iPhone


More specifically, I guess, this post is for pre-menopausal women with iPhones. Over the months, I’ve gotten a few apps for my iPhone that do various stuff and nonsense. I just have to recommend iPeriod as a great application for tracking basically everything to do with That Time of the Month. They just upgraded it (again) with improvements and new features, and it’s gotten so good I kind of can’t keep it to myself anymore.

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Cute cartoon :-)

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Just because I bought an iPhone does not mean I want “Bonjour for Windows” and whatever all else you keep trying to push on me with your “new software is available from Apple” popup every few weeks.

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I’ve had my iPhone for nearly 4 weeks and I just love it. Two things have surprised me about it compared to my previous (Windows Mobile) phone – one positive thing and one negative thing.

On the plus side, the iPhone has no problem playing .wav files, but my Windows Mobile 5 phone didn’t seem to be able to do so. This, despite having a mobile version of Windows Media Player loaded in it. C’mon! The importance of .wav files to me is that our home phone service is provided by Vonage, which sends us our voicemails as .wav attachments to email (which I can check on my phone).

On the negative side, the iPhone doesn’t offer any UI for saving a phone number directly from anywhere outside the Phone application, to a contact. When you tap on a phone number in Safari or in an email, for example, it offers you a dialog to Call or Cancel. No “save”. My Windows Mobile phone could bring up a few options when a phone number was selected, including Save to Contact – and I could choose to create a new one or add the number to an existing one. Certainly, calling the number would be the #1 task. But I can’t believe that saving it wouldn’t be a close second, particularly a number you were sent in email. Yes, the workaround is to call the number, hang up, and then save it from the Recent Calls list.

The life of a slacker: yesterday I rode the Bainbridge ferry over and back, just for fun, with some friends who are visiting Seattle for the weekend.

Afterward, I met up with theCultFigure at another friend’s house for a cookout and oyster party.

I took a few photos with my iPhone camera. It’s funny, I never before considered carrying around a camera as part of my permanent purse stash. Having an okay-but-not-great camera in my phone is slowly making me more prone to snapping casual shots while out and about.

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I’ve installed WordPress for iPhone and am testing it out!

I was pleasantly surprised by all the thoughtful and varied comments you folks left on my post agonizing about the new iPhone. Thank you all!

In the end I decided I had enough rationalizations to pull the trigger and just get one on Saturday after theCultFigure and I had run some other errands. I won’t bore you with those rationalizations.

So far? I like it :-)

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