iAd revenue, leave a group chat, handwriting recognition, court for widow’s iPad access, Microsoft Word Flow


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After abandoning iAd revenue, Apple Inc can reintroduce an ad-free internet — Apple’s five year effort to radically enhance iOS app advertising with its own ad sales has now been scuttled. That opens the door for an even more radical rethinking of how to monetise apps and Internet services, one that is clearly differentiated from the incessant adware associated with Android, Windows and the open web.

How to leave a group chat — In Messages in a group chat, tap the Details button and swipe down if the bottom isn’t visible. A ‘Leave This Conversation’ option appears, but not for groups of three — only for four or more! When it’s active, tap it and you can avoid getting further updates.

Why handwriting recognition on the iPad isn’t a joke anymore —
With the success of the Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro, could handwriting recognition be on the cards for iOS? [Even I can’t recognise my handwriting.]

Apple said widow needed a court order to access her late husband’s iPad — Apple reportedly insisted a Canadian widow get a court order to retrieve her deceased husband’s password so she could access his iPad to play a card game.
“I thought it was ridiculous,” 72-year-old Peggy Bush told CBC. “I could get the pensions, I could get benefits, I could get all kinds of things from the federal government and the other government. But from Apple, I couldn’t even get a silly password. It’s nonsense.” Experts warn this is a growing problem, as more people die leaving important information and valuable digital property on computers and electronic devices. [Isn’t the real problem the fact that one partner in a relationship is the gatekeeper to devices?]

Microsoft to bring Windows Phone keyboard, Word Flow, to iOS — Microsoft is reportedly working on bringing the Windows Phone keyboard — known as Word Flow — to iOS devices, marking the arrival of yet another feature previously exclusive to Microsoft platforms.

 

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