Meanwhile, in Cupertino

A daily curated collection of links about Apple and surrounding technologies

Apple reports quarterly earnings today

And the expectations are, well…high.

Overcast's Smart Speed

Evan Pederson tested Overcast's Smart Speed feature against “that's so 2013” real time playback, and as most of us using it already know, it actually works as advertised:

It is immediately evident how efficient it is. Hardcore History usually runs between 1.20x and 1.40x. Dan Carlin’s style includes a lot of breaks and pauses which Overcast discards. Overall, I achieved 1.158x saving 12 minutes 48 seconds. That’s incredible.

Overcast’s Smart Speed vs. Real Time | Medium

Alfred Remote for iOS

Say what??!!

Alfred Remote is your personal command centre for Alfred 2 for Mac. Your iPhone or iPad now becomes a perfect day-long companion to your Mac; Whether at work or play, be more productive than ever!

Use handy icons on iOS to control many Alfred 2 actions on your Mac, replacing your hard-to-remember hotkeys and keywords. Launch apps, files and websites, control your music, keep useful text snippets at hand and boost your productivity by connecting Remote to your favourite Alfred 2 workflows.

Alfred Remote requires Alfred 2 on your Mac. Available on the App Store now for $4.99

Twitter, now with group messaging and video capture

Twitter announces group direct messaging with up to 20 people and the ability to capture, edit, and share video. The update to the should be in the App Store now.

1Password 5.2 for iOS

Latest update adds new “Login Creator”, “One-Time Passwords”, ability to delete attachments, add new custom field types, and a whole mess of other goodness. It's in the App Store now (assuming you're signed up for 1Password Pro).