Monday, 15 February 2010

There's an app for that...

Hi all!

First of all, let me say hello to my lovely new followers *waves* Hello! Thanks for following my blog, I hope you enjoy reading my ramblings!

Now then, I'm sure many of you already own one, or something very similar, but I just have to talk today new iPhone! It did take a lot of convincing of Paul that I really did want one, that I would use it and it was worth the 24 month (gulp!) contract, but he finally relented and last week my lovely, shiny black iPhone was safely in my clutches. I have to be honest and say the phone and I didn't get off to the best start together, with it taking 3 hours to get set up. Now, I'm not great with technology, that I'll happily admit, but I followed all the steps and they just took sooooo long. I persevered however and boy am I glad I did! I can read my emails, keep up to date with Twitter, Facebook, Folksy at any time of the day, wherever I am. Whilst I love my laptop, it is so great to be able to catch up on emails whilst I'm in the queue at the supermarket. I know people complain about today's culture of always being on call and available to be contacted and I can understand that, but for me, I love now being able to update Twitter or send an email whenever I like.

Whilst I know I can check emails and the internet on many phones (I certainly wobbled in my phone decision when I saw the lovely pinky-purple Blackberry!), but what really swung it for me was all of the apps that you can use on the iPhone - there are over 100,000 available to choose from. There are apps for news, education, business, weather, games,reference, music, social networking - and many many more categories! I have chosen the Cat Translator, so that I can convert Barney's miaows into English, the Ocarina (blow into the microphone and the phone becomes the instrument the ocarina), a food diary to help with my diet, a Starbucks app so that I can get my coffee fix even if I'm in a town I'm not familiar with and a few more. Some are free, some cost upwards from 59 pence. I think they're great, really useful and lots of fun.

Which apps would you recommend?

Thanks for stopping by,

Kate x

PS - as I am now so contactable, you can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Folksy. Look me up!


  1. Sounds like you're having lots of fun with your new toy, Kate! I haven't succumbed to the temptations of an iPhone yet, but one of these days I may! I love the idea of a Cat Translator :)

    Kirsten x

  2. yey! I am glad you are loving it :D
    I can't live without mine!

    Here are a few that I would recommend ...

    iPeriod Ultimate ~ very good for keeping a note of dates and how you are feeling.

    Shazam .... if you hear a song on the radio or playing somewhere and you want to know what its called, this great app will recognise it and tell you what it is!

    Hope you like them :D

    Love Maria xx


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