lighter laptop games
Dell CS24, Xeon L5450 @ 2.5GHz
Time = 0.242135 seconds Speed = 412992751.977203 bytes/second
Thinkpad T430s, i5-3320M @ 2.6GHz (plus turbo)
Time = 0.184372 seconds Speed = 542381706.549801 bytes/second
Thinkpad X200s, Core2 @ 1.8GHz
Time = 0.325009 seconds Speed = 307683787.218200 bytes/second
Thinkpad X1 Carbon, i5-5300U @ 2.3GHz
Time = 0.206281 seconds Speed = 484775621.603541 bytes/second
No name router, Atom @ 1.8GHz
Time = 0.399222 seconds Speed = 250487197.599331 bytes/second
Sun T5120, T2 @ 1.2GHz
Time = 1.809987 seconds Speed = 55249015.600665 bytes/second
BeagleBone Black, ARM Cortex A8
Time = 1.373115 seconds Speed = 72827112.077284 bytes/second
EdgeRouter Lite, Octeon @ 500MHz
Time = 2.198556 seconds Speed = 45484399.760570 bytes/second
Intel “Braswell” Celeron N3050 @ 1.6GHz
Time = 0.334014 seconds Speed = 299388648.380008 bytes/second
Facebook - Maybe not the most useful, but probably the most used.
Chase - If the deposit by camera feature worked more reliably, this would be great, but it only works in perfect lighting and some checks it just doesn’t like at all. It’s usually worth one attempt, then the check goes into the eventual bank visit pile.
Netflix - With the TV cable, works great as a portable Roku. Don’t watch much on the iPhone screen, however.
Instapaper Free, Economist Free - Were very useful when I had more reliable reading time. Now that I’m alone with the phone less often, I’m less inclined to rely on it for timely reading.
Stanza - Broad and easy to browse selection of free books.
Kindle - Switched to the Kindle app after getting the Kindle device. Not all the books are free, but the books I purchase I tend to want to read quickly, or at least comfortably. That leaves all the free books to be read on the phone at a more leisurely pace.
Photosynth - A panoramic picture stitcher. Very easy to use, produces reasonable results considering the limitations of the input, works fast. Gold star.
Open Table - Find a restaurant, make a reservation, walk there, earn rewards. Sweet deal.
Amazon - Ironically, used this app the most in a Barnes & Noble store.
WhatsApp - Text message replacement. Not a heavy texter, so I’m not saving money, but it has a few bonus features like location sharing and group chat that make it nicer than SMS. Even though I never run out of texts, there is the peace of mind being freed from even considering if a message is worth 20c. kta.
iTrans NYC - Subway maps. Bought this just to always have a subway map available, but discovered a great second use. Download the neighborhood maps ahead of time, and you’ll have fast offline access to detailed street maps without waiting to make a cell connection. kta.
JotNot Pro - Portable document scanner. Someday I hope to use this, as detailed in my paperless project post.
Camera+ - A great drop in replacement for the default app. It only takes a few touchups to drastically improve the visible detail of photos taken with the builtin camera.
Nike+ GPS - Run tracker. I find the phone too heavy to carry on every run, but take the app with me every once in a while, particularly when trying out a new route.
Split Expense - Total up expenses, then send bills to your friends. Bought it after a friend used it on a trip, then used it myself on a later one. The app is very basic, but easy enough to use once you’re used to it. As much as the formality of tracking every purchase seems like it’d drag down the fun, I found the opposite to be true. People stopped worrying about who paid for what when they knew that an accurate settling up would occur.
Precorder - Video recorder that’s always a few seconds ahead. Would have loved to have this app a million times, then I bought and haven’t needed it since. Am hoping to get a chance to use it. kta.