As more developers rollout 3D Touch, I'm getting excited about the future of iOS. Today iThoughts received a big iOS 9 update and I love the new "Quick Thought" 3D Touch option.
This is a shortcut to a specific map and node. Trigger it and the app opens right to that spot with a new entry ready to go. It's so fast!
Here's the bit that caught me up. Craig Scott, developer of iThoughts, helped me with this in about an hour of my initial email. The path to your "Quick Thought" needs to include the node you want to append to.
I've always been a big fan of plain text lists but I've slowly migrated to concept maps for many of my outlines. iThoughts on iOS makes this even more compelling with the new Spotlight integration of iOS 9. All of my map content is searchable and is available right from the built in iOS home screen.
iCloud Syncing is also a new option for iThoughts across the platforms. I still trust Dropbox more with this important stuff.
If you use the Mac App Store version of iThoughts X you also now get Handoff support with the iOS version. I think I've been using this application for over 6 years and it keeps getting better.
iThoughts for iOS | Universal | $10
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From the father of Pinboard comes this terrific piece about privacy and the Internet:
There are a few guiding principles we should follow in any attempt at regulating the Internet.
The goal of our laws should be to reduce the number of irrevocable decisions we make, and enforce the same ...
Feeling a bit confused about the entire ad-blocking situation? These links make a pretty good primer.1
I'm thrilled with the focus on the current "design" of the web. It's gone too far. I actually liked computer ads for most of the 90's. Flash ruined that and ...
First up is Tweetbot for iOS. It's a new app but right now it's $5. Checkout the typically great review on Macstories. Twitter is unusable for me without Tweetbot because it has terrific filters that sync across devices. I also love landscape mode on the iPhone 6S ...
We had a few audio problems on the latest Nerds on Draft but we still had our usual good time talking about a ridiculously good coffee porter and how much we use our pocket computers.
It's nice. It's noticeably faster at almost everything. 3D Touch is interesting but confusingly inconsistent. TouchID is ridiculously fast.
It all comes down to a single question: Do you want a new pocket computer?
There you go.
Brian Krebs reporting on the internal Target investigations after the chain was compromised in 2013:
In one instance, they were able to communicate directly with cash registers in checkout lanes after compromising a deli meat scale located in a different store.
It's pretty damning. I can't even remember ...
Import a folder of plaintext files into Apple's Notes application on El Capitan. Early days, but stuff like this is promising.
Here's shell script by Arthur Lockman that does something similar.
From Murphy Apps (makers of the Crystal ad blocker):
Honestly? As a single developer, it would be impossible for me to manage the workload required to make sure publishers conform to any strict standard. Eyeo however has the experience & infrastructure in place, the data of acceptable ads that meet a ...
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