Every single time I dismiss the lock screen, my iPhone shows the “AirPods connected” notification.
Look at that; they made significant changes to the lock screen and now things are buggy. Well done, Federighi. 👏
Making the Mentions timeline more capable in the apps means that Micro.blog conversations become even more valuable. When combined with Sven’s upcoming plug-in for searching Replies, this is something of an upgrade to the community experience for the community. 💯
As the initial heat from iPhone season dies down, I’ve returned to my previous plan and feel confident about some additions. Not only do I not want a new smartphone but am definitely planning to get the MP02 and have my eye on an iPad for hobby + light work activities.
I drank my coffee whilst making coffee. This is the only way it works, eh, @JohnPhilpin.
I give a thumbs-down to any “lifetime” subscription that costs less than 10× the annual plan, and even then I’m skeptical.
Another incomplete feature from Apple: AirPods connectivity.
Allow me to connect the devices per machine and don’t just automatically connect them to every single device I own without warning. Such an arrogant assumption to build into devices they describe as “deeply personal”.
exercise -> shower = good to go
I don’t feel comfortable with some of the conveniences of the smartphone. Sure, as a back-up in emergency situations, a lot of that makes sense.
But continuous access to the weather? Or news? Or even conversations?
Do you know what happens when we buy something from our local shops?
we finish the purchase
there might have been chatter, depending on how busy all involved are
and then we get back to the rest of our day
… it’s like we’re human beings or something 🤯
As a result of the move from last year, we are no longer using a TV anywhere in the house and I no longer have an iPad. I have since discovered that I do not like using my computer or phone for leisure activities (reading, watching, etc).
When it comes to technology, my knowledge largely comes from my lack of fear over trying new things and pressing buttons just to see what they do.
A great developer can come from anywhere is one of my favourite pieces of writing. Whenever I revisit it the better part of my brain, full with better decision-making and clarity of thought, is given the jolt it needs.
Lock-screen widgets from third-party developers — the main reason I updated so quickly — are not currently available due to a bug made by Apple.
Yet more proof that you shouldn’t have arbitrary, marketing-led production schedules.
I think I’m ready — once the money is available — to get a traditional phone and keep my smartphone in reserve as a media player/point-and-shoot/back-up for the “modern world”.
The experiment feels good: separate the key feature — communication — from the handheld computer.
If you pay for Apple Music Family for, say, 10 years. That is £1,800.
Now say the price of the average album is £10. That’s 180 albums.
In the first instance your access to the music can disappear oh-so very easily when compared to the second. No thanks, I reject this choice.
New Apple workout idea: Home-making.
I can work at a fair clip when I’m getting a bunch of things done at once; dishes, laundry, tidying, hoovering, taking out the rubbish, and a number of connected tasks therein. I’m definitely highly active but the Watch doesn’t count it.