The other day, I was trying to determine what my current favorite technology is. Having considered a number of possibilities, here’s my choice – my Apple® iPhone. The iPhone is incredibly easy-to-use, efficient and liberating. It has transformed the way I connect to content and friends, research questions, dine out, travel and make decisions. The iPhone has untethered me from the computer, guaranteeing immediate connectivity almost anywhere I go.
I now have about 170 apps. My apps include the common and practical ones – email, calendar, contacts, weather, clock, and camera. Some of the apps are business-focused – a “time tracker,” WSJ Mobile, WebEx, Skype, Travelocity, and Kayak. Other apps, like FIOS DVR Manager, are extremely clever, enabling me to easily manage cable recordings remotely.
I use lots of travel apps, including ten I just downloaded for an upcoming trip to Germany and Austria. I have found that travel apps are extremely helpful when planning and while on location. I use apps to choose cities, hotels, restaurants, things to do and flights, check the weather and exchange rates and so on.
I love to eat out. Yelp and tripadviser are two apps I consistently rely on to find good restaurants. Last weekend I visited a new region of Connecticut and ate at three great restaurants using the apps.
The iPhone has transformed how I connect with the Internet, obtain information and interact with colleagues and friends. I use it at home and on the road in the U.S. and Europe. My life has become more efficient and better with the iPhone. It’s the most versatile technology I have owned since the 1970s.
Let me ask you the same question – what is your favorite technology? How has it made a difference in your life? And, if your choice is a smartphone or tablet, what are your favorite apps?