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Scrolling and page-turning

Posted by universalis on 2 February 2023

Everyone everywhere always agrees that between scrolling (like a web page) or page-turning (like a book) there is one and only one proper way of reading a substantial amount of text. The opposite way is just useless.

As for which of these two ways is the right way, opinions differ.

The Universalis apps on iPhone/iPad and Android let you do both. This post is to remind you of that fact and tell you how to set up the proper way of reading text.

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How to get the latest Android version

Posted by universalis on 16 November 2022

Some of you have been waiting for version 2.159 of the Universalis app for Android from Google Play. This is now in the Play Store.

Automatic update

The Play Store automatically updates most people’s devices, so you may find that it has already updated yours without you having to do anything.

Getting the update by hand

Here are Google’s instructions for getting the latest update directly, without having to wait for the Play Store to send it to you.

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The Kindle e-book service

Posted by universalis on 5 November 2022

If you have a registration code, we give you the ability to create a Kindle e-book using either your computer or our web site. If you use your computer, you can install the e-book on your Kindle yourself. If you use our web site, you can send that e-book through Amazon’s Personal Documents Service and have it installed wirelessly on your Kindle.

Until now, the website route has transmitted your e-book to Amazon directly. At 06:30 UTC on 1 November 2022, Amazon reprogrammed their systems to block this route. They now reject any e-books we send them on your behalf.

We have accordingly changed the way our web site works. It now sends the e-book to you, and you forward the e-book to Amazon yourself.

This blog post is simply here to explain why the procedure has changed. There is nothing that you need to do, except read the instructions carefully next time you create an e-book.

If you requested an e-book after Amazon’s embargo at 0630 on the 1st and it was rejected by Amazon, we have already re-requested the e-book for you and it has been sent to you, for you to forward to Amazon.

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The Liturgy of the Dead

Posted by universalis on 8 September 2022

Here is how to find the Hours for the Dead and the Mass for the Dead in the Universalis apps and programs.

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“The Creed in Slow Motion” interviews

Posted by universalis on 7 August 2022

Two interesting interviews have recently been published which will take you deeper into the thought behind the book. If you haven’t already got the book, here is how to get it!

Christian Bergmann of Melbourne Catholic (a publication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne) interviewed Martin Kochanski about The Creed in Slow Motion.

Here is the published interview. This is an exceptionally revealing interview, based as it is on a thorough reading of the book, and it is well worth taking the time to read it.

The Irish Catholic interviewed Martin Kochanski, and you can read the author’s thoughts and ideas here.

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Creed in Slow Motion in Lent

Posted by universalis on 1 March 2022

Hodder and Stoughton, the publishers of The Creed in Slow Motion, are sending out daily tweets throughout Lent, giving quotations from the book. If you live any part of your life on Twitter then you may enjoy following them.

Hodder and Stoughton tweet as @HodderFaith, and the daily tweets have the hashtag #creedinslowmotion.

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“The Creed in Slow Motion”

Posted by universalis on 5 December 2021

“The Creed in Slow Motion”, by Martin Kochanski, will be published by Hodder & Stoughton on 30 June 2022.

Read all about it here.

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“Journey into Light”

Posted by universalis on 2 December 2021

We are delighted to be able to announce that the recently published book Journey into Light, by Roderick Strange, is now available as a Daily Book in the Universalis apps.

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Malagasy on iPhone/iPad

Posted by universalis on 3 September 2020

Here are instructions for getting Universalis on the iPhone and iPad and reading it in Malagasy.

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Clever uses of QR codes

Posted by universalis on 22 June 2020

In the latest newsletter we announced the appearance of QR codes which would take one straight to the relevant page on the Universalis web site. We suggested a few uses, and you can read about how to create them here.

Since then, our readers have suggested splendid uses for the codes: uses we had never thought of. So here they are.

  • In a YouTube video – a priest streaming a live Mass is putting the QR code on the screen at the time the readings started, so that anyone listening to the readings can use the code to see the Mass Readings page in Universalis.
  • At the welcome desk – a church in Slovenia which regularly has tourists coming to Mass is going to put a QR code at the desk, so that any visitor can point his phone camera at the code, and be able to follow the readings during Mass.

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