18 Sep

iPhone facetime

example of iPhone facetime function

OKay Okay, I’ll stop going on about it soon!   But yesterday I had my first opportunity to try out the iPhone’s much talked about ‘facetime’ .  The idea isn’t new, video calling has been around almost as long as phones have had cameras.  As one of the first user of Skype that i knew of, (which was pretty pointless at the time, as other people did also need to use skype to make it any use),   iPhone’s face-time is a bit like that too.   It only works with other iPhone 4 users, something not in abundance in my circle!

The quality of the picture is greatly limited by the quality of the camera on the front of the phone, which is MUCH less that the on one the back.   Yes it is nice to see people, but you also have to be connected to WiFi.   It doesn’t work when you are on the road in the middle of nowhere.  but also doesn’t cost you a packet of data time.  So for people who aren’t good at managing their bill, you can’t accidentally end up owing a fortune!

You can switch cameras in the middle of the call, which is cool if you want to show the other person something, but lighting is a major issue.  You need to be in a place with good lighting.  My phone call buddy,  was in his lounge in which they use lamps around the edge of the room, every turn of the phone caught a different lamp which decreased the quality of the picture.  Having said that it switches to speaker phone mode, and the quality of the call was excellent!

But basically if you have to be connected to Wifi, to see any MAJOR advantages over soem of the other software adn other apps that are out there.   There isnt’ much advantage over using skype, which quite frankly allows you to use a camera, and you can connect with  WAY MORE people!

17 Sep

Iphone 4 :)

The iPhone 4 🙂

Please excuse the self indulgence, but I was blessed recently by a phone upgraded, upgraded at the cost of successfully selling the old phone. I LOVED my iPhone 3g Enough said. I loved it. It did everything said say, for me, the keys were email, Facebook, Twitter, calls texts, web, music, bible with note taking function, geocaching apps and a plethora of games. I really did live on my phone so to speak. I didn’t’ think it could be topped. MY only complaint about my phone was that it didn’t work when I travelled. Inadvertently I had a faulty handset that didn’t get picked up as faulty until out of warranty. MUCH discussion with the phone company later, upgrade was in order. My suffice to say, I LOVED my phone.

Ali would freely tell you that I quite like gadgets. It’s true I can’t deny that I do like a gadget, but it has to be useful to me, not destined to be sat in a cupboard. Unlike the sowing machine I got for Ali or the hair straighteners. Haha, one of our family dynamics – the usefulness of gadgets!
So like ultimate kitchen gadget, George Forman grill. LOVE it, use it a lot.
Bread machine, we hardly EVER buy a loaf of bread any more.
Boss GT-10, use it EVERY week.

An AWEFUL lot of fuss was made about the launch of the Iphone4. The demo didn’t’ work, the areal had problems, it was square cut not round blah blah blah and also, the price tag L Every TV ad spot, I could see Ali glancing over to asses if I was paying any attention, and would I ultimately be wanting one. Well of course!
I had never had an ipod, or really used a smart phone for all it’s functions until I was offered an upgrade of the iphone some 18 months ago. So having got myself totally set up to use it to it’s fullest extent, I was reluctant to transfer to a new brand of phone losing apps and info in the process. Selling the old phone covered the cost of the upgrade totally J and no need to change phone contract J

The iPhone 4

  • Better Reception – Seems to get receptions in places my old phone didn’t.
  • AMAZING screen – I have watched several movies on it quite satisfactorily.
  • I actually prefer the weight and square-ness. I feel like I am holding a tool rather than a toy, seems a bit more serious to me, which is nice.
  • The WiFi reception is literally 100% better that the 3g.
  • For me the upgrade to 32gb means no longer having to select what to put on there or not!
  • Battery lasts a whole lot longer, I can just about get away with not charging it every night.
  • Speakers for playing music are way better
  • Ability to multi tasking apps means on a call I can access info.
  • I would have paid for a case anyway, so a free 1 is a bonus to me not a hassle!

Now the research begins to see if I will be able to use it in Nigeria!

15 May

Team in Hereford #fe2e

Hereford is the 5th show of the first week of the From Eden to Eternity
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29 Apr

#fe2e popped into to see rehursals for from Eden to eternity

Http://www.eden2eteenity.org. Come check it out!
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24 Mar

What is it with me and this car?

Praise the lord for fully comp cover and autoglass!
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