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Old 07-14-2008, 07:53 AM   #1
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New iPhone Apps

So who here has an iPhone? DO you have the new 3G or the old style? If you have the old style, have you upgraded to the 2.0 software yet to take advantage of all the new apps?

What apps have you downloaded that you like?

I have only been downloading free ones so far, but there are some pretty cool ones. The of the ones I like the most both basically do the same thing. They are Shazam and Midomi. With these apps you can hold your iPhone up to a music source for a few seconds and it will tell you the name of the song and the artist. With Midomi you can even hum or sing into it and it will tell you the song. So far both of these have worked 100% for me. They are really quite amazing. Once they tell you what the song is they also will link you to youtube to watch a video of the song if it exists or iTunes to purchase it if you want. It amazes me how well it works. I keep trying to stump it with obscure songs, but it guesses them every time.

There is another app called NowLocal which gives me the news relative to my current location. It shows the news going on around me at any given time.

BoxOffice is an app that shows movie times and locations as well as the Rotten Tomato rating if there is one. It will also link you to Fandango to purchase tickets.

The most useful is Reqall. This app lets you organize your life by making notes and to-do lists and lists of things you need to buy. The cool thing about Reqall is that you can record voice notes and lists and it transcribes them for you. Just speak into the phone and it writes it down for you. This is one that you don't even need an iPhone for. Just go to reQall and sign up for free. It will give you a phone number to use and you assign your email address to it. Then anytime you need to make a note you just call the 800 number and speak your note. It then transcribes it and sends it to your email. Very handy!

So what apps have you been using?

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Old 07-14-2008, 08:07 AM   #2
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I have a new My Phone. I can make and receive telephone calls all over the USA. I can take pictures with it and can even do some internet stuff.

I can download ringtones.

This is so cool! I am right in the middle of the last decade!
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:11 AM   #3
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Hey last decade was fun too
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I am amazed at all the things the iphone and others can do!

In the past couple of years I finally moved from a desktop to a laptop. I'd need eye surgery or glasses to use an iphone. The text is too small to read. Not to mention, I wouldn't make use of all the features.
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Actually Andy, you would be surprised. You would have an easier time with an iPhone than your existing phone because the text can be enlarged VERY large. Any text or images or just about anything on the screen can be re-sized to fit your needs.
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I do know that, GB. I imagine my self enlarging the text to a readable size and scrolling endlessly to read one sentence!

Also, I have no need for all the apps and functionality it provides. I know one person who texts... I own a camera. I'm not 'on the go' and busy enough to need a portable computer, camera, phone, music, etc. thingy.

I have seen tem in operation and they are way cool. The pics they produce are better than my cell's.

I'm content using my phone to make phone calls.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:30 AM   #7
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It definitely is not for everyone, that is for sure Andy. Of course we were thinking of getting the mods iPhones so you can be on call 24/7
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I have a hand cranked wall phone. Just call Galdys, the local operator, and ask her to 'ring me up'. Be careful what you say, she listens in to my conversations.
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Your number is still Klondike 4274 right?
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I have a hand cranked wall phone. Just call Galdys, the local operator, and ask her to 'ring me up'. Be careful what you say, she listens in to my conversations.
lol thanks I needed a good laugh this morning!
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