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On iPad Features (or Lack Thereof) at WWDC 2016
24 Jun 2016 10:43pm GMT Federico Viticci: In my iOS 10 Wishes story from April, I wrote: I heard from multiple sources a few weeks ago that some iPad-only features will be shipped in 10.x updates following the release of iOS 10 in the Fall. I wouldn’t be surprised if some iPad changes and feature additions won’t make the cut for WWDC. I didn’t have high hopes for major iPad-specific features to be announced at WWDC. Still, I was disappointed to see the iPad return to the backseat after last...

Pairing Over Lightning — First Pencil, Next ‘AirPods’?
24 Jun 2016 9:31pm GMT How to pair an Apple Pencil with an iPad Pro: The first time you use your Apple Pencil, take off its cap and plug it into the Lightning connector on your iPad Pro. After a few seconds, you’ll see the Pair button. Tap it. After you pair your Apple Pencil, it will stay paired until you restart your iPad, turn on airplane mode, or pair with another iPad Pro. Just pair your Apple Pencil again when you’re ready to use it. There are many pros and cons to using Bluetooth headphones...

Newspaper Front Pages About Brexit From Around the World
24 Jun 2016 8:44pm GMT Feels like The Washington Post really downplayed the magnitude of this story. Update: The winner: next week’s cover of The New Yorker. Be sure to note the issue date.  ★ 

New Accessibility Features in iOS, MacOS, tvOS, and WatchOS
24 Jun 2016 8:34pm GMT Jordan Kahn, writing for 9to5Mac last week: iOS 10 magnifier: In iOS 10 there is a new accessibility feature called Magnifier that lets you use the camera as a magnifying glass with a custom UI. The magnifier UI gives you access to the camera flash, and the ability to lock focus and grab a freeze frame. You can also adjust color filters to increase contrast for easier viewing. […] You can enable it in Settings → General → Accessibility → Magnifier, and then activate it...

Why the iPhone Will Not Switch From Lightning to USB-C
24 Jun 2016 8:13pm GMT One of the ideas I’ve seen bandied about regarding the purported removal of the standard headphone jack on this year’s new iPhones is that maybe it’s because the iPhone is switching from Lightning to USB-C. The idea being that switching from one industry-wide standard to another would be more palatable than switching from a standard port to an Apple proprietary one. I say no way. First, Apple likes having a proprietary port for strategic purposes. They like having control...

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