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July 2017

@OluseyiSonaiya …switching profiles, back to main menu, then drilling down to find the show. (I guess in theory Sir… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@OluseyiSonaiya I would love to be able to queue up a TV show from, say, a Safari bookmark on my Mac. Instead of go… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@OluseyiSonaiya Both mouse and direct touch seem better to me than the two Apple remotes. And UI will be faster on-… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@OluseyiSonaiya I wonder if this is strategy on Apple’s part or inertia due to Apple TV predating ubiquitous smart phones.

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@OluseyiSonaiya I haven’t used a Chromecast, but I could certainly believe that. What is the disadvantage to that model? No games?

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@mdrockwell And I put “premium” in quotes because I’m not even convinced they have a better product.

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@mdrockwell Yes, I think they’ll do that for $99. Seems too high and too late to me, unless as you say they’re inte… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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Apple Pulls VPN Apps From China App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/3…

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Why Apple Should Make a Cheaper, Streamlined Apple TV: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/3…

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Reddit Raises $200M, Rewrites Code: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/3…

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Apple’s Photos App and Lens Correction: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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Arq 5.9 Adds Backblaze B2 and Wasabi Support: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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How to Remove Raw Images From Apple Photos and iCloud: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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Upcoming USB 3.2 Will Double Data Rates Using Existing Cables: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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Adobe Will Discontinue Flash in 2020: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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Matching and Bridging NSErrors in Swfit: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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NSNotificationCenter Thread Safety: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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Enjoying photos of old Apple products in the Iconic book. (Thanks, @shrineofapple!) iconicbook.com pic.twitter.com/mJolglxJjM

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dropdmg DropDMG 3.5 can now create bootable macOS install disks, improves APFS and macOS 10.13 support: c-command.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.8 improves macOS 10.13 support, e-mail viewing and importing, searching: c-command.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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@pslobo @EnpassApp Cool. Ideally, a password app would let you select certain fields to merge into a "notes" field… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@pslobo @EnpassApp I heard about it recently, haven't had a chance to look into it much. Lifetime license is worrisome.

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Happy to see that Moom and Fantastical work together now.

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@eric_analytic Do you have an example of how the quotes would look different?

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@eric_analytic Do you see a lot of rich formatting and media on my site?

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@eric_analytic I’m not sure what you mean by “traffic credit” or how the reading experience would be better.

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@eric_analytic No plans, since no one ever requested it. What would be the benefit?

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Customizing the File Header Comment and Other Text Macros in Xcode 9: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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I Got Hacked and All I Got Was This New SIM Card: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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@OluseyiSonaiya @nickheer I completely agree with you about those app types. Which is why I think they’re trying to… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@jgordonshare @OluseyiSonaiya @nickheer I was gonna say no because data is unlocked, on a server, like a Twitter cl… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@nickheer @OluseyiSonaiya So in a way one of them is always going to be over or under charged. With old model: can… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@nickheer @OluseyiSonaiya One issue with subscriptions is that the person happy with the current features and the o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@jgordonshare @OluseyiSonaiya @nickheer I don’t see data lock going away for most app types. How often do two apps… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@OluseyiSonaiya @nickheer Agree that they don’t perceive future benefit. But my guess is people who use journalling… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@OluseyiSonaiya @nickheer That makes sense. Do you think most of the anti-subscription folks are infrequent users of those apps?

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@OluseyiSonaiya @nickheer But I don’t really see how micro transactions/metering works for apps that you use regula… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@OluseyiSonaiya @nickheer For that case, it seems like a win-win to pay $1 to use the current version than to keep… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@nickheer Good points. I’ve also heard feature bloat predicted as a result of having to justify paid upgrades.

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@JDdallwitz Yes, I would re-evaluate if that happens. I could also imagine Apple offering a good-enough basic solut… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@Mglo @siegel :-) I already have people accusing me of sending them more spam after they install the app.

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@JDdallwitz I spent years getting family members to use it. It continues to work well for them, so no reason to make them change.

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@LK64076007A Goods points, although to some extent a good to-do app eliminates the need for paying an assistant $$$.

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@LK64076007A So make more kinds of apps and more niche apps? Yes, probably lots of opportunities there.

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@LK64076007A What are you suggesting? More segmentation?

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@Mglo @siegel You’re welcome! Although, honestly I didn’t intend to provide *that* good of a deal. A paid upgrade is in development.

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@Jon_Alper Yeah, I understand that some people just don’t like subscriptions on principle. There are some good arguments on that side.

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Click Mount in Disk Utility, drive not mounted, get an alert telling me to mount it with Disk Utility. :(

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Productivity Apps and Subscription Pricing: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/2…

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@stephenbraddy @AppleSupport Ah, yes, I can also confirm that the issue @stephenbraddy refers to happens on multiple Macs with Sierra.

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@stephenbraddy @AppleSupport Same here. Multiple mice and keyboards spontaneously disconnect from Bluetooth from mu… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@jgordonshare Also sometimes useful to stop unwanted GPS or network use. But he’s also right that a lot of people quit apps unnecessarily.

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@lapcatsoftware @invalidname The new ones from @snej seem to be working pretty well.

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Designing Better Touch Bar Experiences: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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Apple’s Machine Learning Journal/Blog: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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Strongly Typed Identifiers in Swift: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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Cracking the Code Behind Apple’s App Store Promo Card Design: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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@JDdallwitz Yes, very easy to set up. Also works with iOS.

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@JDdallwitz Yes, although it’s a single file so you can run into Dropbox conflicts if there are multiple simultaneous writers.

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How Paywalled Sites Permit Access to Visitors From Social Media Sites and Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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Bait and Switch: How Apple Created Nintendo’s Best Console: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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@jgordonshare Capture One has been around for a while, but I chose Lightroom because I figured it would have longevity.

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@jgordonshare Capture One is the big one. I think there’s another I’m forgetting. Plus rumors of one coming from Affinity.

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@jgordonshare Seems like they have some new competition now, though?

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The Lightroom Manifesto: Adobe Has Lost Its Way: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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@apontious Well then this is good defensiveness on Swift’s part.

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@apontious So that doesn’t really affect Swift. The reason to check the return value first is that the error pointe… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@apontious The contract is that Obj-C has to return an error if the out pointer is non-NULL. apontious.com/2017/07/15/poi…

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mcelhearn Who Wants to Hire Me to Write about iTunes, Apple, and More? kirkville.com/who-wants-to-h…

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@1Password But since neither the dialog nor the docs say that, there’s the potential for data loss if you don’t rea… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@1Password Do you mean a feature request? Seems clear from the forums that it’s simply not designed to export custom fields.

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@1Password That’s good, but my understanding is that you have to do this manually. It doesn’t stay up-to-date by itself.

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@1Password It’s partial because it doesn’t include up-to-date attachments. Even when using All Fields, it still ski… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@1Password A partial local cache is not owning your data. Your CSV export skips fields without telling you, and you… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@cocoadog Multiple windows would be nice, too.

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@roustem In a way. Some wasted time. However, I learned a lot, and I’m very happy to see your commitment for v7. Pl… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@roustem That’s the best guess I’ve heard. Perhaps some advantage to testing against smaller software stores vs. a really big player?

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@etresoft Until now, seemed like the question was “why not” given that I already offer 50-user for other products w… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@lapcatsoftware Maybe. I guess I’ll see whether anyone complains about their serial number not working.

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Not exactly sure what the scam is, but in the last month or so 4 people have bought 50-user licenses for DropDMG and then got fraud refunds.

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Fixing iCloud Keychains, and Backing Them Up: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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1Password Standalone Vaults and PasswordWallet: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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Publishers and the Pursuit of the Past: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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@catlan My understanding is that there isn’t yet but that there will be.

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@catlan The High Sierra installer has a checkbox to control whether you switch to APFS or stay with HFS+.

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Using Workflow as a Site-Specific Browser: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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Pondering the Conversion From HFS+ to APFS: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/1…

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@joaopinheiro @jsnell @1Password There's no way to make it cache all the attachments locally, and the local backup… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@nriley Nice. What’s that to the left of the keyboard?

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lapcatsoftware New blog post "I'm Available For Hire":
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@SinOfLiberty I think you would need to clean install iOS 11.

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@SinOfLiberty It doesn’t have to do with particular device models. Issue is that they don’t have a converter yet, s… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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@marczak Yes, AltiVec was great. I think that falls under the floating point category that I mentioned.

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Mike Slade on Apple, NeXT, Microsoft, and Starwave History: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/0…

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O’Reilly Closes Its Online Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/0…

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Compositor: WYSIWYG LaTeX for Mac: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/0…

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Steve Jobs and the Missing “Intel Inside” Sticker: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/07/0…

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@flyosity @stroughtonsmith I’m wondering about sunglasses, ski goggles, hoods, etc.

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