Get the car

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

Apple 2018

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

Cannot start words at the beginning of sentences with lower cased letters with the Smart Keyboard

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

Siri didn’t like my message

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.

Getting HomeKit to work again

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

Apple Pay Naughty or Nice List

Updated: 2017-12-10 21:30:38 Nice Ace Hardware All about Air heating and cooling Chevron (at the register) Jimmy Johns Local post office McDonalds Panera Parkrose Hardware Safeway Starbucks Subway Walgreens Where the shoe fits Whole Foods Naughty Applebee’s Bath and body works Buffalo Wild Wings Burgerville Chipotle Kaiser Permanente KFC MOD Pizza Potbelly Target Walmart

Apple Watch

As recently as February I was telling people that I would not be buying an Apple Watch. As sure as Bill Hader’s Lindsey Buckingham cannot resist Keenan Thompson’s Diondre Cole, I own an Apple Watch. Fan points earned. The feature that swayed me was the taptic touch, where the watch touches your wrist through some… Continue reading Apple Watch

An example of how Apple and Microsoft are different

Update: Joel Bernstein (@castirony) points out that this paragraph works perfectly with “Apple Watch” instead of HoloLens. Damn you, Joel! But he is right. However, I think Apple Watch is an exception for Apple whereas Microsoft does this much more often.   On using the Microsoft HoloLens, Engadget writes: “Does it work? Yes, it works. Is… Continue reading An example of how Apple and Microsoft are different


There is a lot of talk around WWDC. Apple will introduce HealthBook, home automation SDKs, a flat UI for OS X, etc. Here is what I am hoping for: Development Xcode 6 that doesn’t crash when compiling XIBs via the command line Xcode 6 with better refactoring and editing tools (AppCodeque) Xcode 6 with a… Continue reading WWDC