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New Apps For New Blog Image


After visiting Cole Ryan’s website, one of the things he mentions on his site that I found very cool (besides the awesome content of course) are the apps that he mentioned. One of them being “Phoster.”

Upon downloading and playing with the”Phoster” app on my iPhone and iPad I managed to run into yet another neat little app called “Grid Lens.” Heck, I’m even getting back into “Instagram” again!

Before today, I almost gave up on the potential to take pictures and then modify them on your iPhone.



If you are not a graphic design expert, but enjoy creating good messages with a graphic appeal, “Phoster” does the trick. I’m definitely going to start using this app more often on my site! I’ve seen this app in action even on blogs and websites. Needless to say, I found some spare change and downloaded this app immediately. There are a lot of options and I’m hoping to see more templates to choose from!


The app, “Grid Lens” is like a journalist and comic strip artists best friend. I see a lot of potential with this app. It’s easy to use and its just downright fun!

As for “Instagram,” I’m back to using it again, thinking that I wouldn’t go back to it. Feel free to add me there if you have one. I am @CartoonDaily1. I’m definitely going to take more pictures like these.


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Dell Latitude E4310 Laptop


Normally, when it comes to blogging or writing, I use my MacBook Air (which I will ALWAYS continue to use until further notice).

Sunday evening, I chose to invest in a PC laptop, a Dell Latitude E4310.

I got the laptop from Craig’s List and met up with a local guy who sells these plus other tools that I use for my blog and writing work.

Now, you might be wondering, “if I use msotly Apple, why a PC laptop all of a sudden!?”
Fair question!

I chose to purchase this laptop for two reasons: it’s size and weight and the necessity of testing websites on a Windows PC so I wouldn’t miss anything that the Apple computers can catch easily.

Having a PC along with my Apple machines have their benefits as well. I do enjoy the keyboard, which is backlit. The screen is just right and, either way, can plug into one of my external monitors should I need to do deep and extensive work on it.

For a laptop that used to be used for business, its suited up quite nicely!

It has an iCore 5 processor, 4 GB of memory, a 250 GB hard drive and a 13.3 inch screen (1366×768). The cost out of my pocket: $350.

Again, I will continue to use my MacBook for the most extensive portions of my work, but the PC laptop I have is here to stay, at least for the testing of my sites and anything else I choose to do that’s neat and productive.

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