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  • Apple releases bug-fix update bringing iOS and iPadOS up to 13.1.3

    razorpit said:
    There are bugs that are 2-3 years old now that remain (MacOS) that I never heard a damn thing on. Gets to the point where you have to ask yourself how often are they reviewing the feedback they do get?
    I think the issue here is that while they might have a crack QA team, they have no power as they are not the magical CEO/QA/Product Owner combination that Steve Jobs was.

    See a bug? Escalate it so that whoever introduced it, needs to fix it R I G H T  N O W. Don't let go until it is fixed. under this CEOQAPO that Steve was, Apple had insane quality, or at least way more than right now. Now we have a non QA/testing slanted non PO guy being the CEO. That guy knows how to make money and to keep the ship going forwards. But he hasn't, as of yet, even created an Executive position for QA. Imagine that, an Executive of Quality Assurance, with the right escalating power, to cut through the siloing that seems to be going on, where teams no longer talk to eachother. Cut through the red tape, and start getting those bugs that have, more or less, been piling on since iOS7 - taken care of, right now.

    This kind of EQA position needs to exist, seriously. Apple needs to stand for insane quality. That quality needs to be assured. Having an EQA with the required amount of escalation power is the only way to get back to Snow Leopard. I still love the way the software+hardware+services work, but.. seriously?
  • How to switch on iOS 12's Safari favicons for easier tab navigation

    nice callout to the cryo chamber label.
  • Apple's self-driving car system could change how it drives by detecting passenger stress l...

    i could imagine benefiting from this. to have a cozy drive home that winds me down rather than being more stressed because it drove wildly all over the place and tried to beat the record.
  • Next-gen Apple Watch models to integrate solid-state buttons & EKG functions, report says

    A friend just asked me why I don't have an Apple Watch yet. I was thinking "well, it's a bit expensive". Then I see an article like this - with brand new features incoming, and that is actually a better reason: "there'll be more features soon, so why buy now?" Guess I'm not the only one.
  • Apple TV and iOS gain unified television experience with new 'TV' app

    I was kind of hoping to download it right after the keynote finished. Was it announced that it comes in December, or did I misread this article?