Author: pblazquez

2020-11-13

Alvadi 1.6.6 is still coming!

A UI glitch has been found on Alvadi 1.6.6 running on iOS 14.2 that prevents the user from inputting a note to either a new or an existing operation. This UI glitch is not present on Alvadi 1.6.5 and backwards. The planned-for-release build, 152, has been removed from TestFlight. Amusingly, this same build has been approved by Apple for the App Store release, and was […]

2020-11-01

Alvadi 1.6.6 is coming!

A new version of Alvadi, 1.6.6, is almost ready for prime time! This new version is built against the iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1 and watchOS 7.0 SDKs, but for the first time it’ll retain its iOS 13 compatibility, meaning that Alvadi 1.6.6 can be used on iOS / iPadOS 13.6, iOS / iPadOS 14.0 and iOS 14.1 / iPadOS 14.1 🙂 Also new, on iOS […]

2020-05-21

Rétro : Le démarrage des Macintosh 68k / PPC

Parce que j’aime bien l’histoire de l’informatique en gĂ©nĂ©ral et celle d’Apple en particulier, il m’arrive de rĂ©cupĂ©rer d’anciens appareils (surtout des Mac) afin de les conserver et de tester des choses avec. Et donc, pourquoi ne pas faire une sĂ©rie d’articles “RĂ©tro” Ă  leur sujet ? J’en avais parlĂ© dans le post sur le PowerBook G3, et ça m’a donnĂ© l’envie d’Ă©crire un nouveau […]

2020-05-09

RĂ©tro : PowerBook G3

Parce que j’aime bien l’histoire de l’informatique en gĂ©nĂ©ral et celle d’Apple en particulier, il m’arrive de rĂ©cupĂ©rer d’anciens appareils (surtout des Mac) afin de les conserver et de tester des choses avec. Et donc, pourquoi ne pas faire une sĂ©rie d’articles “RĂ©tro” Ă  leur sujet ? Aujourd’hui, parlons du PowerBook G3 : Pour ĂŞtre prĂ©cis, ce PowerBook fait partie de la pĂ©riode PowerBook G3 […]

2019-11-16

Alvadi 1.6 is coming!

After a few months in the making, Alvadi 1.6 is finally ready for prime time! If you want to know more about Alvadi, click here! Here’s the full changelog: •Compiled against the iOS 13.2 SDK, iPadOS 13.2 SDK and watchOS 6.1 SDK •iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2 or watchOS 6.1 (or up) required •iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and watchOS 6 compatibility •New 2019 Apple hardware compatibility […]

2019-09-17

Bye VMware ESXi, Hello Proxmox VE!

As you may -or may not- know, I manage my own server farm. This farm is composed of several virtual machines hosted on a physical server (an HPE ProLiant one). I’ve used ESXi for the past several years, but I’ve decided to move away from it for several reasons. I – The context The physical server is located at home (I’m self hosted). It’s mounted […]

2019-07-02

SwiftUI & Xcode 11 beta

Today, a rant against SwiftUI AND Xcode: SwiftUI is neat. Really. I’ve seen talented people on Twitter showing what it’s already possible to achieve with it. I’m using it for upcoming projects, and it actually motivates me to move to Swift from Objective-C But. I know Swift and I’ve written apps in Swift. But to me, Objective-C (or ObjC) is far more readable and easy […]

2019-05-07

Bloomberg: “Apple to Reveal New Home-Grown Apps, Software Features at WWDC”

On Bloomberg: Apple Inc. is planning to unleash a slew of new apps, features and development tools at its annual software conference next month. To improve its devices and strengthen its connection to customers, the consumer technology giant will continue to walk a fine line between wooing outside app makers while also competing against them.  – Mark Gurman On iOS: It seems like the iOS 11 […]

2019-04-30

Recode: “Anki is shutting down”

On Recode: In a teary all-hands meeting on Monday morning, CEO Boris Sofman told his staff they would be terminated on Wednesday and that close to 200 employees would be paid a week of severance, according to people familiar with the matter. – Theodore Schleifer Farewell, Anki. It’s disappointing to see that company close. IMHO, Cozmo was a great product and it was almost mainstream, […]

2019-04-29

Concept: watchOS 6

Link: https://www.behance.net/gallery/78721721/watchOS-A-New-Horizon There are really interesting ideas, like the new Activity rings or the scheduled Watch faces. Not sold on the idea of folders in Carousel (Carousel on watchOS is like SpringBoard on iOS: it manages the apps’ life cycles, and so much more). I barely use the grid view, aka the “cloud of apps”, and I don’t like the list view. But there’s one […]