Friday, October 30, 2009

Lady Gaga on My iPod

Maybe I am a little bit behind the times, but I have finally gotten to the point where I am a huge Lady Gaga fan. First of all, I did see her last season on American Idol when she performed. I actually had no idea who she was, but nowadays, all you have to do is turn on the radio, and you will hear five songs in a row from her.

I decided to take matters into my own hands, and I downloaded her latest album onto my iPod. Normally, I am the type of person that only likes pop hits that I've heard before on the radio. I have no idea why that is, but I guess they just stick in my head, and I end up preferring them. I decided to take the time to delve into her album, and I really liked what I heard! I am sad that she is canceling her tour with Kanye, but it seems that they may not have been a good duo anyway. I guess I will have to wait for her to tour on her own because I really would love to see her in concert. For anyone who likes some of her pop hits on the radio, I strongly recommend you download the album!

by Brenda

Monday, October 19, 2009

Potential iPod Volume Restrictions

It seems that Europe is now cracking down on iPods to regulate their volume. They are setting out regulations to govern how loud iPods can be, and they will require a much lower volume than before. This is a new policy that will require all iPods to have a default maximum volume that does not exceed 80 dB. This is supposed to be a very loud sound, and anything that is over that can be dangerous and damaging to the hearing.

Many iPods currently have the potential to go from 115 to 125 dB. Just to put it in perspective, the noise that you would hear on a busy street is 80 dB. 120 to 130 dB is equivalent to the sound of an airplane taking off, which could severely damage your hearing if you listen to an iPod at that volume on a regular basis. This does not mean that you will not be able to exceed that volume restriction, but it just means that the manufacturers will have to create default volumes on the devices to keep the user's hearing from being damaged. However, customers also have the option to disable that default and turn up their volume once again. At your own risk!

by Emily

Friday, October 16, 2009

Katy Perry On Your iPod

I have to admit that I am a sucker for cheesy pop music, but I can't seem to get into Katy Perry for some reason. I do like upbeat pop songs, but her's seem a little bit lame and unrealistic to me. I do have to qualify that with the fact that it did not stop me from downloading some of her songs onto my iPod, but I still am not sure how I feel about them. If you like Katy Perry, then you definitely may like to know that she grew up singing in church, and she got her musical talent from Christian gospel.

That's pretty interesting for someone who sang a song called "I Kissed a Girl". I guess she has changed quite a bit since then! Now she is a number one artist, but oddly enough, the first album that she ever released was also in Christian gospel. Her music is much different now, and you can pretty much see her everywhere - MTV, award shows, you name it. I know many people love her and probably have all of her music on their iPods, but for myself, the jury is still out. Are you a Katy Perry fan?

by Lexi

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Easy iPod and iPhone Help

If you are having any type of issue with your iPod or iPhone, it can get quite confusing in knowing what to do. If you want professional help, it is always best to go to the experts. There are so many things that can go wrong with iPod or iPhone, so take your pick. Do you have a broken hard drive, broken screen, broken headphone Jack, or broken logic board? Personally, with any of those problems, I wouldn't even know where to begin.

If you are sending in your iPod or iPhone for repair, life has just gotten really good because the process is clearer than ever. There is now a new iPod and iPhone repair process that will make it easy for you to send in your iPod or iPhone for professional help. This means that any problem that you may be having with your device will be guaranteed to get fixed. This also means that you are going to be saving a great deal of money because you won't have to purchase a completely new device when you don't need to. This is a secret that many people don't know, which is the fact that you can get great iPod or iPhone repair and save yourself some money!

by Jennifer

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stay at a Healthy Weight

I was looking up some health information on my iPhone, and I found out that you really do have to eat breakfast to lose weight. That is something that many people may already know, but I never was into eating breakfast. I normally will roll out of bed and try to make it to work on time. I will have a cup of coffee to get me going, but by the time I realize that I am hungry, it's already about 10:30 in the morning.

I was looking at this blog on my iPhone that said that you do need to eat breakfast on a regular basis to stay at a normal weight. I do try to stay in shape, but it turns out that eating a normal breakfast daily is a huge part of that. If you do sleep for eight hours at a time, your body needs to be fueled by the time that you wake-up. If you skip breakfast, then your body has no energy to go through the day, and it will send it into starvation mode. It's also important to eat something that is healthy, like a whole-grain cereal, instead of just a sugary doughnut.

by Ben

Friday, October 9, 2009

Helpful Workout iPhone App

This is actually not another iPhone fitness app because believe me, I have downloaded plenty of them. I do get Women's Health magazine on a regular basis, and I did see an advertisement for their new iPhone app. This app is called Women's Health Workouts. It has 120 different exercises, and you can use them all to create your own fitness plan.

I will tell you the reason that this app is so appealing to me. I really like working out, but many times, I have to take a bulky fitness book with me to the gym so that I can see all of the exercises that I need to do. The only other option is to hire a personal trainer, which can get pretty expensive. This is the perfect app because it is like having your own personal trainer within your tiny iPhone. The exercises are really clear and easy to do because they have pictures and detailed instructions. There also is a little feature within the app that allows you to track all of your progress. I am absolutely loving this app because it is helping me mix up my workouts so that I'm not bored anymore, especially since there is so much to choose from!

by Erin

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Duckhunt On The iPod touch

Does anyone else miss the old game Duck Hunt? I definitely do, and I remember playing it on my Nintendo all of the time when I was a kid. Now I can relive those wonderful days anytime that I like because there is a Duckhunt application for the iPod touch. This is something that I absolutely adore, and I am constantly getting made fun of by my friends because I play it all the time.

I don't know what it is about throw back Nintendo games, but they make me feel so nostalgic. That's why I am all about this app, and I want to spread the word because it is so fun to play old Nintendo games on your iPod touch. This game has not really changed much because you still pretty much spend your time shooting at a duck or clay disks, but it's still something that I enjoy. Old Nintendo was really simple, which is something that I miss about it when I play other complex video games. The newer video games obviously have awesome features, but I still miss the simplicity of Nintendo because it reminds me of my childhood. For anyone else who feels the same way, check out this app!

by Nate

Monday, October 5, 2009

iPod Spa Music Playlist

One of my favorite things about my iPod is how incredibly useful it is. My sister works as an esthetician at a spa, and she was talking to me about how she wants to get some spa music to play while she is doing treatments on her patients. Of course, the music definitely needs to be very soothing and relaxing because it is for the spa environment. Her and I put our heads together, and we ended up creating a wonderful playlist with soothing iPod music that she could play during her spa treatments.

She went so far as to hook up a small iPod dock in her treatment room so that she could easily play all of her music. This is much more advanced than many estheticians because I have gone to several spas where they simply have a boombox with a CD of nature music. This is much classier than that, and all she had to do was get an iPod dock and fill her iPod up with a playlist of soothing songs. She chose music like Dido, Sade, and Brian Eno. She also downloaded different nature sounds, like water, waves, and wind, so that it could be soothing and relaxing for her clients.

by Quinn

Friday, October 2, 2009

Heroes Star Has a Dramatic Change!

I feel a little bit behind on the times because I have just recently gotten into the show Heroes. This is a fantastic show that I am completely addicted to and have been downloading to watch on my iPod video. It is something that keeps me hooked, and I always watch it whenever I have any downtime, which is usually in class if I finish my assignment early. I am still working on finishing season one so that I can catch up, but I am nowhere near up to speed.

I love the character that Ali Larter plays in Heroes because she has such complexity and depth in her role. It's always fun to watch girls kick butt, so whenever I am watching Heroes on my iPhone, I absolutely love watching her. She was recently spotted out and about with a dramatically different hair color - fire engine red! I'm wondering how this is going to fare in her starring role on Heroes, especially since she was a sassy blonde for so long. However, the producers probably know all about this, and for all I know, it has something to do with the plot. Don't tell me anything because I am still on season one!

by Irena