I’ve previously written only a few short words about one of my newer hobbies — mechanical keyboards — which has been a fantastic journey, keeping me occupied, teaching me new things, while providing a superior tool for all my writing at the same time. This all started over 30 years ago, when I used my first mechs, but which I left behind when I switched to laptops. Unfortunately, I listened a little too much to Jason Snell and John Gruber talking about their mechanical keyboards on their podcasts, so here I am, and I’d like to share what I’ve collected so far…
This build supposedly fixes the bug where iOS/iPadOS constantly kills background apps. I have not found this to be a sufficient fix — it’s better, but not ideal.
That was a good weekend.
Shot with Sony A7R II + Zeiss ZF 100 mm f/2 Makro-Planer T*: f/2, 1/5000 s, ISO 100.
This version is still buggy as hell, but most things are a lot better now. Also, it adds AirPods Pro support.
iOS 13.1.3 (Build 17A878) for…
From ‘About Safari & Privacy’ in iOSes Safari Settings:
When Fraudulent Website Warning is enabled, Safari will display a warning if the website you are visiting is a suspected phishing website. Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to steal your personal information, such as usernames, passwords and other account information. A fraudulent website masquerades as a legitimate one, such as a bank, financial institution or email service provider. Before visiting a website, Safari may send information calculated from the website address to Google Safe Browsing and Tencent Safe Browsing to check if the website is fraudulent. These safe browsing providers may also log your IP address.
- You can disable this by toggling off the Fraudulent Website Warning setting.
- This is complete unacceptable.
While it might be a minor security and bugfix update, it’s worth installing this ASAP.
iOS 13.1 seems to be pretty stable for me, both on iPhone and iPad, with a few small glitches here and there. Ultimately, this is the first iOS 13.x update you should install! And make sure to check out all the new Shortcuts automation features.
iOS 13.0 is very buggy for some people. If you’re not in a rush, wait until tomorrow for iOS 13.1 to come out of beta.
I was actually not planning on upgrading from my iPhone XS this year but there are two features which got me hooked. I’m not really into the ultra wide 13 mm lens — I would still prefer a proper tele in the 70-100 mm range — but the new video features, including the ability to record from two lenses simultaneously (via Filmic Pro) and to the possibility of continuously zooming between all three while recording, are what made my mind up.
I had a white X and it was great at masking all my fingerprints. Unfortunately, I decided to get a Space Grey XS and discovered that the lens is an absolute lint magnet (I don’t use a case and I didn’t even notice the lint on my X) so I’ll be going back to white again. Additionally, I love the look of the polished stainless steel case around the glass — it reminds me of high quality mechanical watch cases.
A little over 3 hours to go…