I am mostly an Apple gal with the exception of the work laptop and the Kindle [my first Kindle post]. While I had some reservations in the beginning now I am sold on the Kindle. I have the latest version that is smaller - Kindle 3G Besides my reference books [business and design reads] all of my reading is done on the Kindle. I have tried using the iPad for reading and just can't do the screen. I am on the computer all day and the reader technology that the Kindle uses doesn't tire my eyes after a long day. In fact I believe I can read faster and longer with it!
My main computer is an iMac and it is a workhorse! I use it for personal computing and for my photography business. For awhile I thought that I would need a G4 Tower for my photography but it is capable of doing the job and it's now five years old! I am planning on upgrading it this month to the new iMac. Along with my iMac I have a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet - this helps with all the digital editing I do and has really helped with my tendinitis. It was either that or try learning to use the mouse with my left hand. I wouldn't buy the wireless model [save some money] - mine is plugged in all the time through the USB port.
My PowerBook laptop has been replaced with the iPad. At first I didn't know how I was going to use it and now I can't live without it. When people ask me about the iPad, I always tell them that its great for consuming content - not creating content. I love having it in the kitchen for recipe viewing, while traveling I can keep up with my blogs, email and everything else. If you are new to the whole App world and iPads check out the app called AppStart for iPad in iTunes. I also love using Adobe Ideas for drawing and jotting down ideas when I am out and about. Both are free apps!
My cellphone is the iPhone 4. I am really happy with everything but the cell provider for the iPhone - AT&T has the worst service in my area. What I appreciate about my cellphone is it allows me to do things while still be connected to work, let's me obtain information so I can make decisions right away instead of waiting until I get home or back to the office, navigation and all the other apps that I use throughout the day - bring value and entertainment.
- Daily Feather Report - dressing for your zip code!
- Shazam - don't know the name of the song or artist?? tag it
- Chipotle - never have to wait in line again...
- UrbanSpoon - shake to see where you are going to eat tonight
Bird by Bird. Like one review said - it's not a how-to-book [it's funny] it's more of a book to get you through your fears of writing. If you are more of hands on learner then I highly recommend this online class by Decor8, I am an alumni from 2010 and found it to be invaluable.
So to encourage some of you to start blogging, today's giveaway is a great book by Tara Frey, Bloggin for Bliss and four issues of Artful Blogging! Just enough information to get you started...
Just leave a comment telling us if you have a blog [please add a link to your blog in the comment] and what inspired you to start blogging? A random winner will be announced on Saturday, April 23rd at 8:00AM