Dec 03

Always have a iPhone Movie Stand Handy

If you travel much, you most likely have a SmartPhone or some other device that will allow you to play videos. Normally, when I fly, I watch a movie then spend the rest of the hour or two doing Power Points or Spreadsheets. That first bit of the flight, enjoying a movie or recorded TV shows helps keep the flight less serious. After traveling a few times I found that holding my Touch or iPhone up to watch was making my arm uncomfortable for the following hour of work typing.

I have tried carrying a few different stands with me. Many have worked well, but it’s another thing to remember to pack. I tried a couple little bendy stands that broke after a few uses in the bendy area. Recently I found a nice article over on¬†instructables.com that has lessened my concern about carrying a stand.

The post, and step-by-step guide was how to make a business card into a little stand. No longer am I worried about carrying a stand, I always have a Business Card with me… or at least a magazine with a stiff insert marketing cart that works nicely too. Grab the image for the card cuts and bends for later use when you tired of holding your device. This quick trick has proven to be a great conversation starter too… if you want to talk after your movie rather than work.

iPhone and iPod stand from a Business Card

Nov 27

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You know your there when your compared against the leader. Here is a vid showing features of the iPhone VS Blackberry Storm. It is a pretty good length to cover a lot of the built in ‘features’ from one to the other. Now, who is being compared to who? Apple, the UI leaders vs Blackberry that isn’t UI strong? Or Blackberry the leader is devices that actually get used by everyone ‘needing’ to get their mobile email handled?

Nov 15

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American Airlines is offering to limited cities the ability to check in via a 2D bar code “Ticket” on the screen of your mobile device including cell phones. Security will scan it just like a normal ticket. American will be rolling this service out to Los Angeles International and John Wayne Orange County. American Airlines is saying that they will continue to add the service to other parts of the US soon.

I wonder… how will they have you hold onto your ticket as you go through the metal detector when your ticket ‘is’ metal.