iOS 7 first impressions

I found this post in the ‘Drafts’ folder from 2013 – evidently I started writing, got distracted, and forgot about it. It’s interesting to me even now because the aesthetics of iOS have been stuck in iOS 7 ever since.  I still don’t like the look, the design language, how many things operate – the … Read more

Apple Maps actually follows up on corrections

I was highly surprised to find the Apple Maps actually does fix errors that are reported by users – at least sometimes. I was even more surprised to see that there’s actually a predesigned interface within Apple Maps, on iOS, for notifying reporters that the issue they reported has been fixed.  First on the lock … Read more

iOS Family Sharing users cannot mix authentication schemes

Apple supports two styles of two-factor authentication, that they call (and distinguish as) “two-step” vs “two-factor”.  “Two-step” is their older method, though functionally they’re basically equivalent. If you have multiple accounts on a Family Sharing arrangement, and some use “two-factor” while others use “two-step”, you’re in for a bag of hurt. For example, any time you change … Read more