1. The iPhone 6 Plus

    September 22, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Big, awkward and beautiful. Those are three adjectives. They also happen to describe the iPhone 6 Plus perfectly.

    It seems very clear that our communication devices are turning into something different. I'm not happy about it but I'm also willing to accept that I may not represent the ...

  2. Dawn Patrol

    September 19, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    What do you do Saturday mornings between five and eight a.m.? My friends and I record a new podcast called Dawn Patrol.

    The show is essentially raw. It’s minimally edited and we talk about the kinds of things normal nerds talk about. The first episode is about hyper-fandom ...

  3. FastMail Links in OmniFocus

    September 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    One of the tips I shared in the recent Technical Difficulties show notes was that the FastMail URL links point directly at a specific message or view. I’ve used this feature for awhile when linking to email messages. Unlike linking to Mail.app messages on the desktop, FastMail message ...

  4. iOS 8’s New Key Logger

    September 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I was pretty excited to see the new options for keyboard extensions in iOS 8. My excitement rapidly evaporated when I saw this notification while enabling a new keyboard.

    So, I dug into the developer documentation for keyboard extensions to see what could possibly go wrong. I don’t like ...

  5. Technical Difficulties: Exploring Fastmail [Link]

    September 16, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    We accidentally published a new episode of the Technical Difficulties podcast and this one is all about using Fastmail as an email service provider.

    I’m a big fan of their product and the idea of paying for a good email experience. Fastmail is constantly improving and just this week ...

  6. Prep Work for iOS 8

    September 16, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Tomorrow is the scheduled launch of iOS 8. If you are upgrading an existing device, here are some tips to make it easier and safer. If you are getting a new iPhone on the 19th, then I think these are even more important.

    1. Delete every app you haven't used ...

  7. Path Finder 7

    September 14, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I've been a Path Finder user so long I can't even find my original receipt.1 It's something I keep open whenever my Mac is on. I still use the Finder but I often switch to Path Finder for any real work with files. It's with ...

  8. Relay.fm [Link]

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

    Relay.fm is a new podcast network by Mike Hurley and Stephen Hackett that aggregates new shows with tried and true podcasters I’ve enjoyed in the past. Inquisitive is the spiritual successor to ⌘+Space and Connected is the successor to the The Prompt show.

    I’m particularly looking forward ...

  9. Disconnect.me to Cut Down Tracking and Improve Performance

    September 08, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Disconnect.me provides several privacy enhancing plugins for web browsers. The intent is less about ad blocking and more about cutting down on tracking. What I like about it is that it actually speeds up many crap-ware laden sites.1

    Here’s an example using the Verge site, which is ...

  10. Hacking iCloud Backups [Link]

    September 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Christina Warren:

    For just $200, and a little bit of luck, I was able to successfully crack my own iCloud password and use EPPB to download my entire iCloud backup from my iPhone. For $400, I could have successfully pulled in my iCloud data without a password and with ...