mjtsai + nickheer   414

Twitter
Related: on MacOS, it takes one click to opt into notifications for an app, but up to six to entirely disable them.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 26, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
2 days ago by mjtsai
Twitter
Microsoft’s unique way of prioritizing options means that there is a way to precisely set the number of seconds a message must be viewed for to be marked as read, but you can’t completely disable the “Research” panel without opening the Visual Basic Editor.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 20, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
6 days ago by mjtsai
Twitter
A little detail that I love in Messages is how it puts a little extra space between message bubbles when there’s a time gap in a conversation. I know it’s been in the app since iOS 7, but it’s one of those little enhancements that makes a big difference.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 12, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
14 days ago by mjtsai
Twitter
Nothing like walking in on your ostensibly sleeping closed-lid MacBook Air with its fans whirring away like it’s rendering a video or loading iMore or whatever. That’s the Catalina experience.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 5, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
22 days ago by mjtsai
Twitter
My favourite podcast gag is when @hotdogsladies reads the verbatim Amazon title of whatever he’s talking about.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 3, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
24 days ago by mjtsai
Twitter
The other day, I came across a clip of Bertrand Serlet mocking Windows Vista’s irritating UAC thing. How times have changed. https://t.co/x6CIeKRjDV

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 31, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
27 days ago by mjtsai
Twitter
The Mac App Store is such a sloppy piece of software. It doesn’t feel anything like a Mac app, or even a native app. It feels like some sketchy Electron port of an app built for an entirely different platform.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 30, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
28 days ago by mjtsai
Twitter
It should also pre-compute the suggested apps in Spotlight and not drop notification banners in the same space where app toolbar items are supposed to be — but, hey.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 29, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
4 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
Every time I think Apple has finally got the hang of Maps, I’ll look up some business or place that’s on every “must visit” list for the city and it just won’t be on the map at all, and I just don’t get how that’s possible.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 24, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
4 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
Oh right, thanks. It’s super that I have to run another app to display three numbers and a colon in my menu bar.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 22, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
5 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
A weird and also horrible thing about using MacOS these days is having to open the Energy panel in Activity Monitor to see how much time you have left on battery.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 22, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
5 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
This is so ugly that it’s kind of wonderful. https://t.co/sbQ2YpJNxj

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 17, 2020
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
6 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
Well, it took nearly a year, but the down arrow key finally gave out on my partner’s butterfly key-equipped MacBook Air.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) December 31, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
8 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
Spending two years away from WordPress development means relearning that the opposite of html_decode_entities() is not html_encode_entities() but html_entities(), and that is_single() is not the same as is_singular(), which explains thirty minutes of debugging.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) December 23, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
9 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
Please dupe FB7504622 because animations should not block user input in any app, but especially not in Finder. pic.twitter.com/x0K13ten3Z

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) December 23, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
9 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
It fills me with confidence to see that the copy of MacOS Catalina I am about to install on my laptop is version “(null)”.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) December 19, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
9 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
I *should* exercise better tab hygiene.

I *am likely to* order more memory.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) December 3, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
12 weeks ago by mjtsai
Twitter
The App Store has been around for nearly twelve years and there still isn’t a good WordPress app for iOS.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) November 28, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
november 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
@gruber Kind of like the rubber feet thing: when I lost one of those silicone tips for Apple’s in-ear headphones, I asked for a replacement from the store and a Genius comes out with this huge freezer bag of silicone tips. All three sizes in the same bag, though.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) November 20, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
november 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Don’t really understand how these share sheets were introduced five years ago and they still feel like they’re a rough sketch but hey. pic.twitter.com/XyWb2sxJwA

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) November 19, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
november 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I just don’t understand how iOS shipped with this multitasking bug. Surely someone inside Apple with some semblance of power thought “hey, this thing where Safari displays an error and needs to reload every time I switch to it — that’s not good.”

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) November 2, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
november 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
The Outline’s website scrolls like molasses on my 5K iMac, but the squiggly lines animate beautifully, so I guess that’s something.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) October 30, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
october 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
If you were head of a company trying to prove its American-ness in light of recent actions to benefit an authoritarian regime, you may not wish to subsequently become chairman of the board for a university in that authoritarian regime. https://t.co/UWCcIDJuI4

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) October 21, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
october 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I’d love to hear a good explanation of why XML music libraries are no longer supported in Catalina. This seems to be arbitrary. https://t.co/lcnIJqbjBu

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) October 7, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
october 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Hope it’s not too late for this, but how does noise reduction handle, say, autumn foliage? And does it differ from camera to camera? Photos from my 6S and X look painterly when at 100% zoom. (Which, I know, is extreme.)

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) September 19, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
september 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Creative Cloud would be a lot cheaper if Adobe would hire fewer people to arbitrarily move controls and toolbars around between versions.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) September 9, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
september 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
So why did Apple respond to that Project Zero disclosure anyway? The researchers stated that the exploits had been patched months ago. Apple offered no new information in their statement. What was the point?

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) September 6, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
september 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
It’s good that Apple makes this easy, but you should check every contract you sign (or click “I Agree” on) for a way to opt out of arbitration and follow through. Buy a pack of stamps now, while you’re at it. https://t.co/NSIKvSYHT3

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) August 20, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
august 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
A wise lesson from a company that’s about to launch an Electron-powered desktop client. https://t.co/2ZHUdovH72

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) August 15, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
august 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
In two separate FOIA responses to me today, the FBI has argued that they don’t have any Cellebrite marketing materials and also that they can’t show anything they do have. pic.twitter.com/ix7mO1gedU

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) June 26, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
june 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
This doesn’t surprise me. I was in an elevator with a couple of people the other day chatting about upgrading their iPhones. One had a 5C and didn’t want to get an X phone because it was too big. Said she was looking into the iPhone 8.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) June 24, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
june 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
There’s no easy way to raise prices, but this sort of stuff reminds me of my ISP offering nothing between 15 Mbps and 100 Mbps, and charging a lot either way.

Also, Dropbox has minimized the appearance of offering a free plan. It’s only on the homepage and it’s easy to miss. https://t.co/HTER6viHaK

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) June 13, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
june 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
My only two requests for this version of Dropbox were for it to use as much memory as possible and somehow also be a web browser, and boy did they deliver. Thanks, Dropbox. https://t.co/VL2X17BbSy

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) June 12, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
june 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
“Burn Playlist to Disc”. Fuck yeah. pic.twitter.com/NuUm9DXEZ2

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) June 3, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
june 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
The preferences window in Music on Catalina is still modal, so all is right in the world.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) June 3, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
june 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
For what it’s worth, many pros are probably just gonna pick up that VESA mount because it works with their existing setup. Makes sense to ship the stand separately.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) June 3, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
june 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
A reminder that the 30-inch Cinema Display was over $3000 when it was released.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) June 3, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
june 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I know these complaints tend to be overbroad but they’re suing Apple for, among other things, reporting their music listening and purchase history to Nielsen.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) May 25, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
may 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
This is the only time Apple’s bug reporter has ever been described as “publicly-accessible”. pic.twitter.com/VW6jIi2guR

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) May 25, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
may 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
It doesn’t, but that’s not how I parsed the headline. (A rewrite would be something like “Apple releases new MacBook Pros that quietly attempt to fix keyboard issues” or similar.)

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) May 21, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
may 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Think of all the “Air ______” names, so it’s really only five characters if you subtract that common prefix. 🙃

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) May 17, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
may 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I now know how app developers feel. It took them nearly three years to indicate that some bullets on some posts I made a long time ago might not be perfectly formatted. pic.twitter.com/KBOq1QflgH

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) May 16, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
may 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
A lot of people want a lot of stuff out of Apple and I just want a Music app for tvOS that doesn’t blow.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) May 10, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
may 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Something like this has happened to me, too. I was checking out a couple of the watches on the try-on table when a salesperson told me that I had to make an appointment to try them on. That seems unnecessarily precious.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) May 8, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
may 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I think one of the hardest problems in privacy is third-party permissions. I hate being inundated with requests for access to photos, camera, contacts, location, etc., but I also worry that apps I’ve allowed access and have forgotten about are, in some way, misusing their access.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) April 28, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
april 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
For anyone who thinks that private browsing sessions are entirely separate, I’ll note that I opened Bluehost in a standard window and the ad in my private browsing session changed to a Bluehost remarketing ad within minutes.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) April 24, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
april 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Still have no clue why my iMac sometimes doesn’t sleep automatically. I’ve only ever seen this in desktop Macs; my MacBook Air never had this issue, even when connected to my Thunderbolt Display. (Which, by the way, is still for sale! https://t.co/01dRbQoQEq)

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) April 18, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
april 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Berkshire Hathaway prohibits linking to its website without written permission, which I have not obtained in order to cite this fact. https://t.co/3WsaosaVL1

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) April 17, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
april 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Lots of changes to the For You screen in Apple Music today. Recently Added is more prominent, no friend suggestions, and a lot more playlist and album suggestions in different groupings. pic.twitter.com/wmnFsUJXcw

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) April 15, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
april 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Remember how you used to have to get up and flip a record over to continue playback? The Music app for Apple TV re-creates that experience by stopping every so often at random.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) April 7, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
april 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
It’s the little things that make iOS feel janky as hell sometimes. Like this date transition, or the alignment of that “Invite People…” button. Or the “Share Link” button that isn’t blue. pic.twitter.com/txwNfRkYDW

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) April 2, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
april 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
There is only one Apple story I’d really like to read right now, and it isn’t about the AirPower. I want to know how these MacBook keyboards came about, what happened as failure reports came in, and why they continue to ship.

My DMs are open.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) April 1, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
april 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I would love an option in any browser — but preferably Safari, of course — to return to separate URL and search fields. Frustrations with autocomplete really compound when it doesn’t keep up with my typing, suggests the wrong thing, or requires me to fiddle with it.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) April 1, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
april 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Nitpicky AirPods case complaint: now that the charging indicator light is on the outside, I wish Apple had used that microperforation technique to better blend the light with the case.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 29, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
It still amuses me to no end that “Boner” is the one word that Apple Music censors here. pic.twitter.com/zqRY8pMv0U

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 29, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Introducing the new Apple Trailers app, where the actors just stand in a dark room and tell you what the movie will be about.

(Thanks @kinaj)

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 25, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
The AirPower graphic on the AirPods page always showed only two devices. pic.twitter.com/62shK2EUmp

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 22, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Photoshop automatically numbered my layers like so:
- Layer 1
- Layer 2
- Layer 3
- Layer 4
- Layer 5
- Layer 6
- Layer 7
- Layer 8
- Layer 91
- Layer 92

Counting is hard.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 21, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Even then, I’m struggling to understand how they’ve squeezed in an eight-core processor at the high end, yet their concern would be a slight difference in HDD heat on the low-end models.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 20, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Every time Apple launches a new iPad, some idiot is going to make a snide remark about Steve Jobs and stylus support, aren’t they? That’s just how it is, forever, right?

Neat.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 18, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
The outcome of designing a website that demands the use of high-res images on every post is that every post ends up with the visual equivalent of lorem ipsum. pic.twitter.com/Jq4iCgw8PV

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 17, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Who the hell built the Apple News URL format and why is it so awful? Don’t give me some technical limitation bullshit.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 10, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I could watch Dieter Rams criticize products all day long. pic.twitter.com/ujWfOZXRcX

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 9, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I keep re-reading Zuck’s essay from yesterday and I cannot see in it what anyone finds compelling, transparent, revealing, honest, or worth taking seriously. It’s empty. It’s lifeless. It’s self-serving, not contrite.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 7, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
These ranges are amazing: between 10 and 23 million Apple Watches sold, and something like 6 million AirPods, I guess?

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 5, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Strategy Analytics says that 45 million smartwatches were shipped in 2018; Apple had a 51% market share (22.95 million smartwatch shipments).

IDC says that 172 million wearable devices were shipped, and that Apple shipped 16.3 million wearables, 10.4 million being watches.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 5, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Anyone else read this horseshit post about how Windows’ antialiasing is the best and MacOS’ is “objectively” the worst? https://t.co/x49f9vML7Y

There are so many basic factual errors in it; also, I dunno about anyone else, but ClearType makes text look so fragile to me.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) March 5, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
march 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Here’s something I’ve been thinking of: as prices come down, I have a feeling that bendy phones could be popular in countries where smartphones are most people’s only computers.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 26, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
february 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Does a current generation 15-inch MacBook Pro measure about 16.5 inches from corner-to-corner of the top case? Just a thought.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 18, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
february 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I searched Apple Maps for “furniture”. The top result is an oil and gas company; the second result doesn’t exist at that address. In the process of reporting the error in the first one, I couldn’t seem to find a related category, but I did find this — whatever *this* is. pic.twitter.com/dXT8ZNyCkH

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 17, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
february 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Even as an opening negotiation, this sounds like a non-starter. Publishers can have their own subscriptions and take 70% of their first year revenue from each subscriber and 85% every year after.

Like, this is so illogical that it doesn’t seem correct. https://t.co/nKr4GT9LIg

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 12, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
february 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
The Wirecutter is often helpful, but sometimes their picks are completely baffling. Their budget choice for best insulated jacket instantly absorbs rain and snow. Are they rating insulated jackets for the great indoors or what?

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) February 4, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
february 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I’ve levelled up in this game, “Spotlight”, on my Mac. I once opened Apple Configurator instead of Activity Monitor when I typed “ac” and now, every time I type “ac”, it thinks I want Apple Configurator. The game is trying to actually open Activity Monitor once again.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 31, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
january 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
This story about the UAE’s “secret hacking team” is insane. Also, they had a technique that could pilfer iOS contents by only sending an iMessage, which required no action by the target. https://t.co/J94ClPiOF0

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 30, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
january 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
In addition to Apple Watch unlocking, copy/paste over iCloud and AirDrop have been working flawlessly for me while migrating to this new Mac, and iCloud generally made it a much easier experience. Kudos to everyone working on those teams.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 26, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
january 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
Just a reminder that Apple calls this “blue” and so proving that words can mean whatever the hell you want them to. pic.twitter.com/YGb6uqapBV

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 25, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
january 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
This is one of those times where I don’t know what I’d do without SuperDuper. Migration Assistant has failed twice and there is no way I’m copying half a terabyte of data manually.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 25, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
january 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
There’s something about the wildly saturated blue of the Apple logo and Spotlight button that I just loved in Tiger. That, and the “unified” plasticky window style.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 4, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
january 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I kinda dig that MacSurfer still prominently links to their Sherlock plugin.

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) January 2, 2019
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
january 2019 by mjtsai
Twitter
I have seen this literally every time I have opened Maps on my Mac for over a year. pic.twitter.com/CUMibGz9MZ

— Nick Heer (@nickheer) December 31, 2018
FavoriteTweet  nickheer 
december 2018 by mjtsai
« earlier      
per page:    204080120160

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: