Great author, great app. Congrats @macsparky on the release of the @KeyboardMaestro Field Guide: learn.macsparky.com/p/km

Major version release days are very bad for the blue rings. I sort of need a setting for the intensity of the reminder at ten minutes to the hour.

We released @PDFpen 11 today. Check out what’s new: smilesoftware.com/pdfpen/ve…

Congrats to @TidBITS on 29 years of high quality Apple coverage: tidbits.com/issues/14…

Hats off to @adamengst, @tonyaengst, @jcenters, @GlennF, @ojezap, @geoffduncan, @lymond, @jeffcarlson, @joekissell, @rmogull, @mhaithaca, @agenschmitz, @jeffporten, et. al.

PSA: eBay is offering 15% off iTunes gift cards: www.ebay.com/itm/25420…

This is a great way to get 30% off Apple Music: codecookread.com/discounte…

Dear Apple journalist followers:

Inside Apple is looking: “We’re on the hunt for a new writer for this newsletter, so if you have experience writing about Apple, hit reply to this email and let us know!”

apple@inside.com jobs.inside.com

Congrats to @jsnell, @ismh, and all of their guests on the 100th episode of @_downloadfm: www.relay.fm/download/…

Congrats to @viticci, @johnvoorhees, @iryantldr, and the whole team on the 10th birthday of @macstories!

PSA: Costco is offering an effective 15% off iTunes Gift Cards. Here’s how to use that to get 30% off a year of Apple Music: codecookread.com/discounte…

Netflix: We’ve just added a show you might like… “In the dark early days of the zombie apocalypse…”

Greg: (Deletes email. Sighs in disappointment at the abject failure of Netflix’s algorithm.)

With humblest apologies to zombie genre fans.

Congrats @Siegel on the re-entry of @BBEdit to the Mac App Store. Great article too! itunes.apple.com/us/story/…

Did I miss them before, or are flight status card search responses new in iOS 12.2?

Found a case where macOS’s reporting of the application which has enabled secure event input is incorrect. This affects @TextExpander’s ability to help users. If any Apple (or non-Apple) folks are interested: openradar.appspot.com/radar

Why won’t my microphone show up in the Sound prefs? Could it be that when I swung it in its mount that I destroyed its USB cable? Yup. Sigh.

Ooh! @dmoren’s next book, “The Bayern Agenda,” is out: dmoren.com/the-bayer… 📚

Today is a very big day for @TextExpander, as we release the new snippet editor with visual macros: smilesoftware.com/software-…

Love @susanhyattmusic’s cover of “Mad World”: itunes.apple.com/us/album/…

Knew nothing of her “Rock Star Workout” until today: www.susanhyattmusic.com/susan.php

TIL I take the idea of a bootable external drive completely for granted. On Windows, it’s almost impossible for two machines to share one.

The “Public Radio Test”: if the announcer has to spell your domain name during a sponsorship announcement, your company failed the test.

Happy Birthday, @macsparky! 🍰

PSA: You can set Hardened Runtime entitlements without being sandboxed. Just don’t set Enable Hardened Runtime in Build Settings. Use the Capabilities tab instead. It will set the Enable Hardened Runtime build setting for you. Magic.

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐

It’s past midnight in Greater China, so the Year of the Pig is upon us.

🏮🐷

TIL: @Mailchimp changed their brand capitalization on September 27, 2018 from MailChimp to Mailchimp.

Before: web.archive.org/web/20180…

After: web.archive.org/web/20180…

Congrats @tenonedesign and @psidentity on their new Wifi Porter: tenonedesign.com/porter.ph… making guest Wifi access easy.

Our third public beta, @TextExpander for macOS 6.3b10, is available. Feel free to check it out: smilesoftware.com/textexpan…