Our HomePods haven’t been able to play music for months, but I finally fixed it

A combination of a self-inflicted wound may have combined with an obscure bug to render our HomePods as paperweights. Fortunately, I fixed it.

“After self-hosting my email for twenty-three years I have thrown in the towel. The oligopoly has won”

Our system of email has been deliberately coopted by Big Tech players,…

Quick Note: My Apple Event commentary (and everything else) has moved to Mastodon

As stated in my notice about it this morning, I don’t plan…

A simple visualization of the relationship of fediverse services like Mastodon, WordPress, PixelFed, and more

One of the core ideas that draws me to services like Mastodon…

Apple needs to give the apps that power Services to someone besides Eddie Cue

I agree with Benjamin Mayo: The Apple services experience is not good…

Little features that could make a big difference in iOS and iPadOS

I have a growing list of little features that I hope Apple will add to iOS someday. Since WWDC 2021 was not that day, I’ll share them here.

What if Messages in iCloud didn’t need the cloud?

Messages in iCloud is a clever, though flawed feature. What if our devices could handle these features directly on their own?