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.
AirPods are the new iPod earbuds

AirPods are the new iPod earbuds

Or, anecdotally, let’s take my beloved home of Chicago. I travel in and around the city quite a bit and AirPods are everywhere. They’re on the train, in the parks, on sidewalks, in meetings, at desks, in bars, and at large, busy outdoor public events. AirPods are also...