Remember my "Brief Plea to Apple" from a few weeks ago?
I was asking for a timed "do not disturb" function on the iPhone, for turning my phone off before meetings. So I don't have to remember to turn it back on, which I seem to have a hard time with.
John Rothlisberger, who passed this along, said, "Your wish is Apple’s command. Behold!"
"Now you can set Do Not Disturb just for a meeting or while you're at a location, and it will automatically turn off as soon as your event ends or you leave that place." (Announced at the Apple Developer Conference.)
Perfect! And if anyone believes I could possibly have had anything at all to do with that...why, go right ahead. ;-)
(Although one of our readers who works at Apple did say he would submit the idea to the relevant team. Naw.)
Anyway, I'm happy.
Next Panasonic, then the World
And since I seem to be on a roll with suggestions, an open letter to Panasonic: please don't shut the door on the idea of a "GX8 Mark II" some day. Please please? It's a great basic design for photographers. v.1 just had a few implementation problems, is all. Those could be sorted out. I know you can do it. Refinement is good!
(I'm a big fan of Panasonic.)
To prove that I don't hate video reviews categorically, despite ragging on them the other day, here's a link to David Thorpe's video review of the GX8. He liked the GX8 a lot. I won't give away his conclusion. David T. (I don't know him) does a great job with his videos.
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Peter Wright: "Generally upgrades to iOS get me as about enthusiastic as a damp weekend, but this (set-and-forget Do Not Disturb) will get use from me. I regularly set my iPhone to mute when heading out to mass on Sunday morning and then wonder, usually around Tuesday evening, why everyone is ignoring me."
John: "David Thorpe is my favorite YouTube camera reviewer. He always sounds well-reasoned and yet enthusiastic. Minimal gratuitous loud background music."