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iOS 11.3 packs charge management for iPads plugged in for long periods of time →

Christian Zibreg, writing for iDownloadBlog:

When the maximum charge level is reduced to protect the battery, the power indicator in the iOS status bar will display the charge based on the adjusted maximum battery level.

The maximum charge level will revert back to the previous level when iPad is no longer connected to power for prolonged periods and “as conditions and battery health allow.”

The main battery news of the 11.3 update was the addition of the iPhone battery health feature. I haven’t seen the iPad charge management feature discussed much. With more people using their iPads as their only computers, the lesson here is not to keep your iPad plugged in all the time like you would with a desktop computer.


OmniFocus vs. Things: Why I Switched

If you’ve visited 40Tech lately you’ve seen several posts on Things, which is now my task management app of choice. My switch to Things surprised me. For a few years, I was an OmniFocus snob. I fancied myself a power user, and thought other task management apps were somehow inferior because they didn’t have the level of power offered by OmniFocus.

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This great iOS Spotlight trick lets you know everything about a person →

Charlie Sorrel writing for Cult of Mac:

Somewhere after the launch of iOS 11, Apple tweaked Spotlight search to be way more useful. Now, when you search for a person, you can trigger a sub-search that lets you find everything you have on them, from emails, to iMessages, to their contact details, through WhatsApp messages, to calendar events. Anywhere that your selected contact exists on your iPhone or iPad will show up in the list.

This Cult of Mac title is a bit click-baity, but the tip is still handy. If you’re like me, Spotlight on iOS is one of those features that you really need to spend some time learning. It can even be a half-decent way to start a web search.

I could see myself using Spotlight similar to how I use Drafts on iOS. I start almost all text in Drafts – tasks, notes, email, even blog posts. Spotlight could be where I start all searches, and then drill down deeper from there.


TIL (Things 3) – Filter list by multiple tags →

Bryan Villarin writing for All Narfed Up:

When viewing a list on all platforms (Mac, iPad, or iPhone), you can filter by more than one tag.

Hit the link for details on how to filter on macOS and iOS. Things 3 is beautiful and can be simple, but there’s power for those willing to look for it. iOS itself is similar – it is simple for those who want an easy experience, with power features optional and out of sight unless you want them.


Hey, things:/// →

 From the Cultured Code blog:

Things 3.4 has just hit the store with three fantastic new features: Linking to Things, Powerful Automation, and Handover from other apps – all made possible by our brand new Things URLs.

Wow. From hooking Things into Drafts, Workflow, Launcher, Mindnode, and more, the possibilities of this are exciting. Things used to be the app that was beautiful, but not as powerful as OmniFocus. Now . . . we’ll have to see after everyone has played with these new features for a while. I’ve been working on a video on using Things and DEVONthink together. This might require me to rework a few things.