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Jeff Richardson
New Orleans
Interests: piano, technology, apple
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I have a pretty big photos library (over 56,000 photos, almost 1000 videos), plus I have lots of home movies and other videos that I like to keep local, which is why I push against the upper limit of the 256GB. Of course, the iPhone will manage this virtually, just deleting local copies when it needs more space, but that can slow things down a little, especially if you are in an area without a good Internet connection. But I get your point, Jay. If it doesn't bother you to have your media in the cloud and just grab it when you need it, then less space is needed on the iPhone itself. However, I still think that 64GB is too small and that 128GB is a better sweet spot for most. -Jeff
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I have been using this band for some part of the day, almost every day, since I wrote this review. The hook and loop system still works like new. -Jeff
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I don't have any way to test this myself, but I strongly suspect that you would lose the files unless you find some way to export them off of the BlackBerry first. If you do export them, you should be able to import them into GoodReader on an iPhone/iPad after you switch platforms. But I seriously doubt that the app would do it on its own. -Jeff
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Excellent point. I've also had a situation when the app defaulted to one vehicle but I was actually in a different one. That's something you really need to look out for when you use this app. Good luck with your e-appeal, and I'd love to hear how it turns out! -Jeff
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Good question. I'm sure that there is a way to do it, but I don't know how. Having said that, when the next version of the Mac operating system comes out in a few months, there will be a feature to have AirPods automatically switch between an iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so this shortcut won't be necessary. -Jeff
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That's great, Justin. It is nice that those previously hard-to-find items -- from webcams to toilet paper -- are now easier to find! -Jeff
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I think a number of apps are having this glitch right now. Fortunately, there is this solution. -Jeff
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I haven't experienced this problem with the WhatsApp app, but when I have used this fix with other apps, it does retain all of my data. And one of the other folks to post a comment above said that all of their conversations were preserved. I cannot promise anything 100%, but if it works the way that it is supposed to work, you won't lose your conversations when you do this. Good luck! -Jeff
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I'll send an email about your registration to the organizer right now. You should receive a Zoom link that is unique to you. -Jeff
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Kevin, Yes, I was just told this morning that Loyola plans to record the seminar and make it available as a CLE on-demand at some point in the future. Of course, you cannot ask questions that way. Well, you can, but I won't hear them. :-) -Jeff
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Your suggestion of using the Reminders app for a grocery list instead of the Notes app so that I can access the list on my Apple Watch is a good one. I like the new feature in the Notes app that moves an item to the bottom of the list once you check it off as done so that only the remaining items are at the top. Reminders doesn't do that, but I see that if I exit a specific list in the Reminders app on the Apple Watch and then return to the list again, it only shows the items that are not yet checked, which serves a similar purpose. I wonder why Apple's Notes app does not exist on the Apple Watch? Seems like that could be use useful to have. -Jeff
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If you are going to be looking at documents that are formatted for letter size or legal size paper, such as briefs for any court other than the U.S. Supreme Court, I love the larger 12.9" screen. In portrait orientation, it is essentially the same size as an 8.5"x11" piece of paper. The 11" size is fantastic because it is so light and portable. And for web pages and many other things that you may read on the screen, it is easy to make the text whatever size you want. But I think that most lawyers should take a close look at the 12.9" size. One of the challenges is that when you first try out the 12.9" size, it seems too big. It took me about a week or so to get used to it when I first used a larger iPad years ago. So this isn't something that you can just try out at an Apple Store for a few minutes to decide whether you like the larger size. That just isn't enough time. But I can tell you that after that first week or so, I really loved the larger size, and now whenever I use a regular size iPad I consider myself so happy that I have the larger size. Having said that, if you value being able to carry around the iPad in a purse or a smaller compartment in a bag or briefcase, you'll need to think about whether the 12.9" is too big. It will fit in most any compartment that is made to hold a laptop, and of course the iPad is much thinner and lighter than a laptop. -Jeff
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I also just encountered this bug again yesterday, after I updated to iOS 13.4. Ugh. Fortunately, this same fix still works. -Jeff
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I don't currently use any alternative browsers on my iPad, but I'll post if I have any success with that. -Jeff
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I just tried that, and the share sheet didn't give me the option to save to Files -- presumably because it didn't see it as a PDF document in the first place. I could save it to Dropbox, but when I tried to view the file in Dropbox I got an error message about already using my free view, which makes me think that it just saved a link to Dropbox. But thanks for this suggestion; I'll continue to explore and see if I can get something like this to work for me. -Jeff
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To be fair, Kevin, you need to consider the source for that article. That article says that a person who works for Malwarebytes -- a company that sells a product to clean malware from Macs -- wants people to be worried about malware on Macs. The article doesn't quote anyone else. So it is almost like a press release from Malwarebytes. I don't mean to criticize that company -- my understanding is that it makes a product that works. But I just don't find this particular article to be very balanced. Of course, it is an exaggeration to say that there is are no viruses/malware/etc. associated with the Mac. I've seen one myself in the past. But I understand why people say that because it is far less than what you see on the PC. I think it is perfectly reasonable for any attorney to say that a reason to pick Mac over PC is that the risk is far lower, even if it is not zero. On a PC, I think it is required that you run antivirus and similar software. We use PCs at my office, and we have lots of these defenses. On a Mac, in my opinion, it is optional. So yes, Russell was exaggerating a little when he said that there are no computer viruses associated with the Mac. But I think his point is still a valid one. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2020 on Lawyer iPhone Stories: Russell Knight at iPhone J.D.
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Michael, I revised this post to add a link to my separate post on how to add memory foam: https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2020/01/how-to-add-memory-foam-to-airpods-pro.html And yes, you can use AirPods or AirPods Pro to keep your iPhone in your pocket while you are on a telephone conference. -Jeff
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Although I suspect that you could do so, I always use a computer (Mac or PC) when I record a podcast. Recording a podcast on an iPad or iPhone is difficult because of the limits in the current operating system on recording audio. You cannot easily participate in a Skype call on an iPad while also recording the different audio feeds on the iPad. It can be done, but it requires extra equipment. For example, see this post: https://sixcolors.com/post/2019/02/a-week-of-podcasting-with-only-an-ipad-pro/ There may be a time in the future when this changes and becomes easier without extra equipment being necessary, but for now this task works better on a computer. On my Mac at home, the Yeti mic just connects to the USB port. -Jeff
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I'm not sure if you call it an "extender" or a "replacement." There is a FAQ on the Lutron website that you can access on this page, which includes a diagram, if you expand the question "Is there any way to extend the wireless range of the Smart Bridge?": https://www.casetawireless.com/faqs But whatever you call it, I can control lights in any part of my house thanks to the lamp dimmer. I can use my iPhone or my Apple Watch in the front upstairs or the back downstairs and everything works the same way. So if you are finding that a Harmony Remote isn't working in all parts of your house, that's not the experience I am seeing. Do you happen to have an extra Lutron remote that you can try instead of the Harmony Remote to see if that gives you a different result? If so, then maybe the Harmony is the cause of the issue. I hope this helps! -Jeff
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I typically have a notebook for each case. When the case is over I export to PDF and save it in my document management system. -Jeff
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Whatever you use to backup your iPad will also backup documents. I use iTunes on my Mac to backup my entire iPad, so that way if I lose it and have to buy a new one, I can just restore from the backup and all of my documents will be there. You can also use iCloud to backup your device, and you have the same ability to restore. If you want to just copy (to backup) the documents in GoodReader, you can connect it a computer running iTunes and access the files on a computer. For example, on my Mac running MacOS 10.14.6, I can open iTunes, select my iPad, click on File Sharing on the left, and then select one or more files to copy them to your computer desktop. This doesn't seem to work in PDF Expert. However, PDF Expert has another way to access files. Tap on the "Computer" selection under Connections in PDF Expert. That will give you a special Internet address and code that you can access using a browser on your computer. From there you can select multiple files to download them to a computer, or you can upload from your computer to PDF Expert. -Jeff
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Thanks. Fixed now. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2019 on Using a mouse with an iPad at iPhone J.D.
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If an app isn't working, and if force-quitting the app doesn't solve it, you might try removing the app from the Apple Watch and installing a fresh copy. I think that to do that you would need to remove the iPhone version of the app too, then download a new version from the App Store on your iPhone, then sync to your Apple Watch again. Once the new version of watchOS comes out with its own App Store there may be a way to do this directly on the watch, but I don't know. -Jeff
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Nate, that isn't a position that I myself use, but I tried it out and it seems to work fine. The Canopy is sturdy enough to support my third generation iPad Pro in either landscape or portrait orientation. And I have to admit that after trying it out, I may use it more often. I can see the appeal of having a page in that orientation as I type. -Jeff
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This mode continues to work for me. Just tap the button at the top right between the magnifying glass and the Share icon. If it isn't working for you, maybe it has to do with the particular document and not the app itself? I'm not sure. -Jeff
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