1. Apple's Continuity Page [Link]

    June 29, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Old but new to me, this Apple support page is a nice overview of all the continuity services on iOS and Mac. This includes Handoff, Universal Clipboard, Instant Hotspot, Auot Unlock, Calls and SMS notifications.

  2. A Few Tips for Making Drafts a Writing Environment on iPad and iPhone

    June 27, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    For the uninitiated, Drafts for iOS looks too simple to be used for anything more than basic notes. I sure did use it that way for a long time. While there are more powerful text editors on iOS, like Editorial, 1Writer, and Ulysses, there are few that nail the directness ...

  3. The Last Mile for the iPad

    June 23, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    7 years after the iPad release, some of us are still trying to parse out if it is a real computer. I, for one, have given up. Everything is a computer now. Some just have more well defined roles. While I consider my iPad Pro and my MacBook Pro to ...

  4. The New iPad Pro Screen

    June 22, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I now own a 10.5" iPad Pro. I've occasionally used the 12.9" first generation iPad Pro reserved mostly for my kid. The 12.9" is glorious to look at but it was just too big to be my every day device. As expected, the 10.5" is ...

  5. Apple Silicon and Machine Learning [Link]

    June 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Great article from Jean-Louis Gassée

    Let’s indulge in a bit of speculation.

    Tentatively dubbed Apple Neural Engine (ANE), this hypothetical chip fits well with Apple’s tradition of designing hardware for its software, following Alan Kay’s edict: “People who are really serious about software should make their own ...

  6. Picking a Device Storage Size

    June 10, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I used to carefully pick the perfect capacity size of each new Apple device I'd buy. With everything syncing between devices, photos getting larger and videos getting longer, I now just go with the largest size I can get.

    This is my current iPhone.

    Almost Full

    Spending time juggling what data ...

  7. The iPad 10.5 Smart Keyboard Size

    June 10, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Apple did not lie about the size of the iPad Pro 10.5 Smart Keyboard size. It is very close to a full size keyboard. Here it is in comparison to a keyboard on a Macbook Pro 15".

    Smart Keyboard

    Here's a comparison of the new Logitech Slim Keyboard Case


    The ...

  8. DEVONthink and Scanner Pro Together

    June 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    DEVONthink and Scanner Pro for iOS have both been updated in the last week to provide better integration between the two apps. Now Scanner Pro shows DEVONthink prominently as a destination app for saving scans.

    The implementation isn't ideal though. It's only marginally better than using the "Open ...

  9. iThoughts Update Supports Document Providers

    April 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    iThoughts for iOS has a nice update this week that adds support for document providers. Now I can store my planning maps inside DEVONthink along with the rest of my project data and still open them from within iThoughts for editing.

    Document Providers

    I like the Smart Folder I have on my ...

  10. Tails for iOS

    April 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My good friend and amazing designer Erik Hess did something. He made a sticker pack just because he loves Tomcats. I think they are beautiful. I'd imagine if you like aircraft, this would be right up your alley. It's two bucks which like 1/19,000,000 of ...