Monday, November 22, 2010

iPad or a Laptop

Just after the first month of the iPad release there were reports that the sale of smart phones and iPad's are having an impact on the laptop sales . I wasn't very sure about this and had quite the opposite thought process . But after playing around with it I and see what people do on a day-to-day basis , It couldn't be more true.

Here are some of the things I do at home and it all can be done in the convenience .

  • Check your mail 
  • Facebook 
  • Maps
  • Youtube
  • Movies - Netflix
  • Games

If your iPad or smartphone can do it , why would you bother to open the laptop ?

Also things bring a shift in user consuming more and contributing little . On  Facebook,
I would usually write a comment when I see something interesting update from my friend , in my iPad I will be more contentpressing the "like" button .

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Netflix vs Library ?!!

Most of you know about Netflix , the traditionally DVD mailing service that is now allowing unlimited online movies for a low fees . I tried it out only because my new DVD player came with it and now I can't get enough of it . Interesting thing about all this is , I am not even a movies guy . I love documentaries , travel shows , sports and usually stick to the top movies.

Anyways why am I comparing with the Library  ( yes they have a DVD section too ) but the latest services provided by the library is awesome and its Free!! . Once you get a library card , you can go online and setup the account . Search for the new books  , put them on hold . Library mails you when they become available and are on hold waiting for you . Also even if the books are not available , you can view them through safari books online .

I go to the Milpitas Library and I love it . If you haven't been to the local library lately go check them out ,you will be surprised .