Thursday, April 4, 2013
Trying to figure out my new toy
With my books almost ready for publication, and the consequent need to be able to blog, e-mail and otherwise promote them at odd times of the day, plus the need to navigate to unfamiliar destinations now and then, I finally took the plunge and upgraded to a smartphone this morning. It's very nice - a Samsung Galaxy Note II, big enough to serve as a small tablet computer in its own right. Its large screen allows my aging eyes to see what's going on, even if I don't have my reading glasses to hand when I need them.
I've never used a smartphone before, so I'm still trying to figure out why the damn thing's beeping, burping and blapping at me at odd intervals as I try to enter my contact list. I'm going to switch off most of the apps that came preinstalled - I've no desire whatsoever to have them running in the background, doing heaven knows what while I'm blissfully unaware. I'll run only a very few of the ones I need.
If any of my friends try to call me over the next couple of days, please forgive me if you're cut off unexpectedly - and please excuse any exclamations or expletives you hear from my end as I try to figure out this thing. (If I'm speaking Zulu, that means I've really lost my temper with it. No, I won't translate!)