With the recent introduction of widgets on iOS, what is referred as “the iPhone experience” is having a refreshing moment. Never before users could customize their home screen as much as today. Not everything is perfect on iOS 14, far from it, but this new level of control was long overdue. Time as come for... Continue Reading →
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple My love story with Apple started a long time ago. I’ve been an Apple enthusiast since 1982 when I started programming on an Apple II+ before moving to an Apple //e then on a //c. I’m considered an Apple fanboy by my friends, my colleagues and my family. They could... 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 →
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.
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.
I rarely write about mockups of potential new user interfaces or new devices. But when I see something that is profoundly good, I have to pass it along. Yesterday I came across the release of a study made by Alexander Käßner, a young UI/UX and digital product designer based in Berlin, Germany (it is one... Continue Reading →
Amid the coronavirus crisis, Apple recently released a bunch of new products1. From an updated MacBook Air to a beefed-up iPad Pro and many new Apple Watch bands, one product stands out: the Magic Keyboard with a trackpad for the iPad. With the iPadOS 13.4 release, the new keyboard could become a pivot in the... Continue Reading →
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 →
In 2019 Apple made a significant push into services and fixed many problems with its Mac product lines. The iPhone line got a refresh and brought back some delight. Software quality though as not improved. Here are my wishes for Apple this year. Software quality Photo by Przemyslaw Marczynski on Unsplash Let’s begin with software... Continue Reading →
Yep, Steve Jobs was right. On so many things. It took longer than he expected, but Steve Jobs was right. Over the past decade, for most people, in most use cases, phones killed the P.C. To get work done, now you just use a big phone — which Apple happens to call an iPad.Farhad Manjoo... Continue Reading →