I love my iPhone and can’t wait to upgrade to the new iPhone 6. Based on backorders though, it’ll be late November or early December before I can get my hands on one. Most CLNC consultants are probably suffering the same wait. But the burning question all my CLNC amigos have to ponder (while they wait) is whether we simply want a larger, faster iPhone (the screen on the iPhone 6 measures 4.7” diagonally versus the 4” iPhone 5s) or want the extra larger, faster iPhone 6 Plus, a so-called phablet (yes it’s a real word – Google it yourself) measuring in at 5.7” diagonally (slightly smaller than the 7.9” iPad Mini).
Let’s face it, it’s human to lose things and since most of us are human, we’re going to lose things. I’m not proud to say it, but on a daily basis I lose my car keys, my wallet and occasionally my temper. So far though, I haven’t (permanently) lost my digital camera, iPhone®, iPad®, laptop or sanity. However, I do assume that the day is inevitable that one (or more) of those will go walkabout.
There comes a time in the life and career of every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant when you will be faced with the question, “Shall I upgrade my phone or just my operating system?” Today I’ll address the new Apple® iOS 7 and the new iPhone 5s and keep it short and sweet.
Vickie and I have a friend who’s an Android® phone user. She’s inordinately proud of the fact that she can “trace” a unique pattern on the surface of her phone as her password or security key. She thinks this is much more secure than my 4-digit iPhone® combination number. But guess what, it’s not!
The tablet market keeps growing wider and broader with more and more entries. It’s becoming harder and harder to take the leap of faith into the market and choose any one. Many Certified Legal Nurse Consultants have asked me whether they should buy a tablet or a computer, and if so, which one. To be clear upfront – tablets are computers just like smartphones are computers. They’re just smaller computers with limited (for now) capabilities.
Tom may be Mr. Tech Tip, but I think the “techies” of the world need a real-world consultant like me. I find technology challenging, daunting and sometimes disturbing. For all the progress we’ve made moving forward, some things are even more difficult than ever.
Vickie always says, “Word of mouth is the best referral technique.” I find word of mouth works in other areas as well. For example, there are literally millions of apps on the market for the literally millions of devices that use apps. When I’m out and about, I’m always glad to meet another iPhone junkie and share tips, tricks and apps with them. Like all of you busy Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, I don’t have time to sort through the App Store, read all the app reviews and, in an insecure fashion, worry about how securely those apps will treat my private data.
I’m sure that almost every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant either gave or received a new electronic gadget of some type for the holidays. It may be an iPad or other tablet, a new iPhone or even a Surface tablet. But once the fun starts and you’ve learned how to use it, it’s almost guaranteed to run short on power.
Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be – But for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants It Can Be!
Hard to believe, but this is my last Tuesday Tech Tip for 2012. It’s been an exciting year with so many new gizmos and gadgets coming out. I’m sure every CLNC consultant has a major case of tech envy. There have been new models of iPads, iPhones, Galaxy phones, Google and Windows tablets and then, if that wasn’t enough – Windows 8 changes the desktop and phones. It’s been enough to make my head spin, and I can’t wait until Christmas to see what little goodies Santa leaves under the tree for me.
Our neighborhood has at least 5 bars – on my iPhone that is. But as I walk or move about in my car, or on my bike or Razor Pro Scooter, those bars come and go. Sometimes, depending on the wind direction and which leg I’m standing on, I can go from 1 bar to 3 bars and down to ½ a bar even while standing still.