Saturday, March 23, 2013

Rats! I'm becoming one of those people...

I'm afraid that my recent neglect of blogging has been in part due to my new toy -- a smart phone.

I have been skipping time with the laptop and getting online info from my phone. Unfortunately, posting to my blog from my phone is not a pleasant experience. I'm either going to have to go back to bringing my laptop to work for my breaks or just deciding to spend the time to sit down and write.

The good news is that I am still able to follow all of you other bloggers and keep up with your regular posts.

I am going to have to make the effort to not become a person that is so attached to the world through his phone that it becomes on of those gotta have at all times kind of things. So far it's not too bad. Recently, I found myself on an airplane and realized that I hadn't even downloaded any games that I could play without an internet link! Smart phones apparently work better for smart people!

I have corrected that oversight and downloaded a few other apps, as well. I have to say that one of my favorites is the YouVersion bible app. A few months ago, Pastor Terry mentioned that there really is no good reason for most of us to not be reading our bibles daily; that with smart phones and tablets, we can have our daily bible reading at any time. Pick your plan, pick your translation, read daily!

I (of course) have the social media apps a few games and several that were on the phone that I don't use.

What are your favorite apps? What apps would make my life easier? Which ones will make me smarter?
I know that I am greatly under-utilizing the technology that my phone offers--and I'm okay with that. I'm certain that I'll learn as I go and as others share their experiences and knowledge with me. Until then, I'm going to be cautious about over-using my phone and becoming dependent on AT&T for all of life's most recent updates.

John <><


Mike said...

No smart phone no apps. I'm even considering dumping my cell phone. (or should I say my holler phone) I seldom use it.

Fran├žoise said...

Alas, I still manage with my old piller model and separate keyboard. So 2005!

Big Sky Heidi said...

I use a plain old fashioned cell phone. No bells or whistles.

John Hill said...

Okay, Mike (being an old curmudgeonly guy) having an ordinary cell phone that he's considering getting rid of doesn't really surprise me.
But no smart phones for the young ladies...I have to say that I'm impressed.

Amanda said...

I mainly use mine for the GPS function (just Google maps) because I don't have one in my car. I love it!

Bilbo said...

Apps are easier to use on a larger screen than most smart phones have. My most-used apps (other than e-mail) are the one that tells me when the next metro train is coming and the built-in camera (does this qualify as an app?) ... I've learned to use the camera to take pictures of books I eventually want to buy, rather than scrambling for a pen and paper to write down the titles and authors!