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by Stephen Hart
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

Here's an explanation of how lithium-ion batteries work, and why Apple had to make some engineering choices for older, but not defective, batteries. http://appleinsider.com/articles/18/01/02/how-iphone-batteries-work-and-how-apple-manages-performance-over-time Also, some people are reporting that at...
by Stephen Hart
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finder has pinwheel of death
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: Finder has pinwheel of death

I wonder if leaving Finder "open" is allowing some odd quirks? I will make sure to close it after every use. Leaving a Finder window open should have no effect. It is possible to force quit the Finder, but it will immediately reopen. Maybe leaving a dozen Finder windows open is a bad idea. Ah, an e...
by Stephen Hart
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iMac Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: iMac Pro

Here's a review of the base-model iMac Pro, with emphasis on video:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/12/ ... and-design
by Stephen Hart
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finder has pinwheel of death
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: Finder has pinwheel of death

Hard to tell what the problem is, but it sounds like the external drive isn't mounting properly, or isn't accessible to the Finder. If it's making any kind of unusual noise, switch it off and don't turn it back on right away. If it's not making any unusual noise, shut down the Mac, then switch off t...
by Stephen Hart
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

iFixit has dropped its price for battery-replacement kits, matching Apple's new price: https://www.ifixit.com/Kits Note that you have to do the dissection yourself, and if it doesn't go back together properly, you are responsible. I know of one iPhone user that made his own repair and slightly misal...
by Stephen Hart
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

Here's the link to the letter: https://www.apple.com/iphone-battery-and-performance/ Here's the link to iPhone Battery and Performance (linked in the letter) https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208387 I was affected by the recent iPhone battery recall, and Apple smoothly replaced my iPhone 6s with a b...
by Stephen Hart
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: iPods, iPhone and the iPod Touch
Topic: Calls Not Ringing
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Calls Not Ringing

We ran into an issue recently that's worth remembering. My wife was getting calls but her iPhone wasn't ringing. Whenever I tested by calling her, her iPhone would ring normally. It turned out she had somehow turned Do Not Disturb on Globally. That prevents all calls from ringing except favorites an...
by Stephen Hart
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charging a Fitbit
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Charging a Fitbit

https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Flex-2/Which-charger-do-I-need-to-use/td-p/1884284 Note the moderator's response. That should be the most authoritative. https://help.fitbit.com/articles/en_US/Help_article/1799 Note that the small Apple iPhone chargers are 5W. iPad chargers are 10W or 12W. Car charge...
by Stephen Hart
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell or Trade
Topic: Wanted: iPod Touch
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Wanted: iPod Touch

An old iPhone might make a good substitute. https://www.macworld.com/article/2991539/smartphones/how-to-set-up-old-iphone-as-an-ipod-touch.html Here are some apps that we have used: Sibley Birds iBird Plus (recommended by SMUG ex president Jerry Freilich) Merlin Bird ID WA Flowers (There's also a Wa...
by Stephen Hart
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: iOS 11
Topic: New in iOS 11
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Magnifier

Here are some added tips for the magnifying glass. Add the magnifying glass to your Control Center: Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls Turn on Magnifying glass for instant access: Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier Now a triple click on the side button (or Home button) brings...