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March 2019

The Weirdness of NSURL’s isDirectory Flag: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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macOS 10.14.4 Restricts Taiwan Flag Emoji in China: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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Goodbye, QuickTime 7 and JPEG 2000
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How to Game the App Store
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Apple’s Services Event… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple TV+
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App Store Subscription Notifications and Promotional Offe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@bwebster And it seems like you can accidentally end up with the wrong isDirectory if you let NSURL figure it out f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@bwebster Yep, it has huge performance implications, and if you pass the wrong value for isDirectory stuff can brea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@meekgeek Weird headline. Apple’s comment was essentially a denial with no promise to make it right for the “small… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife I’ve pretty much been saying that for years.

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@jckarter That makes sense, but right now the API takes an UnsafePointer<UInt8>. Even if it took an UnsafeRawPointe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jckarter One case I’m thinking of is the source for compression_encode_buffer(). I think I do need to be able to p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jckarter Can I assume for the Data API that the buffer will have a valid baseAddress even though the count may be… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jckarter Thanks. I guess what I don’t understand is why this is better than using an optional for the buffer point… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The 2018 MacBook Keyboards Have the Same Old Problems
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Apple Arcade… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Did Xcode 10.2 change how unit tests are run? I didn’t see anything in the release notes, but I’m getting all sorts… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@sangadi11 There’s a link at the top of each post for the number of the day. You can click this to see all of that… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@simX I don’t understand it. NSBitmapImageFileTypeJPEG2000 is not even deprecated…

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Goodbye, QuickTime 7 and JPEG 2000: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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Apps That Benefit and Threaten Apple: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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iPad Air and iPad mini 2019
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Transparency in macOS 10.14… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Yeah, I thought it was funny. Sorry to hear that the site is shutting down.

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@MacSparky Yeah, I think my Uplift is some kind of plastic.

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@MacSparky I have had good luck with velcro, too, but found that those little wire-holding clips always fall off.

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@MacSparky Would be interested to hear what you use to mount stuff under the desk.

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iOS 12: Changes in Memory Accounting: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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MySpace Lost Music Uploaded From 2003 to 2015
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AirPods 2019… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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MySpace Lost Music Uploaded From 2003 to 2015: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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It’s Frustrating That Preview in Mojave Isn’t Better: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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Zero-day Safari Exploits Allowed Complete Takeover of Mac: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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Safety Experts Weigh in on the Boeing 737 MAX
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Unreliable MacBook Pr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@leehinde Is that because of battery decline, or even when they were new?

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@EggFreckles I think the 21.5-inch iMac is limited to 2.5-inch drives. everymac.com/systems/apple/… And, even there, it’… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The Dwindling Number of iOS Text Editors: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/2…

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Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3
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The Sad State of Logging Bugs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@agilethumbs I only use Apple devices, yet those links still get in my way.

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@Corbet Plus, it seems like a terrible and user hostile solution for Netflix, too.

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@Corbet Like I said, there are essentially only two countries, so I don’t think “volunteering” really captures it.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Spotify: Time to Play Fair
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Safety Experts Weigh in on the Boeing 73… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@Corbet Perhaps it’s more like a country where the only store is Walmart. Even if you discover the product on a Web… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Brief Examples of OmniFocus Perspectives: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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@EggFreckles I haven’t. I presume it will take effect later this month…

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@brianstucki @panic I like Transmit, but in this case I want to be able to have 1Password access my Dropbox shared folders.

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Dropbox Limits Free Plan to Three Devices: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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@pfandrade_ I think you’re right. I keep wanting it to be useful for stuff like this, but I guess it’s more for sor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@pfandrade_ Interesting idea. Have you looked at using -supplementalTargetForAction:sender:, or is it not a good fit?

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@McCloudStrife I think you’re right, unfortunately. There are so many examples of this.

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@McCloudStrife Right; I don’t think there’s enough competition for this sort of behavior to really hurt them now. B… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife They would have to decide to care more about product quality and perhaps long-term success of their… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware So don’t trust the compiler to enforce Objective-C generics?

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@DamienPetrilli Yeah, you can buy a 2018 MBP now *and* pay for Apple Care and get a shorter coverage period than so… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Exhaustive Swift Properties With Tuples: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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The 2018 MacBook Keyboards Have the Same Old Problems
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Safety Expert… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware I think iCab is the only browser that has every gotten text selection right.

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What’s Wrong With iOS Multitasking: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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Software-ICs, Binary Compatibility, and Objective-Swift: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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The State of Mac Hardware in Early 2019
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Open Sourcing Windows Calcu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@Corbet I prefer Safari; I just wish it worked everywhere.

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@5tu @OvercastFM I do, too, in most cases, but sometimes I want the direct file to archive or play in a different c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife Lots of people on the inside have said that voting really does matter. But, as you say, probably onl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The State of Mac Hardware in Early 2019: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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Safety Experts Weigh in on the Boeing 737 MAX: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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The Sad State of Logging Bugs for Apple: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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Skype for Web Drops Support for Safari: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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Flickr Protects Photos From Deletion: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/1…

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@5tu There’s no link to download the .m4a file, only to add it directly to a client.

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Any platform as long as you don’t want to just download the audio file: twitter.com/realtalkuni/st… I this what we can… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@OhMDee @agilethumbs @nibroc Did you read my updates on the post? :(

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iClever Himbox HB01 Bluetooth Car Receiver: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform
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Problems With os_log… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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How Time Machine Makes Backups With APFS: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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Working Without a Nib
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BBEdit 12.6 to Return to the Mac App Store… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Problems With os_log
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The 2018 MacBook Keyboards Have the Same Old P… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@nickheer I was interested in that as well, so I sent them some questions, and they never got back to me.

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Finder Bug Replacing a Folder With Dot Files: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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GameClub Plans to Resurrect Abandoned iOS Games: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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@apontious Yeah. “We’re giving you a leaky abstraction and hiding the layers needed to address the problems you’ll run into.”

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@ccgus Me, too. It’s the Adobe Updater, but what to do about it?

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@peternlewis I’ll keep a lookout, and please let me know if you see this again.

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@peternlewis Hmm, not sure what’s going on there. The feed should be updating right away after I make an edit. It s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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Amazon to Give Power to Brands to Remove Fakes: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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Spectre Camera 1.0
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Combining iPhone, iPad, and Mac Apps… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware They keep e-mailing me to say that they can’t release the payments because they’re too small, and c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Any news on the remaining affiliate payments?

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@KoenigjayX Hmm, I wonder if it’s something that some people don’t see. You are lucky.

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@KoenigjayX Have you actually scrolled text on them side-by-side?

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Bringing iOS Apps to macOS Using Marzipanify: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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Upgrading From an iPhone SE to an XR
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KeySteal Mac Keychain Exploit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@mldelvecchio And if you use two hands, do you tap first to wake the screen, since it hasn’t been raised enough for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@mldelvecchio @daringfireball Yes, I linked to that post. I know that’s theoretically possible, but I haven’t been… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@davemark Yeah, Face ID and Touch ID each have their advantages. It seems like to get the best of both you would ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@davemark The headphone jack is not an issue for me. I use AirPods and recently found a much better Bluetooth car a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jgordonshare @ClarkGoble I have not, but would be interested to hear more.

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@mldelvecchio @daringfireball I’m aware of that, but it’s not physically possible for me to do one-handed when taki… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@EggFreckles I would definitely choose the SE over the 7.

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@pataling No, I only ever used 3D Touch to move the cursor, and that’s now possible without 3D Touch. I didn’t miss it when using the SE.

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@pataling I guess I must have used Continuity with the 5s, 6s, and SE.

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@bzamayo Yes, but that’s nowhere near as convenient as having two files because it requires pre-reviewing the photo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Updating From an iPhone SE to an XR: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/03/0…

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