1. Apple Malware in 2015

    June 18, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I think these three consecutive articles describe the current problem pretty well:

    The original report from The Register

    We completely cracked the keychain service - used to store passwords and other credentials for different Apple apps - and sandbox containers on OS X, and also identified new weaknesses within the inter-app communication ...

  2. Meekan Scheduling Robot for Slack [Link]

    June 17, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    If you use Google or Microsoft 365 calendaring, Meekan looks excellent. It connects calendars and Slack so you can propose a meeting and have it autmatically suggest times where the entire team is available. Slack is so great.

    By way of Adam Ludwin on Twitter

  3. Strike Against Software Patents [Link]

    June 17, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From the EFF:

    Today, finally, the Federal Circuit overruled that case law and recognized the statute means what it says: if you claim something functionally, regardless of whether you use magic words, you’re likely limited to what you actually describe.

    I know several people that work in patent law ...

  4. Statistical Atlas of the US [Link]

    June 17, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Flowing Data has an excellent visual analysis of a ton of data. There are no conclusions presented, just data. It's fascinating to see all of this data on one page. I particularly found the Income charts interesting. It's hard for me to spend less than an hour looking ...

  5. Pelican 3.6 Released [Link]

    June 16, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    You may not know it, but this site runs on little blogging engine named Pelican. I like it. Version 3.6 is out now and has a lot of improvements. I really need to update but that's one of the reasons I like Pelican. It just keeps working without ...

  6. Editorial 1.2 Update Improved Task Management and Document Creation

    June 15, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |


    If you own an iOS device and use words a lot you probably have Editorial on your home screen. Hi, me too. Today we get to rejoice because it's the annual update of Editorial!1

    Tag Highlights

    I'll save some general discussion about iOS text editors for the end because ...

  7. Phil Schiller Live on The Talk Show Video [Link]

    June 13, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I purposely didn't listen to this podcast until I had an uninterrupted block of time. I'm glad I did because the video is better. It's well produced with multiple camera angles and great audio.

    The entire thing is pretty funny. Schiller is very likable and makes plenty ...

  8. Synology Cloud Sync Adds Amazon Cloud Drive

    June 12, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The latest Synology DSM update out this week adds some critical security fixes but there's also a nice update to the Cloud Sync application.1 If you are using Amazon's new Cloud Drive service your Synology can now automatically sync (both directions) with the service.

    Cloud Sync

    The Amazon Cloud ...

  9. Summerfest 2015 Software Sale

    June 11, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    25% off some of the best Mac software you can find, is not too shabby. If you've been considering DEVONthink Pro Office, this is a pretty significant discount. It's like the writer's dream bundle with Scrivener, Aeon Timeline and even Take Control books at 25% off. Use ...

  10. OWC Announces USB-C Dock [Link]

    June 11, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    OWC makes some good stuff, so I imagine this forthcoming USB-C dock is going to be top notch. From one USB-C connection you get Gigabit Ethernet, two audio, two high-power USB-A ports, two standard USB-A ports, one USB-C port, HDMI, and SD card reader. I imagine every new MacBook owner ...