So Apple announced a service bundle yesterday, packaging up services in an effort to upsell you on their expensive services. As someone who already uses an Apple family music plan and iCloud, none of these are interesting or at all price competitive.
Would I like to pay an extra £9 a month for Apple Arcade and Apple tv+ and News +? No. Would I take them for free at the prices I’m currently paying? No.
As usual though we got the breathless uncritical coverage from the UK media…
Strava has a feature that allows you to upload photos to either document your ride, help you remember where you were and what you were doing, what conditions were like, etc. But sometimes when you try and add photos you get this – a blank screen – but you can still select missing images…?
Missing Strava images
Are you using iCloud to store your photos?
If you are using iCloud to store photos what’s happened is iOS has helpfully pushed all your images up to the cloud – so when Strava looks for them it doesn’t see any local thumbnails. If you go to the Photos app and tap on the images you want, iOS will download them again, and Strava will now be able to see the thumbnails.
TIP: if you use iOS’s ‘Low Power Mode’, then your recent images will stay on your phone for longer – or at least ’till you connect to a known Wi-Fi network.
If you use custom taxonomies in WordPress, they don’t automatically get added to the new Gutenberg block interface. Fortunately this is an easy fix: you need to add an extra parameter to the arguments you set when you first define your taxonomy. Read more at edinburghwp.com
Screentime is Apple’s parental control tool – in the usual Apple way a whole variety of tools are jammed together somewhat haphazardly, and when it works it’s great and when it doesn’t work it’s impossible to fix.
If you and your child are on different versions of iOS (e.g. if they are on iOS 12.x and you are on iOS13.x), then Screentime may not work as promised/predicted.
The ‘Content and Privacy Restrictions’ sections give you a set of tools for managing content and privacy (as you’d expect), along with a set of general device/account management tools.
If you use iOS 13 and your child uses iOS 12, you might think this setting on your device would control whether they could hear “explicit” or “clean” music – but it often doesn’t work. The settings aren’t always synced between devices.
To make sure your content settings are updated across devices, you now need to go to their device, enter Screen Time settings, enter your passcode, and change their Content Restrictions settings.
Importing files and posts into WordPress is sometimes a bit of a black art - there are lots of places where things might go wrong. Changing the upload_url_path value for your site might cause problems with WP export files - here's how to fix it. Read more at edinburghwp.com
WordPress themes can generate a wide range of thumbnail sizes – and it’s not obvious how to delete sizes you don’t use anymore. If you can mount your upload folder on your Desktop, you can easily select and delete all the thumbnails WordPress has generated using the right tools. This post tells you how to do this on a Mac.
Wordpress themes can generate a wide range of thumbnail sizes - and it's not obvious how to delete the sizes you don't use anymore. If you can mount your upload folder on your Desktop, you can delete the unused thumbnails with the right tools. Read more at edinburghwp.com
If you have Chrome sync turned on, you might not be surprised to find out that Chrome syncs far more data about you and what you browse to its servers than you might expect. Go to https://chrome.google.com/sync?hl=en-GB to see what data Chrome’s uploaded for you.
To get rid of this, scroll down to the bottom of the page ’till you see this:
Hit ‘RESET SYNC’ to remove your data. You should probably still turn sync off though…