Goodbye AT&T. Goodbye iPhone.

Yes.  I’ve given up my iPhone.  Don’t get me wrong.  I liked my iPhone.  A lot.  However, from a personal and business position I had to evaluate more factors than “is it an iphone?”. I have many friends who have no problems with their iphones or AT&T.  I’m glad they don’t and I’m not here to bash the iphone or AT&T.  I do want to share some factors that brought me to this decision. First reason, OPTIONS.  For a while, there were no real options for me.  I was in a contract with AT&T and I dug my iphone.  It was light years beyond other ‘smart’ phones.  Times have changed.  There are many options now including the Google Android platform… which is really cool. Second, COVERAGE.  Yes, AT&T claims to have the best coverage.  And they may-  however that includes their Edge network which is not data coverage for me-  meaning, it’s not fast enough to be traveling and use.  I travel a lot.  I want 3G coverage everywhere.  Our new service has lined the interstates (where I travel most) with 3G coverage.  I now have fast data and phone service in the majority of places I travel. Third, the $$$AVINGS.  With our new service, we will be saving over $50 a month AND we have more features, all that I will use.  This is where I can break it down and say this was a common sense move for me. Our base plan on AT&T was the Family 1400 which was $80- The second phone was $9.99 Data plans for both of these phones is $60 Text Messaging...

Top 9 iPhone Apps

So I’m really digging the iPhone..  granted, the battery consumption is frustrating because it only allows you to use “all” the tools it came with for a few hours- but I’ve adapted for now.  As a business tool and a personal tool this phone has become my 11th finger, my third hand, my second head, my… well, you get the picture.  I’ve found ways to incorporate the iphone into every aspect of my 9-5 life and my independent music night life… I thought I’d share a few of the tools that I have found to be invaluable.  Please share you favorite apps with me and others who read this! Evernote-  This app is a great note/to do piece.  I have found myself humming melody lines that were trapped in my head into the voice recorder, making quick notes of stuff to pick up at the grocery store and snapping pictures to remember later (like the name of a wine I had- it also does image recognition) Fring- This could be an all around app of the future. This social tool incorporates a ton of media sites and communications including Skype.  Yes, Skype.  When we recently made Tone Box completely digital we switched all phones to Skype so now I have it with me every where. Look me up on Skype:  toneboxdigital Airsharing- This app turns my iphone into a wireless hard drive.  I can take my documents with me everywhere I go.  Works with tons of document formats-  MS Word, Excel, PDF, jpgs, html, rtf, audio files and so many more. Facebook-  This is a killer app.  Recently updated,...

Apple's Sept 9th Event

Since my visitor numbers have spiked significantly over the past week or two I decided to dig deep to find what everyone was looking for. After some drilling and keyword analytics I’ve put together that you guys are looking for information on the planned Apple Sept 9th event. Here are a couple of the “suspicions” that are floating around the internet: New iPod Nanos –  long overdue revamp.  This one seems like the “guarantee” for the show. New iTunes store– Another almost “guarantee” for this show…  supposedly a whole new interface. Apple and Beatles – Finally?  Maybe?  Just a rumor NFL Partnership & Application–  You can follow specific players with fantasy scoring and replays. This seems to good to be true, however there are a few applications already making it possible to track specific players. Macbook Touch- This has been rumored for a few months now– would be awesome-  imagine a huge iphone!  Not sure about this one, Intel chips are delayed which could delay this release for a bit. Iphone update- Not sure this would be a big deal since they update as needed and when needed. Any other rumors you guys are hearing?  Will be anxious to see what will be presented on Sept....