The iPhone comes out this Friday, the 29th. I was at the MacWorld Expo keynote in January when Steve Jobs announced the revolutionary phone/iPod/Internet device and I was very excited to see it. I’ve thought about it quite a bit because my current Verizon contract isn’t up until February, so if I did get one, I’d have to pay nearly $200 to cancel my contract. What to do?
I could wait until February to get the iPhone and by that time they might have a newer one available with more storage capacity and GPS capabilities. The price might drop a couple hundred bucks by then. But boy, would I love to have the iPhone right away.
When I grabbed the link to the Apple iPhone page, I saw the rate plans were there and it’s a lot more affordable than I (or anyone else) expected it to be. For $60 a month, which is $15 more than I currently pay, I can get the same number of minutes I get now, but I’ll have an unlimited data plan. The one big question about the iPhone right now is…how fast will data actually be on AT&T’s Edge network. There are so many great things about the iPhone, which I won’t waste my time going over here (just look it up on Google and you’ll find tons of info), but the data speed can really make or break the deal for me. If I bought the iPhone I’d be using it all the time because there really isn’t any other portable device out there with Internet capabilities like this.
So what do I do?
If I decide to get one, you can bet, I’ll be posting again in a few days…
claimID.com is a neat service for keeping track of online info and sites. My claimID. (via Alex)
I’ve been using OpenDNS for months now and it’s great. Today they launched My Account, which gives more control and eventually stats.
I’m testing out OpenDNS here at work on my main computer. I’ll try out any service to replace something on our network. In testing the past couple of minutes some web pages seem to load faster and some slower. I’ll also be setting it up at home to see how it performs. Time will tell. (via Matt)
I posted a couple of months ago about dropping the www from URLs and have been a supporter of it for much longer. All of my sites have been www free for as long as I can remember. The http://www.xxxx.com URLs will redirect to the one without www. If you’re using WordPress and have been afraid to try out the .htaccess method Matt released the no-www plugin last month. Visit no-www.org for more information on the subject.
Why in the world do web browsers give an option to turn off the address/location bar?
Kind of cool to view your website as a graph of colored, connected dots representing the various HTML entities. Make your own at Websites as graphs. (via)
Two weeks ago I wrote over at NICKED Up about using Blinksale for invoicing, but wanted to make mention of it here as well where I think I have a few more readers. Let me tell you…Blinksale kicks ass!
The easiest way to send invoices online.
I’ve had a chance to really get my hands dirty in the last couple of days while getting all of my advertisers across the NICKED Up blogs into my account. Recurring invoices are what I’ve used for just about everything and I really love how it estimates out the monthly and yearly revenue. I’ll no longer have to worry about renewing advertisers online because they’ll be sent an invoice a week before their ads run out. The $12/month I’m paying will be paid for over and over with the time I’ll save and the advertising renewals I’ll no longer miss.
Isn’t it time everyone drop the www? Or at least stop requiring it for your site to work. All of my sites work if you type in http://www.domain.com or simply domain.com. In fact, if you type in the www, I have the .htaccess files set to send a redirect. Try it out…you won’t get to any of my pages and still have the www showing in the address bar.
Some of the ideas people come up with to make money from web sites is always interesting to me. Some of my favorite off the wall ideas in the past year or two were Save Toby and Million Dollar Homepage. My friend Jere recently sent me a link to Husband on Strike and I happened to surf back to the site today. The guy has already been on Geraldo Rivera and Dr. Phil according to his blog and he’s added advertising.
There’s all kinds of money to be made online. You just need to come up with the right idea.