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Jeff Richardson
New Orleans
Interests: piano, technology, apple
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While I really like the new design of Dark Sky on my iPhone, I will say that it doesn't look good on the iPad. Too much empty space -- it's like the iPhone app is just stretched out. -Jefff
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On both your old and new device, go to settings in Scanner Pro and turn on iCloud and share with iCloud Drive. I think that will start the syncing going forward, and I believe that it will also go back and sync prior items. -Jeff
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Yes. I usually use TripIt Pro on my iPhone, but when I use the iPad app all of my trips are there too, and you can update on either device or on the computer. -Jeff
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Cell phones. -Jeff
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I agree ... this was a great app back in its day. I'd love to see an update for modern iOS. -Jeff
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It sounds like you have an older version of GoodReader. The app was updated to version 4 in 2014. My review: http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2014/05/review-goodreader-4.html If you are using an earlier version, you need to purchase the new version. As noted in this post, the developer has said that version 5 will be a free upgrade, so you should not have to worry about paying for version 4 today and then having to pay for version 5 soon thereafter. It will give you some prompts to migrate your data from GoodReader 3 (or whatever version you have) into GoodReader 4. I have not heard whether a similar migration will be necessary whenever GoodReader 5 is released, but that wouldn't surprise me. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2018 on The latest on GoodReader version 5 at iPhone J.D.
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When the Do Not Disturb function is turned on in iOS 11, you should not receive phone calls. The only exception is that you can manually select to allow calls from certain people. In the Settings app go to Do Not Disturb, the scoll down to the word "Phone" and just below that you will see Allow Calls From. Is yours set to "No One"? Mine it set to Favorites, and I wonder if yours is too? -Jeff
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2018 on The iPhone's Do Not Disturb feature at iPhone J.D.
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Rebecca, this feature works great in the Westlaw app. You can select text in a case, and then either use the pop-up menu to copy it, or you can use the new iOS 11 drag and drop features to drag the text into another app, such as Microsoft Word or email. Selecting text on a computer can be faster than doing so on an iPad because you can use a mouse or trackpad on a computer. But this feature also works just fine on an iPad, so your currently workflow should translate to the iPad just fine. Unfortunately, the Westlaw iPad app is not currently optimized for the 12.9" iPad Pro. For example, you don't get the larger keyboard that many other apps use. Hopefully this will be addressed soon in an app update. You can still use the app today, but it will be nicer when the app is updated. -Jeff
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I don't think that this app is available anymore. -Jeff
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Jose, you are now the second person to report this in a comment to this post. I'm using the function right now, and I'm using the latest version of Word (2.10.1) on my iPad Pro 12.9". This is very strange that I have it, but you don't. -Jeff
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Yes, they are still working for me. I'm not sure why they vanished for you. Strange. If you find a solution, I'd be curious to learn what happened. -Jeff
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No. It is not a hub, so it cannot be used to access data on a USB key and send it to a computer. It is just a charging device. -Jeff
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Yes, apps can run in the background in CarPlay, just like on the iPhone. In fact, that is why there are those three icons at the top left; to make it easy to go from (for example) music playing over to the Maps app, and then back to the music which is still playing. -Jeff
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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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