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Adventures with a dumbphone: Chasing forest sarks

This is the third in my series of ‘Apps You Might Enjoy’, following on from my earlier posts about Morse Mania and Elevate: this one is about Duolingo, an app that was recommended to me by msjadeli. Duolingo – making … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone: Elevate — Brain Training

There’s a serious amount of dross in the ‘Play Store’, but there are some real gems in there too. My plan is to offer some thoughts about Apps You Might Enjoy; this is the second in that series, following on … Continue reading

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What price privacy?

The Dumbest Blog Ever§ recently highlighted that ‘together, Apple and Google phones account for 99% of the smartphone market in the US‘. I avoided the dumbphone trap myself for years, relying on a ‘burner’ phone that did only what it … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone: Morse Mania

Just over a year ago, I finally joined the smartdumbphone crowd (I wibbled about my experience at the time, in case you’re interested). I’m proud of myself in that I haven’t succumbed to the urge to become a meanderthal — … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Seven

My neck hurts. Just from a couple of hours playing Word Crossy. Of all of you who use these dumbphones a lot, I ask: how do you stand it? What Are the Symptoms of Text Neck? Stretching your body’s tissue … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Six

No series such as this would be complete without using the WordPress app* to compose and publish a blog post! Naturally, the theme of this post will be: My experience with using the WordPress app Well, so far, it’s been … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Five

All my earlier wibbling about text input reminded me of a cool tool I used a few years ago: it’s called ‘Dasher‘ (free download — for Windows). I haven’t visited the Dasher Project’s website for a long time. Popped over … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Four

A self-aggrandising anecdote from my past: in October 1989 I took a course called a ‘CLAIT‘ — I passed, with distinction *buffs fingers on chest*. On the course, one tutor was waffling about networks. He mentioned ‘ring networks’ and ‘star … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Three

More than a decade ago I posted a rant about mobile phones in which I said that I was going to hold off from buying a ‘smartphone’ until I could get a wearable one. I didn’t count on my brother … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Two

My big bro came through with the unlock code. Odd thing: I entered it, and I’m certain that the response was ‘unlock unsuccessful’, yet it has clearly worked. I may have made a mistake at this point. Wouldn’t surprise me: … Continue reading

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