Tag Archives: Apple

Safari on iOS – Typing or tapping in address bar causes crash

The ‘Safari Suggestions’ option is causing the Safari browser to crash when you tap in the address bar field and start typing. Sometimes just tapping in the field is enough, you get dumped back to the home screen, and sometimes you need to start typing. The bug can be avoided by going to Settings > Safari, and disabling the option… Read more »

Apple Watch – One Month Review

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After a month with the Apple Watch, I was meaning to do a review of the experience so far, and my brother made a timely request for what I’d found, to help form a view on if he should look into getting one too. Activity tracking – for me, its a more constant reminder to be active that any other… Read more »

iOS 8.1 Reports LTE Personal Hotspot When iPhone Reports ‘No Signal’

I’ve experienced this same problem several times since the release of iOS 8.0, but as the problem persists in 8.1 I thought it worthy of an article. The setup is as follows: Unlocked iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 iPad Air (Wifi) running iOS 8.1 Bluetooth enabled on both devices Same Apple ID used on both devices The above results in… Read more »

iPad Multi-Tasking Gestures Stop Working Periodically in iOS 8

I’m getting a problem that is being reported on a few other forums, where the multi tasking gestures on the iPad (4 finger pinch for the home screen, and 4 finger swipe to switch apps) randomly stops working. The option is still enabled in Settings > General, but the gesture no longer works. Some have reported that its related to… Read more »

I Predict – September 2014

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Time again for another Apple keynote, and therefore time to predict what might be in it. We are expecting a new iPhone, and probably a wearable device, such as a watch. My wild prediction at this point is that they will drop the iPhone/iPad split – there will henceforth be one device in a number of screen sizes from 4.5″… Read more »

Thoughts on new Apple iPad Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks

Another wide ranging announcement of new toys from Apple today. The Keynotes are as predictable as ever (unless your one of those people who think that Apple should be release some new, secret, market changing device of the century), although I did think this one lacked some of the polish of the past. Jobs was the master showman, and the… Read more »

How to Share Files Between a Mac (OSX 10.8) and an iPhone or iPad (iOS 7) with AirDrop

Sorry to disappoint, but you can’t. Apple, in their infinite wisdom, decided to create a technology that is locked into separate, parallel worlds. You can Airdrop between Macs, and you can Airdrop between iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad (assuming you are running iOS 7 and have a supported device). It’s not obvious in the Apple documentation, or on… Read more »

Thoughts on iOS 7 After a Week

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Ben Brooks posted some thoughts on the good and the not so good aspects of iOS 7. I have to take task with some of them, because not all is rosey. The Good (Apparently) The lock screen is f*cking gorgeous — I don’t care what anyone says. Well I say not so gorgeous. The time font is too light. I… Read more »

iOS 7 First Impressions

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Finally managed to get the iOS 7 over-the-air update overnight after it became available from 6pm UK time. I’ve not got a brilliant connection on this campsite, but it was not helped by Apple’s servers being overwhelmed. But then you try doing updates of a 700mb download to 300 million people. iPad mini had the wrong timezone from the welcome… Read more »