alot is not a word

Alot is Not a Word

Alot is not a word. The word alot does not exist. It is often mistakenly written instead of a lot. There is a space between the ‘A’ and the ‘L’.

The term a lot is the opposite of a little. As a noun, lot means a large extent, a large amount, or a large number. As an adverb, lot means to a great extent or to a great degree. It nearly always appears in the form a lot.

Trust me when I say this: I suck at spelling and grammar and even I know that ‘alot’ should be ‘a lot’.

Screenshot of iPhone with the finger gray

Super train (overtrain) Your iPhone 5s Fingerprint Reader

Just got this tip from Steve Gibson of Security Now (Episode 440).

You can super train (or overtrain) your iPhone 5s fingerprint reader. Here what you do.

Go to Settings > General > Touch ID & Passcodes  > Touch ID. On this screen, you will add your finger prints or super train the ones you’ve already entered.

To super train your existing fingerprint:

  • Place your finger on the sensor. The finger you are using will flash gray (screenshot). This lets you know which finger ID you are using (finger 1, finger 2, finger 3, etc.).
  • Now you want to lift and return your finger to the sensor, moving it slightly each time. As you lift and touch, move your finger. Each time you place your finger down, you should see the finger ID flash gray. Each time it flashes gray, it has captured and stored more information about your print for that finger.
  • Move you finger all around, little by little. The device will get a better picture of your fingerprint. You are now super training the fingerprint reader.
Screenshot of iPhone with the finger gray

The finger you are training will flash gray when it reads your fingerprint.


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