There’s a bug in Apple’s Remote app for iOS 8. It doesn’t display album art for the currently playing track. It does, however, display art if you tap Up Next. This is a bit annoying. I hope Apple fixes this soon, because I do like to see the album art when I’m listening to […]
I recently wrote about my problems with Handoff and Continuity features in Apple’s new operating systems. Many people I know have similar problems, and another feature that causes grief is AirDrop. This allows you to easily send files from one iOS device or Mac to another. You don’t have to open a network share, or […]
One of the marquee features of iOS and Yosemite is Handoff and Continuity. According to Apple: “Continuity features include Handoff, Phone Calling, Instant Hotspot, and SMS. You can start an email or document on iPhone, for example, and then pick up where you left off on your iPad. You can use your iPad or Mac […]
On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I welcome Greg Scown of Smile, and we discuss iOS Keyboards (Smile makes the essential Mac utility TextExpander, whose iOS version is a custom keyboard), OS X Yosemite, and much more. Listen to The Committed, Episode 55: “This Show Costs Me Money”.
If you play guitar or another string instrument, one of the thankless tasks you do before you play—and in between songs—is getting your instrument in tune. There are several ways you can do this: You can have another instrument—preferably one that doesn’t go out of tune—play a note, and then tune your other strings to […]
If you have even had an iPhone or iPad that has lost its charge too quickly, you’ve certainly wondered about which apps are draining your battery. iOS 8 has a feature that lets you find that out. Go to the Settings app, then General > Usage > Battery Usage. You’ll see the time since the […]
I wrote an article yesterday, wondering why so few people have updated to iOS 8. A number of commenters suggested that part of the issue was that iOS 8 requires more free space for the update than previous versions of iOS. I’ve heard people saying that their iOS devices told them they needed 4, 5 […]
My friend Rob Griffiths pinged me the other day. He had gotten a brand new iPhone 6, (and ribbed me about it), but was having problems syncing it. He could sync some content, but not movies; then some movies, but not all; then he couldn’t sync at all. Rob took the extreme move of writing […]