A new version 1.1 of Friends Aloud Pro has just been submitted to the App Store and should become available within the next day or two. It fixes an obscure problem caused by optimization technology within iOS: if an app that plays music (or voices in our case) stops playing for 30 seconds or longer after the screen has auto-locked (gone dark), it will "lost focus" and effectively stop playing from then on, even if it's in the foreground, presumably to further reduce power usage. In our case, when Friends Aloud Pro finishes reading aloud one of its regular posting updates and is quietly awaiting arrival of the next one, it may occasionally and incorrectly be switched off by iOS. Version 1.1 fixes this problem, so that Friends Aloud Pro will now work as intended for as long as you wish, reading incoming posts and comments as they arrive, whether the screen has auto-locked or not. This is, of course, a free update, so please visit the App Store at your convenience to download it.