Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Ipad 2 and the Review from Amazon

Amazon where I buy stuff that I need and wants. Since the ipad 2 is now a little bit cheaper, I have decided to get one, even though I have a cellphone already but of course an iPhone is small compared to Ipad when you're browsing it is easier and also its nice to have when you like to play games. I bought an Ipad 2 color white, 16g and has WiFi only, because I do not want to pay the extra if I'll get the 3g connection, and in fact, I use my iPad just at home to surf, to play games, and showing pictures to the kids etc. Since the review in amazon is good, I have decided to get an Ipad 2 instead of the ipad 3 and its a little bit cheaper. But before I make a big purchase, I usually read reviews only esp. paying few hundred dollars and the review is good, so I got one and I am happy for it and there is no problem that I encounter in this Ipad that I have. I paid it for over $420, and I have happy with my purchase and I use my ipad often at home, I bought a case and screen protector which I paid almost about 500 bucks, I did regret what I bought, because the case I needed it, because when I just close it, it just lock by itself and also the screen protector, I do not want it will scratch my screen or leaves any finger marks or gets dirty. I love my iPad 2 and the reviews from Amazon, you can read it below.

6,573 of 6,683 people found the following review helpful

(By Craig Whisenhunt)
This review is from: Apple iPad 2 MC755LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi + Verizon 3G, Black) 2nd Generation (Personal Computers)
For anyone out there who is considering whether or not to make the leap and purchase the iPad 2, this review is for you. If you're still debating between the iPad 1 and the iPad 2 check out my review of the first generation iPad right here on Amazon to see a discussion of its strengths and weaknesses with a number of people commenting (both positively and negatively) over the past 11 months.

Let me begin by saying this upfront, I don't work for Apple, I don't own Apple Stock, and whether you buy an iPad, Xoom, a laptop or a pad of paper and pencil I don't get anything for writing this. I'm not an Apple "fanboy" although I can give credit where credit is due and lately Apple has deserved a lot of credit for some of their products.

Physical Characteristics
The iPad 2 is absurdly thin. More importantly than it's thinness is its tapered edge which feels more natural in your hand. One of the biggest complaints about the original iPad was it really wasn't tremendously comfortable to hold for long periods at a time. For a tablet device designed to be held, that's a pretty big deal. Apple really has done an amazing job of cramming everything into an even smaller space than before and the difference is really noticeable when you're holding the device. In addition to the tapered edge, Apple managed to reduce the overall weight of the iPad 2. That might not seem like a huge deal to most, especially when you consider the weight difference isn't tremendous when you're already under 2 pounds, but I spend a good part of my day holding the iPad in my hands and the weight difference is surprising by the end of the day. The first generation isn't heavy by any means, but the iPad 2 outshines it.

New and "Improved"
Apple doubled the RAM in the iPad 2 from 256MB to 512MB. What does that mean? For most casual users, probably not a whole lot. There is a performance bump that everyone will see the effects of in things like loading times for webpages that are open in the background, but 256MB was sufficient for most daily use and games. If you're planning to use your device for some of the more graphically intense games the iPad 2 does offer a better method of graphics processing that'll help deliver faster images with fewer jerky movements. If you're just playing Angry birds and reading e-mail you're not going to know the difference.

The screen is the same for all real purposes. It is technically a "new" part in that it isn't identical to the old, it's a bit thinner and more efficient, but it's the same resolution. The Glass is thinner though, and this amounts to a fair bit of the weight loss from one generation to the next. In playing with the device it seems surprising but despite feeling lighter it actually feels more sturdy in your hands. I still wouldn't suggest dropping it, but if it were to fall the iPad 2 certainly feels like it might stand a better chance to survive. Try not to drop it though.

The addition of 2 cameras was expected. Some were a bit surprised to see the first generation released without the cameras. Whether it was for a price point consideration, or a means to get people to upgrade, Apple held off until iPad 2. The cameras do a reasonable job, but they're not going to replace a dedicated digital camera, or really even the camera on your phone for most still images. The cameras do a substantially better job with video, and FaceTime is probably one of the best reasons to get the iPad 2 over the original iPad. For those who might not be familiar, FaceTime is Apple's face to face conferencing system, kind of like Skype, or if you'd rather, kind of like the Jetson's TV/Phone. With the push of a button you can be having a face to face chat with a loved one just about anywhere in the world (provided they're on a wireless network at the time). FaceTime doesn't work over 3G natively (it can be used over a wifi connection created by a 3G device however) so you're not going to be able to use it in your car anytime soon. This is probably a good thing though. It is incredibly easy to use and if you know other people with an iPad 2, iPhone 4, or Mac it's a lot of fun.

Smart Covers aren't really "smart" but they're really very useful. Not only do they provide a stylistic enhancement of the device, but they serve a practical and functional purpose of doubling as a screen protector and stand in 2 configurations. You can find them in a variety of colors and from third market suppliers, and it's a safe bet that more will be out soon to capitalize on the magnetic sensors in the iPad 2. It's unfortunate that this same feature can't somehow be retrofitted to the iPad 1, I wouldn't have thought a case would be a compelling reason to consider a product over it's competitor, but these covers are really so useful it's hard to understand why they've not been there since the beginning.

Multitasking Support
One of the biggest knocks against the iPad when first released was the lack of native multi-tasking support. Jailbreakers added the feature quickly and Apple soon realized it would be a requirement for any future device's success and released an OS update that included the feature. The iPad 2 capitalizes on that progress and takes it a step further with the increased RAM enabling more open applications to be suspended at once, and the time to open or close an application has improved as well. That said, even the first generation managed to open and close apps faster than most people would be used to on their computers, so while this is an improvement it's more akin to showing off.

Apps
One thing that Apple has clearly the advantage in for the moment is app availability. The App store has close to 70,000 iPad specific Apps, all of which will work on the iPad 2. The new cameras will undoubtedly see this list expand rapidly, as will the inclusion of a gyroscope for gaming and motion based uses. There are also a substantial number of professional applications ranging from document creation to photo editing and vector drawing. Chances are if you can dream it, there's an App for that (and if not you might want to get started on one to fill in the gap). The Android market is making a strong showing, and ultimately it'll likely be a strong competitor, for now it still has a ways to go, but any potential buyer should consider the strength of the application market before buying a tablet.

Pros:
Weight. Seriously. The minimal weight of this thing is by far the most impressive feature about it in my opinion. It seems to defy physics and logic that so much could be in such a small space working that hard for that long.

Battery Life. From full to dead my iPad 2 went just over 11 hours with the movie Robin Hood showing twice during that time, the screen at half brightness, wifi turned on, an Angry Birds marathon and a good portion of a book in ibook. That's better than a work day and that's constantly on.

Books. This is definitely a Pro, but reading itself could go either way. The great benefit to the iPad is having access to Google Books, ibook, Nook, and Kindle. This allows for some comparison shopping and price competition (although for the most part they're all usually about the same). Reading in the evenings in bed is great as the back light means you don't have to worry about keeping others awake, but the glass screen causes some glare trouble when trying to read outside or near a sunny window. If you're an avid outdoor reader the Kindle might still be your best bet.

Cons:
Still no dedicated USB support. While there is a camera add-on that allows for certain USB devices to be used there is no option for mass storage. Some of the Android Tablets allow for this and if you find yourself wanting to use your tablet as a standalone storage device this might be something to consider. The device can read from certain flash drives though, but is largely limited to photo and video files. Jailbreaks offer solutions to this, but those come with their own issues as well.

Still no dedicated SD card slot. This is troublesome on two fronts. First, if you want to import pictures from your camera you have to have an adapter which is just one more thing to carry around. Second, the lack of expansion means you're limited to what you purchase in terms of storage. I purchased a 32GB iPad last time and never filled it up completely, so for me capacity wasn't an issue. If you want to be able to have your entire movie collection with you though... you may want to consider whether the iPad 2 can meet your space requirements.

HDMI output. Really this is a Pro and a Con. The iPad does allow for HD output over HDMI but again it requires an adapter. All of these adapters are additional purchases for features that some tablets offer built in. This can be a pain, but then again if you're not likely to ever use HDMI Output then you're not paying for something you won't use.

No Flash Support. This is becoming less and less of an issue as the internet and web developers are moving away from Flash for many websites, but there are a lot still out there relying on Adobe's Flash to run properly (including a lot of web based games). Before you pick a tablet consider what kind of websites you frequent and try and determine if they are Flash driven or not. If they are you may really want to consider something from the Android offerings as it is expected that they'll have at least some Flash support.

If you're in the market for a tablet device the iPad 2 should definitely be on your short list. If you're uncertain it is always best to go and play with these things hands on first if you can. Best Buy is a good place for that, so are Verizon Stores since they have the Xoom and 3G iPad. Don't get pulled into the hype and mania that comes with an Apple release. They're exciting and new, and they're impressive enough to warrant some excitement, but it will die down and there will be other products that prove a strong competitor to the iPad 2. If you're looking for right now though, this is probably your best bet. I gave the device 4 stars, as I did the iPad 1. I did this in contemplation of the features offered by competitors that are absent from the iPad, most notably the requirement for adapters for USB/SD/HDMI. While these features are there, they aren't as convenient as in other tablets. With that in mind I firmly believe that the iPad more than makes up for this in usability, reliability, and design and in those areas far exceeds its current competitors.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Language Interpreters for Major Corporations to Small Businesses

As we have different kinds of technology that invented nowadays, it makes life easier, the work, and anything becomes possible. I am just wondering what if I was born on ancient times, life would be really different without technology and how boring to live that time. And people nowadays are getting smarter and learned different languages quicker due we have cellphones, computer, and handbook dictionary is not even necessary nowadays, because we can just easily look up in comp. or in your cellphone if you have access to internet, and you will get a lot of results. In the meetings or conference there are different kinds of people attending and others cannot speak or understand the language of the speaker, so, it is necessary to have a Language Interpreters. Here at blitranslations.com, they offer experienced language interpreters and translators for conferences, meetings, depositions, trials, Professional Voiceovers.

I can speak a little bit of German by living with my sister, I wanted to learn more, because if I visit her again, I can speak to people and German is an interesting language as it's a party of history. Sometimes, the person speak to me in German or different language, I am mad of myself, because I cannot understand. Anyway, perhaps, you are looking to translate/interpret German to or from any of the world’s major languages, you can check this German Translation Services Boston as they offer German translation and interpretation services from major corporations to small businesses and also offer website translation and others.

Iphone 4G Problem

My husband and I bought an Iphone 4 like four mos. ago, and so far our phones still working good, but my only complaint is that sometimes I cannot slide or unlock it, so I have to reset or restart. One time, it happened and I was getting annoyed, I was thinking I have to drop it so that it will work (lol), but I kept restarted it still the same but then I have decided to looked up in youtube and I found one that helps, what I did is I pressed the power on button for at least few secs. and the home menu button at same time and it did actually worked, I felt relieved that my phone back, yay! lol:))

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Garmin - nĂ¼vi 255W GPS , Don't Get Lost Again W/ Navigator


I have been longing to have my own GPS but before owning it, I planned getting my driver license and it happened that I got one and I told my husband since I got my driver license, I wanted to have a GPS so that I could visit my friend and never get lost again if I will visit them or I'll go shopping. GPS (global positioning system) is amazing as I can imagine holding a map all the time and it takes time to find a place and besides w/o a GPS would be difficult to find a place that you are looking for like the restaurant, grocery, friends house etc. You know GPS is very convenient and you really need to have it especially when you do landtrip or you are not familiar with the place and it helps you find a place that you wanted to go to or you will never get lost again. The GPS that I've got is really good since I'll know how fast I am driving and it shows the speed limit in that area and it has lots of features that you can read below and this type of GPS cost $179. I guess I cannot live without GPS and I am sure I'll get lost. Thanks to those who invented GPS!

Features


* Preloaded base maps of North America
With up to 1,000 waypoints and customizable points of interest to guide you toward interesting and useful destinations.
* 4.3" color touch-screen display
Allows you to easily navigate settings and functions.
* Secure Digital media card slot
Insert a removable media card (not included) containing additional map data or regional maps to expand your navigational ability.
* Automatic rerouting
Provides alternate travel directions in the event of a deviation from the directions given.
* Turn-by-turn voice prompts
Allow you to keep your eyes on the road while navigating with convenient voice guidance that announces the name of streets and exits.
* Route planning
Automatically provides multiple routes to your destination, including the shortest route, fastest route, off-road and route avoidance.
* Speed limit indicator
Displays speed limit on most major highways for quick reference.
* "Where Am I?" emergency locator
Allows you to determine your latitude and longitude, lets you know the nearest address and intersection, and informs you of nearby hospitals, police stations and gas stations.
* Travel assistant tools
Include world clock, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more.
* JPEG image viewer
For viewing digital photos on the touch screen. Geotag photos to note destinations along your travel route.
* Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
With up to 4 hours of battery life.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Review of Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay


My husband, his friend and I watched this movie Sunday night. My review about this movie is that I am disappointed as I thought it is funny as what I expected but yeah there are few scenes that made me laugh. I rate it 2 and half stars out of 5 stars but I still enjoyed watching this movie.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Manny Pacquiao (Pacman) Won the Boxing Fight vs. Ricky Hatton



Pacman congratulations! The victorious and a great boxer, mabuhay!

Ricky Hatton on 2nd round was knockdown and they are checking him if he was okay while he was lying down.


On the 1st round when the fight started, I felt nervous and makes me do not want to watch it, because I thought Pacman will lost the fight since for me he was kind of underdog as looking Ricky Hatton looks to me as strong and a great boxer. If you wanted to see what's happening during 1st round of Ricky, watch the video that I attached below and I made for you guys and enjoy! Feel free to post comments. Have a great Sunday!


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