23 thoughts on “WWDC 2018”

  1. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes UIKit on the Mac: Hooray! My iPhone apps may live yet again on the Mac! … In 2019. Bah. “We hope you enjoy News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home”: ?

  2. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes They got a lot of devs to come back to Mac App Store? How, with the sandboxing limitations? Are they lowering their cut?

  3. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes Hey, they made Xcode not look awful with a dark syntax theme! Best update ever if you still use Xcode!

    Desktop Stacks? You could just use folders (says a guy with a 7×13 grid of icons on his Desktop).

    They’ve remade Finder’s Cover Flow to not flow.

  4. kulturnation says:

    @mdhughes <giggle>

  5. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes <snore> “We love the Mac!” WHAT? I’M AWAKE! Hi, Craig.
    MacOS Mojito? Dark mode? I love mojitos at night!

  6. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes Did you know that people at Apple still watch “cable” TV on their Apple TVs?

  7. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes This Apple Watch exercycle demo is the worst episode of Black Mirror, and no, you can’t profitably make electricity with a bicycle

  8. dgold says:

    @kulturnation @mdhughes seriously, this last hour and 20 minutes has been bullshit gimmicks, one after the other. Given that pretty much every watch owner is sat in that audience, couldn’t they have done the last 20m after the show?

  9. mdhughes says:

    @kulturnation Thank you! Without my livebloggings, I’d be out on a street shouting at cars & squirrels.

  10. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes Completely bored by the Watch stuff. I use it as a workout tracker, otherwise not at all anymore.

  11. kulturnation says:

    @mdhughes As chairman (and only member) of Cologne Choleric‘s Convention I would like to appoint you honorary member. I enjoy your comments, and feel a bit less crunky for getting grumpy by WWDC keynote (as every year)

  12. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes Facetime is very important… It’s the best way to sext. And look, I think threesomes are as interesting as anyone does, but 32-some? PERVERTS.

  13. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes Animoji: If you’re an idiot and an iPhone X owner (but I repeat myself), you can stick out your tongue at your phone. Memoji: Apple builds Miitomo just after Nintendo EOLs Miitomo.

  14. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes Did you know you can actually just turn your jobsdamned phone off, and not read social media or whatever when you need to do something? It’s a great new skill called “willpower”, you animals. Send me $20 for your first lesson in willpower.

  15. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes Apple Books… iBooks needed a massive rewrite, so I’m glad, but it makes me fear what happens when I sync with my old iPad, or the Mac version. I have a LOT of books.

  16. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes Apple News! Just like the open web, but “curated” without anyone controversial, and unusable to anyone not on Mac/iOS.
    All new Stocks app! Because nobody asked for it!

  17. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes “Siri, record my custom phrase Travel Plans”. “OK, creating Towel Puns.” “Siri, Travel Plans.” “Deleting laundry.”

    So they’ve renamed Workflow to Shortcuts, but AFAICT it’s only usable from Siri? So you can’t pass any parameters in, just a batch file.

  18. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes LEGO won’t release a proper multi-player LEGO building environment, because they don’t want anyone to make penises

  19. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes Yeah, sure, AR is great. You can put an imaginary thing on a real thing as long as you look through a 4″ screen. OR… You could just look at a 3D model. Since Apple’s unlikely to ever ship AR glasses after the Google Glasshole fiasco.

  20. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes You can create anything you want with code! As long as it doesn’t compete with our business model like Steam Link. Or show titties or dicks.

    Use Swift for these bland apps, which isn’t stable, adds gigs of runtime to every app, and burns your CPU & battery down.

  21. mdhughes says:

    @mdhughes I’m not pleased by the use of “Panic at the Disco”, more like Panic by the Smiths: Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ!

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