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A simple tutorial of enabling and connecting Mac instance on AWS EC2.

Recently, AWS released the new EC2 instance with macOS 11.2.1 Big Sur. Thankfully I have a chance to test this mac machine on the cloud. Cool! Let’s take a look at how it works.

Specs

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Setup

01. Visit EC2 console (https://console.aws.amazon.com/console/home?nc2=h_ct&src=header-signin&region=us-east-1)

  • Limited region available: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia-Pacific (Singapore)

02. Choose AMI (macOS Big Sur 11.2.1)


An easy, affordable and high availability solution.

This tutorial takes around 15~30 minutes, for everyone (beginners-friendly).

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Steps:

  1. Create a AWS Account: aws.amazon.com

S3

  1. Go to S3 Section: https://s3.console.aws.amazon.com/s3/home
  2. Create a new bucket, which used as storage.

You can get all these useful apps within one subscription.

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What is Setapp?

Setapp is a large Mac apps collection in subscription based, including famous apps, such as CleanMyMac X, Adguard, Meeter, Step Two, Boom 3D, CleanShot X, and 100+ apps. > Setapp Website <

For more details, read my previous post:

9 Best Apps

0. CleanShot X (MakeTheWeb)

Features: screen capture and recording.

1. CleanMyMac X (MacPaw Inc.)

Features: Free up disk space, protect and speed up Mac.

Preview (Interface):


Simple and Wonderful Text to Voice Tool on the App Store. Multi-language supported.

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Looking for an easily accessible tool to explore new languages and learn how to speak words correctly? Speechable — The text to Voice tool can help you!

This app is made with SwiftUI and designed for iOS14.

Speechable can work fine without using the Internet, and you don’t need to download any language packs before / using the app.

How to get the app ?

Find it on Apple App Store:

OR

Try the latest AppClip Technology

To install the trial app, scan the below App Clip Code via Camera app or open QR Code scanner via control center.


Get the App Clip Codes for your app today.

Previous:

Yesterday, Apple released the App Clip generator for the developer. Here are the quick tutorial and highlight of Design Guidelines for you.

What is App Clip Codes?

The best way for your users to discover your App Clip. It’s visually beautiful and distinct, so when someone sees one, they’ll know there’s an App Clip waiting for them. Each App Clip Code encodes a URL and can incorporate an NFC tag, so the code can be tapped on or scanned by the camera. — Apple

Two ways to Get App Clip Codes

1. Generated via App Store Connect

1.1. Tap “Get App Clip Codes”

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1.2. Select the item and continue


An alternative way to match icons background with current wallpaper

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Previously, I shared the idea of matching the wallpaper and the widgets background with SwiftUI. This time, I would like to give you a quick peek of an amazing feature on BetterAppIcons.

Matching Theme System

Matching Theme System is known as MTS, used to process, auto crop, resize, and export the image in minimal size. It works perfectly with widgets and icons background.


The Best All-in-One SNS app for iPadOS 14!

I developed a new All-in-one SNS app for iPadOS 14. BetterSNS is made with SwiftUI and support multi-windows as well. Currently, the app supports WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Apple Messages.

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Setapp — Subscription Based Mac Apps Collection

Get extra one month free here

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What is Setapp?

Setapp is a large Mac apps collection in subscription based, including famous apps, such as CleanMyMac X, Adguard, Meeter, Step Two, Boom 3D, CleanShot X, and 100+ apps.

Setapp Website

Setapp vs Mac App Store

Setapp

  • Subscription based
    Quite affordable for most of the mac user.
  • Most of the apps are fully unlocked and don’t require in-app purchase
  • High quality apps available (which you cannot find on app store)

Mac App Store

  • Free / Paid
  • In-app purchase 😵
  • More expensive in long term Developers may ask you to pay and upgrade your app every year. Otherwise, you cannot enjoy the latest features. (e.g…

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