JF Martin

Blogger, writer about Apple, photography, Privacy and climate change.

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JF Martin

337 days ago

Those are very legitimate requests... Apple's App Store certainly looks bad when ready about rampant problems that never get fixed.

Eight things Apple could do to prove it actually cares about App Store users

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JF Martin

337 days ago

One of the best recommendations that I came across in recent memory. Certain Apple can do it, even if it means some tricky handling of finance.

When Apple retroactively removes scammy apps from the App Store — as it sometimes does when journalists and developers call them out — it should automatically give people back their money, and warn them to stop using those apps.

Eight things Apple could do to prove it actually cares about App Store users

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JF Martin

337 days ago

Only 500 people?? I thought it would be much higher than this, like in the thousands.

Apple has 500 app reviewers. Just 500 against the entire world; 500 human beings expected to process 100,000 apps per week with some help from automated tools.

Eight things Apple could do to prove it actually cares about App Store users

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JF Martin

341 days ago

Can Android be used as an indicator of what would happen on the iOS side by loosening the App Store rules?

there are very few mainstream consumer successes to point to where Android’s looser rules did enable something that doesn’t exist on iOS

Do App Store Rules Matter?

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JF Martin

341 days ago

I highly doubt there is pent-up demand that would generate this explosion of activities.

Is there an explosion of activity waiting to expand the model far beyond games once the rules are changed?

Do App Store Rules Matter?

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JF Martin

341 days ago

It would be a nightmare for Apple to have to create different versions of iOS for different countries. I wonder if Apple is already laying out the ground work behind the scene for this.

Part of the complexity here is that US, UK and EU regulators will produce different rules on different timelines. What happens if EU regulators require side-loading but US regulators do not?

Do App Store Rules Matter?

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JF Martin

341 days ago

Is Apple still developers-friendly?

There is no future if you are not developer friendly.

10 years ago

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JF Martin

346 days ago

I don't like the idea of using Twitter as a blogging platform. Not at all.

Twitter threads are the new blog posts

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JF Martin

348 days ago

We will have to wait a bit longer before we can get our hands on SharePlay this fall.

the sheer scale of Apple’s ecosystem has a potential of turning Shareplay into a game-changer

Synchronicity

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JF Martin

349 days ago

Aged pretty well.

When Apple makes the switch to ARM, they will have total control of their own destiny – just the way they like it.

Apple and ARM, Sitting in a Tree

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JF Martin

349 days ago

Xcode on the iPad Pro? Nope. Swift Playground, that's the Xcode Apple is willing to give to the developers community.

Xcode support: It’s 2021 and developers still can’t code with this massive 12.9-inch screen and with the great keyboard that is the Magic Keyboard. They still have to emulate the iPad on a Mac. Why?

Opinion: The M1 iPad Pro needs iPadOS 15, not macOS

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JF Martin

349 days ago

iPadOS 15 came, even in beta form, Apple didn't bring Pro apps along with it. Yet, many developers ARE bringing pro apps. Affinity apps are prime examples of that.

Apple supporting Pro apps: the company needs to launch Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to the iPad. If Apple doesn’t bring its most powerful apps to the iPadOS ecosystem, why should any other developer do the same?

Opinion: The M1 iPad Pro needs iPadOS 15, not macOS

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JF Martin

349 days ago

Is this some sort of joke?

Steve Jobs would eat a hamburger before he’d let a copycat OS occupy his iPhone, but times — and the political winds — have changed

Here’s a wacky idea: Apple opens up the iPhone, lets it run Android

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JF Martin

349 days ago

I wonder if I should take into consideration the need for videoconferencing apps and the bigger size of the iPhone for my next purchase. I rarely do Teams or Zoom with my iPhone.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is doing well mostly due to its size, but it also has a telephoto lens that the base iPhone 12 lacks. Store reps have also noted the larger phones are selling better due to Zoom usage.

J.P. Morgan: Why the iPhone this July was spared the usual summer doldrums

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JF Martin

350 days ago

That is a question that myself I would love to find a meaningful answer to.

if I take a long, hard look at my own screen time data, I wonder: are we really making the best use of our time?

Unhacking my attention

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JF Martin

436 days ago

Referencing Bloomberg in itself is a questionable act. For the rest, remember when we used to rent movies on VHS? Then came Blockbuster then…Netflix… now we rent our cars more often than buying them… we own less and less things… because most of the time, it made no sense.

Read Mark Bergen's in-depth report in Bloomberg for all the gory details on Big Tech's fight against The Right To Repair, which is led by Apple.

Who owns your iPhone?

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JF Martin

436 days ago

Kids are going soooo fast… they are way ahead of most of the teachers in regards to tech usage.

The Paradigm Shift

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468 days ago

Not only Apple is challenging Intel on the technical side but also they are challenging their entire business model.

Selling the M1 in both $699 and $1,699 machines challenges the idea that a computer’s price ought to principally reflect the CPU inside of it.

Apple’s M1 Positioning Mocks the Entire x86 Business Model

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JF Martin

471 days ago

I can't wait to have these sold separately so I can buy one for my M1 Mac mini.

the color-matched Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Magic Mouse or Trackpad that comes in the box is also a terrific touch. Not only does this iMac introduce Touch ID fingerprint recognition to a desktop for the first time, but it does so with a splash of personality.

Comment: Apple’s new colorful iMac lineup is a millennial dream come true

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JF Martin

471 days ago

That's not going to happen anytime soon. Mark my comments.

Another question that keeps coming up is if/when Apple will merge iOS and macOS. Something that each year feels like it’s taking baby steps in that direction.

M1 iPads and Versatile Magic Glass

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JF Martin

485 days ago

I don't see why Apple would be in the obligation to make iMessage available for Android phones.

It's no mystery that Apple maintains a number of platform-limited products and services to keep its users from casually jumping to competing platforms, but few have been quite as successful as iMessage

One Apple exec actually wanted to bring iMessage to Android back in 2013

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JF Martin

489 days ago

It's the reason why I created a website dedicated to showing how I do things as a blogger and writer. My garage door is up. https://numericcitizien.io.

Work with the garage door up

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JF Martin

490 days ago

I'll certainly read the long article but I read many times in the past how hard some watch faces are for ... reading time.

How Apple Watch Got Its Faces

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JF Martin

490 days ago

I can see a similar solution for other countries, not only Russia. It is easy to see a bad intention from Russia's government here. During the pandemic, apps recommended or required by the government could have made the list of highly suggested apps to install during the setup of a brand new iPhone. Think of a COVID tracing app for example.

In Russia, iPhone Apps Install You

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JF Martin

490 days ago

One possible reason why, if its really the case, blogs seem to make a comeback: bloggers doesn’t feel as much social pressure or judgment when they publish their thing. They don’t have their social circle looking at them every single minutes of their life. A thought.

Write About Anything And Everything

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JF Martin

490 days ago

Facebook is like cigarette for your health. And just like cigarette, we thought it was ok until... we found out it was bad, real bad. Eventually, we’ll get there.

How Facebook Makes Money

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JF Martin

490 days ago

Another reason not to be on Facebook in the first place.

Over 500M Facebook account records leaked on hacking forum

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JF Martin

491 days ago

I think we never pay enough attention to backup strategies.

My Backup Strategy

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