It seems that MacRumors have joined Adobe, Sony and Ubuntu Forums in revealing a large number of user information, including MD5 password hashes.
One day passwords may be a thing of the past, but in the meantime use a password manager such as iCloud Keychain, 1Password, Lastpass to manage unique passwords for all sites.
When Apple first released Photo Stream as part of their iCloud service, I was excited to finally have all my photos automatically transferred between my devices. They were in addition automatically backed up to my Mac, which meant that the need to sync my iPhone to iTunes would be a thing of the past.
What I failed to realize at the time was that although automatically backing up all photos to my Mac was a breeze, there was no convenient way to view older photos the way they were meant to be viewed – on the crisp Retina Display on my iPad.
There are services which have tried to achieve ubiquitous access to all photos, and Everpix was just that kind of service. Once configured, it was basically a set-and-forget solution where all photos were automatically uploaded to their servers. If you followed the above link, you will notice that they are no longer in service since they apparently ran out of money.
I found another solution to my problem, and I think you have heard of this service before. It comes from Yahoo and is called Flickr.
In a recent Flickr for iOS update, the ability to automatically upload captured photos to a private set was added. This gives you the same set-and-forget setup that Everpix once brought, and with 1 TB for free you will undoubtably last a very long time without running out of space.
The problem with the Flickr iOS app is still the viewing part however, which is why I bought Flickring for iPhone and iPad. It connects to your Flickr account and shows your sets and photo stream in a beautiful way.
Since both Aperture and Lightroom support publishing to Flickr, you will always have access to all your photos taken with your traditional camera as well, as long as you have internet access or have synced the photos for offline viewing using Flickring.
The new iPad Mini with Retina Display was silently released by Apple earlier today.
There have been reports of a low initial stock, so be sure to order one online immediately if you want that retina goodness in time for Christmas. If you are lucky enough to live in the US, you can schedule a pickup from your local Apple Store today.
I went ahead and ordered the space grey 32 GB LTE model, together with a product red Smart Cover. Estimated ship dates in Sweden seem to be set for the first week in December, even though apple store says 5-10 business days.
As you will indubitably have heard, Apple just released the next major version of their operating system. Having run out of cats to name the releases, they have now switched to Californian landmarks, and the first to be Applified is Mavericks.
If there is one review of Mac OS 10.9 you should read, it’s the one by John Siracusa for Ars Technica.
OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review
I was recently introduced to an iOS application called Lift, which helps you achieve new habits in a social fashion. Enter the habits you wish to track and when completing a habit for the day, just mark it as done to see it disappear only to return the next morning.
Lift features tracking of days done and missed, as well as streaks and is gamified with awards for achieving certain milestones. The social aspect comes from the ability to comment and like all checked in habit events, as well as the ability to add your own comment when completing a habit.
Having to check multiple applications for todos feels counterproductive, so I tried replicating tracking habits using Omnifocus, which is already being used for everything task related.
The end result will look something like this:
Start by creating a single actions project called Habits, perhaps in your Maintenance folder. Add all habits you wish to track to the list, and assign them a context of Habits. The actions have been set to repeat every day, so adjust accordingly.
Then create a perspective similar to the following image. Note that the Habits context has been selected, and the main sidebar has been hidden prior to creating the perspective, giving you a clean list.
The reason for creating the Habits context and not just create a perspective using the projects view is that the iOS apps seem to ignore all perspectives using the projects view mode.
Now just drag you newly created perspective to your toolbar and start tracking!
There are of course some glaring pieces missing compared to the Lift app, but it could be a small price to pay for having everything conveniently integrated in Omnifocus.
Yesterbox seems to be an interesting approach for handling large amounts of email.
Instead of going though today’s email which fills up throughout the day and largely ignore the incoming stream of mayhem, focus on handling email from yesterday instead. That way, there is always a finished state, since no new email message can fill up the queue from yesterday.
There are of course times when you really need to reply to an email today, and the model supports this scenario as well. Just get going on the old email and as a "reward", you may answer important email from today as well.
Check out the source for the details!