iOS is growing up

As I was recently writing something on my iPad using a Bluetooth keyboard, I realized that I am actually starting to feel right at home using it as a real computer. The tipping point was the cmd+tab app switcher, which feels like the most natural thing in the world1, and finally makes app switching effortless and almost to the point of being joyful. Continue reading

What’s missing in iOS email apps

After having tried nearly all email apps under the sun and never feeling properly satisfied with the functionality, I have naturally become a bit frustrated by the lack of options. There must surely be an email app available which fulfills my need of making sure that nothing slips between the cracks while waiting for responses. Continue reading

Summer reads for 2015

What began as a simple urge to read the hyped up sci-fi novel by Andy Weir called The Martian before the movie would hit the local theaters, ended up becoming the start of taking reading itself to another level. Almost like meditation, reading makes one disregard everything that’s going on in one’s head and just focus on the story at hand. That realization made me incorporate reading a part of my daily habits. Continue reading

Larger photos now on the blog

For a long time, I have been meaning to update the way photos are displayed on this blog. I really like the way Medium does things, by letting photos extend beyond the borders of the text column itself and wanted to do something similar. It may still require some tweaking, but the photo galleries are now using a lot more of the available screen estate. This means that more photos will be displayed simultaneously, and the way tiled galleries work in Jetpack, photos will be displayed a lot bigger as well, eliminating the need to zoom into the pictures in most instances.

Install Windows 10 on a Mac

I just upgraded Windows on my Macbook Pro from Windows 7 to Windows 10, taking up on the free upgrade offer. What I assumed would happen, and did, was that the hardware wouldn’t be supported since Apple haven’t released the official Bootcamp drivers supporting Windows 10 yet. Continue reading

The Martian

I few days ago, I wrote about me starting to read The Martian, the hyped sci-fi novel by Andy Weir. Since opening up the Kindle app on my iPad, I have had a hard time putting the book down, and this is probably the fastest I have ever finished a novel of this size. The story is in its nutshell quite simple and straight-forward and here is the Goodreads summary: Continue reading

Trying out the kindle app

After having exclusively used iBooks on my iPad Mini for reading books, I am now starting to realize that using the Kindle app instead may not be such a bad idea. Even though I like tech, I would normally have a hard time for instance buying a Kindle when I have a perfectly fine iPad, but I am starting to reconsider. Given the utter convenience of the Kindle and the total echo-system which is the Amazon store, convenience plays a major factor here, including the difference in weight and the ability to read outdoors.

Since I am starting to read The Martian now, I am considering using the Kindle app on my iPad to get acquainted to “The Amazon experience” of reading books. From what I can tell, there is a cool integration to Goodreads built into the app, but for some reason it only seems to work on books bought on Amazon and not books imported from other services.

I’m pretty sure that my reactions will find their way to the blog after finishing the book, and the experience will definitely impact whether or not I will be buying a Kindle in the near future as well.