Friday, January 29, 2010

A Nice, Big Screen

The iPad is the newest tech hit on the market, and it is a larger tablet that allows you to conveniently read books because of the roomy screen. Basically, you can start out by thinking of an iPod touch with a screen that is 10 inches. This makes it much easier on the eyes to play games, read downloadable books, and look at pictures. It also has a beautifully sleek design, and did I mention the large screen?

It seems that this device has nice high def power, so you will see everything with much more clarity, including three hours of continuous HD playback after charging the battery. If you are someone who is into e-books and EMagazines, then you're absolutely going to love the use of this device because it will allow you to download an EMagazine Reader to see everything in colorful animation. This is the way of the future, and now you have the ability to see all of the fullness in life that you would normally find on your computer screen in a smaller form that you can take with you anywhere. My only concern is the need for an iPad repair service because it seems that the big screen could break easily!

by Elle

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Travel To Portland!

One of the latest fun things that I have been doing with my iPhone is looking up various travel guides to see what cities I would like to add to my list of places to visit. I looked at an intricate travel guide on my iPhone for Portland, and it seems to have a number of different features, including Japanese Gardens, International Rose Test Gardens, and even a museum of Contemporary Craft.

If you are the outdoorsy type, you can take a bicycle ride around the Colombia River, and there are even weeklong bicycle tours available beginning in Portland. For beautiful dining, it's also a great idea to try the Stone Cliff Inn, which is up on a cliff overlooking the river and forests. Portland also has the fun cultural phenomenon of food carts, meaning that you can check out public areas of the city and purchase a number of different items, ranging from pizza to pitas, from a food cart on the street. The bottom line is that this is a city full of interesting travel ideas, and you can access all of these suggestions directly from your iPhone during your stay. It is definitely at the top of my list of places to go!

by Amy

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Lamb Born With a Human Face?

I'm not one for far-fetched tales, but this is one of the craziest headlines that I have seen lately! Normally, I make it a priority to check out the day's headlines from my trusty iPhone because that is one of my favorite uses for it. I have a number of different websites saved that I can look at, and I'm especially addicted to checking out social bookmarking sites on my iPhone.

That being said, I am completely freaked out by this sheep that gave birth to a dead lamb that had a human face. Totally shocking! Apparently, a vet removed the dead lamb from the sheep with a cesarean section, and it seemed to have human features. This is a very rare instance, and it seems to be a deformity because the lamb's mother had an excessive intake of vitamin A. Last September, there was a goat in Zimbabwe that gave birth in similar circumstances. This goat baby had a head similar to a human, and it was alive until several villagers killed it because it was so disturbing.

I'm not sure to what to make of all of these circumstances except to be reminded of GoatBoy from SNL. Too soon?

by Amanda

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Do You Remember The Labyrinth Game?


It is no secret that the iPhone is often used for mindless games, which makes it pretty relaxing, like using a stress ball. One fun game along those lines is Labyrinth, which is a classic game you may recognize. Basically, you will work to get a steel ball through a wooden labyrinth by tilting your iPhone. This actually used to be a live game with a real little ball in the labyrinth, but now you can download it and play it on your iPhone.

Be prepared because there are 1000 different levels! You can download new levels through the game, and there are such additions, like optional 3-D walls that allow you to change your perspective when you tilt your phone. There are also simulations of falling through holes to make the whole thing more realistic. If you feel a little bit intimidated by the old Labyrinth game, then you don't have to worry because there are easy beginner levels if you are just starting out. And there is sound! These are games that I remember you could get from the quarter machine at an arcade, and now they are all jazzed up and fancy in this downloadable iPhone application.

by Ellen