Less complicated is pretty much the American mantra.
We want it all and we don't want to have to wait for it. Drive-thru's, toll tags, tap and pay services for credits, and there's even an entire marketing campaign dedicated to why you should use your check card instead of cash. We want it quick, we want it now, and we don't have time to wait for it.
Apple cashed in when they created their iPhone system, integrating a MP3 player, a cell phone, and a mobile internet browser into a single device. Part of being less complicated definitely means that it's important to carry around less stuff in your pockets. Listen to music, answer a phone call, check your email, and the great thing about it is that you can do it all from the city park or from JFK International Airport.
The iPhone has, in many ways, eliminated the need to carry around a laptop to meet your busy lifestyle. It can also take some of the pressure off when travel is delayed or you get stuck in traffic. Gone are the days when you had to drag out the laptop, plug in the wireless card or fork over ten bucks for airport Wi-Fi just to hop on a manage your conference call, a call that you had expected to be in your office for.
Use the access to the 3G network on your iPhone and log into the AccuConference customer website (don't worry touch users, it works, you just need to make sure you have a WiFi connection). Just go right through the Safari browser and pull up your account information. Once you're logged in, you have the ability to manage on-the-go with your iPhone. View the live call that is going on and scroll through the participant list. It is updated in real time just like when you are accessing this feature from a laptop or PC it is just a smaller screen in the palm of your hand. You can also listen to the call at the same time that you are controlling it so that you're not trying to juggle too many things at once.
The iPod's touch sensitive screen will recognize when you click the different features from the Live Call screen. You can access the toggle functionality for Lecture Mode, Free Recording and more. Use your finger the same way you would use a mouse so that you can identify those noisy callers and mute their lines. Who knows, they could be experiencing muddy travel plans as well.
It's not just for travel purposes either. Sometimes computers can go horribly wrong (see the blue screen of death blog from Friday) when you're right in the middle of something, even if it is a conference call. Just pull out your iPhone and access your customer information. No one on the call will ever know the difference and you'll be able to do the same things you would have on your PC without having to go into panic mode.
There are a lot of "it's" in the world and this is just one little thing that makes "it" go a lot easier.