Category Blog

More general life-related stuff, that doesn’t fit elsewhere. A bit random, maybe.

A Few Changes Around Here

A new theme for PigPog, and some changes to how I'll be posting in the future - bigger posts, less often.

A Dead iPad Pro

The Friday before last had a sad ending. I took my iPad out of my bag, and tried to switch it on. It was dead. I kind of gave that away in the title, didn’t I? It’s quite new –…

Coffee

We got a bean to cup machine. Before that, we had (and still have) a Nespresso, but it’s relatively expensive to run, and disposing of the pods is a bit of a pain. We’ve wanted to get a bean to…

Leaving Bear and Using Drafts 5

It’s not long since I posted about trying out Bear for writing. Now I’ve ditched it again. Mostly, though, the problem wasn’t Bear as such, just a better alternative for me came along. An updated version of an app I’ve…

Trying Polarr

I’ve tried a few photo apps for iOS. Quite a few. None have quite measured up for one reason or another, but Polarr is looking pretty close. Most of the time, I’m ok with the editing tools in the standard…

Trying Bear

I’d heard plenty about Bear, the note-taking and writing app for iOS and macOS, but I’d dismissed it because it used its own sync service instead of iCloud. But I was wrong. It doesn’t, it does use iCloud. I think…

iPhone X: Upgrading From my iPhone 7

I’ll start with the story of how I came to be upgrading, and how the upgrade, through EE’s annual upgrade program, happened, so skip forward a bit if you just want to know my first impressions of the iPhone X.…

A Bunch of Small Changes

I started tonight by scheduling a few photos to post over the next week and a half, then remembered something I wanted to look into with WordPress. I enabled the ‘likes’ feature, since it seems to be getting some use…

Getting a TV – LG 4k 43”

We haven’t had a TV for a long time. Last TV we bought was a CRT. Big and heavy, but only, I think, a 21” screen. Seemed big at the time. Back in those days, TVs weren’t smart. They used…

Re-using an Old Apple Keyboard for my iPad

Back when I first got my iPad, a Mini 4, I picked up a reasonably cheap keyboard to go with it. It’s rechargeable, and coated with a kind of cloth surface. It’s not been bad, really, but it’s getting quite…