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Off Topic: New Tech in the C-W House

The cheese-wearing household has ditched our landline telephone. It’s been a long time coming. We had a landline and a cell, and we started looking at prices and we could have two cells cheaper than the landline/cell combination. Add to this, my old school 2GB ipod was on its last legs, and Chuck had been wanting an ipod of his own. So we took the plunge and got two cellphones. We were able to get 2 iphones at a really cheap deal and we love them.

Of course we’re at the “Look! New Toy!” stage. I’ve downloaded some of my music collection. Chuck’s taken pictures. My general ringtone is the theme song from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (surprise, surprise). The ringtone for when Chuck calls me is the theme from Star Trek: TOS (surprise, surprise).

We’ve even been playing with some different apps.

So here’s my question: What apps do you find to be the most used on your cell phone? Which apps turned out to be overrated?

Upgraded to OSX Lion — Need Some Suggestions

I upgraded to OSX Lion this weekend. I really like some of the features included with this upgrade (like the new Mail, and Mission Control). But, in upgrading to Lion, my Microsoft Office for Mac 2004 is no longer compatible. Reading some of the discussion forums, it sounds like the newer Microsoft Office for Mac is a little bit buggy with Lion, so I’m not sure I want to purchase it.

So, is this the right time to say good-bye to Microsoft? If so, what productivity software (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations) should I get?

Open Office?

iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)?

Google Docs?

Something else?