Tag Archives: iphone

How to be Happy

A gloom can descend on Itchy Ankle at this time of year, when we don’t quite believe spring is coming, and we are still paying off the bills we ran up over Christmas. Dirty impacted snow lines the roads, the … Continue reading

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Advice for Apple on the IPad.

I bought my Apple Ipad a month ago and am surprised that Steve Jobs still hasn’t been in touch to ask me what I think of it. I did supply my email as my Apple ID after all. Anyhow, Mr … Continue reading

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Iphone, Iphone, take my call: who’s the fairest of them all?

I write from 30, 000 feet, thanks to the wifi service available on my American Airlines flight to San Diego via Dallas Fort Worth. The floating on air feeling is welcome, because the week since my vacation ended has been rather … Continue reading

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On becoming a geek

I struggled home last night from work at 9:30pm, laden down with an ipad, a netbook, a macbook and an iphone. I had had a very frustrating day beset by technical difficulties but I was sure I’d cracked it this … Continue reading

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Puddles, pillars and posts

Today I absent mindedly abandoned my laptop by the ticket machine at Union Station. I dashed back five minutes later and it was nowhere to be seen. Fortunately, someone had handed in at the ticket desk. Minutes after that, I dropped my iphone in a … Continue reading

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Ivy League? Lovely girl…

Doris, A quick note from California where I am this week. Stanford, actually. Ivy League. (no, not a friend of the late lamented Lillian Hallagan) I am writing this from a computer in the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto. … Continue reading

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Ten Years To Remember

The papers and tv channels are full of retrospectives of the first 10 years of the century–the noughties. Those who care for the official record can check out the decade in three minutes here but the Crone offers her own stand-out … Continue reading

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Keep the money–open the box

The Crone’s life is revolutionized by her iphone and her favorite app–Pandora. Pandora, for those who haven’t come across it, is a sort of digital deejay. You tell it one singer or song you like, and it puts together a … Continue reading

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Things to make your heart glad…

When the Crone was merely a teenage witch, she used to consider Red Hot Pokers a particularly common sort of garden plant, too garish and vulgar for her own refined tastes. Now she loves their prehistoric charms. Stay tuned—this time next year … Continue reading

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