Spotlight Security in Yosemite [Link]

October 21, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

From The Register:

Spotlight phones home in OS X Yosemite, version 10.10, and it is enabled by default: it can be switched off, but with Apple insisting that it now takes people's privacy seriously, the software has raised some eyebrows.

Count my eyebrows as being raised too. It should be off by default and opt-in only. The problem with these decisions is that they increase my suspicions of all activities. Apple pulling a Facebook really makes me concerned.

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  1. Extensibility and Automation in Yosemite [Link]

    October 21, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Macstories has always been my favorite Apple-related site, but Alex Guyot has been a fantastic addition to the stable. His latest article about automation in Yosemite is great.

    Here's all of Alex's stuff at Macstories.

  2. Parsing Natural Language in Drafts [Link]

    October 20, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Phillip Gruneich has a very nice script for Drafts. It enables Natural Language dates in one of the best quick note actioning applications for iOS. He does nice work and is a big fan of URL scheme actions for iOS.

  3. Every Frame a Painting [Link]

    October 20, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    If you like movies (even if you're not a cinema geek), I recommend following Every Frame a Painting by Tony Zhou on Vimeo. His latest work analyzes one of the pivotal scenes in Silence of the Lambs. The best moves make their devices invisible to the average viewer like ...

  4. GTD and David Allen on MPU [Link]

    October 20, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This episode of MPU with David Allen was very good. I had an aversion to GTD until I heard an interview with David Allen many years ago. In it he explained that GTD wasn't so much a set of rules but a set of common sense suggestions that work ...

  5. Drafts 4 Keyboard Scripts

    October 15, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Unless you've been locked in a doomsday cult bunker you've probably noticed that the beloved iOS text editor and action app Drafts received a big update. The obvious part of the update is the redesign for iOS 8 and the new action creation process. The second most obvious ...

  6. Carbon Copy Cloner 4 Available [Link]

    October 14, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Carbon Copy 4 looks like a very worthy upgrade, especially if you need it on Yosemite.

    I like the new scheduler interface and the simple setup seems approachable. I'm sticking with SuperDuper because it works and there's no reason for me to break something that works. But if ...

  7. 26 Year Road Trip [Link]

    October 14, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Petapixel links to a great slideshow (as a video, which is a nice thing) covering the travels of a now 76 year old Gunther Holtorf traveling 500,000 miles and 26 years with two cameras and one truck.

  8. Making My Ideal Sharing Tool with Transmit for iOS

    October 13, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Who's not a fan of animated GIFs? But it's a pain to collect, organize and get easy access to a URL when you need a cheeky reply to something benign on the Internet.

    I've been a very happy customer of both CloudApp and Droplr in the past ...

  9. Timeline of the Universe [Link]

    October 13, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    What a great little video about time. Some might find it depressing but it really gave me quite a bit of joy.