Diagrams for Mac: A Promising Beginning

Today is the start of something new on the Mac: Diagrams. A simple yet promising diagramming application for macOS. Here is a short peek at this newcomer in a relatively competitive and crowded space. A simple diagram created with... Diagrams 1.0 on macOS. Start small, think big Entirely new and native applications on the Mac... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes of Aperture Development

Apple’s now-defunct Aperture Remember Apple’s Aperture, the professional photo processing app that eventually got abandoned? Here is a moving and fascinating story from one of the QA engineers who worked on the development team. This is a must-read if you are looking for behind the scenes details of Apple's history. Aperture: Senior QA (2004-2005) –... Continue Reading →

On iPad Intuitiveness (Again)

iPad intuitiveness is the source of eternal debate. One might ask: If the iPad is more intuitive than the Mac, why is it more difficult to use overall? Good question. Well, Gruber offers an interesting view on this subject. Source of constant debate Daring Fireball Again, my criticism about iPadOS has little to do with... Continue Reading →

This picture was taken in Hawaii, last summer. In this cemetery, the very big tree (far in the background) and the cross on the grave in the foreground are the subjects. In this photo processing session, I wanted to change the mood of the scene and give it a more spooky look. I like the... Continue Reading →

My 10 Years of iPad

My first iPad. Dear iPad, you've come a long way. You were not perfect. You lacked a USB port. Most of your apps were "blown up" iPhone apps. Yet, I fell in love with you instantly. Here is a brief summary of my 10 years of iPad. The intro Apple's keynote with Steve Jobs introducing... Continue Reading →

Photo taken during my long walk outside this past weekend with dear friends. Sometimes I feel Canada should get a new name: Winter. I loved this tree standing there. I knew I could do something about this scene. See the previous edition of Photo Legend here.

On Adding (Real) Mouse Support on iPadOS

Photo by Harpal Singh on Unsplash Jason Snell of MacWorld writing about adding real mouse support on iPadOS: "While some will consider the mere possibility of adding a mouse or trackpad to an iPad to be sacrilege, I prefer to see it as an additional option that can improve the iPad's flexibility in certain circumstances."Jason snell Mouse support, really?... Continue Reading →

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