Horace Dediu wrote a super-interesting piece in the aftermath of the latest Apple Event of Tuesday 11 Sept. … I suggest its reading to all the technology / marketing interested people, and also to second think to the concepts he brilliantly has exposed.
via The Joy of Tech comics.
I recently returned to the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro after a year away.
I thought it would feel like a downgrade, or like going back in time. I feared that it would feel thick, heavy, and cumbersome. I expected it to just look impossibly old.
It feels as delightful as when I first got one in 2012. It’s fast, capable, and reliable. It gracefully does what I need it to do. […]
It feels like a professional tool, made by people who love and need computers, at the top of their game.
It helps us perform our work, rather than adding to our workload.
This is the peak. This is the best laptop that has ever existed.
I hope it’s not the best laptop that will ever exist.
Marco Arment, 14 Nov. 2017
But really, the Mac mini doesn’t necessarily have to be a playground for innovation. The basic formula is still a winner — a powerful-enough, general-purpose, truly affordable desktop Mac. It’s just waiting to be refreshed to be more up-to-date. There’s really no wheel to reinvent here, Apple.
honest question: Is the actual Jony Ive at Apple anymore? Or is the voice from their marketing videos synthesized by an AI program in their servers while the real shirtless Ive is washing his Aston Martin Vanquish in his driveway?)
Jesus Diaz, iOS 11 Sucks
Did you notice? On macOS 10.12 ‘Sierra’, when you try to add a new email account with Mail.app using the guided procedure it seems that you can only have an IMAP one…
Of course you can still have a POP3 account but, like it’s in Apple style in those last years, you have to use a gimnik to achieve the result [if you’re not going Apple-way-of-doing-things be prepared to this].
So let’s see how to do this. Open Mail.app and go to its Preferences, here point to the Account section and try adding a new account… make sure to give a wrong password on pourpose when asked:
After some work behind the scenes, the procedure will say that something is wrong and will ask some more details for this brand new account we’re setting up. As you can see in the following screenshot some more fields to fill will appear, along with a courtain asking the “Account type” we want to set up: IMAP or POP3
Some days ago my pal @masolino discovered and linked me this project on Github: mas-cli which is a command line interface to Apple’s macOS App Store …
A project like this is clearly aimed at every business environment where a sysadmin can use scripts to install, upgrade or remove the licensed software on their machines.
Even if this kind of market seems “abandoned” by Apple, the reality is that reports of successfully Mac integration in business and enterprise environments grow every month so this kind of utility is going to be appreciated by the most skilled sysadmins … and, anyway, a super interesting one!
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