Usually ones thinks of the Internet as encouraging you to sit at your computer for hours on end, turning into an amorphous, overweight, lazy blob of jelly, much like the adults in the movie “Wall-E”. But not so if one has the FitBit Wireless Activity Tracker (get that? Activity Tracker, not just a pedometer) – and particularly if one also pairs it with the FitBit Aria Wireless Scale. In fact, with these two devices together, you basically have an Internet personal trainer – one that, with apologies to the Police, is with you every step you take and every move you make. In fact, it will even monitor your sleep patterns for you, if you like!
We’ve been hearing reports of the LTE 4G iPad going to sleep connected to 4G, but not finding it again upon waking up. In fact, we often experience it ourselves – we will be working on the 4G iPad, and then either ‘sleep it’ with the button or simply let it go to sleep on its own – and when we wake it up again, it will have full bars of service, but no 4G. It’s annoying, but not fatal, and here are the easiest ways to deal with it.
More than 2,000 people from 58 countries around the world participated in the 2011 “Virtual Choir 2.0” singing Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep” (the first Virtual Choir, Virtual Choir 1.0, “Lux Aurumque”, happened last year). The brain child of composer Eric Whitacre – who also produced and conducted both virtual choirs, the virtual chorale concept is a brilliant leveraging of YouTube, and the finished recording of the virtual chorus (see links below) is absolutely incredible – it sounds like you are in a vast concert hall filled with an incredible choir! And best of all, nearly anybody who can carry a tune can participate!