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We don't need to ask for the moon here.

How about we start with Apple doing something sane when I paste/drag a mailto: link into the address fields of https://t.co/AueRpfpcf8 on either iOS or Mac?

This is clearly a tough problem since it hasn't been fixed for 15 years...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 20, 2020
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6 days ago by mjtsai
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8. Has any of this changed? Not that I see. Endless stream of happy talk, but the underlying incentive remains the same --- milk the cash cow for as long as possible, but no confidence in the ability to do truly new, so I don't expect much from their future designs and process.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 16, 2019
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10 weeks ago by mjtsai
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7. That gets us everything we've seen. No plan B for 10nm. An attempt to do 10nm on the cheap. No plan B for back-porting CPU designs. Delaying EUV as long as possible.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 16, 2019
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10 weeks ago by mjtsai
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6. Why didn't Intel see this? Bcs Intel is now run like a finance company. Intel is now afraid of real change, has no confidence that it can adapt to a changed world. So priority is to keep doing what they've been doing as long as they can extract rents, but nothing beyond that.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 16, 2019
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10 weeks ago by mjtsai
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5. Was this obvious back in, say, 2010? Apple was helped by the fact that low power tilts the scale towards IPC, but I think it was obvious that transistors were getting smaller but not faster.
Hence design should tilt towards exploit more transistors (ie brainiac IPC design).

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 16, 2019
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10 weeks ago by mjtsai
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4. CPU speed is the product of smarts (IPC) and frequency. This is obvious. What's not obvious is how to trade these off against each other.
Apple has gone seriously all-in for IPC, and it's paid off massively.
Intel has prioritized frequency and has stalled.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 16, 2019
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10 weeks ago by mjtsai
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What's needed is marking words that were autocorrected (like the red/green spelling/grammar squiggles) so that post-processing can easily see those words, easily select them, easily pull up the original (and perhaps other auto-suggested alternatives).
//

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) November 14, 2019
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november 2019 by mjtsai
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The REAL flaw in both these systems (Apple and MS) is that they rely on a crazy model that assumes people are carefully reading every word at the instant they type it. But a lot of typing is whole sentence or paragraph, THEN scan the text.
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— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) November 14, 2019
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november 2019 by mjtsai
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Perhaps true. But Apple generically suffers a LOT more from stale cache problems than resource leak problems...
The UI is riddled with them. And they never get fixed, just moved around in the UI.

Leaking is probably easier to fix.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) November 7, 2019
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november 2019 by mjtsai
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Does anyone understand what's REALLY going on in an iOS update. Specifically
- what's done in "Preparing Update"? Why so slow?
- why is "Validating Update" a separate (post-password) step?
- why can't it just ask me for pwd at the START of the process rather than halfway?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) October 29, 2019
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october 2019 by mjtsai
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Ben, it depends on what you think the function of ads is:https://t.co/aqKMsZWBlf

If you're testing for "success" but you don't know what ACTUALLY counts as success...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) October 20, 2019
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october 2019 by mjtsai
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iPhone 11 Pro tech specs list as a feature:
"Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously"

WTF? Is there some new HW that's relevant to saying this? GPU glyph acceleration or whatever?
Or is this NOT usual on Android, so Apple want to point it out?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) September 12, 2019
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september 2019 by mjtsai
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Is the dark green color going to be called jade in China?
Serious question!
Westerners don't get what a big deal jade is in China. Much more high end than gold or diamonds.

I suggested to Apple years ago they should ship "jade" models...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) September 10, 2019
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september 2019 by mjtsai
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Dear @Apple,
I'm glad that you're taking the backlog of old bugs seriously, but I'm not sure this is REALLY the best place to be focussing your efforts... pic.twitter.com/NZ0Fk1VvlN

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) August 29, 2019
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august 2019 by mjtsai
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Point is, IMHO, aTV has HUGE potential IF Apple is willing to look at it as "our home hub/always-on box/home server" and open it up that way.

Provide APIs (and minimal HW expansion capabilities) and it becomes an essential box for every Apple household.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) August 7, 2019
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august 2019 by mjtsai
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The constant theme I come back to is the best way to square the circle is to have Beats do this work. Beats becomes the Apple-trusted, but non-Apple brand.
Apple is Lexus, Beats is Toyota.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) August 7, 2019
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august 2019 by mjtsai
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But this is problematic. AirPlay 2 everywhere is, sure, "implementation of spec". But also means that you can't look at a TV that says "AirPlay2 on it" and assume "Apple has vetted this as a TV with decent security policies and likely to keep SW updated".

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) August 7, 2019
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august 2019 by mjtsai
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There is ALWAYS something amazing and soonish.
Next year ARM macs, 2021 Glasses, 2023 Car, 2025 Apple Babelfish, 2027...

If Ive thought that way he'd NEVER get to leave.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) June 29, 2019
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june 2019 by mjtsai
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Note the dog that hasn't barked in all this. Apple has mentioned NOTHING about the T2 chip for Mac Pro !?!

Does this mean it comes with a T3 that does something extra fancy Apple doesn't yet want to reveal?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) June 22, 2019
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june 2019 by mjtsai
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I just realized this raises an interesting point: Can I charge the Airpods case with an aWatch charger? I believe the answer is no.
Likewise experiment shows I can't charge my iPhone XS (slowly...) with an aWatch charger.

Perhaps Apple could start by unifying these three cases?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) March 29, 2019
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march 2019 by mjtsai
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You mean "We are committed to improving the process by which ..."?

Come on! People have been complaining about this for at least 10 years, basically since Apple got huge and triage process did not scale.

Nice if a lawsuit fixes it, but should have been fixed 8 yrs ago.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 1, 2019
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february 2019 by mjtsai
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He's not wrong, Rene.
No-one is denying that Apple handles bugs (esp security bugs) well ONCE Engineering knows about them. The problem is that the filtering to GET to Engineering is incompetent and hostile.
Anyone who has filed a bug knows this.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 1, 2019
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february 2019 by mjtsai
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These are plots (linear and log) of iPhone GB4 scores along with the best fit curve of an exponential. Extracting the best fit parameters, the annual GB4 increase is 29.4% (or 25.8% if you're continuously compounding :-)

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) November 23, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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Our friend who insisted that I somehow cough up a graph of Apple performance improvements in the middle of a Thanksgiving meal appears to have blocked me because I did not interrupt my meal to satisfy him.
But for the rest of you: pic.twitter.com/zuTxVKt5os

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) November 23, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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What I don't understand is why someone who wrote Instapaper refuses to see what a great and glorious thing it would be to make Overcast behave basically like Instapaper for audio content, for people who want that...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) November 16, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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Basically there is a common thread here. I don't give a fcsk about podcasts, but I want to listen to
- MY material (primarily lecture series)
- ON my watch.
I don't understand why the entire Apple eco-system, including 3rd parties, make this so hard.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) November 16, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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@marcoarment
Is there a good reason why Overcast file uploads have to be one excruciating file at a time? Why no multi-selection? or folder selection? or zip file selection. The current scheme is essentially useless for anything but a multi-hour single-file audiobook.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) November 16, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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Where by "almost as good" is meant "it still really sucks compared to a trackpad".
The sort of demo you show, where *some random text* is selected is not the point. The point is that fine-scale EXACT selection is MUCH slower, and chording is not available to speed things up.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) November 10, 2018
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november 2018 by mjtsai
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The real problem is that too many first party apps (and, yes, as usual it's generally the apps associated with Eddie Cue, src of all crap in the Apple world) DON'T remember state well.
TV, Music, Books, all LOUSY about remembering state.
And then 3rd party apps think that's OK.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) October 19, 2018
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october 2018 by mjtsai
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It's not a unique problem. Throughout the last year there has been constant complaint about various prefs randomly changing. (Another common example is the setting to display Traffic in Maps randomly switching off.)
This is the sort of low-level BS that iOS12 was supposed to fix!

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) September 26, 2018
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september 2018 by mjtsai
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I don't get Apple. You guys spent so much effort getting the transitions smooth. Then you screw up basic consistency.

For TIMERS:
- stop button is on the right side, and is colored
For (snoozable) ALARMS
- stop button is on the left side, and is grey

WTF??

Please fix in 5.1

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) September 21, 2018
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september 2018 by mjtsai
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WiFi updates to iTunes on iOS12 STILL broken!!!
No watchdog, no common sense that detects if the connection isn't working and switches off the process and the UI spinner.

WTF Apple? This has been broken since WiFi backups began what, 5 years ago? What is wrong with you?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) September 19, 2018
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september 2018 by mjtsai
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The XS does not compete with the X, it competes with the iPhone 7.
Normal people upgrade every two years, (now stretching to three) not every year.
That's the basis of Horace' $1/day/device Apple spending theory.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) September 12, 2018
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september 2018 by mjtsai
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Everyone’s missing the point. They are getting off the “annual name” train, just like Mac.
Sign of a mature product.

When will aWatch follow?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) September 10, 2018
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september 2018 by mjtsai
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MOST of the "iOS has bad RAM management" complaints seem to be about apps (and this includes Apple apps, like TV and Music..., as well as 3rd party like IMDB) that refuse to save their state.

Most of the rest seem to be bugs in geonotifications only working for running apps.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) August 29, 2018
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august 2018 by mjtsai
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And THAT, kids, is why you take technical debt seriously and deal with it ASAP, instead of kicking the can down the road.

It's great that Apple handled it this year, but they should be handling it every second or third year, not about every fifth year.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) August 1, 2018
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august 2018 by mjtsai
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But that's just the worst of an app that refuse to remember ANY state. Well-written apps are supposed to feel like nothing changed even if they are quit for whatever (eg memory) and restarted. Not https://t.co/bssRvGPZkE.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) July 20, 2018
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july 2018 by mjtsai
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Those in the know insisted for years that single-threaded performance was the primary determinant of perceived speed for most users.

Then AMD shipped Zen and the entire tech punditocracy overnight decided that Cinebench was THE most appropriate benchmark for all PC users...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) July 19, 2018
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july 2018 by mjtsai
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There's also the question of how they interface with AWS.
Instapaper doesn't work in Mynamar. When I first pointed this out years ago they told me it was bcs AWS blocked EVERYTHING to Myanmar bcs sanctions.
But even after sanctions dropped, still didn't work.
AWS? Or Instapaper?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) July 5, 2018
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july 2018 by mjtsai
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And yet it's 25 years after QT provided the foundational tech for this and not a single Apple AV app actually provides both of these in their most useful form.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) June 23, 2018
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june 2018 by mjtsai
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None of this is rocket science. Spoken word and video BOTH
- need variable speed playback (properly LABELLED speeds would also be nice -- don't know WTF Apple could never get this right)
- need decent forward and backward jump buttons, ideally programmable, otherwise 15 sec each

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) June 23, 2018
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june 2018 by mjtsai
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OR we can ask why Apple STILL refuses to handle AV properly...
We had video variable speed playback in QT twenty years ago, but even then the UI folks refused to surface this feature. We still don't have it in https://t.co/bQcAA27wBg.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) June 23, 2018
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june 2018 by mjtsai
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Apple have had something that looks like LaTeX support in some part of the Mac for YEARS now (like since OSX1?) But it's always been so pathetic and minimal that no-one can rely on it, certainly not as a SYSTEM-wide service.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) June 15, 2018
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june 2018 by mjtsai
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But the way Apple handles this is still so half-assed. They should COMMIT to
(a) LaTeX being the "storage" form for math
(b) TeX algorithms (or better) being the display engine for math

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) June 15, 2018
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june 2018 by mjtsai
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The issue is not just "compatibility fixes" but how long they last.
One OS release cycle is OK, forever is rather different.

This stuff is not free -- supporting old crap is part of what keeps the overall macOS experience so lousy. HS up to 10.13.4 and STILL buggy graphics...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) May 21, 2018
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may 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "HomePod is like the BT earbuds that Apple shipped around iPhone 2. It's a me-too product that makes no attempt to understand the REAL problems and solve them better. Apple's me-too problems are failures bcs why pay more for co
HomePod is like the BT earbuds that Apple shipped around iPhone 2. It's a me-too product that makes no attempt to understand the REAL problems and solve them better.

Apple's me-too problems are failures bcs why pay more for commodity? And they tarnish the brand...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) May 11, 2018
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may 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Problem that SHOULD have been solved is a smart home hub. This means - WiFi base station (incl mesh) - programmable hub (so IoT devices can use it as base, not Hue, Blink etc all ship their own hubs) - cellular+battery backup
Problem that SHOULD have been solved is a smart home hub. This means
- WiFi base station (incl mesh)
- programmable hub (so IoT devices can use it as base, not Hue, Blink etc all ship their own hubs)
- cellular+battery backup (so SECURE against power/internet failure)
//

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) May 11, 2018
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may 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "It DOES matter to the user. Telling the user what went wrong provides a hope of fixing the problem. I don't care if your code can't handle errors/failures gracefully as long as it REPORTS THEM WITH ENOUGH INFO TO BE ACTIONABLE
It DOES matter to the user. Telling the user what went wrong provides a hope of fixing the problem.

I don't care if your code can't handle errors/failures gracefully as long as it REPORTS THEM WITH ENOUGH INFO TO BE ACTIONABLE!

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) April 27, 2018
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april 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "We'll see. My SUSPICION is that over the next five years or so Apple will relaunch the PC with ARM and a new "OS" (ie UI). The PC provides UI functionality that is extraordinarily useful and it's stupid to drop that on ideolog
We'll see. My SUSPICION is that over the next five years or so Apple will relaunch the PC with ARM and a new "OS" (ie UI). The PC provides UI functionality that is extraordinarily useful and it's stupid to drop that on ideological grounds.
1/

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) April 2, 2018
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april 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "You seem to have taken an opportunity to create some goodwill and deliberately f'd it up by refusing to provide info except for the most narrow cases possible. How does this NOT look like "done under protest, because of legal
You seem to have taken an opportunity to create some goodwill and deliberately f'd it up by refusing to provide info except for the most narrow cases possible.

How does this NOT look like "done under protest, because of legal threat, and NOT because we care about customers"?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) March 30, 2018
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march 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Dear Apple, I don't want to tell you how to do your jobs, but 11.3, WTF? Just because no-one has EXPLICITLY complained filed lawsuits (yet) about battery life on iPhone 5 or iPad, you decided no need to give diagnostic info fo
Dear Apple, I don't want to tell you how to do your jobs, but 11.3, WTF?
Just because no-one has EXPLICITLY complained filed lawsuits (yet) about battery life on iPhone 5 or iPad, you decided no need to give diagnostic info for their batteries? What exactly is the thinking here?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) March 30, 2018
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march 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Many of these problems can be solved by doing what Amazon does --- show the entire histogram not JUST the average. It's easy from the histogram to see things like polarized (lots of 5s and 1s) vs meh (lots of 3s) and suchlike.
Many of these problems can be solved by doing what Amazon does --- show the entire histogram not JUST the average. It's easy from the histogram to see things like polarized (lots of 5s and 1s) vs meh (lots of 3s) and suchlike. Even better if you can click to see the n ratings.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) March 18, 2018
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march 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "But 34 yrs after 1984, we STILL have designers who refuse to accept that dift people do things in dift ways, and that offering ALL options works best. The iOS team learned nothing from the experiences of macOS 1.0, then the Do
But 34 yrs after 1984, we STILL have designers who refuse to accept that dift people do things in dift ways, and that offering ALL options works best.

The iOS team learned nothing from the experiences of macOS 1.0, then the Documents team nothing from the iOS experience.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) March 13, 2018
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march 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "The generic problem here is UI designers who insist that there is ONE TRUE WAY of doing anything. It's not that files are bad, or tags or bad, or versions are bad, it's that ALL HAVE THEIR PLACE. 1/… https://t.co/jMumOB4XGs"
The generic problem here is UI designers who insist that there is ONE TRUE WAY of doing anything. It's not that files are bad, or tags or bad, or versions are bad, it's that ALL HAVE THEIR PLACE.
1/

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) March 13, 2018
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march 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Personally I wish Apple would refuse to accept in the store apps that refuse to store your password in the Secure Enclave (and in Keychain) so that every few months you have to manually type in the damn thing. Like Nest. Or Ub
Personally I wish Apple would refuse to accept in the store apps that refuse to store your password in the Secure Enclave (and in Keychain) so that every few months you have to manually type in the damn thing.
Like Nest. Or Uber. Or Tesla.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) March 10, 2018
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march 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Agreed it’s nice, but why is rolling out these improvements to basic functionality SO SLOW? I submitted a bug report 4+ years ago listing everything wrong w/ moving from one phone to a new one, and this is the first (in a li
Agreed it’s nice, but why is rolling out these improvements to basic functionality SO SLOW?
I submitted a bug report 4+ years ago listing everything wrong w/ moving from one phone to a new one, and this is the first (in a list of about 4 things) that they’ve finally touched

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) March 10, 2018
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march 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Yeah, there seems a complete lack of interest if fixing small details. The one that drives me crazy is the App Store updates list. Look at this: Time stamps go bezerk after a week back in time. Stay that way till two weeks bac
Yeah, there seems a complete lack of interest if fixing small details. The one that drives me crazy is the App Store updates list. Look at this:

Time stamps go bezerk after a week back in time. Stay that way till two weeks back. Then revert to dates.
WTF??? pic.twitter.com/Bp7qTq1gO1

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 25, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "It's also pathetic how much more data Apple Maps uses while driving than Google. This matters to anyone on a metered plan. This is MY big complaint against the Apple team, that they seem uninterested in engaging with these TEC
It's also pathetic how much more data Apple Maps uses while driving than Google. This matters to anyone on a metered plan.

This is MY big complaint against the Apple team, that they seem uninterested in engaging with these TECHNICAL issues (data usage, caching).

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 22, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "I agree. Google maps UI is never-ending pain. BUT (a) Google maps SEARCH remains FAR superior (b) Offline maps is crazy useful functionality, and pathetic that Apple still does not have it.… https://t.co/OwpL5xmY8J"
I agree. Google maps UI is never-ending pain.
BUT
(a) Google maps SEARCH remains FAR superior
(b) Offline maps is crazy useful functionality, and pathetic that Apple still does not have it.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 22, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "So for example look at the MacBook with a single USB-C port. No reason not to have a 2nd USB-C port, or a TB port, or a traditional USB3 port. But Apple just refuses. THAT attitude is why people are so pissed about Apple and p
So for example look at the MacBook with a single USB-C port. No reason not to have a 2nd USB-C port, or a TB port, or a traditional USB3 port. But Apple just refuses.
THAT attitude is why people are so pissed about Apple and peripherals, and it spills over into other complaints

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 19, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Provide the old and the new, and if the new IS actually better, people will use it. Problem is Apple (a) is obsessed with fewer ports (though no-one except Apple understands why) (b) won't do ITs part to kickstart new ecosyste
Provide the old and the new, and if the new IS actually better, people will use it.

Problem is Apple
(a) is obsessed with fewer ports (though no-one except Apple understands why)
(b) won't do ITs part to kickstart new ecosystems (like provide cheap FW hubs or cables)

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 19, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "- The long form read pages that are sitting there waiting to be read can be collected in Safari Reading List. They can then be read as convenient on an iPad (or iPhone -- use Reader mode). But that requires acknowledging that
- The long form read pages that are sitting there waiting to be read can be collected in Safari Reading List. They can then be read as convenient on an iPad (or iPhone -- use Reader mode). But that requires acknowledging that Safari is not absolute garbage!

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 18, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "I find this interesting insofar as (IMHO) there are various tools that can SUBSTANTIALLY improve this situation --- but people refuse to use them for what appear to me to be essentially theological reasons. For example:… htt
I find this interesting insofar as (IMHO) there are various tools that can SUBSTANTIALLY improve this situation --- but people refuse to use them for what appear to me to be essentially theological reasons. For example: https://t.co/hToeJzwlzJ

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 18, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "PERHAPS China (ie some sort of massive multi-university team effort, with govt co-ordination and money) could result in the last real more-or-less independent recreation of the entire stack?… https://t.co/45EqFBi1Nf"
PERHAPS China (ie some sort of massive multi-university team effort, with govt co-ordination and money) could result in the last real more-or-less independent recreation of the entire stack?

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 18, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Does anyone respect Tizen, for example? The ONLY contender I see is MS (in that they have no real presence in the DYNAMIC part of the market). But history and their internal incompetence don't really suggest a path forward for
Does anyone respect Tizen, for example?

The ONLY contender I see is MS (in that they have no real presence in the DYNAMIC part of the market). But history and their internal incompetence don't really suggest a path forward for them.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 18, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "I don't agree. The moats are MASSIVE now. Consider what it would take to replicate the entire Android or Apple stack. In the past most of the hard work was in the OS proper, hence in BSD or Linux. But so much more is needed no
I don't agree. The moats are MASSIVE now. Consider what it would take to replicate the entire Android or Apple stack. In the past most of the hard work was in the OS proper, hence in BSD or Linux.
But so much more is needed now.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 18, 2018
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february 2018 by mjtsai
Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Remember, Marco, that for every sane person like yourself, criticizing a genuine Apple problem in a rational manner, there are a thousand monkeys complaining how "Apple deliberately slows down CPUs to sell more iPhones -- some
Remember, Marco, that for every sane person like yourself, criticizing a genuine Apple problem in a rational manner, there are a thousand monkeys complaining how "Apple deliberately slows down CPUs to sell more iPhones -- someone proved it on the internet"...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 14, 2018
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "The "I don't like Apple's choice of features or UI" conversation is NOT a conversation about bugs, and insisting on bringing it up when the adults are talking bugs simply marks you as an amateur.… https://t.co/TnQg36bEB3"
The "I don't like Apple's choice of features or UI" conversation is NOT a conversation about bugs, and insisting on bringing it up when the adults are talking bugs simply marks you as an amateur.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 12, 2018
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Isn't that the story of every high tech device since about 2000? Not to pick on you or Apple, but, as just one example, I have extremely few complaints about my iPhone HW, and many many complaints about the SW (which likewise
Isn't that the story of every high tech device since about 2000?

Not to pick on you or Apple, but, as just one example, I have extremely few complaints about my iPhone HW, and many many complaints about the SW (which likewise seems to make little progress wrt niggling bugs).

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) February 2, 2018
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "Sonos is $200. Echo is $100. Is a Sonos plus an Echo worth $300? I suspect there's also lotsa room to drop the price depending on demand Doesn't even have to be *exactly* a drop - introduce an improved version (BT 5? Better Wi
Sonos is $200. Echo is $100.
Is a Sonos plus an Echo worth $300?

I suspect there's also lotsa room to drop the price depending on demand Doesn't even have to be *exactly* a drop - introduce an improved version (BT 5? Better WiFi specs?) at current price and drop existing to $230

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) January 23, 2018
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "I think you are simplifying. Most people are not willing to pay 100x (or even 5x) for better sound quality. Are they willing to pay 20% more? I think yes.… https://t.co/DIhmq7B8QZ"
I think you are simplifying.
Most people are not willing to pay 100x (or even 5x) for better sound quality.
Are they willing to pay 20% more? I think yes.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) January 23, 2018
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "@czechboy0 Stop strawmanning! The issue is not no bugs ever; it is - obvious bugs that trivial testing would uncover - persistent bugs over YEARS - la… https://t.co/czmIlTKJ8Q"
Stop strawmanning!
The issue is not no bugs ever; it is
- obvious bugs that trivial testing would uncover
- persistent bugs over YEARS
- lack of interest in better process to reduce bugs

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) January 12, 2018
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "@stroughtonsmith What choice do they have? If they say “Apple Internal benchmark” everyone will call foul. GB was what was used by the masses to detect “ba… https://t.co/kcOL0TjTwW"
What choice do they have? If they say “Apple Internal benchmark” everyone will call foul.

GB was what was used by the masses to detect “battery slowdown” so that’s presumably what the masses define as corresponding to “speed”...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) January 5, 2018
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "@marcoarment > But I see no evidence of a POLICY change. Like I keep saying, flash is in EXACTLY the same situation as batteries. But Apple likewise pr… https://t.co/tENAS1RAqg"
> But I see no evidence of a POLICY change.

Like I keep saying, flash is in EXACTLY the same situation as batteries. But Apple likewise provides no insight into the state of your flash, or how that is degrading performance over time.
So another lawsuit waiting to happen...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 28, 2017
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "@marcoarment > If the usual Twitter crowd had been able to know and track the status of their HW using one of the various "Phone Status" type apps, the r… https://t.co/h0JBcKCCSr"
> If the usual Twitter crowd had been able to know and track the status of their HW using one of the various "Phone Status" type apps, the relevant facts would have trickled out slowly over years (not all at once) and Apple would be a hero for "keeping batteries working well".

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 28, 2017
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "@marcoarment Has Apple REALLY learned anything? For example will API's be opened up? Part of the problem has been that Apple keeps so much secret on iOS… https://t.co/pR54w7iSTX"
Has Apple REALLY learned anything? For example will API's be opened up?
Part of the problem has been that Apple keeps so much secret on iOS (even HW info that's of no interest to an attacker or marketer) that the market is primed for craziness. >

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 28, 2017
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "@reneritchie Fixing "Extracting signal from noise": Hire a few of the most respected names as consultants. (Marco? Gruber? Dieter Bohn?) Show them new p… https://t.co/CDZTcDVqvi"
Fixing "Extracting signal from noise":
Hire a few of the most respected names as consultants. (Marco? Gruber? Dieter Bohn?)
Show them new products and get their opinions (each sees it separately).
Consolidate and LISTEN TO those opinions.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 28, 2017
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "@reneritchie @MikeNally I don't buy this. Yes it's hard to slot new people into existing extremely difficult programming like the kernel. It is NOT hard to hire m… https://t.co/K6M2zM1V4R"
I don't buy this.
Yes it's hard to slot new people into existing extremely difficult programming like the kernel.
It is NOT hard to hire merely competent people to fix the on-going bugs in apps like Finder or iTunes, or to write tests, or to deal with BugReporter reports.

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 28, 2017
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "@stroughtonsmith What I fear is that rather than just taking the best API updates and concepts from iOS, some idiot will decide it's time to Win Metro the ma… https://t.co/RFNL4G6S5P"
What I fear is that rather than just taking the best API updates and concepts from iOS, some idiot will decide it's time to Win Metro the macOS UI; that what EVERYONE wants from their 5K 27" screen is to be able to use it as only a single window, and similar limitations...

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 23, 2017
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Maynard Handley on Twitter: "@stroughtonsmith But it seems also important to remember that plenty of Apple's mac apps ship with an astonishing level of "don't give a damn about quality",… https://t.co/oGh5TbgjNY"
But it seems also important to remember that plenty of Apple's mac apps ship with an astonishing level of "don't give a damn about quality", that this has been getting worse, and that it CANNOT always be explained as "well the problem requires deep OS/API replumbing".

— Maynard Handley (@handleym99) December 23, 2017
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