Has Apple become evil? No, but they are getting stupid.

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I like my 60G iPod that I’ve had for a while, and although I tire of lugging around three electronic devices (cell phone, Palm, iPod), and that my current phone is about to fall apart, the cost and the fact that it was so new made me decide not to go for it, even though AT&T is my carrier. The move of Apple to use software update to break hacked and unlocked phones is somewhat ironic, given the attitude of Jobs toward DRM , and the open source basis for OS X.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Science on my ipod Science on my ipod Last Updated on Friday, 20 July 2007 10:44 Written by Steve Friday, 20 July 2007 10:44 I was recently prompted to buy an iphone thanks to a bunch of folks in the Salesforce community who chipped in money for the purchase. The phone is great, and it’s the first ipod I’ve ever owned.

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ON VACATION: Back online October 20!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

No phone, no computer, no Internet, no iPod. On a beach in Central America! Back online refreshed and ready for a very busy fall on October 20! I have accepted an extremely exciting, but time-consuming project related to social media and nonprofits that will keep me very busy through the end of January. So busy in fact that I have postponed most of the webinars left in 2010 until mid-February 2011 ( View Webinar Schedule ). More on that when I get back!

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GoToMeeting Adds Videoconferencing and More Mobile Options

Tech Soup Blog

GoToMeeting allows up to 15 users and a host to meet and collaborate on the web and on the phone. The Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch version is available from the Apple App Store. Telecom Services telework mobile phone mobile phones virtual team Audio Conferencing webinarsThe web and audio conferencing tool GoToMeeting. just got better. They've added a video conferencing capability called HDFaces.

Cool Green Charger for Hand-Held Devices

Tech Soup Blog

Looking for a green way to charge your cell phone? The new nPower® PEG gives you the power to recharge your cell phone, iPod, or other hand-held device when you when you're on the move. Some of the features are: Charges over 3,000 hand-held electronics. Charges through kinetic energy generation (it generates power as you walk or bike). Stores energy for later use. Yesterday was the first day anyone could order these. They first ship in June.

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Great iPhone Fixing Up Choices That Are For You

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

First of all, it is essential to check the setting of your phone. After an iPhone crash, iPod or any other smartphone and tablets, you have a good chance of seeing the smartphone screen cracked or even broken and unusable.

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Office Greening for the Holidays: Closing Up Shop

Tech Soup Blog

Unplug chargers for computers, cell phones, iPods, and other chargeable devices. According to Green Home Huddle "Your cell phone charger, iPod charger, laptop charger, etc. keep drawing electricity even if your phone/iPod/laptop/etc isn't charging. So if your phone says "charge complete" (or worse, isn't even attached), pull out the charger."

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Apple, it’s time to move parental controls to the cloud

Judi Sohn

Yesterday, I spent nearly an hour on the phone with Apple account security. She’s had her iTunes account for years, going back to her first hand-me-down phone which she used as an iPod. We’re an Apple family, since way before it was cool. Right now, I have a 2.5 year old iMac that is still going strong, iPad 3 and iPhone 4S. Husband has an iPad 3 and iPhone 5. Teenager #1 has an iPad 3 and uses a hand-me-down iMac for writing/school work.

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The little browser that could (or not?) | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Posted Thursday, June 28th, 2007 at 6:06 pm by John Brian (91 posts) With the launch of the iPhone tomorrow, being heralded by Apple aficionados as the greatest thing since, well, the last thing Apple came out with, devotees are lining up to buy the device designed to replace your phone, music player, toaster over, PDA, PSP, portable video player, Tamagotchi , and perhaps car (teleportation rumored to be available on the $600 version only).

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Hosting an Engaging and Successful Virtual Event - A Panel Discussion

Achieve

Don't require more information than you need and makes sure the tool works as well on a phone as it does on a desktop.). Before smart phones were in everyone's pocket, they handed out Apple iPod Touches to bidders at events to allow participants to bid on silent auctions.

Twitter for Airport Travel Hassles

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They served us drinks and let us use our cell phones. I listened to music on my Ipod, including Music for Airports. I'm in the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon/Washington border (finally) to do my Nonprofits and Social Media Workshop at the RWJ Foundation's annual meeting for grantees. My connecting flight out of New York was delayed by 4 hours! We sat on the runway. When the battery died, I amused myself using the mobile version of Twitter.

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Closing Up Shop Over the Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

Unplug chargers for computers, cell phones, iPods, and other chargeable devices. According to Green Home Huddle "Your cell phone charger, iPod charger, laptop charger, etc. keep drawing electricity even if your phone/iPod/laptop/etc isn't charging. So if your phone says 'charge complete' (or worse, isn't even attached), pull out the charger." If your organization is like TechSoup (and many others in the U.S.),

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New on SSIR: It’s not about Apple – It’s about Community

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s Jake again: I suspect the deeper reasons for Apple’s uncharitable stance is that the nonprofit and education markets are just that—“markets” that represent hundreds of millions of dollars of annual revenue to Apple in the form of computer, software, iPod, and now iPhone and iPad sales. The key here is that the platform (the phone) and the provider (Apple) do not represent hurdles that make that “direct&# connection and action impossible.

More on Podcasting Without Electricity. some creative ideas from the Walker

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We were also concerned that if we used podcasts we would either limit ourselves to patrons who had iPods and who planned ahead to load the files or we would have stock the audio players ourselves. Stocking the players would mean we would have staff overhead/expense of checking ipods out keeping them updated not to mention the expense of buying the ipods. So we opted for cell phones. or phone number: 612.374.8200.

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My iPhone 3G

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The iPhone 3G had some compelling features and 3rd party apps (like Pandora , which, I have to admit, is about 1/2 the reason I got the phone.) In general, the phone actually works quite well. The phone interface is great, visual voicemail rocks, reading email is really good, and surfing the web is decent – way better than on a blackberry. Syncing is way slower than on a regular iPod, and backups can take 1/2 hour, which is absurd.

Thinking tech for a 14 year old with autism

Judi Sohn

I just turned off her cell phone account because she was never using it. An iPhone or iPod Touch is too small for her to get much use out of the keyboard with her fine motor challenges. In a few weeks, my oldest daughter will be graduating from middle school. High school begins in the fall. I'm starting to get a picture of who my baby may be as an adult. Scary, but in a good way because she's an amazing young lady.

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Thinking tech for a 14 year old with autism

Judi Sohn

I just turned off her cell phone account because she was never using it. An iPhone or iPod Touch is too small for her to get much use out of the keyboard with her fine motor challenges. In a few weeks, my oldest daughter will be graduating from middle school. High school begins in the fall. I'm starting to get a picture of who my baby may be as an adult. Scary, but in a good way because she's an amazing young lady.

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10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads

NTEN

We'll be raffling off an Apple iPad, solar cell phone chargers, a t-shirt that lights up when it detects a wi-fi signal (how convenient!) We will be raffling off an iPod Touch at the booth. Stop by the Event 360 booth to meet our team, learn about our online toolkit and enter to win an iPod Touch! Stop by our booth for a candy bar and a chance to win an iPod Shuffle or an iTunes gift card. Raffling off an iPod at the Science Fair.

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10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads

NTEN

We'll be raffling off an Apple iPad, solar cell phone chargers, a t-shirt that lights up when it detects a wi-fi signal (how convenient!) We will be raffling off an iPod Touch at the booth. Stop by the Event 360 booth to meet our team, learn about our online toolkit and enter to win an iPod Touch! Stop by our booth for a candy bar and a chance to win an iPod Shuffle or an iTunes gift card. Raffling off an iPod at the Science Fair.

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That's Art Mobs, Not Art Snobs.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They are inviting the public to submit homemade audio guides to their podcast feed, which the students hope to make a permanent distribution system for audio guides that anyone can produce, share, transfer to an iPod or other MP3 player and take into MoMA. The Art Mobs project exploits the ubiquity of iPods and other portable MP3 players to offer museum-goers a free, grassroots alternative. I decided to join the Thursday evening blogger list and hope to make it to the meetings.

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A Month with the Palm Pre

Robert Weiner

You also need to decide whether to use iPod-style folders, which some people seem to hate (I'm not using them). Like other app phones, there's a growing supply of apps for the Pre, both free and paid. I've had my Palm Pre Plus for a little over a month now. I wrote up my initial impressions after having it for a week. Overall, I love it except for Outlook sync. My major problem with the Pre is due to its lack of a built-in sync with a standalone/desktop copy of Outlook.

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Are you on the Mobile Bandwagon?

Connection Cafe

And I'm not even mentioning tablets like the iPad, Kindle Fire, and other smaller-than-PC-but-larger-than-phone devices out there. The presidential candidates are accepting contributions via phone (a credit card swiper, that is), and the Girl Scouts are too for cookies ! I carried an old-fashioned flip phone for so long that some of my friends at the Convio Summit 2010 made fun of me. I branched out with an iPod touch, and that was my gateway into the smartphone world.

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Easy Credit Card Payments for Your Nonprofit (Sharing the NTC Bookstore Experience)

NTEN

You plug a tiny reader, the approximate height and length of a donut hole and width of your finger, into the headphone jack of an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and swipe a credit card through it. No cardholder information is stored, not even the full email or phone number. The NTC Bookstore and the wonderful NTC Bookstore volunteers If you bought something from the bookstore at the NTC, you may have already met the credit card app, Square.

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Live Blogging Podcamp: Steve Garfield's Thunderstorm of Podcasting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You Can Use Your Phone or your digital camera with video: He demonstrated how to do an audio podcast with your cell phone and a video podcast with his camera using hipcast. (I I caught some of his demo on my digital camera - here's him shooting the video , uploading the video , and doing the cell phone podcast.) There were lots of questions about how long you can record on hipcast, the phone number, and some technical questions. Steve Garfield's session was awesome!

The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

NTEN

Look what I can do with my phone! Emerging tablet computing devices, such as the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy, promise the benefit of mobile access with a larger form factor than a phone screen, making it much easier to do work in the field. FaceTime allows two iPhone -- and soon, next-generation iPad and iPod Touch -- users to have a streaming video and audio conversation while both are connected to a wireless network.

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SxSW Travelogue – Day 2 | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

I’d also be interested to hear how big a delegation came from some of the giants in the field – I’ve met folks from Apple (one of whom stood in line next to me earlier tonight, defending flaws in the iPod/iPhone before finally revealing that he was an Apple developer) and Google (who indicated that their grants/.org posted by ipod, updated to add link and spellcheck] 10:06 : One more try at wordpress from my iPod.

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Get the Tools to Train and Educate

Tech Soup Blog

Learn to use Apple products like iPads and iPod Touch. Once a Citrix Online program is installed on the presenter’s computer, users anywhere can join your online meeting with any browser through the GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar websites, as well as over the phone. Up to 15 users can meet and collaborate in secure online web and phone conferences with GoToMeeting. Up to 1,000 users can participate in your training sessions or webinars, either online or over the phone.

Beaconfire Survey: Mobile Browsing | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

With NTC next week, many of our readers will be browsing from mobile devices like phones and blackberries. Jeff , Principal Consultant : Most of the staff already know and ridicule my ability to check the metro “next train&# information from my phone. However this app is less necessary since the easiest way to access when not in front of a computer is through the automated phone system.

Beaconfire Survey: Tech Gadgets | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Lynn, Principal Consultant : When you’re standing in front of a closed restaurant while the friend you were meeting has already figured it out and found a table at another eatery wondering why you’re not answering your cell phone (because it’s on your office desk, sigh), what other answer is there? What on earth did we do before cell phones! Kate, Administrative Assistant : Cell phone. What I can’t live without is a basic cell phone.

Surface Surfaces | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Back then I was imagining how different interfaces, like Surface, might impact the way we view web sites and the ways data could be shared between Web sites, or between Web sites and personal devices like cell phones or other hand held computers. They are teaming up with ATT to put out what looks like some sort of interactive kiosk where you can place AT&T phones on the “Surface&# to learn more about the products.

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09NTC Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

Session Description: With portable music players, smart phones, and cheap bandwidth everywhere, more and more online marketers are turning to podcasting as a powerful way to extend the reach of their brands and engage supporters. So, bring your iPods and earbuds, and let’s podcast! Great to have a lapel mic and ear phones (to monitor how the recording sounds). I’m here at the 09NTC in Corey Pudhorodsky and Chad Norman’s session on podcasting!

7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Forum One

Skeptics doubted the iPod in 2001 , but it went on to help revolutionize how people consume music and audio content. Who could have predicted that one of the most popular iPhone applications would be one that turns the phone into a flute , or that a first-aid app would save the life of man trapped in the rubble in Haiti? Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions. Some over-hype it as "magical" and "transformative."

Internet Strategy on the Cheap: Tools and Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

You can usually use any kind of headphones (Walkman, iPod, etc.). You can pay monthly, or as you go if you call from Skype to a phone). Tomorrow, October 18th, Eric Leland of Leland Design , and I will be presenting about, "Internet Strategy on the Cheap" at the San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp. We've compiled a list of Tools and Resources to share with participants, and thought that you might enjoy seeing it as well.

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Mom Knows Best: Network Neutrality

Have Fun - Do Good

As Alexandra Samuels wrote today : Network neutrality means that no matter who you pay for Internet service -- whether it's a phone, cable, or other telco -- no matter which web sites you access, and no matter what content you're looking for, your Internet service provider (ISP) will treat that content the same. iPod listeners -- Comcast could slow access to iTunes, steering you to a higher-priced music service that paid for the privilege.

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Is your site optimized for mobile?

Connection Cafe

Nielsen reports that as of Q1 2010 , 23% of people with mobile devices now have a smartphone instead of a regular old boring/dumb cell phone. And while I don't have a smartphone myself, I do have an iPod touch that I used to access websites while on maternity leave. Author: Sally Heaven. Continuing the theme of "busy mom" from last month , I wanted to take a moment to talk about the need for organizations to optimize their sites for use with mobile devices.

Gimme that old time CRM

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

A few names would inspire me to pick up the phone right then. Just like my brand-new IPOD helps me stay plugged into old-time string-bands, your cutting edge object-oriented SQL-based buzzword-compliant information system ought to promote this old-time CRM. Well, I'm off tomorrow to “Fiddle and Dance” at Ashokan – it's a week of classes, workshops, dances, jams, and concerts, focusing on traditional music from the Southern US.

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Advice for Consultants - Part 2

Robert Weiner

4) Learn the basic business skills that are essential to success and sanity: - communication (timely, clear, complete, appropriate method: sometimes a phone call, sometimes an email, sometimes a memo, sometimes a meeting. be clear ahead of time how you charge for phone calls and emails, especially from people who are not your point of contact, and/or in emergencies. - Last week I posted John Elbare’s advice for new nonprofit consultants.

The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

Connection Cafe

Here is a short list of innovations that happened after online giving began in 1999: Airbnb, Android, Bitcoin, Chrome, Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, Github, Hashtags, iPod, iPhone, iPad, jQuery, Kindle, LinkedIn, MySpace, Netflix, Oculus Rift, Pinterest, Reddit, Slack, Tesla, Twitter, USB Flash Drive, Venmo, Wii, Xbox, YouTube, and the Zettabyte. There are 7 billion people on Earth and 5 billion of them have a mobile phone.

Free Tools for Creating iPhone and iTouch Web Apps

Allegiance Group

It has a phone to let you communicate with people. After I arrived and couldn’t get into the side of the building which was advertised, I looked up the phone number online, gave them a call and got in. iWebKit – “Iwebkit is the revolutionnairy kit used to create high quality iPhone and iPod touch websites in a few minutes and is based on an LGPL license. Ability to handle phone orientation changes.

What Do You Think of Carbon Offsets?

Have Fun - Do Good

cell phone, laptop, iPod) when we're not using them, we can reduce our emissions to 11,784 lbs of carbon dioxide per year, which can be offset for $59.88. I did some research recently on how to use carbon offsets for my flight to the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington DC. I haven't taken a cross-country flight since the whole "carbon offset" thing started to gain momentum, so this was an opportunity to understand what it is all about.

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Secret Agent L: Covering the Globe with Random Acts of Kindess

Have Fun - Do Good

We're listening to our iPods. We're plugged into our phones. We're listening to our iPods. We're plugged into our phones. Photo by Rob de la Cretaz "We're so busy. We walk down the street. We're looking down at our BlackBerries. We're not actually acknowledging the people around us. I think that people really, actually want that.

What is your 15SecondPitch? An Interview with Laura Allen

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Laura Allen is the co-founder 15SecondPitch , a company that help people to market themselves in 15 seconds on the phone, email, face-to-face, and on business cards. I think that our current technology (cell phones, ipods, blogs, podcasts, blackberries, etc.) Photo courtesy of Laura Allen. I met Laura at Boston Podcamp very briefly and grabbed her card so I could catch up with her for an interview for Blogher. Why did you launch your company?

Giving the Gift of Technology

Museum 2.0

I’m not talking about plastic fish that sing along with your iPod (HIGHLY annoying), electric knives, or a subscription to the latest web-based social network cum parallel reality. Yesterday, I helped my stepfather, a doctor, reconfigure his cell phone so that loved ones calls come in with a distinctive ring—so when he’s on vacation he knows which calls to answer and which are from griping patients. Museum 2.0 is on semi-vacation this week. I’m writing this from Lake Tahoe.

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