Since my last blog post, I’ve received both my iPhone XS Max (I will ALWAYS hate the name) and my Apple Watch Series 4. The iPhone is a great upgrade from the 7, and the watch is very interesting. But, that’s not what I am going to write about today, lol.
I mentioned in my last post that it was a great time to be a computer junkie, and I talked about all the big stuff, the phones, the tablets, the computers, the development. One thing I didn’t mention was the ‘little things’.
What are the ‘little things’? These are the things that make the everything ‘just work’. Things aren’t perfect, but the improvements are astounding.
First thing is the hardware that is totally awesome… The current Apple Magic Mouse and the Apple wireless keyboard with the number pad. I use both of these extensively, and they are great. Both are rechargeable, so there’s no buying of batteries, and the charges seem to last forever. I was worried about the keyboard, as there are times when you need to get to the computer without Bluetooth, but it turns out that the charging cable can be plugged into the computer, and it functions as a regular USB keyboard. The Magic Mouse just works. A friend of mine has a Bluetooth mouse, and it drops the connection like crazy, and it’s new!
For the software, setting up a new device with Apple is as easy as holding the two devices near each other. New phone? Hold them near each other, then choose the backup to restore from, you’re basically done! It’s those types of details that the new software is getting much better at.
The little things really help!