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  • My iPhone Home Screen, 2018 Edition

    Fri 8:30am By David Sparks
    It’s been awhile since I shared my home screen and since I finally shipped my iPhone Field Guide, this seemed the right time to share my iPhone home screen, 2018 edition.…
  • Free Agents 45: Like Going Back to High School

    Wed 11:00am By David Sparks
    My home workspace gets invaded by teenagers, Jason reprises his old commute and learns to appreciate the ability to work from anyplace, and a listener reminds us of a classic technique: making promises that your future self has to keep. Join us for the latest…
  • Big Update for Drafts 

    Wed 10:32am By David Sparks
    Drafts, one of my favorite utilities for the iPhone just got a big update to version 5. For some of you, that’s all you need to hear. Download the new version and subscribe. For the rest of you, let me explain a bit further.…
  • OmniGraffle, Graphics Software for Mortals – Sponsor

    Apr 16, 2018, 11:08 am By David Sparks
    This week MacSparky is sponsored by OmniGraffle, by the Omni Group. OmniGraffle is the diagramming and graphics tool made for people that don’t have the time to get a degree in diagramming and graphics. It’s a powerful application that is also easy to use.…
  • Mac Power Users 426: Workflows with Andy Ihnatko

    Apr 16, 2018, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    Writer, photographer, geek, and all-around nice guy Andy Ihnatko joins us this week, while Katie attempts to avoid electrocution.…
  • CarPlay's Unsurprising Success

    Apr 13, 2018, 1:04 pm By David Sparks
    Strategy Analytics released a report explaining how happy car owners are with Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto in their vehicles. This is hardly shocking. …
  • Announcing the iPhone Field Guide

    Apr 12, 2018, 8:00 am By David Sparks
    Today I'm pleased to announce my latest MacSparky Field Guide is available for purchase from the iBooks Store, The iPhone Field Guide.…
  • The (Red) iPhone

    Apr 11, 2018, 10:43 am By David Sparks
    The new Product (Red) iPhone looks pretty nice. I like the black bezel much better than last year’s version with the white bezel. Still, a few thoughts occur to me.…
  • PDFpen Version 10

    Apr 10, 2018, 4:49 pm By David Sparks
    PDFpen for Mac continues to improve. Today Smile released version 10 with several new features:…
  • The New iPad

    Apr 10, 2018, 9:55 am By David Sparks
    Over the weekend I took a trip to the Apple Store to check out the new 9.7 inch $329 iPad. There is a lot to like about the new iPad, starting with price. It’s roughly half the cost of the 10.5 inch iPad Pro. For that price, you get an iPad that supports…
  • Clean up Your Mac with CleanMyMac 3 - Sponsor

    Apr 9, 2018, 11:18 am By David Sparks
    I’m pleased to welcome as a new sponsor to MacSparky this week an app I’ve been using for years, CleanMyMac. It’s easy to let cruft build up on your Mac, and with the limited space available on SSDs, that can be a pain to manage and slow down your…
  • Mac Power Users 425: Web Browsers

    Apr 9, 2018, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    Join us this week as we dive into the topic of browsers: the browsers we use on Mac and iOS, reasons to look at third-party browsers versus staying with Safari, tweaking your settings, our favorite add-ons and companions services, and more.…
  • Home Screens - Dr. Barrett Mosbacker

    Apr 6, 2018, 9:00 am By David Sparks
    Some of my favorite home screens come from MacSparky readers. Dr. Barrett Mosbacker is one of those. So Barrett, show us your home screen.…
  • Free Agents 44: Maybe You'll Get a Real Job, with David Wain

    Apr 4, 2018, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    You might not realize it, but creative professionals in the entertainment industry are also free agents. In this episode, we talk to writer/actor/director David Wain of Wet Hot American Summer and The State about his life as a free agent, from hitting MTV…
  • Apple is Staffing Up Siri

    Apr 4, 2018, 10:45 am By David Sparks
    There’s a lot of news lately about Apple staffing up Siri. First we heard that they are adding something like 100 additional engineers to the product. Now the New Your Times is reporting Apple hired Google’s former artificial intelligence chief, John…
  • Repairability vs. Sturdiness

    Apr 3, 2018, 10:08 am By David Sparks
    Over the years, Apple Products have become increasingly less repairable. The latest teardown of the new iPad evidences this fact with photos of densely packed electronic components and copious amounts of glue. This led iFixit to give the new iPad a low…
  • Daisy Disk 4.5

    Apr 2, 2018, 3:17 pm By David Sparks
    DaisyDisk is a smart little utility to help you manage your Mac’s drive space. I’ve been DaisyDisk on my Macs for a long time. Recently they updated to version 4.5. …
  • Tame Your Email with SaneBox – Sponsor

    Apr 2, 2018, 12:45 pm By David Sparks
    This week’s sponsor, SaneBox is the solution to so many of my email problems. SaneBox is the email service that adds a pile of productivity features to your email, regardless of what email client you use. For a lot of folks, email is a constant pain point,…
  • Mac Power Users 424: Workflows with Mike Schmitz

    Apr 2, 2018, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    Writer, podcaster, screencaster, and avid bookworm Mike Schmitz joins us to talk about his quest to "push past average", become more productive, sleep better, read more, and live a well-balanced life.…
  • 1Password for Mac Version 7 Beta

    Mar 30, 2018, 5:58 pm By David Sparks
    I’ve been running the beta of the new 1Password app for Mac for a while now, and I'd recommend it for any 1Password subscribers.…