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Michael Tsai – Blog – How iCloud Drive Deletes Your Files Without Warning

18.07.2015 02:00

This is bad. Finder should not let you move files while they are not synced.

I don’t call Apple out on stuff like this that often, but this is the bad side of iCloud. This is bad user interface design, because you are letting the user do something stupid. And it is also bad backend design, for the same reason. The only good thing is that you can restore the files.

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Neil Young and the quality of streaming music

18.07.2015 02:00

Jim Dalrymple:

I love you Neil, but you’re wrong on this one.

I could not agree more, Neil Young is a fantastic musician, but he is just wrong here. The great thing about the digital age is that you have streaming for convenience, you have the iTunes Music Store for buying Music, and you have PonoMusic if you want true lossless.

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Push-Triggered Sync in OmniFocus – The Omni Group

18.07.2015 02:00

When Push-Triggered Sync is enabled, OmniFocus for iOS will start syncing more frequently in the background as you make changes on other devices. This means that OmniFocus on your iPhone or iPad will have your latest changes right away, no matter where you make them. Because you’ll be syncing more frequently, the amount of data in each sync should also go down; your syncs will finish much faster.

This is great news for all the OmniFocus users out there. I don’t use OmniFocus any more, but I’ll probably be back at some point, but this is a fantastic update. The time required to sync was one of the things that always drove me nuts about OF, especially on iPhone.

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Seth’s Blog

18.07.2015 02:00

An amateur memorizes. A professional looks for metaphors.

It’s not a talent, it’s a practice. When you see a story, an example, a wonderment, take a moment to look for the metaphor inside.

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Six Colors

18.07.2015 02:00

Dan Moren:

Ultimately, the best solution for me—and I stress, for me—has proved to be Numbers, for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s already on all my Macs and iOS devices. Secondly, while it may not be on par with the likes of Excel, it is remarkably powerful. And thirdly, well, it’s pretty and has a pretty gradual learning curve.

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Ulysses for iPad and Mac adds automatic backup options so you’ll never lose a thought | iMore

18.07.2015 02:00

Great update, I have been missing a good backup option for Ulysses for a long time; because I don’t trust iCloud.

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Wired

18.07.2015 02:00

ADOBE FLASH—THAT INSECURE, ubiquitous resource hog everyone hates to need—is under siege, again, and hopefully for the last time. The latest calls for its retirement come from some of the Internet’s most powerful players, but if the combined clattering of Facebook, Firefox, and a legion of unsatisfied users isn’t enough finally to put it in the ground, scroll down to see how to axe it from your devices yourself.

Flash are already dying, there are no Flash on iOS, and the Android version was killed a long time ago. I see some Flash on Facebook, usually videos, and I once in a while(or year) see a Youtube video that isn’t available as HTML5 video.

The big question is: how soon can we get rid of the reminaing 1% of the flash content on the web? My belief is that this won’t happen before we set a date, or just kill the damn thing; because they don’t have any incentives to do so before then.

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Work/Play – Limited Edition Confidant – Baron Fig

18.07.2015 02:00

Fantastic! I love notebooks that combine blank pages with either grid or lines. Like the Field Notes notebooks from last year. The reason is simple: I usually write notes in my notebooks, but there are times, where a simple sketch is the most efficient thing, or when you doodle during a meeting / lecture because, well it’s boring.

I wish there was more notebooks like this.

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5 Amazing Female Writers Who Wrote One Book and then Disappeared

16.07.2015 02:00

Being a writer of novels is considered a calling and lifelong commitment, not something people try once and never do again, like babysitting or working in a call centre. While some one-novel writers left this world under tragic circumstances others just dropped the mike and walked off the public stage, dedicating their lives to other endeavours.

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Goodbye, Satoru Iwata | iMore

16.07.2015 02:00

Peter Cohen:

Iwata was remarkable for a few reasons. He was the first boss of Nintendo who was not a member of the founding Yamauchi family. He was also only the fourth person to run the company, which got its start in the 19th century as a maker of hanafuda playing cards. Iwata was also not a career executive: He started out as a programmer, working for a Japanese video game developer called HAL Laboratory Inc. 

The world lost a giant.

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