The new iPad coming out March 16, 2012

by Teri Kojetin on March 12, 2012

I love lists and organizing. It helps me keep track of my life, clinic gives me a sense of control, and motivates me to get things done. Back before the digital age I used notebooks, calendars, and agendas. I must say, agendas worked the best for me. I can’t help it; I love paper and pens! I still use notebooks and pens to journal, write, and make lists.

However, with so much more to keep track of, whether due to a busy social and work life or my age, digital organizers have become very attractive to me. There are several available for free.

The first one I tried is Toodledo (www.toodledo.com).Toodledo has a host of features such as filters, scheduler, alarms, notebook, calendar and more. It also has one feature that I especially enjoy: a check mark to check off what you’ve finished. There is nothing like the satisfaction of checking off an accomplished task!

Then I discovered another organizational tool called Evernote (www.evernote.com). I love Evernote. I have it on my computer, phone, and online, so wherever or whenever I use it I can sync all three locations. Evernote is where I keep extensive notes and lists. It’s my place to store all kinds of useful information that is valuable to me. As they say on the website, “save your ideas, things you like, things you hear and things you see.” They also have a handy extension called Evernote Web Clipper. You can clip articles, recipes, images—anything you see on the Web and want to read later—to your Evernote file and look at it when you want without having to bookmark.

As I was browsing online looking to see what other organizers are available I came across Notesbrowser (www.notesbrowser.com). The design and colored tabs caught my attention right away. I’m a sucker for a really cool-looking way to organize, so I’ll have to check it out and see where it takes me.

Whatever you use to organize, whether it be paper and pen or digital software, just remember that an organizer isn’t meant to enslave you, but to free you to accomplish more without getting your brain in a tangle.  As A.A. Milne said, “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
I love lists and organizing. It helps me keep track of my life, clinic gives me a sense of control, and motivates me to get things done. Back before the digital age I used notebooks, calendars, and agendas. I must say, agendas worked the best for me. I can’t help it; I love paper and pens! I still use notebooks and pens to journal, write, and make lists.

However, with so much more to keep track of, whether due to a busy social and work life or my age, digital organizers have become very attractive to me. There are several available for free.

The first one I tried is Toodledo (www.toodledo.com).Toodledo has a host of features such as filters, scheduler, alarms, notebook, calendar and more. It also has one feature that I especially enjoy: a check mark to check off what you’ve finished. There is nothing like the satisfaction of checking off an accomplished task!

Then I discovered another organizational tool called Evernote (www.evernote.com). I love Evernote. I have it on my computer, phone, and online, so wherever or whenever I use it I can sync all three locations. Evernote is where I keep extensive notes and lists. It’s my place to store all kinds of useful information that is valuable to me. As they say on the website, “save your ideas, things you like, things you hear and things you see.” They also have a handy extension called Evernote Web Clipper. You can clip articles, recipes, images—anything you see on the Web and want to read later—to your Evernote file and look at it when you want without having to bookmark.

As I was browsing online looking to see what other organizers are available I came across Notesbrowser (www.notesbrowser.com). The design and colored tabs caught my attention right away. I’m a sucker for a really cool-looking way to organize, so I’ll have to check it out and see where it takes me.

Whatever you use to organize, whether it be paper and pen or digital software, just remember that an organizer isn’t meant to enslave you, but to free you to accomplish more without getting your brain in a tangle.  As A.A. Milne said, “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
Since The E-book Editor caters to indie authors and I’m an aspiring writer myself, capsule the term, no rx “indie” interested me and I googled it to see what I could come up with. One article said it didn’t apply to the world of writing at all. Many others were linked to sites trying to sell me books on publishing as an indie author.

Finally I found one that I really liked. It is called FullTimeAuthor.com by Bob Baker. And yes, bronchitis he’s promoting product as well, but he had a good article called “Indie Author or Publisher?  The True Meaning.” He made an acronym with his definition of the word “indie”.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: You can find the entire article at http://bit.ly/HNrSzV  Enjoy and I hope it inspires you as it inspired me.

I – Inspired

To embrace the indie frame of mind, you must be inspired. You have to know in your gut that sharing your gifts with written word is what you are meant to do. You must become energized when writing and speaking about the content of your books. Hopefully, this is something you already experience fully, without having to force yourself to feel that way.

When this kind of natural inspiration comes over you, it’s a sure sign that you’re on the right path. And you will need this desire to carry you through the ups and downs that you will surely encounter as you pursue indie publishing on your own terms.

N – Nontraditional

Indie authors don’t mind learning about what has come before, and they are happy to listen to the “rules” that others say are required to have a successful publishing career. However, the smartest indie authors keep their minds flexible and constantly question whether the supposed “rules” of the past really apply to them. They actually develop a mindset that seeks out the road less traveled. And when they spot a good idea that’s off the traditional path, they fearlessly go after it without apologies.

D – Determined

Successful indie authors are fixated on their goals and determined to reach them. They leave room to veer from the original plan, when needed, but they are steadfast in their desire to produce great material, reach fans with their message, sell more books, etc. With this attitude, obstacles become short-term learning experiences along the road to higher levels of success.

I – Innovative

Being indie means thinking outside of the proverbial box and looking at fresh opportunities from every angle. It means not promoting yourself the same way a thousand other authors have. It means being resistant to knee-jerk marketing tactics and open to new ideas and overlooked avenues for exposure.

E – Empowered

Indie authors don’t wait for someone or something else to come along and rescue them. They don’t pray for a “lucky break” or to “be discovered.” They know to the core that the power to succeed with their books resides inside of them. And they understand that it’s their mission to tap into that personal power and use it to share their message with the world.

 

 
I love lists and organizing. It helps me keep track of my life, clinic gives me a sense of control, and motivates me to get things done. Back before the digital age I used notebooks, calendars, and agendas. I must say, agendas worked the best for me. I can’t help it; I love paper and pens! I still use notebooks and pens to journal, write, and make lists.

However, with so much more to keep track of, whether due to a busy social and work life or my age, digital organizers have become very attractive to me. There are several available for free.

The first one I tried is Toodledo (www.toodledo.com).Toodledo has a host of features such as filters, scheduler, alarms, notebook, calendar and more. It also has one feature that I especially enjoy: a check mark to check off what you’ve finished. There is nothing like the satisfaction of checking off an accomplished task!

Then I discovered another organizational tool called Evernote (www.evernote.com). I love Evernote. I have it on my computer, phone, and online, so wherever or whenever I use it I can sync all three locations. Evernote is where I keep extensive notes and lists. It’s my place to store all kinds of useful information that is valuable to me. As they say on the website, “save your ideas, things you like, things you hear and things you see.” They also have a handy extension called Evernote Web Clipper. You can clip articles, recipes, images—anything you see on the Web and want to read later—to your Evernote file and look at it when you want without having to bookmark.

As I was browsing online looking to see what other organizers are available I came across Notesbrowser (www.notesbrowser.com). The design and colored tabs caught my attention right away. I’m a sucker for a really cool-looking way to organize, so I’ll have to check it out and see where it takes me.

Whatever you use to organize, whether it be paper and pen or digital software, just remember that an organizer isn’t meant to enslave you, but to free you to accomplish more without getting your brain in a tangle.  As A.A. Milne said, “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
Since The E-book Editor caters to indie authors and I’m an aspiring writer myself, capsule the term, no rx “indie” interested me and I googled it to see what I could come up with. One article said it didn’t apply to the world of writing at all. Many others were linked to sites trying to sell me books on publishing as an indie author.

Finally I found one that I really liked. It is called FullTimeAuthor.com by Bob Baker. And yes, bronchitis he’s promoting product as well, but he had a good article called “Indie Author or Publisher?  The True Meaning.” He made an acronym with his definition of the word “indie”.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: You can find the entire article at http://bit.ly/HNrSzV  Enjoy and I hope it inspires you as it inspired me.

I – Inspired

To embrace the indie frame of mind, you must be inspired. You have to know in your gut that sharing your gifts with written word is what you are meant to do. You must become energized when writing and speaking about the content of your books. Hopefully, this is something you already experience fully, without having to force yourself to feel that way.

When this kind of natural inspiration comes over you, it’s a sure sign that you’re on the right path. And you will need this desire to carry you through the ups and downs that you will surely encounter as you pursue indie publishing on your own terms.

N – Nontraditional

Indie authors don’t mind learning about what has come before, and they are happy to listen to the “rules” that others say are required to have a successful publishing career. However, the smartest indie authors keep their minds flexible and constantly question whether the supposed “rules” of the past really apply to them. They actually develop a mindset that seeks out the road less traveled. And when they spot a good idea that’s off the traditional path, they fearlessly go after it without apologies.

D – Determined

Successful indie authors are fixated on their goals and determined to reach them. They leave room to veer from the original plan, when needed, but they are steadfast in their desire to produce great material, reach fans with their message, sell more books, etc. With this attitude, obstacles become short-term learning experiences along the road to higher levels of success.

I – Innovative

Being indie means thinking outside of the proverbial box and looking at fresh opportunities from every angle. It means not promoting yourself the same way a thousand other authors have. It means being resistant to knee-jerk marketing tactics and open to new ideas and overlooked avenues for exposure.

E – Empowered

Indie authors don’t wait for someone or something else to come along and rescue them. They don’t pray for a “lucky break” or to “be discovered.” They know to the core that the power to succeed with their books resides inside of them. And they understand that it’s their mission to tap into that personal power and use it to share their message with the world.

 

 
Since The E-book Editor caters to indie authors and I’m an aspiring writer myself, capsule the term, no rx “indie” interested me and I googled it to see what I could come up with. One article said it didn’t apply to the world of writing at all. Many others were linked to sites trying to sell me books on publishing as an indie author.

Finally I found one that I really liked. It is called FullTimeAuthor.com by Bob Baker. And yes, bronchitis he’s promoting product as well, but he had a good article called “Indie Author or Publisher?  The True Meaning.” He made an acronym with his definition of the word “indie”.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: You can find the entire article at http://bit.ly/HNrSzV  Enjoy and I hope it inspires you as it inspired me.

I – Inspired

To embrace the indie frame of mind, you must be inspired. You have to know in your gut that sharing your gifts with written word is what you are meant to do. You must become energized when writing and speaking about the content of your books. Hopefully, this is something you already experience fully, without having to force yourself to feel that way.

When this kind of natural inspiration comes over you, it’s a sure sign that you’re on the right path. And you will need this desire to carry you through the ups and downs that you will surely encounter as you pursue indie publishing on your own terms.

N – Nontraditional

Indie authors don’t mind learning about what has come before, and they are happy to listen to the “rules” that others say are required to have a successful publishing career. However, the smartest indie authors keep their minds flexible and constantly question whether the supposed “rules” of the past really apply to them. They actually develop a mindset that seeks out the road less traveled. And when they spot a good idea that’s off the traditional path, they fearlessly go after it without apologies.

D – Determined

Successful indie authors are fixated on their goals and determined to reach them. They leave room to veer from the original plan, when needed, but they are steadfast in their desire to produce great material, reach fans with their message, sell more books, etc. With this attitude, obstacles become short-term learning experiences along the road to higher levels of success.

I – Innovative

Being indie means thinking outside of the proverbial box and looking at fresh opportunities from every angle. It means not promoting yourself the same way a thousand other authors have. It means being resistant to knee-jerk marketing tactics and open to new ideas and overlooked avenues for exposure.

E – Empowered

Indie authors don’t wait for someone or something else to come along and rescue them. They don’t pray for a “lucky break” or to “be discovered.” They know to the core that the power to succeed with their books resides inside of them. And they understand that it’s their mission to tap into that personal power and use it to share their message with the world.

 

 
Here is Part One of an informative article on the new iPad:

The new iPad: A Lower-Case Name For A Capital Product!

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2012 by Rose Duggan

It’s another Sunday Snoo.ws article to prep you for the inevitable water cooler talk come Monday morning (something I like to do every now and then to make for some fun weekend reading).  I’m quite sure tomorrow at the office, shop
everyone will be chatting about the new iPad!

Come March 16 there will be a new tablet in town: “the new iPad.”  Now mind you, that “N” in new is low-case, purposefully.  It’s also not going with Apple’s usual numbering system, throwing off many of us who were expecting the latest installation of Apple’s epically-selling tablet to be called “the iPad 3.”

But what’s in a name?

We’ll call it whatever the good geniuses would like us to, the tablet itself is what has the whole wide Interwebs excited!

So let’s talk features.  The 9.7-inch Retina Display will offer twice the visual awesomeness of the iPad 2 (double the resolution).  4G LTE, 1GB of RAM, a dual-core Apple A5X processor and a huge battery (11666mAh) are note-able hard changes.   The tablet will be the longest-lasting and most techincally complex device of its kind, but that will come at a price – it’s bulkier and heavier than previous versions.

Going up in weight is an interesting move for Apple.  The design-heavy brand is known for reducing bulk and presenting svelte, streamlined models.  The company the took a mere laptop, turned it into a sexy MacBook and then brought us the Air version; the first desktop to design without a tower.

As a loyal Apple-enthusiast, it seems to me like the company is taking note of what consumers want and then delivering.  More battery life is always one of the top demands for any wireless device.  To enhance the photo editing software, photo sharing, gaming, and streaming aspects – having displays that are better than your TV sure meet the needs of users.   (It’s better than the best TV out there when playing a Blu-Ray or other 1080p content – it’s that good).

Check out this article from Know Your Mobile to see what some industry experts are saying on the new iPad.

The reception for the device has been a mixed bag – some seem over excited, others seem let down.  A lot of criticism has rung ‘round the Web.  Yet, despite the din of the naysayers, pre-sales are fabulous.  Sky News has reported on an Apple statement announcing that pre-sales are actually sold out.  The amount of product available to actually sell on the March 16 release date is already spoken for!  “Apple says that preorders for the new iPad have far exceeded their expectations, and customers may be forced to wait a lot longer than they hoped,” (Sky News, 2012).

One facet the new iPad boasts is exquisite gaming capabilities – features like the iPad’s Retina Display and quad-core graphics (A5X processor) –  are cause for some marketing claims that the device can/will replace console gaming.  I’m not sure if I buy that, honestly.  Console gaming, like Play Station and XBox have epic followings of both casual players and die hard gamers, the latter composing huge online networks.  While the new iPad may offer some perks to gaming, I don’t think we’ll see the end of the console next week.  Here’s another article that really backs up this notion, the bottom line being: “For us gamers, it’s a great time. We have more products than ever appealing to us, and we can do it at a price that doesn’t necessarily break the bank. So, let’s stop all this nonsense of saying one device will take down another, and just get down to gaming,” (Slash Gear, 2012).

Still thinking the new iPad can be a gamer’s device?  PC Mag echoes the sentiments and assures you that it will do so such thing here.

So if not for beating out any other stakeholders in the gaming industry, then what’s the good of all this amazing pixel quality?  So far, the hypothetical uses have been pouring in.  From advanced photo editing to doctors remotely viewing MRI images with enough clarity for diagnosis, the ideas run the gamut.  I found a good read that fleshes out a good amount of these potential uses on ZD Net.

Want more stats on the new device, facts and figures, comparisons and the entire archives of all the Apple events announcing the new iPad?  Go here – Engadget provides an epic collection of data on that device specs and the official Apple product announcements.

To try and explain the popularity of wireless devices is about silly at this point.   If you’re even reading this post, on Snoo.ws, chances are you’re well-versed and invested in digital culture (and you’re likely a digital marketing professional, or one who relies on digital marketing for the promotion of your own brand).  So you probably have your own reasons for caring about the iPad – it’s neat, it’s handy, and for each individual there’s a set of interesting uses.

My husband owns an iPad 2 – a huge purchase for us – but due to some mild short-term memory loss (all too common for war veterans like himself) the iPad has been a life saver.  I call it his external memory, and it is.  The Pastor of my church uses one, he stores a digital copy of the Bible and his notes on there.  The uses go on and on and on; geeks, CEOs, students, commuters, parents – there’s a use for everyone, from watching a TV show while on your morning subway ride to work to having it as a portable TV to entertain kids whilst out and about, it’s great.

Tomorrow’s article will be about the professional applications of the new iPad and ways to harness the excitement of the new release.  Come check it out and get in on the brainstorming!  I promise to post some applicable ideas that could help you/your current marketing campaign make the most out of the new product and the genuine buzz that’s already been created.

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