A smartphone – why would I need a smartphone?
We never even use our land line.
I can remember a time when – if the phone rang at night – everyone froze.
A call at night could only mean one thing: bad news.
These days, I use my cell phone to send/receive calls and text messages.
Isn’t that enough?
Mom mastered the computer – she could send e-mail and was a wiz scanning and sending photos.
She was hi-tech.
Dad? Not so much.
Forty years ago, learning how to use a computer was a lot like learning to climb the sheer side of a cliff.
Tough, painful and scary.
I was sure I wouldn’t make it – but then, there we were at the top – and there was no going back. Tech has evolved, and is quickly taking us right along with it.
Do I really need a smartphone?
I decided it was time to find out.
My smartphone arrived this week.
First reaction: Wow – why did I wait so long!?
This is an amazing tool.
Easy to use.
It pulls all of my information together in one handy tool: e-mail, text, phone, photos, the Internet – everything.
Now – wherever I am – I am connected.
Phone quality is excellent.
But – could I read anything on it?
Turns out – I can.
When the GenealogyBank Blog post arrived in my inbox today – with one click I was reading it.
Simple, easy and I could read it while sitting in the car waiting for my wife – I didn’t have to be home reading it on my laptop.
This is going to be handy – a real time-saver.
Would I be able to read a GenealogyBank newspaper article on my iPhone?
Turns out – I can!
Here is a marriage article I pulled up about one of my cousins.
Wow – this is so clear and easy to read.
With a swoosh of my fingers I can easily enlarge or reduce the image.
Searching is a snap.
Going hi-tech is a lot of fun too.
How are you using your iPhone?