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Jeff Richardson
New Orleans
Interests: piano, technology, apple
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I presume you mean the Apple version of the leather folio case. That's is a nice looking case, and while it is a little bulky for my uses, if I had a desire to just have a phone, ID and some cash as you describe, I would definitely be looking closely at that one. It is nice that it makes the iPhone X wake when you open the case and sleep when you close the case. -Jeff
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I know that extra long bands can be harder to find. I haven't had a reason to look for a more decorative style that might be preferable to some women, so I don't have anything to recommend. Perhaps someone else will see your comment and will have a suggestion. -Jeff
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If connected to a Debit Card, isn't that pretty much the same thing -- i.e. it automatically links to the checking account? If you try to make an Apple Pay Cash payment and don't have sufficient funds on the Apple card, it will automatically give you a button to press to deduct from your debit card i.e. your checking account. Now what it doens't do is automatically add funds that you receive to your checking account. For me, I use Apple Pay enough for purchases that having the cash there would work fine for me, but I can understand that others might want it to always go directly into a checking account. I'm sure that Venmo will be looking for ways to distinguish itself from Apple Pay Cash, and hopefully the competition will result in better choices for all of us. -Jeff
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I don't think that "trespass" is the right word, but I think that the gist of your concern is that it could invade your privacy for Apple to organize related photographs into a slideshow for you. However, Apple is very aware of privacy implications, and that is the reason that Memories are created on your own device -- not on Apple's servers. Thus, you may have a Memory of pictures of "Jeff" but Apple doesn't have some server in a cloud collecting all of the pictures of that "Jeff" person. Indeed, this is a big difference between Apple and Google. Google Photos in in some ways more sophisticated than Apple Photos before Google uses the cloud, but the trade-off is a loss of privacy. The way that the Memories feature is currently implemented, I don't think that there are any privacy implications for you to be worried about. You raise a different issue about roaming charges. It is true that the iPhone/iPad will use the Internet when it is available, although you can use Settings to control how much it uses your cellular connection. And of course you can always put yourself in Airplane mode while you are roaming to block data charges. I have done that before when traveling internationally -- keep Airplane mode on virtually all of the time, and then turn on Wi-Fi (only) when I am at a hotel or other spot where I can access a hotspot to catch up on my email etc. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2017 on Memories in iOS at iPhone J.D.
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A year later, I still prefer the Tablet Handler Pro. However, both products still seem like they could be less awkward. I remain on the lookout for a better solution. -Jeff
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I believe that this app was discontinued a long time ago. I don't know of any way to get you database out of it, but perhaps someone else will have any idea and will reply here. -Jeff
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Wow. I can't think of a solution to that one. I wasn't even aware that pilcrow was a supported symbol on any international keyboards -- I just looked at the three Spanish ones in iOS 11 and I don't see it, but maybe I just missed it. But regardless of how it got there, the only solution I can think of is if there is some external keyboard she could connect to the iPad that makes the symbol, but without getting past the lock screen i'm not sure how to get past it. Maybe she can try to backup the iPad to a computer running iTunes, then wipe the iPad, then change the iPad password to something she can type, then restore form the backup? I think that the backup would use the new passoword, not the backed-up old password. I'm not sure that this will work, but it is the only solution I can think of. Good luck! -Jeff
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Keith, I don't know if I understand all of your question, but I can say this much. If you are using Bluetooth to connect your iPhone to your car, then you are not using CarPlay. CaryPlay-over-Bluetooth is currently supported by very few new vehicles and if your vehicle is a 2016 model I'm sure yours is not one. So if you are having issues when your iPhone is connected via Bluetooth, that is an issue with the entertainment system on your car, or maybe with Bluetooth support on the iPhone, but not CarPlay. Hopefully this helps to point you in the right direction as you continue to research this issue! -Jeff
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You need to purchase the 10th edition, which came out in 2015. That one works with iOS 11. My review: http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2015/08/review-blacks-law-dictionary-10th.html -Jeff
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Michael, are you still using version 3 of GoodReader? That version is not 64 bit and does not work with iOS 11. You need to purchase GoodReader 4, which has been around since early 2014. My review: http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2014/05/review-goodreader-4.html That version does work with iOS 11. And there is a tool that you can use to transfer your files from GoodReader 3 to GoodReader 4. Note also that the developer is working on GoodReader 5. There is no specific release date, but my hope is that it will be soon. Since that is supposed to be a major update, it wouldn't surprise me if that version will need to be purchased and won't be a free upgrade. -Jeff
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I don’t understand what you mean. I still use GoodReader eith iOS 11. -Jeff
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The iPhone 7 is still an excellent phone. If the few new features don't strike you as something that you want right now, then you'll be very happy with the iPhone 7. -Jeff
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Interesting. No, I have not seen that as a problem. -Jeff
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No, you cannot use CarPlay without an iPhone. CarPlay runs on the iPhone and just displays and gets input from the screen. However, cars come with their own system for navigation, FM Radio, etc. So you can use those functions on the screen, but you won't be using CarPlay to do it. So technically, the car gives you two ways to go navigation: (1) built-in car navigation, (2) CarPlay navigation. On the Honda Accord, I like CarPlay's version much better. -Jeff
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Even if you already printed the boarding pass, you should be able to download the app for your airline, access your boarding pass in the app, and then add it to the Wallet app on the iPhone. Or you can skip the last step of adding it to the Wallet app and just use the airline app itself to check-in with your iPhone. (The Wallet app is nice because it gives you easy access on your lock screen.) -Jeff
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2017 on The iPhone as a boarding pass at iPhone J.D.
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Thanks for the feedback, Bob. I'll note, however, that I continue to use this app and have had a much better experience with it than you. First, I have never had a problem with the zone number being wrong here in New Orleans. What city are you in? Perhaps this varies from city to city. Second, I have never tried to use their customer service, so I cannot comment on that. Third, there is also a flat fee here in New Orleans. I don't know about other cities so that may be the same everywhere. As you say, it is very small (I think it is also 30 cents here) and worth it to me for the convenience. Keep in mind that if you don't use this app, you may have to over-pay at a meter if you don't know how long you will be. But with this app, you can underpay and add more time if necessary. In those circumstances, the minor fee may end up being a wash, or you may even save month. On the other hand, if you are only parking for 10 minutes, then the 30 cents might seem relatively high. Finally, I purchased a new car a few months ago and had no trouble adding my new car to the app. But I didn't use the app during the 10 days that I was waiting to get my license plate, and since this app works based on the license plate, I can see how this app just wouldn't function at all during that very small window. -Jeff
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Elle, I scanned a real exhibit sticker. On my PC at work, I use Nuance Power PDF and I cropped that image and turned it into a stamp. (I'm sure that you can do something similar in Adobe Acrobat or other PDF programs. I know that you can do it in PDFpen on an iPad.) They I use the typewriter function to just type an exhibit number or letter on top of my digital stamp. -Jeff
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If it is happening every day, that might be a hardware problem with your Apple Watch. If you have access to an Apple Store, I recommend that you make an appointment and see if they can swap out your watch for a new one. Good luck! -Jeff
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I could go on for pages on this topic, but at the risk of being too brief, here is why I think this still makes good sense. My main concern with a website using a password is that there are so many ways that a hacker could learn/guess/obtain a password. A system in which a hacker would have to instead have access to my iPhone — which yes, has the username, password, and security code all in one place — is infinitely more secure than a system in which the hacker just has to have the password. I see the argument that security would be EVEN BETTER if just my password is on my iPhone and the security code is someplace else, but where would that be? For years, people used those little RSA security fobs, but if someone steals my fob, I may not realize it for a while. If someone steals my iPhone, I guarantee I will know about it almost instantly. And even if that happens, I know that a hacker can only do so much without my fingerprint, plus I may be able to remotely erase the iPhone. I especially like that this system doesn't rely upon a text being sent to my cell phone as the second factor because there are ways that a hacker can clone my SIM, or convince my cellphone company to activate a different phone under my name so that the hacker gets my text messages, etc. The problem with security is that it often cuts against convenience. The 1Password two-factor system described in this post gives me a LOT more security, with virtually NO added inconvenience. This is amazing and makes two-factor much more attractive to me. If you want to obtain even greater two-factor security using additional means, and if the inconvenience doesn't bother you, that's great! But for me, this seems to hit the sweet spot of additional security and minimal additional inconvenience. -Jeff
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It is the Travel Mode that I described in this post: http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2017/05/sponsor-1password.html -Jeff
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I agree. This should work. And this is similar to the new 1Password feature for traveling abroad. -Jeff
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I have never used anything on the back, and in many years I have never gotten any scratches, nor do I want the increase in size that would come along with any back case. Maybe I've gotten a few minor ones that you can barely see, but it simply hasn't been an issue for me. Having said that, a minor scratch on the back of my iPad wouldn't really bother me since I don't really pay much attention to the back. -Jeff
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I haven't seen the vent clip since I wrote this review back in 2010, so I'm not sure. But I presume it would clip on regardless of the vent orientation. If you are looking for a more modern mount, check out this one: http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2017/02/review-pearl-phone-mount-magnetic-car-mount.html -Jeff
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I think WiFi would be fine for your needs. -Jeff
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If your husband is using a web-based service like Gmail or Yahoo Mail, he can either use Safari on your iPad to get his emails, or you can install the Gmail or Yahoo Mail apps for him to use, while you continue to use the built-in Mail app for your mail. -Jeff
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