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  1. xgravity23
    December 7, 2008 @ 9:51 am

    We’ve got our eyes on his and hers iPod Touches, so I’m glad to hear how much you like yours. I’m really looking forward to having a paperless calendar and note-taking system!

    One question, though: Why wouldn’t you want your email accounts to be synched? Couldn’t it be bad if you haven’t read an email or thought you sent/didn’t send an email?

  2. Lorraine
    December 7, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    Well, perhaps most people would like them sync’ed and at first it did really bother me. But I’ve come to find that I really only use my iPod for reading the email and rarely write emails using it. So because of that, I tend to delete a lot of my emails off of it. So I imagine that if everything were to sync, I would either 1) constantly be deleting things I wanted to move to an off-line folder or 2) be constantly annoyed by a ton of emails in my in-box. It’s just easier for me, personally, to keep the two Mail programs separate. I’m not sure how all of this would work if you are syncing your Touch up to a PC, however.

  3. xgravity23
    December 7, 2008 @ 11:30 am

    Couldn’t I just use Safari to check Gmail and not worry about downloading emails to the Touch? Is that what you mean by “deleting a lot of emails off it”?

    There’s talk of a stimulus package for Germany that would give each adult 500 Euros to spend as long as you put in 200 of your own. If that goes through, we’re buying iPods. 🙂

  4. Lorraine
    December 7, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

    Well, technically you could, and once again the mobile site from Google is superb. But I like that Mail can be scheduled to automatically check all of my email accounts and is thus more centralized for checking all of them at once. It also will alert me to new messages without me needing to leave the Safari app open for Gmail to do it automatically. I suspect that my issues have to do with the differences between IMAP and POP servers since my other account doesn’t have that issue. I just haven’t had time to look into it…

    That’s awesome on the simulus checks, though! That’s what I used mine for this summer: the new computer/iPod combo. Which was great since my old laptop had harddrive failure.

  5. Lorraine
    December 7, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

    And as a side note, since I forgot to answer your other question, what I mean by deleting emails off of it is really just clearing out my in-box. I tend to use my in-box as a To Do list, so often clear out old messages once they’ve been taken care of.

  6. aya
    December 7, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

    oh, thank you for enjoying the Shadows app!

  7. Lorraine
    December 7, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    @aya: Well thank you for such a cool way to tell a story! Any plans for a new one?

  8. Nate H
    December 7, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    Ah yes! Very helpful entry because I’m now the proud owner of an iPod Touch as of last weekend.

    Last night I bought one of the third-party protective sleeves at the Apple store. There were so many choices that it took me a good 30 minutes to process all the advantages and disadvantages that each design offered. It was nuts!

  9. Nate H
    December 7, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

    Also, I’m still undecided about how important a protective cling for my glass screen is. ($15!)

    Is the advantage more about scratching or smudging? Because isn’t glass fairly resilient?

  10. Tina
    December 7, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

    I’m loving my IPhone! Can’t wait to check out some of the Apps you listed. I’ve got a really handy one, Grocery G. Love it. It totals everything for me, even tax. I know a head of time how much to bring to the store, on a budget. Also, as I add to cart, there is a different total letting me know the cost of what’s in the cart as well as the cost of what’s on my list.

  11. Lorraine
    December 7, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

    @Nate: Congrats! I thought I saw you with one at the meeting… I left the plastic coating that came with it on the screen after slicing off the bottom part that went over the Home button. Although, I’ve heard they’re pretty scratch-resistant, so I doubt you need to worry about it if you found a good case. For the case, I found a nice Belkin one (on sale!) that allows full access while protecting both the screen and back.

    @Tina: Ooo! That one sounds really handy too! I’ll have to look for it. I’m loving the customization that the apps allow, but now it makes me really wish I had broken down and gotten the iPhone. Oh, well! maybe next time…

  12. Wade Beavers
    December 7, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

    From all pof us at DoApp we appreciate the feedback on the myLite and are glad to know that its a handy application for you. Happy Holidays!

  13. aya
    December 8, 2008 @ 9:32 am

    @Nate H – i’ve bought the film. i think it’s great. took it off after a year to get new film put on, and my iphone looks so new! i think it’s worth it to shell out $15, considering that it’s an expensive device and a scratched screen makes for uglier viewing. i don’t have any other protection, though. maybe if you always have a rubber case around it, no point in getting the film.

    @Lorraine – yes, i do want to do another story. maybe something with sound, or tilt. have to write it, first, to think about the appropriate way to craft the interaction… it’ll probably take me until the summer, again.

  14. Lorraine
    December 9, 2008 @ 12:58 am

    @aya: You’ll have to let me know when you do… 😀

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