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How I use Google Voice to call My Mom

  • Meng Wu
  • 1/4/2016 11:49:00 AM
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Earlier this year, I wrote a blog about google voice, you can find more details about it here. As a recap, google voice is a service provided by google that provides one US phone number free of charge to each user account. The user can link their existing phone number to their free Google voice account so that the linked phone number will ring when ...

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Z-Wave Controller

  • Meng Wu
  • 8/14/2015 12:26:00 PM
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In the last article, I talked about home automation using z-wave technology. Today I will talk about one of the z-waves controller "veralite" and how to setup automation with it. Veralite is a smart z-wave controller that can give you easy control over your lights, camera, thermostats, door locks and more, plus you can receive text and email notifications for any situation. To get ...

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Google Voice

  • Meng Wu
  • 6/24/2015 1:43:00 PM
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Google Voice is a phone/message/voicemail management service by Google. The service provides one U.S. phone number free of charge to each user account. You can download Android/iPhone apps to make/receive a call or send/receive a text message from any carrier for free within U.S.   Users in the U.S. may place outbound calls to international destinations at very cheap rates. For example, a call ...

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Home Automation using Z-Wave

  • Meng Wu
  • 3/26/2015 10:14:00 AM
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A couple months ago I wrote an article introducing current home automation technology and why I chose Z-Wave technology. Essentially my reasoning was that it will make your home “Smart”. Today, I will tell you how home automation with Z-Wave technology actually works. The controller is the core of the Z-Wave network. It coordinates the communication between all the Z-Wave devices on your network. ...

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Home Automation - We Used To Dream About This Stuff

  • Meng Wu
  • 7/3/2014 9:14:00 AM
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We saw these scenes in the Sci-Fi movies from our past. The lights turn on and off when you walk in or out of the kitchen. The hallway lights turn off after you lock the door. It may have sounded futuristic 5 years ago, but not anymore.  Today’s technology can make your home “Smart”. There are a lot of home automation technologies on the market ...

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Tips for new Android Users

  • Meng Wu
  • 4/22/2013 11:31:00 AM
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 Tips for new Android users #1 App:  Advanced Task Killer.  Set it to kill all programs running when you turn off your screen.  It will save a ton of battery life for you. #2 Lookout  Malware/Virus protection plus cloud backup and find phone.  #3 Additional Batteries - DO NOT BUY THEM AT THE PHONE STORE!!!!  Instead, use Ebay: look up your phone battery  (not ...

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Windows 8 Hot Keys

  • Meng Wu
  • 11/28/2012 11:34:00 AM
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Please remember that Palm Beach Software Design, Inc. is a custom software development company, and we would love to work with you on your next project.  Please contact us  email: [email protected] phone: 561-572-0233 to discuss your next project as a FREE introductory 1-hour consult.      In these key combinations, hold down the Windows key (normally located between Alt and Ctrl) and another key, as ...

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Thoughts on Twitter

  • Meng Wu
  • 7/25/2011 11:48:00 AM
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I like Twitter.  There, I said it. I have a chronic disease and I have found it to be a wonderful way to connect with other people.  Lately, two things have occurred that have gotten me thinking about social media and people in general.  The first is a hashtag that has become the most popular hashtag in Twitter history.  A hashtag is a keyword preceded ...

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