The iPad Pro revisited

The iPad Pro revisited

I have been a believer in the iPad from day one. When Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPad on stage in 2010, I immediately bought in to having a larger tablet device positioned somewhere between my iPhone and MacBook Pro. The original iPad of course left a lot to be desired, but the germ of…

So Happy Together!

So Happy Together!

I love my Apple devices, but as anyone who reads Red Escape knows I have my fair share of issues with Siri. As you can imagine, in my household we do not have a HomePod. I tried an Echo a couple of years ago and never looked back. Now I use multiple Echo devices, along…

CarPlay Could Use A Tune-Up

CarPlay Could Use A Tune-Up

Let me start off by saying I’m a daily CarPlay user. I’ve used several generic infotainment systems with the notable exception of Android Auto. So far in my experience, CarPlay is far and away the best system. It has definitely made me a safer driver and mostly removed the temptation to look at my phone.…

The Master of Unlocking

The Master of Unlocking

When the iPhone X was announced I was relieved. You see I always upgrade my iPhone every two years. Luckily last year was not my year, so I had some time to sort out my feelings about Face ID. I have always been a huge Touch ID fan and I frequently use my phone laying…

MLB At Bat Hits a Home Run

MLB At Bat Hits a Home Run

Despite being “America’s pastime” the appeal of baseball has eluded me for most of my life. As a child growing up in Indiana, I’m fairly sure its required of kids to play basketball. Once one gets to high school, football is all the rage. Baseball unfortunately was always this sad, outsider sport. The coaches and…

Why a Siri API is Inevitable

Why a Siri API is Inevitable

With WWDC approaching, rumors are beginning to swirl about what what Apple will unveil. One of the most persistent rumors I’ve seen over and over again is that Siri will finally make her debut on the Mac. And while Siri for Mac is very likely coming at some point, I think the more important question…

Hopping on the Swift bandwagon

Hopping on the Swift bandwagon

Over the past few months I’ve wrestled with a topic I’m sure many of you have as well – When is the right time to learn/move to Swift for existing Objective C app developers? I’ve read lots of posts where developers have jumped whole-heartedly into Swift and never looked back, dealing with inconveniences and changing…

Coffee Crisis

Coffee Crisis

This past two weeks have been traumatic to my morning routine, but it gave me a chance to test out Starbucks online ordering. So the short version is the Starbucks I stop by every morning – MY Starbucks – is temporarily closed for remodeling. The first day I thought nothing of it. I continued on…