The iPhone 5 Is Here And Everyone Is Once Again Drooling….

I am definitely not hating. I am so happy that Apple is introducing the next generation in smart phones. I really believe that they revolutionized the way people look and use their phones, and they deserve to be getting this much attention.

What I really am excitied to see is the panamonium that will start as we get closer and closer to release day. With pre-orders already sold out in a matter of 2 hours, and for the people that didn’t get it online, well its going to be a search and rescue attempt on Friday September 21.

Lines of sleepless, eager, anticipating individuals are going to be forming outside of cell phone stores, and Apple stores and any store that may hint they are going to be selling the iPhone.

I was telling my wife, how this one product stimulates the econonmy so much, and that’s why I believe they deserve the hype it gets. Not only does Apple, and cellular companies make money, but there are so many different tiers that go down from there. Headphones, cases, bumpers, sleeves, screen guards, charms, adapters, speakers, usb for cars, microphones, apps, developers, games, and the list goes on and on. And this is off of one product.

Apple is a brand that I genuinely admire. I lost a bit of love for them when everyone started to jump on the bandwagon a couple of years ago, and also the iPhone 4s wasn’t much of a shocker, but overall they are solid products. They inovate, fascinate, and stimulate the public. There are not many products out there that are not living breathing individuals that get the attention and ovation that Apple Products do, especially the iPhone.

So as I close this article, I have already ordered mine, and will be anxiously awaiting the Fed Ex or UPS driver to deliver it Friday September 21, 2012. The questions I am pondering are…

1. With new Apps and even more ways to use your smartphone, how much storage did you opt to get? 16gb, 32gb or 64gb?

2. Since Apple released the White iPhone 4 late, and pretty much everyone that got a black iPhone 4 in 2010 opted to go with a white iPhone 4s in 2011… what color are you getting now in 2012?

3. Are you really excited about the design and look of the new iPhone… I mean really?

I am eager to hear what everyone says and look forward to conversing with everyone and anyone. Be well and safe.

Pulse vs. Flipboard In My Words

I am a huge reader and spend hours on hours per day reading stuff online. It just fascinates me how much information is out there for free and what people say. Besides social media rants and raves, I especially like to read about advertising, marketing, politics, reviews of products, technology, and parenting. I really appreciate the opportunity to be able to learn something new daily.

On my iPad I have two aggregating apps that I switch to back and forth.
Pulse and Flipboard. Both are incredible apps and have really changed the way I get information. When you first download each app, they come with suggestions to what you would like to read and what is already installed. You can opt to change these and add your own interests using their easy to use search bar. You can also link your social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on to them.

Prior to Pulse I used Flipboard religiously. It was my first experience with a aggregating application and I just thought it was so damn cool. It made me want to read more and more since it was so easy to gather everything in one place. The most appealing thing about Flipboard was that it was all in a magazine layout form factor. It was like how you would hold a book or magazine. Place the iPad in one hand and use a finger from your other hand to turn the pages. Amazing! There was also a table of contents that had all your seperate sites you like so you can read each on individually or all sites as a whole. Overall Flipboard was innovative and it sucked me in.

I later learned about Pulse through a friend of mine and started to use it more and more. I like it a lot because it showed me more content per website in the rows it was placed in on the main screen. With Flipboard I had to select the site I want to visit from the table of contents and then flip the pages. But on Pulse I just scroll side to side to see headlines and then press the article I want to read per site while having up to 8 different sites per page. Its a real tough one when it comes to the two on the iPad and I still tend to use both of them depending on my mood. In the end I prefer Pulse for the iPad.

Now for the iPhone, I recommend using Pulse. The Flipboard application is great, don’t get me wrong, but it looses its magazine form factor since you flip the pages up and down. Its almost like reading a notepad. Pulse stays true to its roots and keeps the same format for the iPhone. Its smooth and even though its on a much smaller screen, you can still easily see the words and pictures especially if you are using an iPhone 4 or 4S.

If you have kids, or teenages, I recommend downloading these apps for them to use and browse through their favorite sites with. I really feel apps like this make people want to read more and more, and the more you know the better I think you are overall.