Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss some new features in the latest iOS update, and John’s Mac Pro.
Redditor u/j1ggl did a test to compare Finder and Files using a folder of 2048 texture files. The folder was only 1MB, but iOS Files still handled different tasks way worse than Finder. For example, using the app’s built-in zip function, zipping the folder took 3 seconds with Finder and 38 seconds with Files. Unzipping took 7 seconds versus 42 seconds, respectively.
Conclusion: The Files app for iPhone/iPad is badly optimized and not ready to handle a larger amount of files, even though they take up just 1MB in total. It is also worth noting that the iPad required several reboots to even achieve the zipping and unzipping of the folder.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss sending location data to Apple (or not), and John’s new Background Mode.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s recent iOS and macOS releases and improving user experience.
Every since I bought an iPad Pro I’ve been able to conduct most of my work and personal life on my iPad. But I still need my MacBook Pro for a couple things, like using Automator to batch-rename files (renaming multiple files simultaneously). This isn’t possible to do on iOS, until now. A shortcut I found on RoutineHub lets you do this. It lets you rename your files in custom formats, like alphabetically, prepending text, sorting by date modified, etc.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s new Research app for iOS and the studies announced today.
iOS 13.2 includes Deep Fusion, a camera-focused technology announced in September. It also includes support for the newly-announced AirPods Pro, more than 70 new emojis, and new features for Siri, the Home app, and multiple bug fixes.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro are back with guest-host Bryan Chaffin to discuss the seemingly dizzying array of iOS updates Apple has released in the last few weeks. They also talk about the special case needs of macOS Catalina and whether Apple could do more to proactively warn users of everything they might face with their Mac systems.
Google announced Thursday that iPhone owners will be able to report accidents directly in Google Maps, plus new types of incidents, too.
The more extended patch notes for iOS 13.1.3 and iPadOS 13.1.3 detail bug fixes for incoming calls, Mail, Health, Voice Memos, and more.
According to USA Today,
Some screen time is worse than others when it comes to kids and academic performance, according to a new analysis published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Television viewing, followed by video games, were the two activities most tied to poor school performance, researchers showed in a review of 58 studies published over the decades.”
Other activities: not so much. This is a helpful article for parents.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a security PSA, Apple content in theaters, and Charlotte’s iOS conversion.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss sharing photos (but not their location data), and Apple’s OS security.
Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss iOS vulnerabilities as weapons, and the slow success of Watch.
ars technica has posted at terrific story by Richard Jensen on the origins of the Unix operating system back in the late 1960s.
Maybe its pervasiveness has long obscured its origins. But Unix, the operating system that in one derivative or another powers nearly all smartphones sold worldwide, was born 50 years ago from the failure of an ambitious project that involved titans like Bell Labs, GE, and MIT.
A derivative of the original Unix OS, in the family tree of BSD, is the basis for macOS, iOS, and is even running in your Apple Watch.
Nintendo announced that Mario Kart Tour is arriving on iOs (and Android) on September 25 and that pre-registration is now available.
Apple released iOS 12.4.1 on Monday, a security release that, “provides important security and stability updates, and is recommended for all users.”
Starting today, StubHub Apple Pay will be available on the web for iOS devices so that fans can buy tickets easily and safely.
Fans will begin to see Apple Pay as an available payment option for MLB mobile web transactions on the iPhone this week. For more on how to use Apple Pay and connect it with your StubHub account, visit StubHub’s customer help center.
Good to see Apple Pay being offered in more places.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about what you can do about the Capital One data breach, and iOS bugs.