Happy 2nd Birthday, Gransplain

To celebrate completing two years of publishing this blog, today we are taking a look back at the most popular post for each of the 2 past years. In the past 12 months, the most read and liked post has been “Winning at Happy & Well”, which reveals the findings of a Harvard Medical SchoolContinue reading “Happy 2nd Birthday, Gransplain”

Ready to Retire Your Old Smartphone? Think Again.

Do you find your iPhone or Android has become sluggish or downright slow? Before your resign it to the scrap heap (or a reseller for less than the sum of its parts), consider trying these top 3 tricks to give it more pep. Update your operating system regularly. Why is this important? Besides ensuring you’reContinue reading “Ready to Retire Your Old Smartphone? Think Again.”

Attaching Photos to Messages

Whether you’re looking to attach a photo to a text message or use another messaging app like Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger, adding a picture is easy. Here we’ll review the simple steps as well as help with troubleshooting just in case. Adding a Photo to a Text Message The first thing to do is decideContinue reading “Attaching Photos to Messages”

How to Attach a Photo from your iPhone into an Email

How to attach a photo from a smartphone is one of the questions I get asked most frequently. Luckily it’s also one of the easiest things to learn! There are two ways to do this wholly from your iPhone, and the difference will depend which starting point you prefer. We’ll cover both. Starting from theContinue reading “How to Attach a Photo from your iPhone into an Email”

The Basics of Taking Time-Lapse Video on your iPhone

Time-lapse is a popular technique used to make something appear to have taken place much more quickly than it actually did. By shooting a series of photographs in quick succession depicting a scene that normally changes slowly over time and then speeding up the playback, you can make the action appear to occur unnaturally quickly.Continue reading “The Basics of Taking Time-Lapse Video on your iPhone”

The Basics for Taking Slo-Mo Videos

Using the slow motion feature on your iPhone can result in really interesting, quirky or even hilarious videos and single frame photos. Who doesn’t enjoy watching a dog catch a frisbee then do an unplanned tuck ‘n’ roll? Or the contorted expression on your beloved’s face when sneezing? If you missed the earlier post coveringContinue reading “The Basics for Taking Slo-Mo Videos”

The Basics of Taking Portrait Pictures on Your iPhone

With an iPhone in your hand and a few simple pointers learned below, you can take beautiful portraits of your favorite people, pets and objects. Basics of Taking Pictures Using Portrait Mode As mentioned in our previous post on the basics for taking photos on your iPhone, (see link here), Portrait mode does not referContinue reading “The Basics of Taking Portrait Pictures on Your iPhone”

Taking pictures on your iPhone: the Basics

If you’re looking to learn the basics on taking nice photos using your iPhone, then you’re in the right place. The camera function on smartphones has made huge strides in the last decade, and you’ll find that you can take pictures that are as beautiful and clear or more so than you can with aContinue reading “Taking pictures on your iPhone: the Basics”