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Clean up Your Inbox Today and Keep It That Way Forever with SaneBox [Sponsor]

SaneBox is the all-in-one solution to email overload, so you can spend less time managing email and more time on what matters. It works with any email client or service, and any device - literally anywhere you check your email. Oh, and there’s nothing to download or install. It just works. SaneBox is like having a personal email assistant that automatically...

MacStories Unwind: The Banshees of Inisherin and Matilda the Musical

0:0019:58 This week on MacStories Unwind, John takes listeners to the coast of Ireland for The Banshees of Inisherin, and Federico adds some song and dance to everyone’s day with Matilda the Musical. Links and Show Notes John’s Pick: The Banshees of Inisherin On HBO Max Trailer...

Things 3.17 Overhauls the App’s Shortcuts Actions

Things 3.17 is out for iPhone, iPad, and Mac with greatly expanded support for Shortcuts. That opens up a much wider variety of possible automations than ever before. It’s a lot to take in at once, but I’ve been playing with these actions since the end of last year, so I thought I’d highlight what each does and share a few shortcuts that I’ve built...

The Mac’s 30th Anniversary Icon Font Shared As SVG Images

In 2014, for the 30th anniversary of the Mac, Apple celebrated with a mini site featuring the stories of the people behind the computer and its users. As part of that event, Apple created a special font of line-drawn versions of every Mac from its introduction on January 24, 1984 through 2014. Robb Knight, my co-host on the Ruminate podcast, has had...

Unread 3.3

Saving an article from Unread to Readwise Reader. Unread, the elegant RSS reader by Golden Hill Software that we’ve covered before on MacStories, received its 3.3 update today, and it’s an interesting one I’ve been playing around with for the past week. There are two features I want to mention. The first one is the ability to set up an article action...

AppStories, Episode 313 – Imagining Apps for an Apple VR Headset

This week on AppStories, we imagine the kinds of apps that may emerge for an Apple VR headset. Sponsored by: CleanMyMac X – Your Mac. As good as new. Get 5% off today. Pillow – Sleeping better, made simple. Subscribe here. On AppStories+: Cookies, Cider, and touchscreen Macs. We deliver AppStories+ to subscribers...

Club MacStories Sample: Federico Achieves His Universal Control Dream and John Reflects on Indie Life

Editor’s Note: Every now and then, we like to share some of the writing we’ve published for Club MacStories members with the broader MacStories community to give readers a feel for what we offer in case they’re thinking of joining themselves. The Club has grown to encompass far more than just our writing. There’s the Discord community, AV Club events...

Micro.blog, Mastodon, and Ivory

Manton Reece has a fantastic explanation of the underpinnings of Micro.blog and Mastodon and how they work with third-party clients like Ivory, which Federico reviewed yesterday. Manton’s post is in response to questions about why Micro.blog work with Tapbots’ Ivory since both Micro.blog and Mastodon implement the ActivityPub standard. The answer is...

Ivory for Mastodon Review: Tapbots Reborn

Ivory for Mastodon. There’s an intangible, permeating quality about Tapbots apps that trascends features and specs: craftsmanship. With Ivory, launching today on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, you can instantly appreciate that level of care and refinement that the Texas-based duo is well known for after more than a decade on the App Store. But...

Apple Offers Educational Resources for Data Privacy Day

January 28th is Data Privacy Day, and Apple is marking the occasion with educational resources, including a short film starring Nick Mohammed called “A Day in the Life of an Average Person’s Data” and a Today at Apple session called “Taking Charge of Your Privacy on iPhone.” The short film featuring Mohammed, who plays Coach Nate in the Apple TV+...

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