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April 2019

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Apple Cracks Down on Screen Time Apps That Use MDM
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iMac 2019… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@zcichy @morrick Your question seemed to be disputing that development had been compromised because apps still exis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@zcichy @morrick The very significant extra development and customer support costs that come with the lockdowns.

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@OvercastFM @platkus Great—sounds like playing the first few seconds is a workaround for my problem of a few old ep… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Mozilla Looking for IRC Replacement: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/2…

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Apple Cracks Down on Screen Time Apps That Use MDM: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/2…

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The Under-Appreciated Awesomeness of Apple Events (the Technology): mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/2…

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@OvercastFM If I manually add an episode to a playlist, does the playlist retain it, so to speak, or is it still el… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Qualcomm and Apple
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ScanSnap 64-bit Software Update… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@eternalstorms I don’t understand what the intent is. They wouldn’t even let me do that pre-sandboxing. But now som… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@eternalstorms :( That seems totally reasonable, and the kind of thing I had heard they were now accepting.

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@lapcatsoftware @eternalstorms The assumption is that apps are not supposed to share anything with each other. :(

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@eternalstorms Do you mean that the user clicks a button to install it, and you present an open panel for the PDF Services folder?

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@suyashsrijan Unfortunately, it is hard to isolate. Doesn’t happen in a small test file or even in another file in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Yep. I don’t know what it was, though. I can’t remember the last false positive that didn’t contain a URL.

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@lapcatsoftware Oh, looks like Akismet sent it directly to spam (rather than moderation, where I first looked).

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@lapcatsoftware No idea what happened. Could you try posting again?

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Luminary Proxying Podcasts Without Asking: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/2…

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@McCloudStrife Profitable, sure, but they would cede the status advantage, which would lead to lower profits.

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@McCloudStrife Yeah, I’m aware that’s the common view. But to me it’s a “you had one job” situation. And on top of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife An Apple Chromebook might be an improvement and a good product for many people, but if everyone know… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife I get the point about status, but the products won’t continue to be status symbols if they don’t wor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife Well, I’m an outliner in that I don’t actually think iMessage is a good product, and I wish people w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife How do you get people to keep buying, much less switch to, the expensive way to run Facebook?

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@McCloudStrife I don’t know. I personally don’t think that only keeping the Instagram/Facebook crowd happy is a ste… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife I think they still do. But it’s not just about recommendations but also the ecosystem that pros help… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife What do you have in mind that would lose money? Were they doing that in the past? It’s not that stuf… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Collision Course
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Safari Link Tracking Can No Longer Be Disabled… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware I figured that one was staying since it lasted a lot longer than most of the ones today.

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PDF Outlines, Bookmarks, and Preview: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/2…

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Backing Up Shared iCloud Photo Albums: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/2…

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@NSExceptional Are you saying you think the in-store repairs will actually be slower (contrary to the stated goal)?… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Quantum Computing and APFS: Free and Used Space
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The 2018 MacBook Ke… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Security Benefits of Mac App Notarization
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Apple to Target Combining… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@marcoarment Still no repair extension if you bought a third-generation one.

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Anyone else seeing Swift compiler crashes since Xcode 10.2.1 when using () on a property of a typealias?

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@colincornaby Sorry about that. Could you be more specific? (I’m probably missing something obvious here, but it looks OK to me.)

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The True and False Security Benefits of Mac App Notarization: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/2…

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Performance Considerations When Reading Directories on macOS: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/2…

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@lapcatsoftware How do we know that the malware checks are what’s slowing it down?

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Origins of the Apple Human Interface: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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How to Remove Siri From the Touch Bar: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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The Hard Part in Becoming a Command Line Wizard: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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toothfairymac ToothFairy 2.5 adds menu bar icons for lots more Bluetooth devices, shows battery and status information in the dev… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@hisaac Yeah, I should probably just strip the ** or convert them to “” for multi-word sequences.

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Safari Auto-Submitting AutoFilled Passwords: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Safari Auto-Submitting AutoFilled Passwords: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Safari Auto-Submitting AutoFilled Passwords: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Hackers Abused Support Portal to Read Microsoft E-mails: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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The Time Tim Cook Stood His Ground Against the FBI: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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@morrick Yep, as you know I like to keep related stuff in one big post. :)

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@morrick Saw it, thanks. Looks like great work. Will take me a while to read.

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Sandboxing Makes Quarantine Flags Almost Meaningless: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Qualcomm and Apple Agree to Drop All Litigation: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Twitter’s Complicated and Messy Verification Process: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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@lapcatsoftware I don’t see what you’re missing, so I guess the answer is that Marzipan is intended for other types of apps…

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Why Swift’s Copy-on-Write Is Safe
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Skype for Web Drops Support for S… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Safari Link Tracking Can No Longer Be Disabled
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Kindle 9… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@ScooterComputer I’m using a Magic Mouse 2 and the same vintage iMac, FWIW.

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@ScooterComputer @nibroc This particular task actually works fine for me.

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Library Evolution for Stable Swift ABIs: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Core Animation Bug in macOS 10.14.4: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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macOS 10.15 to Break Up iTunes
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Improving the UI of Swift Generics… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@johnsundell Is the first one still slower than the Foundation way?

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@jcenters Too bad the current Mac laptops don’t have an SD slot…

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@jjgod @RioJot I would like to see more proactive/systematic approach from the Bluetooth team to gather the relevant sysdiagnoses.

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@jjgod @RioJot I agree…and that’s why I’m not sure that hoping a random customer is going to send in the right log,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jjgod @RioJot @Apple Personally, I expect that Apple would try to reproduce the issues inside the company, or try… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@frombrandon @joeworkman Very interesting. That’s not what I would have expected given the age of the Voyage and ho… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@brianstucki Yeah, I think my last change was adding Notification Center since there’s no Magic Mouse gesture for it.

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App Store Subscription Confirmation Alert: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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US Broadband, OS, and Browser Stats: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Safari Link Tracking Can No Longer Be Disabled
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macOS 10.14.5 Requir… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Review just completed. (Rejected, again, for an error at launch that I can’t reproduce and I suspec… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Amazon Employees Review “Small Sample” of Alexa Audio: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Apple Podcasts on the Web Gets a Fresh New Interface: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Google AMP Lowered Our Page Speed, and There’s No Choice But to Use It: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Quantum Computing and APFS: Free and Used Space: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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macOS 10.15 to Break Up iTunes
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macOS 10.14.5 Requires New Developer… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Yes, at least every day, sometimes multiple times per day.

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@isaiah @joeworkman I was surprised to find that the Paperwhite has been around since 2012: mjtsai.com/blog/2012/10/1…

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@isaiah @joeworkman I think they’re all high-resolution now, except for the cheapest model.

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@dnanian Destination has only 740 MB available. The log says it’s doing Smart Delete.

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@dnanian Yep. Lots of time spent in NSString and NSURL path methods.

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@dnanian No to all of those. Unfortunately, I had to stop the backup because at 97 GB of RAM it seemed like the Mac… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@dnanian SDCopy is currently using 69 GB of memory and 5 GB of Private Memory and seems to be slowing down my Mac a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Accessibility Quirk With “Bold Text”: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Improving the UI of Swift Generics: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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Postmortem: iTunes Affiliate for Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/1…

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@anoshkin Right. That’s why we’re trying to figure out how to enable the exception for old, unhardened apps, which… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware @howardnoakley @felix_schwarz I have always submitted my apps in .dmg format, and it fails if they aren’t hardened.

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@lapcatsoftware @howardnoakley @felix_schwarz Then how does it know to accept old, unhardened binaries?

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@lapcatsoftware @howardnoakley @felix_schwarz I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to launch. With nothing stapled,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@howardnoakley @lapcatsoftware @felix_schwarz Right, but I don’t think the notary service will accept it if it isn’… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@howardnoakley @lapcatsoftware @felix_schwarz I think it was just clumsy phrasing and they didn’t actually mean tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@tjluoma Yes. I hadn't heard that about Recovery. I’ve repaired several Time Machine drives.

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Too bad the “new” Disk Utility still can’t open multiple windows. The app has been blocked for hours while running… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@peternlewis In general, there will always be some updates outside the feed, because they could be a year or more b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@NSExceptional It think you still have to implement -copyWithZone: in Objective-C. The novelty here is how to get t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@NSExceptional Makes a lot of sense. Didn’t Apple publicly say people weren’t upgrading iPhones because of the diff… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Implementing [NSCell copyWithZone:] in Swift to Avoid Crashes in AppKit: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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New WebKit Features in Safari 12.1: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Apple Drops $99 Data Migration Fee for New Macs and Repairs: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Amazon Acquires Eero
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Skype for Web Drops Support for Safari… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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macOS 10.14.5 Requires New Developers to Notarize
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AirPods 2019… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@etresoft I’ve been doing it for 6 months, too. It’s got nothing to do with processes. altool is like the Processin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@etresoft Seems like you’re saying that it’s OK for Apple to cause tons of problems for legit developers because it… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@etresoft Wouldn’t this just get handled by the app generator?

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@etresoft Still not clear to me why you say it would be “a challenge” for these apps to bypass notarization.

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@lapcatsoftware Looking forward to it. They’re still making excuses and badgering me to close my account before getting paid.

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@McCloudStrife AFAIK, they never resolved the App Store ones that I reported. I had to hack my binary to avoid gett… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife Yeah. There are tons of false positives with the automated checks for the App Store. Notarization is… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@etresoft It’s not clear to me that notarization actually solves the stated problem.

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@pfandrade_ Yeah, unless I’m missing something it’s easy to bypass the checks by downloading new code.

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@DogeMocenigo @osxreverser I believe that will still just work because it doesn’t go through quarantine and Gatekeeper.

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@McCloudStrife Yeah. And it’s one thing to have a locked down system that works really reliably. The more things mi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife Yep, this has been going on for a long time. :(

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@mxswd @stroughtonsmith Perhaps that just refers to the old Control-click > Open to bypass Gatekeeper?

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@colincornaby @borland Yeah, I think this only applies to double-clickable apps, bundles, and installer packages. I… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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macOS 10.14.5 Requires New Developers to Notarize: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Netflix No Longer Supports AirPlay: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Codextended: Extension for Swift’s Codable: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Safari Link Tracking Can No Longer Be Disabled
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Is There Hope for th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The Golden Age of YouTube Is Over: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Maybe it’s time to dust off that old Audion code…

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Apple Discouraging Photo Recovery From Damaged Devices: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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App Store Connect Change Breaks Fastlane: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Apple to Target Combining iPhone, iPad, and Mac Apps by 2021
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The 2018 MacBook Keyboards Have the Same Old Problems
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HomePod Price… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@brentsimmons Very interesting. Can you see in Instruments what’s causing the delay? I wonder if it’s getting sandbox access to the baseURL…

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Microsoft Shuts Down E-book Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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macOS 10.14’s Software Update Release Notes: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Safari Link Tracking Can No Longer Be Disabled: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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BBEdit Returns to the Mac App Store With Subscription: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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

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@lapcatsoftware @pfandrade_ Simplest explanation is that they don’t want to force people to use subscriptions, but… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Goodbye, iPhone SE
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How OmniDiskSweeper Reports Free Space… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@NSExceptional @olebegemann Tower is weaker at the branch/history manipulation stuff and content searching that Git… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@tweetbot Can you add a feature to replace apple.news links with actual web links?

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@olebegemann Yep, I find that GitUp, Tower, and Sublime Merge all have areas where they’re significantly better and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.8.7 works better with Apple News, Microsoft Outlook, MailTags, Evernote, MarsEdit, AudioNote, and Hook… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@danedeasy I appreciate the feedback, but I’m not really sure what i could do about it other than setting some post… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@danedeasy Some people have asked, but I haven’t heard that it’s a problem before. It’s OK not to read everything all at once…

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@danedeasy That’s just my workflow. I write a bunch of posts, proof them, and then post them together.

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High Memory Use With Vapor and MySQL: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Kickstarting Watch App Development: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Using Drag and Drop with NSTableView: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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Texting Means Never Having to Say Goodbye: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/04/0…

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