1. Considering MacBooks

    March 15, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's been quiet around here because I don't care that much about watches. But one thing that I've been thinking about since the Apple tech parade was the introduction of the new MacBook design.

    First thing's, first: I love the idea of a single connection laptop ...

  2. Synology 5.2 Adding Docker and Tasks [Link]

    March 12, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    The Synology 5.2 beta is available and they are moving in a very interesting direction. DSM 5.2 will add support for Docker apps and a Synology SSO. A new self-hosted task manager is also making a premier with this version of the NAS operating system. There's plenty ...

  3. VPN Privacy Review [Link]

    March 12, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    "Review" might be a stretch, but Torrentfreak has a pretty good rundown of a bunch of VPNs and their responses to a privacy questionnaire. If you're tired of your ISP screwing around with your Netflix bandwidth and aren't interested in ad supported Internet, this might be a good ...

  4. Working with the Prompt Feature in Drafts for iOS [Link]

    March 09, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Phillip has a nicely annotated walk through of the new Drafts prompt options for actions.

    The full power of the Prompt step is unleashed in conjunction to Drafts integration to Javascript, allowing you to change the course of a script completely. You can access previously defined tags in a Script ...

  5. iCab for iOS Updated with a Today Widget

    March 08, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    iCab continues to be the best web browser on iOS. It's not as fast as Safari for some tasks but the features are really impressive. Now it adds a clever feature to use a webpage as a Today widget.

    The implementation has high and low points. The clever part ...

  6. Tally 2 for iOS

    March 02, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I've been using Tally since version 1.0 and it's a handy little application.1 I can't say I use it every day, but I use it often enough that it's on my phone. Tally is just a counter. Well, it's a bit more than ...

  7. Workflow Field Guide [Link]

    March 02, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    David Sparks does it again. I honestly had no idea this was coming when I posted a Workflows.app tip yesterday. David's latest product is a video tutorial of the entire Workflow application and action set with a lot of great tips. It's an hour long video walkthrough ...

  8. Behind the App [Link]

    March 02, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    The Inquisitive Podcast was revamped to be more of a documentary than an interview show. It's two episodes into the new format and it's very entertaining. If you only listened to the first episode of the series (ep. 27) then it may have seemed more like Apple cheerleading ...

  9. Workflow for iOS Update with Article Parser

    March 01, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Workflow for iOS is certainly a handy little application. While not as powerful as Pythonista, it's far more simple to work with, due primarily to the clever action design.

    The latest update brings support for parsing "articles", which I assume just means the body of a webpage. Whatever it ...

  10. Nerds on Draft: The Joys of Home Ownership [Link]

    March 01, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I think the last two episodes compliment each other nicely. This week Jeff and I talked about owning a home and the poor thought that usually goes into that decision. There are many days when I miss renting but there are also some real joys in owning a house too ...