Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Physical Book Vs. eBook



Reading.  We all do it. You're doing it right now.  I'm doing it as I'm writing this post.  The fact is we all read at least one thing everyday.  I've gotten into reading books quite a lot lately,  and I'm the type of person who prefers a Physical book to hold and read from, and I'm the same with taking notes for things or anything that involves me to write something down.  Don't get me wrong using a kindle app is great it just seems to take away the novelty of reading and everything that comes with it like: going to a bookstore or library, being able to showcase all the wonderful covers on a bookshelf, and probably other things that don't come to mind right now.  So I thought I would share with you some Pros and Cons for both Physical and eBooks.



Physical Books

Pros...
  • You can display them on a bookshelf
  • You can flip through the pages
  • The feel of each cover is different
  • you can see how much further you have to read

Cons...
  • They can be big and heavy
  • You might not be able to carry multiple around with you 
  • You need to hands to hold the book so you can multitask when reading (Multitask = Eating, drinking)
  • Can be expensive
  • Have to wait a while for them to be delivered if you order them 



eBook

Pros...
  • Can carry lots of books with you without taking up lots of space
  • Its Lighter than a book
  • You don't really need to use you hands to hold the book or turn pages witch gives you the ability to multitask
  • They can be cheaper
  • Instant buy and read
  • Convenient for travelling
Cons...
  • You can't display the covers/ books on a bookshelf
  • You can physically flip the pages
  • All books feel the same

So even though the eBook is a more convenient way of reading I still prefer actually having a physical book to read from, although when go away on holiday or if I'm just going somewhere where I am limited on space I will use my kindle app.


Which do you prefer, Physical or eBook?? Is there anything you would add/ remove from my lists??

  

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Whats On My IPod??


I've been wanting to do this post for a while but never got round to it, so when I was sorting out my apps and getting rid of ones I no longer use, I thought now would be a good time to write and show you what is on there.  The reason I have decided to show you my IPod is because I use it the most and my phone doesn't have much on it as there isn't much space for apps.

This is my lock screen i just searched WATERCOLOUR BACKGROUNDS in google to find this.

On the first screen i have the standard IPod apps and they are probably still in the same place, as i don't use them very much.  But the apps that are there are:
  • Facetime
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Weather
  • Clock
  • Maps
  • Videos
  • Reminders - Which is where i have a list of blog post ideas for when I'm on the go and feel like writing
  • Game Center
  • IBooks
  • App Store
  • ITunes Store
  • Settings
  • Contacts
And on the bar at the bottom i have: Mail, Messages, Safari, and Music I use these a lot, hence them being on the bottom bar.

This is my last page where i have put most of my apps into folders rather than having dozens of pages to scroll through. From Left To Right:
  • Photos
  • Calculator
  • Podcasts
  • Extras
  • Notes
  • Yummly - Cooking/ Recipe app.
  • Amazon
  • Shopping UK - Shopping list.
  • Games
  • Books
  • Blog
  • Entertainment
  • Social
  • News
  • Music
  • Health
  • Timetable - I use this to put in my school timetable to that if I don't have my planner i can check what lesson i have.
  • Lifestyle
  • Bloggers
  • Shake'em Dice - I got this so that I could play board games without having actual dice.
The Extras folder contains:
  • Tips
  • Voice Memos
  • Stocks
  • Wallet
  • Find iPhone
  • Find Friends
  • BT Wi-fi - This is for when I'm out and about so i can connect to BT hotspots.
  • Apple Store
I do have lots of games and even though i don't play them all frequently, i know that if i delete them i will want to play them.  If you want me to give a description with screen shots of me playing the games let me know in the comments below.
  • TsumTsum 
  • Clash Of Cans 
  • Trivia Crack .
  • Temple Run
  • Hay Day
  • Draw Free
  • Magic Piano
  • Song Pop 
  • Cookie
  • Nr.01
  • Just 11
  • Dumb Ways To Die
  • Font Quiz
  • Capitals
  • Two Dots
  • White Tile
  • LogosQuiz
  • Logo Quiz
  • Squares
  • Crossy Road
  • 4 Pics 1 Word
  • Catchphrase
  • Cut The Rope
My next folder has apps that i use for reading or anything bookish.
  • Kindle - i download lots of free kindle books, but i prefer a physical book.
  • Goodreads - Add friends to see what they are reading, and also challenge yourself to read a number of books a year
  • Bible - Pretty self explanatory 
In this folder i have all the apps that i use when i am blogging, this includes:
  • Bloglovin - To read other blogs
  • Blogger - so i can write posts on the go
  • We Heart It - for if i need to borrow a photo from elsewhere i tend to get the from on here
  • Analytics - to check my stats for my blog
  • Google+ 
  • Little Box Of Treasures - i saved my web page to to my home screen so that i can quickly access it.
In Entertainment i have: Netflix, BBC iPlayer, iPlayer Radio

i have all my social media apps in this folder, i will put my username next to the apps that you can add/ follow me on...
  • Pinterest - LBoxofTreasures
  • Skype
  • Twitter - LBoxofTreasures
  • Instagram - lboxoftreasures
  • Tumblr
  • Snapchat - lboxoftreasures
  • dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Meetup
In news is have BBC News and Buzzfeed.

Music contains: YouTube, Musi, Ticketmaster and Spotify.

In Health there are apps for fitness and relaxation...
  • Seven - Seven minutes of fitness everyday
  • Sleep Better - Tracks you sleep
  • Health
  • Calm - Meditation and relaxation
  • You
Lifestyle just has shopping apps such as: Superdrug, Boots, Next, Etsy and Argos.


This is my last folder which has websites of bloggers that i frequently read...
I hope that you have enjoyed taking a look around my phone! Do you have any of the apps that i have?? Are there any that i don't have that you think i should have??