Ratusan Gerbang di Fushimi Inari Taisha

Imaji mengenainya pasti muncul di benak kolektif kita semua, hanya saja Anda belum tentu tahu tempat apa ini sebetulnya. Deret tiang-tiang berwarna merah dan hitam yang tertembus semburat cahaya matahari, dipisahkan oleh jalan berbatu berwarna keibuan yang terlihat begitu cantik. Entah apa tempat tersebut memang benar-benar ada dalam dunia nyata, bukan? Kalau tidak salah, gambar ini juga muncul dalam salah satu film terbitan Hollywood, Memoirs of a Geisha, yang menyeret Anda kembali ke Jepang ratusan tahun yang lalu. Tempat apakah ini?

Bagi Anda yang punya teman yang hobi bepergian ke Jepang, hampir pasti tempat ini tak terluput dari foto-foto yang diambilnya, termasuk yang muncul dalam media sosialnya. Deret gerbang merah ini memang betul-betul ada, dan letaknya sedikit keluar dari kota Kyoto—kota yang memang dikenal karena warisan sejarah dan budayanya.

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Never been this excited for iOS!

I have always been excited every time Apple releases a new edition of its mobile operating system, iOS. In every iteration, iOS brings many improvements, and still a very trustworthy system to be used everyday. Remember the first time iOS was released for iPhone? Yes. The first time it was released for iPod touch? Updated straight away (despite the USD 9.99 upgrade fee). Released for the iPad in 2010? I still remember that. Or the crazy design overhaul through iOS 7? (“We have ran out of green felt!”)

I think, however, iOS 11 will be the most exciting release, ever. I have never been this excited.

This is the release for the iPad, and Apple actually shows that it cares for the iPad and its users. It may have taken too long for Apple to make the iOS right for the iPad, but if it takes that long, I believe it is worth the months and years passing, hoping that finally Apple gets it right.

From drag and drop, the persistent (albeit hidden) dock, revamped control center, and even a new Files app mechanism, I have every reason to celebrate the release, and finally to ponder if the iPad Pro is a worthy way to replace my 9-year old MacBook.

I was on the fence before between iPad Pro and a certain tablet that runs a full-blown computer operating system. Sorry, that-other-tablet-device, your product is lovely and all that, but I am swaying, again, for a product that I can actually trust. time after time, after time again.

Let’s wait for iOS 11 to be released publicly, and have productivity accelerating to a whole new level!