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The stupid. .. it burns ....
This is Michael Baker. Michael is 20 years old, lives in Kentucky, and likes The Bucket List on Facebook. I know these things because Michael has not activated his Facebook privacy settings, which is something that's recommended in most cases but absolutely essential if you're going to post pictures of yourself stealing gas from a cop car on your wall. More »
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Uploading the photos from my trip to Old Sturbridge Village last week, when it was in the mid 70's - for comparison, check out the OSV in March 2011 gallery I have from last years trip - there was still considerable snow on the ground!!

OSV in March 2012: http://www.rt2photo.com/Travel/Old-Sturbridge-Village/OSV-March-2012/

OSV in March 2011: http://www.rt2photo.com/Travel/Old-Sturbridge-Village/OSV-Mar-2011/

An annual membership is well worth it to the village - less than $100 for all you can visit trips.
Entire album was shot March 17th, 2012 during an unusual heat wave with temperatures in the upper 70s! I used a fixed focal length lens of 85mm on my camera, and shot the entire thing in B&W, some...
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"A children's bookstore owner promised to kick out anyone seen scanning items in her store with the app, telling Patch, "[i]t's disgraceful, and if anybody comes into my store and tries to do it, they're getting bounced.""

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This is well worth two minutes of your day - put it in full screen, and make sure you switch to 1080p
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This doesn't suprise me - why do people buy iPads (really)? It's to check email, read books, and surf Facebook. All of which you can do on the Fire for 1/2 the price. Apple has a lot of brand loyalty - but as soon as someone can some something similar, for less, that will wilt
26% of Fire fans put off 'Pad purchases. By Rik Myslewski in San Francisco • Get more from this author. Posted in Mobile, 9th November 2011 18:50 GMT. Free whitepaper – ASCI uses 10 GbE grid compu...
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The PlayBook was bound to go on sale again... and now it has! In fact, RIM is selling all its models for $299. Yes, the 16GB version costs the same as the 64GB model. More »
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With the holiday season in full swing, getting to the gym may not be an option for many of us, but that does not mean resistance training has to be put on hold.
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This would be awesome if Siri understood me :(
We know Siri has a raise to speak feature, but I discovered that raise to speak also works for text entry. Whenever a keyboard is on the screen, you can simply raise the phone to your ear. A single tone will confirm that it's listening (as opposed to Siri's double tone). Whatever you say will be transcribed to text when you lower the phone. This works in any app any time the keyboard is displayed. [crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Writing up my thoughts on the iPhone 4s, after a week of use.
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About a week ago, I recived my new toy - an iPhone 4s, 32gb in white - and now I've been running with it for a week or so, I wanted to spend a moment, cover off the improvements, what they mean to me, and summarize.

I was using a 16gb iPhone 3gs - for the most part, it was a workhorse - it just chugged along and did it's thing - but it was definitely getting long in the tooth, and I wasn't enjoying the very limited 3megapixel camera it had on board - I'd had it for a couple of years, so it was definitely time.

New things for the 4s -

Siri: Siri and I have had a rocky first week. She doesn't seem to like my accent very much (I have an odd blend of northern England / New England for those who don't know). I've managed to compose a few texts and instruct her to play some tracks or launch some apps - but anything more complex, and things get muddy. I find myself correcting my texts manually too many times for this to be truely useful.

Camera: For me, this was the driving force behind upgrading. The new 8megapixel camera - the dual camera and the LED flash make my iPhone a very close competitor to a point and shoot camera. For my "morning sunrise" shots that are quite popular over on my personal Facebook page, this has dramatically improved the quality of the photos, the details, and the low light performance.

Speed: I wasn't expecting this, but I guess I should have - the new phone is dramatically faster than the 3gs - navigation of apps, switching between apps, camera app boot up time - all way quicker, way snappier. Download speeds are much quicker too.

Battery life: There have been lots of major complaints and lots of attention given to the battery life of the iPhone 4s - I can't say I'm impressed with it - it doesn't feel much better than my old 3gs, so far. The 5.0.1 upgrade that was supposed to fix it didn't appear to do much for me. I'm not sure how they got it so right on the iPad (will run for days and days), but on the iPhone, you're looking for power by noon.



Conclusion: For us old 3gs users, this is a dramatic upgrade, and I'd highly recommend it. If you have a 4 - don't break your upgrade schedule for it - hang on another 12 months for whatever the next phone will be - nothing major here for you, unless you really really want siri! If you don't already have an iPhone, then go nuts, this is a solid piece of hardware, I'd pick this over a droid device any day (and know Droid fans who will argue that with me till the cows come home)

I have one complaint - I can't find a slim, sleek case I'm happy with. They all seem to block access to the headphone jack, or simply don't fit in my ProClip car mount - I'll figure this one out in time, I'm sure.
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