This is a quick tutorial on how to easily type macrons on Apple devices with a hardware keyboard. The onscreen keyboard on the iPad makes this easy, but not when you are using an external hardware keyboard. This will be particularly relevant to academics needing to write Japanese terms in rōmaji. I searched the webContinue reading “Writing macrons on macOS and iPadOS”
In the summer of 2012, after quitting Apple, I went out on a limb and got my first Android phone. 5 years later I have switched back to iOS. It is interesting to see what has and has not changed, and what I miss about Android after two weeks with iPhone X.
papadimitriou: Mobile operating system market share, Feb 2011.
…it’s whats inside that counts. SIDENOTE: For those of you that didn’t know, I moved to Canada 5 days ago, which means I need a new phone. After a few weeks considering an Android device, the combination of the iPhone 4’s screen and camera (with its video capabilities) won me over. Hardware > software thisContinue reading
After a “two week” hiatus Dan Benjamin and John Gruber are back with a triple venti-sized episode of The Talk Show, one of my favourite podcasts. Near the end of the ep (around the last 8 mins) Dan and John discuss the possibility of Apple customizing the iPhone for multiple carriers, especially with regards toContinue reading “The Talk Show returns”
Earlier today I criticized the keitai web, calling it “sad” and a “nightmare”. Later, I was thinking about this a bit more and thought might have come off as a standards nazi (which I am, to some degree). I think my problem lies in the moniker: the keitai web. The keitai web came around whenContinue reading “The app store… ten years earlier”
mrgan: Developer Stories is a series of videos introduced alongside (and somewhat overshadowed by) iPhone 4. It’s wonderfully put-together little peek into the labs and minds of people who, though they may have their grievances against the App Store, ultimately love what it makes possible. Sure would be great if Apple still made videos likeContinue reading