APPLICATION: IOS app COLOR NAME

Saturday, April 22, 2017

I liked this app. And, my “older” friend’s wife LOVED it for the colorblind. I never thought of that 

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https://appadvice.com/apps-gone-free/2017-04-18

IDENTIFY COLORS WITH COLOR NAME

DESIGNERS, DECORATORS, AND ANYONE ELSE IN NEED OF IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC COLORS

Color Name is your color assistant. You can either take a new photo of an object from within the app or import your own. Then pinpoint the exact color you want identified by dragging your finger over the photo, and Color Name will provide you with the name and its RGB values in real time. Tap on the name of the color to get even more details including values for CMYK, HSB, and HEX. Color Name will also provide you with similar Pantone colors.

You have trouble with color. Color Name’s massive database even allows you to simply browse through various colors. You simply don’t have use for identifying color names.

https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id904152346?mt=8

Color Name – identifier, picker and matcher tool
By Vlad Polyanskiy

Do you have difficulties with saying what color it is? Take a photo and touch the color you need on the photo, and we will show you its correct name.

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LINKEDIN: Changes to LinkedIn ToS due to MSFT?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wonder what’s going to change?

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Hi FJohn,

On June 7, 2017, we are updating LinkedIn’s Terms of Service – our Privacy Policy and User Agreement. These updates to our terms will let us introduce new features, while continuing to give you control over how your information is used.

While I encourage you to read the full terms and my blog post about the changes, below is a quick glance at what’s new. Our goal is to increase the value you get out of LinkedIn, but you can also opt-out of these new features, if you’d like.

  • Increased visibility of your LinkedIn Profile – Service partners will show your profile to their users, similar to the way your profile shows up in search engines, so you can be more easily found for opportunities.

  • Easier to share your achievements with your network – We’ll suggest positive and public professional accomplishments, like new patents or publications, to add to your profile so others can see.

In addition, here’s two more new features you can choose to opt-in to:

  • Productivity bots to improve communication with your network – New automated systems will use information in your messages to suggest responses, meetings, ice breakers, or insights to help you have important conversations more easily.

  • Easily meet up with other members – You’ll have the ability to see members nearby who have also opted-in, so it’s easier to meet up when you’re at a conference or out for lunch.

If you’ve not already heard, we are now a part of Microsoft, but our services are still provided under a separate Terms of Service. We hope you find value in the updates we’ve made. If for any reason you don’t agree to the new terms and would rather close your account than opt out of specific new features, you can do so.

Thanks for being a member,

Sara Harrington,

Vice President of Legal at LinkedIn

 

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Hi FJohn,

On June 7, 2017, we are updating LinkedIn’s Terms of Service – our Privacy Policy and User Agreement. These updates to our terms will let us introduce new features, while continuing to give you control over how your information is used.

While I encourage you to read the full terms and my blog post about the changes, below is a quick glance at what’s new. Our goal is to increase the value you get out of LinkedIn, but you can also opt-out of these new features, if you’d like.

  • Increased visibility of your LinkedIn Profile – Service partners will show your profile to their users, similar to the way your profile shows up in search engines, so you can be more easily found for opportunities.

  • Easier to share your achievements with your network – We’ll suggest positive and public professional accomplishments, like new patents or publications, to add to your profile so others can see.

In addition, here’s two more new features you can choose to opt-in to:

  • Productivity bots to improve communication with your network – New automated systems will use information in your messages to suggest responses, meetings, ice breakers, or insights to help you have important conversations more easily.

  • Easily meet up with other members – You’ll have the ability to see members nearby who have also opted-in, so it’s easier to meet up when you’re at a conference or out for lunch.

If you’ve not already heard, we are now a part of Microsoft, but our services are still provided under a separate Terms of Service. We hope you find value in the updates we’ve made. If for any reason you don’t agree to the new terms and would rather close your account than opt out of specific new features, you can do so.

Thanks for being a member,

Sara Harrington,

Vice President of Legal at LinkedIn


SOFTWARE: Microsoft Word — wonder how I can do … …

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Microsoft Word — wonder how I can do … …

… …

… … I want a block of text in two places in a document and “live”.

Meaning if I update either, then the change is reflected in both places.

Any one have an idea how to do it?

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APPLICATION: SNAPCHAT on iPhone7+

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Interesting.

A younster was surprised that a fat old white guy retired injineer, who’s just a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income, would have SNAPCHAT on his phone.

I told her: “I don’t like it. I don’t use it that much. I don’t understand the UI.” 

Or something like that, because of course, the messages disappear. Argh!

I like to see what I said. And mull it over. See what the other person is responding to.

Also, it doesn’t save pictures. Even on my local “cameral roll”. YELP does that for me. 

AND, it doesn’t allow you to use an existing bitmoji easily. But it can be done if you understand that “create” doesn’t mean what I thought it did— from scratch.

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P.S. Feel free to give me your insight.

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RECOMMENDED: Google’s PhotoScan app

Monday, April 17, 2017

https://www.google.com/photos/scan/

7. Search Scanned Photos

Google recently released a new free app called PhotoScan with the aim of letting you digitize all your old photos. If you’ve installed the app, you can access it by clicking the three lines at the top left of Google Photos, then clicking “Scan photos”. Going forward, simply search for scans whenever you want to see all the photos you digitized.

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TECHNOLOGY: Small developers get “Sherlocked”; that’s one word for it.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

https://www.howtogeek.com/297651/what-does-it-mean-when-a-company-sherlocks-an-app/

What Does It Mean When Apple “Sherlocks” an App?

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Perhaps you’ve read that F.lux, which reduces eye strain and helps you sleep, is being “Sherlocked” later this month. What does that mean? In short, “Sherlocked” means that macOS will soon offer features that make installing the popular third-party tool F.lux unnecessary. When macOS 10.11.4—the latest update for Sierra—comes out, the “Displays” panel in System Preferences will offer the Night Shift feature that debuted on iPhones last year. For lifelong Apple fans, this term barely needs explanation, but recent converts might feel confused. So, let’s take a look at where the term “Sherlocked” comes from.

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In a blog post, Wood said Steve Jobs told him Apple can and will do this to developers on the platform. Here’s Wood paraphrasing a phone call from Jobs himself:

“You know those handcars, the little machines that people stand on and pump to move along on the train tracks? That’s Karelia. Apple is the steam train that owns the tracks.”

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Well, it’s better to be quick and nimble than slow and stiff.

That’s Apple “slow and swift”. Independent developers aren’t the only one getting <synonym for the past tense of the procreation act.> by Apple. Look at their planned obsolesce strategy and no thought of the Customer when pulling products. (I was particularly “frosted” when they pulled iWeb!)

So be warned and don’t trust anyone (i.e., MicroSloth; RottenApple; even Google) long term.

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TECHNOLOGY: Why don’t all devices “phone home” or … …

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Why don’t all devices “phone home” or … …

… … record somewhere in the cloud their last know location. 

It would save me a lot of prayers to Saint Anthony!

Argh!

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