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Apple Store Opening, Vienna
00&classes=image-right "Apple Store Vienna, Grand Opening") 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 cold I only got there at 7am.
Controlling a Raspberry Pi via SSH
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 device just before I want to sleep) - however typing the terminal commands to do it is rather old fashioned.
Mac Power Users 418: I'm A Guest!
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.
Good Morning Computer
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:
Creating My Own Raspberry Pi HomeKit Controlled Light
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 it, I wanted to control it along with the Philips Hue lights which are around my desk - via HomeKit.
iPad Diaries: Transmit Replacements and FTP Clients – MacStories
Being a regular user of Transmit, this is a must read!
Get Slack-style emoji everywhere with Rocket - Six Colors
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 😀
Satechi's Multiport Travel Charging station is going to make your life so much easier | iMore
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!
5K iMac vs. iMac Pro: The pro's silent fans made a fan out of me | iMore
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 - hopefully that will remain the case until Apple finally release a new model.
A Roundup of CES Home Automation and Apple Accessory Announcements – MacStories
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 to Europe - Fibaro are usually good there at least.