A threefie and four twofies.

Was away last week and a young IPhone wiz showed me and the other adults a superduperfun IPhone photo trick. This is how my session turned out, a threefie with myself:

Threefie

Today, what with lovely weather and a car to make the most of (we’re car-sitting), we made a vegan quinoa salad with curry from Veggie Weekend (and it was DELICIOUS!) and packed ourselves and dinner into the car. We ended up at Krankesjön, at the top of the bird tower. And after dinner, I asked if the family wanted to have a bit of fun. Here’s the result, a series of twofies of the Roth family:

Mr B

Anders

Alma

Twofie

Wonder how it’s done? Well, it’s actually really easy. Use Panorama-photo, get the first pose ready, start to panorama (here from right to left, the Panorama can be switched, doesn’t have to be from left to right. Another thing the young wiz taught me!), and once you’ve gotten the first pose, the object runs BEHIND the photographer and gets into a new pose, while the photographer just holds the camera/IPhone still. Once the object is in place again, resume the panoramic movement. At the top, we did three poses (hence a threefie selfie), here, since we only had 4 meters to play with or so, we only did two (a twofie selfie).

I learned something new, and had a blast while doing it. Best kind of learning there is. And if you are anything like me, once you see these shots, you’re eager to try it out yourself. Right?

Social media-challenge for the summer

Woke up this morning. Checked my emails and the feeds of my favorite social media channels Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Did my Headspace meditation and then checked the feeds again. And again. And again.

twitter byegonePosted a tweet honoring my wise 15-year old who only checks her social media feeds daily, vowing to do the same. And then I deleted my Twitter app from my IPhone. It used to be situated right next to Skype in my Oh no no! Really?-folder, where there is just a void now.

As I was doing that, I figured, why not go all the way? So I closed the Facebook-tab in Safari (haven’t used the app for a long time on my phone) and reorganized the app’s on my phone to show my shifted focus.

Instagrammed about it, making a public promise to check social media only once daily during the summer. To be clear what I mean about this:
*Check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tinybeans at the most once daily.
*I’ll likely Instagram when a lovely photo opportunity comes a-knocking, but won’t check my feed more than once daily. And from Instagram I can post to Facebook and Twitter, which still doesn’t mean I check my feeds.
*I’ll use Buffer to schedule tweets, Facebook and LinkedIn-posts, pushing blog posts, because I’ll still be blogging on a (near) daily basis as well.
*Once my vacation starts for real (a few days to go), I’ll cut down on checking emails as well, likely not checking daily even, but definitely checking my work email at least weekly.
*I don’t include Messenger, iMessage and Viber in this challenge, so if you want to reach me, those are your best options.

There. Now I’m crystal clear what this challenge means for me. And since I posted my Instagram post, I believe a few people have already joined me in this challenge. So I’ll extend it to you as well – do you want to join us?

 

Veckonummer!

Såg en bild i mitt Facebook-flöde idag, som gjorde att jag genast slet fram min IPhone, knappade mig in i Inställningar > Epost, kontakter, kalendrar, för att sedan scrolla ned och voila! Där fanns en knapp jag aldrig sett tidigare, nämligen en knapp för Veckonummer:

veckonummer

Om du ser till att bocka i knappen vid Veckonummer får du i kalendern följande vy med veckonumret i vänsterkanten:

kalender med veckonummer

Det verkar mest vara svenskar som använder veckonummer, men desto gladare blir väl vi! För äntligen slipper jag ha en papperskalender vid sidan om, prenumerera på en speciell veckonummerskalender eller googla fram det, och jag kan tänka mig att jag inte är helt ensam om det heller. Så dela gärna med dig till andra IPhone- & IPad-användare. (Och om det inte funkar – uppdatera till iOS8!)

Visste du att denna funktionen fanns?