Drafts for Mac Ships with Actions »

Rosemary Orchard, writing at MacStories:

An action is something you can add to Drafts to give yourself a button (and optionally a keyboard shortcut) to do something. What that something is, is entirely up to you. From integrations with WordPress and Dropbox, to scripting and custom HTML previews, the combination of steps you can combine to do your bidding is positively mindboggling.

Drafts for Mac ships with five action groups, which by themselves greatly increase the power of the app; these include: Basic, Editing, Markdown, Tools, and Processing. The names of these groups are fairly self-explanatory, and they deliver plenty of punch so you can easily do more with Drafts – even without looking into the wealth of actions available in the action directory.

Drafts is crazy powerful, and I’m excited to see it bloom into a full-blown Mac app its iOS most important features.

Apple’s ‘The Morning Show’ Picks up Golden Globe Nominations »

Apple PR:

Apple today received its first-ever Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), including Best Television Series, Drama, for Apple’s global hit “The Morning Show” and dual nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, for “The Morning Show” stars and executive producers Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The awards will be presented at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020.

With today’s nominations for “The Morning Show,” Apple TV+ became the first streaming platform to receive recognition from the HFPA in its launch year, with the service launching only one month ago. These are also the first drama TV actress nominations for both Aniston and Witherspoon. Aniston is now only the fourth person in history to receive Golden Globe nominations for both TV Comedy and Drama, Lead Actress.

My wife and I are three episodes into The Morning Show, and we’re enjoying it more than I thought I would. Anniston and Witherspoon are a fun duo, and I’m a sucker for any TV show about a TV show that happens inside the TV show.

The only other show I’ve seen on Apple TV+ is For All Mankind, which I am loving. Given that I have a tiny Apollo CSM tattooed on my arm, it shouldn’t be a surprise, I suppose. That said, the acting and writing are simply fantastic. The most recent two episodes have been especially breathtaking at moments.

Mac Power Users #513: Catalyst Apps on the Mac, with John Voorhees »

This week on Mac Power Users, we are joined by John Voorhees to talk about Mac Catalyst, which allows for iPad apps to be developed for macOS. We reviewed some of the Catalyst apps that we have been using and talk about what could be next.

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iPhone XS Max Rocket Photography »

John Kraus shares some of my favorite rocket launch photos, and one of his most recent ones was shot on an iPhone XS Max.

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#ShotoniPhone + remote camera photography at the launchpad = 🤯 — Here’s an up-close look at yesterday’s SpaceX launch of CRS-19, captured using an iPhone XS Max placed at Space Launch Complex 40, just about 850 feet from the rocket, the day before liftoff. I’m continuously amazed at what modern smartphones can capture and I’ve enjoyed pushing the envelope with phones in the last few months. After a failed attempt to use an iPhone as a remote camera earlier this year, I was incredibly surprised to find images on the phone post-launch. If you’re unfamiliar with remote camera photography and my work in general: This phone operated autonomously from a distance that is unsafe for humans to watch the launch, which makes capturing these closeup images all the more difficult. 📱🚀

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Connected #272: If the Issue Persists, Contact Apple »

This week on the show:

Apple is handing out awards, and Myke is dealing with the fallout of his TV purchase. Stephen is aware that musicians exist and Federico wants all the 2020 rumors to be true.

We also talk about that weird 13-inch MacBook Pro support document and how the Mac Pro’s pending launch may look. I also screwed up the intro, yet again.

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Apple Advises Customers of Two-Port 13-inch MacBook Pro on Random Shutdowns »

Apple Support:

If your MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) randomly turns off when it still has a charge, these steps might help:

  1. If your MacBook Pro’s battery is less than 90 percent charged, continue to step 2. If your battery is more than 90 percent charged, use your computer until the percentage drops below 90 percent, then continue to step 2.
  2. Connect your Mac to its power adapter.
  3. Quit all open applications.
  4. Close your computer’s lid, which puts your Mac in to sleep mode.
  5. Let your Mac charge for at least 8 hours.
  6. After 8 hours, update to the latest version of macOS.

This is a weird problem with an unusual fix. I’m not sure what these steps accomplish that something like an NVRAM reset would fix, outside of some sort of issue with the battery controller, maybe. I wonder if a firmware update will be coming at some point…

Liftoff #113: Barbecue Freezer »

This time on Liftoff:

Commercial Crew is moving forward, Vikram’s crash site has been found, and there’s a big black hole in the news. There are also claims of a new particle, but questions surround the announcement.

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