I recently stumbled upon DuckDuckgo when I was looking for Photos.Since I have taken up iPhone Photography as a past time.Which has become a bit addictive. I Decided to look for inspiration.So I typed a word then looked it up in google images.The thing is most of the photos sometimes don’t have high resolution.Which to me is not attractive to the eye.So I sort an alternative that I had about which is duckduckgo.All i can say is if you would like an alternative to google as a search engine.Try it out
The unique thing about it is it does not track everything you search for only later to bombard you with ads.
It is a twitter Miracle that the pope has joined twitter.What is another miracle is that just after seven twits and he has a following.Not any ordinary following by most standards.
So much for marketing your twitter handle.So not only can the pope gain a million followers in less then a month.He can teach social media marketing a thing or two.To be fair the catholic church has been around for a while now.So I guess over the years it has had a following.We are definitely yet to see more than a million followers.
Why has the catholic church turned to twitter? Is it trying to get more followers or is it trying to stay relevant?
I am under the impression that he is going to have a team to update his presence on twittersphere. All I can say to him is welcome to twitter.
Benedict XVI Pontifex on Twitter.
English: Red Pinterest logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What is Pinterests ?
Pinterest is a website that supplies you with a clean looking website.Which helps you to post pictures of things that you like.It is a place that you can share with people things that you find interesting on the web.It is also a place where you can interact with things that have been pinned on the board as they call it.The idea is to inspire people that are going through the categories.There are many categorises that you can choose from starting from animals to videos.
The site is not only used for people who are looking for inspiration and doing it for fun.You also have businesses that advertise their products on the website.
You have the gifts sections which you can buy gifts for friends and family.
Pinterest has five golden rules that it would like users of its website to follow.
- Being respectful to others and their work
- Being yourself and showing your interests
- Make sure you mention your source don’t take credit for someone
- They do not accept nudity and anything offensive
- The appreciate people giving them feed back
Music,movies, and more
On the far left of the iTunes page that first opens.You have music set as the default list.When you click on the button you have many other categories which are listed below.
Tv shows podcasts,Itunes U,Apps,Your playlists,Visit the store and Music
At the top in the centre you have a couple of choices to zero in on what you would like to read.Which I have listed below.
Songs,Albums,Artists,Genres,Playlist and Radio
Visit the store
On the top right corner you have one button iTunes store.The thing is when you connect your phone you will see a second button.It has an ejection button which is when you want to remove your phone.Either when you are charging your phone or updating your files to and from you computer.
Took it our for a test run and I really enjoyed it cause everything is right in front of you.They have made it simple and clean in my eyes.The thing that stands out is that they have put everything in the centre.As opposed to the old version where you have everything on the left side.Now you can navigate your files with everything in front of you.I find it enjoyable when browsing video files that I have cause you can see everything by scrolling up and down.I find it easy to find things now.Will say no more and let you download it if you like.Maybe you can take it for a spin and see what you think. Left you with a link to the download page.
Rumour has it that Apple is about to release Itunes 11.Which was meant to go out last month.So Apple promised customers that it would release version 11 by the end of this month.We have a couple of days before the month.So it is not going to be long now before we see the release.The current version that is available is 10.7 so hopefully we can expect to see the new version either later today or tomorrow.
Google has release something called google drive.It is a really good way of storing files on your devices.When you download the software it will give you 5GB worth of space.You can have an upgrade of 25GB at anytime which comes at a cost of £17.49 for the year.It is a really nice away to save on space and sharing files with work collogues.Or simply share photos and video with friends and family.You can never really go wrong more storage space.
Thought that this app would make life easy for those of you.Who have a limit on your mobile internet network.Gave it a thumbs up after watching the capabilities on the video below.Hope you enjoy
Reasons why phones and going to the toilet don’t mix.
The thing is someone has to set stands of phone etiquette.As much as our phones are becoming addictive there is a place and time for everything.
Rule number one is to leave your phone when going to the toilet.Or leave it in your pocket or handbag.Rule number two no one needs to hear echos while you are in the toilet and talking to someone on the phone.Let alone the occasional splashes which you disguise when asked what that was. What ever bad habit you have with your phone in the toilet can be avoided.Leave your phone alone when doing your business.Not even going to get into the hygiene story .
Rules are made to be Broken
So for those of you who follow the philosophy above. If nothing that I have said has stuck in your head well you can always watch the video.The video being the worst case that could happen.
Saw this as an interesting way of using tumblr.Jay Z and Beyonce shows pictures of their new born Baby “Bundle of joy.”
Tumblr is a really good idea in the sense that you can express yourself using the five senses.So you can document your experiences in a creative way.When you look at people’s profiles you don’t seem to get bored with view.
Taking google cultural institute online was an interesting experience.Thanks to my mouse pad I could click and listen to Nelson Mandela and his experiences in Robins Island.Having access to information from 1905 to 2008 almost gave me the notion that I had super powers.That suddenly I could view Alice Roosevelt Longworth collection of Photographs from 1905.To South African activist Steve Biko giving talks on the apartheid system.
What I would love to see is for the google cultural Institute project to expand in scope.It would be a very unique tool to archive history in one place.Also I must say that I appreciate the quality of information on the site.