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Bridging the gap . . .

Tag: iPad mini

12x tele lens

Bought a 12x tele lens for my iPod mini . . . don’t have a tripod mount for it yet but I shot some stuff sitting in my EZ chair . . . 

Here goes . . .  

12x with ToonCamera app . . . cat scratching post & TV cables 

  

 
Ceiling fan . . . 12x lens with ToonCamera app . . .  

 

Stormy weather . . . 

Sunday p.m. the weather was spectacular . . .  

 

Shot with the iPad mini onboard cam . . . straight, no chaser.

New Hipstamatic . . . 

the “blogger” image option from the Hipstamatic app update  . . . 
 
Lots of room to play with the update . . .

OS9 update . . . 

 
h’ray . . . Updating iPod Touch #2 (broke camera) . . . only iPad 2 left.  iPad mini & iPod Touch #1 updated . . . listening to Cibo Matto while I wait  . . . 

is it working . . . 

O-M-F-G !!  I finally got an image to load !!

  

Taken with the iPad 2 cam . . . grainy . . . available low light . . . gotta check the iPad mini now.

August . . . aghast . . . 

  

Here’s an enhanced image of the late afternoon sun shot through some trees . . . we’ve been plagued by smoke from a wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada mountains for more than a week now . . . Irritates the eyes, nose and throat . . . 

I used the iPod Touch 5G with a telephoto accessory lens from Photojojo . . . ran the image through the Pixlr-o-matic + app for enhanced color, and made some adjustments with the iPad mini’s onboard photo editor . . . 

New toy . . .

Took the iPad mini out for a test drive this afternoon . . . used the daylight viewfinder . . . I’m going to test the Photojojo accessory lenses later.

Have a look . . .

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Did a bit of cosmetic touch-up with PhotoForge 2 . . .

One mind today . . .

Ordered a 16GB iPad mini bought a Samsung GALAXY Centura to replace the one I washed . . . doing a variation (Letters to Myself) on the Burroughs/Gysin cut-up process . . . B/G thing to be posted later . . . The rest of the day will no mind . . .

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Gotta transfer service from my old fone to the new one . . .

iPad mini . . . u-u-uh

It was an obsolete product the day it shipped, and the day before it shipped.” – Steve Winer

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I thought the iPad mini had a Retina display . . . ??? and then I read/red this article on Gizmodo by Steve Winer and find out that the iPad mini has a less than 21st Century resolution display !!!

WHAT THE FUCK ??!!

So not only do you NOT get the new Apple EarPods, but you gots to settle for some cheap display . . . I’ll say it, “Steve would never have done this . . .”

And that my friends is why I am getting the NEW iPod Touch 5G WITH Retina display AND Apple EarPods !!!!!!!! . . . OH, and a choice of 5, count ’em, FIVE different finishes . . . black, blue, red, yellow and silver . . . and a wrist strap !

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iPad mini . . . u-u-u-h . . .

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A while back I mentioned that Apple probably wouldn’t produce a mini iPad/tablet . . . WRONG . . . this morning Apple sent an email that said I could now buy the new iPad mini . . .

I didn’t pre-order the new toy, and unless someone wants to give me one . . . I’m not not going to get one (iPad mini) . . . why ???

Several reasons:

1. NO new Apple EarPods !!!
2. the bottom end iPad mini has 16 GB
3. the price . . .

I’ll explain the dynamics behind my decision – I have a 4th generation iPod Touch . . . 32GB . . . wifi . . . camera . . .

If you compare the new iPod Touch and the iPad mini here’s what you get or don’t get . . .

The new iPod Touch 5G has the new 5 megapixel iSight camera, a 4 inch Retina screen, a wrist strap, AND the NEW EARPODS !!! The new bottom end model iPod Touch has 32 GB . . . and it costs $325.16 (includes tax), the low-end iPad mini carries a price tag of $466.54 (price includes tax), has 16 GB memory, and NO earbuds, new or otherwise.

For Paul Ryan’s benefit, I’ll do the math . . . the iPod Touch costs $141.38 LESS than the 16 GB iPad mini . . . now why would I want an iPad mini ???

. . . almost forgot, the new iPod touch comes in COLORS !!!
And I did forget to mention SIRI !!! (updated: 11/03/2012)

Why don’t I get an iPhone? don’t need the hassle of a contract, or worry about not having enough data “minutes” . . . and with wifi being somewhat viral, well, I can email, Skype or do FaceTime with my iPod Touch almost anywhere . . . if the are no hotspots, I can just use my NET 10 cell phone !!!

Yeh, people will buy the iPad mini . . . maybe a solar charger would be a better choice.

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