Author: pblazquez

2020-05-21

Rétro : Le démarrage des Macintosh 68k / PPC

Parce que j’aime bien l’histoire de l’informatique en général et celle d’Apple en particulier, il m’arrive de récupérer d’anciens appareils (surtout des Mac) afin de les conserver et de tester des choses avec. Et donc, pourquoi ne pas faire une série d’articles “Rétro” à leur sujet ? J’en avais parlé dans le post sur le PowerBook G3, et ça m’a donné l’envie d’écrire un nouveau […]

2020-05-09

Rétro : PowerBook G3

Parce que j’aime bien l’histoire de l’informatique en général et celle d’Apple en particulier, il m’arrive de récupérer d’anciens appareils (surtout des Mac) afin de les conserver et de tester des choses avec. Et donc, pourquoi ne pas faire une série d’articles “Rétro” à leur sujet ? Aujourd’hui, parlons du PowerBook G3 : Pour être précis, ce PowerBook fait partie de la période 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 […]

2019-04-24

Digitimes: “AirPods 3 said to be launched by year-end 2019”

On Digitimes: Apple is reportedly set to release its third-generation AirPods for sales by the end of 2019, with the new wireless earphones to incorporate a noise cancellation function. – Aaron Lee, Taipei; Willis Ke Sounds way more useful than the “Hey Siri” feature from the AirPods “2” (more like AirPods 1.2 to me IHMO). The double-tap gesture was enough for today’s Siri. If Apple […]

2019-04-22

Thoughts on Apple Watch’s Leather Loop band

When Apple introduced the original Watch to the world, on September 9th, 2014 (it wasn’t available until April 24th, 2015), along with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Pay, they made it clear that the device wasn’t only another electronic gizmo that the customer would have to charge every night, but also a lifestyle product, with health & fitness features and a fashion-oriented […]