Rumors fly this time of year especially when it comes to Apple products and the iPad in particular. We can’t know for sure who starts those but I read an article by Bloomberg News this morning and it seems that the specific items mentioned would make a lot of sense.
The article referenced an important San Diego company that makes chips that will allow for different types of connections ( both GSM and CDMA). These are the two dominant radio standards for cell phones and smart phones out there. Having chips that would accommodate both types of networks makes sense to me and seems very logical and likely in the new version iPad 2.
The article suggests that Apple will introduce the new version in the first quarter of 2011, several new features that will appeal to the iPad user, including making it thinner. The new chips and several other features like a camera for video calling. I know that I would like to have an iPad now that our MLS and our Standard Forms are accessible from the iPad. I fully expect that many real estate professionals will gravitate to this neat piece of hardware. Currently the iPad still needs a reliable printer app that prints correctly but sending the Contracts to the clients e-mail allows then to print it just fine. When we sync the iPad to our computer, we can also print the contracts or MLS from our Mac or PC. A good work around for the time being. This printing issue will get solved and maybe in this new version?
When I was at ActiveRain Raincamp in San Diego, I was sitting next to a person that was typing away on his iPad during the presentation. As I recall he had a mobile keyboard as part of the case that housed the iPad. Pretty cool. I really liked the idea of being able to take notes on a small profile computer that is easy to hold in your lap and the iPad has so many other cool applications. Read the rest of this entry »
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July 3rd, 2010 categories: Buying San Diego Real Estate, Investing in San Diego Real Estate, Local San Diego News You Can Use, San Diego Beach Communities, San Diego Real Estate, San Diego Real Estate News, Selling San Diego Real Estate, Social Media
La Jolla Festival Of The Arts
This art show and 4th annual charity event held at the beginning of each summer is sponsored by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club. It is held on the east campus of the University of California San Diego. The designated grounds use many acres to accomplish the very large event. One of the finest Art Shows in all of Southern California, this art show in particular, I don’t miss.
This is no ordinary community art show as it features Internationally known artists, book signings, Chalk art by Prominent world Class Modonnari, a Classic Car exhibit, Cuisine prepared by Restaurant Row participants, An Interactive Kids Zone, and Music Entertainment by Featured Musicians and Bands on The Carvin Entertainment Stage.
The variety of Fine Arts in different medium covers a very large area on the grounds and the numbers of artists this year was extraordinary. The sections of street painting by world class class Madonnari ( chalk artists) was simply amazing.
This year, I am featuring two artists whose wonderful artistic stylings I have come to know and really enjoy. Introducing you to Kari von Wening and Jan Bush.
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As we began our first efforts to absorb what the term social media was, we learned in simple terms that it is about having a conversation with others. Engaging them if you will, one on one. (Understanding that others are always welcome to join in the conversation) We were warned early on that this is also about being personal and not about advertising, at least in the sense that it requires each of use to put ourselves out there and exchange our lives and experiences in hopes of attracting others with similar experiences or at least that would have common interests.
ActiveRain as a network helped us recognize through various tutorials from Brad Andersohn, Jeremy Blantan and Bob Stewart and many others associates in the network on how to log in , set ourselves up with accounts and then invite others to join in. I expect knowing how to do this and actually doing it, there is sometimes a gap or least a couple big questions that pop into our minds.
For some they may see this effort as a frivolous waste of time, as surely no one ever listed their home or bought one because when they were kids they collected stamps and you happened to do that as well. Don’t try and draw any early conclusions just yet as I begin to explore with you, some easy, friendly and very social ways to get started and stay connected. Read the rest of this entry »
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