With so many reviews being posted, tech specs comparing the iPad 2 and the iPad 3 isn't anything I need to share with you here.
If you don't already have an iPad 2, your chance to get one now at a super affordable price has arrived. I'm just sayin.
So here's one for ya. Have you watched the videos of people holding their iPad without a case? How the heck do people use their iPad without a case? Seriously, the surface is so slick. The grippiest part of the iPad is the surface of the apple symbol on the back side.
You know what would be awesome? Having that grippy surface on the back edge of all sides of the iPad.
You know what would be even more awesome? Having the option of having that grippy surface on the entire back side of the iPad.
Are you reading this apple?
You're welcome. 8-)
The button on my iPhone stopped working intermittently. In frustration mode, I banged the back part of the iPhone opposite of where the button is located on the gear shifter of my car hoping to knock whatever loose connection back into place, and blammo, the iPhone circle home button is working perfectly again.
Out of all the video chat that I use, FaceTime is the best. If you've used it, then you know from experience that it's just way easy and the quality is really good.
If you've used any of the other video chat software like fring and Skype, then you know that FaceTime is simply better. Seriously. I use fring and Skype on my android phone and Skype on my notebook. If I had to choose only one video chat program, it would be FaceTime hands down on my iPhone or iPad 2.
Of course FaceTime only works via a wifi connection.
Skype and fring works via 3G and 4G as well as wifi. Skype and fring also work cross platform. So I can use Skype or fring on my iPhone or iPad, and video chat with someone using an android phone or tablet.
There are pros and cons for each program / app.
If I were to stack rank my preference.
1. FaceTime when possible.
2. Fring when chatting iPhone to android.
3. Skype when chatting android to android.
Battery life seems to be an important topic, so let me give you the best battery tip yet.
I used to research and read about how to extend my battery life on my Evo 3D. So many people will recommend the following:
Turning off different features on the phone such as wifi or 4g
Killing or turning off background tasks
Killing apps or apps that run in the background
Adjusting screen brightness to a dim setting
Using a battery management app such as juice defender
Disabling the gps
Disabling the auto sync
Disabling the background data
Here is the best battery tip yet based on my trial and error and real life experience. Simply purchase additional oem battery packs plus a wall charger for way cheap on eBay. For example, I got a 3 pack of batteries and a wall charger for my Evo 3D for only $15.
Having additional battery packs is a game changer. I don't ever worry or think about whether I have enough battery charge, nor do I ever have a need to plug in my phone to a charger. I keep a spare charged battery in my pocket just in case I need to swap batteries, and one other charged battery in my computer bag.
Dude, it totally makes sense!
I now enjoy everything my phone was designed to do at the speed it was designed to do it in, at the screen brightness that impressed me in the first place.
Fast processing speed, super screen brightness, fast internet connection, and more battery power than I need? Heck yeah! It's totally worth $15. Just sayin.
Netflix. Now that is an awesome app tied into an awesome service. I like the fact that I can watch what I want to watch on one of many different electronic devices that I have.
To be able to watch Netflix on any of my phones or the iPad when the family is using the large screen TV, at least I have options.
The selection is pretty good. I like the fact that multiple devices can be logged in at the same time. This way my son in Michigan can be logged in on one of his devices enjoying Netflix on my account.
I find that the entire family uses it in spurts. Sometimes they just want to watch live TV, and other times all they want to do is browse through Netflix and pick and choose.
We also get DVDs in the mail and that works out well when I want to watch something in Blu-ray. All in all I give Netflix a thumbs-up.
So I got this app called Dragon dictation. It works really well, and the voice recognition is very impressive. Even with background noise going on, it seems to be very accurate. I wish all of the other apps that use voice recognition worked as well.
This app is available for free on the iPhone and just makes sense. If you've ever been curious about voice recognition, and wanted to try it out, then you really need to try Dragon dictation.
This entire post was dictated via voice on my iPhone and translated into text with Dragon dictation.
Watching and waiting for my iPhone 4 to back up on my computer is like watching and waiting for water to come to a boil. Forget about it.
Here's what I know.
I want my pics, contacts, data, etc. to be backed up and I don't want to have to think about it. Usually when I think about it, it's because I need to be thinking about it, and I'm wondering why didn't I back that thing up sooner?
Enter (wait for it) iCloud.
My stuff is backed up somewhere else, automatically, which is like piece of mind for only $20 per year for 15 gig total storage. Totally worth it.
Here's something way cool. When I take a picture, it enters my photo stream and is automatically viewable on all of my apple devices. BAM! Now that's the stuff.
How could it be better? I would like for my iphone camera roll to be accessible for rizzle on my iPad. I would also like all of my music that I have on my iPhone to be accessible on my ipad2. Right now, only the stuff I buy from iTunes moving forward is accessible on all of my apple devices.
Hmm. Not sure if I dig that. However it is what it is.
On a side note, i had del taco for dinner. Good stuff.
Another side note, what's up with that Forever lazy dealio? Seriously. Who would wear that outside?
Back to iCloud. It would be better if all my contacts were saved. My outlook contacts are not saved to iCloud. C'mon. Really?