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 →

My Wishes for Apple in 2020

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 →

Upgrading to macOS Catalina: My Experience

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

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 →

On This Zoom Vulnerability

Shitty company with a shitty service What the fuck are those developers thinking when they design software like this? First, consider reading this from Jonathan Leitschuh: A vulnerability in the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without your permission. The flaw potentially exposes up to 750,000 companies around the world... Continue Reading →

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 →

iTunes 2001-2019: End Of An Era

R.I.P. Wow, who knew this would be coming someday. iTunes was such a big part of Apple's digital stores and media consumption. For many people, iTunes was just garbage. iTunes has a long history. It wasn't perfect and I still like it as of this writing. In fact, I just don't understand all that hate... Continue Reading →

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