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Clicking on the warning sign next to my iCloud account in Mail shows me this informative error message. Yes I want to try “Online Status” of undefined mail account again.

I’m not sure what all other messenger apps out there do differently than Apple’s Messages.app but the syncronization between devices is always consistently the worst. Apple of all companies should be the one to nail cross device sync in their own ecosystem.

After waking up the computer, messages from hours ago stay unread until I click on each conversation to make the badge go away. Restarting Messages.app doesn’t fix that. Clicking on a conversation sometimes replays the messages with a “new message arrived” notification sound for each message. If this is hundreds of messages this results in a few seconds of notification sounds being played in quick succession and sometimes overlapping.

I don’t know if this is one of these universal childhood experiences everyone around the world can relate to, but probably during my first year of school for a while it was the most hilarious thing to write “Please turn over” on both sides of a piece of paper and hand it to someone.

It looks like “artificial intelligence” has now arrived at that level of maturity. (It’s a search without results – curious enough after searching for an autocomplete suggestion from that search function – and repeating useless “Did you mean?” suggestions.)

Thanks Karoline for the video!

The worst part is not that a random web result is prioritized over a locally installed app I use every day but the fact that for a brief moment FaceTime.app is the first result.

In the split second it takes you to press Return the FaceTime.app search result it is being replaced by the web result and Facebook.com opens in Safari.

Who would ever just paste multiple images into an iMessage conversation at the same time. Manually copy pasting each of them works as expected.

If only this would make iMessage sync work more reliably.

The Mac Mini woke up from standby, started blowing its jet engine fans and after checking what’s going on I saw what was apparently the reason for its sleeping problems.

You’ll never guess what made this dialog that suddenly showed up after the latest macOS update go away again. Exactly, I just had to restart the Messages.app and I was logged in again.

Counting is hard. (681 is correct, the code calculating the album count in the lower screenshot does not account for the fact that there’s albums with identical names. No idea how to explain the fact that total playtime is longer in the lower screenshot. If the bugs were related, it should be less.)