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Ramblings, usually somewhat geeky

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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I've got an Anker 5 port hub which has a USB C port with power delivery on it. It's great for a MacBook adorable or fast charging an iPhone or iPad, but it wouldn't do a great job on a MacBook Pro. I'm glad to see more of these devices coming to the market as they are absolutely perfect for travel!

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Stephen Hackett did exactly what I would have done - calculated that the top of the range iMac would do it, bought it, and regretted it. I'm not in the market for an iMac right now but his experience here is one I'll keep in mind. For now my 2011 Mac Mini Server is still running well enough - hopefu...

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There are several products in this roundup that I'm interested in, the power sleeve is a great idea and would have been ideal for me in a past life, and the HyperDrive is something I would love on my desk at work now. What I'm most interested in though is how long these items take to make their way...

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It was clear as soon as Apple announced they were going with Qi charging that the other standards would likely die, hopefully the resources from creating the different standards will go a long way - greater range, for one, would be appreciated.

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I'm very sad to hear that Panic are discontinuing another app - I found out about Status Board too late, but have been a heavy user of Transmit for the last few months. I can't fault a company for cutting products which aren't money makers - but the App Store needs to change so that apps like the...

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I think Apple needs to come up with a better indication -- perhaps something more explicit, the first time you encounter it -- that you need to click the hardware button, not tap something on screen. I have to agree, I did not "get" how to purchase apps to start with (one of the first things I...

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