Apps You Don’t Need But Are Nice To Have Anyway: Plex

Plex started as a way to view your media beautifully with its sleek interface and automatic movie poster uploads to match the MP4 files you have in your computer.  

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I loved it because it was a great way to sort through your movies especially if you have a lot. It shows the ratings and synopsis as well. 

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Many years later, I found out that they upped the ante and turned Plex into an app that lets you stream your media in multiple devices. In other words, you can watch (or listen to) any of your movies, TV series etc. on your iPad, iPhone, TV or even another computer as long as its synced to the [server] computer that has your Plex account and that [server] computer is on.

So what exactly do I use it for? Plex comes in handy when 

  • my siblings want to watch stuff in my computer since I’m the one who usually Torrents. Instead of transferring files, I just lend them my iPad (that has the Plex app).
  • I want to watch something over a meal. I can either use my iPhone / iPad instead of bringing my plate upstairs to my room. 
  • I want to watch movies to pass out. I don’t like leaving my Macbook on the whole night.

I know, I know. Based on my list, it sounds pretty unnecessary. And it is, especially that the mobile app isn’t even for free. But it does stream my movies in HD despite my really bad connection and with Vuze on. 

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The best way to maximise Plex is when you get the the premium account ($3.99/month), that lets you upload media offline so you can access it even when you’re out of the house, on a trip, whilst in your commute, etc. The only difference this has to just manually syncing it to your device via iTunes is that you don’t need to convert it anymore for individual devices which we all know is a big pain in the ass. It also saves you space, which is a given to all Cloud related apps. 

Like what the title suggests, it’s definitely something you don’t really need but just something nifty to have if you have an extra $3.99 to spare every month. I think I’d enjoy using Plex more if I had a TV I can use it with. 

Is this a yay or nay for you?

"The house is a real mix and match. I have a bazaar mentality when it comes to interiors. I like things that mean something to my family and me. Everything in the house has a story that and has been gathered up slowly over the years. When we were looking for red chairs for the kitchen they took us years to find the right ones, but eventually they found us—that’s how it happens."

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I’ve always imagined myself in a black and white house but I think I’m slowly opening to the idea of having a bit of colour in it with a few artsy pieces here and there. 

departurelane:

Pixelized

 

An analog reference to our digital world, but with the mystery of how it works maintained.

Designer: MAMIKIM & Co., Winner of the 2014 Lexus Design Award

dawnawakened:

Citizen, LIGHT is TIME (2014)

"Renowned Japanese watch manufacturer CITIZEN recently unveiled a stunning installation called LIGHT is TIME at Milan Design Week. Displayed in the Triennale di Milano exhibition hall, the spectacular installation consists of 80,000 main plates (the structural bases of watches) suspended from 4,200 metal threads hooked to the ceiling. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind experience for viewers, who are enveloped in a cloud of refracting light, time frozen around them like thousands of golden rain drops." - Jenny Zhang

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photojojo:

Photographers Andrea and Rob Stone used the reflective surfaces of buildings in Portland, Oregon to capture these photos that could pass for abstract paintings. 

See more from City Reflections after the jump below!

Gorgeous Photos of Reflections in Buildings

via Fubiz

skeletales:

Fine art photographer Brooke DiDonato’s work blurs the boundaries of fiction by fusing real-life narratives withsurreal, dream-like elements. She is inspired by the subconscious mind and its relation to our emotions and perceptions.

photojojo:

No more power cable spaghetti!
The Cordito keeps all your cords together and tangle free in a nifty leather wrap. 
Keep all your phoneography accessories safe and stylish
*Guacamole not included.

Huu, can I have this for my birthday plz. 

photojojo:

No more power cable spaghetti!

The Cordito keeps all your cords together and tangle free in a nifty leather wrap.

Keep all your phoneography accessories safe and stylish

*Guacamole not included.

Huu, can I have this for my birthday plz. 

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Solve a real problem. You don’t start a company because you want to be an entrepreneur or the fame and glory that comes along with it. You become an entrepreneur to solve a real problem.
- Aaron Patzer

startupquote:

Solve a real problem. You don’t start a company because you want to be an entrepreneur or the fame and glory that comes along with it. You become an entrepreneur to solve a real problem.

- Aaron Patzer