Not long to go, iTunes has updated its pre-order page to 20th Aug, about 3 weeks after its release in the states. I can’t wait to watch this film again, my pick of the year so far.
I don’t often talk about my day job on here but I thought it would be useful to share how I’m using my iPad to assist me in my 9-5 as a Technical Consultant. I’m home based but work closely with clients all over the UK building out technical requirements for our projects. I won’tContinue reading “How I use my iPad in my day job”
I’ve owned this particular iPhone X since February (I’m on my third, it’s a long story) and I’m amazed at how easily the screen scratches. Now first off, this doesn’t bother me – nothing stays perfect and you’ll be set up for disappointment if you expect it. Over the years I’ve come to be relaxedContinue reading “iPhone X screen durability”
As part of trying to be more mindful about how I use my device I’ve simplified my home screen a lot. Here’s how it’s currently setup Only use utilities or methods of communicating with others on my first page, this covers most of the apps on there My wordpress site that allows me to shareContinue reading “My simple smartphone home screen”
As part of trying to be more mindful of my smartphone usage I’ve installed iOS 12 public beta specifically to try out app limits. The “Time Well Spent” movement I’ve been following isn’t about demonising technology but letting it help us get some control back. It’s obvious makers of social networks don’t respect us soContinue reading “Using App Limits in iOS 12”
iOS 12 has some great new features that allow you to be more mindful about how you use your device, playing into the “Time well spent” movement. It helps in two ways Being able to set a time where only your defined apps are useable Setting up app limits e.g. 30 mins a day onContinue reading “How “time well spent” is manageable with iOS 12″
Inspired by the Center for Humane Technology I’ve decided to take some control back and adopt some of their suggestions for using my iPhone less. The first stage to this was to implement the greyscale filter, not only does it give you more battery life but makes your iPhone screen seem less playful and in turnContinue reading “How to go greyscale on the iPhone”
After watching a few videos and a recent BBC documentary on smartphone addiction, especially social media I’ve decided to make some changes. This may or may not last but I want to give it a go. I don’t spend a lot of time of Instagram, haven’t used Facebook since January 2018 but still use TwitterContinue reading “Taking control of my smartphone usage”
Lory Gill over at iMore has written up a few thought on running iOS 12 beta on the iPhone SE. As resident tech support for friends and family this is encouraging and hopefully stays when released in September.
I picked up the leather loop in 2015 and have worn it probably 25% of the time since then. On using it last week I noticed the band has separated from the lug on one side. I raised it with Apple and was told it is only covered for 1 year. This got me thinkingContinue reading “The Apple Watch leather loop durability dilemma”