So, the iPhone is starting to feel normal. Does that make sense? It’s already making the transition from being this super cool gadget that I love, to being this computer I keep in my pocket.
Yesterday my wife was driving and I was sitting in the passenger seat. A reader had emailed me a question that I intended to reply to before then, but I had gotten distracted by all the podcasting problems I’d been having. I was sitting in the car when I thought “Crap, I need to email him back!” then I remembered…I have the iPhone in my pocket.
So I pulled the iPhone out, found his email, replied and that was that.
I have also found that I’m finally using iCal (on the iPhone at least) for reminders. I never messed with it on my Mac because I was always away from the computer, but with the iPhone, when I make an appointment, or decide I need to do something later, I just go into iCal and set up a reminder. It’s actually helping me quite a bit with my productivity.
If I have anything negative to say about yesterday it’s that I am noticing software lag. There is no “beach ball” on the iPhone, but maybe there should be, to let me know it’s working and hasn’t just frozen up. It doesn’t happen a lot, and when it does it’s only for a few seconds at a time, but you will notice it if you buy one, so I think it’s worth mentioning.
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