Sunday, 27 May 2012

Fone fling 1

So, I finally got myself an iPhone ('big 0' birthday present!) - mainly to keep up with the rest of my family, but just think what it will do: calls, messages, emails, diary, calendar, 'to do' list, web surfing, music, news, ebook reader.. oh yes, and camera too.  OK, it's a bit of an indulgence but I'm hoping it will become a real help to me especially because I'm deaf and find ordinary phones nigh on impossible to use.  For one thing, it means I can talk to my family (free) via 'Facetime'.  My daughter and I tried this and it was great - super clear picture, I could lip-read her and see her gestures.  It was actually better than Skype, which tends to break up a lot.

I have yet to fathom 99% of it but I did attempt a few photos during the week.  I thought it might be fun to 'dump' them on my blog every so often.  You can see whether I get more skilful with it as time goes on.  Since I'm used to a big heavy DSLR, it feels really weird.  So far I've taken at least five photos of my finger!

1. Indulgence at work on a hot day  - rhubarb pie and ice cream, thanks to my generous work colleagues
2. Spare action plans...that'll be Plan C then....
3. Exuberant little azalea in my tiny front garden
4. A reminder on a postcard
5. Building works at Salts Mill, making a grander visitor entrance
6. Family of geese on the canal, spotted as I walked home from work


  1. Haven't gone the smart phone route yet, so no pictures of my finger. My old phone just tends to take pictures of the inside of my pocket - too dark to see the last, lonely coin sharing the space.

  2. Before the iPhone - a long, long while before - there's myPhone! I'm hoping to take it along to the Antiques Road Show soon! No photos just crackly conversation.

  3. Congrats on your recent acquisition Jenny (and on your significant birthday). Great to read you are enjoying exploring the iPhone's many features - I switched to a "smart" phone late last year and have to say it is a fantastic piece of light equipment! May you continue to discover and enjoy the exciting new options awaiting the swipe of your phone's screen! Once again, thanks for sharing.

  4. Nice job with the iPhone photos. I have an iPhone -- an earlier edition -- and it is terrific for email and internet, but I can't take decent pictures with it. I think I will get the next version when it comes out in the Fall. It is amazing that we can carry a powerful computer around in our pockets.

  5. Oooh -- I've been wanting one of those. I have an old dumb phone.

    Love your posts of the spivs and the evacuee children. What a wonderful weekend this must have been.

  6. Happy exploring with the iPhone... and belated HaPpY hApPy BiRtHdAy!!

    1. Not belated actually, Francisca. Birthday isn't until mid June but I got my pressie early! Thanks for the kind thoughts though.

  7. I think it's worth it just for the fact that you can speak to your family so easily and clearly AND free on Facetime Jenny, that's fantastic. Birthdays with big 'O's can be scary, but eh! what can you do, enjoy!!


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