Where the hell is the Escape key on the iPad Magic Keyboard?

Change the behavior of the modifier keys on iPad If, like me, you rarely use the caps lock key, you might be interested to learn that you can remap it on a hardware keyboard in iPadOS. I mapped mine to Escape. How to Remap Modifier Keys on iPad When Using a Keyboard Launch the Settings … Continue reading Where the hell is the Escape key on the iPad Magic Keyboard?

iPadOS 15 multitasking and keyboard shortcuts

If you are a regular reader, then you are aware that I switched my entire workflow to my 11” iPad Air. It does everything I need to do from writing, handling email, texting, messaging, reading, watching videos and more. I still have my 2015 13” MacBook Pro because I use it to run Hazel rules, … Continue reading iPadOS 15 multitasking and keyboard shortcuts

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Jack Baty writing at Coping Mechanism: Trying to live on the iPad for a while I’m drawn to the idea of being forced to do only thing at a time. iOS does that. I’d probably do more than one thing at once if I could, but “multi-tasking” on iOS remains an unusable mystery, so I’m … Continue reading iPad

MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status

“Apple customers unhappy with the butterfly keyboards used in MacBook models from 2015 on will be able to proceed with a lawsuit against the Cupertino company, as the judge overseeing the case has given it class action status. The suit covers anyone who purchased a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard in California, New York, Florida, … Continue reading MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status

How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing

Do you get frustrated with how the slightest touch of the palm of your hand or thumb on the trackpad causes the text cursor to jump to a different position when you're typing? I have and it’s been bothering me for some time. Here’s how I solved this problem. I turned off “Tap to click” … Continue reading How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing

Apple is concerned over the COVID-19 situation and the possibility of lower consumer demand to upgrade their iPhones

This Business Insider story from a couple of days ago got my interest. It suggests that Apple is reportedly worried about the financial impact of COVID-19 and that people won't have the money to buy new iPhones this year. That would seem to be a legitimate concern given the current state of the economy and … Continue reading Apple is concerned over the COVID-19 situation and the possibility of lower consumer demand to upgrade their iPhones

Quick thoughts on using a Trackpad with iPadOS 13.4

Yesterday Apple released iPadOS 13.4 with advanced cursor support. I immediately downloaded 13.4 to my iPad and paired my Magic Keyboard, Trackpad and Mouse. I’ve been using my iPad with the Trackpad for a few hours now and can say this will change how I use my iPad. One thing I will mention is that … Continue reading Quick thoughts on using a Trackpad with iPadOS 13.4

An iPad with a mouse and trackpad?

9to5 Mac is reporting that sophisticated mouse cursor support is coming to iOS 14 and that new iPad Smart Keyboard models will have a trackpad. According to code seen by 9to5Mac, Apple is set to roll out rich system-wide support for mouse cursors with iOS 14. Apple added rudimentary compatibility with external mice in iOS … Continue reading An iPad with a mouse and trackpad?