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What do you use your smartphone for?

brightbright Icrontian
edited May 2013 in Science & Tech
I'm sure everyone calls, texts, and checks their e-mail; but what else do you use your smartphone for?
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  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Browsing Reddit while pooping.
    GnomeQueenCyrixInstead
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    image
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    My job.
    UPSLynxChooch
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    Video games while pooping. Lots of Netflix at various times. Photographing the cats and baby. I actually don't make many calls. Verizon's website says I spent less than a hundred minutes actually using my phone as a phone last month. That's why I keep trying to call it something else, but none of the names I try ever stick. I just get ridiculed for it. :P
    GnomeQueen
  • BasilBasil Nubcaek England Icrontian
    Bought a Note because I use my smartphone for a lot of 'work' stuff so I have:

    British National Formulary (and childrens' formulary) - Big ol' book of drugs.
    NICE Guidance - Practice guidelines and technology appraisals for England/Wales.
    Qx Calculate - Laziest way to get a BMI/eGFR.
    SIGN Guidance - Practice guidelines for Scotland.

    Also have emulators for my TI-85 (andie graph) and gameboy (gameboid) for the pokeman's.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    My job. Tracking my runs when I exercise. Tracking my diet. Playing games on the go. Playing games on the toilet. Tracking my sleep. Waking me up. Reading Icrontic. Navigating me around LA in the shortest time possible.

    I use it a lot, almost constantly each day. Love it.
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    Reddit, argument-solver, tech experiment, and music source. Oh, and XBMC remote/streamer/etc. I don't think I've made more than 5 calls on a cell phone in the last half year.
  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian
    Calling, texting, photos of important stuff I must remember, games, apps of all sorts (esp. flashlight app), some surfing, calendar. Pretty much everything.
  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    talk text, GPS is huge for me. flashlight, keeping up with sports, Finding food, Email for work, reddit, news, Pictures, Facebook,Pandora Radio ( alot ) and weather updates
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    Doing stuff while pooping.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    Reddit while pooping
    Twitter while pooping
    Reading RSS feeds while pooping
    Taking pictures of my dog... this one not while pooping
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    Well, sometimes the dog might be pooping.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    Speaking as someone who has to watch him poop, nobody wants to see that. Now if I could share smells via my smartphone....
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    In this approximate order:

    Text/Phone
    Taking & sharing photos
    Web search
    Alarm clock
    GPS / mapping
    Document editing (mostly to-do and buy lists for the house)
    Ordering Dominos
    Music player
    Web development (job)

    Minimal email, games, or leisure web browsing.
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    Reddit, reddit, reddit, reddit, reddit, reddit, Facebook.

    Real answer, in no particular order: Reddit, Facebook, GPS, Gmail, gchat, text, call, random questions when I'm out
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    Text/Phone
    Email (work)
    Taking and Sharing photos
    Twitter/Facebook
    GPS
    Google-sourcing data to settle discussions/arguments.
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    webterneting on my busride to/from work
    gps
    clock
    music while i do dishes
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    We should perform an icrontic metric, phone use while pooping. This is important research. Would time spent pooping be greatly reduced without your phone? Hmmmmm, For Science!
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja I don't know how to not Icrontian
    Didn't we do this a couple expos ago where we were all on some chat app, and every time someone pooped they told everyone about it in real time? brb, pooping.
  • CyrixInsteadCyrixInstead Stoke-on-Trent, England Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned torch yet, I find that one of the phone's best functions.
    Facebook
    Internet
    Camera/Video
    Clock
    Chat, normally sorting out football (soccer)
    Checking the football scores
    Poker
    Calendar e.g. appointments
    Music (BBC iPlayer connected to my car's AV)
    Timer when cooking
    Rarely, GPS, which is the biggest battery drain ever but good when in the car & charging in the cigarette lighter.
    Morning alarm. And I'm sure I'm not the only person who found out my 'smart' phone isn't as smart as my old dumb phone the first day I got it, when I set my alarm and switched it off before going to bed. How the hell a smartphone cannot wake itself up like dumb phones have been doing forever is beyond me!!!

    \Edit - Oh, and occasionally making phone calls and sending texts haha
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    When Dan's asleep next to me at night, but I'm not tired, I'll look up pictures of boobs so that the next day I can think "haha... Dan missed out on all those boobs last night." And then I get mad, because he probably would have liked to see them... and then I feel better again, because he didn't get to. Then he'll ask me if I'm okay, and I'll say yes even though, in my mind, I've already won a fight with him that he never had a chance in.

    Some nights I just play solitaire.
    Cantikimono54Koreish
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    PoopMe
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    Music
    Work
    Music at work
    Games
    Brian Blessed Alarm Clock
    Take pictures of things so I can draw them later
    Take notes of things so I can draw them later
    Personal reminders I forget to look at
    Reminders telling me to look at the reminders I forget to look at
    Calling People
    Facebook (Rarely)
    Texting
    Email
    Mumble
    A bunch of other random crap
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    Teramona said:

    When Dan's asleep next to me at night, but I'm not tired, I'll look up pictures of boobs so that the next day I can think "haha... Dan missed out on all those boobs last night." And then I get mad, because he probably would have liked to see them... and then I feel better again, because he didn't get to. Then he'll ask me if I'm okay, and I'll say yes even though, in my mind, I've already won a fight with him that he never had a chance in.

    Some nights I just play solitaire.

    wat
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Diggin' deep for those lulz.
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    Thrax said:

    Diggin' deep for those lulz.

    The war's over. Let it be in the past.
  • mas0nmas0n dallas Icrontian
    Still using my Nexus S and other than call/text/mail it is mostly a GPS + music streamer in the car and reddit access device.

    Also, hello there.
    Annesprimesuspect
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    image
    Ilriyas
  • ChoochChooch K-Pop authority™, Pho King Madison Heights, MI Icrontian
    text
    phone calls (especially to Ben Wayne)
    web browsing
    social media
    porn
    camera
    clock
    alarm clock
    planner
    email
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    Canti said:

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    So much time has passed between then and now, I'm not even sure I'm the same person anymore. Maybe none of us are.

    Also... I use my phone for everything, to the point where I feel vulnerable if I don't know where it is, or if I don't have it on me. If it had an application that would make my breakfast for me, or brush my teeth 3 times a day, or make it so that my medulla was permanently damaged and could no longer regulate my my respiratory system so that I would have to rely on my phone's constant beeping to remind me to keep breathing... I'd use it.

    For now I use it when I'm lost (google maps), when I'm hungry and lost (yelp), when I'm bored and hungry (yelp, games), when I'm just bored (solitaire and boobs), when I haven't been on Facebook in the last ten minutes (Facebook), when I have been on Facebook in the last ten minutes (Twitter), when I feel like I've spent enough days in hiding (Icrontic.com), aaaaand tea (tea).

    CantiKoreish
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