1. AutoSleep Updated with New Views

    January 16, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    AutoSleep is an iOS app for analyzing Apple Watch movement data. You wear your watch throughout the night and AutoSleep applies some filters and analysis to provide insights about your wakefulness and quality of sleep. The convenience of AutoSleep is that I don't need to do anything other than ...

  2. Apple Sets a Baseline for Hardware in 2017 With the AirPods

    January 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Sure, I'm a little down on the AppleTV and the new MacBook Pro. But already in 2017 Apple has released one of their very best products, and it only costs $150.

    Street Cred

    I own way too many headphones. I have closed-cup, open-cup, noise canceling, expensive studio monitors, and ...

  3. The 2016 Apple Report Card [Link]

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

    I was honored (and a bit surprised) to be invited as a participant in the Six Colors 2016 Apple report card. If it's not obvious, I think Apple is killing it with the iPhone. In other areas, well, you should read the report card. What I love about the ...

  4. KFC Facial Recognition Trial [Link]

    January 10, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Really, what could go wrong here:

    the system would tell a male customer in his early 20s to order a set meal of crispy chicken hamburger, roasted chicken wings and coke for lunch, while a female customer in her 50s would get a recommendation of porridge and soybean milk for ...

  5. The iPhone

    January 09, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I still remember waiting in line for the first iPhone, nearly a decade ago. It was a reasonably long line but a casual effort by today's standards. I had real excitement for a new device from Apple and not just an evolution of the Rokr let down. But it ...

  6. DROP TABLE LTD [Link]

    January 06, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From the "the future kind of sucks" files comes this update out of the UK. There's now a company named for a SQL injection attack. I'm hopeful that the global economy will survive ; DROP TABLE "COMPANIES";-- LTD's first public offering.

  7. Urban Dictionary for Slack [Link]

    January 05, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This is definitely worth a slot on any team's slack integration page.

    Urban Dictionary Slack Bot

    There are variety of commands but I like how some are public and others are private to the user posting the command. This would pair nicely with a Snopes bot.

  8. The Download on the DNC Hack [Link]

    January 04, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Another great summary from Brian Krebs. No matter which side you fall on politically, this stuff should concern you. The problem isn't whether there is hacking, the problem is that we can't even believe the official responses so it leaves a vacuum of information that is readily filled ...

  9. Mac Power Users 358 [Link]

    January 03, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Katie and David were kind enough to invite me on the Mac Power Users podcast. We only talked briefly about DEVONthink. It's always so much fun talking to the hosts of a show I listen to every week.

  10. Calendar 366 for Mac

    January 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I switched to Calendar 366 Plus as my menu bar calendar on Mac and it's perfect for my needs. The icon shows the date, it supports natural language event creation and understands slash notation to specify the calendar name. It even does a nice job highlighting events in the ...