Friday, 24 May 2013

Galaxy Y Young - Not a great phone

I don't know how the writing ended up like this but I'll persevere. 
I don't have the Google+ or twitter apps on my phone anymore. The available phone memory was so low that I couldn't update apps and I kept getting low memory notifications. The only way to free up memory was to reset the phone back to factory settings. I also formatted the sd card in the process. So I had to decide which apps to put back on my phone. I went for the ones I thought would be most useful. I left out twitter and Google+. The ones I decided I needed most on my phone were Google Drive, Adobe Reader, AutoCAD 360 and Blogger. I have CAD files stored in drive, that's why I put AutoCAD on it. I also updated the default apps on the phone. That is at least the third time I have had to do that since I got this phone. It has only the bare minimum specifications to be classed in the "smartphone" category. Someone with superior knowledge and technical experience of phones once put a post on Google+ that the Galaxy Y is the worst smartphone on the market in the developed world. I replied to his post saying I own the phone and had to agree with his statement. I read reviews of the phone on the vodafone website and the best reviews it got were from parents who had given one to their child and how it was a tough phone that survived the mishandling and being lost for several days. That is really who the Galaxy Y Young is a good phone for - A younger generation getting an introduction to smartphone use. For me, I need something better at this stage. I don't accidentally abuse it as a child would. I have to hold myself back from deliberately abusing it because of frustration at it's lack of performance and limited specifications at times though. I have had my introduction to smartphone use. I need something more from a smartphone now.
Just a little rant I needed to share with the world to get it out of my system. Now, if only I could afford to upgrade, even only as far as a Galaxy Ace 2 would be an improvement. My dream phone (all it'll ever be at this stage) would be the Xperia Z.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Sheet Music

I downloaded free music writing software. The basic usage was good but I was unable to put sharp, flat or triplet signs on it. I also mistakenly ticked on the download boxes for the other free software that came with it. One was a keyboard and the other two were mixing software. It all needed internet access to be used and I had no use for the mixing software so I uninstalled everything again after a half-hearted attempt to try it. Then I did a search for blank music & tab sheets for guitar and printed a single sheet, which is what you see in the photo. I got my pencil and rubber out, because biro would mean untidy scribbles and tipp-ex blotches over mistakes, and started writing. I can go over the finished article in biro later. It's a slow process. Maybe I'll try and download the music writing software again on its own and put in the triplet markings and sharps and flats myself with pencil first and biro when it's ready. It's only an experiment at the moment though.