Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Soon, I’ll start shopping for a new laptop, and much as I dislike admitting this, likely an IOS-driven computer. My current machine, an expensive brand-name droid, is approaching two years old. Through the past year, its processing has gradually slowed and become less dependable. For example, this machine initially seems to take forever to crank up, and then often processes weirdly-enough to need shutting down and rebooting. This, in early mornings especially is trying, for this computer’s main job is to facilitate my reading of major newspapers and creating a blog.
My interest in trying a different operating system has been facilitated by a couple of factors. First has been my current droid experience, with slow updates, unwanted photos, and whatever else Microsoft forces on me. Second has been my recent acquisition of an Apple Watch, iPhone, and IOS tablet. This was inspired by the Watch’s ability to recognize if a wearer hard-falls into a horizontal position, and then, use its linked iPhone to alert rescue personnel. This can offer some reassurance to one who’s often outside on acreage and around large animals.
Now in my third week of learning to work with Apple products, they’re easier to use. The IOS easily interacts with my droid laptop, but the laptop is too problematic to keep meeting my needs. Before this, and as an always droid user, increasingly I’ve been disappointed by the too-short-efficiency lives of laptops. Even if it turns out that an IOS environment doesn’t process more efficiently and make equipment longer-lasting, it seems worthwhile to try this change.
Dear Friends: We chase desired technology by tossing dollars up into the air. Diana