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Deleting Apps From the App Store Update Tab ➝

John Gruber, on Twitter:

I wish you could delete apps right from the App Store Updates tab. When I see an update is pending for an app I never use, I just want to delete it right there.

This is a good idea, but I think a better solution would be the ability to “Reveal in SpringBoard”. This would give users a quick way to find the app for deletion, but could also be used when you want to move the app out of a folder after an update adds new content to a beloved game or a new feature is introduced in a productivity app that might increase usage.

Darkroom for iPad ➝

Darkroom for iPad has been announced and is currently in beta. I don’t use the app too often on iPhone — usually the editing features built into the Photos app are sufficient. But when I need something more, Darkroom is my go-to.

My current workflow for processing photos with my Canon PowerShot G9 X always involves importing those photos into my iPad for editing. This is fine most of the time, because as I said, the Photos app is usually sufficient. But when I want to edit with a bit more power, I have to AirPlay the photo to my iPhone for Darkroom. I look forward to a future when that’s no longer necessary.

The New Mac Mini ➝

This is a great review by Marco Arment of the new Mac Mini — a machine that I’ve had my eye on since Apple announced it last month. This seems like the perfect replacement for my 2011 model that has been humming along as our home server for the last seven years. It has lots of I/O, a great CPU, and super fast storage. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

October Home Screens Update ➝

It’s a little late, as I mentioned earlier this month, but it’s here.In this update, I discovered a great cooking show app for tvOS and made some major changes to my Apple Watch setup.

The Best Weight Tracking App for iPhone ➝

Yours truly, writing for The Sweet Setup:

We spent four weeks testing five of the most highly-rated weight tracking apps on the App Store and found Vekt to be the best option for most people. It features dark and light modes, a charming Apple Watch implementation, a simple interface for inputting your weight, and a gorgeous design that makes you want to use it.

I’ve continued to use Vekt regularly since I finished writing this piece a few weeks ago. It really is a joy to use and the app features one of my favorite icons on any of my devices.

If you’re looking for a weight tracking app for iPhone, Vekt is the best on the platform.

Monthly Home Screens Update Delayed ➝

I’ve published an update to my Home Screens project on the first of every month this year. I’ve shared screenshots from my iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. But my October update will be delayed by at least a week. Over the past month I’ve shifted my focus toward a potential career opportunity that I don’t want to let slip through my fingers. With any luck, I’ll have some great news to share soon and I’ll be back to publishing regularly shortly afterward.

Medium Deprecates Custom Domains Service ➝

Medium:

As of November 2017, Medium is no longer offering new custom domains as a feature. Instead, you can create a publication on Medium that will live on a medium.com/publication-name URL.

I don’t know why anyone would invest time and energy into a publishing platform that doesn’t support custom domain names. If you want to start writing for the web, do yourself a favor and just go with WordPress. Whether it be self-hosted or through WordPress.com, there will come a time when you will greatly appreciate the flexibility and portability offered by the platform.

(Via Daring Fireball.)

Text Case 1.2 ➝

Chris Hannah:

In 1.2, the biggest update is the added flexibility in the title case format. As formatting titles isn’t a necessarily fixed style, but rather there are many different ones that writers use. The ones I’ve selected to include are:

  • Associated Press (AP)
  • American Psychology Association (APA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)

And of course there are two new formats, sentence case, and Pascal case.

Great additions to a surprisingly handy iOS utility app.