Electronics & Gadgets

Loving my iPhone

A month ago, I purchased my first iPhone and my life has been considerably less hectic since. It’s an iPhone 4 32GB in black, and it’s also the first mobile phone in my life that makes me waited for almost a month.

A typical day in my life with my iPhone looks like this …

Starting from the basic – alarm, e-mail and music

I wake up at 6:15am to the alarm ringing tone on my iPhone. I grab it and hit the snooze button. Ten minutes later, the alarm goes off again and I begin to wake up for the day ahead. I shower and get myself ready by 7:10am. Then, I wake up my son for school. He usually takes ½ hour to drink his milk and change into his uniform. During this time, I have my coffee and scan my office e-mails via iPhone. I read all the important e-mails at home before I leave.

I get into my car and plug the iPhone into the car mount. I begin to play songs in my iTunes library. It’s about 15 minutes drive to Little Edison’s school and another 15 minutes to my office. This half an hour is the most relaxed and enjoyable time of the day for me. I listen to my favorite music and I enjoy the drive to work every morning. It’s so peaceful.

Surfing the web

It’s something that I do everyday. Prior to iPhone, I used my laptop to access the web. Now, I can just dish out my iPhone, tap on the Safari icon and begin surfing. Websites look exactly the same as in a computer. I check for news updates, read blogs and shopping websites on my iPhone.

Social networking

In the evening, I logged on to the Facebook apps in my iPhone. I can upload pictures instantly from my iPhone; it’s the perfect, fast and easy way to share pictures and connect with my family members in Malaysia. I read messages and status updates of my friends too.

The babysitter, well, yes!

Everybody says that iPhone is our newer generation nanny, and I tend to agree. I’ve a few phonics ABC apps in my iPhone. Whenever Little Edison is bored (and when I’m still busy), I dish out my iPhone for him. He loves playing with my iPhone. Somehow, I find it’s so amazing how this iPhone can charm children of all ages. To the mothers, it comes in as handy as our own personal nanny. I just have to love it!

Looking up for directions

I bought a GPS apps for my iPhone. I tried it on several occasions and it is so accurate! Besides giving turn-by-turn instructions, it also prompts me on ERP and speed cameras. Whenever I turn on the GPS, it takes less than a minute to track my current location. I can search by road names and even postal codes.

Taking pictures anywhere

The iPhone 4 camera takes 5 megapixels still pictures with optional HDR setting and a built-in LED flash. With HDR option, the camera automatically captures three photos with different exposure levels. Then, it layers the shots together to create a single photo that combines the best elements of each shot. We can choose to have both the regular and HDR photo appear in the Camera Roll.

 I tested the HDR option the other day. Here are two pictures taken with and without the HDR option. I love the convenience of taking great pictures with my phone!

Photo 1: Normal photo without HDR

Photo 2: With HDR option

On top of what I’ve mentioned, I can watch YouTube videos, read e-books, check the weather, purchase new songs and watch movie previews on my iPhone. The days just go by so much smoother when I have this kind of convenience at my fingertips! I love my iPhone, and there I said it again.

 

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Sin Yee
    October 11, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    glad you like the iphone like i do! by the way, what GPS app did you buy ? i need one too but the prices seem steep.

    • Reply
      Emily
      October 11, 2010 at 1:07 PM

      Hi SY,
      I bought the NAVFone, cheap cheap one, $9.99 only. It’s just for emergency use, in case I’m lost in directions. On weekends, 99.9% of the time my hubby drives… Kekeke! So I turn on the GPS just to play when he drives.

      If you want better ones, you can try PAPAGO (highly recommended in the Hardwarezone Forum) or TOMTOM (the higher rangem but kinda ex). But I think NAVFone is good enough for light users.

      Yup, I really like the iPhone.. should have bought it much earlier.. 🙂

      Btw, were you at Universal Studios two weekends ago? I thought I saw you, but I wasn’t too sure.. Thus, I dun dare to walk over to say HI to you… I was also rushing becos the weather was killing me 🙂

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    Sin Yee
    October 11, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    yes yes i was! i thought i saw edison zzz in a stroller but not too sure and thot a bit weird if i walk up and ask are you so & so *shy*

    i should get that GPS for emergency in use as well. thanks !

  • Reply
    Pauline
    October 12, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Hi Emily

    Can share which phonics ABC apps are good?

    Thanks,
    Pauline

    • Reply
      Emily
      October 14, 2010 at 1:26 PM

      Hi Pauline,
      You can seach under “Education” and “Top Free”… Those are the apps that I’ve downloaded for my boy… The two apps that he loves most are ABC Free and ABC Phonics.

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