Soooo . . . I finally got a smartphone. Yes, that’s right. If you’re just now joining us, I’ve been living in a state of total technological deprivation, using a VCR and a dumb phone.

But don’t despair! While I may still be using my VCR and watching commercials because my VCR remote is broken and I’m too lazy to get up and push the fast forward button, I am now the proud owner of a smartphone.

Yeah, yeah. As my friend Jill so eloquently put it, “Welcome to 2009, Mary.”

I’ll admit, I’ve tried to play it cool, like it’s not that big of a deal. But it’s possible I may have sat in my driveway last week, mere feet from my laptop inside, looking up movie times on my new phone just because I could.

After having a phone for almost two weeks now, I have my email and social networks all linked up. And last night, I downloaded Angry Birds for my daughter who has been pretending to play it on my old flip phone for months now. (Where did she hear about Angry Birds?! I don’t even know!)

But I don’t really know what other apps I should use.

When I first got the phone, I used the email app it came with, not realizing that my Hotmail was never going to synch properly unless I actually used the Hotmail app. It just didn’t occur to me. Of course there’s an app for that!

(And yes, I’m aware that I am one of approximately 42 people on earth who still use Hotmail and do, in fact, hate Gmail. Just put it on your list of things I’m weird about, like the VCR, being a fan of NCIS and never having seen Goonies.)

So, I’m here to ask you, my fancy phone friends: What apps should I download for my new phone?

What should you watch next?


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