One Year of Firsts: Get Apped Up

Day 90

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ~Arthur C. Clarke

Let me just admit that until 6 months ago I probably had no idea what an app was.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, you'll catch on. If you do, then I know, I know. I'm very late to the game.

In my continuing effort to embrace technology this year I just upgraded my Blackberry, which means I'm now on it full time, every minute of the day. My phone and my e-mail are now on the same device. Brilliant, but someone needs to invent a surgical snap so I can literally attach this thing to my hand. (I feel like I just hit warp speed. Beam me up Scotty!)

Now I want apps.  Today I started downloading my first with some help from photojournalist Brian Iacone.

Too bad there's no app for cook dinner. There is one for order dinner!  I like it. 

Know a great free app I should have?  Hook me up.  I'm ready.

Lu Ann Cahn is an Emmy award-winning journalist who's been in the biz for more than 30 years. She's survived motherhood, breast cancer and chasing down bad guys. Now, Lu Ann's trying to complete a year of "firsts." Can she do it? She'll be posting daily here on

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