It turns out my husband and children were conspiring to get me an iPhone for Mother’s Day, and as soon as they admitted to it we were out the door and shopping. Catherine came along as my iPhone expert even though she was SO sick – what a trooper! I made my selection and the nice young man at the AT&T store fixed everything up for me, even transferred my contacts to my new phone, put it in its new case, and carefully put the non-glare screen protector on for me. Then he spent about 30 minutes teaching me how to use every one of the pre-installed apps. When you know you’re going to be dealing with a male salesperson, always take a beautiful 18-year-old girl shopping with you. Service is lightning-fast and they will spend as much time as you could possibly want answering questions and demonstrating things they think might make them seem intelligent to the beautiful girl. It didn’t even matter that she was miserably sick and leaning against Aaron as if she might collapse at any moment. I had actually discovered this shopping tip a few years ago when I went Christmas shopping with my eldest niece and I HIGHLY recommend it.
Anywho, my eleven-year-old is even more attached to the iPhone than I am, and has already downloaded a few apps like lightsaber and ocarina. I’m downloaded some that I’ve heard good things about, like Couch to 5K, Pandora, something that tracks how many glasses of water a day you drink, an Italian tutor, epocrates, facebook, and tweetdeck, but I know there’s SO much more out there. What are your favorites? The ones you wonder how you lived without before? Please share!