50 Things the iPhone Replaces

50 Things the iPhone Replaces

The iPhone Replaces a Lot of Things

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With the next iPhone coming out later this year, I was thinking about all of the things my iPhone has replaced and it’s pretty amazing all of the things that really aren’t necessary as a result of its existence. Of course, depending on your model of smart phone, it probably replaces these things too.

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Five iPad / iPhone Apps That I Can’t Live Without

Five iPad / iPhone Apps That I Can’t Live Without

I love technology. I also love how technology makes my life a lot easier. I mean seriously, how did we ever survive without it?

I use my iPhone and iPad on a daily basis having installed a variety of apps that help enhance my daily productivity, make my life easier, or are just enjoyable. And yes, I have installed a few games. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have jailbroken my iPhone which has helped remarkably at making me more productive. But for the sake of today’s conversation, I’m going to focus on apps that are readily available in Apple’s App Store.

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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone or iPad for Added Functionality, Freedom, and Productivity

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone or iPad for Added Functionality, Freedom, and Productivity

Breaking out of Jail!

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I love my iPhone. I love my iPad. I appreciate Apple’s App Store and the thousands of high-quality apps it has available for my iDevices. The one issue I have with Apple is how it restricts or even bans some very high quality apps or system tweaks from being available in the App Store.

I understand that Apple wants to maintain the integrity of its App and iDevice ecosystem. I get it. However, I also want to be able to customize my iPhone. I want it to help me be even more productive.

Below I’m going to detail how to jailbreak your iDevice and recommend some awesome jailbreak apps that will give you more functionality, more freedom, and improve your productivity.

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Have You Already Broke Your New Year’s Resolutions? There’s an App to Help You Get Back on Track

Have You Already Broke Your New Year’s Resolutions? There’s an App to Help You Get Back on Track

Habit List for iPhone

Habit List for iPhone – Image from Apple App Store

Every year most everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, looking forward to the promise of better health, finding love, or being more productive. Unfortunately, for the vast majority of us, we find ourselves looking in the mirror disgusted with ourselves for breaking our resolutions. And it’s only 2 o’clock in the afternoon on January 1st. That didn’t take long.

Lots of experts say that habits take several weeks to develop and become routine. If you want to become an expert in something, get ready for a minimum of 10,000 hours of practice. Yikes!

What’s a person to do? There are lots of productivity / GTD apps that help you organize and plan your life by creating todo’s and endless lists, but what about maintaining something that’s going to make us better. Maybe you want to drink more water. You want to exercise more. You want to blog more. You want to eat fewer sweets.

Fortunately, there’s an app for that. The Habit List is a remarkable iPhone app that allows you to schedule “habits” to develop your skills and keep you on track with your personal goals.

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An Open Letter to AT&T

An Open Letter to AT&T

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Dear AT&T,

As a longtime Cingular Wireless customer, I was cautiously optimistic when you merged with them in 2004 thinking that you would be bringing superior service and a better network. For most of my contracts with you, I have had very few issues. With many people saying that your customer service was less than stellar and having frequently dropped calls, I rarely experienced such issues.

In 2009, I took the leap and purchased an iPhone 3GS when it was introduced. I paid the $30 a month for Unlimited Data in addition to paying for my voice plan and an allotment of text messages. I think when the dust settled, I was paying around $80 a month for phone service (just my phone).

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