Sometimes, in the wee hours of the night, I can’t sleep and I don’t want to read, so I occupy myself by rearranging my home screen. It’s like rearranging your kitchen cabinets without having to get out of bed. And, similar to rearranging your kitchen cabinets, it can sometimes be disorienting: you grab for the salt and you end up with a wine glass, or you tap on what used to be Soundhound and end up with Epicurious. The thing is, I have a zillion apps, and I’m always looking for the perfect arrangement for them, so scrambling my home screen is part of that eternal quest.
The third row starts with the TomTom killer: MotionX, a G.P.S. app. Unlike Maps, which comes with the phone, MotionX has turn-by-turn voice navigation (with a paid subscription). I probably use it more than almost anything else on my phone, especially now that I’m living in Los Angeles, where I don’t know my way around.
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