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July 2019

@kyle_hankinson I wouldn’t have expected that to be allowed (and I seem to recall hearing of an app rejected for th… https://t.co/6blU6Y3W6P

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Retiring Omni’s iOS Document Browser: https://t.co/Xg2NS4hXo2 #mjtsaiblog

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New 5K 27-Inch LG UltraFine Display: https://t.co/CLf1qYr2cg #mjtsaiblog

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Mixing License Codes and the Mac App Store: https://t.co/RFHyOii1qt #mjtsaiblog

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Updated Hardened Runtime Documentation: https://t.co/tQoUiozp90 #mjtsaiblog

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@kcase Great! The biggest performance issues I’m seeing right now are with OmniOutliner documents with many visible… https://t.co/fVy5qhLK2O

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@kifleswing Meant to post it a lot sooner, but temporarily lost it in a pile of other stuff.

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Inside Apple’s iPhone Testing Facilities: https://t.co/q9EqgFlFiY #mjtsaiblog

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Apple Contractors “Regularly Hear Confidential Details” on Siri Recordings: https://t.co/Q6CPdDEQzQ #mjtsaiblog

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On Switching from iPad to Chromebook in School: https://t.co/CBBUYzfy1Q #mjtsaiblog

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Inside Apple’s App Review Team: https://t.co/oRMIPobzmZ #mjtsaiblog

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Fast Software, the Best Software
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Broken iOS Cellular Data Switch… https://t.co/0I14dAXQiP

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@rtharston @MrPhantomPlanet @TMobile Maybe a few months ago. I continually hear about it from visitors.

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@orangejinjo @jcscaliger Hmm, thanks. I guess there’s another bug because I never got the normal update notification or Settings badge.

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@jcscaliger I don’t know. I’m not running iOS betas and don’t know how to trigger the bug.

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@jgordonshare I wonder how that kind of bug even exists. Clearly, part of the OS remembers the setting because it s… https://t.co/DAuM25aIxg

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Broken iOS Cellular Data Switch: https://t.co/kYQ1Yi8tUQ #mjtsaiblog

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Apple to Acquire Intel’s Modem Business: https://t.co/tA2euH7yVE #mjtsaiblog

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Apple to Acquire Intel’s Modem Business: https://t.co/tA2euH7yVE #mjtsaiblog

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What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Notarize: https://t.co/23b9B1FIiZ #mjtsaiblog

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Fast Software, the Best Software: https://t.co/PHfU8l10qA #mjtsaiblog

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xattr Flags and iCloud Drive
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Feedback Assistant Replaces Bug Report… https://t.co/EFwgsjObQ9

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@Freerunnering Yes, you can do it with xattr (as mentioned on that page). Just add the -r switch to make it recursive.

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@danielpunkass @lucvandal @tapbot_paul @gruber It’s not just in beta software. The change for requiring the whole .… https://t.co/3aLYNMo1Oo

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@danielpunkass @gruber @tapbot_paul It’s fine in concept, but (1) AFAIK this particular wrinkle wasn’t documented w… https://t.co/zA2KYFg2gi

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@pedantcoder I appreciate your willingness to discuss this stuff. And it’s neat that you get to work in so many different areas.

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@pedantcoder Yeah, my #1 request for getxattr would be a way to efficiently look up fallback xattrs in a single cal… https://t.co/5p6XHRFFqC

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@pedantcoder So I would have liked to either have a way for apps to set flags on that list for their xattrs or a se… https://t.co/aSYNJEPgNn

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@pedantcoder I read the man page and original header circa 10.6 and haven’t really touched the code since. And seco… https://t.co/G9F2VhNMn5

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@pedantcoder My issue is just with way the flags are implemented as part of the name. This creates a data migration… https://t.co/ydTKscVMVq

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@pedantcoder xattr_flags.h is mentioned in the @howardnoakley post that I quoted, and he lists the flag constants a… https://t.co/IlGrZ0EXrD

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@pedantcoder I fixed the comment. Sorry about the entity issue. I don’t know why WordPress deletes “HTML tags” it d… https://t.co/8uoxjajKjw

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Google Open Sources robots.txt Parser: https://t.co/jki0sW3VYv #mjtsaiblog

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Attorney General William Barr on Encryption Policy: https://t.co/2RQ6aWG2qG #mjtsaiblog

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@betalogue Apparently, it will: https://t.co/TCVq2NLCDj Although I was quite skeptical when I read that.

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Superhuman Embeds Tracking Pixels in User E-mails
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xattr Flags and i… https://t.co/GeGJ88aG3Y

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@galooticus @dropdmg Apple’s docs still recommend using a disk image, and there’s no way to avoid translocation if… https://t.co/QgKnpZI7tS

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Even having read a lot about Gatekeeper/quarantine/translocation/code signed disk images/notarization, I sometimes… https://t.co/U83W2vsPST

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@lapcatsoftware This may be the rare case where the problem isn’t the search engine. It can’t find what isn’t there.

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Apple to Bankroll Original Podcasts
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Microsoft’s Resurgence… https://t.co/E0RVcnican

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Predatory iOS App Subscriptions
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macOS 10.14.6 and Xcode 10.3… https://t.co/Msj87fLjX7

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App Store Takedown Demands by Governments: https://t.co/UJySrhNL2a #mjtsaiblog

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How Many Gold Apple Watches Were Sold?: https://t.co/mb2PXPJlI8 #mjtsaiblog

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Annoying Catalina Security Features: https://t.co/tXdCnUN8OW #mjtsaiblog

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@rosyna OK, thanks. So I take from this that unless you are using an unsigned disk image (not recommended) you have… https://t.co/6PF1dmUZey

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@rosyna I’m seeing reports of disk images not mounting on 10.15 because they are not notarized (“Apple cannot check… https://t.co/6Xwbcilsxs

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@chrisltd Glacier for large amounts of data (photos, music) and Google Cloud for stuff I might need to restore quickly.

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@chrisltd I use Arq in addition to Time Machine. TM requires that every drive get backed up to the same destination… https://t.co/1mSkCi9745

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@chrisltd Yes, I use Arq for both local and cloud backups and recommend it.

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@simX @marczak I’ve not used Arq with a NAS, but it works well for cloud and local drives.

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An Illustrated History of Easter Eggs: https://t.co/rnhM6Y8O2P #mjtsaiblog

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What’s Coming in Python 3.8: https://t.co/QyhWxtVvzo #mjtsaiblog

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Margaret Hamilton and Apollo 11: https://t.co/GcZ3kRQ8qD #mjtsaiblog

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The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps: https://t.co/XYl9p6h0hy #mjtsaiblog

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Airmail Adds Subscription for Push Notifications
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Guido van Rossum S… https://t.co/tKGdUA3F3A

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Local 1Password iOS Vaults No Longer Free
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MacBook Air 2019 and New… https://t.co/RB2G5QValP

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@rosyna Yes, but this seems to do a better job.

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@morid1n I’ll give it a try. Thanks!

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Branches and Continuous Integration: https://t.co/sbab7l804e #mjtsaiblog

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@morid1n Haven’t found one that I really like.

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Apple to Bankroll Original Podcasts
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Why Do Web Browsers Allow Acces… https://t.co/rzfIIF2ULF

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Why Did Moving the Mouse Cursor Cause Windows 95 to Run More Quickly?… https://t.co/ZZaNqF0D9B

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Apple to Bankroll Original Podcasts: https://t.co/6xvJOIkQ5a #mjtsaiblog

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How Many Kinds of USB-C to USB-C Cables Are There?: https://t.co/JN7F02gO8A #mjtsaiblog

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Google Photos Is Making Photos Semi-public: https://t.co/oJoqm9L67f #mjtsaiblog

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Most “Free” VPN Apps Secretly Owned by China: https://t.co/hXCF1ukvgE #mjtsaiblog

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Why Did Moving the Mouse Cursor Cause Windows 95 to Run More Quickly?: https://t.co/OxTpkKMhSB #mjtsaiblog

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@grynspan @lapcatsoftware Seems like that would be a reasonable default, with exceptions allowed.

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@grynspan @lapcatsoftware Are you talking about physical location? I think what matters here is whether the devices… https://t.co/wR63DO95FV

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@grynspan For example, 10.x.x.x and 192.168.x.x.

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@grynspan Yeah, it’s not obvious. But maybe the local IP ranges and .local for a start.

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@mpweiher OK, with that sort of expanded definition, I would say that most of my generic code relates to collection… https://t.co/LWKR8hjgPL

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@mpweiher I don’t really see how that would work. Generics have a way of infecting the other levels. For example, a… https://t.co/MA75giTzmA

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Why Do Web Browsers Allow Access to the Local Network?
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Apple News+… https://t.co/x5kHU6OU79

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MacBook Air 2019
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Apple Reverses Course on MDM and Parental Control… https://t.co/IbqClD7UrU

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Airmail Adds Subscription for Push Notifications: https://t.co/gszfS3uvUm #mjtsaiblog

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Predatory iOS App Subscriptions: https://t.co/gRThRV5PNz #mjtsaiblog

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Local 1Password iOS Vaults No Longer Free: https://t.co/seVel6n8cu #mjtsaiblog

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Zoom Vulnerabilities
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@grynspan Control-clicking is exactly where I expected that option to be, but it wasn’t on the beta I’m running. So… https://t.co/ebi95gx1vx

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@grynspan On iOS, you can long-press to *change* the setting, but I don’t see a way to do that in Safari for Mac. I… https://t.co/p5NytkU1iL

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@grynspan Great! Is there any built-in UI to see or configure these prefs?

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@grynspan Thanks. Also a bit confused about isEnabled. Is this a setting shared among apps? Or is it for rememberin… https://t.co/qxtPKMrMlz

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MacBook Air 2019 and New 13-inch MacBook Pro
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Lightroom CC Returns t… https://t.co/cXndKhj0AV

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Zoom Vulnerabilities
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Jony Ive Is Leaving Apple… https://t.co/9eMqqu7Dky

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Why Do Web Browsers Allow Access to the Local Network?: https://t.co/ECuTrJ8Mu4 #mjtsaiblog

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iCloud Data Loss With macOS 10.15 and iOS 13 Betas: https://t.co/kqUaZfxWmF #mjtsaiblog

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@NSExceptional Does the compiler treat “if @ available” as a unit, rather than having “@ available” produce a value at runtime?

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MacBook Air 2019 and New 13-inch MacBook Pro
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Backing Up macOS 10.15… https://t.co/oLc1wnbnlo

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WWDC 2019 Video Transcripts Now Available: https://t.co/E87vpnHYHg #mjtsaiblog

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@grynspan @rosyna Sure, I believe you have my e-mail. Thanks!

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@rosyna Yeah, I’m not defending Zoom’s sketchy actions. I’m just saying that there’s a real user experience issue here.

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@rosyna The crux of it is that it’s useful to be able to follow a link that does something in an app. But that can… https://t.co/y2blWwKZc4

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@rosyna Right, but it’s perfectly valid to want to follow a link from somewhere else that opens up Zoom. It sounds… https://t.co/q0soKyIMDA

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@rosyna Then how does it address the issue Zoom was trying to work around?

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@grynspan @rosyna I have JavaScript URLs in my Safari bookmarks bar that send info about the current page to MarsEdit and EagleFiler.

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@rosyna Right. But my understanding is that I can click a link to https://t.co/x2Flf5PPsG and then *that page* open… https://t.co/KErzRr8gVa

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@rosyna Thanks. Doesn’t seem like universal links would address my bookmarklet use case since the domains aren’t statically known.

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@rosyna I guess I don’t see how universal links prevent the problem. Wouldn’t you still be vulnerable to trampolines?

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@rosyna Also, “disabling” makes it sound like they did something to Safari to turn off the feature. It’s more like… https://t.co/zBPCBCoDR9

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@rosyna I think the “always” is entirely unwarranted because it assumes that the user understands what is being ask… https://t.co/bWJYYrnTcM

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@rosyna Why does it ask for confirmation every single time? Besides Zoom, what apps might a user have installed tha… https://t.co/y3F4Kj7rSr

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Apple Discontinues 12-Inch MacBook: https://t.co/5GtYsdOg8g #mjtsaiblog

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Apple Discontinues 12-Inch MacBook: https://t.co/5GtYsdOg8g #mjtsaiblog

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Apple Discontinues 12-Inch MacBook: https://t.co/5GtYsdOg8g #mjtsaiblog

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MacBook Air 2019 and New 13-inch MacBook Pro: https://t.co/9GeA962RsD #mjtsaiblog

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Apple Revives Texas Hold’em Game: https://t.co/hxT1iBpz3O #mjtsaiblog

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@__tambourineMan @EggFreckles I’ve edited the post title. Thanks for the feedback.

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@EggFreckles I see what you’re saying, but, lacking an alternative, I think this is close enough that the term is w… https://t.co/QNfGlI6RZq

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@NoahEmmet I’d like to do that, but I don’t think WordPress supports that sort of thing directly. Maybe someday I c… https://t.co/eoWIaBjnHp

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@EggFreckles Is there a term for this sort of situation that’s in between what people normally call bricking and a… https://t.co/YE645i89U6

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@lapcatsoftware Sorry to hear that, but I have no doubt that you can be successful at iOS development.

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Jony Ive
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SuperDuper
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macOS 10.15 Public Bet… https://t.co/hFPktdusiX

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Malformed iMessage Could Brick iPhone: https://t.co/28bzMHeigL #mjtsaiblog

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Cloudflare Outage Caused by Regular Expression: https://t.co/tju6VBq6Qb #mjtsaiblog

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@bobtiki What is this in reference to? All I’m seeing on the site is a maintenance update from last week.

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“S” iPhones Get the Most Software Updates: https://t.co/pAGw9aMOWP #mjtsaiblog

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Giving Notes on Apple’s TV Shows: https://t.co/SWTWPnqNvy #mjtsaiblog

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@tempelorg I think it’s the default for NSPanel.

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SummerFest 2019 for Mac Indie Apps: https://t.co/5XWUBm9Dz0 #mjtsaiblog

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Superhuman Embeds Tracking Pixels in User E-mails: https://t.co/FhkS99vOQA #mjtsaiblog

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@lapcatsoftware Thanks. I should have read more before trying it. Sounds like this is a good fix to be selectively… https://t.co/mID3fABDVB

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@lapcatsoftware And then sometimes it shows the alert in response to my clicking the submit button.

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@lapcatsoftware I’m using 8.1, but the feature (which sounded like a great idea) is not doing what I expected. I th… https://t.co/UOW7IKYQPK

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@TimothyBuckSF @steven_aquino @jcenters They didn’t play that video during the keynote.

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Gaming With a MacBook Pro and eGPU: https://t.co/X5CNe956pL #mjtsaiblog

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Security & Privacy in macOS 10.15 Beta
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SuperDuper 3.2.5… https://t.co/47UrWNqk0E

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Jony Ive Is Leaving Apple
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Apple Responds to Spotify… https://t.co/mMsAZYCWvk

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