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Sonos and Airplay 2: First Impressions
I bought a Sonos One back when it was released late last year, and it quickly became something I used without thinking about it too much. I got a Spotify subscription and liked that I could just switch my stream from my headphones to the Sonos from the Spotify app - in contrast to Apple and Google Music services which required navigating the Sonos app. I prefer Apple Music though - being able to put my headphones on and just press play is a surprisingly powerful factor, so I switched away from Spotify and back to Apple Music.
Our first look at Shortcuts on iOS
I took a quick look at what’s new in Shortcuts vs Workflow, and what we might see and give a few examples of how I’m using it.
How to Create OmniFocus Projects with Workflow
There are some projects that you just want to create a solid template of so you can use them again and again - this post gives you a few examples for how to execute that in Workflow.
Automators 1: Automating Calendar Events
This week’s episodes of The Automators is focused on calendar event creation. There are many ways you can automatically create calendar events, and it’s useful to be able to do so, to avoid losing information. You can also use calendar events as a trigger to do something - which we cover towards the end. Below there are details of all the automations we cover, including 4 (really, four!) screencasts.
Shortcuts Beta now open!
Earlier today a few little birdies told me about the Shortcuts beta being open to sign up for if you have a developer account. If I hadn’t already had one I might have been tempted to sign up for it just for this!
Clockwise 248: Six Filters Was All We Needed in My Day
I was a guest on Clockwise where we talked about Apple Maps getting better, Instagram’s new “you’ve seen it all” feature and marketing sessions, as well as Apple Pay and public transit. And I managed to pick the title!
Launching Automators: a Podcast About Automation
I’ve been asked several times if I have a podcast of my own, or a podcast about automation, and today I’m very excited to announce both: I’m launching a podcast with David Sparks on Relay FM called Automators.
My Raspberry Pi Zero W Portable Development Server
I love my iPad, it’s a great, very portable device that I can use for almost everything. Unfortunately the almost for most people is a deal breaker - but I’m stubborn and see these things as a problem to be solved rather than a reason to use another device!
Download #61: Someone Else Call 911
I was a guest on Download yesterday along with Mikah Sargent and Stephen Hacket. We had fun talking about companies buying companies, Apple covering the news, and beta software - as well as the fluffy puppy of the week!
Managing References and Resources When Writing Academic Papers
Some of you may know that I’m studying for my Masters degree in Computing (Software Engineering), this naturally requires me to write more than a few essays with full referencing. Being a nerd I want to make this as easy as possible for myself, whilst still being accurate - and the simplest way to do this is to use software to manage my references.