iOS 10, watchOS 3, macOS Sierra, OS X Server 5.2

I upgraded all three of these operating systems the day they were released:

  • iOS 10 and watchOS 3: 3 September 2016
  • MacOS Sierra: 20 September 2016 (yesterday)

Didn’t really care about Sierra, but I was bored and I wanted to upgrade to that before getting and starting to use OS X Server on the Mac Mini at home. I put Sierra on my MacBook Pro and my Mac Mini yesterday. Then I put OS X Server on the Mini.

I really enjoy iOS 10 and watchOS 3 seems like a really good upgrade.

iOS 9.3’s Night Shift, Day One

I upgraded to iOS 9.3 yesterday. I had been waiting excitedly for Night Shift to be released. I set it to turn on at 12:00am and off at 11:59pm. Everything white turned yellow. My impression after one day of use: I love it.

I’ve been using f.lux on my Windows PC (on at the max all day) and on my MacBook Pro (on automatic control based on time of day) for a few weeks and I really find it pleasing.

4 April 2016: Still running Night Shift (on max — whites very yellow) all day, every day. I still love it. It’s a little odd when taking photos or video as I don’t know how the color will be in them.

17 June 2016: I still leave my iPhone 6 and iPad Pro set to max Night Shift 24/7.

So, Apple Watch. Huh.

Alright, here’s what happened. On the day Apple released the iPhone SE and some new Apple Watch bands (but no new Apple Watch), the guys over at put Apple Watch Sport on sale. Ugh. I’d been wanting something (okay, an Apple Watch) to remind me to stand up every hour. This pushed me over the edge. I didn’t want aluminum and I didn’t want the black finish either, whether over aluminum or steel.

So I went to Amazon. Ultimately, I found an Apple Watch 42mm (steel) with its original brown leather band for $305 shipped (no charger). I bought a 2m charger from Apple for something like $40 and I was set.

Both watch and charger arrived last night. So far, I like it.

Update: According to, my Apple Watch’s warranty expires 1 November 2016. Not bad.