"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-26-2013, 05:00 PM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,098
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I tried the DC app on my SO's iPad and quickly dropped it in favor of access via Safari.
I really like the DC iPad/iPhone app. It's how I discovered DC in the first place, by way of the App Store. It's really pared down from the regular site, but has the basics, and I recently discovered that if you tap and hold the title bar above a thread, it takes you directly to that thread on the regular site! Who knew? You don't have to exit then hit up Safari or another search engine.
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 10:40 PM   #12
Senior Cook
 
ahoymatey2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pa
Posts: 233
I may do the smart phone stuff but that's so I can have the internet during my work breaks & since I work 12 hour shifts it's nice to be able to play online during my breaks. I never tried Skype & I doubt I ever will.

I never liked to text until I worked as a cook in a nursing home & the kids who were my aides at night made me text with them. I had such a great crew of kids & we still meet once or twice a year for lunch. They are all adults now but they will always be my kids!

I think the app is a little more confusing for me but once I get use to all the forums I'm sure I'll be fine with using it even though the pop up drives me nuts!

Thanks Dawg, I'll have to try that next time I'm on the app.
__________________

__________________
ahoymatey2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #13
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,082
I use the Android DC app and like it, I use it on my phone and tablet. My messages come through just fine. I've never experienced a popup while using the app, just when trying to access the site through the browser on my mobile devices.

I like how there is a "subscribed" section, as well as a "current" section (like the front page of DC). I find this the easiest way to keep up with posts that I have contributed to.

I might be better at the app than the website!
__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 12:53 PM   #14
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
And I have never used the App.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,856
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahoymatey2013 View Post
hi J. You like the phone app? I'm having trouble figuring it out plus even when I am using it a pop-up comes up asking me if I want to download the app.

I am a good cook, as far as one can be for local type cooking so I have just been easing my way into the food sections..... kind of just dipping my toes into the pool.

I have no friends yet but that's okay, I'm a loner in real life too. I did, however, managed to make someone mad at me already. Do I get anything for that achievement in such a short time?
That must be me Allow me to apologize for that. I was not having a good day and should not have posted all that without reading it over a few times first, and deleting most of it. I really am usually much more friendly. Hope you stick around despite it.
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,856
btw, I use the app on my Android phone and tablet, and the website on my laptop. I usually select "Current" and "Last 3 Days" on the app to see what's new. Sometimes I use the forums, but usually I look at recent stuff. I don't see the pop-up when using the app, either, unless I click on something that is hard-linked to a website page. "The Back Porch" is an example of that. hth.
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 02:16 PM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,034
What I like about Skype is that it is free, I can see family members as I talk to them and I can make free phone calls all over the country. My DIL calls her family members in Italy and Albania all the time using Skype. I could receive phone calls for a small fee, but at this time I am happy with what I have. It takes very little to make me happy.

I have a girlfriend in Atlanta. She calls me every Saturday on my cell phone. As soon as I hear her voice she hangs up and I call her back on my computer. We talk for a couple of hours. Those are hours that don't use up my minutes on my cell phone. I think Skype is as far as I want to go in this technie world. I have no need for a fancy cell phone. I wouldn't use even half of what they offer. Spike just showed me how I can put my phone of loud speaker so I don't have to hold it up to me ear. Who knew?
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 11:01 AM   #18
Senior Cook
 
ahoymatey2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pa
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
That must be me Allow me to apologize for that. I was not having a good day and should not have posted all that without reading it over a few times first, and deleting most of it. I really am usually much more friendly. Hope you stick around despite it.
Yeah, it was you but also me. I just got finished reading the rules and such from the private message you get from the admin (I can't remember who sent it) and from the way the rules were/are written it seemed like they don't want things to get combative which something like the content of that thread will certainly become. Oh well, it's over and done with and I'm fine with you! Hope I didn't leave a bad taste in your mouth either. Sorry :)
__________________
ahoymatey2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #19
Senior Cook
 
ahoymatey2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pa
Posts: 233
I didn't realize Skype was free. Now I'm intrigued. I don't think I'd want to do face to face calling though. I have that feature on my iPhone but never use it.

I probably don't use half of the features on my phone that I could do either but I like having my Internet while taking breaks at work.

My vacation is over as of tonight so now in the next 3 weeks I have to work 12 days then I'm off for another week.
__________________
ahoymatey2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 11:08 AM   #20
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,362
Skype is free only for computer to computer. If you are on Skype on your computer and want to call a land line or cell phone, you have to pay.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.