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Continuing our tips on using iOS11 this week we will look at the Photos App. Finally Apple has included a QR scanner in the Photos App I’ve been waiting for this since the original iPhone! You no longer need a third party App to use a QR code. In case you don’t know, this is a QR code: Simply open the Camera App and point your iDevice at the QR code and a pop up appears. Tap the pop up to use the information in the QR code. In this...

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Letting go of the ubiquitous Home button, a constant on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch since the first iPhone in 2007, is a bold change in the new iPhone X. Over time, this button has gained more functionality. However, in building the new iPhone X with an edge-to-edge OLED display, Apple has eliminated the Home button entirely. How do you use the iPhone X without the Home button? Here’s a quick introduction. You can view Apple’s intro video here. New Touch Gestures and Commands of iPhone X Most gestures...

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Apple’s widely anticipated iPhone X is now available for purchase as a pre-order and will be available in stores Friday November 3rd. The most innovative iPhone since the original iPhone debuted in 2007, iPhone X heralds the start of a new era with groundbreaking technology such as Face ID and an edge-to-edge OLED display with remarkable color resolution. iPhone X also features a glass and stainless steel design with its all-screen display. Today you can order the new iPhone X via many outlets - direct from Apple’s online store as...

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iOS 11.1 released

Nov 2, 2017

This week we talked about the fact over 50% of iDevice users have updated their devices to iOS 11. Well this Tuesday the 31/10/2017 Apple has released iOS 11.1 which fixes a security concern know as a KRACK attack. The KRACK attack is a hack on wireless networks allowing hackers to decrypt Wi-Fi traffic which means the hacker can: eavesdrop on communications, perform man-in-the-middle attacks, hijack connections, and more. This is not a fault specifically with iDevices or one caused by Apple but an industry wide security flaw with any...

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iOS 11 is reported to have been installed on nearly 55% of iOS devices after only one month of being launched. So what? Well it makes the platform more secure as Apple can focus it’s team on supporting the latest version(s) of iOS instead of providing patched to older versions. It makes Apps better quicker as App developers do not need to make as many versions of their Apps to support outdated versions of iOS. Apple has already released several small updates to iOS 11 , addressing bugs discovered since...

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If like me you use iCloud Drive across your devices that is Windows Laptops, iPads, iPhones, and Macs you may have noticed with the iOS 11 update this is now called “Files”. Other than the fact Apple has changed the name from Drive to Files (at least 20 minutes lost googling what happened to my iCloud Drive) there is nothing I don’t like about Files in iOS 11. It’s easier to use, it integrates with Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Adobe Creative Cloud and more. Files also supports macOS Servers, if...

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