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blog-fbook messSo I couldn’t help but notice that each time I went in my Facebook messages on my phone, a pop-up came up to ask me to download the Facebook Messenger App. For awhile it was an option, but it’s going to be mandatory soon for anybody that wants to access Facebook messages from a smartphone.

However, the app may take over more of your phone than you want it to! Facebook gets permission to make calls, record audio, take pictures and access private information.

Here are some pieces of the Terms of Use from the Huffington Post original article:

Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity – The app can turn your phone connections on and off without telling you.

Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation – The app can call phone numbers within your call log without your permission.  If you have paid minutes, this will count against them.

Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation – The app can message anyone it likes without asking your permission and cost you money if you don’t have a texting plan.

Allows the app to record audio with microphone – This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation

Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera – This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

Allows the app to read you phone’s call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.

Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals

Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.

Allows the app to access the phone features of the device – This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.

Allows the app to get a list of accounts known by the phone – This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed, such as Instagram, Vine, Twitter and more.

What do you think of this?


blog-suI recently discovered a website that I love! A friend told me about StumbleUpon, which is a social media site that is endless. When you sign up for this site, you can either use an e-mail address or sign in with your Facebook account. You then fill out your interests and preferences. From here you are able to hit the “stumble” button and be led to a website. All websites should match your preferences and likes, and you will find online shopping, pictures, videos, blogs, and articles that match your personal taste. If you like something and you want to reference it later, hit the “thumbs up” button. If the site isn’t something that you’re into, hit the “thumbs down” button and you won’t have to see it again.

This is a great site that provides hours of entertainment and opens up a whole new way to search your likes and interests! Happy “stumbling” :)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI feel like I am seeing things everywhere for body wraps. Anytime I go on Facebook or Twitter, I see more and more people talking about the wraps they got and how much it affected their stomach or waistline. Some people even displayed pictures when is something I would never do but I loved being able to actually see results!

I decided to jump on the bandwagon and check this out. I heard great things about the body wraps Orange County has to offer, so I stopped into CloudMover Day Spa. Even though I didn’t really know what to expect, the staff here made me feel right at home. I was really happy with the results and I know this is definitely something I will be doing again soon!

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First of all, congratulations on your engagement! How exciting! Now comes a time where you can prepare for the wedding and a life together of love and happiness. Here’s a couple of things you can do now that you’re engaged.

1. Share the news! Some advice that was helpful to me was making sure to tell all family members and closest friends on person or on the phone before posting and updating your Facebook status.

2. Show off that ring honey! Get a manicure, or paint your nails because everybody is going to be gushing over that diamond. I had a custom designed engagement ring, so people were in ‘awe’ of a ring they’ve never seen before because it was unique and one-of-a-kind.

3. Set a date. This is so important because all of your other planning will revolve around this.

4. Plan an engagement party. Get ready to celebrate your engagement with family and friends!

5. Set your budget. This is one of the most important factors in wedding planning. Make sure you agree on one and factor in help from your parents and his parents if they plan on helping.

6. Have fun and enjoy this time together!

Before I was born my father started his own business. No matter what job he was doing to get by he was always an audio engineer. We live in a giant warehouse of a building that used to be an auto body shop because it was the the best place for us to make a home and a recording studio. In 1990 we bought the building on Smith and Annapolis, and we’ve called West Saint Paul our home ever since. My father and a crew of his best friends built our apartment style home from the ground up; Plumbing, electric, and all. They also built Ambient Sound, a recording studio owned and operated by my father, Bob Cain, for the last couple of decades.

Today the studio brings in enough money to be (some what) self-sufficient, to the point where it is my fathers only source of income. For two decades he has relied on word of mouth business (with the exception of a couple City Pages ads) and has made a decent living off the people he met in bars and musicians with day jobs. But business could be better and to be honest it’s getting kind of out dated.

The internet has so much to offer my dad’s small business and after a few tough conversations I finally convinced him to let me do a little online marketing for him. To start I made Ambient Sound a Google places page, and Google even sent us a cool bar code sticker! Now the studio is up on Facebook and ready to be ‘liked’! I’m proud Ambient Sound Professional Recording Studio got 10 likes in its first few hours on Facebook pages. A small start for big dreams.

Ambient Sound: Musicians wanted – Call 651-457-9590

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