I have been getting back in shape after losing some fitness two and a half years into the pandemic. Today marks the 12th consecutive week that I have done a long Saturday morning run of over thirteen miles. Most of my self-supported half marathons have taken me along the San Tomas Aquinos Trail from Santa … Continue reading Turn Off Raise to Wake and Tap to Wake When Running with the iPhone to Prevent Accidental Emergency Calls
Timelapse video of my son and I building the new Lego Transformers Optimus Prime set. When I was a kid, both Lego and Transformers were far simpler and way less detailed. Roll out!
I’ll be appearing on a panel discussing the events from the first day of Apple’s WWDC 2022 Conference on Office Hours. I’ll be joined by iJustine, René Ritchie, Alex Lindsey of Office Hours, and Aure Prochazka of AudioKit. Distinguished company! Office Hours uses my MixEffect app as the brains behind the daily show to cut … Continue reading Appearing on Office Hours WWDC 2022
This post explains how you can sync Free/Busy events from delegated Google calendars to the Apple Calendar app in iOS and iPadOS.
Growing up, I loved to watch MacGyver. Seeing him go on an exciting adventure every week with just his leather jacket, a Swiss Army Knife, and a roll of duct tape ignited a desire to travel light and be ready for anything. Lately, we have been watching reruns of MacGyver on Pluto TV, yet I … Continue reading Traveling with (mostly) the clothes on your back
Happy to announce the availability of my next app, MixEffect, on the App Store. MixEffect is a professional tool for controlling Blackmagic ATEM switchers from your iPhone or iPad. If you have an ATEM switcher, such as an ATEM Mini, Mini Pro, Mini Pro ISO, Mini Extreme, or Mini Extreme ISO, MixEffect is going to … Continue reading Introducing MixEffect
Happy New Year! A little over a week before the start of 2021, I spoke with David Sparks and Rosemary Orchard about my app MFC Deck on the 66th episode of their Automators podcast for Relay FM. We covered the genesis of MFC Deck from its beginnings as a tool for enhancing the use of … Continue reading Episode 66 of Automators on RelayFM
MFC Deck widgetizes your shortcuts in a dynamic control deck, in Siri voice responses, on your Apple Watch, and (coming soon) to iOS 14 Home screen widgets.
If you have been sharing your iPad screen using HDMI and have been seeing washed out output, this post may for you. Check out the screenshot below where I’m sharing my screen to Zoom using an Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro. There’s low contrast, and you can’t even see the light gray background of the … Continue reading Fix iPad Washed Out HDMI Output with Reduced White Point Accessibility Setting.
Keyboard accessories for the iPad have been around since the original iPad in 2010. Let’s take a look at all of the (expensive) routes I have gone to improve the typing experience on my iPads. iPad Keyboard Dock (2010) First up is the iPad Keyboard Dock, which looks exactly like what you would expect if … Continue reading The Many Keyboards of Past, Present, and Future iPads