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Apple discontinues its own photo printing service, recommends third-party Photos Projects apps instead →

Benjamin Mayo writing for 9to5Mac:

Apple is discontinuing its Photo Print Products service, which has been integrated into iPhoto since its launch in 2002. The service expanded from simple prints, to albums, photo books, and calendars.

Maybe I’m a dinosaur, but I used this service every year to make a Mother’s Day calendar for my wife and our daughter’s grandmothers. The story does mention some third-party apps that include Photos Projects extensions, so this isn’t a complete loss. Still, I’m sad to see it go. I hope the third-party solutions are as elegant as the Apple solution.


I talk DEVONthink on the Apps in Law Podcast

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I recently had the pleasure of being on the Apps in Law podcast with Brett Burney, where Brett and I talked about my love of DEVONthink and DEVONthink to Go, and how I use DEVONthink in my law practice.

If you’re a lawyer and are at all tech-savvy, I highly recommend subscribing to the Apps in Law podcast. In each episode, Brett welcomes a guest to discuss an app he or she uses in a legal setting. I’ve not only learned of some apps, but have been able to reexamine my use of apps I already use. On top of it, Brett is an engaging host and makes for an entertaining listen.

Link: Episode 19 of the Apps in Law Podcast


Add a Folder to the Sidebar in DEVONthink for Easy Access →

Jim Neumann, for the DEVONtechnologies blog:

Drag this folder to the Favorites section of DEVONthink’s sidebar. This will give you quick access to the group.

The post at the link talks about how to use DEVONthink as a “read it later” service, but that’s not what caught my eye. I had no idea you could add folders to the Favorites section of the sidebar. You can do it by either dragging a folder onto the word “Favorites” in the sidebar (I couldn’t drag it directly to the spot I wanted among my favorites – it went to the bottom automatically), or by right-clicking on a folder/group, and choosing “Add to Favorites.” I still learn something new about DEVONthink almost every week, and I’ve been using the program for several years now.


Recently Published – “How to Keep Your Mobile Workspace Secure: 12 Tips to Follow”


The Legal Intelligencer recently published an article I wrote, “How to Keep Your Mobile Workplace Secure: 12 Tips to Follow.” You’ll need to register for an account to read the article, but you’ll get to read five free articles every 30 days.

The Legal Intelligencer is the oldest daily law journal published in the United States, and serves the Philadelphia area. It is available in print and online.

 

Update: the article also was picked up by Legaltech News, a national sister publication to the Legal Intelligencer.


Understanding Shortcuts in iOS 12 →

Matt Birchler writing for Birchtree.me:

I’m seeing a bunch of people saying Shortcuts are a power user-only feature. “No normal person will ever use these!” In their WWDC keynote, I think Apple leaned too hard into what Shortcuts can do for power users, and people lost the message that these are something users will benefit from even if they do zero work to set them up. Let me explain.

This is the best and most understandable overview of the Shortcuts feature coming in iOS 12, and explains how even “regular” users can utilize them. The article is worth a full read. If you aren’t someone who gets excited about the news coming out of Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, you may not have heard about Shortcuts, an upcoming automation tool/framework/feature in iOS 12. Birchler also has a podcast on the topic that is next up in my feed.