Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M $425
ScanSnap S300M $240
ipod which I use all day and night, its a part of me, some other tools I use daily:
Things – a great to do list manager that works and syncs with the desktop app or works independently.
Now Playing – my favorite app for checking movie times whereever I’m at
AIM – for connecting while on the road with my team
Tweetie for twitter
Top Floor for highrise access on the road
GroundWork for basecamp access on the road
Facebook keeping in touch with friends and family
QucikOffice for working with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files and editing them
Shopper for managing my shopping lists
1Password for your Mac and iPhone to track ids/passwords for your accoutns
Amazon Mobile for ordering or checking reviews on products, amazing example of how an app can be used with web data
Are My Sites Up – for monitoring web site status
Sportstacular for tracking my favorite sports teams and upcoming schedule
Jaadu VNC for accessing machines on the network
Webex Meet for participating in Webex on the road
Ego – track Twitter followers and GoogleStats
Photos for quick presentations, save your presentation as a series of images, great for a quick 1 on 1 presentation or review with a client
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E3: Microsoft Project Natal – Look’s Amazing. Controller free interaction, voice control, 3d imaging and sensing emotions.
During my presentations on Games & Simulations, I encourage the audience to be sure to go out and play and try the different types of games and environments that are out there. This is a key for you to understand the different types of games and options that you can incorporate into the training content that you may be developing. One of the most fun consoles out there is the Wii because of its innovate interaction with the game and the ability to have multiplayers at the same time jumping and moving to achieve a specific goal. This is especially a great console for home’s with families and it gives you an excuse to do your homework and have some fun with the kids or your spouse.
With the current economy you may be looking for opportunities to cut costs but you may still need to purchase a new computer. Apple offers the latest and previous generation computers via their refurbished section where you can save $100 – $300 off the original price. The purchase comes with a full 1 year warranty and after getting several machines via this discount the only difference I’ve seen is that the machine is delivered in brown recycled box typically. Take a look the next time you are looking to add a new laptop or workstation. Some of the specials currently include:
Macbook White 2.1 – 2.4ghz $849 – $999
iMac 20-inch 2.0ghz – $949
Macbook 2.0ghz $1,099
If you are a web developer or manage several sites, Mosso is a great hosted solution for $100 per month you can setup as many sites, urls and manage them independently. It allows for easy web-based management if you want to offer to your teams or clients and you can setup individual pricing or offer as part of your package.The service allows you to quickly deploy a new url and have a server setup within an hour. They offer dns, email and ftp support as well as configurations with MYSQL, Linux, or Windows and you can switch post launch with a couple clicks on the management site. The email service, offers pop3, smtp as well as a webmail service and spam filtering which you can control for each domain. They also offer a cloud service now, which we are in the process of testing, similar to Amazon’s service and they utilize Limelight’s network. If you are dealing with lots of video or large files it worth giving it a try to improve download speeds for your audience. We’ve been using them for about a year now and have deployed dozens of sites. Strongly recommend. They are also owned by Rackspace. Learn more at http://www.mosso.com/
Great article for experienced or new designers as well as programmers to help improve usability in web or application design.