Kezzie posted about technology the other day and I realised I felt more strongly about it than I thought. the charging hole (?) on my phone became damaged so I upgraded earlier this year, and ended up with a fancier phone and a larger data allowance for not much more money (I still pay less than £20 per month). I know I am behind the times, my own mother laughs at me for not being on whatsapp, snapchat and instagram, my older niece and nephew roll their eyes at me whenever they ask what games I have too.
So, I decided to use more of the features on my phone and it has been brilliant so far. I love lists (who doesn't?) but I dislike having paper hanging about the place. So Dan suggested I start using Keep, it's AMAZING! I can keep all my notes, recipe ideas, pantry and grocery lists right there, edit them easily and know I'll never forget to to take them with me. Notes that are active are highlighted in different colours, and notes I want to keep but don't need to stand out are just in black and white. So simple, so useful. Speaking of simple, the calculator and timers are in daily use and it means there are two items I don't need to keep just for a single job now.
Castbox is my other most used app, mainly to listen to Gretchen Rubin, but it's good for finding other podcasts too. Chromecast, for tv, rabbit videos, and James Tarkowski interviews. It's YouTube, but on my telly, magical.
I don't like to have my phone in the bedroom, but I do like to wind down with some relaxing sea sounds - during the summer we just open the window but I love the sound of a pebble beach and we don't have that here. If you ever meet me and want to shut me up then just play some sea sounds and I'll be asleep in about two minutes.
Then there's the camera, the nice size screen, the phonebook that's easy to edit (not the case with my last phone), the maps that updated quickly enough to let us know we'd be ok to trundle home on the motorway when the clutch went the other week, and of course Toby Ziegler gifs.