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For discussion of Apple-related technology and topics. If you're a Mac, iPhone, iPad, AirPod, iTunes, etc. fan, this is the club for you.

  1. What's new in this club
  2. iPhone X - new features

    Agreed with both the force quitting apps annoyance (I know you don't need to do it for battery purposes, but it's not great for quickly accessing apps if it's cluttered with things like Settings or the App Store or other things I only use a few times per day) and liking basically everything else. I could pick a few nits, but it would be just that - nit picking.
  3. iPhone X - new features

    I must say, so far, except for the annoyance involved in force quitting apps (the apps I don't use frequently, or want to leave cluttering up the multitasker), I'm liking just about everything about the iPhone X so far. It even Face IDs me when I'm laying in a pillow with a blanket over my head.
  4. iOS apps

    Here's a video of a game:
  5. iOS apps

    Downloading now.
  6. iOS apps

    This HQ Live Trivia app is getting more and more mentions on my social media feeds. Will have to wait for the next live game to experience it. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hq-live-trivia-game-show/id1232278996?mt=8
  7. iPhone X - new features

    I'm sure the next step is to put the glasses on you. BTW I thought for a bit that the guy had eye shadow on. It's just more condensed dots in the image. I love my iPhone X. It didn't take anywhere near as long as a few days to get used to the new gesture for home. It's faster, really, for a lot of things, and no slower when it's at its worst than TouchID, which was always a separate step… the phone is always looking at me when I'm looking at it, though. The only thing I don't like is how quitting apps* is made a bit more difficult. It used to be double-tap home, swipe the app away. Now I have to swipe up and hold to get the multitasking thing, then hold and swipe up again. * I don't quit my commonly used apps. I'm talking about apps I only use once or twice a day, if that, to remove clutter. Common always-running apps are Messages, Safari, Camera, Photos, Podcasts, Notes, and one or two others (sometimes Slack if it's a busy time).
  8. iPhone X using Super Depth (why not AR?) to recommend glasses.
  9. Your Music

    On my iPhone I have Apple Music. I love it. I don’t have it turned on in my iPad, tho. That’s where I keep all my b-sides to songs as well as alternate or live versions of tunes I don’t want Apple to erase to make way for studio versions.
  10. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/10/15/apple-watch-notification-helps-save-mans-life-would-have-fatal/?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_fb_tmg
  11. This already sounds way better than that awful app reality show.
  12. Cool! I remember that series. I have all the originals on an old external hard drive. I need to find those. I remember a real funny one called, "Family Dog".
  13. Your Music

    This is also where most of my music is from, but I’m old, so I don’t listen to, let alone buy, much music anymore.
  14. September 12 Apple iPhone Event

    Still thinking if I want to buy the X or 8 in the next few months. My phone isn't really struggling :)
  15. Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of that change either. BTW I turned off the "prompt me to join networks" thing like six years ago. If I want to join a network, I do it manually. It'll still connect to previously known networks, too, of course. I've been happy with it, and haven't noticed those things. In all honesty though nothing much really changed for me. None of the things I do regularly changed all that much. I like the new Control Center, like the new ability to record my screen as a movie, LOVE the new screenshot tool so I don't have to delete them manually all the time… and a few other things. But nothing big.
  16. September 12 Apple iPhone Event

    I’ve upgraded my iPad Air 2 to iOS 11, but I’m holding off on my iPhone 6s for now. Not sure I’m happy with the upgrade on the iPad yet. Email app was stalling on getting emails sometimes (couldn’t connect to server or some such message I never had with 10)—I think this is supposed to be fixed with an update they just put out this week. Hopefully. The thing I’m still noticing is it really doesn’t want to rotate between landscape and portrait as easily as it did before. Sometimes it’s just fine. Other times I have to rotate it a few times before it goes. Once it put the screen upside down (went opposite the way I rotated). Once it wouldn’t rotate at all until I shut it off and restarted. Anyone else seeing this? Aside from that, the thing that might keep me from upgrading the iPhone is the control center WiFi and Bluetooth controls. They no longer turn them off completely—just disconnect from devices and networks but leave the WiFi and BT on. If I understand correctly, that means that WiFi will still be looking for networks as I drive around town. (Unless I go into settings.) I commonly open the control center and turn off WiFi as I’m out and about to avoid getting the “join networks” everywhere I go. Anyone else notice these or am I alone in my reluctance? I guess after upgrading the iPad I don’t see that it made anything significantly better in my daily use. What am I missing?
  17. I think I might have read that some of that has to do with the fact that 32-bit apps are no longer supported. Like… "AimPoint" and "Scorecard."
  18. September 12 Apple iPhone Event

    I agree. The phone looks like it is running faster. If not faster, then it feels like things run smoother. I wonder if making the GUI to run more consistent makes the phone look like it is running faster. Like if you hide the load screens in video games, it makes it feel like its running faster.
  19. I upgraded to iOS 11 on both my iPad (the 2017 plan ol' iPad) and my iPhone 6. After a day or two of running hot and sluggish, the iPhone is actually much snappier than I expected it to be at this stage in its life. I like most of the changes, including the visual ones. I still haven't really found the best way to use the new Podcasts app (ugh), and I'm running into some weird behavior with email notifications (when they pop up on the lock screen I can mark one as read, but then the rest disappear from the lock screen). Other than that I'm enjoying it. I particularly like the pull up keyboard feature on the iPad.
  20. September 12 Apple iPhone Event

    iPhone 8 will be on display in stores tomorrow. Also ATP podcast and their food talk, thought I'd post it.
  21. Okay, but what's that got to do with the September 12 event, @nevets88?
  22. September 12 Apple iPhone Event

    This is the lunch menu for Apple employees at the Brooklyn launch tomorrow.
  23. September 12 Apple iPhone Event

    Oh... my... gawwwwddd..
  24. It'll do okay, because people will not want to buy a used 7. They'll go in the store, and see that they can get a phone for $699 or $799 or whatever, and the next one costs $999. The 8 is a pretty compelling upgrade over the 7. Lots of new or greatly improved features. Apple knew it HAD to be compelling, though, and it is.
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