"I love my Mac!" - seeing macOS through a new user's eyes.

I actually think a lot of the "iOSification" of macOS has been about making this better. For instance, the way Bluetooth works on macOS is so much nicer than it used to be. (The Mac is discoverable when the Bluetooth pane is open.)

I remember multiple people (no, not just you, you were more reasonable than most) complaining when Apple removed Lock Screen from the Keychain menu. (It's under the Apple menu now.)

Safari folks: use “Request Desktop Site” from the iOS share menu to nope your way out of amp pages.

(Do this before sharing URLs to protect your friends from Google tracking too.)

Thinking of writing something comparing the Surface Go to the iPad Pro. They're interestingly different, but also similar.

Taylor Lorenz "Twitter Should Kill the Retweet" theatlantic.com/technology/arc

[Applies to the "alternatives" as well. Which is quite obvious as social media are oral media, only in the guise of writing.]

My dear three year old MacBook is heading in to get a battery change tomorrow. For a couple of hundred quid, it will go from being a pretty terrible two hours of use to maybe six. And given it's more than powerful enough to do everything i need to do, that probably gives it another couple of years life.

It's really weird that Chrome on iOS has a (very nice) reading list feature, which isn't the same as the one on Android, and which doesn't exist at all on desktop.

"Hey Ian, how are you?" you ask.

I'm actually pretty good at the moment, thank you. I think the daily meditation is going me a lot of good. How about you?

I realised a while ago that I can basically do 80% of my job using a phone and a paper notebook. For some reason, I find this incredibly pleasing.

its so sad google+ couldnt afford to run their instance anymore

Going from the Pixelbook keyboard to the MacBook one is like going from a modern car to a mid-70's Lada.

I've been testing Tusk on iPhone and I tell you what it's a really bloody nice Mastodon client.

One thing I have definitely noticed: Instagram ads are by far the most relevant to my actual interests. They’re usually for stuff that I’m genuinely interested in rather than just stuff I might have browsed for at some point.

I think today is when all the new students arrive uni, or as we call it “The day when lots of lost parents circle around our street looking for the university”, or “Oh shit don’t go to Sainsbury’s” Day

Better, simpler, and more affordable


Today, I submitted a radical redesign of Better Blocker for iOS to the App Store for approval in time for the launch of iOS 12…

I think this is the first iPhone release event where I've felt beforehand that I want to wait and see what Google brings out.

I finished two pieces of research today which had been hanging around in my todo list for ages, and now I feel like some kind of EPIC GOD.

Show more

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!