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January 2018

iOS Top Buttons Under Notifications: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/3…

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Scratched iPhone 8 and iPhone X Screens: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/3…

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Swift Tip: OpaquePointer vs. UnsafePointer: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/3…

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What I Wish the iPad Would Gain From the Mac: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/3…

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CNN Blames Apple for Repeat Notifications: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/3…

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Swift Imports Fixed-size C Arrays As Tuples: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/3…

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@lapcatsoftware @nicklockwood Yep, Apple made a last-minute decision not to make Swift ABI stable for iOS 9.

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@elkmovie Yeah. Height is an issue, too. If controls don’t all fit on screen at once, the layout should suggest tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@elkmovie Yet? Please don’t. Just because Apple seems to ignore the 4-inchers when testing its designs…

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@nurtopsc Thanks, but that doesn’t seem to be the issue in my case. My iCloud address is already checked on all devices.

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Text messages from my Mac broken again. :( “Not Delivered” with no hint of how to resolve the error.

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@rosyna @simX @dougrustle Yes, because recent iPhone CPUs have greater power demands than Android phones or older i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@jgordonshare Pretty sure it’s a longstanding issue that predates messages in the cloud.

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@bdougherty Or the one where you do a search, select the URL in the address bar, choose Copy, and it copies the que… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Fixing PDFs Whose Pages Render as Black Rectangles: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/3…

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Apple Delays Features to Focus on Reliability, Performance: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/3…

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Fitness Tracking App Gives Away Locations of US Army Bases: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/3…

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@simX @dougrustle It’s not normal wear and tear if certain models were designed with too-small batteries, causing e… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@simX I guess the argument is that public companies are not allowed to report false information to shareholders, an… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@lapcatsoftware It sounds like officially it’s all one team so everyone is working on everything. But, yeah, surely… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@lapcatsoftware Also, Apple seems to have a habit of moving people around to create new OSes/subsystems/features. S… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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spamsieve SpamSieve 2.9.30 improves filtering accuracy and support for Apple Mail and Outlook: c-command.com/blog/2018/01/3… (cc @MailPlugins)

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@jsnell You’re probably right about the point of it, though, which is too bad because I want a small 8/X.

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@jsnell I mean that wireless charging may come to be seen as an essential feature. Does it add much to the cost?

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@jsnell If it’s going to stick around for another 2 years, wouldn’t lack of wireless charging really stick out?

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@lapcatsoftware Every step of the way there are people in Apple telling us that what it looks like they’re doing is… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@kcase Will there be support for the current zero-or-one folder-type workflow?

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@kcase My worry about losing contexts is that currently I like to move actions from one to the other. With tags (in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@peternlewis Why? When you have a lot of files and a few you keep going back to, and you don’t want lots of tabs…

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Finding a CPU Design Bug in the Xbox 360: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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Mosaic’s Birthday: 25 Years of the Modern Web: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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@mattbirchler Yes, there were a lot of popular ones for less than $200.

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Swift’s Reflective Underpinnings: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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Creating a Bootable APFS Clone From the Command Line: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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@bob_burrough Syntactic prejudice and all the consequences of being a C superset for the 99% of the time that’s not needed.

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@bob_burrough The world didn’t need a new language for teaching programming. But I think it’s pretty clear Apple ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@nickheer Yeah, I found that surprising. I wonder whether it comes off in print the way he meant. Thanks for the link.

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Messages on iCloud in iOS 11.3 Beta: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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@hisaac I tried it maybe 5 years ago. It had some good features but felt very foreign to me. There were some things… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Net Neutrality Testing App Rejected From the App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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@isaiah Perhaps. In my case, it worked fine for months after updating to High Sierra and then broke today for no ob… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Rejected From the App Store for Emoji in Screenshot: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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I guess Tim Cook does know how to code: macrumors.com/2018/01/22/app…

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Something broke all of Downcast for Mac’s security-scoped bookmarks, so even though all its files are in its sandbo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@_thisisnorm @zcichy Could be what they think, I guess. So in 5 years when they have a library of great exclusive c… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@nibroc Sorry to see you go. Thanks for everything.

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@zcichy Exactly. Why are they doing it if it’s neither part of their mission nor strategic? Because they want “services revenue”?

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@helje5 I would prefer a good old plain text mailing list…but this does let you read/search/reply from within a native mail client.

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Microsoft Office 2016, Version 16.9: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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Microsoft Office 2016, Version 16.9: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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Redesigned Web Versions of App Stores: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/2…

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@jgordonshare No, I used Aperture Exporter, which bakes in the edits. (Not ideal, but wasn’t going to redo thousand… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@jgordonshare Very time consuming, but otherwise not bad.

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@rob_rix No .services. I guess it’s from /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/PhotoLibraryPrivate.framework/Versions/A… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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How can the “Add to Aperture” sharing service be enabled when I no long have Aperture installed?

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The “download” sheet in the Mac App Store tells me upon first installation of the first version of the app that “Th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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So, App Store pre-orders are available for Mac but apparently not given much attention. Two crashes from “commerce”… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@andrewabernathy Yep. The phone is part of the same conversation, and some of the messages go to it and others don’t.

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@jgpmolloy @mcelhearn I think it’s relevant to understanding his perspective. For example, I wouldn’t put as much s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@mpweiher I don’t know. The path seems to be ASCII…

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Sent two iMessages from my Mac to my mother yesterday, a few seconds part. One was delivered. One never arrived. Tr… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Lots of customers getting errors about /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@mcelhearn Does Tim Cook himself know coding?

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@meekgeek Plus, Apple didn’t actually include that quoted text in the release notes: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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@OhMDee Interesting. I don’t have a screenshot, but I’m pretty sure the prompt on my iPhone did not say that. I did… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Simplifying Swift Framework Development: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Two-factor Authentication for Old Apple TVs: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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BBEdit Codeless Language Module for Swift: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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What Happens to the Traffic You Send to the App Store?: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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@dentarg_ @backblaze It was possible before, but large files were excluded by default. The linked page makes it sou… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@lapcatsoftware My understanding is that you have to enter an admin password to get to the point where the non-admi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@lapcatsoftware I guess. Not sure how that could cause this specific problem unless an old cache file was restored… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@notio The Comcast Internet-only plan has always had a terrible rate. The plan with TV (even if you never hook it u… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@lapcatsoftware Sorry about that. Not sure why it seemed to have reverted to an older page after properly updating… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@AHJ87 @zcichy The funny part about this is that the “power management” was retroactively added to the release note… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@DocterD Yeah, TT-RSS is still working well for me.

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App Store Trials: No More Free IAPs?: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Violating a Website’s Terms of Service Is Not a Crime: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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WDMyCloud Multiple Vulnerabilities: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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@NSExceptional I don’t recall that. It sounds like you still use iTunes but it only can erase.

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Swift String ABI, Performance, and Ergonomics: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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iPad Erased By Too Many Failed Passcode Entries: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Apple Health Data Used in Murder Trial: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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@grynspan User gets an alert saying “The application “App” can’t be opened.” It now appears that the app starts out… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@grynspan Apparently the app looks normal but doesn’t launch.

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@iljawascoding Not sure yet. One customer actually got an .app package that was missing the executable.

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Several customers are seeing an issue where the Mac App Store downloads the app but marks the executable file as no… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@atomicbird Does the store refuse to use the model as the header suggests? I always thought it would be cool if Cor… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@steipete Makes for nice small files, though.

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The MacBook Air: A Decade’s Worth of Legacy: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Agenda’s Feature Unlocking Business Model: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Chinese Firm to Operate China iCloud Accounts: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Dropbox Files Confidentially for IPO: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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@krzyzanowskim @lapcatsoftware The only real problem I have with this is that when Xcode’s interface-generation get… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@lapcatsoftware It really is great not to have to deal with headers files, especially for files that are included in more than one target.

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@mpweiher He seems to think APFS causes much more of the slowdown than the Meltdown fix does, but I didn’t have a c… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@lapcatsoftware Mine crash from time to time, but in all these years I have never received a crash report via the Mac App Store.

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@istumbler @jckarter @lapcatsoftware That worked for a while, then it would spontaneously re-pair.

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@jckarter @lapcatsoftware Well, you’re right: it does work in wired mode with Bluetooth off. But I want to have Blu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@jckarter @lapcatsoftware Everyone is telling me that, but have they actually tried it? When I did, it kept reconne… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@morrick Yep, thanks. (Typo was in the original article.)

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Former Apple Intern Looks Back at Designing First Apple Emoji in 2008: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Apple’s Indirect Prescence Fades From CES: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Matias RGB Backlit Wired Aluminum Keyboard: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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ScreenShield: SDK to Prevent Screenshots: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Sharing Links From iOS Twitter Appends Tracking Garbage to the URL: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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Apple Comments on AirPort’s Future: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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App Store System Preferences Can Be Unlocked With Any Password: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/1…

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@bellhaven @reneritchie @rjonesy @Alticus Rather, PhoneNet was a third-party alternative to the standard Apple netw… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@bellhaven I think PhoneNet is a totally different situation because it was not Apple making you buy an adapter to… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@bellhaven @reneritchie @rjonesy @Alticus You know those aren’t really dongles, right?

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@swissdanishguy @reneritchie @rjonesy @bellhaven 2 months? Mac Bluetooth has been broken for 15 months or so.

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@noir @rjonesy @reneritchie I actually think the large number of small bugs is the main problem. The really serious… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@reneritchie @rjonesy @bellhaven To me, we are all in a boat with a hole in it. I don’t think it makes sense to arg… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@reneritchie @rjonesy The combination of “it’s always been bad” and “but we can’t measure it accurately” seems like… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@cmsj @reneritchie @rjonesy It shouldn’t matter whether there’s trend because if there are problems they should be… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@reneritchie @rjonesy Well, I agree with that last part. I don’t get how you can tell from searching that the severity hasn’t changed.

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@rjonesy @reneritchie That’s my question, too: what evidence? So far I’ve got: blogs/forums/twitter, personal exper… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@depth42 @catlan @iljawascoding I wonder how Finder receives the drags then?

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@mcelhearn My Magic Mouse and Microsoft Bluetooth mouse also spontaneously disconnect.

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@mcelhearn That was my first guess, and Apple sent me another. But I’m pretty sure it’s a OS bug. Happens with all… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@mcelhearn I would guess so, but this was a while ago and I don’t recall whether it showed a bezel alert for reconnecting.

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@mcelhearn I do use VMware Fusion, but the Bluetooth disconnections happen even when I’m not using it and on Macs t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@mcelhearn I would be interested to know if that changes. I found that mine would start out like that and then peri… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@mcelhearn The way I noticed this was that I continued to see Bluetooth disconnection messages (and loss of functio… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@mcelhearn Have you checked that it really is operating via USB and didn’t auto-reconnect via Bluetooth?

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@9to5mac @JeffBenjam I tried using a Magic Keyboard in wired mode because of Bluetooth problems, but in practice it… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@depth42 @iljawascoding I have had some luck receiving multiple item drags from Mail via NSTableView and the old AP… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@depth42 @iljawascoding I’m pretty sure the old file promise API still works on previous OS versions, though it wou… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@depth42 @iljawascoding IMO, it’s a bug because this type of thing used to work, but I filed a Radar and was told t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Using HTTP to Avoid Mixed Content Warnings From Ads: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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Unregistering Block-based NotificationCenter Observers: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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Unregistering Block-based NotificationCenter Observers: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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Unregistering Block-based NotificationCenter Observers: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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Reverse-Engineering the iPhone X Home Indicator Color: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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@NielsRoscher The fix for CVE-2017-5754 seems to be specific to macOS 10.13.

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@jgordonshare Thanks! Just updated with some better news as of Dropbox 40.4.46.

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@jgordonshare I wonder if it takes while to “get it.” I, too, was underwhelmed when I tried an X. I don’t think it’… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@jgordonshare Yes. I’ve documented the limitations as best I could here: c-command.com/eaglefiler/hel… Dropbox is overall… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Conditional Conformance in the Standard Library: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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How to Disable macOS High Sierra Upgrade Notifications: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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iCloud Drive Can Strip Metadata From Your Documents: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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Panic Discontinues Transmit for iOS: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.8.2 improves tag syncing with the Finder and tag auto-completion, adds a Share toolbar button, and mor… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Fingerprinting Swift Code Using Spacecrypt: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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The T2 Chip Makes the iMac Pro the Start of a Mac Revolution: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/01/0…

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