Take a screenshot by double tapping on the back of your iPhone.

It is always good to save some time when you are on the go and if you would like to take a quick screenshot using your iPhone here is the way to do it. 

Go to settings

Settings menu

Select accessibility   

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Scan a document using Apple notes

If you are in need to scan a document and do not have all the tools from your office, there is no need to worry if your iPhone is nearby. Use the Apple notes application to do it. 

Just hold down the Apple notes button until you get a pop-up menu.

Select scan document, and center your document in the screen view, click as if you were taking a photo, after that you can save the scan or scan more pages. 

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Beautiful but bloated

Still beautiful but bloated iPhone A1349 aka iPhone 4 looks pretty clean except for the fact the battery doesn’t fit inside the phone anymore. I think it might be time to say goodbye to this oldie but goodie.

The sad story of my package

I bought something on eBay from a seller that only lives a few blocks away. She lives in Peoria, AZ and I live in Glendale, AZ. The package was sent out last Wednesday and I’m supposed to get it today after 7 days and an unnecessary trip to New Mexico. Note that the tracking number was inactive for the first three days even though the seller had already left it at the post office.

Let the Ice Age Begin

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Krebs on Security has posted a new item.

It is now free in every U.S. state to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and
that of your dependents, a process that blocks identity thieves and others
from looking at private details in your consumer credit history. If you’ve
been holding out because you’re not particularly worried about ID theft,
here’s another reason to reconsider: The credit bureaus profit from selling
copies of your file to others, so freezing your file also lets you deny these
dinosaurs a valuable revenue stream.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/credit-freezes-are-free-let-the-ice-age-begin/

Would you like to learn a new language?

I’ve always wanted to learn Italian but never got around to it, until now.

The first time I tried it was with an Italian course in book form, but It was hard to set the time aside to do it, and the book ended up collecting dust.

The second time it was an audio version of an Italian course. I planned to listen in the car, but never got around to it either.

Even though I already failed twice, I knew I really wanted to do this. It’s been about 20 years since I decided to learn Italian, but I wasn’t ready to give up.

One day I came across a smartphone app called Duolingo and I was hooked.

This app lives in my phone, it’s completely free to use (you can pay if you don’t want to see ads) and it lets you go at your own speed. When you first sign in it will ask you what language you want to learn, then it will ask you how much time you want to spend a day doing it. It will even send you an email or a text notification every day to remind you it’s time for your lesson.

It has been almost four months since I started and I’ve only missed my daily lesson twice. I wish I had a perfect streak, but sometimes life gets in the way.

I took a few screenshots of the app from my phone, but you can use a laptop or desktop for the lessons too. All you need are speakers and a microphone, which makes a smartphone the perfect tool. Besides, when was the last time you didn’t have your phone with you?

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