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We start with a non-follow-up (not on the list) about the Galaxy S9 and Samsung fans, bringing positivity to the world (via neural hacking), before diving about new iPad rumors, a cheaper MacBook Air and Watch apps.

Shortcuts: Using Bear For Notes In Things

Since starting to use Things as my full time task manager I’ve become a bit obsessed with automating everything. Not only have I been building my own Workflows, I’ve been unearthing other people’s for inspiration. A rich vein of resource has been The Sweet Set Up, and they proposed using...

Shortcuts: Interesting Links To Things

Wow, well this adventure into the possibility of using Things as a replacement for Todoist is proving fruitful. That is not to say I couldn’t do most of these things in other apps, but the automation seems much more approachable. It also helps that people like Federico at MacStories keep...

🎙 Bring Your Own Device 42

Greg’s raspberry pie and (expanding) home automation setup still works well, so we talked about the rumors about the 2018 iPhone line, and the baffling cheap(ish) entry-level iPhone X-looking, big-screened device. Before going into MWC and the new notch trend, from Android vendors blindly copying the iPhone X’s notch without a good reason.

Also, Nati can’t stop praising Samsung 🤨 and will Apple’s wearables push will continue with over-the-ear headphones?

Shortcuts: Natural Language Dates In Things

As you might have gathered already I have been playing around with Things 3 from Cultured Code. After being a long time Todoist user it has taken a little getting used to, but the recent updates have made the app provide almost everything that I am looking for. One major...

🎙 Bring Your Own Device 41

Greg returns from Ireland after he drank ridicules amounts of Guinness and Nati has a dust particle inside his MacBook Pro’s keyboard.

We also talk about home automation, Digital Assistants, AirPods 2nd gen rumors, and bury Windows mobile efforts (again).

Shortcuts: Spark Email to Things

Following the updates to Things 3 to add in automation features I have been deep into experimenting. Federico over at MacStories has been publishing his thoughts and examples, so I though I would start to share some of mine.

The iPad In 2018

I am now a little over 3 years with the iPad as my computer and nothing much has really changed. I wrote about one year of using the iPad Pro as my computer last year but I started with an iPad Air 2 in 2015. Don’t get me wrong, the...

🎙 Bring Your Own Device 40

We are joined this week by Matt Birchler, who compares his Android experiment with Greg. We continue with Apple Watch, watchOS 5 wishlist, and the smartwatch landscape which has only 2 major players - Apple and Tizen powered Samsung Gear, going forward.

Also, we talk about the HomePod, as Matt shares, his impressions and Greg explains why he bought a 2nd HomePod.

🔗 Device Advice

When deciding whether to buy or to hang on to devices and gadgets—both in the present and the future—the filter we need to employ is the simple question “What problem does it solve?” Device Advice

This is one of the biggest questions I ask myself when buying new technology.

Much of the time now the iteration or new product is not revolutionary, more iterative and if it doesn’t solve a problem - what’s is the point.

Don’t buy a new device because it is new, but because it adds something new that is needed.