As part of the iOS update expected this fall, Apple can automatically delete unused apps from your phone. I’m torn about how I feel with this one. On one hand, I have a storage issue. I have a teeny tiny iPhone and not enough room for all my data and apps. So this might be a good way for me to free up some storage space. On the other hand, I don’t know that I like the idea of Apple making these decisions for me and deleting my apps willy-nilly. There are other ways to free up storage space, but sometimes those aren’t even enough. I regularly delete podcasts, music and photos. Even moving things to iCloud, but it never seems to be enough. Will this help?
I find that there are a couple of apps that use a TON of storage on my phone. I’m not trying to pick on Instagram and Twitter, but those are two major culprits. I often find myself deleting and reinstalling just so I can free up some space. That being said, is Apple onto something? Or is this just lip service to a bigger issue? That being, there are some apps out there that just use up all of your storage space? In my case, Instagram and Twitter would never be deleted because I use them almost daily. So that wouldn’t necessarily help. I regularly go through my apps to determine what I need and what I don’t. … Read the rest
I’m always looking for ways to entertain myself. More specifically, when I don’t have any other option. Like, if I’m waiting at the dentist or for a doctor’s appointment. Sure, I could read one of the germ infested magazines. I can browse Twitter or Instagram (which is what I usually do), but sometimes I just get bored of that. And I’ve been looking for some kind game that I doesn’t require a lot of time or skill. Something that I can open once a week, or less often and be able to pick up where I left of. So I was pretty excited when I saw the game “Mispelled”. What is even more cool about the game is that it’s available exclusively on your Apple Watch.
Yes, you download the app to your phone, but you can’t play it on your phone. You have to play it on your watch. I wrote a piece last week around the idea of smart watch etiquette. And whether or not it’s rude to check your watch when you receive a notification. Smart watch games elevate this idea, because you’re not necessarily checking that your friend has messaged you, but rather you’re playing a game. Fortunately, this game doesn’t require constant action, but it does require you to answer a puzzle in a short amount of time.
I love the concept of this game. Which is to figure out what the word is that is misspelled. … Read the rest
Apple has recently added a new app to the App store. Apple Clips essentially allows you to create videos. I will get into more detail later, but I want to talk about the premise of the app. Not only does it allow you to create a video but it also allows you to add some fun emoji’s or text into the video. I should note that the videos don’t necessarily have to be of yourself. You have the option of grabbing a video from somewhere else and using it, but only if it’s saved on your device. You can also apply filters to either images or videos to give them a cool comic book look for example.
Overall, I think Apple Clips is really great. Lately I’ve been “in charge” of making slideshows for family get togethers – mostly birthdays. Which can take a lot of time and effort. What’s nice about this is that I can make said slideshow on the go. I am super keen on cramming as much as I possibly can into my day. Having this app on my phone would let me work on that. However, the downside to this is that I don’t know how large of a video file you can create. Presumably it would be based on how much storage you have on your phone. And I do not have a lot. Thus limiting me in this capacity. But still super cool.
As far as some of the other cool features , you can add words on top of you image or video – such as these:
Add emojis, or an entire slide. … Read the rest