Category Archives: Sideblog

Sideblog posts. Usually links to news stories with a quick comment by me.

Merging Apple Photos Libraries

How to merge Apple Photos libraries. Unfortunately requires sufficient iCloud space.

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    Apple filed a patent for using a USB-C connector as an universal connector including thunderbolt. No idea if that means they’ll do it. But it is interesting given some were predicting this.
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    A better dictionary. With instructions how to add it to Apple’s Dictionary app. (HT: Gabe)
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    Cache clearer jailbreak tweak will clear the application caches on iOS. Great if Apple’s video bug (among several) has you with a bunch of Other space you can’t reclaim. 
    Tags: space, apple
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    Nice review of the Das Keyboard 4 Pro. I look at these every few years but I tend to use a lot of keys in my setup. I loved at old Northgate keyboard I used to use. I still like the keyboards Apple had before its current chicklet keyboards. I…
    Tags: apple
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    I know there are lots of reasons why Apple wouldn’t buy Twitter. However let’s look at the reasons why they should.  o Bring on talented cloud employees. While Apple’s definitely doing better in cloud services they still are talent starved according to many reports. o Bring on an establish social…
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Swift Exceptions

Nick Lockwood has one of the best discussions of Swift exceptions I’ve found both in terms of design, problems and benefits.

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    “Silver” brings Apple’s Swift language to the .NET and Java worlds. It brings the language not the Cocoa libraries though. Sounds like they added exceptions to let Swift work with .NET or Java better. (Personally I think Apple should add exceptions too, but I know people at Apple really don’t like…
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    There were some big changes to Swift this week. The most surprisingly controversial one was the adding of “exceptions.” I put those in quotes because they are quite unlike traditional exceptions in C++, C#, Java or Python even though I’ve called them Pythonesque at times.[1. I think I called them…
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    Calling Swift from C.
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    Swift’s command line tools have changed somewhat. (HT: SwiftDevs)
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    Hashbanging Swift. Using Swift at the command line. I had enough issues trying to replace Python with Swift that I went back to Python.
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Thunderbolt 3 Announced

Intel made its Thunderbolt 3 announcement. Thankfully it won’t require Skylake and will merely be released at the same time. Thus opens the door for a MacPro with TB3 announcement next week at WWDC. The connector will also be USB-C as some had hoped.

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    Apple filed a patent for using a USB-C connector as an universal connector including thunderbolt. No idea if that means they’ll do it. But it is interesting given some were predicting this.
    Tags: usb-c, connector, tb, thunderbolt
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    The story about a rumored MacBook Air with a single port has generated a lot of discussion the past few weeks. My favorite discussion was over at Ars and is still ongoing. I'll skip the discussion of the Air itself. While it seems like an odd design to me, I…
    Tags: thunderbolt, usb-c
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    Michael Tsai always has the best WWDC link roundup. 
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    I knew coming in that the apparent last minute pullout of the new AppleTV would mean a very low key keynote this year. Already we were set to expect a focus on debugging and minor refinement to OS X and iOS. However even so I was pretty surprised. Some parts…
    Tags: announcement, time, week, thunderbolt, intel, wwdc, tb

Apple with TB on USB-C

Apple filed a patent for using a USB-C connector as an universal connector including thunderbolt. No idea if that means they’ll do it. But it is interesting given some were predicting this.

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    Intel made its Thunderbolt 3 announcement. Thankfully it won’t require Skylake and will merely be released at the same time. Thus opens the door for a MacPro with TB3 announcement next week at WWDC. The connector will also be USB-C as some had hoped.
    Tags: thunderbolt, tb, connector, usb-c
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    How to merge Apple Photos libraries. Unfortunately requires sufficient iCloud space.
    Tags: apple
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    The story about a rumored MacBook Air with a single port has generated a lot of discussion the past few weeks. My favorite discussion was over at Ars and is still ongoing. I'll skip the discussion of the Air itself. While it seems like an odd design to me, I…
    Tags: thunderbolt, apple, usb-c

Das Keyboard Review

Nice review of the Das Keyboard 4 Pro. I look at these every few years but I tend to use a lot of keys in my setup. I loved at old Northgate keyboard I used to use. I still like the keyboards Apple had before its current chicklet keyboards. I have a few of those stashed away.

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