T-Mobile changes the way we see mobile plans, again.

Blog, Tech

T-Mobile in the past 3 years has been revolutionizing the way we see cell phone plans. They were one of the first to introduce plans without contracts. They also allow you to stream music without it going against your daily data limit.

Today T-Mobile made headlines by pushing the boundaries a bit more with their Binge On plan.  Customers no longer have to worry about streaming video, because it doesn’t go against your data. You do have to be in the higher tier of Data plans over 3gb a month to take part in the service, but let the Netflix and chill happen even without a tv.

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Competitors like AT&T and Verizon have stopped offering unlimited data plans which makes it hard to stream music and video when you want. Sprint and other mobile carriers always throttle their data, which makes it pretty much useless. The plan will work with services such as Netflix, HBO Now, Sling TV, Showtime, ESPN and Hulu.

According to Phonearena.com data earlier this year put T-Mobile on top for Download speed and tech support. T-Mobile promises DVD like quality, let’s hope they can deliver and be a cutting edge mobile carrier.

Is it finally time to buy a wearable?

Blog, LIfestyle, Tech

What can you wear with anything and always keep it classy, a watch. The watch is an iconic piece that stands out and gives you a touch of style. Now with wearables the watch has evolved into a piece that holds daily information besides time.

 After a couple of years of some innovation there’s finally some wearable pieces that will make any look stand out. 

1. The recently announced Fossil Q wearable line 


Fossil is making sure design comes first with this line of wearables. The best part all of the Fossil Q wearables support both iOS and Android.

Let’s start with the upcoming Q Founder 

The most expensive on the list but with a price of $275 you’re getting an awesome smart watch. It will run on AndroidWear and work side and side with the Fossil Q app which is available on Andorid and iOS. It will have 2 options including a leather wrist and a metal band.

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This is an awesome addition to the wearable game. If you love the analog watch look you can still have some functionality of a wearable in a classic fossil package.

Receive filtered notifications from your favorite contacts and track everything from steps to calories all while completing weekly curiosity challenges.

The Q Revealer/Dreamer 

Fossil takes you back to a very basic activity track but brings it in a classic Fossil look. With the genuine leather and the Fossil accents it could be a nice little addition to your wrist.

2. The Moto 360 

This is the watch that had some iOS users wanting to switch to Android. It was the first smartwatch to bring the round look to wearables and now it’s on the second generation.


Starting at $299 the Moto 360 is a full-fledged android smartwatch. The 360 has features such as a customizable face, ambient light sensor, access to apps from Google Play, and the ability to listen to music wirelessly without your phone.

3. The Apple Watch 


The apple watch is most popular with iOS users because of the streamlined workflow to your iPhone. Unfortunately, it’s one of the priciest out there and the more expensive models are the ones for the design conscious.

Prices start at $349 for the AppleWatch Sport and up to $12,000 for the AppleWatch Edition.

The Apple watch does support Siri, notifications, ApplePay, activity tracking, and use of iOS apps.

4. LG Urbane 2 

LG took it to the next level with a smartwatch that has 4g LTE built-in. You get all that AndroidWear has to offer without having to be attached to your phone. The watch costs $300 but you can split it into monthly payments with AT&T.


Oh and also is one of the most stylish pieces out there. The watch is available in 2 colors gold, and silver (and it looks good). Compatible with Android™ 4.3 or higher and iOS 8.2 and later (with limited functionality).

With the updated looks, affordability and features maybe it’s time to consider investing in a wearable.

Podcasts to keep up your Hustle

Tech, The Hustle

The on-demand market for podcasts is continuing to grow and there’s an obvious reason why, there’s impactful free content. Content is king when it comes podcasts and there is a lot of great content out there. Since 2008 podcast listenership has nearly doubled from 9% to 17% according to Journalism.org.

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So why listen to podcasts? 

There are plenty of startup founders, money experts, and people in your boat. People who are hustling everyday to make their dream a reality. Some people say podcasts are old news, but with the resurgence of insightful information and great content, podcasts are the secret weapons you should be listening to.

StartUP Podcast 

Let’s start with one of the most interesting podcasts you’ll listen to hosted by Alex Blumberg. Blumberg comes from the world of public radio with as former co-host of Planet Money and former producer of This American Life. The StartUP podcast puts you in the passenger seat with Alex as he hustles to start his newest venture, Gimlet Media. The podcast is exciting, crazy, honest, and of course nerve wracking. You get to hear Alex talk to investors, put time into his idea and struggle to make his idea come to life. Gimlet Media, which is a podcasting network now has 4 shows that are all exciting, weird and just the right amount of crazy.

Hustle Culture

Hosted by Carlos Gil and Tayo Rockson, the Hustle Culture puts together success stories from entrepreneurs and how to use Social Media to gain your ultimate goal. Both of these guys give you information that pushes you to keep on track with your goals.

Check them out on twitter for more insightful information

Ted Radio Hour 

Why Ted? You’re always going to learn something and usually in a very interesting way. While your commuting cut the music and learn some new things.


Keep up with the global economy in a real and interesting podcast. Talks about the economy and money can be draining, but Planet Money changes that. You will always be entertained and in tune with great content.

Startup Life Hacks

Learn from people who started their own business and learn from some of their mistakes. This podcast keeps it real and is filled with great content.

Use the UnderArmour Connected Fitness universe to get where you want


The whole losing weight and staying fit thing is already hard enough. I’m guilty of buying fitness bands, videos, and literally anything that I think can help me lose weight. The past couple of months I’ve finally found a series of apps that really help me keep everything in check, as long as you actually use them.


  1. MyFitnessPal


My hardest obstacle with losing weight is keeping on a smart diet. The general rule of 75% diet, 25% exercise starts to make sense. I can’t eat crap all the time and expect to be fit (which sucks.) With the help of a curated diet plan and the MyFitnessPal app I can visually keep track of everything I’m consuming. It’s not just a calorie counter, it also give you nutritional information you need to know.

2. UA Record 


The UA Record app has a vast array of exercises and little details that make recording workouts on point. Keep up with other people on their fitness journey and challenge them. Creating a challenge with followers is easy and helps keep you on track.

3. MapMyRun, Edomondo and more

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I’m going to be honest I hate running. The MapMyWorkout series has a couple of different variations including running, walking, and hiking.

Listen, if you’re not going to run you can also track how much you walk if you’re walking the dog. Every little bit helps when starting and sticking to your fitness journey. The MapMyRun app also has an upgraded version with coaching, and live tracking.

You can use these apps no matter what fitness level you’re at and start reaching your goals.

Stay hungry my friends 

Do cool stuff in your city with the Do Stuff app


So you need something to do this weekend but you just don’t know what’s going on. Well, in comes the Do Stuff app and DoStuff online. Why should you actually care about the events you’ll find on Do Stuff?

Everything you find in the app is curated by people local to where you are. It helps you have a good time with people that know the city the best. 

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Find free stuff, top picks, places with giveaways and more in the palm of your hand. The app is crazy good looking and the content is engaging. You can share your RSVP’s with friends so you’re all on board, which makes planning way easy.

You can RSVP for certain events and get in free, and  keep a calendar of events you RSVP to. It really comes in handy for festival weekends like SXSW in Austin. With all the free food, drinks, and social events Do Stuff puts the control in your hands on where to be.

DoStuff is currently in 15 cities including Dallas, Austin, New York, Boston and more. Each city is unique to DoStuff, for example Dallas is Do214, and New York City is DoNYC.

Be at the coolest spots around town with badass people with Do Stuff.

JackThreads just changed up their game, and it looks good


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If you’re a guy that likes his style and wants to look good without trying to hard then JackThreads is for you. Up until last week JackThreads was owned by Thrillist Media and was more of a flash sale site, but now they are operating as 2 separate companies and they’re changing up their game. With the new change comes a new line suitably named “JackThreads”. The new changes are focused on giving the customer great clothes for great prices. The collection will include everyday tees, denim, blazers and coats, even cashmere sweaters. The best part is all the pieces are reasonably priced and they look good.

It’s one of the most visually stunning apps out there. With the new changes comes a new design, and it looks damn good. The minute you open the app you see new items, colors and styles that are trending, and the things you should buy.

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Things are easy to return too. If you get the wrong size or just didn’t like what you got, just return it. With the new app refresh customer service is easy as can be. You can do a live chat within the app, email , or call their support line. I’ve had some of the best customer service experience with the team at JackThreads.

Do yourself a favor, download JackThreads and upgrade your look.

(Images via JackThreads)

A different way to see the world, with Blippar


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For years I’ve dreamed of having a hologram wrist watch thanks to the imaginary world of Star Wars. We may not be there yet, but Blippar makes me feel hopeful that maybe it will actually happen.

Blippar is an augmented reality app that takes the world you and see and the world on your phone to new heights. So, what is augmented reality? It’s a live view of a digital information in real time. Blippar is your real world visual browser.

What is Blippar?

Blippar allows you to take the world you see and interact with it. They also partner with some of the biggest brands including Coca-Cola, Disney, Nike and Sony just to name a few. There isn’t really a limit to what a “Blip” can do. Blippar allows businesses and users to create an interactive experience with a product whether it be a download link, more information or a hidden game. The reality of Blippar is virtually endless and is super exciting.

Blippar raised 45 Million dollars earlier this year and they’re looking forward to changing the game on search. The goal is to be able to “Blip” pretty much anything you see on the street.

Keep you’re eyes and ears open for a new world with Blippar.

The weird thing about Death and Social Media



I recently visited the grave of my dad’s father who died in the 60’s and something weird happened. I felt weird thinking this is where he ended, I didn’t know much about him. I realized the way we live with social media today, maybe we’re more blessed than we realize. I know it’s a weird thing to know the first thing I thought of was social media when I went to the gravesite, let me explain.

We are connected to our family and friends more than ever. I’m friends with family on Facebook I see very little of, but I get to see into their world more than I ever would. I can see the Facebook of family members that have passed. It’s weird but it’s also a reminder of who that person was on a different level. That person posted on their social media, it was their thoughts. It wasn’t an idea that someone had of that person.

According to GlobalWebIdex, the average user logs 1.72 hours per day on social platforms, which represents about 28 percent of all online activity.

Today we are more connected than ever. With social media it’s kind of a way you live on.

Unleash your passion with the #besomebody app



There’s a little app created in Austin, Texas that is changing the way people live. It’s allowing people to take their passions and make friends and money doing it. The #besomebody app is all about taking what your passionate about and making a life out of it!

The app helps you connect or “spark” with people in your area and share your passion. Passions ranging from photography, hiking, biking, yoga and more. Share your work on the app and let people see what you do. If you want to learn more about other people’s passion you can learn from a #besomebody passionary. It’s simple you find an experience, show up and learn first hand a new experience. All passionary’s are background checked through the app.

Take it one step further and become a #besomebody passionary and start making money teaching people what your passionate about. You can create an experience and invite people to join you and learn some new stuff. The best part is you decide where it is, how much it is and all of it is done through the app.

Download the app now and book your first experience free with the code “ULTRA”

Do you already know how to code, and why you should build on it.



Why do you want to learn how to code?

  1. Earn extra cash building websites in your spare time.
  2. Be a step ahead in the job market.
  3. It’s a huge resume boost.
  4. Make your own app and website.
  5. Never stop learning, always grow.

As a recent college graduate looking for jobs and figuring out what I need besides 10+ years of experience, I notice a lot of jobs calling for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more. I know it sounds miserable and then you ask yourself “why did I not go to school for this?” The good news is most of us have used code sometime in our lives without really realizing it.

Think of the days when you sat at your computer and spent hours on your xanga page, yes xanga, you were actually using a lot of code. It was basic but it was something you could figure out pretty easily. You were building a website and those skills are very valuable in today’s quickly growing tech world.


The internet and apps have become a vital part of the personal and business world. The best part of coding is you can learn to code for free and it’s easy. Get Started with some of these options below.



“Education is broken. Come help us build the education the world deserves.” – CodeAcademy

One of the easiest ways to learn how to code. With options on what you want to learn it gives you the power. Learn specific skills like building a website, interactive websites, and more. You can take a course on HTML/CSS or JavaScript. A course can be finished in an hour but take your time and learn what you need. The best part is it’s free to learn these skills!

Code School 

Free to try, $29 a month or team pricing. 

Code School is a great way to start coding. It also has a mobile app so you can learn and keep up with your skills on the go. Get social with it and get a group of friend together and make a team. You can track each other’s progress or you could use it as an employer to get your employees up to speed on new technologies. Check out videos to get some more help on learning your new skill.


Free to try, $29 a month/ $49 a month 

Treehouse is fun and very social with forums. Learn to code and ask questions on forums to create relationships with new people. Choose a track on a specific skill, choose a project or choose the topic you need to learn. Check out videos to help you out on the new journey.