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The future of the Finder

The future of the Finder

The desktop metaphor is practical and useful, but maybe it’s time to move on to a new way to use our computers.

07/21/2017

Apple’s Home Sharing: Why is troubleshooting it so painful?

Apple’s Home Sharing: Why is troubleshooting it so painful?

When something goes wrong with Home Sharing, you don't get much troubleshooting guidance. That can turn minor issues into major ones.

07/07/2017

iCloud Photo Library’s sync need fixing

iCloud Photo Library’s sync need fixing

It'd be nice if users had more control over syncing to the cloud,

06/23/2017

Hey, Apple Fixed This!

Hey, Apple Fixed This!

At WWDC, Apple introduced new features that address the more egregious problems that plague users.

06/09/2017

Apple’s iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul

Apple’s iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul

As iOS evolves, it gets more complicated. That means we need a better way to customize and adjust iOS settings.

05/26/2017

App Store upgrades: It’s not that Apple can’t do it, but they won’t do it

App Store upgrades: It’s not that Apple can’t do it, but they won’t do it

It’s hard to believe that Apple can’t figure out a way for developers to offer a discount for software upgrades.

05/12/2017

Wouldn’t it be nice if Mac error messages actually told us what’s wrong?

Wouldn’t it be nice if Mac error messages actually told us what’s wrong?

Apple's vague or cryptic error messages leave users even more confused than before.

04/14/2017

Apple’s bug reporting system: An impractical black hole that’s frustrating to use

Apple’s bug reporting system: An impractical black hole that’s frustrating to use

Reporting a software bug to Apple really bugs me.

03/31/2017

Apple’s desktop Mac lineup: A showcase of old technology

Apple’s desktop Mac lineup: A showcase of old technology

The most prestigious computer company in the world has a top-of-the-line Mac that hasn’t been updated in three years. Where’s the innovation?

03/17/2017

The mess left behind by Messages

The mess left behind by Messages

Apple needs to do more with Messages’ ability to let you read text messages on multiple devices.

03/03/2017

When backups go bad: The problem with using network drives with Time Machine

When backups go bad: The problem with using network drives with Time Machine

Data backups are vital, so any problems that a user can’t easily fix are not acceptable.

02/17/2017

Hey Apple, let me control my iCloud Photo Library

Hey Apple, let me control my iCloud Photo Library

There has to be an easier way to manage photos on iOS devices.

02/03/2017

No internet connection? Be prepared for iTunes to drive you crazy

No internet connection? Be prepared for iTunes to drive you crazy

iTunes should be smart enough to know when an internet connection isn’t necessary. But it isn’t.

01/20/2017

Hey Apple, it's time to give up thinness for a bigger battery

Hey Apple, it's time to give up thinness for a bigger battery

If Apple insists on making its devices thinner and lighter, there simply won't be enough room for batteries that last all day in real-world situations.

01/06/2017

The Mac App Store Purchased list needs to be more user-friendly

The Mac App Store Purchased list needs to be more user-friendly

It's too difficult to find an app you've already purchased.

12/23/2016

It’s time for Safari to go on a memory diet

It’s time for Safari to go on a memory diet

Safari is a very capable web browser, but it's too demanding of memory resources.

12/09/2016

Apple, let us choose the apps we want to use in iOS

Apple, let us choose the apps we want to use in iOS

Freedom of choice. It’s what we want.

11/25/2016

The artist photos in iTunes are useless. They shouldn’t be

The artist photos in iTunes are useless. They shouldn’t be

Why is such a vital part of the iTunes expereince so neglected by Apple?

11/11/2016

Documents & Data: A mysterious black hole of data storage in iOS

Documents & Data: A mysterious black hole of data storage in iOS

It’s hard to manage your iPhone’s storage when you can’t figure out what each app is doing.

10/28/2016

The Apple two-step: My disastrous attempt to use Apple’s two-factor authentication

The Apple two-step: My disastrous attempt to use Apple’s two-factor authentication

2FA is a good idea to stay secure, but it shouldn’t be this hard to use it.

10/14/2016

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