Friday, February 26, 2010

The Perfect iPhone App for Your Baby

Anyone who has children knows how difficult it is to get them to sleep! For this reason, one of the iPhone apps that I have been raving about lately is Baby Sleep. Seriously, you can buy this for less than a dollar, and you will be kissing your iPhone by the time it is done. Even though that is not necessarily a good idea since it could probably cause water damage or smear the screen of the phone... Anyhow, this iPhone app will give you gentle music to lull your baby to sleep. All you have to do is start the app on the iPhone, and it will start playing lullabies for your baby.

This is quite relaxing, and if you are a new mother, I have to warn you that you may be falling asleep yourself. That's not necessarily a bad idea since we all know how important it is to try to catch naps when you can as a new parent. The bottom line is that if you want your child to nap right away, give them a little bit of this relaxation in this iPhone app. I tell you what, this has really come a long way from those creaky musical mobiles of my childhood!

by Jenna

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wanna Live Better?

One pretty interesting iPhone app that has caught my eye is 101 ways to Improve your Life. Is it really as good as it sounds? If you are feeling listless, depressed, and not really like getting out of bed in the morning, then this little app boasts being the life-saving tool that you are looking for. This app is going to give you guidance to turn your life around and begin to enjoy your days with helpful advice on how to exercise, develop your intelligence, and even eat better.

Basically, this iPhone app will give you instant motivation, and you can also bookmark tips that you enjoyed to share them with your friends through e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook. As an example, there are motivational tips available, like not sweating the small stuff because life is too short. If you are hoping for a little bit of everyday inspiration, this may be the perfect app for you. I don't know if it will cure a deep depression, but it does offer some fun and helpful tips for finances, intimacy, love, families, life, nutrition, and relationships. I guess it can't hurt to give it a spin to improve your life in a few simple ways!

by Drew

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Who Doesn't Love the iPad?

Why on earth are people signing a petition against the iPad? Around 5000 people gave a digital signature to a petition against the iPad, which is petitioning the CEO of Apple to remove digital rights from the contents of the device. What this basically means is that the digital rights allow Apple to block competing products, disable certain features, delete books, delete news, and other functions without permission from the user. This is something that up to 5000 people disagree with, and they made their statement online.

The bottom line is that is potentially nitpicky when you think of all that the iPad has to offer. Do these people have iPad envy? This is a helpful device that you can use to read a book, download a map, check an e-mail, among a number of other functions. I am more than happy to give it a shot, and my only concern is the need for iPad repair parts since the screen seems so delicate. I have done a little bit of research online, and there are already several popular companies able to repair the iPad, which is a load off my shoulders in case anything were to break on me.

by Curt

Friday, February 5, 2010

What the Heck is Tuna Tartare?

One of the things that I have been using my iPhone for lately is some extreme cooking. This is not something that I am normally accustomed to, but I have to admit that I am tempted by all of the recipe apps on my iPhone! I have always watched Top Chef, and I have wondered what some of the fancier items are, and also how difficult they may be to create. The first item on my list was tuna tartare, but I didn't know exactly what it was...

I started researching it on my iPhone, and I found out that tartare is chopped raw fish that is specially seasoned. It is something used as a spread for toast or bread, or it can even be served by itself in a special dish. One of the recipes that I began with was fairly simple, but it had a little bit of Asian flair to the tuna tartare. It contained lime juice, wasabi powder, soy sauce, red pepper, avocados, and jalapeno peppers. This ended up making a fun little dish that a few of my friends enjoyed, and I promise you that they were highly impressed that I was able to pull off this culinary skill with only the help of my iPhone!

by Jennifer