Tag Archives: Preordering iPhone X

Preordering iPhone X, fixing iOS 11, Indian shipments double, Family Sharing, 3rd party keyboards, and how to ‘Sketchnote’


How to preorder iPhone X with Apple’s battle-tested Apple Store app — Apple’s iPhone X is by far the most hotly anticipated device of 2017. With all signs pointing to a quick sellout of initial stock, prospective buyers will have to go into Friday’s preorder process with a game plan.
Apple changed the preorder dynamic when it introduced the Apple Store app for iOS. The software grants quick and easy access to Apple’s online storefront. Over the past few major hardware launches, the app has proved to be the most stable and often most responsive channel for placing orders. [Has anyone tried this here in NZ? I doubt it works since we don’t have Apple Stores.]

How to fix problems with iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad — For some, iOS 11 has proven to be problematic, but not for everyone, and not on every device. Here are a few things to try to (hopefully) clean up some issues before Apple issues a fix in software.
While some of these steps may seem obvious, when a device you rely on for whatever the reason is not functioning well, you might skip a step. Here, in order of least to most intrusive, are some troubleshooting steps to try to clear up iOS 11 issues.

iPhone shipments in India more than double in the third quarter — India’s smartphone market shipments grew 23% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017 to reach just over 40 million units. India has now overtaken the US to become the world’s second largest smartphone market after China, according to the Canalys research group.

How to set up Family Sharing in macOS High Sierra — With macOS High Sierra, you can share a single iCloud storage plan, and give everyone in the family their own private space to store their backups, documents, and photos.

How to Install Third Party Keyboards on your iPhone in iOS 11 — There are plenty of great third party keyboards on iOS, but installing them may not be obvious. There are several steps to get started aside from downloading the app. Keyboards can be installed on your iPhone and iPad. Here’s how to install them on either type of device.

Sketchnoting in educational settings: using your iPad as a window — During the opening day of the 2017 Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC), Vanessa Perez, technology integration and library media specialist for Clinton Public Schools, Clinton, Oklahoma, presented a session on using Sketchnoting as a different way of taking notes.