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!
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.
There’s a new text bug going around that causes iPhones to crash when people receive it through Messages, but there’s a fix in iOS 13.4.5.
These days, its even more likely that we’ll be getting more text messages, and many of those may be unwanted. Here’s how to block a message sender on a Mac.
Andrew came up with a solution to make managing SMS two-factor authentication a bit easier. This method cleans up your conversation list.
iOS 13.3 added an improvement to minimize junk messages you get, but it also made SMS two-factor authentication more annoying.
Gone are the days of manually adding photos to contacts. Instead use the iOS 13 feature to add an iMessage name and photo.
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 lets you make your own custom Animoji called Memoji. Here’s how to create yours.
You can use your Memoji, or Animoji with real time camera effects in Messages and FaceTime in iOS 12. Here’s how.
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!
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple letting us download the data associated with our Apple ID, plus they take a look at Business Chat in Messages.
Apple says a patch is coming soon for a bug that crashes iPhones and messaging apps when a specific Indian Telugu character is received.
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.
Apple is already working on a fix for the chaiOS bug that crashes Messages when you receive a specific URL in a chat.
Kelly Guimont and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to discuss the chaiOS bug for the Mac and iPhone, plus they weigh in on Apple’s bid for the new J.J. Abrams sci-fi series.
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!