Tech Logistics

16 Jan

During the planning process, a question that came up was how we were going to manage our photos/videos and stay connected on our trip.  The idea of lugging around a computer didn’t really appeal to us, however, there’s a lot of compatibility issues to work out when NOT carrying a computer.  So we decided upon the iPad to become our blogging and media processing tool of choice.  Plus an iPad is so, so, so much lighter than our Macbricks…ahem books.  I’m still trying to get used to the idea that you can’t just “plug” in the camera to an iPad and “dump” the “files” onto a “desktop.”  No siree, we had to pick up these little suckers.  I guess it means less cords to lug around, but Apple, really?  You couldn’t have stuck a USB slot there?

Currently, our travel tech equipment consists of a Nikon D7000 (along with a 17-55/2.8 and a 35/1.8), a Panasonic TS2 waterproof camera, the iPhone 4S and the aforementioned iPad. We were finally to sell our D300 (faithful to it for nearly 4 years, even celebrity marriages don’t last that long!) and switched to the D7000 for its lighter weight (notice a trend we’re going for?) and dual SD cards, and we switched to the iPhone 4s for its world compatibility (it was pretty easy-peasy getting Verizon to unlock our phones).  I gotta admit, I was anti-iPhone for the longest time because I am an avid user of Google products and as we all know Apple + Google ≠ BFF.  However, I have quite warmed up to it and have found unofficial apps to access my beloved Google products.  Anyone got any additional app suggestions?

So the Cliff Notes version of this post is, we don’t really have an excuse to not blog or share pictures of our adventures.

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3 Responses to “Tech Logistics”

  1. lydia January 24, 2012 at 8:29 AM #

    Can the iPhone4 be unlocked to have international access too, or is this a special feature of 4s? I’m going abroad for 2 months in the summer and would love to have my phone working, haha!

  2. Jerry January 24, 2012 at 9:03 AM #

    Lydia, who’s your service provider? If it’s Verizon, the answer is no because the iPhone 4 is cdma only. If ATT, they have a policy not to unlock phones so that’s a no also. You’d have to find a way to modify the firmware with various hacks on the internet.

    The 4s has both gsm and cdma chips so it works with either, although Verizon, Sprint, and the Apple store phones can unlock, while ATT still cannot.

    • lydia January 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM #

      Oh boo I have Verizon. Perhaps I can upgrade to 4s before leaving 🙂 Thanks for the help Jerry!

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