In this episode we talk about Android Oreo, Skype, Chromebook Bluetooth issues, Facebook bandwidth limitations and GoDaddy Smartline.
BBP : Episode 51 - GoDaddy Smartline
- New Android version is officially Oreo.
- Google announced this on during the solar eclipse in New York.
- Faster, better battery life, better copy and paste, picture in picture.
- No specific date on release, but most compatible devices should have it by the end of 2017
- My phone situation
- The cell towers seem to be back up as my connection is much better
- However, I did choose Skype as my inbound/outbound backup.
- Worst part is now when I get a phone call, my phone, my Chromebook, my iPad and my computer all ring. I finally stopped leaving Skype on all the time on my Chromebook, so that removed one of the devices.
- One issue I've discovered is common with Chromebooks in general is a bit of an issue with Bluetooth audio. Seems that streaming audio via BT on the Chromebooks is a bit flakey So factor that into your decision making. LOVE the Chromebook, but that makes two big things I don't like, the other is a limit on
- Facebook will start distributing files based on the ability of users to view the content due to their bandwidth.
- This means that if you have a large video file or even a very large image, it may be NOT shown to users on slower mobile devices, or even slower home and office connection
- This does not mean you should NOT use video or images, it just means you should make sure you take some time to compress or optimize your file before you upload.
- This will make sure your message, advertising, or video of your dog playing will get seen my more people.
- GoDaddy Smartline
- 100 minutes per month
- 100 texts s/r per month
- Add a second number so you don't have to give out your mobile
- Make and receive calls using the Smartline business number.
- Also use Smartline to send/receive text messages
- Installs as an app
- Pricing is $3.99 for basic
- $9.99 for unlimited per month
- Choose a local phone number, link to your smartphone and you're ready to go!ttps://www.godaddy.com/smartline/second-phone-number
And as always, leave the technical stuff to us!