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Welcome to my weblog!

Here is where I plan to write about some interesting topics in relation to my icon label app, as well as other topics to do with iPhone/iPad and technology in general. I plan to primarily focus on topics like accessibility and useability, as that's basically what my app is all about—making your iOS/iPadOS devices just that bit more useable and making your apps easier to access.

Feel free to ignore this part of my site if you don't care about what I have to say. All the important information about Mister Icon app updates will continue to be found on the Updates page. This is just a section with additional information, that hopefully some of you out there might find useful and/or interesting.

Mister Icon's thoughts on the Apple Vision Pro

4 February 2024

Apple's newest innovation, the Apple Vision Pro, has just been released in the US. It will be interesting to see how the new device is received.

The Mister Icon app will not be available on this new device, at least for now, as the visionOS operating system currently does not provide the functionality needed for the app to work. Perhaps one day it will, but not at the moment.

With that important announcement out of the way, please read on if you are interested in my thoughts about the new product.

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Add to Home Screen – The elephant in the room

24 January 2024

In my previous article, I detailed how Apple has now allowed third-party web browsers to implement ‘Add to Home Screen’ functionality; from iOS/iPadOS 16.4 onwards.

But if you managed to get through that—admittedly long—article, I wonder if you happened to notice a rather large elephant in the room?

In this much shorter blog post, I discuss what that elephant is.

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Add to Home Screen in Third Party Browsers

27 September 2023

Since the early days of the iPhone, we have been able to add webclip bookmark icons to our home screens via the Safari web browser.

And with the release of iOS/iPadOS 16.4, Apple introduced the ability for third-party web browsers to offer such an Add to Home Screen feature too!

Here I discuss what this means for you, and for Mister Icon.

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How to read the Apple Manual

11 August 2023

User's manuals are fast becoming a forgotten art. Many devices these days ship without any proper instructions at all.

In some cases, we are directed online to find the bare minimum of information that will let us learn how to use our devices, but in other cases the digital user guides are very good and in some cases surpass their printed equivalents.

Here I look into user guides for Apple devices, and where to find them.

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Apple TV Useability – Enabling Captions

5 September 2022

Apple TV devices can provide access to a wonderful assortment of movies and TV shows, from a range of different streaming services.

And the great thing is that most of the content available on these streaming services now contains subtitles or closed captions.

Here's some information about the different ways you can enable captions on your Apple TV device, including a neat little accessibility trick that you might not know about.

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How many colours are in the Mister Icon app?

23 May 2022

Mathematics can be fun, and it can be used to calculate the number of possible wallpaper colour combinations in the Mister Icon app.

With the version 3.0 update, the number of possible colours increased dramatically.

Warning! Crazily big maths equations ahead!

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Easy to use home screens with Mister Icon

15 November 2021

Even though Apple has a generally well-deserved reputation for user-friendliness, there are still ways that user interaction with Apple devices can be improved with a bit of thought and time.

In this article, I discuss how my Mister Icon app can help you make an easy-to-use home screen on your iPhone or iPad.

This can make the everyday use of your mobile device just that little bit easier, and can be a good way for you to assist others too.

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How to help choose the right iPhone or iPad

24 October 2021

Helping a less-technically-savvy friend or family member to purchase, set up and use an iPhone or iPad can be an important task.

Modern mobile devices have the potential to significantly improve many people's lives, but the wrong device can be a source of frustration.

Here I offer some suggestions about how you can help others to find the right iPhone or iPad to suit their needs.

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An introduction to my blog

29 September 2021

Thank you for visiting my web site!

This is the part of my site where I plan to write about a range of interesting topics, some of which might be directly related to my icon label app, and others which might be related to technology in general, or something else entirely.

Since Mister Icon is an app designed for iPhone and iPad devices, I'll be focused primarily on Apple technology.

Each blog post (including this one) will have a Read More button, a heading and a picture. Click any of these to be taken to the full article.

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