How to Change the Paper Style in Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone

When drawing notes or images by hand in the Notes app on iPhone, you can choose the paper style to draw upon. When you want lines to draw within or a grid to help you stay on track, you can choose a one-time paper style to use or even set up a default paper style to automatically appear in your Notes. When you type, the paper style disappears in that part of the tip; but for drawing by hand in the Notes app, choosing the paper style can make a big difference. Here’s how to change the paper style in Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone.

Related: How to Scan Documents into Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone

How to Change Paper Style in Notes (One-Time)

  • Open the Notes app and either start a new note or open an existing one.
  • Tap the Share icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Tap Lines & Grids. *Note that if the Share menu pops up, you will still be able to find Lines & Grids along the bottom row.

  • Select the paper style you would like to use.
  • Once you’ve selected the paper style, it will appear within the note.

Use the built-in tools in Notes to write or draw on the lines. Remember, though, that typing will appear around the lines or grid—they won’t type as part of it. Use a table in Notes for that.

How to Change the Paper Style in Notes (Auto)

Alternatively, if you want one of the paper styles to always appear in a note by default, you can change the paper style in Settings. To do this:

  • Open the Settings app and select Notes.
  • Tap Lines & Grids.

  • Select the paper style you want to use.

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Disney Partnering with Established Mobile Developers for Slate of Upcoming Mobile Games

Disney senior vice president Kyle Laughlin announced today that his company will be pursuing game development relationships with four established mobile partners. This may seem like quite a sharp turn for some fans hoping to see further console and PC related titles but it makes a lot of sense to put eggs in a basket as versatile and successful as the mobile platform. Venture Beat’s Dean Takahashi broke the story earlier today.

The game titles have not yet been announced but the big 4 to take the helm on each of these Disney franchises have been. RPG maker PerBlue, Franchise game veteran Ludia, and celebrity game heavy weight Glu have all been tapped. Of course any list of the usual mobile suspects would feel incomplete if Gameloft wasn’t in mix, but they are and we have a surprisingly diverse roster of developers that all have a very specific area of expertise. These devs are responsible for a whole lot of chart topping games. Glu’s Design Store [Free] still has 8.7 million daily active users despite being released over a year ago. Gameloft’s Sonic Runners [$ 2.99] garnered a “best original Sonic game on mobile” from our own Shaun Musgrave. Gameloft’s current Disney title, Disney Magic Kingdoms [Free] is still soaring high on the charts. Other games you might see climbing are Ludia’s Jurassic World: The Game [Free] and Glu’s Kim Kardasian: Hollywood [Free].

What this line up tells us is that there is very likely going to be a panoply of options for Disney fans who aren’t PC or console gamers. With the closure of titles like Marvel Heroes and Disney Infinity, we are less likely to see much diversity on those platforms. Of course Kingdom Hearts is going to continue to be a juggernaut. For folks hoping to see replacements for the less successful games, time and patience may be the only writing they receive on the wall today. Even though we aren’t seeing Disney step boldly out in multiple platform directions today I think this bodes really well for everyone. They are showing a commitment to working with “partners that have had success before” according to Laughlin and I would whole heartedly agree. We are going to see less work from unproven game studios and that means higher quality games and the better the games are, the more Disney will be willing to branch out in the future. Disney may not have an iron in every fire, but these ones are bound to light up their sales figures and propel their game business in a great trajectory.


Google’s Arts & Culture app is now top of the download charts thanks to its selfie-matching skills

It’s amazing what a powerful driver human curiosity can be. Just look at Google’s noble-minded but pretty unexciting Google Arts & Culture app — overlooked by most until it launched a feature last week that let users match their selfies to faces in famous artworks.

Now, since at least this weekend onwards, it’s been riding high as the most-downloaded free app on both iOS and Android. Heavy-hitters like Messenger and YouTube have been left in the dust. Even, uh, Sweatcoin (which apparently lets you mine cryptocurrency by walking somehow?) has fallen behind.

Google Arts & Culture at the top of the iOS free apps download chart.

The app itself has been available since 2016, and offers an impressive mix of articles and…

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Internet not Working Due to Self-Assigned IP Address on Mac: How to Fix the Issue

Internet not Working Due to Self-Assigned IP Address on Mac-How to Fix

At times, Mac assigns itself an IP address, which prevents the Internet from working. Even if the computer is connected to Wi-Fi network, you won’t be able to use the Internet. To fix Internet not working error due to the self-assigned IP address on Mac, you will have to wipe out some files.

Don’t worry the process isn’t quite lengthy and works reliably. The other day, I encountered this same issue and was able to troubleshoot it by following this trick.

Internet not Working Due to Self-Assigned IP Address on Mac-How to Fix

How to Fix Self-Assigned IP Address Issue on Mac running macOS High Sierra or Later

Step #1. Launch finder on your Mac.

Step #2. Now, click on Macintosh HD.

Step #3. Now, you need to click on the Library folder and head over to Preferences.

Click on Library in Mac Hard DiskClick on Preferences Folder on Mac

Step #4. Next, click on the System Configuration folder.

Click on System Configuration in Mac

Step #5. Next up, you have to move the following files in the trash.

  • NetworkInterfaces.plist

Note: In case these above files are there, delete the similar files that are available.

Internet not Working Due to Self-Assigned IP Address on Mac

Step #6. Finally, restart your Mac.

Note: If Macintosh HD is not available in the Finder sidebar, click on the Finder menu → Preferences → click on the “Sidebar” tab → Under “Show these items in the sidebar” click on “Hard disks.”

Click on Preferences in Finder on Mac

Click on Sidebar in Finder Preferences on Mac

Show Hard disk in Finder Sidebar on Mac

That’s done!

After your computer has restarted, self-assigned IP address issue will be gone, and you will be able to use the Internet without any problem.

Wrap up:

Has this tricked worked in fixing the problem? Having your feedback in the comments below would be great.

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