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Recently, I wrote an article on how the iPad is a writer’s computer. In this one, I’m going to break down my writing process using the said iPad.

Using Shortcuts:

Shortcuts on iOS has become an integral part of my life. I’ll write a separate piece on all the shortcuts I use, but for now, there are two shortcuts I use to increase my productivity when it comes to writing.

1. Daily Scene

The first one is something I call the Daily Scene.

This shortcuts prompts me with three simple questions:
1. What did you get done yesterday?
2. What are you going to do today?
3. What…

I had a whole different newsletter written and ready to be sent. But just yesterday, I sat down and wrote this. Changed it all up. Why? On a whim. But I think this one matters to me more than what I had planned.

I am a firm believer of this quote:

A good captain discards the plan to set the sails according to the whims of the winds.

(I don’t remember where I’d read it or who had written it. If you do, please let me know.)

Anyway, while the other newsletter will find a way to you one day…

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Ever since Apple decided to put the M1 processor in the iPad Pro, all us tech nerds (me included) whetted our appetites.

“The iPad now has the same processor as a Mac.”
“The iPad should run MacOS.”
“The iPad is getting the Pro apps for sure.”

Releasing an iPad Pro with an M1 chip, weeks before WWDC meant only one thing: Things are about to change, drastically, in iPadOS.

But Apple is known to take their time till the technology is right before adopting it. So why did we expect so much out of iPadOS? …

Source: Apple

At WWDC21, Apple unveiled its future softwares for all its major platforms. As an iPad user, I was waiting with baited breath to see what they would unveil. I had my own wishlist. They did add one feature from the my list, but there is much to be desired.

What they did show off looked pretty good. Beside the big features, there are several smaller changes within the software that make the experience on an iPad that much better. These are those quality of life changes I always look forward to.

Let’s dive into them:

1. Software Updates:

<Also available in iOS 15>

Source: MacObserver

I’ve been using the iPad Pro as my main computer since iOS 12. Every iteration of the operating system has brought welcome changes and advancement to my workflow. I’m looking forward to iPadOS 15 and hoping it solves some of the gripes we currently have with the iPad.

A lot of the complaints the iPadOS has can be combatted by working on these aspects of the system:

1. “Pro” Apps
2. Fix Files
3. Add External Monitor Support
4. Widgets
4.1. Shortcut Widget
4.2. Interactive Widgets
5. Microphone and Speaker Source Support

1. “Pro” Apps:

The iPad has plenty of apps and can…

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With the M1 iPad Pro out now, the biggest question is this: Will it run MacOS? Will Apple bring down the walls around iOS (iPadOS now) and allow developers to just dual boot into MacOS. It has the Mac hardware, right? It even has enough RAM now. What’s really stopping Apple from running MacOS on an iPad?

I’ve been using an iPad Pro 12.9" from 2018 as my main computer for couple of years now and I have a few thoughts. I’ll be breaking it down into these:

1. User Interface
2. Product Category
3. Legacy

1. User Interface:

The iPad software is…

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Story Time:

I’d bought an Apple TV way back in 2016. Back then we had a Full HD Television at home so I thought I’d save some money and stick to the HD version and not the 4K version.

It was a good purchase at the time. It had an A8 processor. It sufficed for the task of watching things. But as it so happens, our TV’s display started to fall apart and with it being a 12 year+ plasma TV, we considered getting a new one. Lo and behold, we got a 4K TV.

(I’d also bought a PS4 slim which…

Note: This was a letter I sent out as my newsletter to all my subscribers on the April 30, 2021.


This month has been something else. Especially if you’re living here in India. Over the last few weeks, at the back of my mind I kept thinking what should I recommend in my newsletter? Is there something I can help take the load off? Is there something that can help people grieve? Is there anything in my repertoire of stories, books, music or art that can help?

I had many ideas, none felt suitable, none felt respectful enough with all the…


Story time:

I’m a sucker for keeping a computer at a desk and working. Back when a laptop was my daily driver, I’d still keep it on a desk and work. But it wasn’t the most comfortable experience, especially when typing on it and let’s not start on those viewing angles. I’ve always eyed the iMac, especially the 21inch one (as I did not need great power — my main tasks is writing). At the back of my mind, I always considered selling my MacBook and getting an iMac. But what about portability? What would I do when I need to go…


After months of feeling like a weaker cousin of the iPad Air, the iPad Pros have got their chance to shine in Apple’s Spring Loaded event. As a long time iPad Pro user, when Apple announced their new product line, I was not just excited, but wondering when I can get my hands on one. Notice, I use the word when and not if or whether I even should (Such is the magic of Apple).

My iPad Pro 12.9 inch from 2018 (1 TB model with 6 gigs of RAM) still works fine. It has an odd battery issue which…

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