Tag Archives: meta

Support BirchTree on Patreon!

I’ve launched a Patreon! I’ve never really thought of myself as someone who would do something like this, but apparently times change. Outside of the obvious “what if no one subscribes?” question, I was always held up by the question of what value I thought I could offer that people would be willing to pay […]

Using Apple News to Its Full Potential

Back in the fall I started to have an issue with Apple News. I went from seeing hundreds of readers per day to almost zero. I couldn’t figure it out for a long time, and I had just assumed that I no longer satisfied the desires of the Apple News algorithm. Despite seeing literally zero […]

Big Changes on the Horizon!

This may not really be that important to anyone reading this, but I thought it was at least worth sharing a few changes I’ll be going through in the near future. First, I’m moving this week! My wife and I are ready to move to something a little more spacious, so starting Tuesday this week, […]

Grading Apple on My watchOS 5 Suggestions

Apple doesn’t answer to me, so this is of no concern to them, but I wanted to take a look back at my watchOS requests to see how close Apple came to meeting them. Siri Watch Face I asked for: Let third party devs integrate to it. Apple delivered: ✅ They did exactly this! Watch […]

Grading Apple on My iOS 12 Suggestions

Apple doesn’t answer to me, so this is of no concern to them, but I wanted to take a look back at my iOS requests to see how close Apple came to meeting them. Performance I asked for: Performance improvements, especially on older devices. Apple delivered: ✅ Exactly this! iOS 12 is notably faster on […]