Dan Moren, reporting on this tweet from Lemi Orhan Ergin:
Unsurprisingly, that news has quickly rippled through the Apple community as many people—including yours truly—have verified the claim. You can test it for yourself by going to any locked System Preferences pane, trying to unlock it, and entering username
rootwith no password. (The number of tries varied for me—sometimes it worked on the first attempt, but pretty much always by the second.)
Even though I’m starting to have small issues with Sierra I’m very, very happy I haven’t yet updated to High Sierra. This has been just about the worst release of macOS since I switched to the Mac on “Cheetah”.
From a revenue point of view, I believe next year’s fourth quarter will see the Watch generating higher revenues than the highest quarter for the iPod.
Let that sink in. Amazing. Some flop.
Apollo is built by a former Apple employee with feedback from thousands of Redditors to sculpt the best client possible. It features a beautiful, native iOS design, smooth, customizable gestures, fast loading pages, a supercharged Media Viewer experience, a powerful, full Markdown editor, a Jump Bar for lightning-fast navigation, and so much more. You have to see it to believe it.
This is easily one of the best iOS apps I’ve ever used. Even if you don’t use reddit often it is worth having for wasting time on reddit.
One of the great things about iOS 11 is the multitasking capability, and with it the emergence of so-called ‘shelf’ apps.
I had never heard of the term “shelf apps” until I read Des’ post.
👉 Daman Rangoola:
Random iOS 11 bug: type 1+2+3 quickly in the stock calculator app, see what happens. Bet it won’t say “6”.
Apple picking – October 2017
Eliza and I did some apple picking last weekend. We ate as many as we could while picking and then she made apple butter with our take.
Mac users can use the native Micro.blog for Mac app. It’s a free download and supports most of the same features as the iOS version.
You can see a short video of it on Manton’s blog. You’ll even notice a rather handsome avatar make an appearance.
Unfortunately I cannot give this a spin yet since I haven’t upgraded my Mac to High Sierra. And it doesn’t appear I’ll be doing so for at least a month or two since I haven’t seen any updates from Apple on that front. High Sierra just seems far too unstable to switch to on my main work computer at the moment.
Colin Walker, though, seems to like this new app:
Manton has repeatedly said that this is just a version 1.0 app but, I have to say, it’s been rock solid. Browsing, replying and posting to the blog have all been a breeze and I’ve not had a single issue or error.
This Monday — just like every Monday— over 100 million Spotify users found a fresh new playlist waiting for them. It’s a custom mixtape of 30 songs they’ve never listened to before but will probably love. It’s called Discover Weekly, and it’s pretty much magic.
I’ve mentioned Spotify’s playlists before. They are incredible. They are magic.
Side note: While I was enjoying the synergy of Apple Music we’ve decided to switch back to Spotify today. It is just way, way too good at surfacing music. Also, it is much much faster and syncs better across devices.