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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

Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Gifts for the iPhone Addict

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Here we are again, iPhone Life-ers.

It’s the holidays.

And what would a December article be without some nifty little gift suggestions?

It wouldn’t be very festive, would it?  In fact, it would be downright depressing, so in order to avoid that mess, let’s do this thing!

Adam Harvey’s holiday gift/stocking stuffer guide begins now!



Apps for Business Networking: Become a Networking Superhero!

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I find myself at quite a few networking events, iPhone Life-ers. By now, I have a pretty decent memory for names and faces, but sometimes, if I’ve met a bunch of people at the same event, I just can’t remember all the details. So, I’ve been looking for a few apps to help me out because it really stinks to fumble desperately to recall who the heck someone is, knowing full well that I’ve met them before. Isn’t that embarrassing?

Luckily, I found some promising looking apps to help me stay organized and keep track of all the people I meet.



Apps for the Zombie Apocalypse: It’s Gonna Happen. Be Prepared!

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My wife thinks I just watch too much of AMC’s The Walking Dead, but I tell her we can’t be too careful.

What if this can really happen?

Who are we to say that it’s impossible, right?

So, since “always be prepared” is one of my mottos, I think it’s a good idea to get my iPhone ready for that horrible day when the zombies come to get us. Aside from my massive stores of white chocolate truffles, coffee and vodka (who needs water?), I also have a top-secret underground zombie proof bunker. Plus, I’ve got some apps loaded up on my phone.



After a Rough Delivery, iPhone 5 is My Favorite New Baby

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Well.

I finally got my iPhone 5 a short time ago.

It comes as a great shock to everyone I know (including myself) that I did not have one the instant they became available. Alas, the stars did not align themselves as they should have and I became one of the unfortunate ones, left without a new iPhone.

I felt lonely, confused, naked.

I was afraid to leave the house for fear that everyone I met on the street could see through my pants pocket and know that the phone I carried was but a mere 4S.

Me, Adam Harvey. iPhone Lover. Devotee.

The humiliation, iPhone Life-ers!



What’s so hot about iOS 6?

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I didn’t want to say anything about iOS 6 until I had some time to get used to it and decide what I think are some of the most useful updates. And probably to your surprise and relief, I’m not going to complain about the m-a-p-s. They know it’s broken, they’ve apologized, suggested alternatives, and they’re gonna fix the heck out of it for us. It’s gonna rock our worlds, you guys. I’m sure of it.

Facebook

I’m a frequent flyer on Facebook, so I’m pretty happy with the Facebook integration because it makes sharing photos and making status updates way easier.

Siri



4 Of the Best Time Wasters You’ll Ever Love: Addictive Games for iPad Lovers.

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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.



The Making of an App: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Access!

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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!



Out With The Old, In With the New: Selling Your Old iPhone

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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!



Beyond Instagram: Photo Editing Apps

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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.



Siri and Me: Caught in a Bad Romance

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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.



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