- Show up on time: Today is not the day to try a new coffee shop or take a shortcut to work. Being on time is always important, but today especially. Before your first day, ask your manager what time you should arrive, and show up at precisely that time — not too early and certainly not late. Also, try mapping out or even traveling your route beforehand, that way you will know exactly where to go and how long it will take.
While there aren't that many upgrades coming with the new iPad, there are a few that geeks will love: a higher-resolution Retina display and a 5MP camera. Considering a purchase? There are some tempting features, and if the camera is a deciding factor for you, take a look here: a side-by-side comparison of the new iPad (on the left) and the iPad 2 (on the right).
You can see that the new iPad camera allows a better range of colors and the iPad 2 photo is more pixilated. It's an obvious upgrade, but one that I'm not sure is worth a purchase alone.
I got my invite for Google Music Beta last night and took a quick tour around to get my feet wet. In case you missed it, Google Music Beta is a cloud storage service that works across Android devices. Awesome features include wireless syncing (from your computer, to laptop, to smartphone, to tablet, all of your music syncs automatically without the need to plug in and upload), and iTunes scrubbing so you can get all of your already-stored music into the cloud.
First, you'll need to install the Google Music Manager, which will help you get all of your tunes to the cloud. Installation was a breeze, and it took less than a minute to upload about 100 songs. It does take a bit longer for the titles to show up in your library, though. You can create "instant mixes" that are similar in nature to Apple's "Genius Mix" (selecting a song to mix from creates a list of similar songs), custom playlists, and auto playlists, and it will even auto-update if you've downloaded new music to iTunes or your music folders (when your device is set to auto sync). To hear about the limitations of Google Music Beta, just read more.
The iPad 2 launched on Friday, and most of you said you'd be heading out to grab one this weekend. So what do you think so far? I've spent 48 hours with a 16GB WiFi-only model, and while I haven't utilized it to its full capacity just yet (full review coming soon!), I do have some details to share. Check them out in this slideshow!
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