As my iPhone has become more integrated with daily life I have found myself looking for less new functions and streamlining usage of most others.
The only app I have added recently is The Weather Channel app. I am not sold on it yet. It is free, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much, however it lags like I am trying to online game over a 56k connection. It hangs up like the internet when AOL was king. It has some features that the default weather app doesn’t- a more extensive forecast and assorted other features I have never considered using- Social and Video.
I am still Streaking for the Cash. I had a few good runs for the month, but when I got to 8 wins instead of adopting a “one solid play a day wins” approach I was picking a match up every time one was available. It is a fun exercise, but even with access available 24/7 I can’t imagine how people pick enough games to compete for most wins in a month. I had 54 for May. The winner had 118. Perhaps June is my month…
All the games bore me. I have Angry Birds, but that is for my daughter. She loves the game. I downloaded a few free ones, but none of them hold my interest, which I am actually grateful for. I have enough “Oh look, shiny” moments without adding more glowing objects distracting me.
I enjoy the USA Today app… mostly because it was the only free total access newspaper app I have found to this point. I already spend enough money and while I won’t bootleg codes to get access to other sites I will gladly consume what free news media I can get on my phone. I just wish I could filter it to the areas I regularly read.
The greatest boon remains the camera. While I am still poor at taking good shots (and admittedly the camera itself has short comings on the iPhone3) it still beats the extra purchase of a new digital camera at the moment. I get many candid shots and lose an equal amount due to my aforementioned ineptitude in photography.
It serves as an ever present iPod at work- save when I am conducting interviews. It really earns its keep there. Between music and pod casts I have plenty of ways to enhance the sometimes repetitive grind that is office work.