Apple Releases Updates for iOS And Yosemite

Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 and Yosemite 10.10.1 today.

I have installed on my iPhone and MacBook Air and both seem to fix issues that were nagging me.

With iOS 8.1.1, it seems to have fixed the iCloud issues that I mentioned before. Drafts, Day One, and Whatsapp all now start up without hanging or shutting down. I also noticed that I can now delete apps right away instead of waiting for the dialog box to show up.

Another issue was with AirDrop. I am not sure if this was fixed with the iOS or Yosemite update but I can now AirDrop between my iPhone and MacBook Air without issue. My Wi-Fi has also improved.

If you have been having issues like I have, you should definitely download and update.

Keyboard Maestro Yosemite Accessibility Fix

Since I did a clean install of Yosemite on my Mac, I’ve been slowly adding applications that I used to use like Keyboard Maestro.

I like to use Keyboard Maestro for little things like opening my favorite apps, opening and closing the apps I use when I code. So, after I installed it, I got an accessibility permissions issue and I remembered Shawn Blanc had a post on how to fix it.

You might run into these issues after installing apps like Keyboard Maestro or TextExpander.

It’s $2!

People have been giving the iOS game, Monument Valley, 1 star reviews because of a $2 expansion upgrade, according to Touch Arcade.

It’s pretty sad that people are giving this game bad reviews because of $2. It’s unfortunate that things have come to this beacuse of the freemium model of games or native apps in general.

I don’t develop for iOS or Android but I am a web developer so I can somewhat relate to the hard work that goes into development. It’s like people asking me to create a full website for free. Really? It’s not like I don’t have any bills to pay or food to feed my family. So to complain about paying $2 or even $0.99 for app is sad. If you can afford an iPhone, I am sure you can afford $2.

All of this complaing about paying for apps remind me of this.

(via Touch Arcade and DF)

Logitech K750 Keyboard Reviewed

Katie Floyd reviews Logitech’s K750 keyboard and likes it so much she bought one for home and work.

If there is one thing that I don’t like about it is that it’s not Bluetooth and uses a USB receiver that you need plugged into your computer. Similar technology used for their wireless mice. Their other wireless keyboards use Bluetooth and this one can’t for some reason.

The two nice things she mentions is that it’s solar powered and it has a numeric keyboard (for those that like using one).

Me personally, I like my K811 because it’s Bluetooth, portable, and connecting up to 3 Bluetooth compatible devices.

I think that if you’re looking for more of a desktop keyboard that you leave at your desk and need the numeric keyboard, this might be one to consider for home or the office (or both).

1Password iOS 8 Tip

If you use 1Password (you should be using it) for iOS 8, there is a super quick way to copy a password. Swipe to the right and a “Copy Pasword” button will appear. Touch it and the password is now in your clipboard.

Love this tip.

(via The Sweet Setup)