Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Black Eyed Peas On My iPod

I was very surprised at how much I loved the newest Black Eyed Peas song that I heard on the radio. I had to go home immediately and download it onto my iTunes so that I could put it on my iPod. The funny thing was that when I heard this song on the radio, I didn't even know that it was the Black Eyed Peas! In the spirit of things, here are some fun facts about the Black Eyed Peas:

The Black Eyed Peas started in LA, and there are four members within the group. They had their first album in 2003, and it was a huge hit that sold 20 million albums all over the world. They are only 1 out of 11 groups that have had the number 1 and number 2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 charts simultaneously. Their newest singles are Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling. If you have turned on your radio lately, then you will probably know that both of these singles have been topping the charts for 25 weeks at a time, which is longer than any other artist has ever achieved in history. To mix it up, download some of Fergie's solo music to your iPod!

by Shannon

Monday, September 28, 2009

Going On a Cruise!

One of the best moves that I have made this year is planning my vacation for the fall. Of course, this means that I sadly did not have much time off this summer, but when the rest of my friends are putting their nose to the grindstone this fall, my boyfriend and I will be going on a cruise! I feel absolutely overworked and ready for a vacation, which is why I keep obsessively looking up the Carnival Cruise website on my iPhone. The iPhone is a truly amazing device because it allows me to be able to check out websites whenever I want, especially if I have some downtime at work.

Anyhow, I am finding out all that I need to know about our cruise ship, including the fact that they have unlimited sushi in a customized sushi bar! I also have taken the time to book some extra activities for when we dock in Mexico, meaning that we will be able to swim in a beautiful pool by the ocean and go snorkeling. I am just looking forward to some amazing fun in the sun and doing absolutely nothing at all for five whole days in Mexico!

by Michelle

Friday, September 25, 2009

How Do I Train My Puppy?

I am so happy to say that I just got a new dog, but that leaves me with figuring out how to train her. Puppies are difficult to deal with, especially if you don't know what you're doing. Still, they are so worthwhile because they are so adorable! I'm no Caesar Milan, but I definitely try to watch the Dog Whisperer show to get some insight on training a dog properly. I have a really bad track record with dog training because I have had several badly behaved dogs in my lifetime.

I decided that the best thing for me to do was to look up some dog training tips directly on my iPhone so that I could practice them whenever my puppy steps out of line. The main thing that I was concerned about was keeping her from going to the bathroom in the house, so the website that I looked up on my iPhone told me that I need to take her out as often as possible so that she starts to understand that is where she uses the bathroom. So far it is working pretty well, and I'm just hoping that I will get her trained properly to keep my house clean!

by Jennifer

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Glee Soundtrack For Your iPod

If you have not yet noticed Glee on Fox, then you are definitely going to love checking out this musical comedy on primetime TV. First of all, it is going to have an amazing soundtrack that you can download to your very own iPod. So far, we have seen Gold Digger, Don't Stop Believin', and a few other hits. I personally love the musical aspect of this show, which was pretty unexpected to me.

Most of the time, you see musical theater as being pretty boring, but this show gives you the juicy high school elements that you love to watch as a guilty pleasure. This show has all of the stereotypes, the jock, the snotty cheerleader, the dorky smart girl, and even the gay kid in the closet. I can predict that all lovers of the show are going to really enjoy downloading the soundtrack to their iPods because it is a fun twist on many classic hit songs. It is also commendable that they take the time to incorporate such hip music into this show, which is musical theater like I have never seen before. Maybe if high school really was like this, then more people would join the Glee club!

by DJ

Monday, September 21, 2009

Protect Your Device With an iPod Case

For any iPod lover, it is so obvious that iPod cases are a necessity, especially since your beautiful iPod device can scratch so easily. I'm sure that you have noticed by now that your screen, click wheel, backplate, or even faceplate can get easily scratched, which is why it is important to invest in a case. There are so many iPod accessories available, but I am a big fan of getting an iPod case so that you can protect your device from any outside damage.

Most people do carry their iPod or iPhone in their purse or pocket, where it has the opportunity to jingle around and get scratched against many other items, causing physical damage. Especially for people who have iPhones and iPod touches, it is necessary to get some kind of case to protect the outer screen so that you don't break it. Seriously, a little bit of effort will go a long way, especially if you want to extend the life of your device. Many people make the mistake of not putting an investment into their devices, and then they will only have to end up buying a new one or getting the faceplate or backplate replaced from serious damage. Make life easier on yourself and get a case for your iPod!

by Candi

Friday, September 18, 2009

Phone Calls From The iPod Touch

I am all about the use of my iPod touch, and I recently read this pretty interesting blog discussing how to make phone calls from an iPod touch. I had no idea that was something that you could actually do, especially since it wasn't technically an iPhone. The main reason that I didn't get an iPhone was because I do not have AT&T, and I feel like I have signed my soul away to Verizon. I would like to make a tangent and say how I absolutely hate how cell phone companies have you locked into a contract for two years at a time. It's truly not fair, especially if new technology like the iPhone comes out, and I can even use it.

Anyway, I did read this blog about how you can jailbreak your iPod touch so that you can make phone calls from it directly. This was an option that I considered, but I was really worried about damaging my device. You also do have to get head phones that are compatible to the iPod touch to make this phone call. It seems like a pretty simple process, but I guess I am just nervous about breaking my device. I think that I will do a little research to find out how safe this actually is...

by Chad

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

iPhone Blog Time

I have always been an avid reader, and now I am addicted to reading blogs on the Internet. All of my friends call me a bookworm because I always have my nose in some kind of book, but since I have gotten my iPhone, the whole story has changed. I have a bunch of different blogs that I subscribe to on an RSS feed, and I'll usually spend several hours at night reading and catching up on them all.

All of the blogs range on a variety of topics, including environmental issues, fashion, and even family oriented. I don't necessarily have a family yet, but I do like to read about parenting issues in case I ever want a family of my own. Anyway, it's pretty obvious that I just like to read on a variety of topics to make sure that I am well-informed, which is something that I love about the Internet. One of the greatest things about my iPhone is the fact that I can catch up on these blogs anytime of the day whenever I want. Most often, I will read blogs from my RSS feed on my iPhone when I'm waiting for class to start because I do spend a lot of time on campus. So convenient!

by Amber

Monday, September 14, 2009

Drink Milk For Healthy Teeth

Does that sound too good to be true? I was looking up some information on my iPhone about teeth whiteners because I want my smile to be pearly white, when I came upon this interesting research. Apparently, if you drink milk on a regular basis, that can help to prevent tooth decay, which keeps your teeth healthier and whiter as a result.

Some teeth whiteners are controversial because people claim that they do strip away the enamel on the outside of the teeth, which can weaken the teeth as a whole. However, they do work to whiten your teeth for a while, but relying on dairy regularly within your diet will help to keep your teeth looking better overall. Teeth that had been exposed to milk within this study had less of their enamel eroded than the teeth that had been exposed to other liquids, like diet soda and orange juice. Obviously, many of these drinks are acidic and can compromise the enamel on the teeth, which is why it is great to rely on milk to make sure that your teeth healthy and beautiful. That's definitely something to smile about, and I'm grateful that I found this helpful information for the health of my teeth on my iPhone!

by Pam

Friday, September 11, 2009

iPod Personal Fitness

Using my iPod when I'm out and about is one of my favorite things by far, and I am lucky enough to live in an area that has a lot of natural parks. Don't get me wrong, when it is the summertime, I definitely have to plan my hikes early in the morning so that I don't die of heat stroke, but it is still worthwhile. I have found myself getting in much better shape as a result of using my iPod to motivate me when I'm hiking, and I also get to bring my dog with me too.

I tried to get my girlfriend to come with me, but she prefers to do those girly types of exercises like Yoga and Pilates. Oh well, to each his or her own, I guess. Either way, using my iPhone to motivate me to get outdoors is something that has helped both my dog and I get in incredible shape. I have to admit that I was one of those guys that was totally guilty of sitting on the couch and playing video games all the time, so those extra pounds just crept up on me. Using my iPhone to work out and hike with was the perfect solution for me!

by Brad

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

iPhone Shopping On The Go!

I am definitely someone who is into clothes and fashion, and I have to tell you that my iPhone is always my go to device when I am out shopping. Now, I know that most girls like to go out in a group of friends and shop all day long, but that is not me at all. I am the type of person that takes shopping and fashion very seriously, so I often like to go by myself. The reason for this is that I want to try on the clothes that I like and not have anyone hold me back because they do not want to go to the stores that I want to go to. It sounds petty, I know, but it is much better for me in the long run.

I always use my iPhone when I go out shopping because I can have the salesperson take a picture of me in whatever I want to buy, and then I can look at it on myself to decide whether or not I like it. The iPhone does take clear quality pictures, so it is perfect to be my own personal fashion consultant. A wonderful portable shopping tool!

by Brenda

Monday, September 7, 2009

Classy iPhone Wallpaper

I have always been a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn, may she rest in peace. She was a legend in her time, and almost anyone can appreciate the classic movie Breakfast At Tiffany's. This is when she brought culture to the little black dress, and she also made every woman in America want to look like her. The interesting thing was that this was the time that stars in the 50s and 60s were shapely, like Marilyn Monroe, and she brought beauty to being slim and chic. This is a legendary movie, which is why I was delighted to see it available as an option for my iPhone wallpaper.

You better believe that I snatched it up right away because she is one of my favorite actresses of all time. This gives me something fun to look at whenever I am out and about answering my phone or texting. I know that we are still inspired by her beauty and style, even 40 years later, which shows the importance of her as an icon within this century. On top of that, not only is she talented, but she is beautiful to look at. I love to copy her style as much as possible, including the classic little black dress!

by Elia

Friday, September 4, 2009

iPhone College Help

One great iPhone app to keep an eye out for if you are a college student is called Studiez Pro. This is an application that is geared toward students at the university level, and it is a helpful study tool so that you can focus and organize your lessons, lectures, and labs. This application is helpful for homework, and it only costs $2.99. Right now, this is the most popular paid application relating to education within the entire app store.

This is something that is recommended for all college students, especially since it can be difficult to organize all of your school work when you're in college. What better way to do it than with the help of your iPhone? This is an excellent tool to help you organize all of your assignments, especially since you can take it with you anywhere within your iPhone. If you are in college and attempting keep your grades high, then there is no better way than to use a professional iPhone application that is designed to do just that. This also helps you to easily create your college schedule so that you can get all of your homework done, go to work, and still have time for friends.

by Jordan

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

iPod nano Commerical Star Feist

How much do you know about Feist? She sings an awesome song called "One, Two, Three, Four", and it actually was on an iPod nano commercial some time ago. Of course, it is a catchy little tune, and I myself am a fan. All of her other music is equally great, so it's worth giving it a shot on your iPod playlist. Oddly enough, she also has guest starred on Sesame Street, which is always fun to watch. "One, Two, Three, Four" was on her 2007 album The Reminder, and you even have the opportunity to download it as a ringtone to your iPhone. The options are endless!

Feist is originally from Canada, and Feist happens to be her last name. She now is a successful solo artist, and she was a previous member of an indie band called Broken Social Scene. In 2008, she won five different music awards in Calgary, so she is a Canadian favorite by far. The iPod nano commercial featured her song, and that caused it to become popular in the United States and hit number 8 on the charts. This is a big deal for any type of indie musician, especially seeing their song featured in the top 10 on the charts. Go, Feist!

by Frank