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  1. topypunk's Avatar
    One might think this is a scary and hard job, it is. BUT it can be side busting, rolling on the floor laughing work, and is most of the time. A huge part of my job is helping prevent the spread of HIV, by HIV+ persons and their partners from getting the virus, Ways to have safe/safer sex & helping needles user stay HIV-. So, a big part of my day is spent researching the new and "hip" sexual practices of today, and the new drugs kids are doing. So I end up using my iphone with Safari when I'm with a client out in the field. So, I look at local and national hookup sites and porn sites, ALOT. You can only imagine how much porn is involved in this! One would think i'd have gone blind by now. The screen is just small enough that a whole coffee shop or library can't see it, only me and the client. The screen size makes it more personal and not so embarrassing to look, as it is on a big computer screen, to the client and myself. Its very odd & sometimes very uncomfortable to be looking at porn sites with a client on a big in your face screen. For some reason the iPhone screen makes it more bearable. Also, if I do need to get ride of the screen, I simply turn the phone to the floor and press the sleep button ASAP. This usually gives me and the client a good laugh which helps because these topics can be very uncomfortable and stressful to talk about. So, I added the sites I use most often to my home screen and rename them, if needed. I have about 6-8 hookup/porn sites and about 4 drug info sites on my 8th & 9th screens, and the CDC one on my homescreen. Using iPhone safari and YouTube is even more affective when I'm out on the streets or educating needle users on safe usage and how to clean needles, preventing the spread of HIV and other viruses! I can use YouTube videos to show how to clean a needle which is very affectful on someone who maybe in their " happy place" at that moment but really wants and/or needs to see how it's done. It's pretty hard to verbally get the info across when some one is high, but let me tell you a video does wonders! I have a 3G now and can't wait for the speed and the folders of the iPhone 4. The folders will be nice because I can put all my "naughty" made apps into a folder and name it something like, kitten pics or good times!
    Five apps that I've added to my screen and use are:
    1. CDC.gov
    2. Gay.com
    3. Craigslist.com (more for straight hookup info)
    4. Manhunt.net
    5. Averting.org

    That's the way I use my iPhone for work. Good or bad, creepy or perverted, informative or not. It helps save lives and can be a riot most of the time!

    Be safe and be smart! In your life and with your iPhone at work!

    -Cheers
    Last edited by topypunk; 06-16-2010 at 05:05 PM.
    06-16-2010 04:58 PM
  2. omg_its_kerri's Avatar
    1. Tell us what your job is.

    Freelance Editor/Graduate Student

    2. Give us a paragraph or two describing how you use your iPhone during your workday. Tell us the *story*.

    Coming from BB to iPhone, I wasn't sure how helpful the iPhone would be in keeping me organized the way I need it to. Boy, was I wrong. There are at least four apps that I use on a daily basis to keep things for work and school organized. Scheduling/planning/list-making is a big part of what I do, as is the need for an effective way of communicating while on the go.

    The amount of apps that sync between the phone and computer or phone and the web (or between all three) are a tremendous help to me. I have a few of those that I use as well.

    Some of my most used apps include:

    Mail: This, obviously is a big one. Clients keep in touch with me via email much of the time (about everything from my rates to progress on their work). Instructors, classmates, and workshop partners also keep in touch this way (DUH), and I like that if I'm away from my computer, I can still access everything I need in my email.

    Calendar: All of my deadlines are here. ALl have alerts set. It gets a bit overwhelming and annoying once and a while, but thanks to those, I've never missed a deadline. The fact that it syncs with my MacBook just makes everything even easier.

    Evernote: I mostly use this for school, mainly research for whatever I happen to be writing. Right now, it's a novel (my master's thesis) and there's a lot of research involved. This app let me use everything from text notes to snapshots to capture anything from text to something someone says. I use it almost daily. A big plus is that it syncs between my account on the web interface and the program on my computer. My notes are everywhere I need them, whenever I need them.

    MacJournal: I originally started using this on my computer. I keep my website/blog entries here, but I use it mainly to organize my writing files. My novel and everything about it is here. Right now, syncing is done between the phone and computer program while both are connected to the same wifi network, but it does what I need it to. I sync before I leave the house in the morning and again when I get home. Another app I wouldn't be able to function without.

    Other apps I love using include Osfoora (for my Twitter addiction), Facebook, The Hockey News, and BeeJive. The options are endless, really, and I couldn't be happier about that. Every time I need something, it's there, and all of it keeps me functioning.


    3. Share any tips or tricks you might have come across. What about the iPhone makes your job easier?

    Apps that sync between computer and phone, computer and web, or all three are tremendously helpful. You'll (almost always) have what you need when you need it. This is my favorite thing about so many of the productivity apps in the App Store. Everything from client lists, current job resumes, and office documents to saved emails (and anything else you can think of) can be on your phone through the use of one or two apps. QuickOffice is good for this.

    4. List the top 5, must have apps you use to get that job done.

    1. Evernote & MacJournal (see above)
    2. Osfoora: This is one of the best Twitter apps I've seen in the app store. Great interface, easy to use, and the developer keeps users very informed. Definitely worth a look!
    3. Reeder: Yes, it's another RSS client, but it's one of the best I've seen, and ease of use is amazing. They also make it very easy to share articles.
    4. The Hockey News: If you're a hockey fan, this app is a must. You can read everything here--feature articles, columns, weekly blogs--and you can follow games. There's room for improvement, but it can only get better from here on out.
    5. QuickOffice: I keep all of my client lists, writing projects, and schedules (that aren't in the Calendar) here. It's like having MS Office on your phone (minus some of the customization things). Such a functional app!
    06-22-2010 12:12 PM
  3. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    have winners been picked weekly/ bi-weekly cause i havent seen any?? or perhaps im looking in the wrong place lol
    06-22-2010 01:13 PM
  4. Afirebrand's Avatar
    1. Tell us what your job is.
    Surgeon


    2. Give us a paragraph or two describing how you use your iPhone during your workday. Tell us the *story*.

    I'm a senior General Surgery resident in the Midwest. Unfortunately, surgery is not nearly as glamorous as Grey's Anatomy might make it out to be. On a daily basis, my finger goes up rectums to perform prostate exams and to check for blood in the stool.

    However, every now and then, I'm especially lucky and get called to the Emergency Room to pull out foreign bodies that somehow "end up" in people's rectums. These intrepid souls usually come to the ER in the middle of the night with all sorts of objects up the butt. I've pulled out everything from cucumbers to cigar holders.

    As the retrieving physician, we have to catalog everything this is recovered and record it. This is where my iphone comes in. If the hospital photographer isn't in house, the objects get photographed by the iPhone and then given to Security for 30 day holding. Needless to say, my iphone has documented a lot of "dirty" jobs over the last year since I first stood in line for my trusty 3GS. I look forward to the new higher resolution iPhone 4 camera and video capabilities.

    3. Share any tips or tricks you might have come across. What about the
    iPhone makes your job easier?
    Always be sure to remove your gloves after the rectal extraction. Then, wash hands prior to any photographic intervention.
    The iphone is portable, convenient and high enough resolution to document every object I retrieve.

    4. List the top 5, must have apps you use to get that job done.
    1) Procamera
    2) Photogene
    3) Photoshop.com Mobile edition
    4) iwatermark
    5) Epocrates
    06-23-2010 09:56 AM
  5. emily0605's Avatar
    1. I'm a strange mix of IT project manager, Vendor manager and data analysis. In addition I have two small children and my husband frequently travels Sunday - Thursday for work.
    2. My iphone wakes me up! It provides entertainment for my children when I need to do things. With FTPOnTheGo I can manage work while dropping off kids and going into work. One particularly terrible morning I was able to drop the kids off, check the FTP site, open a ticket with our vendor using BeeJive IM, email a status update to our operations group. During normal days I use my phone for entertainment while at work. I focus best on data stuff while I'm listening to music via Pandora or ITunes or watching TV on i.TV. I lost my 3G at Thanksgiving last year and was amazed at the amount of things that I just couldn't do without it. I've really come to depend on it.
    3.
    4. FTPOnTheGo, BeeJive IM, 1Password and Evernote are my top apps!
    06-29-2010 08:48 PM
  6. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    have winners been picked weekly/ bi-weekly cause i havent seen any?? or perhaps im looking in the wrong place lol
    Winners are posted on the front page of the blog when picked.
    07-01-2010 10:38 AM
  7. trooperoutlaw's Avatar
    SWEET! I was chosen. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!
    07-01-2010 12:01 PM
  8. mpkav's Avatar
    I have been using the Iphone on the job for over a year now. Having my work email come to my phone has been a great advantage. Just yesterday during a traffic stop I recognized the name of the driver as someone who was wanted. I went back to my car and looked at my email and found he was wanted for a burglary that occurred a few weeks prior.
    Time and time again I use my phone to look at pictures of suspects through emails. Our control operators can send pictures to my phone during a stop if I am having trouble identifying someone. I just recently downloaded the Field contact app, which allows my to log information about people I come in contact with. I can take their picture, log their height,weight,age,birthdate,nickname,where I stopped them ect. I can't wait to start building that database in my phone!!!
    There is also a Indiana Criminal Code app. Allowing me to look up all the different codes from traffic offenses to criminal offenses at the touch of a button.
    I also constantly use google maps while working. I have even used it while on a track for a suspect with k9. It allows us to know exactly where we are.
    I am always checking the weather and have numerous people asking me about the weather and wanting to look at the radar!! The recorder has come in handy several times as well. In Indiana 2 suspects sitting in the back of a police car have no right to privacy. I will put my iphone in the car with the recorder going then put them in the backseat. After a few minutes you usually have the whole crime recorded straight from the mouths of the suspects!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love my iphone and it is always with me. Unfortunately it is attatched to me!!!!!!

    Top 5 Apps

    Field contact
    Indiana criminal code
    google maps
    language translator
    weatherbug/weather channel
    Last edited by mpkav; 07-01-2010 at 03:14 PM.
    07-01-2010 03:11 PM
  9. blushadow369's Avatar
    A day in the life of a Police Officer using an iPhone:

    0515hrs, the alarm in the CLOCK application wakes me up to some obnoxious tune. I sit up in bed, bring up the WEATHER CHANNEL app to decide on my uniform of the day. I hop in the shower, get out, use the HUNDRED PUSHUPS app to track my daily pushups.

    At work, I start my day with a motor vehicle crash. While writing the report, I take photos with the CAMERA app and EMAIL them to my department email to attach to the report. I use MOTIONX GPS to pinpoint the GPS location to put it on the state form.

    Off to a call for an intoxicated hispanic male. I arrive and there is a communication gap, so I use SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT to communicate. I eventually get the name of 2 medications the subject says he took because he was prescribed them. He has no prescription bottle or pills. I plug the pills in the Pill ID function of EPOCRATES and find out those pills are contraindicated and wouldn't be prescribed together. He is arrested for Public Drunkenness.

    I get a break, I pull up FACEBOOK and my wife's status says we need a night out. I pull up OPEN TABLE and make reservations at our favorite mexican restaurant. That night, I pull up iMAPMYFITNESS to log a 3 mile run before setting the alarm for bed... to start all over again.
    07-01-2010 07:37 PM
  10. Theta's Avatar
    I just got my first iPhone, an iPhone 4. Before that I used two different generations of iPod Touches.

    I do quite a few "shooting scene reconstructions", and other investigations related to firearms examination. To that end, I have converted over from using a Tablet PC for field note taking, to using Office2 and various self made worksheets. I can quickly enter various types of data related to the evidence I am examining. Today I even took a picture of a fired casing comparison using the iPhone 4 camera through the microscope objective, cropped the image (CropForFree), annotated it (iRetouch Lite), and then inserted into my worksheet in Office2.

    I track my various Google calendars using SaiSuke. I have used it for a few years now. I allows me to update and track various calendars (work, personal, baseball, swimming, cub scouts). When I'm and get a call from a client, I can quickly add an event, which will update on my company website that many customers use to check on my work availability.

    I also use Office2 to track case numbers, payments received, to update a Google Doc that my bookkeeper checks daily to make invoices for me, and to track courtroom testimony.

    I use Air Sharing to take PDF copies of my electronic case files along with me, for reading while on the phone with clients, or reviewing prior to courtroom testimony. It truly allows me to have a mobile office.

    I use MileBug to track my mileage and email reports to my accountant.

    I use the standard Apple Notes app to email bank deposit summaries to my bookkeeper.

    skobbler has become my GPS app (I switched from Sprint with free turn-by-turn, so I'm a little hesitant to start paying for a formerly free service).

    Those are just the main ones. There are various other ones I will quickly use on the stand to covert units to answer questions from attorneys, spreadsheets for performing blood alcohol calculations, rulers for measuring, protractors for measuring angles, periodic charts for chemistry questions, and even RxDrugs for looking up prescription drug information.
    07-01-2010 07:49 PM
  11. greensuper's Avatar
    Rene,
    I have a very unique job, I am a Certified Golf Course Superintendent. My hobby includes being an Apple and iPhone Phanatic. Below is an email I sent in response to one of my industry magazines asking Superintendents how they use mobile technology. Because the iPhone was relatively new and Mobile technology in my industry is just beginning to scratch the outer surfaces, I was selected for a feature article in Golf Course Industry Magazines October 2009 Issue - Mobile Mileage

    Your forum is not letting me attach the link to the article, but I would happy to send you the web address for you to view. The Magazine, Issue and article are above.

    That's me on the cover. Below is the email I sent that will tell the story I my integration of the iphone. My wife has an iPad and I can't wait to get my hands on one to start using that as well. Oh, by the way, as I am sending this, I am turning sprinklers on at the golf course 20 miles away. I LOVE THE IPHONE!

    To Marissa Palmeri, editor at Golf Course Industry Magazine

    Good morning! Boy, where do I start. I have been a loyal Apple user since the Apple IIe first came out. When the iPhone first came out, I had just purchased another Blackberry with Verizon, I didn't want to incur a cancellation fee and the purchase price of the iPhone. 8 months later, when the 1st gen was offered as a refurb, I got my first iphone. i follow Apple/iPhone news as much as I follow the Turfgrass industry. I have always told my wife, if I had the opportunity to do something else, it would be to work for Apple.
    Now, how do I use my iPhone. To really get the full functionality of the iPhone and some of it's apps, you really need to subscribe to Apple's MobileMe service. I will explain why below.

    The first app I use religiously is "Who is Hot?". It is a great weather app for free. No one in my opinion, beats the animated radar in this app. I haven't found one that has beat this yet. I am a Regional Agronomist and one thing this app does is gives me the weather for all my contacts. You open the app and click on one of your contacts and you have all the weather and radar right there.

    I also use "The Weather Channel" app. I use the free version, don't see a big difference in the $4.99 version. I use this app for forecasts and current conditions. This app mirrors the "local on the 8's" from the Weather Channel. It is a better forecasting tool than "Who is hot?"

    The Turfgrass Management app developed out of the University of Georgia is fantastic!! I have several small travel turfgrass books that allow me to reference diseases, weeds and insects. This app puts all that in the palm of your hand with it's extensive turfgrass database. It has been communicated that this app will continue to follow with updates as information on any pest becomes available.

    We just installed a new RainBird control system at one of my properties. RainBird has recent'y released their MI control system, this program works phenomenal on the iphone. I am able to control the entire system from anywhere. This summer it has proven invaluable with all the late night storms we have had. In concert with Who is Hot, if I see weather is heading to the property late at night, i can use my MI controller on the iPhone and turn off or adjust the irrigation. All this while playing with my kids!!

    Toro recently released an official iPhone App, Toro NSN. This is like the MI Controller only this is actually an iPhone App versus a website. This also gives me the ability to control my entire irrigation system from the palm of my hand. I think the neatest part of this is that Toro has developed an iPhone app. If they have done so for irrigation, imagine the possibilities, apps for equipment repair, apps for ordering at your local vendor, it's endless.

    The next program is one that is tied directly to MobileMe without it, you can't really take full advantage of this program. This app is Quickoffice. Quickoffice allows me to create, edit and email Word and Excel documents. Since you can't store files on your iPhone like a Blackberry, this app links to your MobileMe idisk as a work around. I have my entire work load on my idisk, everything! I am able to use this program to email anything to my company or Superintendents from the palm of my hand. This program released an update which allows you to email any document you receive directly to your MobileMe idisk, this is a perfect work around to not being able to store documents on your iPhone. When I receive an email with a document I need to edit and respond to, I simple forward the email to a specific address. This sends the attached file to my idisk. I then open my idisk on QuickOffice and there is my document to edit and resend. The whole process over 3G can take 2 minutes, over WiFi much faster.

    I also have Documents To Go. Although the UI is much more friendly than Quickoffice, this program falls short in other areas. I am not able to access my work files on my idisk, although DataViz has stated you will be able to do so in the future. You can't edit Excel files yet, again they (Dataviz) are saying this update will be released soon. If these two updates are released, I will no longer use Quickoffice.

    I developed a Blog for one of my properties, to communicate information to members. i was finding by the time our weekly news letter was distributed, much of the information I need to pass along would b out of date. The Blog has been a huge success at my club. My members love the fact that we use technology like this! The iPhone comes into play because I am able to send an email directly to the Blog to make a post. All I do is create an email, the subject line will be the subject of my blog post, create my blog post in the body of the email, hit send and I have just created a new blog post. This has been great for communicating issues like, cart rules and other daily information.

    I also use Twitter to communicate with other industry professionals. I do not use this to communicate to any members, it is important to separate the two. I use two apps for Twiiter, Tweetie and Tweetdeck. They are pretty much the same, except Tweetdeck allows me to create columns for separate categories of people I communicate with. For example, I have a column for PGA Tour tweets, a column for turf professors I follow and a column for other Superintendents. This makes reading tweets easier.

    Logmein Ignition was a fantastic app I used prior to Toro releasing their Toro NSN app. Logmein allowed me to login on my iPhone and control the irrigation system. I know a lot of people who use this app to access files on their computer.

    Bump is a great app, but in order to be useful you need to be with someone else who has the iPhone and the app. This app allows you to simply bump iPhones together to share pretty much anything you would share on your iphone. I use this with my wife for photos of our kids. Could you imagine walking the Trade Show floor at the GIS with this app. You could arrive at a vendor booth and bump iphones to share contact information. The vendor could use it to send you product information as well. Again, the possibilities are endless.

    The camera is another app that is used all the time. I used to carry a camera on my hip, if I needed to take a photo of something I could. I would find myself at times, forgetting my camera at the moment I needed "that" picture. The iphone camera takes care of this. I am also able to send that photo immediately to the GM, members and other workers.

    The iphone for me has become more of a tool than my small multitool. The possibilities are endless as to what Superintendent could use this phone for. I am glad I have a charger of my gator. During those long days, I need that extra boost to get me into the evening. I was actually thinking about starting another blog on exactly this subject. Each day would be a post on how I use my iPhone for my job as a Superintendent and Regional Agronomist. I wouldn't limit it to App Store apps. If GCI would ever be interested in having someone write on a periodic basis on how to use the iPhone in our industry, I would be glad to contribute. I don't think you will in another Turfgrasss Industry professional who follows the iPhone more than myself.


    William Brown, CGCS
    07-01-2010 09:33 PM
  12. JustinHammondPhoto's Avatar
    1. Tell us what your job is.

    Hey! I'm a professional photographer from Massachusetts. I have the wonderful job of photographing some of the most beautiful women in the world in the coolest locations all over the country. Models, celebrities, NFL Cheerleaders, it goes on and on. My work has been in magazines, advertisements, Maxim, websites.. the works! I love my job! You can see some of my work at Justin Hammond Photography

    2. Give us a paragraph or two describing how you use your iPhone during your workday. Tell us the *story*.


    I honestly realized for the first time when reading this contest how much i ACTUALLY USE my iPhone on a day to day basis for what I do. It's A LOT! Especially now that I have my iPhone4 it's been even more. Here's when:

    • I own a studio, but I'm very often ON LOCATION shooting, which means no wifi (on the beaches, bars, outdoors, etc). so having a 3G connection is great. I often pull up Safari in the middle of a photoshoot to come up with a pose idea, or sometimes girls want to show me a picture of a shot they really love so it's easy to Google image search some ideas! It helps out a lot during a shoot!

    • Also, because I do travel to photoshoot, I'm always using MAPS! maps is so crucial to getting around because I barely know area's well, it's definitely got me out of so many jams or has even HELPED FIND SHOOTING LOCATIONS! I remember this one time I was doing outdoor shooting and I pulled up my map and noticed a large pond nearby so we walked toward where it was and got some really beautiful shots by the water at a place i would have ahd no idea about if it didnt show up on the gps.

    • It works great in times of urgency! EVEN LAST NIGHT the "model light" on my strobe died (lights the model so you can auto-focus on her when there's low light/lights off). Well I pulled out my iPhone, and opened the new trusty video camera, turn the new amazing LIGHT from the iPhone on, and my assistant held it to the model! WAS PERFECT! I was so happy about having the new iPhone4 last night.

    • Also with the new video feature, being HD, I have decided to do some "behind the scenes" videos that I will be posting in the near future of my photoshoots, which is really great for my website and facebook page as a lot of models/fans follow my work, and it's real fun at photoshoots. I am beyond excited about that. I may even start video blogging and doing tips/pointer videos for photography.

    • I also use it for networking with models and clients or even frinds with my photography. I save all of my edited photos to my iPhone so when I am out and about, when someone asks what I do, I just open up "Photos" and show them my work right from my phone, and they look amazing on the new retina display! It really allows me to have a portfolio with me at all times. such a perk in the industry! It's like carrying my book with me in my pocket!


    Then obviously the basics! Calendar for booking shoots/remembering what I have to do that day & Email for keeping up with everything going on in my life in and outside of photography.

    3. Share any tips or tricks you might have come across. What about the iPhone makes your job easier?

    ALWAYS KEEP IT CHARGED/CHARGE EVERY NIGHT! I use my iPhone so much, so my battery tends to go fast.. I do have multiple chargers to make sure I never am without it. The iPhone really is my personal assistant. If it could only bring me coffee and water and move around lights! I wouldn't need to hire my real assistant anymore! lol

    4. List the top 5, must have apps you use to get that job done.

    Safari
    Calendar
    Mail
    Photos
    Maps

    those are my most important and all apple created! thank you Apple!
    Last edited by JustinHammondPhoto; 07-02-2010 at 03:20 AM.
    07-02-2010 03:16 AM
  13. iPresto's Avatar
    The iPhone 4 does EVERYTHING for me. I am a mechanic so i use the screwdriver app to take apart parts of the interior. The paint app allows me to paint the car as if it were NFSU. It also help when someone comes in with a flat tire. It also can be used as a flashlight when looking under the hood.

    HAHA IM JK. My iPhone means the world to me but I won't get my i4 for another week
    07-02-2010 12:56 PM
  14. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    i think the contest is over guys...
    07-02-2010 01:04 PM
  15. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    i think the contest is over guys...
    No it's not. This is an ongoing contest with a new winner each week.
    07-07-2010 12:14 PM
  16. JustinHammondPhoto's Avatar
    thanks for picking my post! Is someone contacting me for the gift card or ? I'm excited!
    07-07-2010 07:51 PM
  17. JustinHammondPhoto's Avatar
    update to my article on how i use my iPhone with my photography.. now i figured I'd test out the camera in studio..... inspired by the video that was posted on the page using an iPhone 3GS camera... here is a photo I took with my iPhone 4. Using studio lighting and touched up in photoshop just like any other of my photos I take professionally.

    Model is NFL Cheerleader: Crissy



    You can see more of my work (including more iPhone 4 photos to come) at Justin Hammond Photography
    07-10-2010 02:17 AM
  18. TCSchwa's Avatar
    I am a full time student minster, working with students grades 7-12.

    Before the iPhone 4, I had to carry a huge bag with my Nikon D60, a Canon GL2, and my laptop. Now with the great camera that comes on the iPhone 4 I can simply carry my iPhone, and sometimes my laptop with me wherever I go. I also use the Facebook app and Twitter app to keep up with students and keep all of our students updated on upcoming events. I spend multiple weeks of the year on a 40 passenger bus with a whole lot of downtime. The iPhone has made traveling time extremely productive. With as many camps as we do, I cannot tell how many times I have needed a song on the spot to play for a speaker or before a band goes up. The fact that I can have any song in the world in less than 30 seconds without a wifi signal has saved my life more times than I can count. Another great app that makes my job easier is the Planning Center Online App. I use this app to keep our band up to date on our weekly set lists, what we are speaking on, and what videos we will be playing. It it's truly a organizational monster! As great is all that is, the app that has made the iPhone a keeper for me is the Maps app. When you have 120 students on the road and need to find a mall, restaurant, or rest stop on the fly there is nothing more amazing than maps. I have ordered pizza from a bus and had it delivered to the bus at a rest stop and fed over 100 students in less than 10 minutes all thanks to the iPhone.

    I'm a pretty simple guy, so I don't have too many tips or tricks.

    My top five apps for my job are
    1. Maps
    2. PCO
    3. Facebook
    4. Twitter
    5. USA Today
    07-14-2010 03:01 PM
  19. Koolaid10199's Avatar
    1. Tell us what your job is.
    I work as a Producer for a local tv station, for news.


    2. Give us a paragraph or two describing how you use your iPhone during your workday. Tell us the *story*.


    The use of an iPhone has opened up alot of options for us to use in tv news. The iPhone 4 has opened it up even more.

    We have made use of the UStream app to produce live shots of breaking news, when we may not have a live truck on the scene yet. It gives us the option to go live, from wherever we want, in a matter of a minute or two.

    I also handle our social networking for our station, and have used the hootsuit app to update our Twitter and Facebook pages. We can upload photos or video from the scene from wherever we are.

    3. Share any tips or tricks you might have come across. What about the iPhone makes your job easier?
    Car charger, never leave with out your car charger. There is nothing worse then getting there and having a mostly dead cell phone battery. I would also say, be aware of where you have a 3g, edge, or Wifi. That can make a big difference of the quality of the on air product.

    4. List the top 5, must have apps you use to get that job done.

    1. UStream
    2. Hootsuit
    3. Facebook
    4. FTP to go
    5. Twitter
    07-14-2010 08:00 PM
  20. elijahpr's Avatar
    I go to a small, private college in New England that focuses on media-related careers such as audio engineering, film/video, and radio broadcasting. My first iPhone was a black 8GB 3G, which I stood in line for on launch day at my local AT&T store. Since then, Ive bought both the 3GS and iPhone 4 on launch day, and they have been immensely helpful both when Im in school, and out.

    A typical day with my iPhone starts the night before, when I open up the Clock application and set my alarm for the next day. Usually its something obnoxious, like a Bon Jovi song or the Crickets ringtone, mostly because I know itll wake my roommate up and we dont get along very well. (Mature, I know). After waking up to something along the lines of Dead or Alive, I check my SMS, Mail, and Weather applications, as well as my Calender application so I know that Im on the right day. After deleting my spam, ignoring the multiple emails from my parents (until later, of course) as well as responding to any text messages, I usually read the news from either the CNN, Huffington Post, or NY Times application. After seeing what went wrong in the world while I was blissfully sleeping (face it, no one reports happy things like puppy-births or that the Obama sisters made a new friend at school) I check my calender to see what classes I have. If Im too lazy to get out of bed to get to my MacBook Pro, Documents to Go will help me finish (or start) the paper that is due by noon. Throughout the day, I keep doing all of the above tasks, including waking my roommate up with Bon Jovi while hes trying to nap. Throw in how I use the iPod app for music, and the Voice Recorder app to record lectures when I dont want to take notes, and youve got a typical day for my iPhone usage at school (Plus the calls from Grandma).

    The Top Apps That Id Fail Out Of School Without Are:

    Here, File File!-- This app lets me connect to my MacBook Pro back in my room, search through my Homework stack, find my essay that I forgot to bring to class, and email it to myself so I can print it 30 seconds before its due. Sad but true story; this has happened more than once. This app is beautiful, but may be a bit pricey for some ($9.99).

    Notify Me(2)-- I use this app in collaboration with my calender to make sure I dont forget the really important stuff. Its simple, and utilizes the iPhones ability to send push notifications. You can add as many details to the reminder as you want, but for me just seeing the title will jog my memory. Sometimes. If youre like me and sometimes forget things RIGHT after you see them, this app lets you repeat the notification as often as youd like. ($5.99)

    Docs To Go-- I cannot even BEGIN to express how many times this app has saved me. It is definitely the most versatile, advanced, sophisticated, and not to mention simple word processing application in the app store (aside from Notes, but thats just not as fun to use). It lets you create, open, edit, and view literally any type of Microsoft Office or iWorks document, and easily make changes. Although I love using my MacBook Pro, I would have no problem if I was only allowed to use Docs To Go to write my papers or create my Keynote presentations. Its so good, and simple, that I wrote 36 pages out of my 50-page essay on it. Id recommend this for anyone and everyone. ($9.99 I believe).

    Audio Recording Terms-- As mentioned above, I am majoring in audio engineering so this app is unbelievably helpful for last-minute studying, or if I need to look up a console function while Im recording a band. Although there are some flaws (Like the dev apparently letting his 12-year old proofread it), it gets the job done and is well worth the money if youre a professional in the audio field. ($0.99)

    Shazam-- I love this app in general, but mostly because it scores me brownie points in class. For instance, my teacher will play a song, and ask the class who it is and what the song title is. My disgustingly musically-inept class will stare at him blankly, while Im off in the corner opening this app and analyzing the song. Not only can I tell him the name, artist, and album, but I can buy it for him on iTunes! Sure it might be sucking up a little, or even cheating if you really want to go there, but the point is that its useful for many things. (Like getting those extra quiz points for correctly identifying a song).


    All in all, I love my iPhone, and while I could live without it, I certainly wouldnt want to. These are just a few of the many ways in which it makes life simpler, without even mentioning things like Multitasking (which I had when my 3GS was jailbroken; sue me.) and the awesome battery life it has. Plus, the iPhone 4 is simply beautiful to look at. I can't stand having a case on it because it makes it look... well, ugly. (Although I did just drop it on my wooden floor from about 4 feet. iPhone is unscathed; floor now has a dent. Oops. Find me another phone that can do that.)
    07-15-2010 03:44 PM
  21. AGreenGiant's Avatar
    Basically Just for e-mail to keep on top of things while I'm out of the office on vacation.
    07-16-2010 12:43 PM
  22. Alinka's Avatar
    I use Things app to plan my work.

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    try the iNvasions app
    07-16-2010 02:36 PM
  23. phonejunky's Avatar
    Nice write up ElijahPr
    07-17-2010 10:57 AM
  24. Rolf's Avatar
    I'm a Team Lead for a product demonstration team that operates out of Sam's Club. Basically, I'm the guy who manages the people who give you free samples at the store

    Anyway, our company communicates almost entirely by email, and adding new contacts and sending out emails has never been easier. It's so nice to have a phone that just works, and I know will be there functioning tomorrow morning.

    The iPhone 4 has a robust design too, so everyone always thinks I'm a flashy businessman rather than a dumpy kid with a job at Sam's Club. Gives that rich effect.

    It also gives me something to do on lunch breaks. Whether it be read a book, play a game, surf the web, listen to music, or poke through dumb videos on youtube, this phone does it all, does it all well, and looks pretty effing cool doing it. And then I hook it up to my car and blast music going to and from work. I just cant wait to get a car that I can connect to via bluetooth, for the maximum coolness effect.

    And I can't tell you how cool it is when I've been at a lunch meeting, or just a night at a restaurant and we're having an arguement about what Steve from Blues Clues is doing these days, and my eyes light up and I say "LET ME CHECK MAH IPHOOONE" and I whip it out and find a gangstafied picture of ol' Steve. However, my girlfriend's addiction to Angry Birds is becoming a bit of a nuisance. She needs to get her own phone!

    Basically, this phone is a sexy powerhouse, and it makes life easier and more luxurious.
    07-18-2010 09:24 PM
  25. bbaggins's Avatar
    Thanks for the great writeup ElijahPr. This is exactly what I'm looking for on this forum.

    Dennis
    07-19-2010 05:30 AM
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