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2024

TikTok: It's 'a weapon of war' ➡️
April 12, 2024

Lost in the Googleverse: The fight for survival among independent websites
April 12, 2024

1000 Words a day
April 11, 2024

Quoting Brett Terpstra: Back in my day... some thoughts on blogging then and now
April 10, 2024

Here's how to summarize YouTube videos using Gemini
April 9, 2024

Drafts send file to iA Writer
April 8, 2024

4.8 Earthquake shakes us up in New Jersey and beyond
April 5, 2024

Bringing order to my note-taking chaos
April 4, 2024

No More Posts to Email
April 2, 2024

No Regrets: I don't miss my iPads
March 28, 2024

Heads up, iPhone 15 drivers: new cable needed for CarPlay
March 27, 2024

Alfred workflow that gets a list of all open Safari tabs
March 25, 2024

The user verdict: Why Apple's loyal base is key to defeating the DOJ antitrust push
March 22, 2024

The feature that keeps me hooked on Day One
March 18, 2024

Walmart brings the popular Wedge-Shaped M1 MacBook Air to its shelves for $699
March 15, 2024

The hard lesson that TikTok creators may have to learn
March 14, 2024

AirPods Pro Might Soon Double as Your Ears' next hearing aid
March 13, 2024

Web App Distribution Coming to iOS in the EU
March 12, 2024

Ditching the Disappointment: I traded my iPads for an iPhone 15 Pro Max
March 12, 2024

Laying Blame: Social Media has fucked-up the very fabric of America
March 11, 2024

On quality software
March 9, 2024

The MacBook Air’s wedge is truly gone — and I miss it already
March 7, 2024

An ode to Things
March 6, 2024

M3 MacBook Airs are here!
March 4, 2024

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: making the right choice
March 3, 2024

🔗 The future needs files
March 2, 2024

A trick to snooze emails in Apple Mail
March 1, 2024

How I consume news, blogs, books, and podcasts
February 28, 2024

When surge pricing hits, your wallet takes a thrashing
February 27, 2024

So you’re monetizing your blog
February 23, 2024

Apple’s 2023 Report Card
February 23, 2024

Sports fans: Apple launched a new, free app for scores, stats, and more
February 21, 2024

Amazon Faces Class Action For Enshittifying Prime Video
February 19, 2024

Good Enough Computing
February 16, 2024

Another and another and another look at Obsidian
February 15, 2024

Can't quit Alfred? Me neither! But I use these Raycast extensions
February 8, 2024

Read this before buying: Everyone is using headsets like Apple’s Vision Pro wrong, a study says. ➡️
February 6, 2024

Cory Doctorow: How I got scammed (05 Feb 2024) ➡️
February 6, 2024

iPad Pro rant: the clipboard saga that tests my patience daily
February 3, 2024

Google Play App Store: Malware Infected Apps Removed, but still available on third-party app stores
February 1, 2024

Need a breather ➡️
January 30, 2024

New iPads and M3 MacBook Air set for release at the end of March
January 29, 2024

Opinion: Other iOS App Stores and Payments
January 28, 2024

Apple Week in Review: Stolen Phones, Birthday Macs, and EU App Store Shakeups
January 26, 2024

12 Months with the iPad Mini
January 23, 2024

How to see the Today View in Apple's Reminders sorted by Lists
January 21, 2024

4 Methods to power-off your iPhone
January 20, 2024

Conquer the clipboard in iPadOS: My system for always-on copying
January 18, 2024

An OLED iPad Pro will be worth every extra penny–if it delivers this one feature ➡️
January 17, 2024

Apple's Vision Pro: Who actually gives a shit?
January 16, 2024

Why I chose NetNewsWire over Reeder for RSS
January 14, 2024

Hertz dumps EVs, including Teslas, for gas cars ➡️
January 12, 2024

My ideal desktop setup with iPad Pro and MacBook Air
January 12, 2024

My 2024 digital presence: where I post, who it’s for, and why I post there
January 10, 2024

My Drafts + Day One journaling workflow
January 8, 2024

Is the iPhone empire about to crumble? DOJ holds the shovel. ➡️
January 7, 2024

Facebook's Link History: You Can't Escape the Zucker-net
January 5, 2024

Omnivore 1.40 upgrade: article title and link included with highlight export
January 3, 2024

From Floppies to iPhones: My 40-Year Love Affair with Technology (and It's Not Over Yet!)
January 1, 2024

2023

Prime Video Ads Arrive January 29th: Brace for Breaks (Unless You Pony Up)
December 30, 2023

People talking about what is and what isn't a real computer
December 28, 2023

I’ll never stop blogging: it’s an itch I have to scratch – and I don’t care if it’s an outdated format
December 27, 2023

Apple thinks the next big thing is ... journaling?
December 21, 2023

Goodlinks send to Drafts Custom Actions
December 20, 2023

iOS 17.2 Update: Taking control of the iPhone default alert sound
December 18, 2023

Stay Ahead of Thieves: iOS 17.3 Beta's 'Stolen Device Protection' Reinforces iPhone Security
December 18, 2023

I hated writing with the Apple Pencil on my iPad. Not anymore!
December 17, 2023

My iPad Pro is a dedicated writing device
December 16, 2023

Here's where people buy their iPhones, iPad, and Macs
December 16, 2023

Exploring Apple's Journal Suggestions in the Day One app
December 14, 2023

Omnivore: A free read-it-later app for highlighting, note-taking, and text-to-speech
December 14, 2023

Why I abandoned Drafts and returned to text files for managing my information repository
December 14, 2023

Took another look at Obsidian
December 14, 2023

My default apps – 2024 version
December 14, 2023

Update: Renewing my Feedbin subscription: A lingering dilemma
November 22, 2023

You just never know!
November 22, 2023

Keyboard Maestro Macro: Close all open tabs and hide Safari
November 20, 2023

On Ad Blockers
November 20, 2023

App-solutely indecisive
November 19, 2023

Renewing my Feedbin subscription: A lingering dilemma
November 19, 2023

I use these three apps on my iPhone and Mac every day
November 18, 2023

Back to Drafts app as my information repository
November 18, 2023

Turn your iPad into a reference monitor for your MacBook with Universal Control
October 30, 2023

The podcast and blog subscription dilemma
October 28, 2023

Apple Private Relay: It's not worth the Wi-Fi speed sacrifice
October 26, 2023

Streamline Your Ulysses Journaling with a Quick-Add Shortcut
October 23, 2023

Six-digit code scams
October 23, 2023

Tinylytics: Analytics for blogs and small websites
October 21, 2023

Opinion: Is there a secret agenda behind Musk's $1/Year paywall to tweet?
October 18, 2023

Social media: from social utopia to algorithmic reality
October 16, 2023

Waking up to your iPhone passcode screen after an apparent restart overnight?
October 13, 2023

Bartender to Hidden Bar: A Simpler Solution for macOS Sonoma
October 11, 2023

Introducing: notes.ldstephens.me
October 8, 2023

Two sneaky ways to get an alias email address for your Gmail email address
October 3, 2023

Have a complaint about your CVS Pharmacy? I do and so do pharmacists!
September 29, 2023

I took a big gamble today: My macOS 14 Sonoma install
September 28, 2023

Reclaim iCloud storage by deleting iCloud backups for devices that you no longer possess
September 26, 2023

Apple Mail's missing Snooze: Setting the record straight
September 26, 2023

Why I Made the Switch from Apple Reminders to GoodTask
September 25, 2023

Apple Notes gets a productivity boost in iOS and iPadOS 17!
September 23, 2023

iOS and iPadOS 17 review
September 19, 2023

Balancing an iPad Pro, iPad Mini, and a MacBook Air
September 18, 2023

The resurgence of the tv series “Suits”
September 15, 2023

xSearch: A Safari extension for improved searching on iPhone and iPad
September 10, 2023

How to change font size for individual apps on iPhone and iPad
September 9, 2023

Does your older iPhone's battery need replacing?
September 7, 2023

Wordpress.com introduces the 100-Year plan at $38,000
September 6, 2023

The 2024 iPad Pro: a pass for me
September 4, 2023

I do not want analytics to influence my writing
September 4, 2023

Biden takes on big pharma with Medicare drug price negotiations
August 31, 2023

The iPad conundrum revisited again
August 26, 2023

Everything you need to know about Apple Notes
August 23, 2023

A Magic Mouse transformed my iPad use
August 20, 2023

I'm done with Medium, it's losing its soul
August 20, 2023

Bear 2.0.6 update squashes a lot of bugs
August 10, 2023

Devonthink search to the rescue
August 9, 2023

Unleash your iPad's full potential: supercharge productivity with Shortcuts in Slide Over
August 8, 2023

A note about blogging
August 7, 2023

Apple Q3 2023 Results
August 7, 2023

I downgraded to an iPhone 11 Pro Max – and I'm not missing much
August 7, 2023

Instapaper 8.4 launched today
July 25, 2023

“X” The Twitter Bird has “flown the coop”!
July 25, 2023

How to setup folders in Fastmail that auto-purge emails
July 24, 2023

Embrace your creative clutter
July 23, 2023

How to use Split View on Mac
July 22, 2023

Quoting Rands In Repose: Bear just gets me
July 22, 2023

🔗 Link Post: Decoding
July 22, 2023

Threads almost sucked in
July 16, 2023

Apple Private Relay can break certain websites when using Safari
July 15, 2023

You-Tuberville
July 13, 2023

Bear 2 is here!
July 11, 2023

Understanding iPhone's orange, green, and blue privacy indicator dots
July 11, 2023

Quoting Manu Moreale: I am not a writer
July 9, 2023

Josh Hawley tweeted a fake quote to push religious propaganda regarding Independence Day
July 6, 2023

Our property is a Certified Wildlife Habitat
July 4, 2023

Will I switch to the 15-Inch Macbook Air? And my new iPad Pro.
July 3, 2023

How to recover deleted files on iPhone and iPad
July 3, 2023

Workaround for iPad Spotlight Search: Typing text into shortcuts prompt with a hardware keyboard
June 26, 2023

Zuckerberg vs. Musk. Literally. Who gives a shit?
June 24, 2023

How to Convert Photos to PDF on iPhone and iPad
June 23, 2023

Blogging options
June 19, 2023

Two Leakers, Different Outcomes: Trump's Bond-Free Plea and Teixeira's Jail Time”
June 17, 2023

Easy Link Opening in iPadOS!
June 13, 2023

Reading and Writing Output
June 12, 2023

PGA Tour and Saudi-Backed LIV Golf Merge: Money Talks, Golf Integrity Walks
June 11, 2023

My Everyday Essentials: Alfred, Drafts, and PopClip – The Backbone of My Workflow
June 11, 2023

Official ChatGPT app for iPhone
May 18, 2023

Why are Mac users so unhappy with their Mac?
May 18, 2023

Web Finds – May 17, 2023
May 17, 2023

Quoting Alan Ralph: Guerilla Web Browsing
May 16, 2023

Thinking out loud
May 15, 2023

Web Finds – May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023

Web Finds – May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023

Web Finds – May 10, 2023
May 10, 2023

Web Finds – May 8, 2023
May 8, 2023

Reading is the fuel to writing and 90 percent of the time the starting point of a new draft
May 7, 2023

Web Finds – May 5, 2023
May 5, 2023

fn/globe key keyboard shortcuts
May 5, 2023

Web Finds – May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023

Apple’s Journaling App and Day One
May 3, 2023

Apple’s New Savings Account Draws Nearly $1 Billion In Deposits In First Four Days
May 2, 2023

Web Finds – April 28, 2023
April 28, 2023

From Three to One
April 27, 2023

Quoting Dave Pell – Tuck Off
April 25, 2023

The downside of Apple Card's stingy credit limits
April 24, 2023

Twitter reinstates Blue verification mark for top accounts — even if they didn’t pay for it
April 24, 2023

Web Finds – April 23, 2023
April 23, 2023

Follow this blog on Mastodon
April 23, 2023

Web Finds – April 20, 2023
April 20, 2023

Making Computers Personal
April 19, 2023

Remembering Nemo: a tribute to our beloved dog
April 19, 2023

Apple’s iOS 17 to allow sideloading of apps
April 18, 2023

Bear.app 2.0
April 18, 2023

Web Finds – April 17, 2023
April 17, 2023

“Make Something Wonderful” a free book from the Steve Jobs Archive
April 17, 2023

My Experience with Removing Ads from my Kindle Paperwhite
April 16, 2023

Web Finds – April 13, 2023
April 13, 2023

How to sketch in Ulysses 30
April 12, 2023

Quoting u/Ashamed_Apricot6626
April 12, 2023

FBI warns against using public phone charging stations
April 11, 2023

Reading, linking, writing, and blogging
April 10, 2023

Web Finds – April 10, 2023
April 10, 2023

Today – April 8, 2023
April 8, 2023

Web Finds – April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023

Quoting Manu Moreale
April 5, 2023

Nicolas Magand – My simple, minimalist blogging workflow
April 4, 2023

Web Finds – April 3, 2023
April 3, 2023

From Web Interface to Native Apps: Enhancing Your ChatGPT Experience
April 2, 2023

Quoting Rebecca Toh
April 2, 2023

How to use AI to do practical stuff: A new guide
April 1, 2023

Apple's ethical dilemma: Was Apple Pay Later the right move?
March 31, 2023

Web Finds – March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023

Web Finds – March 29, 2023
March 29, 2023

iPad for writing
March 28, 2023

Quoting Geoffrey Litt
March 27, 2023

Web Finds – March 27, 2023
March 27, 2023

Quoting Robin Rendle
March 26, 2023

The Benefits of Personal Blogs Over Social Media Platforms
March 25, 2023

Quoting Zsolt Benke
March 25, 2023

Web Finds – March 24, 2023
March 24, 2023

Web Finds – March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023

A couple of Quotes worth reading
March 21, 2023

Web Finds – March 20, 2023
March 20, 2023

Web Finds – March 17, 2023
March 17, 2023

Web Finds – March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023

The Great Debate: Should Apple Merge the Mac and iPad
March 16, 2023

Web Finds – March 15, 2023
March 15, 2023

ldstephens Blog: Eight Years of Blogging and Counting
March 14, 2023

Update: Silicon Valley Bank Resolution: Depositors Protected, Taxpayers Safe
March 13, 2023

Panic-Induced Bank Run Spells the End for Silicon Valley Bank
March 12, 2023

When the Internet Goes Dark
March 11, 2023

I doubled-down on RSS
March 10, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web March 09, 2023
March 9, 2023

Desktop vs Mobile vs Tablet
March 7, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web March 6, 2023
March 6, 2023

ChatGPT action for Drafts app
March 5, 2023

PopClip now has a ChatGPT extension
March 4, 2023

Bill to Make Daylight Saving Permanent Re-emerges From the Dark
March 3, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web March 2, 2023
March 2, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 27, 2023
February 27, 2023

This is not going to go well
February 24, 2023

Restart your iPhone using Siri
February 24, 2023

7 Reasons why I register domains with Hover
February 23, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 22, 2023
February 22, 2023

Mac browser wars
February 21, 2023

A PopClip extension for following Mastodon accounts
February 20, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 20, 2023
February 20, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 17, 2023
February 17, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 15, 2023
February 15, 2023

Ivory for Mastodon gains post editing and more on iPhone and iPad
February 14, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 13, 2023
February 13, 2023

What about my iPad?
February 13, 2023

How to Fake a Dropped Call on iPhone
February 12, 2023

Quick tip – Add Apps or Folders to the Mac Apple Mail Save As Menu
February 11, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 9, 2023
February 9, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 7, 2023
February 7, 2023

Quick Tip: How to delete individual clipboard items from Alfred's clipboard history
February 6, 2023

Web Finds – interesting reading from around the web February 5, 2023
February 5, 2023

Web Finds – February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Web Finds – February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

Why I have a personal blog
January 31, 2023

Web Finds – January 30, 2023 and a Mac Tip
January 30, 2023

I've been reading books again
January 29, 2023

Web Finds – January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Web Finds – January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

Web Finds and an iPhone Tip – January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

Web Finds – January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

Web Finds – January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023

The blogging platform I'll use in 2023
January 23, 2023

FMail2 – a native Mac app for Fastmail users
January 21, 2023

Web Finds – January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

Web Finds — January 18, 2023
January 19, 2023

Where I sell my used Apple devices
January 11, 2023

Reeder.app, please fix me
January 4, 2023

Bring back personal blogging
January 3, 2023

2022

How to create Custom Actions in Goodlinks
December 30, 2022

A shoutout to 7 years of Fastmail the perfect Gmail replacement
December 29, 2022

How many computers do I need?
December 27, 2022

PSA: Cybercriminals stole LastPast customer password vaults
December 23, 2022

Using TikTok? Read this, it will alarm you!
December 23, 2022

The iOS and iPadOS apps I'm using – 2023 version
December 23, 2022

The Mac apps I'm using – 2023 version
December 23, 2022

How to follow a Mastodon account with RSS
December 13, 2022

ChatGPT, what the fuck is it?
December 11, 2022

Twitter Blue Will Cost More on an iPhone
December 11, 2022

Always Show All File Extensions on iPad and iPhone
December 3, 2022

How secure is Mastodon as a Twitter replacement?
November 30, 2022

Some thoughts on where to go as Twitter flails
November 28, 2022

Dark Sky vs Apple Weather
November 27, 2022

Apple Employees Internally Unhappy With Plans to Show More Ads to iPhone Users
November 15, 2022

Finding a native and fast text editor for the Mac in 2022
November 12, 2022

All of Twitter may go behind a paywall
November 8, 2022

WTF, Apple's aggressive push into advertising
November 6, 2022

I had to do it! M1 MacBook Air
November 1, 2022

Twitter? We'll see?
October 29, 2022

Apple Begins Showing More Ads in the App Store
October 25, 2022

iPadOS 16 what's new
October 24, 2022

Using Drafts as a text snippet library and clipboard manager
October 23, 2022

Protect your kids privacy on iPhone with this new app
October 20, 2022

Zuck’s metaverse is looking like a big f_ing flop
October 16, 2022

Back to Things for task management
October 14, 2022

Another nice update to Instapaper
October 11, 2022

The backbone of my Mac – Alfred 5
September 25, 2022

Meta/Facebook sued for circumventing iOS user privacy choices
September 24, 2022

iCreep
September 24, 2022

Replacing your phone battery instead of buying a new one
August 21, 2022

My thoughts on hearing aids being sold over-the-counter as soon as mid-October
August 17, 2022

WTF – Remind Later emails in iOS 16 beta are sent to the trash
August 11, 2022

The backbone of my Mac – Alfred 5
August 7, 2022

iA Writer 6, the biggest update since its introduction in 2010 will drop next week
June 9, 2022

Three things announced at Apple’s 2022 WWDC that I’m looking forward to
June 8, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg’s mixed legacy
June 2, 2022

Alfred Clipboard History actions
May 25, 2022

Apple wins a Patent for a next-gen hinged keyboard iPad accessory with multiple modes
May 7, 2022

My thoughts on Peloton’s price increase
April 16, 2022

Now Elon Musk the shitposter wants to buy Twitter
April 14, 2022

Twitter Loses Elon Musk the Board Member, Regains Elon Musk the Shitposter
April 12, 2022

Update: “My thoughts on the Senate’s agreement on permanent Daylight Saving Time”
April 11, 2022

Drafts app 10th Anniversary Sale get 75% off
April 7, 2022

Blog more, Tweet less
April 6, 2022

A Facebook bug led to increased views of harmful content over six months
April 3, 2022

Overcast redesign 2022.2
April 2, 2022

Universal Control for Mac and iPad
March 31, 2022

Subscription Service for iPhones?
March 28, 2022

EU provisionally agrees on law that would force Apple to allow alternative app stores and sideloading / The pros and cons of iOS sideloading
March 25, 2022

Fastmail vs ProtonMail: A Comparison
March 24, 2022

History of Instapaper
March 21, 2022

Update March 20, 2022, Things or Todoist
March 20, 2022

My thoughts on the Senate's agreement on permanent Daylight Saving Time
March 16, 2022

Facebook employees must now do their own laundry
March 15, 2022

Rumor: Only iPhone 14 pro models to get A16 chip
March 14, 2022

From Todoist to Things to Todoist again
March 12, 2022

Video: Everything Apple Announced Today in Just Over Seven Minutes – MacRumors
March 8, 2022

Getting URLs from Safari – Keyboard Maestro
March 7, 2022

Extra Reading: March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Should Apple even be holding an event next week?
March 4, 2022

The case for writing plain text files
March 3, 2022

Turn off Twitter user retweets
March 1, 2022

Launch Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Raycast
February 28, 2022

Extra Reading: February 27, 2022
February 27, 2022

Launch Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Alfred
February 25, 2022

Launch Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts | Keyboard Maestro
February 24, 2022

Safari desktop losing market share
February 22, 2022

Extra Reading: February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Raycast, a free Alfred alternative
February 19, 2022

🖇 Kashmir Hill: I Used Apple AirTags, Tiles and a GPS Tracker to Watch My Husband’s Every Move
February 16, 2022

Google search tricks everyone needs to know
February 15, 2022

How to Download Everything Amazon Knows About You
February 14, 2022

Mozilla and Meta (Facebook) are now actually working together
February 12, 2022

How to watch YouTube without ads on Mac, iPhone, and iPad
February 9, 2022

Apple in 2021: The Six Colors report card
February 7, 2022

🖇 Link Post: It's the beginning of the end of Facebook
February 7, 2022

I chose Write.as as the new home for ldstephens
February 6, 2022

Developers using a third-payment system will still pay 27% to be in the iOS App Store
February 5, 2022

Step count in the Health app not matching the step count in the Activity app
February 4, 2022

Instapaper got a badly needed update
February 4, 2022

My must-have Mac apps for 2022
February 3, 2022

My must-have iOS apps for 2022
February 3, 2022

2021

macOS Safari disappearing extensions bug
December 9, 2021