I tried the new keyboard in iOS 9. I thought I would like the key labels changing case based on the state of the shift key. But, it is incredibly distracting and drives me crazy.The shift key in iOS is now styled such that it is very clear when it is enabled. So, there is no reason for the key labels to change case dynamically.
Fortunately, you can turn this new behavior off!
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Keyboard.
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Apple needs to introduce upgrade pricing and trials to the App Store so that developers can charge more for their apps. The insanely low prices of most apps is not good for the long-term viability of smaller development shops. Which means lower quality and less innovation in the long term, which is bad for everybody.
Daring Fireball: Why There’s No Sketch for the iPad
I helped beta test the latest release of WordPress for iOS… the team has done a fantastic job! People are going to love the new visual editor.
Finally my iPad Air 2 can sleep soundly at night. I love Rickshaw sleeves.
A month or so after the original iPad was released, I bought one. It was incredible. And insanely heavy. But, I didn’t notice the bulkiness of it until much later. Then, it was was too new and magical.
I was one of those people who thought that the 10-inch screen was the perfect size. As was the large bezel around the screen. Why would anybody want a smaller tablet? It just wouldn’t be as usable, I argued.
Fast forward a few years, and I received an iPad mini for Christmas. Instantly, I realized just how wrong I had been. The iPad mini was so much more comfortable to hold — it felt insanely thin and light. It felt right.
When the iPad Air 2 came out, I felt conflicted. I wanted to get a new iPad, but the new iPad mini 3 was barely even touched, save for the addition of Touch ID. The iPad Air 2’s specs sounded incredible on the other hand… but, could I go back to a larger iPad and be happy? I decided I would never really know unless I gave it a try.
I’ve only had the iPad Air 2 a few days and haven’t spent much time using it. But, I can offer these initial impressions:
- It looks comically large! I guess I’ve just gotten too used to seeing iPad minis.
- It is insanely fast. All of the lag that I notice on my iPad mini and iPhone 5 is non-existent.
- The screen is incredible. The change from my non-Retina iPad mini’s screen to the Retina iPad Air 2’s screen is like day and night. It reminds me of how I felt when I first got the iPhone 4. Now that all my devices and displays are high-DPI/Retina, any non-Retina screen just looks fuzzy.
- It is surprising comfortable to hold and use. I had worried that it would feel too heavy and large, but so far that doesn’t seem to be an issue.
- Did I mention how comically large it looks? Oh, I did? Sorry. I suppose my mind will adjust to this eventually!
So far, I’m very pleased with the iPad Air 2 and am glad that I decided to give a larger iPad a try again. Does this mean that I won’t switch back to an iPad mini in a few years ago? Time will tell. But, in the mean time, I’ll be enjoying this comically large iPad.
Now I just need to wait for my custom Rickshaw sleeve to come so that I’ll have a safe place to stow my iPad Air 2 when I’m not using it!