Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Posted by Doug Bardwell at 5:47 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Complicating or simplifying the decision this year (depending on your point of view) is the quality of the new iPhone 4's built in camera. The new iPhone 4's camera is now up to a respectable 5 megapixels in resolution. That is probably enough for most non-professional photographers.
According to the charts, you could print a true photo quality (300 pixels per inch) print up to 6"x9" from a 5 megapixel image. In reality, I've used Epson inkjet printers for years and gotten very good quality images at 150 pixels per inch. That would grant you a 12"x18" print from the same photo.
While too many people place the emphasis on megapixel count, the real issue is pixel quality. For example, a pro camera with a full image sensor like the Nikon D3 or D700 will always outperform a point-and-shoot with the same megapixel count. That's because the pro camera's pixels (sensors) are bigger than the point-and-shoot's pixels. Bigger is better - in every way that matters. They capture more of the information you need to create a digital photo.
Beginning iPhone 4 Application Development
Read the entire article at Examiner.com.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
If you only have one day and you want to do it all, then the West Rim should be your destination of choice. Called Grand Canyon West, it’s a part of the Hualapai Indian’s 100 mile long reservation bordering the Colorado River. Opened in 1988, the Hualapai have created a destination where visitors can really experience all that the canyon has to offer.
I recently completed one of the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours offered by TourGuy.com while in Las Vegas. Just one of dozens of adventure tours offered by TourGuy.com, this trip offered everything I was looking for in one convenient package.
Read the entire article and see the slideshow with images from the Grand Canyon here.
Monday, June 7, 2010
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to visit there, Tuesday night will be a great opportunity for Clevelander's to talk with those who've been there and get the real answers you seek. Like, NO, it doesn't snow all year long and YES you can go out in short sleeves during a great number of days each year.
The Northeast Ohio Council of Hostelling International is sponsoring a Travelers Circle event this Tuesday night at 6:00 P.M. at Bar Cento in Ohio City. The Travelers Circle is a free event, sponsored numerous times each year, highlighting different vacation destinations. This particular event will concentrate on Alaska from the Kenai Peninsula in the south to Anchorage and Fairbanks further north. Hostels visited will be discussed as well as traveling on the Alaska Railroad.
Typically, a half-hour long presentation with a slide show will be followed by a question and answer session. Before and afterwards, you may avail yourself of all the wonderful refreshments served by Bar Cento. Travelers Circles are always open to all and reservations are not needed.
Bar Cento is located at 1948 West 25th St in Cleveland, about one block NW of the West Side Market. Parking is available on the street and there is a lot available at 26th and Market Avenue.
Bar Cento serves an Italian menu with great pizza, 99 Belgian beers and 100 wines from around the world. Living the "green movement," they source local and organic ingredients from local farmers. Click one of these links for their menu or their wine list.
Friday, June 4, 2010
If you are planning some travel in the near future, this is a venue unlike many others. Designed to be the first Gold LEED certified arena in the country, all that "greening" promises to make this a very comfortable experience for the fans.
Read the complete story here: http://ping.fm/4t0EW
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Part Five (last one) - Best of the Best Travel Gear - PakSmarte, Mophie, Anywhere Back Cushion. My top ten list is complete. http://ping.fm/gGla6
Posted by Doug Bardwell at 8:26 AM