Whenever I include images or screenshots within the body of a blog post, I resize them so they aren't unnecessarily large. iPad Pro screenshots, for instance, are 2732x2048px and often larger than 1MB. There's no need to share these images full-size, so I reduce their dimensions to something like 1024x960px. This usually gets the file … Continue reading Optimizing Images With TinyPNG and Workflow
One of my favorite and most frequently used iOS apps is currently 25% off for a limited time. If you want to make use of Git on your iPhone or iPad, you need this app (I manage this website using Working Copy and GitHub).
Many apps include keyboard shortcuts that are available to iOS users with external keyboards. Unlike macOS, there's no menu bar to view commands and their associated shortcut. Using an external keyboard connected to an iPad, press-and-hold the Command key to bring up a list of keyboard shortcuts.
Spotlight offers a great way to search for almost anything on iOS device, with results from both Apple and third-party apps. If you have a lot of apps and are finding that search results are a bit too cluttered, you can exclude some of them from appearing in the results. Open Settings Tap General > … Continue reading Customize Spotlight Results
Until 2015, my blog was at sparsebundle.net. I eventually decided to change where my blog was located, so I moved it over to jordanmerrick.com, making sure to keep the URL structure the same.I used to host jordanmerrick.com on a fairly standard web server at DigitalOcean. This server had an additional host configured for the sparsebundle.net … Continue reading Domain Redirection Using DNSimple
Federico Viticci: With today's 1.7 update, the Workflow team isn't introducing Instant Variables. Instead, they've rebuilt the engine behind variables on a new system called Magic Variables, which completely reimagines how you can create workflows and connect actions for even more powerful automations. More than a mere tweak for power users, Magic Variables are the … Continue reading Workflow Introduces Magic Variables
Up Next is a feature of Music that allows you to queue up songs to play next. It's a great way to ensure you have a steady stream of music to listen to without interruption. You can find the Up Next queue by swiping up on the Now Playing screen in Music. All the songs … Continue reading Make the Most of the Up Next queue in Music