Hi. My name is Fred McKinnon, and I’m an Apple-holic.
Since I was first introduced to Apple computers at Georgia Southern University in 1989 … it’s all I’ve used. We’ve got multiple Macs and iPods … but the one Apple product that we’ve stayed away from was the iPhone.
I’ve wanted an iPhone for a couple of years. The reality is, AT&T’s service in our area is less-than-reliable. In our home, it’s essentially nonexistent. That won’t work for us. So I didn’t just want an iPhone. I wanted a Verizon iPhone.
So earlier this month, I finally accepted the fact that maybe another phone could be as powerful as the coveted iPhone … at least, until an iPhone was available on Verizon’s network. (the latest rumor is that this will happen in January 2011 … emphasis on the word, “rumor”). So Joy and I both got ourselves the brand new “DroidX” from Motorola, sporting Google’s “Android” operating system.
In my business, Google is a constant companion.
Earlier this year, at the prompting of Travis Paulding, our Tech Director at SSCC, I migrated all of my email accounts to Google Apps. After utilizing the powerful Gmail engine in Google Apps to power my multiple domains and email accounts, I asked myself why I didn’t do that a long time ago when Tony Morgan was talking about it.
So the courtship begins. I have a Google-based phone, a business that networks with Google, and an “all-Apple” computer system, utilizing all the Apple apps like Mail, Address Book, and iCal.
And somehow, all of these have to not just get along … but be in love.
Well, a few weeks into my Google/Droid/Apple courtship, I am proud to say that “love is in the air”.
Stay tuned for Part 2 for details on the courtship, including my Apps, and how I brought my Google Phone into a beautiful union with my Mac Address Book, iCal, To-Dos, Email, Music, Photos, and Videos.
Part 2 … coming soon.
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