Previously, on ldstephens


So you’re monetizing your blog February 23, 2024

Apple’s 2023 Report Card February 23, 2024

Sports fans: Apple launched a new, free app for scores, stats, and more February 21, 2024

Amazon Faces Class Action For Enshittifying Prime Video February 19, 2024

Good Enough Computing February 16, 2024

Another and another and another look at Obsidian February 15, 2024

Can't quit Alfred? Me neither! But I use these Raycast extensions February 8, 2024

Read this before buying: Everyone is using headsets like Apple’s Vision Pro wrong, a study says. ➡️ February 6, 2024

Cory Doctorow: How I got scammed (05 Feb 2024) ➡️ February 6, 2024

iPad Pro rant: the clipboard saga that tests my patience daily February 3, 2024

Google Play App Store: Malware Infected Apps Removed, but still available on third-party app stores February 1, 2024

Need a breather ➡️ January 30, 2024

New iPads and M3 MacBook Air set for release at the end of March January 29, 2024

Opinion: Other iOS App Stores and Payments January 28, 2024

Apple Week in Review: Stolen Phones, Birthday Macs, and EU App Store Shakeups January 26, 2024

12 Months with the iPad Mini January 23, 2024

How to see the Today View in Apple's Reminders sorted by Lists January 21, 2024

4 Methods to power-off your iPhone January 20, 2024

Conquer the clipboard in iPadOS: My system for always-on copying January 18, 2024

An OLED iPad Pro will be worth every extra penny–if it delivers this one feature ➡️ January 17, 2024

Apple's Vision Pro: Who actually gives a shit? January 16, 2024

Why I chose NetNewsWire over Reeder for RSS January 14, 2024

Hertz dumps EVs, including Teslas, for gas cars ➡️ January 12, 2024

My ideal desktop setup with iPad Pro and MacBook Air January 12, 2024

My 2024 digital presence: where I post, who it’s for, and why I post there January 10, 2024

My Drafts + Day One journaling workflow January 8, 2024

Is the iPhone empire about to crumble? DOJ holds the shovel. ➡️ January 7, 2024

Facebook's Link History: You Can't Escape the Zucker-net January 5, 2024

Omnivore 1.40 upgrade: article title and link included with highlight export January 3, 2024

From Floppies to iPhones: My 40-Year Love Affair with Technology (and It's Not Over Yet!) January 1, 2024


Prime Video Ads Arrive January 29th: Brace for Breaks (Unless You Pony Up) December 30, 2023

People talking about what is and what isn't a real computer December 28, 2023

I’ll never stop blogging: it’s an itch I have to scratch – and I don’t care if it’s an outdated format December 27, 2023

Apple thinks the next big thing is ... journaling? December 21, 2023

Goodlinks send to Drafts Custom Actions December 20, 2023

iOS 17.2 Update: Taking control of the iPhone default alert sound December 18, 2023

Stay Ahead of Thieves: iOS 17.3 Beta's 'Stolen Device Protection' Reinforces iPhone Security December 18, 2023

I hated writing with the Apple Pencil on my iPad. Not anymore! December 17, 2023

My iPad Pro is a dedicated writing device December 16, 2023

Here's where people buy their iPhones, iPad, and Macs December 16, 2023

Exploring Apple's Journal Suggestions in the Day One app December 14, 2023

Omnivore: A free read-it-later app for highlighting, note-taking, and text-to-speech December 14, 2023

Why I abandoned Drafts and returned to text files for managing my information repository December 14, 2023

Took another look at Obsidian December 14, 2023

My default apps – 2024 version December 14, 2023

Update: Renewing my Feedbin subscription: A lingering dilemma November 22, 2023

You just never know! November 22, 2023

Keyboard Maestro Macro: Close all open tabs and hide Safari November 20, 2023

On Ad Blockers November 20, 2023

App-solutely indecisive November 19, 2023

Renewing my Feedbin subscription: A lingering dilemma November 19, 2023

I use these three apps on my iPhone and Mac every day November 18, 2023

Back to Drafts app as my information repository November 18, 2023

Turn your iPad into a reference monitor for your MacBook with Universal Control October 30, 2023

The podcast and blog subscription dilemma October 28, 2023

Apple Private Relay: It's not worth the Wi-Fi speed sacrifice October 26, 2023

Streamline Your Ulysses Journaling with a Quick-Add Shortcut October 23, 2023

Six-digit code scams October 23, 2023

Tinylytics: Analytics for blogs and small websites October 21, 2023

Opinion: Is there a secret agenda behind Musk's $1/Year paywall to tweet? October 18, 2023

Social media: from social utopia to algorithmic reality October 16, 2023

Waking up to your iPhone passcode screen after an apparent restart overnight? October 13, 2023

Bartender to Hidden Bar: A Simpler Solution for macOS Sonoma October 11, 2023

Introducing: October 8, 2023

Two sneaky ways to get an alias email address for your Gmail email address October 3, 2023

Have a complaint about your CVS Pharmacy? I do and so do pharmacists! September 29, 2023

I took a big gamble today: My macOS 14 Sonoma install September 28, 2023

Reclaim iCloud storage by deleting iCloud backups for devices that you no longer possess September 26, 2023

Apple Mail's missing Snooze: Setting the record straight September 26, 2023

Why I Made the Switch from Apple Reminders to GoodTask September 25, 2023

Apple Notes gets a productivity boost in iOS and iPadOS 17! September 23, 2023

iOS and iPadOS 17 review September 19, 2023

Balancing an iPad Pro, iPad Mini, and a MacBook Air September 18, 2023

The resurgence of the tv series “Suits” September 15, 2023

xSearch: A Safari extension for improved searching on iPhone and iPad September 10, 2023

How to change font size for individual apps on iPhone and iPad September 9, 2023

Does your older iPhone's battery need replacing? September 7, 2023 introduces the 100-Year plan at $38,000 September 6, 2023

The 2024 iPad Pro: a pass for me September 4, 2023

I do not want analytics to influence my writing September 4, 2023

Biden takes on big pharma with Medicare drug price negotiations August 31, 2023

The iPad conundrum revisited again August 26, 2023

Everything you need to know about Apple Notes August 23, 2023

A Magic Mouse transformed my iPad use August 20, 2023

I'm done with Medium, it's losing its soul August 20, 2023

Bear 2.0.6 update squashes a lot of bugs August 10, 2023

Devonthink search to the rescue August 9, 2023

Unleash your iPad's full potential: supercharge productivity with Shortcuts in Slide Over August 8, 2023

A note about blogging August 7, 2023

Apple Q3 2023 Results August 7, 2023

I downgraded to an iPhone 11 Pro Max – and I'm not missing much August 7, 2023

Instapaper 8.4 launched today July 25, 2023

“X” The Twitter Bird has “flown the coop”! July 25, 2023

How to setup folders in Fastmail that auto-purge emails July 24, 2023

Embrace your creative clutter July 23, 2023

How to use Split View on Mac July 22, 2023

Quoting Rands In Repose: Bear just gets me July 22, 2023

🔗 Link Post: Decoding July 22, 2023

Threads almost sucked in July 16, 2023

Apple Private Relay can break certain websites when using Safari July 15, 2023

You-Tuberville July 13, 2023

Bear 2 is here! July 11, 2023

Understanding iPhone's orange, green, and blue privacy indicator dots July 11, 2023

Quoting Manu Moreale: I am not a writer July 9, 2023

Josh Hawley tweeted a fake quote to push religious propaganda regarding Independence Day July 6, 2023

Our property is a Certified Wildlife Habitat July 4, 2023

Will I switch to the 15-Inch Macbook Air? And my new iPad Pro. July 3, 2023

How to recover deleted files on iPhone and iPad July 3, 2023

Workaround for iPad Spotlight Search: Typing text into shortcuts prompt with a hardware keyboard June 26, 2023

Zuckerberg vs. Musk. Literally. Who gives a shit? June 24, 2023

How to Convert Photos to PDF on iPhone and iPad June 23, 2023

Blogging options June 19, 2023

Two Leakers, Different Outcomes: Trump's Bond-Free Plea and Teixeira's Jail Time” June 17, 2023

Easy Link Opening in iPadOS! June 13, 2023

Reading and Writing Output June 12, 2023

PGA Tour and Saudi-Backed LIV Golf Merge: Money Talks, Golf Integrity Walks June 11, 2023

My Everyday Essentials: Alfred, Drafts, and PopClip – The Backbone of My Workflow June 11, 2023

Official ChatGPT app for iPhone May 18, 2023

Why are Mac users so unhappy with their Mac? May 18, 2023

Web Finds – May 17, 2023 May 17, 2023

Quoting Alan Ralph: Guerilla Web Browsing May 16, 2023

Thinking out loud May 15, 2023

Web Finds – May 14, 2023 May 14, 2023

Web Finds – May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023

Web Finds – May 10, 2023 May 10, 2023

Web Finds – May 8, 2023 May 8, 2023

Reading is the fuel to writing and 90 percent of the time the starting point of a new draft May 7, 2023

Web Finds – May 5, 2023 May 5, 2023

fn/globe key keyboard shortcuts May 5, 2023

Web Finds – May 3, 2023 May 3, 2023

Apple’s Journaling App and Day One May 3, 2023

Apple’s New Savings Account Draws Nearly $1 Billion In Deposits In First Four Days May 2, 2023

Web Finds – April 28, 2023 April 28, 2023

From Three to One April 27, 2023

Quoting Dave Pell – Tuck Off April 25, 2023

The downside of Apple Card's stingy credit limits April 24, 2023

Twitter reinstates Blue verification mark for top accounts — even if they didn’t pay for it April 24, 2023

Web Finds – April 23, 2023 April 23, 2023

Follow this blog on Mastodon April 23, 2023

Web Finds – April 20, 2023 April 20, 2023

Making Computers Personal April 19, 2023

Remembering Nemo: a tribute to our beloved dog April 19, 2023

Apple’s iOS 17 to allow sideloading of apps April 18, 2023 2.0 April 18, 2023

Web Finds – April 17, 2023 April 17, 2023

“Make Something Wonderful” a free book from the Steve Jobs Archive April 17, 2023

My Experience with Removing Ads from my Kindle Paperwhite April 16, 2023

Web Finds – April 13, 2023 April 13, 2023

How to sketch in Ulysses 30 April 12, 2023

Quoting u/Ashamed_Apricot6626 April 12, 2023

FBI warns against using public phone charging stations April 11, 2023

Reading, linking, writing, and blogging April 10, 2023

Web Finds – April 10, 2023 April 10, 2023

Today – April 8, 2023 April 8, 2023

Web Finds – April 6, 2023 April 6, 2023

Quoting Manu Moreale April 5, 2023

Nicolas Magand – My simple, minimalist blogging workflow April 4, 2023

Web Finds – April 3, 2023 April 3, 2023

From Web Interface to Native Apps: Enhancing Your ChatGPT Experience April 2, 2023

Quoting Rebecca Toh April 2, 2023

How to use AI to do practical stuff: A new guide April 1, 2023

Apple's ethical dilemma: Was Apple Pay Later the right move? March 31, 2023

Web Finds – March 30, 2023 March 30, 2023

Web Finds – March 29, 2023 March 29, 2023

iPad for writing March 28, 2023

Quoting Geoffrey Litt March 27, 2023

Web Finds – March 27, 2023 March 27, 2023

Quoting Robin Rendle March 26, 2023

The Benefits of Personal Blogs Over Social Media Platforms March 25, 2023

Quoting Zsolt Benke March 25, 2023

Web Finds – March 24, 2023 March 24, 2023

Web Finds – March 22, 2023 March 22, 2023

A couple of Quotes worth reading March 21, 2023

Web Finds – March 20, 2023 March 20, 2023

Web Finds – March 17, 2023 March 17, 2023

Web Finds – March 16, 2023 March 16, 2023

The Great Debate: Should Apple Merge the Mac and iPad March 16, 2023

Web Finds – March 15, 2023 March 15, 2023

ldstephens Blog: Eight Years of Blogging and Counting March 14, 2023

Update: Silicon Valley Bank Resolution: Depositors Protected, Taxpayers Safe March 13, 2023

Panic-Induced Bank Run Spells the End for Silicon Valley Bank March 12, 2023

When the Internet Goes Dark March 11, 2023

I doubled-down on RSS March 10, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web March 09, 2023 March 9, 2023

Desktop vs Mobile vs Tablet March 7, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web March 6, 2023 March 6, 2023

ChatGPT action for Drafts app March 5, 2023

PopClip now has a ChatGPT extension March 4, 2023

Bill to Make Daylight Saving Permanent Re-emerges From the Dark March 3, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web March 2, 2023 March 2, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 27, 2023 February 27, 2023

This is not going to go well February 24, 2023

Restart your iPhone using Siri February 24, 2023

7 Reasons why I register domains with Hover February 23, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 22, 2023 February 22, 2023

Mac browser wars February 21, 2023

A PopClip extension for following Mastodon accounts February 20, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 20, 2023 February 20, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 17, 2023 February 17, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 15, 2023 February 15, 2023

Ivory for Mastodon gains post editing and more on iPhone and iPad February 14, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 13, 2023 February 13, 2023

What about my iPad? February 13, 2023

How to Fake a Dropped Call on iPhone February 12, 2023

Quick tip – Add Apps or Folders to the Mac Apple Mail Save As Menu February 11, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 9, 2023 February 9, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 7, 2023 February 7, 2023

Quick Tip: How to delete individual clipboard items from Alfred's clipboard history February 6, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 5, 2023 February 5, 2023

Web Finds – February 2, 2023 February 2, 2023

Web Finds – February 1, 2023 February 1, 2023

Why I have a personal blog January 31, 2023

Web Finds – January 30, 2023 and a Mac Tip January 30, 2023

I've been reading books again January 29, 2023

Web Finds – January 27, 2023 January 27, 2023

Web Finds – January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023

Web Finds and an iPhone Tip – January 25, 2023 January 25, 2023

Web Finds – January 24, 2023 January 24, 2023

Web Finds – January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023

The blogging platform I'll use in 2023 January 23, 2023

FMail2 – a native Mac app for Fastmail users January 21, 2023

Web Finds – January 20, 2023 January 20, 2023

Web Finds — January 18, 2023 January 19, 2023

Where I sell my used Apple devices January 11, 2023, please fix me January 4, 2023

Bring back personal blogging January 3, 2023


How to create Custom Actions in Goodlinks December 30, 2022

A shoutout to 7 years of Fastmail the perfect Gmail replacement December 29, 2022

How many computers do I need? December 27, 2022

PSA: Cybercriminals stole LastPast customer password vaults December 23, 2022

Using TikTok? Read this, it will alarm you! December 23, 2022

The iOS and iPadOS apps I'm using – 2023 version December 23, 2022

The Mac apps I'm using – 2023 version December 23, 2022

How to follow a Mastodon account with RSS December 13, 2022

ChatGPT, what the fuck is it? December 11, 2022

Twitter Blue Will Cost More on an iPhone December 11, 2022

Always Show All File Extensions on iPad and iPhone December 3, 2022

How secure is Mastodon as a Twitter replacement? November 30, 2022

Some thoughts on where to go as Twitter flails November 28, 2022

Dark Sky vs Apple Weather November 27, 2022

Apple Employees Internally Unhappy With Plans to Show More Ads to iPhone Users November 15, 2022

Finding a native and fast text editor for the Mac in 2022 November 12, 2022

All of Twitter may go behind a paywall November 8, 2022

WTF, Apple's aggressive push into advertising November 6, 2022

I had to do it! M1 MacBook Air November 1, 2022

Twitter? We'll see? October 29, 2022

Apple Begins Showing More Ads in the App Store October 25, 2022

iPadOS 16 what's new October 24, 2022

Using Drafts as a text snippet library and clipboard manager October 23, 2022

Protect your kids privacy on iPhone with this new app October 20, 2022

Zuck’s metaverse is looking like a big f_ing flop October 16, 2022

Back to Things for task management October 14, 2022

Another nice update to Instapaper October 11, 2022

The backbone of my Mac – Alfred 5 September 25, 2022

Meta/Facebook sued for circumventing iOS user privacy choices September 24, 2022

iCreep September 24, 2022

Replacing your phone battery instead of buying a new one August 21, 2022

My thoughts on hearing aids being sold over-the-counter as soon as mid-October August 17, 2022

WTF – Remind Later emails in iOS 16 beta are sent to the trash August 11, 2022

The backbone of my Mac – Alfred 5 August 7, 2022

iA Writer 6, the biggest update since its introduction in 2010 will drop next week June 9, 2022

Three things announced at Apple’s 2022 WWDC that I’m looking forward to June 8, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg’s mixed legacy June 2, 2022

Alfred Clipboard History actions May 25, 2022

Apple wins a Patent for a next-gen hinged keyboard iPad accessory with multiple modes May 7, 2022

My thoughts on Peloton’s price increase April 16, 2022

Now Elon Musk the shitposter wants to buy Twitter April 14, 2022

Twitter Loses Elon Musk the Board Member, Regains Elon Musk the Shitposter April 12, 2022

Update: “My thoughts on the Senate’s agreement on permanent Daylight Saving Time” April 11, 2022

Drafts app 10th Anniversary Sale get 75% off April 7, 2022

Blog more, Tweet less April 6, 2022

A Facebook bug led to increased views of harmful content over six months April 3, 2022

Overcast redesign 2022.2 April 2, 2022

Universal Control for Mac and iPad March 31, 2022

Subscription Service for iPhones? March 28, 2022

EU provisionally agrees on law that would force Apple to allow alternative app stores and sideloading / The pros and cons of iOS sideloading March 25, 2022

Fastmail vs ProtonMail: A Comparison March 24, 2022

History of Instapaper March 21, 2022

Update March 20, 2022, Things or Todoist March 20, 2022

My thoughts on the Senate's agreement on permanent Daylight Saving Time March 16, 2022

Facebook employees must now do their own laundry March 15, 2022

Rumor: Only iPhone 14 pro models to get A16 chip March 14, 2022

From Todoist to Things to Todoist again March 12, 2022

Video: Everything Apple Announced Today in Just Over Seven Minutes – MacRumors March 8, 2022

Getting URLs from Safari – Keyboard Maestro March 7, 2022

Extra Reading: March 6, 2022 March 6, 2022

Should Apple even be holding an event next week? March 4, 2022

The case for writing plain text files March 3, 2022

Turn off Twitter user retweets March 1, 2022

Launch Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Raycast February 28, 2022

Extra Reading: February 27, 2022 February 27, 2022

Launch Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Alfred February 25, 2022

Launch Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts | Keyboard Maestro February 24, 2022

Safari desktop losing market share February 22, 2022

Extra Reading: February 20, 2022 February 20, 2022

Raycast, a free Alfred alternative February 19, 2022

🖇 Kashmir Hill: I Used Apple AirTags, Tiles and a GPS Tracker to Watch My Husband’s Every Move February 16, 2022

Google search tricks everyone needs to know February 15, 2022

How to Download Everything Amazon Knows About You February 14, 2022

Mozilla and Meta (Facebook) are now actually working together February 12, 2022

How to watch YouTube without ads on Mac, iPhone, and iPad February 9, 2022

Apple in 2021: The Six Colors report card February 7, 2022

🖇 Link Post: It's the beginning of the end of Facebook February 7, 2022

I chose as the new home for ldstephens February 6, 2022

Developers using a third-payment system will still pay 27% to be in the iOS App Store February 5, 2022

Step count in the Health app not matching the step count in the Activity app February 4, 2022

Instapaper got a badly needed update February 4, 2022

My must-have Mac apps for 2022 February 3, 2022

My must-have iOS apps for 2022 February 3, 2022


macOS Safari disappearing extensions bug December 9, 2021

🖇 Search Safari open tabs from Alfred

A Big Thank You

🖇 Surprising no one, survey finds Facebook/Meta is the worst company of 2021

My favorite iOS apps for 2022

Uninstalling “Grammarly for Mac” app breaks “Check Spelling While Typing”

My favorite Mac Apps for 2022

The trouble with BBEdit for new users

🖇 The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back

🖇 Verizon opting iPhone users into data collection and tracking

Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac

Goodbye 1Password

macOS Safari has a disappearing extensions bug

Mac Migration Assistant broke Alfred file search on my new M1 iMac

Resisting the temptation of a new M1 Mac

Apple CarPlay uses cellular data Using a keyboard shortcut to trigger PopClip

👎 Nope Viticci slams non-professional reviewers

Where the hell is the Escape key on the iPad Magic Keyboard?

iPadOS 15 multitasking and keyboard shortcuts

🔗 Link Post: From TextExpander to Keyboard Maestro again

🔗 Link Post: Moderna starts human trials for an mRNA-based flu shot

NetNewsWire 6 vs Reeder 5 iCloud sync

🔗 Link Post: Getting over the post-pandemic fear of crowds

Apple isn’t backing down from its hybrid work model, according to internal note

What will happen to PDFpen after the Nitro purchase?

🔗 Link Post: Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper


RSS reader NetNewsWire 6 is out for iPhone and iPad with iCloud sync

The one thing Apple Notes is missing

🔗 Link Post: Think Globally: The iPad’s new universal keyboard shortcuts

Journaling app Day One is now part of Automattic

🔗 Link Post: An Apt Analogy

Reeder 5 iCloud feeds sync revisited

I didn’t get my one wish for iPadOS 15

Trying new apps

PSA: What Is Amazon Sidewalk and Why Should I Disable It Before June 8?

🔗 Link Post: iOS 14.6 Battery Life Draining Issues? 8 Tips to Help

An update on Goodlinks my read-it-later app

My one wish for iPadOS 15

Desktop vs Mobile vs Tablet

MacBook Butterfly keyboard suit gets class action status

New from Bitwarden: Send

Did the Bitwarden Safari web extension disappear on your Mac?

Independent bloggers are questioning where they publish their content?

New in NetNewsWire 6: Syncing Via BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS

New in NetNewsWire 6- Twitter Search Feeds

Thoughts on Notion app

4 New things I learned today about my Mac’s Dock

You can transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos

LastPass Free is changing and users aren’t going to be happy

iMessage BlastDoor security

Many of Apple’s privacy labels are false

Snowing, A Lot!

Google apps will stop certain tracking to avoid the iOS “Allow Tracking” prompt

Firefox 85 adds supercookie protection. What about Safari?

Stand Down, Stand By, Stand Trial

Consider this

A keyboard shortcut for a markdown link in Drafts – Keyboard Maestro

Hold off buying the current M1 MacBook Air

He ended up as nothing

No Switching!

What’s coming to the MacBook line in 2021

Mac security explained

Notes and more to Devonthink

Maestral: An open-source Dropbox client for Mac

Adobe Ends Flash Player Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately

ldstephens for 2021

My 2021 Essential iOS Apps

My 2021 Essential Mac Apps


What I’ve read recently – December 18, 2020

Apple doubles down on iOS App Tracking Transparency

Toggle Control Center with a keyboard shortcut in Big Sur

Instapaper Mac app falls short

Thoughts on Reeder 5 and iCloud feed sync

Back to a MacBook

Apple Silicon MacBooks

UPDATE: iOS 14 has Zuckerberg/Facebook running scared

Epic and Apple

Is an iA Writer subscription coming to an App Store near you?

My thoughts on Ulysses 20 Revision Mode

Getting to know John Gruber the writer

Copied clipboard manager app is back

Isaias aftermath

How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing

Encryption as we know it is in jeopardy

iOS and iPadOS 13.6 silently opted me into Automatic OS Updates

I shattered my iPhone screen

Bitwarden for Mac browser extension exposing passwords in clipboard managers

Results of one of the largest password re-use studies ever

GoodLinks for read-it-later

FoodNoms food tracking app

Sling TV holding prices while YouTube TV raises prices

No charging brick? You’ve got to be kidding!

Three finger swipe to undo

Hey controversy from a user perspective

Apple Watch calls 911 after man fainted

Security Update 2020-003 for Mojave brings back the Catalina update reminder

Weight management

Going iPad first

My thoughts on Apple & Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing

The realities of COVID-19 in my own backyard

Apple is concerned over the COVID-19 situation and the possibility of lower consumer demand to upgrade their iPhones

How Rob lost control of his bank accounts to a phone scammer

A couple of newsworthy items

Quick thoughts on using a Trackpad with iPadOS 13.4

I’m looking forward to Tuesday

A different reality

Apple responds to COVID-19 by closing all stores outside of China

Covid-19 and me

An iPad with a mouse and trackpad?

Ulysses continues to have iCloud sync issues for bookmarks

Spotlight on iPad

Duke Cannon Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair

Goodbye Ulysses

The new Fantastical 3 offers a free version

Bear notes app iCloud sync


Holiday Sale: Save 50% on all Enpass password manager plans

My 2020 Must-Have Mac, iPhone, and iPad Apps

Drafts for Mac now supports actions

Moving away from iCloud continued

Transition to subscription done right – Enpass password manager

Web Finds for November 17, 2019

Store Ulysses files in Dropbox instead of iCloud

My choice for a Safari 13 content blocker on Mac

Back to Dropbox after a short stint with iCloud Drive

I’m done with Apples Notes

iOS 13, iPadOS, and watchOS 6

TunnelBear VPN security and privacy

Fastmail now lets you snooze emails

Hide – Unhide the MacOS Catalina Upgrade Prompt

Recommended iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina reviews

Switched to Pocket from Instapaper

iOS 13 Reminders app incompatible with macOS 10.14 and earlier

Drafts 5 special subscription offer

Some thoughts on Apple’s Event – September 10, 2019

Brave browser not remembering per site Shield settings

FYI – Apple pushes back at Google report about iOS security

Cloudflare DNS server issue

Brave browser

Update – Alfred or Keyboard Maestro or both

Alfred or Keyboard Maestro or both

Sell Your Mac Experience

Rain Design mStand for my MacBook Pro

Selling my iMac

1Password 6 will stop working with Safari 13

Jon Gruber on Jony Ive leaving Apple

2018 and newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air now included in Apple’s Keyboard Service Program

No more subscription apps

Apple listening

Alfred 4 Is Here

The MacSparky Keyboard Maestro Field Guide

Opinion – TV advertising of prescription drugs should be banned

Step count in the Health app not matching the step count in the Activity app

Why I now have an Apple Watch Series 4

Marked 2 update includes improved Bear integration

App Update issue in the Mojave Mac App Store

Brett Terpstra and nvUltra

Apple Now Providing Free Data Migration for Mac

Upgrading my older non-retina iMac to Mojave

Moom for Mac window management

iCloud Drive or Dropbox

Day One encryption

Getting the link for an Apple Mail Message

How I fast charge my iPhone

What you need to know about the tech giants Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple

Gmail design update for iOS is rolling out soon in the App Store

Local programming for cord cutters

Watch out for Apple Phone Phishing Scams


Apple products are getting more expensive

My 2019 Must-Have iOS Apps for iPhone and iPad

My 2019 Must-Have Mac Apps

Setting up an iPad for an elderly user before gifting

Conserve your MacBook’s battery with this keyboard setting

How to View Folder Sizes on Mac Using Finder

Magic Mouse randomly losing connection

Cloudflare’s privacy-first DNS service is now available as an iOS app

Exactly my thoughts regarding the iPad

iOS 12 keyboard trackpad on iPhone or iPad

Watch Apple’s Full Video of the October iPad Pro and Mac Event

Web Finds for October 26, 2018 counting my views in stats

iCloud sync issues on my MacBook

How to close other tabs in Safari on Mac

Web Finds for October 17, 2018

Ulysses Share Extension now on Mac

Web Finds for October 2, 2018

Facebook gets hacked again. 50 Million users personal information put at risk.

Facebook is using your 2FA phone number to target you with ads

iOS Safari content blockers

Worth reading today – Instagram’s CEO resignations

How to get Safari Favicons on Mac and iOS

Updated to iOS 12

Bear turns off Markdown compatibly mode with today’s update on Mac and iOS

You may want to try iOS 12 on your current iPhone before buying one of the new ones

Web Finds for September 13, 2018

Today’s Apple Keynote in 6 minutes

Interact with Things 3 using Alfred

File Quick View with Alfred

Web Finds for August 31, 2018

Reeder 3 for macOS and iOS is now Free

Apple is secretly encouraging paid app developers to switch to subscription

Newton email for Mac and iOS is shutting down

Web Finds for August 7, 2018

Switching between multiple open windows in the same application

Apple removes apps from their Affiliate Program

Delete GarageBand hidden folders to save gigabytes of Mac storage

My cycling tech

Instapaper breaks away from Pinterest

Retiring some tech

Web Finds for June 23, 2018

After thoughts on Ulysses subscription

Web Finds for June 11, 2018

My Mac Menu Bar – June 2018

Podcasts I listen to

Back into the swing of things

Ugh! – Drafts app for iOS goes subscription

David Sparks announces the MacSparky – iPhone Field Guide

MWeb markdown editor for Mac and iOS

Web Finds for March 28, 2018 – Apple’s education event

Ulysses crashes when opening a .docx file


The Archive – a new notes app for Mac

Feeds I follow

Day One app support

Search Bear notes from Alfred

iCloud data is stored on Google servers

Don’t use Facebook’s data tracking Onavo VPN: It’s spying on you!

Things 3 – Updated to version 3.4 with URL linking

Outlining vs Mind-Mapping

A keyboard increased the usability of my iPad

Worth Reading Today

Web Finds for February 13, 2018 – The House That Spied On Me

Things 3 productivity course from Shawn Blanc is now available

How I use Alfred to launch files and folders on my Mac

Bear app special searches

How I use Alfred for text expansion on my Mac

There’s one thing in Bear app that really bugs me

How to permanently zoom specific websites in Safari on macOS

Web Finds for February 1, 2018

How I’m using Alfred as a clipboard manager on my Mac

“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral

Web Finds for January 24, 2018

Stop apps from downloading on all iOS devices

How I’m using Alfred on my Mac – Part 1

All the ways I’m using Alfred app on my Mac

Web Finds for January 12, 2018

No subscription

No tracking, no revenue: Apple’s privacy feature costs ad companies millions

My thoughts after two weeks of Hulu Live TV

Web Finds for January 4, 2018


My 2018 Must-Have iOS Apps for iPhone and iPad

My 2018 Must-Have Mac Apps

Web Finds for December 21, 2017

Worst passwords of 2017 still include “123456” and “password”

Facebook is bad for society and has too much power over its users and their privacy

Web Finds for December 11, 2017

Search Safari tabs on Mac

Using Alfred to trigger common system commands

How to export Apple Notes as plain text files

Hide Recent & Suggested Apps from iPad Dock in iOS 11

Modifier key order

How I organize my Mac menu bar apps

Checking out the new Firefox Quantum browser for Mac

iPhone X notch remover

My new favorite podcast

Thinking about the apps and web services I’ll be using in 2018

Web Finds for November 5, 2017

iPad – Can it replace my Mac update

PSA: Granting iPhone camera permissions allows apps to secretly take pictures and videos without you knowing

Hide the app icon row in the iOS 11 Messages app

Tip – Ulysses Smart Paste

Things 3 – for personal task management

Addresses in Bear notes link to Maps

Web Finds for October 6, 2017

Yoink – My favorite drag-and-drop utility for Mac

Turn off in app rating requests in iOS 11

Problems upgrading to High Sierra

Search Safari and Chrome tabs at the same time

Now you can exclude apps from clipboard history in Keyboard Maestro 8

My initial thoughts on iOS 11 – iPhone

On its last legs?

How to display Favicons in Safari tabs on Mac

How to show the PopClip menu on a selection

Equifax breach caused by failure to patch two-month-old bug

Supported devices for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

The Equifax Breach: What You Should Know

How I use Alfred for Safari bookmarks

The mistake I made by re-publishing my blog content to Medium

My Instapaper workflow

Web Finds for September 2, 2017

Here’s how to batch export Ulysses sheets

iOS RSS Feed Reader

The Learn Ulysses course is available today

Blogging on Medium

Apple reportedly looking to price its next iPhone at $999

Quickly quit all open applications at once on your Mac – Keyboard Maestro

Wading Through AccuWeather’s Bullshit Response

Ulysses subscription update

iOS 11 has a way to quickly disable Touch ID and require a passcode

styleStealer: add your web design to Marked with a click

Use Alfred to launch Safari URL in Chrome Web Finds for August 15, 2017

My thoughts on Ulysses moving to a subscription model

TunnelBear completes industry’s first public security audit

Tip – How to re-open recently closed tabs in Safari for Mac the easy way

Web Finds August 6, 2017

Launch your favorite Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Alfred

How to view your calendar while creating an event or reminder in Fantastical

Tip – Caffeinate by Dr. Drang

Web Finds for July 24, 2017

Open Safari URL in Chrome – Keyboard Maestro

Can iPad replace my laptop?

1Password responds about local vaults

1Password takes it on the chin over subscriptions and cloud vaults

Productivity Apps and Subscription Pricing

Web Finds for July 7, 2017

Bear vs nvALT and 1Writer for notes

Did you hear? Google is going to stop scanning your Gmail for ad personalization

Launch your favorite Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts | Keyboard Maestro

Web Finds for June 12, 2017 Recent Items 4.2 for Alfred 3

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2017 in 7 Minutes

Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff

Keyboard Maestro macro for plain-text pasting anywhere

Web Finds for May 23, 2017

I’ve gone paperless

Apple releases security updates for iPhone and Mac. Update now and be safe online.

Privacy Tip – How to know when your Mac’s webcam or microphone is spying on you.

My Dilemma With Better Touch Tool

Web Finds for May 7, 2017

Backing up Pinboard bookmarks

Moving read later to Pinboard – No more Pocket – No more Instapaper

Web Finds for April 28, 2017

Keyboard Maestro Macro – Getting URLs from Safari


Tip – Search sites with DuckDuckGo !Bangs

Two years of Fastmail and how it replaced Gmail

Web Finds for April 16, 2017

Web Finds for April 7, 2017

Good news for the future of Mac Pro and iMac

Web Finds for April 3, 2017

Getting Drafts Right

What’s new in macOS Sierra 10.12.4

What’s new in iOS 10.3

Web Finds for March 24, 2017

How I use the keyboard for text expansion on iOS

Rambling, March 19, 2017

Web Finds for March 17, 2017

Later for iOS – Create Quick Reminders With Presets

Web Finds for March 10, 2017

Apple Says It Has Patched The Vulnerabilities Mentioned In The Wikileaks Dump Of CIA Cyber Tools

How I use Ulysses for writing, journaling and notes

Choosing a text expansion app for Mac

The Tools In My Writing Workflow

My favorite podcast player, Overcast 3.0 gets updated with a refreshed design, queuing, and more

Apple Said to Debut New iPad Pro Lineup, 128GB iPhone SE, and Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus at March Event

Apple Announces WWDC 2017

Signal – Private Messenger Users Advised to Turn Off CallKit Support in Latest iOS Update

My favorite clipboard manager for iOS and macOS

WhatsApp is rolling out Two-Step Verification security feature to all users

Why I chose to buy my new iPhone from Apple instead of Verizon

Apple Q1 2017 Results: $78.4 Billion Revenue, 78.3 Million iPhones, 13.1 Million iPads Sold

The “Family Tree Now” Website Knows A Lot About You And It’s Creepy As Hell

Quick Notes with nvALT and 1Writer

Apple releases security updates for iOS, macOS, and Safari

Did you know Facebook is buying sensitive data, about you, from data brokers?

My Must-Have Mac and iPhone Apps for 2017


How China Built ‘iPhone City’ With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partner

How to create real Mac Apps in 4 easy steps

Google’s Pixel Phone and other AI enabled devices are a privacy nightmare

Uber wants to track your location even when you’re not using the app

What is your phone telling your rental car?

How to create real Mac Apps in 4 easy steps with Fluid app for Mac.

Eero: Making WiFi simpler and stronger

Quick Tip: 3 ways to free up storage on iPhone

6 Things you can do with Alfred 3 to boost your productivity on macOS

Instapaper Premium is now free for everyone

The rising cost of cracking iPhone security and privacy

HOLD THE PHONE! AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal

New Study Suggest: ‘Security Fatigue’ Can Cause Computer Users to Feel Hopeless and Act Recklessly,

How to turn on encryption in Facebook Messenger

WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook