The phone dilemma

I have a two year-old iPhone 4 I need to upgrade.

The iPhone 5 is out of the picture because of the different form factor. My Mophie won’t work with it, and there aren’t any cases for it yet.

This morning, I went into both an AT&T store and an Apple store. Apparently the only iPhone 4S I can purchase is the 16GB. This would be a significant downgrade from the 32GB model that I’m currently using 26GB of. Furthermore, because I’m using my mom’s upgrade, buying a new iPhone at the Apple store would mean that my mom’s line would be deactivated until I ran over to the AT&T store to reactivate it.

I’m taking this as a sign I should finally make the switch to Android. What should I get instead?

Boom: iPad!

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The logic that finally pushed me over is that I can use it as a second screen while traveling.

Which apps do I need to install?

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Milestone: this is the first car I’ve ever purchased, and I paid in cash. It’s a 2006 Audi A4 3.2L Quattro Turbo with the full nine yards, including heated seats front and back, sunroof, fancy seat lights that go on when you open the door, and even a voice memo recorder built into the door (I suppose that was innovation in 2006).

The decision now: is it an upgrade or downgrade to put a Yakima rack on top?

New kit: MacBook Air

After much deliberation: 11″ screen, 128 GB flash drive, 2 GB memory. Initial observations: it’s so light and applications load in half of a heartbeat. Here’s hoping for an epic battery life.