iPad Graphics: Glitch shows up on large jpegs (via @macfilos)

iPad Graphics: Glitch shows up on large jpegs from Leica S camera

At the top of portrait format or the side of landscape was a series of lines extending about 40mm into the picture. His first thought was that the camera was at fault. Then, maybe, the SD card reader. Neither was the case so he made an appointment at the Genius Bar to see if Apple’s experts could pinpoint the problem.

I’m also seeing this on large jpegs from my Olympus OM-D EM10 imported via Lightening SD adaptor into Photos on iOS on my iPad Pro 9.7″. This indicates it is not exclusive to non-Pro iPads.

Once the images are in Photos for iOS (unaffected by corrupting lines at this stage), exporting them to shared photo streams on iCloud introduces the horizontal lines.

After the original images have synced to iCloud, if I share the photos from Photos for OS X on my MacBook Pro then the lines are not introduced, so it seems to be a rendering problem on the iPad Pro 7.9″ and others, perhaps in Photos for iOS itself.

EDIT: Interestingly it doesn’t seem to be the actual rendering/exporting process in Photos for iOS, as emailing a copy of a photo to myself in various sizes does not introduce the horizontal lines either.

I’m thankful that at least one other person has experienced and reported this; when time allows I think another trip to the Apple Store is required (this is my second iPad Pro already).

The Primary OS (via @brooksreview)

The Primary OS — The Brooks Review

That’s when the second problem was solved. Because the truth of the matter is not only do I not need a Mac, but I am actively less productive, and fall into bigger wastes of time, every time I touch my Mac. (My need for a Mac is lessened in part because I have a server to use.)

Ben gets this spot on; whilst I don’t regret my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13″) purchase, the combination of my iPad Pro 9.7″ and my Mac Mini hosted at means I can choose not to use it and instead be just as productive on the iPad Pro.

File management (Hazel, Dropbox, Arq backups) is satisfied by the Mac Mini, media consumption and creation (photo editing, Plex etc) is satisfied by the iPad, and the Mac is really left as a client for longer emails, DevonThink databases for my “paperless office” and some WordPress site management.

iOS Update Bricking Some 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Devices (via daringfireball)

Daring Fireball : MacRumors : ‘iOS 9.3.2 Bricking Some 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Devices With “Error 56” Message’

While not all 9.7-inch iPad Pro users have reported problems, there have been a number of reports on the MacRumors forums and on social networks, suggesting the problem is widespread. Attempting to restore through iTunes doesn’t appear to resolve the issue.

I have the 256Gb cellular iPad Pro 9.7 and I’ve had this issue; OTA update fails at the “updating firmware” stage and no amount of iTunes recovery attempts work, whether to 9.3.2 or to 9.3.1 downloaded from Calls to Apple Support have led me to a Genius Bar appointment where I think they’ll likely swap out the iPad for a new one, which matches with the experiences read about online. Poor QA from Apple on a brand new device.

UPDATE: After I managed to squeeze into a Genius Bar appointment at Covent Garden, I relayed my conversation with Apple Support, they ran their own attempt to install 9.3.2 (with the same Error 56 message) and then simply swapped it out for a new one. Their feedback was there was a firmware issue on a batch, which meant when 9.3.2 was installed it tripped something in the firmware which then produced the hardware error message. Despite this, am going to hold off on trying the update again until there’s a new release. Macworld have also picked up on this.

Interestingly, 3 staff said this was only the 2nd iPad Pro 9.7″ they’d seen, with the first having just a cracked a screen.

The Power of Vulnerability by @BreneBrown

Brene Brown’s RSA talk (she also presented at TED) on her studies into vulnerability & empathy are incredible; she speaks well, the research is fascinating and the advice she gives is potentially life-changing. To get started, try this lovely animated short using extracts from Brene’s RSA talk:


What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

The West Wing’s “Two Cathedrals”

Incredible that this was aired FIFTEEN years ago today and the show still remains incredibly relevant today. This clip (or indeed, the whole episode) has to be one the best 5-minute segments of television ever produced.


“There are people way worse off than you,” she said. “If you don’t want to run again, I respect that. But if you don’t run because you think it’s gonna be too hard or you think you’re gonna lose — well, Jed, I don’t even want to know you.”