24 January 2013
No longer an Apple rebel...
For years I have rebelled against the Apple stampede...
While the vast majority of my family and friends have been using iphone etc
I've been using Android & Windows technology and for the most part been really happy with them.
My reason was that I did not want to conform to Apple "just because everyone else was",
because as far as I could see there are lots of disadvantages to it.
But alas I can no longer call myself an "Apple rebel" any longer,
for I have finally succumbed...
Last year while Abbie was sick (and for an early birthday present) I purchased myself an Ipad.
I hummed and harred for months and months about what type to get and eventually settled on an Ipad over an Android based one.
Solely because I was sick of missing out on all the cool apps by being an android user!
So I thought I'd give the Ipad a try and see what all the fuss was about.
Then literally about an hour after I got home I discovered that it was not compatible with a few of the learning websites I use for Hannah because they are flash based websites.
That was one of the main reasons I was interested in a tablet in the first place
So boy was I peeeeeeeeved to find that out!!!
I ranted, I seethed and I regretted big time not buying an Android based tablet!!!
... In other words my Ipad and I had a very rocky start to our relationship!
(Yes, that sounds ridiculous to me because it's such a first world problem, but that's still how I felt).
Anyway cue 6 months later and my Ipad & I have regained equilibrium in our relationship.
I love having a tablet.
And my Ipad is never far from my side...
In fact, it's probably to blame for much of my blogging slow down over the past 6 months, because I don't use my laptop nearly as often!
It's definitely to blame for the fact I haven't used my SLR camera as much as I should have been recently - because it's so convenient to take & share photos from...
But none the less I really enjoy having it and I've been reading more books than I have in years.
Despite the fact we have become besties though, I've continued to fester a few little niggles about it.
Mostly it's inability to be compatible with my phone & laptop.
Which means no music, calendar or app sharing.
So today, many years after what seems like the entire planet, I have just got my very first iphone...
Do I think that Apple is the better technology for the money?
Don't get me started!
But I have succumbed none the less...
Here's hoping this will streamline my processes a little more!
It better or I can see rude words in my future...
And we don't want that now do we ;)
Any other "Apple rebels" out there, or am I all alone on this wee island of mine?