[From Matt] HI I use my iPhone for Business and Pleasure. I work on a Small Team Of Specialist Officers who require realtime updates for working Logistics and Group messaging to ensure everyone knows what they should be doing or who they are looking for. In the same hour I’m taking a FaceTime call to my daughter and playing the latest update of Angry Birds game….
[From Neil Lund] I use my Samsung Note 3 for everything from gaming, media, new, music and social network consumption to work communications via text, video chat, email, voice calls etc. I try to use my smartphone for everything I can possibly do with it.
[From Evelyn] I use my iPad for taking notes and school work. I also utilize Rosetta stone app on my iPad to learn Japanese because i want to live in Japan and work internationally. I have an iPhone and Android (best of both worlds) which one allows me to manage my life and family (iPhone) and the other allows me customize and show my personality with my device along with mobile gaming, movies, and music.
[From Mike] I have an android device, so how I use it? Well, I like to load all kinds of after market systems, aosp roms, ubuntu touch and stuff like that. I also uses lots of beta stage apps to try out new things. As that device is my sole device,I also use it as my daily driver. What I do the most on it would be to check out social medias and fetch email and read some books. That’s about it, hope it’s satisfactory. Thank you.
[From Agham Mejia] I can say that my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been a great workhorse in the past 10months of ownership, and it does get put through its paces getting me along my (work) day.
The Note 2 starts off tethered to its power source receiving energon overnight, to wake me up with 100% battery and a 3-minute smart alarm *snooze* then ultimately popping me up to the beginning of “Run Baby Run” by Garbage.
From there, power is now supported by the stock 3100mAh battery while going through each and every message notification filling up the top bar of the screen. I’ll sort through my messages via the native email app, as well as through my Yahoo and Gmail apps.
On through a (hopefully) quick scan of my Twitter feed via Plume, where I’ll either favorite a post or retweet. Next, on to Facebook and Google+. Been finding lately that I receive more alerts on Google+ amongst social media apps. That’s my wakeup phase.
During the commute to work, my Note 2 stays idle plugged into a patch cable to the audio system, singing out my music catalog from the music player, and controlled with my bluetooth headset (LG HBS730).
Through the course of the workday I’ll run the gamut of communicating via phone (which is where the LG bluetooth headset comes in handy) and text messaging (Textra). With emails alerting me throughout the day, replying on the spot keeps me going without having to resort to returning to my work laptop. Even better is having to utilize the multi window/split screen to go through files, pictures, etc, to incorporate in my message. This is where the S-pen is such a compliment to the features of my Note 2.
Of course I have to eat, right? Usually I’ll have cravings for a variety of foods, so Yelp becomes my best friend, with the help of Google Maps (especially for planning out my commute home).
By the end of the night, my Note 2 is about 25% in juice remaining, which does get me through a 16 hour day. The only drawback I have is my carrier’s data network. Once I am off Wi-fi, the signal juggling can reduce the battery further. This considered, the phone is as good as a weak data signal.
I finish up the night with some Flipboard reading, social media checking, and setting the alarm cock before plugging my Note 2 for some recharge love overnight, for in a few hours, we’ll do it all over again!
How fascinating how the evolution of the smartphone has come along. And to think, 7 years ago I was rockin’ a Palm 700p…but that’s another story.
[From Jack Korchinski] For years now I have been avoiding the iPhone and have been using Blackberries and Androids. I have always used an iPod since I have a lot of music and am unable to fit it all on the iPhone. However, once my HTC One X stopped working, I got an iPhone to replace it and have been very happy with it. I hated trying to sync my music and contacts with third party applications and am happy to be able to use iTunes to organize all my data. I use my iPhone primarily for music, for email, and as a calendar for my classes at school. Being a student, I could not afford the 5, so I bought the 4s instead which fits my needs perfectly. I also take photos and play the occasional game. The app store is phenomenal compared to the Android as I have found that the quality of the apps on the iPhone is significantly better. Overall, I use my iPhone for both business and pleasure, and it has made things much easier than the Android or the Blackberry.
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Coming back on the flight last night I noticed a number of people using their iPads as mobile entertainment, in addition there were two people who were working on their iPad Mini devices using bluetooth keyboards. I have one and I find it useful, they work great and I find I can be productive using them. They may not necessarily be a full-size keyboard but they are the next best thing, they are a good size and I am able to attain good typing speed using them. It’s amazing just how productive we can be using our mobile devices, in this case the iPad.
[From Nick] About 75 percent of the time I’m on my iPad or iPhone I’m reading social sites. Mostly google+, since it’s so easy to multiple circles for typical social media garbage. More importantly though, I also have circles for news, a circle for tech news sites, artists, musicians and a couple others. That way it’s a tool for keeping up on things more important than who just had another baby. The other 25% of the time I’m either playing around in garage band, or some music making app. Or watching basketball via the game time app, or watching video on YouTube.
[From Andy] So. I use my iPhone to organise pretty much everything in my life; social, work meetings; emails; note taking and so much more. Evernote is my go to app. I use it daily, snapping pics of documents in particular. The fact that it makes the text in a photo I’ve taken searchable just blows me away. I take social pics regularly too, posting them on Instagram or Twitter mostly. I also read my Twitter feed at least every half hour. Other apps like Flipbook and Feedly also get a regular hammering.
[From Scott] I use my iPad to teach in my classroom. As a band director at the high school and middle school level, the students and I use the iPad constantly through the day: tuning (Cleartune), metronomes (Time Guru), practice (SmartMusic), rehearsal planning and multiple teaching tools (APS Musicmaster), program administration (Google Docs, Google Drive, and Dropbox), audio recording and playback (GarageBand), classroom management (Attendance2), multimedia projection (Keynote), on-screen computer control/projection (Doceri Desktop)…among more “normal” uses such as email, internet, and messaging. My iPad is an invaluable tool that has changed the ways my students and I learn to play instruments.