September 17, 2021

MacStories Weekly: Issue 290

In this issue: A collection of John’s favorite moments from this week’s keynote, iPad mini accessory recommendations, an announcement about perks coming alongside Federico’s annual iOS and iPadOS review, plus the usual Links, App Debuts, spotlight on the Club MacStories+ Discord, a recap of MacStories articles, and a preview of upcoming podcast episodes.

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Episode 2September 15, 2021

Apple Event, September 14, 2021

Club MacStories Town Halls are part of the monthly live audio events we hold in the Club MacStories+ Discord community. The show is a recorded and lightly edited version of the Town Halls that we produce, so Club MacStories+ and Club Premier members who can’t attend the event live can listen later. To learn more about Club MacStories+ and Club Premier, visit our Club plans page.

Episode 1September 14, 2021

Launch Day

Club MacStories Town Halls are part of the monthly live audio events we hold in the Club MacStories+ Discord community. The show is a recorded and lightly edited version of the Town Halls that we produce, so Club MacStories+ and Club Premier members who can’t attend the event live can listen later. To learn more about Club MacStories+ and Club Premier, visit our Club plans page.

September 10, 2021

MacStories Weekly: Issue 289

In this issue: The cross-platform OS features that John is using most, what an Apple event day is like at MacStories, an ETA giveaway, Club member Scott Willsey’s iPad Home Screen, Club member Mac S’s desk setup, plus an announcement about an upcoming Club MacStories+ Town Hall and the usual Links, App Debuts, spotlight on the Club MacStories+ Discord, a recap of MacStories articles, and a preview of upcoming podcast episodes.

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September 9, 2021

Automation Academy: Diving Deeper into Shortcuts' Files Actions for iOS and iPadOS 15

Files actions in iPadOS 15.

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first monthly lesson of the Automation Academy. As the release of iOS and iPadOS 15 draws near, this month we’re taking a look at a revamped suite of actions in the updated Shortcuts app that will radically change how you can get work done on iPhone and iPad: the new Files actions.

In this lesson, I’ll explain how Shortcuts’ new integration with Files works and how it differs from iOS 14; I will take a closer look at new and updated actions and cover a variety of tips and tricks on how to configure them; and finally, I’ll be sharing a selection of shortcuts I’ve put together to demonstrate these actions, along with the first assignment for Club MacStories members.

Let’s get started.

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September 3, 2021

MacStories Weekly: Issue 288

In this issue: The Clock, Federico shares a shortcut to split PDFs and make images from specific PDF pages, Club member Rod Christiansen shares his desk setup, highlights from the Club MacStories+ Discord, plus the usual Links, App Debuts, a recap of MacStories articles, and a preview of upcoming MacStories podcast episodes.

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September 1, 2021

AV Club: Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

The Club MacStories+ Discord community has picked the book ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles as the first AV Club selection. We have tentatively set a first special AV Club Town Hall to be held live on Monday, September 20th at 10 PM CEST. Date is tentative and may change depending on the timing of any special events Apple holds in September.

If you’d like to read the book and join the ongoing conversation in AV Club Discord channel and the upcoming Town Hall, here are links where you can purchase the book:

If you’re interested in joining Club MacStories+ or Club Premier ot join in on the discussion of ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life,’ you can subscribe using the buttons below.

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August 31, 2021

Monthly Log: August 2021

This month, Federico shares an excerpt from his upcoming iOS and iPadOS 15 review about how he’s using Quick Note, and John explains the barebones Obsidian task management system he used in the days leading up to last week’s Club and AppStories announcements.

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August 27, 2021

AppStories+

AppStories+ is the extended, ad-free version of AppStories that we deliver every week on Sundays instead of the usual Monday release date with high bitrate audio. It’s more of the show you love uninterrupted, early, and with better sound. The show is available as a standalone subscription, but the best deal is to get it as part of a Club Premier plan.

August 27, 2021

MacStories Weekly: Issue 287

In this issue: A thank you from the MacStories team for your continued support, John has some tips and tricks for the new Club MacStories website, Federico explains how he’s using Quick Note for email and Twitter templates, John on why we built Calliope, the technology that is the foundation of the Club, an interview with Tempo developer Rahul Matta, a reminder on how to download MacStories Unplugged, which was released on Monday, a new newsletter section highlighting happenings on Club MacStories+, plus the usual Links, App Debuts, a recap of MacStories articles, and a preview of upcoming MacStories podcast episodes.

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