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2024

Remove the Floating Keyboard Bar When Using an External Keyboard on Your iPad July 17, 2024

Rebooting My Blog: New Site, New Format, New RSS Feed July 5, 2024

Unbelievable! I just discovered the Drafts Command Palette June 28, 2024

iPhone content capture update June 28, 2024

GoodLinks to iA Writer Custom Actions June 17, 2024

Trying something new with content capture on iPhone June 15, 2024

How to scan to “text” on iPhone June 15, 2024

Change the default app that opens files in iOS and iPadOS June 15, 2024

Why reviewers lament iPadOS while users absolutely love it May 27, 2024

Google's AI-Driven search is shit! Here’s how to fix it. May 26, 2024

My Blogging Workflow May 23, 2024

How to remove AI from Google Search results May 21, 2024

Google's AI Search Update: Impact on Indie Bloggers (and This Blog!) May 18, 2024

iPhone Home Screen: Why one is all I need May 14, 2024

Google's AI Search Update shakes up indie bloggers and creators May 14, 2024

The last thing the iPad needs is a spec bump May 4, 2024

How to change your iPhone’s default maps app April 30, 2024

Effortlessly combine Reeder, Instapaper, and Obsidian to enhance your RSS reading experience April 29, 2024

Biden signs TikTok ban bill into law April 24, 2024

Roku or Apple TV 4K: Upgrading our streaming device April 21, 2024

Update: TikTok: It's 'a weapon of war' April 20, 2024

I ditched Apple Podcasts after a week April 19, 2024

Can an iPhone be your only computer? April 17, 2024

TikTok: It's 'a weapon of war' ➡️ April 12, 2024

Lost in the Googleverse: The fight for survival among independent websites April 12, 2024

1000 Words a day April 11, 2024

Quoting Brett Terpstra: Back in my day... some thoughts on blogging then and now April 10, 2024

Here's how to summarize YouTube videos using Gemini April 9, 2024

Drafts send file to iA Writer April 8, 2024

4.8 Earthquake shakes us up in New Jersey and beyond April 5, 2024

Bringing order to my note-taking chaos April 4, 2024

No More Posts to Email April 2, 2024

No Regrets: I don't miss my iPads March 28, 2024

Heads up, iPhone 15 drivers: new cable needed for CarPlay March 27, 2024

Alfred workflow that gets a list of all open Safari tabs March 25, 2024

The user verdict: Why Apple's loyal base is key to defeating the DOJ antitrust push March 22, 2024

The feature that keeps me hooked on Day One March 18, 2024

Walmart brings the popular Wedge-Shaped M1 MacBook Air to its shelves for $699 March 15, 2024

The hard lesson that TikTok creators may have to learn March 14, 2024

AirPods Pro Might Soon Double as Your Ears' next hearing aid March 13, 2024

Web App Distribution Coming to iOS in the EU March 12, 2024

Ditching the Disappointment: I traded my iPads for an iPhone 15 Pro Max March 12, 2024

Laying Blame: Social Media has fucked-up the very fabric of America March 11, 2024

On quality software March 9, 2024

The MacBook Air’s wedge is truly gone — and I miss it already March 7, 2024

An ode to Things March 6, 2024

M3 MacBook Airs are here! March 4, 2024

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: making the right choice March 3, 2024

🔗 The future needs files March 2, 2024

A trick to snooze emails in Apple Mail March 1, 2024

How I consume news, blogs, books, and podcasts February 28, 2024

When surge pricing hits, your wallet takes a thrashing February 27, 2024

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

2023

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: notes.ldstephens.me 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

Wordpress.com 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

Bear.app 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

Reeder.app, please fix me January 4, 2023

Bring back personal blogging January 3, 2023

2022

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 Write.as 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

2021

macOS Safari disappearing extensions bug December 9, 2021