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Unable to login to Starbucks app – SOLVED

Many people have recently had trouble logging into the Starbucks app. Deleting the Starbucks app and then reinstalling it has been known to solve the login problem.

Note: If you tried multiple incorrect passwords to access the app, you may be locked out. According to Starbucks customer service, there is a 24-hour lockout period although the app will not give you any indication you’re locked out. However, reinstalling the app is the best way to ensure best results.

If you’re on a smartphone and login to the Starbucks website, it’s possible to use the mobile version of the website to make purchases using your Starbucks card. It’s also a way to confirm that your username and password are working correctly.

If this works for you, or doesn’t, feel free to post your experience in the comments below.

Thanks!

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Apple iCloud iPhone iPad Photos Missing Not Synchronizing

In the past three days, I’ve had three different people experiencing problems with photos disappearing from their devices and missing from iCloud. I usually hear from my Apple customers once every 5 years when it’s time to upgrade to a new device. So, hearing from three in one week, all having the same problem, seemed unusual to me.

Problems Observed

Here is some of what’s being observed regarding the iCloud Photos synchronization issue:

  • People with multiple devices have noticed that photos recently taken on their iPhone won’t show up on their iPad.
  • Photos taken weeks ago on the iPhone will only have partially synchronized with other devices.
  • Mac computers synchronizing with iCloud may not show all photos.
  • The iCloud.com website may show all photos under the Photos folder, but photos will be missing under the All Photos folder.
  • On my own iPhone recently, I took a photo, saw it appear in the thumbnail preview as it was being saved, then looked in Photos but it was missing.
  • When going to the iCloud.com website, you may see a banner alert stating “Network unavailable or slow. Photos is taking longer than expected.” This can show up even if you have a tested network speed of 200 Mbps or higher. It’s presumably not an issue with local network speeds, but an problem with Apple’s network or servers.

Synchronization issues can be very challenging because a person may not notice if a few random photos go missing, particularly those from a few weeks ago.

User Interface

It’s important to know the difference between the “All Photos” display of photos and the “Moments” display. Because Moments and All Photos are organized differently, it’s possible at a glance to think some photos are missing. In Moments view, photos are listed by the date and time associated with them. In All Photos, pictures are listed in the order they were added.

On an iOS device, Moments are accessed by tapping the Photos icon. All Photos are found by tapping the Albums icon. These are found at the bottom of the screen on your iPhone or iPad while in the Photos app. By default, an option to “Summarize Photos” is turned on in Settings > Photos as shown below.

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All Photos. Under Albums, if you select All Photos, you will see all photos in your collection listed in the order they were added.

Photos > Moments.There are three levels of zoom in Moments view.

  • Year. When viewing Moments, the overview shows groups of photos by year with individual photos representing events or collections. These tiny thumbnails are about 1/8″ (.5cm) in size, and too small to see.
  • Collections. When you tap on an image in Year view, you will then see photos grouped by location and a range of dates with individual photos representing a group of similar photos (based on location, date, time, and image). So in this view you won’t see all your photos.
    • If you tap on a location title you can explore an automatically grouped collection of photos for the location(s) and dates selected. Note that the title text is white, so the title won’t show up for photos that are predominantly white or light colored. If you tap on the title, you’ll see a slideshow of that collection.
  • Moments. If you tap on a photo in the Collections view, you’ll be taken to the zoomed in view of Moments which is all photos listed in chronological order grouped by location, date, and time. If you scroll to the bottom, you’ll see a total count of photos and videos, as well as an indication of when the last update happened, or the progress of any current uploads or downloads.

Apple Support Experience

Working with someone this evening, I called Apple customer service (at 1-800-MYAPPLE) and was routed to what seemed to be an overseas call center. The support representative wanted the user information for the account with the corrupted photo collection. They said they wouldn’t have access to the user’s account, but they wanted the account information. The support person seemed uninformed about the nature of the problem, but said they could look into the account in more depth to try and fix the problem — contradicting what they’d said previously. Needless to say, no account information was provided to this support person.

Just to clarify, this was a call we placed to the correct Apple support number — not an incoming call from a fake support center.

System Failures

As a technology support consultant, I have an insight into wide spread epidemic problems. I’ll sometimes get a flood of support calls for similar issues and patterns of system failure become apparent. Or, I’ll write an article (like this one) about a technical problem and it will get thousands of page visits from around the world searching for an answer to a problem — which suggests many people are impacted by that problem.

Lack of Transparency

What’s frequently frustrating is that companies are very reluctant to inform customers of system failures and security breaches for fear of losing customer trust which could adversely impact the sacred ‘bottom line’ and shareholder earnings. So, there’s a lack of transparency. As a result, customers are left dangerously uninformed about massive looming data loss or privacy issues. Were customers to be informed about system failures, they could take the appropriate action to protect their data and personal information. This isn’t just a problem with Apple. It’s the nature of the self-preserving collective ‘narcissism’ found in corporate profit-driven culture. We’re all familiar with news of security breaches impacting millions of people who are only informed years later of the breach.

Actions

Here’s what I’d suggest for those experiencing the above issues or wanting to avoid them:

  • Archive Photos. In addition to using cloud synchronization, it’s a good idea to maintain a local archive of your photos. Windows users can copy photos directly from the camera. Apple users can import photos using the Image Capture program and save them to an archive folder on your computer or an external drive. You’ll want to have the optimization feature turned off (explained below).
    • In this scenario, you would use an archive location for all photos, saved by date and place or event name.
    • For editing and sharing photos, you can use your photo editing software of choice. If anything goes wrong, you can go back to the archive to get your untouched originals.
  • Backup. If you don’t already have your computer system backed up, consider setting up a local hard drive to backup your photos.
  • Check iCloud. Login to your iCloud.com account page and check to see if any missing photos are showing up in the main database. If you see photos in iCloud that aren’t showing up on your devices you might try the following:
    1. Use a friend’s computer to setup a local user account with your iCloud account.
    2. Start the Photos program and put the Photos Library on an external drive and synchronize with your iCloud photos with Optimization turned off.
    3. This process may take a long time if you have a large collection of photos in your iCloud storage.
  • Disable Optimization. When storage is limited, the photo optimization feature removes your pictures from your devices and puts the originals on Apple’s cloud servers. Thumbnail images remain. When in effect, when you click on an image, there may be a delay as the full resolution image or video downloads. If you have a slow internet connection this can take a long time. To disable the optimization feature, go to settings on your iOS device or Preferences in Photos on your computer.
    • A possible configuration would be to have a computer designated as your primary library with optimization turned off. If your mobile devices have optimization turned on, this can save space. In this way, the storage consuming photos can be on your computer’s drive or an external drive where your Photos library file can be maintained.
    • With optimization turned on, for all your devices, it means that you might not have any original photos anywhere, at least not  your entire collection. If your iCloud account gets hacked or corrupted, your photos will forever be lost.
  • Leave Computer On. If you leave your computer on, and the Photos program running (Apple users only), then the photos you take on your iPhone should appear on the computer, be stored, and also get backed up.
  • Traditional Camera. For important photos that you don’t want to possibly lose, consider using a traditional camera and manually copying all of your photos to two hard drives for redundancy.

Share Your Experiences

Please feel free to post a comment below about your own experiences with synchronization issues. Thanks!

Creating a Dedicated Research Account or Identity

The Task

Let’s say you want to research boating for a friend, so you visit lots of boating websites, and signup online for various boating newsletters to learn more. You register on websites to get more information.

The Problem

Through the above activity, you’ve now been tracked by search engines and with website cookies that now identify you as a boating enthusiast. Your email address may get sold as part of a mailing list for those interested in boating.

Now, as you browse the Internet, you’ll see boating ads on every website. You’ll begin to get plenty of unsolicited emails about boating. Targeted advertising and emails can sometimes be helpful if they are actually something we’re interested in. Otherwise, they are just a nuisance.

The Solution

If you’re someone who does research for other people, you may want to consider setting up a research account or identity.

With the help of a friend, or on your own, follow these steps to make this work:

  1. Setup a user account on your computer that’s dedicated to researching a specific topic or topics. Only use that account for research. Use your normal account for the things you’re interested in.
  2. Setup a free Gmail or Outlook.com email address for signing up to receive newsletters.
  3. Save documents, bookmarks, and downloaded PDF files to that dedicated user account.

Now, every time you login, you’ll have all the things related to the research you’re doing without cluttering up your own user account, browser, or email account.

 

Mediacom Approved DOCSIS 3 Cable Modems

Cable Modems

As of 11 Dec 2017, the following DOCSIS 3 cable modems have been approved for use with Mediacom internet service.

Downstream and Upstream Capacity

The above modems have 8×4, 16×4, and 24×8 ratings. This refers to the downstream and upstream channel capabilities. The chart below indicates speed capabilities for various systems.

Channels Down Channels Up Speed Down Speed Up
4 4 171.52 (152) Mbit/s 122.88 (108) Mbit/s
8 4 343.04 (304) Mbit/s 122.88 (108) Mbit/s
16 4 686.08 (608) Mbit/s 122.88 (108) Mbit/s
24 8 1029.12 (912) Mbit/s 245.76 (216) Mbit/s
32 8 1372.16 (1216) Mbit/s 245.76 (216) Mbit/s

Apple Pay Cash Promo Video Misses Critical First Step of Instructions

With the value of Bitcoin having gone from about $4,000 to $15,000 in recent weeks, there’s  been an increased interest in person-to-person payment systems. Demand for simplified payment systems is at an all time high. On 6 December 2017, Apple announced Apple Pay Cash, a peer-to-peer payment system.

This announcement came just hours after news of a major heist in the cryptocurrency world that resulted in numerous people collectively losing over $50M in money. No doubt, consumers will be looking for more secure ways to exchange money with friends and family.

In the video below, that was posted on YouTube for Apple’s 5.6 million subscribers, the simple instructions leave out a very important step. The user must upgrade their device to Apple iOS 11.2 which adds the Apple Pay Cash capability. At present, over 75,000 people have watched the video and were likely perplexed by it since most people will not have performed the upgrade. Some older devices can’t be upgraded to iOS 11.2 so Apple Pay Cash won’t ever work on those devices.

To enjoy Apple Pay Cash, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Software Update
  2. Click Download and Install
  3. Enter your passcode
  4. Agree to the Terms and Conditions
  5. The update will download.
  6. Then the update will install.
  7. You’ll get a message “Verifying Update” and your device will restart.
  8. You’ll see the Apple logo with a progress bar.
  9. Once your device has restarted, then you should be able to follow the instructions provided in the video below.
  10. Whoever you send money to will also need to perform the above steps to get the money you send them.

Video

The Missing Announcement

An announcement on Apple’s website provides the missing information, but it should have been included at the introduction to the video or at the end.

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Conclusion

After some initial confusion and possibly frustration, hopefully users will figure out what they need to do to make Apple Pay Cash work.

The release of a major product feature, with incomplete information is disconcerting, particularly just weeks after a major security vulnerability and oversight in Apple’s macOS High Sierra that required an emergency update to 10.13.1. That bug allowed anybody to gain full administrative super-user control over any Apple computer from the login screen. Another less significant oversight recently was the inability to easily enter numbers into their program called Numbers.

Let’s hope that Apple does a better job going forward in fully testing everything they are pushing out to the public.

How to Cancel iPhone App Subscriptions

Some of the programs we use on our desktop or laptop computers have subscription services associated with them. An example is Evernote Premium.

Perhaps you signed up for premium service on your iPhone, and subsequently began using the product on your laptop or desktop computer. Now, almost a year later, you’re cutting back on some of the many unnecessary monthly and annual fees that can really add up to a lot. So, you’re wondering how to cancel a subscription.

You can follow these steps to review and cancel subscription services being paid through Apple iTunes. It’s a great way to discover hidden ongoing payments you may have long forgotten about. These instructions assume you have the latest iOS software update on your device and you’ve signed into your iCloud account on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings.
  2. At the top, tap on your name to access Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap on iTunes & App Store.
  4. Tap on your Apple ID displayed at the top of the screen.
  5. Choose View Apple ID from the pop-up list.
  6. Tap on Subscriptions (you may need to scroll down).

You will have now discovered a treasure trove of monthly and annual subscriptions you’ve been paying perhaps without knowing. Tap on any subscription for more information or to cancel.

Be careful to only cancel subscriptions you’re sure you don’t need. You don’t want to inadvertently cancel something and then later realize that you were using some feature or enhancement provided by the subscription.

Evernote Version History – 28 Nov 2017

Here is the recent version history for Evernote as of 28 Nov 2017.

Version 6.13.1

Fixed:

  • A fix for an issue where reminders overlap text and omit notes on macOS 10.13.1
  • A fix for an issue where sync intermittently fails for some users after clipping content from the web (CDATA error seen in log)
  • An improvement to make it easier to detect and troubleshoot specific notes that are failing to sync – if you see an exclamation mark on a note in the note list (for snippet and card view) and a red dot in the sync status column for the list views, it’s a problematic note

Version 6.13

6.13 and app updates going forwards will be supported on OS X El Capitan (10.11) and above.

Improved:

  • Sharing: consolidated share options under the “Share” button in Evernote. Share a note, choose to create a public link or modify share permissions all from one place.
  • Navigation and Commanding UI: we’ve made some adjustments to provide more space for your content using a narrower toolbar, and making some tweaks to the sidebar to improve legibility. We’ve also improved the Move Note dialog to make it even faster to move a note across accounts by listing all notebooks from both your business and personal accounts directly in the dialog.

Fixed:

We fixed many issues in this release, here are some of the notable issues addressed.

  • Fixed an issue where notebooks are sometimes duplicated on upgrade.
  • Fixed several crashes including intermittent issues around moving notes, app launch, and on PDF annotation.
  • Fixed an issue where the Evernote app window sometimes appears black when in full screen mode.

Version 6.12.3

Fixed:

  • Fixed crash and sync issues some users are encountering.

Version 6.12.2

Fixed:

  • A fix where text when copied from Evernote and pasted into another app sometimes has additional punctuation and other characters added to it.

Version 6.12.1

Fixed:

  • A fix for a crash some users are encountering on quitting the app.

Version 6.12

Major improvements to tables!

Some highlights of what you can do with tables now:

  • Add more rows and columns with a single click: Point to where you want a new column and click the plus button that appears.
  • Select the contents of a cell by clicking and dragging.
  • Choose the entire column or row just by clicking the header.
  • Drag and drop entire rows & columns.
  • Copy and paste multiple cells: Select the cells you want to move, copy them, move cursor to a new spot and paste all the cells with one click.
  • Adjust the width of one column without affecting the width of the column next to it.
  • Scroll horizontally to view a table with many columns without expanding your window.
  • Hover within a cell to activate advanced table options.
    • You can distribute columns evenly
    • Match the table width to the width of your window
    • Change the alignment of items within cells
    • Add and change background colors

Multi-tasking improvements

  • Keep your Evernote content organized using tabs. Create a new tab by selecting the ‘New Tab’ option under the File menu.
  • Pick up from where you left off – if you exit the app and re-open it, you’ll return to your previously opened windows / state.

Separation of Business and Personal

  • No longer intermingle your business and personal content in your Evernote experience but still multi-task when you need to. Improving on 6.11 Beta 1 & 2, we’ve added support for having business and personal notes open side-by-side.

Bug fixes

We’ve fixed several bugs that users reported including:

  • Evernote does not update business tags list after the sync
  • Pasting a large amount of text into a note fails with no error message
  • An intermittent crash on account switching

Version 6.11.1

Fixed:

  • Some notes created in Evernote for Mac would not render after sync
  • Some tables lost formatting after updating Evernote to 6.11
  • Pasting a line of text would add an additional line break
  • Some full width dividers from other clients were not shown as full width
  • Some pasted content were missing styles
  • Various note editor issues were fixed.

Version 6.11

New:

  • Touch Bar support for the latest MacBook Pros allows quick access to key navigation and note editing commands.

Fixed:

We’ve fixed several issues people were having with notes:

  • Search terms weren’t highlighted in notes for some searches
  • Clicking on an attachment sometimes caused the note to scroll up, making it hard to open attachments
  • Shift + arrow up or down did not highlight if the line above or below was blank
  • Shift + enter did not create a non-bulleted line in a bulleted list
  • Couldn’t delete the leftmost column in a table if the top cell is formatted
  • Line breaks were unexpectedly removed after syncing some notes originally created on iPhone
  • Content copied from a PDF sometimes could not be pasted into a note
  • Applying Simplify Formatting to clipped notes removed returns
  • If the last item in a list was blank, it disappeared when users navigated away and then back to the note
  • Couldn’t remove indents from text in some notes created in earlier versions of Evernote
  • In tables, if you triple clicked to select the content and then cut, you would be unable to focus on the cell
  • If you added a new checklist item in the middle of an existing checklist, one character of a checklist item might be unexpectedly deleted

Version 6.10

New:

  • Important under the hood changes to the note editing experience lay the groundwork for even more improvements in the future.

Fixed:

  • Select functionality and crash issues.

Version 6.9.1

New:

  • Various new features

Fixed:

  • Various bug and stability fixes

Version 6.9

This version of Evernote is supported on Mac OS X v10.10 and higher.

New:

  • Evernote will launch automatically when your computer starts. You can change this in Preferences.
  • Search for Google Drive documents by title.
  • The note title and share bar will stay visible at the top of the page when you scroll through a note.
  • Open a note link in a separate window from the note you are viewing by choosing this option when you right click the link.
  • Premium document search now lets you search within attached text files. Supported file types include .txt, .html, .java and .log.

Fixed:

  • You can edit keyboard shortcuts in Preferences.
  • Hidden items in your left sidebar like shortcuts and recents will now stay hidden when you relaunch Evernote.
  • Tags you add or remove from a note will now sync across your devices.
  • Various crash and data sync issues were fixed.

Version 6.8

New:

  • Google Drive integration! Now you can add docs, slides, sheets, and files from Google Drive as attachments or descriptive links without leaving Evernote. Links are formatted as clickable objects when you attach Google Drive files, making them easy to find in a note.
  • Evernote Business users, connect your Salesforce account and save Evernote business card notes directly to Salesforce as Leads or Contacts via the Share menu!
  • A new notebook sharing experience makes it easier to share a notebook and manage permissions.
  • Find your deleted notes more easily via the trash icon in the sidebar.

Fixed:

  • A bug preventing people from connecting an Evernote account with a LinkedIn account is now fixed. Connect your accounts, and business card notes you create with the ScanSnap Evernote Edition Scanner will automatically include your contact’s LinkedIn profile info and photo.
  • A bug preventing people from changing a notebook name from uppercase to lowercase and vice versa is fixed.
  • A bug in Evernote Helper that made text show up as partially cut off is fixed.
  • A bug that sometimes caused screenshots captured via Evernote Helper to include the Helper menu is fixed.
  • Spotlight integration is improved.
  • We’ve made ongoing improvements to stability and sync performance.

Version 6.7.1

Fixed:

  • Fixed various bugs that affect users on OS X 10.10.x.

Version 6.7

New:

  • “⌘J”, which allows you to switch effortlessly between your notes and notebooks, now also works for tags!
  • Also improved is the switcher’s matching algorithm, which now recognizes possible misspelled searches.

Fixed:

  • Fixed several issues that were causing crashes.
  • Made improvements to sync performance.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from being able to accurately crop high-DPI images.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain PDFs to display improperly after being annotated.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally rendered links as plain text.
  • Enhanced the accuracy of business card scans via ScanSnap Evernote Edition scanners. Users can further improve the accuracy of their business card scans by adjusting their scanner settings. Learn more here: https://help.evernote.com/hc/articles/208431558
  • Fixed an issue with “copy note link” functionality that sometimes prevented users from opening the links.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented business tags from displaying.

Version 6.6.1

Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that was sometimes preventing the Evernote Helper from auto-launching on OS X Mavericks (version 10.9).
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the switcher input field to only partially display the search text when users inputted Japanese text.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing some users from seeing the new switcher feature.
  • Fixed an issue so that users can once again enter presentation mode after multi-selecting notes.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing some users from upgrading to Plus or Premium accounts through the Mac App Store.
  • Fixed several issues that were causing crashes.

Version 6.6

New:

  • Effortlessly switch between notes. Introducing a new navigation/search feature that lets you switch between notes and notebooks with the tap of a quick key. Just hit “⌘J” to give it a try. (The previous notebook selector is still available with a new shortcut: “⌘⌥J”.)
  • Zoom is here! Now you can use “⌘+” and “⌘-” or pinch gestures on the trackpad to zoom in and out of a note. Two of our developers responded to the call of this long-standing user request and knocked it out in our first ever Hack Week. Enjoy!
  • You can now easily duplicate a note from the “Note” menu.
  • Manage tags from the note view. Right-click a tag in the note editor to bring up a menu that lets you filter your notes by the tag, remove the tag from the note, or delete the tag from all notes.
  • We redesigned the audio recorder for easy, intuitive recording and playback (OS X 10.10+).

Fixed:

  • For a long time the left side nav used to just highlight the “Notes” tab regardless of what you had selected. We know. Now it highlights your current selection.
  • Fixed an issue where local file system URI’s in the source field of a note would open up without notifying you.
  • Fixed several issues that were causing crashes.
  • Ongoing improvements to stability and sync performance.

Version 6.5

New

  • We changed the key command for increasing or decreasing font size. To increase, hit “⌘>” and to decrease, hit “⌘<”. This aligns with other office productivity applications and allows us to use “⌘+” and “⌘-” for a future Zoom feature.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where checkboxes didn’t print.
  • Fixed an issue where tags with periods or other symbols wouldn’t be found in the tag filter.
  • Improved initial Mac setup performance for accounts with 1000+ tags.
  • Fixed 7 of the top 10 crashing bugs.

Beta Features

We have a couple of features that are not quite finished yet but are available for beta testing purposes.

  • Zoom – Use “⌘+” and “⌘-” to temporarily zoom in and out. There are a few bugs, including an issue with resizing images when in zoom mode. To try it out, go to Preferences -> Software Update -> Enable zoom.
  • Code Block – This feature basically takes any selected text and converts it to a monospaced font and creates a gray background around the line of text. This also has a few bugs. It’s not recommended to turn this feature on if you’re an Android user because editing the note on Android will undo the code block. This works fine if you’re using the Common Editor beta version of Android, but will break using the standard Android app. To try it out, go to Preferences -> Software Update -> Enable code block.

Version 6.4

New:

  • Start discussions in the Work Chat view with a New Chat button.
  • Improved search behavior:
    • When you clear a search you will be returned to your previous note or view.
    • Search highlighting now highlights only words that start with the search phrase.

Fixed:

  • When you restart Evernote, there was an issue that it sometimes didn’t remember the last note you were on. Now it does.
  • Improved overall stability.

Version 6.3

New:

  • Some people were unwittingly deleting notes by hitting ⌫. Totally our fault for not putting a safety on the deleter. So we changed the key command to ⌘⌫, which is much harder to do on accident (and is equivalent to Finder’s shortcut key).
  • We also added a preference to disable auto-formatting of bulleted lists and emojis, for those who want a little more control.

Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where font information was lost when copying from Evernote.
  • Fixed an issue where URLs for web-clipped notes wouldn’t appear.
  • Improved tag auto-complete menu performance.
  • Improved El Capitan visual and stability performance.

Version 6.2

  • We’ve added support for El Capitan’s Split View and narrower windows.
  • A new sidebar message area gives you easy access to shared notes and discussions (OS X 10.10 and above).
  • Save time with new text-editing shortcuts.
    • Type an asterisk and hit space to create a bulleted list. (“* ”)
    • Type a number then a period and hit space. Bam. You’ve got a numbered list. (“1. ”)
  • This release is for OS X 10.9 users and above.

Version 6.1.1

  • Various bug and stability fixes

Version 6.1

  • Redesigned sidebar enhances the look and feel of the app
  • Business users can easily find shared notebooks in the new notebook view
  • Lots of fantastic bug fixes and stability improvements

Version 6.0.16

  • Fixed the clarity and legibility of sidebar text
  • Various bug and stability fixes

Version 6.0.15

  • New simplified experience for sharing notes and notebooks
  • Improvements to decryption of text with complex formatting
  • Fixed copy and paste of tables
  • Numerous fixes and stability improvements

Version 6.0.13

  • Various bug and stability fixes

Version 6.0.12

Various bug and stability fixes

  • Fixed a scrolling issue in the note editor for older versions of Mac OS
  • Plus and Premium subscribers can hide Upgrade button
  • Numerous bug fixes

Version 6.0.11

  • Various bug and stability fixes

Version 6.0.10

  • Unlimited monthly uploads with Evernote Premium – Premium subscribers can now keep more notes, more photos, and more files in Evernote without worrying about space.
  • Introducing Evernote Plus – A new subscription tier that gives you many of the fundamentals to unlock more productivity. 1GB of monthly uploads, offline notebooks, mobile passcode, and emailing into Evernote.
  • Improved Work Chat with a new streamlined interface
  • Added several performance improvements
  • Numerous bug fixes

Update and find out more in-app!

Version 6.0.8

  • Various bug and stability fixes

Version 6.0.7

Work Chat

  • Attachments button shows all shared notes and notebooks in a chat

Save from anywhere

  • Click the share icon in many Mac apps to save what you see to Evernote

Customizable toolbar

  • Rearrange or remove options in the toolbar to fit your needs

Performance improvements

Numerous bug fixes

Version 6.0.6

Various bug and stability fixes including search improvements.

New features include:

  • Presentation Mode Auto-Layout – Divide your presentation into multiple slides with a single click.

The search improvements in this version require reindexing notes. Indexing allows for faster searches. This may take some time and could impact performance temporarily.

Version 6.0.5

Bug fixes and other improvements:

  • Fixed an issue which caused note content not to display.
  • Added the ability to export to a PDF from Presentation Mode.
  • Improved toolbar icon visibility.
  • Resolved various sync and crashing issues.

Work Chat improvements:

  • Share content with your Gmail contacts.
  • Added the ability to block contacts in Work Chat.

Version 6.0.3

  • Various bug and stability fixes.

Version 6.0.2

Bug fixes and other improvements:

  • Improved design on Mavericks and older versions of Mac OS.
  • Improved legibility in card and snippet view.
  • Fixed searching within PDFs.
  • Resolved various crashing issues.
  • Improved Work Chat contact search and display in drop down.

Version 6.0.1

New features:

  • Sleek new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
  • Work Chat: a new way to share and collaborate in Evernote
    • Share notes and notebooks in-app
    • Give view or edit permission when you share a single note
    • Chat with individuals or groups about things you’re working on
    • See when others are viewing or editing notes in your account and start chats with them
    • Added ability to filter Work Chats by contacrt name, keywords, and attachments.

Bug and stability fixes:

  • Improve handling of long URLs
  • Fixed a crash on launch issue

Bug in iOS 11.1.2 – Task Switching and Handoff

Summary

There’s a great feature in iOS on iPhone and iPad devices that allows you to easily switch between running programs. Press the home key twice in sequence and you’ll see the programs that are open and running on the current device. Also, you’ll see the program most recently accessed on your other iCloud connected devices. Whatever program you most recently used, on whatever device that was, will also show up (assuming it’s still open). This is called the handoff feature.

Operating Issues and Problems

This functionality works differently on the iPhone and iPad. On the iPhone, you’ll see the program icon, the program name and what device you’re about to take over the session from. If you have more than one device, you won’t be shown tasks on the other devices — only the one most recently used. It would be nice to have the ability to choose between tasks on different devices.

With the iPad implementation,  you’ll only see an application icon in the dock. There’s no application name or device name provided. There’s an icon meant to distinguish ‘desktop computer’ or ‘iPhone’ but these may not be obvious for people to identify. In macOS, in the dock you’ll see the application icon, and when you hover your mouse over it, there’s a description explaining what the application is and what device it’s on.

The biggest problem is with regard to the iPhone — if you’re one of these people who closes out all  your apps when not in use. Pressing the home key twice will do nothing if you have no programs running. You don’t have the option to pickup a handoff task from another device. The workaround for this is to open an app, even if you don’t need it, then press the home key twice, then you’ll see your currently running app and an option at the bottom of the screen to choose a handoff task from another device.

Fix Requests

Here is a brief summary of the fix requests for the problems described above.

  1. Provide a text label on the iPad for the handoff option.
  2. Make it possible to choose which device to pickup a session from, rather than only the most recent. This would be helpful for someone regularly going between iPad, iPhone, and desktop or laptop device.
  3. On the iPhone, make it possible to press the home key twice, when nothing else is open, and see a handoff option from another device.

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Version 1709

Microsoft released a major update for Windows 10 in October 2017. The update is referred to as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The version number is 1709. The update includes some security improvements and feature enhancements.

Here are some links for more information:

Discover Offers Security Advice Regarding Equifax Data Breach

[Source: The following announcement from Discover was sent to customers via email on 5 Oct 2017.]

What you can do with Discover:

  1. Check your Social Security number and New Account alerts. You’ll get an alert if we find your Social Security number on any of thousands of risky websites, or if any new accounts show up on your credit report. [View Page]
  2. Track your FICO® Credit Scorecard for free. [View Page]
  3. Switch your account on or off with Freeze it® to prevent new purchases any time you misplace your card. [View Page]
  4. Keep your mobile phone number and email address up to date so we can alert you of any suspicious activity.

And remember—no matter what—you’re never held responsible for unauthorized purchases on your Discover card account.

Additional steps you can take:

1. Order and review your free annual credit reports. [View Site]
2. Update your passwords. [View Resource Page]
3. Use alerts and other security benefits on all your current accounts, not just Discover.
4. Restrict access to your credit file with the credit bureaus. [View Resource Page]
5. Learn more about identity theft and other ways to protect yourself at IdentityTheft.gov or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.