The new Apple TV is pretty stellar. Mostly. Unfortunately, I've also had some time to bump up against some of tvOS's rougher 1.0 edges. These aren't deal-breakers for me, but in the interest of making the couch-potato evenings of myself and many other new Apple TV owners just a bit better, here are some things I wouldn't mind seeing improved upon in subsequent updates.
The Hermès-branded Apple Watch not only comes with a custom band, but a custom clock face, too. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Apple's developers built whatever Hermès asked for—even if that included new complications. But I can't help but hope that it's also a hint that custom watch faces are possible—and possibly coming in watchOS 3.
This past weekend, I attended and spoke at my last conference of the year: CocoaLove. It's the fifth year in a row I've been to conferences on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. I've essentially been going to these intimate, wonderful three-day experiences since I first started working in the tech sphere, and attending always feels like an anniversary of sorts: A reminder why I love this...
There's a sad rumor going around that Apple plans to discontinue its retail One to One service: a $99 add-on that gave them a year's worth of weekly 30-minute and hour-long tutoring sessions on anything Apple-related they wanted to know. What makes it so sad? As a former One to One instructor, let me tell you how great the program was, and why I'll miss it.