The DuJour 5×5: Tech Nerd Edition

by admin | February 17, 2014 12:26 pm

Each week for The DuJour 5×5, we ask five editors five questions on a different topic. This week’s installment covers all things technology: the apps we can’t live without, the gadgets we’re lusting after, the number of emails in our inboxes and more.

 

Paul Frederick
Assistant Fashion/Market Editor
Instagram: @PaulMFrederick

1. A technology memory that makes me feel old: Do you remember those AOL CDs that gave you like 1,000 free hours of internet?

2. The apps I can’t survive without: Google Maps[1], because a large part of my job is running around the city from appointment to appointment, and Instagram[2], because, well, I’m addicted.

3. One gadget I’m lusting after but haven’t purchased yet: Does cable TV count?

4. The number of unread emails currently on my phone: I hate nothing more than those red notification buttons, so I just mark all as read in hopes of getting a cleaner home screen.

5. My shining moment in social media: Lets be serious—I get excited when anyone likes one of my photos.

 

Lindsay Silberman
Staff Writer
Twitter & Instagram: @LindsaySilb

1. A technology memory that makes me feel old: AOL dial-up, making mix tapes by recording songs on the radio, my first Apple computer that looked like this[3]

2. The apps I can’t survive without: NextStop[4] for subway arrival times, Uber[5], Spotify[6], Tweetbot[7], Camera+[8] and Hipmunk[9], the flight-booking travel app that’s changed my life

3. One gadget I’m lusting after but haven’t purchased yet: I’ve been obsessed with these clear, high-concept sound stick speakers[10] by Harman Kardon.

4. The number of unread emails currently on my phone: 177, which is quite an accomplishment. The idea of a completely unread mailbox gives me anxiety.

5. My shining moment in social media: The time Jimmy Kimmel retweeted[11] me. 

 

Sydney Wasserman
Senior Market Editor
Twitter & Instagram: @SydneyWasserman

1. A technology memory that makes me feel old: Wasting hours every night in chat rooms as a tween and getting kicked off if someone else in the house tried to use the line

2. The apps I can’t survive without: Instagram, Uber, Spotify, Dropbox[12], Camera+, Genius Scan[13]

3. One gadget I’m lusting after but haven’t purchased yet: iPad Air! Knowing myself, I would rarely use it but it’s just so dang pretty looking.

4. The number of unread emails currently on my phone: 68,356…I blame Google for continually extending my storage limit.

5. My shining moment in social media: Recently my Instagram hero @shehashadit[14] reposted my video that I tagged him in and called me “EVERYTHING” in the comments… Definitely one for the scrapbook. 

 

Sarah Olin
Senior Designer
Twitter: @theSarahO; Instagram: @sarahmadeline

1. A technology memory that makes me feel old: Pagers. My older sister and I begged my parents for years for one (still unclear why), but to no avail.

2. The apps I can’t survive without: Solar[15] (the prettiest weather app), Feedly[16] and Pocket[17] for reading, and Uber

3. One gadget I’m lusting after but haven’t purchased yet: A girl can never have enough camera lenses.

4. The number of unread emails currently on my phone: 0, thank you very much.

5. My shining moment in social media: Newsweek retweeted me once. But I can’t take the credit; it was a quote from my mom. That was my social media peak.

 

Brooke Bobb
Editorial Assistant
Twitter and Instagram: @BrookeBobb

1. A technology memory that makes me feel old: Tamagotchi

2. The apps I can’t survive without: Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone [18]

3. One gadget I’m lusting after but haven’t purchased yet: One of those cases that will project videos from your iPhone onto the wall

4. The number of unread emails currently on my phone: 0

5. My shining moment in social media: When I made it to 100 followers on Instagram

 

MORE DUJOUR 5×5:

The Fashion Week Edition[19]
The Super Bowl Edition[20]
The Grammy Edition[21]

Endnotes:
  1. Google Maps: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8
  2. Instagram: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8
  3. this: http://aucmarket.com/productimages/vintage-auctions-apple-computer.jpg
  4. NextStop: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nextstop-nyc-subway/id376416453?mt=8
  5. Uber: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uber/id368677368?mt=8
  6. Spotify: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spotify-music/id324684580?mt=8
  7. Tweetbot: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tweetbot-for-twitter-ipad/id498801050?mt=8
  8. Camera+: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera+/id329670577?mt=8
  9. Hipmunk: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hipmunk-hotels-flights/id419950680?mt=8
  10. sound stick speakers: http://www.harmankardon.com/estore/hk/us/products/SoundSticks-III/SOUNDSTICKS%20III_HK_US
  11. retweeted: http://favstar.fm/users/LindsaySilb
  12. Dropbox: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8
  13. Genius Scan: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/genius-scan-pdf-scanner/id377672876?mt=8
  14. @shehashadit: http://instagram.com/shehashadit#
  15. Solar: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solar-weather/id542875991?mt=8
  16. Feedly: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/feedly-reader/id396069556?mt=8
  17. Pocket: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-formerly-read-it-later/id309601447?mt=8
  18. Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/susan-millers-astrologyzone/id527608193?mt=8
  19. The Fashion Week Edition: http://dujour.com/article/dujour-5x5-fashion-week-edition
  20. The Super Bowl Edition: http://dujour.com/article/dujour-editors-on-super-bowl-2014
  21. The Grammy Edition: http://dujour.com/article/dujour-5x5-grammys-2014-reactions

Source URL: https://dujour.com/lifestyle/dujour-5x5-editors-favorite-apps-gadgets/