Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Shade: Samsung v Apple

Posted: September 20, 2012 in Videos
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The shade in this commercial is delightful. Love how they are holding the place in line for the parents.

Perfect Tweets: September

Posted: September 15, 2012 in Tweets
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Cool: iDUCK

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Tech & Design
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iPhone Love: Screenshots

Posted: July 11, 2012 in Everything
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It’s been about 6 months since I’ve had this iPhone, and I couldn’t be happier…well, you know what I mean.

I barely use my computer these days (sorry gchat friends), as everything really can be done via apps.

But what I really can’t get enough of is the ability to screenshot my screen. It has taken my shade and sleuth game to the next level. Sending conversations and maybe blogging them has never been easier.

LOVE: Tiny Tower

Posted: February 12, 2012 in Everything
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I love this phone, I love this game and building this floor made my year.

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Lenny Kravitz Is On The Telephone

Why is this so hipster amazing / epic? A house phone, OUTSIDE? I’ll calm down now.

iPhone x Polaroid

Posted: May 4, 2011 in Tech & Design
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LIKE: iPhone4 Covers

Posted: January 17, 2011 in Tech & Design
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This is actually AMAZING. And I sorta regret giving up my i4, because I surely would have nerded it out with the Lego one below. LEGOS. LEGOS.


Hmmm: Thick iPhone4

Posted: November 25, 2010 in Tech & Design
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I like where this is going…it’s different.

Smartphone Dramz

Posted: September 13, 2010 in Everything
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You may know that I got an iPhone 4, but you may not know that I returned that shit after 2 days.

I had been eagerly awaiting the time for my renewal to get that beautiful and wonderous iPhone, perfectly bidding my time to see if the September conference would reveal a new update or something ground breaking that would prolong my time getting the new phone, but a much worth it wait.

Nope, no updates about the iPhone at the conference, but that didn’t change my intense desire to leave the world of the blackberry. The device has become so common that I no longer felt special with my bb, and the iPhone was the best differentiator…or so I thought.

I get the phone on Saturday, and I love it already. I’m talking, truly madly deeply. And then I set up my email on it, and realized that it didn’t fetch the email immediately. And as a former blackberry user, I had been so accustomed to immediate gratification that I was refreshing every time I was bored.

That wasn’t too bad, I mean I guess I could get over it. But wait, I couldn’t because waking up in the morning to no emails waiting for me felt too foreign. I’m important, I get emails all the time. OK, I’m actually not, but emails make me feel that way and waking up to none is like being stranded on an island.

And speaking of waking up, I began to miss that my blackberry would wake me up with the alarm even if it was turned off. That is something the iPhone could not provide for me, which meant charging it all night. Not something I want to do.

And let’s not talk about the typing and the keyboard, my big, clumsy hands and their autocorrect robbed me of so much autonomy that I got frustrated just using the touch keypad. Yup, I am a control freak. And the inability to personalize the different sounds and vibrations for each type of alert (text, phone, facebook, other) took it to another level.

Those are all things I could do on a blackberry and not an iPhone. So I returned it, paid a restocking fee and now have to go through the process of getting an AppleCare refund.

Was it worth it? To be honest, yes. As I don’t have internet or tv, I am in agony over not having that wonderful internet tool, the iPhone. I miss it everytime I want to read the NYT science section on their app or when I want to easily check the weather or when I want to hear something on Youtube.

But I have to remind myself that I couldn’t keep that phone because it really only frustrated me for what matters most, and that the other perks were great but that I shouldn’t fixate on them.

So now I remind myself (at least 5 times a day):

You would have dropped that phone and shattered it, it was a heavy brick that isn’t as easily replaced as an iPhone.

You miss BBM, Gchat, Gmail and Google Voice that are not accessed via mobile interfaces on the web.

You enjoy your battery life, and know that charging your phone at all times is not the bidness…and you would forget your charger everywhere.

If I don’t keep those things in mind, I get really upset about giving up that phone. And frankly, that is sad. There’s no way that smartphone drama should have such a profound impact on my life. But then I realized how much technology is important to me, and that my laptop and smartphone are extensions of me. I need devices that enable my OCD/neurotic and controlling nature.

Fuck aesthetics, I need the utility to prevent me from myself.