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Hi everyone, I'm David. I help indie Apple developers with content and communication. I'm also a MacLife columnist, freelance writer, and aspiring tech coach.

I'm a big fan of , , , my wife, my dog, discussing , , a few , and helping other people with tech.

I'm also glad you're here.
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First beta of iOS 12.1 includes support for Face ID in landscape!

This feels like a solid hint new iPads with Face ID are coming. Nom nom nom.

appleinsider.com/articles/18/0

I hereby decree that the Ghost in the Shell TV series must have a third season with all returning voice actors.

Let’s make this happen.

Thank you all for your time.

@chartier I’m running a 6 plus and the improvements are noticeable. However, what no one seems to have mentioned is that Siri, which was taking 10+ seconds to respond previously, is almost instantaneous now. It’s quite remarkable how much better this is.

Mural in , in an alleyway just south of Armitage on Western.

Ok everyone, it’s time.

The Finer Things in Tech newsletter returns this Friday with a heavy dose of quick, useful iOS 12 tips and great links to read. Next week it’ll be macOS for the release of Mojave. Subscribe for free:

newsletter.finertech.com

And consider supporting my work with it and the website (finertech.com), with more Patreon tiers to come:

patreon.com/chartier

Announcing the first episode of a new podcast about the fediverse - FediverseCast! The show will feature conversations with cool fediverse makers and community members, hosted by @kevinflo

HUGE thanks to my first guest @eliotberriot creator of @funkwhale (Funkwhale)

fediversecast.com/2018/09/18/f

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Sounds like Apple made good on its word and iOS 12 is actually faster on older devices like the iPhone 5S and iPad mini 2.

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arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/0

New bird site bio. Not ready to delete, but barely spending any time there anymore.

I've just released Mastodon De-Mob, an anti-harassment tool that lets users to block everyone who favorited or boosted a toot calling for harassment. mastodon-de-mob.codesections.c

Please feel free to test it out with the example URL I provided; that will only block a test account I set up for this purpose. Hopefully, you won't ever need it for real.

It also reports the harassing toot, which I hope will prevent the tool's abuse for non-harassing toots.

source: github.com/codesections/mastod

"1Password’s new AutoFill extension provides the most powerful and convenient login flow I’ve ever seen on iOS"

macstories.net/stories/ios-12-

We worked hard on this and it's great to see people digging it.

I think it's also worth noting that Apple made a big deal on stage—at its shiny new event for a shiny new OS—that it spent time on performance improvements specifically for older devices, all the way back to the 5S.

I *think* that's unprecedented for an Apple event. The beta was pretty darn solid too, so I'm optimistic.

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