You’ll learn how to purchase the new 2019 Galaxy S10 or S10+ for an end out-of-pocket price of $600; Let’s get into it! Here are 5 ways you could trim your costs on the purchase this month with Samsung!
Ways to get CashBack or Discounts on Galaxy S10
Trade-In old phone ($150 – $550)
Samsung has a trade-in program that is giving a pretty high price to older devices to convert you over to the new S10. This make it very appealing. I haven’t used their program before, but I have read criticism on the internet about it. My device, the Galaxy S8, doesn’t have any issues with it so I will assume the program will work fine for me. If you trade in a phone that Samsung gives you $550, you’d push the savings at the bottom way over $600 savings!
(Sidenote, they were offering $200 for my s8 towards a S9 purchase near Black Friday in 2018. Just kind of funny how they bump up their trade-in value because they know they NEED to convert the S8 users over to the S10, and this is the best way to do it.)
Possible value savings = $300 average (Goes from $150 up to $550 for the Note 9 tradein)
Samsung Education Discount (7.5% discount)
If you are a college student, or have an .edu email address, you SHOULD take advantage of the Samsung Education program. It essentially gives you the Taxes of your purchase back. Basically 0% from my experience because of the “Employee discount” on the checkout page. It comes to 7.5% discount.
As you see, in this example it gives $75 discount, and then charges $74 taxes. So consider this a way to have Samsung pay your Taxes on your purchase 🙂
Possible value savings = ~$75 (7.50% discount on a $1000 purchase.)
New credit card sign up ($50 – $200 cashback)
Here are credit cards you get a huge bonus when you make a large purchase(s) within the first 3 months. So if you plan to buy the Galaxy s10 or s10+ or even the 5G model later, you can get cash back on your card! 🙂 Plus you get the cashback % that credit card will give you. Normally this will be 1% unless they offer more.
Discover IT – Get $50 after spending ANY amount in 3 months
I used this technique to save over $500 on my Matebook X Pro laptop purchase.
Possible value savings = ~$158 ($150 signup bonus + $8 cashback from 1% of $800 purchase)
Ebates (Get 3% Cashback) + $10 signup bonus
Possible value savings = ~$34 ($10 signup + $24 – 3% cashback on $800 purchase)
Verizon Two-Year Contract (Business or Grandfather plans only!)
This is an old way of doing it, but it is possible to really score good, but it requires special situation. You must be on a business plan, or grandfather plan that allows for Contracts. They usually give you a decent discount, such as this example. Note 9 retails for $12499.99 for the 512GB model. You’re seeing a $500 discount. The catch is you have to pay that inside your monthly bill for 2 years.
Summary – Final Savings
Total possible savings = $567 or higher if you trade in a phone with $550 value!!
Want to know how much money you can send on Google Pay in a day? A week? If you’re in florida? And is there a limit to when you’ll need to enter your bank checking account information? Here are the limits
There are limits on how much you can send with Google Pay.
Single transaction: Up to $10,000 USD
In 7 days: Up to $10,000 USD
Florida residents: Up to $3,000 USD every 24 hours.
Transactions over $2,500: The recipient will need to add a bank account to claim the money.
Note: Google Pay transactions are covered by Google Pay Fraud Protection, even when you send money to a phone number or non-Gmail address. Transactions are also watched 24/7 for fraudulent or unauthorized activity.
So I’ve been mining Verge on my computer because I really think that the value of Verge (XVG) is gonna explode above $0.40 in the very near future. I’ve been using my Nvidia 750 Ti in my Windows 10 64bit computer with the ccminer-x64 program to mine verge. It’s super simple to get started! Seriously.
ccminer-x64.exe -a x17 -i 18 -o stratum+tcp://yiimp.eu:3777 -u D9GQt1WwMcAjfhqAfE5D26s63jHcyZmdP3.-p c=XVG
Simple replace D9GQt1WwMcAjfhqAfE5D26s63jHcyZmdP3 with your Verge wallet address in the command in the file Start YiiMP.bat; This could be an electrum wallet, real qt-wallet, or even an exchange wallet such as Binance. They accept Verge and let you exchange it for Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH). I prefer exchanging it for ETH because ETH has a much lower transaction fee to send to a wallet, plus it confirms way faster than BTC currently. You are using the mining pool called YiiMP. Currently the best pool (in my opinion) to mine Verge. They sent payouts every hour if you reach 0.1 XVG. To check your balance wallet with them, Just change the address in this link to your wallet address
Note: If your anti-virus goes crazy, it’s because most all anti-virus software hates any miner program, period. Not because it’s actually harming your computer, just because it’s mining cryptocurrency at all. Considering that’s the #1 use for miners is malware, this is understandable reaction from anti-virus software. However, do not fear! You can edit the .bat file to check yourself if anything fishing is going on. I assure you, there isn’t. But check for yourself if you want to just be on the safe side.
If you enjoy using Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant with your phone, google home, or google home mini, then you must be using the home control features with Smart Life by now. And if you’re like me, you’re bought most of your smart outlets from Amazon and discovered that most of them use different apps! Some are TP-links, others Smart Life, another may be Lombex for like your smart light bulb. But here’s the problem, when you go to connect them to your Google assistant, you can only link 1 account. So that causes a problem for me with different branded apps. What’s the solution? Read below to find out 😉
Connect Smart life to IFTTT
Consider connecting your smart life account to IFTTT (If this, then that) so you can automate with many 3rd party services. The services (far as I know) are free to use without limitation. You could have the lamp turn blue if it’s gonna rain today, or have it change to green if snow is expected. This is the power of smart devices in the home!
Examples of devices that support Smart Life
Here are examples of products on Amazon that does support Smart life, I’m sure you’ll see what’s in common between them.
Create an account with your Phone number, or email. (Remember this login, you’ll need it for your voice assistant.)
3Connect Devices to Smart Life app
Connect and setup all of your Amazon smart outlets or smart light bulbs through the Smart life app. There is a high chance that if you bought it from Amazon, it works with the Smart life app. No joke. The big give away is if it supports Alexa, Google, and IFTTT. That instantly confirms it should work with Smart life.
4Go to Google Home app, Connect Smart Life app
Go to your Google Home app, then Home control from the sidebar, then add an account, select Smart Life, login with your account from Step #2, Click Authorize, set the Room for each device, and you’re done!
You’ve connected the devices! Now do Amazon Alexa next!
You’ve now not only combined all the devices to a single app (Smart Life) instead of using many different apps, you also connected them all to Google Now, and you can proceed to do the same with Amazon Alexa.
How you can update / resync devices with Google Assistant from Smart life app
If you add new devices to the Smart Life app, they won’t automatically be accessible to Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, you have to update / resync them. Simply talk to your Google Home or Assistant on your phone with this command…
Hey guys! Today, I’m going to show you how I purchased my CHEAP Keurig coffee maker for half price (~$50). They average about $90-$120 on Amazon at the writing of this article. If you look over at Walmart’s website you’ll see their best price is $89 + sales taxes.
However, I was able to buy this one at $53.37; very close to half the average price. How was I able to do this? Simple! Amazon Warehouse deals
Why would I want a Keurig Brewer?
Keurig Green Mountain is the creator and company of the Keurig brand series brewers. They specialize in allowing a large range of single-cup brewing varieties, including hot and cold coffees, teas, cocoas, dairy-based beverages, lemonades, cider, and fruit-based drinks known as K-Pods.
Video of the Keurig Coffee Maker (60fps)
Where to find the cheap keurig machines
I have yet to find a better solution on how to get an excellent condition, cheap keurig machine on the internet than the one I’m showing below.
1Check the Amazon Warehouse Deals
You go to the Product page, then below the short description near the Product image, click the “See other”. Onthis page you’ll find other sellers, both new & used ones, that are for sell. Normally you’ll find the Amazon Warehouse deals at the top of this page if there are any available.
2Find the best deal and price
Look over the amazon warehouse deals for the best condition one at a price you’re willing to pay. Also be sure to read what day Amazon expects it to “Arrives between” so you know how long you’ll be waiting. After that you’ll want to checkout and purchase it!
3Congratulations! You ordered a pre-owned Keurig at an amazing lower price!
I purchased mine at under half price of the retail value which is WAY CHEAPER and there was absolutely nothing wrong it with! Came with original papers, box, everything! Just be sure to double check the item description you plan to buy!
Setting up BunnyCDN with your WordPress site is simple. It only takes a couple of minutes and can be done in 4 simple steps.
Step 1: Create a pull zone
First thing first, you need to create your pull zone. To do this, simply go to your BunnyCDN control panel, enter the name of the pull zone and enter the URL of your blog as the Origin URL. For a more advanced info check out How To Create Your First Pull Zone
Step 2: Install WP Rocket plugin
Next, we will install the WP Rocket plugin. This will enable your WordPress site to use the BunnyCDN. Purchase WP Rocket from their Official website (https://wp-rocket.me) and receive the zip file with the plugin inside. To install it, simply go to Plugins->Add New, Click the “upload plugin” button at the top, and click on Install Now. After the installation is finished, click on the “Activate plugin” button.
Step 3: Configure WP Rocket to use a CDN
In order for WP Rocket to use BunnyCDN as your CDN, you need to set some things up. First, go to Settings->WP Rocket from the WordPress sidebar (alternatively you can use the WP Rocket drop down menu at the top of the admin panel, and select Settings.) Then click the “CDN” tab and you’ll see this section in the screenshot. Click on the checkbox beside “Enable Content Delivery Network.”
Step 4: Configure WP Rocket to use BunnyCDN
While still in the CDN tab, scroll down to the configuration section and enter the hostname you have created in step 1 into the “Replace site’s hostname with” field like shown on the screenshot. Click on Save Changes and you’re done. Your WordPress site is now using BunnyCDN and should load much faster for users around the world.
I was able to purchase with preorder the Samsung Galaxy S8 through Verizon Wireless. They expedited my order to get it 2 days (04/19/2017) before release (04/21/2017) before it hits store shelves. What is funny is Verizon shipped it to Fedex last Saturday (04/15/2017) but requested it to be delivered the 19th instead of standard time. Funny really! Anyways, let’s jump into my first impressions of the phone for this Galaxy S8 review. Let’s open the box of the 2017 phone of the year!
When I watched the Samsung “Unpacked 2017” live event announcement of the Galaxy S8, I was not impressed. Compared to their previous S7 and S5 events, this one lacked luster to me. After watching 30 minutes into the event, I quickly noticed Samsung wasn’t noting anything worthy like Camera quality upgrade, Battery improvement, Front facing speakers, Qualcomm 4.0 quick charge, nothing along those lines. It was a huge turn off to be frank. Then after I hear they removed the fingerprint reader from the front and placed it to the right backside of the phone, my hopes were practically shot down.
So why did I purchase the Galaxy S8 depict the flaws I instantly saw in the phone?
The pre-order rewards / goodies were enough to sway me (alone with the other benefits of having the Galaxy S8. I was able to sell my Galaxy S7 for around $300, purchase the S8 for $269.99 with tax on 2 year contract with Verizon Wireless, and early terminate that contract for $175. I plan to buy the ultimate $99 samsung experience reward.
So let me quickly break that down… Hope you’ll benefit from this with the Galaxy S8 review 🙂 Warning: Verizon contracts are only for B2B accounts and existing grandfathered-in customer accounts. If you are on the Edge, Unlimited, or New Verizon plans, this transaction won’t work for you! Sorry 🙁 But you can still trade in your Galaxy S7 for $300 and get the S8 for $15/mo if you have the VZN Unlimited plan.
Sold Galaxy S7: +$300
Galaxy S8 (with taxes): -$269.99 (Valued $720 without taxes)
Early terminate contract: -$175
Ultimate Samsung Pre-order Gift: -$99 (Valued over $500)
Total: $243.99 (Value over $1,200)
Onto the Galaxy S8 Review
Story developing… Check back in 2 days
Story developing… Check back in 2 days
3Phone Cases / Tempered Glass protectors
I bought 1 phone case, and 1 tempered glass screen protector for my Galaxy S8.. Here are the Amazon links!
Disappointedly, Samsung has limited the Galaxy S8 to charging with Qualcomm 2.0 quickcharge, instead of the feature Quickcharge 4.0 the Snapdragon 835 comes with. This limits the vase improvement of charging speed, and even temperature regulating safety measures that 4.0 would bring. Over 20% speed improvement just from 3.0 to 4.0. Qualcomm even states in their blog “Quick Charge 4 is expected to be commercially available in the first half of 2017”
Perhaps Samsung will introduce this later on? We can only hope so!
5Fingerprint Reader Issues
I honestly didn’t have that bad of an issue with the fingerprint reader. I like to hold the phone in my left hand, and my finger naturally just falls on it. Now I do prefer the face unlock because of speed, but for purchases and sensitive data I will use the fingerprint lock. But Samsung honestly could have done the Galaxy S8 justice by putting the fingerprint reader in the middle of the back like the Google Pixel and other LG phones already do.
6Should I upgrade from the S7 to the S8?
That would depend on if you’re looking for these improvements
Fingerprint reader on front or middle of back
If so, then no, don’t upgrade just yet. Wait until Note 8 or Galaxy S9 next year. But if you’re needing an upgrade, and want the latest phone which a wonderful camera, bigger and pretty display, Iris scanner, Samsung Bixby, and Samsung support? Then really consider the S8 if you can afford it. It’s a really good phone, but it’s not a milestone improvement from the Galaxy S7.
7Recommended Video Reviews
Here are some great videos of trustworthy YouTubers who have already reviewed the Galaxy S8 or S8+ and they share their thoughts about it. Totally check them out!
In this guide, I’ll show you how to backup your server with Hashbackup and send it to B2 Backblaze cloud storage. We all hate the idea of losing your server files, or we’ve all experience the dreaded server RAID hard drive crash.. Well this is a foolproof way to prevent the headache that comes with a server crash. Once you set this up on your server, you’ll have ease of mind from any worry that a complete snapshot of your linux server is saved off-site to a cheap but reliable cloud host. It will be encrypted and compressed before being uploaded. This will backup all files from your root of server, and even MYSQL databases.
This is an easy way to backup your Linux server to B2 Backblaze!
This includes VPS and Dedicated servers that run Linux.
I’ve used it already to backup and restore my VPS server which was using CWP (Centos Web Panel); after restoring I only needed to update CWP to the new IP address, and rebuild my apache vhosts. Everything else such as MYSQL, passwords, files, settings, SSH settings, and software worked perfectly!
CentOS 6 (64bit, I recommend) [This can work with other OS, I’m just showing how I set it up on my server with my specs]
Step 1. Setup B2 Backblaze Cloud
We first need to create your account and get your Account ID, and Application Key. Once you have signed up, and linked your account to a debit/credit card incase you go over your limit, you’ll find your ID and Key on the Buckets page.
1a. Create a Bucket
You need to create a container/bucket to store your server files in from the backup. Simply click Create Bucket button on the “My Buckets” page of your b2 Backblaze cloud account. Copy the following details into a notepad or save it somewhere. You’ll need it to setup Hashbackup
1b. Add payment information
If you haven’t already, you’ll need to add a debit or credit card for B2 Backblaze Cloud to charge if you go over your limit like Download bandwidth, or Storage space. They charge once you meet a threshold, and once a month. Be sure to add a card so your backups continue to work.
1c. Set your Account Bandwidth and Storage limits
Go to your Caps & Alerts page and set your limits. I’d suggest allowing yourself to download the amount your server can hold. If your server has 180GB of storage, then at least set that as the download cap so when you go to restore, it will have enough to allowed bandwidth to do what it needs. Set your Storage cap the same way if you prefer.
Or you can remove the Caps and set it as “Unlimited”
But either way, make sure to allow your server enough to do its job properly.
Step 2. Setup Hashbackup on your Server
If you haven’t already, download Hashbackup. If you’re using a 64bit server, then grab the “linux-64bit.tar.gz”
Copy only the “hb” file to your server in the /usr/bin folder.
Be sure to make it executable! File permission 755 on the hb file.
2a. Initiate Hashbackup
Now that HB is installed on the server, time to set it up correctly. Run these commands
hb init -c /root/hbdir
Change hbdir to whatever name folder you want to create to store the backups in locally, then send to B2 backblaze. If you don’t care, then just leave it the way it is. If the directory already exists, it must be empty or init will complain. During initialization, an inex.conf file will be created, listing files that should be excluded from the backup. You may want to review and modify this before your first backup.
After running the command above, COPY THE KEY.CONF file to your computer locally and BACK IT UP! You must have this file to restore any backups in the future!!
Do NOT edit the key.conf at all
2b. Exclude files you don’t want to backup
In the “inex.conf” found inside “/root/hbdir” folder, you can tell Hashbackup what files and directories to ignore when backing up. By default after running the init command, it will make the file and add this.
You can add more directories or file types to ignore following the pattern above.
2c. Add B2 Backblaze login details to Hashbackup
We need to create a blank “dest.conf” file in your /root/hbdir folder. You can do this with this SSH command
Then edit & paste this in the file
Replace the accountid, appkey, and bucket with the details you had in Step 1a.
Replace “myhost1” after dir with your server hostname. You can choose anything really. This is the folder it will store inside the b2 bucket. I prefer to set this to the server hostname. e.a. (s1.example.com)
Then save the file.
MAKE A COPY OF DEST.CONF along with KEY.CONF from Step 2a; These are the two files you require to restore your backup from the cloud.
Step 3. Setup a Routine (Cronjob) for Daily backup
What I like to do to make things easy, is put this into a single sh script to run with Cronjob. Makes it a lot easier and cleaner.
Create “backup.sh” file in your /root directory and paste this in it
This will make complete backups of your server from /
It will store the last 3 backups, and 1 single extra backup from the last 2 months. Change the 3 and the 2 to suit your need. I prefer it this way. This will also auto-upload your backup’s to B2 Backblaze Cloud, encrypted and compressed. It will delete the older backups aswell to save storage.
Save the backup.sh and make it executable (755 file permissions)
Step 3a. Create the Cronjob
This will make the server run the backup.sh on a daily schedule. Once a day it will run this and perform the SH script. Be sure that the sh script is executable (755 file permission)
Open up your crontab to add the cronjob with this command
Then paste this
0 0 * * * /root/./backup.sh
Then to save and close do this
Press Ctrl + Q
You’ve just added the cronjob to the crontab. You can do “crontab -e” to be sure it’s there.
install & setup hashbackup,
created a B2 Backblaze account
connected b2 with hashbackup
created a backup.sh script
created cronjob with crontab to run the backup.sh daily
Wait 24 hours, then check your B2 Backblaze buckets on your account page, and see if you see new files and storage being taken, if so, then it’s working correctly!
If you want to manually force a backup, just run /root/./backup.sh
I’ll write a new post on how to recover your server with B2 Backblaze using Hashbackup soon. But to put it simply, you need to copy your “dest.conf” & “key.conf” on the new server in a folder “/root/hbdir” then run this command
hb recover -c /root/hbdir
then when prompted, type y and hit enter with the question “Proceed with recovery?”
Cheers! Leave a comment if you had issues, or happy that I wrote this guide 🙂 Hope you found it useful!
Pros • Super fast read and write speeds with Momentum Cache enabled!! Seq (Q32T1) 2635 MB/s Read – 3021MB/s Write 4K (Q32T1) 339.3MB/s Read – 304MB/s Write Seq 4343MB/s Read – 3700MB/s Write 4K 359.3MB/s Read – 306.3MB/s Write • Easy firmware updates, and has encryption disk options native to the software. • Super easy to setup and migrate from HDD to the SSD. I used EaseUS ToDo Backup Free to migrate all my data over. The partition master wants you to upgrade to pro, but their backup software will let you do it free.
Cons • I had issues using the included Acronis Data Migration due to my Dell laptop has UEFI secured boot enabled. Which caused it to fail every time I tried. SO I used the software mentioned above, EaseUS ToDo Backup free to migrate my data over without any issues. • The Crucial Storage Executive software using your internet browser to manage the settings. I’d honestly prefer it use it’s on GUI instead of the Chrome/Firefox browser. Would be nice to see this added in an update.
So overall, would I suggest you buy this for your Laptop or external drive enclosure? ABSOLUTELY YES! Without a second thought. I’d highly suggest Crucial over Kingston because Kingston doesn’t have any alternative software benefit like caching. Only Crucial and Samsung do I think. Correct me if I missed a brand that does offer it.
Let me tell you, this is a LIFESAVER when you have grandkids or guests over that have kids! Perfect for refreshing them during the Summer or just as a snack in the evening. Take a look at my photos for a closer look at what it looks like for Yogurt to be inside them. I also show you a good type of Yogurt you can get from Wal-Mart for the kids.
Pros • Easy to fill with Yogurt or Fruit Smoothies. I prefer to pour into them rather than using the included tool for filling them. • Tight Childproof “No-Spill” zip-up seal on the bottom • Just overall awesome for any grandparents or people who have kids over often!
Cons • Wish the packets were transparent so you can see all the left over Yogurt and food when cleaning • Wish the Push-down tool when filling the packets wasn’t so hard. Have to really work it to make it work. • May be difficult to clean if you don’t use something like a tooth-brush to get in the corners and the tight areas.
Would give 5 stars if the packets were transparent…So sorry, but going with 4 stars because I do like the product 🙂
Overview: If you have kids over, your grandparents, or you have kids yourself; this is a great thing to have in the refrigerator. You can eat from them immediately, or put them in the fridge, or even FREEZE them! How awesome right? I’d recommend this to you if you have kids at all really. That’s how I feel. 🙂