#531 PopClip, Bookmarklets, Caching Improvements with Firefox, Bienna Bluetooth Headphones, Dr. Garry On Focus and Attention

Claus Wolf from mactopics.de teaches us some cool tricks to use PopClip by Pilotmoon Software and a Bookmarklet he made for us to help you to use Amazon Affiliate links. NosillaCast PopClip Extension, Popmaker to make your own extensions, Claus’ NosillaCast Bookmarklet at otzberg.net/nca/nca.html. I walk you through how I improved the speed of podfeet.com using the built-in Firefox network diagnostic tools Bart taught us about in Taming the Terminal. I review Bienna’s $24 Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones. In Chit Chat Across the Pond we’re joined by Dr. Maryanne Garry, Deputy Dean in Graduate Research at Victoria University of Wellington, who will explain to us the difference between focus and attention. If you haven’t done the homework yet, be sure to watch the videos first from last week!


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Will Bienna’s $24 Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones Work for Me?

green version of the headphonesI had the opportunity to test out a review unit of the Bienna Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sport Headphones Sweatproof Exercise Stereo Earphones. That’s an awfully long name so for brevity I’ll call them the Bienna Headphones. You may recall that I’ve tested out several Bluetooth options, none of which worked very well when I was running. I didn’t want to blame the headphones though. The problem is that if my phone is in my Spibelt, the little belt I use to hold the phone tight upgainst my back or my belly, all Bluetooth headphones I tested would cut in and out. If I hold the phone in my hand, or if I use those same headphones with my iPad resting on the stand of the elliptical machine at the gym, I have no problems with the sound cutting in and out.

I call this a personal problem because Steve uses the Jabra Sport headphones I really wanted to love and they work great for him – and he’s using a Spibelt to hold his phone too. I had resigned myself to using wired headphones. I should mention that if the Jabra Sport headphones intrigued you back when I reviewed them, the price has dropped from $100 down to $58 just recently.
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