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

Gmail design update for iOS is rolling out soon in the App Store

I abandon Gmail a few years ago but I’m sure many of you who read my blog are using it. That said, Google has announced that its mobile apps for iOS and Android are being updated to bring them in line with the design changes and new features that are now available on the web. … Continue reading Gmail design update for iOS is rolling out soon in the App Store

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 privacy-first DNS service is now available as an iOS app

I’ve been using Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS service on my Mac since reading a post by Kirk McElhearn on the Intego Mac Security Blog about the service. The service was introduced April 1st of this year and is designed to be faster than traditional DNS services and more private which is what got my attention. There … Continue reading Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 privacy-first DNS service is now available as an iOS app

iOS Safari content blockers

Ben Brooks has published his test results for Safari content blockers. Since I’ve been thinking about a different blocker I found his testing to be helpful. Up until today, I’ve been using the original 1Blocker which is now called Legacy since 1Blocker X was introduced several months ago. By the way, 1Blocker X is Ben’s … Continue reading iOS Safari content blockers

Bear turns off Markdown compatibly mode with today’s update on Mac and iOS

I was ticked off this morning after updating Bear on all my devices. All my notes were looking a little strange. I first noticed it in my todo lists. The checkboxes didn’t look right and bold was no longer bold. Here’s the solution. Go into Settings > General and turn Markdown compatibly mode back on … Continue reading Bear turns off Markdown compatibly mode with today’s update on Mac and iOS

Newton email for Mac and iOS is shutting down

Recently, more and more developers have switched to subscription pricing. Folks hate this model (including me) and seek out alternatives. Newton email is a casualty of the pricing model. Long term I think this model will fail for a lot of developers. Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors Newton, a popular email service for iOS and … Continue reading Newton email for Mac and iOS is shutting down

Apple removes apps from their Affiliate Program

Members of the iTunes Affiliate Program (myself included) received an email from Apple yesterday that announced iOS and Mac apps would no longer be included: Affiliate Program App Store Updates Thank you for participating in the affiliate program for apps. With the launch of the new App Store on both iOS and macOS and their … Continue reading Apple removes apps from their Affiliate Program

Ugh! – Drafts app for iOS goes subscription

Another one of my favorite apps has gone subscription. This is very disappointing. I refuse to support any more subscription apps. I’m already on subscription overload. One has to draw the line somewhere. It does appear that Drafts version 4, which is now called Legacy, will continue to be supported but with no further development. … Continue reading Ugh! – Drafts app for iOS goes subscription

David Sparks announces the MacSparky – iPhone Field Guide

David Sparks also, known as MacSparky, has released the iPhone Field Guide. I’m a big fan of MacSparky. I’ve gotten a lot of useful tips and learned many tricks reading his blog and listening to the Mac Power Users podcast that he hosts with Katie Floyd. I’ve also watched a number of screencasts that he … Continue reading David Sparks announces the MacSparky – iPhone Field Guide