I’ve documented all of the changes worth mentioning that were announced in today’s WWDC 2018 keynote.
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Rethinking watchOS Apps
A majority of my interactions with Apple Watch are related to notifications. Siri should be the one app you need for most of the tasks you want to perform, but to realize that, Siri needs to get better; fast.
Apple Watch Series 3 Review
A review from a newcomer’s perspective.
The Mac Pro Is Not Dead
A lot of professionals and power users that love the Mac Pro, yours truly included, have been incredibly disappointed and distressed at its lack of updates since the 2013 “trash can” redesign. Scratch that. Mac Pro users are frothing at the mouth and have been screaming for the last three and half years for substantial hardware updates. On The Impromptu podcast, which I co-host with Michael Norton, we talked about it at length, just days before John Gruber on Daring Fireball reported that Apple has big plans for the product. Apple has finally acknowledged to the public that their initial compact design was flawed and did not serve enough of its customer’s needs.
Where Have You Been?
If you’re putting cream and sugar in your coffee, not only are you doing it wrong, what you’re drinking is not coffee. I’ll elucidate on why this is the case in a moment. Vancouver is known for many things–its delicious and diverse array of foods from a virtual cornucopia of cultures, gorgeous sea-side cycling andContinue reading “Where Have You Been?”
Podcasting: Pitfalls And Lessons Learned
One of the things I treasure about podcasts, other than listening, performing, and producing them, is the tremendous community of amazing people surrounding the medium. I’ve cultivated great friendships with individuals who were complete strangers just a few short years ago. I’ve heard from others that they too share similar experiences. It’s been highly educationalContinue reading “Podcasting: Pitfalls And Lessons Learned”
Eulogy for Isolina
My grandmother, Isolina, lived an amazingly fulfilling life, which was enriched by those close to her that loved her, and we by her. She overcame adversity and hardship. Tragically being separated from her siblings after losing both of her parents at a young age, she managed to persevere, finding ways to survive, and eventually marriedContinue reading “Eulogy for Isolina”
The Uncomfortable Silence of Space
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is widely heralded as one of the most seminal pieces of science fiction ever seen on the big screen. I feel like I’m the last person on Earth to have watched this film. I feel like I missed the world’s greatest party. All of my friends talk about it.Continue reading “The Uncomfortable Silence of Space”
My Spider-Man Pitch
I’ve been reading comics off and on since the 80s. I’ve never personally found Spider-Man/Peter Parker interesting or compelling. Perhaps I’m overlooking a seminal piece that truly breaks ground and turns him into a more realistic and intriguing person, so please correct me if you think that’s the case. I have some ideas of whatContinue reading “My Spider-Man Pitch”
I May Not Succeed, But I Won’t Fail
This week I launched a podcast called the JEMcast, which marks my foray into producing a show of my own. While I’m not new to podcasting—I co-host The Impromptu and have been fortunate enough to be a guest on countless other shows, including Internet Outrage Machine on 5by5—there’s been a void in my heart thatContinue reading “I May Not Succeed, But I Won’t Fail”