December 1, 2011

I Love You, Siri!

When I bought my last cell phone, smart phones weren't yet dominating the market. I was among those who didn't consider it necessary to have 24/7 Internet access. I scoffed at the idea that I would ever even use such a tool when I most of my time was spent at work or home, both places I already had the Internet on laptops. So, I opted for a "dumb phone."

If you've followed my blog for a while, you already know how much I loathed that phone.

A few months later, I received an ipod touch as a birthday gift from my very generous parents. I was instantly in love with that little device and found it hard to go anywhere without it. As reluctant as I was to become a slave to Apple, I have to admit it happened very quickly. I learned very quickly that there were only two things in life that would make my ipod touch better:
  1. Internet access without using wifi. Because, let's face it, there are plenty of times when it's nice to access the web when you're not at home or work. And because of the asshole firewalls at work, which don't even allow me to check my email muchless Facebook.  
  2. The ability to make phone calls. Why carry around two devices if one could do both jobs for me.
(And then my ipod touch was stolen, making my live devastatingly incomplete.)

Fast forward to this past weekend when I, finally free of my cellular contract, was able to switch providers and get myself an iPhone 4S! Oh, the bliss!

If you haven't yet had a chance to meet Siri, the digital personal assistant, you should really get acquainted. She's uber helpful. Like, if you want to schedule a meeting, she'll put it in the calendar for you. If you want to hear a specific song or artist in your itunes folder, she'll locate it for you so you don't have to waste precious seconds searching through your folders. She'll remind you to pick up milk or use a coupon the next time you walk into the grocery store. Tell her what you want to say, and she'll update your Facebook status for you. She will even transcribe a text or email for you while you do more important things, like drive. And if you want to hide a dead body, she'll give you all sorts of suggestions: mines, metal foundries, swamps, reservoirs, and dumps. See? Super helpful! 

And she refers to me as Princess (because I asked her to).

She's pretty much my new best friend!

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