¡Buenas tardes! How’s 2011 treating you so far? Good? Good.
I thought I’d throw up a (probably not so) quick post to share some possibly valuable information with all you
iPhone users out there.
Yesterday, I read a rumor on Twitter that there was some sort of 1/1/11 glitch in the iPhone’s native alarm clock. A glitch that would supposedly, said the rumor, cause the complete and total failure of the alarm to make any actual noise whatsoever at the designated time(s), rendering you (me) fast asleep and oblivious to the two children upstairs drawing surprisingly realistic marker beards on their faces outside world starting its day without you.
When I read the rumor, I kind of blew it off as being in the realm of, say, the Y2K prophecies, Obama is a Muslim, and cockroaches-hatching-out-your-tongue of yesteryear.
PEE-SHAW! I thought.
Until my alarm didn’t go off this a.m. And then neither did my husband’s.
And then, I posted a status update on my Twitter and my Facebook to the effect that, “OMG the 1/1/11 iPhone Alarm Clock Apocalypse Could Be Real HIDE YOUR KIDS, HIDE YOUR WIFE!” and got some feedback from other iPhone users saying, “OMG ME TOO. IT IS REAL. STOCK YOUR SAFE ROOM NOW!!!!!”
Anyway, I was just getting ready to call my cable company about activating the Emergency Response System when a really smart person whom I Follow or Like or Sub or Stumble or Group or Stalk or whatever is the 2011 Social Clique-ity Buzzword hipped me to the jive that her iPhone’s third-party alarm clock app was still doing its job, and she suggested I try my own third-party app before totally panicking and doing something rash.
Something, I assume, like digging my old-timey alarm clock out of the bin in the attic.
So, I did go to the App Store, and I did install a third-party alarm clock app, and then I tested it extensively, and guess what. IT WORKED! My iPhone’s alarm clock capabilities have been restored! National crisis averted and all that! HOORAY!
So, my recommendation to you is, go check out the App Store and find your own alarm clock app. Save yourself a(nother) written warning on Monday. You can thank me via my Amazon Wish List later.
There are a ton of free alarm clock apps to suit your needs. I personally downloaded Alarm Clock Pro, which did cost me 99 cents, but I consider it totally worth the money, since ACP is able to use my own iTunes music for alarm tones, meaning that now each and every day I will awaken to Lady Gaga belting out the sweet, sweet notes of “Bad Romance.” And that won’t annoy Rob at all.
Anyway, Happy New Year, y’all! Go eat some black eyed peas. And maybe get your safe room ready for 1/11/11. I’m just saying.