Don’t be taken for a ride.


I really don’t like cars. Ok, that’s not true. I don’t like when cars start to break down. I’m not talking about 150,000 mile 12-year-old cars. That would make sense. No, I’m talking about my ’04 with 56k on the mileage ticker. Ugh! Who knew some leaking power steering fluid could cause me so much grief and anguish. Read more of this post

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ibook my facepad

I don’t know if you’ve heard this already, but word on the street is Facebook will be putting out an iPad app in the coming weeks.  This makes me very excited, as the 3rd party Facebook apps for the iPad are awful.  Sometimes I think I’ve found a good one, only to discover later that it hasn’t been showing me all of my feed.  The Facebook page doesn’t even display well via safari on the iPad.  You lose some functionality, and sometimes it doesn’t scroll correctly.  Needless to say, fail all around.

This is why I’m so excited about the potential app.  The iPhone version, that has been out for ever, is one of the best apps out there.  It’s simple, functional, and just does what its supposed to do, without any fuss.  Kind of like how you wish your kids would act.  If the iPad version is even remotely close to the iPhone version, it will rock.

So, for what I want to see in the “upcoming” app, I can sum it up with this; “I just want it to work.”  You could dazzle me with features, allow me to tag friends in anything, and even display who of my friends are currently on, but that’s not what’s most important to me.  For Pete’s sake, just work.  That’s all I ask.  Well that, and for it to be free.

So what features would you like to see in the app?  I know you have ideas, let’s hear them.

Starbucks, the future of mobile payments

Ok that was cool. No really, very cool. So I went to Starbucks this morning to get my cup of Joe. I had recently downloaded the Starbucks My Card app and was itching to try it. Well the itching may have been due to the lack of caffeine in my system. In any manner, the app allows you to input all of your Starbucks cards and then pay with your iPhone by the cashier scanning its screen. Yeah, it was pretty sick. Very easy, and the best part is every time you use it (or simply use a card you registered online) you get a star in their rewards program. After every 15 stars you get a free drink, but there are many more perks than that with the program. You can find out more at Starbucks.com.


This is definitely the future in how we pay for things, or at least how I will pay for my Starbucks. The cashier said that it is pretty slick, but you can’t do at the drive thru. You don’t want them dropping your phone.

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