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Apple fangirl trying to go Android

My sister had an Android. Every time I saw her use her swype keyboard I got green with envy. So I decided to put aside my pretty iPhone and give an Android phone a fair go. I was able to get my hands on the newest Nexus phone so that it was a fair battle – iPhone 5s vs the Nexus that was most recommended by people who I trust. Here’s my experience setting up the phone and using it for a couple weeks.

(experiment took place in the fall of 2013)

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FlyGate and the YouTube hall of fame

After watching FlyGate last night I started Googling all my favourite YouTube videos. It’s hard to imagine that YouTube has only been around for four years. Amazing how many people have become celebrities because of YouTube. Without further ado, here the top 5 that I never get bored of.

Kiwi – If you don’t shed a tear at the end of this animation, then you have no feelings. Also check out this Mad World version of Kiwi. It’s even sadder than the original…

Back Dormitory Boys – I nearly peed my pants when I saw this the first time. The Boys went on to make a series of these videos, followed by live “performances” on talk shows around the world and became Pepsi front men in their native China.

Evolution of Dance – Admit it. When you saw this, you tried half the moves and failed miserably.

Will it Blend? – Brilliant piece of viral marketing for Blendtec blenders. This YouTube series has been on air for nearly 3 years now and just gets better with time. My favourite has to be the iPhone episode for pure “What were they thinking?” value. And no, it did not blend.

Potter Puppet Pals – For the “They have too much time on their hands” chapter. Still, pretty freakin funny! Especially after a couple shots of vodka.

My (soon to be) new toy

iPhone 3G S
iPhone 3G S

For nearly two years I’ve watched with envy as my friends used their iPhones. My company only supported Blackberries so I never had a choice to get a shiny new iPhone toy of my own. Until now! When the new iPhone comes out in Australia on June 26, I’ll be the first in line! Thank you Optus for being flexible and letting me have an iPhone but remain conntected to Hollard’s exchange.

Before you think I’m a completely un-tech-savvy (is that a word?) silly girl who wants an iPhone for purely esthetic purposes, I will set you straight. Yes, it’s pretty, but it’s also a valuable business tool. Here’s just a couple ways to how I could use my glittering new iPhone:

  • I could use the video capture feature to film my psycho cat Dolores and hyper dog Hektor chasing each other. Hilarity always ensues. I can put the video on YouTube, get 10,000,000 hits, turn the animals to movie stars and make millions.
  • I could become addicted to some of the billion apps in the App Store, thus inspiring me to build an app of my own, selling a few million of them in the App Store and make millions.
  • I could use the handy Magic 8 ball app to pick Lotto numbers, play those numbers, win and make millions.

See? It’s a no brainer! The iPhone is fun and pretty AND it’s a valuable business tool that sure to make me millions.