Forget the days of paying for an expensive, monthly data plan. Forget lugging around a giant laptop to the bathroom (for toilet reading), forget bringing your giant AlienWare laptop downstairs to the kitchen to Google a certain dessert recipe. All you will ever need again is the Apple iPod Touch. The comprehensive, hand-held, all in one device that we dreamed about owning in the 1990s. Back in the day, we had digital planners, beepers, giant cell phones, a disposable camera, and a huge Apple II computer. Now, all we need is one single device to do all of the things our gadgets of the past did for us.
You only pay for an Apple iPod Touch once, and never again. As long as your home has a WiFi connection, you will be able to use an iPod Touch like a Droid or iPhone minus the expensive monthly 3G plan, minus the lengthy contract, and plus all the convenience. I love having this small, hand-held device with me around the house, just in case I need to Google an address for a party as I am running out of the door, or in case I see an interesting advertisement on television for some hip tomato-growing contraption in which I can store the number quickly into my handy, little iPod Touch. Not only does the iPod Touch allow one to listen to their favorite tunes, but it serves a multiplicity of purposes.
One of my favourite uses for my iPod Touch around the home is playing Texas Hold ‘Em while I’m in the bathroom. Not only does it make that boring couple of minutes go by faster, it is also a super engaging and entertaining to play against strangers on Facebook. I can get trapped in a good game of Texas Hold ‘Em on my iPod Touch for hours.
Don’t forget Facebook of course, and the iPod Touch is fantastic for being able to browse Facebook anytime, anywhere in the house, and keep updated on the latest news and trends in an instant. And it all fits into your pocket for just around $200 USD (for the lowest memory option). I love being able to browse Reddit (a constantly updating news source community) at any second, whether it be during dinner or while I’m walking the dogs in the back yard. I am constantly linked in with my Apple iPod Touch by my side.
One of the best things about having an iPod Touch is the ability to take photographs instantly. Back in the 1990s, one would have to take a photograph with a disposable camera, and wait days to have those pictures developed. Today, all one has to do is snap a photograph with their iPod touch and be able to not only instantly view the photograph on their iPod but be able to upload that image to Facebook or be able to print out their photo instantly and frame it for their home. One is also able to upload videos that they can record instantly with their iPod Touch. It is not only fast, but it is a very easy process. One really can appreciate the user friendly operation of the iPod Touch.
Finally, one of the greatest reasons to purchase an iPod touch is… no more home telephone. With an iPod Touch, there is a built in Application or “App” called FaceTime in which you can virtually call anyone with an iPod or iPhone and communicate with them through the iPod. There is also an additional free application, where you can download, and actually place telephone calls from your iPod. As long as you have a WiFi connection, and an iPod Touch, you have a telephone, video call phone, digital camera, Facebook machine, Google Machine, internet browser, video game player, agenda, organizer, bathroom companion, recipe book for cooking, among a myriad of other uses.
Y2K? Biblical end of the world prophecies? Mayan calendar scenarios? Zombie apocalypse? We are not sure what 2012 has in store for humanity, but we are certain of one thing.
On July 9th 2012, most Americans will not be able to connect to the internet any longer. Don’t believe me? Google is also helping spread the news on their homepage. About 500,000 Americans will be affected by the internet outage that will take place on July 9th. There is a lot we could stand to learn about the safety of our computers, about how to solve this problem, and about how to prevent being powerless on July 9th.
What is going to cause this mass internet outage on July 9th most of my readers may be wondering? The answer is very simple, and in many ways more complex than I can begin to imagine – a computer virus.
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Daniel Ng is free lancer writer and content builder of USA Computer Store, Florida and he spends his entire day in local internet browsing of computer repair Fort Lauderdale and computer repair Broward.