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“iOS and the iPad should replace the Mac because they’re both incredibly mature platforms.”

“Also Apple controls the availability of apps and they’re going to block stuff you want good luck.”

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 24, 2018
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19 hours ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "“See this 2017 MacBook Pro? I just unplugged it from my desk and brought it to this meeting and now it’s display won’t turn on. It’s been doing that for a year.”"
“See this 2017 MacBook Pro? I just unplugged it from my desk and brought it to this meeting and now it’s display won’t turn on. It’s been doing that for a year.”

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 18, 2018
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7 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "There are days where I just want to take an Apple engineer (or really manager) and force them to spend an entire day with me just to see how unreliable products are right now."
There are days where I just want to take an Apple engineer (or really manager) and force them to spend an entire day with me just to see how unreliable products are right now.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 18, 2018
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7 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "The weird thing about Mac vs iPad debates: I haven't heard of any Mac proponent saying the iPad shouldn't exist, but the iPad proponents seem dead set on Apple sunsetting the Mac. If it's an argument on what's stealing resources
The weird thing about Mac vs iPad debates: I haven't heard of any Mac proponent saying the iPad shouldn't exist, but the iPad proponents seem dead set on Apple sunsetting the Mac.

If it's an argument on what's stealing resources from the iPad, direct your ire at the iPhone.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 15, 2018
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10 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Up/off. But anyway, it’s why I always view ARM/Intel benchmarks with suspicion. Intel chips are built to run at that speed, ARM is not. That’s not to say ARM is not workable in a Mac or Apple couldn’t cool then better. Jus
Up/off.

But anyway, it’s why I always view ARM/Intel benchmarks with suspicion. Intel chips are built to run at that speed, ARM is not.

That’s not to say ARM is not workable in a Mac or Apple couldn’t cool then better. Just... take those performance numbers with a grain of salt

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 13, 2018
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11 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I got our algorithms really well tuned for the A11 the other day. Using all the cores, running super fast. But the A11 can’t actually handle it’s peak load so it started to pretty quickly downclock while the phone burned off
I got our algorithms really well tuned for the A11 the other day. Using all the cores, running super fast.

But the A11 can’t actually handle it’s peak load so it started to pretty quickly downclock while the phone burned off, and I literally had to de-optimize.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 13, 2018
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11 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "The CPUs are built to compress your photo to upload to Facebook as fast as possible so the CPU cores can all turn back off as quick as possible. If you want to say... play a game or something longer term, the A series will not w
The CPUs are built to compress your photo to upload to Facebook as fast as possible so the CPU cores can all turn back off as quick as possible. If you want to say... play a game or something longer term, the A series will not withstand the load.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 13, 2018
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11 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "If you spend any time talking with Apple about CPU performance, they will quickly emphasize these CPUs are built to get something done quickly so the CPU goes back to idle, not for sustained work."
If you spend any time talking with Apple about CPU performance, they will quickly emphasize these CPUs are built to get something done quickly so the CPU goes back to idle, not for sustained work.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 13, 2018
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11 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "So I’ve spent a lot of time benchmarking our stuff and I’ve never seen CoreData pop up as a big contributor. We’ve found bugs over the years. Maybe some places where the generated SQL isn’t optimal. But never performance
So I’ve spent a lot of time benchmarking our stuff and I’ve never seen CoreData pop up as a big contributor. We’ve found bugs over the years. Maybe some places where the generated SQL isn’t optimal. But never performance issues with just storing a record.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 12, 2018
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13 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "It could be that CoreData is overkill for something like Wunderlist. But I can't keep everything in memory, and I can't keep everything only on disk, so I need a framework that has faulting, and that's CoreData.… https://t.co/
It could be that CoreData is overkill for something like Wunderlist. But I can't keep everything in memory, and I can't keep everything only on disk, so I need a framework that has faulting, and that's CoreData.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 11, 2018
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13 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "The thing about CoreData, like was hinted in the article posted a few days back, is it's not a database framework. It's an model framework. It's letting me control what I want to persist in memory, and what I don't transparently
The thing about CoreData, like was hinted in the article posted a few days back, is it's not a database framework. It's an model framework. It's letting me control what I want to persist in memory, and what I don't transparently. And yeah, by default it's greedy.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 11, 2018
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13 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "CoreData's persistance model means we can also pin associated data (like scaled versions of images) to that in memory cache, and let them deallocate at the same time. Very hard to drive a real time UI from data from disk, especi
CoreData's persistance model means we can also pin associated data (like scaled versions of images) to that in memory cache, and let them deallocate at the same time.

Very hard to drive a real time UI from data from disk, especially if you need to process it before presenting.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 11, 2018
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13 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "But there are performance advantages to CoreData's memory use as well. It's doing it to try to prevent disk accesses, which is still a major issue when you deal with large things like images.… https://t.co/aPzlfEXinm"
But there are performance advantages to CoreData's memory use as well. It's doing it to try to prevent disk accesses, which is still a major issue when you deal with large things like images.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 11, 2018
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13 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "The downside is a weakness that's been present in Apple's stack for a while: There is no built in support or easy path for common endpoint types. So getting CoreData talking to your backend requires you to do all the lifting."
The downside is a weakness that's been present in Apple's stack for a while: There is no built in support or easy path for common endpoint types. So getting CoreData talking to your backend requires you to do all the lifting.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 11, 2018
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14 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Another thing I don't see talked about with CoreData: CoreData can be extended to talk to your endpoints or your custom file formats. It makes a nice layer to abstract between different types of storage. Basically you can talk t
Another thing I don't see talked about with CoreData: CoreData can be extended to talk to your endpoints or your custom file formats. It makes a nice layer to abstract between different types of storage. Basically you can talk to your local and remote storage like it's the same.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 11, 2018
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14 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I also think the assumption that every business can easily implement some backend to let both Google and the business talk “computer” is rather naive and Valley-centric."
I also think the assumption that every business can easily implement some backend to let both Google and the business talk “computer” is rather naive and Valley-centric.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 10, 2018
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15 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I find that when most people complain that CoreData is not thread safe out of the box, they're really saying "I'm able to ignore that my existing model code is also not thread safe.""
I find that when most people complain that CoreData is not thread safe out of the box, they're really saying "I'm able to ignore that my existing model code is also not thread safe."

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 9, 2018
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15 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "The one thing I hope to see from ARM on Mac is the Mac re-entering the tablet and low end laptop markets where iOS is failing. iOS is just not going to be able to hold ground against these more full featured OS's, and in this sp
The one thing I hope to see from ARM on Mac is the Mac re-entering the tablet and low end laptop markets where iOS is failing. iOS is just not going to be able to hold ground against these more full featured OS's, and in this specific example, Xcode for iOS is not the solution.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 8, 2018
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16 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Google just threw open the doors to Android development becoming a big thing taught in schools. No playgrounds, no restrictions, real Android Studio on Chromebooks. Apple really needs to get back into the low end macOS notebook
Google just threw open the doors to Android development becoming a big thing taught in schools. No playgrounds, no restrictions, real Android Studio on Chromebooks.

Apple really needs to get back into the low end macOS notebook segment. Hoping they can build a cheap ARM laptop. https://t.co/UiybkRhrO2

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 8, 2018
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16 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Maybe the Mac isn't dying and instead Apple is slowly strangling it… "
Maybe the Mac isn't dying and instead Apple is slowly strangling it pic.twitter.com/ZfYXOIzcft

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 8, 2018
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17 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "My least favorite feature of iOS is when you put something on AirPlay and then you put your phone down and it locks and then AirPlay stops."
My least favorite feature of iOS is when you put something on AirPlay and then you put your phone down and it locks and then AirPlay stops.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 2, 2018
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23 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "It also does not seem likely to me that Apple is both porting UIKit directly to the Mac, and replacing large chunks of it with a new API. That would be uhhhh.... an interesting allocation of resources.… https://t.co/pgfSsLVqRU
It also does not seem likely to me that Apple is both porting UIKit directly to the Mac, and replacing large chunks of it with a new API. That would be uhhhh.... an interesting allocation of resources. https://t.co/3ogSfNtW37

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 1, 2018
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24 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "The other Marzipan thing that doesn’t make sense: iOS and macOS are being finalized for developers right now. Very hard to suddenly pull something as big as major UI changes. Either UI changes were oversold or were never as fa
The other Marzipan thing that doesn’t make sense: iOS and macOS are being finalized for developers right now. Very hard to suddenly pull something as big as major UI changes.

Either UI changes were oversold or were never as far along as thought.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 1, 2018
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24 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Boot Camp doesn’t support browsing/using Startup Disk with APFS drives, and doesn’t support eGPU. Is anyone still working on it at Apple? Or is it going to be AirPorted?"
Boot Camp doesn’t support browsing/using Startup Disk with APFS drives, and doesn’t support eGPU. Is anyone still working on it at Apple? Or is it going to be AirPorted?

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 1, 2018
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24 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "If you follow the Marzipan rumor thread, it sounds like a small project that was probably killed and folded into a tangentially related project. Or the original sourcing was just plain wrong."
If you follow the Marzipan rumor thread, it sounds like a small project that was probably killed and folded into a tangentially related project.

Or the original sourcing was just plain wrong.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) May 1, 2018
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24 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Finally got around to benchmarking my 2017 MacBook Pro's GPU. About twice as fast as the 750m in my 2013. Still not great compared to PC laptops, but a heck of a lot better than the older Nvidia GPUs."
Finally got around to benchmarking my 2017 MacBook Pro's GPU. About twice as fast as the 750m in my 2013.

Still not great compared to PC laptops, but a heck of a lot better than the older Nvidia GPUs.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 30, 2018
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25 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "After the Github/Electron stuff this week, have to give props to the Swift team. I’ve never seen them reply any other way than calmly and helpfully to complaints about Swift on Twitter."
After the Github/Electron stuff this week, have to give props to the Swift team. I’ve never seen them reply any other way than calmly and helpfully to complaints about Swift on Twitter.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 28, 2018
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27 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "So is there a good replacement for the Airport Express for adding AirPlay to existing speakers?"
So is there a good replacement for the Airport Express for adding AirPlay to existing speakers?

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 26, 2018
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28 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Apple’s tools aren’t perfect but people have been shipping good Mac apps with them for 18 years now maybe it’s not the tools that are stopping you."
Apple’s tools aren’t perfect but people have been shipping good Mac apps with them for 18 years now maybe it’s not the tools that are stopping you.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 25, 2018
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29 days ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Like if Apple's plan is "Everyone can do it the way we did with Photos!" we're all generally screwed.… "
Like if Apple's plan is "Everyone can do it the way we did with Photos!" we're all generally screwed.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 23, 2018
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4 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "If my cat knocks my theoretical iMac pro off my desk and the display comes off and the machine gets shorted Apple should still fix that. And stop with the stupid car analogies. Laws protect people getting warranty repairs on use
If my cat knocks my theoretical iMac pro off my desk and the display comes off and the machine gets shorted Apple should still fix that.

And stop with the stupid car analogies. Laws protect people getting warranty repairs on user modified cars.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 19, 2018
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5 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Every time I look at my Mac Pro 2010 setup I think: a) Ugh this thing is old b) Wow Apple really used to know how to build workstations"
Every time I look at my Mac Pro 2010 setup I think: a) Ugh this thing is old b) Wow Apple really used to know how to build workstations

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 16, 2018
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5 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "When you forget Siri isn’t contextually aware and you wake up in the bedroom and ask it to turn on the lights so it turns on every single light in the house."
When you forget Siri isn’t contextually aware and you wake up in the bedroom and ask it to turn on the lights so it turns on every single light in the house.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 16, 2018
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5 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "(And Vega 64 has already hit around $550 in the second hand market, even for cards not used for mining.)"
(And Vega 64 has already hit around $550 in the second hand market, even for cards not used for mining.)

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 16, 2018
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5 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "(Enclosure is $450. Vega 64 is $800. So already a bit of a premium not even assuming Vega 64 will fall to $600 in a few weeks-ish.)"
(Enclosure is $450. Vega 64 is $800. So already a bit of a premium not even assuming Vega 64 will fall to $600 in a few weeks-ish.)

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 16, 2018
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5 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Convenience of this Sonnet eGPU bundle is nice, but with GPU prices tanking, this seems like a risky buy. https://t.co/IiKbmRnQGv"
Convenience of this Sonnet eGPU bundle is nice, but with GPU prices tanking, this seems like a risky buy. https://t.co/IiKbmRnQGv

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 16, 2018
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5 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "QuickTime doesn’t really exist on 64 bit at all. The 64 bit QuickTime Player is not actually QuickTime. Only parts having anything to do with QuickTime left is QuickTime file support in AVFoundation. Can’t port the classic Q
QuickTime doesn’t really exist on 64 bit at all. The 64 bit QuickTime Player is not actually QuickTime. Only parts having anything to do with QuickTime left is QuickTime file support in AVFoundation.

Can’t port the classic QuickTime Player if there is no QuickTime on 64 bit. https://t.co/A1YmlY6smN

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 13, 2018
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6 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "With all the transitions and possible transitions Apple is making, I wonder how much longer OpenGL will be around. It's been functionally abandon for a while. But so much cross platform software uses OpenGL that it might be wort
With all the transitions and possible transitions Apple is making, I wonder how much longer OpenGL will be around. It's been functionally abandon for a while.

But so much cross platform software uses OpenGL that it might be worth re-implementing it on Metal.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 12, 2018
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6 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Ohhhhhh I think I figured it out. Because it's declared in a private header in the framework as well, Obj-C puts in the default implementation for me even though I didn't add one. D'oh.… https://t.co/j2pZR7UIKB"
Ohhhhhh I think I figured it out. Because it's declared in a private header in the framework as well, Obj-C puts in the default implementation for me even though I didn't add one. D'oh.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 12, 2018
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6 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "The thing about HomePod is it’s fixable. Apple just shipped a device that’s not workable in most homes."
The thing about HomePod is it’s fixable. Apple just shipped a device that’s not workable in most homes.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 12, 2018
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6 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Any followers have a Thunderbolt 3 dock where the sound output doesn't have noise/generally suck?"
Any followers have a Thunderbolt 3 dock where the sound output doesn't have noise/generally suck?

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 10, 2018
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6 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Bungie gave away the source to a few groups, this is one group keeping it up to date: https://t.co/CbV3srYMMA… "
Bungie gave away the source to a few groups, this is one group keeping it up to date: https://t.co/CbV3srYMMA

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 9, 2018
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6 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "At this point it’s kind of rediculous they continue to sell the 2013 Mac Pro. It’s hopelessly outdated unless you need the form factor. Apple should drop the 2013 and drop the iMac Pro to $4000 where most retailers have it a
At this point it’s kind of rediculous they continue to sell the 2013 Mac Pro. It’s hopelessly outdated unless you need the form factor.

Apple should drop the 2013 and drop the iMac Pro to $4000 where most retailers have it at anyway.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 6, 2018
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7 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Worth noting the pundits have clarified recently that they only said custom chips, not necessarily custom ARM chips. With that in mind, could mean Apple is working on custom x86.… https://t.co/cRzMVUtLI8"
Worth noting the pundits have clarified recently that they only said custom chips, not necessarily custom ARM chips. With that in mind, could mean Apple is working on custom x86.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 5, 2018
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7 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I'm deeply skeptical switching to ARM will help in any meaningful way with aligning with iOS. It's not like Apple is writing assembly code.… https://t.co/syu51j5O8y"
I'm deeply skeptical switching to ARM will help in any meaningful way with aligning with iOS. It's not like Apple is writing assembly code. https://t.co/SRqX5ZHifu

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 4, 2018
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7 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: ""...And we're proud to report we've finally started moving macOS to 64 bit Intel only." "Ok what are we replacing that with." "I'm sorry, Tim. What do you mean?" "Well it sounds like you're saying macOS will stabilize on an arch
"...And we're proud to report we've finally started moving macOS to 64 bit Intel only."
"Ok what are we replacing that with."
"I'm sorry, Tim. What do you mean?"
"Well it sounds like you're saying macOS will stabilize on an architecture and we don't do that here at Apple."

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) April 4, 2018
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7 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Basically, Apple started in a place where they made the iPad a larger iPhone instead of a small Mac, and now everyone is confused why the iPad doesn't work like a Mac."
Basically, Apple started in a place where they made the iPad a larger iPhone instead of a small Mac, and now everyone is confused why the iPad doesn't work like a Mac.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 29, 2018
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8 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "All I'm saying is if you're complaining about full Xcode not running on iPad, a Microsoft tablet runs full Visual Studio no problem. Oh, and real Photoshop."
All I'm saying is if you're complaining about full Xcode not running on iPad, a Microsoft tablet runs full Visual Studio no problem.

Oh, and real Photoshop.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 29, 2018
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8 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I've said this before, but a lot of these iPad problems would be solved if Apple had used macOS as the base instead of iOS. Yeah, Microsoft did that, and it was a long, hard battle to get a mouse UI retrofitted for touch. But th
I've said this before, but a lot of these iPad problems would be solved if Apple had used macOS as the base instead of iOS.

Yeah, Microsoft did that, and it was a long, hard battle to get a mouse UI retrofitted for touch. But they ended in a good place and Apple did... not.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 29, 2018
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8 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "There is a pretty good case to be made that student data should stay on site and not be in the cloud, but Apple pretty much blew that up by discontinuing Xserve and leaving the only alternative to be expensive Windows servers th
There is a pretty good case to be made that student data should stay on site and not be in the cloud, but Apple pretty much blew that up by discontinuing Xserve and leaving the only alternative to be expensive Windows servers that don't even work with iPad.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 28, 2018
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8 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Apple did a bunch of things at a bad time. They cut Xserve and released an un-managable iPad with no network storage just in time for Google to stroll in with cheap cloud servers and Chromebooks that store everything on the netw
Apple did a bunch of things at a bad time. They cut Xserve and released an un-managable iPad with no network storage just in time for Google to stroll in with cheap cloud servers and Chromebooks that store everything on the network and don't need backups. https://t.co/tbD5kdScDg

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 28, 2018
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8 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Oh but it supports a $100 Apple Pencil that is basically disposable with the rate students will lose it.… "
Oh but it supports a $100 Apple Pencil that is basically disposable with the rate students will lose it. pic.twitter.com/HEuS4Dj41F

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 27, 2018
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8 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Can someone explain to Apple that Chromebook is eating their lunch because of the keyboard for testing in the US kthx"
Can someone explain to Apple that Chromebook is eating their lunch because of the keyboard for testing in the US kthx

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 27, 2018
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8 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "An iPad for education with no Smart Keyboard support… "
An iPad for education with no Smart Keyboard support pic.twitter.com/6cDrzU89MI

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 27, 2018
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8 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Barely any cars ship with wireless CarPlay, and after reading up about it, seems like the implementation is pretty demanding. Requires a dedicated peer to peer 802.11ac link which would be a prohibitive add on for a car maker. S
Barely any cars ship with wireless CarPlay, and after reading up about it, seems like the implementation is pretty demanding. Requires a dedicated peer to peer 802.11ac link which would be a prohibitive add on for a car maker.

So why not third party adapters!

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 18, 2018
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9 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Would love to see wireless->wired CarPlay adapters. In theory would expose itself as a wireless CarPlay host, and then tunnel back to wired CarPlay? My car has a Qi add on option but that’s not useful without wireless CarPlay.
Would love to see wireless->wired CarPlay adapters. In theory would expose itself as a wireless CarPlay host, and then tunnel back to wired CarPlay?

My car has a Qi add on option but that’s not useful without wireless CarPlay.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 18, 2018
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9 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Wow. Swift and Obj-C exceptions really do not mix. Trying to catch them for unit testing using a Obj-C shim in Swift, and it's causing Swift to crash randomly later."
Wow. Swift and Obj-C exceptions really do not mix. Trying to catch them for unit testing using a Obj-C shim in Swift, and it's causing Swift to crash randomly later.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 14, 2018
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10 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "macOS needs a manual toggle for HiDPI. I keep plugging into 4k TVs at work that keep rendering 4k at standard DPI. :-"
macOS needs a manual toggle for HiDPI. I keep plugging into 4k TVs at work that keep rendering 4k at standard DPI. :-\

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 13, 2018
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10 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Today in macOS adventures: It’s decided my domain password is no longer valid even though it still works on the domain and in FileVault!"
Today in macOS adventures: It’s decided my domain password is no longer valid even though it still works on the domain and in FileVault!

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 12, 2018
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10 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "A bad thing about SIP is that anything that was already in /System that was third party now CANNOT be uninstalled except from the recovery partition. 😡"
A bad thing about SIP is that anything that was already in /System that was third party now CANNOT be uninstalled except from the recovery partition. 😡

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 5, 2018
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11 weeks ago by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I still feel like this is the perfect analogy for the state of Apple’s products… "
I still feel like this is the perfect analogy for the state of Apple’s products https://t.co/hUIq2RzI9n

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) March 3, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "It’s crazy the Mac Pro has been five years without an update, but remember you can still buy one with three years of AppleCare today. Apple will be having to fully service 2013 Mac Pros through 2021."
It’s crazy the Mac Pro has been five years without an update, but remember you can still buy one with three years of AppleCare today.

Apple will be having to fully service 2013 Mac Pros through 2021.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 23, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I don’t think Twitter cares about the Mac at all and a universal framework would change little. They might put a token app out there but they still won’t pay it any special attention.… https://t.co/z9H9QptMxw"
I don’t think Twitter cares about the Mac at all and a universal framework would change little.

They might put a token app out there but they still won’t pay it any special attention.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 18, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "What alarms me is the number of iOS devs who think it could be “write once run anywhere” and what they would do if trusted with that power.… https://t.co/eAjBFmlUe7"
What alarms me is the number of iOS devs who think it could be “write once run anywhere” and what they would do if trusted with that power.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 18, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I also hope we don’t lost things like NSImage, which is more complicated but a lot more powerful. I’d love to have it on iOS. So I’m definetly hoping for more than “UIKit classes on Mac.”… https://t.co/W6iRuI6430"
I also hope we don’t lost things like NSImage, which is more complicated but a lot more powerful. I’d love to have it on iOS.

So I’m definetly hoping for more than “UIKit classes on Mac.”

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 18, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I don’t know anywhere where write-once-run-anywhere has ever been better for users. There’s a reason most stuff on Windows is not written in the universal framework, and why Windows users prefer that.… https://t.co/w0N13WF
I don’t know anywhere where write-once-run-anywhere has ever been better for users. There’s a reason most stuff on Windows is not written in the universal framework, and why Windows users prefer that.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 18, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Waiting for someone to blame Twitter for Mac's demise on AppKit… "
Waiting for someone to blame Twitter for Mac's demise on AppKit pic.twitter.com/GJCeUj0LWV

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 17, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Follow up thought on AppKit and app compatibility: UIKit makes you recompile every year to get updated UI, AppKit just adds it into your existing app. UIKit is based on putting all developers on a yearly treadmill, AppKit is bas
Follow up thought on AppKit and app compatibility: UIKit makes you recompile every year to get updated UI, AppKit just adds it into your existing app.

UIKit is based on putting all developers on a yearly treadmill, AppKit is based on keeping everyone's apps working.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 13, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Public betas have likely dramatically increased bug volume, which is a Good Thing. But did they staff up to handle the increased bug volume?… https://t.co/MmMDlHzc1H"
Public betas have likely dramatically increased bug volume, which is a Good Thing. But did they staff up to handle the increased bug volume? https://t.co/CcxNCNRXkk

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 13, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Oh god I just realized that Apple devs probably don't realize that having their apps broken every year by new Xcode versions is only a UIKit (excluding Swift) thing. Oh god you do all think it's normal."
Oh god I just realized that Apple devs probably don't realize that having their apps broken every year by new Xcode versions is only a UIKit (excluding Swift) thing.

Oh god you do all think it's normal.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 13, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I think people have just grown used to the UIKit team breaking UIKit apps every year and that's NOT A GOOD THING."
I think people have just grown used to the UIKit team breaking UIKit apps every year and that's NOT A GOOD THING.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 13, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Another thought on Apple practices: I see the AppKit team thrown under the bus for focusing too much on backwards compatibility. Wha? Isn't backwards compatibility a sign of a stable platform? Is the argument actually that Apple
Another thought on Apple practices: I see the AppKit team thrown under the bus for focusing too much on backwards compatibility. Wha? Isn't backwards compatibility a sign of a stable platform? Is the argument actually that Apple would do better if they broke apps more often?

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 13, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "The Mac and iPad aren’t seeing the maintanence they need because they only have enough developers to really fully staff one platform, and that’s going to be the iPhone."
The Mac and iPad aren’t seeing the maintanence they need because they only have enough developers to really fully staff one platform, and that’s going to be the iPhone.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 13, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Apple’s claim to fame has been doing big things with small teams. But as they grow it becomes problematic. Maps happened because they tried to apply the small team mentality to mapping the whole Earth."
Apple’s claim to fame has been doing big things with small teams. But as they grow it becomes problematic. Maps happened because they tried to apply the small team mentality to mapping the whole Earth.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 13, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "I think everything Apple is rumored to be reorganizing will be positive, but at the same time Apple is still one large sized company doing the work of four sized companies. Yeah, Apple is pretty big. But they’re just as big as
I think everything Apple is rumored to be reorganizing will be positive, but at the same time Apple is still one large sized company doing the work of four sized companies.

Yeah, Apple is pretty big. But they’re just as big as Microsoft was when Microsoft only did Windows.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 13, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "DispatchData is the really cool API that you've never heard of and nothing works with."
DispatchData is the really cool API that you've never heard of and nothing works with.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 11, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Wondering if HomePod needs iCloud Keychain because there is no dedicated UI to manage HomePod credentials."
Wondering if HomePod needs iCloud Keychain because there is no dedicated UI to manage HomePod credentials.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 10, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "10.13.4 has seemed a lot more stable and snappy. Maybe this will be the macOS version we've all been waiting for?"
10.13.4 has seemed a lot more stable and snappy. Maybe this will be the macOS version we've all been waiting for?

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 6, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Also why the iPad receives very little attention with unique iOS features. (Although it had a pretty good 2017.)… "
Also why the iPad receives very little attention with unique iOS features. (Although it had a pretty good 2017.) https://t.co/agfeENwFri

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) February 2, 2018
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Colin Cornaby on Twitter: "Most organizations practicing Agile or Agile-ish don’t count the feature as complete until it meets shipping quality. You don’t separate quality and features into two separate exercises/sprints.… https://t.co/Ulk0goijey"
Most organizations practicing Agile or Agile-ish don’t count the feature as complete until it meets shipping quality. You don’t separate quality and features into two separate exercises/sprints.

— Colin Cornaby (@colincornaby) January 30, 2018
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