You’ve been saving up. You’ve planned. You have your Megabus Coupons with free wi-fi. Your camera is ready. Your vacation is so close, you can taste the barbeque……Now what? What happens, when you get to your destination and you want to find a good Hungarian restaurant? Or if, on the spur of the moment, you need to find a romantic horse and buggy ride, so you can make that marriage proposal? Did you just find out about a concert, that you didn’t know about before? Need a rental car or even where the best places are to park?
Whether you travel only occasionally or you are the experienced traveler, Apple iPhone can make your trip easier, with numerous applications to help you along the way, of your next business trip or pleasure vacation. And, most of the app’s listed are FREE!
Ever gotten to the airport on time, only to find out your flight has in some way been delayed or even (gulp) cancelled? If you do a lot of airline travel, this app is a must, if you are interested in every aspect about your flight. It allows the user to check all important information about your flight, including delays, cancellations, gate numbers even aircraft speed and altitude.
The Weather Channel
Whether you are traveling by train, plain, automobile or motorcycle, this is a great application to have, in order to figure out what will be the day’s forecast, You don’t need to keep checking the weather on the hotel T.V., as if you have ADD. The Weather Channel allows you mobility to instantly check on the weather, at your current location.
One of the easiest ways to find places to eat, in whatever city you are staying in, is Urbanspoon. This application allows the user multiple search criteria, according to city, cuisine type, popularity, and price point. You can even just shake your phone and Urbanspoon will pick the restaurant for you. How easy!
If you don’t care to spend the day walking around, or you just need to get over to that special event, Taxi Magic is the easiest way to go, when you need a cab. From your phone you can call, track and pay for your cab. The “magic” is the cab company must be participating in the booking end of the app, in whatever city you find yourself. If the local cab companies do not participate in Taxi Magic, you will still be able to find a list of cab companies and numbers to call.
This is a simple to use comprehensive program that allows the user to search for a multitude of businesses, services and events. Search either by the city you are in or your current location. You can search restaurants, by the type of cuisine or shopping, by the type of store.Tags: Apps, travel, iPhone
Knowing full well that necessity is the mother of invention, Apple has found a way to expound on not only what is necessary, but what is convenient, fun, desirable, or just plain looks like it might be a good idea. Now does Apple have enough idea people, that they most likely don’t need your help? Yes, that is probably a very true statement. What if you have an absolutely mind blowing idea? How do you go about developing it?
You Know What They Say about Making Money
The old adage that it takes money to make money was never truer than it is these days. Everything costs something. And as much as you may have a good idea, you might need a little financial assistance to bring it to its fruition. That’s where a personal loan might come in handy. Going to a bank for this type of loan might present a problem, especially if you don’t have a great credit record. Let’s face it, most inventive geniuses are right down there with struggling actors and artists, until they come up with that one big idea. And as inexpensively as you try, coming up with that one big idea, on a starving inventive geniuses’ budget is harder than coming up with the idea itself. Personal loans are a decent place to turn, should you find yourself in need of some fast money. You’ve probably been warned about taking out quick loans, payday loans, personal loans, etc. And truth be told, if you don’t handle them correctly, personal loans can catch up with you and ruin even the best credit rating, if not paid back on time.
Get Ready to Spend That Money
The best way to be sure that the money you get from your loan is spent wisely is to plan. And then plan some more. With a solid plan and figuring in as many incidentals as you possibly can, you stand a better chance of spending that money wisely and efficiently. Wasting that money is only going to lead to the need for another loan, and who needs that? Outline everything and lay it out, so that you can take it one step at a time, once you have the necessary funds in your hand. And since Rome wasn’t built in a day, the chances that your big idea will be an overnight sensation are slim to none as well. What this may afford you however is the ability to develop your idea, into something tangible, so that others can see just how beneficial it could be. Once you’ve used that loan to make your idea into something that others can stand up and take notice of, it’s time to get some investors to back you and your project.
Of course one of the things that they’re going to need to give you money for besides the development of your new project is the money that you’ll need to pay back that loan.Tags: apple, Money, loans
The new iPad mini created by Apple, Co. is a much sought-after product and is sure to be on many people’s wish list. It is sleek and so thin that it can be held in one hand. It’s built to compete directly with the Amazon Kindle Fire, Google tablet and other 7-inch tablets. The advantage is the iPad mini has hundreds of amazing apps ready for download. This new innovation from Apple is sure to be a coveted Christmas present this year.
How Can I Afford It
The new iPad mini starts at around $300, and that is for the base model. This gorgeous iPad is sure to be on someone’s list on your family this year, so what are some options for making their wish come true? One way is by taking out a personal loan. This type of loan is perfect for short term emergencies or spending sprees at Christmas time. You can apply for a personal loan at your local bank or credit union, and other financial institutions as well. The lender will take a close look at your income and credit history before they lend you the money. When you apply for a personal loan, the lender will also take into account how well you’ve paid your debts in the past. Also, another thing they check for is your debt-to-income ratio. If you have good credit and can afford to take on another loan, they will happily loan you the money. This process is easy and the interest rate is much lower than what you’re paying on your credit cards.
Borrowing a little money for the holidays is quick and painless if you take out a short-term personal loan. It can really help boost your holiday budget so you can put more presents under the tree, including that sought after iPad mini! So talk to your spouse about the possibility of taking out a personal loan to help finance a great Christmas; and then go get that new iPad mini before the stores run out. You’ll be a hero this holiday season, and your budget will stay intact.
Tags: ipad, christmas, personal loans
Shopping can always be a hard thing to do when you are shopping for a family member. For some people shopping can be down right cruel, because trying to figure out what to get is the hardest thing in the world. If you are shopping for a gadget lover, you do have some options to choose from that will make your shopping experience easier.
When you first start your shopping adventure, it is always a good idea to get a “feeler” put out there for your hard to shop for family member. By doing this, you will be able to determine what to get them. A great way to figure this out is by sending out an evite. Evites are terrific because you have the freedom to create what you want in the evite. You can put a fun survey into the evite, so that you can pick the brain of the person you are shopping for, and find out just what they might like for a gift.
Making The Final Decision
After you figure out what is going to be the perfect gadget, you need to start shopping. Some people love to fight crowds in the malls and department stores, so if that is you, it is a good idea to be sure you call ahead to find out if the gadget is in stock. For those people who have that online shopping addiction, all you need to do is price watch the item, so you are able to get the best bang for your buck.
Shopping for gadgets is always going to be hard, especially if you are not very familiar with the latest and greatest in gadgets and what people really are into. Internet research can be a great help, and you can find the perfect thing for the person you are shopping for.Tags: gift ideas, Gadgets
Making the decision to pursue your education beyond the secondary level is a major undertaking and one that requires a careful selection process. Knowing what method of education best fits your lifestyle and the everyday demands on your time should be an important factor in your choice. Many institutions of higher learning have successfully integrated online learning or e-learning into their curriculum. These courses designed to make the course material more accessible to a larger audience have provided an environment for learning that is more available to students. Proponents of this learning environment share common core standards regarding the importance of consistency and standardization of the process of learning and the content of the learning material.
Students can for the most part set the pace of the learning process and work around their individual schedules, because flexibility is built into the design. Each student is for the most part free to work within the boundaries of their interest level, technological skills and outside classroom restrictions. The pressure some students experience in a classroom setting is dissipated, there is a level of freedom to participate or not as the student chooses, and for some students this is a make or break factor. In a traditional online course the collaboration and conversations that take place are verbal but not visual. With the implementation of media into the instructional process video conferencing opens up the immediacy factor into e-learning.
Verbal and Non Verbal Cues
Media technology and elements have taken online learning to a much higher level and many agree that the integration of this technology has greatly enhanced the effectiveness of the factors that lead to learning. Understanding how the mind works during the learning process helps us to understand how audio and visual components in the online classroom optimize learning. Allowing the instructor and the student to communicate and to project their individual personalities provides a rich learning experience. Teaching is the process of sharing what you know with others, in the video classroom both student and teacher can share with the online classroom community. It has been proven that the retention level is higher in an online classroom as opposed to a face-to-face environment. Video technology in the classroom marries these two methods into a forum that has been proven to be an effective delivery agent for the learning environment.No tags for this post. Read More
Here we go again with the double entendres. Are we talking about Apple as a company, as in technological devices; or are we referring to the good old fashioned piece of fruit that, supposedly, keeps the doctor away when consumed once a day?
Having a party that could be labeled ‘All Things Apple’ could be started with Halloween invites in the shape of a laptop (with the obligatory apple on the front) that, when opened, resembles an open laptop with the party information printed on the ‘screen’ and a ‘keyboard’ fashioned on the bottom page. Costumes and decorations could represent all things computer or social technology related: i.e. laptops, iPads, iPhones, Facebook, apps, etc. Now when you start talking about apps, you open up a whole new area of concepts. Games! Angry Birds and other such games have taken the world by storm. Need an idea? Google the Apple App Store and just look around.
The Apple of My Eye
Used to be that no Halloween party was complete without a good old fashioned game of ‘Bobbing for Apples’. Personally, I find it repulsively unhygienic…but so much fun that I can’t resist a shot at it! A Halloween apple pie can be created by throwing a bit of orange food coloring on the topping crust and lightly using some black or bright yellow frosting to fashion the face of a jack-o-lantern. Your invites could even resemble a big apple with the face of a jack-o-lantern ‘carved’ into it, rather than a pumpkin. Of course you’ll need to decorate with as many variations of apples as the mind can ever conceive of and someone is going to be required to dress like an apple. (If it’s not a kids party Ada and Eve could be worked in at some point.)
Lastly we have…The Big Apple. All things New York. Now that’s easier than anything. Just make sure not everybody comes as the Statue of Liberty!Tags: apple products, technology, Halloween party
Well, without electronic cigarette batteries, it doesn’t! That’s the catch. Fortunately some brands come with rechargeable types of batteries so you don’t need that many with you, maybe just a spare until your rechargeable one is revitalized. There are several types of rechargers however so the chances of you being completely out of a charge are slim to none (unless you’re just one of those people who put everything off to the last minute).
Here’s How They Work
The cartridge part of the e-cig (which is held in an area that resembles a cigarette filter) is where the propylene glycol dissolved nicotine is held (which comes in different dosages). As you draw off (or inhale off of) your e-cig a sensor detects your inhale and the tip, an LED light, glows just like the end of a real cigarette would. The battery controls the light and heater with a micro-compressor. As it heats up the nicotine vaporizes and that is what you inhale instead of smoke and carcinogens. Many starter kits contain things like a USB charger, wall charger and car charger; a cartomizer (cartridge and atomizer) that is sometimes stainless steel and is extremely high tech; a battery that is rechargeable to power your e-cig; and enough refills to give you a good idea of whether or not e-cigs are going to work for you.
Why Are E-Cigs Better Than The Real Thing?
Real Cigs: major cause of cancer and heart and lung disease, nasty breath, yellowing of teeth, your clothes and upholstery stink, pricey, endangers those around you, and they contain some truly dangerous chemicals. E-Cigs: Carbon monoxide level-NONE, pleasant smell and breath from flavored cartridges, will not discolor teeth, odorless if no flavor is included, huge money saver, will not affect those around you, and you don’t need to worry about ashes or carcinogens such as tar.
You can once again (with some late developing limitations) smoke on cruise ships and in hotels, night clubs and bars, airports, restaurants and cafes. Here comes the obligatory disclaimer: Because of the dosages of nicotine available these are still not sold to minors and should be avoided by women who are breast feeding, pregnant or trying to become pregnant.Tags: batteries, ecigarettes, health
Who wants to carry around a 500 page playbook? Certainly not Peyton Manning. Particularly since he’s been using the iPad playbook provided for him by his new team the Denver Broncos. In fact almost everyone on the team has made the conversion. No more 500 pages; no more dvds… Everything’s on your iPad 3.
Notifications; Playbook; And Game Film
These are some of the most important aspects that a football player must consider. Now every single one of these is accessible from a convenient, handheld iPad that can go everywhere you go; what could possibly be better? Erik Dekker, a Broncos receiver, compares it to one stop shopping. Everything you need in one place. The coaching staff is hoping that the convenience of this new type of technology will encourage learning and make for more studious football players. What happens if they download or open unauthorized sites on this iPad? A fine of $10,000 will be levied against those players. Some of the players will be no stranger to the ‘new’ format due to the fact that the league already uses the DVSports Program, which is the video presentation utilized by this iPad app.
Watch Out For This Guy
Have an opponent that you’ll be playing in the near future and want to know how he plays? Now the specific members of the team can take a look at a player’s performances from the recent past and see just what he’s up to via videos downloaded to each player’s specific iPad. Contrary to former rules by the NFL regarding Electronic Equipment like cell phones and I pads, this iPad (with its playbook) can be used right up until kickoff; but no further use will be tolerated after that (for the rest of the game). And what about the careless player who set down his iPad and then forgot about it, thereby losing all the plays contained within. Not a problem—supposedly there is a security setup in place to deal with just such a mishap.
Now if only we could figure out a way to download Denver Bronco Football Tickets without actually having to pay for them, but that would be illegal. And I would never encourage something like that (unless of course I get a cut).Tags: football, broncos, ipad