SOFTWARE: How useless is the IOS Wallet App?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Apple Wallet (referred to as simply Wallet) is an application in Apple’s iOS (previously known as Passbook in iOS 6 to iOS 8) that allows users to store coupons, boarding passes, event tickets, store cards and, starting with iOS 8.1, credit cards, loyalty cards, and debit cards via Apple Pay.

Wallet (application) – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallet_(application)

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As far as I can determine, it only supports SOME cards. 

It does Walgreens, but not CVS.

Argh!

Am I missing something?

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AND TDBANK locks up your phone until you verify the use. 

Argh!

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Lafayette CSC was easiest.

USAA was easier.

But I couldn’t store my keene library card.

Argh!

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SOFTWARE: Google Docs has a limit

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016-Nov-30

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How do I insert date and time in a document 

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Argh!

It was so easy in Word. 

Guess I’ll have to try it in pages.

Argh!

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How do I insert date and time in a document


SOFTWARE: Apple’s email has a poor design

Friday, November 4, 2016

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Validation
Yesterday at 7:11 PM
 
FromiCloud
Toreinkefj

Dear XXXX@me.com

Your Mail Outgoing and Incoming is blocked. Reason : Daily Mail Bounce Count Exceeds Limit [ Bounce count=10 ]

Please follow the link below to unblock yourself:

Update Now

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This is an automated message, please do not reply to this mail
Mac Team 2016

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The link points to http://inkallpatours.com/cgi/index.html

How can Apple design such poor software that it doesn’t highlight an obvious forgery?

Argh!

While it had little chance of fooling me — a quick email from gmail and visa versa proved it “lame” — I wonder how many it does catch?

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Dear reinkefj@me.com

Your Mail Outgoing and Incoming is blocked. Reason : Daily Mail Bounce Count Exceeds Limit [ Bounce count=10 ]

Please follow the link below to unblock yourself:

Update Now

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This is an automated message, please do not reply to this mail
Mac Team 2016


SOFTWARE: New release of Portable Software/USB for Windoze

Monday, October 3, 2016

https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/editorial/?source=psp

Portable software for USB, portable, and cloud drives

Brought to you by: chriswombatcritternycmarkomlm

Editor’s ReviewRead User Reviews

PortableApps is an open source, application launcher that you install directly to your USB or cloud drive and use on any PC. You can download hundreds of portable applications from the PortableApps integrated directory, like Firefox, Skype, and more. This means you take your browser with your bookmarks and extensions, your office suite, your photo editor, your music collection, your games, your development tools, and more with you everywhere you go. And because everything stays on your drive, every PC becomes your PC. Additional features include integrated backup, interface themes, a search option, support for personal files, favorites and more. 

PortableApps.com at a Glance

It took a few minutes to install the PortableApps Platform, and several more to install six apps including ClamWin, Firefox, GIMP, KeePass, Skype, and Stellarium. To start, we launched the heavyweight GIMP without a hitch, while each additional app opened just as quickly. The idea of carrying apps around on a USB seems plausible but the idea of loading the PortableApps Platform to Dropbox, or the like, seems like an even better idea. So, without further adieu, consider trying the PortableApps Platform, especially if you’ve been thinking about the best way to take your apps for a joy ride. 

Product Details

Here is a detailed breakdown of PortableApps’ features: 

  • Take your apps everywhere—PortableApps lets you carry all your favorite apps on a portable device or cloud drive and use them on any PC.
  • Use a portable device, cloud directory, or local drive—The PortableApps Platform comes with a smart installer that easily installs your environment to a portable device, a cloud drive (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.), or a local PC, so you can safely back up data to the cloud.
  • Quickly find and install apps—PortableApps has a built-in app store that lists apps by category, title, or new and recently updated so you can install the apps you want with just a few clicks. And there’s no download limit.
  • Easily organize apps—Grow and organize your app collection with folders that group them automatically or as you see fit. Pick favorites and have the menu learn what to keep up front and center. Or use the search to find what you’re looking for.
  • Easily update apps—When a new security fix for your browser is released or a new feature in your favorite game is available, the PortableApps Updater automatically lets you know. Just click a button and the updates are downloaded and installed without messing up your settings and saved files.
  • Personalize your app menu—With a dozen bundled themes, each with a rainbow of color selections, the PortableApps Platform lets you pick a different look every day for months and never have the same menu twice.
  • Take your fonts along too—The PortableApps Platform supports the ability to carry fonts on your portable device and use them with your portable software without needing to install them on the local machine.
  • Advanced Features—The PortableApps Platform has the power and the options to work the way you want. And if there’s something we haven’t added that you’d like to see, just ask in the forums. We add new features every month!

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Always handy for when you have a windoze box to work on.

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SOFTWARE: “rm -rf”

Friday, April 15, 2016

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/man-accidentally-deletes-his-entire-company-with-one-line-of-bad-code-a6984256.html

Man accidentally ‘deletes his entire company’ with one line of bad code‘
I feel sorry to say that your company is now essentially dead,’ one person on a coding forum advised Marco Marsala
Andrew Griffin @_andrew_griffin 15 minutes  ago

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A man appears to have deleted his entire company with one mistaken piece of code.

By accidentally telling his computer to delete everything in his servers, hosting provider Marco Marsala has seemingly removed all trace of his company and the websites that he looks after for his customers.

Mr Marsala wrote on a forum for server experts that he was now stuck after having accidentally run destructive code on his own computers. But far from advising them how to fix it, most experts informed him that he had just accidentally deleted the data of his company and its clients, and in so doing had probably destroyed his entire company with just one line of code.

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So where are your backups?

I don’t care what type of User you are. I don’t care if you are a “corporate drone”. I don’t care if you just “play games”. I don’t care if you just use your computer or your phone for notes. 

Where are your backups?

When the computer flames, the service provider goes bust, or the Gooferment shuts you down … …

… … … what will you do?

“Corporate drones” think they are protected by a corporate system. What happens if it just loses YOUR specific work? How’s your annual appraisal going to look?

“Gamers” can just rebut all their games and replay for hours to get where they are today.

“Note takers” can just “forget” every note they’ve taken.

Argh!

Wake up people.

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SOFTWARE: Add emergency-contact info to your iPhone lock screen

Thursday, March 17, 2016

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-add-emergency-contact-info-to-your-iphone-lock-screen/

Add emergency-contact info to your iPhone lock screen
A simple tweak to your existing wallpaper might just save your life — or at least help recover a lost phone.
by Rick Broida  @cheapskateblog / December 17, 20149:07 AM PST

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The reason we password-protect our phones is simple: If it gets stolen, the thief can’t access all our data. But there’s a flipside: If your phone is lost, or you’ve been injured and someone is trying to call your family, there’s no way to access your ICE (In Case of Emergency) info.

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I did it to mine. What about you?

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SOFTWARE: IOS “health app” can NOT accept BP

Sunday, December 27, 2015

I happened to click on the IOS IPHONE “HEALTH” app. Just out of curiosity. 

It can interface with other apps to record steps for example.

But you can’t input BP.

That seems to be a glaring oversight. And, something I would have used.

Argh!

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