Apple Trying to Get MacBook Down to $999. Maybe They Should also Try One with iOS. – BirchTree →

As I said last night, Apple should also make a version of this new MacBook at runs iOS and see what the separation is in sales. I’d be incredibly curious to see is a MacBook with a 13 inch screen and keyboard would sell better running iOS or macOS Apple Trying to Get MacBook Down to $999. Maybe They Should also Try One with iOS. – BirchTree

The MacBook running iOS is the iPad Pro?

Whilst I see where Matt I coming from I just don’t see that this would sell very well. It may be appealing to us nerds that already work on their iPad/iPhone. But Apple must sell tens of millions fo devices to make it worth while.

Such is the life of one of the biggest companies in the world!

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Siri needs to become a platform →

Platform versus OS appendage, it’s a philosophical construct that’s really hurt Apple at this point. Siri needs to become a platform | iMore

Siri needs to stop being something tacked onto iOS updates and be able to run wild and pick up abilities that Apple can’t provide. The amazing possibilities that Siri could have achieved are long gone, and it’s clear Apple are holding it back.

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Building A Micro Blog On Jekyll

After exploring other options to sharing on social media and using Micro.blog I’m stuck. There doesn’t seem to be the perfect option out there to fulfil all of my needs so for now I still to my own blog.
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Using Micro.blog - AKA Me ‘Quitting’ Twitter

So. Deep breath and we will begin my attempt to leave Twitter and still be social. Timothy Smith summed this up perfectly when talking about micro blog by saying “I wanted to get away from Twitter. If you don’t get why, that’s ok”. For my attempt I decided that I needed something that would still allow me to share blog posts and BYOD podcast episodes, but keep me away from...
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Bring Your Own Device 36 →

Unapologetically empty with special guest Guilherme Rambo

This week, Guilherme Rambo (AKA Mr. Rambo) returns to talk about, The state of security in iOS and macOS, and the state of Jailbreaking which on iOS that rose up from the dead. We also talk about whether Apple should make their own smart-home devices, now that Alexa dominates that market. And speculate about the iMac Pro cannibalizing HomePod sales.

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Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone? - The New York Times →

Silicon Valley companies like Facebook and Google know this, and they have increasingly been turning to the field of applied neuroscience to see how exactly brains respond to color in the apps, what brings pleasure and what keeps the eye. Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone? - The New York Times

Although I completely understand where this article is coming from. I don’t agree the answer is Apple themselves to make a worse phone.

Apple have no interest in keeping you invested in your phone and holding your attention. They have already made their money so the transaction is pretty much over.

However it is app and platform designers that are to blame. Their whole business model is built around attention and a worse phone to use wouldn’t curb this much. It would purely move the issue to OEM that make better phones.

The answer is inside us.

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The Workflows That Make My Blog

After messing around with Wordpress for a long time and never being happy with the performance, things have changed. Couple this with the fact I work on my phone and iPad a lot and I solved two issues with one stone.
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Apple reducing parts for new iPhone face scanning →

According to industries, it is heard that Apple is planning to strengthen face sensing function starting from 2019 models. That is why it is planning to increase number of parts that will be used for iPhones and is looking into combination of a face recognition module with a camera module. 대한민국 IT포털의 중심! 이티뉴스

I am surprised this wasn’t the case with the first gen, however it make sense given the rush to release the iPhone X last year and not 2018.

Reducing parts should also reduce the notch, right? Right!

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How I Built A Personal Brand →

You want to monetize your work? Give away 99% of it for free. How I Built A Personal Brand That Turned Me Into A Full-Time Writer

I have never really been fussed about being paid for my writing or content creation. However I have found the best way, and to cut out all the hassle, is to write for other people.

I wrote more words in 2017 for other people to put their name on that I did my own. And long may it continue.

Never be afraid to drop your ego.

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