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Rick Mercer on the Blackberry vs iPhone Debate

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I was a Blackberry Storm user, and let's just say that my experience was less than exemplary. I gave Blackberry (via Bell) an opportunity to move me to a different smartphone but they would not, so I switched to an iPhone 4 and couldn't have been happier with that decision.
Blackberry, if you had been more preemptive with your dissatisfied customers then I'm sure your company wouldn't be tanking the way it is. Heck, I won't even consider your Playbook tablet because of my previous experiences with Blackberry. 
Maybe it's time to do what HP did with their TouchPad -- dump your products on the market at incredibly low prices to get more customers, but then take care of those customers to keep them happy! 

Nikon V1 Coming Soon

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I have to admit the upcoming Nikon V1 looks very intriguing. It has a much larger sensor than my existing quite-good Nikon P6000 point-and-shoot, so the image quality should be amazing. But what really sets it apart from a normal P&S is that the lenses are interchangeable (possibly with my existing Nikon lenses?) and there isn't a flip-mirror to restrict the time it takes to snap a picture.

Partly because it doesn't use a moving mirror like conventional DSLRs, it can shoot an an incredible 60fps (for 1/2 second), 5 fps continuously (!), and for instances where you're not sure you're capturing that "perfect moment", it has a mode where it very quickly captures 20 pictures and saves the best 5 for you to choose from. And it has a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec -- impressive!

It's still not out yet so I don't have details on import features (for me) such as auto-bracketing for my HDR work and battery life. But I see it takes the same battery as my…

Google Docs gets comment-only collaborators

http://m.zdnet.com/blog/google/google-docs-gets-comment-only-collaborators/3313

I will definitely be experimenting with this in the coming weeks in my classroom to see how it can improve some of my existing practices.

Test Post from iOS Blogger App

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I'm just trying a quick test with my new iOS Blogger app to see how it works.

At this point, I've inserted a single image that I was hoping would be inserted directly below my paragraph, but as you can see from the attached screenshot (hopefully!), it just inserted the image as a thumbnail at the bottom of the screen.

I'll go ahead and post this now to see what happens, then add a followup in the comments.