What I learnt about design when I couldn’t turn on a lightbulb; or, how a cooker hood nearly drove me to distraction.
When a bug in macOS meant Mic Drop stopped working with Bluetooth headphones, we needed to come up with a fix. The solution was far stranger than we expected.
Everyone’s talking about going back to normal. But is normal the right goal? We have a rare opportunity to redesign our lives. What could we be doing better?
On collapsed ceilings, why living in Portugal will teach you patience, and why we’ve been working on our latest product for a year.
Why we all work better together when we contribute complementary skills, and why critical optimism is the best of all possible worldviews for our times.
Our first full year of business! Of course, we picked the messiest one we could find. We didn't accomplish everything we'd planned, but we made it through in one piece, which feels like an accomplishment on its own.
Employers are warming up to the idea of remote working, but not everyone is quite ready to trust their employees fully. Instead of resorting to privacy-invading software, it's time to update how we think about our productivity.
For a relatively simple app, Mic Drop took a lot longer than you might think to build. It turns out that there's a lot more to simplicity than there seems—and audio, in particular, is especially complex. Matt explores beneath the surface to share what we've learned from our first foray into macOS app development, from a (mostly) technical perspective.
With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, it looks like remote working may be here to stay—which means lots and lots of Zoom meetings. Since video calling is our new normal, it’s time we had an etiquette guide for our post-COVID world. Spoiler alert: keep your trousers on and mute your mic.
Mic Drop is a little app for your Mac that makes it super easy to mute (and unmute!) your mic, using a global shortcut or a menu bar control. It's also our very first app, so please forgive us if we use too many exclamation points.