iOS

Not First, Just Best

But as I watched Apple unveil the features during the slick and fast-paced keynote, I couldn’t help feeling a little envious. Apple has refined Android’s features to the point where they practically make Google’s version seem downright inferior. It’s not just Apple’s slick sales pitch—there are numerous iOS 14 features that I’ve used on Android for years. But they somehow still seem fresh and right at home on the iPhone.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3564148/how-ios-14-stole-features-from-androidand-made-them-so-much-better.html

bs_labs: Re-engine, Not Re-imagine

Apple will announce a Developer Transition Kit at WWDC, which will be available this summer. The DTK will use an A12Z (the current iPad Pro SoC), inside a Mac mini chassis. Or, I think less likely, an Apple TV chassis with added I/O.

I don’t think it will be a laptop: that would require full power management to be implemented, would be more expensive, and would result in battery life figures for semi-prototype hardware being reported all over the press. That’s really not how Apple rolls.
— Read on bslabs.net/2020/06/12/reengine-not-reimagine/

Yep. I agree with this all the way.

Giphy alternatives and how to delete Giphy iMessage app – 9to5Mac

Facebook just announced that it purchased Giphy and all across the Internet, users quickly committed to ditching the service. If you’re concerned about the service being owned by Facebook, follow along for the best Giphy alternatives for iPhone and how to delete the iMessage Giphy app.
— Read on 9to5mac.com/2020/05/15/saying-goodbye-to-giphy-after-facebooks-acquisition-here-are-the-best-alternatives-for-iphone/

Oh good.