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Jeff Richardson
New Orleans
Interests: piano, technology, apple
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If you are part of the Microsoft early access program, the new icons came out in March. I just use the regular version and my Mac isn’t showing the new icons yet. -Jeff
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on A new look for Microsoft apps at iPhone J.D.
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That's a shame ... especially with the second generation AirPods, which are specifically advertised as having less lag. -Jeff
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My understanding is that the risk hasn't been established, but it is possible because it hasn't been disproved either. For example, here is a Consumer Reports article on the subject: https://www.consumerreports.org/radiation/do-i-need-to-worry-about-radiation-from-wifi-and-bluetooth-devices/ -Jeff
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I don't believe that is possible because GoodReader 5 is an update to GoodReader 4, not a separate app. You can contact the developer of the app to ask about this, but I'd be really surprised if you could downgrade. I haven't noticed a delay on large documents, but I using a third generation iPad Pro, so I don't know if GoodReader 5 runs slower on older iPads. If you find that GoodReader 5 doesn't work for you, I recommend that you take a look at PDF Expert. My review: https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2019/02/review-pdf-expert-readdle.html -Jeff
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I’ll try! I know that I can speak quickly when I have a ton of great stuff to cover in a short amount of time. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2019 on In the news at iPhone J.D.
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The prior version of GoodNotes definitely had this problem. But in this new version, GoodNotes has now switched to a list of folders type of approach with as many folders-within-folders as you want. The old approach didn't bother me, but I suspect that they changed this in GoodNotes 5 specifically because of complaints like yours. -Jeff
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Jan, GoodNotes replaces a legal pad for me. I use it to take notes in notebooks. I used GoodReader / PDF Expert to organize documents into folders and read and annotate those documents. GoodNotes dosn't work well for managing files because it assumes that it owns the notebooks; it isn't set up to sync with a service like Dropbox with its own folder structure. There is some cross-over. I prefer the annotation tools in GoodNotes, so everyone once in a while, when I have a PDF file that I want to extensively annotate, I will load it into GoodNotes, annotate it there, and then export it out. Also, sometimes within a notebook I will import a PDF document -- such as an agenda for a meeting -- and then write on that PDF file within a noteboook. But despite this cross-over I really do think of the two types of apps as having very different roles in my law practice. If you don't need the file management and organization aspect of GoodReader / PDF Expert and you simply want an app to annotate a specific PDF file, then you are correct that GoodNotes / Notability might be all that you need. -Jeff
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I haven't seen this error message before. Don't know what to suggest. -Jeff
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Thanks for the plug for Notability! Like I said, I've had it on my iPad for a very long time. I'll use your comment as an excuse for me to go back to it again and see what I like and dislike. -Jeff
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I'm running this app through its paces right now. It is stable -- I haven't had any crashes. There is lots of new great stuff. It is also missing some features that other apps have. I'll post a full review after I have finished testing it, but in short, I'm thrilled to see that the app is finally available. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2019 on The latest on GoodReader version 5 at iPhone J.D.
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It depends, but most of the time, yes I do scan them. Sometimes I put them in GoodNotes along with all of my other notes — it is easy to import a PDF file into a notebook. If I think it less likely I'll need them in the future, I just put them in my firm's document management system. -Jeff
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And as of Sunday night, January 28, 2019, it is now available in the App Store. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2019 on The latest on GoodReader version 5 at iPhone J.D.
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If I am following what you are saying, you are in the Mail app and you hold down on the icon to create a new message and you see the pop-up list of your prior drafts, but then when you tap on one of those drafts you don't actually see the draft? If that is what you are describing, I've never seen that behavior. When I click on the title of the draft, I am brought into the email composition screen with the draft of the email, picking up on the email where i last left it. But perhaps I'm not understanding what you are describing? -Jeff
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2019 on iPhone/iPad tip: save draft of email at iPhone J.D.
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The only thing that occurs to me is to restart the Apple Watch. Hold down the large button for a few seconds, slide the Power Off button to the right, wait a little while, and then hold down the large button to restart the watch. Then bring up your app screen again and hold down in the middle of the screen to see if it works this time. Good luck! -Jeff
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This app well for me in early 2017. But lately it hasn't been blocking any spam calls at all. I only get a few a week, but they do manage to get past this app. -Jeff
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That has not been my experience at all. I typically wear my watch about 16 hours a day, and at the end of the day it typically still has 50% charge. I usually wear my watch in an area where I have Wi-Fi, so perhaps my battery life would be worse if I was wearing it most of the day in areas that did not have Wi-Fi? Otherwise, I do not know how to account for our differences. -Jeff
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I’m using Readdle’s PDF Expert. I will write a full review in the future, but the short version is, it is great. -Jeff
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It is possible to scratch leather, but I still really like this case. -Jeff
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Not yet, but it is a candidate for next year: https://emojipedia.org/skunk/ -Jeff
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Scott, As you note, the iOS version of "Outlook" has very little in common with the desktop software for Mac and PC. I explained the reason for this when I reviewed Outlook for iOS back in 2015: https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2015/02/review-outlook-iphone-ipad.html I'm glad that the app is working for you. My understanding is that for the app to work, Microsoft still requires that it has access to the content of all of your email. For folks who are comfortable with that, that is fine. I know that many attorney use Gmail for their confidential email as an attorney and they are comfortable with that. It's just a decision to make when you select a product. I don't know many attorneys who use Outlook for iOS, but I think the reason for that is simply that the built-in Mail app is good enough. As I noted in my review back in 2015, an upside is that Outlook can do some things that the built-in Mail app cannot do. -Jeff
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This is a character that the iPhone can handle, but you cannot directly make it. If you find someplace else on the Internet where there is such a character -- such as the Wikipedia page for Overline -- you can copy a character with an overline and then paste it. And then once you have done that the first time, you can create a shortcut with that character to make it easier to do the next time, much like I describe in this post where I talk about making a pilcrow (a paragraph mark): https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2014/12/sections-and-pilcrows.html -Jeff
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I just use the free non-premium version, but like you I find that it doesn’t seem to do anything anymore. I’m not sure why. -Jeff
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There are lots of them, because I hear from them all the time! And that makes sense because so many of the apps and strategies that attorneys use to be productive with an iPhone and iPad work for anyone trying to get work done. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2018 on A decade of iPhone J.D. at iPhone J.D.
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It works. -Jeff
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2018 on The latest on GoodReader version 5 at iPhone J.D.
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Apple isn't selling the Smart Cover, and I don't think that they are going to. With the new squared off edge, I'm not sure that a Smart Cover would work with the new iPad Pro. It wasn't accidental that I didn't mention a cover in this review. I bought the Apple Smart Folio, but I'm just still not yet sure what I think about it. Rather than complain in this review that my first impression is negative, I thought I should stick with it for a little bit longer before I publish a review and an opinion. What do I think so far? After using if for about a week, it is growing on me somewhat. My issues with it are (1) I see no need to cover the back; it's just the glass screen that I want to protect and (2) putting a cover on the back makes everything a little thicker and ever so slightly heavier. -Jeff
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