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  Reply # 515621 2-Sep-2011 11:43
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rayonline: With todays featured and expensive phones ....  how do you use it .... to prevent it going offboard, try and make a compromise and select maybe 4 or 5 things.

For me.
Basic text and call.
Calendar, clocks.
(yep pretty boring :D )

Web email at the hotel (only away from home, overseas or NZ).
Offline GPS as I travel abroad regularly (only away from home, overseas or NZ).
Music (overseas on flight) as I use no frills airlines.  But generally don't use this.

I use my smart phone as a mini-PC.....

But basically: 

1. Email / TXT / phone
2. Social networks (FB, G+, Tw) 
3. Camera - stills and video - 2D and 3D 
4. web browsing / RSS feeds / news updates / information / GEEKZONE!!!
5. MP3 player / video player
6. Apps of all kinds, as required. 

I'm on a high fibre diet. 


High fibre diet

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  Reply # 515630 2-Sep-2011 12:05
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Hi - iPhone 4 Jailbroken (just moved from Jailbroken iPhone 3GS).

I use most of the functions that people have mentioned, as well as -
Updating my occasional blog - often using photo editing apps
Changing music remotely (often when I don't agree with our kids choices)
Family synchronised shopping list
Using a specific timing app when shooting guns (it listens to the gunfire & starts/stops timing)
Using an app to shoot my camera remotely
Checking sun path before heading out to photograph a building
Trade Me app
Fuel efficiency app
Check movie listings
Get photographic subjects to sign a 'model release' app
Copy/paste between desktop & phone
DVD library list
Walking route app for fitness
Language translate app
Locate my wife via GPS... probably should give our kids iPhones, too 


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  Reply # 515650 2-Sep-2011 12:40
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My old by trusty HTC Magic gets used in the following order.

Gmail, this is the primary function
Stuff App
itunes remote at home


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  Reply # 516066 3-Sep-2011 10:05
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Nokia 5800 XM

Uses in general order of preference

Web browsing (typing this on my phone)
Sports Tracker
Music Player
Ovi Maps turn by turn navigation
PDA using Quick Office
Four Square
QR code reader
You Tube

Sony Xperia X running Sailfish
Jolla C
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5

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  Reply # 516093 3-Sep-2011 11:33
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Wade: This is all comng from a guy who once questioned why anyone would need a smartphones and was blissfully happy tied to a PC and basic phone lol

Smartphones are like power steering in cars, things that you never knew you always had to have - as soon as you have them you can't go back!

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