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I'm Kyle. ๐Ÿ‘‹

iOS developer ๐Ÿ“ฑ (now Android too actually, by accident; long story).
Started programming making simple games for iOS, then iOS jailbreak tweaks, then making apps as my job.

Love tech, programming, sci-fi, StarTrek (TNG ๐Ÿ‘), Marvel, etc...
Also love Snowboarding and parkour.

I've been on Twitter for years (90k posts, mostly retweets). Was on mastodon.social but have moved here now.

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Why is all software so bad

I get that this is a beta, but this seems like a whole new level of โ€˜everything is brokenโ€™
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I have no use whatsoever for a Raspberry Pi, but now I kinda want one
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Hey Mac devs - any good resources on keyboard shortcuts and right-click menus (specifically what users expect and other considerations / guidance)? Probably good to circulate some good stuff to ensure the incoming Catalyst apps are top-notch.

This full size, flying, bulletproof, 3D printed, titanium, iron man suit is one of the coolest things Iโ€™ve ever seen!
youtu.be/U1wEO-pHizQ

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Jolyon Palmer column: Why Sebastian Vettel deserved his penalty - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/48583

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WWDC19, What's New in iOS and macOS Design 

Voice Control is amazing! One of the most SciFi voice control features I've ever seen!
youtube.com/watch?v=aqoXFCCTfm

SwiftUI
- React style declarative model ๐Ÿ‘
- Live UI preview and reload ๐Ÿ‘
- iOS, tvOS, macOS, iPadOS, Apple Watch support ๐Ÿ‘
- Ground up rewrite, not built on UIKit ๐Ÿ˜ข
Need more info on details and limitations.

macOS Catalina
- iTunes breakup into Music, Podcasts, ๐ŸTV ๐Ÿ‘
- Device syncing in Finder now ๐Ÿ‘
- iPad as Side Car ๐Ÿ‘
- Voice Control (iOS too)!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
- New combined Find My ๐Ÿ‘
- Mac Activation Lock ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
- Crowd sourced Find My lost mode ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Project Catalyst (Marzipan)
- More fully featured than Marzipan ๐Ÿ‘
- Ability to customise mac specific things ๐Ÿ‘
- Jira demo looked like a decent mac app ๐Ÿ‘
- Not much real info yet ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

AR Kit
- RealityKit rendering & Reality Composer ๐Ÿ‘
- People occlusion ๐Ÿ‘

MacPro
-Configurable powerful good cooling ๐Ÿ‘
-Up to 28 core Xeon CPU ๐Ÿ‘
-Up to 1.5 TB ram ๐Ÿ‘
-8 PCI slots
-2 USB A, 2 Thunderbolt 3, 2 10GB Ethernet + headphone ๐Ÿ‘
-Up to 56 teraflops of GPU ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
-FPGA based, 3 8K raw streams, 12 4K ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
-6 x 6K display support ๐Ÿ‘
-Live 1000 audio track and instruments simulator editing ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
-$5999 starting price ๐Ÿ˜ข

Pro Display XDR
-1,000,000:1 contrast ratio๐Ÿ‘
-1000 nits up to 1600 nits brightness ๐Ÿ‘
-P3 color, super HDR ๐Ÿ‘
-Nano matte surface ๐Ÿ‘
-The price ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
-$999 for the stand ๐Ÿ‘Ž

iPadOS ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘
- More icons on SpringBoard ๐Ÿ‘
- NC widgets as a slide in panel ๐Ÿ‘
- New Slide over iPhone X style switching UI ๐Ÿ‘
- Multi window support ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
- New copy/paste gestures ๐Ÿ‘
- Improved Files app with Column mode, external & network drive support ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
- Safari desktop websites & more keyboard shortcuts ๐Ÿ‘
- Safari download manager ๐Ÿ‘
- PencilKit API ๐Ÿ‘
- iPhone Mini Keyboard mode ๐Ÿ‘

Keynote Highlights

tvOS
- Multi user support ๐Ÿ‘
- Autoplay video adverts on the home screen ๐Ÿ‘Ž
- Xbox and Playstation controller support ๐Ÿ‘

Apple Watch
- Voice Memos ๐Ÿ‘
- More faces and complications... ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
- More health features ๐Ÿ‘

iOS
- New Notes and Mail features ๐Ÿ‘
- Dark mode ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
- Maps Update ๐Ÿ‘
- Apple Street View! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘
- Sign in with Apple! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘
- Once only location option ๐Ÿ‘
- New Reminders ๐Ÿ‘
- HomeKit improvements ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
- Video editor in Photos! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘
- AirPods audio sharing ๐Ÿ‘

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