Here is a look at some pics from my day-to-day activities and adventures over the last month or so. It’s been a while since we have posted any personal images on here so I decided to put a few things up. It is a arbitrary mashup of things that I have captured over the last little while; hope you enjoy the randomness that is my life, more images after the jump…
We’ve spoken of the 3.0 software update here on 84/85 before, but at that point in time there was no talk on the iPhone 3GS.. and while I’m super excited for landscape typing (pictured above), there are some features being released on the new iPhone that won’t be available to us previous owners. For instance, new iPhone owners will get a 3.0 megapixel camera, video and editing capabilities, voice control, and the use of a compass with the GPS maps (something I could definitely use from time to time..). And while the software update will bring me such goodies as the aforementioned landscape typing, copy and paste functionality (something long overdue), and spotlight search (the ability to search your whole phone, just like on your Mac OS), I kind of feel like I’m going to be missing out.. but I guess that’s the way the game goes, you’ll always need to upgrade. Regardless, I’m stoked for June 17th when the OS 3.0 will be available for download. Check Apple for all the details.
We have featured the Austrian company Hard Graft before on 84/85, the first time around with the 2Unfold bag and then the Pocket wallet, and now we bring you a look at their newest series to date, the ‘New High’ collection. This collection consists of a Macbook laptop cover, an iPhone cover and a cover for your beloved Moleskin. There is also a few compartments for magazines or newspapers and a pen holder, more specifically the Al Sport pen by Kaweco. The three pieces are held together with their ‘Y’ style herringbone elastic straps that keep everything in place for you. All the pieces are constructed with heavy weight felt specifically designed in Germany for Hard Graft with all the products being constructed in Austria and Europe. This is one company that is setting their own standards and doing what they feel is right, not following trends or what’s ‘next’ in the market, just keeping it simple with good materials and craftsmanship which I endorse. Check Hard Graft for the full breakdown and keep reading for more pics…
Hallelujah! iPhone OS 3.0 update will be here this summer! when I switched from Blackberry one of the features I bemoaned losing the most was the ability to cut/copy/paste, which is great for storing numbers and quoting people to other people. Apple will also include the ability to compose text and emails in ‘landscape’ mode (when the phone is sideways, allowing for a bigger keyboard), and will provide an embedded ’spotlight’ search tool to go through your entire phone, just like the one in the top right corner of your Mac OS. watch the terribly dressed Apple honchos give the full presentation here.
now a necessity for any cyclist with an iPhone, EveryTrail has added ‘The Bike Computer’ to their line of free apps. providing real-time milage, time, and speed stats, the GPS enabled app lets you nerd out a bit out on your ride.. why not know how fast you’ve been ripping? plus, after you’re done you can upload your route to the EveryTrail website, complete with pictures and descriptions to share with other riders from all over the world.
thanks to ruedatropical for the heads up.