Fuck a duck.
About ducking time.
It's taken a ducking long time, but Apple has tweaked iOS's ducked-up autocorrect to get rid of its tendency to replace swearing with waterfowl references. Apple SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi shared news of the change at WWDC this week by cheekily commenting that, "in those moments where you just want to type a …
Just add a few well chosen words to the ducking dictionary (in the Keyboard settings)
What this sort of learning behavior will be useful for is when you are typing last names that aren't in your contact list that are too close to a word autocorrect wants to change it to. I could add those to the dictionary to prevent it, but too often it falls in that gap between "happens often enough to be annoying" but "not often enough to be bothered to teach it that's a word".
I fully expect that words like Essex and Sussex will soon be banned by our US overlords where naturally any hit of anything to do with a bit of nookie is verboten. After all, they have their Puritan masters to look up to.
Banning all those books including the Bible shows how far and fast they are regressing.
Well especially the Bible, now if there has ever been a single book* arguably, responsible for more deaths and suffering in human history, I’d be glad to be corrected.
* and yes, of course I know that a ‘book’ and the word within it can’t harm anyone, it’s the morons who read it, take it at face value and think that their interpretation gives them cache blanc to do what ever they want, because, well, it’s what God wants...!
Now please can they fix the continual annoyance of replacing correctly spelled words with other correctly spelled words? So tired of it changing ‘if’ to ‘of’ and ‘in’ to ‘on’ and ‘as’ to ‘is’ etc… I finally disabled autocorrect entirely and now only have my own fingers to blame when nothing I say makes sense,
The early IPAD did not have a qwerty keyboard. My typing went to hell. I stopped buying IPADS just because of that. Apple's dictates lost them a customer. Just like Apple dropped a feature in CALENDAR where it used to allow playing an MP3 when an event occurred. Now I have to use another APP and that cost me money. I love Apple but I am slowly going back to the dark side.