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September 2019

Decreasing iOS Information Density: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/3…

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From iOS to Android and Back Again: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/3…

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Visual Voicemail Implemented via IMAP: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/3…

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Twitter “Hide Replies” and Timeline Swiping
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Apple Watch Series 5… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@_asfonseca The stated reason is to provide us with sync across devices. But who knows whether they’re doing anything else with it.

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Twitter “Hide Replies” and Timeline Swiping: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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Mac Pro 2019
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Predatory iOS App Subscriptions… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jamiebishop123 @cmsj Chrome logs you in, but you still have to manually turn on syncing. Whereas, simply entering… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jgordonshare Or, I guess the positive spin is that it already happened but didn’t end up like people thought. Look… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jgordonshare I think there are a bunch of problems. Bad business model. Making components is like meta-development… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@cmsj Yes, Apple can read them. But even if they couldn’t I don’t think that’s OK. And this feature is essentially… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jgordonshare That’s been a prediction for as long as I can remember, but I don’t think we’re much closer to it.

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Safari is supposed to be the privacy focused browser, yet it can’t sync my bookmarks between devices without also s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@Eschatologuy @z31r4m @littlesnitch @AdGuard It’s not just extensions. As I’ve been writing about, an increasing nu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Chrome Updater Bug Prevents Macs From Booting
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iOS 13 and 13.1… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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What Time Machine Doesn’t Back Up: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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After almost 2 hours, it’s finally done processing. Waiting For Review!

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@geoffhackworth Never seen anything like that. I’m guessing it’s iOS-only.

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More than an hour after “No errors uploading” and the build still isn’t available in App Store Connect.

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@martinsteiger @jgordonshare This is worse, though, because it’s skipping the local backup of stuff that’s *not* in the cloud.

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@ccgus That’s what someone else said, but all I get is “Prepare for Upload” and “Waiting For Review” (yes, inconsis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@geoffhackworth Really? I don’t think I’ve *ever* gotten an e-mail when it was done processing. (I do get Waiting f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jgordonshare Best guess: they assume it’s backed up, and most people never have to restore. But you’d think someon… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@amirrajan Thanks. I’m writing about that, but it didn’t fit in the first tweet.

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There should be a status API or an e-mail like with notarization. (Or just make App Store Connect notice when the b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Unfortunately, there’s still no way to tell when the build has finished processing so that you can add it to your v… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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However, you can now upload using altool, and this looks to be an improvement over Application Loader. I can just add it to my build script.

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Xcode 11 removes Application Loader, and so the documentation says to upload to the Mac App Store from Xcode’s Orga… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.8.10 improves importing from Evernote, searching, indexing, iCloud Drive syncing, and more: c-command.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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@jgordonshare Stuff like projects are not synced to the cloud, so I don’t there’s anything to recreate it from. :(

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@lapcatsoftware Odd statement. Are they saying that the bug is even more widespread and applies in cases where they don’t have root?

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Chrome Updater Bug Prevents Macs From Booting: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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Patent for Even Thinner MacBook Keyboard: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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iOS 13 Full Access Keyboard Extensions Bug: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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@pmcg @jgordonshare These types of issues go all the way back to using Macs with modems, satellite, and DSL connect… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@pmcg @jgordonshare I don’t need or want to use it much, so I have a plan with a low cap. Also, I am frequently in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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iPhone 11 Reviews
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Netflix vs. Blockbuster Total Access… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@NSExceptional @lapcatsoftware Yup, I just ran into more unusable xibs after updating to Xcode 11.

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@jgordonshare iOS should let you opt out of more stuff. For example, I don’t want to be forced to download photos a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@rjonesy @FlightyApp How about making the modifier keys consistent with Fantastical?

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Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.3: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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Sending E-mail for Sign in With Apple: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.3: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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Sending E-mail for Sign in With Apple: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/2…

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@NSExceptional @mxswd @howardnoakley Do we have real stats on that? Anecdotally, most people I know have very littl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@howardnoakley @NSExceptional @mxswd It could at least back up what’s stored locally.

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@NSExceptional @mxswd @howardnoakley So could most of Mail and Safari’s data, yet those are backed up (for good reason).

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@NSExceptional @mxswd @howardnoakley Why wouldn’t it keep a local copy of iCloud Drive?

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@GeekAndDad @wilshipley @weichsel I don’t really see that as an issue, because it still brings up UI that tells you… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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spamsieve The iCloud server junk filter seems to be moving lots of good messages to Junk lately (whereas SpamSieve moves mess… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@DrewsterBenson You’re welcome. Took me a while to figure that out, so I’m glad to hear that people are finding it.

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@wilshipley @weichsel Exactly, or in response to a script. I mean, it’s cool that there’s a standard UI across apps… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@McCloudStrife There’s breaking apps, and then there’s also the increasing amount of table stakes stuff that everyo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@wincent That’s one way, but suppose you just want one app to pay for its own maintenance as a side project? There… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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APFS Enumeration Performance on Rotational Hard Drives: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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Serializing Heterogenous Arrays With Codable: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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@agilethumbs Annoying, but I guess it’s supposed to be a feature that you can avoid the file being created if you d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@gpdawson @rosyna So it seems like either there was some *other* reason, or they didn’t think this through, or they… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@gpdawson @rosyna And if the goal was to improve debugging output, there is a separate -debugDescription method for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@gpdawson @rosyna If the goal was more compact logs, it seems like this could have been fixed by changing -descript… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@rosyna Yes, I understand there are reasons for wanting a truncated description. Perhaps the real mistake was tryin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@sanguish Not in the OS X era, AFAIK. I agree that it’s a bad idea to rely on description in general. But this was… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@sanguish So there’s never been an API to create NeXT-style property lists? “Wrong” implies that there was a consci… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple Tweaks Rules for Children’s Apps and Sign-in: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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The Internet Relies on People Working for Free: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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Breaking the NSData.description Contract: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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Recreating Mac Desktop Picture Photos: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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Anyone have information about the Bluetooth security prompts in macOS 10.15 Catalina? Like how to reset them or vie… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@rsebbe @gruber I agree it’s not fair. Lots of things will never be fair given that they write the OS and make the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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iMessage, NSKeyedArchiver, and _NSDataFileBackedFuture
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What Happene… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple’s Message to Customers About iPhone Batteries and Performance
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iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
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Billing Grace Period for App Store Subscriptions: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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PLCrashReporter Stewardship Moving to Microsoft: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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AppleCare+ Indefinite Subscriptions: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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How Apple Uses Its App Store to Copy the Best Ideas: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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@jim_ratliff It should be “organize.” Fixed; thanks!

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@McCloudStrife Yeah, I’ve seen lots of failed OS updates. Maybe the problem only occurs if it fails while updating… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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How to Restore BridgeOS on Your T2 Mac: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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iCloud Calendar e-mail notifications continue to be broken: many never arrive, duplicates, “added by” field incorrect.

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@galooticus @lapcatsoftware ReadKit, syncing with TT RSS. Hope to eventually switch to NNW 5.

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@lapcatsoftware Yep, forgot to set that feed to auto-refresh, so there should be about a week showing up all at once.

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@scottdensmore Looks really cool. Is there any Mac/Xcode-specific documentation?

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@NSSynapse Thanks! Sorry about that. I think it’s now fixed and should update automatically again, but please let m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
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Apple Expected to Remove 3D Touch… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Removing Amazon Cloud Drive From Transmit: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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@mattstevens Wow, and it looks like they may have finally fixed indentation of Objective-C dictionary literals.

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Longtime Finder Alias Keyboard Shortcuts Now Mutate Photos: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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Manipulating the System Policy Database with Configuration Profiles: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/1…

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Apple Apps in App Store Search Results
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What I Want From the 2019 iP… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Seemingly still now MP4 download for the WWDC keynote video, and it’s not in the podcast feed, either. Is Apple not… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@howardnoakley @rosyna Yeah, changing the date for preexisting to the future creates a new category that was specifically prohibited before.

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Notarization Requirements Relaxed
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iCloud Drive Features Removed/Pos… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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In-Screen Touch ID Coming Back to iPhone
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Storing Your Apple Card Wr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple Responds to Project Zero
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A 101-year-old TidBITS Reader… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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What I Want From the 2019 iPhones: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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DOJ Asks Apple to Identify Users of Gun Scope App: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Apple Apps in App Store Search Results: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Twitter Is Finally Working on Search for DMs: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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@stroughtonsmith :( I actually see both of these issues with Xcode 10 sometimes, too.

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@iljawascoding @timacfr Seems to bad that PT_DENY_ATTACH blocks debugging *and* sampling. The latter seems much les… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Windmill
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In-Screen Touch ID Coming Back to iPhone… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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When I Took My Zipcar Into the Wilderness: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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@NSExceptional The SE has the original, slow Touch ID chip.

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@timohetzel I guess? Caching and not putting (old) updated posts into the feed are the only major issues I can thin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@gingerbeardman Thanks. Currently using WP Super Cache and a cron job using “rm” because the cache doesn’t always u… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The cron issue was fixed (I think) by putting the relevant commands in a shell script and invoking that via cron, i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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I don’t really understand why WordPress caching doesn’t do the right thing out of the box.

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Sorry for the recent days where RSS and Twitter updates were delayed by several hours. I think I’ve finally got cro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Significant iOS Vulnerabilities Used Against Uyghur Muslims in China: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Search Ads for Competing Products: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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In-Screen Touch ID Coming Back to iPhone: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Gmail for iOS Can Now Block Web Bugs: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Congratulations
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iCloud Drive Features Removed/Postponed… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Run Commands, the ‘rc’ in ‘.bashrc’: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Notarization Requirements Relaxed: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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How to Manage Audiobooks in a Post-iTunes World: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Red Eye Rejected From The Mac App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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iCloud Drive Features Removed/Postponed: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Ending the “npm Install Funding” Experiment
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App Store Editorial Sto… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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dropdmg DropDMG 3.5.7 improves setting disk image layouts, converting disk images, works around a bug with custom icons, an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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bbautocomplete BBAutoComplete 1.6.1 improves compatibility with macOS 10.15 and works better with BBEdit: c-command.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Google Begins Penalising Domain Leasing: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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Ending the “npm Install Funding” Experiment: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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PrivilegedHelperTools and Checking XPC Peers: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/09/0…

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