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Nov 20, 2017
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Thanks for the replies. Yeah I have the 8 plus. It’s hard to hear people when they call me and I’m trying to unlock my phone with Face ID half the time because of my iPad.

But I think I’ll stay. Either that or go the XS
Wait it out. The screen quality thing on the XR is pretty overblown, but it’s at worst the same as what you’re used to. Almost completely. May as well wait until September at this point though. If nothing else, maybe XR will be cheaper.
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wait it out. The screen quality thing on the XR is pretty overblown, but it’s at worst the same as what you’re used to. Almost completely. May as well wait until September at this point though. If nothing else, maybe XR will be cheaper.
At least compared to my 7+, the screen is an improvement if you can live with the slightly lower DPI (which is not a problem at all imo)

But it's not only the quality, but the overall experience compared to an old iPhone model.
 
Nov 20, 2017
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At least compared to my 7+, the screen is an improvement if you can live with the slightly lower DPI (which is not a problem at all imo)

But it's not only the quality, but the overall experience compared to an old iPhone model.
I’m interested, as a XS Max owner, what you mean about the overall experience.

I ask because my situation changed and the XS Max might have to be switched out for a cheaper iPhone come September.
 

ascagnel

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Mar 29, 2018
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I picked up two of the new IKEA Symfonisk speakers over the weekend, primarily to use with AirPlay 2.
  • They were pretty easy to set up, even though I had to install the Sonos app to do so (IKEA markets the speakers as a collaboration with Sonos, so it's not unreasonable they'd use exiting Sonos tech)
  • Once you get them set up, they show up as AirPlay targetss
  • They do not show up as AirPlay sources, like an AppleTV would show up
  • The bookshelf speaker sounds good, but is tinny compared to the lamp speaker
  • Both are a good value for the money ($100USD for the bookshelf, $180USD for the lamp) -- they sound roughly equivalent to a Sonos:One ($200USD)
  • No Alexa/Google Assistant support, which is a plus to me
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
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I picked up two of the new IKEA Symfonisk speakers over the weekend, primarily to use with AirPlay 2.
  • They were pretty easy to set up, even though I had to install the Sonos app to do so (IKEA markets the speakers as a collaboration with Sonos, so it's not unreasonable they'd use exiting Sonos tech)
  • Once you get them set up, they show up as AirPlay targetss
  • They do not show up as AirPlay sources, like an AppleTV would show up
  • The bookshelf speaker sounds good, but is tinny compared to the lamp speaker
  • Both are a good value for the money ($100USD for the bookshelf, $180USD for the lamp) -- they sound roughly equivalent to a Sonos:One ($200USD)
  • No Alexa/Google Assistant support, which is a plus to me
biggest plus for me is, that they just use Sonos, which works great. Thank god they didn't try to invent the wheel again.

Thanks for your impressions, I think about getting the bookshelf one for my kids room, to get my Sonos One back lol
 

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Oct 24, 2017
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This is the second time I dropped my Apple Pencil from waist height straight down on it's tip.

Time to find some cheap replacement tips I guess. 4 for 25 Euro is a bit on the steep side there, Apple.
 

justin haines

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Nov 27, 2018
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if the lamp one sounds better I would maybe grab it for the bedroom. I would be air playing from my ipad and be on it anyways anytime the lamp is on so would not want even want Siri, this thing could be perfect for me...

wonder If it’s here in canada
 

mf.luder

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Oct 28, 2017
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I picked up two of the new IKEA Symfonisk speakers over the weekend, primarily to use with AirPlay 2.
  • They were pretty easy to set up, even though I had to install the Sonos app to do so (IKEA markets the speakers as a collaboration with Sonos, so it's not unreasonable they'd use exiting Sonos tech)
  • Once you get them set up, they show up as AirPlay targetss
  • They do not show up as AirPlay sources, like an AppleTV would show up
  • The bookshelf speaker sounds good, but is tinny compared to the lamp speaker
  • Both are a good value for the money ($100USD for the bookshelf, $180USD for the lamp) -- they sound roughly equivalent to a Sonos:One ($200USD)
  • No Alexa/Google Assistant support, which is a plus to me
what do you mean source vs target? I’m looking at grabbing two lamps for stereo on my tv.
 

justin haines

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Nov 27, 2018
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That new sidecar....does it put the Mac Touch Bar on the bottom of the screen?

so my first MacBook I buy could be without the Touch Bar and still get it on my iPad via SideCar?

oh my fuck, I just took my iPad Pro 11 inch out of its case and by lord this thing feels incredible to hold. Thin and LIGHT.

this otterbox I had on was too much. Hopefully this Zugu case is a lil lighter but I also need to start popping it out of case when I’m chilling on couch and popping it back 8n case when I’m don, even my phone if using it for a good bit from on, these devices are engineered So well to be ignored
 
Oct 25, 2017
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That new sidecar....does it put the Mac Touch Bar on the bottom of the screen?

so my first MacBook I buy could be without the Touch Bar and still get it on my iPad via SideCar?
Yep, Sidecar shows Touch Bar controls on the iPad below the main UI.

That said, I probably wouldn't recommend anybody buy a MacBook without a Touch Bar at this point if only because the Air is barely less expensive and comes with a huge performance compromise compared to the baseline 13" Pro.
 

justin haines

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Nov 27, 2018
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Yep, Sidecar shows Touch Bar controls on the iPad below the main UI.

That said, I probably wouldn't recommend anybody buy a MacBook without a Touch Bar at this point if only because the Air is barely less expensive and comes with a huge performance compromise compared to the baseline 13" Pro.
Yeah I was thinking more used. Like I kind of want to try to stick to my iPad Pro but learn Mac too. So I kind of just want whatever is cheapest and will run Catalina so I can learn the OS if anything really, this not needing a Touch Bar bc I have the iPad.

So I guess I go look up Catalina requirements and Start perusing kijiji.
 

shadow2810

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Oct 25, 2017
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Can someone recommend a drawing app that is not procreate? Not having option to always display layer/color etc like desktop app (photoshop) is annoying. There is clip studio paint for ipad that meets my requirement but it requires subscription, which is a big no from me.
 

Lexxism

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Oct 25, 2017
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So my apple tv siri remote doesnt pair on my apple tv anymore. I charged the hell out of it. Nada. I’ve done the menu and + simultaneously. Still no good. No response whatsoever. Does it mean its a dud already?

Seeing the price of a remote is quite high. I guess my choice is just use the remote app then?
 

ascagnel

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Mar 29, 2018
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what do you mean source vs target? I’m looking at grabbing two lamps for stereo on my tv.
When you have an AppleTV or HomePod, you can select a song to play from Apple Music or your library. With these Symfonisk speakers, you can't select a song to play -- you can only select it as an output device for something that's already playing a song.
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
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When you have an AppleTV or HomePod, you can select a song to play from Apple Music or your library. With these Symfonisk speakers, you can't select a song to play -- you can only select it as an output device for something that's already playing a song.
If it's a Sonos speaker you can of course add a streaming service to it and play songs on it without any other device involved. Or did I misunderstand you?
 

ascagnel

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Mar 29, 2018
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If it's a Sonos speaker you can of course add a streaming service to it and play songs on it without any other device involved. Or did I misunderstand you?
I haven't really messed around with the Sonos app, although you can connect Apple Music to it. I'm only talking about using AirPlay 2 (since that's going to probably be my main use case).
 

BAD

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Oct 25, 2017
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Can someone recommend a drawing app that is not procreate? Not having option to always display layer/color etc like desktop app (photoshop) is annoying. There is clip studio paint for ipad that meets my requirement but it requires subscription, which is a big no from me.
Adobe Draw is vector based no?
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
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I haven't really messed around with the Sonos app, although you can connect Apple Music to it. I'm only talking about using AirPlay 2 (since that's going to probably be my main use case).
But you can select a song to play on your Symfonisk speaker, you just have to use the Sonos app. Guess I'm spoiled by Spotify, as you can do just what you want from inside the Spotify app. I guess Apple isn't to interested in that much comfort for use with non Apple products :/
 

Vuze

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Oct 25, 2017
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This is the second time I dropped my Apple Pencil from waist height straight down on it's tip.

Time to find some cheap replacement tips I guess. 4 for 25 Euro is a bit on the steep side there, Apple.
My brother actually managed to snag a Pencil 2 in that condition on the cheap off eBay. Apparently the previous owner didn’t know he could change the tip because it otherwise was as new lol. But yeah, the prices are insane. Absolutely ludicrous they don’t ship replacement tips with the new pencil any more.
 

CosmicDreams

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Jan 7, 2018
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Apple Era! I need help trying to fix a stupid Mac problem I created today. Can you possibly help me with this mistake?

Basically, i'm a musician that noticed some of my synthesizers weren't showing up on my music program today. I called the app's customer service and they recommended I downgrade to High Sierra because Ableton Live 9 (that music program) has issues with Mojave. So I found this video and followed everything step-by-step. It worked and my synthesizers did not show up on High Sierra either. Doh.

So now I reverted back to my iMac's original drive that contained all my original files and Mojave. The problem is... i'm running a SSD 2 TB and after following the steps in that video, I did a "partition" that separated my SSD into 2 separate drives (1 TB per drive). When I deleted the drive that contained High Sierra, Disk Utility still tells me that I have only 1 TB on my SSD now. I tried deleting the drive with High Sierra and it's not deleting.

How can I fix this? Here's a screenshot of my Disk Utility at the moment:



Keep in mind, I am no professional when it comes to Macs but I want my drive to go back to being 2 TB so please help. :(
 

Vuze

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Oct 25, 2017
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What you’re looking for is how to merge two partitions. I haven’t done on it on a Mac, so I unfortunately can’t help, but a quick google search said it’s possible right within disk utility.
 

justin haines

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Nov 27, 2018
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So i learned apple sells screen protectors here in canada for 50 bucks, wow i dont think i can spend that.

so where do i go for a good screen protector install?

iPhone X
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
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So i learned apple sells screen protectors here in canada for 50 bucks, wow i dont think i can spend that.

so where do i go for a good screen protector install?

iPhone X
I would recommend to do it yourself.

- buy a glass protector with an installation frame. The frame is really useful and helps a lot. I'm in Germany, but this is what I have been using for years now.
- for the installation, go into your bathroom and let hot water run in the shower for a while. It has to be steamy in there
- then clean your phone and proceed with the installation. All the steam will lower the chance for dust getting under the glass significantly
 

Vuze

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Oct 25, 2017
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Considering moving some of my typing needs to voice. Any recommendations for macOS dictation? I already have a high quality voice mic and tried using the inbuilt dictation but I need more fine tuned controls (i.e. apparently no way to make a - when I say minus with the native feature and it also spazzes out in safari as it sometimes inserts the sentence twice).
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
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Considering moving some of my typing needs to voice. Any recommendations for macOS dictation? I already have a high quality voice mic and tried using the inbuilt dictation but I need more fine tuned controls (i.e. apparently no way to make a - when I say minus with the native feature and it also spazzes out in safari as it sometimes inserts the sentence twice).
Isn’t Catalina getting more robust dictation?
 

SpottieO

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Oct 25, 2017
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Does iCloud backup do a full backup every night or does it only backup what changed since the last backup?
 

Mafro

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Oct 25, 2017
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I would recommend to do it yourself.

- buy a glass protector with an installation frame. The frame is really useful and helps a lot. I'm in Germany, but this is what I have been using for years now.
- for the installation, go into your bathroom and let hot water run in the shower for a while. It has to be steamy in there
- then clean your phone and proceed with the installation. All the steam will lower the chance for dust getting under the glass significantly
The shower thing sounds weird at first but I've used it with my past two phones when applying screen protectors and it works like a charm. No visible dust underneath at all.
 

Mr. Wonderful

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Oct 27, 2017
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Is it sad that the Apple product I'm looking the most forward to this fall is a new Hermes band for my Watch?

I was all in on the new 16" MBP to replace my 2016 15" MBP, but with it likely still being 14nm, it seems like I'd be better off waiting another six-eight months for hopefully a 10nm refresh.
 

Lexxism

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Oct 25, 2017
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So i learned apple sells screen protectors here in canada for 50 bucks, wow i dont think i can spend that.

so where do i go for a good screen protector install?

iPhone X
I got the same phone. I bought the spigen for 13.99 @ https://www.amazon.ca/Spigen-Tempered-Protector-Protection-Friendly/dp/B079H5M5VN/ref=sr_1_6?crid=MRK3EX2W61I0&keywords=iphone+x+screen+protector+tempered+glass&qid=1565220014&s=gateway&sprefix=iphone+x+sc,aps,170&sr=8-6
 
Dec 11, 2018
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Any opinions of the Logitech Crayon? I want a pencil for browser and UI navigation, but I don’t want to pay Apples insane price for the Apple Pencil.
 

ara

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Oct 26, 2017
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Any opinions of the Logitech Crayon? I want a pencil for browser and UI navigation, but I don’t want to pay Apples insane price for the Apple Pencil.
Didn't even know there were actual alternatives to the Apple Pencil, but now I'm interested too. I'm THIS close to buying the Pencil (1) and start working on my drawing/sketching skills on my iPad.
 
Dec 11, 2018
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Didn't even know there were actual alternatives to the Apple Pencil, but now I'm interested too. I'm THIS close to buying the Pencil (1) and start working on my drawing/sketching skills on my iPad.
After reading that the Crayon works on both the newer Pros and the iPad 2018/Air3/Mini5, I bought one. A much better proposition than having to buy an Apple Pencil 1 and 2.
 

Fliesen

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Oct 25, 2017
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My girlfriend is looking at buying the most recent iPad mini + Apple Pencil.

She's a high school teacher (also teaching P.E.) and she kinda fell in love with the ease of creating course notes, schematics, workout routines etc. with the Apple Pencil.
Though she doesn't really need a pro for that.

There's currently the education deal to get free beats 3 solo wireless, which are - conveniently - headphones she was eyeing when we originally entered the Apple Store.

I'll just take her iPad Mini 4 as a hand-me down (i'm not sure i could deal with my iPad Air not receiving iOS 13).

Anyone use the Mini 5 as kind of an 'entry level iPad pro'? Any recommendations on a keyboard case and some kind of attachment to keep the ApplePencil attached to the iPad?
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
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My girlfriend is looking at buying the most recent iPad mini + Apple Pencil.

She's a high school teacher (also teaching P.E.) and she kinda fell in love with the ease of creating course notes, schematics, workout routines etc. with the Apple Pencil.
Though she doesn't really need a pro for that.

There's currently the education deal to get free beats 3 solo wireless, which are - conveniently - headphones she was eyeing when we originally entered the Apple Store.

I'll just take her iPad Mini 4 as a hand-me down (i'm not sure i could deal with my iPad Air not receiving iOS 13).

Anyone use the Mini 5 as kind of an 'entry level iPad pro'? Any recommendations on a keyboard case and some kind of attachment to keep the ApplePencil attached to the iPad?
What does she currently have? You say she fell in love with note taking so does the school provide an iPad? Or is she in love with the idea - because she may not like the reality..

Still not reason you shouldn’t try a mini 5 for a couple of weeks. 5 seems nicely specced so it should be fast and have a long life. At that point it’s about what form factor is preferred