This morning I have spent about an hour drifting through my Flickr, Flipboard, and Zite accounts looking for interesting articles and photos, it's my way of catching up. Only a few years ago, I would have had the Sunday times spread over the bed and floor, but now it's all electronic on my iPad, I scour articles, and send interesting ones to Evernote via email, some I just capture on the internal camera, hence the photo today. Some I capture via the Evernote app, it just depends what I want, link or the complete article or maybe just a section.
Some are just articles I want to read, some are items that might prove interesting for future articles, some just dam interesting, the point is that it's now in my personal archive, and will be picked up on any google search, and after only a few months I find that I am starting to go to my personal Evernote Archive, for information first, rather than what Google brings up.
Yesterday I experimented with the actual size needed to allow the OCR in Evernite to work, and get the maximum number of book per photo, , there seems to be a conflict between the title usually in large print to the author name usually in smaller type.
Is Dropbox going to last as my preferred cloud storage, my yearly account is looming and it's not cheap, ok I love the simplicity, and as you might remember, I lost several hard drive in the time I have used Dropbox, and got all my data back with ease, so I'm not going away without a dam good reason. but google drive is increasingly looking good.
I still have an iPhone 4, and I want to upgrade, but to what, several friends have gone to the iPhone 5, and love it, but I keep looking at the Google phone and wonder, a lot of my time is now on Google products, not Apple, it's not a problem running Google products on Apple, but I wonder why not give them a go, dare I swap.
Next week, Ruth Lawton, is giving a CPD lecture on “The importance of and creating your on-line presence”, I met Ruth a few months ago, whilst doing some initial research into a book a am planning, she is incredibly interesting person to talk to, and I am so looking forward to her presentation, you might wonder why I am counting it as CPD, simple, our life, whether looking for work, storing information, writing articles, or simply learning, is now done online, your success in any of these fields is reliant on using the Internet and all it offers to it's fullest capacity, making your online presence can never be more important, so if your about on Tuesday 19th near the millennium Point building in Birmingham, for about 6 pm drop in and gain an hour half CPD, coffee and nibbles are free.