With recent events surrounding the launch of the controversial HEY email service, just before the WWDC conference, Apple has been on the defensive more than ever1. Their App Store policies are attracting more and more criticism from long-time developers. Apple is in a powerful position that is attracting attention from lawmakers and regulators all around... Continue Reading →
For the first time since Apple is releasing public betas of its operating systems, I’m going all in with iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7. This year’s round of betas are exceptionally exciting and stable for their first incarnation. This sentiment is also echoed by M.G. Siegler on 500ish. This year, there is nothing... Continue Reading →
Here is something that I could have published on my secondary blog (https://numericcitizen.micro.blog) but the importance of the subject is too high not to put it on my main blog. Apple's power and leadership are undeniable. The expression of this leadership takes many forms: design, new standards, market domination, etc. Recently, Apple's power with its... Continue Reading →
With iOS 14, Apple introduced a refreshing iPhone experience with support of widgets and the new App Library. Here is how I will tackle this new level of complexity.
This year's WWDC conference was doomed to be special. Apple had a lot on its plate: deliver a successful digital-only experience, move all software platforms forward and keep the developers community happy. Did they deliver? Read more to find out.
So, now that Apple's Keynote is behind us, how did Apple fare against my previously published WWDC2020 wish List, Let's see. ThemeImportanceDescriptionFix comingServicesHighApple Card expansion to Canada. I'm not holding my breath, though.👎🏻ServicesHighApple Pay Cash expansion to Canada. I'm not holding my breath, though.👎🏻Apple WatchHighThird-party watch face available from a dedicated App Store. This could... Continue Reading →
Around the same time period of each year, there is a drum roll preceding Apple's biggest event of the year: WWDC. This year, as WWDC will be an online-only event, things might be different but having a wish list is still mandatory. Here is mine.
Thought of the day, from Francisco Tolmasky on Twitter: The frustrating thing about the iPad is that I constantly feel that I need to be buying into a philosophy Well said. For me, it doesn’t represent an issue. I love to buy into this philosophy because it is different, delightful. His tweet, one is a... Continue Reading →
With the coronavirus crisis around the world, video conferencing applications and services usage is exploding. More than ever, thanks to confinement, people want to stay in touch with their colleagues or loved ones. FaceTime1 is Apple’s solution to help people communicate using their Apple devices. How is FaceTime faring in this challenging world? Group FaceTime... Continue Reading →
With iPadOS 13.4, Apple injected much-needed delight to the iPad with the introduction of pointer support. Using the iPad with a mouse is undoubtedly delightful, but Apple’s vision of the future of personal computing is fully experienced with the Magic Keyboard. Here is my review of this highly regarded keyboard from Apple. Is the iPad... Continue Reading →