I never used Vesper (because it didn’t have sync or a Mac version), but if you did, this is a good way to make the switch.
Is iPhone 6s faster than a Mac
I feel like this is more to this than the graphs indicate. I look forward to someone (read: not me) explaining what is is “off” about this comparison.
Tips for People New to Slack
As more and more people start to use *Slack* to communicate, the tips in this article might be useful.
Reeder 3 for Mac Beta is now Available
It’s only the first beta, but if you’re a fan of *Reeder*, you’re going to want to at least take a look.
When one of the most popular Apple writers pens a piece like this, there are some *real* problems with the service. The more I read about it, the more I am glad I just stuck with Spotify.
I use [Due](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/due-reminders-countdown-timers/id390017969?mt=8&at=10l5TL)[^f1453] almost the same way as Ben does: When I have a task that I *need* to get completed. I have it set to pop up a modal window every minute until I get the task done.
[^f1453]: Affiliate link.
All the issues with player payment aside, I really miss this game. (And, yes, I no I just dismissed a major, major issue with 7 words, but…ummm…nevermind.)
It took a little longer than I would have liked, but this is the right decision.
I didn’t realize this was possible, but I am glad it is.
New stuff from WWDC 2015
Great reference. Really well done.
As a (former?) developer, this is so frustrating. People on the beta versions of the OS should not be allowed to leave reviews.
A cute, little video from Jonathan Mann about how to choose a master password for 1Password on [iOS](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1password-password-manager/id568903335?mt=8) or [Mac](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1password-password-manager/id443987910?mt=12).[^aff] Of course, I still prefer [another one of Jonathan’s songs to this one](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfbHiMX_arw).
[^aff]: Affiliate Links.
David Sparks on Apple Music and iTunes Match:
> The problem arises when you first set up iCloud Music Library and it overlaps with your prior iTunes Match tracks (that you presumably purchased and should be DRM free). Early tests, including this one from Kirk McElhearn, are indicating some of your iTunes Match tracks are getting DRM applied to them when they shouldn’t.
This whole interaction really scares me. It is why I probably won’t even give Apple Music a try for a couple of months.
Ars Technica breaks down everything you might want to know heading into the Apple Keynote next week.
Here’s the breakdown:
* Apple wants you to charge your watch at night.
* Apple wants you to charge your watch *every* night.
* Scott didn’t like to watch his watch at night, every night.
* Scott’s watch couldn’t make it through the day.
This doesn’t mean that the watch is a “bad” product, or that Scott isn’t “using his watch right”, but it does mean that the Apple Watch isn’t for him.
I am still bummed that we won’t see AJ in the ring for a while,[^f0734] I am glad she is doing some cool stuff away from the ring.
[^f0734]: What? Let me dream of her actually coming back some day.
Adobe Releases Lightroom CC
The announcement was just 10 minutes ago, so I have not had a chance to play with it yet. I anticipate I’ll write something more in-depth over at [photography.kivusandcamera.com](http://photography.kivusandcamera.com).
OS X Reviewed
It’s a bummer that we have read our last Siracusa review of Mac OS X, but we all thank John for all the work he’s done over the past 15 years.
Fantastical 2 for Mac Now Available
The gang over at Flexibits released [Fantastical 2](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id975937182?mt=12&at=10l5TL)[^f5051]. Unlike the previous version of Fantastical, which is more of a menubar utility, this version is a full featured calendar app.
[Jason Snell](http://sixcolors.com/post/2015/03/fantastical-2-goes-beyond-the-menu-bar/) and [Federico Vitcci](http://www.macstories.net/reviews/fantastical-2-for-mac-review-reinvented/) have already posted reviews.
[^f5051]: Affiliate Link (as is the post link.0
Ulysses for iPad now Available
My favorite writing app for Mac[^note], *Ulysses*, now has an [iPad version](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id950335311?mt=8&at=10l5TL)[^f3651]. I’ve been on the beta for this app for the past couple of months and have written everything from blog posts, to contracts, to full legal briefs in it. It’s everything you love about *Ulysses* but in a much more portable format. Highly recommended.[^f3816]
[^f3816]: Ben Brooks [also has a review](https://brooksreview.net/2015/03/ulysses-for-ipad/) if you want more information.
[^f3651]: Affiliate Link (as is the post link and other app links in this post).
[^note]: Version 2.0 of the Mac App is also [available today in the Mac App Store](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id623795237?mt=12&at=10l5TL).