Triggers With Homekit [Link]

October 12, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Home looks like a really nice HomeKit based app for controlling hardware. This review by Ari Jay Comet provides a compelling argument for the app.

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  1. iThoughtsX Temporarily a Buck

    October 09, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    One of my favorite Mac apps, iThoughtsX is only a buck right now on the Mac App Store. My understanding is that this a temporary sale to help direct-purchase customers get access to the new Handoff and other iCloud features. Even if you already own the direct-purchase version, like me ...

  2. iThoughts Adds A Lot of iOS 9 Love

    October 07, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    As more developers rollout 3D Touch, I'm getting excited about the future of iOS. Today iThoughts received a big iOS 9 update and I love the new "Quick Thought" 3D Touch option.

    3D Touch

    This is a shortcut to a specific map and node. Trigger it and the app opens right ...

  3. Veriozon's Zombie Cookie Gets New Life [Link]

    October 07, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From ProPublica:

    That means AOL’s ad network will be able to match millions of Internet users to their real-world details gathered by Verizon, including — “your gender, age range and interests.” AOL’s network is on 40 percent of websites, including on ProPublica.

    AOL will also be able to use ...

  4. What Happens Next Will Amaze You [Link]

    October 05, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From the father of Pinboard comes this terrific piece about privacy and the Internet:

    There are a few guiding principles we should follow in any attempt at regulating the Internet.

    The goal of our laws should be to reduce the number of irrevocable decisions we make, and enforce the same ...

  5. Ad-Splaining

    October 05, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Feeling a bit confused about the entire ad-blocking situation? These links make a pretty good primer.1

    I'm thrilled with the focus on the current "design" of the web. It's gone too far. I actually liked computer ads for most of the 90's. Flash ruined that and ...

  6. Some Nice iOS 9 App Updates

    October 02, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |


    First up is Tweetbot for iOS. It's a new app but right now it's $5. Checkout the typically great review on Macstories. Twitter is unusable for me without Tweetbot because it has terrific filters that sync across devices. I also love landscape mode on the iPhone 6S ...

  7. Nerds On iPhones

    October 01, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    We had a few audio problems on the latest Nerds on Draft but we still had our usual good time talking about a ridiculously good coffee porter and how much we use our pocket computers.

  8. Should You Get the New iPhone 6S?

    September 28, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's nice. It's noticeably faster at almost everything. 3D Touch is interesting but confusingly inconsistent. TouchID is ridiculously fast.

    It all comes down to a single question: Do you want a new pocket computer?

    There you go.

  9. Inside Target After the Breach [Link]

    September 25, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Brian Krebs reporting on the internal Target investigations after the chain was compromised in 2013:

    In one instance, they were able to communicate directly with cash registers in checkout lanes after compromising a deli meat scale located in a different store.

    It's pretty damning. I can't even remember ...