4 Ways You Could Be Making Better Use of Your Smartphone Camera
Ex: As Memory Aid
‘Photos were originally meant to capture a moment in time as a memory, so why not use your smartphone camera to help you remember mundane details that you might normally forget? Doing so might reduce the amount of inconvenience in your life.
‘Before you leave on an extended trip, take a photo of all of your luggage and everything inside each bag or case. At the end of your trip, review these photos to make sure you have everything and aren’t forgetting anything. Quick and easy, isn’t it?
‘Similarly, if you park in a multi-story parking garage, you could snap a photo of location signs to help you remember where you parked your car. No matter how good your memory is, there are times when you’ll blank and forget where you parked. Save time and energy with a photo…’
F.C.C. Plans Sweeping Changes to Bolster AM Radio
AM radio is old tech most generations are clueless about. But it shouldn’t die. I prefer listening to local news using it. Less distractions than FM
‘Because of interference caused by consumer electronics, smartphones and the like, AM radio often seems to deliver mostly static. The AM audience has fallen to 15 percent of all radio listeners, down from 50 percent as recently as 1978. While the FM audience has fallen as well, it draws more than five times the audience of AM.
‘Still, five of the 10 largest generators of advertising dollars among radio broadcasters are AM stations, among them WCBS in New York and KFI in Los Angeles.
‘The revival of AM has been a priority of Commissioner Ajit Pai, the senior Republican on the F.C.C. While acknowledging that the proposals, announced late Thursday, “will not be an immediate panacea for the difficulties facing the AM band,” Mr. Pai said he believed they could make “a substantial positive difference to numerous AM stations.”…’
eBooks or Paper Books?
I think hardcore writers like me will always prefer paper books because you directly make notes inside it. With eBooks, you have to use an app first
‘It’s an eBook-centric world in publishing these days, enough that it takes something big to break us away from eBooks, and even a plane taking off isn’t a big enough reason.
‘And yet, some people still don’t like eBooks. There’s something to the feel of a paper tome in your hand, the faint ink and aged paper smell in the air, and the beauty of the printed word that makes paper books something that many still love. But it’s still hard to argue with the convenience of eBooks that can go anywhere you do…’
What is a Computer Directory? [free tool to monitor it]
Useful if you suspect a folder is infected or being hacked
A simulated file folder on disk. Directories and folders are two terms for the same thing. A computer directory refers to the hierarchy of folders within folders that make up the computer system. At the top is the root directory, which contains all files organized by their location.
You can use Directory Monitor for the surveillance of certain directories and/or network shares and will notify you of file changes/access, deletions, modifications, and new files in real-time.