Jungle Book 2016 is a great story and technical achievement.

Enjoyable digital storytelling

Wow – what an adventure… beautiful storytelling and amazing technology behind the movie.  I’m talking about the 2016 version of The Jungle Book.  I was able to see the film this past weekend with my wife and high school aged son.  I am a big fan of the 1967  version based on Rudyard Kipling’s writings […]

The importance and acceptance of video in Social Media continues to grow.  Today Instagram begins roll-out of increased video capabilities on the social media service previously thought of as a photo sharing site… 15-second videos have been incorporated and soon users will be able to post videos up to 60-seconds long.  In addition to the length […]

Happy Spring

Photo captured on my iPhone outside my Dentist’s office.  I first was working on the collection of the flowers but saw the bee buzzing and carefully moved into the shot to capture the bee still on the flower.  I used the Tune Image setting in the Snapseed App and once saved also added the rustic looking frame (border) from the Snapped App. (Captured on iPhone, Edited in Snapseed App)

Instagram To Adjust What You See In Your Feed.

http://blog.instagram.com/post/141107034797/160315-news

If you are an Instagram user, be ready for them to adjust your “feed” starting this week. Instead of seeing those you have chosen to follow showing up in posting order, Instagram will begin curating your feed – determining for you what they believe you would like to see.

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For those of you who are on the social media platform Instagram –  you likely know I am a huge fan of the Golden Gate Bridge that spans San Francisco and Marin counties in California, USA. This week I was at the bridge for a few minutes before an appointment and I was walking along the seawall – I captured a handful of photos using my iPhone.  Then I saw this rusty old chain and as I moved around I noticed how it was a nice “dance” with the Bridge itself.  I captured several photos but liked this the most.  I did add some processing using the Snapseed App (available for both Apple and Windows platform) using both the Tune Image setting along with the HDR Scape setting. (iPhone, Snapseed App)

Facebook to launch new emoticons

http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/24/facebook-reactions/

New emoticons coming to Facebook – more than just the “Like” we’ll have Love, Wow, Haha, Sad, and Angry options. This is designed to allow your Friends to share a more accurate reaction to one of your posts. For example, Liking a post when you announce an illness – when they were doing that to show support – now they can show support and can instead communicate their feelings with you (or about your latest public post) by selecting one of the 5 new emoticons.

Facebook's New Emoticons

Facebook’s New Emoticons

In today’s Quick Tip Your Technology Tutor teaches you how to use the Mac program ‘Preview’ to easily merge or combine two or more PDF documents into one single PDF document.

Facebook Safety Status – a tiny feature that addresses needs

Yesterday after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France Facebook launched their Safety Status app which allows residents in Paris to check-in or mark their status.  As you can imagine when something like this occurs the normal communication channels can be greatly impacted – this makes it difficult if not impossible for folks miles away to connect […]

A friend on Facebook posed the question that got me wondering… what can you do with old CDs that you don’t need or use anymore?  I found this great article “21+ Brilliant DIY Ideas How to Recently Your Old CDs“.  These are some great ideas that range from simple to very elaborate.  I could see […]

Woman wins disability grant from allergy to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34075146

Interesting post from France – with the increased use of mobile technologies, with the dramatic increase in WiFi signals it will be curious if we see a rise in similar cases . This condition by the way –  electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) – is recognized by the WHO – World Health Organization.