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TommyLog TECH – Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay #vzwbuzz #AD

10 Nov
November 10, 2015

Hey Kids it’s Tommy and for today’s TommyLog TECH I want to take a look at and talk about Samsung Pay versus Apple Pay. One has a head-start on the other, and one has some pretty neat features that might surprise you.

As I put the two payment systems head to head,  I talk about what exactly is NFC? Which system is easier to use? What are the differences between Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. Which is the most secure?

Watch the head-to-head showdown to see who wins and which one is Tommy approved.

Want a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 of your very own? Step right up and click here! http://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-note-5/

UPDATE – 11-14-15 – In doing more research, I was wrong about Samsung Pay magnetic secure transmission (MST). It utilized digital tokens and is just as secure as NFC transactions.

DISCLAIMER — I’m one of the cool kids who has been asked to play with and test technology for Verizon. They asked me to test and share my thoughts. All my words are original and my own.]

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TommyLog TECH – Amazing Samsung Support #VZWbuzz #AD

04 Nov
November 4, 2015

Hey Kids, it’s Tommy, and for today’s TommyLog TECH I want to tell you a story. The story starts out very sad. As I begin my tale I need to tell you about my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and someone who put the S – Pen in wrong. Putting the S – pen in backwards causes significant problems with the device. One of them is that it will never come out again without permanently damaging the device. I didn’t know what to do. So I decided to chat with Samsung’s online support.

I had no idea the outcome of this process. this was all new territory for me, using Samsung’s tech and repair processes. This story has the happiest of happy endings! I cannot thank Samsung enough for how great they took care of me and how fast the repair was.

Samsung technical support is totally Tommy approved!

Do you need support for your Samsung product? — click here to begin your process http://www.samsung.com/us/support/

Want a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 of your very own? Step right up and click here! http://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-note-5/

[DISCLAIMER — I’m one of the cool kids who has been asked to play with and test technology for Verizon. They asked me to test and share my thoughts. All my words are original and my own.]

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TommyLog TECH – Tommy & Michelle – Getting Stuff Done with Fiverr #VZWBuzz #AD

25 Jun
June 25, 2015

Hey kids, It’s Tommy and for today’s TommyLog Tech I want to welcome my fellow Verizon friend Michelle to the TommyLog studios. Michelle was passing through town and I thought, Lets talk about ways we can solve problems using our Verizon phones. I’m sporting the DROID Turbo by Motorola and Michelle is using her trusty Samsung Galaxy Note 3, both provided by our good friends at Verizon.

If you’re looking for inexpensive help or unique gift ideas you should check out Fiverr.com. Michelle and I both have the app downloaded on our Verizon mobile devices, which makes browsing, buying and selling incredibly easy no matter where you are.

Droid Turbo & FiverrFiverr sellers can offer any service or product (called a gig) and the price is capped at $5.00 per gig (sellers can offer add-on options for an additional $5.00).

Using Fiverr is slightly different than using a Virtual Assistant because you’re buying a specific one-time gig from an individual. At just $5.00 per gig it’s a low-risk way to get focused help from sellers around the world.

There are so many things offered on the site that you can (and will) get so sucked in! Some items are practical – such as getting a logo or a YouTube intro designed. Others are more whimsical – such as getting a photo of your name drawn in the sand.

Michelle first started ordering gigs on the site back in 2010 and it’s grown exponentially including being much easier to navigate by the type of service you’re looking for. One of the things she enjoys most is seeing how creative sellers are with the ways they can earn money.

I had my TommyLog Tech logo created for $5. A few dollars more for high res layered and vector artwork as well as my YouTube info – another $5. It’s pretty amazing what you can get done for a mere five bucks.

As with most things perform your own due diligence and read through the reviews, check the typical response rate, on-time delivery and other seller data available on the profiles.

Is Fiverr.com Tommy Approved? You bet it is – 100% Tommy Approved…Michelle Approved too!

For more information on how to get your very own DROID TURBO by Motorola, Here’s a link

Want the latest Samsung Galaxy Note phone for yourself? Click here for more information

DISCLAIMER — I’m one of the cool kids who has been asked to play with and test technology for Verizon. They asked me to test and share my thoughts. All my words are original and my own.]

TommyLog TECH – HTC One M8 VS One M9 #VZWBuzz #AD

28 Apr
April 28, 2015

HTC One M9Hi everyone, it’s Tommy and for today’s TommyLog Tech, I want to welcome the new HTC One M9 to the family, provided by my good friends at Verizon. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I have used and loved my HTC One M8.  I just can’t wait to find out what’s in store with the new One M9.

So as I was setting up my new baby, I wondered what are the real world differences between the One M8 and the One M9? Let’s take a look and see.

I am falling in love with my new HTC One M9 and so far, it’s totally Tommy Approved!

For more information on how to get your very own HTC One M9, Here’s a link http://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/htc-one-m9/

[DISCLAIMER — I’m one of the cool kids who has been asked to play with and test technology for Verizon. They asked me to test and share my thoughts. All my words are original and my own.]

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TommyLog TECH – PowerSkin PoP’n2 Battery Charger

30 Dec
December 30, 2014

PoP'n2 Battery RechargerHey kids, for today’s TommyLog Tech, I want to introduce you to the Pop’n Battery Charger model 4000 from my friends at PowerSkin.

The Pop’n2 is unlike other rechargeable batteries on the market today. You have either external batteries that need to be tethered to your USB charging cables or the other style is where the added battery storage is built into an external case. Each style has its pluses and minuses –but the PoP’n2 is completely different. The PoP’n2 suction cups itself to the back of your iPhone. It comes with a totally ingenious lightning connector to connect the battery to your iPhone. The suction cups do a great job holding the battery in place. You have to really pry the battery apart from the phone. It’s a lot more secure than it appears.


The Pop’n2 has a 4000 mAh lithium polymer battery. Compared with your 1810 mAh that’s inside the iPhone 6, PowerSkin says you recharge you iPhone 6 1 ½ times per charge. I saw a little better than that, but your mileage will very. The build quality of the Pop’n2 is excellent.

The PoP’n2 comes with a micro USB cable for charging the battery as well as a clear iPhone 6 case to use if you don’t already have one. The clear case isn’t anything special and doesn’t give you much more protection than against simple bumps and scratches. You certainly do not need to use the case as the PoP’n2 works just fine suctioning to the back of a bare iPhone. I even found it fits my old IPhone 5 and 5S models just fine too. I also found that the battery suctions to many different iPhone cases I tried, so replacing your pricy case may not need to happen.

The Pop’n2 by PowerSkin is totally Tommy Approved and is part of my tech arsenal when on the road or away from power for an extended period of time.

For more information on how to get your very own Pop’n2 by PowerSkin, Here’s a link http://www.power-skin.com

[DISCLAIMER — I’m was lucky enough to be gifted a PoP’n2 by PowerSkin to test and share. All my words are original and my own.]