The “can we offload font gylph rendering from the CPU to the GPU” CoreText thing again. I don’t think it is going away.
Thank goodness that Howard Oakley and friends are staying on top of APFS bugs and security issues: If you have erased an existing unencrypted APFS volume to change it into an encrypted APFS volume in the last 20 days or so, then you can be certain that the passphrase to that […]
Tech writers keep coming back to Siri again and again. The latest being The Information’s scoop on, yet again, what went wrong with Siri’s development. John Gruber on Siri September 2017: Siri, as it stands today, is at best a halfway product. Again, I’m pro-Siri in the voice assistant debate, but […]
After a 10 year absence the best macOS Japanese word processor app has finally returned. egword Universal 2.1 is available for download from the Mac App Store in Japan. The price is ¥7,800 with a special offer of ¥3,800 until April 30. egword Universal was a major re-write of the […]
John Gruber notices that smart punctuation was mysteriously working then not working in iOS 11 iMessage: But if I’m right about why, then why does it apply to iMessage messages — a.k.a. blue-bubble messages — too? iMessage messages aren’t limited by the antiquated constraints of SMS in any other way, […]