Today’s cell phones with cameras are making digital cameras obsolete. The pictures are getting better and better.
Who doesn’t like a freebie? And this one is fun.
Just head over to your local Starbucks and grab a small card called “Pick of the Week.” You will find these cards on the Starbucks counter near the straws, sugar, and creamer. On the card you will find instructions for downloading the free song from iTunes and a download code. Songs include the type of music that you hear in Starbucks – jazz, independent artists, guitar music, etc. If you visit every week, you can accumulate quite a collection of free music.
Besides songs, these cards also offer free apps, TV shows, book samples and other content from the iTunes store.
You can also bring your laptop or other device with you to Starbucks and connect to the Starbucks Wi-Fi where you can download the Pick of the Week from the Entertainment section.
Using the Otterbox to protect my iPhone was a great idea. I was able to let my grandson play with it without worry. The Otterbox really gave me peace of mind. I didn’t even flinch when he ran around the room playing with the Light Saber app. And he thought the case was great. He said he knew I would pick a pink case!
His favorite iPhone apps were:
LightSaber which lets you pretend you’re Darth Vader
Lite Bowling, which is just like playing Skee Ball
ChimpsLite, a quick little game
DrumKit Lite, which lets you play the drums
BTW, all of these are free apps! i have had my iPhone for almost a year, and I am still amazed by what it can do….. make phone calls, surf the web, and now — entertain the kids, as well.
I still love my iPhone, but I have found one area where it is really buggy…..installing and updating apps. I previously noted that when I tried to update more than one application at a time, the iPhone hiccuped. I have now noted consistent problems installing and updating applications. Often the iPhone seems overtaxed when installing or updating apps. If this happens, it freezes and is totally unresponsive.
My advice is this:
If your iPhone does freeze, you can reboot it by holding down the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the phone and pressing the Home button at the same time. Hold these two buttons down until the Apple logo appears, and the phone should be back to normal.
More information about this problem and resetting the iPhone can be found at iPhone Hacks.
In the first two weeks, my iPhone has behaved quite well. Although a few apps have occasionally misbehaved, there was nothing that a simple press of the home button couldn’t rectify.
I unsuspectingly put the iPhone processor to the test when I turned it on yesterday while I was listening to some music using the iPod function of the phone. An alert appeared that said there were updates for nine of the applications that I had downloaded. The iPhone gave me the option of updating all nine with one press of the finger. So I did. Quite soon after the download started the music started to hiccup and although the downloads proceeded properly, I could not access the iPod functions to stop it or lower the volume. Thankfully, after a few minutes, the music turned off and the download continued. Since the update of each application took about two minutes, the entire process took almost 20 minutes.
During this time, I received a phone call which was able to connect perfectly. Kudos to Apple for making the phone part of the iPhone the most important. If the glitches that I encounter with the iPhone remain this small, I’ll be one happy camper.