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Managing Medications in iOS

Managing Medications in iOS

Although the built-in Reminders app, or any such third-party app, can help you schedule the medications you take, a dedicated medication management app will go beyond reminders and may provide additional features that help protect from overdose, incorrect medication, and harmful interactions; aid caregivers and healthcare professionals; and connect medications to doctors and pharmacies.

For the last few years, Pillboxie [App Store, $1] has been my go-to app for pill r

Ember Keeps LittleSnapper's Flame Burning

Ember Keeps LittleSnapper's Flame Burning

I’m a screenshot nut. I take screenshots every day for documentation, support, explanation, etc., and I’ve tried just about every Mac app out there that claims to do the job. Except for a short flirtation with Skitch that ended badly, my utility of choice for the last four-and-a-half years has been LittleSnapper.

An App Store Updates Bug

An App Store Updates Bug

It seems the App Store has a bug, something that I noticed first when I went to download an update to Daylite and then to Instacast. Neither of the apps was showing in Updates, even though an update had been released. And when I searched for the apps, both merely showed an “Open” button on their cards. However, tapping the card to review the listing revealed an “Update” button.

This doesn’t happen with every update, fortunately.

Instashare Adds Clipboard Transfer

Instashare Adds Clipboard Transfer

Last February, I reviewed Instashare, an app [Free ($1 in-app upgrade to remove ads), iOS; $3, OS X] for sharing files between your OS X and iOS devices.

The WWDC 2013 Keynote

OS X Sea Lion

This week’s WWDC keynote was, for a user (at least this user), very exciting. As I watched it, these thoughts occurred to me:

  • Craig Federighi was awesome! Smooth, witty, and articulate.
  • iCloud keychain isn’t new—MobileMe and (I believe) .Mac before it also synced your keychains between devices. Password auto-fill has existed in desktop Safari for some time.

Direct Mail 3.5 Adds Unsubscribe Syncing

Direct Mail 3.5 Adds Unsubscribe Syncing

Direct Mail 3.5, released earlier this month, adds syncing of unsubscribes back to Daylite. In previous versions, when a subscriber unsubscribed from your list there would be no indication of that within Daylite. Now, the subscriber will be moved to an “Unsubscribes” sub-group of the Group that is synced with Direct Mail.

How to Replace Creative Suite

How to Replace Creative Suite

Adobe, a mainstay of Macintosh software publishing, announced today they will no longer be offering traditional software licenses for future versions of 15 professional creative applications. After June 17, apps like Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver will receive upgrades only through Creative Cloud, Adobe’s subscription-based platform for creative professionals.

Things That Frustrate Me About My iPhone

iOS Wi-Fi Not Syncing

A small list, in no particular order, of things that frustrate me about my iPhone 4S:

App of the Week

Fluid and Choosy

You may not know this, but when you visit a non-Facebook property, Facebook may know that you’ve made that visit. If the site uses a Facebook widget–for comments, a Like button, etc.–then that widget may have access to the same browser cookies that identify you while you’re visiting Facebook.com. That may be true even if you’re logged out.[^1]

An Overview of Direct Mail 3

An Overview of Direct Mail 3

Daylite 4 is designed for one-on-one email communications with your clients, but there are plenty of times you’ll want to send out mass mailings to keep your entire client base–or select portions of it–apprised of what you’re doing. For example, you may want to send out a regular newsletter or a brief product or service announcement. Although you can do this within Daylite, there are some limitations which will make using another piece of software much more desirable.