Admittedly, I don’t have a ton of time to waste. Running a business takes up pretty much all of my mental space and energy, but sometimes, I just need to veg out a little bit. If I’m not watching any of my favorite reality TV shows like The Pitch, Flipping Out, or Shark Tank, I just might pick up my iPad for a little mindless fun. Here’s a list of my go-to favorites.
I just realized the other day that I talk about apps to you guys all the time, but I never talk about how they’re actually made. And this is a huge oversight on my part, because I make them. Designing apps is one of the major things we do at our studio! Why haven’t I brought you to the office to show you around?
I always love a good behind-the-scenes peek, don’t you?
Apps appear on the device in the palm of your hand as if by magic, but there’s so much that goes into planning, designing and coding them!
It hardly seems fair to call my iPhone 4S (released October 14, 2011) “old,” but pretty soon it’s going to be! I feel like I just got it, but that’s the way of the world isn’t it? You about take something out of the box and it’s already the “old” version.
So, how can a person with any sort of reasonable electronics budget possibly keep up with it all?
By selling your “old” stuff so you can get the new hotness, of course!
Don’t get me wrong, iPhone Life-ers. I love me some Instagram (my handle is adamcharvey. Follow me!), but sometimes I want to edit and create instead of color correct and experiment with filters. I feel like I can take my superawesome photo skills to the next level and start getting truly creative with my stuff. So, the other day I set out to find some cool photo editing apps.
I dare you not to have that Lady Gaga song stuck in your head now!
(Sorry, I had to share it. It’s all I’ve been humming as I write this post for you guys.)
It was love at first sight when I met Siri. Here was someone (something?) who took care of me. She was smart and understood my needs. I saw those ads on TV—the ones where people are having a conversation with Siri, and she’s taking dictation, finding directions, making calls.
“YES!” I thought. I do all those things. I had to have Siri too! So I got myself a nice new iPhone.
You guys know me pretty well by now, so you know that I’m a business owner. With that comes the complete inability to ever take a total vacation from work. So, when I do go on vacation, I have to take my office with me. Today I’m going to share with you a few tips on how to set up your mobile office so you can keep things moving and grooving while you’re catching some rays on vacation.
This is multitasking to the max: working whilst relaxing.
Last week Apple announced that it would be terminating its agreement to use Google Maps as the default location service for iOS. Instead, Apple is developing its own in-house application that will become standard starting this fall.
Why the change? The mobile location service arena is the new battleground front...and it's about to get messy.
Have you guys gotten into using store apps at all yet? How great are they? I think it’s really reinventing the shopping experience, and eventually, we’ll be able to order everything from our phones.
Think of how much time we’ll save!
I think I’ve probably mentioned to you iPhone Life-ers that I have two little dogs. Well, they’re not really my dogs, per se. They’re my wife’s dogs, so by virtue of their proximity (and their sleeping on my bed), they’re also mine.
That's a picture of little Dolce looking swanky in her jacket right there. Poor Bella is terribly camera shy, so just imagine Dolce with more hair and that's what she looks like.
They amuse me, so I like to help out with taking care of them. Also, there’s tons of cool apps I get to experiment with!
Pet owners are crazy about apps!
Remember a few weeks ago I did a post about great apps for vacation?
Well, I went.
I went on a vacation, and you know what I brought with me? My iPhone. I never, ever put it down. My hand is now permanently stuck in phone holding position. It’s completely true. My wife replaced my phone with a box of Altoids once when I was sleeping. I woke up and, still groggy, I tried to check my email before I realized what was going on.
But, ultimately, hilarious.