As app developers, think about including a sticker bundle with your download. A great way to get new customers and keep existing ones loyal.
Given new title limits, Apple should add a new ‘subtitle’ field to let devs provide some marketing copy that appears in search results.
“Yay, there are several
libraries just for tha… oh, Google understood SceneKit as a synonym to SpriteKit again.”
ICYMI: You can now use the full range of emoji to spice up your name and bio on your Twitter profile! 📝 🙌
Oh, not only can you put
any emoji in your Twitter bio now, but the website’s been updated to support the latest ones \o/ 🏳️🌈
Xcode beta doesn’t know how to install and run an iMessage extension anymore so that’s gonna make development a bit complicated.
I kinda wish you could use Slide Over on iPhone and I can’t quite decide if that would be silly or functional.
Of course the current implementation of Slide Over’s application picker is bad enough that I have to lean a bit more toward ‘useless.’
My app started out as a (simple) SceneKit and ended with just two UIImageViews. I’m feeling a little bit defeated.
First time trying to sketch a UI in Paper since selling my iPad Pro and Pencil. I’m going to cry / throw up / throw my iPad out the window.
Really, what I want from my 14.75 million pixel iMac is to have it display just one app. And to not let me save stuff where I want.
So Nintendo’s created Mariobalt? I hope it’s more than what’s being shown. Rayman on iOS showcased how smart one-thumb platformers could be.
I guess GPS on the Watch does have value if it means sparing the iPhone’s battery during a Pokémon walk.
There’s never gonna be Watch faces for sale as long as Apple has prominent partnerships with just a custom band and face.
I hope the Maps redesign in iOS 10 is an indicator of a widespread UX overhaul in iOS 11 putting all controls at the bottom.
Dammit, I did not want to want an iPhone 7, but the new camera looks great. And I’m not even talking about the dual-camera system, because I don’t want to carry a Plus around — but I’d love to have that 56mm-equivalent lens.
I’d been wondering why/how so many people posted “boomerangs” to Instagram Stories. Had no idea it was a Live Photo thing.
I can’t wait to find out how bad the AirPods sound for the price. I mean in reviews, not on my head.
Can we all agree to call them CouragePods?
Wouldn’t it have been better to introduce the AirPods a full year before removing the headphone jack? Start by promoting wireless?
MacBook trackpad moves independently from computer; haptic Home button can’t, so haptic feedback is limited in what it can do. I’m sure we’ll get used to it. #lastRT
Why should a locked OS accept a new peripheral anyway?
Just reached the part of my timeline backlog where everyone preorders a $1,000 iPhone 😥 I’m a completionist but I might skip a few hours.
So that’s two small apps waiting for review. Do I spend my weekend making the third, slightly bigger idea I had?
Now that the iPhone 7 is glossy the year long ban on gloss in icons has been lifted! Designers assemble! Commence operation gloss comeback!
My dream is to become known enough as a dev that it wouldn’t be a waste of time to give in to my urge to make Yet Another Grocery List App.
Apple puts the S2 chip in the old body for Series 1 yet no one mentioned the possibility / complained about the impossibility to get an old Watch upgraded? (Say, an Edition, or even an expensive Steel.) That was the whole debate a year ago!
Isn’t it odd that two years later no one’s done this on iOS? Using the camera in video mode to get the data, you should be able to get a nice 4K photo on iPhone 6s.
The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy
I “Reset All Settings” on my iPhone (battery is acting up, last hope). First consequence: an unholy swarm of alert views when it reboots.
Second consequence: My text substitution shortcuts on my Mac returned to a previous, weeks-old version. iCloud is truly… miraculous.
Left my iPhone off all night (to meditate about its battery). Turned in on today. All text substitutions on my Mac disappeared altogether 😡
Some iOS 10 apps are out, some are “Pending Apple release” while blogs are browsing the App Store. Still not as bad as tvOS launch I guess.
(Rationalizing the 4.7-inch choice.)
ios 10 is out. you update your software the same way you always have. don’t need a blog post about it.
H: I’ll probably wait until it bugs me to install it
M: Noooo install it now so I can send you stickers
H: Hmm, you raise a good point
What’s so great about bricking your primary phone is that now none of your 2FA logins work. So can’t deploy code or trade stocks 😄✌️
Don’t worry if iOS 10 just bricked your iPhone and you don’t have a Mac to set it straight. A Genius appointment is available on November 13
So when I said the iMessage App Store launch wasn’t as bad as tvOS I didn’t think iOS 10 would end up as the update nobody dared to install.
The 8-ball was originally a SceneKit view that responded to physical shaking but that triggered the text field’s goddamn undo 😠
People won’t spend $2 for a great app, but will buy 10 $2 Disney-owned sticker packs.
Psychology is maddening.
I’m setting up my iPhone from a fresh iOS image but the App Store’s auth is overloaded so any app that checks its receipt refuses to run.
Not sure if it’s a bug or an annoying intentional change that Watch notifications (sometimes?) stay stuck on screen if I don’t act on them.
Starting over from a blank iOS does seem to cure my battery issues. How can an iPhone’s backup include information that fucks up battery management?
And imagine if the only solution to MacBook trouble was to reformat and abandon any file that wasn’t stored in the cloud.
Point: we trust Google with far too much of our email. Counterpoint: Google may be the only organization able to secure our email
Who would have believed that, in 2016, I’d be thinking “I wish I had stuck to web development, there’d be fewer compatibility issues.”
Since Apple have said they aren’t gonna license the W1 chip — how about releasing a standalone Bluetooth receiver and battery?
It wouldn’t take anything away from AirPod and Beats because most people would prefer to go full-wireless, but it would satisfy audiophiles clinging to their expensive headphones.
It works great for free, and syncs to iCloud so you can create stickers on iPad and use them on iPhone.
Samsung has much better OIS, autofocus, and sound.
Apparently when I click the home button to exit an app, I do it with my fingernail. Not something I ever realized until it no longer works 😐
iOS 10 remembering your scroll position in Today view completely defeats the point of putting the most important information at the top 😕
And it probably makes sense because most people didn’t organize their widgets, but it makes the view significantly less useful for power users. Well, I guess that’s iOS for you.
Free killer iPhone 7 accessory idea: external battery with headphone jack
Can’t believe I’ve had this MacBook Pro for two and a half years already. That makes it perfectly reasonable to buy a big new PC for VR!
macOS Sierra is out today. If you plan to install, back-up your Mac first, preferably cloning the entire drive. Better safe than ARGH NOOOOO
If you don’t use a cloning tool, SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner are both fab. I use SuperDuper! daily on my main works Mac.
I’m trying Safari again, as you do after any OS update, and I forgot how nice it is to have smooth scrolling.
Every OS update I try Safari again but don’t remember why I switched to Chrome and what to look for. This time I swear I’ll make a list.
I tried an iPhone 7 for five minutes in an Apple Store and I’m now completely disgusted with my old physical Home button.
Young guy at the Apple Store table seemed obsessed with Jet Black but dejected that it didn’t broadcast “I have an iPhone!” like White.
Sorry I didn’t have the presence of mind to point out that it would be the ultimate status symbol within weeks.
Oh yeah I forgot to say that the glossy iPhone is a gorgeous object, but everyone already knew that. Worth the fingerprints after all.
Imperfect of course but very impressive
In a world where most photos end up on Snapchat/Facebook/Instagram, the faux-bokeh effect on the 7 Plus is as believable as most DSLR pics
Safari opening new tabs in the tab bar then not switching to them until the content has loaded, that’s new, right?
And I completely understand why someone would think it’s a good idea not to switch immediately to an empty tab.
But it’s not.
I’ve enabled Apple’s new 2FA and it keeps asking me codes and I’m super nervous about they day it fucks up and I’m locked out of everything.
Swift Playgrounds on iPad can control robots using Bluetooth. How cool is that?! Here’s a sample to get you started: https://t.co/2ybOysmbAO
I like Google Assistant’s tone better than Siri’s. But I’m a misanthropic nerd so maybe Apple is right not to cater to me.
EXCLUSIVE: Silicon Valley billionaire Palmer Luckey secretly funds group dedicated to posting anti-Clinton memes:… https://t.co/auzEWFtG7b
Sierra opens the “Do you really want to change your default browser?” confirmation popup behind the active window — if not all windows ಠ_ಠ
Gave up on Safari because it has terrible performance with multiple tabs and with YouTube.
So now I’m… checking out Firefox 😳
I just super-liked someone on Tinder when I meant to scroll down on their profile. Goddamn UI traps.
Not that I would be caught dead wearing those things but I’d love it if they started a round-video fad.
We may be seeing Snap’s eventual IPO narrative here. A great IPO often has an easy to understand, yet intriguing st… https://t.co/kXu0yLlZr2
Hope the Spectacles come out soon because I’m really tempted to make a circular video capture + player app and that’d be a huge waste of my time.
‘Hey Siri’ worked great during the watchOS beta but fails half the time since release.
I think I need to create a @garoo_complains account.
An experiment to see how many accounts I can create with different filters over my face (with apologies to @fet_complains).
Bought a renowned iOS productivity app after someone I trust wrote a long post about how awesome it is.
The UI looks like it was designed for Palm Pilot.
So… Twitter is pretty much the one use case where it makes sense to ask “Can the blockchain save us?” right?
Honestly I’m rather curious to see what happens after Twitter implodes. Do we, as a society, step back or double down?
Why do Spotify’s song radios always end after a few hours? (It’s always better than Apple Music’s, which just refused to start, but still.)
I MEANT TO SCROLL DOWN ON MY EX’S PROFILE AND IT SUPER-LIKED HIM AND FUCK THIS SHIT I’M DELETING TINDER.
There’s something to be said for external power supplies you can easily replace when they crap out. In other news, my old Drobo is alive \o/
Asking Siri “Show me photos of dogs” should default to a web search, not launch Photos unless you said “my dog” or “my photos.”
I guess in the next version of macOS they might as well replace the Finder with Windows’ File Explorer.
It’s still 320x480-only.
And I have no idea how the filters manage to be so slow on an iPhone 6. Is the old OpenGL API running through an emulator or something?
Some days I wish I worked with people, maybe.
Modern spies find it hard to go undercover because their aliases don’t have detailed Facebook accounts. https://t.co/CxaX0SaAJQ https://t.co/W6XEYNPDLO
Neural nets are fascinating ways to solve computing problems with magic algorithms humans may never be able to grok https://t.co/sfuHS0UhPw
I have no idea what happens to computing when nobody on earth actually understands the algorithms being used to generate results 😶
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