The A-And-A-Question-Mark Edition Monday, November 6, 2017

Apple To Release Software Update To Solve iPhone Issue When Typing The Letter ‘I’, Here’s A Workaround Fix, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Some iPhone and iPad users are facing a weird bug after updating to iOS 11.1. When trying to type the lowercase letter ‘i’, autocorrect replaces the word with the letter ‘A’ and a question mark symbol. Apple has released steps for a workaround fix until a bug-fix software update is released.

PSA: Don’t Train Face ID On Your Sibling’s Face Accidentally, by Megan Rose Dickey, TechCrunch

When your sibling who kind of looks like you unsuccessfully tries to unlock your phone using their face and then you enter your password, you’re accidentally training Face ID on your sibling’s face. Therefore, if that same person tries to unlock your phone using their face, it’s possible the phone will unlock.This is a characteristic of the machine learning capabilities behind Face ID.

New Apple Watch Activity Challenge For Veterans Day, Earn Special iMessage Sticker, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

To earn the award, simply complete an 11 minute workout on Veterans Day. Accumulate time with the Workout app or a third-party app that adds workouts to the HealthKit database.


When Former Insta Engineers Make A Camera, It's All About The App, by Karissa Bell, Yahoo

At first glance, the pocket-sized camera doesn't look too different from other 360-degree cameras. Capable of shooting 18 MP photos and 4K video at 30 fps, its specs are about what you'd expect from a $499 camera.

But the real magic happens when you pair Rylo with its accompanying iPhone app (the company says an Android version is also in the works). The app imports your footage and allows you control nearly every aspect of the video after you've shot it, directly from your phone.

Duplicate Enhances The Mac Finder’s Standard Copy/paste Functionality, by Aaron Lee, Apple World Today

MacDaddy's Duplicate is a macOS hat enhances the Finder's standard copy and paste functionality by making them more efficient, as well as performing approximately 10% faster than stock copy and paste methods.

Moody Isometric Puzzler Starman: Tale Of Light Lands On The App Store, by Christian Valentin, Pocketgamer

Starman's sedate pace hides increasingly lengthy and clever challenges, using its simple mechanics and interesting machines in various ways and often requiring you to think in out-of-the-box ways to solve.

Bottom of the Page

Day 3 of using an iPhone X, and this is the day I've resuming my regular work-life. I've been using all my regular apps -- Audible, Downcast, Apple Music -- to help me get through the day, and nothing really changed. Reading articles in Instapaper was great though, with the large fonts on a large screen for two old eyes.

Now that I've gotten used to the no-button iPhone, I do wish there is some sort of gesture to lock the iPhone and switch off the display. Having to move my fingers to the side of the phone and press the side button is so... like an animal.


So, I asked the Siri in my iPhone to start playing music. Then I asked the Siri in my Mac to identify what is the name of the song I'm listening. The Siri in my Mac failed to recognize the song -- just sat there doing nothing.


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