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Entries in the Month : July, 2008

Date

Saturday, 12 July, 2008

Content I'm quite excited about the new Apple iPhone 3G as much as the next geek, but I resisted the first adopter mentality as I didn't want to waste time queuing and scrambling for a unit from dwindling stocks of the device.

Without wanting to add to all the praise and exposure of the iPhone in the blog world, I nevertheless do see the device in a positive light mainly from a practical point of view, in the context of my own life.

iPhone

Alot of the things it does that makes it useful for me could have been done before on my other devices, such as synching contacts, getting push email, listening to music and of course, making calls. But the appeal is that the Apple iPhone 3G does it so effortlessly and all from within one device.

Categories

Technology.

Date

Tuesday, 08 July, 2008

Content When I visited the US in May, I had planned to buy Pure Digital's Flip Video Ultra Camcorder. It's basically a low-res video camcorder that looks just like a candy bar phone - in shape and size, but without the phone. Its another device to carry around, possibly made redundant if you have a video facility on your phone.

However, the Flip Video device is a best seller in the US, for several good reasons, price being one of them as it sells at under £100. It has only just begun selling in the UK since June.

Flip

Targeted for convenient integration with sites like YouTube, it's very easy to use with simple buttons flanking a large, red central 'record' button on the back. It's ease gives rise to quick and effortless, spontaneous recording. There's no need to think through your recording options, and once done, you can flip out a usb adapter and transfer files easily to your laptop.

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Technology.