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A totally unbiased Apple Vision Pro review

Completely unbiased tech reviewer, Mark Zuckerberg, discussing the Apple Vision Pro versus the Meta Quest 3: “"... And after using it, I don't only think the Meta Quest 3 is better value, I think it's a better product period."” Yes, that's right, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to Instagram recently to share his thoughts on the Apple Vision Pro. Whilst I found the video quite amusing, just because he positioned the video like he was actually seriously considering not coming to the conclusion the Meta Quest 3 is a better product, but also because it raised a few thoughts in...

Going all in on AI (for a while at least)

I have been bearish on AI since it exploded with the launch of ChatGPT at the end of 2022. Despite this, I’ve not written it off completely and have been dabbling with it more and more. I’ve been using Microsoft Copilot for work, fairly sparingly, but it’s still not instinctively something I’ve been going to in the first instance. For my limited use cases, such as checking code, or writing some of the wordier, or more repetitive scripts, it’s been pretty impressive I must say. As we start moving through 2024, it sounds like it’s soon going to be even...

Project Tapestry

It was a very sad day when he who shall not be named pulled the rug out of the Twitter third party client community. One causality of this douchebaggery that hit the hardest to me personally was the loss of Iconfactory’s long running client Twitteriffic. Whilst Ged Maheux, Sean Heber, and the other lovely folks of Iconfactory still have other, really fantastic, apps available still, it looks like they’re not done quite yet in the social space. This time, however, it sounds like they’re cooking up more than just a social feed, as they’ve launched a Kickstarter for their app...

Arc Mobile 2.0 - Arc Search

A few days after The Browser Company quietly pulled their Arc browser companion app from the App Store, it appears they are back with the teased 2.0 release, now called Arc Search. The app only, seemingly, launched an hour or so ago, so I’ve not put it through its paces fully, so consider this a brief overview rather than any kind of review, but I wanted to share a few early impressions. The original Arc Mobile was marketed as a ‘companion’ to the main desktop client. Whilst it had a lot less features than its cousin, it did allow a...

The Desolation of Apple

The folks at Apple have been working on the Vision Pro for a staggering 16 years and, despite my, and others, misgivings, they seem to have produced an incredibly well engineered product. The device finally went up for preorder on 19th January. This should have been a huge week for Apple. One for them to bask in all of the positive attention from customers, and excited developers eager to create for the platform. This, however, isn’t quite how it’s gone. On the 25th of January Apple released the iOS 17.4 developer beta and along with it released one of the...