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September 2016

Mailtitude: Take Apple Mail to the Next Level: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/3…

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Omni’s IAP Trials and Upgrade Discounts: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/3…

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Somehow ended up with a rogue bash process burning CPU in _sigtramp … _os_unfair_lock_recursive_abort.

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@grynspan @jamesthomson Haha. To be clear, I have no problem with the missing macOS space. It’s the one before the paren that bugs me.

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@owensd I don’t think so because what matters is the signing of the process loading the bundle.

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@grynspan @danielpunkass Appreciate the clarifications and dialog. Thanks.

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@grynspan @danielpunkass Seems like can’t reliably tell whether a document can be opened, without actually opening it.

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@lapcatsoftware Sounds like Apple removed a rule that prevented time-limited trials. twitter.com/natbro/status/…

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@grynspan @danielpunkass This is what I meant about app being presented an inconsistent view. Can open w/ app but can't know name or icon.

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@grynspan @danielpunkass But if app asks the system to open a document, it could open using an app that’s not accessible. Right?

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With all this talk about sandboxing, what’s the state of the art for sandboxed unit tests? So can test accurately… stackoverflow.com/q/19426083/6311

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@danielpunkass @grynspan Yes, so obvious to me that it should be doing that, I assumed it already was.

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@grynspan @danielpunkass No, but the APIs should provide the app a consistent view of the world.

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@danielpunkass @grynspan Seems like in a sandboxed context the app returned from LS would not necessarily be the one actually used.

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@danielpunkass @grynspan Yes. One of my use cases is to display the app name/icon of the app that *would* open a given document.

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@grynspan @danielpunkass For example, seems reasonable to give you an icon and open docs with a signed app that you can’t read yourself.

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@grynspan @danielpunkass And that was safe b/c you couldn’t do anything bad with it, only ask system to do certain limited things for you.

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@grynspan @danielpunkass I previously (erroneously, I guess) thought LS was returning cached data from a process that had higher access.

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@grynspan @danielpunkass I was just trying to get you to confirm the behavior.

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@grynspan @danielpunkass So if what your app can read changes, LS will then give different results even thought hasn’t rescanned in between?

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@grynspan @danielpunkass So LS can scan/cache everything, but it can only return to you paths that you can actually read?

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@danielpunkass @grynspan Yes, and ~/Applications didn’t used to be considered special.

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@lapcatsoftware Aren’t they basically doing the same thing as Microsoft Office? The free viewer makes the app useful without purchasing.

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@stormchild Indeed. Fan of their products but didn’t know they had a development blog.

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The State of Apple Music and Streaming: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/2…

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@dallas @brentsimmons That’s good to hear. Thanks. (BTW, hundreds of messages from whitelisted domain still going to Spam.)

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@nickheer I don’t know. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me that the actual photos are safe to store in the cloud, but the metadata isn’t.

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Google Reneges on Allo Privacy Feature: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/2…

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How Apple’s Hardline Privacy Policy Limits Key Features: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/2…

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Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data on 500 Million Users in 2014: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/2…

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@1Password @rosyna @nedley Glad to hear that it will still be available.

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@mcelhearn Started with El Capitan but continues with Sierra.

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@nriley I’m actually not seeing it with my own forum. Sorry about that. Not sure what I can do, as the software hasn’t charged.

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Lots of Web sites keep forgetting that I had told them to remember this computer. Safari security change? Damaged cookies file?

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Mailtitude sale for Apple Mail products including @spamsieve, @eaglefiler, MailTags/Act-On, MailButler, MailHub: mailtitu.de

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@catlan Haven’t they been trying to phase that out for a long time? They want you to include your own statically linked copy.

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@rosyna Agreed. So why is 1Password doing this?

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@rosyna Do you see it as a security issue? Seems to me that Handoff is probably safer than most alternatives.

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@rosyna Unfortunate if true, but I don’t see them talking about the Mac app there.

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@DreamHostCare Not working at all, as far as I can tell. Over a thousand messages from a domain that I whitelisted caught as spam.

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@DreamHostCare No. These are not messages from my domain.

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@DreamHostCare Thanks. This is basically what I was told 10 hours ago, that you were running a reconfig for the whitelist. Didn’t help then.

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@leebennett Not too worried about it since it should be encrypted and local only. Super important passwords I wouldn’t copy, anyway.

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@bogo_lode You can’t turn it on or off anymore, period. It’s always on—no switch.

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@DreamHostCare Secondly, the feature to whitelist by domain simply doesn’t work, as explained in the ticket I filed yesterday.

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@DreamHostCare The whitelist is not adequate for my needs because there is no way to whitelist domains I don’t know about ahead of time.

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AppleScript and Code Signing in Sierra: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/2…

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Sierra Drops HiDPI Scaling on External Displays: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/2…

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Universal Clipboard is the greatest thing ever for my iPad w/o Touch ID. Copy and Paste from 1Password on the Mac.

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@grynspan They have been better lately, especially if I clear the cache when appropriate. But I’m still deploying to older OS versions.

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@grynspan Yeah. Slow at adopting because had lots of problems with those keys when they were first introduced.

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@grynspan My actual code checks that there was no error, and the example that I sent logs that the error was 0.

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@1Password Yes, already have 6.3.3. Might not be your fault since I also get flicker in some Apple apps.

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After a few restarts, the MacBook Air is up and running with Sierra. However, lots of video flicker with the desktop and 1Password.

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@chrisatzinger Let it run for hours. Eventually it got to the login screen. Then it hung with beachball after I entered my password.

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Updating second Mac to Sierra, and it asked to turn on FileVault (which was already on) then hung at “Setting Up Your Mac…” w/ no buttons.

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@etresoft Yes, but that doesn't mean it should break.

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Looks like on 10.12 kLSItemInfoIsApplication can be true for URLs that don’t exist. :(

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@grynspan @chockenberry @optshiftk @ccgus @gte Possible, but this was a few days after updating to Sierra.

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@grynspan @chockenberry @optshiftk @ccgus @gte ~/Applications/Acorn.app and /Application/xScope.app

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@grynspan @optshiftk @ccgus @gte @chockenberry However, I had definitely not used xScope since updating.

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@grynspan @optshiftk @ccgus @gte @chockenberry It‘s possible that this was the first time I used Acorn after updating to Sierra.

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@grynspan @optshiftk @ccgus @gte @chockenberry It’s not happening for any .acorn files anymore, even the original one.

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@DreamHostCare Plus another 171 in another account that should have been whitelisted.

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@DreamHostCare Domain-wide whitelist did not work. Got two more false positives this morning from a domain I had whitelisted.

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@ccgus @gte @chockenberry Sierra, yes. I do have Acorn installed, and I was hoping it would have precedence.

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Successful iCloud Desktop and Documents Folder Storage: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/2…

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@leebennett Interesting. Just saw it for the first time in a newspaper I’ve been reading for years.

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Another 10.12 PDF bug: some monochrome images are drawn inverted.

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@RomzaT Hmm, wish I knew how to make mine do that.

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@vallelungabrian I don’t know. I think I started the ads around when Apple added support for ad blockers.

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@vallelungabrian Good experience so far. Don’t expect to make much unless you have a lot more traffic than me.

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10.12: Double-clicking a word in Mail now selects the word and the following space. Inconsistent with TextEdit/Safari and never what I want.

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Double-clicked a .acorn file and it opened in xScope.

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On the other hand, it seems to be more accurate a displaying black-and-white scans, not artificially smoothing them by adding grays.

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@leebennett I preferred other readers because of Acrobat’s interface and slowness. Preview used to be great but declined last few years.

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@leebennett Do none of the third-party PDF readers handle that either? (PDFpen seems to not be affected by the issues I mentioned.)

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@steipete Mostly EagleFiler, though SpamSieve has also run into PDF issues.

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And the scroll wheel doesn’t work in PDFViews.

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There’s also a switch to progressive rendering, but may be intended as a feature but looks worse to me.

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More 10.12 PDF issues: some images render as black boxes, copying and pasting selection to new document uncrops when printing.

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@DreamHostCare Or is it going to decline to forward some of the messages?

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@DreamHostCare If I make the address a Forwarding-Only address and direct it to another mail provider, will that bypass Vade?

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@DreamHostCare The main issue is that I’m not in a position to monitor the Spam mailbox to train it. I need everything to go to the inbox.

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@DreamHostCare Missing e-mails. Unfortunately, I can’t predict all the domains ahead of time. Can Message Filters override?

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@DreamHostCare Please turn off the spam filter, too. Or is there a way to do that with custom message filters?

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@cleverdevil So Social and Promotion are off now, but there is no way to turn off Spam? Whitelist seems very limited.

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@cleverdevil That is good to hear, but I’m continuing to get messages moved to the new Spam mailbox it created.

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@brentsimmons @DreamHost It’s really messing up my workflow and local filtering rules.

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@brentsimmons There is also a Social mailbox. @DreamHost replied to my ticket and says there’s no way to turn it off. :(

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@brentsimmons Please let us know if you figure out how to turn this off with DreamHost. The panel setting seems to have been removed.

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@smorr Yep. BTW, from stack traces, it looks like Mail is now using an iOS-like SPI to indexing with Spotlight directly?

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@catlan Now it’s showing the right messages, but the sidebar count is wrong. I think that may be in Mail’s database rather than Spotlight.

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Flagged mailbox in 10.12 Apple Mail: number in sidebar shows 2 messages, 5 messages actually shown, 3 of them actually flagged.

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Since updating to 10.12, can’t edit PDF files in Preview. Always wants to make a new file because the “original document can’t be changed”.

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@erikaderstedt Well, it is hard to find things there. Not sorted by name and no search. :(

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@rosyna For me, tccutil has been enough. But customers have had issues with changes not sticking without purging it.

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@rosyna I don’t know. We’ll have to see how well the reset commands work.

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@rosyna That’s what I’m saying. Even though the Finder is Apple-signed, you can’t delete the file anymore. Have to go through tccutil.

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5 hours since DropDMG was Ready for Sale, but the new version is still not showing up for me in the Mac App Store.

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@lapcatsoftware …or whether relocating the headers would cause a cascade of other issues.

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@lapcatsoftware :) That and when I tried it all my imports broke and it wasn’t obvious how to fix them…

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2. Had a .css file with com.apple.FinderInfo xattr. codesign no longer likes such “detritus”.

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1. I had duplicate identical code signing identities, which is supposed to be OK. Fixed by removing private key: stackoverflow.com/a/30470211/6311

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Well, it turns out that I don’t have to resort to lapcatsoftware.com/articles/break… Resigning does still work but was failing for two reasons.

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@petermaurer That’s good to hear. Forgot about “reset Accessibility” as it’s still not documented.

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Running into problems with codesign on 10.12 not properly re-signing after I delete private framework headers.

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WIth TCC.db under SIP, I guess we'd better hope it doesn't get corrupted and need resetting like with past versions of the OS.

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Dropbox Modifies TCC.db to Give Itself Accessibility Access: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/2…

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@rgigger Sympathies. At that time, I was in college, no one else had a Mac, and we just put everything in shared NFS folders.

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@rgigger Yep, that’s the big question, and the argument that @gruber made. Could happen. We’ll see how Apple’s tech is and what others do.

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@rgigger Floppies were really bad, but OTOH they had more interoperability benefits than the headphone jack.

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New @tweetbot Mac seems to reply to the root tweet rather than the selected one?

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@rgigger I remember it as more the former. Zip disks and SuperDisks were much better, we had CDs, and USB sticks on the horizon.

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@rgigger Yeah. I see attaching a USB floppy/combo drive to a desktop Mac as much less annoying than a dongle that needs to be carried.

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@rgigger I don’t remember that being big deal, personally. More of an issue that serial/ADB/SCSI peripherals didn’t work.

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@nickheer Thanks. Updated the post. In addition to being quiet, they seem to use the ringer volume rather than the one in Bedtime.

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I added more links to the post about iPhone 7 initial reactions: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/09/0…

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@smorr No idea about the download speed. I was referring to the progress bar placement.

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@jmfd Hmm, I actually did not get Upload Received e-mails this time.

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@mmunz @petermaurer If I’m doing major updates to the code, I would just rewrite it in Swift.

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@mmunz @petermaurer I don’t see ARC as freeing up the mind because having a mix of ARC and non-ARC files adds confusion.

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@petermaurer @mmunz Yeah, converting the C API uses seemed like a lot of trouble, with lots of opportunity to introduce bugs.

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@mmunz @petermaurer I have yet to do so. If one has working, tested MRR code, and Swift is the future, ARC Obj-C doesn’t seem worth it.

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@stormchild I end up with long strings of gibberish characters.

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@petermaurer And Automator actions. Broke compatibility there since the same file can’t be both at once. :(

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@stormchild Mostly good for me, but there seems to be a major regression in auto-correct.

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Thanks to whoever fixed the Mac App Store so that newly uploaded builds show up in iTunes Connect in a few minutes instead of hours.

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@nriley Thanks. I have since seen this a few times. Only when I’m actually using the phone at the right time.

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@jgordonshare Maybe. I still have lots of PDF issue with El Cap.

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@jgordonshare Wonder if this is due to bugs from Apple’s PDF rewrite.

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.7.1 improves compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra, fixes bugs: c-command.com/blog/2016/09/1…

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dropdmg DropDMG 3.4.2 improves compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra, updates localizations: c-command.com/blog/2016/09/1…

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.9.25 adds support for macOS 10.12 Sierra, improves filtering accuracy, and more: c-command.com/blog/2016/09/1… (cc: @MailPlugins)

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@gruber I’m guessing it’s so people who don’t realize it’s on have a way to figure out why their screen looks funny.

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@otolithe Aha. Wonder if that causes storage issues for larger libraries.

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If Photos machine learning works on your device, not the cloud, but the device is only storing thumbnails, how does it scan all your photos?

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@nriley Yes, it’s on there but has never done anything.

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@nriley Does it actually give you the bedtime alarms? I only get the wake up ones.

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@danielpunkass Not just Siri, Bluetooth audio input in general seems to be delayed with iOS 10.

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@mmunz At least 3 GMs so far, and I was just told by Radar that a bug in the latest GM will be fixed in the “official release.”

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@petermaurer 10.7 and later require a Core 2 Duo or later. Put another way: if you are not supporting 10.6, you can drop 32-bit support.

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@mailmateapp After entering most wanted feature, got: “The requested URL /{{site.baseurl}}//freron.com/subscribe was not found on…”

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@mailmateapp Subscription form on that page doesn't work.

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@gruber Very impressive. Wonder if this means both arches are approaching the same limits—future iPhones will have smaller improvements.

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@McCloudStrife Yep. Among time, features, and quality, it’s clear which one always gets dropped.

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iOS 10 introduces a 5-second delay before dictation works with my Bluetooth headset.

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@daniel_v There seems to have been a lot of PDF rewriting in 10.11, too. Still getting lots of crashes and weirdness in my app and Preview

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@jgordonshare Of course, most of my 10.11 bugs haven’t been fixed, either. :(

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@mcelhearn @petermaurer I think it’s just the day. When I deleted the installer and downloaded it again, I got a newer version.

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@petermaurer I only got 16A319 and 16A320. So I guess you're cooler than me. And there are at least three GMs.

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@petermaurer Plus, there were two different GM builds in the App Store. :(

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@rafifyalda Crashes with text inspector bar, PDFs displaying with blank sections, PDF text selection not working, missing contextual menu.

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@petermaurer That makes sense given the name of the method.

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