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NC #682 Vectornator Pro, Tiny Tip to Dim Your Screen, Apple Heart Study, Security Bits

We’ll be in the live chatroom during the WWDC Keynote – join us! I also hope you’ll come to Macstock Expo in July, and to help it be more affordable use coupon code PODFEET. The free Vectornator Pro for iPad (and iPhone) is an amazing vector design program and I’ll tell you all about it. Rick from Baltimore brings us an amazing Tiny Tip about how he uses the Accessibility shortcuts on his iOS devices to both dim his screen at night and turn on the magnifier. Steve Sheridan tells us all about the Apple Health Study and why you might want to join it. In Security Bits, Bart Busschots tells us about VPNFilter in Security Medium, and then CallKit Removal in China, No Telegram Updates in App Store, End of Flash & Silverlight, Papua New Guinea Turns Off Facebook and much more.

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Tiny Tip – Accessibility Shortcuts to Dim Screen & Magnify on iOS by Rick from Baltimore

Accessibility shortcutRick from Baltimore sent in this awesome little tip that solves a real problem:

Hi Allison,

I wanted to share a quick IOS tip that solved two problems for me.

Problem One: I want to read on my iPad in bed, but the screen is too bright in the darkened bedroom, even with auto screen dimming and True Tone turned on. Is there a one-click solution to reduce screen brightness without fiddling with Settings?

Problem Two: I’m getting older and reading small print is increasingly troublesome. Is there a quick way to activate the IOS Magnifier?

Turns out Accessibility settings on IOS solved both of these problems for me. How? It’s all about the Home button settings. I have it set now where I can triple-click the Home button on my iDevice, and a screen pops up offering two Accessibility Shortcuts. These are Magnifier and Reduce White Point.

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