freshly squeezed // appy appy joy joy

freshly squeezed // new apps

I collect iPhone apps like some people might collect shoes or handbags. You can never have too many apps [until your device is full, of course].

I’ve just ticked over 300 apps on my phone. Yes, 300, that’s not an extra zero by mistake. Most are photo and video related. Sure I don’t use them all but you never know. What can I say, I’m a hoarder.

Anyway, I’ve bookmarked a few new and new-to-me ones recently that I thought you might like to try, too.

Now these are iOS links but I’ve included Android notes where appropriate.

  1. New this week is Bokeh. There’s a great write-up of it here. I love being an early adopter because I got to snag my name. [Plans for Android in works]
  2. You might have already seen this one around, or even already used it, but Flipagram is a bit of fun, allowing you to bring your photos to life in a short video. Read more here. [Similar to another one of my favourites Everlapse] Also available in Android.
  3. One thing the Mr [who is also a bit iPhoneography addicted, completely my fault] have always wanted was a decent long exposure setting on the iPhone. Then I spotted this post on the Instagram blog and download Slow Shutter Cam. Can’t wait to try this out. [iOS only]
  4. Another one for low light, Average Cam Pro takes several shots at once, analyses them and normalises the result to get the best-lit shot.
  5. OKDOTHIS is an app with prompts for photo ideas as well as a network to share their ideas. While I don’t really need another network, I love the prompt idea. Via here. [iOS only]

I haven’t downloaded this one but it looks cool. FaceCrypt allows you to unlock your phone with a selfie.


seeds // a reminder

Keep Calm and Have A Back-up

No prizes for guessing what kind of technical calamity might have befallen the Lime Lane household last week.

There’s still hope but we are in the serious, and expensive, round of recovery. Fingers crossed.

But while in the process of salvaging some client work this morning, I came across this site  where you can generate your own Keep Calm posters.

So it seemed timely to give you all a little reminder of the importance of backing-up. Everything. Your computer and don’t forget the photos on your phone.

There’s a host of options depending on what you have but you can try Dropbox, Google Drive attached to your gmail account and a back-up plan like Crashplan.

Yes, I do back-up, and have a host of drives around the place. But unfortunately this time it was the back-up that failed, a couple of months after the original failed.

I breathed a sigh of relief last time, this time, it was more a wail.

Back-up, back-up, back-up.

And cross your fingers for me.

please hold …

Apologies for the radio silence but we’ve had some technical difficulties here at Lime Lane today. Cue much swearing and gnashing of teeth. And tears.

Normal programming will resume tomorrow. After a stiff drink and a good night’s sleep.

Which makes me think of this. Seemed appropriate. Jump to a 1:21 to see what I mean.

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