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 I’d read about it using a subscription for syncing, and assumed that meant their own […]

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. Background If you’re in the UK, phones are still commonly supplied by the mobile service […]

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 through WordPress’ own system anyway. I then remembered that I’d been coming round to the […]

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 coax and SCART sockets, and other than displaying the signal they were sent from an […]

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 worn out, with the cloth bubbled up over the keys, making it a bit hard […]