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#MicroblogMondays 153: The Things We Don’t Notice

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I am about to blow your mind.  (Unless you already knew this.  In that case, you’re about to stare at your screen, incredulously.)

I asked the Wolvog the date.  He glanced that his phone and told me the date.  I asked him how he knew it without opening the calendar app, and he pointed out that the ICON IS ANIMATED.

Yes, I had to scream that.

The icon itself shows the date.  Look at it.  Every day the icon changes.  Same with the Clock app.  Look at it!  The little hand is going around.  I have never noticed that the icon moves, but now I can’t stop staring at it.  It makes me wonder what else I’m missing.

What cool thing did you learn recently?


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1 Mali { 07.31.17 at 6:32 am }

Ha! I knew that about the calendar app (on both Apple and Android), but not the clock. So I’ve learned something new today too. Thanks to the Wolvog.

The other new thing I’ve learnt recently was how to add transparency to a photo on the photo editing program I use (GIMP). The potential applications are all very exciting!

2 Inexplicably Missing { 07.31.17 at 7:54 am }

I discovered an app that turns my phone into a scanner, ie just converts photos to pdf. It’s been super handy !

3 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 07.31.17 at 3:29 pm }

Yes! I was amazed when I first noticed that too! I think it wasn’t animated on earlier iOS versions, so it was easy to overlook.

I just learned that what I thought of as the main (kind of fish-shaped) island of Venice is actually 118 little islands! The canals are actually channels *between* islands. One site said “Every time you cross a canal, you’re stepping onto another island.” (!!) Kinda blew my mind for some reason.

Oh yeah, here’s the site I was quoting: http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/introducing-venice.htm

4 Amber { 07.31.17 at 5:24 pm }

I knew about the calendar app, but never noticed that the clock does the same thing! I’ve learned something new today as well.

5 Traci York { 07.31.17 at 5:37 pm }

Ugh – first off, sorry about the double link. I hit “Enter” instead of “Delete” when attempting to paste my current URL (since the one from last week was still there).

I somewhat recently discovered that if I open my calculator app, and then turn my phone sideways, it gives me different buttons/functions! Yes, I sat there for a ridiculous amount of time, flipping my phone back and forth. *grin*

6 nonsequiturchica { 07.31.17 at 5:39 pm }

I did not know that the clock moved (but now see that it does), but I did know about the calendar app (even though I hide that app and use a different one).

7 Chandra Lynn { 07.31.17 at 6:15 pm }

I recently learned something the iPhone can do, but I can’t remember what it is! Hopefully, I’ll remember when I need it. 🙂

8 Cathy { 07.31.17 at 7:57 pm }

Discovered my car has a flashing ‘possible icy roads’ sumbol. I’ve never seen it before and is quite funny as I have never seen ice on our suburban roads – seems it comes on when the air temp is down to 3c/37f as it was when I went to the pool at 7am the other day. Cold winter here in Melbourne this year!

9 Cathy { 07.31.17 at 7:58 pm }

Not sure what a sumbol is – should be symbol ?

10 Turia { 07.31.17 at 8:18 pm }

I have an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy something or other) and the date is shown with the time on the home screen and the locked screen, but it isn’t animated or anything.

I am sure I have learned something cool recently but cannot for the life of me think of anything at the moment.

11 Anamika Agnihotri { 07.31.17 at 11:36 pm }

This makes me think that I have not paid attention to any new learning in the recent times.

12 Journeywoman { 08.01.17 at 1:37 am }

I learned that if you close the programs before you shut your laptop it is quicker when you fire up your laptop.

13 JustHeather { 08.01.17 at 7:30 am }

On my Android, the clock button updates to the correct time when I go to the screen, but it isn’t really animated as such. I just always pull down the “task bar” form the top to see the date.
I knew it was possible to have a split screen on my phone, but I didn’t know how to do it until just the other night. It’s amazing what you can figure out when you don’t want to sit in a dark room doing nothing while the kids are falling asleep to flute/rain music from youtube and thus falling asleep yourself (in the most uncomfortable position).

14 Lori Shandle-Fox { 08.01.17 at 9:43 am }

So many things, all of which escape me right now. One thing is that I watch my murder mysteries on PBS on Saturday evenings. My daughter gets left out because the TVs seem to be always “reserved” by everyone else at that time and she doesn’t get to watch her show. But she realized that my show, because it’s shown on PBS and there are no commercials, ends about 15 minutes early so she runs upstairs and her show, because it’s really 4 separate vignettes, we get to watch the whole last one together.

15 Middle Girl { 08.04.17 at 9:22 am }

I learned that shared calendars are a mess.

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