An iPhone education…General — By Shannon Schmid on October 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm
Sitting in front of me now is an adversary that is far scarier than a pile of books. It is – an iphone. And can I use my iphone? No. Can I make calls on it at least? No. Am I accidentally calling people while trying to enter their contact information in my new phone??? Yes. Yes, I am.
Honestly, it boggles my mind that a piece of technology not much bigger than a deck of cards, can do all the things the iphone promises to. And since I have lived the last month without a cell phone, I had plenty of time to research the options. I lost my old cell phone in the middle of September. Losing a cell phone is never fun, and I waited a good long time hoping it would show up again, but we were nearing two months without the phone – and it was time to give up hope. The iphone turned out to be the same price as replacing my old phone. So I figured, why not??
Well here, is why not Shannon… Technology doesn’t like you!! It will laugh at you while you read the absurdly tiny owners manual! It will mock you when you try to text your husband, but instead text the the dogs vet. It will gleam in it’s little black case, and taunt you with it’s impossible shiny-ness!!
OK, OK…I’m taking deep breaths now. I am a smart, resourceful person. I can do this. I can learn to master my iphone – and not let it master me! I will harness iphones many apps to make my life easier! I will approach this like I would a research paper.
I will find out everything I can…
Can you help?? What apps would be most helpful to a stay at home mom? What apps are the most fun? How did you learn to use your iphone? I’ll take any advice! Help!