Mouse/Trackpad Support in iPadOS - A Welcome Addition!

Apple’s iPad webpage, featuring the iPadOS pointer in the centre

Today, Apple released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4. Alongside such features as iCloud folder sharing and expanded keyboard support (especially for developers), Apple has added full trackpad and mouse support for iPads. You might have noticed the small grey circle in the centre of the screenshot above - that’s the pointer! After spending less than 5 minutes with my Magic Trackpad paired with my 2018 iPad Pro 11”, I can say that I am absolutely blown away.


Practical Learning Powers Success in Science (Linked)

Carleton University’s home page today

Back in July 2019, I was interviewed for an article in Carleton University’s Eureka! magazine, which was preparing to feature a collection of students from the Faculty of Science who exemplified experiential learning. In October, the magazine finally came out.


Publishing to Jekyll From iPad with Shortcuts and Working Copy

Blog Home Page

This is a post that has sort of been in the works for a while now, ever since I got the chance to travel halfway around the world this summer! You can read more about that trip here.

My blog is generated using Jekyll, a wonderful static website generator that allows me to convert markdown files into new posts with very little effort. I’ve written in the past about how I set up my blog using Jekyll in the first place - in fact, it was my first post! So all I need to do is stick the markdown files in the right place, and I’ll be able to generate new posts.


iOS and iPadOS 13 - The MacStories Review (Linked)

Floating iPhones Cover Image Every September, Federico Viticci from MacStories publishes a wonderful review and in-depth analysis of Apple’s latest version of iOS. This year he has not only done it again, but it artfully encompasses both the traditional iOS and the brand new iPadOS.


Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown at dusk

Queenstown: the final destination of my trip, known for its winter and extreme sports. I arrived in the evening and checked into Haka Lodge Queenstown (yes, the same chain as the one from Auckland), and headed out to grab a bite to eat at the famous Fergburger. Supposedly Fergburger serves the best burgers in the world. I can’t speak for the meat variant, but while the falafel burger I had was very tasty, it certainly doesn’t hold up to that standard!