Archive for July, 2010

I have the HTC Evo and I lurve it!

I finally got the HTC Evo 4G on Sunday. I went to a Sprint store and they were out and told me that the other two Sprint stores in the area were out. I went to the non-company Sprint store in Rochester and they had two left. I slapped some money down so that they would hold one for a day. Officially, I can upgrade my phone in August but I was told that sometimes Sprint allows you to upgrade on the 18th of the month prior. My guy was good because he did sweet-talk Sprint so that I could get my phone on the 18th. And, to boot, I was the only customer in the store at 12:30 on a Sunday so I had his undivided attention. After a call, money changing hands, a data transfer and a few quick lessons I was on my way.

I went to Bravo for lunch and my eggplant parmesan got cold while I played with the Evo. The apps are abundant and I’ve only added freebies so far. The email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. all work fast and easy-peasy.

The voice search is f-u-n! I had to turn the music down on my computer to get a spelling in FreeDictionary but then it worked beautifully. I’ve tested the voice memo too.

Love, Love, LURVE all of it! I may go into a real tizzy when we get 4G in the area!


Librarians and Technology

Last week I attended the American Library Association annual conference in Washington D.C. Let me get my weather complaint out of the way now… it was too hot and humid. I melted each day. Ok, back to the conference. I was so happy to see more technology being used and sold. I predict the QR codes will get more and more popular even though they have been around for a while. They are so very cool and with all of the smartphones out there people will be using them to convey and receive information. Of course, apps were mentioned all over the place. Besides the obvious e-book reader apps there are other mobile library apps coming down the road. The ALA also offered their great Ambassador service in which you could TM an “ambassador” with a question about the conference and then receive a TM back with the answer. Anything from “where is such in such session being held?” to “what time does Amy Sedaris speak?” A great, rejuvenating conference.

My book is now available!

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