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    Sitting here reviewing the forum on my android and wondering "why don't we have an app for the android and iPhone folks?"

    An app just to the forums making them more Droid friendly would be great. In the age of digital communication I really surprised more forums haven't jumped on the app band wagon. I'm not complaining just suggesting and speculating.

    What do you drod and iphone users think?

    Michael Gray

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    I have an iPhone, and have often gone online and viewed and commented on the site using the Safari browser on the phone. How would an ap be different? Just trying to learn.

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      I posted this from my htc evo which has an android os. What would an app do that I can't do with my phone now? Curious minds want to know. If there is a better way using an app,I'll give it a try.

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        Boy O Boy, this technology stuff is confusing!!

        Dave

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          Yikes! I am reminded of how impressed I was when my daughter said her boy friend gave her a CD for her birthday. For quite a while I thought she got a cartificate of deposit. I never was much with this technology. I don't even have a cell phone, so I have no idea what you're talking about Michael.

          Tom H
          http://beginnerscarvingcorner.blogspot.com/

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            Tom and Dave, I guess I am in the same boat. I did not understand what a "Droid" was until I asked one of my sons (both are IT specialists). I do have a cell phone but do not even have "texting" on it. To me it is a phone, if I want to talk to someone I call them. It has photo capability but if I want a photo, I have my digital camera. I might think a little differently about this if I were still among the working folks. I am retired and my sons have been unable to give me a good reason for morphing my phone into an android.........if that is the proper terminology.

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              Well right off I admit to using technology if it makes life easier.
              At 70 I bought my first Mac and then went for an iPad. Both have proved helpful. Especially the iPad when we went on holiday, maps that are idiot proof, used the iPad to locate accommodation books to read when I felt lazy. Kept up to date on this site. and so on. All this in a gadget the size of a magazine! Great stuff, so you other oldies, keep an open mind and give thingies a try!

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                My husband and I thought CD's would never replace vinyl. Now we probably have close to 200. Our grown kids have ipod,pads, whatever. How small is this stuff going to go? How strong of glasses? And will my brain explode from technology! Plus I don't think I want to be connected to so much information.I just don't want to know everything out there! Mystery is good sometimes. Simple is pretty darn good!

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                  Well, I admit I was hooked on technology when I still had a day job. Enough that co-workers were waiting to get my opinion on my newly acquired stuff to buy it...

                  But now that I am newly retired, I am giving my brain a break, and only bought a Mac, a couple Itouch, and ... ok, I still like new technology, but I'm trying to cut down on what I buy... ;-)

                  Gilles

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                    Originally posted by Sharon Dell View Post
                    <snip> And will my brain explode from technology! <snip>
                    That is a good one. I laughed out loud. All this time I thought it was coffee or other food on my keyboard. Now I know, it might be my brain exploding.

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                      Just maybe I get a little more carving time by not having all of that stuff. I don't even like the six people aroung me in the store using theirs, why would I want one.
                      I like the peace and solitude I guess.

                      Carve on, Tom
                      If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

                      www.spokanecarvers.com

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                        Originally posted by FishMan
                        That is a good one. I laughed out loud. All this time I thought it was coffee or other food on my keyboard. Now I know, it might be my brain exploding.
                        Brain I tell ya! Hahaha!

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                          It took me too long to jump into the 90s...when they were nearly over and done with...LOL. I am quite comfy with a computer/mac, but as far as I am concerned, cell phones are for making emergency calls...period. I am ticked that I couldn't find one without a camera on it...geez.

                          John, I am so impressed with your grasp of new gadgets....good for you. And I know you don't abuse it like some folks do...

                          I hate my cell phone and I can't understand the appeal of texting every minute...what could one possibly have to say, every waking minute of the day that anyone else would be remotely interested in...and I am sick and tired of dodging drivers on the highway, who are texting while they drive. **** it, I'd like to open fire on them and shoot their tires out!!!! They're all over the road while they text...

                          I can only hope it's a craze like the CB radio of years ago...the old buddy of truckers who mostly spoke to each other until the general public found out about it...then it went viral, as they say today...everyone and their brother had one. (including me) But it was mostly nonsense too. It lasted a few years and then the truckers got their peace and quiet back. Lord willing, this texting crap is just a craze and will die off....or maybe the theories of Darwin will play out and the dummies that keep texting while driving will take themselves out.... I just hope they don't take out a bunch of innocent folks with them.... sigh. no more margaritas for me tonight.....sorry.

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                            I have been following this thread with some interest and this morning read susieq’s thread. This got me to thinking about why I feel the way I do about the cell phone. I accept, sometimes reluctantly due to the learning curve, new developments (love my HD TV and Blue Ray).

                            Then, Susieq made me realize that this is an extension of my working life into retirement. We used to travel cross country and never think about the lack of communication. Now, it’s almost panic mode to head to the grocery store without the cell phone. When I was a law enforcement ranger, we lived in the park (paid rent by-the-way) and had a radio set in the house (at least two of these houses had the radio hard wired in and no off button). Diana was amazed that she could be listening to rangers working a traffic accident 200 miles away and I would sleep through it. But, if my call number was spoken I would instantly awake from a sound sleep and be running down the hall to the radio before she realized what was happening.

                            When I was a young ranger this was exciting. As the years passed I began to realize that most of the calls were mundane and it became more of an intrusion. I described it as an electronic leash. After becoming a Superintendent……well, Diana once called the office to get in touch with me. My secretary told her, “He left here saying, ‘there must be something out in the park that needs my attention’, and when he says that it means that he is tired of the office and wants to enjoy the park. “Ok”, Diana said, “I will call him on the radio”.

                            “Good luck,” she was told, “he often turns his radio off when he heads out like that….he’s the only one in the park that no one will fuss at if he does that! Even if he has it on he may not answer it….well, I guess he would answer you (park wives had their own call numbers).”

                            The cell phone is a nice convenience; but, I am not interested in the daily activities of anyone. I do like to chat with friends….but, to this old codger that means talking not texting. Besides, it took me long enough to learn to type with all ten fingers and the learning curve to do it with thumbs is just too steep.

                            The closest I am willing to come to cell phone texting is the Instant Messenger on my computer. This I enjoy, keep in touch with a couple of friends on WCI this way.

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                            • #15
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                              Dang! I don't even like to use my ol' black telephone. Seldom is the caller anyone I even want to talk to. When I do have to use it, most of the time I get to someones voice mail. I do have caller ID. I subscribe to the rule about E mails which states: "Do not open unless you know the sender". I don't answer the telephone unless I know the caller. And some times not even then.....

                              It's so cool to get old and grumpy.

                              Tom H
                              http://beginnerscarvingcorner.blogspot.com/

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