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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.
"Wireless" charging standardises
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.
Goodbye to Transmit
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.
Daring Fireball: Pressing the Side Button to Confirm Payments on iPhone X
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 did with my iPhone X), once I knew how to do it then it was obvious - so I would guess the physical action came first and the animation later, when everyone testing it knew how to use it.