Apple MacBook Pro ME662LL/A Review of the Turbo Technology, and Connectivity This MacBook Comes With

There are so many different types of notebooks out on the market these days, and many of them aren’t worth the price tag. If you really want to make sure that you are getting a good deal, you might want to go with a MacBook. Apple is consistent when it comes to creating good laptops: the Apple MacBook Pro ME662LL/A is proof of this.

With 8 GB of memory and a dual-core processor, you can expect to receive the power and speed you need for doing daily tasks. The processor is Intel i5 with TurboBoost technology that can go up to 3.2 GHz. This is enough to handle a lot of demanding programs and multimedia. You can even multi-task with multiple applications running at once.

There are two Thunderbolt ports on the MacBook that will allow you to connect it to digital devices and sync files. Also included with this model is a flash storage drive with 256 GB of space. This is more than what many other 13.3-inch notebooks offer.

The 13.3-inch display comes with breakthrough Retina technology. It has over 4 million pixels. This makes the density so high that it’s impossible to see the pixels with the human eye. On top of that, the display has a 2560×1600 resolution. Details and colors show up in images like never before. Text has never been clearer or easy to read.

The keyboard is a full-size model with 78 keys, including arrow keys and 12 function keys. The touchpad is well-designed and supports multi-touch functions, such as inertial scrolling, one to four-finger swiping, tapping, pinching, etc. The Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth 4.0 make it even more portable, since it doesn’t have to be connected to a modem or router. Access the internet wirelessly wherever and whenever there is a connection available.

It works well as a portable device. The ME662LL/A has a sleek build and weighs less than 4 pounds. The battery life can last up to 7 hours. This gives you more flexibility about when and where you can use it. You can easily move it from room to room, or take it with you when you leave the house.

Some more features it comes with include dual microphones, integrated speakers, and a high-definition camera for video conferencing.

This is simply an overview of all of the great things the Apple MacBook Pro ME662LL/A has to offer. No matter what your reasons are for wanting a new notebook, this Apple model offers. With its X Lion OS, fast processor, flash drive architecture, etc., it offers a lot of good performance.

Discount Tire Franchise Review

With more than 790 stores in 23 states, Discount Tire Company has grown to become the world’s biggest self-regulating tire and wheel retailers today. In 1960, the company’s founder Bruce T. Halle borrowed a building on Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor, MI.

Although the catalog consisted of only six tires (four of which were retreads) and the display area was not quite the showroom we see today, reliance, vision and hard work were then, and still remain, the groundwork on which this company has grown-up and flourished.

As with any new start up, Bruce Halle’s business enterprise faced many obstacles – perhaps one of the biggest being that he didn’t own an air compressor. What he would do is run to a nearby gas station and fills up the tire with air before he sells them. Out of need, he became a guru at inventory turn.

He was not just a sales man, Bruce Halle was the all around man for the job. He was the tire technician, accountant, store computer man, sign painter and the cleaning crew. Day in and day out, each tire he replaced himself. This one-man operation process slowly grew into what is now one of the most prestigious tire companies in the USA.

Discount Tire Company received the “Most Admired Company” Award voted by its peers in Arizona and time after time ranks #1 in revenue according to Arizona Corporate Excellence 100 for privately held companies.

Tire Business & Modern Tire Dealer both consider Discount Tire Company as the #1 independent tire retailer based on number of outlets and annual revenues. The company was also known by Forbes magazine, for placing in the 171 spot of their 500 best companies with impressive annual revenues.

Discount Tire Company has a dream that not only lives but thrives in the hearts of its employees each and every day. From part-time to full-time employees at the store, regional or corporate level their employees work to be the finest in the business.

One common cord running through the hearts of everyone within the organization remains the same – treat customers and one another with respect and fairness. Help those in needs, always do what is right, work hard, be responsible and have fun.

The workers of Discount Tire represent its philosophy and its brand by remaining knowledgeable, friendly and honest. By offering the highest level of customer service, more product options and the lowest prices, they have earned the right to be considered trusted experts.

Making sure that each customer is satisfied allowed Discount Tire to become a front runner in the tire industry. Their continual growth not only provides opportunities for employee advancement, but allows more customers to remain certain when choosing Discount Tire for all of their tire and wheel needs.

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A Review of the DVR Spy Watch

The DVR Spy Watch is an incredible piece of technology that puts a video camera, still camera, a microphone, and a digital video recorder into a working men’s watch. By compacting all of this technology into such a small area, this device can be use by Law Enforcement, private investigators, or people who need to gather video evidence for one reason or another, yet remain incognito and discrete.

This video spy watch has a resolution of 640 x 480, and records at 30 frames per second (fps). It has 8GB of internal memory, though the battery will die well before that is filled. While the video is not HD quality, for what it is, it is very clear and colorful, especially when you have a lot of nature in your picture. The color is very rich and lush when you photograph flowers or colorful objects. If you can hold the camera still, the photo and video images are clear. The more you move the camera when it’s filming, the blurrier it will be. Minute movements are amplified due to the miniaturization.

The DVR Spy Watch is made for easy operation by a person who is wearing it on their arm, and it can be used if you are left or right handed. It films out of the 2 O’Clock position on the dial. When you wear it on the top of your wrist, you can act normal and start recording. You need to make sure you are pointing the face of the camera exactly at what you want to shoot, as our first videos were of the sky and the ceiling. You have to aim the face of the camera at what you want to video, as that is what is being recorded. If the watch is pointing at the ceiling, that is what you will film.

It’s probably easier to use if you are left handed, as you can control the ON/OFF switch with your left fore finger naturally, otherwise you have to come up across the top of the watch with your right hand, and curve your right fore finger around the top of the watch to reach that button.

Either way, the video watch is easy to use. The battery needs to be charged for 3 hours, and you can do that with the included cable. The left side has a knob that unscrews, and and you insert a 3 ring mini jack plug into the port, and the other end goes in the USB port. This is also how you upload the video and still picture files. On the left side of the watch, above the USB port at the 9 position, is the ON/OFF switch, and below it, is the RESET button. On the other side is the microphone and the time adjustment.

Pressing the ON/OFF button for a couple seconds turns on the status light, which is located at the very top of the dial. It’s angled so you can pretend you are looking at the time, and you can see the tiny blue light. This is stand-by mode and you always return here before you turn it off.

The watch will automatically start recording in 2-3 seconds, and the status light will twinkle a greenish yellow. This is record mode, and it will record in 30 minute increments until the battery dies, typically 60-90 minutes. You can stop recording at any time by pushing the ON/OFF button again, and the status light will go back to blue.

You can do one of three things; 1. Start recording more video by pushing the ON/OFF again, 2. Enter still picture mode, and start taking still pictures, or 3. turn the watch off.

To start recording agan, push the ON/OFF button, and it will go back to twinkling green, record mode. Stop recording by pushing the ON/OFF again, and you are back to stand-by mode.

To enter Photograph mode, quickly push the ON/OFF three times. In this mode, the status light will alternate between blue and green. Hold the watch still and press the ON/OFF button again. Hold still for 2 seconds while it takes the picture. You can take as many pictures as you like until the battery dies, or the memory is full; usually the former. To exit photograph mode, quickly press the ON/OFF again three times.

To turn off the DVR Spy Watch, hold down the ON/OFF for 3 seconds and the blue light will twinkle green, then turn off.

The video spy watch comes with a USB cable for uploading video and charging, and a “AA” battery field charger that will record the internal battery in about three hours. I have tried this battery charger on the DVR Spy Pen, and I have not had a lot of luck in getting it to record longer than the limitations of the internal battery at one time, though I’ll keep experimenting.

You can upload the video to a PC, and watch it in Windows Media Player, KM Player, or VLC Media Player. Sadly, it won’t work at all on an Apple computer; it does not even recognize it. However, if you can somehow download the video to a PC or flash memory reader first, you will be able to play them on your Mac.

Let’s go over the pro’s & con’s:

Pros:

  • Easy to use and operate
  • Discrete video recording
  • Large clear color video
  • Also takes still JPG pictures
  • AVI format works natively on a PC
  • Acceptable audio with low or no background noise

Cons:

  • Won’t work on an Apple computer
  • Audio effected by loud background noises like music, traffic, wind, and crowds
  • Recording time limited by battery life, not memory size