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Old October 24th 18, 02:38 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 10/23/2018 8:38 PM, Cheryl wrote:
On 2018-10-23 3:29 PM, jmcquown wrote:
On 10/23/2018 1:08 PM, Tina wrote:
Jill, I wish you'd try a bit harder with FB rpca. OK there's a lot of
people you don't know, but you do know some of us, it's just you may
not recognise their real names. FB rpca does take some getting used
to, it's different, extremely fast paced, just reply to what you
like, tick to like others with various emoticoms, and ignore the rest
that you don't have time for.. I'm sorry you didn't feel welcome, of
course you are. It's just different, you'll get used to it. Persevere.


Thanks!* I never said I didn't feel welcome.* I just don't like the FB
interface.


I don't like Facebook either. I tried it once, very briefly, many years
ago, took against it and decided I didn't need to spend even more time
on the computer learning to use a program I disliked from the start.

I do miss some of the old groups I used to follow - pretty much defunct
now, all of them, but I doubt I'll give Facebook another try. There's
not much point, since it's such a different kind of software than the
discussions I liked ran on that I doubt I'd like it any more than I did
all those years ago.

Admittedly, I sometimes feel like I'm out of the Ark, since just about
everyone I know seems to be on Facebook, but joining still doesn't
appeal to me.


Same here, Cheryl. One thing I disliked about FB is (from inception)
they made it nearly impossible to deactivate/delete the account. It's
also fraught with security issues. I don't need FB to keep in touch
with people. If that makes you out of the Ark, I guess that makes me a
Luddite. Hey, I don't own a Smartphone, either.

Jill
  #12  
Old October 27th 18, 12:03 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 10/26/2018 12:38 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
In article , jmcquown
wrote:
On 10/23/2018 8:38 PM, Cheryl wrote:
On 2018-10-23 3:29 PM, jmcquown wrote:
On 10/23/2018 1:08 PM, Tina wrote:
Jill, I wish you'd try a bit harder with FB rpca. OK there's a lot
of people you don't know, but you do know some of us, it's just you
may not recognise their real names. FB rpca does take some getting
used to, it's different, extremely fast paced, just reply to what
you like, tick to like others with various emoticoms, and ignore
the rest that you don't have time for.. I'm sorry you didn't feel
welcome, of course you are. It's just different, you'll get used to
it. Persevere.

Thanks! I never said I didn't feel welcome. I just don't like the
FB interface.

I don't like Facebook either. I tried it once, very briefly, many
years ago, took against it and decided I didn't need to spend even
more time on the computer learning to use a program I disliked from
the start.

I do miss some of the old groups I used to follow - pretty much
defunct now, all of them, but I doubt I'll give Facebook another try.
There's not much point, since it's such a different kind of software
than the discussions I liked ran on that I doubt I'd like it any more
than I did all those years ago.

Admittedly, I sometimes feel like I'm out of the Ark, since just about
everyone I know seems to be on Facebook, but joining still doesn't
appeal to me.


Same here, Cheryl. One thing I disliked about FB is (from inception)
they made it nearly impossible to deactivate/delete the account. It's
also fraught with security issues. I don't need FB to keep in touch
with people. If that makes you out of the Ark, I guess that makes me a
Luddite. Hey, I don't own a Smartphone, either.


Jill


My Mobile phone is for emergencies and keeping in contact with my husband
when I'm out somewhere. I do take photos on it but not that often. I have
a camera if want to take proper photos.

Judith


My mobile phone is mostly just for emergencies. However, I do
occasionally take photos on it. It takes much better photos than the
little point-and-shoot camera I have.

I used it recently to help me set up a price comparison chart for
groceries and things I buy regularly. During the hot weather I'd been
taking my daily walk in various stores. When I saw something I buy
often in a store where I don't usually shop, I'd take a photo of the
item and the price. Then I made a spreadsheet, showing the prices at
various places for various items. If I need something on that
spreadsheet, I look at the list to find the best place to buy it.

Naturally I deleted the photos after I'd made the spreadsheet. It was a
lot simpler than writing everything down. Now I carry a copy of the
spreadsheet with me, and if I'm shopping, or walking, and see something
on sale that I buy often, I'll check to see if that is really the best deal.
  #13  
Old October 29th 18, 11:41 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 2018-10-28 4:42 PM, Judith Latham wrote:

My Mobile phone is for emergencies and keeping in contact with my
husband when I'm out somewhere. I do take photos on it but not that
often. I have a camera if want to take proper photos.

Judith


My mobile phone is mostly just for emergencies. However, I do
occasionally take photos on it. It takes much better photos than the
little point-and-shoot camera I have.


I used it recently to help me set up a price comparison chart for
groceries and things I buy regularly. During the hot weather I'd been
taking my daily walk in various stores. When I saw something I buy
often in a store where I don't usually shop, I'd take a photo of the
item and the price. Then I made a spreadsheet, showing the prices at
various places for various items. If I need something on that
spreadsheet, I look at the list to find the best place to buy it.


Naturally I deleted the photos after I'd made the spreadsheet. It was a
lot simpler than writing everything down. Now I carry a copy of the
spreadsheet with me, and if I'm shopping, or walking, and see something
on sale that I buy often, I'll check to see if that is really the best
deal.



Now that's efficient and a brilliant use of a mobile phone. I'm impressed.


I'm glued to my mobile phone, but I use it as a phone to call taxis,
basically. When one of my sisters is in town, she texts me sometimes,
and so, rarely, does one of my friends. I generally keep the ringer
turned off (that way, I don't need to remember to do so when in a
concert, class, etc., or on a bus where I really don't want to be
discussing anything personal, not that many people seem to mind.

I bought a bigger model smartphone, and use it as an e-reader, to play
games, to check email and the site that tells me when to expect the next
bus. I check online fliers when I'm shopping. I tried using it to buy
things, but sometimes it seemed to work and sometimes it didn't - maybe
I was holding it wrong or something - so I'm back to using my cards the
old fashioned way instead of tap. I sometimes take pictures - like
above, of things I want to remember, in my case, posters with
information about classes or concerts I might want to attend. When I
went on holiday for the first time in years, I brought a camera for most
of my picture taking - it's an older model without an internet
capability, but I figured out how to connect the sd card to my phone,
and in the evening, resting my feet after a long day sight-seeing, I'd
copy the photos to my phone and upload them to a photo site to share
with friends and relatives at home.

My main complaint is that the battery is bad, it's not designed to be
replaced, and I'm not really ready to try disassembling it and putting
in some battery I've bought off the internet from someone who claims its
the right kind. That's actually a common problem with this type of
phone, as I discovered. I think the manufacturers expect everyone to get
a new one every year, but I'm not doing that. Instead, I bought a little
battery pack so I can charge the battery when needed. So far, so good!

--
Cheryl
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Old October 29th 18, 07:04 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 10/29/2018 3:41 AM, Cheryl wrote:
On 2018-10-28 4:42 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
My Mobile phone is for emergencies and keeping in contact with my
husband when I'm out somewhere. I do take photos on it but not that
often. I have a camera if want to take proper photos.

Judith


My mobile phone is mostly just for emergencies.* However, I do
occasionally take photos on it.* It takes much better photos than the
little point-and-shoot camera I have.


I used it recently to help me set up a price comparison chart for
groceries and things I buy regularly.* During the hot weather I'd been
taking my daily walk in various stores.* When I saw something I buy
often in a store where I don't usually shop, I'd take a photo of the
item and the price.* Then I made a spreadsheet, showing the prices at
various places for various items.* If I need something on that
spreadsheet, I look at the list to find the best place to buy it.


Naturally I deleted the photos after I'd made the spreadsheet.* It was a
lot simpler than writing everything down.* Now I carry a copy of the
spreadsheet with me, and if I'm shopping, or walking, and see something
on sale that I buy often, I'll check to see if that is really the best
deal.



Now that's efficient and a brilliant use of a mobile phone. I'm
impressed.


I'm glued to my mobile phone, but I use it as a phone to call taxis,
basically. When one of my sisters is in town, she texts me sometimes,
and so, rarely, does one of my friends. I generally keep the ringer
turned off (that way, I don't need to remember to do so when in a
concert, class, etc., or on a bus where I really don't want to be
discussing anything personal, not that many people seem to mind.

I bought a bigger model smartphone, and use it as an e-reader, to play
games, to check email and the site that tells me when to expect the next
bus. I check online fliers when I'm shopping. I tried using it to buy
things, but sometimes it seemed to work and sometimes it didn't - maybe
I was holding it wrong or something - so I'm back to using my cards the
old fashioned way instead of tap. I sometimes take pictures - like
above, of things I want to remember, in my case, posters with
information about classes or concerts I might want to attend. When I
went on holiday for the first time in years, I brought a camera for most
of my picture taking - it's an older model without an internet
capability, but I figured out how to connect the sd card to my phone,
and in the evening, resting my feet after a long day sight-seeing, I'd
copy the photos to my phone and upload them to a photo site to share
with friends and relatives at home.

My main complaint is that the battery is bad, it's not designed to be
replaced, and I'm not really ready to try disassembling it and putting
in some battery I've bought off the internet from someone who claims its
the right kind. That's actually a common problem with this type of
phone, as I discovered. I think the manufacturers expect everyone to get
a new one every year, but I'm not doing that. Instead, I bought a little
battery pack so I can charge the battery when needed. So far, so good!


Lately my battery has been going down at an amazing rate, even though I
seldom use it. It loses as much as 50% power overnight. I went to the
phone store about it, and the woman there checked it and said there was
nothing wrong. She said Bluetooth was on and it uses a lot of power. I
don't use it, so she turned it off. She also recommended powering the
phone completely off every week or two. She took the battery out, so I
think that counts. However, I still lose a lot of power. I have a
portable battery charger for emergencies, but I'm concerned about the
idea of a long power outage. Since I live alone and am 82 years old, I
would like to think I could contact people in an emergency.
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Old October 29th 18, 07:37 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:05:02 PM UTC-4, joy wrote:
On 10/29/2018 3:41 AM, Cheryl wrote:
On 2018-10-28 4:42 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
My Mobile phone is for emergencies and keeping in contact with my
husband when I'm out somewhere. I do take photos on it but not that
often. I have a camera if want to take proper photos.

Judith


My mobile phone is mostly just for emergencies.* However, I do
occasionally take photos on it.* It takes much better photos than the
little point-and-shoot camera I have.

I used it recently to help me set up a price comparison chart for
groceries and things I buy regularly.* During the hot weather I'd been
taking my daily walk in various stores.* When I saw something I buy
often in a store where I don't usually shop, I'd take a photo of the
item and the price.* Then I made a spreadsheet, showing the prices at
various places for various items.* If I need something on that
spreadsheet, I look at the list to find the best place to buy it.

Naturally I deleted the photos after I'd made the spreadsheet.* It was a
lot simpler than writing everything down.* Now I carry a copy of the
spreadsheet with me, and if I'm shopping, or walking, and see something
on sale that I buy often, I'll check to see if that is really the best
deal.


Now that's efficient and a brilliant use of a mobile phone. I'm
impressed.


I'm glued to my mobile phone, but I use it as a phone to call taxis,
basically. When one of my sisters is in town, she texts me sometimes,
and so, rarely, does one of my friends. I generally keep the ringer
turned off (that way, I don't need to remember to do so when in a
concert, class, etc., or on a bus where I really don't want to be
discussing anything personal, not that many people seem to mind.

I bought a bigger model smartphone, and use it as an e-reader, to play
games, to check email and the site that tells me when to expect the next
bus. I check online fliers when I'm shopping. I tried using it to buy
things, but sometimes it seemed to work and sometimes it didn't - maybe
I was holding it wrong or something - so I'm back to using my cards the
old fashioned way instead of tap. I sometimes take pictures - like
above, of things I want to remember, in my case, posters with
information about classes or concerts I might want to attend. When I
went on holiday for the first time in years, I brought a camera for most
of my picture taking - it's an older model without an internet
capability, but I figured out how to connect the sd card to my phone,
and in the evening, resting my feet after a long day sight-seeing, I'd
copy the photos to my phone and upload them to a photo site to share
with friends and relatives at home.

My main complaint is that the battery is bad, it's not designed to be
replaced, and I'm not really ready to try disassembling it and putting
in some battery I've bought off the internet from someone who claims its
the right kind. That's actually a common problem with this type of
phone, as I discovered. I think the manufacturers expect everyone to get
a new one every year, but I'm not doing that. Instead, I bought a little
battery pack so I can charge the battery when needed. So far, so good!


Lately my battery has been going down at an amazing rate, even though I
seldom use it. It loses as much as 50% power overnight. I went to the
phone store about it, and the woman there checked it and said there was
nothing wrong. She said Bluetooth was on and it uses a lot of power. I
don't use it, so she turned it off. She also recommended powering the
phone completely off every week or two. She took the battery out, so I
think that counts. However, I still lose a lot of power. I have a
portable battery charger for emergencies, but I'm concerned about the
idea of a long power outage. Since I live alone and am 82 years old, I
would like to think I could contact people in an emergency.


Joy, can you get a replacement battery? A new one would probably hold the charge better.
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Old October 29th 18, 08:18 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 10/29/2018 11:37 AM, Mishi wrote:
On Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:05:02 PM UTC-4, joy wrote:
On 10/29/2018 3:41 AM, Cheryl wrote:
On 2018-10-28 4:42 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
My Mobile phone is for emergencies and keeping in contact with my
husband when I'm out somewhere. I do take photos on it but not that
often. I have a camera if want to take proper photos.

Judith


My mobile phone is mostly just for emergencies.* However, I do
occasionally take photos on it.* It takes much better photos than the
little point-and-shoot camera I have.

I used it recently to help me set up a price comparison chart for
groceries and things I buy regularly.* During the hot weather I'd been
taking my daily walk in various stores.* When I saw something I buy
often in a store where I don't usually shop, I'd take a photo of the
item and the price.* Then I made a spreadsheet, showing the prices at
various places for various items.* If I need something on that
spreadsheet, I look at the list to find the best place to buy it.

Naturally I deleted the photos after I'd made the spreadsheet.* It was a
lot simpler than writing everything down.* Now I carry a copy of the
spreadsheet with me, and if I'm shopping, or walking, and see something
on sale that I buy often, I'll check to see if that is really the best
deal.


Now that's efficient and a brilliant use of a mobile phone. I'm
impressed.

I'm glued to my mobile phone, but I use it as a phone to call taxis,
basically. When one of my sisters is in town, she texts me sometimes,
and so, rarely, does one of my friends. I generally keep the ringer
turned off (that way, I don't need to remember to do so when in a
concert, class, etc., or on a bus where I really don't want to be
discussing anything personal, not that many people seem to mind.

I bought a bigger model smartphone, and use it as an e-reader, to play
games, to check email and the site that tells me when to expect the next
bus. I check online fliers when I'm shopping. I tried using it to buy
things, but sometimes it seemed to work and sometimes it didn't - maybe
I was holding it wrong or something - so I'm back to using my cards the
old fashioned way instead of tap. I sometimes take pictures - like
above, of things I want to remember, in my case, posters with
information about classes or concerts I might want to attend. When I
went on holiday for the first time in years, I brought a camera for most
of my picture taking - it's an older model without an internet
capability, but I figured out how to connect the sd card to my phone,
and in the evening, resting my feet after a long day sight-seeing, I'd
copy the photos to my phone and upload them to a photo site to share
with friends and relatives at home.

My main complaint is that the battery is bad, it's not designed to be
replaced, and I'm not really ready to try disassembling it and putting
in some battery I've bought off the internet from someone who claims its
the right kind. That's actually a common problem with this type of
phone, as I discovered. I think the manufacturers expect everyone to get
a new one every year, but I'm not doing that. Instead, I bought a little
battery pack so I can charge the battery when needed. So far, so good!


Lately my battery has been going down at an amazing rate, even though I
seldom use it. It loses as much as 50% power overnight. I went to the
phone store about it, and the woman there checked it and said there was
nothing wrong. She said Bluetooth was on and it uses a lot of power. I
don't use it, so she turned it off. She also recommended powering the
phone completely off every week or two. She took the battery out, so I
think that counts. However, I still lose a lot of power. I have a
portable battery charger for emergencies, but I'm concerned about the
idea of a long power outage. Since I live alone and am 82 years old, I
would like to think I could contact people in an emergency.


Joy, can you get a replacement battery? A new one would probably hold the charge better.


I suppose I could, but she checked the battery and said it was good. I
found it interesting that she didn't try to sell me anything.
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Old October 29th 18, 08:50 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:18:56 -0700, joy wrote:


I suppose I could, but she checked the battery and said it was good. I
found it interesting that she didn't try to sell me anything.


There are apps (Android and IOS) that tell you whats running in
the background and drawing power, that you might not be aware of.




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Old October 29th 18, 11:04 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 10/26/2018 3:38 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
In article , jmcquown
wrote:
On 10/23/2018 8:38 PM, Cheryl wrote:
On 2018-10-23 3:29 PM, jmcquown wrote:
On 10/23/2018 1:08 PM, Tina wrote:
Jill, I wish you'd try a bit harder with FB rpca. OK there's a lot
of people you don't know, but you do know some of us, it's just you
may not recognise their real names. FB rpca does take some getting
used to, it's different, extremely fast paced, just reply to what
you like, tick to like others with various emoticoms, and ignore
the rest that you don't have time for.. I'm sorry you didn't feel
welcome, of course you are. It's just different, you'll get used to
it. Persevere.

Thanks! I never said I didn't feel welcome. I just don't like the
FB interface.

I don't like Facebook either. I tried it once, very briefly, many
years ago, took against it and decided I didn't need to spend even
more time on the computer learning to use a program I disliked from
the start.

I do miss some of the old groups I used to follow - pretty much
defunct now, all of them, but I doubt I'll give Facebook another try.
There's not much point, since it's such a different kind of software
than the discussions I liked ran on that I doubt I'd like it any more
than I did all those years ago.

Admittedly, I sometimes feel like I'm out of the Ark, since just about
everyone I know seems to be on Facebook, but joining still doesn't
appeal to me.


Same here, Cheryl. One thing I disliked about FB is (from inception)
they made it nearly impossible to deactivate/delete the account. It's
also fraught with security issues. I don't need FB to keep in touch
with people. If that makes you out of the Ark, I guess that makes me a
Luddite. Hey, I don't own a Smartphone, either.


Jill


My Mobile phone is for emergencies and keeping in contact with my husband
when I'm out somewhere. I do take photos on it but not that often. I have
a camera if want to take proper photos.

Judith

I have a small point & shoot digital camera that does a pretty good job.
There are plenty of free photo hosting sites for posting links to pics
of Buffy.

Jill
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Old October 30th 18, 12:44 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 10/29/2018 12:50 PM, Jes Me wrote:
On Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:18:56 -0700, joy wrote:


I suppose I could, but she checked the battery and said it was good. I
found it interesting that she didn't try to sell me anything.


There are apps (Android and IOS) that tell you whats running in
the background and drawing power, that you might not be aware of.


No, I'm not aware of them. I have a very basic plan. My phone is an
Android. Do you know the name of the Android app for that?
  #20  
Old October 30th 18, 03:00 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:44:04 -0700, joy wrote:

On 10/29/2018 12:50 PM, Jes Me wrote:
On Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:18:56 -0700, joy wrote:


I suppose I could, but she checked the battery and said it was good. I
found it interesting that she didn't try to sell me anything.


There are apps (Android and IOS) that tell you whats running in
the background and drawing power, that you might not be aware of.


No, I'm not aware of them. I have a very basic plan. My phone is an
Android. Do you know the name of the Android app for that?


No, but I know there are quite a few.

You can search the app store, but I'll look around
and see if I can find a few. I have a couple of medical appointments
tomorrow, so maybe tomorrow, or by Wednesday.



 




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