Sure, no sooner than I post up a quick way to make your own iPhone/iPod Touch stand… I find this iBend thing. They run from 5 to 8 bucks, two in a package. While they are super thin and the bending tension is what holds their shape and device… the outside diameter when flat means you wont be carrying this in the same pocket as you ‘Business Card’ stand. But… cool and fun just the same.
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.
It has been too long since I posted here. Lately, I have been keeping the next step to this site working (www.igotechnews.com). I really need to get this, my original Tech site back up to date. I hope I haven’t lost all of my ‘fans’. It’s time to rock-n-roll with everything Tech Notes!
Portland, OR — Clearwire and Intel announced that they will host a press conference on January 6, 2009, in Portland, Ore., introducing the city to Clear(TM) and the “Let’s be Clear” campaign promoting the region’s first 4G mobile WiMAX network for next-generation communications services.
When: Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. PDT with executive remarks; demonstrations and hospitality immediately follows.
What: Clearwire and Intel will showcase Clearwire’s new mobile WiMAX service, called Clear, with remarks by senior executives, as well as live product demonstrations at the press conference and around the city. Clearwire is building the only next-generation network capable of delivering true broadband service both at home and on the go, giving customers access to the same, super fast speeds anywhere in Clear’s coverage area.
Where: RiverPlace Hotel 1510 SW Harbor Way Portland, OR 97201 (503) 228-3233; www.riverplacehotel.com
Who: Speakers at the press conference will include:
— Ben Wolff, Clearwire’s Chief Executive Officer
— Sean Maloney, Intel’s Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
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?
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.