From Leif Johnson at Macworld:
I haven’t used my iPad Pro in days. In fact, I kind of forgot it existed, as last week I guiltily realized I’d buried my longtime daily writing companion under a pile of papers as though it were a random piece of trash.
But the guilt passed quickly. Within seconds my attention had already turned back to my new iPhone XS Max, a device that does many of the tasks my iPad Pro does more comfortably and efficiently. And I highly doubt I’m alone in that thinking.
While I hardly consider my iPad Pro “a random piece of trash” and still use it daily for work, I’m finding I use it a lot less when sitting on the couch and doing non-work related stuff than I did before I got the iPhone
XS Max XR (ed. note: I swapped out the XS Max for a XR). Perhaps that’ll change if/when the new iPad Pros drop later this month.
Update: This problem went away for me with the iOS 12.1 update and the kids’ usage stats are populating correctly.
One of the first things I did when iOS 12 was publicly released was set up Screen Time on the kids devices. My wife and I use Family Sharing to manage devices and purchases for our gaggle of children. Our Family Sharing setup currently looks like this:
As of last night, the site is now running WP Super Cache. Please let me know if you notice any weirdness or anything broken.
From Federico Viticci at MacStories:
After years of unabated visual and functional changes, iOS 12 is Apple’s opportunity to regroup and reassess the foundation before the next big step – with one notable exception.
As with every year over the last few years, if you’re going to read an iOS review, make it Federico’s. The amount of time and detail he puts in every year is amazing and definitely worth the read.
He’s been doing this a lot lately. He also likes to lay like this on the back of the couch. It cracks me up because it makes him look so tiny.
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Not a bad view from Arlington St. tonight. Shot on an iPhone X and edited in the built-in Photos app and Pixelmator for iOS.
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I turn 44 years old today. This past year has been great and I’m hoping the next one is too. Happy birthday to me!
Today Slack and Atlassian are taking even bigger steps to drive fundamental improvements to the experiences of hundreds of thousands of teams and millions of people around the world who use our products together every day. This partnership is about a joint vision of simplifying and automating the huge amount of effort that teams everywhere expend to stay aligned, coordinated, and productive.
I’m so happy about this. We switched from Slack to Hipchat about a year ago since we also use Jira and I’ve missed Slack ever since. After this news, we’ve already started the process of moving back to Slack. Woot.
Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.
It seems like a good fit with Microsoft’s embrace of open source these days.