Thursday, October 10, 2013

My new toy

by Julie

And with this happy little device, I've stepped into the 21st Century!




I can't believe how far we've come from those first boxy bag phones! My parents had one -- back when they were called "Car phones" and came in giant leather carry pouches. My parents tended to be early adopters when it came to technology and they got one for emergencies. I remember thinking how cool it was. And how amazing that people could talk on the phone away from home!

My husband and I came later to the party and we tend to hold onto our phones for years beyond our contracts before turning them in. Same with the kids. In fact, it wasn't until recently that we started to realize that flip-phones are passe. Who knew?

Our eldest daughter and her boyfriend convinced me to try a Mac when I was in the market for a new laptop a few years ago. Loved it. When my PC desktop fried, I replaced it with a Mac desktop. I've since acquired an iPad for travel, and now I have this iPhone to replace my almost-smart android phone. It's been less than 24 hours since I got it, but I'm loving this little device already.

What I'm most excited about is that I can share information between my devices now, pretty easily. What I'm also excited about is that I can now email pictures! I'd been able to take them with my old phone, but the link to emailing never worked. And the final thing I'm thrilled about is that I can even use this phone to access Facebook. I know - I know - time waster! But I do like to keep in touch.

My old  phone originally had FB, but I had to disconnect it because it stole someone else's FB photo and inserted it as my face in phone-generated-emails. Don't ask me to explain it - I can't. All I know is that there was no way to change the photo so I had to resort to eliminating FB from my phone. As of right now, it looks like this iPhone is handling all my tasks well. Fingers crossed!

Is there any technology that you're particularly thrilled to have? Anything that's surprised you?