Buggy Software for Bored People

Sometimes we get a peek inside Apple's internals, a glimpse, a particular insight. It is from a former Apple engineer, a software developer. A recent Tidbits article from a former software engineer offers a view on why Apple's software is so buggy. Here is the possible cause of buggy software these days: Apple could address... Continue Reading →

On Vacation With iOS 13 – iPadOS, Really?

Apple introduced iPadOS at this year’s WWDC conference. This could be seen as a marketing move but I think Apple really wants to fork iOS to provide a unique experience on their tablets. But, here is an alert that I received on my iPad about location tracking, un new feature in iOS 13. The screenshot... Continue Reading →

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 →

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