Tuesday Tune-In (Tech & Ent.): iPhone Calls on Verizon

30 03 2010

“Can you hear me now?”  After years of consumer demand, the Wall Street Journal reported today that Apple may be developing a version of the iPhone for Verizon. This comes on the heels of Apple’s iPad launch this Saturday, which is one of the most highly anticipated launches in the brands history.

Now that AT&T’s exclusive deal is up, Apple is looking to branch out by creating a new version of the iconic iPhone that works on the CDMA technology standard that Verizon implements. To date, the closest the carrier has come to competing is with their Android-based devices, which have held their own against the iPhone.

This announcement couldn’t come at a better time.  With many AT&T customers complaining about lackluster phone service – I had for less than 30 days and was horrified by the dropped calls and voicemails that didn’t come through for 24-48 hours – Verizon could see a big lift in new clients and sales when the iPhone hits shelves (launch TBD).

According to MarketWatch.com, Apple stocks rose 1.7 while Verizon stocks were up 1.6% in premarket trade.  AT&T, who has been blitzing consumers with ads, featuring Luke Wilson, claiming the carrier has superior coverage to Verizon, saw their stocks fall 1.2%.

What do you think? Do you own an iPhone.  Would you switch from AT&T to Verizon once the new iPhone comes out?

Photo Source: www.engadget.com


The Mixer – Drinks of the Day: Woodford Hot Apple Pie & MISTical Eggnog

24 12 2009

Christmas Eve with family warrants multiple [alcoholic] drinks, and here are two guaranteed to please.

Continuing with our holiday drink series, the following are recipes for making a Woodford Hot Apple Pie and MISTical Eggnog with a twist:

Woodford Hot Apple Pie

Woodford Hot Apple Pie

Drink Recipe Ingredients:

Drink Recipe Preparation:

  • Mix Woodford Reserve and hot apple cider in a coffee mug (glass is preferable).
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Add cinnamon stick and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Garnish with apple wedge.

MISTical Eggnog

MISTical Eggnog

Drink Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Canadian Mist
  • Splash Chocolate Syrup
  • 4 oz Eggnog
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon Stick or Cherry for Garnish
  • Nutmeg

Drink Recipe Preparation:

  • Mix Canadian Mist and chocolate syrup with eggnog.
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick or cherry.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Review: SanDisk Ultra® Backup USB Flash Drive

16 09 2009

How many times have you gone to backup your pictures or music files only to realize that you’re out of CDs or don’t have enough storage capacity on the ones you’re able to find while rummaging through your desk drawers? Add the time it takes to click and drag and then burn, and you’ve wasted precious minutes that could be better spent watching Hulu or reading the latest gossip on Perez.

SanDisk Ultra® Backup USB flash drive

SanDisk Ultra® Backup USB flash drive

Leave it to SanDisk, the global leader in flash memory cards, to come up with a quick and affordable solution with the SanDisk Ultra® Backup USB flash drive. While simplistic in design, the flash drive elements include juxtaposed L shapes that create a dynamic, yet balanced, composition, a bright red USB connector and a simple cap-less design, which exposes the USB connector for use via a dynamic sliding mechanism.

Better yet, there is no software to download and no thick books to read, which means even my seven year old nephew and computer-illiterate mom could use this product. It’s as easy as pushing the backup button; the flash drive automatically goes to work backing up all your most valued files. But just how much does this little drive hold? A lot more than you might think. Here’s the breakdown.

SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive_Storage Capacity

Father’s Day: The Best Online Stores for Grooming Products

5 06 2009

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Starting next week, AreYouBeing.com will begin a daily feature leading up to the big day that will highlight some of the latest and greatest in gadgets, apparel, kitchen tools, grooming products and more that any dad would be pleased with come June 21st. In the meantime, start your search for Father’s Day grooming gifts now by visiting the web’s best stores for grooming products, a list compiled by my friend at HOMMEGROOMING.com.


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