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January 2019

@lapcatsoftware Well, there are cellular watches now, so they can’t let a rogue app take down AT&T’s network.

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Dell’s Massive 49-Inch 5K Ultrawide Display: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/3…

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Facebook Pays Teens to Install VPN That Spies on Them: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/3…

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

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Major FaceTime Privacy Bug
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Google Asks for API Copyright Case to Be… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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toothfairymac ToothFairy 2.4.9 make connecting to Bluetooth devices smoother, improves accessibility support, and works better wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware @howardnoakley Yeah, I am actually somewhat serious. It’s very useful to know that something will never be fixed.

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@howardnoakley @lapcatsoftware Or, my favorite: “There are no plans to address this.”

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Google Asks for API Copyright Case to Be Reviewed: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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Apple Still Charging Customers for iPhone 7 Microphone Defect: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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2013 Mac Pro Launch Postponed Due to Screws: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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Apple Sues Qualcomm
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macOS 10.14 Mojave Released… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jamesthomson Good time to do it, as they turn off the web site when the govt is shut down.

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@jnadeau At least they know that structs are the new hotness.

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Xcode 10.2 Beta Release Notes
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Acceptable Renewable Subscriptions Pi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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2018 iPhone Sales
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Mac App Store Links Prompt to Review… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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iMac and MacBook Last Updated 602 Days Ago: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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People Don’t Read Similar Dialogs: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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Goodbye, iPhone SE
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25 Years Ago: RAM Doubler Debuts… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@platkus Yep, second display is on the right. It opens in the bottom left of my main display. I quit Messages often… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Did Messages get rewritten in macOS 10.14? No longer remembers window positions on secondary display.

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@hisaac As I recall, it came on a floppy disk.

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Mojave Software Update Issues
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Swift 5 Release Notes for Xcode 10.2… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Microsoft Office in the Mac App Store
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More Push Notification Spam F… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@ccgus You probably will need it eventually…

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macOS 10.14 Mojave Released
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2018 iPhone Sales
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Even More About Swift’s Codable
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iPhone XS Fails After Quick Drop in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Swift 5 Release Notes for Xcode 10.2 Beta: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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ExpressibleByStringInterpolation in Swift 5: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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Microsoft Office in the Mac App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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AWS and MongoDB
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Web Accessibility in Domino’s Pizza Case… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Cutting “Old Heads” at IBM
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Stack Allocation for Non-Escaping Swift… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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MacBook Pro 2018
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The 2018 MacBook Keyboards Have the Same Old Probl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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iPhone XS Fails After Quick Drop in Water
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Flexgate: Display Issues… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Mojave Finder’s Preview Column Shouldn’t Prioritize Thumbnail Size: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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Python Gets a New Governance Model: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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France Fines Google for GDPR Violation: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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Apple Legal Doesn’t Like Domain Redirect
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Apple Support Tells Custom… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@SQLProApp Yep, I noticed that while testing DropDMG’s feature to auto-add the version number to the .dmg/.zip filename. :)

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@tomfanderson Yeah, icon should not be prioritized. Even worse with a small window and a video. Currently showing m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The icon in the preview of Finder’s Column View is too large. Now, with Quick Actions, there’s not enough room to s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Flexgate: Display Issues With 2016 and Newer MacBook Pros: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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Will Apple Fill the Speech Recognition Void?: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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Phased vs. Regular Update Adoption Rates: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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iPhone XS Fails After Quick Drop in Water: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/2…

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@EggFreckles That must be why tccd seems to be constantly burning CPU.

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Most surprising part of updating the main Mac to 10.14: Xcode hangs all the time during builds.

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@betalogue A bit of a mystery, though, because I see (non-subpixel) font smoothing on Mojave even with “Use font sm… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@betalogue I have never liked subpixel anti-aliasing—the colored pixels drove me crazy. Seems like there were good engineering reasons.

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@lapcatsoftware @colincornaby I think the main exceptions are Finder and iTunes.

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@lapcatsoftware @colincornaby IIRC, the tab view gets its title from the selected view controller, and when you cre… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@colincornaby Yes, it’s built into NSTabViewController the way you and I don’t like.

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@dbennett_ks @howardnoakley I do, but often I fall back to Google because Duck Duck Go doesn't find what I was looking for.

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Airbnb and Security Camera Disclosure: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Stop Google Search Results Tracking: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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@jgordonshare At this point, I’d wait until you’re comfortable and then just do one jump.

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@brianstucki A few minutes. At first I thought it was a problem with my site, but then I found that Daring Fireball… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Reviews are much more time consuming to write (well).

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Finally updated my main Mac to Mojave. Ran into an issue where Safari refused to display any text in Verdana. Fixed… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Stack Allocation for Non-Escaping Swift Closures: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Stack Allocation for Non-Escaping Swift Closures: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Stack Allocation for Non-Escaping Swift Closures: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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How Facebook Keeps Messenger from Crashing on New Year’s Eve: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Big Win for Web Accessibility in Domino’s Pizza Case: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Save Changes Before Quitting?
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@lapcatsoftware How much of the Web breaks when you enable this sort of protection?

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Customer Support for Failing App Downloads: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Unreliable MacBook Pro Keyboards
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DuckDuckGo Switches to Apple Maps for Location Searches: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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DuckDuckGo Switches to Apple Maps for Location Searches: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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DuckDuckGo Switches to Apple Maps for Location Searches: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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DuckDuckGo Switches to Apple Maps for Location Searches: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Announcing the FoundationDB Record Layer: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Forcing Suspect to Unlock iPhone With Face ID
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Apple Sues Qualcomm… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The Lost Art of Legendary Apple UX
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Lightning or USB-C on the New iP… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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The Lost Art of Legendary Apple UX: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Aliases, Hard Links, Symlinks, and Copies in Mojave’s APFS: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Flickr to Limit Free Accounts to 1,000 Photos
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Unreliable MacBook Pr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware I filed a bug about this in 2012, and it was closed as a duplicate. On 10.7, this was only allowed… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@shameermulji @OhMDee @dudup @sbono14 The stainless is actually the only thing that I wish my XR had. It’s much mor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Yeah, a slight majority is not good enough. I guess I expected it to be worse.

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@jgordonshare I don’t know. It really is old and is locked at 8 GB of RAM. But it looks like they’ve stopped selling the old MacBook Pros…

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The Toxic Fragility of Siri Shortcuts
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US Cell Carriers Are Selling… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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

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iOS Games Found Talking to Golduck Malware C&C Servers: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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Strangers Watching Ring Security Cameras: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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App Discovery, Downloading, and Purchasing: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/1…

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@betalogue @Adobe @Apple @Microsoft Oh yes, all the time with iTunes and the Mac App Store. I think only once with… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Google Assistant Coming to Google Maps for iOS: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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Google Assistant Coming to Google Maps for iOS: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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Google Assistant Coming to Google Maps for iOS: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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The Toxic Fragility of Siri Shortcuts: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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Adding a Command Line Tool Helper to a Mac App Store App: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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2018 iPhone Sales
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iTunes Video and AirPlay on Samsung TVs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware There’s a ton of writing about this tradeoff. I think in many cases you are essentially making a be… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Environmentally-Lit User Interface: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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Solution for Time Machine “Error While Restoring From the Backup”: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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Apple Says Bent iPad Pros Are Not Defective
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File Reference URLs Don… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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iTunes Video and AirPlay on Samsung TVs
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GitHub Now Offers Unlimited Free Private Repos: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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Why Doesn’t JSONEncoder Conform to the Encoder Protocol?: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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iTunes Video and AirPlay on Samsung TVs: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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Smartphone Facial Recognition Test: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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MacBook Air 2018
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Two-factor Authentication for Old Apple TVs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jcenters But, then, one could also say that Apple’s content strategy as a whole is a money-losing distraction… I d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jcenters I see, so the disagreement is not about Samsung being the last; it’s about the consequences of more platf… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@jcenters Who’s saying that’s wrong? I don’t understand what the argument would be that it would be only Samsung.

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@khanlou Still using it, and it’s still the most reliable I’ve found. I have since supplemented with a USB-A dock: mjtsai.com/blog/2018/02/0…

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@rjonesy @Wealthfront Very interesting, thanks. Charitably, -4.4% is probably not the level of down market they are… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@schwa @arqbackup Yep, and it would help in transferring common rule from one backup to another.

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@peternlewis @ccgus They re-run the last run unit test or the unit test that the insertion point is in.

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@jnadeau But now you can’t bill to 20% off iTunes gift cards. :(

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AirPods Shipping Delay
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Mojave’s New Security and Privacy Protection… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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2018 iPhone Sales
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Netflix No Longer Offering In-App Subscriptions… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@joeworkman Maybe. But I care and don’t want to use brew. Why add a step? I want to be able to depend on Apple to s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Mac App Store Links Prompt to Review: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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Mojave’s rsync From the Days of Tiger: mjtsai.com/blog/2019/01/0…

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@bob_burrough I mean, it was clearly a massive success in shifting perception in Apple’s favor. But, as a customer,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@bob_burrough Steve’s two key points were that others phones had the same problem and that a case would fix it. But… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@rjonesy It‘s a great opportunity, but do you think they’ll take advantage of it?

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@gruber @bob_burrough @marcpalmerdev @rjonesy They also didn’t have the desire or capacity to do a lot of battery r… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@bob_burrough @rjonesy @gruber It doesn’t look good that they didn’t tell anyone what was going on with the throttl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Dirty Dealing in the $175 Billion Amazon Marketplace
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New Mac Pro Wo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Using an iPad as a Mac mini Display
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Netflix No Longer Offering In-A… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Continued Mac Bluetooth Problems
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ScanSnap 64-bit Software Update… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@cocoadog @amazon Yeah, searching for Amazon orders on the Web works great, and they now have clickable order numbe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@cocoadog @amazon They’ve been doing this for a while. :( It’s really annoying and means I can’t search for item na… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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