It's time for a new smart phone


The setting for live photo has to be toggled green, then you go into you camera and turn off live it should then stay off. As for the other issues, the url stuff is frustrating, and as far as i have seen there is no way around it. Scrolling, ive never had the need to do the directional stuff but ill try to keep it in mind when browsing to see if i can come up with a solution for you.
Copy/Paste also something I haven’t played with much aside from copying a url then texting or emailing it through the built in mail app. What apps are you trying to copy between?
PDFcan be sent to a PDF reader of your choice by selecting it and then clicking the share to icon and sharing to the desired reader. They can then be saved there.
Voice memos I belive if you go into the location sharing control menu you can go in and shut down location access for voice memos, then it will save as date and time ( have never used the app but @johtomom uses it regularly).
@SteveJobs is dead sadly, but if saw what was happening to apple, heads would roll, and some people would have new holes.
I love my Iphone and it the only i device i own. I think itunes is trash and over-bloated. But, Ive never had a problem with my iphones, Ive had a 5c, 6s , and now the XS Max. Every android Ive ever used makes me want to spike said droid but that is likely do to the skins that are on the OS is awful.
I do know that as the one idevice user on the it team, i have both a leg up when trouble shooting apple, and a leg down when trouble shooting the droids, and that is due to my lack of training, but i am fixing that.


True, the skins are not a value-add to me. I went from a Samsung with TouchWiz, which takes a wiz on performance, to a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition with a clean, unskinned OS. It was great.


For copy/paste, it was copy from Firefox and paste into Chrome. I needed to be logged in under two different accounts at the same time for some maintenance (dealing with a vandal, trying to workin background mode), so had to use separate browsers.

The Live Photo issue might have been due to a wrong setting on my part. It looks like it’s correct now, based on what you listed. Same goes with Voice Memos. But I see previous memos I recorded without the location file name, so I think the most recent iOS update switched it on without me knowing it.

Regarding PDF files, by sharing, do you mean “share with other programs on my phone” in the same sense of a right-click in Windows brings up the context menu and you select “Open with”? My first thought is “share with social media” instead of “give other apps on my phone permission to access this file”.


Its the button that you looks like a small box with an arrow in it, that will allow you to share to an app. it is the same as the share with media button. its dumb and i had to show the CTO at my work how to use it. I will never say that apple does not have a convoluted way of doing simple things, it seems at some point they forgot KISS.


The iOS “share” button should more accurately be named something generic like “action” nowadays. The basic idea is that it’s the standard way to do things with content be that sharing on media or other uses. I think the reason it seems weird is we’re used to the filesystem being very open, which is not really true in iOS for security reasons.


Crisis averted! After a round of app updates last week, something went rogue and was hammering the processor and thus eating the battery. Part of the screen was hot, like uncomfortable to touch - I’m pretty sure it was right over the processor. Anyway, I manually backed up everything Friday night, nuked it and reloaded some, but not all, of my apps Saturday morning. It seems to be working much better now. It is a hassle to go through, though.


Serious answer: I’ve never felt constrained by the amount of space on my smartphone. I usually pick the smallest possible model to save money and it’s never been a problem.

I’m not really a typical user, though—I don’t take pix on my phone except very rarely. My installed non-default apps consist in totality of the Duo authentication app, Desert Golfing, the Hue app, 1Password, and Slack. I keep ~20-ish audiobooks at a time synced locally on the phone.

Not sure what else to say. Space just is not a problem. And, being painfully honest, even if it were, I’d work around the issue and alter my behavior rather than dealing with the horrorshow that is Android. Last Friday’s Penny Arcade pretty much sums up my feelings on Android: “These days it’s just like having an iPhone, except nobody at Google cares how anything looks or works.”

But, lest I go too far down the evil road of platform evangelism, let us all take a deep breath and remember the One True Mantra:

All hardware sucks. All software sucks.


So true. We need to remember that.


Commitstrip (old one) on mobile phones :


I want to share an iOS tip that a coworker passed on to me a few months ago that has totally changed my life. Instead of having to tap-and-hold on a text entry field in order to reposition the cursor—which I absolutely agree is often an exercise in screaming frustration!—you can tap once in the text field to give it focus, and then tap and hold the on-screen keyboard’s spacebar. After the hold registers, your finger position on the spacebar will control the cursor and you can move the cursor up, down, left, and right by moving your finger on the spacebar.

I know it’s often hyperbole to say that a tip changed your life, but this one really did. For the first time in years, precise mobile text entry is no longer a bloody nightmare.


Whoa. That is one of the coolest hidden features i have ever seen on an iphone.


So going to share the heck out of that! Thanks!