Storytelling can be as basic as sharing a tale around a dinner table or in front of a roaring fire. It can be as complex as an app on your computer or phone with all its bells and whistles. It’s my philosophy that the more something does the less good it is at performing any one task well and that goes for websites and apps like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even WordPress. Maybe the basics where its about text, images, videos and audio presented simply can get the point across. Innovation is great but when it makes sense and can be of help to the end user. You know, there is such a thing as too much flash and awe.
My Google Pixel XL on the Verizon network got an update to Android 8.1 this morning. Things look and function a little different than before. Every update I’ve experienced with Android phones has been a positive one. Looking forward to what future software updates will do.
Be prepared to feel ancient — the first text message is 25 years old. Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS on December 3rd, 1992, when he wrote “merry Christmas” on a computer and sent it to the cellphone of Vodafone director Richard Jarvis. It was a modest start, but it ultimately changed technology and even social norms. For more check out, The first text message was sent 25 years ago – Engadget.com
Texting has radically changed the way we communicate. Used to be you passed a paper note back and forth. Sometimes I prefer it to voice communications. It’s so amazing how far we have come though in the past 25 years where we send photos and other media too.
I have been challenged by a couple of my fellow bloggers to do a black and white photo challenge. Here is day two of the challenge.
I make phone calls for a living and I used a computer based phone system. This headset is something I use daily. Without it my job would be very difficult.
Talking about face time that new iPhone will be all about your face to unlock it. (From Just Weirdness on Facebook)
For those on Instagram do you have a problem with mystery followers who seem to be spam-like and don’t have a conventional username? I get them frequently. Some promise more followers and others are kind of racy and sexy. I guess there are people on the Internet who want to exploit more than genuinely connect with others in a meaningful way. It’s kind of frustrating and annoying. But it’s a part of the web experience.
This evening I am doing a factory reset of my Samsung Galaxy 5s. When you do this it means deleting your downloaded apps and having to reinstall them. Any non synched data is usually wiped out too. Mobile phones are computers that need to be cleaned periodically and this is an extreme way of doing that. Tonight I hope to have everything back to normal or perhaps better than before. I hope everything goes well though.
I had a couple flip phones early in my cell phone life. The Motorola Razr was one of the best. In the world of Android and iPhones the simplicity of those devices is something I have fond memories for. Would I trade my Samsung 5s for the Razr today, nope. The world has changed but you know it’s good to have happy memories of flipping your phone to be cool…well I did that, not sure about others. Did you have a flip phone? What was your favorite?