. I leave that to Husband, whom I sometimes call a geek, but that's usually to cover up the fact that I don't know what he's talking about. I often refer to our laptop as "the machine" and the remote, well, it basically looks new to me every time I use it. You get the idea.
As Baby S' arrival loomed ahead of us last fall, I was in need of a cell phone upgrade. Husband suggested the iPhone and I said why do I need one of those newfangled contraptions. On one of our long "lets urge this baby along" walks, we stopped by the Apple store in the Meatpacking District.
What can I say... I fell in love. From the ipod capability, the Internet at my fingertips, the not too shabby camera, to watching Youtube videos, to (oh yeah) the phone calling, I was head over heels. And my personal favorite? The apps... oooh, the apps. Immediately, I started downloading, and I haven't stopped since. I may soon be entering a 12 step program.
Here are some of my favorites:
(takes your stored music & lists which bands in your collection are performing in your area)Shazam
(can't think of the name or performer singing in the background? turn Shazam on and it will tell you)
(*thanks to my super talented friend Dennis Yuen for turning me on to this one!) -
takes your photos and changes them for a bunch of different looks & compositions.NPR
(for when I'm feeling smart)
(for when I'm feeling dumb) Baby S also has her favorites:Peek A Boo
(cute little animals & the noises they make)Bab Bab Lite
(kind of bizarre yet mesmerizing "rattle")Baby Flash Cards
(cause it's never too early to work that little brain!)
And my latest app? The iKidNY
. Just downloaded for $2.99 this morning. This tool allows you to look up the closest changing tables, indoor/outdoor activities, subway elevators and kid-friendly restaurants, based on your location. Created by Laura Serebrier Paul, a NYC mom who realized a need & went after creating a solution (nice job, Laura!
), the tool seems easy to navigate, and I can only imagine will be useful as we're out and about with Baby S on the weekends.
Now, if AT&T could just stop dropping my phone calls...