I discuss the unique challenge of coming up with new features for a product that doesn’t really have anyone to steal ideas from. iOS can look to Android for things to improve, and macOS can look to Windows, but watchOS really has no peers at this point in time. Android Wear is on life support, and companies like Fitbit aren’t making comparable products.
We often forget that people make different choices on what computing platforms to use. This leads to heated, sometimes angry debates about why the other person is clearly making a bad decision and they should change. That is not a helpful way to talk about this stuff.
I have 100% more iPad in my life this week than last week so you know I have to talk about it! Today I’m just talking hardware, not software just yet.
It comes down to 3 main things for me:
My updated thoughts on the Pixel 2 camera and why I am actually pulling out the Pixel before my iPhone when it's time to take a picture.
A quick look back on some of the tech that I am thankful to have this year.
It's still terrible, even through the operating system itself has gotten better over the years. Here's the list I mention in the episode of apps I have not been able to replace yet.
I don't have an iPhone X yet, but I've been talking to a lot of people who do and had to take today's episode to talk about Face ID, how our habits change, and what I expect we'll see in Face ID 2.0.
Today I'm mulling over my feelings about the camera in the Pixel 2. Does this camera live up to the hype?
In an off-the-cuff episode, I talk about third party services and why iOS has a fundamental advantage over Android in this area.
Consider this: if you were hired by Apple or Google tomorrow as a social media specialist who's job it is to report only the good news about their company and only the bad news about their rival, would the things you share online change at all? Are you already doing their job for them?
The Nintendo Switch was released 7 months ago and for the first time in a while, I feel like the software library available on the console is worth of gushing over for a few minutes.
I ordered a Google Pixel 2 this weekend and will be using Android as my main phone for at least a month. We'll see if my results are better than they have been in the past.
I've been using the 3 major voice assistants constantly for the past year, and took today as a chance to reflect on what I like and don't like about each of these services.
My thoughts after a couple days with the iPhone 8 Plus.
Why watchOS reviews are fundamentally different from iOS reviews, and 3 of the features in watchOS 4 that I think you'll love.
My first impressions of the Apple iPhone event. We talk iPhones and Apple Watches and Apple TVs, weeeee!
My first app, Today's Forecast, on the App Store was released 7 days ago and I'm still catching up on sleep and emails as we roll into week two. There is lots to do when releasing an app, and I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about some of the surprises I've had so far.
AccuWeather and Sarahah have both been hit with news stories in the past week about how they are sharing your personal data for shady purposes.Today I walk through why stories like this get under my skin and why all of us (including me) need to take a closer look at what data we are freely giving to the apps that we use on a daily basis.
I'm getting close to being done with my new weather app for iOS, and I took a few minutes this morning to reflect on the process of going from web to iOS development. It's messy, it's challenging, and I'd be ashamed to show a professional developer my code, but it works, and I'll only get better.
This week we're thinking about your personal advantages and how to leverage them. It's hard to always know what you're advantages are over everyone else in the room, so hopefully this episode will get you thinking about that a little more this week.
A quick bonus episode on a trapball of us fall into all day, every day. We all have pre-conceived notions for how the world works, and that carries over to tech.
This impromptu episode had no prep and was recorded and posted in 15 minutes!
I've owned a Nintendo Switch for about 3 months. Today we're taking a look at how my initial impressions have panned out over time.