Track Your Health With Google Calender

There are a myriad of apps out there to track your health and issues for such things as illness , period or your mental health ups and downs. But why not use Google Calender or the Apple Calender app to keep track of what’s going on with your body by creating a ” health” calender Then create an all-day event for anything you want to note: “Allergies are bad today” , “sore throat” , “diarrhoea” or “period started”. You could also put code words in there if you are concerned about someone seeing the calender. You can add notes in the “description” field, and you can get a big-picture look at what happened with the Schedule view that just gives a list of dates and events. You can also search calendar events, giving an easy way to answer when your doctor asks “How long ago did this start?” A great… Read More

Continue Reading

Crap App Of The Week – Battery Doctor

Quote From The Google Play Store “Battery Doctor is a tool that helps you save battery power and tells you approximately how much life your battery has left ( So does your phone !!!). By using many different features, it lets you improve (in some cases) ( yes they actually wrote this ) its duration. The method for doing this consists of a program based on three charges that might be able to give your battery some extra life. (note the “might be able) The most important feature for improving your battery’s life is the tool that deletes processes, which is included on Battery Doctor”( No its not and modern smartphones do this No …..apart from not needing this on smartphones ,(you will probably get better luck waiving a dead chicken over your smartphone ) the develope and an associated company appear to be in a bit of trouble and… Read More

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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… Read More

Continue Reading

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    

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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… Read More

Continue Reading

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… Read More

Continue Reading