The GTD Edition Friday, February 9, 2018

Things Vs OmniFocus Vs Todoist: A Comparison Of The Best GTD App Suites, by Marius Masalar, The Sweet Setup

In another article, we have already written about how we believe Things is the best productivity and task management app. But we know that different people have different needs and preferences. And, with so many excellent task management apps to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you if you are still on the fence one way or another. Thus, we wanted to put together this comparison show how Things compares to OmniFocus compares to Todoist.

Apple Addresses iOS Source Code Leak, Says It Appears To Be Tied To Three-year-old Software, by Brian Heater, TechCrunch

“Old source code from three years ago appears to have been leaked,” the company said in a statement provided to TechCrunch, “but by design the security of our products doesn’t depend on the secrecy of our source code. There are many layers of hardware and software protections built into our products, and we always encourage customers to update to the newest software releases to benefit from the latest protections.”


“In terms of end users, this doesn’t really mean anything positive or negative,” Strafach said in an email. “Apple does not use security through obscurity, so this does not contain anything risky, just an easier to read format for the boot loader code. It’s all cryptographically signed on end user devices, there is no way to really use any of the contents here maliciously or otherwise.”

Reporters In China Should Close iCloud Accounts To Avoid Surveillance, Says Free Press Watchdog, by Shannon Liao, The Verge

In light of Apple’s intentions to outsource Chinese iCloud operations to a firm with ties to the local government at the end of the month, French nonprofit Reporters Without Borders — otherwise known as Reporters Sans Frontières or RSF — is telling journalists to take security precautions.

The nonprofit said in a post on Monday that members of the media who have Apple iCloud accounts in China should either move or close their accounts before the deadline, or face “control of their data [passing] to the Chinese state.” iCloud operations in China will be taken over by Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD), which is supervised by a board run by government-owned businesses.


Apple TV App Gains Promised News Section First Shown In September, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Following the addition of a dedicated Sports section a few months ago, users can now use the TV app to access live streaming news content from several different sources.

Review: SandMarc’s Impressive Wide Lens For iPhone X, by Greg Barbosa, 9to5Mac

I’m happy with the overall package Sandmarc was able to put together here. Their lens is impressive and does a great job at what’s important. I do wish the mounting options were better, but I can’t overstate how solid the lens itself is.


Meeting Blur, by Michael Lopp, Rands in Repose

If I fail to recognize my overloaded mental state at the moment, I will undoubtedly recognize it later… in the middle of the night. My eyes pop open at 3:13 am like I’m in the middle of meeting with Tanya. I’m compiling, I’m working the problem, and my brain is fully engaged. In fact, it’s clear that my brain has been working the issue for some time, but it was 3:13 am when the compilation was complex enough to wake me.

For years, I diagnosed the 3:13 am wake-up call as stress. It is stress, but the root cause is bad leadership.

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