In an effort to steal some thunder from Timehop (which by the way I’m totally addicted to) Facebook is rolling out On This Day so can look back at past posts… and ultimately, never leave the confines of Facebook.
CNET reports that Apple is once again shaking things up and changing the computer game.
“Ready or not, Apple’s new MacBook is cutting the computing industry’s cables.
The slim laptop has just a single USB port, the new tiny Type-C variety that’s slowly popping up in devices this year. It’s a multipurpose port that connects to external devices like hard drives, runs video to TVs and external monitors, and supplies the laptop with power when it’s charging time.
The new USB port is remarkably flexible, but it’s still just one port. For those who need to attach printers, Ethernet cables, external hard drives, cameras, monitors, keyboards, mice, TVs, game controllers and tablets, that might seem confining”
UPDATE: So, I got the sexy, gold MacBook. Here’s my review:
When I moved into my new workspace I bought the new iMac. Love, love, love it. But to not be tied to my desk, I needed a light weight laptop. Now, my MacBook pro is a BEAST, but it’s heavy and not the best portable option. After a lot of research and comments from friends, I decided on a brand new MacBook. I landed on the gold one because I like to be different and it matches my iPhone.
So here’s the thing. The MacBook is small, portable, light laptop. That alone gets five stars from me. Sometimes I need a break from my office to chill on the rooftop of the office building or if I’m at home, I often like to work in my backyard. I also will work just about any place that has free WiFi. Having something lightweight is a must. Portability aside, the speed, memory and battery life on the MacBook is superb and the retina screen anti-glare is everything. But this is a portable laptop. It should not, in my opinion, be your one and only computer. If you are only going to buy one, get the MacBook Pro. I know it’s heavy, but it’s a BEAST and you cannot… simply can not… beat the speed and functionality for the price. Mine is three years old and it is still going strong. Now, it’s an old 17-inch (funny how three years is old in the lifetime of a computer) so it’s heavy as crap. That’s why I got the sexy, light, MacBook.
In regards to not having a dedicated USB port, I have to admit, I’m not in love with that concept yet. I find myself transferring files back and forth via the Mac AirDrop even though I know the intention is to get us to use the cloud services more. I’ll get there. Baby steps.
UPDATE TO MY UPDATE: I’ve had my sexy MacBook a month now. I. Love. It. The battery life is killer. It’s lightweight enough to take everywhere and while my iMac and MacBook Pro remain my work horse computers, I’m all in with this MacBook.
How many times have you passed a stand of Girl Scots selling those yummy, once a year cookies only to realize you don’t have any cash on you? Well, about 200 troops in northeast Ohio are changing the way Girl Scouts do business and I hope it catches on across the entire nation. For the first time, the girls are accepting credit cards using a device called GoPayment, a free credit card reader that clips onto smart phones in hopes of getting customers who aren’t carrying cash to place orders for their cookies.I love this idea! My hips don’t like the thought of it very much but my tastes buds are yelling, “three boxes of Thin Mints please.” These Girl Scouts are already Gadget Girls and well on their way to becoming Geek Divas! Take a look…
Here is comes folks… the iPad… only better. That’s the rumor anyway. We’ll have to wait to see if any of these things actually pan out. One thing is for sure, Apple consistently delivers a product that’s much better than the one that preceded it. The other thing I know for sure, I’m very glad I waited for the iPad 2 and the iPhone 5. Yes Apple, you have taught me patience. Strange how that works… I’ve been trying to master patience and delayed gratification all my life. Niow, when are these new versions coming out already?!?! I’ve been waiting long enough. Maybe I have a little more work to do.
We may pay a heavy mental price for being hooked on all the gadgets I love so much. Scientists say it can cut into your creativity and deep thought, interrupting work and family life. Whatever… now… where’s my iPhone?!?! http://amplify.com/u/6rls
A 24-year-old fashion designer was killed near Oxford when a woman who had just received a text message rear-ended her car at 60 miles an hour. In one of the toughest ruling yet against texting while driving, the young driver, who was texting friends about her encounter with a celebrity was remanded for 21 months to a high-security women’s prison. Read more:
While smart phones are taking off and the war between the iPhone versus the Blackberry continue, one this is becoming very clear, texting while driving is meeting with harsh opposition abroad and here in the Unites States. “Nearly all Americans say sending a text message while driving should be illegal, and about half say texting while behind the wheel should be punished at least as harshly as drunken driving”, according to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll.
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There are lots of great gadgets for Social Media addicts… who like myself… tend to also be gadget addicts! I LOVE Mashable.com for all things Social Media and their recent top 10 list of the best gadgets for social media lovers is the most comprehensive I’ve seen.
But recently, Pogoplug has caught my eye as a new “must have” gadget. It allows you to easily share files on your hard drive to all your social media sites. According to the Pogoplug website “The Pogoplug is the perfect accessory to your connected life.” I love that description because I have a lot of my virtual life that needs connecting!
Here’s how it works… simply plug in and you can share all your files and media from any laptop or desktop computer, anywhere in the world, without having to upload a thing. Not bad for folks who don’t know how or don’t have the time to upload documents, photos or video to their favorite sites via some of the complicated or malfunction uploading apps (I still can’t get the Flickr uploading app to work on my Mac). Using the Pogoplug device, the files you want to share that live on your external hard drive or your USB thumb drive could be sent to your friends on any site (or via email I would imagine) over the Internet.
Click on the link below for more information on this cool gadget!
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