🔗 Link Post: Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper

There are a lot of articles about allowing sideloading on iOS floating around. I have read several of them. I found John Gruber's to be the most thoughtful and want I to share it with you. John Gruber writing for Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper Wednesday, 23 June 2021 Apple today released a … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper

I didn’t get my one wish for iPadOS 15

I had only one wish for iPadOS 15, and it was that I wanted the Files app to become a true Finder equivalent and that didn’t happen. What we did get were some big improvements to multitasking that I’m looking forward to. Jason Snell and Myke Hurley in Episode 356 of the Upgrade podcast give … Continue reading I didn’t get my one wish for iPadOS 15

🔗 Link Post: iOS 14.6 Battery Life Draining Issues? 8 Tips to Help

Paul Horowitz writing for OSXDaily.com: Some iPhone and iPad users have reported that battery life is suffering after updating to iOS 14.6 on their device. My normal practice is to wait a few days before installing OS updates. I want to see if the update is presenting any new issues. I was alerted to a … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: iOS 14.6 Battery Life Draining Issues? 8 Tips to Help

An update on Goodlinks my read-it-later app

Last July I wrote the following about Goodlinks. In my opinion, GoodLinks is one of the best read-it-later apps out there. The reading experience is excellent. Articles and reading position sync between devices via iCloud. And best of all it’s a one-time purchase for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Since it’s a relatively new app it’s … Continue reading An update on Goodlinks my read-it-later app

Google apps will stop certain tracking to avoid the iOS “Allow Tracking” prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google today announced that “when Apple’s policy goes into effect, it will no longer use information (such as IDFA) that falls under ATT for the handful of our iOS apps that currently use it for advertising purposes. As … Continue reading Google apps will stop certain tracking to avoid the iOS “Allow Tracking” prompt

UPDATE: iOS 14 has Zuckerberg/Facebook running scared

I’ve been working on an article about the iOS 14 privacy feature that has Facebook and other advertisers running scared. Facebook acknowledged that Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 could lead to a more than 50% drop in its Audience Network advertising business. (Doesn’t that just break your heart) Today to my disappointment, Apple is holding off … Continue reading UPDATE: iOS 14 has Zuckerberg/Facebook running scared

iOS and iPadOS 13.6 silently opted me into Automatic OS Updates

Michael Tasi in a blog post today pointed out a change in the toggle for iOS and iPadOS Automatic Updates that I was unaware of. Before 13.6, there was a single toggle to turn Automatic Updates on or off. I always have it turned off. In 13.6 there are new toggles for Customizing Automatic Updates … Continue reading iOS and iPadOS 13.6 silently opted me into Automatic OS Updates