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Thoughts on Apple Rebuilding Maps

Apple / Opinion

Eddie Cue gave an interview to Matthew Panzarino on TechCrunch where he detailed Apple’s project to rebuild Apple Maps using their data, instead of relying on partners, as they’ve done. Also, it’s launching with the next beta of iOS 12, so that was surprising. Since I just started driving a new car with CarPlay, I’ve been using Apple Maps for driving directions almost daily. And it’s been fine. In fact, in the places I’ve lived […]

Use SF Mono Outside of Terminal and Xcode

Apple / Tools

I really like the SF Mono font Apple includes in Sierra and High Sierra (even more than Menlo), but for some reason it’s only available inside of Terminal and Xcode. So I’m out of luck when I’m writing in MarsEdit, BBEdit, or any other third party app. Fortunately, you can just copy the font from Terminal’s app bundle and install it so it’s available everywhere. Run this command from the Terminal and you’re all set: […]

Cool Nylon Apple Watch Band


These nylon bands from Monowear look pretty sweet. They remind me a lot of the bands I used to wear with my Timex. The site doesn’t say if they’re using the Apple lugs or not, but if they (otherwise I’d be scared of causing some kind of damage) are I’ll definitely get one.

A Few Apple Watch Thoughts

Apple / Opinion

Scratches show up on stainless steel easier than I expected. Thankfully it’s pretty easy to polish them out. WatchKit apps have a lot better performance than I expected. Based on Twitter, I thought they’d be pretty much unusable. Parts of the UI are a bit laggy, but I suspect that’ll be fixed in a software update. The screen switching on automatically really only works when you’re standing with your arms at your side. If I […]

The Products Apple Doesn’t Have Time to Improve


If you haven’t been to the Safari Extensions Gallery in a while because it was terrible, never updated and impossible to finding anything, check it out again. Apple updated it at some point recently to make browsing categories and finding extensions easier. It only took them several years to do it. Of course there’s still no search, so it’s a little more like a feature page for a product than The App Store, but hey, […]

My One WWDC Prediction


Like everyone else, I have no idea what Apple might announce tomorrow morning. Tim was clearly not blowing steam when he said they were doubling down on secrecy. So here’s my one prediction: Helvetica Neue as the new system font for OS X 10.9. I was hoping for Myriad Pro — It has similar proportions and I think would fit great as a direct replacement for Lucida Grande that looks better on retina screens, but […]