We’re investigating the potential of moving an entire online graduate program to the iPad. This event doesn’t move the needle much, but it does move it.

How to enable Messages in iCloud on your iPhone and iPad

Nearly a year after it was first announced, Messages in iCloud is finally available. All you need to enable it is iOS 11.4 on your iPhone or iPad.

You’ll almost certainly want to turn this feature on as it improves on the sort of half-baked syncing feature that was the only option in previous releases. Before, if you were signed into the same Apple ID on your iPhone and iPad, then the Messages apps on each device would simply show incoming messages at the same time. As you replied back and forth, each device updated the conversation threads in unison.

Messages in iCloud fixes all that. It stores all your Messages (iMessages and SMS texts), including attachments and images, to your iCloud account and syncs them between devices. All your devices always have the most recent state. If you delete a thread, it deletes everywhere. If you set up a brand new device, it will have your entire Messages history.

from Jason Cross from MacWorld

 

Please don’t use this study to justify your horrible habit of using two spaces after periods

Is it better to have one or two spaces after a period? The first study investigating this hotly contested issue is here, and it supposedly gives the win to the two-spacers. But a closer look at the research suggests that the only reasonable interpretation is that double spacing after a period remains bad. It’s ugly, it doesn’t help when it comes to what matters most (reading comprehension), and the experiment that supports its benefits uses an outdated font style.

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Karl Gude teaches classes on creative thinking and problem solving and conducts Design Thinking workshops in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Gude is the Director of the college’s Media Sandbox and a faculty instructor in the School of Journalism. Prior to entering academia, Gude was the Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek magazine and The Associated Press. In 2017, Gude received the MSU Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award and was also featured in the university President Lou Anna Simon’s Report on teaching creativity.