Putting every possible communication and appointment reminder in your iPhone or smartphone can leave you chained, if not enslaved, to your device’s every beep. Ever check your texts when sitting in the dentist’s chair? Having a need to check your device frequently can leave you feeling frazzled. While it may be impossible to eliminate your phone altogether, it’s important to have device free times of the day, just for your peace of mind.
Facebook is convenient for catching up with your old 8th grade boyfriend, but it becomes inconvenient when your 8th grade boyfriend has, unbeknownst to you, decided to lead a life of crime. Your updates may let potential criminals on your friends list know what time is best to burglarize your house. Updating after your outings is not only safer, but it will give you more details to share.
Twitter is convenient for planning your next flash mob strike, but it becomes extremely inconvenient when your favorite rock star goes on a bender at 3am and begins texting pics with messages like, “This look funny 2 U?” To prevent this kind of sleep disturbance, turn off your tweet apps before bed and quiet time. Don’t worry about tweet emergencies at night. If friends and family are using cell phones for tweeting, they also have 911 service.
4. My Mac
When all is well, Macs are great. They have a nice screen to look at, great built in speakers, and as long as your bank account is full, it allows endless access to all the media you like. But every so often, the operating system inconveniently changes, and the support for it completely discontinues. If your don’t pay close to $80 to update the system, the os is unable to update or use iTunes with iPads or iPhones. Whether you update or not, let this be a lesson to always keep back up cds of your music library. Also, keep an extra $80+ dollars around for a new os.
5.DVR digital video recorder
Whether it’s a favorite show or a show your only mildly interested in, it’s convenient to use the DVR to record an entire TV series and never miss an episode. Unfortunately, there are times that every machine inconveniently has its issues. There is nothing worse than getting all of your TV snacks together and settling in on the couch, only to find that your DVR didn’t record. It’s better to stay home and watch the real housewives table flipping in real time rather than depending on a temperamental DVR to record. Shh. Let’s hope it didn’t hear that.
“The Early show” by cbsnews
“Mac OS X 10.4Tiger” by wikipedia