Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Boomer Love Affair With The iPhone

Truth be told, I’m not exactly a techy kind of guy. I’d much rather be spending my afternoon in the great outdoors than wasting my time in front a computer screen. So, as I’m sure you can imagine, when I got the iPhone this year for Christmas, I looked at it a little funny. I had always had my basic little cell phone – it made the calls I needed it to and as far as I was concerned, it served its purpose. I had no idea how I’d ever get use out of this advanced little gadget that had been handed to me in a perfectly wrapped Christmas box. 

Well, everyone- it’s only been a week now, and to my surprise (besides my very first fishing rod) this phone has become the coolest thing I ever laid my hands on. I mean that. Honestly, it does it all.  

After a lot of playing around and mingling with some younger folks in my family, I’ve figured out how to make so many things in my life, so much easier with all these apps that I’m not sure how I ever lived without. To mention a few, I’ve just downloaded the ihandy level to do some odds and ends around the house, the ESPN app to keep up with the scores and news on all my favorite sports teams and even connected to my bank to pay my bills online and for easy access to all my account information. 
Through what they call Facetime, I now even have a way now to connect with my family and friends who aren’t close by – which is my favorite part. I get to talk to them AND see them – all on this one little screen. 

From a flip phone to a smartphone – I guess you could say, I’m a changed man. I’ve got the whole world at my fingertips and I’m not missin’ a beat!

Keepin’ up with the times,
Flyin’ Free

1 comment:

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