In the News

36: Blurred Homes, Virtual Beer, and iCOVID Tests

January 28, 2022
In the News
36: Blurred Homes, Virtual Beer, and iCOVID Tests
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Watch the video!
https://youtu.be/i6W7feW-vQI

In the News blog post for January 28, 2022:
https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2022/01/in-the-news612.html 

  • Many Bullet Points!
  • Point-3 Update Today, Point-4 Update Soon
  • iCOVID Tests
  • The PreTeen iPad
  • Blurring Out Your Home Address
  • iBeer Guy
  • Brett’s iTip: Don’t Forget About Scribble on the iPad!
  • Jeff’s iTip: Consider Using GoodNotes for Annotating PDF Files


Jeff's Post: iPhone update fixes security flaws (iOS 15.3)

Chance Miller: Here’s everything new in the first betas of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4

Jeff’s Review: On/Go at-Home COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self-Test -- let your iPhone help you test for COVID

Ed Hardy: 12 reasons to love the iPad on its 12th birthday

Killian Bell: How to blur out your home in Apple Maps and Google Maps

Quinn Myers: The Inside Story Of iBeer, the Underdog Beer App That Made Millions

Apps in Law Podcast #23: The Future of Digital Note-Taking with Jeff Richardson and GoodNotes

Brett’s iTip: Don’t Forget About Scribble on your iPad! Usually I either type notes or handwrite, but I never intend for my handwriting to convert into editable text which is why Scribble is such a great option. You can try it out by first going to Settings - Apple Pencil. You can really see the Scribble feature shine in the iOS Notes app - just bring up the Pencil toolbar by tapping the pencil with a circle around it, and then tap the “Handwriting” pen (it has a capital A on it). Now just start handwriting one letter at a time and watch the magic. You can also circle a text word with the Apple Pencil to select it. You can delete a text word by scribbling it out. You can tap and hold with the Apple Pencil to create some space to start handwriting more. I DO wish it was supported in more apps - I regularly use Notability when I handwrite notes which has its own full set of features.

Jeff’s iTip: Consider using GoodNotes for annotating documents instead of a traditional PDF app such as PDF Expert.

Advantages of GoodNotes:

  • If the document is not OCR’d, the highlight tool keeps the text a dark black.
  • Easier to move a bunch of annotations by using the lasso tool. 
  • Somewhat better tools for drawing a sketch, such as the shape tool.
  • Search your handwriting.


Disadvantages / why PDF Expert is better:

  • If the document is OCR’d, the highlight tool doesn’t snap to the text.
  • Easier to move a single annotation by tapping it and then moving or deleting.
  • Better polygon tool. 
  • PDF Expert lets you add your own toolbar

Brett Burney from http://www.appsinlaw.com
Jeff Richardson from http://www.iphonejd.com

Support the show
Many Bullet Points!
Point-3 Update Today, Point-4 Update Soon
iCOVID Tests
The PreTeen iPad
Blurring Out Your Home Address
iBeer Guy
Brett’s iTip: Don’t Forget About Scribble on the iPad!
Jeff’s iTip: Consider Using GoodNotes for Annotating PDF Files