A few days ago I had no clue what a minor headache a Spotify Facebook login could cause until it happened to me.
I had my Facebook deactivated for a long time now and having downloaded Spotify to my Android device, I then tried to recall my Spotify login credentials. I knew I had signed up for Spotify with an e-mail address and not via other social media accounts but I was drawing a blank. I had Spotify installed on my iPhone 6 Plus before and the latter doesn’t seem to automatically log me out of mobile apps unless I was resetting the network settings or some other. After having installed it on Android and trying to return to whatever it was that I was multi-tasking with, I didn’t realise I had literally clicked on the button for log in with Facebook. I was seriously pissed with myself, not to mention the multi-tasking part may have rose my cortisol levels.
I frowned at the e-mail notification that suddenly came up on my phone. It was Facebook welcoming me back. Ughhhh. That’s when I knew I had made a mistake. By accidentally logging in with Facebook on Spotify mobile app, I had activated my defunct Facebook account.
From there on I had to deal with the drudgery of uploading a valid ID or contacting my Facebook friends because Facebook apparently had to lock me out. I followed the instructions but the ID photo wasn’t clear enough for them, I got fed up and just let it be. I needed to log back in so I could deactivate it again.
Earlier today, I tried to log back in to my old Facebook account and the security check it required this time was to supply my birth date. Easy peasy. Why didn’t they ask me that the first time? Unbelievable. I know, I know. It’s because it’s easier to supply a birth date of a stranger and unauthorized access could be had. Yes, I was finally able to deactivate my account.
The lesson here is knowing which mobile apps you have connected to your Facebook account, especially if you plan to deactivate it. Signing in using your social media credentials might not be a good idea and mobile app registration via an e-mail account would be an outstanding alternative.
If you’re looking for meditation music you can play on your smartphone, I recommend you check out the mobile app Omvana. With Omvana you can download relaxing music to accompany your meditation exercises. The app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play for free although some mp3 files are for sale starting at $0.99.
I downloaded the app a few weeks ago and got 7 audio files for free. Every week I would be able to download a few free audio files to listen to right on the app itself. They have binaural tracks – tracks that are best heard using headphones. To check on new tracks, just click on Omvana’s “New” tab. Today I saw a new free track called Bubbling Spring under the category “Sounds of Nature”. Once you click on “Free”, the clicked button will change to “Download” and it will eventually change to “Play” after download is finished.
Other categories in Omvana aside from “Binaural Sounds” and “Meditation Music” include “Inspirational Speeches”, “Stress Relief”, “Health & Fitness”, and “Personal Growth”.
A few of my personal favorites are from the soothing Meditation Music by Kerri Lake such as Dancing Wind Flute, Eagle Feather and Echoing Feelings. The orange loop icon on the left side means there’s no need to click on the track as it will automatically replay the track of your preference.
If you want to de-stress for a while, just take your pick from the free tracks on Omvana.
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This morning I got this idea of creating a ringtone out of the Cutting Crew song, (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight. You probably have heard of it from GTA Vice City. My friend, Crizzy, on the other hand recalled she remembers the song from a Drew Barrymore chick flick, Never Been Kissed. Anyway I chose that particular song to create a ringtone from because I really dig the sound of the cello during the first 15 seconds of the song.
My iPhone had not been synced with iTunes for a long time. Since I don’t own a computer or laptop anymore, I didn’t want the risk of overwriting some files and I still like the current music and photo files as they are from the last time I synced them. So I went searching online for information on making a ringtone within the iPhone itself without having to sync the phone to iTunes.
Most of the options I read about could only work for a jailbroken device. I sure don’t want to jailbreak my device anymore. I have had enough of that from the past – new software updates would always get messed up and battery drain issue worsened after a jailbreak.
The only legit solution I found sans having to go install the ringtone maker app in Cydia was installing Garage Band and an app to create ringtones with from the mp3 files you currently have on your Music app. Both are paid apps when I checked them on the app store.
Oh well it’s either hold off on syncing or no syncing at all.