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Jeff Richardson
New Orleans
Interests: piano, technology, apple
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I really consider this case mostly as a way to have protection from dropping in the first place. And for that, it is a big help. But if you drop it anyway, you are correct that this case doesn't protect the glass on the front. If you want that, you need a good screen protector or a far more robust case, but then you have to deal with the disadvantage of using those. Usability versus protection. That's the tradeoff, and no one answer is right for everyone. As for the damage that occurred to your new iPhone -- Yikes! That's horrible. Ugh. -Jeff
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I have used Dropbox with Microsoft Word for iPad, but I don't recall ever seeing that error message. So I really don't have any advice for this error message. -Jeff
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I don't know that any one device is truly my primary device. They all sort of supplement each other. I use a PC in my office, an iMac at home, and an iPad and iPhone wherever I am. When I'm using my iPad and I want a keyboard and mouse, I just start using them. If you want to have a keyboard with you all of the time, I have heard others say that the Magic Keyboard for iPad is rather heavy, and that device plus an iMac can weigh as much as a traditional laptop. That does take away a big iPad advantage, the fact that it is so much smaller and lighter than an iPad. -Jeff
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I cannot remember if this is called "focus" or "pin" but I understand what you are trying to do. I know that you can do this on the PC and Mac because I have done so recently. But I cannot recall whether I have done this on the iPad, and I don't have an easy way to test this right now. If I do get further information on this I'll try to remember to come back to your comment and post another reply. -Jeff
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Hmm. I haven't seen that particular problem before. I'm not sure what to suggest. Microsoft has some tech support forums on its own website; you might try seeing if someone over there has a fix. -Jeff
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That is frustrating. I ordered mine the first week of December, so I know that they have been available for the past month. There is always high demand for accessories that work with Apple's products right after the holidays, so hopefully this is just a temporary supply issue and there will be more in stock soon. -Jeff
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Hope you enjoy it. And stay safe out there. I just saw an article in the L.A. Times about how close the hospitals in your area of California are to capacity. -Jeff
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I also use autocorrect to do this in Word on my PC, and I find that much easier to remember than those code numbers. And on the iPhone / iPad, I use the Keyboard Shortcuts feature to do the same thing. -Jeff
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I use a PC in my office and a Mac at home. All of my desktop computer OCR work is done on my PC, so I don't have anything I can recommend on the Mac from personal experience. When I confirmed with Readdle that OCR is on the roadmap for the iPad as I was writing this post, I was told that OCR is also coming to version 3 of PDF Expert for Mac "very soon." I presume that there is a version of Adobe Acrobat for Mac that would do OCR, but I know that is an expensive product. -Jeff
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Good suggestions for a future update. I usually do those tasks on a computer, and the only iPad app I've used to do that is DocReviewPad by Lit Software. If you have another suggestion for an iPad app that can apply Bates numbers and/or page numbers, I'd love to hear about it. -Jeff
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Yikes! That hasn't happened to me. You can always open the app to see what was blocked. And there may be a way to avoid that, such as adding the number to your contacts? -Jeff
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I use the Smart Folio sold by Apple. It protects the iPad screen, ans easily converts into a stand. -Jeff
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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
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2020 on Why lawyers will love the iPhone 12 at iPhone J.D.
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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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