1 EAGLETON NOTES: An Apple Man Am I

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

An Apple Man Am I


I've succumbed.  It has been said that when Apple sell you a piece of equipment what you actually buy is a brand  into which you are forever locked by loyalty.  I can see that is the case.  Fed up with the vagaries of Windows and lured by the quality and beauty of the Macbook and its seamless operating system I succumbed in 2010 and went the Apple way.  

So far as a Smartphone was concerned however, because of the problems with the iPhone 4 Gaz went the HTC way after returning his iPhone so so did I.  Unfortunately, despite my satisfaction in many ways with the HTC, the way it showed contacts and the many problems synching data led me soon to became dissatisfied.  So one of the first things I did when I got back to the UK was visit Glasgow's Apple Store.  They really do know how to do things!  I came out a complete Apple Man.  I have used an iPod since they were steam driven to carry the music of my my 1300 or so CDs between the UK and NZ.  This, I understand, makes me a law breaker in the UK because, although I only have music on my iTunes and iPod for which I have a CD (ie no pirate music), it is still unlawful to do that.  Silly!

So now I have completed my Appleship by buying an iPhone and an iPad.  The latter will replace Samantha (the trusty Notebook) who remained in NZ with young Catriona as her new friend.

My Apple Family
I have discovered that the iPhone is brilliant and that Siri is unbelievable - and I really mean that last word. I can recall the first attempts at voice recognition software.  This is something quite beyond anything I had imagined.  I'm sure there could be another post on this at some time.  What I can't understand is why I haven't realised its existence and its full capability before now.

Does anyone need an iPad?  It'll be very handy not to have to cart the Mac around everywhere all the time but, let's be frank, what has need got to do with it.  Noone actually needs Apple....... until, that is, you have Apple.  

PS Note that I still keep a good old fashioned diary.  I have my appointment diaries going back to the year dot (and every address book since I was a child) so I think I'll not be stopping that now.  

12 comments:

  1. Welcome...
    Love my Apple suite too - took me a long time to find it all but no regrets and no going back :)

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    1. I thought of you when I was buying it and again when I was posting this. Chuffed that you have been the first to comment!

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  2. As an old Hewlett-Packard guy (the name itself sounds ancient - "Hewlett-Packard") I've been poo-pooing Apple for years. Then I bought my wife an iPad for Christmas. Now I'm praying daily for lightening to fry my HP's motherboard.

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  3. Goodness me Graham - I am leaving well alone. Borrowing your satnav for next week is high technology enough for me! Please dont mention "Apple" infront of my computer and printer - Windows and H.P. printer will get into such a snit and you will be back here trying to put it all right again and again and.......

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  4. I never had the opportunity to get closer aquainted with an Apple and compare it to what I have; but it's always great when your appliances work well together, so congratulations to you!

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  5. Singing Apple Man to the tune of Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time) by Elton John...

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  6. Well, you certainly are set up. Hubby has an ipad and we love travelling with it.

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  7. James says all need now is an iMac.

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  8. Ha! I am totally sold on the iPhone and I just upgraded from an iPhone 3S to a 4S. Siri can't differentiate between my two youngest children, "Ben" & "Bec", and will only call or message Ben. Siri continues to tell me that Bec doesn't exist!! I have an iPod nano - a gift from my kids for my birthday last year.
    I would love an iPad & a Macbook Pro but my budget won't run to that, let alone the new software all in Mac version. I'll just have to be satisfied with my HP for another year or two!

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  9. oh, well, guess I'll lumber along with my PC.

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  10. Thanks for your comments all. Apologies for not responding individually and more speedily. I seem to have got lost somewhere along the line last week.

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