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  • 1Writer 2.5 Released

    3h By Stephen Hackett
    1Writer has been my iOS text editor of choice for a while now. Today, it saw a nice update that adds a lot of nice features, including the ability to import and preview images in Markdown documents.
  • Ungeniused #17: Concorde

    Wed 11:42am By Stephen Hackett
    On today’s episode of Ungeniused, Myke and I talk about Concorde, the world’s only supersonic jet designed for everyday air travel. My thanks to our sponsor: Freshbooks: Online invoicing made easy.
  • Lattner Says Tesla Autopilot Was ‘Irresistible’

    Tue 6:58pm By Stephen Hackett
    Chris Lattner, in an interview with Joe Rossignol at MacRumors: This was a very difficult decision, because I care deeply about the technology and people at Apple and because I could see myself staying there for many more years. In the end though, the…
  • Liftoff #38: Lucy: Levitating Ulcers Carefully Yearning

    Tue 3:50pm By Stephen Hackett
    This fortnight on Liftoff, Jason and I catch up on the news and remember Gene Cernan, the last man on the moon. My thanks to our sponsor: Blue Apron: A better way to cook. Get three free meals with free shipping.
  • Connected #125: Tiny Adorable Fort

    Tue 12:55pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Connected, Myke and I were joined by Dan Moren to talk about home assistants, Apple’s television dreams and the Mac mini. My thanks to our sponsors: Eero: Blanket your home in fast, reliable WiFi. Use code CONNECTED for free overnight shipping.…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: Macintosh IIfx Requires A/UX 2.0 or Later

    Tue 10:00am By Stephen Hackett
    A/UX was a version of Unix Apple worked on from 1988 to 1995. It deserves a whole series of posts on this site, which I’ll get to eventually. I was surprised to find several articles about it on Apple’s support site, including this one: To run A/UX on the…
  • Behind the Scenes of the Ellen Feiss Ad

    Mon 2:33pm By Stephen Hackett
    Back in 2002, Zachary Frechette interviewed Ellen Feiss, star of the most memorable of Apple’s “Switcher” ads: How did you get involved with the Apple switch campaign in the first place? It’s kind of a funny story. I’m friends with the son of the…
  • macOS Sierra Beta Adds System Features to ‘Significant Energy’ List

    Mon 1:22pm By Stephen Hackett
    Joe Rossignol at MacRumors: On the latest macOS Sierra beta, when a Mac’s display is set above 75% brightness—or at least 13 out of 16 notches—a new item called “Display Brightness” is listed under the battery menu. Clicking on “Display…
  • The Mac mini Family Tree

    Mon 11:55am By Stephen Hackett
    Over on MacStories this month, I wrote up the history of the Mac mini: From its humble beginnings as the BYODKM Mac to its role as a server, the Mac mini has been a faithful workhorse for 12 years now. It deserves another chance. The Mac mini has seen a lot of…
  • RSS Sponsor: LinkLocker – Private Bookmarking

    Mon 10:00am By Stephen Hackett
    Online bookmarking services are a great resource. They let you stash away links to content you care about, and they make those links easy to find later via tags, search, and other features. The problem with most of these services is that they tend to be built…