…and it still is!
Guru, the longtime voice of GangStarr and solo artist, died on Monday after battling cancer for over a year. I am not going to spend any time discussing, or combing through, the rather odd details surrounding Guru’s death. Instead, I am simply going to share some of my favorite GangStarr and Guru tracks.
Here is the official press release from Verizon, which lists some of the exciting features.
It’s a Droid, It’s Incredible, It’s on the Nation’s LARGEST And Most Reliable 3G Network DROID Incredible™ by HTC Combines Power of Android™, Usability of HTC Sense™, Exclusively from Verizon Wireless
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless today announced DROID Incredible by HTC, the newest Android device on the nation’s most reliable wireless 3G network, will be available beginning April 29. Featuring a “topographic” design that demonstrates the powerful engineering just beneath the surface, DROID Incredible by HTC is designed with craftsmanship and precision while making it easier than ever to stay connected. DROID Incredible by HTC features the newest version of the HTC Sense experience, a seven-panel home screen with a wide selection of interactive widgets so the most important content is immediately available at a touch.
Customers will enjoy seamless integration with Exchange ActiveSync®, quick and easy access to Flickr for sharing and viewing pictures, video, and Android Market™ with more than 30,000 Google applications. DROID Incredible by HTC is the first Verizon Wireless phone that takes advantage of Qualcomm’s 1GHz superfast Snapdragon processor, and it’s the first available phone from Verizon Wireless to include an 8 megapixel camera.
Shortly after the phone becomes available, customers will be able to enjoy two of the latest exclusive apps from Verizon Wireless – NFL Mobile and Skype mobile™.Additional Key features:
* Android 2.1 with HTC Sense experience* 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor for maximum responsiveness* Friend Stream for unified Flickr, Facebook and Twitter updates* “Leap” view for quick access to all seven home screen panels* 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash for crisp, detailed images* Razor-sharp 3.7 inch WVGA (480×800) AMOLED capacitive touch display* Optical joystick for smooth navigation* Dedicated, touch-sensitive Home, Menu, Back and Search keys* Proximity sensor, light sensor and digital compass* Integrated GPS* Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)* 3.5 mm headset jack
Price and availability:
* DROID Incredible will be available for pre-order online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning on April 19 and it will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on April 29. Pricing will be $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.* DROID Incredible customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Email and Web for Smartphone plans start at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.* For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1–800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
In case you’re wondering, I think yours truly will be forking over two bills on April 19 and be up early on April 29 (my annivesary) to retrieve this beauty.
I was moving around this morning and caught the tail-end of a piece on NBC’s Today Show about mortages. The teaser for the piece was the reality that mortgage interest rates are starting to creep up. That’s sure to raise more than a few eyebrows. The part of the piece that got my attention was the instruction to pay a little onto you mortage each month. Some time ago, I remember reading that if you make one additional mortage payement per year, you will knock about 10 years in payments off of a 30-year mortage. Though armed with this information for years, I must admit that I have not put this practice in place with my mortgage. Well, the piece on the Today Show revealed that even little additional payments can go a long way to reducing your mortage debt and freeing up you cash flow down the road.
I’m interested. Do you currently pay extra on your mortage? Do any of you have tips or suggestions on other long-term ways to save? Please share.
According to Google’s blog, the drawing editor will be available later today, and preview versions of spreadsheets and documents will roll out to all individual users over the next few days. To try them out, click “New version” at the top of any spreadsheet or go to the ‘Document Settings’ page and select ‘New version of Google documents.’
I am a big fan of Google Docs. In fact, it has become my default program for creating documents. When I need to share a copy of a document with someone, I can download the file in various formats, including Word, PDF and basic text. Since a crash of one my harddrives, I also use Google Docs as an online backup for nearly all of my documents. (I keep paper-only copies of things like my Social Security card and marriage and birth certificates). Even with the storage limits of a basic Gmail account, most people should be able to create and store all of their electronic documents. You can store any type of file in Google Docs. Note, only stored files with extensions like .pdf, .doc, .jpg, etc. count against your storage limit. Google Docs formats don’t use up your storage space. Sweet!