Heycameraman.net is where i log my daily adventures in local tv news using the latest social-media tools and apps. Sometimes its exciting, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always my own personal opinion. I usually keep it light and funny on the site so pls don’t take anything on here personal. I’m alittle cynical with a bit of smartass/sarcasm on the side. :)
Just a word about the videos on this site, aside from the embedded ones ie: youtube, vimeo etc, they are for the most part being uploaded from the wordpress iphone app, which supports the <video> tag. And thanks to the browser wars not all browsers support this. Meaning you might not be able to view them.
If you use Google Chrome or Safari browsers you’ll have no problem seeing the videos. If you u use firefox or internet explorer (shudder) i would suggest downloading at least Google Chrome, its a fantastic browser. I personally use Google Chrome and Firefox both because until the browser wars are over some sites display better in one or the other.
Again thanks for stopping by my corner of the Internets!
DALLAS, April 30, 2013 – Beginning May 1, consumers who trade in their current smartphone to AT&T* will be eligible to receive at least $100 off the purchase of a new smartphone, including the new Samsung Galaxy® S 4, BlackBerry® Z10 or 32 GB HTC One®. These devices are normally $199.99 with a qualifying two-year agreement** but, with this limited time promotion, they will be available for $99.99.
This promotion applies to any smartphone AT&T sells, and gives customers access to the latest devices at a fraction of the cost or, in the case of smartphones priced under $99.99**, for free. To take advantage of this offer, customers are encouraged to visit any AT&T company-owned retail store or participating authorized dealer with their previous smartphone that is no more than three years old and in good, working condition. In stores, upon trading in their old phone, customers will receive the $100 credit on-the-spot and can use it immediately. ***
Some trade-in phones may have a value higher than $100. In this case, customers will receive the credit at the higher value.
AT&T offers a broad variety of smartphones that run on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE**** network. AT&T 4G LTE currently covers nearly 200 million people; with plans to expand to cover 300 million people by the end of 2014. In a report***** by independent testing organization RootMetrics, AT&T’s 4G LTE network was called “blazing fast.” The report found AT&T’s 4G LTE network delivered the fastest pure LTE speeds in markets where AT&T provided 4G LTE.
“This offer is a great opportunity for AT&T customers to get their hands on the newest smartphones in our portfolio at an outstanding price,” said Eric Goldfeld, AVP- marketing management, AT&T. “With graduation and Mother’s Day coming up, people can take advantage of this promotion to surprise someone – or even treat themselves – to one of our hottest smartphones. The best part is that you’ll receive credit for your old phone instantly on-the-spot in AT&T stores.”
In AT&T company-owned retail stores, AT&T’s Trade-In Program lets customers turn in old wireless phones and receive an AT&T promotional card reflective of the device’s trade-in value and condition. Customers can use the card to offset the cost of some of the latest wireless devices or the purchase of other AT&T products and services.*** All devices, including tablets data cards and feature phones – regardless of manufacturer or date purchased – will be considered for trade-in.
Beyond seeing a little more green in their pocket, AT&T customers that use our trade in program are also doing their part to support the company’s sustainability initiatives. In 2012 AT&T customers recycled more that 3.1 million phones and broke the world record for cell phones recycled in a one-week period as certified by Guinness World Records.
Switching to a new smartphone has never been easier with AT&T Mobile Transfer, an app that syncs contacts, photos and videos from your old phone to your new phone. Just visit www.att.com/mobiletransfer to make sure both phones are compatible, download the app and follow the instructions to transfer.
Likewise, setting up your new smartphone is a snap with AT&T Ready2Go, a free service that helps you to easily set up and personalize your device in minutes from the comfort of your personal computer. With Ready2Go, it’s easy to set up your email accounts, import your contacts, connect to your social networks and more.
For more information on the AT&T Trade-In Program, visit http://att.com/tradeinprogram.
So I had the opportunity to try out the BlackBerry Z10 and in short Blackberry will have a piece of the smartphone market. Now that piece will be very very small but at least they have a product in the Z10 that they can grow and develop. (They hope)
There are a lot of Z10 review videos on YouTube that are excellent if you wanna check them out. But I’m just gonna give you my quick barebones opinion of the phone.
1. If you’ve never owned a blackberry and none of your friends have a blackberry this phones not for you. Some features are blackberry to blackberry only.
2. If you own an android or an iPhone you will not leave your current phone for the Z10. Not enough apps available in BlackBerry store.
3. If you left blackberry for an all touch screen smartphone and you really love the blackberry ecosystem then this phone is for you. Or if you still have a blackberry keyboard phone and have been waiting for an all touch screen then the Z10 is for you.
It’s a very sleek smartphone with a great screen size. It’s camera is ok but not in low light (most smartphones aren’t). It’s video effects feature is great. And both allow you to select what size you want your media. It also has a neat photo feature that will prevent pics with people’s eyes closed. And I will admit that browsing the web and watching videos was much better than on my iPhone 4S. It was faster loading sites and videos starting playing almost instantly. The biggest problem for Blackberry will be did they come to the table with an all touchscreen smartphone to late to win back customers. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Well time to head out and buy my iPhone some roses.
The camera has some pretty lame effects built in. Negative? Really? What is this 1980?
The built in video effects are at least more to date. But just remember that when you shoot with an effect you have to live with that effect.
Check out this video for a more in depth look at the Z10.
Our story aired today on KMBC News at 6pm. Its homeless camp where the occupants have dug these underground tunnels. Now some of the tunnels are well built and stretch pretty far, but go nowhere. Police guess that they could be just a way for the homeless to get out of the elements and as storage.
Police had been to the camp on reports of stolen copper. They found evidence that these guys have been stealing copper from a nearby grain mill and other places. So they kicked everyone out and tore down the camp today.
Ill post the link to the video story when it goes online. KMBC’s Reporter Haley Harrison is much better at telling the story than I am, after all, I’m just the cameraman. :)
DALLAS, BELLEVUE and MENLO PARK, April 4, 2013 – AT&T*, HTC and Facebook have teamed up to develop and launch the HTC First™, the first and only smartphone built to feature Facebook Home, which puts your friends at the heart of your phone. Facebook Home is the first mobile experience designed to give you your friends’ latest updates right on your home screen and messages that reach you no matter what you’re doing.
HTC First will be available for pre-order today for $99.99 with a two-year commitment and available exclusively in AT&T stores and online starting April 12. To pre-order, visit www.att.com/facebookhome.
The HTC First runs on AT&T 4G LTE, the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network.** In addition, independent mobile research firm RootMetrics® has published a special report on 4G LTE in the U.S. which notes that AT&T wireless customers in our 4G LTE markets that were tested by RootMetrics have access to the fastest mobile speeds on their smartphones. AT&T also has the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 288 million people.
“The HTC First will offer the best Facebook Home experience on mobile, right out of the box. That’s why we’re committed to this phone and making it exclusive in our stores,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility. “Because AT&T offers the fastest 4G LTE** in the nation, it’s the best network for Facebook Home. And the best device for Facebook Home is the HTC First.”
“HTC has a track record of providing beautiful hardware design, and of being first-to-market with smartphone innovations,” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation. “The HTC First continues that track record, providing AT&T customers with a unique home experience that puts a user’s friends and family at the center of their mobile experience.”
“Home is a completely new experience for your phone,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Founder and CEO. “With Home available right out of the box, you’re getting the best quality experience for connecting with your friends.”
Facebook Home brings your News Feed to the surface, immediately giving you the content you care about right on your home screen when you turn on your phone without having to open an app or access a mobile website. Just sign into your Facebook account and begin using Home – no need for download or configuration. Facebook Home connects you directly with your friends, whether it’s their real-time updates and newest photo uploads being streamed on your cover feed or the ability to chat with friends without jumping in and out of apps.
Facebook Home is built around your friends and puts them at the center of your phone:
• Cover feed: A constant, fresh stream of photos and updates from your newsfeed, cover feed is always present when you wake up your phone. It lets you stay up-to-date on your friends’ latest activities in real-time, all the time. You can swipe through to see more photos and updates, double tap to “like” a post and comment right from cover feed. To learn more about cover feed, check out this video.
• Notifications: Notifications from apps and friends appear right on your home screen. It’s easier to see when you have a missed call, calendar reminder or new message. Open a notification with a double tap or clear them away to see your Cover Feed. To learn more about notifications, check out this video.
• Chat Heads: The mobile messenger lets you jump in and out of conversations while you do other things, like watch a video and browse the web. Reply right from chat heads, or move them around if you’re not ready to respond. Plus you can send and receive texts and Facebook messages from the same spot. To learn more about chat heads, check out this video.
• App Launcher: See your favorite apps and post right to Facebook from the same spot. You choose what’s on your app launcher—press and hold an app then drag it anywhere.
• Instagram: HTC First is the only phone that comes with Instagram pre-loaded.
HTC First will be available in four colors: black, white, red and pale blue. The hardware is thin, modern and seamless, with soft edges to draw your attention to the updates from friends and family on the 4.3-inch glass display. Inside, the smartphone runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with the new Facebook Home experience and incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400 processor with dual-core CPU and 3G/4G world and multimode LTE so you can enjoy the richest content on AT&T’s blazing fast 4G LTE network.
For more information, or to pre-order HTC First, please visit www.att.com/facebookhome.