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Archive for the 'Apple' Category

OS X and iOS Software Rushed, Buggy

Many, many Apple folks seem to believe Apple should slow down and fully bake their OS X and iOS software released before releasing them to the world. I concur. Apple's Software Quality Decline There are a few counter-arguments in the comments, including: Software development is a process, not a product. Perfection is impossible. Why? Because […]

Family Sharing in iOS 8

Thinking about switching to iOS 8's new Family Sharing? Here's what you need to know I didn't read that, but I did add Family Sharing to our accounts. The bummer? My kiddo has $50+ in credits. Purchases will have to be made under her "account" in order to use that $50. So, anything that we […]

iOS 8's Health App I really like that iOS 8 can supply first responders with an "Emergency ID" card with your blood type, emergency contacts, allergies, etc. I suggest everyone fill this information out right now. If you don't do it now, you'll probably forget.

Remembering Steve

I missed the anniversary of his death by a few days, but I'm happy (and saddened at the same time) that this site is still online: Happy to read the memories and thoughts of others, sad that it's not still just a bad dream.

This page at Apple lets you check the Activation Lock of a device you are considering purchasing. If the device is still on someone's account, these two pages may come in handy: - Find My iPhone Activation Lock: Removing a device from a previous owner’s account - What to do before selling or giving away […]

iOS 8’s Time Lapse Feature

How Does the iOS 8 Time-lapse Feature Work? Basically (quoted from the original article - please click through - it didn't look right in a blockquote): Recording Duration Frame Capture Rate Speed Relative to Real Time Less than 10 minutes 2 frames every second 15x 10 minutes to 20 minutes 1 frame every second 30x […]

Inside the building where Apple tortures the iPhone 6 Very cool.

Apple - Privacy Finally, I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will. Tim's smart enough to know what "never" means.

Tech21 iPhone 6 Case Arrived

The Tech21 iPhone 6 Cases are out, and I picked up a clear checked design one at Best Buy. Now my entire family has Tech21 cases, and I currently believe they're the best: they're not overly bulky but they offer a good amount of protection. I may, now and then, slip the iPhone 6 back […]

iPhone 6 Reviews

Review: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Daring Fireball: The iPhones 6 Using The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus On A Real Disneyland Trip iOS 8 review | iMore iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed | Ars Technica

Apple Watch as a Remote

Daring Fireball: Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations Apple Watch Sport (aluminum/glass): $349 (not a guess) Apple Watch (stainless steel/sapphire): $999 Apple Watch Edition (18-karat gold/sapphire): $4,999 Shocking at first, but the more I consider it, the more accurate I think it is. Except the Edition price. I think that's going to be $9,999 or […]


Seriously? This, like Antennagate before, simply comes down to a basic lack of understanding of physics. "When I apply a lot of force to this piece of aluminum, it bends!" Reminds me of the old joke. "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." "Don't do that."

Thoughts on Privacy

Apple - Privacy. They should have called it that, following Thoughts on Music and Thoughts on Flash.

App-Specific Passwords for iCloud

Using app-specific passwords: If you use iCloud with any third party apps (such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal) you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if the app you're using doesn't support two-step verification. Using an app-specific password also ensures that your primary Apple ID password isn't […]