Jamie Morris recently dropped by this blog. He runs an interesting site called Business Mobile that provides news, forums, tech and travel guides aimed at mobile professionals. One particularly interesting post in his blog was the announcement that the iPhone has made it to the UK.
This got me to wondering if the iPhone is any closer to being launched in Australia. The most recent iPhone-related article in Australia I could find was speculating as to whether Australia would get the first 3G iPhone. I’m not too fussed what form the iPhone appears in, as long as it’s soon and doesn’t involve signing up to a horrendous plan.
It’s school holiday time again and that means there will be a lot families heading off on the ‘family holiday’. If you’re one of the lucky ones, that will mean a quick trip by road, rail or air to some exciting holiday resort. For the rest of us however, it will be the annual pilgrimage to visit Granny, 7 hours across state by road, to a small town who’s only attraction is, well, er, Granny.
For trips with these levels of tedium, ‘I Spy’ is not going to cut it. You’ll be at each other’s throats before you get clear of the CBD. In fact, if Dad is going to have to stop the car one more time, then by the time you get to Granny’s, the holidays will be over.
My tip for surviving these road trips from hell is to load up your iPods and mp3 players with a collection of audio books. There is a wonderful collection of free eBooks available at Project Gutenbury and if you’re a science fiction fan, there’s the Baen Free Library. You can use Text2Go to convert these eBooks to speech and transfer them to your iPod. You can take advantage of Text2Go’s free 30 day trial and not pay a cent these holidays.
Here is a small selection of the eBooks that are available.
Feel free to leave a comment and tell me your favourites.
For more great sources of eBooks, have a look at The Top 13 DRM-free eBook Sites.