Secret iPhone Settings

New settings for your iPhone that you should know about. A number of these are for the iPhone X, but you should check them out. This device is becoming a tool of tools, and oh by the way it take photos and videos and you can talk on it with friends. Here’s the list of settings.
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The Social History of the Smartphone

Its a long read for sure, but so much information oh the history and use of the smartphone. A few of my favorite quotes/lines.

“There are any number of places—an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, a fetish club, a betting shop or a psychotherapist’s practice—that may give rise to inferences about our behavior that we wouldn’t necessarily want shared across the network.”

The article cover, manufacturing, the perils of that and use of resources as well as lives, the reason they work..

Thanks to its Assisted GPS chip—and, of course, the quartertrillion-dollar constellation of GPS satellites in their orbits twenty million meters above the Earth—the smartphone knows where it is at all times.

Pre-products like the Palm Pilot and others are mentioned also. Along with all the social implications of its use. Its a great read and brings back memories as well as thoughts on just how vital it is, along with some consequences to folks around the planet. The Link to the story: https://longreads.com/2017/06/13/a-sociology-of-the-smartphone/

Must Have Apps

press-1015988_1920The rapid deployment of apps today makes it a must to know what to have on your desktop as well as your mobile devices. In fact that may be one way to judge an app is their availability on both platforms. Lifehacker has always been great at finding these tools and then listing them This list of 50 is pretty amazing, and I was amazed that I had over 40 of them, and use a good bit of the 40 everyday. I also have a number of them in the iPhone as well as Desktop.

If you are for any reason short on storage, download them using the desktop machine and then it will be available if you need it. Don’t forget that once you have some of these IFTTT becomes even more powerful. Yes IFTTT is on the must list.

Here’s your link to Lifehacker’s 50 Must Haves.

Ah, Sleep and Music

screen-of-an-iphoneWe all love to fall asleep quickly to maximize that sleep time. The ability of the iPhone top play that soothing music us great. It’s great when our speakers can be utilized. More description is in the article.

http://lifehacker.com/sleepcast-uses-your-favorite-speakers-for-your-phones-a-1778995875

Deleting Apps From the iPhone Can be Pesky

screen-of-an-iphoneInstalling apps on the iPhone is a easy as can be, and fun to do as each adds functionality to your iphone or iPad. Even those that provide entertainment in the game area. But sometimes you get apps that don’t like to be deleted or they leave behind traces of existence. Deletion of apps and files have always been a problem on any type of PC so this is nothing new, and the installs of apps and deletions leave behind “bits”, and those bits take up space.

These steps, outlined in this article will do just that. Have fun.