State Farm’s free app makes it easy for their auto insurance customers to file a claim directly from their iPhone. No phone call is involved and you don’t have to talk to an adjuster. Just open the app, tap on “Submit an Auto Claim,” and a checklist will guide you through the process. Once you enter your policy number, the rest of the policy information is entered automatically. All you have to do is fill out the accident details: who was driving, which car, where the accident took place, and what damage occurred. You can even take pictures of the damage and submit them—all from your iPhone.
With storms comes property damage, and with property damage come insurance claims. Imagine all your possessions gone and the hassle of making insurance claims on your home, automobiles, and more. When you place a claim, you need to give details about your possessions. iOwn makes that easy and accurate. It lets you store information about all of your possessions, including serial numbers, monetary values, and photos. It allows you to organize this information in a variety of ways. For example, you can list it by room, storage location, items, and more.
Owners of the iPhone appreciate its easy-to-use interface, functional Web browser, and the variety of apps available through iTunes, but one family from Carbondale, Illinois has a more important reason to love it. Earlier this year, Christine, Alan, Jordan and Claire Rankin had to endure some very harsh, Midwestern weather, which included high-speed winds, torrential rain, and baseball-sized hail. It damaged their home, and left the Rankin’s without power for over a week. I spoke with Christine afterwards, and she shared with me how the iPhone helped them get through this natural disaster.
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Apple’s Remote app turns your iPhone into a universal controller for iTunes on your computer. With this app, which works through your home’s Wi-Fi network, you can control your tunes from anywhere in the house. Use it to shuffle, skip, play, edit, and pause songs in your iTunes library. It also works nicely with the Apple TV digital media receiver.
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When you gotta go, you gotta go, right? And when you gotta go, you gotta know where the nearest restroom is. Have2P uses the iPhone’s GPS locator to find and display the locations of the nearest restrooms in your area. It also lets you know if it’s a public or customer-only restroom, if it offers changing tables, and how clean it is (thumbs up or down). Have2P displays the restroom locations on a pretty map with your current location clearly marked, making it easy to find a restroom.