An iCloud of Uncertainty — Mac Geek Gab 823

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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When iCloud works, it’s great. And, for the most part, that’s how it is. But sometimes…it just gets plain wonky. Several of you had several questions about that this week, and Dave and John dig in to get you sorted! That’s not all, though. Cool Stuff Found, routers, and even some future stuff is all up for discussion when your two favorite geeks get together this week. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Apple Could Let You Edit iMessages in the Future

· Andrew Orr · Link

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A patent filed in December reveals a method to let Apple customers edit iMessages as a method of correction. The edit history would also be available so everyone can see what the sender originally wrote.

The patent filing has an example to demonstrate Apple’s system for editing previously-sent texts. Two people are discussing a trip, and one of them accidentally writes and sends “Can I get a ridiculous up with you?”

They then press and hold on that text to bring up a windows with “Edit” as an option. They make the change so the text reads “Can I get a ride up with you?”

This is a great feature and I hope Apple adds it to iOS. Memojis and Animojis are fun, but Messages needs features like this that are actually useful to people.

iOS 13: Add an iMessage Name and Photo

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Gone are the days of manually adding photos to contacts. Instead use the iOS 13 feature to add an iMessage name and photo.

Aramark Uses iOS Business Chat in Cleveland

· Andrew Orr · News

Aramark and the Cleveland Cavaliers teamed up with Apple’s Business Chat to let fans order drinks from their seats in the Quicken Loans arena.

iOS 12: How to Make a Memoji

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Making a Memoji in iOS 12 Messages on iPhone X

iOS 12 lets you make your own custom Animoji called Memoji. Here’s how to create yours.

How to Send a Starbucks Gift Card Through Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over how to use Messages to send your pal a Starbucks gift card (if you’re into that sort of thing). This uses Apple Pay to charge you, too, so you don’t have to pass your payment info through Starbucks. Neat!

APFS, Shutdown, Messages, and Notifications – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 720

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

A Boeing 720 with APFS, Shutdown, Messages, And notifications

Every time your two favorite geeks get together, something interesting happens: everyone learns at least five (5!) new things. This week’s topics include two very specific features of APFS (a pro and a con), noise-canceling headphones for travel, a solution to drives not appearing on your Desktop, some Cool Stuff Found, and much, much more. Press play or download and enjoy!

iOS: Use Predictive Text to Share Your Location

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Sharing your location with other people is the subject of today’s Quick Tip! While there are approximately a million ways to do so through iOS, you can actually use predictive text to pass along your location, so we’re going to tell you what magic words you’ll need to try it out.

chaiOS Bug Fix Coming Next Week

· Jeff Gamet · News

iPhone and bug

Apple is already working on a fix for the chaiOS bug that crashes Messages when you receive a specific URL in a chat.

Managing Messages, Voice Assistants, APFS, and Quasi-Mesh - Mac Geek Gab 692

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Messages are a huge part of our online life, and they don’t always work the way we expect or prefer. John and Dave start by answering some of those questions. Then it’s on to where you should – and shouldn’t – be using APFS. After that, the questions jump around a bit, including one about mesh vs. quasi-mesh. All this and more on Mac Geek Gab 692 today!