Non-Traditional Wedding Gifts We Saw in 2012

Non-Traditional Wedding Gifts We Saw in 2012

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They say the mother of innovation is necessity. Or is it invention? Anyway, finding that unique wedding gift is a hassle. More so, finding the traditional yet unique gift can be a challenge. You don’t want to have your couple flooded with coffee makers right? Some people have used their imagination to the fullest and tried their best to come up with gift ideas that could stand out from the rest.

This year we have seen that most non-traditional wedding gifts are mostly technology based. Why not? More and more people have been drawn to technology and it has slowly being woven in our everyday lives. People have been too dependent with technology and some of us being geeks are the new normal. As we scoured wedding registries and other sources we have picked some of the unique gift ideas that we saw this year and could become the staple in years to come.

Whole grain cookers

No, not rice cookers but whole grain cookers. To those who are very particular with what they ear, whole grain cookers are heaven sent. These whole grain cookers are able to cook whole-grain pasta, whole grain food and cereals, brown rice and soup meals that could help you maintain that healthy and lean figure. Wait, you are already married why do you have to maintain a figure? No, not because you’re married it doesn’t mean you have the license to neglect your health.

His and hers iPhone cases

Customized iPhone cases were a hit as one of the non-traditional wedding gifts that we saw in 2012. The iPhone cases are nice especially when they have inscription in the back about the wedding. It is an excellent way to protect that too expensive iPhone 4 or 4S and also to keep you reminded that you have someone waiting for your text reply. Of course, we haven’t seen the same cases made for the iPhone 5 but it will be just a matter of time for some enterprising dude that will come up and sell an upgraded version.

Berger lamps

Fragrance lamps have been invented in the 1930s but it never became a staple in the wedding gift circuit. However, there are a lot of people that gave this as a gift this year owing to its ability to disinfect the air. Berger Lamps are used in hospitals for many years to disinfect the air. It can be used inside the house as couples would rather snuggle than spend time cleaning the house for once. Berger lamps can surely help get rid of the foul odor that can spread through the couples’ new home.

Stainless steel fondue

If you like to have a fondue then having a stainless steel one is a welcome treat. You can have some friends over for some fondue or you can have a private event with your new and lovely wife and share some chocolate fondue while having a movie marathon streamed over your new HDTV. Speaking of HDTV…

HDTV remote control

Well, this could either solve the problem of who will control the TV or make it worse. An HDTV universal remote control can make or break a relationship. Nonetheless, an extra remote control ain’t so bad especially if you happen to lose the original one. Having a spare as your wedding gift is a nice way of being reminded that you can lose the remote and still have something to use to change channels.

Indoor electric grill

An indoor electric grill is perfect especially for new couples who opt to live an apartment as they scout for a bigger home. The indoor electric grill does not emit too much smoke which is perfect when you live in an apartment. You don’t need to have a balcony to do some grilling and will give you a nicer way of cooking without the grease and oil.

The Apple Iphone – Why?

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In January of 2007, Apple announced that it was entering into the portable phone market with the development and launch of the iPhone. Scheduled for release in June of 2007, the Apple iPhone will be able to play music like an iPod, surf and browse the web, take pictures, showcase videos, send text messages and emails, and, maybe, make or take a phone call or two.

Big deal.

For every new cell phone or cell phone company that introduces itself to the market, proclaiming that their particular model of cell phone can, say, play music, there are dozens of other names and brands, some popular, some not, that can do exactly the same thing. What’s the catch? What’s the hook? Where’s the innovative technological design that’s supposed to make the public stand up and take notice?

Now, the Apple iPhone does have complete virtual touch-screen. There are no raised buttons to press and push, and everything is operated with the sense of a finger. Now, that actually is a cool feature, but, it might not be completely practical. Why? Simply because when I look at my hands, I see chubby fingers that are not going to be able to accurately press any button on a small touch screen. Now, unless that screen is 6″ across, which, if that were the case, might defeat the entire mobility purpose of the phone.

Why does Apple feel the need to develop and create their own portable phone? Could it be that they really want to revolutionize portable communication? Do they want to make the world a better place? Can they offer something that no one else can?

Look at it this way: why does Lindsay Lohan think she could sing?

Because it’s another revenue stream to be mined, that’s why? Now, there’s no doubt that the iPhone is cool, and will find a popular and receptive audience. But, like Lohan’s singing attempts, it doesn’t really improve the world and the world wouldn’t notice it if it weren’t around. It’s just there, and it will make money. Partially because of its features, partially because of curiosity seekers, and partially because of people loyal to the brand name.

No one is begrudging Apple for getting in on the portability craze. After all, Apple may have taken that craze to incredible heights with the development and release of the iPod. So, it makes sense, then, to fuse the iPod with a cellular phone. But, it’s already been done before.

Maybe the real issue is that if Apple released a phone without web, email, video player and other bells and whistles, that it simply wouldn’t sell and just sit there on the shelves. If Lindsay Lohan had to sing on her own merits, she might be joining that lonely phone. But, add some studio effects, create some stylish videos and surround her with talented musicians, and she becomes passable and tolerable.

In today’s ultra-connected world, it seems that no one will buy a cell phone for the expressed purpose of having a phone with you while on the go. You need to have everything or your will appear to be nothing.

Can you use your iPhone overseas

If you are a business professional, than you use your iPhone for more than simply keeping in touch with your friends and family, in many cases your iPhone is your link to the business world. Whether you are keeping track of your stocks, checking your e-mail or conducting conference calls while on your way to a business meeting, your iPhone is literally your key to keeping connected with your professional life. However, if you are like most business professionals, than you travel the globe in order to keep your business active and profitable. There are many concerns that people have with cell phones are whether or not you will be able to use your phone when you are in a different country, especially if you are visiting for an extended period of time.

Like most cell phones, the iPhone works with a particular cell phone carrier, and in this case you have your service through AT&T/Cingular. Many business professionals want the security in knowing that their cell phone service will not be disrupted simply because they travel from country to country. Since the iPhone is serviced by AT&T/Cingular, you will not have to worry about loosing service, or features, because the iPhone uses the GSM system. GSM is an acronym that stands for Global System for Mobile communication, thus allowing you to use your cell phone in many different countries. Actually, there are over one hundred countries around the world that use GSM, thus allowing you to keep using your iPhone without any hindrance to cell service.

Many business travelers go to Europe and Asia, and since their iPhone uses GSM, they are able to have excellent service throughout both of these locations. However, there are some precautions that you will want to take before you leave the country with your iPhone. If you have ever traveled throughout the world and used your cell phone, you were probably surprised by extremely high charges for phone and data use.

This is because your number is an American telephone number, thus every call you make within another country is looked upon by your carrier as an international call. If you are overseas for quite some time, than it is easy to accumulate several hundred dollars worth of fees and roaming charges, this is why you will
want to alter you calling plan if you travel overseas frequently.

AT&T/Cingular has really great international calling plans that are very cost effective. Thus you are able to still travel throughout the world without having to worry about roaming and international call fees. Also, if you use data on your iPhone, which most of you do, you will want to make sure that you have an international data plan as well. The worst homecoming surprise you can get is opening your cell phone bill only to find several hundred dollars worth of extra charges and fees. However, if you plan ahead and make sure that you obtain a new service plan that includes international cell phone use, you will not have to worry about extremely high charges.

Why You Should Try the Apple iPod Touch

Why You Should Try the Apple iPod Touch

Apple has paved the way of producing a brand new generation of portable gadgets in the market. After they are able to introduce the famous iPhone smart phones, the world has instantly been under the spell of having the need to purchase the latest gadget that the company introduced. One of the famous gadgets that this giant company was able to introduce is their iPod series. This gadget is able to do all the features that their iPhone can do besides being a phone. All the iPhone generation contains a compatible iPod generation also. The company has recently introduced the latest smartphone the iPhone 5 and instantly right after the iPod 5th generation hit the stores. It is available for $299 for a 32GB and $399 for a 64GB sized gadget. There is also a wider variety of colors available. It comes in Black, Blue, White, Pink and Yellow. It comes with the iPod Touch loop, lightning to USB cable and Apple EarPods. You can enjoy the brilliant 4 retina display that the device offers. It also comes with a multi-touch IPS technology for a better usage. Its camera offers a 5MP iSight technology with high 1080p HD video output.
The highlight of this latest generation device is that owners can enjoy wider color choices compared with the usual black and white option. Now it comes with five different color choices. Its 5MP camera is also another thing to mention because it enables you to take more colorful and clearer pictures anywhere. You can surely feel the difference of this latest generation from its predecessors. It also features a 4 inch display and the A5 chip that is used in the new iPod. These enable it to have a faster response. If you are a big fan of the Apple iPod generation series, this latest one is surely worth buying. Plus, you are able to earn free shipping if you order it from Amazon.
The down part of this product is that it includes a hefty price tag, which is just reasonable for an Apple device. Another thing is that its port will no longer be compatible with the entire previous device. This means that you have to buy all the new accessories that you might want to add to your collection for an ultimate user experience. You can consider selling your old set to have money to buy all the new accessories. Besides the improved processor, display and size, there are really no other significant changes from its predecessor. But if you are willing to update everything just to enjoy the new gadget, then you will not find anything wrong with buying this item. It still is able to have you completely satisfied.
In conclusion, the latest Apple iPod Touch is worth buying once it is available in store or you can consider on paying for pre-order on Amazon that enables you to enjoy a significant discount. Plus, you can enjoy all the bragging rights being one of the first few people who are lucky enough to have the item the moment it is made available in the market. The device is very reasonably priced for all the updates that it has compared to the iPod 4th generation. You can always check out some other user reviews regarding this particular device before deciding to buy one or you can consider visiting the store and try it out for yourself and be able to give your personal assessment if it is truly worth buying. You will surely enjoy all the HD games and videos with the 5th generation of the iPod series. Plus, it comes with an even higher storage that enables you to save a lot of application and other multimedia. With its better battery life, you can enjoy online browsing and gaming for a much longer period. There are simply a lot of reasons why you should buy the new device, but it is really up to you to decide.

How To Put Movies On Iphone

If you own an Iphone, you’ve probably already worked out how much fun it is to use it to watch movies-it has that nice big screen, and the sound quality is surprisingly good too. Now imagine if you knew how to download Iphone movies without having to pay.

As you may imagine, downloading Iphone movies for free can be very difficult unless you know exactly how to do it – not only that but you can get yourself into some serious trouble if you download from the wrong place. Use the following guidelines to help you avoid any problems.

1-Take the time to find a site you can trust. Hopefully your downloading relationship with this website will be a long and fruitful one, so it makes good sense to pick a site you can live with. A good way to find a reputable site is to ask around, or maybe search on the internet for some reviews or customer points of view.

2- Always keep in mind that many websites will be falling over themselves trying to get you to visit them. What’s more, many of them won’t be too subtle about it, so you’ll be faced with a million popups in some cases, and in most cases it can prove very difficult to negotiate your way out of there. Generally speaking, you are usually better off just steering clear of sites with lots of popups like that.

3-Forget about using the torrent sites, P2P sites or whatever they are called these days. There have been numerous famous sites like this over the years, with several being taken to court etc. The simple fact is that downloading from sites like this is completely against the law in most places. If you do insist on getting your free downloads from somewhere like this, please be sure to check all applicable laws for your area, as people really do go to jail for things like this. Is it worth jail to get the new Matt Damon?

4-The last tip for downloading Iphone movies is to get ready to pay. There are a few new sites around these days that will give you access to huge download databases, and totally free downloads, but not before you pay their admin fee. This fee usually gives you totally free downloads, and sometimes it lasts for your whole life too, so it’s pretty good value. As with anything, there are good and bad sites like this, so it’s definitely worhwhile for you to look around before you take the plunge.

These tips can really help you build up quite a sizeable Iphone movie collection, but only if you are smart. Don’t break the law, and make sure your computer is secure- happy downloading!