It’s been almost 4 years since its first introduction, yet people
don’t know/use 3D Touch. Why would they? Even tech-savvy users
don’t know which buttons offer 3D touch. Let alone regular users.
What would happen if we decide to make all links same color and
style as the regular text? People would not know what to click on
right? Why is 3D Touch be any different? We rely on our vision to
decide actionability before anything else. If you can’t
distinguish 3D Touchable buttons from those that are not, how are
you supposed to know you can press on them?
Total agreement from me on this. It’s baffling that there’s no visual indication of what can be 3D touched.
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show for a post-WWDC wrap-up discussion. Topics include iOS 12, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, Apple Books, MacOS 10.14 Mojave, dark mode, UIKit apps on the Mac, and more.
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Apple press release:
Apple today announced a unique, multi-year content partnership
with Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show
host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN.
Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that
embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around
Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of
original content from Apple.
Yet another sign that Apple is dead serious about original content.
At the time of the writing, with the exception of the $5,000 iMac
Pro, no Macintosh has been updated at all in the past year. […]
Rather than attempting to wow the world with “innovative” new
designs like the failed Mac Pro, Apple could and should simply
provide updates and speed bumps to the entire lineup on a much
more frequent basis. The much smaller Apple of the mid-2000s
managed this with ease. Their current failure to keep the Mac
lineup fresh, even as they approach a trillion dollar market cap,
is both baffling and frightening to anyone who depends on the
platform for their livelihood.
Compare and contrast with the iPhone, which is updated not just annually, but predictably. Post-WWDC, I’ve had a few friends and readers ask whether they should just go ahead and buy a MacBook or MacBook Pro now — knowing they’re old, knowing Continue reading "On the Sad State of Macintosh Hardware"
Donald Trump, in Singapore, asked whether he believes Kim Jong-un will actually destroy a nuclear site and return American POW remains:
“Honestly, I think he’s going to do these things. I may be wrong,
I mean I may stand before you in six months and say, hey, I was
wrong — I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find
some kind of an excuse.”
That’s the most honest thing he has said as president.
Jason Snell, writing at Six Colors back in March:
The Mac mini was last updated 1245 days ago, in October of 2014.
(And that was a lackluster upgrade.) Taking a cue from my
dreams about what a modern Mac mini might be like, I bought a
tiny Intel NUC PC and installed macOS on it. My Mac mini was
becoming unreliable and I was hoping to experiment with Intel’s
hardware in advance of a real Mac mini being released.
This was intended to be a temporary experiment. And, in fact, I
hope to replace the NUC with a real Mac mini just as soon as Apple
finally releases that all-new Mac mini that’s hopefully
percolating inside Cupertino. But in the meantime, I have been
running macOS on non-Apple hardware, and it’s been an instructive
Cheaper and faster, but a pain in the ass to keep updated software-wise. Continue reading "Not Only Is the Mac Mini Outdated, It’s No Longer Mini"