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If You Have An Android Phone, You MUST Have This App


WiFi File Explorer Pro establishes a secure WiFi connection between the browser on your PC, Mac or Tablet and your phone, using your home network.  When you give it a click, it automatically accesses the WiFi connection you have the phone set to use.  Then it gives you an IP address (one of those 10.0.0.2:1500 jobs).  You type that into the browser, and a window or tab opens with a file structure that allows you access to all the data on your internal storage and SD card.  From that point you select whatever files you like and download or upload as you wish.  Spend two minutes really looking at the interface and you have it knocked.

Any file can be copied from your phone to the other computer and vice-versa with the same ease as any other upload or download.  There are even a simple media player and photo browser to explore your files before you transfer them.  Transfer music, images, documents, data…whatever you like.  I suppose you could even make a copy of the whole OS, if you wanted to.

And no cable!  If you have the phone, you have a connection, quickly and with no fuss. You can’t forget the cable because you no longer need a cable.   Even if you remember to bring one, you won’t use it.  If WiFi File Explorer doesn’t work, you did something wrong.

This is absolutely the best buck you will ever spend on an Android app!  Go to the Android Market or Amazon’s Appstore for Android and get it, NOW!  Try it out, and then leave a comment here about how fantastic it is.  (You can download a free trial, but don’t bother.  It’s only 99 cents, and I absolutely guarantee you’ll end up buying it, so save yourself the time.)

One thing:  You can connect to any WiFi network that your phone is configured to connect with.  That means the one at McDonald’s, too, or at Starbuck’s.  If you’re on an unsecured network, DO NOT ACTIVATE THE APP.  Otherwise, it’s cool.  You can connect to your buddy’s system, too, to share files from your phone.  Just be certain he has an encrypted WiFi network.  You’d be amazed how many people don’tYou can’t screw this up without trying, but it’s not idiot-proof.

Yo! People!


One is a criterion; two are criteria.

Use quotation marks ONLY for direct quotations, “NEVER” for emphasis, as I just did. A direct quote is something that someone actually said or wrote or, in the case of written dialog, is purported to have said or written.

And for Strunk’s sake,* media is plural! Television is a medium, singular. (See, that’s how you express emphasis.)

That’s all for now.

*If you don’t know who Strunk is, that explains a lot. Google it.

Steve Nelson: The Death of Citizenship


There is a fallacy that has become commonplace in our society: the idea that everyone is entitled to their opinion, no matter how unqualified to hold that opinion they might be.

That is true only in the sense that no one can tell you what to think.  So far as affecting the lives of others is concerned, good ethics demand that you not take action unless you have done due diligence, examined both sides of the issue, and made your decision to act on that basis.  In today’s world…don’t hold your breath.

The greatest danger of current educational policy is that it does not develop critical thinking capacities. In an effort to standardize achievement and churn out productive workers, we are going to produce dangerous citizens. The dismal state of journalism and the easy access to so-called information makes it even more important that schools put critical thinking at the center of the curriculum.

Perhaps the greatest threat posed by charter schools, voucher programs and privatization is that more and more schools will become propaganda mills. Imagine, if you have the stomach for it, what a school designed by Rick Perry might look like….

Steve Nelson: The Death of Citizenship.