Time’s flown by…

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I’ve posted on this domain. It’s on auto-renew so I can always be sure to have it under my portfolio, but for some reason there’s really nothing going on that’s worth posting across multiple sites. Hell, I barely post on krissy.nu. I have Twitter and Facebook to thank for this, Micro-blogging really has taken over the world. My last post made note about my disappointment with Apple based on the fact that they have removed the 17″ laptop from their line-up.  I am happy to report, however, that as a Valentines Day gift from Sean I am now the proud owner of one of the remaining 17″ macbooks in circulation. It came brand new from MacMall. This company has turned into our “Go To” for all things Apple. My only complaint…

Google Apps Go Offline

Google is taking steps towards offering offline access to its web apps, by offering Gmail offline starting today— and offline Google Calendar and Docs over the next week. Gmail offline, a Chrome Web Store app, will allow users to read, respond, organize and archive email without an Internet connection. The app is powered by HTML5, and is based on the Gmail web app for tablets, which was also made to function with or without Internet access. As for Google’s other offline apps— Google Calendar allows users to view events and RSVP to appointments without an Internet connection, while Google Docs allows users to view documents and spreadsheets. Although offline editing isn’t available yet with Google Docs, it may be in the future. To use Google Calendar or Docs offline, simply click on the gear icon that appears in the top…

Cloud CRM for Less from Microsoft

Microsoft is taking aim at CRM leaders including Salesforce, Oracle, and SAP with a new “Cloud CRM for Less” offer that might just get the attention of some rather big businesses. The primary reason that this offer will be appealing for those businesses looking for a CRM product – and enough to draw users away from vendors like SalesForce – is because the offering fits in with existing systems which many are already very familiar with. “We chose to switch from Salesforce.com to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, not only because it is cost-effective, but it seamlessly fit in with our existing systems like Office, SharePoint and Lync, and gave us a rich feature set and overall the most value for our investment,” said Doug Elkins, CIO, ABC Financial. “With Microsoft Dynamics CRM in place, we now have the tools to manage…

In the market…

I’ve finally decided on the route I’m going to take when it comes to picking up a new cell phone within the next couple of months.  For a while I was really leaning towards the Apple iPhone but I’m starting to believe that it’s more or less just a fad that’s eventually going to pass. However, the iPhone knock-off’s really aren’t that bad.  I’ve been shopping around and I’m thinking of going with either the Samsung Glide or the LG Dare, hosted by Verizon of respectively.  While many people dislike Verizon, I have to say that my experience with them in the past wasn’t half bad. I had a two year contract with them and my phone really didn’t have a vast amount of excess features that I would never use.  My only issue was in regards to text messaging….

Which would you choose?

I’m interested in changing to another wireless provider. While I’m very content with the service I have (considering I only use my cellphone for emergencies) I would still like to hop on the train with a monthly bill instead of prepaid. Doing this will take care of a few things. The first would be that I could finally get my hands on a decent phone that will actually connect to my computer so I can properly download/upload files. The next would be that Sean and I would then both have cellphones and it would make our lives a tiny bit easier when we finally get to where we’re going in regards to finding an apartment or just taking care of life in general. I’m trying to figure out which cell phone provider to choose from. I’ve narrowed it down to…

Cable Upgrade

Sean recently upgraded the cable.  Up until a few weeks ago he was spending about $100 a month for Basic Cable and Internet from Comcast.  He was also spending another $30 on Vonage (which sucks horribly).  So he got a mailer about a new triple-play option from Comcast where you have basically everything you could imagine for $130 a month.  So he got rid of Vonage and then signed up for this triple-play and now we have over 400 channels, including the premium ones (HBO/Showtime/Starz – etc) as well as faster cable and a better phone line. My only complaint?  He’s got two boxes, an HD one for the TV in the office and a standard box for the TV in the living room.  I have an HDTV in the bedroom and with no box I still have basic cable….

The new HiPhone

I like coming across new and interesting products and I have to say the one that’s caught my interest is the new HiPhone. It’s an exact replica of the iPhone but it’s features greatly succeed it’s expectations. At a fraction of the iPhone’s cost it houses two SIM slots, triband GSM and is unlocked so it carries no contract with any cell providers. It also has two batteries and while at this point consumers are unsure of how much memory it has, there could somehow be a terabyte of flash memory. Or at least that’s what Doug Aamoth is hoping with the original news post found under his link. Check it out. Technorati: iPhone, HiPhone

ABT Electronics

Sean and I are really hoping that I can find a job where I’m bringing in about $30,000 a year (minimum) so we can work towards getting out of here. Unfortunately for Delaware that’s a bit on the high-end, but that doesn’t mean it’s not something to look forward to. We’ve been looking into a few different property types as well, just to figure out where we’re going to need to budget our money, and how much we’re going to need to budget for. A big thing about everything down here is the lack of appliances in the apartments and rental homes, even though there are hook-ups for just about everything. Naturally the rentals include a refrigerator and a range but what they do not include 99% of the time is a washing machine or a dryer, even though they…

Lagging

I’m having some trouble getting around this morning. I’m by no means Sleep Deprived, I got my full 8 hours last night, which is a pretty rare thing for me these days. I set my alarm for 10:30 and I was actually awake 10 minutes before it went off. This worked out nicely considering I didn’t have to wake up Sean with the loud horn that the alarm seems to blare. I really do have to fiddle around with it and see how I can play with that setting. I am interested in doing some shopping on Think Geek though. It’s probably one of my favorite sites for gadgets/gizmos and I have to say they have a really cool 7 Day Alarm Clock that has always held my interest. It’s called the Neverlate 7 Day Alarm Clock and will cost…

PDA Enthusiasts

While I’m totally happy with my Razr, I have to say that I’ve been looking into pda phones because of how many emails I’m going through on a daily basis. It’d be nice to have something I can sync up with my iMac and then go from there. I’ve poked around a few different sites and one that sticks out for me is DiscussWireless.com because it’s not your run of the mill “buy now” kind of a site. It’s an informative website that houses a blog and even a forum. They have daily updates and reviews on any and everything cellular. Right now they’re running an ad with a 5% discount for any purchase made at one of their partner sites, puremobile.com. You can find more information on this by going through discusswireless.com/unreleased.html. I personally think it’s worth checking out….