SOS On iPhone With iOS11

Did you know you can activate an emergency call to 000 through your iPhone and even get your iPhone to emit a loud noise to hopefully scare off attackers etc? We hope you never have to use it but it really is a good idea to set it up. This is a link from Lifehacker which explains how to do it: Set Up iOS 11’s Emergency SOS Now When You Don’t Need It

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It’s iOS11 Day

Sept 19th is iOS 11 day when the new operating system for iPhones & iPads can be downloaded. So what do you need to do? First make sure your device will take iOS 11 , the following list will not be eligible : iPhone 5 iPhone 5C iPad (3rd Generation) iPad (4th Generation) Make sure you have backed your device up to either iCloud ( my preferred choice ) or a computer. When iOS 11 becomes available to will be mentioned on your device in settings. There are numerous new features for iOS 11 but one that will get a lot of publicity is the ” Do Not Disturb While Driving So how do you set it up : Tap Do Not Disturb – in Settings Choose Do Not Disturb While Driving This means that you will receive no calls , messages while you are driving. You can even send a message to people automatically that will tell them you are currently driving and that that is why you cannot answer the phone. More details can be found here: iOS 11: How to Set Up and Customize Do Not Disturb While Driving Other features and tips on iOS11 can be found at… Read More

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Learning To Drive – Try The LDRIVO App

LDRIVO is an app to help learner drivers find & book their perfect Driving Instructor. Driving instructors can register with LDRIVO which should create some new business. People who want to learn how to drive can download the app for iOS or Android , search for their ideal instructor , check their feedback and book an instructor. Using LDRIVO you can filter the search by price , gender , car and ratings. Your instruction time , kilometres traveled and total hours driven is also logged with the app. LDRIVO – iOS App LDRIVO – Android App    

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Mushroom Apps – Should You Use Them

Should you be relying on an app to tell you if a mushroom is edible , no should be the answer that comes to mind. There are numerous mushroom identification apps but they are all marketed with varying degrees of responsibility. When I searched the iTunes store, some mushroom identification apps included disclaimers that you shouldn’t rely on it to tell you what’s edible others did not. However at the other end of the spectrum is an Android app called Edible Fungi that claims all you need is “a good identification guide and a dash of common sense” to decide what to eat. So if you need an app to decide which mushroom is ok to eat you really should stick to the traditional ways of buying mushrooms , fruit & veg stores and the supermarket.

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Apple Announcements – Did They Excite Me ?

At the Apple WWDC today Apple made some significant announcements as they do at the WWDC every year. New operating systems are coming for Macs – High Sierra and iOS11 for mobile devices – iPhones and iPads but they will not arrive until later this year. A new iMac Pro will arrive in December – this should be well received for those that need a top end powerful workstation and it is clear that Apple are listening to its users. New iPads will be available – the 10.5 inch iPad Pro and an updated 12.9 inch iPad Pro – they are quicker , a lot quicker , brighter screen with improved colour , improved camera. A redesigned app store The HomePod a speaker with Siri integration and one that promises great sound – integrated with Apple music – which will be available in December. I am looking forward to High Sierra and iOS11 – especially some of the features of iOS11 such as: Do not disturb while driving  “iPhone can detect when you may be driving and automatically silence notifications to keep the screen dark. Users have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in Favorites to let them… Read More

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Do You Struggle At Drawing – Have We Got A Site For You

Google have 2 sites to aid those of us who are artistcly challenged QuickDraw – which will try and guess what you are drawing  “This is a game built with machine learning. You draw, and a neural network tries to guess what you’re drawing. Of course, it doesn’t always work. But the more you play with it, the more it will learn. It’s just one example of how you can use machine learning in fun ways.” — https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/quick-draw AutoDraw – which will guess what you are trying to draw then offer you a better picture  “AutoDraw is a new kind of drawing tool. It pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help everyone create anything visual, fast. There’s nothing to download. Nothing to pay for. And it works anywhere: smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc. AutoDraw’s suggestion tool uses the same technology used in QuickDraw, to guess what you’re trying to draw. Right now, it can guess hundreds of drawings and we look forward to adding more over time. ” — https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/autodraw

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Microsoft Solitaire Collection Arrives For iOS & Android Devices

Microsoft have released Solitaire for iOS and Android which will be extremely popular for many people. All your favourite games are there : Klondike Spider Freecell Pyramid Head on over to the Google Play Store or the App Store and search for Microsoft Solitaire Collection If you want to download the original games on your Windows 10 computer checkout this post  GET THE WINDOWS 7 GAMES BACK IN WINDOWS 10

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Listen To The Radio With RadioApp

A great new app has been launched to listen to Australian Radio – RadioApp RadioApp is available for iOS – iPhone and Android  RadioApp also loads quickly with a great interface. You can swipe to listen to your radio stations by swiping right and can add all your favourites to a list. So why do i like this app? It just works , just add your favourite stations in , swipe right to go through your list ( just like a certain dating app I am told ) , add in new stations and it starts quickly. Remember it relies on streaming from the station which occasionally can go down. It is an intuitive app and that is a sign of a good app , simple to use and to get it to work exactly how you should think it should work , I don’t have to go through a ” do i want a free trial page ” to get to my stations , there are currently no ads ( unlike its opposition ). There is also a page that explains how little streaming radio actually uses in data ( 21.6MB per hour )  I showed the app to… Read More

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