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My One Hope for iOS 8?

You know what it is? That the damn Siri realizes my name is spelled "Erik" - not only on my iPhone, but on the friends who iMessage me or who say my name in other contexts. Perhaps the type-ahead stuff will help with that. I've always found it ridiculous that my iPhone couldn't be trained […]

Intelligent Details

A video about Bentleys (the cars) shot entirely on an iPhone 5S:

Legal Process Guidelines for U.S. Law Enforcement is an interesting read. And not too long. FaceTime and iMessages are end-to-end encrypted. Third-party apps are safe. Your email, call history, SMS messages, camera rolls (photos/videos), and a few other things are not.

Eating the Evidence

The Great Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung | Vanity Fair One day in March 2011, cars carrying investigators from Korea’s anti-trust regulator pulled up outside a Samsung facility in Suwon, about 25 miles south of Seoul. They were there ready to raid the building, looking for evidence of possible collusion between the company and wireless […]

Apple - Press Info - Apple Leadership - Angela Ahrendts. She can't do worse than the last guy… Also, this is cool: Parallax Scrolling.

ReadKit? NetNewsWire?

PulpFiction was great. Cyndicate was even better. But now neither are really no more, and it's only a matter of time before Cyndicate stops working. That will be a sad day for at least two or three people. Namely myself, Brad, and one other person I know who loves Cyndicate. I love how feeds are […]

Apple’s Wearable a Smart Band?

Apple and Nike are gearing up for a big announcement this fall? I dunno. Tempted to say "I'll pass."

Apple on the Environment

http://www.apple.com/environment/

Memories of Steve

Memories of Steve, by Don Melton. I'm not going to quote anything. Just go read it.

iWork Updates (5.2, 2.2)

The Second iWork ’13 Update introduces a lot of nice things. Hopefully, this indicates that iWork is not languishing as it did for many years.

fnd.io

Michael Tsai shares a tip about searching the iTunes store via Alex Heath. A LaunchBar shortcut for it is: https://fnd.io/#/search?mediaType=all&term=*.

Odd Page Breaks in Pages

I'm using Pages to write a book (because the thought of using Word makes my skin crawl a little bit), but two things are quite annoying. The first is how Pages treats keyboard shortcuts like option-delete, or shift-arrow, and similar. Oftentimes it edits or selects (or deletes) text after the insertion point, even though you're […]

Pixelmator - What happend to the color fields in the toolbar This drives me NUTS. I prefer Pixelmator over Acorn, but every few months, I launch Pixelmator thinking that it has to be fixed by now, only to find out that it's not, and to get so frustrated that I quickly switch back to Acorn. […]

Keyboard Repeat

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true Thank you! P.S. I have to reboot but fingers are crossed that this still works in Mavericks.

I read an article today about how some people are unable to open older documents created by earlier versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, so I did a quick search for all such documents, and opened, and re-saved them all to upgrade them to the latest versions. Fortunately I'd kept my iWork '09 applications on […]

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