Touch ID is still great, and the Galaxy S21 ain't cutting it

I used to own an iPhone 7, then an iPhone XS, and an iPhone 11 Pro. But ever since the whole 'rona thing started, I started to realize that my tech gadgets were more distracting than they should be. I fell in love with my tech over the years, and started accumulating what would be a massive collection of devices in the Apple ecosystem, including the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iPad Pro.

But I didn't want to fall in love with my tech. I just wanted them to work for me. Being 'married' to my iPhone, my Mac, my…


Mobile apps are at the very least... native. Photo by Dimitri Karastelev on Unsplash

Microsoft Teams, Visual Studio Code, WhatsApp... all of those 'apps' run on Electron, essentially forcing you to run a full web browser every time you open those apps. Electron apps are slow, inconsistent, lack native system features, and are sometimes just... bad (looking at you, Microsoft Teams).

Electron isn't the future of desktop apps. But there is a better solution. With Microsoft's development of its Edge WebView on Windows 10 and the availability of Apple's Safari WebViews on macOS, you could theoretically develop high performance and natively optimized web 'apps' using web wrappers native to their OSes. …


Unless you’re one of those Google Workspace people.

Microsoft released their Chromium version of Microsoft Edge some time back, and it has received very positive reviews from tech enthusiasts and regular users alike. The new Microsoft Edge is faster than Google Chrome, integrates with Windows 10 and Microsoft 365, provides an Internet Explorer mode for older enterprise applications, and has many useful features that your users won’t be able to ignore.

Some enterprises still choose to install Google Chrome on their users’ machines. Maybe they had it installed before and can’t remove it because their users are already using it. It may also be a difficult choice to…


A long time iPhone user tries Android… for the 3rd time.

Okay… so this is my first article after a long time away from the blogging space. It’s going to take some time for me to explain who I am, so to summarize before I begin:

  • I do prefer Apple’s services and products, not because I am a fanboy, but because they just feel more polished and work better for me.
  • I started with Android and stayed for the longest time, then tried an iPhone SE and stuck with the iPhone for a couple of years. …

Justin

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