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Working from Home – Take Control Of Free Book


Take Control Books, a great resource for e-books to help you learn various apps and how to work with devices, has made a book Working from Home Temporarily available for free.

The book helps explain how to set up a home office and balance work and home life for those not used to it.

All Take Control Books are delivered in 3 ebook formats, PDF, EPUB and Mobipocket (Kindle).

So, whether you are trying to learn more about the Mac Command Line with Terminal, How to Use Apple TV or 1Password, there is probably an ebook for you.

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13.2 Runaway…HomePod


(Credit Apple Inc.)

Yesterday, Apple released the latest iOS and iPadOS version 13.2. A short time later, it was noticed that if you had a HomePod there could be a problem and NOT to follow the steps related to resetting your HomePod. Users were warned that if you had already reset or removed your HomePod from the Home app to contact Apple Support.

If you remove your HomePod or reset it, you could render the device unusable.

Long story short, don’t reset or remove your HomePod if you have version 13.2 until a fix is released.

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iCloud Issues ? Check the System Status


If you are having problems with iCloud accounts (or someone, like a family member, has called you to help them figure out why they can’t log in to iCloud)┬ábefore spending a bunch of time retyping your password over and over, you may want to look at Apple’s system status page.

This could save you a bunch of time and determine that the issue is not you, but Apple’s servers.

If you are dealing with development, there is a separate page to determine the system status.

 

 

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iOS 12 Release – Today


iOS 12 is set to be released today. The update will work on select iPhones and iPads (all the way back to iPhone 5s and iPad Air) to allow you to have new features and improvements. According to Apple, performance should be improved for keyboard display and camera swipe to open.

The promised FaceTime feature with up to 32 people has been postponed to later this fall.

(credit Apple Inc.)

With the right iPhone, you can create “Memojis” or animojis of yourself to use in Messages and FaceTime. There are also 4 new Animojis available including koala, tiger, ghost and T.rex.

Camera effects have also been improved to liven up conversations. These include filters, animated text effects, fun stickers and more.

With the right iOS devices, you will experience better Augmented Reality.

To learn more about all the available features and how to use them, check out the Apple page on iOS 12.