Federico Viticci

9264 posts on MacStories since April 2009

Federico is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of MacStories, where he writes about Apple with a focus on apps, developers, iPad, and iOS productivity. He founded MacStories in April 2009 and has been writing about Apple since. Federico is also the co-host of AppStories, a weekly podcast exploring the world of apps, and Dialog, a show where creativity meets technology.

He can also be found on his three other podcasts on Relay FM – Connected, Adapt, and Remaster.

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Connected, Episode 256: Switch On

On this week’s episode of Connected:

After Myke breaks the news about his back, he and Stephen undertake their annual tradition of #RelayQA.

You can listen below (and find the show notes here).

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Connected, Episode 256

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macOS Accessibility Keyboard

Lovely deep dive by Mattt Thompson on one of macOS’ most powerful Accessibility features – the Accessibility Keyboard:

Today, what’s the difference between a MacBook and an iPad? Practically speaking, you might point to the presence or absence of a physical keyboard, a SIM card, or an ARM processor (and if the rumors about next year’s MacBook models are to believed, those latter two may soon cease to be a distinction).

For many of us, a physical keyboard is the defining trait that makes a computer a “desktop” computer in the traditional sense; when you purchase an external keyboard for your iPad, you do so to make it “desktop”-like. But for many others — including those of us with a physical disability — a typewriter-like keyboard is but one of many input methods available to desktop users.

This week on NSHipster, we’re taking a look at the macOS Accessibility Keyboard. Beyond its immediate usefulness as an assistive technology, the Accessibility Keyboard challenges us to think differently about the nature of input methods and any remaining distinction between mobile and desktop computers.

Combined with the Panel Editor app, macOS allows you to design any kind of “keyboard” that goes beyond text input. I’ve written about this topic before when I shared my custom Accessibility Keyboard setup to launch AppleScripts, which you can find here.

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Connected, Episode 255: Addicted to the Thrill of Cyber Crime

On this week’s episode of Connected:

Federico is just a pile of recurring automations now, so Myke and Stephen discuss the rollout of Apple Card and the macOS bounty program, before a dive into FileMaker’s history and recent rebranding and a discussion of moving on from the Apple Watch.

You can listen below (and find the show notes here).

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Connected, Episode 255

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Adapt, Episode 7: iPadOS 13 Reflections and an Apple Mail Deep Dive

On this week’s episode of Adapt:

With September fast approaching, Federico and Ryan reflect on iPadOS 13 after two months of use, then Ryan does a deep dive on Apple Mail – how he uses it, what power user features it offers, and where it’s still lacking.

You can listen below (and find the show notes here), and don’t forget to send us questions using #AskAdapt and by tagging our Twitter account.

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Connected, Episode 254: Hot Salt

On this week’s episode of Connected:

Stephen is back from repairing Macs and ruined the intro. Federico explains what’s going on with iOS 13 Beta 5, and Myke is excited about the second coming of the Galaxy Fold. Then, the guys discuss Apple’s Q3 results.

You can listen below (and find the show notes here).

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Connected, Episode 254

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Connected, Episode 253: Jeff Would Absolutely Destroy Me

On this week’s episode of Connected:

Federico and Myke are interested in expanding their smart home devices, wondering if Apple will buy a chunk of Intel, and considering the possible new features of the iPhone 11.

You can listen below (and find the show notes here).

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Connected, Episode 253

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Connected, Episode 252: Full Oracle Mode

On this week’s episode of Connected:

Federico has concerns about dummy units of the next iPhone. Stephen is troubled by the icon used for Software Update in macOS. Both of them receive a visit from a mystic being named Myke. Oh, and it’s World Emoji Day!

You can listen below (and find the show notes here).

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Connected, Episode 252

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Connected, Episode 251: The Worrier Warrior

On last week’s episode of Connected:

Myke has a story about the beach, Federico has a plan for NFC stickers, and Stephen has some thoughts on this week’s MacBook news.

You can listen below (and find the show notes here).

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Connected, Episode 251

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