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This is a very simple Workflow I use to get the show notes for the Mac Power Users podcast, I use it when I’m listening on another device and I don’t want to grab it or interrupt what I’m doing. It’s quite simple, just 3 steps in fact.

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I'm fortunate enough to have been let into the very early OmniFocus 3 Beta. The app isn't finished yet, but here are some of the features which you might enjoy. To make things clear, I have the dark theme on OF3, and the light theme in OF2 - and I've tried to do screenshots to let you compare the...

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I am a forgetful person, not necessarily disorganised, but forgetful. And the more I have to do the more forgetful I tend to be - which results in things like misplaced keys, purses, ID cards - and naturally at the most inconvenient of moments. I heard about Tile a long time ago, but the thought o...

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The first Apple Store in Austria opened today, and it happened to be the 501st Apple Store. I attended the opening and was lucky enough not to be too far back in the line - lots of people seem to have arrived before midnight, including one man from China who arrived at 2pm the day before! At it was...

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I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running HomeBridge, HomeAssistant, and a few other services. It has a 7" touchscreen display attached which is lovely - but bright. I prefer to turn the screen on and off when I want to use it instead of relying on the energy saver preferences (as I inevitably use the d...

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I am honoured to be a guest on the fabulous Mac Power Users podcast this week. I've been listening to the show for years and help to moderate the Facebook Group - which is one of the nicest places to hang out on the internet. As mentioned briefly in the show I'll be at the Chicago meet up in...

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A while ago in the Mac Power Users Facebook Group I was challenged to make a Workflow which would tell the user about their upcoming day. When it runs Workflow will say something like this: Good morning Rose, it is 07:38. In Vienna the weather will be mixed precipitation throughout the week, wit...

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I recently bought a Raspberry Pi Zero W mood light kit on Pimoroni. I've been looking for a project to practice my python and thought playing with lights would be fun. After assembling said light (I recommend the solderless set by the way, unless you really like soldering) and playing with i...

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Being a regular user of Transmit, this is a must read!

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The tool I didn't know I needed, but will be being installed - I constantly struggle with emoji on the Mac, which isn't helped by some applications automatically replacing :) with 😀

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