1. Presenting With the Apple Watch [Link]

    April 28, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Fraser Spiers:

    I was initially confused about this as it's not obvious what puts it into each mode but here's the rule: if you have a Keynote presentation open in Keynote on your iPhone when you launch the Watch app, it will control that presentation. If you ...

  2. Your Password is Too Short [Link]

    April 27, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Jeff Atwood takes a look at password length and complexity across several services.

    That's a bit better, but you can't really feel safe until the 12 character mark even with a full complement of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters.

    I like 1Password and it thinks some of ...

  3. Fresh Air and WeatherNerd

    April 26, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm not sure why, but I love iOS weather apps. They are a playground for data visualization plus the weather in NE fluctuates between unlivable and moderately nice so it's important to know how many jackets to wear.

    The latest two weather apps to catch my attention are ...

  4. Volatile Tweets [Link]

    April 24, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    There's a new app that uses Watson to scour social media time-lines and identify potentially racist, sexist or just general douche-baggery and flag it for you to delete. From ThinkProgress:

    So maybe it’s good that Noah didn’t delete those tweets, and that there wasn’t an app ...

  5. Atom Shell Becomes Electron [Link]

    April 24, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Electron looks like a good option and I love the naming scheme (of course).

    Electron is the cross-platform application shell we originally built for the Atom editor to handle the Chromium/Node.js event loop integration and native APIs.

    Of note: Slack is listed as being built with Electron and ...

  6. Zapier's List of Personal To Do List Apps and Services [Link]

    April 23, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Zapier has a nice list of productivity apps and services on their blog. The cover a huge variety but focus on individual task managers and not collaborative team services. There were a few I'd never heard of or considered.

    By way of Drew on Twitter

  7. TidBITS hits 25 [Link]

    April 22, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    There's a lot of history wrapped up in TidBITS. So many great things on the internet started or at least evolved at TidBITS. This post by Adam Engst really puts some of their work into perspective:

    For the record, I sincerely apologize for inadvertently spawning those “one weird trick ...

  8. Dr. Oz and Wikileaks [Link]

    April 22, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    In my opinion, Dr. Oz is disgusting so nothing he does really surprises me. Stuff like this just confirms my opinion that he is a charlatan schilling for investment:

    I have been carefully following the wearable device market and am pretty close to consummating a longer term relationship, but just ...

  9. Use the iTunes Affiliate Program [Link]

    April 22, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Greg Pierce (of Drafts for iOS fame):

    If your app is free, and they follow your link, then buy something totally different within 24 hours, you win.

    Some people will mindlessly bitch about iTunes affiliate links as if Apple would otherwise have no idea what you browsed while in the ...

  10. Convenience Over Meaning

    April 19, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Who would have thought that in the same year we get a Dick Tracy communicator on our wrist, we're electing to use communication standards of 1995 on Twitter. The "Text Shot" is surging on the service and, as a crank, it's my least favorite fad this year.1 ...