After years of just saying no, I have finally entered the world of iPhone users.
I had a phone that technically could have been a smart phone, but I didn’t want to pay the extra whatever it was just for e-mail access. I enjoyed being cut off from my e-mail whenever I was away from my computer, and was happy to not be one of those people that was always glued to their phone, either playing with one of their apps or searching the web. Considering I still mail in most of my bills, you can see that sometimes I like being old school.
However, my phone ““ which lasted almost four years ““ has decided to start acting wonky. I couldn’t hear people unless it was on speaker, which doesn’t work too well when you’re in public, and the buttons were sticking when I tried to send text messages. It was all very annoying. I need a smart phone now for work (I needed one for work when I was a freelancer, but refused to take the plunge), and I finally decided to go with the iPhone 5. No Verizon store in California had them in stock when I went in almost two weeks ago, so I had to wait. Finally, it arrived today.
Almost all of my friends and family members have iPhones, so I’m used to them. I know how they work and what some of the most popular apps are. However, I want to know about the hidden gems”¦what is the app you can’t live without? Which ones are worth the money? What’s the best free app? What do you use your iPhone for most of all (e-mail, GPS, games, etc.)? Let me into your world and give me a crash course in how I can best optimize my experience!