Responding to feedback and use of social media as a creative

Since I stepped back a bit from social media I’ve been very conscious of the fact that I’m creating content but not engaging in the feedback I’m getting. I get this via Twitter, Micro.Blog and comments on my posts. I’m lucky to get views and comments so I’m thinking about how I use social media.Continue reading “Responding to feedback and use of social media as a creative”

What does digital minimalism mean to me?

This year I really wanted to try to be more intentional about how I’m using my technology. The first step was to read through Cal Newport’s book on the subject. I’m in the process of working through a digital declutter, where I’m taking breaks from various activities that have been time sucks or raised myContinue reading “What does digital minimalism mean to me?”

Why you shouldn’t buy an iPhone 7 in 2022

I’ve been on the iPhone 7 for a week or so but I had to switch back to my iPhone 11 yesterday. This was for one reason – battery life. You’ll see from my image above that I went into low power mode after two hours of using it. I went for an 80 minuteContinue reading “Why you shouldn’t buy an iPhone 7 in 2022”

Using the smartphone as a tool

I’ve been playing with various iPhone models over the last couple of months and settled on the iPhone 7. It’s really helped me be more intentional about my mobile computing and I think helped me get a bit more focus, be in the moment and be ok with my own thoughts I.e. be bored. I’mContinue reading “Using the smartphone as a tool”

Apple TV+ Foundation has a lot of potential

I’ve only really just started out with Apple TV+ and started to watch Foundation. I’m a big sci-fi fan and it looked interesting. I’m 4 episodes in and it’s hooked me. I can see this series running for multiple seasons already and has a lot of world building to do. I love the design ofContinue reading “Apple TV+ Foundation has a lot of potential”

How to get the most battery life out of an old iPhone

I’ve been running an iPhone 7 with 95% battery capacity for quite a few days now and the biggest issue by far is battery life. I’m often charging at 3pm and that’s just after a few photos and listening to music for a couple of hours during the due. I have managed to get throughContinue reading “How to get the most battery life out of an old iPhone”

The most important feature on a smartphone

As you might know I’m currently using an iPhone 7 but also switching back to my iPhone 11, I’m trying to figure a few things out. On using the iPhone 7 yesterday I realised the most important feature that might force me over to the iPhone 11 – battery. I’d previously thought that the mostContinue reading “The most important feature on a smartphone”

Why I don’t think the iPhone 14 will have a hole punch camera

There’s a lot of rumours now that the next iPhone will have a hole punch cutout for the camera but I don’t see it happening. This is my work phone, could you guess the brand? We’ll, if I didn’t know it was a Samsung then I wouldn’t be able to tell what phone it was.Continue reading “Why I don’t think the iPhone 14 will have a hole punch camera”