An iOS Enthusiast’s Guide to 2019
ach year as we head into the holiday season, like clockwork,
I’m hit with an existential crisis. I’m made aware of how fleet-
ing life is, and regretful thoughts flood my mind—I could have
accomplished more, been in the moment more, been more
appreciative of the good times.
Once the crisis has passed, my mood gives way to anticipation for a new
year full of opportunity. In 2019, I plan to pursue more artistic endeavors,
like producing my own podcast and learning to play the ukulele. At
iPhone Life, we’ve found that enriching daily life with creativity has all
sorts of unexpected payoffs.
To help you start a project of your own, we’ve included a roundup of apps
that foster creativity (page 78), aid the lifelong learner (page 75), and help
in establishing a healthy routine (page 72).
The Reviews Are In
Our iNews section is full of in-depth reviews of Apple’s latest: the iPad
Pro with Face ID (page 12), the iPhone XS Max (page 16), and the Apple
Watch Series 4 (page 20). While our CEO David loves his new Pro, his
analysis led me to choose last spring’s 9.7-inch iPad, instead. If you’re
purchasing an iPad this year, read David’s piece first.
Take a Deep Dive into iOS 12
Learning how to use your iPhone and iPad is a continual process. Apple
updates its software every year, leaving you with new features to discover and put to use in your daily life.
That’s where our annual how-to guide comes in handy (page 29).
Whether you need to monitor your family’s screen time (page 54),
make group Face Time calls (page 37), or use the Measure app (page
40), this special section is for you.
Editor in Chief
iPhone Life magazine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Readers weigh in on the questions we’ve been
pondering at iPhone Life.
Re: What do you love about iOS 12?
I love that ‘Hey Siri’ now works in Low Power
mode! Yippee!! However, I hate that in iOS 12,
you can no longer search the Photos app for
pictures taken nearby. I often used this feature
multiple times a day.
Re: How do you like to read on your iPhone?
I love using Kindle on my iPhone to read in line at
the bank, store, or even while waiting to get gas.
I love that there’s an entire library in my pocket
to choose from. I can adjust the font size, look
up definitions, highlight text, or post from a book
to Facebook. Even better than that? Audiobooks!
Now all those crappy commutes have turned into
time I actually look forward to!
I get a hard cover if it’s a series I want to keep or
if I can get the author to sign my copy.
Re: What Do You Think of the HomePod?
I’m a disabled senior who appreciates simplicity
and quality. The HomePod gives me both. The
sound quality far surpasses all Amazon Alexa
devices as well as the Google Home—I have one
-Dennis F. Potten
Re: What password manager do you use?
I have been using 1Password for about 10 years
and find it to be rock solid for use on any platform. The password generator and the Watchtower feature work really well.
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