Thursday, November 14, 2013

First-Gen (2012) Nexus 7 32 GB for $99

Many people saw this DEAL ALERT when GameStop liquidated their new Nexus 7 first-gens for $99. I know you saw it, because they sold out in quick fashion.

Staples was price matching, but they too quickly sold out. I was accidentally sold a 2013 Nexus 7 for $99, and had to painfully return it.

However today, a week after the sale, I noticed that the old model is still available at Staples online. Eureka! I returned to the store, and they placed an online order for me with the price match guarantee!

This is a great deal, especially considering Woot just sold out of the REFURBISHED ones at $160. Hope your Staples is as nice as mine. Good luck!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Check your Google Calendar with Tasker

I recently decided to play with Tasker for Android, and I've been having a blast with it! Here's one snippet some people may find helpful. It checks my Google Calendar and saves some info about today's schedule to a global variable.

To try it out, first you have to retrieve your Google Calendar private XML URL. It is found in your Google Calendar settings menu. Download this JavaScript file, and change the "username" variable to your Google username. Change the "key" variable to the "private-XXXX" portion of your private XML URL.

Save the updated JavaScript to your device, and create a new task like below.

The JavaScript action is under "Script", and Say is under "Misc". For the JavaScript "Libraries" attribute, click the search icon and select jQuery.


I use this as part of my morning profile. It's very flexible if you don't mind playing around with JavaScript. Let me know what you think!

Here's another link to the JavaScript file.