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  • Automators 142: Automation Elf on the Shelf

    Fri 6:56pm By David Sparks
    Happy automated holidays! Rosemary and I have a pile of new ideas for automating your holidays on this episode of Automators. This episode of Automators is sponsored by: The post Automators 142: Automation Elf on the Shelf appeared first on MacSparky.
  • TextSniper Lets You Extract Text from Anywhere (Sponsor)

    Fri 11:23am By David Sparks
    This week MacSparky is sponsored by a killer Mac utility, TextSniper. TextSniper is a Mac OCR app that can extract text anywhere on your Mac’s screen and automatically save it to your clipboard, so you can paste it anywhere you need it. It can even read the…
  • The Lab Report for Friday December 1, 2023

    Fri 4:00am By David Sparks
    It’s time for the latest Lab Report from MacSparky, covering this week’s Apple news and updates…This is a post for MacSparky Labs Members only. Care to join? Or perhaps do you need to sign in?…
  • Instagram, Children, and the Rest of Us

    Thu 4:00pm By David Sparks
    CNN reports that 33 states have accused Meta of only disabling a “fraction” of the accounts reported with millions of reports from parents, friends, and online community members. There is no questioning the fact that social media is having a negative…
  • This Month in the MacSparky Labs

    Thu 4:00am By David Sparks
    Here’s what took place in the Labs for the month of November 2023: If you’d like to be a part of the MacSparky Labs, you can get more information and join right here. The post This Month in the MacSparky Labs appeared first on MacSparky.
  • Testing Kagi Search

    Wed 9:00am By David Sparks
    Who pays $10/month for a search engine in 2023? Lately, I do. Kagi Search is a user-supported, ad-free, privacy-positive search engine. But is it worth it? This video gives you what you need to make that decision for yourself.… This is a post for MacSparky…
  • Searching Apple Notes with Alfred

    Tue 12:11pm By David Sparks
    I recently discovered an excellent Alfred plugin that lets you search and jump to individual Apple Notes (and Apple Notes Folders) from Alfred. For bonus points, it also lets you easily create links to individual notes you can past elsewhere. (Contextual…
  • The Problem with Fakes

    Tue 4:00am By David Sparks
    Lately, I’ve been looking at a lot of fakes. Adam Savage did an excellent video comparing actual Apple products with knock-offs that look like Apple products on the outside but very much are not Apple products on the inside. Looking at the fake Apple power…
  • Monday Brief: Email, Smart Locks, and a Wobbly Christmas Tree

    Mon 1:39pm By David Sparks
    Here’s the Monday brief where I talk about my new smart lock, a near-disaster with our Christmas Tree, and my ongoing struggles with email, including my weekend with Hey. … This is a post for MacSparky Labs Members. Care to join? Or perhaps you need to…
  • Mac Power Users 720: The 2023 Developer Roundtable

    Mon 11:00am By David Sparks
    Stephen and I are joined by David Smith, Malin Sundberg, and Ken Case on this episode of Mac Power Users to talk about developing for Apple’s platforms here in 2023. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by:…