1. 2017 The Year I Stopped Worrying About Syncing

    December 22, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    As I think about all the good and bad of 2017, one thing stands out: I never really worry about how my data gets moved between my computers. In previous years I built fragile, and often complicated, machinery on top of Dropbox. While the Dropbox service has certainly gotten better ...

  2. Some of My Favorite Mac Applications in 2017

    December 20, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's a internet tradition. The end of the year means a lot of listicle article about different things. Who am I to buck the system. Here's a listicle of the best software I used on my Mac in 2017.


    I'd be lost without 1Password on my ...

  3. Fake Cuphead iOS App

    December 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Well, shame on me I guess. The Verge is reporting that the latest Cuphead app is a fake, which probably explains the issues on the iPhone X.

    By the way, you can request a refund by going into iTunes on the Mac and viewing the order ID. Then click the ...

  4. Cuphead for iOS

    December 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Cuphead is out for iOS just in time for your holiday travel. $5 seems like a good deal.

    By way of Touch Arcade.

    Note: it seems to have issues on my iPhone X. Maybe wait until the first bug fix before dropping a fiver on it.

  5. AppleTV Screensaver List

    December 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My family and I love to watch the AppleTV screensavers. The 4K versions are even better. But, it really bugs me that there's no way to know exactly what we're looking at. Luckily Benjamin Mayo has done all of the hard work by providing an interactive page for ...

  6. The New MindNode 5

    December 17, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’ll be honest, I hate most mind-mapping apps. A good mapping app does more than just put text on lines. It should make it easy to capture, organize, and then use ideas. MindNode is one of a handful of apps that I can recommend.


    The new MindNode is just ...

  7. Sleep Cycle Adds iPhone X Mode

    December 16, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I recently mentioned my concerns for using Sleep Cycle with my iPhone X because it leaves the screen on through the night and OLED has a limited lifetime. Several of the terrific Nerds on Draft listeners pointed out that Sleep Cycle works even when the phone is put to sleep ...

  8. My Next Mac

    December 15, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The iMac Pro is not for me. While I love the new dark look, I simply don't need that kind of power or the accompanying price point. It's a very reasonable price for what the iMac Pro delivers so I'm not moaning about the price points. It ...

  9. Data Concentration In Platforms – A Modest Proposal

    December 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    John Batelle writes about data and compute concentration in the tech sector:

    If anything should be defined as a public good — “a commodity or service provided without profit to all members of a society” — it should be the ability to study and understand society toward a goal of improving everyone ...

  10. FastMail Sieve Extensions and Advent Calendar

    December 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I always enjoy the annual FastMail advent calendar blog posts. This week the published an article detailing some of the ways that sieve extensions are exposed to FastMail users.

    Follow along for the rest of the holiday season. You might find out about features you're missing out on.