HomePod shipments “could be far below market expectations” this year, according to reputable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo believes the “major miss” in HomePod shipments could be attributable to the speaker’s design and pricing, among other factors.
More importantly, Kuo believes Apple needs to improve Siri, support more languages, and make other improvements to the HomePod to stay competitive against Amazon and Google in the smart speaker market. Premium audio quality alone may not be enough for customers to justify dropping $349 on the speaker.
In recent trips to Apple stores, I’ve seen the HomePod but I’ve not seen a single person trying one out.
After June 19th, 2018, “streaming services” at Twitter will be removed. This means two things for third-party apps:
Push notifications will no longer arrive
Timelines won’t refresh automatically
If you use an app like Talon, Tweetbot, Tweetings, or Twitterrific, there is no way for its developer to fix these issues.
We are incredibly eager to update our apps. However, despite many requests for clarification and guidance, Twitter has not provided a way for us to recreate the lost functionality. We’ve been waiting for more than a year.
If this comes to pass, I think I’ll be on Twitter far less than I am today, and while that may be a good thing for me personally, it’s bad for the developers of these apps, and bad for Twitter itself. The company should fix this.
The writing has been on the wall for third-party Twitter apps for years. It’s why I stopped posting from @manton in 2012, and ultimately built https://t.co/KrFEuU84xW. Now apps have an even more uncertain future if Twitter doesn’t change course. https://t.co/NmdUSjj1p6
The developers behind Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings are asking customers to contact the @TwitterDev account to correct the situation and to use the #BreakingMyTwitter hashtag to spread awareness.
The 10.13.4 release of macOS includes full support for eGPUs. As detailed in the support note:
With eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4, you can:
• Accelerate applications that use Metal, OpenGL, and OpenCL
• Connect additional external monitors and displays
• Use virtual reality headsets plugged into the eGPU
• Charge your MacBook Pro while using the eGPU
• Use an eGPU with your MacBook Pro while its built-in display is closed
• Connect an eGPU while a user is logged in
• Connect more than one eGPU using the multiple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your Mac
• Use the menu bar item to safely disconnect the eGPU
• View the activity levels of built-in and external GPUs. Open Activity Monitor, then choose Window > GPU History
What you cannot do with a connected eGPU, and which is major disappointment, is accelerate the internal display of an iMac or MacBook.
During a recent refactor of a table view data source, I created a struct for table view row data that would encapsulate both UI data and any necessary function to perform when the row is selected. It looks like this: