All posts by jhrogersii

It’s the Little Things: The New Share Sheet In iPadOS

There are a lot of major changes and new features in both iOS and iPadOS 13. However, sometimes it’s the little things that initially go unnoticed that have a big impact on everyday usage. For me, the new redesigned Share Sheet is one of those small but impactful changes that just clears things up a bit and makes a good feature that much better.

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Deals: PaMu Scroll True Wireless Earbuds and Case

Apple made truly wireless earbuds mainstream a couple of years ago with their first AirPods and they similar products of all shapes, sizes and price points can be found everywhere. If you are style-conscious and want your buds to reflect that, then you should check out the PaMu Scroll True Wireless Earbuds from Padmate.

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Apple’s iOS 13 iPhone Optimized Battery Charging is a Smart Step for Apple

A year and a half ago, Apple was taking shots from all sides over their handling of “optimizing” the performance of worn iPhone batteries by throttling the processor. While throttling processor performance to prevent problems is common in different areas of the tech sector, it was the fact that Apple wasn’t forthcoming about what they were doing that got them in hot water.

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Zombie iTunes Still Lives on in Windows

The rumors that Apple was killing off iTunes and replacing it with multiple apps for Music, Podcasts and TV made the rounds in the weeks leading up to WWDC. Because of this, the actual reveal of the new apps was expected during the Keynote and drew minimal fanfare.

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Safari in iPadOS is Really Close to a Full Desktop Browser

I’ll start off by saying that I’m not complaining. I really like the revamped Safari in iPadOS 13. It is a smoother and more powerful browser that takes you were you want to go without the extra fuss of requesting desktop sites or the annoyance of still getting a mobile site afterward. It works about 98% of the time in my limited experience. It just isn’t quite all the way to what I get with Firefox or Chrome on my Windows laptop. At least not yet.

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The Apple Monitor Stand That Broke the Internet

Well, maybe not the whole Internet, but definitely the parts that cover technology and Apple, specifically. Since WWDC was so good in every other respect, this one negative story has had to carry the hopes and dreams of click-baiters everywhere. Now, I’m not saying that everyone who has a negative opinion of Apple’s new $1,000 Pro Stand for their Pro Display XDR is click-baiting. However, we all know that when Apple bleeds, it leads, and there are sites like Forbes that are predictable with this kind of story. Even good journalists can fall prey to piling on Apple to bring out the haters.

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Installing the iOS 13 Beta Using a Windows 10 Computer

I feel compelled to add to my post from earlier today, because the instructions in the Redmond Pie article I linked to left something to be desired. I have a feeling they didn’t try them out before they posted it, because they don’t work without some extra steps and considerations. So if you are a Windows user, have an Apple Dev Account and want to give the iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 Beta a go, here is what you need to do.

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The Things People Do To Run Apple Beta Software

I understand that security and privacy are Apple’s middle name now and that developers especially appreciate these. However, Apple also knows that a pretty much every tech journalist and blogger that even remotely covers Apple has a Dev Account for one purpose- to run beta software for testing and to write about it. I am no exception.

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Deals: iMazing 2 : Universal License for Mac and Windows

Have you had your fill of iTunes? It wouldn’t be a big surprise, as even Apple seems to be sick of it, and has started experimenting with removing features to get it back to its original core competency of music management. If you are looking for a real alternative for managing your iOS devices, iMazing 2 from DigiDNA may be just what you are looking for.

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Apple is Delivering the Goods When it Comes to Privacy

Apple has been doing a lot of talking about privacy over the last three years and it just keeps ramping up. It seemed to fall largely on deaf ears at first, but that has changed dramatically. The narrative on privacy has shifted due to a deluge of stories about large-scale hacks, user data abuse and lax online security. Where people once trusted the online services they are using and didn’t make their personal digital privacy a high priority, that has all changed fairly quickly.

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Will Apple Make Look Around for Maps Their Street View?

One of the sneaky cool Apple announcements at yesterday’s WWDC Keynote was the new Look Around feature for Apple Maps. Mixed in with some nice, but rather routine upgrades like Favorites and Collections, Look Around stood out as a potentially huge change for Maps that could help Apple take on one of Google Maps’ biggest advantages: Street View.

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