I recently got a Logitech keyboard case for my iPad. The thing works fine, but what was very annoying is that the iOS password autofill is not working when the external keyboard case is connected. It simply does not suggest usernames and passwords for sites where you have saved them in your keychain.
This is probably a security feature, but you can use the following workaround to access your saved usernames and passwords: go to Settings, General, Keyboards and activate the option Shortcuts.
Whenever you visit a logon page now for which you have saved your password, a small bar will appear at the bottom of your screen, with a Passwords button. Tap the button to access your saved passwords.
So you have an old iPad (like an iPad 2), and you think it would be a shame to just recycle it?
Why not turn it into a fancy wifi-enabled digital photo frame? This is what you could do:
Create a dedicated Apple ID for your frame, and configure your iPad to use that specific ID.
On the computer where you store your pictures, create a new Shared Album, and share it with the Apple ID of your iPad. If you want other family members to be able to add pictures to the iPad, share the album with them too.
On the iPad, install the LiveFrame app. It is free for testing (you can view the picture slideshow for 5 minutes, then you get adds), 2,29EUR to remove that limitation.
Since the new Notes app on macOS has a sharing function, I am planning to use it much more often. But today I shared a note with someone else, and since then, the Notes app systematically crashed when I opened it, with the message “Notes quit unexpectedly“.
This is how I managed to solve it:
In System Preferences, navigate to iCloud
Turn off the Notes synchronisation
In the Finder menu, click Go while keeping the Option key pressed, and select Library
Open the Containers folder
Move the com.apple.Notes folder to the trash
In System Preferences, iCloud, turn the Notes sync back on
The Mac OS X 10.10.3 includes the new iPhoto replacement called Photos. My upgrade experience was not very positive: I could no longer connect to the various albums I shared on iCloud. The albums were still there, they were showing up on other devices, but in Photos they were not visible. The Shared section of Photos showed the message “Connecting to library… Retrieving latest photo sharing activity” but after that, nothing happened.
After trying various things, this is the procedure that fixed it for me:
Repair disk permissions via Disk Utility
Don’t start Photos, but go to System Preferences, iCloud, Photos and disable iCloud Photo Sharing
Enable it again
Start Photos. After a while, the activity stream will update and the shared photos will start coming in.
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