Category Archives: Gadgets and gizmos

Siri-ously phone-y

Have you ever taken time to ‘speak’ to the voice in your phone??? Here is what Siri had to say…..the best/ worst/ most idiotic questions were answered with an icy cold tone…’I’m sorry Manisha, I can’t answer that’ ! I think I managed to annoy an automated answering service!


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Dude, where’s my car?

Yes, we have a large, yet limited memory bank…..we must declutter regularly to make space for new information. Shopping, travel, duty… require a vehicle..which needs to be parked……and we need to remember where we left it—-or do we???? we do NOT!!! our son stepped out of the car (he drives when he is with us) at a busy mall with multiple- level parking and casually clicked a picture of the car, along with the identifying pillar it was parked near!!!! he repeated the same thing at the elevator we got into……..I’m sure people all over the world are doing it……aren’t you????? do not fill your CPU (human brain) with momentarily-required memory recalls…..happy clicking. Thank you to our child for widening-our-horizon.


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iPhone 6s vs iPhone 7

Our child has realised that we have scientific minds that fortunately/ unfortunately need proof for anything and everything…. since we have 5 iPhones in the family (3-6s,2-7), he demonstrated that the camera in the 7 is far superior to the 6s, especially when the surrounding illumination is less…. this pic was taken in our home…


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Pre-order iPhone 7

  • This is applicable only if you want/ need a new phone!
  • I am always attached to things that have been of use to me for any length of time
  • When a living being or object have shared even a moment in time with me which was memorable, I do not want to get rid of it…ever!!!
  • My iPhone 5 was gifted to me (forcibly, with lot of love and persuasion by my guys)….I loved my ancient Blackberry…..”I think berries are better than apples, I protested! I am a doctor and you both want me to keep myself away from me,”, I babbled on…..I kept the old phone but fell in love with the Apple of my eye…..
  • My phone is a necessity since I travel alone to meet my better half…or leave him for a while, as we have some periods of forced separation due to our professions (no, we would not have it any other way…each has a world and identity the other fell in love with 22 years ago)
  • My iPhone 5 is dear to me..we have fought for our rights, raised our voice, murmured sweet nothings …in sync ….to send a virtual token of love, or video chat with the child or the better half…..a lifeline…..
  • My 4 year old phone can not withstand a 24 hour cycle without recharging….I have started putting off the wifi and 3G/4G when I travel to save the battery…..I love it but we need a backup now…
  • The better half saw an advertisement for a 1/7 price cut online…and it worked….the iPhone 7 has been pre-ordered….nope, the joy is not there(that is what I said to my 5)….I refused to trade in the older phone for a good value…it is invaluable to me and always shall be……..the pic below is meant to denote the attachment to humans, plants, Nature that grow each day…..

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iPhone 6s–hot and latest

Yes, the child has got an iPhone 6s the moment it was available. It is a gift from his parents for a summer job well spent and an excellent review and a future job offer earned. When a teenager earns enough to buy the latest toys, the parents decide he deserves it. To avoid the long queues and waiting ( unbelievable crowds the world over!!), it was pre-booked in transit from Heathrow Airport in London. Why is it better than the previous ones? Among the multiple reasons given by Apple, the best ones which appeal to the owner are :

  • 3 D touch….it senses the pressure with which you press the icons, opening apps much faster assisting you in completing tasks at one go at a speed better than ever before. 
  • 12 megapixel iSight camera captures pictures of a much higher quality.
  • 4K videos, worth their weight in gold.
  • For selfie addicts –the 5 megapixel facetime HD camera takes pictures which people can not frown upon.
  • Live photos.

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I’m not a fan of the red cover which came with it, but the phone is totally a smile-generating device. Enjoy 🙂


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