Come on, admit it, your mobile device has become something you absolutely, positively, cannot live without. It is a link to your family, your friends, it’s your information source, your memories, your business contacts, your safety net, heck, your weather reports, alarm clock, and entertainment … just about every facet of your life. So who is out there protecting your precious device? You know the one, the one that holds your whole life in its memory…
As much as we’d like to think we always wrap our cables before shoving them in our bag (which is certainly well-organized to begin with), we sometimes forget. Of course, that leads to a tangled mess that doesn’t necessarily take a long time to undo, but is pretty annoying to deal with. Probably because we have to do it multiple times with various charging cables, headphones, and more.
It goes without saying that great companies know how to pace themselves, whether it be the rate of expansion or the number and types of products that they roll out to the masses. Well, Apple is definitely a great company in recent times, and despite losing the charismatic and visionary Steve Jobs to the scourge of cancer, CEO Tim Cook has done a pretty good job steering the ship through choppy waters. Apple has made an announcement today concerning the iPad with Retina display that will replace the iPad 2 as the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad at $399 a pop for those who want to pick up the 16GB Wi-Fi model.
For those of you who picked up a brand new iPad mini with Retina display, I am quite sure that you would have also mulled over whether you ought to pick up a protective case for the device itself. After all, who knows? You might even opt to sell the tablet in a couple of years’ time, and obviously the resale value would be a whole lot higher if it were to still be in pristine condition compared to having received knocks, scratches and dents here and there. What about those moments in life when you bring your iPad mini with Retina display to places where there is water – and lots of it? This is where LifeProof comes in with the announcement of the availability of nuud and fre, where these are the two very first waterproof cases for the iPad mini with Retina display.
I always wanted to be artist. I pictured myself in a studio, complete with half finished artwork everywhere. I can’t say I was terribly artistic, but sometimes that can be developed with practice. What I can say is practice was very expensive, paints and canvases were pretty costly, especially when you knew that whatever project you were going to turn out was unlikely to be a masterpiece.
I know that there are moments in life when nothing seems to go your way, and you wished that you would receive a break. Well, the Grants would have felt that way too, when John Grant’s mother, Anthea, breathed her last without having written down her Apple ID as well as password somewhere. After all, who would have thought that it would amount to a rather grievous matter? While Anthea did ensure that she bequeathed her iPad to her family in her will, her family who do not have her Apple ID and password, are hence unable to make use of the iPad. Basically, her iPad has now ended up as a rather large sized paperweight. Is there a way out of this conundrum?
Yes, I let my 10 year old use my electronics, I’m not saying it’s done without fear. I try to instill upon her a healthy respect for my “stuff”. I like it to come back to me in relatively the same way she borrowed it, charged, scratch and dent free… so far we’re at about 98%, and to be fair, it might have actually been the gremlin that left my iPad on the picnic table in the rain…
Why are we so interested in looking at our faces? Does it make it think about what we used to look like, and compare it to the current version of ourselves? It could be personal growth, but oftentimes it’s a good way to validate yourself by posting tons of face photos online for social media sites to your followers to give you a confidence boost. Nothing wrong with that, but some people do get to be a bit excessive about it.
Using a stylus for most of us is usually just a means to navigate our screen without our fingers getting in the way. However, many people use them as a creative medium. This can be used for designing outfits, building plans, or just jotting down some ideas in your own handwriting. It gives you the feel of using an old-fashioned writing implement (do pens and pencils count as archaic now?), and more.
There aren’t a lot of items on my “things I hate” list, but on that’s right up there is coming home to my computer or iPad and finding my daughter has exhausted the batteries playing Minecraft and I am now required to huddle in the corner next to the electrical outlet, attached to the charging cable. Why don’t they just make those things longer?