2021-06-28

Passkeys in iCloud Keychain

No one likes passwords. And everyone is trying to replace them, even Apple! This year at #WWDC21 they announced they are working on a new private/public key authentication method designed to replace passwords entirely. If you have ever dug into using your terminal and SSH, then this should feel familiar. Simply create a private and public key on your computer and only share the public key with sites that you want to share your identity with. One of the challenges with SSH keys is managing them on multiple devices and with multiple sites. For Apple’s solution, they are using iCloud...

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2021-06-14

Day One at Automattic

I’m not sure when I first came across the critically acclaimed Day One product, which is the best private blogging and journaling app out there, but … Day One at Automattic

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2021-06-14

Day One at Automattic | Day One

This is super a interesting acquisition by Automattic. While I stopped using Day One after they went to their subscription model, I always really enjoyed the app and their design aesthetic. I hope this bleeds over to the WordPress app a bit as the editor needs some love; especially on iOS! Day One is being acquired by Automattic Inc. — Read on dayoneapp.com/blog/day-one-at-automattic

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2021-06-07

WWDC 2021 Keynote

Today’s WWDC keynote included a slew of new features with a focus on iPhone, iPad, and Mac with a heavy focus on refining existing technologies further. There has been a lot of changes in each platform in recent years (most notably on macOS Big Sur last year), so to have Apple announce features that simply expand existing integrations between iPadOS and iOS is a nice change of pace. Possibly the biggest announcement to developers was that you can now create apps on the iPad using Swift Playgrounds and the Xcode Cloud features. For most users though, expanding FaceTime to work...

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2015-04-16

WWDC 2015 – Announcement Speculation Extraordinaire Apple posted…

WWDC 2015 – Announcement Speculation Extraordinaire Apple posted it’s announcement for this years WWDC today and, as Gruber pointed out, it really looks like there is a AppleTV shaped device centered in the invite. While it’s always fun to speculate on the meaning of these teases (and in hindsight they do end up being obvious nods to what’s being announced) it’s important to be careful how much is read into them. Even so, it is fun to pull the announcement apart! While I think Gruber is right to see an AppleTV highlighted there, I pointed out 1 there was a...

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