Thursday, September 20, 2012

iOS6 & iPhone5 - Apple's back!

Even after the loss of Steve Jobs (rest in peace, and thank you for changing all of our lives), Apple is still going on strong. The Rainy Day Reporter is here to update you on their newest progress.

iPhone 5 - Apple's iPhone 5 looks pretty similar to the iPhone4S, until you look closely. The screen is longer and the phone is thinner. It comes in two colors each, and the above shows you black and slate. According to Apple: "It's made completely of glass and aluminum." It's also got 4G, and it's coming to your favorite networks: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint now. It'll also have Apple's free software, iOS6, built in. It's lighter than the 4S and 4 before it and it's faster. The current price range? $199-$399, but TRDR thinks its worth it.

iOS6 - It's free, and can be downloaded onto iPhone3G and after (Although 3G won't get Siri). We've tested it out on our own iTouches & iPhones, and we've got to's pretty cool. A downside? They deleted the YouTube app and Google Maps. A plus side...Apple's got it's own new map program, already installed in. (Psst, you can get those individual apps on the app store, but they aren't the same as the built-in kind Apple deleted.) Panorama camera is now available and it works MUCH better than other apps you can get. Siri's better, too! You have the option of answering a call, reminding you later of a call, or replying with an automatic SMS to the caller. Facebook is now integrated into the system better, so it's easy to share. There's also 'shared photo streams,' which means you basically select photos you want to share and just email/SMS them to certain recipients! So much easier than uploading the photos to your computer or emailing a lot one-by-one. There's also FaceTime over cell networks, letting you FaceTime anytime anywhere. An updated interface for music, app store, iTunes, settings, and mail finishes off the upgrade.

Overall? 2 Thumbs Up!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


This post is dedicated to Ronan Thompson, a three-year-old little boy who passed away due to neuroblastoma in 2011. Taylor Swift wrote the song 'Ronan' for him after reading his mother's blog post*. She performed the song at the "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon on Friday night. Since then, it has gone viral everywhere.

Rest in Peace, Ronan, and all the other cancer victims. Please pray for the children and adults going through this as well as their loved ones. No one deserves it. Let's find a cure <3 br="br">

*Maya Thompson writes about her son here.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

best conditioner for all types of hair!

hey everyone, it's the TRDR Team!(:

Recently I've been searching for the perfect conditioner. I have pin-straight hair that doesn't really ever give me problems, but I still want to make sure it's healthy, shiny, and flowing like those TV commercials! Recently I've come across a really great conditioner for frizzy, dry, straight, curly, healthy, shiny, dull, and every-other-type hair.

Suave Professionals Sleek Shampoo 
In my eyes, it is undoubtedly the best conditioner I've ever tried. On the bottle it claims that it's for 'dry or frizzy hair' but mine is neither and it still nourishes it. In less than a week of using it, my hair is already naturally softer, shinier, and doesn't tangle as easily! Look at that! It's really amazing, and I'm happy with the results. You can purchase it here really cheaply! I recommend this to anyone that's searching for a great conditioner.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Another ShoutOut...

To Gracie, a member of our TRDR Team!
Unfortunately, her dog Higgins passed away this year as well. Please send all your prayers her way. He was a great dog and will really be missed.

Monday, September 3, 2012

trdr reunion

hello everyone!
It's Evy of the TRDR Team. I met with Gracie, the other TRDR author, this week. (: It was a lot of work...but fun! (: We miss her and her little brother a bunch!