@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.
@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.
@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.
@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!
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@mdhughes Completely bored by the Watch stuff. I use it as a workout tracker, otherwise not at all anymore.
@kulturnation Thank you! Without my livebloggings, I'd be out on a street shouting at cars & squirrels.
@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?
@mdhughes This Apple Watch exercycle demo is the worst episode of Black Mirror, and no, you can't profitably make electricity with a bicycle
@mdhughes <snore> "We love the Mac!" WHAT? I'M AWAKE! Hi, Craig. MacOS Mojito? Dark mode? I love mojitos at night!
@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 7x13 grid of icons on his Desktop). … They've remade Finder's Cover Flow to not flow.
@mdhughes They got a lot of devs to come back to Mac App Store? How, with the sandboxing limitations? Are they lowering their cut?
@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": 😝