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Hillary Clinton loathes iPhone autocorrect, likes Snapchat

Technically Incorrect: Appearing with Jimmy Fallon, the leading Democratic candidate reveals her tech proclivities.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Oh, Hillary Clinton loves Snapchat.

Hillary Clinton/Twitter screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

I want to tell you a secret: no iPhone owner is entirely happy.

There's always something that irritates. One of my iPhone annoyances is that when someone calls me, my iPhone simply doesn't ring.

For Hillary Clinton, however, it's autocorrect that makes her more annoyed than does a right-wing Republican.

I know this because she brought her iPhone to the set of Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Thursday night (full video below), in an appearance that just happened to occur the same night as the Republican debate.

She told him: "Their spell-check takes the word I'm trying to type and totally throws it out and puts something else in that has absolutely no meaning."

It is, as so many of my friends tell me, ducking annoying. It's like that child in class that always think it knows the answer and is right perhaps 30 percent of the time.

But what can you do? Technology will always insist it's right until it finally is. That would be when we are all robots.

All presidential candidates love to tout their tech proclivities. So the leading (barely) Democratic candidate insisted that she was a fan of Snapchat. In order to prove this, she whipped out her iPhone.

Then she and Fallon snapped as they chatted. Fallon showed her a little Snapchat trick that allowed for even more jollity. (See Fallon's crazy eyes in the shot above.)

You will either be amused by such appearances or treat them as the same fakery and puffery that all candidates believe they must endure -- or, in Donald Trump's case, enjoy.

Do people care more about whether a candidate knows their Snapchat or their Syria (Well, even the White House is on Snapchat these days.)

It depends on which people.

And some candidates are convinced that they'll win if only they can get those lazy, pot-addled, sleepy-eyed, microagression-sensitive, Snapchat-obsessed young people to the polls.