2018 Home Screen – iPhone X

Here’s the latest in what is now a yearly screenshot of my home screen.

I’d previously posted in 2017, 2016, and 2010. I decided not to upgrade to the iPhone XS this year, so I have the same phone. The biggest changes are I’m back to a single page and I’ve filled the last space with the Tesla app.

Charging Upgrade

I drove up to Rogers City for the weekend to work on the charging situation before it gets too cold outside. Last night I plugged into a standard outlet (NEMA 5-15), which should only be able to charge at a speed of 3-4 miles of range per hour, according to Tesla’s home charging documentation. Somehow I was getting 5, which is still really slow.

I brought wire and a new NEMA 6-20 outlet with me, which is the same thing I have in my garage. So this morning we ran a line and installed the outlet. The box in my parents’ garage already had a free 240 volt 20 amp breaker, which made installation a breeze. It took 20-30 minutes for the charge speed to ramp up, which could be due to the colder weather, but I’m getting the same 14 miles/hour I get at home. Much better!

Mac Screenshot Tips

I use the Mac screenshot utility a lot, but have never thought of using it as a ruler. I’ve always used a browser extension to measure pixels on the screen. If you’re not using this utility, you initiate it by pressing command + shift + 4 on your keyboard.

I learned a few other tricks from the thread. Once you start dragging your mouse to create the rectangle:

  • Press shift to lock in an axis as you continue sizing the area.
  • Press space to move the rectangle to a new location.

Do you have any other tips?

Home Screen – iPhone X

A year ago, I posted a screenshot of the home screen on my iPhone 7 Plus. Might as well make this a yearly thing. Not much has changed with my app usage though. Here’s the home screen on my iPhone X.

This may be the first time since iOS added app groups that I have a 2nd page.

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These are some augmented reality apps I wanted to try. I’ll get around to filing them into a group soon because this second screen is bugging me.