January 15, 2011

New Toy


My reading time has been eaten into a little bit over this weekend as I have a new toy to play with.

I have debated whether or not to get an iphone for the longest time - I wouldn't exactly call myself "tech savvy" and my partner is more likely to be the one with the new gadgets - but something finally caught me and I gave in to the iphone craze!

I have been learning the ways of my new phone (and grieving for some of the ways of my old phone which I did love dearly) but some of the gizmos on the iphone are keeping me happy - especially the applications that allow you take old time photos - very cool!

Are there any other applications that you would recommend? Are there any book/writing applications that are particularly good?

14 comments:

Jacki said...

The first App I downloaded was Ibooks, very clear for a small Screen enjoy your Toy their are plenty of fantastic Apps to discover.

Yvann said...

I am a big fan of Kindle for iPhone.

Frances said...

Scrabble on your iPhone also becomes pretty addictive. Good for you and your new toy! I just love mine.

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

I'm jealous.... I'm trying to decide whether to wait for my contract to be up before I get one or just go and get one. The first app I'd get would be the photo one you've just described.
Enjoy your new toy.

Brenna said...

I love my iphone. Apps I love: pandora, shazam and stanza.

softdrink said...

Words with Friends is pretty cool. Stay away from Angry Birds, though....what a time suck!

Karen said...

Hi Jacki - Thanks for the tip!

Hi Yvann - I will have to check that out.

Hi Frances - I think I am beginning to love it now - I can definitely see its potential! I'm still grieving for my old phone a little...

Hi Joan - My contract was up and my provider gave me the option of the iphone so I thought I would give it a go. They are way too expensive over here to buy I think.

Hi Brenna - thanks for the tips - I haven't heard of any of those.

Hi Jill - I've heard that!! Fruit Ninja is currently sucking my time!

Andi said...

I had an iPod Touch and I gave in and got an iPhone. Loooove it! Though I'm addicted to the games more than anything. Cut the Rope is simple, cute, and a total timesuck. :)

Michael Ward said...

Most major national newspapers have Apps for reading online content. Sure it's killing traditional print media, but it's completely awesome. I use the Globe and Mail App (being Canadian and all).

Karen said...

Hi Andi - thanks, I will have to check that one out!

Hi Michael - thanks for the tip.

antipodeanowl said...

Resistance is futile Karen! :P And lets face it, that app store is kinda rad huh?!

Becky said...

Congrats! I love my iPhone. My Goodreads app gets a lot of use, as does my life-saving MobileRSS application that allows me to whittle down my Google feed readers. I use that to scroll through posts quickly, star the ones I later want to comment on, etc. I also love my Fandango app so regardless of where I'm at, I can see movies playing in the area. I can't always catch films, but I like that I can keep up on them there!

Have fun!

Karen said...

Hi antipodeanowl - I'm definitely having fun exploring all the apps - although I'm trying hard not to get too caught up in it all!

Hi Becky - that sounds like a great app for the movies - I will have to check it out. Thanks!

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