John Gruber does a great job reviewing the new iPhone. If you want to get the scoop on what the new iPhone 5 is like this is the review that I would recommend. If you don't have the time to read his entire review let me sum it up for you.
IT'S REALLY NICE.
Shawn makes a great point in this article. In iOS 6 there are no jaw-dropping new features that will blow your mind. With that being said, there are plenty of little features that will make your life a little bit nicer and a little bit easier. Check out the article to see what Shawn thinks those features are.
Melissa J. Perenson:
Melissa does a great job sharing her thoughts on the new E Ink Kindles that Amazon recently announced. I can't wait to get the new Paperwhite Kindle when it ships in early October!
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This is something that I am constantly struggling with. It is really difficult to set proper boundaries with technology. I am not sure if people older than myself struggle with this as much but I know that people my age and younger certainly do. We are so use to being connected to others through technology that it is difficult to unplug.
It can be hard to take a nap because your phone will buzz and you will wonder if it is an important email or text. That is why I am really glad that Apple added a Do Not Disturb feature in iOS 6.
Sometimes, I feel like the only way to get away from the grips of technology is to take a vacation to a place that you can't really use it. That's what I plan on doing for ten days in December.
If you struggle with this issue I would love to hear your thoughts. It's easy to contact me.
I discovered Twist this past week and I think it's one of the most useful and cool apps that I have downloaded in a long time.
For those of you who didn't take the time to watch the video here is a short description from Twist's website:
I find myself in numerous situations where I want to communicate my arrival status while driving. Siri has made it a bit safer to fire off a text or call someone, but Twist automates the process completely.
Before you leave you input the location of your destination and who you want to notify. When you leave Twist fires off a text message or an email to your chosen receipient that you have left and it gives them an estimated arrival time. If you run into traffic and it appears that it will take longer than anticipated to arrive at your destination Twist will send out an update arrival time on your behalf. When you are a couple minutes away from your destination Twist sends one last message announcing your arrival.
I have been Twist this past week to let my wife know when I am on my way home from a community ed class or an appointment with a client. I have also used it when I leave the house to pick her up from work. She has a basic flip phone and receives text messages that let her know that I am on my way.
Twist is currently only available on the iPhone. Android support appears to be coming in the future.