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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:47:54 AM
Saw this on fb, and thought it would be fun to do here!

Now that I have a smartphone, I never wear a watch, remember phone numbers, or use my gps.

What's your answer?

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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:53:13 AM
I no longer have an alarm clock. I set the alarm on my iPhone to wake me up as needed. NO need to worry about the power going out in the middle of the night and me being late for work!

I still wear a watch though because I'm a nurse and need it for pushing medications through patients' IV's over a certain amount of time.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:08:33 AM
I never use a paper calendar.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:32:10 AM
I never wear a watch or remember phone numbers which can be a problem if you forget your phone and have an emergency. I ran out the other day, heading to a camera repair shop in another county and forgot my phone. When I realized that I did not have it with me, I got to thinking, without that phone, I had no idea how to reach my DH or my children if I had a problem. All of their numbers are on the phone and I just don't bother memorizing them anymore. I need to write important numbers down and stick the list in my wallet so that I always have it with me. You never know when you might be out without your phone and have an emergency and need to reach someone.

I also never carry those store cards. They have been entered into an app on my phone and the stores scan them from there. I never carry a paper grocery list. It is all in an app called GroceryIQ.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:42:29 AM

I also never carry those store cards. They have been entered into an app on my phone and the stores scan them from there. I never carry a paper grocery list. It is all in an app called GroceryIQ.


Oh, please tell me what App you use for that! I'd love to have a spot to keep them all organized! Didn't know there was an app for that

I just got my first smart phone in December, and already I use it for my alarm clock, and I don't look at the paper calendar anymore,I also prefer to listen to my music stations on it rather than regular radio.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:57:05 AM
I never need an alarm clock.
I never struggle with remembering trivia, especially movie trivia (I love IMD
I never struggle to figure out the name of a new song that is playing
I never wait on the bus stop too long (there is a website that tracks my bus stop-by-stop!)

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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:58:52 AM
I never use an alarm clock I use my phone.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:11:23 AM
... look anyone in the eye when they're speaking to me.


I keed!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:14:01 AM

Oh, please tell me what App you use for that! I'd love to have a spot to keep them all
It is called Card Star

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:18:23 AM
... I never wear a watch. I never set an alarm clock. I never buy CDs. I never get bored in the doctor's office.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:19:28 AM
I never call when I can text.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:26:23 AM
Thanks Lovetodigi!!!!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:45:36 AM
I now have more lists but they are all on my phone. No loosing my list someplace in the house. I almost always have my phone with me so I can just add items to my list at any time not giving me time to forget the item while looking for my list LOL. I used to have one maybe two lists and now I have a ton - I keep a running list for the stores I go to most often as there are some items that I regularly buy at only certain stores.

I have decided being able to have so many lists going on my phone is life changing - love it. I also just got my phone last month.

I know there are so many other things I can do but haven't done yet. I love being able to check my email, facebook, 2Peas and even being able to scan an item to see if it is cheaper at Amazon LOL.

I find that I am using my real camera less often which isn't a good thing I need to get back in the habit of carrying it as obviously the photos are better. I do love having a camera with me at all times though and love that it automatically uploads to my computer and that I don't have to remember to do anything.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:47:41 AM
Never need an alarm clock.
Never use a kitchen timer.
Rarely use sticky notes
Don't need a mileage log for my business and charity miles and expenses
Don't need a file with passwords and account numbers.
Never need to look up song lyrics on the Internet, or wrack my brain trying to remember the name if that song, old or new, that I hear on the radio.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:09:37 PM
Never use my Starbucks giftcard...I just register it online and then use the starbucks app to pay for my drinks.

I also never write a grocery list anymore; I too use Grocery IQ and can speak my list into the phone.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:55:28 PM
Carry a bible to church or small group. Or gotten my point and shoot camera out of it's case since Christmas when I got my iPhone.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:33:28 PM
Have to remember my Michaels coupons.

Get surprised by my period. I have three years if data in that app and its pretty good at predicting my cycles.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:49:31 PM
Ooh. Great thread! Where do I start:

I never carry my bible to church
I don't take a book anywhere with me.
I never fall behind on watching TV series.
I never forget my shopping list.
I am never bored.
I don't carry a camera
I hardly print anything
I don't forget appointments as I always get one hour and fifteen minutes to go reminders.
I don't use an alarm clock
I never use a paper calendar

I am sure there are lots of others. I need to start a new list!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:51:31 PM

Oh, please tell me what App you use for that! I'd love to have a spot to keep them all

It is called Card Star


We use Key Ring (android). I have is synced across all of our smart phones, so if my daughter runs into the grocery store to grab some milk, my store card is available on her phone. Likewise, my MIL is a Hallmark Gold member, and we rarely shop there so I scanned her card in as well, in the event we do shop there, she gets the credit.

My folks are out of our state, so when we visit, I have my mom's grocery store on my phone as well (they don't have a Krogers like we do, they use Giant Eagle). If we're passing through town on a visit and she needs something, I just use her card.

LOVE IT!!




Get surprised by my period. I have three years if data in that app and its pretty good at predicting my cycles.


Is there an app for that too???? LOL!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:12:08 PM
Jockscrap, what's a great app for watching TV shows?

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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:21:19 PM
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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:22:46 PM
complain about how long red lights are.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 3:40:50 PM
I never have to go to the bank to cash a check!
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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:20:36 PM
I never pull out my "real camera"....actually it's kind of a problem.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:55:40 PM
I never print out directions any more and try to read them while I'm driving - much safer with the GPS app that talks to me as I go!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:00:45 PM
...have to wake up to the piercing, toe-curling screech of the traditional alarm clock. I used to shudder.

Now, there is a gentle tone that starts barely audible, and then sweetly and softly raises in volume until I turn it off. Heavenly.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:42:28 PM
I do wear a watch (for looks only, the battery had been dead for about a year), I don't use an alarm clock, and I never remember phone numbers... and our GPS was stolen about 6 months ago!


obsidian
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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:34:00 AM
Use it.
Remember it's number.
Charge it.
Carry it on me.

And I like it, I think.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:56:01 AM

Jockscrap, what's a great app for watching TV shows?

I'm in the UK, so I'm not sure if you can access the same as me, but I use TV Catchup for real time TV viewing ( the name is completely confusing as it isn't catch up telly at all, just live streaming), and BBC iPlayer, which allows me to watch but also download for limited time offline viewing, all BBC programmes. I use that all the time as I can download a few episodes of a series I have missed and watch them on the bus. Most of our main TV channels have apps that allow you to stream recent and classic programmes.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:46:33 AM

complain about how long red lights are.


In fact, sometimes wish they would stay red for a bit longer!!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 6:35:59 AM
I never forget my grocery list since its on my phone
I never get lost thanks to google maps
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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:07:07 AM
Maybe TMI, but oh well: I never have to wonder when my last period was, esp when at a dr appt and they ask you . I love the My Days app! It keeps track of it all, for years even, without having to write things on the calendar! It even tells you when you're ovulating! Can't beat technology!
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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:15:19 AM
Downloaded My Days and Card Star. Thanks, Peas!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:32:11 AM
forget to bring a book while waiting somewhere.
hunt for the newspaper for the Michael's coupon.
wonder if the admission price to a museum or event on a spontaneous trip is worth the money.
wonder who that guy is in that movie (I have IMDB on my phone). or at the last minute deciding to get a movie and wonder what the reviews are.
have to drive around the neighborhood after I take a walk to find out how far I walked/ran.
wonder if this product is a good price or if it's cheaper on Amazon.
get lost while driving to a new location.

oh, there is so much more but I can't think of right now.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:34:02 AM

I never struggle to figure out the name of a new song that is playing


yes, that's a good one. I do that, too. It would drive me insane when I hear a song and don't know who its from.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:42:59 PM
Off to get CardStar. I hate those loyalty cards!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:35:09 PM
I was so excited to see the app for holding card numbers. Installed it. Got out my purse. Lightened my 20+ card load by ***3*** cards. Darn it!! Still have gift certificate cards, medical cards, debit, license, etc. etc. ARGH!!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:48:10 PM
I almost never use a cookbook anymore because I just look up a recipe in allrecipes and use the shopping list right there on my phone.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:55:13 PM
Never cut out Michael's coupons. And always have a coupon with me!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:43:46 AM
Great thread!!! I am getting my first smartphone this weekend. I am soaking up this information.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:20:34 PM
It really hasn't made a difference for me. I have and android Samsung Captivate. The screen is bigger than that on an iphone but smaller than the Galaxy III. I do use it to check email when I am out. But I still mostly use my laptop. It's so hard for me to type on the phone but I am fast on the computer.

I still wear a watch. It's easier to glance at my arm than take my phone out.

The think I like best about my phone is shazam! If a song is playing and I want to remember it to buy, I can get the name and the singer, I love that.

Being a child of the 80's I'm not as hi tech as my kids are!


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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:42:44 PM
I just got my first smartphone. How do I use it for Michael/hobby Lobby coupons?

Thanks for the grocery iq and card star info!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:48:42 PM
Now that I have a smartphone, I'm not any smarter.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:30:36 PM

How do I use it for Michael/hobby Lobby coupons?

IDK about HL but for M's go to your app store and download the app, the coupons show up there after you register. Joann's as well.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:24:31 PM
I never...

remember phone numbers.

I always wear a watch. To me it's like a piece of jewelry.
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