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Archive for October, 2019

Advanced Debugging on iOS

Posted by universalis on 16 October 2019

Very, very rarely, a problem comes up where we need the Universalis app to report precisely what it is doing at every instant, and also to report every detail of its configuration.

For this purpose, version 3.26 of the Universalis app for iOS will have a new setting: “Advanced Debugging”. This version is being reviewed by Apple, and if they accept it, it should appear in the App Store next week. These instructions will not work until you have updated to the new version.

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How to send a Contact Us message

Posted by universalis on 16 October 2019

All the Universalis apps and programs now have a command called “Contact Us”. This is a good way of getting in touch with us, because it creates an email which automatically contains a lot of useful information – such as which version you are using, what calendar and language settings you have, and what page you are looking at.

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How to record the screen on the iPhone or iPad

Posted by universalis on 14 October 2019

Sometimes it is easiest to explain things by sending a video of what you are seeing on your screen.

Apple have instructions, but they are a bit elliptical, so here is a longer version.

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October 2019 newsletter

Posted by universalis on 11 October 2019

This month there is one major new feature in Universalis: the Spiritual Reading page.

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VoiceOver bug

Posted by universalis on 4 October 2019

It is very rare for Apple to introduce a bug into their operating systems which causes major trouble for users of the Universalis app, but unfortunately it looks as if this is what has happened in iOS 13.

Apple’s VoiceOver feature reads the contents of an app screen out loud to the user, thus enabling blind people to use the app. Universalis has worked with VoiceOver for many years now, but with iOS 13 there has come a problem.

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