a look at the apple watch work out appp

I look at the apple watch workout app. I’m using watch os 3 in this case. I take you through the main interface and start a workout. I also take you through what happens when I end a workout. I do not take you through said workout.

All comments and questions may be addressed in the comments frame located in the post.

apple presents: hello again 10-27-2016

In this event we go over

  • apple tv
  • macbook pro
  • macbook air

I won’t go into too much detail, but I would like to thank those of you who tuned into the stream. All of you provided valuable feedback.

Comments can either be left in the disqus frame or discussed in our forums

apple watch unboxing: a tffp stream

Hello to all, this is a fun filled post with a special guest as we go through an unboxing of my new apple watch. Join me as I learn how to set up and pair the thing, and take it through its paces.

Any comments can be left in the disqus frame or in the forums. Access those [here.](http://forum.tffppodcast.com)

apple special event 09-07-2016

Here is the archive to the apple special event. They cover a lot.

  • wach os
    *iOs 10
    *iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus

The release of iOs 10 will be on the 13th and most of this stuff will be available to be pre-ordered on the 9th.

Any comments can go in the disqus frame, and the forums located here.

blog post: an alternative way to submit feedback to apple when you are in the public beta cycle

The following will cover an alternate way of submitting bugs to apple. This ensures a faster reply for us. I should know, I’ve been a beta tester for going on 5 years now, and I’ve done these exact steps.

for all of us public beta testers submitting feedback through the feedback is all good, however there is another way to do this and it’s a lot easier.

#first step: create a free apple dev account
. create an apple developer account. Make sure it is the free one as you don’t want to pay the $99 a year. this will ensure access to the bug report site. You can find out more at [apple’s developer website.](http://developer.apple.com)

#report the pesky bugs
When you need to report a bug go to [apple’s bug report site](http://bugreport.apple.com) and sign in. After signing in with your apple ID and password you signed up with for your free apple developer account, click new in the tool bar. Now click iOs \(osx if you are testing os 10.12\) and fill out the info. This is an accessible way of submitting said reports, and you can upload screenshots and profiles and logs this way.
##submitting screenshots.
To upload a screenshot or movie of the bug if at all possible do the following. Note that recording a movie will not be gone over here as many systems are different.

1. After you record your movie save it to your desktop
2. Fill in the relevant fields in the bug report such as title, description and steps to reproduce. Also don’t forget to include build numbers.
3. In the heading labeled attachments.
4. Next click the upload file button and find your movie. Hit enter on it and the file will begin uploading when you click submit.

That’s it. I’ve ben a beta tester for 6 years and about 95 percent of my bugs get seen and acted on by the apple devs. You will get a response with in 2-3 days rather then wait and hope the feedback got to them.

#thanks and acknowledgments
I’d like to thank one of my fellow beta testers for reminding me of this method in bug reporting during the public betas. You don’t need to spend any money and you have an accessible platform for reporting. By the way the bug reporter in iOs from apple’s [bug reporter site](http://bugreport.apple.com) is very very accessible via safari on iOs. I’ve had the chance to submit bugs when on the go and update them when I get home from work or school.

Any comments should go to the disqus frame. Anything missing? Let me know.

let us loop you in: an archived apple event 03-21-2016

It’s time for another apple event. We discuss ipad, ios, and apple tv as well as apple’s going green. We also discuss price points for some new products released today.

blog post: selecting text across page boundries

The following is a post I had on the applevis site, but i’m modifying it a bit. This shows how to select text across pages in the pages app in osx.

History.

At the time of this writing, and for a year preceding, you cannot select text across pages in pages as it would highlight. This is with voiceover on. I emailed apple about this with no response. I get the feeling that more of us must submit feedback about this. I even put a youtube video about this with no results.
Yet, others can reproduce this. I don’t know why apple cannot or will not fix the issue

I decided to write a guide based on an email I received on how to select text across pages in pages or any other text editor. Following is how to do this. Any comments can go in the disqus frame.

introduction.

Here is a quick written tutorial on how to select text across page boundaries in pages or any other text editor. This is a quote from an email I received. You will need to follow the directions. A blank line is left between what is to be pasted in to the file.

Note: I prefer to use text edit for my editing and saving of these documents. Remember to hit cmd shift t to change to text before following the below directions.

Instructions

As mentioned in the above paragraph you will need to paste this in to a text edit document. Because I’m writing this in mark up separating this should be easy. Just copy the paragraph below the instructions.

Open a TextEdit document and paste in the following without the quotes:

“{ “^y” = “yankAndSelect:”; //control-y “^@” = “setMark:”; //control-@ “^w” = “deleteToMark:”; //control-w “^x” = { //control-x control-x “^x” = “selectToMark:”; }; “^ ” = “setMark:”; //control-space “~f” = “moveWordForward:”; //option-f “~b” = “moveWordBackward:”; //option-b }”

Save the document as:

DefaultKeyBinding.dict

You’ll need to change the extension to .dict manually. You can do this in the save dialogue. If text edit complains, click the use .dic button.

Next steps

After saving the document let’s say on your desktop you will need to go to your user library by going to the Go menu in Finder and using the VO keys to navigate down to Library. You will need to do this if you did not show the library in the show column dialogue (cmd j) in the finder. Alternatively you can just hit cmd shift g and type

~/library

in to the dialogue, pressing enter at the end.

Create a folder Called KeyBindings and put the .dict document into it.

From now on, you should be able to select text in any text editing application by pressing Ctrl-Space to mark the beginning of the selection, and Ctrl-x-x to mark the end of the selection. Everything in between will be selected, including page breaks.

exit

Now that you have a temporary fix for pages, you can now select text across page boundaries like a non voice over would do. Until apple gets this fixed, feel free to use this work around. I hope this helps. I modified the email just a bit to explain some points. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments section of this post..

apple keynote for June 8, 2015

In this keynote event, Apple introduces El Capitan and announces a public beta for ios 9. and El Capitan. We alsohear a lot about apple music and what it has to offer. The release date is July 8. 2015.

Looking at how to add and remove favorites in apple mail

In this episode I take a look at how to move mail boxes in to favorites in apple mail 10.8.4. I have no guarantee that this will work in mavericks when it’s released. I hope so, but it not this podcast will be updated accordingly via show notes and a podcast file. I wish the new method of drag and drop worked, how ever you cannot have your cake and eat it to.

Note: This will only work in Lion and above unless otherwise noted.
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