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Of Nothingburgers & Real Criticism of Apple

Nothingburgers: They don’t have to be what’s for lunch

One of the things that frustrates The Macalope is that pundits spend way too much time criticizing Apple for nothingburgers. Have you heard of these nothingburgers? The burgers, they make them from nothing these days.

As the horny one points out, there is plenty of stuff that Apple can be criticised for.

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I reinstalled Sleep Cycle on my iPad last night, and used it to monitor my sleep pattern. As I suspected, it’s a lot more disturbed. I need to work out what’s causing this. #sleepmonitor #wellbeing

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Testing posting to my main blog from the Micro.blog app on my iPad.

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More iPad woes.

Sigh. I’d hoped that iPadOS 13.2.2 had dealt with my various app glitches. But this morning I opened Ulysses to be greeted by an error message that it could access the .ulysses index files on iCloud. Thankfully, the Mac app is working just fine, and a restart of the iPad got things going again. Still, it’s worrying. This is stuff that should have been ironed out in beta-testing.

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Un-updatable apps | Riccardo Mori

I suspect this sort of issue is going to bite a lot more people over the coming years, particularly those with hand-me-down iDevices. My mum’s iPad Mini 2 is now stuck at iOS 12, but at least she has me to troubleshoot problems.

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Having just my iPhone SE with me is a mixed blessing. On one hand, it’s less bulky, but on the other hand it’s a cramped browsing and writing experience. It’s usable, though.

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Six Reasons Why iOS 13 and Catalina Are So Buggy

David Shayer, the author of this article for TidBITS, is a former Apple software engineer, and his insight into how bugs are (or rather, aren’t) fixed, is both enlightening and depressing. 🐞

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The Ultimate iPhone Comparison.

It’s fascinating to see the evolution of the iPhone over the years, both the hardware and software.

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Post-WWDC thoughts

Riccardo Mori’s thoughts on macOS Catalina and iPadOS.

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The Upgrade Train

How the MacBook’s keyboard fiasco has reshuffled my whole upgrade path

Riccardo Mori’s post about what devices he’s now using and why emphasises something I’ve felt for a long time. I’d rather have something that a) meets my needs, and b) will do so for years, than regularly jump to the latest thing out of some belief that doing so will make my life better.

Case in point: my 2017 iMac, iPad Mini 4 and iPhone SE. Each serve their purpose, and do so admirably. If and when any of them either break or are no longer up to the tasks I require them to perform, then I’ll consider replacements.