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Jeff Richardson
New Orleans
Interests: piano, technology, apple
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The noise level sounds the same to me as the third generation Drobo. I haven't tried -- or heard -- the specific model that you have. -Jeff
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I also assume that it is just pass-through, but I don't have the equipment to test that. -Jeff
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President Trump himself called it a "Muslim ban" so I don't think it is really inaccurate to use his own terminology. Here is what the Ninth Circuit said in its ruling: "The States argue that the Executive Order violates the Establishment and Equal Protection Clauses because it was intended to disfavor Muslims. In support of this argument, the States have offered evidence of numerous statements by the President about his intent to implement a 'Muslim ban' as well as evidence they claim suggests that the Executive Order was intended to be that ban, including sections 5(b) and 5(e) of the Order. It is well established that evidence of purpose beyond the face of the challenged law may be considered in evaluating Establishment and Equal Protection Clause claims." Washington v. Trump, 17-35105, 2017 WL 526497, at *10 (9th Cir. Feb. 9, 2017) You are correct that I think that the ban was unfair, so I will admit to having a bias against it. But I don't see how you can say it is "broad, sloppy, non-lawyerly" to use that phrase considering that lawyers used that term in the Washington v. Trump briefing and the Ninth Circuit itself used the term in its decision. Of course, it was the technology angle that caught my attention when I wrote this post. Having that many people live stream an appellate hearing was amazing, and I think it is great that this technology gives so many folks the power to experience court hearings. Even if you and I disagree on the merits of the executive order, hopefully we can both agree that the live streaming was interesting from the standpoint of technology and open courts. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on In the news at iPhone J.D.
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I also replied to Thomas on Twitter, but in case others are reading this: no, I don't know of any app that can show you in a single screen all unread emails from all sub-folders. In the iOS Mail app, you can see all of the unread emails in the current folder (use the filter button at the bottom) or you can see all unread emails in all of your inboxes for all of your accounts (Tap the account button at the top right and then select "Unread" -- and if you don't see "Unread" as an option, then tap Edit at the top right to enable that folder. But I don't see a way to show every unread messages from every folder, including other folders or sub-folders other than Inbox that you may have on an Exchange server. If anyone reading this has used a third party mail app that supports this feature -- or if there is some trick to do this in the Mail app that I don't know about -- please reply! -Jeff
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I don't think so -- unless you manually mark all of the messages "Unread" after you finish reading them. I recommend that you and your wife get separate email accounts, but I'm sure that you have thought about that before. -Jeff
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I am not familiar with that one. -Jeff
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That one is on the list, but it is under "New Turkish Lira" because of the revaluation of the currency in 2005. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on Currency conversion in Stocks App at iPhone J.D.
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Fixed. Thanks for catching that! -Jeff
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2017 on In the news at iPhone J.D.
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Yes. Once I did this fix, I could use the TV app on a plane with no Wi-Fi to watch a video that I downloaded to my device. -Jeff
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I know that all rechargeable batteries have a limit on how often they can be charged. I don't know the limit for this device. I just use it as an occasional travel charger and it works well for that purpose. If you did wear out the battery I suppose you could buy a new one and you would be able to use the same cable again. -Jeff
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Are you using the latest version of Word on your Mac? I use version 15.28, which is part of Office 2016 (available with an Office 365 subscription). It works for me. -Jeff
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I still like it. I traveled earlier this month and took this with me, and it worked fine. Every day I keep it with me in the messenger bag I take back and forth to work, and while I haven't had the need to use this device during the day — the new version of the Apple Watch is fantastic when it comes to battery life — if I ever do find myself in a situation in which I need to recharge, it is nice that I can just pull this out and give my watch some extra power. So I think it would be a good solution to keep in your purse during the day. It is very light. -Jeff
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I don't think so. You can undo if that helps. -Jeff
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This is not something that I have done before. I don't know if it is possible. I recommend that you reach out to the developer. -Jeff
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So far, I haven't really noticed it. I use the headphones that come with the iPhone, and I put the adapter on another pair of headphones that I sometimes use. I even bought an extra adapter for $9 to keep in my briefcase but so far haven't used it. Most of the time I use Bluetooth headphones, and I suspect I will use Bluetooth even more when the Apple AirPods come out. I thought this might be an issue, but so far it has been a complete non-issue for me. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2016 on Review: iPhone 7 at iPhone J.D.
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Thanks for telling me this. I wonder if it is better to have a hard drive backup in the form of a Time Machine backup or a SuperDuper! backup? I'm not sure. Something to look into. -Jeff
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You've been a Drobo user a lot longer than I have. I would have saved myself quite a bit in time, money and aggravation if I had started using the product back in 2009 like you. -Jeff
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You should get a non-active stylus -- one that doesn't have batteries. Any non-active stylus should work with the iPhone. I recommend that you consider this one, the Adonit Jot Pro: http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2015/03/review-adonit-jot-pro.html -Jeff
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I think that you have to just work with one document at a time. -Jeff
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I'm not an active user of the app so I don't have any advice, but perhaps someone else will see your comment and have some ideas. Good luck! -Jeff
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Here are some other reviews. Katie Floyd: http://katiefloyd.com/blog/first-look-drobo-5n Engadget: https://www.engadget.com/2014/01/20/drobo-5n-easy-inexpensive-network-attached-storage/ PhotoFocus: https://photofocus.com/2013/02/06/the-drobo-5n-mini-review/ MacSources: https://macsources.com/drobo-5n-review/ Boing Boing: http://boingboing.net/2014/01/07/adventures-in-drobo-land-upgr.html -Jeff
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Emily, If you want to type notes, using an iPad Pro and an external keyboard is just as fast as a laptop. Using the on-screen iPad Pro keyboard is slower. Having said that, the danger of typing notes in class is that you end up trying to create a transcript. The advantage of handwritten notes is that you cannot possibly write every single word, so your brain is forced to think about the important concepts and just write that down. Studies show that this improves retention. If you do type on an iPad Pro, then yes, the Word app does a fine job with that. You can take handwritten notes on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. I know many students use an app that also records so that they can read their handwritten notes, but if something is confusing they can play the audio associated with that section of the handwritten notes. That seems like a good combination to me, and is something that I probably would have used in law school if it had existed for me. I believe that Notes Plus has this feature, but others do too, so you'll want to look around. I love using GoodNotes for taking handwritten notes, but it doesn't have an audio feature. Good luck! -Jeff
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Good question, Ryan, and I almost addressed this in my review but decided that it wasn't really germane to my review of this product. But since you asked, I'll do so here. (1) I don't use a keyboard every day, or every week. Thus, I don't want a keyboard cover that means that I'm carrying around the keyboard all the time. I just want to be able to reach in my bag and pull out a keyboard when I need it. Otherwise, I prefer the much lighter and easier to manage iPad Pro 12.9" + Apple Smart Cover. (2) I'm not a big fan of how thin the keys are on the Apple Keyboard Cover. I've heard people say that you get used to it, but I'm not sure if I would. (3) This is a minor point, but it is nice that in a pinch I can also use this Bluetooth keyboard with my iPhone. I do that rarely, but I have done it before. (4) I currently use the iPad Pro 12.9", and the keyboard cover for that iPad is close to full size. But in the past, I used a 9.7" iPad, and the third-party keyboard covers had keys that were too small and close together. So I've gotten used to using an external Bluetooth keyboard. I'll admit that if I used the keyboard much more often, I'd probably do what you suggest. But because I don't, I really have never had an interest in the keyboard cover. -Jeff
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Very quiet. More quiet than the normal keyboard that I use with my PC. Alt-C doesn't copy on this keyboard, but Win-C does. Just think of the Win key as a substitute for the Command key on an Apple keyboard and everything should just work. -Jeff
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