Technology

Apple Has a Fix For iPhone "i" Auto-Correct Bug

Are you an iPhone user that has been experiencing the pesky auto-correct bug? That’s right, tons have been having issues when typing the letter “i”. Instead of the intended letter auto-correcting to a capital, it gets replaced with the letter “A” and a Unicode symbol.

Here’s what you might be seeing:

It’s been appearing for over a week now when Apple updated to iOS 11.1 with hundreds of new emojis. But not everyone is affected, so you may just be wondering why this is appearing on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Grindr, Scruff, Growlr or any of your other favorite means of distractions!

But do not despair! For those of you who haven’t figured out the fix yet, Apple has provided a temporary fix until a patch for the software is issued.

Basically you can use the Text Replacement feature on iOS to create automatic changes to the letter “i” by switching it to a capital letter. And voila! Crisis averted.

To do this, following this path to make the change:

Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.

Click on the plus sign in the top right corner.

Next to Phrase, type "I," and beside Shortcut, type "i."

Tap Save in the top right.

Tech Companies Stand Up To Oppose Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

On July 18th, Republican Governor Greg Abbott Texas ordered a 30-day special session in in state legislature to debate a list of items of which the Texas 'bathroom bill' is high priority. 

The ‘bathroom bill’ would force transgender individuals to use the bathroom that is designated for their birth gender. Disregarding their safety and identity.

Abbott aims to identify who is with him or who is against him as he claimed at the Texas Public Policy Foundation event:

I’m going to be establishing a list. You all, or other organizations, may be establishing a list. We all need to establish lists that we publish on a daily basis and call people out. Who is for this, who is against this, who has not taken a position. No one gets to hide.

Now, corporate tech giants led by IBM are taking a stance on the controversial bill. The company currently employs more than 10,000 people in Texas and has taken out full-page ads in major Texas publications urging Texas legislators to go against the bill.

The ad reads:

As one of the largest technology employers in Texas, IBM firmly opposes any measure that would harm the state's LGBT community and make it difficult for businesses to attract and retain talented Texans

They even changed their logo in protest.

IBM General Manager, Phil Gilbert said in a press conference:

It just behooves any company to really figure out, if you're going to really try to recruit the best talent and you're competing with companies that are operating in locations that do no have this type of discriminatory bills, you have to ask yourself, where are you going to grow 

Other companies include Apple, Facebook, AT&T, American Airlines, and Lyft, which signed a letter opposing the bill.

READ THE FULL LETTER HERE

It’s so nice to see that these tech companies are ready to swipe left on this matter that in 2017 we shouldn’t have to be discussing anymore.