Month: February, 2009
I wanted to share with
everyone a recent acquisition that I am just lovin” – my new q-Jays ear buds
made by Jays. It is no surprise to
learn that they are made in Sweden because these things are gorgeous and a
perfect compliment to any of my Apple products. The first thing I noticed was
all the goodies they come with: an
I-shaped extension cord, an L-shaped extension cord, 7 pair of silicon rubber
sleeves in various sizes, 4 pair of canal filters, airline stereo adapter,
stereo splitter, leather carrying case, and a user guide. Okay, I know what you
are thinking, enough about the design and stuff – how do they sound? While I am
no audiophile even I can say with certainty that they sound amazing. Easily comparable to buds costing
hundreds of dollars more. They feature dual driver technology so the two speakers don’t distort sound much, resulting in
higher fidelity. The q-Jays produce a clean sound where you can hear each
instrument, but they don’t sound clinical. Instead they sound full, rich, and
warm. The silicone sleeves seal out almost all outside noise so I can really
enjoy my tunes. Especially when I am on a plane or in the crowded gym. I added
a Shure iPhone adapter and I now have one set of ear buds for all my devices.
So if you are in the market for a pair of high quality ear buds I can highly
recommend the q-Jays.
Taking a lead from President Obama's theme of volunteerism as a way improve and enrich our society,we thought it would be great to be able to donate our photography to an organization that does so much for a vulnerable segment of our community. Children's Aid & Family Services located in Paramus NJ is staffed by an incredible group of dedicated people who's selfless work brings hope, patience, trust, and care to those who need it most.
The agency has group homes for both girls and boys, foster and mentoring programs and day care.They rely heavily on an amazing group of volunteers and are always looking for devoted, giving people to come on board.
Tim and I are honored and privileged to cover most of the special events the agency has planned this year. We started last Monday with the launch of "Friends of Children's Aid and Family Services". It was a fun gathering which included current volunteers and introduced new ones to opportunities with the agency.
If you are
like me, constantly on the run then Recorder is an essential app for you. I
frequently find myself searching for a piece of paper to jot myself a note and
Recorder alleviates that need. Yes, it cost me 99 cents, but it was well worth
it. Recorder could not be easier to use. Just press the huge red button labeled
“RECORD” and you are off and running. While it’s
recording, you’ll get a graphic that shows the audio levels – low levels means
the audio is soft, the higher the bars go the louder the audio is. Playback is
just as straightforward; simply press the name of the recording in the list.
By default, the recordings are named “Memo 1, Memo 2″ and so on. I like to give
them a name that will mean something to me later on. The best part of this app
is its ability to e-mail the recordings. So if I need to remind myself to
return a phone call I can record a note to myself then e-mail it. When I get
home and check my e-mail… presto – there is an audio reminder in my inbox.