Friday, June 20th, 2008
Well I haven’t written in a while and I am happy to be back on the saddle. I recently got home from a west coast tour with my band fairbanks; it was a success and thankfully I had my iPhone to help with navigation. We had a few GPS systems with us, but even so the trusty iPhone seemed to be the savior in L.A.. Besides giving us directions and traffic reports that little booger helped us get to sleep in the van a few nights to. Just turn on some light jams (thank you the Cranberries) and lay on a bench, in the van, in a parking lot. It is actually much more fun than it sounds.
On another note, I finally had the opportunity to fiddle around with the new MacBook Air a few days ago. I am still amazed with how small those things are. And believe it or not, they can fly through Safari like it’s nobody’s business. Steve Jobs, you’ve done it again. I suspected these machines to be slightly larger than the commercials made them out to be, and for some reason, I just assumed that they would be slow when browsing online. Boy is my face red, they truley are able to fit in an envelope and browsing is no issue at all. I realize I am a little late on this one as they have been out for a while, but hey, I just worked with one the other day for the first time and I am riding that bandwagon all the way home!
Well folks, I better be getting back to work- these iPods aren’t going to fix themselves. Thanks for reading- have a great weekend and be safe.
Thursday, February 21st, 2008
Hey chilluns. I was hoping that with a week off of the blogging, someone might send me a Pancake Day iTunes playlist per the last contest. But sadly, no. No one answered the call. Eh, no big deal. We had a great evening anyway, complete with three different kinds of breakfast sausage. If you have no idea what I’m referring to, check my last post. If you do know what I’m talking about and just don’t care, let’s move on.
Looks like Garmin has thrown their hat in the smart phone ring with this week’s announcement of the Nuviphone (or nuviphone, or n viphone, depending on whose internet tech rumors you happen to be reading). Naturally, there’s a buzz about competition with the iPhone, the industry-leading smart phone, like it or not. You can check out specs and speculations at Gizmodo, but I’m going to offer my predictions anyway.
First and foremost; Garmin is absolutely the frontrunner in all things GPS. The fact that they have the most accurate satellite technology in the business certainly gives them an edge in the navigation field, no question about it. Slightly less impressive is the operating system they’re built on. Apple’s touch screen and OS software integration on the iPhone has been overwhelmingly popular and easy to use, so we’ll see which features demand the most consumer attention. Garmin’s enormous International Headquarters is right across the street from iResQ, and we have some former techs that are now in their ranks, so I’ll see what kind of information I can get them to leak. In the meantime, go watch our music video at rhettandlink.com, and ijustine.com.
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