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 →

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 →

The New macOS Classic Apps

If the new macOS classic apps are the ones using AppKit, what are the new native macOS apps then? From an article published by Jason Snell from Six Color, "Are we headed for a Mac automation schism?", an endnote caught my attention: We are probably about to enter an era where all the Mac apps... Continue Reading →

About (Perceived) Freedom

Could Apple's Marzipan Limit users freedom? This is all about perceived freedom. Brent Simmons writing about the freedom that comes with computers: With every tightened screw we have less power than we had. And doing the things — unsanctioned, unplanned-for, often unwieldy and even unwise — that computers are so wonderful for becomes ever-harder. He is refering... 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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