On Vacation With iOS 13 – Maps

First surprise with iOS 13 while in HawaiWhile opening Apple's Maps, I got a notification announcing improvements to Maps in my region. As in Maui there little towns I couldn't experience the difference, I saw one for general map features like state parks and reserves. So far so good.

Pivotal Time For Apple

SwiftUI Slide at WWDC Keynote Make no mistake, 2019 is another pivotal year for Apple. In case you are wondering why, just remember one thing: SwiftUI. Writing software for Apple ecosystem will never be the same. Here is why it matters for developers and general users. High expectations We were expecting a lot from Apple... Continue Reading →

My Thoughts On The WWDC 2019 Keynote

WWDC 2019 Keynote is already behind us. This was a long wait. Expectations were high. Apple had to deliver. And boy they did. Here are my thoughts on the WWDC 2019 keynote. Spoiler alert: I’m overwhelmed. I’m blown away. Generalities Apple's four software platforms The keynote followed some kind of a different path this year... Continue Reading →

Is The iPhone Killing Apple?

Another product line from Apple: their stores A question comes to my mind often these days: is the iPhone killing Apple? Apple was "for the rest of us" and the underdog for about half of his history. Apple was marching on a fine line dividing relevancy from extinction. Apple’s energy was focused, highly concentrated on... Continue Reading →

iOS 13 Will Be A Pretty Big Update

WWDC 2019 Poster Here is my take on the latest WWDC rumors. According to Mark Gurmen for Bloomberg, iOS 13 will be a pretty big one. Here are a few things that caught my attention. Many areas seeing improvements Other speed increase are expected across the board which I thought was done. It seems Apple... Continue Reading →

On iTunes, Marzipan and Expectations

Stephen Hackett writing on 512Pixels about Marzipan apps on the Mac: I hope for some improvements, but I think the truth is that these apps are going to feel weird compared to old-fashioned AppKit ones. Marzipan apps don't have to look weird. Apple has to try harder. The technology is new and it will take... Continue Reading →

How iOS And macOS Are Influencing Each Other

There are many areas on how iOS and macOS are influencing each other. With the upcoming iOS 13, macOS 10.15 and Marzipan, it will be even more important. Jason Snell writing for Macworld in April 2019 issue: it seems pretty clear to me that macOS is in the process of turning into something that’s got... Continue Reading →

The Death of iTunes is Near

iTunes being replaced by four new apps in macOS next major release. Big scoop Yep. You read it loud and clear: the death of iTunes is near. According to a major discovery made by Guilherme Rambo for 9to5Mac. Version 10.15 of macOS will include four new applications specifically created to replace major parts of iTunes... Continue Reading →

The Missing Link in Current iPad Product Line

Photo by Daniel Korpai on Unsplash Neil Cybart writing for Above Avalon: Thoughts on Apple's Revised iPad Line: This takes us to software - the missing link. All of the signs point to Apple getting the iPad line ready for new software features unveiled at this year’s WWDC. This week’s hardware updates cap off the... Continue Reading →

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