Wednesday, March 02, 2011
WHY I LOVE MY iPHONE
He only recently started texting because it finally clicked that the best way to talk to the kids ( and to me for the most part) is to text them. I gave him my iPod touch when I got my phone and he plays with it all of the time. I think that eventually he will take the plunge.
When someone asks me why I like it so much, I tell them it is like carrying a computer in the palm of my hand. I can get any information that I want with a touch.
For instance, today I want to a yarn shop. While I was there, I could access the files on my pc with my phone because I needed to clarify how much yarn I needed for a project. Some yarns are packaged in meters. I think in yards. I have an app that allows me to easily convert this. Then, while walking out of the store, I saw a shawl draped over a railing. It had a tag on it saying the pattern, and the blog that it was found on. I touched the Bing search and spoke the blog name and in a couple of seconds I found the pattern and forwarded it to my email so that when I got home I could print it out.
Many of the radio stations that I like have apps and I can listen to them over WiFi at work. I can watch Netflix movies, track packages from UPS, read books, keep track of my meds, and weight watchers points, check gas prices to find the lowest price before I leave the house.
It is the best investment that I have made in a long time.
The new iPad 2 comes out on the 11th. I have been saving up to buy it. I always wrestle with purchases like this. I always think " there is better use for this money". And I'm sure there is, there always is. But I mostly deny myself most things because they aren't practical. I think that I will make an exception this time because I enjoy this stuff so much.
I hope that you have a good day. One more day until I'm off for the weekend. I can't wait.