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Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

January 16, 2013

After listening to almost every podcast rave about the wonders of the different text expander tools for the OSX and iOS operating system I wanted the functionality but did not want to pay the price.  I don’t do enough work or business orientated writing on the various systems to warrant an investment at this time.

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Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

It appears that Facebook has been testing this new feature for a while now.  They have rolled it out on a limited basis this week as confirmed by The Wall Street Journal.  Facebook ads will auto-play in your news feed while the ad is on your screen.  The video will be muted until you click on the video.

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I came across an article in one of my news feeds today talking about Apple’s 12 days of gifts.  As I understand it, this has become something of a tradition for Apple.  I was not aware of this in the past and don’t want any of my iOS “followers” to miss out on this either.

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I am sure I am like most of you out there and every once in a great while I’ll have time and the inclination to Google search the Siri commands.  As it turns out I only remember a few and sometimes get those wrong or I don’t remember all the additional options that get the appointment set at the right time or the reminder in the right group.

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AE/AF Lock

To change the exposure or the focus of your shot, tap anywhere on the screen and it will change instantly. To lock that exposure or focus (great for dramatic panoramas) press and hold on the screen until the square box “locks in”.

I have found this blog that gives a quick overview of some of the best tips for the iOS 7 iPhone camera.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/123777-ios-7-camera-tips-and-tricks-getting-the-most-out-of-the-iphone-camera


This will be a new category of posts I will be adding to this blog. This category will cover topics across technologies.  The goal is to highlight those little things that I seem to be uncovering all the time, with the technology we use every day.  It seems like there are fewer and fewer user guides and more and more features.