I got the keyboard folio for the 11” iPad. It is smaller, so it will take some getting used to, but I look forward to using it for everything (sans coding). I am reminded of the the 11” MacBook Air, which was one of the best Macs I’ve ever owned.

To Apple’s credit, they were able to replace the key quickly without replacing the entire keyboard, as I’ve heard they’ve been doing. And it works again. I would’ve preferred to be able to do it myself without voiding the warranty, but this will do.

I am at an Apple Store trying to get the N key fixed on my ‘16 MBP. Based on reports, I’m surprised it took two years to have one malfunction.

This is the first time I thought of running a sleep timer on my HomePod, so imagine my surprise when I find out that it’s not supported. Apple is so far behind with Siri that… it’s not funny anymore.

Charles for iOS is probably one of my favorite apps. Professionally, I’ve always relied on the desktop version. Now, being able to analyze requests from other apps without major hassle in iOS itself is fantastic.

I went for the smaller iPad Pro and it just feels very good when holding it. The screen is gorgeous. I think the only way I’d go back to the larger version is if Apple announces Xcode for it.

Apparently lightning hit one of AT&T’s facilities, caught fire, and that’s why the whole DFW area is without internet and other home services. Happy Monday, everyone.

This is a legit email from Amazon of a third-party seller abusing their system to promote their products and passing themselves as Amazon. Why does Amazon not have simple text detection to avoid this kind of abuse?

Side note: activating cellular capabilities in my Series 4 was extremely confusing thanks to AT&T and the weird portal it uses in the Watch app. Then, for some reason, my account was flagged for review. Fortunately, the support rep on the phone was kind and able to help.

Series 4 veredict: the best Apple Watch ever, no surprise. Didn’t notice a difference going from 42 to 44 mm. The screen is gorgeous for such a small device. And crazy fast compared to my old Series 2.

XS Max veredict: I missed having a big phone and didn’t realize how much. What’s next is waiting for all apps to be updated to support the bigger screen.

360iDev was amazing. Huge thanks to John and Nicole. And thanks to everyone who came to hear me talk about Encrypt.me. It was a pleasure to meet you all.

After my AA flight left the gate, its computer started misbehaving and they grounded us for an extra hour. I imagine it went something like this:

IT: Hello. IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again?

AA: We haven’t. One second.

<1 hour later>

AA: Ok, that worked. Thanks.

Earlier today I was lucky enough to acquire my ticket to next year’s D23 Expo. The sorcerer package; it’s now sold out.