The strange behavior and missing features of iOS 11

 

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The strange behavior and missing features of iOS 11

I like my iPhone and iPad but between strange behavior and missing features in Apple’s new update to iOS 11 I have become increasingly frustrated with it.

Strange bright border around face of iPhone

When viewing any app or picture with a white background, my iPhone shows an odd inexplicable bright whitish border around the edge of the screen.  This was not seen prior to iOS 11.1 and does appear in any screenshots taken with the phone but appears to be an issue with the phone itself.  Any thoughts?  (below are some screenshots taken with my iPad of my iPhone 5s)

 

Sticking Portrait Orientation even when the feature is not locked?

I may or may not be one of the few people experiencing this issue but I have noticed when I check my email Portrait Orientation sticking to a wide position even when I hold the phone upright in iOS 11.  I am forced to shake or rotate the phone a couple of times to get it “unstuck”.  To completely remedy this “sticking” of auto rotation I have to now use the portrait orientation lock feature when viewing emails or browsing the web to keep it from sticking in the wrong position.  Pre-Locking the position is fine but it adds more steps when viewing a video should I want to rotate the view of the picture on the fly.

Control Center Wi-Fi setting appears to have a mind of its own

Another thing I have encountered in iOS 11 which I did not encounter in previous OS versions, is Wi-Fi automatically turning itself on after turning it off from the control center. This behavior never occurred in iOS 10.  Of course, I go into settings to permanently turn off Wi-Fi but then it will won’t find any hot-spots at all.  Isn’t the purpose of Control Center to allow convenient access to various phone settings such as Wi-Fi?  I think so but for whatever reason, Apple decided to change the functionality of Wi-Fi in the Control Center.

App Store Wish List Missing From iOS 11

Lastly, if you have ever wanted to buy an App from the App store and save it to your wish list, you can’t anymore. Again, for whatever reason, the wish list feature has been removed in iOS 11.  Thank you Apple.  Why not keep it when it such a useful feature in iOS 10?

Still no iPad Calculator

Honorable Mention:

This isn’t necessarily simply an issue with iOS 11 but still having no built-in calculator on the iPad is also odd since the iPhone has one built in. Maybe the code to add a calculator to the iPad (without using a third-party app) is more complicated than we realize.

 

 

 


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Dangerous Trend: Wi-fi Apparently Turning itself ON in iOS 11

 

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Wi-fi has a mind of its own in iOS 11

Is Wifi turning on by itself (overriding user input) in iOS 11?  In my experience it is.  From the Control Center, when I toggle Wi-fi off it disconnects only temporarily before coming on hours later.  Why this behavior?  In iOS 10 this did not occur.  OFF meant wi-fi was off and ON meant it was ON.  So what is Apple doing?  Why have they apparently decided to override user settings?  If this is truly the case, in my view it is a dangerous trend.

Apple’s Dangerous Trend

If Wi-fi settings are changed, what else is Apple changing on your device without you knowing?  For example, if you turn location detection OFF, will your phone turn it back on later?  I hope not.  Or what about other privacy settings? For now, the Wi-fi toggle found in Control Center in iOS 11 is the only setting I have found that is being changed  automatically (overridden).

What has been your experience with iOS 11?  Feel free to comment below.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Is iOS 11 control center WiFi toggle overriding user settings?

 

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I like my iPhone but with the introduction of iOS 11, I have found that WiFi is apparently overriding user manual settings in the control center.

I may be one of only a few people who care but I like the convenience of being able to turn my WiFi ON or OFF from the control center on my iPhone and have it stay that way (in this case OFF).  With iOS 10 this has always been expected behavior but with Apple’s newly introduced iOS 11,  I have found something else is occurring.

I have noticed that toggling the WiFi OFF from the control center turns off the WiFi only temporarily before the setting is overridden and comes back on AUTOMATICALLY.  Why?  I turned it off on purpose, so why should it come back on?   Perhaps I have toggled an incorrect setting from within the iPhone?  Let’s take a closer look.

As far as I can tell, my settings are set the same as when I was using iOS 10 except for a new setting called AUTO-JOIN.

Auto-Join and manual override in iOS 11?

Perhaps it is AUTO-JOIN where-in the trouble lies.  I believe when AUTO-JOIN is toggled ON, it is keeping the user from disconnecting from WiFi from the control center.  However, if this is the case, I don’t think it should work this way.  Being able to connect to known WiFi networks AUTOMATICALLY is a great feature, that is, when it’s toggled ON already but when WiFi is toggled OFF (from the control center), I believe it should STAY off! And why shouldn’t it?

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If this overriding behavior is occurring in iOS 11 then it would seem to me that this is just another step in Apple’s and technology companies overreaching into our lives.  For many, overriding manual settings is not acceptable behavior and it shows how much privacy is increasingly become less important from a business stand point.  What else has Apple already implemented on their devices that will override a customer’s manual settings?

If you agree or not with my assessment, please comment below.

 


 

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Windows 7 Control Panel is NOT Missing from Windows 10 after all

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Where’s the Control Panel?

Got Windows 10 and the Creators update but can’t find the Windows 7 Control Panel? It used to be found by right clicking on the start menu but recently it apparently went missing.  If may be that Microsoft removed it from that location in their desire to move forward with the “fresh”  flat look of Windows 10 but there are still many who will miss the look of Windows 7.

User Account Control

Windows 10 may not be Windows 7 in appearance but Windows 10 still retained the old-style control panel I loved from Windows 7.  Of course Windows 10 is now known for its new option simply called Settings.  However, the graphically appealing Windows 7 control panel had at least one option that I have not been able to find from the Settings menu of Windows 10.  One such example is User Account Control.  With this nifty little feature, one is able to control how much or little Windows will warn about programs before they install on your computer.  (You probably have seen it, it’s a dialogue box that pops up with a warning that you are about to change settings on your computer).  The warning also pops up just before you want to install a new application.  Some users, myself included may find it annoying but it can be controlled (at your own risk) in User Account Control.  User Account Control can be found in the old Control Panel under User Accounts.

(Important note: I will not be responsible for any damage caused to your computer for playing with the User Account Control or User Accounts settings.)

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How to Get the retro Windows 7 Control Panel Back

To find the retro Windows Control Panel you have a few options.

A quick search from the task bar (Cortana search), by typing in the words Control Panel will bring it up.  Another way to get it is to click on File Explorer  from the taskbar (looks like a yellow folder on the bottom of the desktop on Windows 10) and type Control Panel in the address bar.

Pin a Control Panel shortcut

For you fans of shortcuts, Control Panel can also be found in the Windows 10 start menu.  Scroll to the bottom of the long list of applications, and the Control Panel is under the category heading Windows System. Simply drag and drop the Control Panel to the Start Menu  (just to the right of the list of applications) or right-click Control Panel and click on pin to Start Menu or pin to Taskbar!

Using the Windows Button on your Keyboard

Win+R type in Control Panel in the dialogue box

Add a Desktop Shortcut to Control Panel

Right-click on the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Select More then Open file location.  Control Panel should be one of the options in the list.  From there you can add a shortcut link to your desktop.  (if you need more help leave me a comment)


 

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21 Restaurants and Fast Food Joints Humboldt County, CA Needs (but doesn’t have yet)

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Support the growth and well-being of Humboldt County, CA residents.   

1. In-N-Out Burger

2. Red Robin

3. Red Lobster

4. Chick-fil-A

5. KFC

6.  Panera Bread

7.  Del Taco

8.  Chipotle Mexican Grill

9.  Dairy Queen

10. Arby’s

11. Qdoba Mexican Eats

12. Olive Garden

13.  Boston Market

14.  Outback Steakhouse

15.  Chevys Fresh Mex

16.  Chilis

17.  Wienerschnitzel

18.   Pizza Hut

19.   Sonic Drive-In

20.   Five Guys

21.  Cattlemens

 

Support and encourage business in Humboldt County.

If you want to see any or all of these food places in Humboldt County let the company know.   We need more companies like these moving to our community and to make Humboldt more accessible to the outside world.

 

 

 

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Have kids who use an iPad or iPhone? 4 Easy Steps to Disable In-App Purchases

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If you use an iOS apple device and have kids (or know kids) who use these devices such as an iPhone or iPad this post may be of interest to you.

THE TRUTH ABOUT IN-APP PURCHASES

A quick browse of the Apple App Store presents us with hundreds of so-called “free” apps and games for download but many allow in-app purchases.  Commonly these apps/games are referred to as Pay2Play games.  Essentially this means if you want more features or to unlock features you have to pay for it.

What about the In-App Purchases?   An in-app purchase is any purchase you can make using real money (from your bank account or credit card).  These purchase links are commonly found within the app menu or even hidden within other areas of the game.  Once the user touches the button or link a purchase is made allowing full access or more access to the game or app you have downloaded to your device.   Often times touching on one of these links inside the game allows the removal of ads (supposing the game or app was free).   Sometimes the in-app purchase will allow the user to purchase coins or the unlocking of various features of the game or app faster than in “free” mode.

FAKE MONEY OR REAL?

One big complaint I have found with In-App Purchases is that they can be hidden within the free content.  Sometimes a “free” game will use coins or fake money within the game but real money can be used to “buy” or purchase more fake money.   This is where it can be tricky to see the difference and it’s by design of course.   For example, you may find your child (or yourself) playing a game and see areas to level up or unlock a character or feature of the game which looks to be part of the free game.  But it’s not!  All it takes is one accidental touch on the button link and you have made a purchase of $1.99, $5, $50 or more!   Depending on the age of your kids they could have difficulty knowing when a real money purchase is being made or if pretend/fake money is being used as part of the game or app.  As a parent I have even done this myself and thankfully In-App Purchases was disabled.

 

 

DISABLE IN-APP PURCHASES – 4 EASY STEPS TO AVOID THE ACCIDENTAL PURCHASE

This how you can disable in-app purchases for your portable iOS device if you haven’t already.

 

  1. Touch SETTINGS on your iPhone or iPad.

  2. Touch GENERAL.

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    GENERAL highlighted on iPad
  3. Scroll down to RESTRICTIONS.   You will need to type your pin number to enter the restrictions menu (or you will be prompted to enter a pin if you haven’t accessed it before.)

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    Enter pin number to access RESTRICTIONS on iPad/iPhone
  4. Once inside RESTRICTIONS scroll down to In-App Purchases.  Make sure the “switch” to the right is switched to off (not showing green).

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In-App Purchases disabled (not showing green) on iPhone
 

That’s all there is to it!  You should now be able to touch anywhere within a game or app containing In-App Purchasing options and will not accidentally pay for something you are not intending to.  (Note: Should you accidently touched one these purchasing links a pop-up note about in-app purchases being disabled will be displayed)

If this post has helped you or know someone it might help, please share!

 


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8 Inconvenient Truths About Supporting Democrat Candidates

1. God removed from party platform –  It’s true the Democrat party officially removed God from their party platform in 2012

2. Pro Abortion – The left generally supports the murder of babies otherwise they couldn’t adopt it’s party platform

3. Pro Homosexual Marriage –  The left supports homosexual marriage

4. Will advocate and fight for illegal immigration – The left is outraged when one seeks to keep America safe by upholding the law supporting legal immigration rather than illegal immigration

5.  Believe Christians are a greater threat than any religion and it’s followers which advocate murder and beheading simply for believing in Jesus Christ

6. Will choose to lie in order to protect like minded candidates and government officials rather than doing the right thing and seeking the truth

7. Believe Climate Change (global warming) is a greater threat than people who hate us and want to kill us

8. Hypocritical/False Protection of Women – Will support the abuse of women within Islam and the ridicule and denigration of Conservative /Christian women and others in Hollywood movies/TV shows. The false claim to support women extends to music as democrats participate and use profanity and vulgarities aimed toward women commonly found in rap lyrics all the while claiming to hate Donald Trump for being inappropriate toward women


 

 

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7 Important Scriptural Reminders for this Resurrection Sunday (and all time)

1. Israel is God’s chosen people

Psalm 135:4 – For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.

 

2.  Many gods, but no other God besides God.  –  Psalm 135:5b  – “Our Lord is above all gods.” 

1 John 5:20 – We know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

 

3. All people have sinned against God (we have broken God’s Law the Ten Commandments for God is holy and perfect) –  Psalm 130:3 –  “If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?”

 

4. There is Redemption and Forgiveness of sin – (We have broken God’s law but Jesus paid our fine)  – Psalm 130:4,7 – “But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared….hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.  ” 

Romans 5:8 – God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

5. Jesus conquered death (the second death in Hell).  Jesus forgives sin.  Jesus Christ rose from the dead as promised (the Resurrection)  – 

1 Timothy 3:16  – God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

 

6. Jesus is Who He said He was.  Colossians 1:15-17  –  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

 

7. Jesus can be trusted because the Resurrection is real

1 Corinthians 15:3-8  –  For I [the Apostle Paul] delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas [Peter], then by the twelve [disciples].  After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once… After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.  Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.


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6 Fantastic Reasons to Check out and Shop my Youngevity

1. Packed full of vitamins and minerals – Our bodies need at least 90 essential vitamins and minerals that we aren’t getting everyday

2. Higher quality Vitamin B-12 (Methylcobalamin) is found in Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 instead of the common but less efficient cyanocobalamin found in other products

3. Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 – Have yet to find another product that beats the quality, level and quantity of each vitamin and mineral found in my favorite go-to product

4. Many awesome products – Not sold on Beyond Tangy Tangerine yet?  Youngevity has many awesome product lines to choose from

5. Support me – When you shop from my Youngevity store (or even sign up as a distributor) you help me earn money too

6. Earn money while helping othersUsing Youngevity products helps not only you become more healthy but others as well.  And as a bonus you earn money in the process

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4 Big Ramifications of the United Airlines Chicago to Louisville Flight Incident

1.  Increase in prices – In general, I think United Airlines will pass their legal costs on to the customer and we will see ticket prices raised for future flights

2. Distrust will grow –  a new climate of distrust among future passengers will increase toward all airlines’ treatment of passengers but specifically aimed at United Airlines

3.  Policy changes – United will make changes and/or clarify their contract with the customer

4.  More Lawsuits – Lawsuits (frivolous or not) will become even more exceptable especially if you have cell phone video

 

What do you think?  Let me know what you think about this story in the comments section.

 

 

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