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What we published this week, and links of note

What we published, and links of note

Here are the things we published this week, as well as some great link material. You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter and RSS.

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Our favorite deliveries tracker is Deliveries »

Deliveries review hero

Buying items online has completely overtaken the amount of items I buy in-store. With 2 kids and a full-time job, the less time I can spend driving to and from stores, the better. Amazon Prime and other services like it makes purchasing easier, but tracking packages can become tedious the more you order.

With widget support and ease of entry, Deliveries does its job quickly and efficiently. Available on the Mac, iOS devices, and even the web, Deliveries is our favorite app for tracking packages.

The Sweet Setup is one year old »

The Sweet Setup one year

Over the past year, we’ve done our best to write some of the best app reviews you can find, share interesting and fun interviews with folks about the computer gear they use, and write helpful tips to help you get the most out of the apps you use.

Peronally, we think The Sweet Setup is one of the best websites on the Internet. It’s thoughtful, personal, and not too busy. We love working on it, and hope we can continue to do great work.

And thank you, dear reader, for reading and for making our first year a success. High fives all around.

Álvaro Serrano’s sweet setup »

Álvaro Serrano's sweet setup

This week’s sweet setup features Alvaro Serrano, author and publisher of Analog Senses, a website about the human side of technology featuring links and articles on design, photography, Apple, and the tech industry in general, as well as other interesting things currently happening on planet Earth.

Álvaro recently made the jump to working for himself, and his setup seems to work perfectly for building a website and supporting the reading and writing lifestyle.

His view on tools fits in perfectly with our beliefs here at The Sweet Setup and Tools & Toys:

I’m a firm believer in investing in quality tools, but in my experience, we don’t always need to have the latest and greatest stuff to do great work. In fact, I believe great work comes from getting to know your tools inside out, and that takes time. Having complete trust in your gear is a very liberating feeling, and I believe it enables us to unlock our creative potential and focus on what’s really important.

Quick Tip: Manage Apple Pay defaults »

Apple Pay iPhone

Apple Pay is a new easy and secure way to pay for goods using your iPhone, but it’s important to know how to control the default payments for the credit cards you choose to use with Apple Pay.

Bradley walks us through the simple steps to ensure Apple Pay is operating in the way that you prefer, and how to keep track of multiple cards when paying through your iPhone.

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The Rain Design mStand review »

The Rain Design mStand

Joshua Ginter over at Tools & Toys reviewed one of the most common Mac accessories that we see in our Sweet Setup interviews: the Rain Design mStand. The name might not ring a bell, but one look at the classic design will surely refresh your memory. This has to be one of the most popular Macbook stands, and for good reason. It matches the simple aluminum design of the Apple products we love and use every day.

While some laptop stands make the MacBook Pro look like it’s sitting on a reclining chair, the mStand makes the MacBook Pro look like it’s sitting on a throne.