I’ve been watching Tuesday’s WWDC session videos on my iPad Pro via the WWDC app, with Notes open in split view so I can scribble thoughts and information with the Apple Pencil. It’s been a really enjoyable experience!
This has been a great keynote. Hardly any snark, just goofy jokes and lots of excitement! #WWDC2019
New 👏🏻 ATP 👏🏻 SHOW 👏🏻 ART 👏🏻 #WWDC19
9ms latency for Apple Pencil…good gracious. PencilKit developer API!! 🤩😍 #WWDC19
Craig is officially calling the split view app arrangements “spaces.” #WWDC19
Hot damn please let there be a developer API for the video editing adjustments. 🤞🏻 #WWDC19
Is it just me, or does Craig sound like he’s talking at 1.5x with Smart Speed? #WWDC19
They really love their time-synced lyrics! 😆 I love sharing suggestions in the share sheet; that looks really helpful. #WWDC19
Now I can finally measure how many decibels my kids are screaming at. 👍🏻 #WWDC19
This is fast and furious. I love it. #WWDC19
Ok, my baby is asleep, my husband is napping with our toddler: let’s do this. tvOS! Multi-user support! (multi-user all the things please!!) Xbox and PlayStation controllers?! This is already nuts. #WWDC19
I said it before, but I’ll say it again: Apple’s not going to release a new Mac Pro with like 32 cores and a beautiful new display just so it can run giant dumbed down iOS apps, web apps, and a super sandboxed, “you’re not allowed to touch anything” operating system. 💁🏻♀️
Just released an update to Snapthread (version 2.0.2) that automatically converts panoramas to 15-second videos that slowly pan from left to right. Other changes include a button for easily scrolling to the bottom of your photo library, better support for time lapse videos, and miscellaneous crash fixes.
For the past few months I’ve been grumbling about the fact that Apple no longer sells official silicone cases for the iPhone X. My Rose Red one is peeling badly, so I started looking at Apple’s iPhone XS cases (they fit the X, but there’s a slight gap below the camera bump because the XS’s bump is a few millimeters taller). I was about to buy a green one when I thought, why should I buy a $40 case for a phone I may replace this fall?
Browsing Amazon, I found these $12 silicone cases by SURPHY and decided to give one a try. I ordered a yellow one and was surprised when the color actually matched the photo on the product page. What I like most about this SURPHY case (besides the price and the color accuracy), is that there’s nothing printed on it—not even a logo. It feels the same as Apple’s cases and has the same soft lining. If you have an X or an XS and are looking for a cheap silicone case to get you by, I recommend this one!
I was reminded how important documentation is today after spending fifteen minutes trying to figure out why a certain code path wasn’t being reached.
If you shuffle between UIImage, CIImage, and CGImage a lot, you might be tempted to access the handy “.ciImage” property of a UIImage. However, that property definitely does NOT have a value if you initialized your UIImage from a CGImage, and you need to use a CIImage initializer instead. Thanks, Apple docs!