Prevent Apple’s “double key press” on the butterfly keyboard with Unshaky

If you’re having this “double key press” issue, Unshaky is a software solution that will help you get by. Unshaky tries to address an issue on the butterfly keyboard (Macbook, Macbook Air 2018 & MacBook Pro 2016 and later): Double Key Press. Unshaky might save your keyboard by dismissing such “second key hits” (any key […]

Stop Apple Spotlight from slowing down your Mac by preventing it to index node_modules folders

Speaking of node_modules folders, this tip by Roel Van Gils came to mind: Does your Mac becomes slow/unresponsive (fans kicking in etc.) when you `npm install` a huge project with a million tiny dependencies? I learned that adding an empty `.metadata_never_index` in /node_modules *beforehand* will prevent Spotlight from indexing all that crap. — Roel Van […]

The new Mac Pro is a design remix

Arun Venkatesan takes a deep dive into the design and engineering behind the new Mac Pro: Apple held its annual developer conference, WWDC, this week in San Jose. In the keynote, aside from a slew of developer-focused software announcements, one new hardware announcement has attracted the most attention, the 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display […]

SwiftUI by Example – Free Course on SwiftUI

Paul Hudson, creator of Hacking with Swift: 🧐What if I said I was thinking of writing a book about all the SwiftUI techniques I've learned? 😳What if I said I'd ALREADY written it? 🤩What if I said I was making videos too? 🤯What if I said it was online NOW, free? Wonder no more, folks: […]

SwiftUI

Yesterday, next to revealing a $999 monitor stand, Apple announced SwiftUI which got me quite excited. SwiftUI is an innovative, exceptionally simple way to build user interfaces across all Apple platforms with the power of Swift. Build user interfaces for any Apple device using just one set of tools and APIs. With a declarative Swift […]

New WebKit Features in Safari 12.1

Jonathan Davis – Web Technologies Evangelist for Apple – has done a writeup on the new features that have landed in Safari 12.1, which is included with macOS Mojave 10.14.4 and iOS 12.2. This release delivers web platform features that improve website integration with the operating system, new real-time communication capabilities, more compatible encrypted media […]

iTunes auto-rating all played tracks …

For more than a year it’s been bugging me that iTunes “sometimes” would auto-rate played tracks. It happened on some albums, yet not all albums. Back in May 2018 I posted this video on YouTube showing the behaviour: As you can see iTunes here automatically rates “En Masse” (track 10) from the moment it starts […]

How Apple can fix 3D Touch

Eliz Kılıç writes down something that’s been bothering me too: Apple introduced 3D Touch and its new related interactions Peek and Pop in 2014. It’s been almost 4 years since its first introduction, yet people don’t know/use 3D Touch. Why would they? Even tech-savvy users don’t know which buttons offer 3D touch. Let alone regular […]

The Making of ”Welcome Home” by Spike Jonze

I really enjoyed Apple’s “Welcome Home” ad for the HomePod, directed by Spike Jonze: Over at AdWeek there’s a behind the scenes video available showing how they made it: In particular, we get immersed in the choreography and the production design. But we also see how other elements came together, like the lighting, music and […]