App Store subscription scams are 100% Apple’s fault, with most of the problem being the design of the purchase-confirmation screen.
Look at how little space is used to communicate the price, buried under a wall of boilerplate “policy” text, surrounded by huge calls to action. [twitter.com]
At WWDC Apple’s presenters said they would not prevent you from running software you wanted to run on your Mac, but these interface choices are disaffecting. It feels like my Mac is fighting my choices every step of the way, and there’s not even a button to turn it all off.
After 24 hours of trying to use Catalina in earnest with all my data and apps intact, the new security features are incredibly annoying. Apps constantly asking for permission to see various folders, lots of relaunches and trips to System Preferences. It’s really unpleasant.
Don’t be a condescending 🤬 to people who choose to try a photo filter.
Focus on making it unacceptable for companies to misuse the data rather than making it unacceptable for individuals to have one microsecond of fun on this cruel and hostile earth
How hydraulics work
Unclogging a regular 3D printer: unscrew the nozzle and scrape the inside of the tube.
Unclogging my stupid dual-extruder printer: haha nope — I mean, you could fill it with acetone then wait a few months to make sure there isn’t any left when you plug it back in, good luck!
Sudden realization while discussing the Nintendo Switch Lite: what if an Ive-less Apple suddenly found itself capable of creating an iPod dedicated to games? As in, with first-party detachable — or even, gasp, integrated! — buttons and sticks?
Apple talks a lot about services being the future of the company, but then they pull shit like this and it makes me wonder if they have any clue that the most important part of a data service is protecting its contents.
Here’s something simple that Apple could do to focus adoption on people who really need it: remove some popular Emoji in the beta. It would have minimal impact on testing, but normal folks would say “no way!”
They use Emoji to drive adoption: they could use it to throttle, too.
Works fine on desktop but refuses to run on mobile without GBoard, even if you request the desktop version. Because obviously the point is to get you on GBoard… which should make you wary of using GBoard.