Web Excursions for February 26, 2018
Web Excursions are select bookmarks from my travels around the interwebs, because I'm always thinking about you while discovering other people's cool stuff. You mean that much to me. You can see all of my (public) bookmarks on Pinboard, and visit the bookmarks archive for curated lists across the last few years.
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- The app formerly known as MacID has been renamed to Unlox and updated to work with Face ID on the iPhone X. If you fancy unlocking your Mac with your face, here you go.
- Omoshiro Block
- Not my usual type of link, but this is beautiful. The Omoshiro Block utilizes laser-cutting to reveal objects as the pages are used. Go see the pictures.
- ShotBox on the Mac App Store
- A handy little (free) utility that adds markup capability to screenshots taken with macOS system tools. No organizer, no built in screenshot tools, just a handy augmentation to default screenshots. If apps like Capto, Monosnap, Pixa, and others are overkill for you, this might be a great solution.
- Another warning: Don’t convert your Time Machine volume from HFS+ to APFS
- A warning from Macworld about APFS (macOS High Sierra) and Time Machine. Basically, don’t convert your Time Machine disk to APFS, but the details are worth understanding.
- ARKit+CoreLocation is an open source library that allows items to be placed within an AR world using real-world coordinates and, by using CoreLocation, improves accuracy to a point where things like Point-of-Interest AR get easier. I’m not currently working on any AR, but it’s exciting to watch the apps and the tools grow.