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MacStories Unwind: The Last of Us, TV Show and Videogame

0:0022:33 This week on MacStories Unwind, Federico recommends The Last of Us on HBO Max, and I suggest replaying 2022 remaster of The Last of Us Part I. Sponsored By: SaneBox – Clean up your inbox today and keep it that way forever The Last of Us Federico’s Pick: The Last of Us...

Apple Reports First Year-Over-Year Earnings Drop Since 2019

The past quarter has not been kind to Apple. Today the company announced its first revenue drop since 2019, with total revenue of $117.2 billion, a 5% year-over-year drop. Going into today’s earnings call, the consensus of Wall Street analysts was that Apple would log $121.19 billion of revenue or $1.94/share. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, had this to...

Raycast Adds Deeplinking of Commands

Raycast, the app launcher and command utility that was our MacStories Selects Best Mac app of 2022, introduced URL scheme support for its extensive collection of built-in and third-party commands. The app’s existing system of hotkey and alias triggers is still the best way to send a command to Raycast in most circumstances, but with deeplinks, Raycast...

The Practicality of Art in Software

I’ve been following with great interest this series of articles by John Gruber (and Matt Birchler’s related story) about the chasm between iOS and Android apps. I have some thoughts since expanding my app knowledge beyond iOS and iPadOS is one of my goals for 2023. About a month ago, during my holiday break, I purchased a Google Pixel 7 as a way to...

AppStories, Episode 314 – Mastodon Clients for iOS and iPadOS

This week on AppStories, we cover the iPhone and iPad Mastodon apps we’ve been testing and share what we like and don’t about each. Sponsored by: Issuu – Get started with Issuu today for FREE or sign up for an annual premium account and get 50% off Pillow – Sleeping better, made simple. Subscribe here. On AppStories+,...

Social Media Management Utility Buffer Adds Mastodon Support

One of the things I immediately missed when I moved to Mastodon was the ability to schedule posts. This isn’t something I do a lot. However, with a busy editorial calendar at MacStories, I’ve used a variety of services over the years, including Buffer, to allow me to set up draft posts in advance when we’ve got a big story or episode of AppStories coming...

Last Week, on Club MacStories: Things and PDF to JPEG Conversion Shortcuts, MacStories Unplugged, and Apps

Because Club MacStories now encompasses more than just newsletters, we’ve created a guide to the past week’s happenings: MacStories Weekly: Issue 353 Federico shares a shortcut that converts a multi-page PDF into a single JPEG More Things shortcuts that take advantage of the app’s new shortcuts actions An all-new episode of MacStories Unplugged...

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...

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