1. MPU Hoodie

    July 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Last day to get a sweet Mac Power Users hoodie. I know it's easy to forget in July, but it will get cold again.

  2. Drafts Tip: Swipe Through Keyboards

    July 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's news to me, but this is a nice little time saver in Drafts 5 for iOS. To switch keyboard rows, just swipe down on the closure icon to the right.


    And, yes, I use landscape mode even if Greg resents it.

  3. Some Initial Observations About Shortcuts | Jordan Merrick

    July 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This short summary by Jordan Merrick is very promising.

    Since its acquisition by Apple, I've been very skeptical of the Workflow app. Apple tends to behave like a child excited to buy a new toy only to leave it in the driveway to get run over at the end ...

  4. Notability Improvements and a Replacement for GoodNotes

    July 05, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    GoodNotes is a terrific app for handwritten notes. I often need a combination of diagrams, text, and plain old doodles for meeting notes. The advantage of GoodNotes has always been its excellent handwriting recognition and export. But, I've switched to Notability since a recent update that adds handwriting recognition ...

  5. Troubleshooting a Stubborn Hue Hub

    June 25, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Now that I've added a HomePod I'm finally getting around to configuring HomeKit with all of my devices. One Hue Bridge was no sweat but I have a second Bridge at a far end of the house. This Bridge refused to associate with HomeKit. I’ve left it ...

  6. Some HomePod and Siri Realities

    June 21, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The HomePod isn’t a complicated device to use. In fact, it can be frustratingly simple. My initial setup met my expectations for all new Apple hardware. It’s elegant, simple, and it feels like magic when it works.


    With that first juice of electricity, a new HomePod quickly latches ...

  7. WWDC 2018 Idle Thoughts

    June 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Let’s see if I can do a Dave Pell style post.

    1. I actually liked Snow Leopard more than Leopard, so a year of improvements is just fine by me.
    2. 2018 feels like the year of “sorry we ruined your family life” from Apple.
    3. I still don’t want a ...
  8. Messages in iCloud

    June 01, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I immediately turned on iCloud storage for Messages with the latest iOS update. I liked this succinct summary by Paul Horowitz over at OS X Daily. That’s a lot of storage moved to iCloud.

    iCloud Storage

  9. iCab Dark Mode

    June 01, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Dark Mode

    Another update to iCab that makes me wish it was my full time browser. Dark mode is a terrific new option with iCab for iOS. It renders pages in something like an inverted color scheme but it's more clever than that. Backgrounds are dark, text is light, and graphic ...

  10. My Mac Menu Bar for June 2018

    June 01, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Affiliate: This basically converts Amazon and iTunes links on my clipboard to affiliate links. It’s simple but it works.

    Default Folder X: The “Save as...” window is so much better with this app. The menu bar app provides a convenient way to navigate to recent and favorite locations. I ...