Entrepreneur manages business and personal life with iPhone


What do you do? I'm the Co-founder of DNA11.com and CanvasPop.com.

Which device do you use? iPhone, iPad, and every other device ever created by Apple. I even had a Newton! 

How long have you had them? The Newton I sold in 1995, I think. I've had the iPad since the day it was released. I had to drive from Canada to Albany, NY to pick it up. That's Apple devotion.

How do you use your device? The iPhone powers my entire life. I run dashboards off of it to monitor key metrics for my company. I even have it hooked up to all the cameras at our headquarters so I can keep an eye on things while I am in LA. I also use some of my Instagram images as art by printing them through my company canvaspop.com on canvas... really neat stuff. My iPhone is basically my office in my pocket, and it's more than a piece of technology. It literally holds my life and keeps me ultra-connected to the people and the things that matter to me. I use my iPad for browsing blogs and sites and for watching Netflix.

What apps do you use the most? In reverse order: DNA 11 (free, app2.me/3734), Angry Birds ($.99, app2.me/2749), Fruit Ninja ($.99, app2.me/3013), Instagram (free, app2.me/3183), Facebook, Tweetdeck, Skype (free, app2.me/2378), and FaceTime.

Did your iPhone or iPad require any special modifications? For a while, I had a "jailbroken" version so that I could use FaceTime even when not on a Wi-Fi connection, but Skype made it so that doesn't matter.

What would you do if you didn't have it? Wow. I don't even want to think about that. I used to be a big Blackberry user so I guess I would go back to that. Blah!

Do you consider yourself an Apple fanatic? Yes.

Complete this sentence: Apple without Steve Jobs is… a sad thought.

July-August 2011
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