITAN S 3 ports
The image above is pretty self-explanatory; 3A Max Smart fit port, 18W Max QC 2.0 port and with the slew of USB-C device that is now available you've got the 3A USB-C which also acts as the charging port for the battery as well. You'll need to either have a USB-C to USB-C block charger or a USB-C to USB-A cable to charge this beast. The good thing is that Jackery thought about everyone and made sure that anyone could charge this, they've included the USB-C cable and the USB-A cable. This ensures that anyone can match themselves to this battery charger.

I've been using this battery now for a week, I haven't charged it yet and it's been the only source of power for my Nexus 6P, my Bluetooth adapter. I'm down to 1 LED light, which tells me I've got 25% or less power left in it. The best use case I can think of for this monster; Throw it into the Energi+ Back Pack from TYLT.

My battery monster brings all the geeks to my yard, damn right it's better than yours!
The TITAN S features Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology which allows devices to charge up to 75% faster. Getting as much as 8 hours in about 15 minutes. The USB type C input/output delivers a full 3A which can quick charge the Nexus 6P and this is noted by the charging rapidly on the device. While also have a third port which can match any device up to 3A worth of power, giving a tablet it's full charging capacity.

While a lot of different devices on the market, Jackery boast that they're device is the first to feature 2.0 QC on a battery size of 20100 mAh. With the exclusive SmartFit technology it can provide universal full charging capacity to any device that doesn't make use of quick charge tech. With its superior quality in its Panasonic Li-ion cells, Jackery ensures that you get what you pay for.

You'll get the most out of this battery pack with its 500+ recharge cycles over its lifespan. On top of that, Jackery has excellent customer service agents and honours their warranty.


You can get yourself a beast on Amazon Canada currently on sale for $47.99. Here's the link

[Review] LG Music Flow P5 BT speaker

In a simple word, this thing has some heft and when you hear it you'll understand why.

I've tried a lot of different BT speakers.  this is probably the smallest one with the biggest sound .. biggest bang for the size, and the smallest I've seen with stereo speakers built in.  The Sony cute little cubes you could get a couple of them together for true stereo, but this can deliver it in one go.

Plus, with the "Music Flow" feature from LG, you can do the same with these.  Pick a couple up and with the app, set them to act as Left or Right speakers.

But, using just on its own is totally fine and sounds awesome.

What happens when you have Allo and 2 devices?

Allo is cute.  I loved playing with the "Emoji Riddles" with +Sivan Rehan (girl knows her emojis).

The unfortunate part is that they're limiting it to one device with your phone number.  I won't get into the 'rants' and bemoanings... just want to show you what happens if you try to do it on 2 devices.

So, I had it set up on my one phone and had a few conversations with the team, etc...

I had my work phone and got Allo on it.  So, what number should I use?  My personal, or my work (the actual number of the other phone)?  On Telegram or Whatsapp, you use the number you originally registered on and watch that device for the code.

So I tried my original number.

Watched my original phone for the code and entered it.

But it didn't remember my name, and I had to put in a new photo ... no biggie.

But then all my messages were gone.  Nothing there.  Oh well.

Go back to my other device and it was still gone

Okay, so for good or bad.. I'll let you decide, just know that if you go on a second device with the app for the same number, you'll lose your conversations (similar to if you had text messages on one phone and plopped the SIM in another phone).

Personally, I hope this is something that gets fixed, and I've submitted my feedback on it.

Allo is about to be rolled out to Canadians - APK already available at APKMIRROR

The Allo apk hit the scene late last night and some of us have already started using it. Google should be announcing Allo at any point now.

For anyone interested, you can point yourself to APKMIRROR for the current release of Allo and join the many that are already using it.

Some pointers:

- You can't really SMS at the moment
- You can reach people, not on Allo, seems to be done via the Play service and people can reply to you
- Offers a lot of options similar to Telegram / WhatsAPP
- Google's Assistant is live and useful when looking for information

This is just the tip, I'm sure will see more over time. I'm going to give is a good 4 months (Quarter) to see where this goes.

Feel The Wear - Take Control of Your Wear Watch

Feel The Wear is a very handy little app to help you customize the way your Android Wear device handles notifications.

PPSSPP - PSP emulator for Android

PPSSPP is a PSP - Playstation Portable emulator, and is a great asset to any gamers library.