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What’s on my iPhone Series – Part 1

December 26, 2015
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So I get asked a lot what are my favorite apps on my phone.  (I have a 6s btw)

I had originally thought I was going to do this all as one post – but then it was getting long.  So Today’s segment will just be News and Navigation

Here are a few recommendations:

News

Yahoo Weather

I love the pictures in this app – that is why I choose this for my go to weather app!

Yahoo weather app

Yahoo weather app

Yahoo weather app

I like how you can add other cities in there and keep an eye on what the weather is like there

Yahoo weather app

Check out the storms in Atlanta right now

OPM Alert 

I work for the Federal government so this app is nice to have as it shows the operating status of the federal government and is also a handy thing to link to quickly if I need info from OPM. (so that was boring)

Navigation

Waze

The very first thing I do when I get in my car is turn this app on, it constantly runs in the background once you turn it on – until you turn it off I suppose.  I have my phone connected to the Bluetooth in my car (2015 Honda CRV) and it will feed info through the bluetooth.  So as I am typically on the phone with Crystal on my drive to work – my bluetooth will interrupt and say “red light camera ahead” or “hazard reported ahead” or “speed trap reported ahead”.  I don’t have to do anything but realize – hey I need to slow down, I am getting to where those speed cameras are (of course I did just get my picture in the mail last week – so the system isn’t infallible, you still have to slow down enough to not get your picture snapped- d’oh!).  The first time I used it – and had no idea what it was going to do – I about crapped my pants when my car shouted – RED LIGHT CAMERA DETECTED (in Elvis’s voice) – i was like what in the hell?  Realized it was the app (I thought the voices in my head were back!). I loved it when Elvis would say “slow down baby mama, hazard reported ahead” – oh the good ole days!

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Waze app

This shows a capture of what you might see – the red line is showing slow traffic, the yellow is slow but not as slow as red. You can see several different symbols as well – cops, traffic jams, accidents – and then the numbers beside each are showing you how many people verified it when they went by the spot that was marked with something – if you don’t verify it – or thumbs down showing something is now gone – the symbol will go away

In the picture above – the orange circle in the lower right hand corner is where you will report things…when you “push” it – this shows:

waze app

Here are some of the screens that show once you start selecting options

Waze app

Waze app

Waze app

So within hazard – then weather you have these options

Waze app

Waze app

Waze app

The settings area is where you can choose voices – again they used to have Elvis and Arnold (The Terminator) (see how I did that so I didn’t have to spell his last name), but those are both gone now.

Waze app

Waze app

Waze app

I will have to give Star Wars a gander – well damn, I used it for a couple days and they took it away!

This post is getting long stay tuned for more.  What is your favorite app?

kerry stars

 

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