Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Miracles Of Mobile

From going vegan to living a more "green" lifestyle, my mobile devices have helped me organize my time, projects, and ideas in ways I would not have without them. My most recently purchased mobile device being the iPod Touch has seen the most use, and it is amazing.

Time Saver
To many, time is the ultimate resource. It's the only non-renewable resource we have and to most, more precious than all the riches in the world. We mistakenly think time can be "saved" as if it were money, but all we can truly do is make the best of what we have of it. And so, anything that helps us to be more efficient with our time becomes extremely valuable the more we utilize it. However, our mobile devices only allow us to do the things we want to do. It's up to us to decide how we spend our time, be it wise or unwise. With so many time stealing games and other useless apps available for mobile devices growing by the minute, it becomes harder for some to focus on the ways our mobile devices can help us become better people. Nothing's wrong with a little rest and relaxation every now and then, but there should be a balance of what we do with our time even on the move. We use our devices to keep in contact with others, take notes for great ideas, make shopping lists, capture photos and video, save cooking recipes, listen to music, watch movies, read books, surf the web, and so much more all while on the go. Mobile devices are the ultimate time "savers", and they change my life for the better everyday.

Projects Pro
The number of projects I work on is astounding. From small DIY projects around the house to long-term projects that may help others one day, they all grow and develop on my mobile devices now. It used to be harder to do not long ago when the PC was the best place to keep all these projects organized, but now mobile devices have enough power and storage space to keep most of my projects as well as start new ones while away from home. I've been able to put a whole website together for a client while on vacation using only a mobile phone, I've taken notes without writing or typing by using the voice recorder or video recorder on the same phone. I've mapped out an entire trip including hotel, restaurants, gas stations, and other points of interest all on my mobile device. I am able to start and complete multiple projects faster than ever thanks to mobile technology.

Ideas And Goals
With so many thoughts entering my head throughout each day, the quicker I can take some notes down the better. Having a mobile device capable of recording my ideas and goals is invaluable and gives my mind the rest it needs once I know my thoughts will live longer than the moment of conception.

But just having the tools for a job doesn't get the job done. Time is only "saved" when we do things efficiently enough to make room for other things to do or get done. Projects are good to have going, but it is the completed one that is worth anything. And ideas and goals are wonderful things for anyone to have, but the ideas we share and the goals we actually strive for are the ones that change and mold our world.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Near Future And Growing Beyond It

There's no doubt now that the iPod Touch has been the best mobile device experience I've had to date, and I plan on purchasing the latest update to the iPod Touch soon. I never thought I would be a user of any Apple product, much less a fan of one. But here I am, looking forward to upgrading to a new one already. Of course there are still many things I don't like about the Apple way of doing things, and I continue to be amazed at the great things coming from Nokia, but I am finally beginning to understand how things work on both sides. I know some are wondering where my thoughts about Android are in all this. Well, I have to say that I have yet to see an Android device that makes me have to have one. So, at this point I am Nokia/Apple device advocate and user.

It's probably safe to say that I'll upgrade to a new Nokia phone every 3-5 years and a new complementary type device from Apple every 1-2 years. I really look forward to the advancements in mobile tech from other companies as well, but for now Apple is showing me the most futuristic tech in a single device with the new iPod Touch.

Everything from the retna display to the power and efficient A4 chip inside are pretty nice features for a device that's even slimmer than its predecessors. And that's before you get to the thousands of apps that make such a device so useful.

I could list so many ways the iPod Touch has helped me and my family on a day to day basis, but I'll save those for future posts. I'm constantly finding new ways this device can allow me to grow in the world, and it's very exciting to know that I'll always find something I can improve about myself and the world we live in.

So as we upgrade to new mobile hardware and software to help ourselves and the world for the better, we must remember where we want to go and maybe try to fix some things we've broken along the journey.