As a developer, I use Apple’s Xcode to develop software. The Xcode interface is a single pane design and as such, the interface is one of a text editor, with optional panels to the left and right of the editor. On a laptop, even at the highest resolution, I sometimes need Xcode to be full… Continue reading Moom improves Mac productivity
Please use Apple Pay whenever you can. It’s the only way it will become more ubiquitous and improve. We don’t need more incidents of stolen credit data.
It’s time to get serious about micro.blog
Last week, Elizabeth met me at a local restaurant so i set a reminder to have her drop me off at the car when we left the restaurant. The reminder never fired. I forgot to get the car, and to file a radar. Until this morning while on a bus, I passed said restaurant and… Continue reading Get the car
The infomercial for this thing makes it look like cleaning the machine is a nightmare.
I am goibg to tey a day whrhiur auto correct. Holy hell.
I moved the HomePod about 10 feet farther away to the left. Siri has a harder time hearing me with metal playing at 70% but jazz is OK. I have to yell a little louder to get Siri to hear me over the metal.
I wasn’t always an Apple fan. My Atari 800 was bought by my parents because the Apple II was too expensive. It felt like a computer for the elites. I got over that when my grandfather bought a Mac 128k for me in early 1984 and it was everything Byte magazine said it was, and… Continue reading Apple 2018
The dreaded CarPlay vs iOS 11 vs Chevy Volt bug where the entire UI locks up happened again. This is getting old, Apple. When this happens, the only solution is to reboot the iPhone. Terrible.
Updated Apple TV to 11.2.1 today and now Netflix video, both preview and the show, is just black. Rebooting the Apple TV fixed it. My Apple TV is connected to an LG OLED and is configured for 4K 60hz Dolby Vision.
Workflow is an automation tool for iOS. The app is great, so great in fact that Apple bought the company. However, when trying to do something simple like prepend asterisks to a list of text on the clipboard, I immediately ran into confusion and had to find another workflow someone else wrote to get over… Continue reading Workflow reminds me of AppleScript
I don’t know how Federico does it. Editing a post in WordPress in Safari felt like a Fischer Price experience. Select out of the text area and selection breaks. Cannot shift-select a large selection. Cannot drag a selection and have the text box scroll. I know it’s a website, but still, these are all easy… Continue reading Editing text on the iPad is horrendous
I had some time last night to dig into the new update and run a few quests. While the quests are very repetitive, it doesn’t seem to get old.
Another annoying bug that I am sure Federico has many Radars on. When using a Smart Keyboard on my iPad, I cannot start words at the beginning of sentences with a lower cased letter. IOS (see!) just won’t let me do it. The only lame workaround is to press and hold on the down caret… Continue reading Cannot start words at the beginning of sentences with lower cased letters with the Smart Keyboard
If I tap on a story in News on the iPad, it opens in it’s own view controller. I can select text, but if I try to extend the selection by grabbing either the beginning or ending selection marker, the screen just scrolls in the direction I drag. These kinds of bugs, where Apple owns… Continue reading Text selection extension is broken in iOS News for iPad
I re-watched The Force Awakens last night ahead of Friday’s Last Jedi screening. I am not a super huge Star Wars fan, other than I really enjoyed episodes IV-VI. The Force Awakens holds up. It’s entertaining, the pace is good, and the story is decent. Sure, it’s A New Hope over again, but who cares.… Continue reading The Force Awakens
Overcast and CarPlay in iOS 11 have not been very friendly. Every beta of iOS and release have broken Overcast in one way or another. The latest bug is: Tap a podcast in Overcast’s CarPlay UI It goes to now playing, but doesn’t start playing (it used to) Tap play The progress starts, but there… Continue reading Overcast and CarPlay progress bar bug
My friend Joel sent me a message and I used Siri via CarPlay to respond. After I finished speaking, Siri just beeped her completion sound and went away. She didn’t send my message, didn’t express concerns with its content, didn’t report and error. Rude, Siri.
Ok, Apple, in order to fix this HomeKit nonsense we had to: Update iPhone Guess that Apple TV also needed updating because you didn’t tell us Disable Apple TV public betas to see 11.2.1 try cellular, no go Enable WiFi and use the Home app Now cellular works Ugh
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