Sunday, June 5, 2011

Unexpected perk of technology

Tonight two men from Church came over for their monthly visit with my family. One of them asked if I had Skype on my iTouch. I said I didn't, but I did on my computer. He had it on his iPhone and wanted to try it out. We very successfully completed a video call to each other--sitting about 20 feet away from each other!
While he and I made our call to each other, dh downloaded Skype to his iPad. Then he tried calling me. Because his iPad doesn't have a camera, I couldn't see him, but he could see me. I was really surprised to see my face almost full size on his iPad! On my computer my friend had been only about 4"x6".
Then dh had a sharp idea; he handed his iPad to the other visitor, who is an elderly man with limited vision. The man's face lit up and he told dh that was the first time he had "seen" me and I was prettier than he expected. Gotta love that man, LOL. Once we had that idea, the first visitor used his phone to call dh, then we took turns holding the iPhone up to our faces so our elderly friend could see our faces for the first time. He was pretty delighted and so were we.

Cool, huh?

1 comment:

  1. hi it's Amy. ~ Using Skype with iphone is interesting. I am installing Skype on my iphone now