We need “Protest Mode” on phones

Yes, it’s all very depressing and yet somewhat uplifting at the same time that so many people have the courage to resist what is going on at the moment. This happens a lot around the world, recall the “Arab Spring” was not so long ago, and this is but the most painfully close-to-home incarnation of it in the Western World.

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The Mac is back?

Listening to ATP #194 where John Siracusa is bemoaning the apparent exit of Apple from the “Display business”, I had an idea that might cheer him and other Mac Pro users.
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Curious corners of Swift

One of my esteemed work colleagues at Upthere, Inc., the granola-obsessive Kelan Champagne posted about using a little-known Swift “feature” where you can use willSet/didSet property observing syntax on local variables.

This is the kind of weird niche feature that has you reaching for oblique use cases where it might just be useful or turn into a new discovery that becomes something the provides useful new patterns in the future…

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One possible future for Apple Watch

Everybody’s talking about the Apple Watch around the anniversary of its first release. Most of the chatter is about how disappointing and how slow it is, with some countering with how useful it is despite this.

I am in agreement with most of these viewpoints, but people who don’t think this is going to change radically in the next year or two are crazy. You only have to look at the utility gulf between a first-generation iPhone and the iPhone 4 to see this.

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Our WWDC keynote party (in ENGLAND)

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At the beautiful rural co-working space that I run, my iOS App development company will be hosting a free WWDC keynote party here in Chalford near Stroud in England (I have to keep saying this because we keep getting people applying from America).

This is a repeat of events we’ve held for major Apple announcements for the last two years, but bigger and better thanks to the new co-working studio we have.

If you are in the vicinity and want to hang out with some nice friendly iOS and Mac devs, as well as people generally interested in the Apple platforms please grab a ticket.