I’ve been checking out Portal for the last couple of weeks, integrating it into my day and I have to say that it’s been helping me with with distractions and focussing in work. The app is an interesting combination of features that are focussed on your wellbeing and letting you escape to different surroundings usingContinue reading “Find some calm and focus with Portal”
I’ve been using the DuckDuckGo browser on my iOS devices since it launched but with iOS 15 I’ve completely switched over to Safari. There is only one reason I’ve done this – Private Relay. Normally when you browse the web, information contained in your web traffic, such as your DNS records and IP address, canContinue reading “Why I’ve switched to Safari in iOS 15”
Does Apple have a QA issue or was this release rushed? No idea but check my phone out, I have two app stores. Looks like others are having issues with iOS 15.0.1 too. I’d hold off updating.
This is a really great overview by Jason Snell at Six Colors. Photos has had a nice update, although I can’t get it to identify points of interest or objects for me. Maybe it’s because I’m using an iPhone 11?
I’ve been so busy that I forgot iOS 15 is out today. I’m currently on iOS 14 and I think I’ll be staying on it for a couple of days to check in on the public release from afar. I did test the release master beta from Apple and it wasn’t great for me. TheContinue reading “iOS 15 releases today”
I got this email through from Apple, like a lot of people encouraging them to try out the beta program. In my experience it’s pretty solid but unless you’re happy with how to downgrade to iOS 14 and not lose any data I’d wait. The latest beta is probably the best one (you’d like toContinue reading “Apple encouraging more users to use the iOS 15 beta”
Going through an old hard drive I was able to find my Home Screen from various old iOS versions. Back in 2010 I was using an iPhone 3GS and always tended to jump on the beta releases. Here’s a few screenshots I found from iOS 4 and the beta back in 2010. Here’s what myContinue reading “Looking back at iOS 4”
These Notes apps let you organise your thoughts and reference materials with more flexibility than the iOS Notes app. Apple Notes got some improvements in iOS 13 but it still has limitations. Third party apps can give you better organisation, formatting and a better interface. The problem is that there are a whole host ofContinue reading “The best note taking apps for iOS”
I’ve written a few things on iOS 15 and this post from MacStories explains the changes better than I can. I agree with most of this post and need to get my teeth into Focus, I’ve not even set it up yet.
I’m playing with these apps but for now I wanted to share summaries of key apps, here’s Notes.