But I bowed to convention and allowed my younger son and dil to give me my first and only cell phone. It's a nice little Motorola with a few apps ( I later learned this meant applications, not a sleep disorder). It took me about a week to figure out how to answer it. I still haven't mastered how to take a photo. And the other day in a fit of boredom while Mac was in with the Doc I opened a music file to listen to some tunes...and then couldn't figure out how to turn it off. I finally did learn to pause it so that the others in the room didn't have to be annoyed by Lady Gaga...I did tell you my son and dil gave me the phone?
So my older son got a new phone last week. It's a Droid. I think I have that right, I know it's made by Verizon. So, he's spent the week learning about all it does. It does plenty. I keep hearing little shouts of "wow...look at what it does here!" So, it does things like showing fast food restaurant menus and nutrition values of each item; you can scan a bar code in a store and it tells you the price...but wait a minute...then it tells you where you can get it cheaper! It takes pictures that rival his professional camera and can find obscure music (complete with song name and artist) and then it plays it for you. You take your finger and move over to new pages and its GPS will show you where you are and a satelite picture of the exact spot. It gives you the weather and the temperature where you are standing. It plays a game with you when you are out walking. I think he said it was Escape the Zombies. It shows where zombies might be lurking and which route to take to avoid them. This is not something I would do, I don't do dark walking. This phone even hooks up to the internet and does things my computer can't do. Who knew?
I'm sure that when I next see him, I'll be hearing about yet another thing that his phone can do that my own phone can't. I hear from a reliable source that I have a wienie phone that I need to learn to master before considering a new model. But I'm telling you, when he comes in and tells me that there is a "load the dishwasher app" I'm going to be suitably impressed. Oh, and headed for the Droid store.