Mastodon iOS apps are getting good

Mastodon is a relatively new social media service, but I’ve grown to like it quite a bit. Of course, any new service these days will need good apps if it’s going to get anywhere. Thankfully, the iOS apps are getting pretty good. If you need a primer on Mastodon, how...

A hope for an iCloud announcement next week

As you might have noticed, iCloud has been having a number of hiccups lately. Apps like Tweetbot and Bear (a client of mine) have had to alert users because it’s affecting sync. I could be stretching, but I hope that these multiple hiccups this close to a major event...

It’s time to give Watch apps another chance

I’ve had my Series 4 for all of 48 hours, but I am happy and a little surprised to say: Watch apps finally feel usable. The new power and speed in Series 4 feels like a huge leap forward, which is important because I’m trying to cut down on how often I keep my iPhone...

My productivity cadence

Every time I have to switch to my Mac to do something (like an app or service that still doesn’t have proper iOS support), I remember how comfortable and familiar it is. Every time I get back to my iPad, where I do most of my work and play these days, I remember how...

📱 Safari: How to quickly open links in new tabs

In Safari on iPad and iPhone, you can quickly open a link in a new tab by tapping it with two fingers. On iPad, this will create a new background tab so you can stay on the current page. On iPhone, you’ll switch to the new tab.