The iPhone 13 Pro macro camera mode is no joke 😎
The iPhone 13 Pro macro camera mode is no joke 😎
This Microsoft Surface conference has been really good. The (obviously scripted) moment where he breaks the 4th wall to show off the studio laptop was really fun and well done.
What Windows 10 has become in its lifetime, the promise of what Windows 11 can turn out to be and this surface hardware is a really compelling alternative to Apple. And this is coming from a die hard Apple fan. I’m very impressed.
The 1Password iPadOS Safari extension being a glaring full colour icon in the browser bar is ridiculously aesthetically jarring. It should be a minimal black and white icon like other extensions I’ve seen. I just can’t get used to it…
Ah iOS 15 day… where 85% of your apps suddenly release updates at exactly the same time 😀
Launch day delivery secured. 256GB 13 Pro Max Blue. 📱
Happy iPhone pre order day everyone. Waiting for 1pm GMT now…📱⏰
If you use an xbox controller with iPadOS 15 and push the Xbox button, it takes you direct to your games folder in the App Library. You can also navigate the App Library with a controller as well 🤯
Harissa Cauliflower Pilaf for dinner tonight. Slightly chaotic to make with the timings involved and some of the prep but we all liked it! 🍳 😋
Good to see Apple Fitness getting some love. Absolutely down for Pilates, but the group workouts seems a bit gimmicky. What I really want is workout programs. Like a “Couch to 5k” style HIIT plan to increase your base health, or a weight lifting beginners course or something. Something structured over x weeks/months.
📷 9 years of daily family service from this 2012 MacBook Pro. If that’s not good value then I don’t know what is! Time to list on eBay now though and we’ll see if someone else gets even more life out of it!
Portland Island off Chesil beach
Pasta with broccoli sauce tonight. Was a success! Even the kids liked it 😊
Today’s Home Improvement project competed. 🔨💪
Needed something £7 ish to get free shipping vs paying £6. You are now looking at the owner of 24 cans of Barr’s bubblegum pop for £9 😜
Not to discount other peoples experiences of the product, but it wouldn’t be a new Apple product launch if there wasn’t a ‘something-gate’ issue for the worst parts of Apple fandom to hand-wring over 🤷♂️
Improved Front Camera with “Centre Stage” is great. I couldn’t care less about the rear cameras. I’ve never taken even a semi-serious photo with an iPad.
Coming from a 2018 12.9 Pro that was no slouch, the M1 is literally seamless. Switching from application to application and multi tasking (as it is on iPad at present) has zero stutter. The device simply moves out of your way. it’s phenomenal to use.
The new Magic Keyboard case is just as much of a fingerprint/grease magnet as the old one. Just accept without putting a skin over it, it’s going to mark and be done with it. I wish I’d bought the white one. But I’m sure in 6 months after it was worn in I’d think differently.
We’ll see what iPadOS 15 brings. Scuttlebutt from some is that there’s bigger software changes on the cards that will unlock more magic of the M1 and the increased RAM. I personally think the upgrade will be more conservative than people think, but I do hope for much requested features such as…
large focus on file management
Inclusion of the (Fabulous) Apps Library
Closer synergy of MacOS/iPadOS Applications
I do not think we will see a larger focus on ‘desktop’ style apps or rendering, Nor do I think we’ll see anything like a Samsung DeX experience as some have wanted. I do think we will finally see the Pro-Apps translated to iPadOS.
Nothing comes closer to the view of the future of computing than what the iPad Pro is. It’s the most adaptable, transformable computer and a true joy to use.
It’s just that vision hasn’t moved forwards considerably hardware wise from the 2018 model. Introduction of mouse support and the Magic keyboard has done a lot of heavy lifting in regards to iPad usability over the past 3 years. Let’s hope WWDC reveals how that will be pushed forwards soon.
Did our yearly “Portland Bill Blow” yesterday where we blow away the old year and welcome in the new.
We have been very fortunate to roll with the punches this year, but globally, so many have not been so fortunate for many reasons.
If ever there was ever a year that deserves a kick to the kerb, this would be it!
Here’s to a better new year everyone 🎉
Loving these autumn nights closing in 📷
Home fried Baja fish tacos with home made curtido cabbage relish and chipotle crema.
Was delicious! 🍳
Recipe courtesy of Mexican Please
West Bay in Dorset yesterday. Lovely walk around and a cheeky portion of chips on the harbour 😋 📷
Did a lovely walk around Dorchester this morning to get my steps in. Love that autumn is establishing now. 📷🍁🍂
Very excited to have got streaming tickets via the BFI at 9pm Friday for Brandon Cronenberg’s “Possessor” Not been this excited for a film since Bladerunner 2049 🎥
Nice 40’th birthday picnic with the family watching the anchored cruise ships from Holworth.
If you can’t go to the pub, bring the pub to you. 🍺 🍤