A keyboard shortcut for a markdown link in Drafts – Keyboard Maestro

Lately, I've been doing more of my writing in Drafts. One thing that I miss is a keyboard shortcut for a markdown link. In other writing apps like iA Writer, Byword, Ulysses, and etc, ⌘K is the keyboard shortcut for a markdown link. Since I use links fairly often I miss not having it when … Continue reading A keyboard shortcut for a markdown link in Drafts – Keyboard Maestro

Toggle Control Center with a keyboard shortcut in Big Sur

I installed Big Sur on my 2015 MacBook Pro the other day. One area that I wanted to customize was the menubar. There is so much blank space between the icons, it’s a gigantic waste of space and looks awful. Even after installing Bartender 4 to organize my menubar I wanted to move some items … Continue reading Toggle Control Center with a keyboard shortcut in Big Sur

How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing

Do you get frustrated with how the slightest touch of the palm of your hand or thumb on the trackpad causes the text cursor to jump to a different position when you're typing? I have and it’s been bothering me for some time. Here’s how I solved this problem. I turned off “Tap to click” … Continue reading How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing

Results of one of the largest password re-use studies ever

Last month a Turkish student Ata Hakçıl studying computer engineering at the University of Cyprus did one of the largest password re-use studies ever. He analyzed more than 1 billion-plus leaked credentials from data breaches at various companies. These data dumps have been around for several years, and have been piling up as new companies … Continue reading Results of one of the largest password re-use studies ever

iOS 13 Reminders app incompatible with macOS 10.14 and earlier

If you have iOS devices and an iPad or Mac you’re going to want to read this Apple Support article regarding the new Reminders app before you upgrade to iOS 13. This may save you a lot of frustration. Upgraded reminders aren't compatible with earlier versions of iOS and macOS. If you upgrade your reminders … Continue reading iOS 13 Reminders app incompatible with macOS 10.14 and earlier

Step count in the Health app not matching the step count in the Activity app

I have a goal of 10,000 steps every day. I've been doing this ever since I quit bike racing back in 2011. Before my Apple Watch, I tracked my steps with my Garmin Forerunner 35 and the Garmin Connect iOS app. Now I'm tracking my steps on my Apple Watch and the Activity and Health … Continue reading Step count in the Health app not matching the step count in the Activity app

Getting the link for an Apple Mail Message

This post by David Sparks aka MacSparky from a couple of days ago provides an Apple Script that he uses to get links to Apple Mail messages anywhere using TextExpander. It’s easy to understand and there’s also a video that shows you how and why you would want to use it. After reading the post … Continue reading Getting the link for an Apple Mail Message