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My Weekend of Handheld Computing

February 28, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve spent the past few weekends searching for a new apartment commuting to and from Portland, Ore., from Eugene, Ore.  Relocating is definitely a complicated process.  With my busy schedule and my many assignments, it is difficult to stay on top of everything while traveling.  However, it is probably a lot easier today than it was just three or four years ago.

I have an iPhone 3G.  This may sound cliché, but I don’t know what I ever did without it. I used the Craigslist application on the iPhone to research rentals.  I used the iPhone to call on the listings I found.  I used the iPhone’s GPS feature to navigate around the city

to each of the 10 apartments I checked out—and of course to Voodoo Doughnut (a Portland landmark).  I used my iPhone to find entertainment, restaurants and shopping near the hotel I stayed in.  I also used it to post Twitter updates, check my Facebook account and check my e-mail accounts.  And now I am writing this blog post from my iPhone while riding back to Eugene.

There are many other smartphones and handheld devices besides the iPhone that offer the same or similar features.  I just happen to have an iPhone and I love it.  It has been a convenient time-saver for me.  I use it multiple times per day for many different reasons.  It has made my life a lot easier!