My beautiful and very awesome wife bought me a 16Gb iPod
Touch for Christmas this year, and I must say, I absolutely
love it. I never intended to get an iPhone because I just
can't stand the fact that you have to go with AT&T as your
carrier. I've been satisfied with T-Mobile, and really
didn't want to leave them. So, the Touch was a great
alternative. I've been playing around with It for a few
days now, and I'm in love. What's to love you ask? Let me
list them for you:
- Wi-Fi access
- Direct access to iTunes
- The App Store
- Video playback: I can now carry this on a plane to watch
movies on as opposed to lugging around my laptop all the
- Touch screen: this thing is phenomenal. I thought the
typing on it would be difficult, but to my pleasant
surprise, it's very easy to get used to. In fact, I'm
writing this entire post with it right now.
- My favorite part, however, is the personalized engraving
that my wife had put on the back.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend an iPod Touch to
anyone. It has nearly everything the iPhone has, except for
the phone service, and the constant Internet access.
Personally, I can do without this. That is what my
Blackberry is for. ;)
When you use a web based email client on a regular basis
(Gmail), it can get quite annoying having to go to the
appropriate tab (if you use tabs), in the appropriate
browser, to check whether or not you've got new e-mails. It
would be super nice if I could have an application that I
could use to check my gmail account. Well... If you have a
Mac with OS X Leopard installed, you are in luck. The
solution is a great little application called "Fluid".
What is Fluid
Fluid is an application that allows you to create SSBs for
the sites you frequent. What is an SSB? According to Wikipedia, "A Si
te Specific Browser (SSB) is a software application that
is dedicated to accessing pages from a single source (site)
on a computer network such as the Internet or a private
intranet. SSBs typically simplify the more complex functions
of a web browser by excluding the menus, toolbars and
browser chrome associated with functions that are external
to the workings of a single site."
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Merlin Mann, of
sted an entry today about the new Apple 3G phones and
the new iPhone 2.0 software update that occurred today.
Well, things didn't go so well for Apple today.
This is why I'm not an early adapter, and like to wait a
few months before I buy any new technology.
On another note, my
CrapBook is on the fritz AGAIN!!!