Posts Tagged ‘tech’

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 13 of 100

2017.01.19

Today is Thursday, January 19. My iphone would not play any audio unless it was previously saved to the phone. Any streaming audio or video (youtube, apple music, etc) would have a nice glitchy static noise approximately every second and if there was video, it would not be in sync (also wouls not be N’SYNC, but that is not a bug).

So, now that Apple’s phone is the new Windows Computer, I rebooted it. 

When it powered back up, an iMessage my wife sent me on January 9th finally arrived. It appeared as the newest message even though the date and time were correctly listed.

I Hate CSS

2016.10.22

 

F U, Yahoo. 

2016.10.05


Good riddance. 

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 11 of 100

2016.09.19

Looks like the iOS 10 compass works as well as ever. 

Favorite? Favourite? Who knows? Both?

2016.09.14

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I Hate CSS

2016.08.18

Achievement Unlocked: Zero KB

2016.07.25

How to Win the Least Informative Email of the Week Award

2016.06.29
  1. Update a couple apps
  2. Send an email to your customers 
  3. Tell them there are new features
  4. Do not tell them any of the new features because A) they can’t handle the truth and/or B) creating an email that isn’t completely generic is hard! (Pay no attention to the fact that this email contains an ad for your own email marketing platform which surely handles this sort of thing or would be as useless as this email.)

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 10 of 100

2016.04.11

iBooks now allows iCloud syncing that mostly works (more to come on this subject, I’m sure). Maybe. Or maybe I just haven’t used it enough to know how bad it is. Today I tried to download on of the iBooks synced via iCloud. It appeared to download but then when I clicked to open and read the book, I was shown this error message. 

  
I clicked “Settings” because I know this is wrong. I know I have enough available space for this 40-page books.

  
Or maybe this book is 20GB? (It is not.) Or maybe iPad requires 20GB of available space at all times? (Then “available” doesn’t mean what I think it means.) Or maybe it is yet another bug in iOS, like the one that forced me to reboot twice just to get iMessage working after updating to iOS 9.3.1 yesterday. 

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 12 of 100

2016.02.29

The ability to search in the iOS Settings app was added in iOS 9 over a year ago. The percentage of searchable items is still so low that I don’t bother using it. Some items are searchable, most aren’t. Some categories are searchable, some aren’t. Not even all top level items are searchable. 

Apple has a tendency to release thjngs before they are finished. They appear to be okay with never finishing many of those features. Maybe it is because there aren’t enough people using them? Possibly. Maybe they would be used by more people if they worked.