Apps etc

I bought my first app today and it wasn’t Angry Birds!

I hadn’t thought to look for scanner apps before today. I have been taking pictures of documents, usually when at my dad’s house. Flatbed scanners do a great job but tend to be quite bulky. The app I got for the iPhone today includes OCR and seems to work quite well. Thinking that it might be great for recording genealogy documents instead of making paper notes.

This is a geezer/mito thing — it is difficult to read my own handwriting.

This second week of smartphone usage I continue to be impressed by what functionality that used to take an office table full of devices is contained in a handheld object.

Small can be beautiful!

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Oh look, there’s an app for that

After a couple days of picking up iPhone basics I seem to have settled into a routine of visiting my favorite web sites or Facebook where I will discover that there is an app for that! Downloading from the App Store and installing is simple. Then you fire up the new app and fill in your user ID and password from the keychain (tap key icon in the bar above the keyboard). There are quite a few of them available now from logging in with Safari browser.

One handed typing hasn’t been much of an issue since I have been doing that on a Kindle Paperwhite for several years. Still getting used to looking up at the word suggestion bar where a tap on a word can save keystrokes.

I am posting from the Automattic WordPress app again today. Adding images is a lot easier than the web browser version I have been using on my laptop. Took a while to find how to get to the post options (category, tags, etc.).

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WordPress App

This post is from my iPhone using the WordPress app available in the Apple App Store.

After I downloaded and installed it, had a brief panic when it appeared to only support WordPress.com sites.

Found where you can configure it for self-hosted sites too. Whew!

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New device, new network

Woohoo! I got into my WordPress blog dashboard with Safari on iPhone 6. Wouldn’t recommend working this way for a new WordPress user but it seems OK in a pinch. Being restricted to one finger typing isn’t as efficient as having a keyboard.

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New Year’s Eve fare

colorful salad

2017 seems to be going out with a bang. The temperature dropped to -6°F (-21°C) this morning, but it is up to 18°F (-7°C) this afternoon with sunshine.

It got warm enough to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a salad! Aldi Spring Mix packaged lettuce, cubed leftover Christmas ham, red bell pepper, onion, olive oil, cider vinegar, and sweet pickle relish.

Earlier in the day I had black bean soup made from an Instant Pot recipe in the new cookbook. It it fairly simple: soaked black beans and chopped onion seasoned with cumin, bay leaf, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, and smoked paprika.

After having four malware attacks on KittanningOnline earlier this month, knock on wood, we have been clean for over a week.

Anyway, Happy New Year wishes to all. Hope 2018 brings relief to those suffering hunger, homelessness, and persecution.

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