I want to share a combination of personal and professional information in one place. LinkedIn does well for professional info, Facebook is more personal, and Twitter crosses in both areas. Still, none do what I want, so I built a new site, KempSF. It’s a work in progress, but it does provide a more balanced perspective on who I am. Check it out.
Live Photos on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are great, but difficult to share. Enter Live GIF, the easiest way to share your live pics with friends and family who don’t own the latest iPhone. The UI is dead simple. Open the app and you’re presented all of your Live Photos. Select the one you want to share and then choose to send it as a GIF or video.
Live GIF is $1.99 and worth every penny.
Tweetbot has been my go to Twitter client since 2011, and today they launched Tweetbot 4. The biggest news is that it’s now a Universal App which is a welcome update. You can get it for $4.99 for a limited time. Check out all of the new features at the Tapbots site.
Jumped on the @tweetbot bandwagon last night and it's been a GREAT ride so far. Excellent app!
— Kemp Mullaney (@KempMullaney) April 15, 2011
Here are a few of my impressions after one weekend.
- It is REALLY fast, especially Touch ID.
- 3D Touch is a massive achievement and will have a lasting affect on device and app development.
- Living Pictures are terrific and not just a gimmick.
- The increase in weight is not noticeable.
Here’s a Live Picture of our cat, Paul.
Sometimes it’s the little things that get me, but this one bothered me in May of 2013 and it still bothers me today. The Update All button is not only placed in different locations on iOS and OS X, but more surprisingly is in a different location on the iPad and iPhone. I’d love to see the search bar on iPad dropped to the bottom menu (just like on the iPhone) and move ‘Update All’ to the upper right-hand corner.
I think my OCD is showing.
After being mentioned on Daring Fireball and The Loop I decided to install the Ghostery extension for Safari. You may think you know who’s tracking you, but I bet the results would surprise the average person online.
There’s been a swell of posts on ad tracking and blocking recently. Will it be enough to trigger a change? John Gruber wrote on Daring Fireball:
It’s not just about privacy. There are other costs: network bandwidth (which for many of us is metered on cellular), page load times, and increased CPU usage, are real costs — paid entirely by the visitors to websites.
[Update] After writing this post I checked my own site and will be deleting some plugins and most of the other trackers I found.
But mainly, I enjoy Apple Watch as a way to see various things I care about at a glance: the weather, the date, another time zone, my activity, my upcoming appointments, and, of course, the time.
So part of me still wants one, but my reasons for canceling my original order still stand. Let’s see what comes with watchOS 2.0 later this year.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been building a site using our platform, DudaOne. The site was originally just an exercise in using some of our latest features. As I added more content it grew and took on a life of its own.
I don’t have any long-term plans for the site, but for now I’d like to add one to two articles a week and get some feedback from our partners.
Check out D1LabSF.com.