Workflow is continuing to get updated

Workflow 1.7.8 Adds ‘Mask Image’ Action, Things Automation Support, PDF Text Extraction, and More – MacStories

In the first update since November 2017, Apple today released version 1.7.8 of Workflow, the powerful iOS automation app they acquired last year.

Last year I shared an article which certainly looked like workflow was not getting any new features. That rumour was wrong and I’m very glad. This has to be a good sign for iPad Pro users and certainly makes me wonder what the long term future holds for workflow.

Apple Plans Upgrades to Popular AirPods Headphones – Bloomberg

The idea for the water-resistant model is for the headphones to survive splashes of water and rain, the people said. They likely won’t be designed to be submerged in water

This feature interests me more than the potential “Hey Siri” detection. I recently picked up some BeatsX just to not worry about sweat damage to my AirPods while working out. Now, the details here are sparse and “water-resistant” doesn’t specify if they will be sweat resistant, but these still sound like positive steps forward. I wonder if the wireless charging airpods case will come out before these new airpods or if they’ll come at the same time.

The Macs Apple Was Selling in 1996

The Macs Apple Was Selling in 1996

In recent times I have often seen mentioned a specific moment in Apple’s history — when Steve Jobs came back in 1997 and started streamlining the Macintosh product line as part of the plan to save the company from bankruptcy. This bit tends to surface every time Apple introduces new hardware; there’s always someone pointing out how today’s Apple is slowly reverting to the chaotic product line the company had around 1996, before being simplified by Steve Jobs.

But just how chaotic was the Macintosh offering in 1996?


My computer lab at school was Mac only when I joined in 1997 and it was filled with all sort of different macs from this list. I remember quickly learning that the power Macintosh 7200 was the one to grab… As did all the other students.