[The phone is streaming live Hannah Hart to the right of the computer monitor, and the mirror is being held at the correct angle by Mechagodzilla to show the Netflix-streaming TV to the left of the monitor. WE LIVE IN THE FUTURE!]
I forcefully dropped my phone yesterday in the bathroom.
By “forcefully,” I mean it was attached to the speaker dock by an extension cable (THANKS, LIGHTNING CONNECTOR!), and I caught the cable with my clean underpants as I was flapping them to turn them right-side-out before my shower. The phone got slammed onto the toilet lid and bounced to the floor.
These two corners of the Ringke Slim case got damaged. The corners are exactly the worst place for the front glass to be impacted. If I didn’t have the case, the phone would definitely be broken.
I like this case because it’s flat black (there are other colors, too), very slim (It’s right in the name!), doesn’t have the ridiculous hole in the back to show off that you have an iPhone, and has a place to attach a strap for added security. If you’re going to get a case, this is a good one to get.
Not gonna lie
More than a little nervous that iOS 6 maps is taking me to Idaho.
If you want to use your iPhone as a GPS, and don’t want to trust the maps, I highly recommend Motion X GPS Drive.
The app is $1. Voice navigation is $10/year (I think you can buy 30 days of it, but really? Ten bucks for a voice guided GPS is pretty good.)
I’ve been using that for awhile and really like it.
One final note: GPS takes a lot of battery power. If you don’t have a car charger, get one. Ideally something like this one which is just a USB plug for a car adapter. That way it will work with any USB powered device as long as you have a cable for it.
I’d like to add my recommendation for a free GPS app with voice navigation included called Waze. It accesses live traffic data gleaned from other Waze users to dynamically route you around slowdowns before you even see them and get you to your destination the fastest way possible. On a recent hour-long trip into Boston, it changed my route twice and saved me eight minutes. I love it.
Screw you, Mo.
Remember that iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads with iOS 5 will allow ANYONE (yes, I’m lookin’ at YOU, Pigeon-Boy) to take pictures EVEN IF THE DEVICE IS PASSWORD-LOCKED.
Not only that, but said surreptitiously-snapped pictures are automatically uploaded to iCloud and distributed to all your other devices, and CAN NOT DELETED*.
So let’s be careful out there, people. Guard your iPhone like a curmudgeon guards his front lawn.
* Changed with iOS 5.1