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Author: Scott Paterson

Swapping Between Hardware and On Screen Keyboards on iOS

I recently bought the excellent Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard to share between my iPad, Work laptop and iPhone. It’s a great little keyboard, light enough to carry around with a decent layout and spacing that suits my typing style well ( your mileage may vary ). There are however times that I need to switch to the on screen iOS keyboard, typing emojis for example, and I recently discovered this quick tip to bring up the iOS keyboard. All you need to do is double tap on a text field and the on screen keyboard will pop smoothly...

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Free Markdown Video Tutorial Series

Markdown is the plain text markup syntax developed by John Gruber of Daring Fireball over 10 years ago to help bloggers write in a readable format that could be easily converted to HTML. Since then it has grown in popularity and spawned a whole ecosystem of applications and tools for the easy management and production of Markdown formatted documents. The syntax is simple to learn but if you want a nice concise set of quick video tutorials then Wes Bos has put together a set of 11 short ( between 1 and 6 mins long ) guides that take you quickly through the basics of Markdown to get you up and running with minimal effort. link : Mastering...

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They just don’t make ’em like they used to

Macworld writer Christopher Phin takes a fond look back at what is probably one of the most iconic Macs ever made, the iMac G4. This was—and is—Apple at its best: Producing something daring, novel, and utterly desirable. Nobody at the time could fail to be impressed almost to the point of shock by the sheer chutzpah of Apple’s vision for a modern computer, and even today it strikes you as a fresh and exciting design. The G4 was a stunning piece of industrial design and despite all the innovations of ever thinner and more powerful iMacs since it will...

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More Problems with iOS 9.3 ?

It seems the recent reported problems with iOS 9.3 and older iPads isn’t the only issue with the latest release. My wife has an iPhone 6 that was working fine until it suddenly stopped being able to open hyperlinks in Safari and Messages… Oddly when searching in Safari with the browser set to use Google as the default browser none of the returned links worked when tapping on them. The links simply refused to load. Changing the search engine to DuckDuckGo also generated faulty links but when trying Bing the returned result links worked fine ! Further testing with...

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