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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Back in October, I wrote a blog post about what to do before upgrading your Mac to macOS Catalina. Last weekend I went ahead and upgraded my own machine. Here are a few tidbits of information about my experience. macOS Catalina From the initial download to the first login screen, the upgrade took less than... Continue Reading →
At IBM: Mac vs PC must have been an intense discussion subject in recent years. Tidbits is reporting today: "IBM Finds Its Mac Users to Be More Productive Than PC Users". In particular, something caught my attention: The study also found greater employee satisfaction and retention. Mac users are 17% less likely to leave the... Continue Reading →