Monday, August 31, 2009

iPhone Movie Application Gives Bathroom Guidance

I can tell you that I definitely spent the weekend enjoying a great movie, which was Inglorious Bastards. If you have not yet seen it, then you definitely need to rush yourself to the theater to get in on this action. Beware that it is very violent, but I think that you can expect that from a Tarantino movie. This movie is another work of art by the master himself, Quentin Tarantino.

While you are enjoying this movie, make sure that you have this handy iPhone application with you to guide you in when you need to go to the bathroom. This application is called RunPee, and it is perfect for anyone who can't make it through a movie completely because of their small bladder. This will allow you to choose any movie that is currently showing in the theaters, such as Inglorious Bastards, and it will then give you the best time to go to the bathroom so that you do not miss any key parts of the movie. It will also provide you with a short rundown of what you missed in the movie when you were out. This is a useful application for any movie-goer, especially since Inglorious Bastards is two and half hours long!

by Alana

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fragile iPhone Screens

I think that so far I am one of the lucky ones, but I cannot tell you how many times I have seen friends drop their iPhones or iPod touches and crack the screens! Now, don't get me wrong - an iPhone is an amazingly useful device, and I am totally in love with mine. However, I was reluctant to get one in the first place because I know that I am such a clumsy person. In fact, I don't even want to tell this story, but I did drop one of my older cell phones in the toilet, which totally destroyed it.

What happened was, I had it in my purse, so when I went to leave the stall of the bathroom, it somehow flipped out and went into the toilet. Completely tragic, but I was scared about the same fate for my expensive iPhone device. Luckily for me, my iPhone is still completely intact (knock on wood), but you better believe that I am being so careful with it. I have had about four or five friends crack the screens on their iPhones and need iPhone repair. Luckily, it is fairly inexpensive, but I am doing my best to keep the screen of my device protected!

by Amelia

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Must Have iPhone Wallpaper

Are you also a crazy Grey's Anatomy freak? Then that makes several of us, and I can tell you myself that I am so happy that I found this wallpaper for my iPhone! It is always fun to choose a personalized wallpaper that you have the pleasure of looking at on a daily basis, but the only little drawback is that this Grey's Anatomy wallpaper makes me want to daydream about the show and think about watching it every time I see it. That is not very productive when you are at work, but it still is a fun wallpaper have.

I am an enormous fan of this show, and I have even taken the time to watch all of the seasons in succession. No, I am not completely lame with no life, but it was like watching a fun back-to-back movie for weeks and weeks on end. I finally ended up seeing the season finale of season 5, and I am freaking out to find out what happens! I know I may be a little bit behind on the times, but I didn't want to watch the season finale until I had caught up on all of the previous episodes. I am an addict.

by Shannon

Monday, August 24, 2009

My New Fave On My Playlist

I am the type of person that watches VH1 and other music channels, so judge me if you want, but I always get the heads up on new artists on the rise. One of my new favorites that is starring on my iPod playlist currently is Charlotte Sometimes, who has fun and interesting girly music like I have never heard before. She is from Pennsylvania, and she actually took her name from a children's book written in 1969.

Her debut album is called Waves and the Both of Us, and it is said to sound like a mix of Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, and Billie Holiday. The album is supposed to tell a story of all of the different currents that run through our lives, some being dramatic and some being uplifting. Charlotte has an onstage persona that makes her an interesting and seductive performer. My very favorite song by her is "How I Could Kill a Man", which is a lyric from a Cyprus Hill song. That's pretty interesting if you think about it, because this songstress was able to take a classic rap song and make it into a melodic hit. "Killing" is supposed to be a metaphor, by the way, so don't worry!

by Annette

Friday, August 21, 2009

What's Up With The Next Gen iPod Touch?

It's always fun to speculate, and there are rumors swirling around about the next generation of iPod touch. It is said that it will contain a built-in microphone and also a video camera. These seem like wonderful new innovations, and people are speculating that these rumors could potentially be true. Apple did not comment on the rumors, but we, as iPod touch fans, are hoping that they are correct.

The iPod touch will be updated later in the year, and if it does have a built-in microphone, then it will be so much easier to use any voice applications for the iPod touch. This would enable the device to be used as a WiFi mobile phone so that you could make any type of voice call directly over the Internet, giving similar communication capabilities as to what you would find with the iPhone. Right now, the iPod touch does enable the use of a microphone, but you do need to buy an extra accessory to get that set up. iPod touch users can keep their ears open in September because that is normally when Apple releases their updates. Regardless, it's always exciting to see what type of new technology surrounds both the iPod touch and the iPhone - we are fans!

by Stella


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Do iPods Help in Surgery?

This is a pretty interesting subject matter, but it seems that it helps to listen to your iPod during surgery. If you or someone you know has a surgery on the horizon, then you can reference this interesting story about a teen who used his iPod to get through brain surgery. This 18-year-old young man was getting a brain tumor removed, but he needed to be awake through the entire operation to ensure that there would be no brain damage in the process. I don't know about you, but that seems like a pretty scary idea to me!

These surgeons had the great idea to play his iPod over the operating room speakers so that he would be able to focus on music and relax during the procedure. This went very well for the young man, especially since it was the second time that he was having the surgery because the entire brain tumor was not taken out during the first surgery.

Regardless, for any of your needs, it pays to have pro iPod help to keep your device going strong, especially if you have an upcoming surgery. Milliamp.com is now BBB accredited, so check out the advanced repair services available through this website with BBB accreditation!

by Brad

Monday, August 17, 2009

More Signature iPods From Apple?

Ever since the U2 special edition iPod came out, many other artists have been fighting to get their own signature iPod in the works. Can you blame them? The U2 special edition iPod was incredibly popular, and other recording artists could only be so lucky as to have another device bearing their name on the market. Some of the artists at the top of the list for the next signature iPod are Coldplay, Toby Keith, Metallica, and Hootie & the Blowfish.

These all seem to be pretty premium choices, especially since their popularity reaches a wide variety of listeners. Still, who knows how much truth there actually is to these rumors? However, with the example of U2 using their mega-popularity to gain even more popularity from their own signature iPod, it would only make sense that other artists would want to follow suit. I myself am thinking that these would sell really well, especially since fans love to have a little piece of their favorite artists to take around with them. If you are a huge Metallica fan, for example, then who wouldn't want an awesome iPod bearing their name for everyone to see? This gives you the opportunity to take your love of music that much further by displaying it on your iPod.

by Sam

Friday, August 14, 2009

Celebrity Twitter On The iPhone

I love celebrities just as much as the next person, so when I joined Twitter, I decided it would be a great idea to follow a bunch of them. Twitter is really convenient, and I can always check on it via my iPhone, making it a fun little activity to keep tabs on people all over the world and what they are doing. Obviously, Twitter is popular for a reason, and so many celebrities have jumped on board because I always hear them promoting themselves to be followed on Twitter every time that they are interviewed.

One specific celebrity that I followed right off the bat was John Mayer, but I have to tell you that I was totally disappointed. Not only are most celebrity tweets very boring, but absolutely no celebrity will ever follow you back. I guess there is no way you should expect that from a celebrity because it is kind of like joining their fan club, and they really don't have the means to follow back all of their fans. Still, this lack of reciprocity got me pretty bored after a while. Maybe if specific celebrities like John Mayer had some amazing things to say other than what awards party they went to, then I would be more interested.

by Jamie

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hear New Elton John on Your iPod



I have been a long time Elton John fan, so I'm always on the lookout for his new musical endeavors. Of course, he has so many amazing classics that I would be hard-pressed to find anything that I didn't want to listen to, but I do love to hear his new stuff as well. I have to qualify that by saying that I was not a fan of The Lion King soundtrack in any way, but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt on that one because it was a children's movie. It wasn't necessarily supposed to be a chart topping wonderful album full of hits, so no big deal.

The latest news for Elton John is that he is guesting on Alice in Chains' new album in three different collaborations. They specifically sent him the track to request his presence, and he was on board because he loved the way it sounded. This may be something that you would have never expected, which is precisely why I want to download this awesome album to my iPod as soon as it's available. Anyone else who's thinking what I'm thinking can look forward to the September 29 release. Can't wait!

by Adam

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mexican iTunes


I am sure that Mexico is as incredibly happy to finally get an iTunes store, and it seems like it is about time for our southern neighbors. iTunes just recently launched in Mexico, and they have millions of choices available for which tracks they would like to download, including many other smaller labels of independent musicians. The iTunes features available to Mexican users also do have some similarities of the iTunes that we know here in the US, like being able to purchase tracks in advance, and the feature Complete My Album.

Furthermore, they do even have The App Store because Apple did launch the iPhone 3G there about one year ago. It seems like Apple is so popular that they are going to be worldwide, and I am sure that Mexico is excited to have these latest advancements, especially since it does include popular Mexican artists. The only down side to this is that so far Mexican iTunes does not offer movies or TV shows, but it does have some choices in podcasts and music videos. The good part is that this Mexican iTunes does also offer some of the more popular Mexican shows, making it a great fit for our neighbors south of the border!

by Stella

Friday, August 7, 2009

mill-Forum, My Friend

Help is just moments away! This is precisely why you need to check out the new iPhone and iPod repair forum from milliamp.com, which is going to give you all of the answers to the Q and A you may have about your device. I don't know about you, but I always felt there was a little bit of mystery behind my iPod, but I didn't really want to confess that to anyone. Every man, woman, and child on the planet has an iPod or iPhone of some sort, especially when you consider how many varieties and choices there are for you to select from. It's like Christmas!

You will also feel like you have been given a wonderful holiday present when you check out this forum to allow you to get your questions answered about either iPod or iPhone repair. This is precisely for anyone that is having mysterious issues with their device that they just can't get to the bottom of. With a show of hands, I will assume that is most of the people reading this post, so good luck to you, and get yourself to the forum right away. This is specifically designed to clear up any confusing iPod and iPhone issues. Hoorah!

by Elaine

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Old Lady Criminal

One interesting headline that I saw on my iPhone lately was that an 86 year old woman was arrested for the 61st time in her life - shocking! The most interesting part of all was that she was actually caught shoplifting an anti-wrinkle cream, which I am sure that she truly needed by that point in her life. I guess she is not your average grandma because she started out being arrested in the 50s because of stealing from grocery stores. This time, however, is not so fun because she is being held on a felony charge with a bond of $10,000.

Her method of madness was stuffing the items that she stole in her pants to complete the shoplifting expedition. Specifically, she was located in Chicago, and she also tried to take other things on this occasion, like batteries, salmon, makeup, and instant coffee, along with the anti-wrinkle cream. A few years ago she did serve some time in prison for all of her shoplifting issues, but apparently, she didn't learn her lesson because she got caught again for the same crime. I am thinking that her grandkids are probably not too happy to have to come up with this bail amount of $10,000 to get their grandma out of jail!

by Anna

Monday, August 3, 2009

Diet Tips

It is always a great idea to make little tweaks to your diet, and I found these tips while checking out my iPhone today during lunch, of all times. That, of course, made me second-guess the roast beef sandwich that I was eating, but whatever. I figure that I can start on my health trek tomorrow to get my results, but I want to share these tips with you so that you can also benefit!

First, you can easily cut 100 calories a day from your diet by drinking nonfat milk instead of 1% milk. It's so simple! Another easy tweak to make is to only eat half a bagel instead of the whole thing, and save the rest for another day. Another simple way to skim the calories off the top of your diet is to use spices like nutmeg or cinnamon to flavor your coffee instead of cream and sugar. You would be surprised at how much that adds up! Finally, start using smaller dishes when you are eating and drinking. For instance, if you use a smaller juice glass as opposed to a taller one, then you are much less likely to drink more calories in your morning glass of juice. So easy!

by Allen