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📱💻 Finer Tech Newsletter ⌚️📺 #41

Greetings to all you Finer Folks. I have a good handful of iOS and Mac tips for you this week, as wel
📱💻 Finer Tech Newsletter ⌚️📺
📱💻 Finer Tech Newsletter ⌚️📺 #41
By David Chartier • Issue #41 • View online
Greetings to all you Finer Folks. I have a good handful of iOS and Mac tips for you this week, as well as some good reads.
I also have to apologize that I got out of sync on the newsletters. I’m working to rearrange some work and tasks in my life to avoid this in the future, so I should be back on the train as of this issue.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this issue or if there’s something you’d like to see covered in the future. If you know people who would enjoy this newsletter, I’ll owe you a beverage if you share this signup link and my Patreon link.

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💡 Tips
📱iPad: Show your Slide Over app with Command+Tab
If you’re multitasking on iPad with an app in Slide Over, you can tap the bar at the top and swipe right to hide the app. But if you’re also using a hardware keyboard, you can quickly show your Slide Over app again with Command+Tab. Any other app(s) on-screen will stay in place, your Slide Over app will just reappear on the right.
📱 iOS 11: Safari automatically removes Google AMP junk when you share links
AMP is a new technology from Google that is meant (in part) to help publishers speed up their websites. But, for a number of reasons beyond the scope of this newsletter, AMP is arguably very bad for publishers, readers, and the whole web.
💻 How to enable, use text dictation on your Mac
As of macOS 10.9 Mavericks, your Mac has built-in voice-to-text dictation that should work in virtually every app. Apple has information and instructions on how to enable it, but I have a shortcut for you.
Assuming you’ve never used or enabled this feature:
  • Open an app like Messages, Safari, or Pages and click somewhere to start typing
  • Double-press the Fn key, and the macOS dictation dialog should ask to download a speech library
  • Once it’s finished, you can now double-press Fn just about anywhere to start dictating
💻 Safari can pin tabs so they’re always available, even between restarts
Safari for Mac has a way to keep some tabs always available, even after you restart the browser or your Mac. It’s a great way to keep that handful of must-have sites always available.
To make a Safari tab permanent, right-click it and choose Pin Tab. It will shift all the way to the left of the tab bar, get much smaller, and display a small icon or logo from the site.
Bonus Tip: Safari has keyboard shortcuts to quickly cycle through tabs, much like you can Command+Tab between apps in macOS. To cycle forward (right), press Control+Tab, backwards is Control+Shift+Tab.
🔗 Links
🗺 Going nomad · Felix Krause
🥣 The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right
⚖️ Erasing Complexity: The Comfort of Apple’s Ecosystem
🤩 Thanks for reading
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David Chartier

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