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I recently discovered a little trick from the Map app in iOS - that you can add a rich contact to your contact, complete with map.

1. The first step is finding the place on the map - Apple Maps has got much better over the years so points of interest and useful places like doctors surgeries are of...

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I've been experimenting more with Airmail on iOS recently, specifically the custom actions. Being a regular user of Workflow I'm very familiar with the concept - but Airmail does things a little differently.
Airmail App Icon

To get started with the custom actions you first need to enable integration with the...

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Today is the day, Apple fans are perhaps a little too excited but that's par for the course. We've had plenty of "pre-announcements" and speculation that these have come over the last week because they're running short of time in the Keynote. There's even been an apparent supply chain leak on Reddit (and a handy summary if you don't feel like wading through all those comments).

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With just 5 days to go before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference everyone's getting in on the prediction/wish list action!

WWDC 2017 Logo

  • MacStories's Federico Viticci along with Sam Beckett did a brilliant video of an iOS 11 concept - I especially like the Shelf, it feels very Apple like and I could...

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Everyone's been talking about JSON feed recently, or at least that's how it seems! As said by John Gruber, it's written for real humans. JSON is everywhere nowadays, and it's very easy to parse!

As such I thought it would be nice to implement JSON feed here on this blog. Unfortunately there i...

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As Wunderlist is sadly shutting down, I decided that I would move before I was pushed - so after some evaluation of my uses (shared lists primarily, and nothing that would end up in OmniFocus) I decided on Trello. They have optional Trello Gold which means I can pay them and make them more lik...

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I've been using OmniFocus ask my task manager for a good few years now, and I frequently like to search out articles about how other people use it to glean some ideas - and I frequently pick up tips.

As such I have a collection of articles below, most being pages which link to many more articles...

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This week the Mac Power Users podcast hosted a meet up in Chicago. The event was sponsored by MacPaw (delicious food, thanks guys!), and it was a lot of fun.

Along with meeting Katie and David, I also met Tom Siko, Joshua McNary, Tony Marengo, and many others. Dr Drang was apparen...

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Whenever you're on the go you always seem to end up needing to charge more gadgets simultaneously than at home - or at least you do if you're me. Along with the standard devices there are backup battery packs, and of course, if there are any long journeys you want everything fully charged before you...

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I've recently been travelling a lot (which as my family is well aware, is a normal state!) and wanted to be able to easily keep track of the exchange rate, plus be able to calculate the prices including tax - as well as find out how much it would be in my normal currency.

Step 1 was finding an API...

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