iOS 13 Tip: how to quickly delete screenshots

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I take a lot of screenshots on my iPhone for posts like these and iOS 13 gives me a nice way to quickly select and delete these.

Head into the photos app and tap albums at the bottom. Scroll down to the bottom and tap Screenshots. Once you’re in here just tap Select from the top right. You can now select the ones you want to delete. Once you have the selection tap the bin icon in the bottom right.

Apple News+ not showing across your iOS devices?

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It’s been a slow rollout here in the UK but now it’s here I had some inconsistencies. On my iPad Pro and iPhone it wasn’t showing as available in my country. On my iPad Mini it showed and I was able to subscribe.

Once subscribed I still couldn’t see it on my other devices.

To fix this I needed to delete the News app from my other devices and download again from the App Store. Once I had done this it worked fine for me across all devices.

Which colour iPhone 11 Pro should you order?

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With a new iPhone comes the impending anxiety about which colour to order. This year we get a new midnight green that in images for me looks to be one I’ll be ordering.

I think with the new three camera lens setup looking a little weird this year it’s best to go space grey or green to hide as much as possible.

I’d usually suggest silver but the lenses really stand out and for me and looks pretty ugly.

The only downside I see of the green or space grey is the coating on the sides. If you drop a coated coloured one it’ll rub off and expose the silver stainless steel underneath.

With my silver XS I loved the way the stainless steel wore over time but I’m not sure I can take the brighter white we have this year. I know I don’t see the back often but I’m still not a huge fan of the look of the lenses.

My advice this year is that if you aren’t bothered about the look of the lenses go silver or gold. If you are bothered then go space grey or green.

How to fix BOSE NC 700 touchpad not working

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I had this experience once I’d updated to the latest firmware. If you find the touchpad no longer works once it’s been updated then do the following.

  1. Take the USB cable that came with the headphones and plug it into a usb charging plug
  2. Turn on the plug
  3. Press and hold the power/Bluetooth button and plug the other end of the cable into your headphones (connector is on the right cup)
  4. Keep holding for a few seconds then let go and disconnect the cable

Turn the headset on again by pressing the power/Bluetooth button. With mine the touchpad started working again straight away.

AirPods drying time…

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A very weird post but bear with me. I tripped and my AirPods ended up out of the back door into a puddle of mud. I gave them a good wash in the sink and left them in a warm room to dry off. After a week they still didn’t sound right, podcasts were fine but when it came to music they sounded terrible.

Well the good news is that now 5 weeks later they have suddenly sprung back into life and I have bass back. They sound just like they did before my little accident.

So the morale of this story is that if yours do get wet and sound terrible give them time to dry out. Charge them in your case and keep using them, they’ll sort themselves out.