Testing Obsidian/Working Copy on iPad

So this post was written in Obsidian on my iPad and synced to GitHub Pages by Working Copy. A few weeks ago I happened across a previously owned Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad 12.9" on Amazon at a big discount. I have tried to justify £350 for a keyboard since I bought the 12.9" iPad Pro but just couldn’t find a compelling enough reason but when I saw this one I figured I would take a punt and if it was no good I could always return it.
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Signal uncovers Cellebrite flaws

This blog article on the Signal web site is fascinating and well worth a read. I find it a little hard to believe that Moxie Marlinspike just happened to come across a Cellebrite toolbox complete with the latest version of their software that just happened to have “fallen off the back of a lorry” but for the purposes of the article can let that go ;) What is amazing to me is that a company whose entire existence depends on finding and using flaws in other companies software have engineered their own product so poorly.
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Hidden Bar - menu bar management for macOS

Mac menu bar utiities are great for quick access to apps that perform simple tasks and that don’t need to sit in the dock or occupy space on your desktop however they do tend to proliferate and before you know it the list of little icons at the top right of your menu bar can get out of control. There are a couple of utilities that aim to help with this.
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New MacBook day

OMG ! New MacBook Air ( M1 Edition ) arrived this afternoon and just wow…. I am so glad I was tempted by the Amazon Black Friday £100 off and 5 months interest free credit deal now. Before I saw the Amazon deal I had been toing and froing for a few weeks since the new M1 Macs were launched. Now I am setting it up and synching photos etc and after an hour and a half on my lap its not even warm !
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New MacBooks...

I haven’t had a MacBook now for the last couple of years (after I selflessly handed my 13" MacBook Pro onto my eldest daughter…). My Mac computing needs have been handled by a 2018 Mac Mini which is a super little machine, quiet, powerful enough for my needs and very unobtrusive. I have still been hankering after a new MacBook though but the promise of new Apple Silicon based hardware has kept me from shelling out.
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Apple warns HomePod users of potentially fatal iOS 13.2 flaw

Apple has pulled the latest HomePod update and is warning users not to reset their speaker, lest they render it inoperable. www.macworld.com/article/3449239/apple-warns-homepod-users-of-potentially-fatal-ios-13-2-flaw.html Found this after an hour of trying to work out why new multi-user support on HomePod didn’t seem to be working. My HomePod is still on 12.4 so hasn’t been updated fortunately.