Since I’ve uninstalled Dropbox my Mac manages to reboot completely instead of getting stuck on a black screen 😲︎
Of course Apple’s solution to that is just to limit what users are ever allowed to do, even after jumping through all the permission prompts (as SIP and the like show)
macOS has become the OS of permission prompts and password entry fields.
Someone really needs to point out to Apple continually asking users for the system password is a security anti-pattern.
In the end user get so used to it they just type it an whenever asked without thinking
I never wanted to rely on Box because I was certain they would someday renege on the lifetime free 50GB I got when I bought a webOS tablet a century ago, but somehow they still haven’t.
Doesn’t look like I can cancel Dropbox auto-renewal without immediately losing my 2TB. My subscription is annual, and renewed in April. Still might do it, because I’m tired of their bullshit.
Every app will grow until it includes… messaging, and a full browser.
I freaking loved Dropbox. A magical, unobtrusive folder that synced and was easily shared.
But Steve Jobs was right, that’s a feature not a product, so they had to bloat it if they wanted to stay independent. [twitter.com]
Don’t call nazis nazis on this site. Or you’ll be banned. For saying nazis.
The nazis, of course, can stay. Because they’re not saying nazis.
This is a good system.
I’m going to spoil it for you because it’s so damn important.
Microsoft did a scientific study - based on MS Vista code and found that the best predictor of bugs was:
More people = worse code
More departments = worse code
Higher turnover = worse code
I wonder if SwiftUI’s declarative nature would enable custom watch faces on watchOS without Apple having to run your app constantly or have it show stale data when presented
At this point iPadOS is so full of undiscoverable gestures and tricks it feels like we have long past the point where trying to avoid the complexity of a file system, window manager and system menu has led to a much more complex patchwork of ‘simple’ alternatives.
This is a gut reaction but I still don’t think multitasking on iPad is really ‘fixed’. I think the core problems remain, and the new capabilities also introduce overlay additional complexity to the same (flawed, imo) spatial model.
Apple has removed all the VR-related artwork and marketing material from their product pages. If nothing is announced tonight, or in the session schedule after the keynote, VR on the Mac is most likely dead.
Damn, it had never occurred to me that the Finder could group files by color. It’s not perfect but it almost makes up for having moved color indicators to a small, unassuming, utterly useless dot all those years ago.
If Batman was real, he’d probably be exactly like Elon Musk.
Bruce Wayne would throw an online tantrum where he calls Commissioner Gordon a pedophile because he didn’t ok his plan to rescue the mayor in an armored bat suit, and Wayne Enterprises would lose stock value overnight.
Using a mouse with the #iPadPro on #iOS13 is a truly transformative experience. The level of customisations is already incredible. This is what you can do with a 5 buttons #logitech mouse /cc @viticci @stroughtonsmith
I wonder if the ubiquity of mobile micropayments plays a part, making it possible for listeners to pay for individual episodes before deciding to subscribe.
As someone who tried to get Sign in with your Microsoft account to happen during the Windows 8 era, I’m quite familiar with how much of a hurdle it is to provide enough value to sites/apps that they adopt an identity solution.
Apple being able to mandate adoption is the killer.
We entered WWDC without Apple offering a modular desktop that meets our needs, and we’re leaving WWDC without Apple offering a modular desktop that meets our needs. They clearly don’t have enough developers in their focus group, so the Mac Pro is a major failure in that respect [twitter.com]
Hahaha absolutely fucking not! Thank you iOS 13 for your improved privacy! 💖💖💖
If it was built on top of a normal imperative UI framework you could drop down to the real power of a normal framework instead of dancing through hundreds of hoops to make it work.
I’m fearful this will regress iOS UI into more bland plain simple UIs even further than iOS7.
I’m actually incredibly disappointed that SwiftUI seems to be a new UI framework, not written on top of UIKit.
Declarative UI frameworks are great for simple straight forward UIs that fully their preconceptions. But if you want to violate those they are a massive pain!
This is a computer for movie studios to buy in bulk for employees, not for the independent professional. The independent professional is the demographic that built Apple, but also the one that has been neglected by Apple the most and it seems like that trend will continue.
This is a fascinating iOS 13 feature. So it seems like your iPhone will charge to 80%, then finish the last 20% just in time for you to wake up #WWDC19
(This is a prop for their AR showcase of the internals)
This is interesting…
It was undeniably fun seeing Apple unveil the McLaren of Macs. Fun has been missing in the Mac hardware world for a long time.
Swift UI looks amazing, if you want to do something simple.
However, most declarative UI frameworks rapidly fall down if you want to do anything custom or outside it’s assumptions.
I wonder how SwiftUI will fare if you want to build “Magic Move” style screen to screen transitions [twitter.com]
I’ll probably never be able to afford a Mac Pro — and it’s ugly as sin — but it managed to make me more optimistic about the Mac than I’ve been in years. It even put me in such a good mood that I’m not griping about finally switching to Swift. Funny how halo products work.
Very excited to find out all the things designers will manage to think of that break the assumptions built into SwiftUI!
I’m going to make every effort to avoid thinking about whether an equivalent of SwiftUI could just as well have been made with Objective-C or not, and accept that it’s time to switch to Swift. (Ugh.)
You could use an iPhone to capture an actor’s facial performance, and now you can do motion capture too, straight from system APIs 🙌
These accessibility improvements are downright wild! ❤️
It’s incredibly weird to finally see Apple introduce actual pro Mac hardware again. I’m having flashbacks to feelings I haven’t had in many, many, many years.
The fact that Apple’s demonstration of new iPad typing gestures started with an “oops” points to the fundamental limitation of using gestures for everything, not to mention the inherent lack of intuitive behavior. #WWDC19
PencilKit is a huge Finally for me. Having consistent UI across apps is gonna make a huge difference to how integrated the Pencil feels.
How did we reach the point where civilization would decide to reintroduce, in 2019, hourly audible chimes in wristwatches?