The Daily Beast published a report today that points out that Apple devices like the iPhone have a "kill-list" of around 14,000 words don't register a misspelling when written correctly but fail to offer a suggestion when you spell them incorrectly. Many of these--such as "abortion" and "bullet"--are associated with controversies and hot-button subjects, leading some commentators to describe Apple's actions as tantamount to censorship.
If you find that it’s simply too much trouble to reach into your pocket to look something up in your Merriam-Webster Dictionary app while browsing on your iPad -- well, it turns out the company has finally enabled such laziness by making a version especially designed for that tablet.
We all have a few words we'd rather our iPhones forgot. Remember that one time you typed "teh" instead of "the" and now your phone refuses to type the right? Or what about that one time you went to "the Oakland A's game" and now your phone types "as" as "A's?"
I don’t mind the autocorrect feature on my iPhone, but it seems to have picked up some weird words that I type a lot but aren’t actually right. “Aboot” and “Woooo” keep coming up as suggestions! Can I get it to forget those?
This weeks tips focus on reseting your iOS User Dictionary (which we recommend you try after getting used to the iOS virtual keyboard), renaming iOS folders instead of accepting the default name that iOS creates, using the focusing feature on the camera included in most last model iOS devices to take better photos and videos, and a way to get more out of your Google mail, contacts and calendar by setting up your Gmail access using Exchange ActiveSync versus IMAP.
This week's tips cover touchscreen issues with the iPhone and iPod touch. We'll also take a look at some keyboard tips for all iOS devices that help you to be better and faster at typing contractions, and we'll explore how to clear out the auto-correct dictionary. Also, we'll show you a cool tip about how to convert any document from any app into a PDF file, and the into iTunes for syncing to iBooks.