The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @mjtsai ever

October 2013

@danielpunkass It lets me enter more, but then after refreshing it changes it back to 999.

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So Apple TV *still* has that bug where if you tell it to hide the NBA scores it shows them anyway.

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@betalogue Seems like there should be a way to uncheck that but still use that second display in Full Screen.

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@mcelhearn Yes, lots of spam and logging e-mails, mailing lists. Plus, sometimes Mail gives me phantom unread messages a few pages up.

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@mcelhearn I use the classic layout as well. The problem that you cannot use the Page Up/Down keys to scroll the top-right pane.

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Not sure what’s happening here, but beware of using the new “plutil -extract”. Thought it would send to stdout, but it overwrote my file.

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@bwebster The odd thing is that it says the man page was updated today, but it only lists the one service.

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Surprised that tccutil still seems to only support the AddressBook service. And does anyone know what tcc stands for?

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@notio @mrmachinetool Yes, but not a real choice. So much flux that each version that fixes an old bug adds a new one on the cutting edge.

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@simX I’ve been having a hard time getting used to that as well.

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@nriley Interesting, thanks. So what UI framework are they using?

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I added some spreadsheet measurements from OpenOffice. I guess Java XML is pretty fast. mjtsai.com/blog/2013/10/2…

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Just got a report that the AESendMessage/typeSignature bug from 10.8.2 may be back in Mavericks. mjtsai.com/blog/2012/10/0…

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@notio Leads to lots of essentially wasted time. I don’t think it helps go faster in the long term. Dangerous to sprint continuously.

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@notio To me it now feels like we are perpetually in a state of lots of things not working properly.

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@nkt0 @drewmccormack Does the live collaboration work in the apps? I thought it was just on the Web.

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@fetchguy It seems to happen for apps where I normally mix windows between displays, e.g. Mail’s Activity window on aux display.

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So, surprisingly, I find multi-display support to be worse in Mavericks. Apps no longer remember which display a window was on.

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@dlpasco I found that for my simple spreadsheet, Google Docs worked better on the phone.

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@bergmayer At first glance, not really, but let me know if you find out more about that. mjtsai.com/blog/2013/10/2…

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@tofias Yes, the iWork 9.3 stand-alone updater is still available: support.apple.com/kb/DL1563

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@nedley No. I thought the iWork apps became self-contained when they were added to the Mac App Store.

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@stormchild Right. I really do want to be prompted, just once per site.

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@stormchild How does that address the issue of being prompted multiple times for different subdomains? I just want to block all of them.

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Safari’s “Trust Flash?” sheet needs to add Little Snitch–style control over subdomains. I’m being prompted so many times for the same site.

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@stormchild Not sure what the deal is with FCPX. I alternately read that it’s great now and that it’s so bad for pros that they switched.

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@stormchild Yeah, if anything, the new iWork UI seems less scalable to pro features.

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@stormchild Yeah, you get new UI (which seems simpler but less efficient) plus prevented from using accidentally non-iOS-compatible features

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So those old files that don’t open properly in iWork ’13 may be orphaned if you don’t have the DVD version plus updaters.

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Investigating whether iWork ’09 can be transferred to a new Mac. Expected MAS dialog to get new receipt, but it just says the app is damaged

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@tantramar I don’t think I’ve ever needed that, but it looks interesting. Thanks. icreatemagazine.com/tips/iwork-tut…

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Putting aside the UI changes, Numbers ’13 moved around the tables in one of my documents so that they overlap and are now unreadable.

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@mhenders I haven’t investigated yet, but is Mail now relying more on Spotlight for smart mailboxes rather than its own Envelope Index?

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@mpweiher @avbelow @drewmccormack Yes, but it still has to read and skip over (and unzip) the initial parts of the file. Not random access.

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@optshiftk Missing endnotes and no longer allowing images in Pages headers/footers seems like a big deal, too.

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@ObjColumnist @drewmccormack Right. And you may have iWork ’09 today, but can you keep using the MAS version if you get a new Mac?

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@ObjColumnist @drewmccormack iMovie loses the ability to (reliably) read old projects every couple releases.

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@ObjColumnist @drewmccormack iWork ’09 is no longer for sale, and the new version can’t read all the features of the old file formats.

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@ObjColumnist @drewmccormack Probably not. I more see the XML as a safety net in case the format is abandoned. I used the PDFs every day.

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@drewmccormack The iWork team apparently has so little confidence in Core Data that they reinvented this rather than wait for it to be fixed

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@drewmccormack Exactly. Partial loading and efficient syncing of changes are supposed to be exactly the problems that Core Data solves.

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@cjwl @drewmccormack No, this doesn’t improve compatibility with MS Office. iWork ’09 also used a ZIP container.

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@drewmccormack So why invent a new partial loading document format when iCloud already has built-in support for one?

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Looks like Numbers is no longer using an XML-based format and no longer embeds PDF previews. :-(

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@dianeoforegon Actually, the main problem is my smart mailbox of unread spam. :-)

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@simX No, I mean a list of messages (the top-right pane in the classic layout).

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Has anyone figured out how to Page Down through a message list in Apple Mail on Mavericks? Holding Control doesn’t work anymore.

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@DanFrakes Right. I knew it was necessary when editing the plist files manually. Surprised that the “defaults” command doesn’t auto-sync.

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@cocoalabs The circles are still based on my wallpaper, but the numbers are white (which I like).

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Clicking on AirDrop in Mavericks asked me to Allow it to make connections. I don’t recall that happening before for built-in OS services.

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Yay for thicker text in the iOS 7.0.3 dial pad.

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That was fast. A plurality of my customers (41%) are already on Mavericks. Snow Leopard is about to pass Lion.

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@petermaurer @stormchild I think RC 1, 2, etc. makes more sense. Then when you ship just say which one is the GM.

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@nriley Perhaps it’s a mistake, but my main Amazon account has all my Kindle metadata as well as AWS services and associated data.

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@nriley Sounds nice, but I don’t want to give out my login info.

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@nriley Do any of these apps work without your having to manually enter the tracking numbers. E-mail notifications from UPS are automatic…

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@petermaurer It doesn’t even matter so much to me that GM no longer has the same meaning. But tell us when there’s a new build!

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@rob_rix Yes, and the .dmg is 60 MB larger.

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Maybe everyone already knows this, but the Xcode 5.0.1 GM seed is not the same as the release version.

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@danielpunkass Unfortunately, the problems extend beyond Gmail.

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@boredzo The new plutil commands are show by “plutil -help” but not “man plutil”. Wonder if there’s some sort of escaping for keypaths…

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@boredzo Do you know why plutil and PlistBuddy are separate?

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@mhenders They are; that’s why it needs to reindex (and do you want to join the beta list?)

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@mhenders Sounds like you upgraded to Mavericks. It will resume where it left off.

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@mhenders Yeah, the Mac version is not a great app, but it’s very useful.

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@mpweiher Then perhaps a greater chance of it getting fixed!

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@ClarkGoble Have you tried the Super Cache plug-in?

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@kevinwalzer My experience has been that customers love AppleScript support in apps.

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Incidentally, what’s up with Preview’s AppleScript support. In 10.9 it finally has NSAppleScriptEnabled set, but there’s no dictionary.

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@kevinwalzer @ClarkGoble Just certain apps. At the OS level AppleScript is improved.

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Glad to see that @ClarkGoble’s post is getting enough attention that his database server can’t keep up.

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@concreteniche I never actually scripted iWork since Pages and Numbers didn’t meet my needs in the first place.

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@nriley Cool. Much easier than the old way of writing handlers with interleaved parameters.

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@danielpunkass Yes, they broke lots of scripts that used to work.

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Mail in Mavericks still supports AppleScript, but moving messages via AppleScript sometimes now takes several seconds vs. instantaneous.

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@nriley This is only for special AppleScriptObjC scripts, right?

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@Catfish_Man @bridgermax And, it seems, no second Dock if it’s on the side.

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@bwebster Finder and Activity Monitor windows have glitches, too, though presumably not due to Auto Layout.

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@nriley Yes, Daring Fireball looks much worse in Safari on 10.9 than on 10.8.

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@landonfuller According to the marketing, Mavericks is all about power users.

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Went to System Preferences to check the font settings, and it’s all messed up. pic.twitter.com/3p9OzPANPA

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Not sure why, but anti-aliased text (especially in in Mail and FogBugz’s Web site) looks much lighter/fuzzier since updating to Mavericks.

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Mavericks is prompting me for every e-mail password that was already in my keychain and adding it to the new Local Items keychain.

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@gparker @viticci Indeed, it looks like this was fixed in Mavericks (which I was installing while reading the review).

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@viticci Right. The status bar doesn’t update in Reader (Safari 6.0.5).

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Was going to try reading Siracusa’s review in Safari reader, but it doesn’t show URLs on mouseover.

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@danielpunkass @anildash Agreed, but the real problem is that the people at the top have never cared much about AppleScript.

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@danielpunkass I misunderstood. So you can DM anyone now, even if they don’t follow you? Aside from discretely reporting typos, sounds bad.

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@danielpunkass @anildash From what I’ve heard, Apple doesn’t really dogfood iWork, except for Keynote. So maybe they don’t need alternative.

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@anildash @danielpunkass AppleScript has been near death for probably 15 years, but nothing’s come along to replace it…

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@mhenders Then you wouldn’t normally see SpamSieve’s colors, right? I guess Mail now shows junk as brown when its own filter is off.

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@mhenders Looking into it. This did not happen for me with the betas. May be that the junk status (SpamSieve marks as junk) overrides color.

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@drdrang I’m pretty sure there’s another Apple example (where AppleScript was eventually added back), but I can’t recall it right now.

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@drdrang Xcode, plus some third-party apps like NetNewsWire.

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@danielpunkass And, aside from the A7, it brings the biggest perceptual speed increase in years.

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Reduced Motion in iOS 7.0.3 is great.

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Despite what the e-mail says, “Manage iCloud download settings for this app” does not seem to be available in iTunes Connect yet.

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“Users who have already purchased your Mac app are now able to download previous versions, allowing them to use your app with Macs that…”

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@cocoalabs Agreed. Will be interesting to see how it compares with a Kindle for reading.

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Looks like the Retina iPad mini has gone up from 0.68 to 0.73 lbs. Depth increased from 0.28 to 0.29 inch. Same battery life.

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How much does the Retina iPad mini weigh?

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.9.10 adds support for the updated GM build of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Update SpamSieve before OS X 10.9. c-command.com/blog/2013/10/2…

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@dnanian Seems like this will break lots of apps and user scripts.

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@dnanian Hey, you could use process names as a primitive form of IPC.

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@leebennett Just because Apple is allowed to do it…

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@siracusa Great way to check out the burn in on an rMBP.

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@siracusa It seems like around a 2x difference to me.

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@mikeabdullah @drewmccormack @veritech It is. Is the wildcard string matching actually available in AppleScript itself?

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Messed up and saved my file that had uncommitted but good changes. Quickly rescued by @bbedit’s “Compare Against Previous Version” feature.

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@simX Would be more useful than actual printing to me.

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@dlpasco @kaleidoscopeapp Recently bought it to do 3-way merges. Works well.

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@nriley I was using the side. Do you think there’s a benefit to deleting and re-adding a finger, rather than just adding it again?

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@mpweiher Right. Core Data is probably at least an order of magnitude slower, and its objects are heavier.

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@nriley Yeah, at this point I routinely fail with four different fingers in a row. It doesn’t like lotion, either, so I’m stuck.

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@atomicbird Right. You have to bring the objects into memory to modify them; then, until you save, you get slow in-memory filtering.

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@drewmccormack And an SQLite index on disk can be way faster than Core Data’s in-memory predicate filtering.

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@drewmccormack Not for batch updates like Brent’s “corner case.”

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@drewmccormack Would be fun to see those massive schemas as NSManagedObjectModels.

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@drewmccormack It’s possibly convenient, but not high perf, to bring all objects into RAM before operating on them.

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@mikeabdullah @drewmccormack It still doesn’t work properly with NSDocument, right?

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@drewmccormack You think that, absent the history, Core Data would make a better word processing/spreadsheet document format than XML?

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@milend @drewmccormack Exactly. Core Data is not bad, but it can paint you into a corner. The article way oversells it.

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@drewmccormack Notes and iBooks don’t use it for syncing, either. Nor for storing large amounts of data. No iWork or iLife apps (AFAIK).

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@mikeabdullah They do, but basically as a cache layer. Not for primary data storage or for syncing.

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@drewmccormack Article says that you should use Core Data because Apple uses it for apps, and Apple knows best. But where are said apps?

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@drewmccormack Aperture used to use Core Data, switched away from it, and got faster.

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@drewmccormack They use SQLite and other syncing infrastructure for, from what I can tell, are good reasons.

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@mikeabdullah @apontious Docs say that -stringWithFormat: uses the “canonical locale” and that %@ calls -descriptionWithLocale:.

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@drdrang I must have been thinking of Amazon. Seems like such a basic feature. I guess you could add a unique campaign to each link…

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@mpweiher @drewmccormack For evidence, you can look at what Apple does vs says. Are Mail, Aperture, Contacts sync, etc. all “corner cases”?

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Finding Apple’s new PHG affiliate reporting inscrutable. Is there really no way to see which apps/songs were clicked on, or from where?

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@willco007 It’s still not even documented how various APIs behave in the sandbox, and this is still changing from version to version.

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@mikeabdullah And also that the locale only affects the decimal separator, which implies that integers aren’t affected by locale.

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@mikeabdullah Hmm. The docs seem to say that both -stringWithFormat: and localizedStringWithFormat: end up calling a “locale” method.

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@mikeabdullah Depends on what method you’re passing the format string to.

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@boredzo I suppose that’s possible, but my guess is it would break tons of apps, as well as framework code.

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@kcase Cool. Any news on TextExpander support?

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@apontious Is there a good reason not to use “%@“ and box the numbers?

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@TeamOneJ Thanks, but I guess that's not it in my case. No crash logs. Just lots of Calendar data use compared with other apps.

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@TeamOneJ Is there a way to tell that just from the iPhone? I haven’t even been changing the calendar. Not sure what it would be syncing.

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MotionX GPS worked great for my hike yesterday. Faster start than Amod. Smoother line. Used much less battery than I was expecting.

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Trying LTE for the first time. Super fast. But why is Calendar using more cellular data than all my other apps combined?

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dropdmg DropDMG 3.2.3 improves support for Mavericks, plus various other bug fixes and improvements: c-command.com/blog/2013/10/1…

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@siracusa Yay! I’ve been seeing that for a few years, too.

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@roustem It’s confusing to see “Not Installed” but “Running.” If you detect that Dropbox is running, how about just assume it’s installed?

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@roustem Along similar lines, it looks like 1Password didn’t expect that I would have Dropbox installed in ~/Applications/.

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@roustem That seems to fix the problem. Thanks!

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@roustem Correct. Should it be? I seem to recall the iOS app preferring it at the top level.

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@roustem Glad that it sounds like you know what the source of the problem is.

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Looks like my 1Password 4 Dropbox sync is broken because of a sandbox issue.

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@rosyna Does it support multiple windows?

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@craigmorgan I’m not very happy with the new version, but actually performance seems to be improved for me—especially the launch time.

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@maxwellarm No NetNewsWire syncing yet. Still missing most of the Pro features that were in NNW 3 (which ReadKit is also missing).

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@rickfillion They are implemented, though. Someone must have decided to change them.

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@mhenders The Aperture thumbnails and previews take lots of space.

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@rickfillion Feature request submitted. But mostly I’m curious about why you made the changes in the first place.

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NetNewsWire 4 also moved the matching “Mark All as Read” command to a different menu (Site), though the “All” refers to Articles.

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Not getting why NetNewsWire 4 changed the keyboard shortcut for marking as unread (used to match Mail’s).

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.9.9 adds support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, improves filtering accuracy, notification sounds, and more: c-command.com/blog/2013/10/0…

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Well, I guess that double Dock icon bug in Mountain Lion (for Growl and other LSUIElement apps) isn’t going to be fixed before Mavericks.

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