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I’m not sure this is a solution to the recipe-wrangling problem, and since it will cost $299, I’m not prone to find out. If you do, please report on the Demy, claimed to be the first and only kitchen-safe recipe reader. Not quite clear what that means, except wipeable.
Room for up to 2500 recipes, and sync-worthy with your account at keyingredient.com. Not available until Might, but you can pre-order from Amazon.
I dunno about you, but my treasured recipes are mostly not on the internet. They’re either scribbled on scraps of paper or in elderly grease-stained cookbooks with collapsed bindings. So I’m wondering, could I download favorite cookbooks into a Kindle instead? And then just be very, very careful with the grease?
Almost all cell phones today, come with a camera facility. Actually, this feature has increased the popularity of cell phones.
What makes a camera phone so attractive? Is it because it is stylish to use your cell phone like a camera or because it’s easier to shoot photos this way? Well, actually it’s both. Today, cell phones with cameras are all the rage, and no matter what kind of cell phone you buy, you must look into whether it offers a camera for versatile usability.
What are the benefits of getting a camera phone? Well for one thing, you don’t have to take a camera and a cell phone with you, when you have both functions in one device. It’s great for taking impromptu shots in your office and when you go out with people in groups. Those, whose job requires them to take photos, will find using their cell phone to be a smart way of taking photos without being so obvious. You don’t have to remember to take your camera with you as the cell phone camera will do. In situations when you want to photograph something that is happening in front of you to share with others, nothing can come to help like the cell phone camera.
If you want to get a camera cell phone that let’s you shoot quality photos, get one with 2 megapixels and above. Look into the kind of lens that the phone feature offers. Is it a good quality lens for example like a Carl Zeiss Lens? This is an important point for those seeking to take serious good photos with their cell phone and want to get as much good shots as possible, like they do when they use a high quality camera.
Other interesting features that will enhance cell phone usage are Xenon Flashlight, to spruce up the light when natural light settings are low and various picture settings through which you can take varied types of shots and do many different things with your camera shooting. Having a cell phone camera with many camera features makes our photo shooting experience enjoyable and lets you enjoy taking as many different types of photos as you can. Zoom options and red-eye reduction features are also highly helpful in getting the right shot and a photo that looks good.
Finally, look into easy-of-use. When you are going to use the cell phone camera function, so extensively, it is better to opt for a model in which the camera can be accessed in a few clicks and where focusing is made easy.
If you look into the above features, you can be sure of getting yourself a cell phone with high quality camera functionality. You can, of course, find camera functions available even in lower model phones, but you won’t find the output very good. It might be just fine, if all you want to do is shoot whatever you fancy and send to friends, but not use in a serious way, as taking professionally good photographs.
The one big deal with iPhones or any popular mobile cell phone is the fact that the sim card of one network remains in use anywhere in the world the phones are taken. For example if the iPhone sim card is derived from one carrier brand then the network usage of the particular iPhone is done through the payment arrangements of that carrier alone. Unlocking an iPhone would allow for using sim cards from other carriers in other places of the world without the complexity of restriction to one single network and its arrangements with other networks. This process of unlocking iPhones would be against the law in most cases and should only be attempted with care. The AT&T network sim card comes with the Apple iPhone on a contract basis. Breaking out of this would require a user to hack into the workings of this device and unlock the phone for use with other network sim cards that are usually not recommended for use with this device.
The first such hack which has been recorded was in the hands of a teenager who disassembled the device and performed tweakings on the hardware and software of the device to achieve an unlocked iPhone. The methods used by this teenager proved to be very complex for other users with a fast lifestyle to even think aside of. The massive requirement of equipment and other resources like lengthy periods of concentrated effort make the unlocking of an iPhone to be the most unappealing thing to do.
Myuch of the unlocking today is done by much more convenient methods of software applications. Whatever you do with your iPhone gadget expecting to achieve an unlocked phone with flexibility of network usage, do be aware of all the junk you could be left with in case the mission were to fail. Many people around the world have failed in there attempts and ended up with destroyed phones. Even tweaking the software could result in the gadget turning dysfunctional. Any firmware upgrade that may be available for download could only be more secure than the previous versions to prevent unauthorized access to unlocked iPhones.
There are many touting scam artists out there who might recommend a tweak to you but most of these come with as huge a price tag as the iPhone itself. Think before you tweak this device. Neither do you want to end up with a dysfunctional device nor do you want to feel guilty of unauthorized manipulation. The web is full of apparent methods for a full unlock of your iPhone device which are usually the worst methods resulting in a broken device both to touch and feel as well as operate. Updates to the newer iPhones would only make it more difficult to hack into the functions and unlock. The one advantage of leaving the iPhone as it is would be the fact that it is already available with a perfect economical package on contract with AT&T. If in future the device comes with compatibility among other networks and sim card interchangeability then a lot of folks would be truly happy.
The Swiss company Logitech has recently presented its new keyboard that harnesses solar energy.
The company claims that its latest device is the world’s first and slimmest fully solar-powered keyboard. It is just 7 millimeters thick and 5 times more energy efficient than the keyboards previously manufactured by Logitech.
Dubbed the K750, the solar-powered keyboard can harness not only the energy from the sun but also from an indoor lamp.
The wireless device includes low-power integrated circuits, a power optimized wireless link and 2 solar panels used to refill the onboard battery.
In addition, Logitech decide to develop a free desktop application for Windows that is able to provide accurate information about the energy currently stored in the device and the current light levels.
The solar-powered keyboard will be available on the company official website starting December, having a price tag of 79 Euros.
If you can’t sleep at night thinking about the environmental damage caused by your need to have a new cell phone every six months, you’ll be glad to know that eco-friendly cell phones made of corn flour are about to be launched in Korea by Samsung Electronics. The Samsung SCH-W510 has a battery cover and other parts made of bio-plastic constructed from corn starch and other environmentally friendly materials. The W-510 is the first of its kind from Samsung, and, according to PCWorld, the handset contains no heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium). Apparently, the high price of oil is partially responsible for this renewed interest in using plastics made of corn in manufacturing.
Via Telecoms Korea, by way of textually.org.
Will there be iPhone frenzy on July 11? We know that there will be plenty of phones to go around, but still my friends and I are already planning to line up at the Apple Store in the wee hours of July 11th to get first dibs. Why do we care this much about a mobile phone upgrade?
The new iPhone 3G has a lot going for it—simply stated, the pricing strategy alone is a win-win (we’ll pay less upfront and about $40 more in the long-term). But, it’s not about the price or the 3G tech, or the new plastics involved.
Far more significant than the hardware upgrades, all iPhones will be able to connect to the App Store, an on the internet service from Apple that will allow us to easily install third-party software that utilizes all of the iPhone’s capabilities. This newfound ability to run virtually any application will soon let the tiny, mobile Apple computer in our pockets do things for us that the machines on our desks could only dream of.
But what will all these life-changing applications cost us? Will the $200 I save on my iPhone 3G just eventually get gobbled up by the App Store instead? Will the average iPhone customer even want to pay for these apps? And, how in the world will companies focused on the Apps, like newly launched Instinctiv.com actually monetize the software?
Enter Eric Litman, founder and CEO of Medialets, a New York-based advertising delivery platform whose work I hope will end up saving me a lot of my hard-earned cash. His company encourages developers who might otherwise charge up-front licensing fees to instead give their wares away for free. The costs of development would be supported by showing innovative, dynamic advertisements displayed inside the apps with Medialets technology.
Logitech, which makes some of the best webcams for PCs, just announced its first Mac-compatible webcam, featuring premium autofocus technology and, most importantly, Carl Zeiss Optics.
Add the sleek black and silver Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam to your Mac computer, and you’ll be recording sharp 720p high-def video clips, and VGA-quality video at up to 30 frames per second while video calling with iChat and Skype. Features a 2-megapixel sensor, and Logitech’s RightLight 2 Technology, which enables the webcam to “adjust intelligently in dim or harshly backlighted situations.”
Available in July for approx $129.99. Mac owners rejoice!
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