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Fun with the Apple Watch and WatchOS 4

One of new features announced for the Apple Watch in WatchOS 4 was that the pulse monitor would be watching for unexplained high pulse rates and warn the user about them. Well, I've now seen that warning in action. Unfortunately, I wasn't wearing the watch at the...
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Apple and the FDA join up to cut product approval delays

Remember a few months back when I wrote about the rumored glucose monitor Apple is working on? One of my comments was that given the amount of time it takes for medical devices to get through the regulatory approval pipeline to not hold your breath. Well today, the...
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Apple Watch Sport Loop

I was going to write a piece on Apple's new Sport Loop, but Mikah Sargent at iMore wrote a really good one first. Please go read Apple Watch Sport Loop: an up close look at the new Midnight Blue band. I agree with everything he says. I picked up the black band, have...
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Quick thoughts on the Apple announcements

I’m not going to go in depth about the announcements from Apple this week, but I did want to touch on a couple of things. If you want more detailed coverage and haven’t already found it, I suggest Sixcolors, iMore, Daring Fireball, 512pixels and Macstories. There’s a...
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I found something about the iMac I don’t like

Since buying this new iMac 5K, I've been really happy with it. Yesterday, though, I ran into something I wasn't completely thrilled at. Getting ready to hop on a conference call, I fired up the built in camera, and... That's rather red and dark and, well, not awesome....
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More thoughts on the future of the Touch Bar and TouchID

Much to my surprise my piece on the Touch Bar went viral and got widely distributed including a stint on Hacker News as well as Techmeme. 40,000 views later (and counting), it was a weekend with a lot of interesting and constructive feedback. That made me realize...
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The life and death of the touch bar: revisiting the MacBook Pro

(update 8/28: the discussion this piece has generated has been a lot of fun, and thank you for all of the reshapes and feedback. The discussions I've been in have led to some more clarity and some things I felt were worth a followup, which you can find in More...
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Three things I want from Apple in the next year

Apple watch workouts: while I’ve heard many suggest the biggest need for the Watch is an always on screen (which would be nice) or LTE so you don’t need the phone hand (which might be nice), what I want is even more basic but I haven’t heard anyone else bring it up: I...
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I bought an iMac

I bought an iMac. Last week, I pulled the trigger and bought myself an iMac. This has been in my long term plans for a while, and I finally decided it was time. I ended up getting the stock 27 inch model with the 2 Terabyte fusion drive. I added 16 gigs of Crucial RAM...
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My take on WWDC 2017

A few months back I wrote Apple’s 2016 in Review, which took Apple to task with some problems I felt needed to be addressed. It got fairly wide distribution (thank you!) and a lot of constructive feedback, and because of it, I was really looking at WWDC this year as a...
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Fun with the Apple Watch and WatchOS 4

One of new features announced for the Apple Watch in WatchOS 4 was that the pulse monitor would be watching for unexplained high pulse rates and warn the user about them. Well, I've now seen that warning in action. Unfortunately, I wasn't wearing the watch at the...

Apple Watch Sport Loop

I was going to write a piece on Apple's new Sport Loop, but Mikah Sargent at iMore wrote a really good one first. Please go read Apple Watch Sport Loop: an up close look at the new Midnight Blue band. I agree with everything he says. I picked up the black band, have...

Quick thoughts on the Apple announcements

I’m not going to go in depth about the announcements from Apple this week, but I did want to touch on a couple of things. If you want more detailed coverage and haven’t already found it, I suggest Sixcolors, iMore, Daring Fireball, 512pixels and Macstories. There’s a...

I found something about the iMac I don’t like

Since buying this new iMac 5K, I've been really happy with it. Yesterday, though, I ran into something I wasn't completely thrilled at. Getting ready to hop on a conference call, I fired up the built in camera, and... That's rather red and dark and, well, not awesome....

Three things I want from Apple in the next year

Apple watch workouts: while I’ve heard many suggest the biggest need for the Watch is an always on screen (which would be nice) or LTE so you don’t need the phone hand (which might be nice), what I want is even more basic but I haven’t heard anyone else bring it up: I...

I bought an iMac

I bought an iMac. Last week, I pulled the trigger and bought myself an iMac. This has been in my long term plans for a while, and I finally decided it was time. I ended up getting the stock 27 inch model with the 2 Terabyte fusion drive. I added 16 gigs of Crucial RAM...

My take on WWDC 2017

A few months back I wrote Apple’s 2016 in Review, which took Apple to task with some problems I felt needed to be addressed. It got fairly wide distribution (thank you!) and a lot of constructive feedback, and because of it, I was really looking at WWDC this year as a...

I have no frigging idea

I’ve been having some interesting conversations about Apple in the last few days. One was with Ina Fried, who is now writing at Axios, and she asked a question I struggled answering: “Are you planning to buy a desktop?” As you can see in her daily...

The Mac Pro lives: Apple promises new gear

So I wake up and fire up twitter, and see that John Gruber has dropped a bomb on my twitter feed and twitter blew up. I had errands to run and a doctor’s appointment this morning, so I’m just now able to sit down and write about this, but it’s given...

About Dungeon Delve

(I've been playing submarine again, for which I apologize. Among the reasons for this is I have my head down in Swift again, and as I've moved forward in picking up the language I've been putting some time into formalizing the design of the app I'm going to build as...

I’m coming to terms with the iMac Pro

I just finished a driving trip to go visit family in southern California, and the time on the road gave me the ability to unplug and think things through. I’ve been a very strong proponent of the need for monitor-less desktops in the upcoming rumored refresh coming —...

My Advice for Apple

An old friend caught me in email on my recent piece on Apple and had a very valid criticism: that I’d gone into detail about what I saw was wrong with Apple, but didn’t really offer any action plan on what to fix it. She was right, and so I sat down and...

Apple’s 2016 in review

This has been the winter of our discontent. 2016 was the year the tone changed. There’s always been a lot of criticism and griping about anything Apple does (and doesn’t do — it can’t win) but in 2016 I feel like the tone of the chatter about...

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