An Apple A Day – Day 23

Push it to the limit

Today I tried to discover new things to do with my Apple devices and push the limits of things I had done in the past. I committed to learning how to do one new thing and how to improve on one thing I was already doing.

I started with paying for lunch, it was simple enough to set up my ApplePay with a credit card so I could auto pay on the Square readers in the lunchroom. This was a relatively shallow learning curve and I encourage everyone with an Apple watch to set this up. It’s simple and easy and secure to use. Just double tap the button on the side and swipe your arm and 3 seconds later you’re done and got an email receipt coming your way.

*Fun math problem, this one simple act will now save me approximately 83 minutes of my life per year. That means if I live to be 80, I’ll have saved 62.25 hours of my life by just paying with a watch. I know that’s a little extreme, but one of my guiding principals is living my life to matter for each moment. Take a look at this and you’ll see why 62.25 hours of your life is nothing to laugh at.

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262 working days in a year (2018)
23 seconds to pay with a card – 4 seconds to pay with watch = 19 seconds per day saved

262 * 19 = 4978 seconds

4978 seconds / 60 seconds in a minute = 82.96 minutes of my life per year saved

83 minutes * 45 years left to live = 3735 minutes saved

3735 minutes / 60 minutes in an hour = 62.25 hours of my life saved by paying with ApplePay

This means ApplePay saves lives. Who wouldn’t want a few extra days to live?


Finally, for the one thing I can improve on something I already do, I chose presentation and picked buying the spotlight presentation tool for $99 while it was on sale vs. the original price of $129. This way I can have an untethered remote vs. carrying around the mini beast. The best part the price was reduced, so today I actually saved a few days of my life and a few dollars in my wallet. Not bad for a few button clicks, eh?

Well, that’s all for today, see you tomorrow where I’ll do something crazy….maybe.

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