Saturday, October 12, 2019
I’m drafting this on my new iPad to expand into the IOS world. Typing is challenging on a small keypad which won’t easily accommodate my usually-speedy fingers. Although ignoring a few clicks and cues, my first paragraph is moving forward.
Yesterday, I dashed to the Verizon Store after my Apple Watch suddenly stopped and completely disassociated itself from the iPhone. My usual Verizon helper wasn’t working and another person restored my watch which reconnected to my phone. This person seemed not-enough familiar with Apple products, but anyway, there’s time to work through all this. The purchasing process allows two weeks before new equipment becomes non-returnable. This morning begins my day-3 with Apple products.
If asked now whether I prefer droid or IOS, I’d still favor droid. For IOS seems less flexible. Here’s an example, the apps on iPhone screens can’t automatically be alphabeticalized. This forces a close examination of each app on several screens to spot and move certain ones. Sure, apps can be adjusted, but only individually. It takes lots of dedication to move and reorder manually many apps on various screens.
I’ll probably ask my friend, Buzz for help. He’s totally into Apple products and could guide me through this confusing process and make going forward easier. Oddly enough and only yesterday, I remembered that several years ago I decided to drop my droid, and did select an iPhone. While trying out the new phone, I disliked it and opted for a familiar droid. That old choice still seems a reasonable option.
My struggles to change and learn recall my failed foray into ham radio. On an impulse, I studied for a series of ham tests, and passed them to achieve the high-level ham license. In local ham clubs, I discovered that most hams while growing up had learned ham radio technicalities from their dads. Radio electronics became their second nature. Those fellows were welcoming and kind, they spent time trying to explain radio, but as I listened, they might as well have been trying to teach how to understand Mandarin.
This time, the choice of Apple products was less impulsive, and instead, in appreciation of Apple’s emergency capabilities. These offer peace of mind while I’m working on rocky acreage or playing with and caring for large animals. Although my attempts to become a ham weren’t all positive, the reassurance of passing tough tests has suggested that anyone can learn anything by getting into the right mindset and studying with diligence.
Good news! This earlier-drafted article actually flew across space, moved from IOS to droid, and correctly opened on my laptop. Moving ahead!
Dear Friends: My ongoing interconnected theme might be, “never give up”. Diana