A month or more back, I was up for a new contract with my cell phone company. So, being as I could, I dropped them and flocked to AT&T to see if the iPhone was worth all they hype. It’s nice, I won’t lie. If I want to get online, as I am currently, I have to sit in a corner of my home on the floor to steal internet from the neighbors. I am essentially in time out. So, in the in between times, I check email etc. with my phone.
When I approached the salesman at the phone store, I asked him to show me the fun details of the phone. He assured me that I would become addicted to it in no time. This has not been the case entirely. I really like it, I do. but I am not addicted to it as I was my previous phone…yet.
The apps are the best part of the phone. There’s a gazillion different things you can do with the phone, talking on it is rarely one of them. I won’t go into detail explaining what an app is. I’ll just say they are like icon shortcuts on your computer’s home screen to different programs. Here are my favorite, so far. Choosing seven was rather easy, as I have very few to begin with.
I guess I have to name this one. I use it, but compared to online facebook, it is atrocious. I tried the chat feature for the first and last time last week. I think maybe one third of my posts went through.
6. What’s On
I don’t have cable, therefore I have no TV guide channel. If I wanna know when reruns of Friends or That 70’s Show are on, I use this.
This is a logic type game. The Max rules at it. I hand the phone to him to play it when we are standing in line for a good amount of time. If you do download this app, turn the sound off. It is most annoying.
4. At Bat
Have I mentioned I have no cable? So, if I want to know the Minnesota Twins score, I check this. Not the same as listening to Circle me Bert, but informative just the same. To end your confusion: Bert Blyleven, a retired baseball player, is a television announcer for the Minnesota Twins. Every game, people bring giant signs begging the man to “circle” them with that crazy TV chalk. Bert came into the restaurant I work at the other week, most thrilling celebrity moment for me so far at my job after Al Franken
3. Gratitude Journal
It’s a diary, more or less. In shorthand form, you write what was good about your day. I don’t love it yet, but in a year, I might read old posts and get nostalgic. I get nostalgic way too easily, it’s a fault of mine
YES! I have not been on instant messenger for over a week. I don’t use it quite so much since facebook added their effed up chat. But I think I am going to quit facebook chat and use AIM exclusively. And when someone Im’s you, you get a text. IM me! —> pilverkb
I would bet Scrabble is the board game I am best at. The only person I have ever played who gives me a challenge is my dad. He lives 1700 miles away in Seattle, so now I can play against a computer, who knows every word in the dictionary. I lose a lot. But when I win, I feel like a big happy nerd.
Not a twitter fanatic yet?
I heard on the radio that 65 percent of people who sign up for twitter do so to check it out and then never return. At this point, I am one of the 65 percent.
I FORGOT PANDORA!!! (nix facebook and put Pandora at #1)
i love the facebook app!
i’m on it ALL day! its amazing!
AND another way you could check the twins score is get the twitter app and follow the twins.. it updates after ever run!
Welcome to the world of the iPhone. I can never go back again. Pandora and Facebook are the best apps for me…so far.
I love my shiny beautiful iPhone too. I’ve had a bunch of smart phones and this one’s got some little annoyances but it’s still miles better than any I’ve ever had.
7. iHandy Level (it’s a bubble level!)
5. Weather (I watch the local, plus Disneyland, New York, Palm Springs and San Francisco)
3. YouTube (I would say Kindle but I’ve actually barely touched it)
2. Tweetie (upgraded from using Twitterrific, it is my most terrible addiction)
1. Google Maps (I relied on this on my old phone, but the iPhone version is even more amazing in comparison)