Adding Tasks to Daylite Using Siri

Adding Tasks to Daylite Using Siri
An exciting new feature has just been pushed out in Daylite 4.1 (now in beta):

Added support for Tasks through the “Reminders” app in iOS and on Mountain Lion. This feature is automatically turned on when you enable calendar sharing via CalDAV. You can add to and edit your inbox and worklist. You cannot manage or add other lists. You should continue to manage your tasks in Daylite on Mac or iOS. Use this feature for quick access and quick entry.

Newsweek to Go All-Digital

Newsweek to Go All-Digital
The Daily Beast:

Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue.

It takes some guts to change your business model after 80 years. Kudos to Newsweek!

The Silly Verizon Privacy Brouhaha

As a new Verizon customer I was somewhat concerned when Ben Brooks and others warned of the telecom company selling your web history and device location. After looking into it, I think the issue is overblown.

Here’s what Verizon is using and how they’re using it:

Apple's Podcasts App - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Back in 2004 I began listening to podcasts rather than my daily fare of talk radio and I’ve never looked back. I’ve listened to the episodes on a variety of devices, but since beginning to use the iPod touch in 2008 I’ve been satisfied with the Music app as the player software.

My New (Free) iPad

A week ago Saturday, while we were visiting my wife’s parents, my sister-in-law was saying how it would really be nice if she had an iPad to help her keep track of her life. Her husband already has one, which he received from his employer for (I believe) winning a sales contest, and my nephew uses another provided by the school district.

Push Notifications for Line2 Voicemail

Line 2
My transition to Line2 for my business phone service has largely been successful. However, there are a few annoyances, particularly with the Line2 app itself—the biggest one of which is that I’m not notified of new voicemail messages in any meaningful way.

iOS 6

I jumped on iOS 6 on my iPhone 4S as soon as I could and I wanted to jot down some observations I’d not seen anywhere else:

App Store

We knew a visual overhaul of the App Store was coming and it really looks nice. I don’t like that I have to tap on each update to see what’s new, though. In iOS 5 and previous, several lines of update info were available without tapping.

Updating your apps doesn’t immediately dump you out of the App Store. Yay!

Update: Apps new to your device have a “New” banner until you launch them.

Recognizing When You’ve Outgrown Your Business Software Needs

There’s a recent post by Marketcircle (the publishers of Daylite) that discusses signs that your current business needs have outgrown the software you’re using to manage your business. I agree with all of them.

One wonders, though, if Marketcircle should be the ones writing on this subject:

Any time you’re using multiple products in your business that don’t talk directly to each other, there may be redundant data entry occurring.

Daylite and Keyboard Maestro

Daylite and Keyboard Maestro
Keyboard Maestro allows you trigger a sequence of actions with just a keystroke. Use these macros to make yourself more productive with Daylite.[1] Macros marked Global should be available in all applications, while those marked Daylite should be made available only in Daylite.

New Object

Reports for Daylite

Are the built-in reports for Daylite 4 not enough? See if any of these meet your needs (instructions for installing reports can be found below):

Opportunity Snapshot

This is a lightly-modified adaptation of the built-in Project Snapshot.

Installing Reports

Reports in Daylite 4 are either available to all users or individual users. For all users, the report is stored on the server and is imported in this manner:

  1. Select Daylite > Preferences > Report Templates

Uninstalling Daylite 4

If you find it necessary to uninstall Daylite 4, either a single component or the whole shebang, you may find these instructions useful:

Daylite Server

Be sure to sync all iOS and Mac clients first. Next, launch Daylite Server Admin, authenticate (if necessary), and turn off the Server. This stops all background processes. You may wish to backup your database(s) before continuing. Then quit Daylite Server Admin and drag this file to the trash:

/Applications/Daylite Server Admin

Forwarding Messages in Mail Using Rules

If you’re using Mail’s rules to forward a message and can’t figure out why the message isn’t being sent, check the number of addresses you’re forwarding to. On OS X 10.7.4, at least, it seems that Mail doesn’t like more than one address and will generate an error to that effect in Console:

8/20/2012 2:01:57.336 PM Mail: exception raised in routeMessages: -[IMAPMessageWithCache libraryID]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x7fb423801ca0

Use a separate rule for each address.