Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pokemon GO - 11 Things You Can Do on the Apple Watch app

Did you know that you can experience an augmented gameplay using the Pokemon GO companion app on the Apple Watch?
  1. Log workout calories and mileage
  2. Walk your pokemon buddy and get candies
  3. Walk to hatch the eggs
  4. Spin pokestops and preview the items
  5. Get an alert screen if no egg is hatching
  6. Get notification if a Pokemon appears nearby
  7. Run the Pokemon GO app in the background on your smart phone via bluetooth - conserves a lot of energy by not using the screen
  8. Play Pokemon GO in a discrete manner on your wrist while keeping your smart phone safe in crowded areas, such as when commuting on a bus
  9. View your buddy mileage progress
  10. View your egg hatching mileage progress
  11. View the pokemon radar or tracker see pokemons nearby
You will not be able to :
  • Catch a pokemon using your apple watch yet
  • Play Pokemon GO on your watch without your active phone

App - Hanx Writer typewriter app by tom hanks

A typewriter app for iOS designed in collaboration with, overseen by Tom Hanks. It mimics typewriter sound, layout but can be shared with other high tech apps like iMessage and Email. Unleash your inner writer with this neat app. 


Behold, Hanx Writer, created by Tom Hanks. Hanx Writer recreates the experience of a manual typewriter, but with the ease and speed of an iPad and iPhone.

“With Hanx Writer, you’ll hear the rhythm of your work with SHOOK SHOOK or FITT-FITT.” – Tom Hanks

No longer must you surrender modern luxuries, like the DELETE key, to enjoy the look, feel, and sound of good, old-fashioned word-processing. Each document crafted in Hanx Writer can be emailed, printed, and shared and has its own unique statement-making personality.

Explore the Hanx Writer typewriter collection. The Hanx Prime Select is the writer’s best friend and it’s FREE; the Hanx 707 is bold enough for any journey; and the Hanx Golden Touch is sleek and elegant. Discover the unique features each typewriter has to offer. You already know how to work them - now get writing!

Travel Guide - Las Vegas - 20 Things You Can Do at Sin City

  1. Hotel hopping
  2. Hotel sightseeing : experience Venice, Paris, Rome without leaving the strip
  3. Fine dining
  4. Eat at Gordon Ramsey's restaurants
  5. Eat a buffet
  6. Eat at Wolfgang Puck's restaurants
  7. Sip on a variety of cocktails, wines, champagnes
  8. Order drinks for free at hotel casinos
  9. Clubbing in Las Vegas, Club crawl
  10. Pool side parties
  11. Shopping brand clothes at the Crystal
  12. Playing slot machines, blackjack, experience the Vegas Casinos
  13. Take pictures at the amazing singing water fountain of Bellagio
  14. Watch Cirque du Soleil shows
  15. Watch variety shows
  16. Watch the O show over a water stage
  17. Watch a mature audience only show for men or for women (Chippendale)
  18. Take a gondola ride at the Venetian hotel
  19. Take a rollercoaster ride at the New York New York
  20. Take a picture with the iconic Las Vegas road sign

Travel Guide - Packing List - Las Vegas winter edition

Ready for party life in Las Vegas? Inspired by movies like 21 (blackjack) and the Hang Over? Get ready for cold winter and chill desert weather at night by packing these recommended items

  • ID
    • If you look young, the casinos will card you all the time for every drink your order and every round you play. Yes, you will be sent back to your room if you cannot provide such identification.
  • A cross body handbag
    • Easy to carry hard to lose, best for crowded places
  • A scarf
    • For fending off the cold
  • Hand gloves
    • For staying warm
  • Clutch
    • For parties, clubbing
  • A little black dress
    • For formal dining, fancy dinner, red carpet and clubbing
  • A warm jacket
  • Formal clothes
    • For fine dining, and formal occasions
  • A selfie stick
    • For documenting important memories
  • Change
    • For tipping all the little helpers and not having to risk your credit card being lost or stolen
  • High heels
    • Great for clubbing, at times even REQUIRED by fancy famous clubs. Heels are must haves. 
  • Hand cream and lotion
    • Vegas can get very dry
  • External battery
    • Cell phones are important for staying in touch with your friends when they travel and party. Have extra juice just in case!

What not to bring
  • A car
    • While taxi rides can be pricy, overnight hotel parking is even pricier, plus you don't want to get a DUI after a cocktail or a glass of wine / champagne. 

Travel Guide - Las Vegas - Leica camera boutique in the strip

Traveling to Las Vegas? If you are a photographer, don't miss out on the Las Vegas boutique for artisan camera maker Leica. This newly opened (July 2016) boutique is like an Apple store for cameras - simply stunning. Its first Las Vegas store is now open in the Forum Shops at Caesar Palace casino. Get hands on with Leica cameras, get expert assistance from professional staff. This is a must visit bucket list item for all Leica fans around the world.

Travel Guide - Choosing the best hotels

Check gym hours when booking the hotels

Some hotels offer 24 hour gym, even clothing and gear rental services (Westin).

Request for Early Checkin or Late Checkout

Leave your luggage at the bell desk / luggage claim

Explore the city, travel light by storing your luggage with your hotel

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Gadget - Fuel Rod External Battery Charger at Airports

During our December 2016 travel to the Las Vegas airport, we found these gadgets on sale for $25. For $25 dollars you can buy this external battery (the charge level is unidentified). It comes with an iPhone charger / adapter, old iPhone iPad adapter as well as a Samsung / Android adapter. The Android adapter also charges this external battery pack called fuel rod. At the airport, you can also exchange your purchased battery for another fully charged fuel rod if you run out of juice. Just the cables alone are really worth the money. Charging cables are usually expensive when sold separately. There is no wall outlet. We were able to easily charge the battery at a modern hotel where USB charge stations are available. We didn't try exchange the fuel rod. Highly recommend this gadget. Especially for Pokemon GO players in Las Vegas. There are lots of pokemons there!

Pokemon GO Rare Pokemon Wild Snorlax!

Found this wild snorlax Pokemon Go pokemon on Treasure Island San Francisco. Thursday December 2016! Amazing. No Lapras sighting yet. Check out our Pokemon Go Photography.