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While most kids were playing with Transformers and Stretch Armstrong, Harvey was coding on his first computer. And he's never looked back. Harvey helped develop some of the Internet's very first websites. He was an information technology director in the corporate world before bringing his technical expertise to GLAD WORKS in 1999. With a background in systems architecture, database development, programming, e-commerce, search engine optimization, social media, mobile development and all things technical, Harvey keeps GLAD WORKS at the forefront of the e-Industrial Revolution

Your iPhone Camera: Helping You Find Your Car and Other Cool Stuff

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How often do you use your iPhone’s camera feature?

Do you save it for just taking pictures of your friends and family and maybe the occasional jackwagon parking job (and then running it through FAIL Maker to make it that much funnier), or do you use it for nontraditional purposes?

I’ve found ways to use my phone’s camera that help make life a little bit easier.

For example, have you ever thought to use your phone to take a picture of the lot number you’re parked in so you don’t lose your car every time you go to the mall?



What Your iPhone Case Says About You

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Have you looked for an iPhone case lately, iPhone Life-ers? The choices are overwhelming. Just think of the poor new iPhone owner realizing that their new toy is gonna get scratched if they don’t get something to protect it, and they go online to find a case for it and find eight million mind-boggling choices.

You were there once. You know what I’m talking about.

Just like me, you probably sat there scratching your head wondering what the perfect case would be. What would make you happy and proud to hold in your hand? What’s good enough to protect your precious piece of technology?



My iPhone as a Remote: Controlling the Universe One Device at a Time

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I’ve been using my iPhone as a remote control for years now. I can set up my DVR from work if I’m going to miss my favorite TV shows, I can turn on the lights in my house (my wife loves when I decide to mess with her), I can start, lock and unlock my car and I can change the song coming through my jukebox from anywhere in the house. But, there are two new things that you can control remotely with an iPhone that I think are pretty interesting.

There are also some things that I wishI could control with my iPhone that they haven’t thought of yet.



FaceTime Best Practices: How To Avoid Looking Like A Jackwagon

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Every once in a while I find FaceTime, Apple’s most excellent video call feature, to be very helpful. There are occasions when I just can’t get in the same room with a client, and FaceTime is a great alternative to just a phone call.

As a form of videoconferencing, it saves lots of time and money by eliminating travel and all the expenses associated with that. Normally I use my iPad because the screen is bigger and it’s easy to keep stationary, but sometimes I have to use my iPhone. FaceTime is a bit challenging in general, but particularly so on the iPhone—not because of the technology, but because of the potential for mishaps.



Fitness Apps: Because I Just HAD To Eat That Last Piece of Fruit Cake…

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Well.

How about the Holiday Feeding Frenzy, huh?

I’ve managed to pack away enough holiday food to keep me at the gym for months, just sweating little droplets of fruitcake and chocolate truffles. I think I speak for most of us when I say it’s time to Stop The Insanity!

And what better way to do that than with some apps that will help you stay fit and active despite the holiday season’s offerings. And if you’re not ready to jump on the wagon yet, you will be. New Years is on its way and just about everybody has either “start flossing” or “get more exercise” at the top of their list of resolutions.

Many a gym membership has been purchased in January, iPhone Life-ers.

And you know what else?  Lots of apps too!



It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—For Shopping Apps!

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It’s the holidays, people.

I’ve got my credit card out and I’m ready to hit the shopping mall, baby! Let’s do this!

Not.

Really.

More like, I’ve got a thermos full of “special” hot chocolate in my coat pocket and an intense hatred for parking garages, filthy men’s rooms, and interminably long lines.

Oh, and bleeding money for a month solid? I’m not a fan.

Holiday shopping makes weep like Frosty the Snowman on a sunny day, but I managed to find a few apps that make it a little less painful, and I thought I’d share them with you today—just in time for you to hit the mall.



Kids Say the Darndest Things…To Siri!

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I’ve been seeing so many articles out there on the great big web about how people are interacting with Siri. Some of it’s quite surprising! Can you guys believe that there are some ladies who are actually jealous of the interaction between Siri and their significant others?

It’s completely true, I saw it on a message board.

This is certainly not true of my wife, however. She has her own Siri, and the two of them chat it up all day long. My wife is too busy to notice the little affair Siri and I are having...



Siri and Me: A Love Story

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I wasn’t sure I was going to like Siri at first. I’m kind of ashamed to admit it now, but I wondered if once the novelty wore off I would still find her useful. Getting a new phone is kind of like dating, isn’t it? Just like a new phone, a new person always seems so exotic and fascinating until all their quirks just become annoying. But I haven’t had that experience with my iPhone—it just keeps getting better!  And now that we’ve added Siri to the mix, well? 

 

I’ve asked Siri to marry me. (Please don't tell my wife!)

 



Is the World Shaking or is it Just Me? Fun Coffee Apps for the Coffee Addict!

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As you may have gathered from my last post about apps, I don’t get a lot of sleep. As a result,  I’m quite the coffee addict. In fact, I like coffee almost as much as I like my iPhone! (What?  Who said that?  Can you believe this guy?) If it weren’t for coffee, I’d probably go into a deep sleep for like, ten years.

But I don’t have time to do that, iPhone Life-ers.

I gotta move, and I gotta shake! 



Thank You For Thinking Differently, Mr. Jobs

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I heard about your passing in the early hours of the evening last night, just as the news was breaking.

I was on my iPhone.

I looked down to take a moment and saw my iPad close by on one side, my Mac on the other, and I realized how much a part of my life you have been.

It wasn’t always that way. For years, my wife would tease me: she called me a “PC geek” and tried to entice me to drink the Apple juice. I was stubborn, but I did eventually give in and I bought an iPod.

And I loved it.



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