the iPad Pro will recognize the following devices when plugged into the Satechi hub :
a mini-jack headphone
a wireless RF-keyboard (connected through a USB-dongle)
a micoSD memory card
What doesn’t work :
the Satechi hub’s USB-C port can not be used to charge the iPad Pro
the Satechi hub’s USB-C connection cable is too short (when the iPad Pro is in the official Bluetooth keyboard-stand the Satechi hub will not be able to stand on it’s four feet, it will hang from the connection cable)
the Satechi hub’s size is large, mainly to fit under a Mac mini and to house a cooling fan, both are completely useless for an iPad Pro… is just too bulky
Final advise : even though it works okay, do not buy this Satechi USB-C hub if you want to use it with an iPad Pro primarily.
That’s it. Sorry. 😉
NOTE : the Satechi USB-C hub works great with the space grey Mac mini (2018 and newer).
Now, connect your iPhone to the 70mai WiFi-network and open the 70mai.app. If you have problems connecting to the 70mai WiFi-network, see this post.
Then, open the 70mai.app and do this to upgrade the firmware :
make sure you are on the 70mai.app’s main page (the window labeled “70mai” with a picture of a blue car and your 70mai Dash Cam A800 listed below it)
if the 70mai.app opens in the “70mai Dash Cam”-window with the current video stream of the dashcam and the “Take Photo” and “Album”-buttons below it, click the “<“-button top-left and in the “Exit the dash cam homepage?”-popup, click “OK”
in the “70mai”-window, make sure that at “Device” it says “Connected”
if “Not conneted” is listed, click on it
the “70mai Dash Cam”-window will open and the connection will be re-established
then, return to the “70mai”-window by clicking on the “<“-button top-left and in the “Exit the dash cam homepage?”-popup, click “OK”
back in the “70mai”-window, click the person-icon top-left
in the slide-in window click on “My Devices”
in the “My Devices”-window, click on “70mai Dash Cam A800”
in the next window (also called “My Devices”), click “Firmware Update”
when the “Firmware update”-window opens, follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade the firmware to the latest version
…that’s it !
Note that you can adjust various dashcam settings (like the Speaker Volume, Video Resolution, Parking Surveillance, ADAS Driver Assistance, etc.) by clicking on the 3dot-icon top-right in the “70mai Dash Cam A800”-screen (where you can see the current video stream from the dashcam with the “Take Photo” and “Album”-buttons below it).
I can’t get it to connect properly to my iPhone over WiFi however… I can find the 70mai WiFi network in the list of available WiFi networks in the iOS Settings-app, and I can connect to it, since it is shown as the connected WiFi-network… but the WiFi icon (the pie-shaped triangle) isn’t shown in the upper right corner of my iPhone… and when I startup the 70mai.app and click on the “70mai Dash Cam A800” in the “Please add 70mai devices”-window, I get an error : “Unable to get Wi-Fi connection Please enter [Settings – 70mai] to open location permission and then connect the device.” …and when I click on the “Go to open it”-button, the Settings-app opens …there I can set Wi-Fi, but that is already connected to the 70mai WiFi-network…
What is going on… how can I fix this ?
The solution is simple, but you didn’t understand the given directions… probably because the the error message isn’t really straight forward : it’s in awkwardly translated English and the button only links halfway to where you need to adjust the settings…
open the “System Settings” page (the icon is a hexagram with a dot in it)
Note that there’s no touch-screen so you should use the 4 buttons below the screen to navigate through the on-screen menu-structure
On the Settings page, you need to set “Wi-Fi hotspot” to “Enable” :
select “Disable” (at the top line, right of “Wi-Fi hotspot”)
in the “Wi-Fi hotspot”-page that opens you will see the name of the WiFi-network (at “Wi-Fi SSID”) and the WiFi-password (at “Password”)
remember these (or leave this screen open)
Then, open the 70mai.app on your iPhone and do this :
on the first page (simply called “70mai”) click the “Add device”-button (the only button on-screen)
in the “Please add 70mai devices”-page that opens, scroll down to “70mai Dash Cam A800” and click on it
when you get the “Unable to get Wi-Fi connection Please enter [Settings – 70mai] to open location permission and then connect the device.” error message, click on “Go to open it”
now the Settings.app will open, but it won’t always on the same page inside the Settings.app
so, make sure you go to the main Settings-page and clcik on “Wi-Fi” in the list
when the “Wi-Fi”-page opens, select the 70mai WiFi-network (with the name that was listed at Wi-Fi SSID”) from the list of “Other Networks” (or “My Networks”)
if the WiFi-password is required, use the “Password” that is (or was) displayed on the dashcam’s screen
now, even when the 70mai WiFi-network is connected you will still see 4G (or 3G or some other mobile data indication) instead of the WiFi-icon in the top-right corner of your iPhone screen
then click on “<Setttings” top-left
back in the main Settings-page, scroll all the way down to “70mai” (in the list of apps that starts after “Game Center”) and click on it
in the “70mai” page that opens, set “Location” to “While Using the App”
you could also set it to “Always”, but that isn’t a great idea since the 70mai WiFi-network is rather poorly protected
now, open the 70mai.app again
in the “Please add 70mai devices”-page, click on “70mai Dash Cam A800”
now, the “Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot”-page will open with a picture that resembles the “Wi-Fi hotspot” page that is displayed on the dashcam
there, you should click on “Dash cam WiFi hotspot is turned on” (eventhough it appears to be greyed-out) so a green checkmark will appear
then click “Next”
on the next page (the “Connect to WiFi hotspot”-page) click “Connect”
now the Settings.app will open again, check that the 70mai WiFi-network is listed at “Wi-Fi”
then, open the 70mai.app and you will see a countdown-circle on your iPhone and you will hear a voice from the dashcam
so, go to the dashcam screen and tap the button bottom-right to confirm
now you will see what the dashcam is ‘seeing’ / ‘recording’ in the 70mai.app on your iPhone
…that’s it !
Note that you can adjust various dashcam settings (like the Speaker Volume, Video Resolution, Parking Surveillance, ADAS Driver Assistance, etc.) by clicking on the 3dot-icon top-right in the 70mai-app screen.
I need the Google Authenticator.app on my iPhone to generate a authentication code for one of the online (Google) services I need to use on my Mac.
This used to work great, but now, whenever I start the Google Authenticator.app it quits during startup…
I already tried shutting down my iPhone and restarting it, but that didn’t help… the problem persists.
So… how can I fix this ?
The way to solve this problem with Google Authenticator.app is the same as what you would do with any cashing iOS-app : delete and reinstall.
…but in the current versions of iOS, it is slightly more complicated to remove and reinstall an app from iOS, because Apple has now included the option to delete the app but keep the connected data / information in case you want (or need) to reinstall the app later on.
To delete and reinstall an app from iOS (e.g. Google Authenticator.app), do this :
open the Settings.app on your iPhone / iPad
in the next window, click on General
in the next window, click iPhone Storage
in the next window, find Google Authenticator (or any other app you want to delete and reinstall) in the list of apps on the bottom
note that the list of apps is not alphabetical, but based on the amount of data an app uses… so if you have lots of apps finding the right one may be a little complicated… you will probably need to scroll almost the end of the list, as Google Authenticator is usually listed for about 15MB
click on the name of the app you want to delete (“Authenticator” with the gray-on-white Google’s G logo)
in the next window, click “Offload App” (in blue) first
when done, click the “Reinstall App” when it appears
then open the Google Authenticator.app to check if it runs & works properly
if it does, your problem is solved !
when the app still crashes, do this :
open the Settings.app
then click on General
then click on iPhone Storage
then find (Google) Authenticator in the list of apps, and click on it
now, in the next window, click “Delete App” (in red)
BEWARE that this does delete all additional data and info that was stored with the app on your iPhone ; if that’s passwords that you have in iCloud (or somewhere else in a cloud service, on your computer or offline in writing) you’re okay… but if it might be photos, videos or documents that you do not want to lose… do NOT click “Delete App”, and try “Offload App” again
now open the AppStore.app
click on the Search-button (bottom right)
click on the seach-line (in gray, on top, with the looking glass and “Games, Apps, Stories and More” in it)
then typ the app’s name : Authenticator
then click the Search-button
in the window that opens, scroll down to the app you need (make sure it’s exactly the one you need, since sometimes various publishers have apps with very similar naming)
then click the blue Get-button next to the app’s description to reinstall the app
when done, open the app and check if the app runs & works properly
Question : I just downloaded the new macOS 11 Big_Sur on my Mac mini (2018) and started installing. But even though it said that installing would take about 28 minutes, it’s now about 40 minutes and the installer hangs, the screen is black with just the white Apple-logo and an installer bar that hangs at about 95%.
What can I do ?
Just wait for about 15 to 20 minutes more, and it might just finish the last 5% of the installing process. If it doesn’t, press the power button on your Mac mini until it shuts down completely. Then, restart your Mac mini by pressing the power button again.
Note : this will probably work for any Mac, but it has been tested only on Mac mini (2018).
In iPhoto I used to be able to edit my pictures in Adobe Photoshop. In the current Photos.app it automatically opens the built-in editor that can’t do everything I’m planning to edit (like cutting out or blurring out some parts of the picture). And when I click on the ‘Other…’-button (the circle with 3 dots in it – inbetween the Info-button and the Heart-button) I do get some editing options like Markup and searching the AppStore to find an editing app, but Photoshop isn’t listed… even when clicking “Manage…” there’s no way of adding Photoshop…
What is the easiest way to edit pictures from my Photos.app database in Photoshop ?
The option to edit your Photos.app pictures directly in Photoshop is still available, but it’s somewhat hidden. To get it, do this :
in Photos.app select the picture you want to edit (if you are in the built-in editor already, click the Done-button top-right)
make sure the correct picture is shown enlarged, that the menu-list (Photos, Memories, People, Places, etc.) is shown at the left, and that the Edit-button is shown top-right
ALT-click on the picture (right mouse-click) and the popup-menu will be shown, then click on “Edit With”, then select Adobe Photoshop [ or goto the top menu-bar > Image > Edit with > Adobe Photoshop ]
so… the picture you want to edit will open in Photoshop, and you can edit it there
now, when you save the edited picture in Photoshop, it will be saved in Photos.app [ the version of the picture in Photos.app will be updated to the Photoshop-edited version ]