Archive for August 20, 2019

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Feedbin Pages (Read Later)

Ben Ubois:

Feedbin now has a read later feature. This enables you to send articles and webpages from anywhere and have them appear alongside your feeds, email newsletters and Twitter subscriptions. It’s called Pages.


Pages works like a regular feed, so anything that gets sent to it will sync to any client you use with Feedbin.

It works via an action extension or a bookmarklet.


Home Sharing Improvements in macOS Catalina

Kirk McElhearn:

But this centralized media sharing [in System Preferences] has a great advantage: you don’t need to launch any of the apps to be able to share their content. As long as the computer hosting the media is running, you can load its content on another computer, an Apple TV, or on iOS (in the Music or TV apps). And if you have Wake for Network Access checked in the Energy Saver preferences, your library is accessible even if the host Mac is asleep. (On a laptop, this only works if it’s connected to power.)

The Fate of the iTunes Store in macOS Catalina

Kirk McElhearn:

In early betas of macOS Catalina, the iTunes Store was visible, but in recent betas it did not show up in the sidebar of the Music app if the user was signed into Apple Music. That seems to be the default now: if a user has an Apple Music account, they won’t see the iTunes Store. You can display it, if you wish, in the Music app’s Preferences, on the General pane, but if you’re a streamer, you won’t see it by default.

You’ll note that in the screenshots on Apple’s macOS Catalina preview pages, the iTunes Store is not visible.


If the iTunes store is active, your search shows results in three tabs: library, Apple Music, and iTunes store.

Nick Heer:

What this means for the future of the iTunes Store seems obvious, but it is not a future I’m willing or eager to accept.


Git 2.23

Taylor Blau:

It turns out git checkoutcan do quite a lot. You can use it to change branches with git checkout <branch> or if you supply --branch, create a new branch (as in git checkout --branch <new-branch>). If you don’t want to switch branches, don’t worry, because git checkout can change individual files, too. If you write git checkout -- <filename>, you will reset <filename> in your working copy to be equivalent with what’s in your index. If you don’t want to take changes from the index, you can specify an alternative source with git checkout [treeish] -- <filename>.

The new commands, by contrast, aim to clearly separate the responsibilities of git checkout into two narrower categories: operations which change branches and operations which change files. To that end, git switch takes care of the former, and git restore the latter.

See also: Junio C Hamano.