Friday, April 13, 2018

Beat Maker Pro - Music iOS app

 First of all, please do not message me about spelling or grammar. Remarks like this seem tedious and extremely unimportant considering that Donald J Trump (The guy that is supposedly a leader of our country) has done more to destroy it then improve it and makes incredibly more mistakes. (texting, speaking, making decisions at all) than anyone i've ever seen.

APPS APPS APPS  

OK so I decided to start reviewing apps again since that's what I have always been into... pretty much ever since I have been aware of apps or had a portable device that used them. I've had my iPhone since iPhone 3 but I have also had other portable devices like the the Nokia internet device(which I still have by the way, if anyone wants to purchase it it's basically in BRAND NEW condition with the box and all) HP touchpad disaster and a more than a few android tablets here or there. If I was rich I would probably be considered one of those techie geek's or rather, early adopters, but alas I am not wealthy. Not for a lack of desire of course lol.

Ive mainly attempted to own most portable devices since they became the cool thing. Yes I have had my share of technical devices but I am technically a Windows user when it comes to actual computers or laptops. OK Apple users settle down, your booing is very loud and I never said I that I hated Apple. I actually love Apple but it's too rich for my blood. It takes me forever to actually update to a new iPad or iPhone as it is... and I stick with them because I really like them and because I've invested way too much time and money in apps.... i'd be crazy to switch now lol.

Soooo now that I finally paid off my iPad Pro (YaY for Me after a year!) and I also have an iPhone 6s plus that will be getting an upgrade soon, since it's about that time according to my wireless service. I figure now is as good a time as any to get back into my favorite activity, which is reviewing every app I can get my hand on lol.


I will eventually combine certain apps together in one blog post each but for now I'm going to start with this one. 

Beat Maker NOOOO

It's called Beat Maker Go (Click here for AppStore Link to Beat Maker Go - Make Music by Gismart
Not exactly sure why I downloaded it to begin with. Possibly because I enjoy music apps...or it was possibly a free app of the day but I doubt it.  It could have also been that it was a free download and usually you expect something (not always a lot, but something) when it's free to download, otherwise why make it free to download. We can see the description and other things on the actual app page. However, at the very least, the option to try it, correct? Ohhhh not always the case and boy was I wrong

In case it wasn't obvious, it's a music making app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. One of my favorite types of apps actually. 
Now I don't necessarily have a problem with this actual app or its function. I would have to be able to actually use it to actually criticize it.
My problem is that you can download it for free but you can't get on it to even just try it out without committing to a subscription first. Yes they say they allow a trial before the actual money gets taken away but it's just too similar to other (IMO are "shady") tactics that claim you have a "free trial", but are basically relying on the fact that you forget to cancel before you are charged. Which let's face it, we all forget very easily at one point or another. So now you are left with the already purchased subscription for a month or whatever it is. 
If you're anything like me and not exactly pouring in cash, you're either going to say that to get your money back or just suck it up and figure it's paid for so why waste it and most likely you will continue to play around with it which THEN, may also ...once again, accidentally make you "forget" once again to cancel your subscription and the cycle continues. The developers or company will happily add you to their numerous forgetful customers.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for making money if you can do it, but try and have a little pride in your company or product and allow people to truly receive something when they download your app FREELY. Otherwise, why let them download free to begin with? 
Just charge them right off the bat or make an actual free trial copy available. 
It's not a myth people ...., I have ACTUALLY seen apps do it so I know it can be done. Then if the customers like the product they can do an in-app purchase or purchase it completely new from the AppStore. I have actually done this with games and other apps before. 
I play the REAL trial version for a little while and BY CHOICE, ended up making an Informed in-app purchase for the full thing. Its easy when you're confident in your product. 

So in conclusion, there is no actual review because there is no actual way to view the product without giving up my financial info basically. So those of you who have purchased it and enjoyed it then awesome for you but for me, this will remain an enigma. 

Please come back for more reviews as I compile my extensive list. I can't wait!
Oh and if the actual developers of this product read this review, which I probably doubt, I will edit this post or create a new one... because I appreciate the truth from everyone and I will do so to correct myself or stand on what I've already said if appropriate, but one thing I know is that I will always be honest. 

Thanks for reading and hope you all have a nice day!



beat maker Pro




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Crazy Person Left Me A Note


So I was thinking about something while I was podcasting and while podcasting is a great platform, the one I use does not allow me to share photos or links or text of any kind so it’s,,,, I guess,,, “limited” in a way, for lack of a better word?
I had a story that I shared anyway and if I could include a photo it would have probably made for a better story, maybe not? Just my opinion of course.
For anyone who doesn’t know, I was injured long ago as a passenger in at auto accident and obtained a wonderful spinal cord injury that Left me with the worst gift I can probably imagine, which is way too much  dependence on others for things that I had been used to doing my entire life on my own and was actually one of those pretty private people who  thrived on independence. So if you can imagine at all, this was devastating for me.
So if you can imagine at all, this was devastating for me.

Yes of course I understand, I am alive and it could have been much much worse than it was and all the other stuff (Believe me, I KNOW! This isn't my first time getting bashed around by a car, it's just a bit more long lasting this time) but as I try to do with others, I hope you will do with me and give me the respect of understanding that not everything affects everyone the same way. Not to say I am not grateful for the things I have. I truly am and I always will be, however I am also entitled to my freedom to speak and complain if I care to, which unfortunately is a strong motivator for me to use blogs, podcasts or what have you lol. 

This time it's more of a funny story in my opinion though.
Well first it was creepy, then I got angry and felt insulted (although slightly pleased that I look "normal" enough to confuse people into thinking I'm just lazy maybe? lol whatever "normal" means anyway) and then creepy again about being watched, but eventually it just became funny after reminding myself that some people are just ignorant...myself included when it comes to certain things most likely. 

Okay, so as most people know, those of us who rely on wheels as legs are entitled to a few rare benefits such as better parking spots
Now I personally don’t use them if I don’t need to, because I don’t see a problem with parking a little further from the store unless it’s pouring rain or absolutely freezing temperatures outside (people with my injury are sometimes prone to temperature problems) and I will not take advantage of those things just because they’re available, but I do occasionally use them and this is where my story comes in....

One instance is when my child was a baby and I always carried him on my lap. If the weather wasn't great, I would use one of these spaces to get him and myself inside quicker. 

So on one of these days I was doing just that, but we forgot to put the plaque on the window to show we were allowed to park there and apparently someone was strangely watching. They didn’t just watch, which was creepy enough, but they took the time to write out a note on a McDonald’s napkin telling me exactly how selfish and disgusting I was for pretending to be a wheelchair user and stealing a spot from someone who really needed it.

The woman’s reasoning for believing that I was faking it was not because I had no plaque up, Nooooooo.....it was because I was wearing white high-heeled shoes and she says people like me don't wear shoes like that!! 
I was like WHAT THE HELL?!?! 
I'm not sure what she thinks I should have been wearing but I happen to like dressing nice if I'm out and I can only assume that in her mind, people who were injured are not allowed to wear stylish clothing or anything that is not ummm orthopedic maybe? 
If you ask me though, I think I am one of the best girls to wear high heels since I don’t actually have to walk all day in them! Haha

I don’t know what clothing or anything like that has to do with "faking it". It actually seems like a lot of work to go through just to park a few feet closer.
 I also don’t know why she watched my boyfriend help get me and our child out of our car, waited for us to leave the area as she/he angrily wrote out this note to leave behind. 

It was rather creepy knowing I was being watched and they were too cowardly to come up and confront me on thier own. 
I don’t know I really don’t know but if they were there when I got out they would’ve definitely got a piece of my mind and I’m said they weren't there. Although they did seem a bit crazy so maybe it was better off. 

I did keep the note though and I am going to try and find it and post it with this blog because it makes it complete in my opinion and shows you were crazy people are out there. 

(I'm just gonna assume it's a she).
It would be great if she was reading this even though I know that’s probably a one in 1 million chance maybe a one in 1 trillion who knows but if she were to read this I would like to say that 
I wish with all my heart that I was faking it because that would mean my injury was not real, and mine, along with my child's life could probably be incredibly different (in a good way), but unfortunately it is real and all I have to say to you now is....

Lady you should REALLY stop the super creepy stalking of strangers as they go about the normal things in their lives, while you also create ridiculous scenarios that your mind is so adamant to believe is the truth, even though you’re too cowardly to approach or ask them yourself. Maybe instead, you could try paying attention to your own life? Hmmmm there’s a good idea.
Thanks for the laugh anyway....whoever you were.
:::;sigh:::::



In case you can't read it, here is
The note, exactly as written.
(The word REALLY had two lines under it but I don't know how to do that on here lol.)

"You have a lot of nerve parking here without a proper handicap placard. You've taken a parking space away from someone who really needed it Cripple people don't wear white high heels."







Thursday, March 22, 2018

Trumps Border Wall?!?



Linked Story: 

Trump Effect
More Hell From The "Trump Effect"

I may not be an expert on this whole Border wall thing, but it seems like that doesn't really matter much. Since Trump himself doesn't know much of ANYTHING and yet he was elected president of America. Smart people don't have to keep reminding others that they are smart. 

I just don't see the point of using Americans money to pay for a pointless wall. Couldn't people come to America the regular way and just not leave? Unless I'm wrong and we don't allow visitors to America any longer???

Although Trump has destroyed America and turned our country into one that people don't really want to visit anymore, much less LIVE HERE. In fact, the people legally living here, don't even want to be here anymore.
 Tourism is just one other thing, out of MANY, that Trump has ruined in his short time as the U.S. president.

Wouldn't it be cheaper to just increase security and maybe use drones to monitor for illegal crossings instead of wasting MORE money???
This is just as rediculous as his idea to add MORE GUNS in schools to promote safety and prevent deaths in a country that has one of the most "accidental shootings" and deaths in the world. Stable genius he is NOT
I'm just saying. 







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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Scared to Live/Die


Watching things like the Hulu Original series,  The Handmaid’s Tale is really scary since it’s way too close to what could be reality

My favorite kind of horror show, by the way,  because it’s something that could really happen ANYWHERE. What’s scarier than that? Not much in my opinion. 

If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommenf it, but definitely start from the beginning and  try not to find out too much on what it’s all about before watching. If you don’t get hooked by the first episode then it’s probably not for you.

(Note: I wouldn’t recommend children watching!  It will objectify women in severely disturbing ways and definitely contains mature subject matter)

It’s a Hulu Original series that won a few well deserved awards. It’s about ...well...putting women back in their place, so to speak. Whether they want it or not. It’s awful, unthinkable and sadly a reality that I believe too many people wouldn’t mind. Not most women probably... hopefully?

The worst part is that a lot of “rules” (laws?) from the show are actually occurring today. Just not all in one place. I really hope not anyway

I bring this up because I’m currently going through a few “new laws” that are making me feel cornered, helpless, and just plain powerless to change. 

I love life and as difficult as it’s been for me lately, I always choose life, yet I feel I’m being forced to rethink that and it scares me. If it were up to me, I’d live forever or at least as long as I can appreciate all my life has to offer somehow.
I wake up EVERY DAY and find ANYTHING to hold on to. Anything that will make me say “okay THAT is enough to live for!”. 

However, others keep challenging that and making each day more difficult. 
Why?
 I wish I knew.

So if you have a choice and you can live well enough, than do it. Be safe, be happy and fight until you can’t. 
You never know when your choices will be taken from you. 

I didn’t

I’ve never really worried unless I had to. It makes life less stressful. 
Unfortunately you can’t always control everything or  ignore the signs that keep smacking you in the face.
I tried.
I really did.

Life just wouldn’t allow it any longer. 

The whole staus of the world scares me lately. 
Actually no that’s not true, it’s scared me ever since Trump ran for president and it felt like I was the only one who KNEW he would win. 
I so wished I was wrong.

I honestly never understood REAL hatred, racism, greed, intolerance and ignorance UNTIL Trump took office. 
It felt like he all but abolished common decency while making the most unacceptable ugliness in people seem, not just okay, but almost commendable.  

What is happening? 

Is this the new “normal” now? Where we praise inquality and injustice? 
We celebrate intolerance and give power to hypocrites? 

If so, than that is just SAD and we probably won’t be around long. 



Great Quote

I don’t know Who said these quotes exactly, but I like them



The Handmaid's Tale on HULU: https://www.hulu.com/the-handmaids-tale






Friday, March 9, 2018

Apple Devices Forced Updates

Apple iPhone
I’ve been having numerous problems with my iPhone 6s (plus) lately. It freezes up constantly. The keyboard decides when it wants to show up. The keyboard decides to type whatever it feels like instead of what YOU want to type (like maybe one letter only, repeatedly, no matter what key you press). It stops registering clicks but home button still works sort of. More things too, but worst is this last one.
The screen sort of flickers/flashes/ blacks out then comes back on and off randomly or when trying to access other open windows and such, which makes everything impossible to use. For instance, whenever a button is attempted to be pressed on the phone, it blacks out instead. Making it temporarily unusable basically.

That last one is actually the most common with mine (and other friends) apple devices. 

Note: When saying APPLE devices, I mean iPads, iPhones and iPod touch’s mainly (and NOT jail broken). 

I understand my iPhone 6s may be considered old by now but I’m still sort of financing it, so it shouldn’t be this bad already...at least I seriously hope not.
 Mine is a 64gb with a decent amount of free space left. It’s never been abused, dropped or anything. No obvious reasons for glitches, except maybe one….

I’ve had a few of these in my life and Apple has this REALLY annoying habit of basically harassing you with notices that pop up on your screen until you update. They interrupt things by popping up while your physically using the device, like in the middle of typing or clicking things. 
 This makes the chances of accidentally clicking on the button that makes it install immediately, MUCH higher. I know this because I’ve done it a few times and once clicked, it cannot be stopped, nor is there any other pop up asking "if your sure you want to update" like most courteous apps, devices..etc.. may use.      

This, in my opinion, basically removes your choice of installing or not and offers no support for accidental clicks such as I described. I feel it’s bad enough that people like me who CHOOSE not to update right away will have to be tortured by Apple messages that NEVER STOP COMING

Okay so the one thing I know for sure is that my iPhone wasn’t having all these problems until I gave in and updated to iOS 11.2.6 just to stop Apples constant interruption. Now my previously  functioning iPhone is now a barely functiontioning, extremely frustrating nightmare. 

Sadly this isn't an isolated incident and has happened more than it should have.
Another instance.....
My FIRST iPad ever was given to me as a gift from my mom. I finally decided I wanted one when they came out with the iPad Mini because I thought the size was great and it was great ....until... the dreaded Apple update, but that one was much worse and went from completely black to completely dead. 
Still fairly new, previously working great, expensive enough to begin with and bought straight from Apple.com, the best they could do was offer to SELL ME a new one for a ridiculously insane price. 
How generous of them to try and make more money off someone when it was ABSOLUTELY the APPLE update that destroyed it since it was working just perfect before installing it. There are others which I’ll spare you the details on. 

I’ve only stuck with Apple because most were gifts from family…etc..that I could never afford otherwise and because of the cost of the apps I’d already purchased, but I’m beginning to believe it’s not worth it any longer. 
Apple forces its users to update or your device pretty quickly becomes unusable. I can’t afford to keep up with a new Apple device every year or so. I just need something reliable for once. 

Ahh well, needed to vent and tired of being ripped off. 

Rant over for now I suppose. 

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Just the night...

I wish I could say what I feel. 
It's either sad, inappropriate, mean, or just plain wrong to a group of people. 
I try to be honest.I dont judge those who need me. I feel guilty when I'm wrong or hurt someone, but that doesn't earn me the right to receive any of that back. I get that.

I know the world won't change in a moment, but we can try. I can try.

Maybe that will matter, someway, somehow, somewhere? 

One can always hope! 



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tax Cuts Reality

So everyone is happy about those tax cuts, but I wonder how many people know that for “the acverage American”, these tax cuts are only TEMPORARY.  
Those rich 1% however, will continue to receive tax cuts in definitely. 
America is in huge debt from this and guess what will be cut off soon, in order to pay back that debt????

HEALTH CARE of course! 

Yep Trump finally succeeded in getting rid of that pesky healthcare that so many of us rely on. The “ACA” (American care act AKA ObamaCare) will finally be gone. 
He had to be sneaky by pretending we were all getting some great tax cut in order to achieve this goal, but sadly Americans keep falling for his ridiculous charade that Mr Donald Trump actually cares about anyone but billionaires! WTH is going on in this country??? 

I just don’t understand how we are letting him get away with this over and over again?