This is “it just works” territory stuff, in a way that hasn’t just worked in the past. Continuity Camera is a feature in macOS Whatevercodename2018 that lets you use your iPhone as a camera for your Mac. Preview uses this to let you quickly scan documents.
When you open Preview and choose the “Import from iPhone” option, your phone instantly opens up with a scanner that automatically recognizes documents:
The only tap I made on my phone was to hit the Save button at the end. After you hit Save on your phone, a PDF opens on your Mac with your scanned docs.
This works for pretty much anything I would want to digitize in a given month. I posted a shorter version to my coworking Slack and heard back
Whoa. That’s the first handoff-like feature that just worked, first time, without any trouble. Amazing.
I know you can scan documents with Notes and other apps, but this has so much less friction for me.
My life would be complete if there were a way to use iOS 12’s Shortcuts app to take an Apple Pay notification and turn it into a YNAB entry.
This is a cool little feature I found in iOS 11. When you get the camera close to horizontal, two crosshairs appear. You can then line them up to make sure your phone is horizontal.
It makes taking pictures documents really easy (although Notes in iOS 11 is even better for that)
Today I learned I suffer from Touch Disease on my iPhone 6+. Symptoms include a touchscreen that doesn’t respond to your finger and a grey flickering bar at the top of the screen.
I thought my iPhone was just being weird but now I’m learning it’s an epidemic. The popular theory is that the chip responsible for dealing with multitouch is desoldering as the phone flexes.
In both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Touch IC chips connect to the logic board via an array of itty-bitty solder balls—“like a plate resting on marbles,” Jessa explains. Over time, as the phone flexes or twists slightly during normal use, those solder balls crack and start to lose contact with the board.
I’ve talked to other geniuses, I’ve talked to engineers via escalations, I’ve talked with management in touch with their higher ups. This issue is caused by logic board damage. And if you haven’t opened your phone, exposed it to liquid, or bent the enclosure, you won’t experience this issue.
✅ Haven’t opened my iPhone
✅ Haven’t exposed to liquid
✅ Haven’t bent the enclosure
✅ Starting to experience the issue