I believe that self-driving cars will eventually dominate our roads. Why? Because they will deal with two things we humans care about: it means we have less work to do, and they will be safer than with a human behind the wheel. Now, it will take a while before this happens. And I think it will be a long, long time before humans are banned from driving cars on most roadways altogether. But autonomous cars are coming. It isn’t a question of “if”, it is simply a question of “when”.
I’ve been using Bluetooth wireless headphones for the past couple of months now, and I’ve formed opinions on the two models I’ve tried. Now, I’m no audiophile, but I do appreciate good sound quality. So far, I’ve used the Beats Studio Wireless headphones and the new Bose Quietcomfort 35. Both do what they are supposed to, but one is clearly better in my mind.
I thought it might be useful to share some opinions on resources for new and experienced iOS developers. While there are dozens of books and other resources available, I’ve found 3 that I use regularly.
The current buzz in the industry is about the 3.5mm headphone going away on the rumoured iPhone 7. Motorola already dropped it on the Moto Z, and noise is being made that others, not just Apple, may follow suit. Arguments are being made in favour and against the move. Some of the arguments, either way, are either wrong or silly.
So, we had the keynote for WWDC 2016 (which I watched from home, having not won the lottery to go this year). Overall, it was somewhat “meh”. No hardware, just software. The presentation lacked Apple’s usual polish, and it stumbled a few times. The final part was possibly the most interesting.
There have been rumours that OS X, the operating system for the Macintosh, will be renamed “macOS”. I certainly hope so. Frankly, I think Apple pushing the whole “OS X” thing was baffling and an exercise in futility. I may not be a marketing person, but when the product’s name is confusing, that is a bad thing.
Well, Nokia as we knew it is no longer. After selling off the feature phone part of the business, Microsoft is shutting what remains down. It is a sad demise after having once been the biggest mobile phone provider in the world, and one of the first to sell what we would recognize as a “smartphone”. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the missteps along the way.