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My iPhone 4 home screen
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Image by Robert Scoble
I have dozens of apps all arranged into groups. I’ve added even more apps after taking this photo. You can find my latest here: myap.ps/X3

Here’s my groupings:

1. Social
– Buzz (Web). Google Buzz, I love that social network.
– Twitter. The official Twitter app. I find I use this more than others. Originally Tweetie.
– Facebook. The official Facebook app.
– LinkedIn. The official LinkedIn app.
– Scobleizer. Did you know I have an app? Mobile Roadie created this for me and it’s great.
– Gist. Great for tracking your favorite contacts.
– HootSuiteLite. Aimed at corporate Twitterers. Still trying to fit this one into my usage.
– Summizer. A Twitter search app. I don’t use it much since those features are built into other apps.
– Twitterrific. I mostly got this for the iPad since most of the Twitter apps haven’t been ported to the iPad yet.
– Buzzie. An app for reading Google Buzz. I find I just usually use the Web page above, though.
– Seesmic. Lets you post to a bunch of different social networks. That’s why I keep using it.
– TweetDeck. I used to use this more before Tweetie, er, Twitter came out with an official app.
2. Utilities
– Settings (Apple)
– Compass (Apple)
– Calculator (Apple)
– Clock (Apple)
– Google Voice (Web, but very well done)
– LogMeIn, lets me log into my home computers and control them, I mostly use this on my iPad.
– textPlus, I don’t use this much, gotta play with it.
– Weather (Apple)
– Flashlight, turns your iPhone 4’s flash into a flashlight.
– appsfire, syncs my apps and lets my friends compare which ones I have with which ones they have.
3. News
– NPR News
– CNN
– SkyGrid, great aggregator of news. Use it a lot to read mainstream news.
– NYTimes
– Huff Post
– BBC News
– TUAW
– Memeorandum (Web)
– Google News (Web)
– Digg
– Techmeme (Web)
– Hacker News (Web)
4. Travel
– TripIt, my most-used travel app, tracks my flights, hotels, rental cars, and more. Very useful.
– WorldMate, playing with this to see how it compares to TripIt.
– Layar, augmented reality app for finding stuff in strange places.
– TripAdvisor, we love their community and found where to stay on vacation with this.
– Kayak Pro, my favorite way to buy flights.
– TripTik (AAA). Playing with this, but Google Maps seems to be how we got around on our road trip.
– TripTracker, another competitor to TripIt.
– Expedia, buy travel stuff, airlines, hotels, etc.
– TripDeck
– GateGuru
– Roadside (AAA)
– FlightTrack
5. Maps
– Maps (Apple)
– waze, I use this to show other drivers what’s going on on the road. Cops, accidents, etc.
– Trapster, see where the cops are hanging out.
– Goby, find stuff to do near you.
– AroundMe, find stuff near you, like restaurants, hospitals, gas stations, etc.
– Google Earth
– UpNext, cool 3D maps of some cities.
– Find iPhone (Apple, find your iPhone if you use MobileMe, useful if you lose your iPhone or it gets stolen)
– ifFoundPlus (message to people who find your iPhone)
– junaio (Augmented reality app, cool, but still trying to figure out how it fits in my life)
6. Food
– Foodspotting (see pictures of food near you, great way to find new restaurants).
– fiddme (I love sharing great food on this with other foodies)
– Yelp (the standard way we find businesses near us)
– OpenTable (make a reservation at a better restaurant near you).
– Epicurious (recipes for making your own food)
– In-N-Out (in California, find an In-N-Out near you).
– Urbanspoon (shake your phone, get an idea for a restaurant).
7. Location
– foursquare (serendipity around location, find friends near you, and find better experiences via tips near you).
– Gowalla, share your favorite things about your favorite places.
– Whrrl, make a story about where you are.
– Glympse, running late to meet someone? Send them a Glympse so they can see where you are.
– Loopt, offers from brands near you.
– DeHood, I’m still trying to figure this out out.
– MyTown, a location-based game. I’m not into it, but millions are.
– Latitude (Web). Google Latitude lets you share your location with your friends.
– ArcGIS, get tons of info about the location you’re at.
8. Shopping
– Amazon.com
– eBay
– Best Buy
– Square, take credit cards from your friends so you can sell them stuff.
– RedLaser, aim your camera at a bar code and this will show you stuff about that product, like where to buy it cheaper.
– Groupon, a deal a day.
– Gift Card Exchange, make those gift cards you get more useful.
– StupHub, find concert tickets.
– CardStar, I use this for those loyalty programs. Like Toys-R-Us has.
– PayPal, pay for stuff online.
– Shopping.com (price comparison).
– Apple store (find stuff about apple stores near you).
9. Photo/Video
– Best Camera, nice app for processing photos a bit before you upload them. Done by pro photog Chase Jarvis.
– Photos (Apple’s standard app)
– Camera (Apple’s standard app)
– Justin.tv, lets me watch live streams from Justin.tv.
– iMovie, lets me edit my videos. From Apple.
– Viewer (Ustream), lets me watch live streams from Ustream.tv.
– YouTube (Apple standard app)
– Pano, lets me stitch together photos to make panaoramic photos.
– PhotoCard, lets me create cards from my photos.
– Light Table 2, I haven’t used this much, mostly for my iPad for letting me drag around photos
– YouTube (Web, better than Apple’s app)
– Autostitch, better than Pano for doing panoramic photos.

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Image by Apojove
Nick Nova’s Spaceship is my entry for the LEGO Moments in Space Contest on LEGO Ideas. You can vote for it from February 9-19, 2018 for a chance to become a Gift with Purchase set in 2019.

If you can’t wait that long, you can download the LEGO Digital Designer model file for free at Rebrickable.

In this episode of The Amazing Adventures of Nick Nova, rampaging robots from Planet X are invading Earth! Nick Nova, in his steadfast spaceship, must travel through the most dangerous domains of space, avoiding asteroids and navigating nebulas, to reach the secluded source of these atrocious automatons. Will Nick Nova be able to mitigate the malevolent machinations of the mysterious mastermind behind these marauding mechanical monsters?

The entire set is 168 pieces and consists of Nick Nova, his spaceship, a photon blaster, and a robot from Planet X. The photon blaster can be stored in the back of the spaceship.

This model is an homage to the many cheesy sci-fi shows and movies I watched while in college. It was a great way to relax and decompress after long hours of studying and grueling exams. These many moments in space helped me to achieve my goal of becoming a Mechanical Engineer, designing real spacecraft, and creating moments in space to inspire others.

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