Category Archives: iOS 13

iPadOS 13 in Action: Text Selection

One of Apple’s subtle, yet extremely useful additions in iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 is their new text selection and editing features. If, like me, you work with text often on an iPad or iPhone, then you will like appreciate how these new capabilities and gestures will speed up your workflow. Let’s get to the details.

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iPadOS 13 in Action: External Storage Lightning Strikes

While I love several of the new features in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the ability to use external storage is one I keep coming back to. It opens up lots of new and interesting possibilities that will make certain tasks easier and may even change the amount of internal storage in the iPads that we buy. As such, I’ve been pushing the limits to see what works and what doesn’t.

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Upgrading to iOS 13 and watchOS 6- So Far, So Good

I’ve been waiting for Apple to get some of the bigger bugs ironed out before taking the plunge and upgrading my iPhone XS Max and Watch Series 4. I can get away with a little wonkiness on my iPad Pro but my phone and watch are key to me staying on top of my job every day. That makes running the betas a bit more of a risk.

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Version 3 of the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Developer Betas Arrive

A little gift from Apple before the long weekend (here in the US, at least), as their latest Developer Betas for all of their OSs just arrived.   These include iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, tvOS 13 and macOS Catalina. That should give all of us Apple fans (and, you know, actual developers) something to do while we’re munching on BBQ and watermelon and taking in or shooting off some fireworks this 4th of July weekend.

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Running Beta Software Often Comes With Pain [Updated]

Running and testing beta hardware and software is second nature for me at this point. I do it for this site now, as I have regularly since iOS 5. I actually do it quite often at work. My background is in programming and systems integration, so I used to test my own programs, as well as things developed by others. I still do from time to time I do a lot of beta hardware testing at work these days, which is a different kind of challenge. All this to say that, whether at work or on my own time, I know full well that anything with a beta tag can bite you in various ways.

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Apple Releases the First Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

If you’ve been waiting for Apple to release its first Public Beta of iOS and iPadOS before jumping on board, then today is your day. Apple had originally said the Public Beta would come in July, but it has arrived a little ahead of schedule, it seems.

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Apple Betas Take to the Air Again

I was a little worried that Apple was going to make things harder on us this year, with Developer Betas that all required loading restore files to upgrade. They went that route with the first betas for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, which made testing difficult for me being a Windows user. I was able to get around my lack of a Mac while I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago, but I had little interest in doing it again.

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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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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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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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Mark Gurman Throws Down the Apple Leak Gauntlet

Remember a few years ago when Tim Cook said Apple was doubling down on security? Remember when it looked like it was actually working, like when all the new iPad features in iOS 11 remained a surprise until WWDC. That seems like a long time ago now.

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