Obsession – August 10

This week I am obsessed with my new SMARTPHONE! Woo Hoo! I have graduated! This is my first smartphone! I love it, love it, love it, love it.

I went from this:

My “old” phone was the middle one in the top row – “a tiny brick” as I liked to call it.

To the HTC Rhyme – a nice, easy to use, beginner’s smartphone:

HTC Rhyme – photo from Amazon.com

It is a pretty nice phone. I love the deep plum color. It comes with a cool dock, ear phones, and a “charm” that you can use which lights up indicating a call, you don’t have to use vibrate, this is an option in lieu of vibrating or silencing the phone.

The accessories – photo from Amazon.com

My favorite apps:

Out of Milk – I have this on my nook as well. I have been using this app on my nook for over two months now. I tried it out yesterday with phone and I had a grand ol’ time scanning bar codes! I can sync up both devices to keep track of my lists and prices. It is nice because now Z can play on the nook while I shop and I don’t have to constantly tell him to stop running or get back to the cart. LOVE IT!

Photo from outofmilk.com

PicsArt – a photo app similar to Instagram. There are a lot more effects to choose from than I initially saw on Instagram. I haven’t full explored Instagram yet. You can share your pictures here, take pictures with the camera function, and much more. I plan to use this a lot and collect some awesome photos.

logo from plus.google.com

Google Maps – After 5 years, I still am not always confident in getting to the ranch (I am not usually the one driving), so anyway to get there is great! I have already saved locations to my in-law’s homes in Kansas, so it is a matter of a few clicks to get there from out house.

Google Maps – photo from plus.google.com

Color Notepad Notes – I can add these to my home page to remind me of things I need to do. Each note can be a different color, edited very easily, and I can make to-do-lists with them.

Logo from the google play store

Angry Birds Space – We have them all on the nook (Rio, Seasons, Regular, and Space); however, this one has been pretty fun and challenging. We cannot get enough Angry Birds – who can’t!?

Logo from Google play store

Others I have:

Nook to read my books should I choose to do so

Logo from Google play store

Instagram because you cannot have enough photo editing tools

Logo from Google play store

Flixster so I can know movie times, get reviews, and watch trailers

Logo from Google play store

I am sure there are many more I will get soon.  All of these apps were free. I can deal with advertising and what not, that doesn’t bother me.

I am just happy to finally have a smartphone. Well really wouldn’t the phone only be as smart as the user itself?