Uses for the iPhone

by Richard Riehle

iphoneWhile I spend plenty of time with the larger parts of my personal network (i.e. my NetBook and iPad) the fact that I have my iPhone with me at all times has given me pause, as I consider how many things it has replaced in my life. My smartphone has taken the place of such things as:



  • My watch (much of the time)
  • A personal GPS
  • A magnetic compass
  • A small notebook
  • An alarm clock
  • A personal calendar
  • A To-Do list
  • A calculator
  • A digital voice recorder
  • A bar code reader
  • A camera
  • A camcorder
  • Maps
  • Access to all of my personal photos
  • A scanner
  • Important document storage
  • A Guitar tuner
  • Metronome
  • A backup guitar amp
  • An eReader
  • Access to local movie schedules and trailers
  • Access to TV schedules
  • A blogging platform
  • Access to all of my browser bookmarks
  • A marginally useful flashlight
  • Access to Email, IM accounts, Skype, all of my Google contacts
  • And finally…a telephone

The fact is that there are plenty more things which smartphones can do…I am in the process of learning still…

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