Posts on this site in the 'Apple' taxonomy, ordered by date
The EU has approved a new law that will force Big Tech to open up its platforms, allowing app developers to use their own payment systems.
Microsoft has elected to take a different approach to Apple and Google with its own app store. Are they getting ahead of the game?
An app on Apple's app store passed Apple's review process even though it wouldn't let users run it until they'd given the app at least a 3-star review.
I'm an Apple fan-boy, but they don't get everything right. I look at three Apple products that, in my opinion, fall short.
Apple is facing a backlash over its App Store. Epic, third-party developers, the North Dakota Senate and Congress all have it in for them.
Facebook has taken out full-page advertisements in a number of US newspapers to complain about Apple's upcoming privacy change.
A review of the M1-powered MacBook Air (13 inch) and a comparison with a high-spec MacBook Pro from 2013.
Tim Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook have been feuding for some time now. This article summarises that feud.
I've bitten the bullet and ordered one of Apple's new MacBook Pros with an M1-chip in it. I now have no money.
Epic has started the Coalition for App Fairness as part of its ongoing battle against Apple's app store policies.
Facebook says it might be pointless to try and track advert performance when Apple's iOS 14 starts asking users for permission to do so.
Epic Games are suing both Apple and Google over their app stores. This is amidst antitrust hearings in both the US and the EU.
Apple have made my early 2013 MacBook Pro obsolete, so I need to consider upgrading if I want to remain in the macOS ecosystem.
My iPad seems to drain some battery even when it is powered off overnight. I think this has something to do with iPadOS 13.5 or 13.5.1.
A review of Agenda version 10 for macOS, iPadOS and iOS. A date-based notes app with to-do and light project management capabilities.
Apple always know how to charge money but the cost of Mac Pro wheels is expensive even for them.
How the UK's coronavirus tracking app will leverage APIs from Apple and Google.
A look at the LiDAR system that comes with some of Apple's latest iPads.
A summary of what we know about Apple AirTags, which is nothing, really, because it's all rumour and speculation.
Now that it has reached its tenth birthday, has the iPad been a success or a failure?
A review of iA Writer version 5 for macOS, iPadOS and iOS, which is a file-based Markdown editor.
I simply had to have an app that allows me to create new universes and base all my decisions on quantum mechanics.
A review of Apple’s Reminders app under macOS Catalina, iPadOS 13 and iOS 13. It’s now a genuinely useful GTD app.
Apple manages to upset users of its Reminders app with a poorly planned release schedule, giving us iOS/iPadOS 13 a few weeks ahead of macOS Catalina.
Yet another iPhone 11 review, this time by someone who typically dislikes any and all phones but was persuaded to purchase Apple's latest offering.
My experiences transferring from a plain iPhone 6 to a standard iPhone 11.
The thought process behind my decision to upgrade from my iPhone 6 to an iPhone 11.
Apple's June 2019 WWDC unveiled a mouthwatering array of enhancements to its operating systems. I review some of my favourite features here.
An update to my earlier review to take account of the new features in OmniFocus 3 for macOS.
What I would like to see in iOS 13 for the iPad. Mouse support, filesystem access and xCode, essentially.
Apple's March 2019 announcements left me flat. TV channels, news and gaming subscriptions and a credit card aren't my thing.
Panic have announced that they intend to replace Coda, their web development software, with something entirely new.
My HomePod seems to have a mind of its own sometimes and I think about that in this article, which also serves as a very brief review of the device.
A very brief review of Apple's Reminders app which lacks two key features as far as I am concerned. The addition of these features would make it truly useful.
Are Apple products now too expensive? I add my own comments on the back of an article by Bradley Chambers at 9To5Mac.
A review of Panic's Coda, which is a code editor, FTP and terminal app for macOS and iOS. It's basically very good but suffers from one or two drawbacks.
A short article on Recode about Apple's 12 September 2018 event. It's mainly watch and phone stuff.
A review of the Dark Sky Weather app, which I tested for seven days. It's quite accurate although it had one or two interface problems.
If you've ever wondered why we have Launchpad you're in good company. However, Zac Hall at 9To5Mac describes a way it can be made a bit more useful.
How to get around the problem where Final Cut Pro X refuses to import an AVCHD file from a camcorder.
A review of OmniFocus 2 for macOS and 3 for iPad, the popular list taking, project management and GTD app. In particular, version 3 of OmniFocus for iOS finally brings genuine iPad support.
I used to want categories as well as tags for Bear Writer but after using it for a number of months I now see how tags alone works fine.
A quick look at Filemaker 17 and a couple of the new features I find most interesting, along with a couple of my criticisms in general.
The Next Web's summary of Apple's 2018 WWDC. Quite a few things were announced that probably interest many people, although I'm a little nonplussed.
The big tech companies rarely have genuine email support, which I think discriminates against the hard of hearing. Not only that, email is the most efficient way to provide support in most cases.
Why must you back up your computer? Because you will need it one day and it's far better than losing important photographs, letters and other documents. Backups are essential.
The Bear Writer team have released a new update, version 1.5. This includes tweaks to TagCons, more default tags and export to ePub, amongst other things.
Moving from Ulysses to Bear Writer for article writing. How to manage the transfer and tag articles appropriately, emulating Ulysses categories in Bear.
A Ulysses review. I think this is currently the best writing app available for MacOS and iOS and I present my justifications in this review.
A review of MoneyWiz personal accounting software, which is a cross-platform app compatible with MacOS, iOS, Windows and Android. Over all, it's a pretty good package backed with good support.
I received a brand new 12.9 inch iPad Pro and accessories. In this article I explain the unboxing process, my first impressions and some of the initial tasks I needed to do.
This article describes how I went about changing the way I used Jekyll to support moving from a MacOS MacBook Pro as main computer to using an iOS iPad Pro instead.
There's no easy way to add Microsoft Exchange aliases on iOS like there is on MacOS. In this article I present an ugly but effective workaround.
I have decided to switch from using a MacBook Pro to using an iPad Pro as my main computer. I'm planning to document my progress and this is the first article on the subject where I assess my requirements and make my purchase.
My thoughts about Apple computers five years after switching to the platform from Windows. Would I now switch back to Windows again?