Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

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Urbanspoon is an online company that provides restaurant information. This company provides information, reviews, suggestions, and menus for restaurants all over the world.

Because of our recent move to Oklahoma City, OK (which is a much bigger city than Sulphur Springs, TX), Heather and I are instituting our “Saturday night Urbanspoon date night”. For a while now, the Urbanspoon iPhone app will determine our Saturday nights.

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Urbanspoon picked EARL’S RIB PALACE. Decent food. Very affordable. Good service.

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Urbanspoon is an online company that provides restaurant information. This company provides information, reviews, suggestions, and menus for restaurants all over the world. In the words of Urbanspoon, “Urbanspoon is the world’s leading provider of time-critical dining data, a major division of a very important multi-national corporation, and an all-around BIG PLAYER in the multi-billion dollar restaurant information industry.

Urbanspoon also makes an awesome, free, popular app for iPhones and iPod Touches. On this app, you can search restaurants by price, location, and type of food. I have had the Urbanspoon app on my iPhone for over a year. However, I have not had a lot of opportunities to use it living in a small town.

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Because of our recent move to Oklahoma City, OK (which is a much bigger city than Sulphur Springs, TX), Heather and I are instituting our “Saturday night Urbanspoon date night”. For a while now, the Urbanspoon iPhone app will determine our Saturday nights.

I’m excited…

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Anybody got any restaurant recommendations for Oklahoma City?

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UPDATE 8:51PM: Urbanspoon picked HIDEAWAY PIZZA. For a pizza place (a youth pastor’s nightmare), it was really good. Ironically, I had one of the best salads I have ever had tonight.

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This is a short video to document my first visit to the new Yankee Stadium in July 2009. Shot on my new iPhone 3GS.

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WARNING: My inner geek is about to come out. If you don’t think you can handle that, turn away now.

I have had my iPhone now for over a year. For so many reasons (the free downloadable updates that changes your phone, the easy functionality, the efficiency, the size, the compatibility with my laptop, the app store, and much more) the iPhone is by far the best cell phone that I have ever used. I discovered something this weekend that takes it to a whole new level.

I was watching the hour and fifteen minute keynote presentation on the new iPhone OS 3.0 software that is soon to be available for all iPhone users (I know…I am a nerd…I am cool with it).

While watching I learned about a company called SMULE that makes different iPhone apps that can be found in the Apple App Store. SMULE specializes in apps that turn your iPhone into a musical instrument. Being the pseudo-wannabe-musician that I am, I had to check this out on my iPhone. What I found amazed me.

In the app store, I discovered the SMULE OCARINA app. For $0.99 I could buy this app that would transform my iPhone to a legitimate musical instrument.

The Ocarina is an ancient flute-like wind instrument that was featured in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda. And yes, I love the old school Zelda video games (inner geek again…I know…I know). 

I paid the $0.99 and downloaded the Ocarina to my iPhone. Since then, I have been learning to rock the Ocarina. It’s incredible. Hopefully, I will be able to jam this tomorrow night at our REVIVE worship service…

If you own an iPhone and are somewhat musical, you need to get this app. It is a ton of fun and tell me another legitimate musical instrument that you can buy for $0.99.

Thanks for letting my inner-geek shine through today.

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My iPhone broke last week. While turning my phone on vibrate before a meeting, the gear that controls the vibrate feature malfunctioned. I did not drop the phone nor did I throw the phone against a wall; that feature just stopped working.

In the past I have had some major inconveniences and financial strains when cell phones have broken. Nervous that I was about to take a significant financial hit 10 days away from Christmas, I dialed the 1-800 Apple customer service number. The customer service representative suggested that I take my phone to the “Genius Bar” at an area Apple Store. He found the closest Apple Store for me and set up an appointment for me with one of their techs.

I made the trek to Dallas to the closest Apple Store. On a Thursday afternoon, the store was absolutely slammed full of people. I had a feeling deep in my gut that this venture was going to take all day. However, my consumer pessimism was wrong. Within minutes my name was called and I got to speak to one of the techs about my iPhone problem.

Without hesitation, the guy took my broken iPhone and gave me a brand new one. I was out of the Apple Store within 15 minutes and it cost me $0. I am a huge fan of the “Genius Bar.”

Yet another reason why I love Apple