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Avoid the iPhone X Notch (Kind of)
An iPhone X has a notch in the screen at the top for good technological reasons — that’s a lot of world class functionality per square millimeter in the image at right, if you ask me — but nonetheless, the black protrusion into the OLED screen is butt ugly or, as Jony Ive might say, design suboptimal. But rather than buying an app to reduce the size of your display, my fix was simply to go to black wallpaper. Whenever the homescreen is up, you don’t see the notch, and plenty of my applications hide it away anyway with a black background: Google Calendar and Maps; ProCam; Apple’s own Photo, Clock, Voice Memos, Stocks and Calculator apps; Gmail, etc. Looks pretty good, no?
The phone itself is a pleasure: I do a lot of dictation, and every increment of processing power makes talking to an iPhone more accurate and rapid. The big screen is also a treat, especially for those of us with failing eyes. Face ID is easy to use: one simply looks down at the phone and swipes it from bottom up in one motion to get the show rolling. As for the lack of a home button, the gestures that replace it are intuitive from the start.
Addendum: Several YouTube videos assert that the black background marginally reduces power consumption on the iPhone X.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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