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The sad state of logging bugs for Apple

You find a bug in macOS or iOS. Something in the software isn’t working the way it should work. You decide to let Apple know, and head over to http://bugreport.apple.com and login with your Apple ID. You fill out the required form, list the reproduction steps, hit the special key chord to generate a fat sysdiagnose, attach some screen shots, and hope they fix it.

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Frosties or Sugar Puffs? Netflix knows your preference

Tasting the different flavours of Netflix Interactive.

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Map Books of 2019

Here's a list of cartography related books to be published this year.

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Public Domain Day 2019

Works from 1923 are finally entering the public domain, after a 95-year copyright term. However, under the laws that were in effect until 1978, thousands of works from 1962 would be entering the public domain this year.

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Stop making fun of Italy!

This gem from swiss german newspaper St.Galler Tagblatt, written by columnist Gottlieb Höpli, has quite captured the essence about how Italy is being treated by the majority of the international press.

Paraphrasing the introductory piece, the article states that for most northern European news media, Italy is always on the verge of economic (and moral) bankruptcy (to some extent, this could also be said of most Italian media). The irreverent and malicious handling of the Mediterranean country has a long tradition. But in reality, Italy is doing much better than everybody thinks, economically and morally.

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A Scrivener user reviews Ulysses

Finally, I'm left with the question of value. If I only use Ulysses for my blog is it worth the ongoing expense? Honestly, I'd have to say no.

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Apple's first big break came because of the spreadsheet

"VisiCalc" was the catalyst, the era's killer application, that made the development of the Lisa and then the Macintosh possible. Looking back at the critical role the world’s first spreadsheet "VisiCalc" had on Apple’s early success.

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Annotation is now a web standard

Many have tried over the years to bring us annotations. The lack of standards has been one of the key things holding these efforts back. That ended yesterday...

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An Arq for Backups

Jack Baty on using Arq backup software on his Macs:

Arq just feels better. It can back up from anything to just about anywhere and does so quickly and securely. And the costs? One of the targets available is Amazon Cloud Drive, which offers “unlimited” storage for $60/year.