Follow-Up: ProtonMail (Bridge)

After switching to ProtonMail for various reasons I finally got the ProtonMail Bridge set up on my Mac. The web app is really fine and I could happily live with that, but I still love to have all my email in MailMate. I don’t know what took me so long… it’s so easy to set up and works great! I already had PGP set up as well, but unfortunately encrypting mails doesn’t work that way with ProtonMail ... [Read More]

My reMarkable 2 Review

First things first: The reMarkable 2 is an amazing piece of technology. It’s really great to read and especially to write on it. It has some downsides and small annoyances, yes. But in general I definitely love it and enjoy using it every time I pick it up. Now the details… I have my reMarkable since about two months now. I didn’t use it as much as I would have liked, but that’s my life’s problem and none of the device ... [Read More]

Stuck on iOS

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I feel more and more uncomfortable with iOS because of many reasons, some of them not even related to the system itself but everything around it. I wanted to see lately, whether I can find something else instead. I searched, but as you can imagine, there’s not that much to search for. Today it’s either Apple or Google. I tried to find a way to use Ubuntu Touch as a replacement, but as noble and cool as I might find the project and its idea, it‘s really light years away from anything real ... [Read More]

I Think I'm Out of This

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This might just be another brain fart and/or a moment of madness (maybe even sadness?), but considering what’s going on in this world, the products Apple builds and the audience they are built for… I think I’m backing out of this business. When I look around me, when I read the news or watch reports on TV, I see a degressive world in pain with problems getting worse each day. I just can’t reconcile all of this with my conscience ... [Read More]

Why Should the User Know?

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Users are stupid! Or… are they? Who declares what a user should know and be able to do? Designers? Developers? Product Managers? The answer is simple: The user declares what he or she knows and is able to do. But we, the ones who build stuff they should use, tend to think that the user is the problem if there is a problem with a feature. Nilay Patel wrote a piece on The Verge the other day: ... [Read More]

We need to slow down

I get it. Apple blew it! The keynote was lame as always and there was not a single awesome new thing announced. Or… was it? I thought so too! I can not remember when I was that disappointed of a WWDC keynote before. They basically completely neglected the Mac and focused only on silly teenage stickers in Messages and presented a new Music app that looked just as crappy as the one before ... [Read More]